Monday, June 1, 2020

7 Employment Positions at Abt Associates under USAID-funded Tanzania Horticulture Activity.

  Nophsky       Monday, June 1, 2020

 

Youth Engagement and Leadership Development Specialist


Abt Associates, a global leader in research and implementing technical programs in the fields of economic growth, international health, social and environmental policy, and climate change, seeks highly qualified candidates for the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Horticulture Activity.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

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  • A university degree in agriculture, business administration, economics, communications, health and behavioral or social sciences or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in one or more of the relevant technical areas listed below. USAID experience is highly preferred.
Youth Engagement and Leadership Development Specialist will provide subject matter expertise as necessary to identify, integrate and implement innovative youth engagement strategies to promote opportunities for inclusive youth participation on issues that impact their communities and livelihoods.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to tanzaniajobs@abtassoc.com. Please include the title of the technical area and “USAID/Tanzania Horticulture” in the subject line of the email. One email per position application. Deadline for applications is 15 June 2020.
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All positions are contingent upon program award and funding. Tanzanian nationals are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning


Abt Associates, a global leader in research and implementing technical programs in the fields of economic growth, international health, social and environmental policy, and climate change, seeks highly qualified candidates for the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Horticulture Activity.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
  • A university degree in agriculture, business administration, economics, communications, health and behavioral or social sciences or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in one or more of the relevant technical areas listed below. USAID experience is highly preferred.
Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning is responsible for designing and managing monitoring, evaluation, learning and knowledge management systems. He or she will undertake iterative learning and adaptation, including the use of real-time information and analysis to continuously assess progress and adjust interventions or approaches as necessary, including engagement with value chain actors and with development partners to learn about what is working across the system.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to tanzaniajobs@abtassoc.com. Please include the title of the technical area and “USAID/Tanzania Horticulture” in the subject line of the email. One email per position application. Deadline for applications is 15 June 2020.
All positions are contingent upon program award and funding. Tanzanian nationals are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Agricultural Policy Specialist


Abt Associates, a global leader in research and implementing technical programs in the fields of economic growth, international health, social and environmental policy, and climate change, seeks highly qualified candidates for the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Horticulture Activity.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
  • A university degree in agriculture, business administration, economics, communications, health and behavioral or social sciences or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in one or more of the relevant technical areas listed below. USAID experience is highly preferred.
Agricultural Policy Specialist will work to advance a series of horticulture policy and regulatory activities in collaboration with donors and stakeholders. He/she will advance activities which engage local governments, private sector, farmer organizations, and TAHA to improve the enabling environment and address policy bottlenecks to market systems development, including tax levies, grades and standards, and the high cost of transporting produce.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to tanzaniajobs@abtassoc.com. Please include the title of the technical area and “USAID/Tanzania Horticulture” in the subject line of the email. One email per position application. Deadline for applications is 15 June 2020.
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All positions are contingent upon program award and funding. Tanzanian nationals are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Director, Project Operations and Finance


Abt Associates, a global leader in research and implementing technical programs in the fields of economic growth, international health, social and environmental policy, and climate change, seeks highly qualified candidates for the anticipated USAID-funded Tanzania Horticulture Activity.
Candidates should possess the following qualifications:
  • A university degree in agriculture, business administration, economics, communications, health and behavioral or social sciences or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in one or more of the relevant technical areas listed below. USAID experience is highly preferred.
Director, Project Operations and Finance is responsible for the efficient and effective management of all aspects of project operations. He or she will provide operational and logistical leadership for functions including human resources, finance, procurement, and subcontracts.
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HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates may send a CV and cover letter to tanzaniajobs@abtassoc.com. Please include the title of the technical area and “USAID/Tanzania Horticulture” in the subject line of the email. One email per position application. Deadline for applications is 15 June 2020.
All positions are contingent upon program award and funding. Tanzanian nationals are encouraged to apply. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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Consultant, Health Commodities Funding Sources
Job Summary
GHSC-TA-TZ is seeking a consultant to assess the range of funding sources available and compare these funding sources to total commodity needs, with the purpose of identifying gaps at regional, national and specialized hospitals. The assessment findings should address several primary questions, including: what are the total health commodities financial needs for a health facility and what are the available funds (source breakdown) to cover these financial needs? And are there any financial gaps?
Job Description
Location: Mainland, Tanzania
Contract: Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) Program
Reports to: Michael John, Health Commodity Financing Analyst
Level of Effort: 35 days
Period of Performance: July-September 2020
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Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) Program is administered by Abt  Associates, a major U.S.-based research, technical assistance, and international development company. GHSC supports the development of agile, robust, and sustainable health supply chains that will improve the availability of medicines and the health status of Tanzanians through the following objectives:
• Objective 1: Provide strategic planning and implementation assistance
• Objective 2: Improve delivery of health commodities at service sites
• Objective 3: Broaden stakeholders’ understanding of and engagement in the supply chain system
• Objective 4: Strengthen enabling environments to improve supply chain performance

Scope of Work
In 2018, GHSC-TA-TZ commissioned an assessment for determining health commodities financial needs at primary health facilities was conducted, which was complemented by a 2019 Direct Health Facility

Financing analysis. In order to gain insights into if better management of health facilities direct funds will contribute to efficiencies and minimize financial gaps, GHSC-TA-TZ is seeking a consultant to assess the range of funding sources available and compare these funding sources to total commodity needs, with the purpose of identifying gaps at regional, national and specialized hospitals. The assessment findings should address several primary questions, including: what are the total health commodities financial needs for a health facility and what are the available funds (source breakdown) to cover these financial needs? And are there any financial gaps?

The consultant will be responsible for generating a desk review that includes a list of health commodities for the needs assessment as per standard treatment guidelines. As a next step, the consultant will establish the sample size and data collection protocol for the regional, national and specialized hospitals needs assessment. Data will be collected by government pharmacists, using a pre- existing data collection tool from a prior, primary health care assessment.
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The consultant will work closely with the Health Commodity Financing Analyst and will be responsible for helping to oversee the team of government pharmacists. Once data collection is complete, the consultant will lead the process of gathering feedback and data from the government pharmacists. Data will be analyzed and findings aggregated into a report. Preliminary findings will be shared with GHSC project team and key government stakeholders.
Deliverables
1. Complete list of health commodities for facility need assessment
2. List of health facilities to be visited and sampling methodology that was used to identify facilities
3. Refined and piloted data collection tools
4. Data files, completed analysis and completed report
5. PowerPoint presentation with preliminary findings a
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Qualifications
• MPH or advanced degree in public health policy and planning or health financing.
• Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in health commodities (HIV, family planning, malaria) health financing and supply chain.
• Experience leading monitoring, evaluation and research activities, with a focus on health commodities desirable
• Deep understanding of health commodity procurement and financing policy development and implementation
• Experience interacting with donor agencies and the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children.
• Excellent organizational and planning skills, with demonstrated attention to detail.
• Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and ability to write for a variety of audiences.
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Travel: within mainland Tanzania
To Apply: submit an updated CV and cover letter describing how the applicant meets the consultancy’s criteria to michael.john@tz-ghsc.com The subject line of the email should reference the title of the consultancy.
Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
All Application should be submitted not late than 12th June 2020.
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