March 11, 2016

NAFASI ZA KAZI AMREF HEALTH AFRICA

 
Amref Health Africa is an independent, non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is “to improve the health of people by partnering with and empowering communities and strengthening health systems”. Amref Health Africa has over 500 employees throughout Africa with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Amref Health Africa has offices in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi, South Sudan and Senegal and a number of offices in Europe and North America for fundraising.
 
Amref Health Africa-Tanzania is largely supported by Multilateral, Bilateral and National donors, implementing several programmes including HIV/AIDS/TB/Malaria, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Water and sanitation, capacity building and clinical outreach
 
Amref Health Africa Tanzania has received funding from the Human Development Innovation Fund, (HDIF) to implement M- Vaccination (Boresha Chanjo) Project in Shinyanga Region (Msalala and Kahama Districts) and Geita Region (Bukombe and Mbogwe Districts) and will be implemented in partnership with GSK and Vodafone.
 
Amref Health Africa has the following vacancies to be based in Lake Zone Shinyanga and Geita. 
 
1. PROJECT MANAGER: m _Vaccination (Boresha Chanjo) 
WORK STATION: SHINYANGA
REPORTS TO: PROGRAMME MANAGER – LAKE ZONE
JOB OBJECTIVES:-
 
The Project Manager will collaborate with Council Health Management Team (CHMT) members in implementing the Boresha Chanjo activities aiming to improve the effectiveness of the Immunization and Vaccine Development (IVD) programme in terms of coverage, quality and reporting in the targeted districts. S/he will be the focal person for project management as per project protocol and agreement made between the Donor and Amref Health Africa Tanzania, and Partners.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-
• Develop and oversee implementation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual plans and budgets for approval by Amref Health Africa Tanzania management.
• Produce and submit weekly updates and monthly, quarterly and annual project reports for Amref Health Tanzania Country Office.
• Responsible for management of all project resources including staff, funds, equipment, vehicle(s) and commodities.
• Develop and oversee training, mentorship and supervision plans for health workers from health facilities in the entire districts so as to use the m-Vaccination tools.
• Ensure project buy-in by regional and district authorities with specific involvement of Regional/Council Health Management Team members in collaboration with Regional/District Vaccine and Immunization Officers (RIVO & DIVO).
• Provide technical assistance to national, regional and district IVD staff to ensure ownership of project and specifically for the integration of the technology into the Vaccine Inventory Management System (VIMS).
• Coordinate and maintain records for Project Management Team and Steering Committee meetings
• Maintain good working relationships with CHMT members and specifically the DIVO by ensuring regular updating them on project progress and identifying areas of their support.
• Maintain good working relationships with partners implementing components of the project i.e. GSK, Vodafone and Mezzanine.
• Review and supervise work of Project Officer and Project Driver.
• In liaison with Amref Health Africa management and other technical staff within Amref Health Africa, actively participate in programme development through idea notes development, proposal and manuscripts writing in line with Amref Health Africa strategic approaches.
 
Qualification and Experience
• Basic degree in Medicine, Nutrition, Nursing or other health related fields
• Post-graduate qualification or higher in health or other related social science discipline.
• Three (3) years’ or more experience in managing similar community system intervention projects
• Adequate knowledge and experience of working in the Tanzanian health sector
• Ability to work independently in the field.
• Ability to work with people from all backgrounds
• Basic computer application skills esp. word processing, excel, PowerPoint and e-communication. 
 
PROJECT OFFICER (1 POSITION-BASED IN SHINYANGA)  
REPORTS TO: PROJECT MANAGER- BORESHA CHANJO 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:-
• Work closely with District Immunization and Vaccine Officers (DIVO) and RCH Coordinators in the four districts in the establishment and coordination of defined project activities.
• Spearhead training and other capacity building activities for health service providers of different cadres in health facilities of the 4 District Councils as required by the project.
• Work closely with DIVO and other CHMT members in identification, quantification, ordering/re-ordering of required vaccines and related commodities as per agreed plans.
• Provide day-to-day technical support to partners and field officers.
• Work with Project Manager in ensuring adequate support is provided to the Council Health Management Teams to ensure comprehensive delivery of project activities.
• Actively participate in District council health planning, supervisory, training and monitoring activities to ensure project activities are aligned to and harmonized within district systems.
• Provide on-site mentoring, quality assurance and refresher training to health service providers available in health facilities.
• Participates in development of strategic and regular work plans for the project
• Prepare and submit reports on all project activities implemented.
• Carry out other activities as may be assigned to him/her by the Project Manager.
 
Qualifications and Experience
• Higher diploma or basic degree in Medicine, Nutrition, Nursing or other health related fields.
• Postgraduate degree in the above field will be an added advantage.
• Two years’ experience in public health interventions. Professional work experience in the area of RMNCH.
• Having worked in the district health system will be highly desirable.
• Ability to work independently good interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to work with people from all backgrounds
• Proven Integrity and mature personality
 
If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of two referees. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS March 23th , 2016. All correspondences should be directed to: Email: jobs.tanzania@amref.org
 
Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy; Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply