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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Medical Technical Support Officer - Kibondo, Tuma Maombi Yako Mapema

Medical Technical Support Officer, Tanzania

Job Details
Level Experienced
Job Location Tanzania - Kibondo,
Position Type Full Time
Job Category Other

Position Summary: The Medical Officer will report to the Program Manager for medical related project activities, including but not limited to, access to curative and preventive health services; trends and performance on morbidity and mortality; capacity and quality of community health; safe motherhood and maternal and child continuum of care; and sustainable support to local health services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
 Provides overall technical support, supervision and coordination in planning, implementation and evaluation of all project activities, including contributions to monthly activities reports in multiple medical clinics and refugee camps.
 Provides oversight and supportive supervision to Medical Teams International partners in the health facilities including quality performance of under 5 malaria clinics, triage and growth monitoring services at all health facilities support by the project
 Supports the partner in expansion of community health promotion activities, focusing on Health Information Teams and Traditional Birth Attendants
 Provides technical support to improve outcomes in comprehensive safe motherhood interventions including emergency obstetric care; adherence to national blood transfusions system
 Works closely with the supply chain system to ensure that supported health facilities are equipped with adequate, skilled medical staff, identify areas clinical staff require training
 Oversees planning, program monitoring and evaluation, and management to ensure informed decision-making, timely implementation of program activities, and achievement of contracted targets with the Medical Teams International partner
 Analyzes and troubleshoot any challenges to program implementation and resolve any human resources issues that arise
 Provides input into the financial/management aspects of the project including monitoring expenditures and budget variances in line with project activities

 Professional health degree required, MD or MPH preferred
 Minimum of 3 years refugee response experience, preferably in refugee camp settings implementing and managing health programs.
 Proven experience with maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and health systems strengthening.
 Demonstrated strong written program reporting skills, supported with field or practical epidemiological and surveillance capacity.
 Experience in interfacing with UN agencies, partners, volunteers and government and NGO agencies, refugees and host community.
 Strong skills in designing, monitoring, and evaluating health interventions.
 Experience providing supportive supervision and facilitating capacity building for a multi-disciplinary team.
 Experience conducting household surveys and monitoring health facilities.
 Experience in social and behavior change and community mobilization highly desirable.

Key Behavior and Abilities:
 Fluency in English and Swahili, speaking and writing.
 Knowledge of and experience in working with and coordinating international and national partner organizations.
 Ability to live and productively work in resource limited settings, unstable and/or harsh environments.
 Excellent program management, project planning and monitoring, budget management and organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
 Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player with proven management and leadership skills.
 Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their materials for consideration to; [email protected]
Please note clearly in the subject line what position you are applying to.
This is a local national hire and this position is contingent on funding confirmed 1 July.
Time Commitment: 12 months (renewable subject to performance and funding)