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 Overview
Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 46 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, iow-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families.

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By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Jhpiego, implement­ing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit the following positions below, available for immediate filling...

Intern – Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
The CQI Intern will work under a Senior CQI Advisor to support the biomedical prevention team of the USAID SAFE VMMC Project. S/he supports technical guidance on delivery of a comprehensive VMMC service delivery package including training, continuous quality improvement and management of VMMC adverse events. S/he supports sustainable strategies to ensure safety, quality and integrity of VMMC services through structured mentorship and supports tailored interventions for course correction among health care providers. S/he supports preparation of internal and external quality assessments and coordination with the larger USAID SAFE VMMC team, Regional/Council Health Management Teams (R/CHMTs), quality improvement teams (QITs) and health care providers (HCPs) to incorporate VMMC sustainability strategies at the regional, district, facility and community levels.

Responsibilities:
  • Prepare CQI activity plans, coordinate travel logistics within and outside Jhpiego, organize printed materials, stationeries and equipment required.
  • Participate in VMMC training activities including supporting trainers during group sessions, administering pre-and post-training assessments and result analysis, participant registration and payments, and leading after action reviews (AARs).
  • Participate in supportive supervision of HCPs at health facilities providing VMMC services, follow up implementation of region, district and facility quality improvement plans (QIPs) and guide QITs to develop and implement remedial action plans (RAPs).
  • Identify quality improvement challenges, successes and lessons, and recommend changes in CQI approach or tools to improve efficiency and progress towards achieving target.
  • Contribute to project documents including training materials, assessment tools, data analysis, data visualization, presentation slides, activity reports, success stories and conference abstracts.
  • Support other Jhpiego projects and activities as assigned by your supervisor. Jhpiego aims to create opportunities for you to expand your workplace and program exposure and skills.
  • Select a topic on the most significant change (MSC) you have experienced as a young professional from your internship and how you will use your MSC lessons and skills to build your career. Jhpiego will require you to write an essay of 1,000 words at the end of your internship.

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Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Recent graduate with diploma or higher qualification in community development, sociology, communication, project management, public health or other social sciences.
  • Willingness to volunteer and learn marketable skills, and gain workplace experience.
  • Availability to start immediately during November.
  • Willingness to commit at least four months to support the SAFE Technical Assistance.
  • Ability to travel for field activities over extended periods in Iringa, Morogoro, Njombe, Singida and Tabora regions for at least 60% of the time.
  • Resident in Dar Es Salaam, Iringa or Tabora.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in Kiswahili and English skills.
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
  • Knowledge using MS Office especially Word and email.

Intern – Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC)

[Two positions]
The SBCC Intern will work under a Jhpiego Senior SBCC Advisor to support the demand creation team of the USAID SAFE VMMC Project. S/he supports mapping of communities to localize strategies and helps to refine interventions for specific age groups with a focus on reaching adolescent boys and men ages 15-29 years old. S/he promotes adapting best practices, leverages community intelligence and utilizes available resources to integrate effective age- and population-specific interventions. S/he assists in SBCC training, materials development and monitoring and evaluation and coordination with the larger USAID SAFE VMMC team, Regional and Community Development Officers (R/CDOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Volunteer Community Advocates (VCAs) to incorporate sustainable VMMC demand creation strategies at the regional, district, facility and community levels.

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 46 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego, implementing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit the following intern positions, available for immediate filling.

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About the USAID SAFE VMMC Project, Tanzania
Jhpiego expects to implement a one-year scope of work to support the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA) contracted by USAID to implement the Sustainable Access for Expanded Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Services (SAFE VMMC) Project. USAID SAFE VMMC Project will support VMMC activities in Iringa, Morogoro, Njombe, Singida and Tabora regions. Jhpiego is recruiting for the following internship positions to support the USAID SAFE VMMC Project.

Project Duration: October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021
Responsibilities:
  • Prepare SBCC activity plans, coordinate travel logistics within and outside Jhpiego, organize printed materials, stationeries and equipment required.
  • Participate in SBCC training activities including supporting trainers during group sessions, administering pre-and post-training assessments and result analysis, participant registration and payments, and leading after action reviews (AARs).
  • Participate in supportive supervision of VCAs assigned to health facilities providing VMMC services, follow up implementation of targeted age plans (TAPs) and guide VCA facility teams to develop and implement remedial action plans (RAPs).
  • Identify demand creation challenges, successes and lessons, and recommend changes in SBCC approach or tools to improve efficiency and progress towards achieving target.
  • Contribute to project documents including training materials, assessment tools, data analysis, data visualization, presentation slides, activity reports, success stories and conference abstracts.
  • Support other Jhpiego projects and activities as assigned by your supervisor. Jhpiego aims to create opportunities for you to expand your workplace and program exposure and skills.
  • Select a topic on the most significant change (MSC) you have experienced as a young professional from your internship and how you will use your MSC lessons and skills to build your career. Jhpiego will require you to write an essay of 1,000 words at the end of your internship.

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Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Recent graduate with diploma or higher qualification in community development, sociology, communication, project management, public health or other social sciences.
  • Willingness to volunteer and learn marketable skills, and gain workplace experience.
  • Availability to start immediately during November.
  • Willingness to commit at least four months to support the SAFE Technical Assistance.
  • Ability to travel for field activities over extended periods in Iringa, Morogoro, Njombe, Singida and Tabora regions for at least 60% of the time.
  • Resident in Dar Es Salaam, Iringa or Tabora.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in Kiswahili and English skills.
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
  • Knowledge using MS Office especially Word and email.


MODE OF APPLICATION

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position, a curriculum vitae detailing your experience and three (3) professional referees. Please send the application through email: HRTZ@jhpiego.org
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is 21st November, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Caution to the applicants:

There have been some bogus adverts online that require candidates to apply through some email addresses of public domains e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. Kindly note: HRTZ@jhpiego.org is the address to use all the time. Please ignore any of those adverts. We also do not charge any application fee nor entertain any meetings or telephone calls.
If shortlisted, you will get an official call from our office and receive required steps. If you suspect any wrong – doing kindly write to the Manager, Human Resource through inquiries.tz@jhpiego.org

Project Director
Location TZ
Job ID 2020-4038
Category International Positions
The Project Director will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with GAC on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with the host country government, international partners, and local organizations and agencies.
This position is contingent upon award from GAC. Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Female candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensure that the project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Tanzania, its people, and GAC
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with GAC, the Government of Tanzania (GoT), its ministries, as well as other implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Tanzania and the Mara region to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Alongside the Technical Director, provides technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Mentors youth in program design, technical skill building and areas of expertise to develop youth skills in the project
  • Promote a culture of data use and use of adaptive management practices including leading and facilitating critical pause and reflect exercises.
  • Collaborate with project team to build capacity within the requisite technical areas
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with GAC, the GoT and its ministries, and the project team
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with staff, to subcontractors and sub-grantees
  • Write and/or review project materials and publications
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with GAC operational policies and regulations

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Required Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field
  • Previous experience serving as project director, deputy project director, or senior manager; GAC experience preferred
  • 10+ years' experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in adolescent engagement, empowerment, and education; gender transformative programming, healthcare worker training in ASRH-R and GBV case identification, response, and case management; and/or advocacy and leadership skills training for adolescents
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Previous experience working in, with intimate understanding of local health system and gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with GAC, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • In-depth knowledge of donor-funded projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to live in Mara Region and travel to project sites in Mara region and stakeholder locations throughout Tanzania

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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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Technical Director - ASRH, Gender and Rights
Location TZ
Job ID 2020-4037
Category International Positions
Overview
Jhpiego seeks a Technical Director to provide technical leadership and innovative programming for a Global Affairs Canada (GAC) adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRH-R) project in the Mara region of Tanzania. The project aims to increase the agency of female and male adolescents (ages 10–19) over their SRH and well-being by 1) increasing knowledge, skills, and abilities of adolescent girls and boys, individually and as partners, to make, full, free, and informed decisions; and 2) Improving the capacity of health system to deliver high quality services to adolescent girls and boys; and 3) improving skills of adolescent girls and boys to advocate and participate in health accountability mechanisms.

The position will operate under the leadership of the Project Director and Jhpiego’s senior management team. S/he will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of project activities, develop and lead the team on application of innovations and human centered design principals, and ensure gender transformative approaches are utilized throughout the project. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will also support the design and implementation of project approaches, operational research, gender analysis and required assessments.
This position is contingent upon award from GAC. Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Female candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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Responsibilities
  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction, application of innovations, best practices and definition of appropriate project activities
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure appropriate technical oversight and ongoing quality of project activities
  • Integrates technical feedback from Project Steering Committee and Adolescent Advisory Committee into project implementation
  • Lead the development of and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems needed for implementation of the Project to meet the needs of GAC and the Government of Tanzania (GoT)
  • Provide technical assistance to partners and stakeholders in adolescent engagement, gender transformation, empowerment, and education; healthcare worker training in ASRH-R and GBV case identification, response, and case management; and advocacy and leadership skills training for adolescents.
  • Lead technical strategy and engagement with local partners to build their capacity and to ensure project sustainability
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required
  • Work closely with project leadership and the strategic information staff to promote a culture of data use and adaptive management practices.
  • Work closely with project leadership to engage in human centered design and application.
  • Be able to communicate, engage with and work effectively with youth.
  • Operationalize guidelines for accountability structures for meaningful participation at the council and regional level (Mara)
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted diagnosis and treatment services
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Mentors youth in program design, technical skill building and areas of expertise to develop youth skills in the project
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address gaps in implementation
  • Identify capacity building needs for project-supported clinical and community services and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Work closely with the Project Director on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan assessments, operational research and data collection and analysis to track data/results to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US, Canadian, and international implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for case management including diagnosis and treatment
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Supervise project technical staff
  • Manage technical contributions of potential subgrantees, including defining scopes of work
  • Maintain excellent relationships with GAC and GoT and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the GoT, its ministries, GAC, and other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award

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Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field/clinical degree (doctor, nursing, midwifery) required and a Masters in a relevant field preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience implementing ASRH programming, preferably in East Africa
  • At least 5 years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance to donor-funded development projects valued at $3 million per year or more, preferably in East Africa
  • Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers in ASRH, GBV case identification, first line response, and case management
  • Demonstrated experience leading a capacity-building approach for CSOs, providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery projects; providing leadership skills and advocacy training to adolescents; and/or monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the healthcare system in Tanzania, with experience living and working in Tanzania preferred
  • Familiarity with GAC’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering teamwork
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to live in Mara and travel to project sites.

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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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