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New Job Vacancy at JHPIEGO Tanzania, Technical Director – ASRH, Gender and Rights

Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at JHPIEGO Tanzania 2020

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
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.
implement­ing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit the
following positions below, available for immediate filling…


Technical Director – ASRH, Gender and Rights
Location TZ
Job ID 2020-4037
Category International Positions
Jhpiego seeks a Technical Director to provide
technical leadership and innovative programming for a Global Affairs
Canada (GAC) adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights
(ASRH-R) project in the Mara region of Tanzania. The project aims to
increase the agency of female and male adolescents (ages 10–19) over
their SRH and well-being by 1) increasing knowledge, skills, and
abilities of adolescent girls and boys, individually and as partners, to
make, full, free, and informed decisions; and 2) Improving the capacity
of health system to deliver high quality services to adolescent girls
and boys; and 3) improving skills of adolescent girls and boys to
advocate and participate in health accountability mechanisms.

position will operate under the leadership of the Project Director and
Jhpiego’s senior management team. S/he will oversee and ensure the
technical and methodological soundness of project activities, develop
and lead the team on application of innovations and human centered
design principals, and ensure gender transformative approaches are
utilized throughout the project. In collaboration with project team and
partners, the position will also support the design and implementation
of project approaches, operational research, gender analysis and
required assessments.
This position is contingent upon award from GAC. Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Female candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
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  • Provide
    technical oversight, strategic direction, application of innovations,
    best practices and definition of appropriate project activities
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure appropriate technical oversight and ongoing quality of project activities
  • Integrates technical feedback from Project Steering Committee and Adolescent Advisory Committee into project implementation
  • Lead
    the development of and/or update evidence-based training materials,
    standards, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems needed for
    implementation of the Project to meet the needs of GAC and the
    Government of Tanzania (GoT)
  • Provide technical assistance to
    partners and stakeholders in adolescent engagement, gender
    transformation, empowerment, and education; healthcare worker training
    in ASRH-R and GBV case identification, response, and case management;
    and advocacy and leadership skills training for adolescents.
  • Lead technical strategy and engagement with local partners to build their capacity and to ensure project sustainability
  • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required
  • Work
    closely with project leadership and the strategic information staff to
    promote a culture of data use and adaptive management practices.
  • Work closely with project leadership to engage in human centered design and application.
  • Be able to communicate, engage with and work effectively with youth.
  • Operationalize guidelines for accountability structures for meaningful participation at the council and regional level (Mara)
  • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted diagnosis and treatment services
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Mentors youth in program design, technical skill building and areas of expertise to develop youth skills in the project
  • Work
    with health care providers, local authorities, community members and
    project team members to identify service delivery issues that impede
    access to care and uptake of services
  • Identify and implement appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address gaps in implementation
  • Identify
    capacity building needs for project-supported clinical and community
    services and assist in the design and implementation of measures to
    address those needs
  • Work closely with the Project Director on
    setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests
    for support from local counterparts
  • Work with M&E staff to
    design, implement a plan assessments, operational research and data
    collection and analysis to track data/results to inform adjustments in
    project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders
    and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other
    US, Canadian, and international implementing partners, to ensure that
    all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document
    successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as
    reports of project activities and results to the project and donor,
    including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting
    requirements as requested
  • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for case management including diagnosis and treatment
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Supervise project technical staff
  • Manage technical contributions of potential subgrantees, including defining scopes of work
  • Maintain excellent relationships with GAC and GoT and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses
  • Provide
    technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan,
    work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the GoT,
    its ministries, GAC, and other stakeholders to ensure timely
    implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the
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Required Qualifications

  • A
    bachelor’s degree in a relevant field/clinical degree (doctor, nursing,
    midwifery) required and a Masters in a relevant field preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience implementing ASRH programming, preferably in East Africa
  • At
    least 5 years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical
    assistance to donor-funded development projects valued at $3 million per
    year or more, preferably in East Africa
  • Demonstrated experience
    training clinical and community-based healthcare workers in ASRH, GBV
    case identification, first line response, and case management
  • Demonstrated
    experience leading a capacity-building approach for CSOs, providing
    capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled
    in the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery
    projects; providing leadership skills and advocacy training to
    adolescents; and/or monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated
    in-depth understanding of the healthcare system in Tanzania, with
    experience living and working in Tanzania preferred
  • Familiarity with GAC’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering teamwork
  • Excellent
    diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain
    interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, host-country
    counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as
    NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to live in Mara and travel to project sites.


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.

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