6 Job Opportunities at Aga Khan Health Service Tanzania (AKHST) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)

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 DENTAL SURGEON – (1 POSITION)
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meeting with Patients to discuss and treat dental concerns performing regular cleanings and other preventative procedures and establish a plan for better dental hygiene
  • Performing all dental procedures, such as extractions, root canals, and filling cavities, dentures, and more as per approved privileges only. 
  • Keeping records relating to the oral health of patients and the treatments given to them as per standard policy followed at AKHST.
  • Managing and communicating with other staff members to provide care to patients Keep record of inventories, material and equipment order and supervise same related to dental while working with allied departments.
  • Implementation of policies and processes as per AKHST standards of practice and as updated by Supervisor.
  • Any other roles assigned by the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in hospital/ clinic settings, 3 of which should be in leadership roles.
  • Certificate of Full Registration from Medical Council of Tanganyika
  • Valid Practicing License from Medical Council of Tanganyika
  • Strong computer skills and experience with healthcare databases and applications.
  • Willingness to comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding dental and health care
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to keep detailed records. Comprehensive knowledge of dental procedures, tools and diagnostic.
  • Candidate should have good knowledge of contemporary dental practices especially for procedures like root canal, crowns, fillings, full mouth rehabilitation.
  • Good management skills
  • Demonstrated and inherent Integrity and honesty.
  • Willingness to be flexible in work habits and assigned tasks. Adaptable and comfortable
  • in less than fully structured environment
  • Demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic attitude at all times.
  • Should be Customer Centered.

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CONSULTANT NEONATOLOGIST – (1 POSITION)
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide oversight and leadership for the neonatology service.
  • Establish and implement protocols and guidelines for neonatal care
  • Proved medical care for all newborn infants, both well and sick until they are ready to
  • go home. This includes babies who need neonatal intensive care, ventilation, use of
  • surfactant and inotropes
  • Provide follow up care of infants after discharge
  • Attending premature, high risk or problematic deliveries, and managing if complications arise or if medical attention is necessary immediately after birth.
  • Caring for infants’ nutrition to ensure optimal growth and development
  • Providing support and counseling to parents and helping them to understand and make
  • decisions regarding their infant’s condition and treatment.
  • Work as a team with the obstetricians in planning management for babies identified antenatal to be high risk
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Medicine and/or Bachelor of Surgery
  • Masters qualification in pediatrics such as M. Med or equivalent in relevant field of specialization
  • Fellowship or supers specialization in neonatology
  • At least two years of post-graduate experience of specified field
  • At least 3 years on going academic and teaching experience Certificate of Full Registration from Medical Council of Tanganyika Valid Practicing License from Medical Council of Tanganyika
  • Demonstrated record of excellent clinical skills, a talent for teaching and interest in medical education.
  • Demonstrated record of high quality medical research and leading collaborative research teams.

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HEAD OF ICT AKHS TANZANIA & REGIONAL HEAD OF ICT, AKHS EAST AFRICA – (1 POSITION)
POSITION SUMMARY

As the Head of ICT AKHS Tanzania the position shall hold direct responsibility for ICT operations in Tanzania working closely with the CEO and other member of the Senior Leadership Team, and as Regional Head of ICT for AKHS East Africa (AKHS-EA) the position shall be responsible in providing oversite and guidance to the Head of IT in Mombasa and Kisumu, and other entities over time in fulfilling the responsibilities defined herein.

The incumbent will provide technology vision and strategic direction in driving digital transformation across East Africa for improved patient care, including the efficient implementation and utilization of EHR/ERP/ HRIS and other solutions in line with the overall strategic plan of the Institution. The Regional Head of ICT will lead AKHS to move forward and stay abreast with advances in technology included but not limited to data analytics, Bl, loT, Al, mobile apps, etc. The position shall be accountable to manage IT risks by establishing IT Governance, adopting best practices, and bring efficiencies in IT operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Overall

  • Oversee all technology operations, including managing IT resources, mitigating security risks, increasing user satisfaction, and maintaining operations and systems in line with the Institution’s strategic vision and available resources.
  • Ensure that relevant mechanisms are in place for enhanced innovation with respect to hospital operations and patient and staff experience processes.
Strategy
  • Lead the development and implementation of AKHS-EA ICT long-term vision and digital transformation to complement the overall vision of the Institution.
  • Recommend long, medium and short-range strategic plans concerning applications, talent, hardware, communications and IT infrastructure for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Review and periodically update the ICT Strategic Plan of Aga Khan Health Services, East Africa.
  • Responsible for Implementation of road maps and transition plan to meet leadership expectation and Organization’s needs

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Policies, Processes and Procedures
  • Ensure ongoing relevance and oversee implementation of operational policies, processes and procedures covering all areas of ICT activities to ensure that the business units receive high quality and reliable technology support.
Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Develop and consolidate IT budgets for short-term and multi-year planning purposes and coordinate with CEOs, Finance and Business Units for preparing annual and five year budgets, business and operating plans, and manpower and resource requirements.
  • Managing budgets related to IT functions and CAPEX, ensuring that adequate provision is made for all activities, monitor and control expenditure against approved budget and reconcile budget variances to ensure on-target performance against budgets.
Organization Design
  • Define a clear organization structure for the ICT, in coordination with the Human Resource Department so that resources are optimally utilized.
IT Architecture
  • Lead the IT architecture and play a role of Enterprise Architect.
  • Develop and update overall architecture (Technology, Data, Business, Application)
  • Oversee solution architecture
Application Development
  • Oversee the development and management of application projects Ensure all applications align with the enterprise business objectives
Technical Support
  • Oversee the link up with Applications, up gradation of Systems (server, disaster management and data recovery) and Network enhancement (security, IP phones etc.), to ensure that the infrastructure of IT caters to the needs of AKHS – East Africa
  • Development of a wide area networking strategy to support data center operations and all sites

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User Support
  • Ensure optimum user support and effective service level to meet business needs in cost effective manner
  • Implement effective systems for tracking customer satisfaction related to IT services – i.e. troubleshooting assistance, etc.
  • Provide directions to monitor IT Help Desk to maintain high service levels on trouble calls and proactively identify reoccurring problems with IT customers.
  • Provide directives to proactively supervise monitoring systems for escalation and notification of affected customers.
Business Intelligence, Dashboard, Analytics
  • Leads strategic design and implementation activities for AKHS-EA Business Intelligence (Bl)
  • Oversee departmental MIS statements and reports regarding investment transactions timely and accurately to meet departmental and overall needs of the region
Technology Standardization and Procurement
  • Established policies, process and standard to evaluate vendors and technology
  • Validate purchase requirements of hardware and software and any other IT peripherals and approve as per delegation of authority.
Disaster Management & Data Recovery
  • Define, oversee and lead the testing of the disaster recovery procedures with respect to ICT so that systems can be reinstated in a timely and integral manner in the event of a disaster scenario.
IT Risk Management
  • Establish Corporate ICT risk management framework, guidelines and processes
  • Develop and implement IT Governance framework to manage information risk management
  • Regularly review and update IT security standards
Initiatives
  • Lead and guide the IT Project management team in the planning, organizing, management and control of various projects in order to ensure that the project cycle is completed meeting agreed project parameters (cost budget, timelines, scope and quality), standards and objectives.
  • Closely monitor performance indicators and drive system improvement and cost reduction initiatives to ensure continuous development of IT systems, efficient and IT investments meet AKHS-EA standards.
  • Track developments in technology and the adaptability of relevant developments

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Leadership and People Management
  • Direct and ensure the effective achievement of IT functional objectives through leadership of the department, setting unit and individual objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating staff, monitoring training needs, providing formal and informal feedback, and appraisal to maximize subordinate and unit performance.
  • Lead the IT team, providing guidance, encouraging teamwork and facilitating related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards and staff pride in performance and contribution.
Continuous Improvement
  • Stimulate team and lead the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of organisation’s systems, processes and practices considering ‘international best practice’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Minimum requirement, Master Degree in MIS, IT or related field from recognized University/ College
  • Master Degree in Business Analytics, Business Administration (MBA), or a related field from recognized University/College
  • Minimum of 15 years of IT experience of working with a large organization which 5 years in a
  • leadership position, preferably in the healthcare industry
  • Planning skills to plan network, manpower requirement, databases and application software
  • At least 10 years Project Management experience or at least 5 years Project Management Experience with PMP
  • At least 10 Years’ Experience in one domain of IT Architecture (Business Architecture, Data Architecture, Application Architecture, Technology Architecture) and experience with Standard Architecture Framework (TOGAF, Zackman etc.
  • Experience of implementing business analytics, Bl, Data warehousing Experience and proven skills in System Management, Oracle and MS SQL RDBMS Programming experience in at least 1 major programming language

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Method of Application
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO: hr@akhst.org WITH THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE POSITION OR HAND DELIVERED TO HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT, P. O. BOX 2289, OCEAN ROAD, DAR ES SALAAM.

PLEASE NOTE:
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS.
The deadline for submitting the application is 14th March 2021.

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Senior Project Officer - Tanzania
Aga Khan Foundation
Position:
Senior Project Officer - Tanzania
Sector
Social Development
Region Eastern Africa
Location Tanzania
Salary Salary and package to attract the best candidate

AKF
is implementing a regional partnership across four countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique. The overall objective is to improve systemic, gender-sensitive responses to overcome health, economic and social vulnerabilities in Eastern Africa through diverse interventions targeting 140,000 individuals (60% female) directly, and 604,000 indirectly. The recruit will support on the Tanzania component of the programme which seeks to strengthen coping strategies for vulnerable communities and support youth employability skills, as well as social, innovative entrepreneurship. The position will be based in Lindi with frequent field travel (at least 50% travel). This position reports to the National Project Coordinator and collaborates with core country staff, M&E officer, partners, local government authorities, technical advisors, and consultants.

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The Senior Project Officer will be responsible for:
  • Conducting project activities at field level, according to the laid-out project objectives, targets, and timelines as assigned by the National Project Coordinator.
  • Supporting community mobilization, engagement, and assessment of needs to ensure achievement of project objectives.
  • Coordinating a diverse range of community level stakeholders, including local government authorities, for the successful co-implementation of activities at field level.
  • Facilitating engagement of target communities by technical partners as needed.
  • Participating in strengthening the MERL function through improved collection and effective use of data, including facilitating and reporting on community response to activities.
  • Developing timely and quality progress reports, public information items and/or publications for the project.
  • Providing up-to-date information on the progress of the project implementation at the field level including successes, risks, and challenges with sound recommendations for response.
  • Promoting gender-sensitive, inclusive, and active community participation in the development and implementation of the project activities.
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with the local government authority and other community leaders as well as key local partners.

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The requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A Degree in social studies, education, community development, entrepreneurship or business management, or any other relevant qualification.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in community development field tapping into community resources and linkages.
  • Experience working with community savings groups, women’s organizations, youth groups/associations, and young entrepreneurs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and facilitate community partnerships.
  • Competent in the use of MS Office software (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Knowledge of digital data collection tools and digital financial services is an advantage.
  • Proven ability to design community mobilization, sensitization, awareness raising and action activities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills - proficiency in English and Kiswahili is mandatory.
  • Self-motivated, good organization and management skills including a demonstrated ability to prioritize workloads.
  • Ability to work with multiple tasks, demands and deadlines, with a positive and constructive attitude under minimal supervision.
  • Able to learn from and adapt to complex situations.
  • Able to work independently, remotely, and within a team.

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MODE OF APPLICATION:
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV including contacts of three references, by 16th March 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)
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 National Project Coordinator – Tanzania
Aga Khan Foundation
Position:
National Project Coordinator – Tanzania
Sector
Social Development
Region Eastern Africa
Location Tanzania
Salary Salary and package to attract the best candidate
The position
AKF is implementing a regional partnership across four countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique. The overall objective is to improve systemic, gender-sensitive responses to overcome health, economic and social vulnerabilities in Eastern Africa through diverse interventions targeting 140,000 individuals (60% female) directly, and 604,000 indirectly. The recruit will lead on the Tanzania component of the programme which seeks to strengthen coping strategies for vulnerable communities and support youth employability skills, as well as social, innovative entrepreneurship. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travel (at least 25% travel) to the field. This position reports to the Senior Program Manager for Economic Inclusion, Agriculture, and Food Security, and collaborates with the regional Programme Management Unit based in Nairobi, local partners, technical advisors, and consultants.

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The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for:
  • Quality project implementation and reporting including the delivery of activities on time and budget.
  • Lead on implementation strategy, with support from the Senior Program Manager.
  • Coordinate, liaise, and collaborate with key local stakeholders throughout project implementation.
  • Prepare and submit quality, project implementation plans, work plans, activity reports, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual narrative reports.
  • Provide technical support to local partners and communities in project implementation including work planning, roll out activities and ascertaining the quality of delivery of activities and results.
  • Coordinate project quarterly and annual review meetings with implementing partners and key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the M&E team on project routine monitoring and evaluation, review of evaluation reports, compilation of human-interest stories, and dissemination of key learning.
  • Manage and coordinate all project partnerships and contracts, including compliance, coordination, and quality control on delivery
  • Integration of gender equality and social inclusion in all aspects of project implementation and management.
  • Recruitment, orientation, supervise, mentor, and conduct performance appraisal for other project staff.
  • Support the program design, strategy, support, and related tasks as assigned by the Senior Program Manager.

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The requirements
  • Minimum of a post-graduate degree at Master Level, preferably in Development Studies, Business Development, Project Management, Social Studies, or related fields.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant work experience, preferably in Tanzania.
  • Successfully coordinated complex, multi-thematic projects including economic and financial inclusion, civil society, youth development, social entrepreneurship, climate change adaptation and/or gender equality.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organisational, convening, interpersonal, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Expert capacity in written and verbal skills in English with the ability to write high-quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs. Fluency in Swahili is an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation methodologies and logical frameworks, and ability to extract and adopt key learning from project implementation.
  • Strong familiarity in working with online and digital technologies, including facilitating the use of financial digital services.
  • Demonstrated ability to remotely work, lead, and motivate a diverse team of staff, individual experts, local civil society organizations and partners.
  • Strong partnership management and coordination skills, including sub-contracts and sub-grants.
  • Familiarity with donors such as European Commission, USAID, Global Affairs Canada, UN, and private foundations is an advantage
  • Understanding of community mobilization, multi-stakeholder coordination and co-design, project management, strategic planning, data gathering and analysis, and communications.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, other valuable presentation, and team collaboration platforms.
  • Ability to work with multiple tasks, demands and deadlines, with a positive and constructive attitude under minimal supervision.
  • Good people skills and collaborative spirit.
  • Able to learn from and adapt to complex situations, with a problem-solving and open-minded attitude.
  • Able to work independently, remotely, and within a team

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MODE OF APPLICATION:
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV including contacts of three references, by 16th March 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)
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 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Tanzania
Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Tanzania
Sector
Social Development
Region Eastern Africa
Location Tanzania
Salary Salary and package to attract the best candidate

AKF is implementing a regional partnership across four countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique. The overall objective is to improve systemic, gender-sensitive responses to overcome health, economic and social vulnerabilities in Eastern Africa through diverse interventions targeting 140,000 individuals (60% female) directly, and 604,000 indirectly. The recruit will be responsible for monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning on the Tanzania component of the programme which seeks to strengthen coping strategies for vulnerable communities and support youth employability skills, as well as social, innovative entrepreneurship. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent field travel (30-40% travel) to the field. This position reports to the National Project Coordinator and collaborates with project officers, core country staff, partners, local government authorities, technical advisors, and consultants.

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The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for:
  • Establishing and continuously updating the M&E system, tools, and plans for the project to ensure they meet AKFEA MERL Minimum Standards and donor requirements
  • Regularly reviewing and updating the project Performance Measurement Framework (PMF) and database to ensure there are no gaps in data availability and quality for all project indicators, assess progress and advise on programmatic adjustments.
  • Ensuring that project data is collected on time, required frequency, details and quality, analysed and shared with project team, management, and relevant stakeholders to inform decision making, continuous learning, and adaptation.
  • With the support of the National Project Coordinator, coordinating monthly and quarterly progress review meetings with the project team and partners.
  • Providing guidance and technical support in all matters pertaining to data collection, quality assurance, analysis, and presentation – building capacity of project team and partners as needed.
  • Compiling, entering, and submitting data into AKF global information systems as directed by the Country MERL Manager.
  • Supervising all project M&E related field activities undertaken by consultants, field staff and other parties, including surveys, action research, documentation of case stories and data quality supportive supervision.
  • Working with the National Project Coordinator to draft and review narrative reports to ensure that information on indicators is accurate, relevant, and well presented.
  • Synthesizing and sharing lessons learnt and best practices to enable strategy review.
  • Supporting the identification and development of human-interest stories in collaboration with the AKF country team and partners.
  • Actively participating in a broad range of M&E-related functions as may be directed from time to time by the National Project Coordinator or Country MERL Manager
  • Maintaining a good working relationship with key stakeholders supporting M&E, including local government authority.

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The requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A Master’s degree preferably in economics, rural development, statistics, community development, business management, or any related subject.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in M&E, preferably in financial inclusion, youth empowerment, education, or entrepreneurship projects.
  • Knowledge of Result Based Management and Logical frameworks; ability to develop M&E frameworks and data collection tools is mandatory.
  • Proven skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis using Excel, SPSS, Access, or other data management/analysis software. Knowledge of digital data collection tools and methodologies is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage enumeration and research teams in the field, willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and travel to remote areas within the country.
  • Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, organizational relationships, social and cultural constraints and realities, and environmental conditions.
  • Supreme attention to detail and capacity to deliver quality data and information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – proficiency in English and Kiswahili is mandatory.
  • Self-motivated, good organization and management skills including a demonstrated ability to prioritize workloads.
  • Ability to work with multiple tasks, demands and deadlines, with a positive and constructive attitude under minimal supervision.
  • Able to learn from and adapt to complex situations.
  • Able to work independently, remotely, and within a team.

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MODE OF APPLICATION:
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV including contacts of three references, by 16th March 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org)
CLICK HERE TO APPLY!