Monday, January 8, 2018

Vacancies at PATH Tanzania, January 2018

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Monday, January 8, 2018
Vacancies at PATH Tanzania, January 2018
NAFASI ZA KAZI / AJIRA PATH TANZANIA JANUARY 2018
Director of Finance & Administration, Tanzania Malaria Surveillance and Monitoring (TMSM)
Tracking Code 8645
Job Description

NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding. Tanzanian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale,
working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. 

PATH is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration for USAID’s Tanzania Malaria Surveillance and Monitoring (TMSM) Cooperative Agreement. The Director of Finance and Administration, will provide oversight, and be responsible for the following key activities:

Responsibilities: 
• Oversee project operations including human resources, logistics, procurement, grants and accounting/finance.
• Establish financial systems and policies for the project that are compliant with USAID requirements and PATH's standard financial practices.
• Contribute to the development of annual work plans and develop annual and monthly project budgets. 
• Advise project staff on USAID requirements and provide training on financial management, record keeping, operational systems, and policies as needed.
• Develop and monitor budgets for the project.
• Analyze project expenses, including partner financial reports, on a monthly and quarterly basis.
• Prepare monthly invoices and quarterly financial reports, including projections and forecasting.
• Coordinate input for the annual budgeting process with the Chief of Party and partners.
• Ensure preparation and submission of complete and accurate financial reports and cash requests to PATH HQ and USAID.
• Maintain effective linkages between technical components, grants and finance and administrative functions within the project.
• Maintain project accounts in accordance with PATH policy and prepare all documentation for accounting and audits.
• Ensure project expenditures are in accordance with the approved budget and USAID policies
• Develop and manage project budget and pipeline to ensure the project operates within the approved obligation and budget
• Monitor monthly financial performance in relation to budgets and forecasts, obligated funds, commitments, and advances to subcontractors and
• Provide detailed analysis of costs, budgets, contract, and funding agency requirements as needed.
• Manage projects supply chain and logistics including purchasing and maintaining vehicles and other equipment as necessary.

Required Experience
• Masters’ Degree in Finance or a relevant accounting degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
• Certified Public Accountant
• Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team.
• An outstanding interpersonal skills and eager to work in a multicultural organization.
• Seven years’ experience in financial management of U.S. assistance programs of similar size, complexity and setting.
• Expertise in U.S. government cost principles, rules and regulations and applying these in program decision-making.
• Demonstrated experience in supporting and working with program technical staff to ensure resources are used efficiently and to accurately account for expenditures.
• Demonstrated experience in managing sub-grants including risk assessment and working with host government entities as grantees.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
• Exceptional computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, and experience using commercially available accounting software programs.
• Excellent record of accurate and on-time reporting to donor agencies.


Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania
Company Location Tanzania, Dar es Salaam

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Chief of Party, Tanzania Malaria Surveillance and Monitoring (TMSM)
Tracking Code 8644
Job Description

NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding. Tanzanian Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

PATH is seeking a Chief of Party for USAID’s Tanzania Malaria Surveillance and Monitoring (TMSM) Cooperative Agreement. The Chief of Party position is 'key personnel' and must meet or exceed the qualifications listed below and specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

Responsibilities:

• Lead the development and execution of the overall project strategy, work plan, and achievement of expected project results.
• Directing and monitoring implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities meet PATH standards, effectively implemented, and fulfill USAID and PATH requirements.
• Overseeing all technical assistance and administrative support activities under the program.
• Ensuring the timely, complete and accurate submission of all performance reports and responses to donor requests on performance, success stories, challenges and financial information of the program.
• Ensuring compliance with all donor-related, PATH, and program-specific policies.
• Liaising with donor personnel, and project team to support program implementation.

Required Experience

• Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
• Five years senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of programs of similar size, complexity, and setting.
• Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening approaches.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in building and maintain productive working relationships.
• Proven record of building teams and fostering collaboration to achieve program goals, meet program milestones, and produce quality program results.
• Knowledge of U.S. government health initiatives and related reporting requirements and funding parameters.
• Exceptional English written and oral communication skills; Swahili preferred.
• Relevant experience in East Africa is preferred.
• Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania
Company Location Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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TB/HIV Technical Officer
Tracking Code 8610
Job Description

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

Challenge TB is a USAID-funded program that aims to prevent the transmission and disease progression of tuberculosis (TB), improve patients’ access to TB care services, and strengthen TB platforms. PATH is part of a consortium, led by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV), implementing the Challenge TB project.

PATH seeks to recruit a TB/HIV Technical Officer, who will ensure close coordination and collaboration between TB and HIV stakeholders following a patient-centered, TB/HIV care model (“one-stop shop” for TB and HIV services) and also carry out technical supervisory visits to project-supported regions/districts and provide needed assistance to all levels. This position is based in Dar es Salaam.

Specific duties and responsibilities:
• Ensure close coordination and collaboration between TB and HIV stakeholders following a patient-centered, TB/HIV care model (“one-stop shop” for TB and HIV services).
• Support implementation of the TB/HIV ‘’one-stop-shop’’ model.
• Strengthen TB/HIV coordination and collaboration among national-, regional-, and district-level staff.
• Build capacity of regional and district staff in TB/HIV management and provide technical assistance during TB/HIV training activities.
• Monitor the performance of health facilities and districts, and provide mentoring, technical assistance, and other support as needed to improve quality of services provided.
• Support routine use of data at regional and district meetings for TB/HIV collaborative activities.
• Contribute inputs related to TB/HIV activities, and assist with the review of annual work plans, project reporting and deliverables, and budgets.
• Carry out technical supervisory visits to project-supported regions/districts and provide needed assistance to all levels.
• Represent Challenge TB in technical TB/HIV-related working groups and in meetings with other partners.
• As relevant, work with the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP) and other stakeholders to harmonize and integrate policies and training packages into one comprehensive package.
• Collaborate with Challenge TB and PATH staff to develop journal articles, publications, and presentations.

Required Experience
• Degree in Medicine or Masters’ Degree in Public Health.
• Minimum of five years of experience in TB and TB/HIV control, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Strong knowledge and understanding of clinical and programmatic aspects of TB control and TB/HIV integration issues.
• Ability to facilitate trainings and build capacity in areas related to TB and TB/HIV co-infection interventions.
• Demonstrated ability to multitask and manage project/deliverable schedules with excellent attention to detail.
• Exemplary interpersonal skills to facilitate relations with government entities and local implementing partners.
• Excellent written and oral communications in English and Kiswahili required.
• Ability to work in a cross-cultural work environment.
• Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.
• Excellent organization, planning, negotiating and problem solving skills.
• Familiarity with USAID projects and working with international organizations is preferred.
• Ability to travel within Tanzania up to 30% of the time.


Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania
Company Location Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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Clinical Technical Officer, Malaria Case Management
Tracking Code 8599
Job Description

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

USAID Boresha Afya Project is the 5 years USAID funded project which will work towards supporting the Government of Tanzania through health system to provide integrated HIV, TB, Family Planning, Malaria and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) and adolescent health services at facility and community level in the Lake/Western regions and National Technical Assistance .

We seek to recruit a Technical Officer who will focus on improving and scaling up case management for malaria at the facility and community level, conducting training and provide technical leadership in the design and implementation of field activities related to improving the quality of patient care. The Technical Officer will be responsible for liaising with the NMCP at the region and district levels to ensure the effective execution of supportive supervision in the facility and community, work in close collaboration with the Malaria Technical Advisor (MTA) and Clinical Technical Officer to plan and carry out interventions on the component of malaria case management in targeted regions. The Technical Officer will be based in Bukoba-Kagera.

Specific duties and responsibilities:
• Provide technical support on malaria case management to the Boresha Afya Project team, with focus on malaria diagnostics and treatment.
• Coordinate and facilitate trainings for health staff on malaria case management and quality assurance at all levels of the health care provision.
• Provide technical support in planning, coordination and implementation of all field activities in the targeted regions.
• Orient and train supervisors on supervision skills.
• Establish linkages with all relevant stakeholders and other implementing partners and collaborate as necessary to facilitate effective and efficient implementation of Boresha Afya Project activities in the targeted area.
• Participate in the preparation of annual work plans and regional and district plans.
• Participate in periodic field (diagnostic, clinical care, and M&E) activities in the region and districts.
• Assist in development of all stages of project work plans.
• Meet frequently with regional and district health management teams and assist with annual planning of project activities.
• Manage project data collection –through use of electronic platforms – for both monitoring and evaluation and for making strategic quality improvements to program operations.
• Coordinate with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and other stakeholders who are conducting on-site health facility case management supervision.
• Participate in preparation of quarterly, semiannual and annual reports.
• Participate and represent project in meetings with RHMT/CHMT, NMCP, partners etc.
• Provide frequent updates – both written and oral to Malaria Technical advisor.

Required Experience
• Degree in Medicine or its equivalent and experience in related field.
• 5 Years of experience in health related interventions.
• Experience and knowledge in malaria control.
• Good interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
• Fluency and excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili.
• Willingness to work in hard-to-reach areas with frequent travel as necessary.
• Experience with basic database management and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Experience in capacity building including training, supervision and mentoring skills.
• Prior working relationship with RHMT/CHMT highly desired.
• Experience in operational research.
• Prior experience working on USAID or other donor funded projects is a plus.

You must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Location Kagera, , Tanzania
Company Location Kagera, Tanzania
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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Senior Data Use and Capacity Building Officer -Tanzania Data Use Partnership
Tracking Code 8389

Job Description
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH’s Digital Health team works directly with national governments in low and middle income countries to select, adapt and scale appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for long term use in their country to address health challenges. Our services span the entire software development lifecycle from supporting analysis of digital health needs to the deployment and long-term use of those technologies. The Digital Health team coordinates closely with government ministries of health, the information and communication technology sector, other global health NGOs and donors to improve the governance, design, development, acquisition, implementation, and sustainability of digital health technologies and approaches.

The Tanzanian Government has formulated an “Investment roadmap in data systems and data use in the health sector”, building on the national eHealth Strategy. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the Government by contributing funding towards a portion of this roadmap through a five-year project coordinated by PATH.

PATH in Tanzania seeks to recruit a Senior Data Use and Capacity Building Officer to oversee and coordinate data use activities for the project, he/she will be based in Dar es Salaam. The project consists of three packages of work:
• Working with the Government to put in place and support effective governance and coordination processes for the investment roadmap as a whole.
• Demonstration of instituted data use practices including through use of digital tools by primary care workers, facility supervisors and health managers.
• Supporting data consistency and exchange through enterprise architecture, including through a health worker registry and an administrative area registry.

Specific duties and responsibilities:
• Take lead in identification, testing and development of data use interventions to facilitate cost effective and sustainable data use in the health sector.
• Lead on the design and oversee the implementation of cost effective long-term capacity development strategy including all project-related activities targeted at capacity development to Governmental, non-governmental and implementing partners.
• Provide strategic technical guidance and direction to the project in collaboration with partners to ensure alignment with the latest technical information, evidence and approaches in the data use field.
• Take lead in coordinating the design, testing and development of tools and training materials to foster the use of data for health program design and management.
• Work in close collaboration with Digital health specialist and Governance and Policy officer to influence the use of data in decision making to all health related programming in the Country.
• Work with stakeholders to identify key programmatic decisions, conduct data analysis, and disseminate the data using audience-appropriate communications strategy. 
• Serve as a liaison between the government, project and all partners implementing capacity-building activities.
• Coordinate and oversee the implementation of all capacity building partners in planning, monitoring and evaluation of the capacity building activities.

Required Experience
• Degree in Community development, Education training, Sociology, Social-work and any related field, preferably Masters level or Higher.
• Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in capacity development activities, including minimum 5 years in capacity development management. Demonstrated experience working closely and successfully with Tanzanian Government.
• Substantial experience in and knowledge of the health sector in Tanzania.
• Experience organizing and facilitating meetings; adept at bringing diverse opinions together to achieve consensus and drive results.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and interact persuasively with national, regional and district government at senior levels, donors, partners, and relevant project stakeholders.
• Good and proactive organizational, prioritization and workload management skills.
• Excellent IT skills, in particular including a good understanding and experience of Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
• Ability to work without direct supervision and on own initiative.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skills in Kiswahili.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania
Company Location Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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Project Director
Tracking Code 8380

Job Description
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH’s Digital Health team works directly with national governments in low and middle income countries to select, adapt and scale appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for long term use in their country to address health challenges. Our services span the entire software development lifecycle from supporting analysis of digital health needs to the deployment and long-term use of those technologies. The Digital Health team coordinates closely with government ministries of health, the information and communication technology sector, other global health NGOs and donors to improve the governance, design, development, acquisition, implementation, and sustainability of digital health technologies and approaches.

The Tanzanian Government has formulated an “Investment roadmap in data systems and data use in the health sector”, building on the national eHealth Strategy. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation expects to support the Government by contributing funding towards a portion of this roadmap through a five-year project coordinated by PATH. PATH in Tanzania seeks to recruit a Project Director to lead the execution of this project. The project consists of three packages of work:

• Working with the Government to put in place and support effective governance and coordination processes for the investment roadmap as a whole
• Demonstration of instituted data use practices including through use of digital tools by primary care workers, facility supervisors and health managers
• Supporting data consistency and exchange through enterprise architecture, including through a health worker registry and an administrative area registry

Specific duties and responsibilities:

• Oversee all activities of the project including managing and supporting team and coordinate project work across PATH, partner staff and Government secondees.
• Plan, direct, coordinate and lead activities of Data Use Partnership project to ensure that goals, objectives and all elements of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
• Facilitate development of strategy, translation of strategy into action plans, overall coordination of activities and their implementation, resolution of issues, and communication of project information.
• Manage the planning and execution of project work, including ensuring that the workstreams of multiple teams are on track, playing a key internal leadership role to ensure efficient management of donor resources, and ensuring completion of milestones. Work closely with the government, donor and stakeholders to understand critical issues impacting implementation success across the project and oversee the development of clear, timely messages and support.
• Monitor project indicators to determine impact, including developing Key Performance Indicators and Program Management goals. Review policies and procedures, identifying gaps and setting benchmarks to ensure effective project implementation, communication, monitoring and reporting.
• Prepare timely donor and internal reports, including reports to the PATH Digital Health Regional Director.
• Facilitate technical meetings and workshops, particularly those involving senior level stakeholders.
• Support the Government to coordinate implementation of the overall national Digital Health Investment Roadmap, including supporting resource mobilization efforts and donor coordination.
• Ensure close Government involvement in and ownership of the project.
• Develop and maintain relationships with the Government of Tanzania, implementing partners and publicly represent the project and its values.
• Represent the project in several international forums, conferences and committees related to project’s core mission.
• Work closely with PATH team members and the Gates Foundation to communicate challenges, bottlenecks, solutions and successes and generate required reports and other deliverables as needed.
Required Experience

• Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Health Informatics or Project Management or any other related field.
• Masters Degree in Business Administration,Strategic Management or Project Management.
• Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in health related project, including minimum 5 years in senior project leadership roles.
• Demonstrated experience working closely and successfully with Tanzanian Government.
• Substantial experience in and knowledge of the health sector in Tanzania.
• Excellent understanding of digital tools and systems in the health sector (digital health).
• Excellent understanding of health data management and use.
• Capable leader bringing diverse stakeholder groups together to achieve a common vision.
• Experience organizing and facilitating meetings; adept at bringing diverse opinions together to achieve consensus and drive results.
• A proven track record of building and sustaining effective partnerships with national, regional and district government at senior levels, donors, partners, and relevant project stakeholders.
• Demonstrated experience as a project manager overseeing virtual teams composed of diverse professional staff.
• Strong track record of managing milestone-based projects to achieve strong results within budget and time constraints. 
• Experienced motivator of teams, able to support the “human side” of implementations, including fostering an environment supportive of large scale behavior changes.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and oral communication skills in Kiswahili.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania
Company Location Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

TO APPLY CLICK HERE
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