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 Senior Systems Architect, Tanzania Tanzania, United Republic of | req11010
Position: Senior Systems Architect, Tanzania
Company Overview:
Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management, HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.

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Background:
Palladium is currently seeking a Senior Systems Architect to support implementation of the Translating Data for Implementation (Data.FI) award and the Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment and Virus Elimination project, or ACHIEVE in Tanzania. Both activities are five-year global projects funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance. Data.FI supports host country governments to enhance existing health information systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of epidemiologic and program data to inform management responses to gaps in programming and sustain impact by supporting local partner transition. The ACHIEVE consortium, led by PACT, works with USAID Missions, national governments and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals.

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Purpose of Position:
In Tanzania, Data.FI will support the government (PORALG) and USAID to strengthen and expand the application of the Makole Model as a change management approach to improve productivity and the quality of services at health facilities. Data from various information systems will be combined with data from existing quality improvement and quality assurance (QI/QA) platforms into dashboards displayed in situation rooms, guided by a technical advisory group composed of experts from USAID, PORALG and UNICEF. ACHIEVE will support the PORALG organize a government led task force on the review of the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) MIS system to better meet government data needs.

The Systems Architect for Data.FI and ACHIEVE Tanzania will provide leadership to and be responsible for liaising with government stakeholders in the design of information systems to reduce redundant reporting through systems interoperability (if appropriate) with the aim of maximizing opportunities for evidence-based decision making.
This position is based in Dar Es Salaam or Dodoma, TBD. The initial position term is 6 months, with an extension for up to 3 years, depending on funding.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Support the Country Director and government leadership (PORALG) to convene technical working groups to engage USAID, UNICEF and other relevant stakeholders in the design of information systems collecting data on health indicators, human resources, supply chain, and most vulnerable children.
  • Oversee establishment of national and regional situation rooms.
  • Collaborate with Digital Square and other IPs to utilize Tanzania’s health information mediator (HIM) for interoperability between relevant data sources.
  • Design or leverage existing solutions for the display of integrated data from multiple sources.
  • Design or leverage existing solutions allowing data to be re-used whenever possible through interoperation or data exchange when feasible.
  • Design and conduct assessments to 1) elicit information needs of users of integrated systems, 2) inform harmonization of data collection forms, and 3) identify infrastructure required for proposed integration.
  • Conduct a series of workshops to validate findings, proposals with government working groups.
  • Supervise a remote team comprised of business analysts, programmers, quality assurance specialists and visualization experts.

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Required Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in public health, statistics, health informatics, or a related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience advising on health management information systems
  • Familiarity with open-source global goods, including demonstrated experience using DHIS2
  • Experience building government capacity to manage and maintain health information systems
  • Experience working in ICT/Informatics Governance
  • Knowledge of project management principles, the software development life cycle and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong knowledge of OpenHIE, OpenHIM; experience developing or leading teams interoperating health systems & development of repositories of health data
  • Experience developing or leading teams to develop analytics platforms for data visualization; strong proficiency with BI platforms (Metabase, Superset, Tableau, Power BI)
  • Strong organizational, stakeholder management and people skills required; existing relationships with USAID, PORALG and UNICEF preferred
  • Ability to effectively write technical documents such as sys/admin manuals and user guides
  • Ability to lead meetings, conduct trainings and deliver presentations
  • Familiarity with the Makole Model a plus
  • Ability to travel 30% within Tanzania
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in Swahili preferred

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Palladium is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to a selection process due to disability or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com and we will endeavor to make any reasonable adjustments to our process.
 

Senior Data Use Advisor, Tanzania Tanzania, United Republic of | req11008
Position: Senior Data Use Advisor, Tanzania

This position is based in Dodoma. The initial position term is 6 months, with an extension for up to 3 years, depending on funding.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the Data.FI lead in Technical & Policy Advisory Group meetings, led by the government (PORALG) to review priority indicators, (HIV/AIDs, maternal child health, nutrition, and family planning, etc) available from routine and QA/QI information systems.
  • In collaboration with the Technical & Policy Advisory Group, develop a Situation Room Methodology for data review and use which identifies the root cause of performance problems and incorporates the Plan-Do-See Act (PDSA) QA/QI approach for engaging in corrective action planning.
  • Develop user-friendly data visualization products (dashboards and standard analyses) designed to monitor performance against established targets.
  • Support the development of a cascaded training curriculum for continued scale up of the Situation Room and Makole Model Methodologies.
  • Leverage adult learning principles to create interactive sessions intended to engage critical thinking skills, encourage accountability, and be highly systematized for ease of replicability.
  • Develop strategies to support and sustain regular Situation Room meetings and Makole Model interventions at the district and regional level.
  • Mentor PORALG facilitators who will conduct training for districts in the Situation Room Methodology and selected health facilities in the Makole Model Methodology.
  • Recruit, mentor and supervise field-based Data Use Officers to facilitate Situation Room meetings and Makole Model interventions.
  • Collaborate closely with Senior System Architect to ensure analytics and dashboards are designed to promote decision making and respond to user requirements.
  • Promote knowledge management efforts aimed at tracking impact of data use strategies. (Data Use Briefs).

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Required Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in public health, statistics, health informatics required; a Medical Degree with clinical experience preferred.
  • At least 5 years’ experience promoting evidence-based decision making within health management or facility settings.
  • Familiarity with quality improvement and quality assurance (QI/QA) models and principles required; expertise within field of continuous quality improvement (CQI) an advantage.
  • Demonstrated skills in building the capacity of regional level stakeholders in data demand and use, data communication, and advocacy for evidence-informed decision making. This includes strong skills in facilitating the interpretation and use of data by program managers.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to effectively write technical documents, lead meetings, conduct trainings and deliver presentations.
  • Strong organizational, stakeholder management and people skills required; existing relationships with USAID, PORALG and UNICEF preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Makole Model a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, TEAMS), experience with DHIS2 and Business Intelligence tools an advantage.
  • Ability to travel 50% within Tanzania.
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in Swahili preferred.

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Palladium is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to a selection process due to disability or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com and we will endeavor to make any reasonable adjustments to our process.
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Finance & Administration Officer - Dodoma or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (final location TBD)
Tanzania, United Republic of | req10985
Position:
Finance and Administration Officer, Dodoma or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Final Location TBD)

Position Summary:
Palladium is currently recruiting a Finance and Administration Officer to work for the USAID-funded Data.FI project. This person will be based in Dodoma or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with some travel expected. This full-time position will assist the project with activities related to finance and administration and logistics. The position will support the Data.Fi activity and report to the Data.FI Finance & Operations Manager.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with event planning and other activities. This includes venue, accommodation, transport, and per diem arrangements for participants;
  • Work closely with Finance & Operations Manager to implement monthly payroll accurately and on time, keep accurate and updated records and conducts regular reviews of staffing financial information;
  • Process and coordinate monthly statutory deductions for payroll;
  • Maintains payroll information by collecting, calculating, and entering data;
  • Maintain complete, accurate and timely financial records; prepare and submit monthly financial reports as directed by Country Director/Finance & Operations Manager in timely manner; appropriately file paper and electronic copies of all supporting documents;
  • Maintain financial, procurement, and attendance records for all meetings and workshops;
  • Complete weekly cashbooks to be reviewed by Finance & Operations Manager;
  • Maintain the project’s Asset Register;
  • Coordinate with local vendors to obtain quotations, coordinate invoicing, and process payments for all service providers;
  • Prepare procurement documents and ensure procurement is done as per corporately defined processes, and Donor’s rules and regulations;
  • Assist with the development of activity budgets for related project activities;
  • Assist with the preparation of training materials and meeting documents (printing, binding, organizing/filing, and meeting minutes);
  • Ensure timely payments to staff, consultants, and vendors;
  • Prepare cost-share reports;
  • Ensure field vouchers are prepared timely and accurately, supporting documents are in place, and all transactions are coded in accordance of chart of accounts and project charge code(s);
  • Negotiate, administer, and assure compliance with agreements to include but not limited to: Contracts, Purchase Orders and Task Orders;
  • Provide logistics, coordination, and travel support to project staff;
  • Co-ordinate recruitment of local long-term staff, as well as short-term national consultants. This includes preparing advertisements, initial filtering of CVs, further short-listing, assessments, obtaining references, carrying out competency based interviews, preparing the interview panel, compiling interview results, and providing feedback to candidates;
  • Perform any other responsibilities as may be directed.

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Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field;
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in broader finance and administration management with an international organization, including HR, finance, IT, and logistics;
  • Familiarity with USAID funded projects and/or experience working on an international development project;
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills;
  • Proven problem identification and resolution experience with budgeting, forecasting, banking, tax authorities, foreign currency transactions, and other related issues;
  • Strong English (written and oral) communication skills;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Local candidates only-no relocation expenses provided;
  • Ability to travel locally within Tanzania;
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Tanzania.

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Palladium is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to a selection process due to disability or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com and we will endeavor to make any reasonable adjustments to our process.
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 Director, Contracts, Grants & Compliance - USAID/Tanzania Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Tanzania, United Republic of | req10920
Position: Director, Contracts, Grants & Compliance - USAID/Tanzania Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Market Systems Activity 

Project Overview and Position
The Director of Contracts, Grants and Compliance will lead efforts and manage logistics and the substantive life-cycle of multiple contracts, and ensure the necessary contracts tracking systems are in place and functional, to manage a large number of sub-contracts and grantees (i.e., including transaction and investment advisors, financial institutions, private companies, and other partners) and manage cost-shared, performance-based sub-contracts and grants to support Tanzania for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Market Systems Activity, in accordance with Palladium’s and USAID’s policies and procedures. This position is also responsible for helping to ensure that all project activities and transactions are carried out in a way that is consistent with USG rules and regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, guaranteeing that all procurement transactions and logistics activities are carried out in a way that is compliance with the FAR and other USG laws and policies; ensuring subcontractors and vendors are identified and their goods and services are procured in a transparent manner.

This position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and is contingent upon contract award to Palladium.

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Reports to: Chief of Party
Duration: 5 years
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight to program managers on contract inception, implementation, and closeout activities, including preparation of contract briefing materials, required approvals, allowances, funding, procurement, property inventory, and audit file documentation.
  • Analyze contractual commitments, specifications, and changes and develop a logistical program to prepare necessary subcontracts, purchase agreements, task orders, and subcontract modifications.
  • Prepare and negotiate Subcontracts, Purchase Agreements, Independent Consultant Agreements, Contract, and Task Order modifications; negotiate and approve rates and funds sufficiency; perform periodic contract budget monitoring.
  • Work with Chief of Party to ensure smooth implementation of contracts; organize and manage logistical flow of contract implementation by company contracts managers and relevant team members.
  • Organize and conduct periodic contract performance and administrative compliance reviews for project logistics teams.
  • Maintain standards, documents, processes, and best practices that meet Palladiums SOPs.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of systems that result in improved operational efficiency and reduced organizational risk.
  • Monitor internal and external auditing processes and platforms
  • Coordinate information related to audits with the project leadership team and elevate any compliance risks or issues to management and HQ backstopping staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Candidate Requirements
  • Extensive of progressive experience in project compliance and contracts management; USAID contract management, compliance, proposal cost and budget development preferred.
  • Demonstrated significant experience working on USAID contracts.
  • Strong organizational skills to ensure documentation is filed professionally and accurately for internal and external audit.
  • Proven experience supervising teams of support staff at the manager level.
  • Must be familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the USAID Federal Acquisition Regulations supplement (AIDAR), 2 CFR 200, USAID ADS series, DoS Standardized Regulations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of U.S. Government service-type cost reimbursable, T&M, and fixed price Acquisition and Assistance management.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex contracts and compliance clauses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively. Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience required.
Tanzanian Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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Applications
Please submit a CV and Cover Letter in English

Palladium is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. Should you require any reasonable adjustments to a selection process due to disability or any other circumstance, please email our team at accessibility@thepalladiumgroup.com and we will endeavor to make any reasonable adjustments to our process.
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