Friday, August 7, 2020

Job Vacancies at Pathfinder International

  Express       Friday, August 7, 2020
 
Technical Advisor – KUWAZA Project
Location: Zanzibar
Reports to: G/SGBV Project Manager
Job Summary
The Prevention of SVAC Technical Advisor will be responsible for implementing activities under Pathfinder’s components of Preventing Sexual Violence Against Children through household and community engagement in Unguja North, Tanzania program to ensure that the program achieves its intended outcomes. S/he will support the SVAC manager in providing strategic leadership, provide sound programmatic and technical inputs in the day to day implementation of the program. 

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Key Job Outcomes:
i. Program Planning: Work closely with the SVAC Manager, country team and SVAC Advisor at HQ to understand program goals and to meet expectations, Contribute to ongoing assessments and analyses to better understand protection risks, to map points of service for survivors of SVAC and vulnerable children, and to identify support
structures, Analyze trends of SVAC and develop/adjust program strategies to meet needs and Contribute to program design and the preparation of concept notes and proposals
ii. Program Implementation and Capacity Development: Identify and reinforce existing support mechanisms and work closely with local counterparts to ensure community buy-in and cultural appropriateness of activities, strengthen case management and referral systems, Work with teams and communities to develop appropriate prevention and awareness-raising/behavior change strategies, Train SVAC staff to become leaders of SVAC prevention and response. 
Depending on skill sets and required roles, trainings mayinclude: gender, guiding principles of addressing SVAC, SVAC case management, referral pathway development, compassionate care, facilitation skills, mobilization, project cycle management, etc., Organize and support trainings for healthcare providers, as needed and appropriate, Contribute to information-sharing and data management systems, Compile monthly and quarterly reports, on time and with accurate data and Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed
iii. Coordination: Coordinate with local and international NGOs and other stakeholders to ensure holistic support for survivors, including participation in strengthening SVAC and referral pathways, actively participate in protection/SVAC working groups and contribute to interagency initiatives and Contribute to the positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organization’s Code of Conduct
iv. Human Resources Management: Assist in the selection, training and support of qualified program staff and Develop support strategies for staff and introduce principles of self-care
v. Financial Management: Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines, Work SVAC Manager, Finance team and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within program budgets and Ensure compliance with donor regulations
vi. Security: Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies, consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with national staff and community leaders
  
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Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study (A Master’s degree would be an added advantage)
  • Three years’ experience in SVAC/ VAC program design and implementation.
  • Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
  • Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems and SRH programs.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR and SSCB.
  • Advanced skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities funded by different donor organizations working in the health sector.
  • Proposal Development: Advanced skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise substantial research/development funds.
  • Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Operations and Financial Management: Advanced knowledge of operations and project financial oversight Presentation Skills:
  • Ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
  • Community Relations: Advanced skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.
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Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Kiswahili and English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be details-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.
  • Flexibility to travel when necessary, to support field operations.

Driver Cum Office Custodian – KUWAZA Project
Location: Zanzibar
Reports to: G/SGBV Project Manager
Job Summary
Ensures that assigned vehicles are properly driven and maintained to effectively support implementation of program activities at the local level. Provides back up support to Administration. 

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Key Job Outcomes:
1. Vehicle Operations: Drives assigned Pathfinder vehicles to authorized areas while adhering to Pathfinder and local regulations.
2. Vehicle Safety and Security: Ensures that designated vehicles are fully operational, licensed and insured as required by law. Ensures that designated vehicles are well maintained and are serviced appropriately. Ensures that all passengers are securely belted up before embarking on any trip. Reports any accident or defect of the vehicle to the supervisor of record.
3. Daily Pre-Checks: Conducts daily pre-inspection tests on the assigned vehicle, including oil level, water levels, tire pressure, brake fluid level and the like.
4. Vehicle Mileage Records: Accurately records mileage in the log book. Submits monthly mileage summary to Finance.
5. Courier Services: Delivers mail using assigned vehicle.
6. Inventory Coordination: Loads and unloads vehicle with supplies. Sets and arranges supplies in store.
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7. Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates in cross- functional project teams
8. Debris Removal: Cleans offices and building by emptying trash, sweeping, and cleaning surfaces. Cleans and disinfects all office equipment.
9. Floors: Sweeps and mops floors. Steam cleans carpets. Applies wax to coat floors and buff. Applies sealant to floors.
10. Safety and Security: Monitors building security and safety by locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
11. Windows: Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors, using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees.
12. Furnishings: Dusts furniture and scrub surfaces clean.
13. Cleaning Solutions: Uses cleaning solutions to remove stains and clean surfaces.
14. Repairs: Identifies and reports possible repairs. 

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
  • Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Vehicle Maintenance: Proven ability to check vehicles to ensure they are operational, road worthy and safe.
  • Record Keeping: Advanced knowledge of completing required logs for mileage traveled in assigned vehicles.
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Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
  • Software Applications: Foundational knowledge of Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Foundational writing and speaking skills using local language and English language.
  • Communication: Foundational oral and written communication skills different forms of media.
  • Project Planning and Management: Foundational skills in project planning, coordination, monitoring and management.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services, including program strategies and indicators.
  •  Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Foundational influencing and diplomacy skills. Advanced customer service skills.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Foundational organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, ability to meet commitments in a timely manner,
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.

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MODE OF APPLICATION:
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on August 24th , 2020. Applications should be addressed to the Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to Tanzania-jobs@pathfinder.org stating the position being applied for in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Position: Youth Technical Manager
Pathfinder International Location: Zanzibar
Job Summary
Youth Technical Advisor shall manage the full project lifecycle from initiation through analysis and development to organization-wide rollout and training. Ensures the success of the project by putting in place sound project and program management practices. Creates and executes project work plans and reports, manages project staff and budgets, monitors and evaluates outcomes for on-time delivery. Works with a multi-disciplinary team and serves as the Pathfinder spokesperson on behalf of the project to promote the project goals, achievements and strengths to key stakeholders

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Pathfinder Overview:
Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from AYSRH, contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. 

Project Overview:
Feed the Future Tanzania Advancing Youth project is funded by USAID and designed to tackle youth unemployment by empowering rural youth aged 15-35 in rural agribusiness value chains. The project is implemented in three regions in Tanzania: Iringa (Iringa Rural and Kilolo districts), Mbeya (Rungwe and Kyela districts) and Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba). The project uses youth-centered approach in which youth are fully engaged as collaborators and leaders in program design, implementation, learning and adaptation. The project connects youth to opportunities promoting employment, healthy wellbeing and leadership – empowering youth to become leaders and practice protective healthy behaviors in their respective communities.


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The Project has three main objectives:
1. Increasing entrepreneurship and workforce readiness skills among youth
2. Strengthening leadership and positive youth development
3. Enhancing life skills for healthy living and future planning
Pathfinder is recruiting a highly motivated and self-driven individual to join a dynamic team in the partnership to lead and coordinate the implementation of SRH and life skills activities in the regions of Unguja and Pemba, Zanzibar. The candidate will be accountable for project design and implementation in Zanzibar. S/he will guide consortium’s efforts in Zanzibar to strengthen SRH and life skills services among youth, create synergy with other partners within consortium through linkage of youth to other opportunities. S/he will be responsible for enhancing youth healthy living through improving uptake of SRH services especially young women and young mothers. S/he will be responsible for capacity building of grantees implementing SRH and life skills component in Zanzibar. 

Key Job Outcomes
1. Project Work Plans and Execution: Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities. Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope. Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client. Enforces project standards. Ensures all project documentation is complete, current and stored appropriately.
2. Project Status Reports: Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures. Submits regular status project reports. Addresses issues and resolutions to mitigate risks.
3. Project Budget: Manages project budget. Tracks and reports team hours and expenses regularly. Manages and reports budget to actual variance on hours and cost
4. Project Meetings: Holds regular status meetings with project team. Keeps project team well informed of changes within the project and organization. Communicates relevant project information to project leads. Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion. Communicates difficult/sensitive information. Facilitates team meetings.
5. Project Schedules: Manages the project schedule and schedules for Pathfinder staff related to the project. Plans and schedules to align resources and deliverables. Serves as the primary point of contact for exceptions and rescheduling.
6. Staff Development: Trains other team members using train the trainer approach. Approves team members' time and expense reports. Reviews the status reports of team members and addresses issues as appropriate. Complies with and helps to enforce standard policies and procedures.
7. Technical Assistance: Provides technical assistance to country offices, host-country governments, local partners, and other agencies to assess needs and design SRHR and ISS & CB projects and services that are responsive to the needs of intended populations.
8. Quality Assurance: Works with the technical team to ensure that best practices for services and service integration are well documented, evaluated and poised for scale up. Coaches and builds teams to optimize staff performance programming, target setting and project workplan and scale-up.
9. Partner Management: Manages day-to-day partner interactions.
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
• Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems and SRH programs.


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• Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest
professional developments in SRHR and SSCB. Advanced skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities funded by different donor organizations working in the health
sector.
• Proposal Development: Advanced skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise substantial research/development funds.
• Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
• Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-
funded program activities.
• Operations and Financial Management: Advanced knowledge of operations and project financial oversight Presentation Skills: Ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
• Community Relations: Advanced skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.


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 Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
• Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
• Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Kiswahili and English language.
• Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
• Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
• Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be details-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
• Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.
• Flexibility to travel when necessary, to support field operations 

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
▪ Master’s degree in public health, community development, marketing, social sciences or related discipline.
▪ Demonstrated experience implementing large scale projects delivering FP and others SRH services to youths. Experience in Human Centered Design, Collective Youth Impact and other strategic youth interventions
▪ At least 5 years’ experience in working in international development organizations implementing sexual and reproductive health programs,
▪ Experience of working with projects seeking to empower women and girls, advancing their right to contraception and other SRH services
▪ Prefer: Experience with programs implemented by multiple partners
▪ Prefer: Experience in project design, planning and management

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MODE OF APPLICATION:
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on 20th August 2020.
Applications should be addressed to the Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to Tanzania-jobs@pathfinder.org stating the position being applied for in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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