Programme Manager-Leading Safe Choices at MDH


Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a not for profit making organization focusing primarily on public health service and research in the United Republic of Tanzania. MDH is the sub-grant recipient for the Leading Safe Choices programme, led by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) of United Kingdom and works in close collaboration with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, P Gender, Elderly and Children in selected health facilities for a 3-year pilot in Tanzania. The RCOG Leading Safe Choices initiative aims to strengthen the competence and raise the standing of family planning professionals by promoting best practice, training and support systems to build skills and professionalize family planning and comprehensive post abortion care services. MDH is seeking to employ for the following vacant positions:

Job purpose:

The Programme Manager will work closely with the National Chair, the Clinical Leads and the RCOG team in implementing the work plan; coordinating the training; managing the communications. Produces narrative reports and contributes to financial reports, for submission to RCOG. Reporting to Maternal and Child Health Manager (MCH-M), Programme Manager oversees and manages the rest of the Programme Team, including M&E Officer, and Bookkeeper, and is also responsible for supporting the Programme Administrator in Kilimanjaro region keeping spending within the overall budget

Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme and grant management
• Work closely with the National Chair, the Steering Committee and counterparts in the UK to implement the
• Facilitate the implementation of the agreed work plan in close collaboration with the heads of the participating health facilities and relevant health departments.
• Organize the training workshops and oversee the mentoring system established to support postpartum family planning and comprehensive post-abortion care services.
• Liaise closely with the Programme administrator in Kilimanjaro region, offering support and guidance, to ensure continuity and consistency across the programme.
• Monitor the Programme budget in collaboration with the finance department at MDH
• Monitor the achievement of the objectives and develop appropriate responses and solutions according to need, in collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
• Support, and where appropriate, lead the development and submission of detailed Programme reports to the RCOG, the Steering Committee and other decision making bodies.

Communication and administration
• Manage the work of the LSC Programme team Report on the operational matters related to the Programme to the MCH Manager
• Report on matters related to quality assurance in achieving the Programme objectives to the National Program
• Lead.
• Facilitate communication between the in-country programme team and the RCOG, to ensure that Programme activities are completed and overall objectives are met.
• Where challenges arise in implementing the Programme, identify suitable response mechanisms in liaison with the relevant parties
• Act as the main administrative, logistical and operational coordinator for key programme activities and events

Required qualifications and experience
• Relevant post graduate qualification and 6 - 8 years' experience in public health, women's/reproductive health, programme implementation & management, HR development and operations management
• Ability to manage and balance interpersonal relationships among a diverse range of stakeholders
• High level verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili
• Very good organisational and time management skills
• High level report writing skills and budget management experience
• Experience working in donor funded programmes
• Experience working with the Tanzania Ministry of Health will be a distinct advantage
• Unendorsed driver's license & own vehicle
• Willingness to travel to Kilimanjaro region

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating the position applied for, region of preference, a detailed copy of their CV and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees by 18th April 2017, to the Human Resource Manager through e-mail mdh@mdh-tz.org or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802. 

Source: Daily News 06 April 2017



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