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PROJECT OFFICER: MORE AND BETTER MIDWIFERY FOR RURAL TANZANIA-MBM-RT


Amref Health Africa is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is “to improve the health of people by partnering with and empowering communities and strengthening health systems”. Amref Health Africa has over 500 employees throughout Africa with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.  Amref Health Africa has offices in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and South Africa, South Sudan and Senegal and a number of offices in Europe and North America for fundraising.

Amref Health Africa-Tanzania is largely supported by Multilateral, Bilateral and National donors, implementing several programmes including HIV/AIDS/TB/Malaria, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Water and sanitation, e learning programme and clinical outreach.

Amref Health Africa has the following vacancies at country office and projects in Dar es Salaam, Tandahimba and Mwanza


PROJECT OFFICER: MORE AND BETTER MIDWIFERY FOR RURAL TANZANIA-MBM-RT
WORK STATION: MWANZA
REPORTS TO: PROJECT MANAGER-MBM-RT

JOB OBJECTIVES:
The Project Officer will undertake all day-to-day implementation of activities as elaborated in weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual plans under close supervision of the Project Manager. S/he will provide required quality technical skills and guidance to project team, partners and stakeholders in implementation of the More and Better Midwifery for Rural Tanzania project in Lake and Western Zone.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
§  Work closely with your supervisor in   implementing activities on deployment system strengthening  (to expedite posting,  make applications more equitable,  address appropriate distribution of HRH)
§  Work closely with your supervisor in   supporting the RHMTS and CHMTs on Compliance/Adherence to rules and regulations for deployment 
§  Regularly support the Project Manager to facilitate the   CHMTs and RHMTs on equitable distribution and retention of newly hired nurse-midwives
§  Support the applicants of the nursing courses to be able to use the enrolment and admission system to enable more eligible students from rural areas to undertake nurse-midwifery courses.
§  Sensitize the Community and secondary school students’ around LZ and WZ on  understanding and uptake of of midwifery profession
§  Work closely with your supervisor to Support the MOH/CHMTs/RHMTS/LGAs to use the bonding system to enable availability of nurse-midwives in hard to reach areas
§  Provide day-to-day technical support to partners and field officers on issues of HRH.
§  Work closely with your supervisor in   ensuring adequate support is provided to the Council Health Management Teams/RHMTs to ensure comprehensive delivery of project activities.
§  Actively participate in District council health planning, supervisory, training and monitoring activities to ensure project activities are aligned to and harmonized within district systems.
§  Provide on-site mentoring, quality assurance and refresher training to nurses and schools available in the regions
§  Participates in development of strategic and regular work plans for the project
§  Prepare and submit reports on all project activities implemented.
§  Carry out other activities as may be assigned to him/her by the Project Manager.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPRIENCE      

§  Basic degree in Education Sciences, Natural Sciences(Biology, Chemistry, Physics,) or nursing is strictly preferred
§  Postgraduate degree in the above field will be an added advantage.
§  At least Two years’ experience in public health interventions or similar interventions
§  Demonstrated ability in institutional capacity building, including in pre-service education and in-service training, especially in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
§  Articulate speaker and communicator (oral and written) in English and Kiswahili
§  Understanding of DFATD’s regulations and compliance, reporting requirements and health strategic framework
§  Ability to work independently, under pressure and with minimum supervision
§  Ability to work with people from all backgrounds
§  Proven Integrity and  good personality


How to Apply
If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one document   indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of two referees. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30hrs on May 23rd 2016. All correspondence should be directed to: Email: jobs.tanzania@amref.org

 Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy; Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply
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