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New Job Opportunities 5Posts at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

 


 

 

Overview
Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.

New Job Opportunities at Management and Development for Health (MDH)
In this regard MDH now invites applications from suitable, qualified and skilled persons to fill the following available vacancies below....

 

 

ITF GHS PROJECT MANAGER
Position: ITF GHS PROJECT MANAGER
Project: ITF GHS PROJECT
Location: DAR ES SALAAM
Reports to: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Position Summary:

The Project Manager will play a critical role in the coordination and management of this new project of the Global Health Security Agenda information systems and Laboratory strengthening. S/He will serve in a team as project leader while guiding technical officers on inputs from various resources to a team of developers. S/he will coordinate and oversee leading person in designing plans, workflows and providing solution to challenges experienced during implementation. He will coordinate MDH, MOHCDGEC, PORALG and CDC


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Project Manager is responsible in Coordinating all project activities and reports from all supported Regions.
  • Coordinates and convenes respective ITF GHS Project meetings between MDH and MOHCDGEC, PORALG, CDC and other stakeholders in the implementation of ITF GHS project.
  • Work with MOHCDGEC, PORALG, R/CHMT to implement planned activities, roll out IDSR in selected regions and oversee orientation of R/CHMTs
  • Coordinates M&E, Laboratory and HIS components of ITF GHS Project.
  • Prepares and share Implementation/Performance Reports (monthly, Quarterly) with MDH senior Management.
  • Leads and Provides oversight to the Lab officer to achieve planned activities in the lab components
  • Leads and Provides oversight to HIS Officer in setting up a functional and integrated eIDSR and implementing day to day planned activities.
  • Work with the Training unit to Coordinate and Support Orientation/ Training of R/CHMT, IDSR Focal Persons in the Project implementation Regions
  • Provides Joint Supportive supervision with MOHCDGEC, R/CHMT
  • Strengthens EBS at National regional and district level
  • Develops EBS SOPs.
  • Work with Finance department to monitor finance and expenditure reports and report in monthly quarterly review meetings.
  • Work closely with the SI directorate to optimize project implementation
  • Work closely with Lab department to achieve efficiencies and desired quality
  • Do any other job related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

 



Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills


  • Bachelor degree in biomedical science
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, epidemiology or biostatistics.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in public health programs/ services.
  • Five years working experience in program management
  • Skills in project monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication.
  • Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power point and internet.
  • Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines. 


ITF GHS PROJECT LAB OFFICER

Position: ITF GHS PROJECT LAB OFFICER
Project: ITF GHS PROJECT
Location: DAR ES SALAAM
Reports to: ITF GHS PROJECT MANAGER
Position Summary:

The ITF GHS laboratory Officer is a highly intellectual individual with enough experience in overseeing laboratory operations and administrations from personnel, facility and safety, test procedures, implementation of quality management system and strategic planning. He/She will work in collaborations with the MoHCDGEC, National health laboratory, Donors other Implementing partners and stakeholders at the national, regional and district level to ensure GHSA laboratory services are smoothly provided.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Project Lab Officer is responsible in Coordinating all GHSA laboratory project activities and reports from supported regions
  • Provide high-quality technical assistance to improve the availability, use, and quality of diagnostics and implement quality laboratory systems required to facilitate the diagnosis of GHSA diseases
  • Provide technical assistance to National Health laboratory and MOHCDGEC for the development, implementation and monitoring of biosafety and biosecurity activities including training and guidelines development
  • On a gap filling basis, work with the procurement unit to source for and or deploy quality diagnostic platforms laboratory reagents, consumables, sample collection and transportation kits and other supplies for rapid timely and accurate lab tests.
  • Work with the National Laboratory staff to organize and control lab reagents and supply inventory for the supported laboratories.
  • In collaboration with MOHCDGE/PORALG develop relevant SOPs in relation to GHSA laboratory activities
  • Work with courier provide technical assistance to facilitate efficient sample transportation.
  • Liaise with Regional and district laboratory coordinators, laboratory managers and quality officer sat collection hub to resolve any sample referral issues and strategize on system improvement.
  • Work in Collaboration with MOHCDGEC, PORALG, National Health Laboratory (NHL), CDC and other stakeholders in the implementation of ITF GHS project planned Laboratory activities.
  • Work with NHL management to facilitate efficient laboratory operations and testing for the GHSA
  • Support the National Health Laboratory to implement quality assurance programs for the GHSA laboratory activities.
  • Work with the NHL and participating regions to coordinate supportive supervision/mentorship visits and provision of technical support for effective and safe specimen collection, sample management and transportation to the testing laboratories
  • Work with the participating Regions, District Laboratory Coordinators and HIS officer to ensure efficient eIDSR components of ITF GHS Project.
  • Prepare and share Implementation/Performance Reports with supervisor and MDH senior Management on monthly and quarterly basis and as required
  • Participate in the development of workplan and ensure effective execution of the GHSA laboratory activities as per the approved workplan and budget and ensure the intended goals are met
  • Collaborate with NHL to Coordinate and Supports Orientation/ Training of R/CHMT, Focal Persons on EBS, POE, in the supported Regions.
  • Any other job-related responsibilities as assigned by supervisor



Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills


  • A degree or Master’s degree in health laboratory sciences or biomedical laboratory sciences
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in working at laboratory project management
  • Ability to collaborate with government health institutions management and other partners
  • Ability to work both as individual and as a team with minimum supervision
  • Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication.
  • Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power point and internet.
  • Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines.


MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER

Position: MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER
Project: NHLS PROJECT
Location: DAR ES SALAAM
Reports to: SENIOR MONITORING & EVALUATION MANAGER
Position Summary:
The M&E Officer is a self-motivated individual who will set and analyze data and monitor achievements of project targets and goals. He/She will work in close collaboration with the project team members in receiving and analyzing laboratory data and monitor performance.

Duties and responsibilities;


  • Provide overall leadership in the statistical analysis of data including data management
  • Provide coordination of project monitoring and reporting activities
  • Build capacity of project staff to set a functional groundwork for efficient data collection, compilation and timely reporting at site level
  • Ensure completeness and comprehensiveness of project routine reports to respond to stakeholders
  • Perform statistical analysis of data collected from the facilities and assess the progress in achievements of project targets
  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation framework of the project including indicator mapping
  • Develop and implement SOP for how data for each indicator are to be collected, managed, verified and used at each level of the health information system
  • Develop and implement a capacity building plan for other technical staff to improve their analysis skills
  • Participate in developing and implementation of data quality assurance mechanisms
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of M&E reporting calendar and coordinate reporting activities during reporting period
  • Prepare qualitative quarterly, semiannual and annual progress reports for MoHCDGEC, partners and donor
  • Participate in secondary analysis of data and writing conference abstracts and manuscripts for publications
  • Carry out any other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor



Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills

  • A degree or master’s degree in Statistics, biostatistics and M&E related fields
  • Additional training in biomedical laboratory sciences or public health will be added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working at M&E and statistical data analysis position especially in HIV care and Treatment settings
  • Ability to work both as individual and as a team with minimum supervision
  • Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication.
  • Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power point and internet.
  • Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines.


DISTRICT CLINICAL & STRATEGIC INFORMATION MANAGER
Position:
 DISTRICT CLINICAL & STRATEGIC INFORMATION MANAGER
Project: AFYA KWANZA
Location: DAR ES SALAAM
Reports to: DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER
Position Summary:
The District Clinical and SI Manager (DCSIM) will be responsible for providing overall technical support in program implementation and SI activities at district and facility site level. She/he will responsible to the DPM and will work in close collaboration with the relevant district level health management teams in program implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities.

CLINICAL SERVICES SUPPORT:

  • Under the technical supervision of the DPM, the DCSI manager provides the strategic information leadership to the supported programs including PMTCT, C&T, TBHIV integration, Quality Improvement, Early Infant Diagnosis, Laboratory Support, Supply Chain Management and Community Linkages in the assigned district.
  • Coordinates, manages and builds capacity of district CHMTs in program management including monitoring and evaluation.
  • The DCSI manager will act as the focal person for strategic information focusing on clinical services including TB/HIV integration, care and treatment, PMTCT and EID and pediatric care and treatment and assures that related activities are implemented as per MDH and district work plan;
  • DCSI manager shall support the District Project Manager for the timely development of efficient work plans for the districts and the monitoring of the progress of planned targets, budgets and activities to ensure they are accomplished in effective, economic and efficient manner.
  • Responsible for the effective planning and documentation of the communication and support provided to respective district, including but not limited to supportive supervision and mentorship
  • Work with existing and potential implementing partners in PMTCT, HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment services
  • Work with senior leaders, managers and grants team in developing and reviewing district sub-grantees’ proposals on target setting, financial budget management and adequate allocation of resources;

STRATEGIC INFORMATION SUPPORT:

  • Strongly related to assuring the technical performance, under the supervision of District Project Manager, the DCSI manager shall work closely with M&E and strategic information department in assuring data capturing, recording, storage, usage, data quality and reporting quality and in using M&E for effective program management
  • Responsible in coordinating program monitoring and reporting activities for Care &Treatment, TB/HIV, Prevention, Community linkage and PMTCT programs by districts at site level
  • Provide technical assistance in strengthening the national and district M&E system for both care and treatment, TB/HIV, Community based care and PMTCT
  • Build capacity of site staff and district clinical monitors to set a functional groundwork for efficient data collection, compilation, use and timely reporting at site and district level
  • Support the implementation of the SOP for how data for each indicator are to be collected, managed, verified and used at each level of the health information system.
  • Coordinate district and site level reporting activities during reporting period.
  • Perform a final review and verification of the quality and completeness of the quantitative monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports from respective district and sites.
  • Facilitate utilization of reports at site level and district level for program planning, management, monitoring and evaluation
  • In collaboration with the strategic information department, participate in periodic data quality assessment activities to track progress in data management at individual sites.
  • Conduct secondary analysis of data and writing conference abstracts and manuscripts for publication.
  • Liaising with the Evaluation and Research Manager in identifying areas for operational research.
  • Performing any other work related duty assigned by supervisor.


Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills


  • Medical Doctor degree with current Medical Council of Tanzania registration
  • Master of Public Health or Epidemiology or its equivalent.
  • Three or more years of experience working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs
  • Experience working with CHMT
  • Experience in M & E and Data Management
  • Experience in data collection tools and data quality methodologies
  • Leadership skills to plan, coordinate, organize, interact and deliver best results to achieve targets
  • Experience in preparing project workplan and budget
  • Experience in reading, analyzing and reporting data to assist in determining progress and decision-making processes
  • Experience in working, supporting and building capacity of data coordinators and data clerks


VMMC QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ADVISOR (VMMCQIO)
Position: 
VMMC QUALITY IMPROVEMENT ADVISOR (VMMCQIO)
Project: AFYA KWANZA
Location: GEITA REGION
Reports to: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS TS/VMMC SENIOR MANAGER
Position Summary:
The VMMC Quality Improvement MANAGER (VMMC- QIM) is MDH’s overall technical lead in all matters pertaining to VMMC Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) programs and services. She/ He provides technical leadership and oversight of CQI - including capacity building of health care providers (HCPs) on CQI design, integration, monitoring and evaluation of CQI initiatives on key program priorities, as well as documenting and disseminating program best practices and lessons learned- in collaboration with other program and government staff at the region, relevant ministries and MDH HQ.

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • To lead and oversee planning, implementation, M&E and reporting of CQI initiatives, under the Afya Kwanza project - VMMC services, and other relevant activities in respective implementation region
  • To lead implementation of VMMC CQI and PHE initiatives to address key program, donor and national priorities, including demand creation, service delivery and outreach campaigns, client follow-up, adverse event (AE) monitoring, VMMC-HIV integration and linkages and others in line with national guidelines
  • To provide TA to the R/DMOs, R/DACCs other CHMTs, QI teams and HFs in planning, implementation, M&E and reporting of VMMC CQI initiatives
  • To lead preparations and coordination of technical site visits by the central government EQA, PEPFAR agencies, and other donor institutions to assess quality of MDH’s VMMC services, including PEPFAR’s Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS), and required subsequent remedial actions.
  • To conduct needs assessment on CQI interventions in VMMC and organize efforts to address them, incl. capacity building and health system strengthening, in collaboration with RPMs, R/DACCs and other CHMTs
  • Routinely track, document and facilitate timely reporting of VMMC adverse events per national guidelines
  • To ensure timely collection, accuracy and submission of VMMC and related CQI data - including supervising and overseeing VMMC data officers’ daily tasks i.e. data collection and collation - as well as support strengthening of the related M&E systems in collaboration with the M&E team
  • Perform VMMC data quality assessment in collaboration with VMMC data officers
  • Lead efforts to robustly analyse and utilize results of CQI initiatives to inform plans, priorities and resource allocation and write reports, best practices and lessons learned for wider dissemination
  • To lead efforts in documenting, analysis, reporting and wider dissemination of CQI initiatives through writing best practices, lessons learned, abstracts, posters manuscripts, and policy briefs.
  • To implement robust capacity building programs on CQI implementation capitalizing on supportive supervision, mentorship and on-job training in line with national guidelines
  • To supervise program staff under her/him in her/his respective region
  • To actively participate in writing technical program documents including project proposals, work-plans, reports and other relevant documents, as required by the RPM.
  • To support and advise his/her advisor, the VMMC Manager, VMMC Officers and RPMs on all CQI issues and perform other relevant duties as assigned


Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills


  • A degree or master’s degree in Statistics, biostatistics and M&E related fields
  • Additional training in biomedical laboratory sciences or public health will be added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in working at M&E and statistical data analysis position especially in HIV care and Treatment settings
  • Ability to work both as individual and as a team with minimum supervision
  • Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication.
  • Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power point and internet.
  • Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines.



TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees.
Applications should be submitted by 
08th March 2021, to the Director of Human Resource through e-mail [email protected]. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note MDH don’t have any recruitment agents and don’t charge any fees to the interested candidates