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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Project Assistant / Program Coordinator - Abt Associates, Tuma Maombi Yako Mapema

Career Opportunities: Project Assistant / Program Coordinator - SHOPS Plus Tanzania (56681)
Req Id 56681 - Posted 06/22/2018 - Tanzania, United Republic of - International Health

Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS Plus) is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health, which began in September 2015. The primary goal of the project is to improve health outcomes and contribute to the achievement of major global efforts, especially Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, AIDS-free Generation, and FP2020. The private sector is integral to the health system and an important provider of priority health care services. To improve health outcomes and meet these global commitments, SHOPS Plus will strategically engage the private sector.

SHOPS Plus in Tanzania will increase the use of priority health services for family planning (FP), HIV, and malaria by strengthening the capacity of the private sector to provide quality health products and services, improving the enabling environment for private sector provision of health products and services, and improving ownership of total market approaches within Tanzanian institutions.

The Program Assistant will support the Senior Program Officers in the implementation of SHOPS Plus activities in the country. This position encompasses a combination of administrative and technical responsibilities to make sure the program runs efficiently.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Support the Sr. Program Officers in the implementation of technical assistance activities, including production of work plans and progress reports, scopes of work for trips, supporting logistics for short-term technical assistance, drafting scopes of work for subcontracts; and procuring goods and services needed for project activities according to USAID regulations.
• Work with Administrative Assistant to establish and maintain master shared file for the project and ensure all program documents are organized and filed with the system.
• Oversee logistics, preparation and coordination of training workshops, meetings and other project events. Assist in preparing materials for workshops and meetings.
• Maintain documents that track progress of the activities, as directed by the Sr. Program Officers.
• Oversee and monitor Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) plan, including inputting and maintaining data in the project database.
• Coordinate quarterly report preparation including compiling and editing.
• Oversee communication on project progress, ensure all project events are captured with pictures and event reports.
• Work with program officers to ensure project visibility by preparing and disseminating success stories.
• Organize bi-weekly activity update meetings with program officers and quarterly program update meetings for all project staff.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
• Relevant bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years’ experience managing and monitoring health programs and activities. Master’s degree in a relevant field in an added advantage.
• Significant experience developing and monitoring project MEL plans.
• Experience designing and monitoring field implementation of activities.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and maintain relationships with stakeholders and partners.
• Strong writing skills with experience writing project reports, activity reports and stories.
• Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Experience problem-solving and working as part of a team.
• Excellent communication skills in English and Swahili.
• Experience working on USAID-funded projects/programs and knowledge of USAID financial and contractual requirements, protocols and US government regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

• ( 4+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.