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Jhpiego seeks a Technical Director to provide technical leadership and oversight for an upcoming five-year U.S. government funded integrated health project aiming to increase the demand for and use of quality integrated RMNCAH services in target regions, particularly by youth and women. The position will lead design and day-to-day management of technical assistance efforts to improve capacity of the Government of Tanzania to deliver quality reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health and CECAP services at the facility and community level. The Technical Director will work closely with technical implementation teams to ensure the project progresses towards expected results. S/he will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. Other key responsibilities include supervising technical staff and adjusting project activities based on monitoring at the regional and district level. This position is contingent upon award by the donor. Tanzanians are encouraged to apply.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

Technical Leadership and Oversight

  • Provide technical leadership and strategic direction for the project’s technical assistance efforts, ensuring the integration, quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Provide day-to-day technical oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of project goals and objectives
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality and fidelity across target regions and districts
  • Collaborate closely with other Team Leaders to ensure harmonization of project approaches across technical and geographical areas
  • Track measures for climate risks in the EMMP and include these in work plans, budgets, and MEL plan

 

Development and Implementation of Technical Approaches

  • Provide technical leadership in the development of the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with MOH, USAID and other stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies and lead the formulation of innovative approaches to address reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition service delivery
  • Oversee efforts to support capacity building including mentorship at the individual and organizational level in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and nutrition services

 

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition service delivery to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • 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
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration

  • Foster and maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders as a representative of the project, and develop rapid responses to requests
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders especially the Ministry of Health and other implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to requirements and regulations
  • Facilitate the project team’s relationship with designated counterparts at USAID, the Ministry of Health and R/CHMTs, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Tanzania such as NGOs and CSOs, to ensure effective technical assistance
  • Actively participate in relevant national technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego

 

Management

·         Supervise technical staff and build, mentor, and manage a team of highly qualified staff to ensure rapid and sustainable results

·         Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including defining scopes of work

Required Qualifications

  • A Clinical Degree (doctor or nursing), and Master of Public Health preferred
  • At least eight (8) years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in integrated reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition service delivery
  • Three (3) years in senior management role in an international donor funded organization
  • Demonstrated experience in quality improvement at facility and community levels
  • Skilled in building capacity of individuals and organizations
  • In-depth understanding of Tanzanian healthcare system, particularly the public health system
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • 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
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 30%

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