Regional Project Officer (RPO) for TUWAFIKIE TB Project

Regional project officer (rpo) for tuwafikie tb project

Rest of Tanzania Full Time NGO
TSh Confidential
4 days ago

Job Summary

Responsibilty: To support CSSC in the successful implementation and delivery of results of the TUWAFIKIE Project within the required timeframe.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Location:        Kagera/Iringa, Tanzania

Employer:      Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC)

Title:               Regional Project Officer (RPO) for TUWAFIKIE TB Project

Duration:       18 Months


Background:

The 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 challenge.

 

CSSC 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.

 

Job Summary:

Overall Responsibility

To support CSSC in the successful implementation and delivery of results of the TUWAFIKIE Project within the required timeframe.

 

The 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.

 

Key Duties

  1. Develop a detailed work plan and budget in collaboration with the project management team at head office and the second RPO.
  2. Organise/facilitate 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.
  3. Identify and effectively engage key community resource persons and community leaders to accelerate collaboration with ADDOs and health facilities on case detection and management.
  4. Conduct 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.
  5. Establish networks of TB service providers at district level and ensure effective referral mechanisms between ADDOs, health facilities, and communities.
  6. Monitor linkages between ADDOs, sputum transporters, and health facilities and improve their working relationship if necessary.
  7. Coordinate 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.
  8. Liaise 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.
  9. Work 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.
  10. Assist 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.

 

General Responsibilities

  1. Employ a gender-sensitive approach in all your endeavours.
  2. Remain 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.
  3. Identify, track and document relevant best practices and lessons learnt for the project and related activities as well as for CSSC (institutional learning).
  4. Participate in collaborative learning and knowledge management within the organisation as well as in all relevant meetings/forums within CSSC.
  5. Provide support to the project management team at head office in the coordination and supervision of all activities.
  6. Provide support to the external evaluation team during their supervision visits.
  7. Ensure that mandatory office policies and procedures, including financial and HR policies, are adhered to and accurately implemented.
  8. Ensure 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.
  9. Prepare and submit project progress and implementation reports timely.
  10. Perform other responsibilities as required and assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualification

  1. Bachelor Degree in Medicine or Nursing (required).
  2. Post-graduate qualification in Public Health or other related field (desired).
  3. Technical expertise in TB prevention, care and support (required).

 

Competencies, Skills and Attributes

  1. Excellent analytical skills by use of computer packages such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point, SPSS etc.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili.
  3. Willingness to frequent travel in rural areas.
  4. Self-starter and team player able to work under minimum supervision.

 

Experience

  1. At least 3 years’ experience in managing TB projects/programs (required).
  2. Thorough understanding of the Tanzanian health system, its key stakeholders, and the policy environment (required).
  3. Detailed knowledge of faith-based health service provider (desired).

 

Additional Information

The 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

Interested 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:

 

The Executive Director

Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC)

Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road, Plot No. 4

P.O. Box 9433

Dar es Salaam

OR

Email: director@cssc.or.tz

 

Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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