5 Job Opportunities At MDH Tanzania, April 2021

Job Opportunities At MDH Tanzania. Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include: communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.

Job Opportunities At MDH Tanzania, April 2021

In this regard MDH now invites applications from suitable, qualified and skilled persons to fill the following available vacancies.

Position Title:            Software Quality Assurance Senior Manager

Project:                      Data for Health (D4H)

Location:                    Dar es Salaam

Reports to:                 Principal Investigator

Position Summary:

The Quality Assurance Senior Manager is key for designing system requirements and track quality assurance (QA) metrics along the software development cycle. He/She will be responsible for review and implementing tests, debugging and working with software development contractors to warrant high quality software products.  He/she is responsible for conducting tests before software launches to ensure software runs smoothly and meets stakeholders needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Lead project teams and subcontractors in product design reviews and provide input on functional requirements, software designs and schedules.
  2. Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases, and estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities.
  3. Develop or specify standards, methods, or procedures to assess product quality or release readiness.
  4. Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open-source tools.
  5. Perform initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source.
  6. Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs as well as perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved.
  7. Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet identified needs.
  8. Identify software deviance from approved standards and eGov guidance, and recommend modifications to ensure compliance.
  9. Provide feedback and recommendations to developers on software usability and functionality.
  10. Develop testing programs that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability.
  11. Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers.
  12. Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks.
  13. Conduct software compatibility tests with programs, hardware, operating systems, or network environments.
  14. Install and configure recreations of software production environments to allow testing of software performance.
  15. Stay current with new testing tools and test strategies, and software quality assurance processes.
  16. Liaise with MOHGCDEC, stakeholders and end users to evaluate or diagnose software challenges and recommend possible solutions.
  17. Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  1. Master’s degree, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution, in Information Technology, Software Design, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  2. At least 8 years practical work experience in software development.
  3. Proficient in software QA methodologies, tools and processes.
  4. Proven track record and work experience in software quality assurance.
  5. Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process.
  6. Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
  7. Hands-on experience with white box and black box testing.
  8. Hands-on experience with automated testing tools.
  9. Demonstrated experience managing software development teams through system development and upgrades.
  10. Proficiency with SQL programming and experience with SQL database.
  11. Fluent in writing and spoken English and Swahili.

Preferred Qualification, Skills and Experience: 

  1. Certification by an internationally recognized software testing certification agency (e.g. International Software Testing Qualifications Board, International Software Certifications Board, International Software Test Institute, International Institute for Software Testing).
  2. Experience with performance and/or security testing.
  3. Experience working in the Tanzania public health sector.

Project:          Data for Health (D4H)

Location:        Dar es Salaam

Reports to:     Finance Manager

Position Summary:

The Project Accountant is responsible for handling accounting and clerical duties including but not limited to processing timely of monthly Bank reconciliation statements, payment transactions, receiving cash income, preparing financial and procurement documentation, review of advance transactions, filing of accounting documentation. Preparation of Local Purchase Order for both local and foreign vendors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Process duly approved disbursements of both cash and banking adherence to policy and procedures.
  1. Ensure that all payment requisitions are completed with all the necessary support 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.
  2. Recording and posting of approved financial transactions into the accounting system
  3. Make and processing advance payments including but not limited to travel advances, sub-contractors/grantee advances, etc.
  4. Ensure office costs are identified and correctly apportioned and charged to the respective projects/donors and other costs centres.
  5. Perform day to day banking activities and Report and highlight items of attentions to the management.
  6. Maintain accounting records and file them in an appropriate manner.
  7. Assist in budgeting preparation process for the program and assist out in preparation of monthly and quarterly expenditure reports.
  8. Accurate, timely and efficient preparation of payroll as approved, ensuring compliance with internal guidance and laid down policies & procedures.
  9. Prepare monthly statutory returns e.g. PAYE and Statutory contributions in a timely and accurate manner and to ensure all filing are appropriately done.
  10. Prepare and follow up tax exemption processes with TRA for the organization.
  11. Ensure adherence to accounting and financial standards as per IFRS, IPSASs, donor requirements and Tanzania legislation, with comprehensive internal policies and procedures.
  12. Perform any other task as assigned by Finance and Administration Manager.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  1. Holders of bachelor of commerce or advance diploma in accounting from a recognized institution.
  2. CPA or ACCA qualifications (as an added advantage).
  3. At least 3-years’ experience in accounting job.
  4. Knowledge and experience on accounts payable, receivable, cash, bank, and maintaining general ledger.
  5. Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing financial and accounting information.
  6. Ability to maintain confidentiality concerning financial and employees/vendors files.
  7. Practical knowledge and skills in Payroll preparations.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills, bookkeeping skills, attention to details.
  9. Skills in running any accounting software and the general computer literacy.
  10. Ability to manage time and observing deadlines.
  11. Honest and trustworthy, respectful and depict sound work ethics.
  12. Strong Communication skills both English and Kiswahili (oral and written).
  13. Good interpersonal skills.
  14. Well-developed computer user skills.


Position Title:            mHealth Manager – 1 post

Project:                      Data for Health (D4H)

Location:                    Dar es Salaam

Reports to:                 Principal Investigator

 Position Summary:

The mHealth Manager will support the maintenance and expansion of the mHealth applications in Tanzania including: Wazazi Nipendeni, FASTA TZ, PEDAIDS and Tambua TB. The mHealth Manager will serve as program lead for all SMS, USSD and voice-based projects of the mHealth and will be responsible for the daily management and administration of mHealth program activities including program planning, support, oversight and reporting. He/She will be responsible to engage technical system development subcontractor to ensure timely deliverables as per workplan. He/She will work with the clinical implementing partners (IPs) to assure application functionality supports the clinical needs. The mHealth manager will interact with the Government of Tanzania (GoT) and Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoH) including the National Aids Control Program (NACP) officials and other stakeholders to ensure the mHealth program feasibility and sustainability.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and manage the relationship GoT officials including obtaining their endorsement of mHealth activities.
  2. Perform integration activities across different phases of the mHealth projects and sub-projects.
  3. Assist in executing work plans, performance management plans, and budgets.
  4. Conduct day-to-day management of mHealth applications including coordination of stakeholders, liaising with GoT/MoH departments, mobile network operators (MNO) and building healthy relationships with all key stakeholders.
  5. Assist in the development and management of scopes of work for vendor agreements related to mHealth program activities.
  6. Oversee testing and piloting activities for the development of new services and expansion of other mHealth services (e.g. SMS, USSD, voice services, etc.).
  7. Liaise with GoT/MoH and oversee new mHealth project content development and technology expansion.
  8. Coordinate and collaborate with the MoH and other content expert partners on content development as required for the expansion of the mHealth services.
  9. Oversee activities between the programming teams, information communication technology (ICT) teams, and medical/health content experts on technical and business analysis activities.
  10. Oversee the process and facilitation of mHealth application design to meet functional and technical requirements of the mHealth project and the GoT/MoH.
  11. Serve as liaison with partners and oversee the completion of partners’ deliverables and activities related to specific program activities, design, development, testing and documentation.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution, in Public Health, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  2. A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in a mHealth or related field.
  3. Proven excellence in organizational, analytical, diplomatic, oral, and written communications skills.
  4. Demonstrated critical thinking skills and ability to identify issues and opportunities, provide solutions and reach consensus with multiple stakeholder groups.
  5. Exhibited strong knowledge in systems development life cycle activities and the management of ICT project.
  6. Demonstrated ability to complete assignments independently, efficiently, on schedule, and with a high level of quality and customer service.
  7. Demonstrated willingness and ability to work independently and on a team.
  8. Demonstrated ability to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently with minimal supervision.
  9. Proficiency in creating graphical depictions of business processes and other IT information such as activity diagrams, process flows, system context diagrams, sequence diagrams, use case diagrams or wire frames.
  10. Familiarity with mobile phone applications, enterprise architecture and eHealth strategies are desirable.
  11. Familiarity with the principles of information systems such as security, backups, networks, servers, and load management.
  12. Demonstrated excellent analytic and quantitative skills.
  13. Proven ability to work with minimal supervision and maximum accountability and attention to detail.
  14. Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.

Preferred Qualification, Skills and Experience

  1. Certification by an international recognized project management certification agency.
  2. A minimum of 5 years work experience in the Tanzania public health sector.
  3. A background in public health technology implementation.
  4. Experience managing and analysing health or population-based data.
  5. Knowledge and experience working with HIV-related health data.


Position Title:            CTC-2/3 Officer – 1 post

Project:                      Data for Health (D4H)

Location:                    Dar es Salaam

Reports to:                 Hospital Management Systems Project Lead

Position Summary:

The CTC-2/3 Officer will work to facilitate smooth running of CTC-2 database in PEPFAR supported facilities and CTC-3 national data warehouse.He/she will work to support clinical Implementing Partners (IPs) to troubleshoot CTC-2 issues for continuity of services. He/She will collect user feedback and communicate them to system development team. He/She will ensure 99.9% uptime of CTC-3 Macro and optimal file upload, processing, and dashboard functionality.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate smooth running of CTC-2 database at all facilities by liaising with implementing partners on day-to-day basis.
  2. On daily basis, review the online CTC-2/3 helpdesk issues and requests, then troubleshoot problems, provide answers, and give assistance to end users.
  3. Communicate complex database issues to system developers, and follow up resolutions and user feedback.
  4. Work with IPs, develop data submission schedules for all PEPFAR supported facilities across the country and assist IPs to track their sites data submissions, exchange issues and quality.
  5. On daily basis, track facility data uploads to CTC-3 Macro and prepare the submission status report at the end of the week.
  6. Identify facilities with infrastructure and technical problems and work with IPs to resolve them to allow data submission to CTC-3.
  7. Perform weekly explorative data analysis to identify unusual trends in submitted data and inform respective facilities accordingly for appropriate remediation.
  8. Maintain CTC-3 dashboard in line with NACP and PEPFAR needs.
  9. Facilitate availability of analytical files from CTC-3 Macro to enable quarterly monthly and quarterly data analysis meetings.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution, in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Statistics, or related field.
  2. A minimum of 5 years’ work experience, particularly in HIV/AIDS data management.
  3. Strong command of SQL and SQL server tools.
  4. Extensive experience with database technologies (MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL Oracle).
  5. Advanced database security, backup and recovery, and performance monitoring standards skills.
  6. Understanding of relational and dimensional data modeling.
  7. Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge.
  8. Proven experience in leading teams, planning, and communicating effectively.
  9. Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili.

Preferred Qualification, Skills and Experience:

  1. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Working knowledge and experience with CTC-2 database and CTC-3 Macro.
  3. Experience with managing a technology-related helpdesk.
  4. Experience managing and analyzing health or population-based data.
  5. Knowledge and experience of analyzing HIV-related health data.

Project:          AFYA KWANZA

Location:        Kagera

Reports to:     Regional TB/HIV Manager

 Position Summary:

The TB/HIV Officer works with and supports the MDH RTB-HIV Manager to ensure efficient implementation, M&E and reporting of TB/HIV services in her/his respective region including direct field coordination of key program priorities such as Isoniazid prevention therapy (IPT), intensified TB case finding and multi-drug resistant TB diagnosis and management. She/he is responsible for field implementation, coordination and reporting of TB-HIV initiatives in her/his respective region under the guidance of the RTB- HIVM and in collaboration with DPMs and other MDH staff and relevant regional, council and health facility staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Support implementation, M&E and reporting of TB-HIV services under the Afya Kwanza project, as well as other relevant activities.
  2. Support implementation of initiatives to address key program, donor and national priorities – such as intensive TB screening and case finding among PLHIVs and IPT- in line with national guidelines.
  3. Provide TA to the DACC, DTLC and HFs in planning, implementation, M&E and reporting of TB- HIV services.
  4. Support RTB-HIV Manager to assess and implement initiatives to address skill and resource needs in TB-HIV services through supportive supervision, mentorship, on-job training, CQI and other approaches in collaboration with R/DTLC.
  5. Support timely collection and submission of TB-HIV data – as well as support strengthening of the related M&E systems – in collaboration with the M&E team.
  6. Support RTB-HIV Manager in writing technical program documents including reports, best practices, lessons learned and other relevant documents.
  7. Support and advise the RTB-HIV Manager on all TB-HIV issues.
  8. Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the RTB-HIV Manager.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  1. Degree or Advanced diploma in medicine, nursing or related field with relevant national registration.
  2. Master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added advantage.
  3. At least 2 years of experience working in public health programs/ services.
  4. At least 2 years of experience in design, implementation, management and M&E of TB-HIV or related clinical and public health programs and services.
  5. Experience in using CQI, PHE and OR techniques to address public health challenges.
  6. Experience in writing reports, best practices and lessons learned.
  7. Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication.
  8. Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Power point and internet.
  9. Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees.

Applications should be submitted by 19th April 2021, to the Director of Human Resource through e-mail [email protected]. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note MDH don’t have any recruitment agents and don’t charge any fees to the interested candidates

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