New Jobs at Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenar- beit (GIZ) Tanzania



Job Description

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide oper­ations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenar- beit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-poli­cy objectives.


BACKUP Health is mandated to support governmental and civil society partners to leverage funding from global (health) financing mechanisms for the strengthening of their health systems. To achieve this goal, the project will collaborate with partners in nine focus countries (Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe) primarily on three main areas:
  • Strengthen national coordination of global health financing
  • Strengthen capacities of selected institu­tions in the partner countries to set and achieve health-system strengthening prior­ities in connection with global financing
  • Improve the management of health services at the decentralized level particu­larly with regard to the integration of global­ly financed programmes
Participation by civil society, key and vulnera­ble populations, human rights and gender equality are critical factors for programme success and serve as cross-cutting topics for the project.
BACKUP Health seeks to employ two qualified technical advisors who will work in close collaboration with the BACKUP team (in coun­try and headquarter).

Duty station: Dar es Salaam
Terms of the Contract: Fixed term contract
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with national, bi- and multilateral stakeholders in the health sector
  • Provide advisory and capacity develop­ment services to BACKUP partner institu­tions and organizations in Tanzania.
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementa­tion of ongoing Global Fund related projects and consultancies as part of the BACKUP portfolio and also keep track of developments of other global financing mechanisms such as GFF and Gavi.
  • Based on overall BACKUP strategy and mandate, contribute to the ongoing devel­opment of the BACKUP portfolio and technical assistance approach in Tanzania.
Technical advice (capacity development)

  • Identify technical assistance (TA) needs and opportunities for support in BACKUP’S areas of cooperation, such as strengthen­ing national coordination, the health system and the management of health services at community level
  • Provide technical assistance based on the identified needs as well as analyse and incorporate cross cutting themes such as community, rights and gender related to the interventions
  • Provide technical contributions to policies, guidelines and tools as may be required by programme activities
  • Organise, conduct and/or facilitate training sessions in relevant areas of work
Management and coordination
  • Plan consultancy and financial support to be provided by BACKUP based on the overall strategy of the project and specific partner needs
  • Operationalize the monitoring framework for the contribution of interventions in the country to overall project objectives and indicators
  • Provide technical backstopping to local and international TA providers in his/her field of expertise
  • Prepare, attend and report on governance, programmatic and technical working group coordination meetings
  • Manage and coordinate BACKUP interven­tions in the country (monitoring, technical and financial reporting, logistical manage­ment of workshops and field trips)
  • Plan and support visits from TA providers and BACKUP headquarter staff
  • Support knowledge management for BACKUP by collecting and documenting good practices and lessons learned on Global Fund-related processes and TA approaches as well as for Gavi and the GFF.
Communication and networking
  • Promote partnerships and linkages between key stakeholders related to the Global Fund, disease specific as well as health system actors as well as for Gavi and the GFF.
  • Support transparent communication and information sharing between all involved institutions and counterparts related to the Global Fund, Gavi and the GFF.
  • Represent GIZ/BACKUP in relevant meet­ings at the country level.
  • Prepare BACKUP communication and coordinate public relations through nation­al, regional and global publication of project outcomes (e.g. in journals, news feeds and social media).
Coordination with other teams of relevant programmes in the country
  • Coordinate planning, execution and moni­toring of all national, regional and district activities jointly with other teams of relevant programmes in the country to ensure a coherent and seamless support in the health sector from GIZ.
  • Conduct regular meetings with other program’s project managers if applicable to update on progress, report on results and seek guidance on key challenges.

Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • University degree (master’s level) in an area that is relevant to the program objec­tives, with a focus on public health, public policy or development studies. A master’s degree in public health (management) would be an asset.
  • At least 3-5 years professional experience in a comparable position
  • Work experience in the health sector in Tanzania with public and/or private institu­tions (e.g. disease control, health service delivery, community development)
  • Experience with health programmes financed by domestic and external resources
  • Good understanding of global health archi­tecture
  • Experience with Global Fund and/or German Development Cooperation would be an asset
  • Highly motivated professional
  • A team player willing to take on responsibil­ity
  • Strong managerial and organisational competence
  • Possessing a positive attitude to change
  • Tolerance to ambiguous situations and stress
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact in complex cooperation systems with various stakeholders (includ­ing senior government officials, civil society and key population representa­tives, project implementers and beneficia­ries)
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Language skills: Excellent spoken and written English
  • Good IT knowledge
  • Willingness to upgrade knowledge as required by the tasks to be performed
  • Willingness to travel regularly.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send their letter of application together with the CV and copies of academic certificates by email to
Please use the subject line “Advisor BACKUP”.
Closing date for submission: 30.05.2021 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their gender, origin, religion/belief, disability or any other minority group.