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Project Director Job Vacancy Dar es salaam at EngenderHealth | Deadline 15th April 2018

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Project Director Job Vacancy Dar es salaam at EngenderHealth | Deadline 15th April 2018
Project Director
Location: Tanzania
Job Code: 1238
# of openings: 1

Project Director
Country Representative
Dar es Salaam
Open to Local & International applicants

EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. This emphasis on rights directly underpins EngenderHealth’s values and principles: choice, quality, and excellence. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth partners with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value to sustainable development.

EngenderHealth Tanzania is seeking expressions of interest from highly qualified candidates for the Project Director Position of an anticipated DFID funded programme - Scaling Up Family Planning in Tanzania. This 5-year programme aims to scale up access to FP in rural and urban areas, enabling women to safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The programme will integrate a comprehensive range of services including care for victims of sexual violence and post abortion care and will seek innovative ways to reach people with disabilities, refugees and young people with family planning (FP) services. This position is open to local and International applicants.

The Project Director will be the principal representative of the project, providing overall leadership for the work of EngenderHealth and its partners. S/he will have responsibility for the overall management and operations of the DFID contract, and will report to the designated DFID point of contact for this project. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated programme that builds upon existing DFID investments, and that will achieve sustainable outcomes. The Project Director will report directly to the EngenderHealth Tanzania Country Representative. This position is contingent upon award from DFID.

Ensure adherence to overall technical and programmatic quality in implementation, compliance with DFID rules and regulations, and the timely submission of all deliverables to DFID, including annual work plans, performance monitoring plans, semi-annual reports and annual reports as required.
Manage project implementation and ensure that all stated goals and reporting requirements are met.
Interact with all relevant government institutions and senior-level regional and sub-regional-level government officials on a regular basis.
Provide overall strategic and technical leadership of the project, including the development of a results framework.
Provide high-level technical expertise to guide effective implementation.
Ensure that programme strategies and approaches are aligned with the best available local and international evidence and best practice.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with DFID, consortium partners, implementing organizations, key Government Ministries, Local Government Authorities and other key stakeholders.
Identify, monitor and manage any risks to the programme’s results.
Manage the project team to ensure the efficient and cost-effective delivery of a high-quality programme that produces results.
Lead regular management team meetings and project stakeholder meetings to discuss progress.
Supervise and mentor staff and conduct regular staff appraisals.
In collaboration with the Finance Manager, lead annual work planning and develop a costed work-plan for each year.
Support learning and knowledge sharing across EngenderHealth Tanzania programmes, identifying opportunities for collaboration, sharing of resources, and leveraging relationships.

Required Qualifications

Masters Degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field.
Previous experience serving as Project Director, Team Leader or Chief of Party.
10+ years’ experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in family planning, reproductive health, and health systems strengthening.
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out.
Previous experience working in Tanzania, with in-depth understanding of the health system is a plus.
Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with DFID, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.
Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills.
Outstanding leadership skills for building consensus and inspiring motivation and commitments among diverse stakeholders, including clients, partners and consortia.
Proven experience in risk and change management.
Prior experience working with DFID projects is preferred.
Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination.
Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English.
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff.
Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office.
Ability to travel nationally and internationally.

Essential Soft Skills
Able to achieve results in collaboration with own and other teams
Ability to drive results with limited supervision
People oriented

Please visit the careers page at by follow the link at the end of this advert and search job openings under ‘Tanzania’ location to submit your details by 15th April 2018 with a CV (max four pages) and a cover letter (max one page).

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status or disability or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws.


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