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The Health Promotion and System Strengthening (HPSS)
Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Career Opportunities at The Health Promotion and System Strengthening (HPSS) Project 2019
The Health Promotion and System Strengthening (HPSS) is the Project operating in all Regions of Tanzania under the framework of Tanzania-Swiss Cooperation. The Project is funded by the Swiss Government through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and it is implemented by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). Through the HPSS Project, the Government ofTanzania (GoT) is supported to strengthen the health system by implementing innovative approaches, which are tested jointly with the Government for adoption at the national, regional, district and community levels.The Project has been implemented in phases; phase one started in 2011 and completed in 2015, which was succeeded by the second phase from 2015 to July 20l9.

The Project is now entering the phase 3 which is the exit phase with a goal of providing Technical Assistance to the GoT for the nationwide implementation of iCHF.Jazia PVS, HTM systems and Health Promotion approaches, as well as contributing on supporting implementation of MoHCDGEC strategy for digitisation of the health system. In the exit phase, the development, discussion and dissemination of evidence is of crucial importance for the successful completion of the project. In this respect, Project will implement key strategic evaluation and operational research activities to generate evidence to further inform the GoT on development of health insurance, supply chain and management of health commodities, health technology and physical infrastructure management as well as health promotion and disease prevention. 

The Project is looking for the qualified professional to fill in the position mentioned below: 
Position: HR and Administration Assistant (1 Position)
Reporting to:
Chief Finance and Admin Officer
Location: Dodoma
Level of Engagement: Full-time
Duration of engagement: I year.
Aim of the job
Human Resources and Administration Assistant is required to support the administrative and human resources tasks of the Project. The Human Resource and Administration Assistant reports to the Chief Finance and Admin Officer and he/she is assisting the CFAO on daily Project human resources and administrative issues. The officer is responsible for ensuring smooth operationalization of Project activities by providing advice, guidelines, updates of labour laws of the country and managing personnel affairs.

Main Tasks
  • Assist the facilitation of the recruitment, selection and hiring process which includes but not limited to, advertising vacant positions, screening CVs, shortlisting and conducting interviews;
  • Assist in arranging orientation of new Project staff and facilitating the exit process for terminated/resigned staff;
  • Maintenance and updates of Employee personal file and records;
  • Provide assistance to the CFAO on Industrial Relations matters as and when required;
  • Assist counselling and guidance to staff on company policies and procedures;
  • Timesheet management and ensuring that staff submits timely;
  • Leave administration (receiving leave forms and processing for approval);
  • Ensure compliance in all aspects of HR related functions and ensure relevant documentation is evident;
  • Provide support to CFAO with performance management process, as and when required;
  • Provide support to CFAO in facilitating and process of Continuous Education Plan, workshops and training to all Project staff as per Swiss TPH policies.
  • Assist FAO on checking the Payroll.
  • Administer Project employee benefits.

  • BA, BBA in Human Resources Management/Administration
  • 3 years’ experience in managing and administering human resources and office business processes.
  • Conversant with HR policies and processes and Tanzania labour laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and human resource information system software.
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Application should be accompanied with:
  • A well-typed CV;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates;
  • Names of at least three (3) referees from previous jobs (line managers) with reliable contacts;
  • Contact address during daytime (Postal Address,Telephone, e mail and Fax)

Reporting to: Project Manager
Location: Dodoma/TBD
Level of Engagement: Full-time
Duration of engagement: I year.
Aim of the job
The IT Officer is responsible for the management of IMIS and all data related activities to all Project’s components not limited to iCHF in his/her zone.The Project’s components in the national contexts have multiple digital components that need further development and integration into the IT landscape ofTanzania.The ICT officer will be the key person to the HPSS Digitization efforts as he/she will form the interaction point of the Project with relevant government ICT related stakeholders as well for coordination with other part time ICT experts based abroad and with the IT vendor. The main objective of the IT Officer will focus on building capability/capacity of the government structure in Tanzania to take over the reforms.This position requires a well organize professional staff with a high level of honesty and transparency.

Main Tasks
The IT Officer will have the following responsibilities and duties;

  • Support IMIS, OpenMedis and related IT infrastructure of multiple offices in Local Government Authorities in the zone.
  • Support Health department and CHF offices in the management of IMIS and OpenMedis by providing training, coaching and backstopping / trouble-shooting
  • Support implementation and integration of inventory management system OpenMedis,
  • Ensure backup systems operates effectively;
  • Contribute to organizational policy regarding quality standards and strategic planning;
  • Conduct ICT training based on the demand of the Project and local government authorities.
  • Managing of internet and local network facilities.
  • Manage a system for keeping safely all ICT equipment, software and other related materials.
  • Supporting users on change control and system updates.
  • Providing training and user manuals to users of a new system.
  • To Provide day to day support to end users in regards to mobile applications that are used in connection to the IMIS system.
  • Maintenance, installations of applications.
  • Recording of all challenges/problems in the zone concerning IMIS and report them to the management.
  • Management of printer, backup system of Project documents.
  • Manage IT equipment warranty.
  • Liaise with the local Internet Service Providers such as (TTCL) for any technical fault.
  • Provide technical support to Project staff and partners on IT affairs such as access to internet and configuration/settings at Project offices.
  • To identify user needs of the system applications and communicate to theTSO and IT System Analyst.
  • Maintaining data integrity, backup, security and troubleshooting of critical parts of the organization network infrastructure in the zone.
  • Contribute towards achievements of Project outcomes: 2, 3,4, 5 (IT aspects) and outputs: 2.1-2.4, 3.1 – 3.4,4.1 – 4.4,5.1 – 5.3 (IT aspects)

Qualification, experience and other skills:

  • Minimum a Bachelor degree in ICT
  • Proven experience as IT applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of programming languages (NET, Java, Javascript, Python).
  • Knowledge and understanding of server and networking configuration.
  • Knowledge of databases, system security and troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

Application should be accompanied with:
  • A well-typed CV;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates;
  • Names of at least three (3) referees from previous jobs (line managers) with reliable contacts;
  • Contact address during daytime (Postal Address,Telephone, e mail and Fax)

Position: Coordinator Evidence Collection, Capitalization and M&E (1 Position)
Reporting to: Project Manager
Location: Dodoma
Level of Engagement: Full-time
Duration of engagement: I year.
Summary of the Position

The Coordinator Evidence Collection, Capitalization and M&E will have responsibility for all evidence collection and dissemination interventions and activities associated with the Project and supporting the Project Manager with M&E activities. The coordinator reports to the Project Manager and will have close interaction with all Component Experts and Advisors of the Project, as well as the Communications officer. Jointly with the Knowledge of Project Manager, the Coordinator will develop the HPSS Phase 3 Evidence Collection and Capitalization plan, and establish indicators for monitoring progress and will be responsible for guiding all research studies, ensuring high quality of methods and results.

Main Tasks
  • Managing and monitoring evidence collection and dissemination interventions;
  • Work closely with Swiss TPH staff and technical assistants in Basel and in Tanzania to develop a costed Evidence Collection and Capitalization plan for the HPSS Phase III;
  • Assist in the revision of the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement
  • Assist in the development of project baseline data for each project component and for all Project indicators
  • Ensure the timely completion of study reports and success stories and other programmatic information on the project for dissemination to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), other partners and in appropriate forum.
  • Coordinate evidence collection interventions, including design, data collection, management and analysis to assure high quality;
  • Coordinate activities of the project steering committee for research and evidence generation
  • Prepare, submit applications for research ethical clearance from the relevant authorities and ensure adherence to the research ethical regulations as stipulated by the authorities.
  • Participate in the process of development of annual research agenda for the project.
  • Support Project strategically with favourable relationships and alliances with local, regional and international research institutions and regulating authorities, including obtaining all needed ethical and other clearances and approvals.
  • Support the Project Manager in defining an M&E framework for the Project and undertaking subsequent follow up on M&E data collection activities, tracking regular program performance and supporting the project manager to develop appropriate action plans to improve project performance.
  • Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
  • Maintain and administer the M&E database; conduct data quality assessment; analyse and aggregate findings;

Qualifications and experience
  • Masters’ degree or post-graduate degree in international development, social science, medical sociology, epidemiology, Social Sciences, Public Health, or any other related fields;
  • Minimum of 5 five (5) years’ experience in designing, conducting/commissioning operational research of public health interventions in developing countries;
  • Knowledge of major evaluation methodologies (e.g qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys and research
  • A well-typed CV;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates;
  • Names of at least three (3) referees from previous jobs (line managers) with reliable contacts;
  • Contact address during daytime (Postal Address,Telephone, e mail and Fax)
Send your application to the following address:
Chief Finance and Administration Officer,
Health Promotion and System Strengthening (HPSS) Project,
P.O. Box 29,

Online application via email: [email protected] and, or [email protected] Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
DEADLINE: The deadline for submission of application is on 08th November, 2019 at 16.00 hours.