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Pathfinder International
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AYSRH -Technical Manager – Station Dar es salaam
Job Summary
Position Summary:
Provides technical leadership in a program area. Collaborates with project team on project activities that have a combined program focus. Collaborates with other members of the project team to ensure that deliverables meet the needs of intended populations. With capacity building and developing as a guiding principle, engages closely with government and/or local NGOs on the design, management and monitoring of all field-based programs. Coordinates with in-country agencies and programs to ensure linkages and to identify opportunities for integration of AYSRH and broader health, educational, vocational, and other non-health interventions that meet the needs of youth and adolescents. Assesses technical and training needs and contributes to scaling up successful experiences in implementing best practices in clinical and community settings that lead to increased use sexual and reproductive health. Ensures that the project team draws on state-of-the-art knowledge and practices in the areas specific to the program area. Partners with other technical advisors to enable policy, research and programs that benefit women and female children.
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Job Description
Pathfinder Overview:
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Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to

HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Background of the Project:
Pathfinder in partnership with UNICEF and with financial assistance from the Government of Canada plans to support the Government of Tanzania to implement an intervention in Songwe and Mbeya region to build the capacity of health facilities and individual providers in offering high quality and unbiased SRHR/contraceptive services to adolescents and youths. This will involve as scale up of an adapted pathfinder’s provider behavior change intervention (the Beyond Bias model) that is currently being implemented in Dar es Salaam Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Pakistan. This intervention focuses on addressing the bias that happens at the last meter of health service delivery system. This intervention will include establishing the platform for the provision of high-quality comprehensive SRHR services through supporting the providers with clinical mentorship and values clarification to ensure the acquisition of the desired competency and attitude in delivering quality clinical care.The intervention will cover selected number of public health facilities in Songwe and Mbeya region. Pathfinder will be collaborating with other implementing partners working in AYSRH technical space in the selected geographies specifically those working on creation of demand for AYSRH services. 
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This position is contingent to winning the award.
Reports to: Director for Clinical and Community MNCH/HIV, Tanzania
Classification: Regular Fixed term
Grade Level: TBC
Key Job Outcomes:
1. Project Work Plans and Execution: Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements. Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities. Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope. Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client. Enforces project standards. Ensures all project documentation is complete, current and stored appropriately.
2. Project Status Reports: Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures. Submits regular status project reports. Addresses issues and resolutions to mitigate risks.
3. Project Budget: Manages project budget. Tracks and reports team hours and expenses regularly. Manages and reports budget to actual variance on hours and cost
4. Project Meetings: Holds regular status meetings with project team. Keeps project team well informed of changes within the project and organization. Communicates relevant project information to project leads. Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion. Communicates difficult/sensitive information. Facilitates team meetings.
5. Project Schedules: Manages the project schedule and schedules for Pathfinder staff related to the project. Plans and schedules to align resources and deliverables. Serves as the primary point of contact for exceptions and rescheduling.
6. Staff Development: Trains other team members using train the trainer approach. Approves team members’ time and expense reports. Reviews the status reports of team members and addresses issues as appropriate. Complies with and helps to enforce standard policies and procedures.
7. Technical Assistance: Provides technical assistance to country offices, host-country governments, local partners, and other agencies to assess needs and design SRHR and ISS & CB projects and services that are responsive to the needs of intended populations.
8. Quality Assurance: Works with the technical team to ensure that best practices for services and service integration are well documented, evaluated and poised for scale up. Coaches and builds teams to optimize staff performance programming, target setting and project work-plan and scale-up.
9. Partner Management: Manages day-to-day partner interactions.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
  • Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems and SRH programs.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR and SSCB. Advanced skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities funded by different donor organizations working in the health sector.
  • Proposal Development: Advanced skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise substantial research/development funds.
  • Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
  • Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems and SRH programs.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR and SSCB. Advanced skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities funded by different donor organizations working in the health sector.
  • Proposal Development: Advanced skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise substantial research/development funds.
  • Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Operations and Financial Management: Advanced knowledge of operations and project financial oversight Presentation Skills: Ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
  • Community Relations: Advanced skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.
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  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Kiswahili and English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child
  • health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be details-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.
  • Flexibility to travel when necessary, to support field operations

Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in public health, community development, marketing, social sciences or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing large scale projects delivering FP and others SRH services to youths.
  • Experience in design research, Implementation research and Human Centered Design will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in working in international development organizations implementing sexual and reproductive health programs,
  • Experience of working with projects seeking to empower women and girls, advancing their right to contraception and other SRH services
  • Prefer: Experience with programs implemented by multiple partners
  • Prefer: Experience in project design, planning and management
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How to apply:
Interested applicants are requested to submit their Application letter and CV, including contact details for 3 references before the close of business on August 07th, 2020. Applications should be addressed to the:Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder
International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam
or sent via e-mail to [email protected] stating the position being applied for in the subject line.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.