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Careers at Africa Academy for Public Health , Deadline: 15-12-2016


The Africa Academy for Public Health (AAPH) is an independent Tanzanian registered public
health organization that has been working to improve health in sub-Saharan Africa region through
collaborative research, training, capacity building and knowledge translation. AAPH aims to
facilitate health research by establishing and strengthening links with various institutions within
Tanzania, the sub-Saharan Africa region and northern partners such as the Harvard T.H. Chan
School of Public Health. AAPH aims to contribute to the development of public health
professionals to address identified gaps in the complex health needs of sub-Saharan Africa. AAPH
seeks to recruit competent persons to fill the under-mentioned positions based in Dar es Salaam:

1. PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST
Job summary
Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the Public Health Specialist will support
Research and Evaluation (R&E) by contributing to outcomes evaluation and original research
initiatives. This role will also support trainings and capacity building initiatives and also assist in
the design and development of Research and Evaluation reports, publications and other relevant
documents.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Active engagement in grant writing, project implementation, analysis and interpretation of
data.
2. Develop research and evaluation protocols for a variety of health related studies.
3. Support the development and refinement of data collection tools.
4. Conduct research and evaluation activities, including literature reviews, focus groups, indepth
interviews (IDIs) and surveys.
5. Active engagement in the development and implementation of training and capacity
building programs including executive courses for Public Health Professionals.
6. Contribute to the development of reports, manuscripts & presentations while ensuring their
completeness and comprehensiveness.
7. And all other tasks as assigned by the supervisor
Required qualification and experience
1. MD with masters in public health discipline with a minimum of 3 years of relevant work
experience.
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2. Familiarity with nonprofit settings is preferred, but not required.
3. Experience in quantitative research approaches and tools, additional experience in
qualitative approached will be an added advantage.
4. Working knowledge of statistics
5. Experience in translating quantitative and qualitative data for wide variety of audiences.
6. Excellent research and writing skills with demonstrated capacity to effectively integrate and
present data within written reports.
7. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to prioritize and manage
multiple projects.
8. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills including fluency in both Swahili
and English.
9. Self-directed, goal-oriented, organized with an ability to work collaboratively in a team.

2. DATA SYSTEMS MANAGER
Job summary
Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the Data Systems Manager will oversee the
development and use of data systems to ensure correct, secure and timely flow of information to
and from the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Create and enforce policies for effective data management.
2. Develop, modify, and maintain data systems including database design, data entry and
cleaning programs.
3. Develop data input controls; range, data relationship and logic checks, and other data
management processes based on input from other team members.
4. Formulate techniques for quality data collection, adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data.
5. Design, modify, generate, and maintain database reports using but not limited to SAS and
Microsoft Access.
6. Perform shell script and data mining to extract knowledge and information from different
data sources.
7. Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performance to
discover ways of enhancing them with new technologies and upgrades.
8. Troubleshoot data-related problems and advice on the maintenance or modifications.
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9. Perform SAS programming to manipulate and clean data, create variables and format
libraries, develop queries in SAS for data cleaning, and prepare analysis datasets; analyze
and tabulate data; and create graphic representations of statistical information.
10. Work with Data Supervisors to develop standard operating procedures for QA/QC,
evaluation of data entry accuracy, and work performance of the data team staff members.
11. Monitor and analyze information and data systems and evaluate their performances.
Required Qualification and experience:
1. Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering or related
discipline.
2. 3-5 years of technical programming with exeprience in managing complex health research
data.
3. Ability to work with shell scripts and terminal commands.
4. Can work interchangeably, both in Windows and Linux based machines.
5. Excellent understanding of data administration and management functions (design,
collection, analysis, distribution etc) with a strong quantitative focus required.
6. Experience with programming languages, starting with MS Access, Visual Basic or .Net,
JAVA, PHP
7. Significant experience with database systems including database design and administration,
and also database languages such as SQL.
8. Familiarity with various research trials in several disciplines like clinical/biological,
medical, public health and/or laboratory research; and basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS is an
added advantage.
9. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to prioritize and manage
multiple projects with analytical problem solving skills.
10. Strong verbal and written skills together with the ability to communicate statistical ideas and
concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical audience.
11. Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

3. MONITORING AND EVALUATION MANAGER
Job summary
Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager
will be responsible for providing oversight for programs’ planning, evaluation, knowledge
management and monitoring. The M&E manager will also lead to defining the performance
indicators and ensure program aspects comply with institutional requirements. He/she will support
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routine analysis of data and contribute to the designing of public health evaluation projects for the
organization.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide overall leadership in the development of appropriate monitoring, tracking and
reporting systems, tools and templates to enhance monitoring of project outputs and quality.
2. Coordinate assessments and evaluations.
3. Ensure monitoring plans are developed for projects and ensure regular monitoring visits are
implemented.
4. Design, review and test M&E tools for reporting formats and data collection.
5. Conduct periodic internal Data Quality Assessments and prepare the project for possible
external Data Quality corrective actions on time.
6. Produce analytical summaries: graphs, charts, tables, narratives, appealing visuals as
requested by both internal and external requirements.
7. Ensure completeness and comprehensiveness of program routine reports to respond to
donors and other stakeholders’ requirements.
8. Researches appropriateness and availability of data resources required for each project and
advice on database design and data logic check plans.
9. Contribute to writing of the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) while adhering to sound
statistical principles and regulatory guidance.
10. Conduct accurate and thorough statistical analysis of data collected for all program needs to
facilitate correct reporting of the designed evaluations projects.
11. And all other tasks as assigned by the supervisor
Required qualification and experience
1. Masters Degree in a public health.
2. Additional training in biostatistics with demonstrated data analysis skills using SAS and
STATA will be a great added advantage
3. Have strong analytical and quantitative database management skills, budgeting and report
writing.
4. A minimum of 3 years experience in working at high level programs that involved statistical
data analysis and reporting especially in HIV care and treatment settings.
5. Strong verbal and written skills together with the ability to communicate statistical ideas and
concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical audience.
6. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to prioritize and manage
multiple projects.
7. Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

4. FINANCE OFFICER
Job summary
Reporting to the Senior Admin and Finance Officer, the Finance Officer will support accounting
and clerical duties including but not limited to processing payment transactions, receiving cash
income, preparing financial and procurement documentation, preliminary review of advance
transactions, filing of accounting documentation.
1. Managing petty cash transactions including but not limited to petty cash payments, petty
cash income, petty cash reconciliation, verification of petty cash claims, petty cash float and
ensuring that the petty cash float ceiling and payment limit is adhered.
2. Preparation of purchase orders for approved procurements for local and foreign vendors.
3. Ensuring that all payment requisitions are complete and have all the necessary
documentation such as pro-forma invoices/bids, local purchase order, selection minutes,
delivery notes, tax invoices, etc. before making payment. Also, ensuring that all payments
are properly coded and cancelled by PAID stamp.
4. Recording and posting of approved financial transactions into the accounting system.
5. Making and processing advance payments including but not limited to travel advances, sub
contractors/grantee advances, etc.
6. Support logistics preparations for various meeting organized by AAPH or its partners.
7. Support the procuring units to prepare justification for selection of potential vendors.
8. Ensuring office costs are identified and correctly apportioned and charged to the respective
projects/donors and other costs centers.
9. Coordinating financial transactions for training activities including but not limited to
training cash advance, verification of claims and invoices, making payments and retirement
management.
10. Perform any other job related task as assigned
Required qualification and exeprience
1. University degree in Business, Finance, Administration or Accounting with at least 2 years
exeprience in accounting.
2. Professional qualification would be an added advantage
3. Knowledge and experience on accounts payable, receivable, cash, bank, and maintaining
general ledger.
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4. Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial and
accounting information.
5. Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial and employees/vendors files.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills, bookkeeping skills, attention to details.
7. Skills in running any accounting software and the general computer literacy.
8. Ability to manage time and observing deadlines.
9. Honest and trustworthy, respectful and depict sound work ethics.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates for the above position; should provide letter of application indicating the
position applied for, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and contact information (email addresses and
telephone numbers) of three professional references.

Applications should be submitted by Tuesday December 15th 2016, to the Human Resource
Manager through email at aaph@aaph-tz.org or through P.O. Box 79810 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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