Various Job Opportunities at Americares Tanzania

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TITLE: Technical Lead-Community Engagement
and Social Behavior Change (TL-CES), Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) Project

DEPARTMENT: International Partnerships & Programs

REPORTS TO: Tanzania Project Director, Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project


ASSIGNMENT TYPE: 
Full-time

LOCATION: Mwanza, Tanzania

LENGTH:  24-months with possibility to extend based on performance and budget

ABOUT AMERICARES: 
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, and medical supplies. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

About Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) Project:
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) has awarded CPRC to the Americares Foundation Inc.. NPI is shifting the focus of USAID’s traditional partners to mentoring, capacity-building, and technical oversight, by using umbrella mechanisms and sub-awards strategically to enable new and underutilized local partners to lead development in their own communities and advance the Journey to Self-Reliance. USAID seeks to expand its network of partnerships with local organizations because they can mobilize quickly and take advantage of long-standing grassroots relationships to bring needed interventions directly to people at risk.

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The Americares Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project is a five-year, $25 million effort under NPI to reduce mortality and morbidity among mothers and their children through improved community-based health care. Americares will work with Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and its local affiliates in the United Republic of Tanzania (Christian Social Services Commission-CSSC) and the Republic of Liberia to leverage the expertise and reach of local and locally established organizations, by building their institutional capacity. This new partnership will work closely with Tanzanian and Liberian communities and faith-based networks to improve access to, and demand for, high-quality, community-based health care for mothers, newborns, and children; voluntary family planning; nutrition; and respectful maternity care.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The TL-CES will provide overall technical assistance in supporting CPRC project’s community health-based RMNCAH interventions design, implementation of community engagement approaches, community-facilities linkages, gender, and mainstreaming, and monitoring social behavior change (SBC) strategies and activities. S/He will also be responsible for supporting efforts to increase demand and enhance FP, nutrition and addressing disrespect and abuses for maternal and child health services in collaboration with sub-grantee, MOHCDGEC, Regional and Council Health Management Teams (R&CHMTs), Health facilities and community levels. S/He will have a cross-cutting and collaboration roles with all CPRC project Technical Leads and MEL Specialist to ensure plans and implementation are synchronized and focused in achieving project objectives and results.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management

-Take lead in Community engagement, gender, and SBC activities in the workplan and in the budget
-Mentor and supervise Community Engagement Officers working in the community-facilities linkages and SBC
-Work with MEL Specialist to lead the analysis of data related to SBC, identify issues and challenges, and take the lead in implementing action plans to address the issues and maintain the successes of the CPRC SBC objectives
-Contribute to documentation of lessons learned and best practices, development of briefs and articles for publication and success stories
-Support the training of CSSC teams and ensure it is in line with the Government of Tanzania Strategic plans and USAID’s SBC strategy
-Work closely with all Technical Leads and MEL Specialist to record achievements against targets

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SBC Technical Assistance

-Provide technical direction to implement SBC approaches, strategies, and activities
-Develop, where applicable, and implement SBC framework, tools, messages, and other materials
-Develop detailed respectful care implementation intervention, based on findings and evidence from formative research and other SBC-oriented assessment
-Ensure high quality and timely delivery of CPRC project deliverables against objectives and targets

Partnership Management

-Under the guidance of the CPRC Project Director, maintain relationship with partners, MOHCDGEC, and USAID mission
-Ensure all activities from partners are properly planned, completed, and delivered and report on progress monthly
-Provide support and ensure quality of work of partners regarding the implementation of SBC activities

Capacity Building

-Build the capacity CSSC teams and frontline workers in SBC in collaboration with partners and MOHCDGEC-Health Promotion Section
-Provide continuous technical guidance and support to MOHCDGEC workers in SBC, including master trainers and mentors
-Provide oversight to SBC component of CPRC, including field visits, technical review of reports to ensure project is on the right track to achieving goals

Reporting

-Using evidence of implementation efforts, work with Tanzania CPRC Team, CPRC Project Director, and Americares HQs CPRC team (COP, Technical Director, MEL Manager) to redefine and refine activities related to Community Engagement, gender, and SBC
-Submit to Project Director weekly updates, monthly, Quarterly, and Annual reports, including Technical area brief pager related to project Community Engagement and SBC interventions
-Track and update workplan on activities related to Community Engagement, gender, and SBC
-Ensure quality and timely submission of comprehensive reports are submitted accordingly

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

-Master’s degree in community/development studies, social sciences with at least 3 years of work experience is added advantage
-BA/BSc degree holders in community/development studies, social sciences with at least 7 years work experience in SBC experience in designing, developing, implementing, monitoring strategies, activities and materials will be preferred
-Experience in projects focusing on community engagement, Gender and Adolescent health, SBCC, community engagement approaches for RMNCAH services demand creations are added advantage
-Proven track records of successful designing, implementing, facilitating community social accountability mechanisms (Participatory, Accountability, and Transparency) approaches in engaging communities for RMNCAH, FP, and Nutrition interventions such as Community Score Card (CSC), Gender Dialogues, Gulio la Afya, Cinema shows, Local Radio talks presentation, Peer Support Groups formation and supervision at communities (Mkoba wa siku 1000) are highly considered for this position
-Experience in sub-grantees capacity building and supporting their workplans and milestones development, overseeing their implementation in the Fixed Amount Award (FAA) and Cost reimbursable (CR) mechanism is required
-Excellent English-language writing skills and demonstrated experience meeting USAID and other donor reporting requirements
-Experiences in engaging and working harmoniously with Regional Secretariats (RCs, RASs), Regional and Council Health Management Teams (R/CHMTs,) Implementing Partners (IPs), and CSOs for a lasting relationship in an asset
-Ability to present project progress at various levels of stakeholders’ meetings is preferred
-Ability to think critically and strategically with experience in pre-testing and testing materials, approaches and strategies
-Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills; ability to develop partnerships across sectors and cultures
-Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically and attention to detail
-Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
-Willingness and ability to travel at least two weeks per month
-Unrestricted authorization to work in Tanzania

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 January, 2021

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

TITLE: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist, Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) Project

DEPARTMENT: International Partnerships & Programs

REPORTS TO:
 Tanzania Project Director, Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) Project

ASSIGNMENT TYPE:  Full-time

LOCATION:  Mwanza, Tanzania

LENGTH: 24-months with the possibility to extend based on performance and budget

ABOUT AMERICARES: 

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, and medical supplies. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

Read Also:

About Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) Project:
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) has awarded CPRC to the Americares Foundation Inc.. NPI is shifting the focus of USAID’s traditional partners to mentoring, capacity-building, and technical oversight, by using umbrella mechanisms and sub-awards strategically to enable new and underutilized local partners to lead development in their own communities and advance the Journey to Self-Reliance. USAID seeks to expand its network of partnerships with local organizations because they can mobilize quickly and take advantage of long-standing grassroots relationships to bring needed interventions directly to people at risk.
The Americares Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project is a five-year, $25 million effort under NPI to reduce mortality and morbidity among mothers and their children through improved community-based health care. Americares will work with Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and its local affiliates in the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Liberia to leverage local and locally established organizations’ expertise and reach by building their institutional capacity. This new partnership will work closely with Tanzanian and Liberian communities and faith-based networks to improve access to, and demand for, high-quality, community-based health care for mothers, newborns, and children; voluntary family planning; nutrition; and respectful maternity care.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Tanzania MEL Specialist will oversee all aspects of the CPRC monitoring, evaluation, and learning in Tanzania. Under the supervision of the Tanzania Project Director, the MEL Specialist will coordinate with HQ-based M&E and Project Teams, the Tanzania CPRC project three Technical Leads for Community Engagement & SBCC, MNH, and FP. In addition, the Specialist will work closely with and build capacities to partner M&E teams and activities, particularly during data collection and analysis. The Tanzania CPRC MEL Specialist will ensure the application of best practices for data collection, analysis, reporting, learning within the project team and with a larger audience, including donors and MOH stakeholders. The position will require an emphasis on working closely with the HQ M&E Director or his designee and on creating externally relevant results and progress reports.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitoring Activities:

-Lead the MEL unit in supporting the CPRC project in tracking and measuring achievement and progress toward activity goals and results
-Ensuring that CSOs, and other partners collect quality data that meets the USAID data requirements, including the different levels of disaggregation (sex, age, and geographic disaggregation)
-Lead capacity building of technical, CSO staff and partners on MEL
-Lead monitoring of program quality using quality benchmarks and ensure that findings from Key Program Indicators (KPIs) are shared with relevant stakeholders and explicitly fed back into program decision making
-Ensure data management information systems are in place and accessible to everyone at anytime
-Lead data entry and data analysis with partners
-Lead in data quality assessment for CPRC partners and CSOs by regularly verifying and validating data reported monthly, quarterly, and annually to ensure completeness, accuracy, and validity
-Contribute toward continuous review of approaches used to implement activities and advise CPRC Technical Leads for Community Engagement & SBCC, MNH, and FP, and Project Director
-Providing technical assistance in the development, selection, and application of MEL processes and tools.

Evaluation Activities:
-Lead CPRC Tanzania during baseline and end line activities, with the support of the Project Director
-Lead in-country assessments and annual project evaluation to track achievements and changes toward reaching the CPRC project overall goal in Tanzania
-Under the guidance of the COP, Technical Director, Tanzania Project Director, and HQ M&E Director perform additional or complementary analysis of data collected, including baseline and end-line data collected
-Lead the development of terms of reference and methodology design for in-country program monitoring level reviews and evaluations to ensure that processes will generate relevant learning on respectful care
-Support internal and external Activity evaluations as necessary.

Learning:
-Maintained detailed knowledge and lessons learned, best practices, and issues
-Continuously support the program team and the sub-grantee in improving approaches, and processes
-Inform and work with the Country Director in reviewing and, where appropriate developing and testing complementary tools to ensure high-quality implementation, risk management, stakeholder analysis, root cause analysis, project status report, quality management, minimum program standard, and implementation checklist
-Contribute to developing presentations, abstracts, articles and publications through data analysis, tabulation, visualization, and supporting data interpretation

Reports and Updates:
-Contribute to the development and implementation of learning efforts and documentation and sharing of findings and best practices
-Submit monthly reports and weekly updates to the Tanzania CPRC Project Director that monitor implementation and achievements
-Support the Project Director to prepare quarterly and annual reports for submission to USAID

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Coordination:
-Maintain contact with partners and stakeholders to ensure timely and regular flow of information and data
-Develop and roll-out capacity building and refresher training efforts to ensure full participation of sub-grantee and MOH stakeholder in all MEL efforts, with highly effective and application process
-Develop on an annual-basis MEL work plan adapted from the project global M&E plan
-Take full responsibility for the in-country MEL dashboard that present an overview of accomplishment, MEL needs, budget, and planning review
-Lead the Tanzania MEL component during the regular project review

CORE AMERICARES RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Foster Americares values of responsiveness, results orientation, collaboration, efficiency, and integrity
-Coach, support, and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness
-Develop and manage the implementation of plans to increase team operating performance, including SOPs and other efficiency initiatives

MINIMUM Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in Health Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health, Social Science, Epidemiology, Statistics, or related disciplines is required
-Experience of working in RMNCAH, Family Planning, Nutrition, and community development projects is highly desirable, especially the ones involving capacity building for Sub-granted Local NGOs/CSOs in Tanzania context
-Minimum of 5 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating international health sector development projects, with a strong preference for candidates’ previous experience working with the public health sector in building and strengthening data collection and reporting systems
-Demonstrated experience of working with USAID large-scale programs, including knowledge of USAID’s reporting requirements
-Familiar with Tanzania health management information systems, including data quality assessments and manipulation of DHIS2, experience in presenting RMNCAH, FP, and Nutrition, data to MOH, PO-RALG, and other IPs is a credit
-Experience in setting up M&E systems, design, and implementation
-Strong technical and analytical skills, including ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using one or more statistical software packages, such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, Nvivo, Atlas.ti
-Good knowledge in conducting qualitative and quantitative research studies and excellent in analytical and report writings skills
-Proven experience and knowledge in the documentation of program outcomes and impact
-Experience working with and being accountable to multiple stakeholders and multilayers settings, a huge plus
-Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills; ability to develop partnerships across sectors and cultures
-Ability to coach, mentor, and build MEL technical capacity to fellow staff
-Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically, and attention to detail
-Excellent English-language writing skills and demonstrated experience meeting USAID and other donors reporting requirements
-Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
-Willingness and ability to travel as needed
-Unrestricted authorization to work in Tanzania

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 January, 2021

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

TITLE: Technical Lead- Reproductive Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (TL-MNH), Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) Project

DEPARTMENT:  International Partnerships & Programs

REPORTS TO: Tanzania Project Director, Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project

ASSIGNMENT TYPE: Full-time

LOCATION:  Mwanza, Tanzania

LENGTH: 24-months with possibility to extend based on performance and budget

ABOUT AMERICARES: 
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

Read Also:

About Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) Project:
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) has awarded CPRC to the Americares Foundation Inc.. NPI is shifting the focus of USAID’s traditional partners to mentoring, capacity-building, and technical oversight, by using umbrella mechanisms and sub-awards strategically to enable new and underutilized local partners to lead development in their own communities and advance the Journey to Self-Reliance. USAID seeks to expand its network of partnerships with local organizations because they can mobilize quickly and take advantage of long-standing grassroots relationships to bring needed interventions directly to people at risk.

The Americares Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project is a five-year, $25 million effort under NPI to reduce mortality and morbidity among mothers and their children through improved community-based health care. Americares will work with Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and its local affiliates in the United Republic of Tanzania (Christian Social Services Commission-CSSC) and the Republic of Liberia to leverage the expertise and reach of local and locally established organizations, by building their institutional capacity. This new partnership will work closely with Tanzanian and Liberian communities and faith-based networks to improve access to, and demand for, high-quality, community-based health care for mothers, newborns, and children; voluntary family planning; nutrition; and respectful maternity care.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The TL-MNH will provide technical and programmatic oversight and direction in the areas of reproductive health, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH), and nutrition of the CPRC project.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Training and Other Capacity Building Activities
-Oversee the tailored implementation of RMNCH interventions as an essential services package by working closely with the project’s team, CSSC staff to provide technical assistance and guidance for RMNCH clinical and community activities in project-supported facilities and communities
-Providing technical support on the integration of RMNCH services focusing on a variety of technical areas such as training; full and free informed choice; infection prevention; health promotion; operations research; and clinical quality improvement
-Work with various national level technical working group to provide inputs into strategic and technical RMNCH planning documents
-Support the rollout of in-service coaching, mentoring and supportive supervision for facility and community-based health care providers in all RMNCH interventions
-Strengthen RMNCH guidance, tools, and procedures for rigorous continuous implementation evaluation of training needs that ensures the inclusion of respectful maternity care in materials and training modules
-Coordinate RMNCH need-based refresher trainings for partners and facility-based staff where the CPRC project is implemented

Support capacity building activities for CSSC through training and mentorship program
-Champion RMNCH services across CSSC project covered health facilities
-Ensure capacity building activities, alongside with MOHCDGEC trainers and mentors to increase knowledge, attitude and positive attitude toward RMNCH, nutrition for children and pregnant and lactating women of healthcare providers
-Routinely monitor and strengthen RMNCH quality-of-service provision by health staff, including CSSC staff
-Conduct regular supervisory visits and meetings, in collaboration with RMNCH partners
-Conduct data quality audits to validate results prior to including them in the monthly reports
-Ensure that RMNCH data is reported from the health facilities, relayed to the respective CHMTs
-Reinforce the management system of health facilities and the CHMTs as a feedback mechanism to ensure high quality implementation of RMNCH activities to meet project objectives
-Champion and promote awareness raising activities and understanding of relevant issues of RMNCH and nutrition in CPRC project covered regions and councils

Planning and coordination
-Coordinate integration of RMNCH in maternal health services at both community and facility-based interventions
-Support the rollout of RMNCH in-service coaching, mentoring and supportive supervision for facility and community-based health care providers
-Liaise with the team, develop, and promote partnerships and networking with relevant RMNCH stakeholders including and not limited to local authorities, MOHCDGEC, partners, and other stakeholders as appropriate
-Oversee RMNCH activities to ensure quality and timely service delivery including integrated outreach campaigns and activities
-Coordinate with other Technical Leads and CSSC staff to meet CPRC project needs for field visits activities
-Work closely with other Technical Leads, MEL Specialist, CSSC team to monitor referrals and continuum of care linkages between CHWs and facility-based services
-Facilitate, with CPRC project partners, the MOHCDGEC, and external partners as well, community mobilization and awareness raising on RMNCH services
-In collaboration with other Technical Leads, coordinate monthly CHWs activities and data review meetings
-Ensure and provide cross-facility learning, collection of good and best practices, documentation and experience sharing with outside and inside CPRC partners, on RMNCH, FP, and nutrition
-Actively engage in national, regional, council level RMNCH networks settings and groups.

Leadership
-Provide technical leadership to ensure integration of RMNCH in CPRC project
-Provide RMNCH technical support during the design, development, planning and implementation phases
-Provide in country technical support to develop/adapt and implement RMNCH innovative capacity building approaches to ensure high quality performance of healthcare providers, CSSC, and CHWs
-Ensure that the RMNCH project strategy adheres to MOHCDGEC and global strategies and are technically sounds during design, planning and implementation phases

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Reporting:
-Identify and disseminate best practices and new technical strategies and approaches in the RMNCH area of expertise
-Ensure the CHWs and community-facilities linkages data on RMNCH services are adequately established for timely reporting including the use reporting tools
-Ensure quality and timely submission of comprehensive reports are submitted accordingly


CORE AMERICARES RESPONSIBILITIES: 

-Foster Americares values of responsiveness, results orientation, collaboration, efficiency and integrity
-Coach, support and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness
-Develop and manage implementation of plans to increase team operating performance, including SOPs and other efficiency initiatives

MINIMUM Qualifications:
-BSc/BA in Public health disciplines (Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery) with more than 4 years’ work required, and a master’s degree (MPH or equivalent) with a focus on RMNCH is highly preferred
-At least 5 years demonstrated experience working on USAID-funded project and meeting USAID reporting requirements. Work experience in RMNCH in the private sector/NGOs is added advantage
-Be an excellent classroom and clinical trainer with at least two years’ experience in clinical training
-Demonstrated experience designing and implementing capacity-building RMNCH programs for improving service delivery
-Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in service delivery programs and technical staff in the areas of maternal, newborn and child health, and performance and quality improvement
-Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to multi-task, and Experience managing quality assurance
-Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills; ability to develop partnerships across sectors and cultures
-Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically and attention to detail
-Excellent English-language writing skills
-Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint and SharePoint
-Willingness and ability to travel
-Unrestricted authorization to work in Tanzania

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 January, 2021

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

TITLE: Technical Lead- Family Planning (TL-FP), Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project

DEPARTMENT:
  International Partnerships & Programs

REPORTS TO:  Tanzania Project Director, Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project

ASSIGNMENT TYPE:  Full-time

LOCATION:  Mwanza, Tanzania

LENGTH:  24-months with possibility to extend based on performance and budget

ABOUT AMERICARES: 

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.

About Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) Project:
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) has awarded CPRC to the Americares Foundation Inc.. NPI is shifting the focus of USAID’s traditional partners to mentoring, capacity-building, and technical oversight, by using umbrella mechanisms and sub-awards strategically to enable new and underutilized local partners to lead development in their own communities and advance the Journey to Self-Reliance. USAID seeks to expand its network of partnerships with local organizations because they can mobilize quickly and take advantage of long-standing grassroots relationships to bring needed interventions directly to people at risk.

Read Also:

The Americares Community Partnerships for Respectful Care (CPRC) project is a five-year, $25 million effort under NPI to reduce mortality and morbidity among mothers and their children through improved community-based health care. Americares will work with Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) and its local affiliates in the United Republic of Tanzania (Christian Social Services Commission-CSSC) and the Republic of Liberia to leverage the expertise and reach of local and locally established organizations, by building their institutional capacity. This new partnership will work closely with Tanzanian and Liberian communities and faith-based networks to improve access to, and demand for, high-quality, community-based health care for mothers, newborns, and children; voluntary family planning; nutrition; and respectful maternity care.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The TL-FP will provide technical and programmatic oversight and direction in the areas of reproductive health Family Planning. S/He will work closely with other Technical Leads and MEL Specialist in the CPRC project to identify strategic opportunities with project senior management, FP/RH partners, and relevant government officials in the development of strategic programs, innovations, implementation, and monitoring to ensure efficient delivery of integrated FP/RH services that is within the Tanzanian health care system.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Training and Other Capacity Building Activities
-Oversee the tailored implementation of FP/RH interventions as an essential services package by working closely with the project’s team, CSSC staff to provide technical assistance and guidance for FP/RH clinical and community activities in project-supported facilities and communities

-Providing technical support on the integration of FP/RH services focusing on a variety of technical areas such as training; full and free informed choice; infection prevention; health promotion; operations research; and clinical quality improvement

-Work with various national level technical working group to provide inputs into strategic and technical FP/RH planning documents

-Support the rollout of in-service coaching, mentoring and supportive supervision for facility and community-based health care providers in all FP/RH interventions

-Strengthen FP guidance, tools, and procedures for rigorous continuous implementation evaluation of training needs that ensures the inclusion of respectful maternity care in materials and training modules

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-Coordinate FP/RH need-based refresher trainings for partners and facility-based staff where the CPRC project is implemented

Support capacity building activities for CSSC through training and mentorship program
-Champion Family Planning and reproductive health services to adolescents

-Ensure capacity building activities, alongside with MOHCDGEC trainers and mentors to increase knowledge, attitude and positive attitude toward FP, nutrition for children and pregnant and lactating women of healthcare providers

-Routinely monitor and strengthen FP quality-of-service provision by health staff, including CSSC staff

-Conduct regular supervisory visits and meetings, in collaboration with FP/RH partners

-Conduct data quality audits to validate results prior to including them in the monthly reports

-Ensure that FP data is reported from the health facilities, relayed to the respective CHMTs

-Reinforce the management system of health facilities and the CHMTs as a feedback mechanism to ensure high quality implementation of FP activities to meet project objectives

-Champion and promote awareness raising activities and understanding of relevant issues of FP/RH and nutrition in CPRC project covered regions and councils


Planning and coordination

-Coordinate integration of FP in maternal health services at both community and facility-based interventions

-Support the rollout of in-service coaching, mentoring and supportive supervision for facility and community-based health care providers

-Liaise with the team, develop, and promote partnerships and networking with relevant FP stakeholders including and not limited to local authorities, MOHCDGEC, partners, and other stakeholders as appropriate

-Oversee FP/RH activities to ensure quality and timely service delivery including integrated outreach campaigns and activities

-Coordinate with other Technical Leads and CSSC staff to meet CPRC project needs for field visits activities

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-Work closely with other Technical Leads, MEL Specialist, CSSC team to monitor referrals and continuum of care linkages between CHWs and facility-based services

-Facilitate, with CPRC project partners, the MOHCDGEC, and external partners as well, community mobilization and awareness raising on FP/RH prevention and counseling services

-In collaboration with other Technical Leads, coordinate monthly CHWs activities and data review meetings

-Ensure and provide cross-facility learning, collection of good and best practices, documentation and experience sharing with outside and inside CPRC partners, on FP/RH, MNH, and nutrition

-Actively engage in national, regional, Council level FP/RH networks settings and groups

Leadership

-Provide technical leadership to ensure integration of FP/RH in CPRC Project

-Provide FP/RH technical support during the design, development, planning and implementation phases

-Provide in country technical support to develop/adapt and implement FP/RH innovative capacity building approaches to ensure high quality performance of healthcare providers, CSSC, and CHWs

-Ensure that the FP/RH project strategy adheres to MOHCDGEC and global strategies and are technically sounds during design, planning and implementation phases

Reporting:

-Identify and disseminate best practices and new technical strategies and approaches in the FP/RH area of expertise

-Ensure the CHWs and community-facilities linkages data on FP/RH services are adequately established for timely reporting including the use reporting tools

-Ensure quality and timely submission of comprehensive reports are submitted accordingly

Read Also:

CORE AMERICARES RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Foster Americares values of responsiveness, results orientation, collaboration, efficiency and integrity

-Coach, support and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness

-Develop and manage implementation of plans to increase team operating performance, including SOPs and other efficiency initiatives

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

-Bachelor’s degree in clinical disciplines (Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery) with at least 3 years experiences with post-graduate level training in public health is added advantage

-Advanced Diploma holder (Nursing, Medicine, Midwifery) with at least 5 years work experiences in community- facility FP and RMNCAH interventions is highly preferred

-Experiences in the technical designing, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating FP projects and implementation of FP/RH programs is added advantage

-Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in service delivery programs and technical staff in the areas of maternal, newborn and child health, and performance and quality improvement

-A good knowledge of current family planning/postpartum family planning approaches, preferably with understanding of the National and USAID’s approaches

-Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically and attention to detail

-Excellent English-language writing skills 

-Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint and SharePoint

-Willingness and ability to travel

-Unrestricted authorization to work in Tanzania

The deadline for submitting the application is 11 January, 2021

CLICK HERE TO APPLY