Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST), a local Non-Governmental Organization, is a social enterprise and a leading provider of family planning, sexual and reproductive health care and allied services. MST is a partner of the Government of Tanzania and a member of the Marie Stopes International (MSI) Global Partnership, which operates in over 37 countries worldwide.
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MST’s mission is that all women and men in
Tanzania will have “Children by Choice, Not Chance”.
We are looking for an active & qualified individual for the following role below....
Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) Coordinator (1) position- Dar es Salaam
The Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) Coordinator reports to a Project Manager and is responsible for supporting scale up of this new channel Public Sector Strengthening (PSS) which has activities to strengthen, promote and observes clinical quality standards maintained in Family Planning Service and sexual reproductive health delivery in 20 public health facilities in Tabora and Mwanza. S/he will coordinate, monitor, and facilitates the activities of all PSS teams and reports regularly to MST Support Office in Dar es Salaam.
The coordinator will also support coordination of other related PSS activities such as training for LGA service providers and overseeing clinical quality data reporting.
Among the Key Responsibilities:
- Lead the implementation of the PSS model in 20 Marie Stopes Tanzania supported government health facilities to build capacity to LGAs for sustainable efforts by providing quality family planning services provision,
- Monitor availability of necessary equipment and supplies to the teams: Update on supplies of commodities and equipment for family planning provision,
- Promote family planning services provision through organizing demand generation activities that will increase number of clients visiting the PSS facilities,
- Coordinate proper data reporting that comply with all Marie Stopes Tanzania and Ministry of Health registers and guidelines,
- Oversee clinical quality standards to ensure the team receives and follows the new clinical guidelines shared and provide pertinent technical advice to improve access and increase use of the quality family planning services delivery to the LGA and project(s),
- Monitoring and evaluation of project and be part of the Knowledge Management team that will vigorously work to share project learning and other resources from within and without for enhanced technical PSS model.
- Clinical personnel (Nurse, Medical Doctor) with experience in project management.
- Thorough knowledge of Sexual and Reproductive Health issues, including Sexual Reproductive Health to the public and private sector, Community Based Organizations, Faith Based Organizations and Non-Government Organizations.
- Experience working with Civil Society Organizations, Council Health Management Teams, Regional Health Management Teams and National level bodies advancing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights issues.
Skills and Experience:
- At least 5 years’ experience in managing donor funded projects with strong administrative skills and experience,
- At least 3 years’ experience of field level coordination desirable,
- At least 2 years’ experience in managing project budgets,
- Experience in field of quality of health care,
- Experience in the fields of family planning and advocacy,
- Experience working in Tanzania with the Tanzanian government and Ministry of Health systems,
- Willing to travel extensively 75%.
- As this position will have the need and opportunity to interact with government, donors, and other partners, it is a must that the candidate is able to foster a collaborative work environment that ensures good relationships and teamwork at all levels: country office staff, headquarters, donors and partners, to ensure that relevant reports are submitted in a timely manner.
- Sympathetic to women seeking family planning services.
- Strong commitment to the goal and vision of Marie Stopes Tanzania/Marie Stopes International.
The Monitoring & Evaluation officer will contribute to MST’s efforts to put evidence-based implementation at the heart of the program through supporting continuous program monitoring, evaluation and implementation of health management information systems (HMIS). With support from M&E Manager the M&E Officer will be responsible for developing, upgrading and maintaining Marie Stopes Tanzania’s (MST’s) health management information system (HMIS) to ensure the highest quality of MST’s routine clinical data and donor reports. S/he will also provide routine technical support on health information systems to outreach and centres.
Among the Key Responsibilities:
- Support in revision of the project log frame, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement,
- Support project progress reporting, project mid-term review and final evaluation,
- Utilize the Collaborative, Learning and Adapting Approach to continually assess project progress and inform project management decision-making,
- Ensure data quality standards are adhered and followed across the program and support implementation of data audits,
- Document results of the M & E system and produce periodic reports as required by management and the global team,
- Monitor the correct use of the HMIS to centres and outreach, and troubleshoot any technical problems,
- Review performance of HMIS, with input from MSI technical team and MST staff, and recommend and implement upgrades as necessary,
- Using external contractors where necessary, coordinate development and field testing of the HMIS system for MST,
- Gather input from MSI’s global HMIS advisors and MST’s Research, Operations and Project teams, as well as the IT Manager and centre and outreach team leaders to design a health management information system that best meets MST’s needs,
- Support project teams and HMIS team to ensure program data is entered timely in Client-Level Information Centre (CLIC).
- Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology or equivalent qualification from a reputable institution,
- Post graduate course in Monitoring & Evaluation will be an added advantage,
- Knowledgeable about DHIS2 use and management.
- At least 3 years experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (essential),
- Proven experience in HMIS management and support,
- Experience with management of different sources of data and multiple indicators with proven ability to interpret verbal, written and numerical data,
- Experience in M&E preferably related to capacity building, health systems strengthening programs/projects,
- · Must have excellent communication/interactive skills and must function well independently, as well as part of a team,
- · Proven ability to interpreter verbal, written and numerical data,
- · Demonstrated experiences of actively collaborating with both internal and external stake holders,
- · Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations.
- · Good analytical skills,
- · Proven ability to document and articulate results.
If you feel that you are able to meet the requirements, and you are motivated enough to be part of the team, please send your application CV and Cover letter by email detailing your suitability and why you are interested in the post, to the address below:
Director of Human Resources and AdministrationClosing date: All applications should reach the addressee before Friday January 01, 2021. Only short- listed candidates will be contacted. Also please do not re-apply for above posts if you once did in the past.
Marie Stopes Tanzania
11 Kinyonga Street – Mwenge
P.O. Box 7072, Dar Es Salaam.
Telephone: +255 22 2774991 / 4
VOIP +255 768 987 780