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Gender Officer - Jhpiego Tanzania


Jhpiego Tanzania in collaboration with other stakeholders is currently supporting Ministry of Health, Community development, gender, Elderly, and Children (henceforth referred to MoH) to implementing Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) in two regions of Lake Zone Tanzania. This program aims at improving uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) through improving the quality of care by ensuring respectful gender-sensitive care across the continuum .of care and, constructively engaging men at all intervention levels (community and health facility) to mitigate gender-based violence posed by gender inequality norms and practices.
Furthermore, Jhpiego under the funding from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada has recently started initiative called more and Better Midwives for Rural Tanzania (MBM-RTZ).
This initiative aims at fulfilling national priorities of maternal and newborn survival through addressing inadequate numbers and inequitable distribution of human resource of health for 4r midwifery care. By so doing, it will significantly contribute to quality RMNCAH through increasing women's and children's access to skilled midwifery care now and in future.
MBM-RTZ initiative will be implemented hand-n-hand with MoHDCGEC in the same catchment area 'where MCSP covers; lake and Western zone of Tanzania. Among approaches of MBM-RTZ is delivering evidence-based trainings to pre-service and in service midwifery. Gender inequality is evidenced to impend health program success, hence gender transformative awareness rising will be integral part of all trainings to tutors, preceptors and 'in-service midwifery mentors.

This position will partly support MCSP focuses mainly on respectful gender-sensitive quality
MNCAH service provision and MBM-RTZ focusing mainly on gender transformation of midwifery tutors, preceptors and mentors through training and mentorships.

Required Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in social science or community development or public health. 'Master's degree in Public Health will be an added value.
• A minimum of 1 year experience in developing, providing technical assistance to, coordinating and managing RMNH programs.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-discipline team-based organizational structure
• Strong decision making skills and results oriented approach
• Excellent written and spoken Swahili and English. Presentation, communication and organizational skills.
• Strong skills in word processing and Excel spread sheet
• Ability to travel up to 40% time
• Understanding USAID programs is desirable
• Understanding of RMNCH service deliveries and management is preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Jhpiego offers a competitive package selected candidates in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience.
To apply ‘please indicate the position title on the envelope or subject line of your e-mail. Applications should also include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter and your salary history. Applications which do NOT include ALL of these elements will NOT be considered.
The application should be addressed to:
Director of Human Resource
Jhpiego .
Plot 72, Block 45B, New Bagamoyo Road - Victoria
PO Box 9170.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.

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