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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at JHPIEGO Tanzania 2021
Overview
Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 46 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, iow-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families.
By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Jhpiego, implement­ing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit the following positions below, available for immediate filling...
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Project Director/ Principal Investigator

Location
TZ
Job ID 2021-4199
Experience (Years) 9
Category International Positions
Overview
Jhpiego seeks a Principal Investigator (PI)/Project Director (PD) to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity for an upcoming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/PEPFAR-funded voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) project in Tanzania. The project aims to contribute to the PEPFAR goal of achieving HIV epidemic control through the scale-up of quality, safe VMMC services targeting adult men and high-risk populations for HIV prevention in Tanzania. The project will work in CDC priority regions to reach males >15 years and saturate VMMC services in low coverage areas in Geita, Kagera, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Mara and Kigoma regions. The project will operate over a five-year period.

The PI/PD will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with CDC, on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management and communication with the host country government at all levels, and international partners and agencies.

This position is contingent upon award from CDC. Tanzania nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Responsibilities
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensure that project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the Tanzania, its people and donors
  • Ensure compliance with the terms of the award
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with CDC, Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and the President's Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), as well as the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), PEPFAR, implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Tanzania to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Collaborate with project team to build capacity of the Government of Tanzania in VMMC service provision including quality, access, and utilization.
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to donor
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with staff, to sub-grantees
  • Write and/or review project materials and publications
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with CDC/PEPFAR operational policies and regulations
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Required Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; MD preferred
  • Previous experience serving as project director or senior level management
  • 9 - 10 years' experience successfully managing large, multi-partner, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $7M per year) that have implemented successful activities in HIV prevention, specifically VMMC
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out
  • Previous experience working in Tanzania or regions of Geita, Kagera, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Mara and Kigoma, with intimate understanding of local health system and VMMC and QI gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with CDC, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, civil society organizations, and the private sector
  • In-depth knowledge of CDC projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili (preferred)
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national projects and technical staff
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as needed
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Preferred Qualifications
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.
Please apply at www.jobs-jhpiego.icims.com

Applicants must submit a single document for upload to include: cover letter, resume, references, and salary history.
For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at www.jhpiego.org

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
Jhpiego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.
Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.