Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Employment opportunities at Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS)

  Nophsky       Wednesday, June 3, 2020

 

OVERVIEW

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under nongovernmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministries of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and Regional Administration and Local Governments (PORALG) and Ministry of Health, Zanzibar with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care services to Tanzanians; through the strengthening of health systems for quality health services including comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Support and Treatment in Pwani and Kigoma regions.

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THPS is implementing the Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in the United Republic of Tanzania Under PEPFAR. THPS is currently seeking highly experienced, committed, and motivated Tanzanians to fill in its vacant position for NHLS ECHO Program Officer:  Below is the job description:

POSITION TITLE:  NHLS ECHO Program Officer
REPORTS TO: NHLS Project Coordinator
LOCATION: Dar Es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 75%))   

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

To provide overall technical support in the planning and implementation of ECHO activities for the Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability (SQAS) of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) project implemented by THPS. This includes coordination and providing support to the ECHO spokes and hubs and ECHO communities of practice to enhance knowledge of healthcare workers and specifically laboratory professionals at all tiers of the healthcare system across the country.

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SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate all ECHO clinics under NHLS project.
  • Support specific ECHO Coordinators for NHLS supported ECHO clinics in planning including the development of various clinics timetable and identification of facilitators and subject matter experts.
  • Share regular reminders with ECHO Communities of Practice (CoP) for all supported ECHO clinics sessions.
  • Make follow up on attendance to the different ECHO clinics including collecting and properly archiving attendance records for data entry and storage.
  • Ensure proper data management in iECHO  for timely reporting of different ECHO clinics to the Funder, MOHCDGEC and Stakeholders.
  • Provide the necessary support to the CoP, ECHO spokes, and Hubs to ensure motivated Communities of Practice and good performance of the ECHO clinics.
  • Facilitate and enhance day-to-day operations and relations with supported ECHO coordinators and other stakeholders.
  • Prepare and share weekly, monthly, and quarterly ECHO clinics reports to the project leadership.
  • Participate in the development of ECHO materials at THPS and national level including experiential and training curricula based on needs for specific CoP.  Perform other duty as required by the Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: Bachelor's Degree in medical-related discipline including medical laboratory sciences; microbiology, immunology, hematology, pathology, and clinical chemistry; OR nursing, public health, international health, or a related discipline.
  • Advanced degree in one of the above laboratory disciplines, OR public health or related discipline will be an added advantage
  • Required: Minimum 4 years working experience in HIV and/or TB programs including or health systems strengthening is required.
  • Experience in working with HIV and TB programs, R/CHMTs, and multidisciplinary health teams is an added advantage.
  • Experience in the development of training materials and training of healthcare workers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills are required; ability to effectively work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communications skills in English and Swahili
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How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply through THPS website (hr.thps@gmail.com) using vacancy link located under jobs and tenders, attaching a cover letter one-page maximum and CV four pages maximum by June 14th, 2020 with a subject line for example: NHLS ECHO Program Officer. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.
THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women and people living with HIV/AIDS are encouraged to apply.

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Chief of Party (COP)



THPS responded to the USAID Notice of Funding Opportunity No. 72062120RFA00003- Police and Prison Activity- Cetology of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 98.001, which focuses on providing quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis prevention, care, and treatment support services to the police and prisons staff, their families, prisoners and surrounding communities in Tanzania. Hence, THPS is seeking an experienced, dynamic and qualified Candidate for the role of Chief of Party (COP), for USAID Police and Prisons Activity program in Tanzania should THPS be awarded the project.
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The positions are subject to a successful award be granted to THPS
TITLEChief of Party (COP)
Reports toTHPS Executive Director (ED)
Position Location :Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Overall Job Function
The Chief of Party (COP) will serve as the primary technical and managerial lead for the USAID Police and prisons Activity program in Tanzania which focuses on providing quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis prevention, care, and treatment support services to the police and prisons staff, their families, prisoners and surrounding communities. The Chief of Party, and will provide leadership and coordination in strategic planning, program development and management, and overseeing the implementation and evaluation of all activities related to this program in Tanzania; while ensuring that project resources are used as planned
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Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall strategic, technical leadership and coordination in planning, implementation, and evaluation of all USAID Police and Prisons Activity project in Tanzania.
  • Ensure quality and timeliness of work and the completion of the activity within budget.
  • Maintain oversight responsibilities for all field-related technical & management issues
  • Serve as the programs chief project and technical representative with USAID, MHA-TPFP, MOHCDGEC, and other national/international agencies, institutions, and stakeholders.
  • Communicate in a timely fashion with THPS Executive Director and senior management team (SMT) and USAID on the coordination of activities and regarding status/problems associated with activities and offer proposed solutions.
  • Supervise, and manage all program staff and consultants working on this activity.
  • Provide program and technical direction, lead annual work plan development, as well as completion of required reports.
  • Oversee the planning, monitoring, management and control systems to ensure informed decision-making and implementation of project activities.
  • Oversee monitoring of project activities and ensure incorporation of lessons learned into ongoing activity tasks.
  • Ensure performance against targets. Take corrective action where necessary.
  • Coordinate and plan meetings with USAID, MOHCDGEC, and other partners at national and state level.
  • Ensure project financial systems and controls comply with generally accepted accounting practices and USG standards and GOT.
  • Ensure compliance with THPS and USAID policies, rules and regulations.
  • Lead development and implementation of sustainability plans and ensure continuous engagement of local government authorities (R/CHMTs) in supportive supervisions.
  • Advocate for resource allocations to police and prison facilities by the local government authorities.
  • Communicate regularly with THPS Senior management team, sharing information in a timely manner.
  • Ensure accuracy and timely submission of all quarterly/annual reporting requirements g
  • Supervise the development, implementation and reporting of evaluation and performance management including mid and end term project evaluation
Qualifications and Experience 
  • D. preferred, minimum of Master’s Degree in public health, health education, or health management field
  • 10 + years of program and/or project management experience in the area of HIV/AIDS and TB
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous work experience managing PEPFAR USAID-funded projects.
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills, a team player, demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with other project staff, host country counterparts, USAID, consultants, donors, and international organizations.
  • Able to travel domestically to project sites as needed.
  • Must be a citizen of Tanzania
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How to apply:
Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum to (hr.thps@gmail.com) by June 15, 2020 with a subject line of Chief of Party USAID Police and Prison Activity. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.
THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women, people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.
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