Location: Kagera/Iringa, Tanzania
Employer: Christian Social Services Commission
Title: Regional Project Officer (RPO) for TUWAFIKIE TB
Duration: 18 Months
Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC), an ecumenical body jointly
established in 1992 by the Christian Council of Tanzania and the Tanzania
Episcopal Conference, coordinates and facilitates the delivery of social
services by the member churches in Tanzania. For 26 years, CSSC has been
serving a network of 900 private church-owned health facilities, including 103
large hospitals at district and regional levels. About 60% of these facilities
are located in remote rural areas, where quality healthcare provision remains a
has received funds from the STOP TB Initiative of UNOPS and will start the implementation
of the TUWAFIKIE Project soon; therefore, CSSC is seeking to engage two
Regional Project Officers (RPO) for Kagera and Iringa respectively who will oversee
all project-related activities in the two regions.
support CSSC in the successful implementation and delivery of results of the
TUWAFIKIE Project within the required timeframe.
RPO is responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of the
TUWAFIKIE interventions in the assigned region of Kagera/Iringa in line with
the approved work plan and budget. The RPO manages and coordinates all
project-related activities, provides technical guidance and leadership to
project stakeholders, and ensures that the project achieves its intended goal
and objectives in the respective region. The RPO reports to the Project
Coordinator at CSSC Head Office.
a detailed work plan and budget in collaboration with the project
management team at head office and the second RPO.
trainings and workshops on TB-related contents and coordinate capacity building
activities for different target groups including government officials,
health service providers, and community representatives.
and effectively engage key community resource persons and community
leaders to accelerate collaboration with ADDOs and health facilities on
case detection and management.
surveys among project stakeholders, e.g. ADDOs, using analogue and digital
methodologies and present the findings to the project management team in a
clear and structured way.
networks of TB service providers at district level and ensure effective
referral mechanisms between ADDOs, health facilities, and communities.
linkages between ADDOs, sputum transporters, and health facilities and
improve their working relationship if necessary.
and conduct supportive supervision and mentoring of ADDOs and health care
workers at health facilities to ensure quality assurance of TB services and
to improve service delivery.
closely with government TB coordinators at district and regional levels as
well as other important TB stakeholders to organize and attend meetings
related to TB/HIV services and align your work to achieve maximum
efficiency in the project.
with other TB programs and projects to explore areas of common interest,
and identify common issues and approaches in order to enhance quality TB
services and partnership.
in advocating with the Government and other relevant stakeholders for the
implementation of PPPs to facilitate private sector engagement in the provision
of TB and health services and advise on activities which the private
sector can carry out (both individually and with the Government) to
improve the provision of TB and health services.
a gender-sensitive approach in all your endeavours.
informed on current initiatives and research in the field of TB by
reviewing relevant literature and stay alert to any implications of such
experience and research for the project.
track and document relevant best practices and lessons learnt for the
project and related activities as well as for CSSC (institutional
in collaborative learning and knowledge management within the organisation
as well as in all relevant meetings/forums within CSSC.
support to the project management team at head office in the coordination
and supervision of all activities.
support to the external evaluation team during their supervision visits.
that mandatory office policies and procedures, including financial and HR
policies, are adhered to and accurately implemented.
that an efficient M&E system for routine project data recording,
cleaning, reporting, and utilization of project data for planning,
decision-making, and resource allocation is implemented and all data are
always collected timely and accurately.
and submit project progress and implementation reports timely.
other responsibilities as required and assigned by the supervisor.
Degree in Medicine or Nursing (required).
qualification in Public Health or other related field (desired).
expertise in TB prevention, care and support (required).
Skills and Attributes
analytical skills by use of computer packages such as MS Word, Excel,
Power Point, SPSS etc.
written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and
to frequent travel in rural areas.
and team player able to work under minimum supervision.
- At least 3 years’ experience in managing TB
- Thorough understanding of the Tanzanian health
system, its key stakeholders, and the policy environment (required).
- Detailed knowledge of faith-based health
service provider (desired).
position is a full-time position for the period of 18 months with the option of
extension depending on availability of funds and prior performance. Anticipated
start date for the position is beginning of August 2018.
How to Apply
candidates should submit their application letter indicating their preferred
work station, a detailed copy of their latest CV, and names and contact
information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work-related traceable
referees before 25th July 2018 to the following address:
Social Services Commission (CSSC)
Mwinyi Road, Plot No. 4
P.O. Box 9433
Dar es Salaam
Note that only short-listed candidates
will be contacted.
Female candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.