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Job at PATH Tanzania, January 2019 Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance Team Lead, Tanzania

Job at PATH Tanzania, January 2019 Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance Team Lead, Tanzania
Job Title: Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance Team Lead, Tanzania
Tracking Code: 9246

Job Description
PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. Nafasi za kazi January, 2019

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Represent IDDS in Tanzania to the USAID mission (Global Health Security Advisor), the Government of Tanzania, and other stakeholders.
Provide technical disease surveillance leadership and assistance in Tanzania.
Support efforts to improve the capacities of national laboratories to test for priority pathogens and AMR Nafasi za ajira January, 2019
Support efforts to improve in real-time reporting, data sharing and interoperability between surveillance and laboratory systems.

Ensure IDDS’ activities are aligned with country priorities and are well-coordinated with other organizations working in Tanzania.
Utilize evidence- based methods and best practices to implement work plan activities.
Lead the project team in Tanzania – providing the vision, coordination, resource management, and oversight of technical and administrative staff required to accomplish work plan activities and meet project objectives.
Ensure country financial and technical reporting requirements are met.
Follow established processes to guarantee the technical and programmatic quality of IDDS work in Tanzania and overall responsiveness of the technical team. This can include making necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements when necessary or recommended by USAID.

Ensures that any departures in work scope or budget or any legal, regulatory or ethical concerns are promptly reported to IDDS leadership in the US.
Work closely with USAID and with the IDDS US-based team to define and adjust annual work plans as well as implementing technical activities.
Work closely with Global Health Security Agenda, partners, regional and country Technical Leads and other stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to project implementation.
Works collaboratively and coordinates with regional and/or other country Technical Leads as well as team partners on the implementation of activities.

Required Experience
Minimum Master’s degree or higher in public health, international development, or related field with a focus on infectious disease detection, surveillance, or diagnostics
Minimum 10 years of experience managing health systems strengthening programs

Familiarity with USG management, programs, and operations including regulatory and reporting requirements
Technical competency in infectious disease(s) and surveillance systems

Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data for decision making
Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Strong English written, oral, and presentation skills
Demonstrated interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination
Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa
Willingness and ability to travel a minimum of 25% within Tanzania and other travel as needed
Experience working with the Global Health Security Agenda preferred

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