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New Job Vacancy DSM at HJF Medical Research International (HJFMRI) - Chief of Party, TPDF Program

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Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at HJF Medical Research International, Inc. (HJFMRI) 2020
The US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) is staffed and aided by the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) and its subsidiary HJF Medical Research International (HJFMRI) to employ specialized HIV/AIDS technical support in Tanzania. Efforts executed under this program focus primarily on HIV prevention, care and treatment with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
With headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, MHRP and HJF work together to support programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Thailand.

The Global Health Program in Tanzania works in tandem with the Tanzanian People’s Defence Forces (TPDF), Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children (MOHCDGEC), and President’s Office –Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) and in collaboration with non-government entities (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO), and Faith- Based Organizations (FBO) with the purpose of creating a lasting health change in Tanzania. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enables us to have a lasting impact in the communities.
HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions below:

Chief of Party, TPDF Program
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Dar es Salaam
General Overview:
HJFMRI-Tanzania seeks an experienced Chief of Party to lead its very important
PEPFAR/WRAIR-funded program with the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF). Primary responsibilities will include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction for the entire TPDF PEPFAR Program, ensuring an integrated vision among diverse components and actors, and a focus on achieving the results defined by the funder and PEPFAR.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the COP will be responsible for overall oversight of the activities at the supported sites and leading program-focused strategic planning and decision-making. The COP will work on a daily basis with the senior-level representatives from the Government of Tanzania and will be key liaison with WRAIR, PEPFAR implementing partners, and other key stakeholders. This is a full-time position based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


  • Direction of program (85% of time)
  • Provide overall technical and managerial oversight and leadership for the TPDF program to achieve defined outcomes.
  • Ensure efficient management of financial resources, including the review and approval of program budgets and monitoring expenditures.
  • Supervise all aspects of program field operations
  • Oversee management, delivery, and monitoring of sub-grants, if any.
  • Supervise program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting and ensure quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required by the funder.
  • Assure full compliance with all WRAIR, HJFMRI, and other fiduciary regulations.
  • Serve as a principal liaison with the Government of Tanzania, WRAIR, program partners and stakeholders to ensure effective program implementation and to build positive lasting relationships.
  • Responsible for overseeing the program reporting processin line with donor requirements.
  • Supervise program staff including professional performance management and coaching
  • Prepare regular and frequent oral and written reports for senior team members on the progress of HIV/AIDS program activities, based on data analyzed by SI team.
  • Produce annual work plan and budget documents, and oversee management and capacity building of staff and partners.
  • Keep abreast of developments regarding program changes and progress, in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performance and results
  • Work closely and collaboratively with other senior management staff to meet demands for program performance improvement
  • Work closely with HJFMRI Home Office staff to implement strategies that improve program performance
  • Other duties as assigned
  • HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania External programmatic activities (15% of time)
  • Liaise with Government stakeholders and partners to ensure stellar performance
  • Oversee efforts to build programmatic capacity by attendance at key national TWG meetings and seminars
  • Liaise closely and regularly with WRAIR team in Dar es Salaam to ensure compliance with all program expectations and requirements 
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Essential Competencies:
  • Ability to effectively handle change and to present ideas that motivate staff to strive for increased program effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to coach and develop staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manager program activities and staff.
  • Demonstrated respect for ethics and fiscal stewardship.
  • Demonstrated ability to model teamwork behaviors and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and experience to identify and evaluate best practices in continuous quality improvement, data for decision-making, and program monitoring and evaluation. 

● Terminal degree in Public Health, Pharmacy, Health Economics, Health Policy or a related field;
● 10+ years of experience in relevant program management and significant supervisory experience in complex health projects in Africa. Experience in Tanzania preferred.
● Experience leading and/or managing large USG-funded health programs including experience in: partner relationship management, developing program work plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, and managing technical teams.
● Previous experience as a Chief of Party/Country Director is highly preferred.
● Knowledge of WRAIR regulations and guidelines (administrative, operations, financial and program reporting, etc.)
● Knowledge of community-level challenges impacting health and social service delivery.
● Demonstrated success strengthening local systems and government institutions.
● Excellent English oral and written communication skills; fluency in Kiswahili will be a significant asset.
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
● Ability to travel regularly within Tanzania and Zanzibar
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Method of Application
Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any reliable Courier to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya or sent through e-mail to

NOTE: To be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE. “CVs should not include any reference to marital status, birthplace, or tribal or religious affiliations. Any CVs containing this information will not be considered for employment”. Applications that are hand-delivered will not be accepted. The deadline for submitting the application is August 31st , 2020.
HJFMRI is an equal opportunity employer; women are highly encouraged to apply.

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