Job Opportunity Singida at One Acre Fund - Tanzania, Local Government Relations Health Coordinator | January, 2019

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Position: Local Government Relations Health Coordinator 
Job Description
OAF through the Give Direct program seeks to understand the impact and cost effectiveness of distributing a bundle of product interventions to households, free of charge, that are designed to increase or improve income, savings, health and nutrition outcomes. Effective execution of this program will require huge government support at the national, regional and district levels.
The Local Government Health Officer position will therefore offer great opportunities in improving health and nutrition outcomes of One Acre Fund households. It will also give an opportunity to closely work with government relations nutrition specialist, the wider government relations team, and the Give Directly team, to oversee successful trials of new products and services within the One Acre Fund farmer network.

Specific Responsibilities;
• To work closely with the GR nutrition specialist in spearheading MoU process in areas of operation
• Build and maintain relations with health management officials in all regions and districts of our operations.
• Support the initial outreach with new regions and districts ensuring they are fully engaged and supportive of our operations.
• Organize field visits with government health officials during program launch and routine informational field visits.
• Act as a point person in handling One Acre Fund’s health referral system and work closely with health facilities located within areas of operation.
• Work with Direct Giving team in the coordination and monitoring of One Acre Fund’s health interventions, with close collaboration from regions and district health officials.
• Provide regular and consistent technical support during trainings and supervision of Ministry of Health (MoH) medical personnel.
• Support the preparation of monthly and quarterly nutrition reports presented to regions, district health management teams and any available technical working groups
• Track renewals of all regulatory and government approvals
• Monitor any existing expected and unexpected severe adverse events reported by field teams
• Provide a variety of health administrative support functions

One Acre Fund invests heavily in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. You will have access to regular and ongoing professional development opportunities aimed at building the soft and hard skills required for quick rapid professional growth. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions available to staff who perform at a high level for a substantial period of time. This results in fast career growth for our staff.  
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We are seeking a candidate with strong work experience and a strong educational experience. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
• Strong background in community development, public health, nutrition or any health related science course
• Should be a registered member by the Tanzania Nutrition Dietetics Institute if a nutritionist
• Fluency with nutritional local trends including maternal and child health.
• Exceptional leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills, passionate professional who can combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach
• Should be flexible and willing to travel across southern East region of Tanzania
• Good computer skills
• At least 2 years’ experience working with an NGO or a government entity in providing technical assistance
• Language: English and Swahili

Early March 2019

Singida, Tanzania, with frequent travel to other One Acre Fund Tanzania locations

Long-term commitment, full-time job

Commensurate with experience
Note: We are not able to sponsor a visa for this position