The THET Consultant in Tanzania will carry out activities for the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) programme, which runs until March 2025.
Funded by the UK Department for Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund and managed by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA), the first round of CwPAMS funded 26 grant holders to tackle the growing challenge of antimicrobial resistance in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.Recommended:
These projects focussed on strengthening the capacity of health workers in antimicrobial stewardship within individual health institutions. All activities fed into implementing the governments’ AMR National Action Plans.
A new phase, CwPAMS 2, started in July 2022. A total of £2,000,000 is available for grants running from April 2023 to January 2025. Each country is therefore likely to be awarded 1-5 grants for a total amount of £100,000 to £500,000.
The activities expected of the consultant as part of this scheme will fall into the following workstreams:
- Inception phase
- Developing and strengthening co-ordination between grant holders and other key health institutions, including the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender the Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), national AMR co-ordinating bodies and other Fleming Fund actors.
- Facilitating learning and collaboration between grant holders
- Supporting grant holders to improve their operations
- Supporting THET with monitoring of grant holders
- Overseeing THET’s administrative position in Tanzania
The Consultant will be responsible for managing the workload and conducting the activities in a timely and efficient manner as set out in this document. Given the number of activities and the small amount of time, the Consultant will agree with the Programmes which aspects to prioritise. The Consultant will have regular reporting points with the Head of Programmes, largely through quarterly reports and meetings, and will be expected to keep them informed on progress and key issues.
The Consultant will also liaise with a Tanzania CPA Consultant, who will provide technical support relating to antimicrobial stewardship to the grant holders.
The contract is for 112.5 days over 25 months, which works out at 4.5 days a month. Consultants will receive a daily rate of £190, which totals to £21,375 for the whole programme. The consultant will invoice THET monthly. Please note that this is non-negotiable and will cover all expenses apart from project-related travel and communication expenses. Consultants will be given an allowance to help deliver the work, with £100 a month available for transport, communications and meeting costs.
Receipts must be kept, where possible, in order to claim for support costs. Consultants will not be expected to use their own funds to cover project-related costs.
To successfully undertake this assignment, the Consultant should meet the following minimum requirements:
- Recent experience of liaising with the MoHCDGEC in Tanzania.
- Strong project management experience in the health sector in Tanzania.
- Experience of working in a senior position in an INGO context.
- Experience of working in partnership with others to promote capacity building.
- Experience of managing security and risk in an INGO context
- Knowledge or experience in antimicrobial resistance or stewardship desirable
- Degree level education. [Public health or related discipline preferred.]
- Analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically
- Excellent representational, written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Proven financial skills (budget preparation and monitoring)
- Proven organisational and administrative skills with sound IT skills (Word and Excel)
- Flexibly and adaptability in the context of working within a small organisation and in a complex environment.
- Well organised with the ability to work independently and take the initiative.
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How to apply
Candidates must submit their CV along with a cover letter of no more than two pages to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 9th March. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview week commencing 13th March.
The candidate must ideally be based in Dodoma, Tanzania.