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Technical Advisor


Organization: FHI 360
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 May 2016
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Advisor

Description:

FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the positions for an anticipated USAID-funded opportunity: Comprehensive Platform for Integrated Communications Initiative (CPICI) in Tanzania. The purpose of the project is to change social and gender norms to promote positive health behaviors and practices. The CPICI award will provide SBCC support and build local capacity for behavior changes needed to improve health outcomes in Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH); Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH); Malaria; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Tuberculosis (TB) and other selected health areas. The target populations of CPICI are women and youth. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Capacity Strengthening Advisor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

The Senior Capacity Strengthening Advisor will oversee the capacity strengthening portfolio of work and direct the provision of technical assistance and training support to public and private organizations in an array of technical areas including social and behavior change communication (SBCC), organizational development, monitoring and evaluation, financial management and grant compliance, USG government regulations and agreement adherence, and a variety of health issues (maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (MNCAH); family planning (FP); malaria prevention, control and case management; Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS). He/she will take a lead in directing capacity strengthening efforts assisting partners in developing and implementing comprehensive SBCC activities at national, regional, local levels. Work will commence with organizational assessments and subsequent development of a tailored TA and support plan alignment to results of the assessment and proposed needs as defined both by the partner and USAID. This position is contingent upon funder approval of key personnel and availability of funds.
  • Lead the design, delivery and monitoring of technical assistance provided toward strengthening SBCC, organizational, managerial, financial, compliance and systems and mutually identified needs for a number of local organizations and national and regional government of Tanzania.
  • Assess the organizational systems and SBCC capacity of and develop technical assistance plans for the selected partners.
  • Source and manage technical assistance providers to respond to requests in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Guide and monitor implementation of activities to achieve the goals of the project, ensuring that required inputs are in place on time.
  • Develop/refine the projects approaches, resources and learning around capacity strengthening
  • Build staff capacity for capacity strengthening
  • Ensure that the team’s efforts are coordinated and conducted in accordance with the capacity strengthening plans.
  • Report on progress made against technical assistance plans as requested.
  • Represent the project on relevant working groups.
The Senior Capacity Strengthening Advisor will work under the oversight of the Chief of Party and the Deputy Chief of Party to provide overall technical direction to the capacity strengthening activities for the SBCC-Health project.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or its international equivalent in organizational development, public health, education, social science or a related field.
  • At least 8 years of experience in progressively increasing responsibility in design and managing complex, large capacity strengthening programs in developing countries involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong understanding and previous experience working with, advising and providing capacity strengthening to the Government of Tanzania and Tanzanian non-governmental organizations/civil society organizations (NGOs/CSOs) and private sector organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of capacity strengthening methodologies at the system, organization, and individual level.
  • Demonstrated strong technical, programming and management skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with the Government of Tanzania, NGO/CSOs and media, private and public sector and other stakeholders preferably in SBCC related areas.
  • Professional training and experience with adult learning methods, training or facilitation, organizational capacity assessments, mapping and planning
  • Proven ability to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English and one or more additional languages a plus
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills and experience working in collaboration with partners, donors and NGOs
  • Ability to set priorities while multi-tasking, and meet deadlines
  • Language requirements: English and one or more local languages
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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