Employment Opportunities at Abt Associates Tanzania

From The Guardian 17 August, 2016 

ACCOUNTANT 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Organization Overview

The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Administration Manager 9 / Accountant to support the International Health Division in Tanzania. Abt Associates manages the USAID-funded Africa Indoor Residual Spraying 2 (AIRS 2) Project. The PMI AIRS Project supports the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), as well as USAID Missions and Bureaus with malaria programs outside the PMI focus countries, in planning and implementing IRS programs with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria in Africa by enhancing USAID’s ability to implement IRS programs on the ground through cost-effective commodities procurement and logistics systems, access to technical expertise, and implementation of IRS in countries affected by malaria.

Under the supervision of the Tanzania Finance & Administration Manager, the Administration Manager 9 / Accountant records project financial transactions, posts to appropriate projects and tasks, prepares periodic financial statements and reports, and keeps the records of the accounts books up to date.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Records expenditures, income, and any other related transactions, in the books of accounts.
Prepares payment vouchers and corresponding checks.
Prepares payroll and other regular payments with due consideration to deductions (for advances, loans, taxes, etc).
Prepares monthly bank reconciliations.
Checks petty cash payments and periodically reconciles petty cash balances.
Keeps a register of fixed assets and maintains an easy cross reference system of all government property.
Ensures that the books of accounts are up to date at all times, orderly, well kept, and readily available for reference and audit, when required.
Prepares the monthly ROV in accordance with Abt Associates procedures and policies.
Prepares monthly cash requests, and promptly advises action required to cover estimated costs.
Liaise with the Finance & Contracts Director and the Finance & Contract Analyst at the AIRS 2 Headquarters Office on all aspects of financial procedures and any issues that may arise.
Ensures that government taxes are paid on time.
Ensures that periodic inventory of the fixed assets (property) of the company is conducted.
Assists the Tanzania Finance & Administration Manager in the implementation of the internal control system and financial procedures manual of the company.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Business, or other relevant field.
At least four (4) years of professional experience in Accounting and Program Financial Management.
Experience working at international development programs, with experience at USAID-funded programs highly desirable.
Experience in payroll management, petty cash management, financial reporting, and budget tracking.
Experience in inventory management is desirable.
A self-starter that is able to perform under pressure is preferred.
A strong command of financial and other computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Quicken, Access, etc.
English language fluency


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STRATEGIC PLANNING ADVISOR 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Organization Overview

The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Technical Specialist 10 / Strategic Planning Advisor to support the International Health Division in Tanzania. In June 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tanzania, initiated the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) Program, with the objective of providing technical assistance to strengthen country supply systems. GHSC leadership is looking for a Strategic Planning Advisor to provide support for this program.

Under the technical guidance of the GHSC COP and DCIO, the Strategic Planning Advisor is responsible for assisting GHSC and programmatic stakeholders to develop and operationalize strategic plans.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Develop catalogue of and consult on leading practices for implementing strategic plans (e.g. balanced scorecard) Review strategic planning documents, including NPAP, assess progress to-date, and identify areas to support via SC technical assistance
Map various strategic planning documents to NPAP, review "as-is" roles & responsibilities, and recommend initial prioritization
In partnership with MOHCDEC and MSD develop road maps for prioritized initiatives to achieve stated goals.
Work with the GHSC team to evaluate existing governance mechanisms and recommend strategies to approve accountability in strategic plan implementation, including aligning stakeholders, developing and implementing incentives to support change management, and support a data driven culture. Create mechanism for tracking progress to plans.
Provide direction, leadership, and on-going assessment of the project’s governance and supply chain policy technical assistance, including activities to support central level policymakers related to policy setting, strategic planning, resource allocation, and regulation, inter-sectoral and donor coordination, and monitoring and evaluation.
Advise PSU in preparation for Joint Annual Health Sector Review (achievement vs. HSSP IV)
Define universe of technical assistance activities across development partners; Identify opportunities for coordination, achieving efficiencies
Provide technical assistance to technical teams for outputs and activities related to governance and health policy, planning, policy reform, systems strengthening, human resource development plans, and strategic planning issues.
Responsible for the ensuring the achievement of expected outcomes and quality review/assurance in the areas of strategic planning at the central level.
As a member of the project management team, participate in annual reviews and project planning.
Ensure accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for the governance and health policies component of the project.
Contribute to brainstorming and development of research agendas and special projects related to improving health policy and governance.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

Degree in Public Health, Public Affairs, Supply Chain or other relevant field, Masters or Doctorate Degree preferred.
6 years of relevant professional experience.
Experience in project implementation and policy reform.
Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills.
Experience successfully managing staff.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment.
Ability to anticipate and solve problems.
Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Advanced written/oral skills in English and Kiswahili.
Computer literacy (MS Office).

Minimum Qualifications

(6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.


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PRIVATE SECTOR SPECIALIST 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Organization Overview

The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Technical Specialist 10 / Private Sector Specialist to support the International Health Division in Tanzania. In June 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tanzania, initiated the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) Program, with the objective of providing technical assistance to strengthen country supply systems. GHSC leadership is looking for a Private Sector Specialist to provide support for this program.

Under the supervision of the GHSC COP and DCOP the Private Sector Specialist is responsible for assisting GHSC and programmatic stakeholders in private sector collaboration and strategic planning.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Define a roadmap for collaboration between sectors, building on previous assessments and consolations with local private sector providers and stakeholders.
Identify and prioritize opportunities to strengthen the private sector and foster a more supportive environment for collaboration.
Develop and execute framework assessments on the attractiveness of partnership opportunities, considering organizational capacities, capabilities, financial strength, and risks. Provide training for leadership on the fundamentals of structuring effective PPPs, including negotiating terms and defining incentives for each party to perform.
To promote more successful public and private partnerships, work with the Medical Stores Department (MSD) to establish performance targets informed by benchmarking analyses. Also, design vendor scorecards to facilitate oversight and accountability to negotiated agreements.
Collaborate with GHSC team members to enable a culture of data driven partnerships.
As a member of the project management team, participate in annual reviews and project planning.
Ensure accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for the governance and health policies component of the project.
Contribute to brainstorming and development of research agendas and special projects related to improving health policy and governance.

Skills / Prerequisites

Degree in Public Health, Public Affairs, Supply Chain or other relevant field, Masters or Doctorate Degree preferred.
10 years of relevant professional experience in both private and public sectors.
Proven ability to generate partnerships related to supply chain between public and private sectors.
Familiarity with private and public sector wholesaling, reselling, warehousing, quantification and logistics.
Good understanding of the regulatory frameworks and business environment around public and private sector health supply chain initiatives
Conversant with health legislations supporting private sector role
Background in health commodity financing and resource mobilization.
Preferred private sector experience working with results based financing models.
Experience in project implementation and policy reform.
Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills.
Experience successfully managing staff.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment.
Ability to anticipate and solve problems.
Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
Advanced written/oral skills in English and Kiswahili.
Computer literacy (MS Office).


Minimum Qualifications

(6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:


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