Wednesday, 7 November 2012


IntraHealth International, Inc. is currently accepting expressions of interest from individuals interested in being included as part of IntraHealth’ s submission for an upcoming USAID-fundedOrphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) project in Tanzania.   Positions include senior project leadership and technical positions such as:
  1. Chief of Party
The Chief of Party provides overall leadership and management of the anticipated USAID Tanzania funded Health Systems Strengthening OVC procurement. S/he provides strategic guidance, vision and leadership to all partners and project staff. The COP works closely with and supervises senior project staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas.  S/he ensures that there is strong collaboration and effective communication with donors, implementing partners, and local counterparts.The COP is responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/Tanzania, in full compliance withIntraHealth policies and procedures and USAID rules and regulations.  The Chief of Party is the principle liaison with USAID/Tanzania, partner organizations, GOT ministries, UN agencies and other key stakeholders.
The successful candidate would have a Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Work, International Development, or related discipline and at least 12 years of professional experience, with a minimum of 5 years managing and implementing international programs with related focus on OVC policy/advocacy or health systems strengthening (HSS).  In addition s/he would have broad-based knowledge of OVCprogramming and child protection systems in sub-Saharan Africa; prior experience managing USG health programs in Africa, preferably East Africa; ability to negotiate and advocate with donors, governments, partners, and multiple stakeholders; and strong oral and written communication skills in English and familiarity with Kiswahili.
  1. Deputy Chief of Party
The Deputy Chief of Party’s responsibilities includes planning, coordination, and technical direction of all program activities including the work of sub-recipients. S/he provides senior-level technical planning, programming, and coordination while ensuring approaches are technically sound and appropriate, with overall responsibility for the oversight and management of all program activities.  S/he will provide strategic guidance, vision, and leadership for technical aspects of the program and work closely with the Chief of Party on all reports, documentation, and deliverables required by USAID. S/he will travel within Tanzania to program sites and participate in conferences and/or meetings, as needed.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Public Health or related field with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience designing and implementing programs in Africa including proven experience in managing health systems strengthening, child protection and service delivery programs.  In addition, s/he will have the ability to liaise with donors, implementing partners and host country government; demonstrated competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality; good reporting and writing skills, utilizing Word, Excel and Power Point; and strong verbal and written English and Kiswahili language skills.
  1. Health Systems Strengthening Specialist
The HSS Specialist provides guidance, technical assistance, and managerial leadership for health systems strengthening interventions funded by the project. S/he will guide the scale-up of promisingHSS practices throughout the country, and will work with staff members and partners to oversee technical approaches focusing on OVC to ensure that the project achieves its goals. S/he will guide activities at both regional and national levels to improve performance throughout the project areas of operations in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania (GoT), leading capacity building and training programs to address performance gaps of clinic staff and social welfare workers (SWWs) in interventions for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs). 
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or a related discipline with 5 or more years of professional experience managing large health programs in developing countries, preferably with significant experience in East Africa.  Professional background would include proven knowledge of HSS issues and trends, and the ability to integrate HSS with OVCservices improvement and delivery; proven ability to build productive and proactive relationships withUSAIDGoT, NGOs, FBOs, and private sector groups; and strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Kiswahili.
  1. Policy & Advocacy Specialist
The Policy and Advocacy Specialistprovides technical expertise to the anticipated OVC/HSS Project in Tanzania. S/he will engage in planning, managing, and implementing policy and advocacy activities to ensure that the project achieves its goal to improve OVC and child survival services at the facility and community levels across the country.
The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in Human Resources Management, Community Development, Public Administration, Public Health, or a related advanced degree and a proven effective record of accomplishment in the development and design of policy and advocacy strategies in Tanzania.  Additional experience would include expertise in communicating to a wide variety of health care providers in the areas of OVC and child protection sectors as well as experience in mass media, advocacy, and training.  S/he must have strong verbal and written English and Swahili language skills.
  1. Orphan & Vulnerable Children Specialist
The Orphan & Vulnerable (OVC) Specialist plans and implements project activities relating to orphan and vulnerable children and their caregivers. S/he will work with the GoT, NGOs, CBO, and FBOs, and the private sector covering the implementation, and management of OVC programs across the country.  S/he will work with other staff members to prepare work plans and introduce innovative approaches in responding to the needs of OVCs.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in social work psychology, sociology, human services, or related advanced degree with a focus on development, preferably with OVC service delivery, systems improvement, and child protection with 5 or more years relevant program experience working in an NGO environment, especially with USG funded projects.   Professional background would include excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse people, clients, government official and consultants and strong communication skills, both verbal and written, in English and Kiswahili.
  1. Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will ensure the continuous monitoring of program progress in close collaboration with the GoTUSAID, and other implementing partners. S/he is responsible for designing and implementing program M&E activities and developing the capacity of various stakeholders in data collection, analysis, reporting, and evaluation.Liasing closely with the US based M&E team, the M&E Specialist will identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches for the program, and disseminate overall results to project stakeholders.
The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree or higher in Statistics or other related fields, or a Bachelor’s in Statistics with at least 10 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in the field of social work or community development, including experience working on M&E for USG funded programs.  In addition, s/he will have demonstrated skills in quantitative data analysis and data management; experience in questionnaire development (including testing for reliability and validity); demonstrated skill and effectiveness in communicating with others, particularly research and evaluation staff members (domestic and international); and proficiency in English required with proficiency in Kiswahili highly desirable.

Application Instructions:
For immediate consideration, please visit the IntraHealth website careers page at  for full position descriptions and application process.  Interested individuals can also email TanzaniaJobs@intrahealth.orgfor more information.  All positions are pending USAID approval and funding.  IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.      

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