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USAID Tanzania New 6 Job Vacancies April 2020

New 6 Job Vacancies At USAID Tanzania

Ajira Mpya Tanzania 2020, Nafasi Za Kazi Tanzania . The Global Health Supply Chain Program – Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provides expert technical assistance to Tanzania to strengthen country supply chain systems across all health elements, e.g., malaria, family planning (FP), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) as well as essential medicines and medical supplies.

In coordination with in-country and development partners, GHSC-TA-TZ assists Government of Tanzania (GoT) health programs by providing strategic planning and implementation assistance; improving the delivery of health commodities to service sites; providing capacity building support to broaden stakeholders’ understanding and engagement of the supply chain system; and strengthening enabling environments to improve supply chain performance.

GHSC-TA-TZ is seeking to recruit the following positions:

Job Title: Supply Chain Performance and Analytics Team Lead 
Department/Unit: Performance and Analytics
Location: GHSC-TA-TZ project office: Dar es Salaam
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party

JOB SUMMARY:

The Performance and Analytics Team Lead (PATL) will work under the administrative and technical guidance of the Deputy Chief of Party, and is responsible for leading the project in determining and documenting its own performance as well as the performance of the public health supply chain.

S/he will work in collaboration with national stakeholders such as Medical Stores Department (MSD), the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), and the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) and the Ministry of Health of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.

S/he will champion data use, analysis and data quality improvement efforts throughout the supply chain, and promote the use of data-driven decision-making to improve the supply chain. This position will be based in Dar es Salaam, with occasional travel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead the supply chain Performance and Analytics Team in identifying supply chain performance drivers, and developing actionable recommendations to improve supply chain performance
  • Create short advocacy pieces, utilizing compelling visuals on supply chain performance, for dissemination to local and international audiences
  • Leverage data from a range of existing systems (including eLMIS and DHIS2) to conduct statistical analyses and analyze the performance of the supply chain, highlighting pain points; link supply chain data with other health services data.
  • Elevate the use of supply chain data in programmatic decision making; identify barriers to data quality and use, and develop and implement recommendations for addressing them.
  • Champion the use of supply chain key performance indicators (KPIs) and facilitate institutionalization among key counterparts; identify and highlight when refinement of indicators may be needed.
  • Lead the implementation of the project’s performance monitoring plan (PMP) and results framework, and in Data Quality Assessments
  • Provide technical input into dashboards from and across information systems, including eLMIS dashboards and the supply chain portal
  • Prepare monthly bullets, quarterly reports, annual reports, success stories, and other communications pieces documenting the project’s achievements, challenges, and risks
  • Respond to any reporting requirements from USAID, including stock status, required indicators, items at risk of expiry, and other ad hoc reports
  • Assist with the sampling, collection, cleaning, documentation and analysis of primary survey data for the project; assist with training of data collectors in preparation for surveys and other field work.
  • Support the development of work plans, budgets, and activity monitoring and evaluation tools.
  • Ensure all data collected through the project are stored and accessible to the project team
  • Participate in relevant meetings and technical working groups and liaise between, GoT programs, donors, and other partners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • An advanced degree/ Masters Degree in Health Informatics, Health Information Management, Statistics, Public Health, Pharmacy or other relevant field
  • Skills in SPSS, STATA, and other statistical software packages
  • Skills in data visualization tools, such as Tableau or Google Analytics
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in logistics/supply chain management and or public health commodities management.
  • Proven experience in public health programs, with three years or more senior management experience preferred
  • Specific experience in HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB,reproductive health and essential medicines programs strongly desired.
  • Proven track record in systems performance assessment and M&E responsibilities, including development/implementation in PMP management and analytics
  • Proven strong leadership skills and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to work on a team to develop strategies and manage implementation of projects
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and work independently.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience managing a USAID funded contract or grant is a plus
  • Experience working with the Government of Tanzania and other NGOs

Job Title: Business Analyst
Department/Unit: Management Information Systems (MIS)
Location: GHSC-TA-TZ Project Office Dar es Salaam
Reports to: MIS Team Lead

JOB SUMMARY:

The Business Analyst will work under the guidance of the Management Information Systems (MIS) Team Lead, and will focus on facilitating all business architecture activities for the electronic logistics management information systems (eLMIS), and coordinating functional requirements for development and integration.

S/he will work with in country stakeholders including the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) to build consensus on business architecture decisions, where appropriate. This position will be based in Dar es Salaam, with occasional travel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support the development of user requirements, including business process mapping and use case development or required system specifications
  • Monitor the log of bug, enhancement, and wish list in the JIRA/confluence wiki; prioritize backlog in consultation with MIS team and key counterparts
  • Periodically convene eLMIS (and related systems) subject matter experts on to gather and analyze user requirements, articulate objectives for requirements and document
  • Facilitate government counterpart(s) involvement and active participation in the OpenLMIS community for new features and latest release/versions of OpenLMIS v3.x for alignment.
  • Develop test plans and schedules for any system changes, in collaboration with software developers and the MIS team
  • Maintain and manage relevant documentation for MIS, including technical documentation, user manuals, and related training curriculum
  • Conduct trainings for users, as required
  • Proactively identify and implement ways to improve eLMIS functionality and use, conducting regular reviews of performance
  • Participate in in-country system linkages in areas of synergies for health facility level systems like GoTHOMIS, EMR and available registries like Health Facility Registry – HFR through the established Health Information Exchange platform(s)
  • Work closely with software developers, advisors and clients/end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
  • Ensure BA assigned workplan activities are completed on time and of high quality
  • Serve as a technical resource for project staff on MIS activities, and support other MIS activities as needed.
  • Prepare presentations, participate and/or represent the project in stakeholder meetings.
  • Complete and submit in a timely fashion written technical and trip reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Health Information, Business Management, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 4 years of practical experience in eLMIS, DHIS2, HMISj and/ or related systems
  • Experience working with MOHCDGEC, health programs and knowledge of the larger HIS ecosystem in Tanzania
  • Experience with MIS technical documentation and user manuals
  • Experience conducting training
  • Familiarity with software development methodologies
  • Experience in Ul mock-up tool such as Visio, Lucidchart or Gliffy
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Proven communications and writing skills in English
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment but self-managing of own time
  • Ability to interact with and assist a wide range of end users
  • Ability to work independently, take responsibility, and follow-through on assignments
  • Experience with USAID -funded projects preferred.

Job Title: Laboratory Supply Chain Advisor ™
Department/Unit Demand Planning
Location: GHSC-TA-TZ Project Office: Dodoma
Reports to: Senior Demand Planning Advisor

Job Summary/f unction:

The Laboratory Supply Chain Advisor is expected to provide technical assistance to the HIV Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Services Unit under the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) as well as working closely with Assistant Director Diagnostics Services (ADDS) and Head of Laboratory Services (HLS) to ensure that HIV/AIDS commodities needs are accurately planned, forecasted, procured, stored, distributed and managed according to set standard, procedures and regulations.

In addition, the advisor will be required to provide updated information and data on commodities status, risks and data quality issues and advice on appropriate corrective measures as may be needed.

S/He will work to collaborate with key stakeholders including Medical Stores Department, PEPFAR, Global Fund, Pharmaceutical Supplies Unit, other sections within the NACP and other MOHCDGEC programs, as may be needed, to attain the best HIV/AIDS commodities availability and accessibility in the country.

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Develop interventions/solutions for addressing Laboratory Supply Chain bottlenecks such as using trends and peer-to-peer benchmarking to improve accountability.
  • Support the development and execution of effective management of HIV/AIDS laboratory commodity changes and demand management strategies, procurement plans, storage, distribution and monitoring of activities gearing to improving availability of HIV/AIDS laboratory commodities.
  • Provide technical expertise in annual HIV/AIDS laboratory quantification exercises and ensure quantification reports are written timely.
  • Participate in quarterly review of supply plan and generate updated supply plan for laboratory commodity, and providing coaching to GoT counterparts in supply plan management.
  • Update and monitor pipeline databases to ensure optimal laboratory supply of commodities.
  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly supply chain performance reports to the program, and facilitate its distribution to relevant stakeholders such as PEPFAR and Global Fund
  • Monitor HIV/AIDS laboratory commodities shelf life, prepare and follow through with action plans to avoid expiry of products in storage facilities
  • Liaise with GHSC – PSM and Global Fund to facilitate better commodities supply plans, and importation protocols in accordance to importations requirements.
  • Respond to laboratory supply chain queries from GHSC-PSM, PEPFAR, and USAID I Tanzania regarding USG funded shipments, ensuring productive collaboration between NACP and PSM.
  • Work with MSD and TMDA in ensuring that laboratory reagents and consumables and other related supplies are reported in accordance with the guidelines
  • Review HIV/AIDS laboratory shipment updates from PSM and Global Fund and provide guidance for responsible actors to take action where needed
  • Build capacity within the NACP on order management processes such as placing orders with GHSC-PSM.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders including Medical Stores Department, PEPFAR, Global Fund, Pharmaceutical Supplies Unit, MOHCDGEC programs, and Implementing Partners as may be needed, to attain the best laboratory HIV/AIDS commodities availability and accessibility in the country and provide timely feedback as may be required.
  • Coordinate key stakeholders which may include but not limited to MSD, PSU, TMDA, MOHCDGEC-Diagnostic Unit, NACP-PLSU, and other USG Implementing Partners to address supply chain issues including funding mobilization for HIV/AIDS laboratory commodities and leveraging of supply chain resources.
  • Contribute to the development of supply chain research questions to help identify determinants of product availability.
  • Support the preparations of annual work-plans and budgets and ensure smooth implementation of all activities.
  • Contribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, including development of project success stories.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • An advanced degree or a Master’s Degree in Public Health, , Laboratory Science or other relevant area
  • Experience in working with USAID funded projects.
  • Previous experience in HIV commodity management and supply chain data analysis.
  • Knowledge in health supply chains in Tanzania.
  • Knowledge on Tanzania Logistics Management Systems such the eLMIS, quantification tools (such as ForLab, Quantimed and Pipeline® is an added advantage.
  • Ability to use infographic-style data visualization methods for senior-level management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired

Job Title: Demand Planning Advisor

Department/Unit Demand Planning

Location: GHSC-TA-TZ Project Office: Dodoma
Reports to: Senior Demand Planning Advisor

JOB SUMMARY:

The Demand Planning Advisor will strive to improve overall availability of medicines in Tanzania; provide technical expertise to demand planning and quantification, with specific focus on reproductive health, malaria, and TB; identify and encourage the adoption of leading practices for forecasting and supply planning; mentor and build the skills of relevant stakeholders within the GoT to forecast demand, and monitor supply plans; and recommend interventions to improve commodity security.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Provide technical subject matter expertise on all areas related to demand planning management including but not limited to:
  • Providing expert technical assistance in quantification of commodity needs, focusing on reproductive and child health, malaria and TB, and advocating for best practices in forecasting and supply planning
  • Preparing for and executing quantification exercises, in partnership with GoT
  • Conducting forecast accuracy analyses and identifying areas of improvement
  • Coaching stakeholders from the GoT to review and analyze supply chain implications of product selection and changes in testing, treatment, and care guidelines, and adjust supply plans accordingly
  • Providing guidance to estimate the cost of required commodities and identifying financial resources to meet commodity financing needs
  • Coaching the GoT to perform pipeline analyses and monitor in-country supply levels
  • Highlighting potential supply plan challenges, and develop recommendations to address them
  • Consulting with project team members based in field to identify issues in data quality and availability, and identifying opportunities to improve data that informs quantification exercises.
  • Ensure timely submissions of supply plans, PPMR, and PPMRm to GHSC-PSM
  • Participate in routine communications with GHSC-PSM, and highlight issues that should be brought to national programs for decision making
  • Participate in annual work planning process and provide inputs to the operations team to budget for demand planning activities including meetings, trainings, and other activities
  • Identify lessons learned, best practices, and success stories
  • Complete and submit timely written technical and trip reports
  • Prepare presentations, participate and/or represent the project in stakeholder meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Higher qualification in Pharmacy, or other Public Health professions
  • Experience with national quantifications for malaria, family planning (FP), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH)
  • Data analysis and data management skills
  • Advanced skills in Excel highly desirable
  • Experience in and knowledge of leading practices in quantification
  • Knowledge of health supply chains in Tanzania
  • Ability to coach and mentor public sector stakeholders to conduct forecasts and quantifications
  • Experience with PipeLine, Quantimed, QuanTB preferred.
  • Experience working with the Government of Tanzania and other NGOs preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal English.
  • Ability to prepare and present information related to commodity availability
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages (eg.Word, PowerPoint, Excel) relevant to the work.
  • Able to travel in-country to support technical activities.
  • Able to travel internationally to attend trainings and conferences as needed.

Job Title: Logistics Management Services Advisor – 2 Positions

Department/Unit: Capacity Building and Data Use

Location: GHSC-TA-TZ project office: Dodoma

Reports to: Capacity Building and Data Use Team Lead

JOB SUMMARY:

The Logistics Management Services (LMS) Advisor will work under the technical guidance of the Capacity Building and Data Use Team Lead, and is focused on building capacity of LMS staff. She/he is dedicated to ensuring that LMS staff have the skills required to enable them to fulfill the scope, functions, and activities of the LMS as described in the updated LMS Charter, and supports the transition of the LMS to GoT. This position will be based at the GHSC-TA-TZ project office, Dodoma with occasional travel to zones.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identify training needs for LMS staff, according to roles and responsibilities as out lined in the LMS Charter, LMS Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) manual, and job descriptions
  • Develop approach for ongoing capacity building of LMS staff and related curriculum, tools, job aids, etc.
  • Utilize a variety of training methods/approaches: mentoring, OJT, classroom training and e-learning to build the capacity of LMS staff
  • Act as a technical resource to LMS staff
  • Cultivate leadership and management skills of individuals responsible for managing the LMS, including leadership at PSU, MSD, and Po-RALG.
  • Assist in monitoring the performance of the LMS, highlighting areas of improvement, and developing plans to address those areas.
  • Update supply chain related SOPs and related training materials as necessary.
  • Conduct trainings on technical supply chain topics, consulting skills and administrative topics.
  • Assist in transition of LMS to GoT, monitor the progress of transition, highlight obstacles, and develop plans for addressing obstacles
  • Ensure GHSC-TA-TZ workplan activities around LMS support are completed on time and of high quality, and coordinated across technical teams
  • Support the monitoring of the implementation of the LMS workplan
  • Document success stories, best practices, and lessons learned
  • Serve as a technical resource for project staff for implementing supply chain improvement strategies and management approaches
  • Prepare presentations, participate and/or represent the project in stakeholder meetings.
  • Complete and submit in a timely fashion written technical and trip reports.
  • Contribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A qualified Pharmacist, Degree in Supply Chain Management, Public Health, Statistics, or related degree with at least five years of experience in health programs.
  • Experience working in Tanzania’s public health supply chain.
  • Ability to analyze supply chain data, conduct root cause analysis, and prepare quality presentation/reports
  • Experience providing supply chain trainings
  • Knowledge of various electronic health information systems such as eLMIS and E9
  • Ability to coach and mentor public sector stakeholders
  • Proven strong leadership skills and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and work independently.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with the Government of Tanzania and other NGOs preferred.
  • Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying this positions please send your resume, cover letter and copies of your academic certificate to ghsc.recruitmenttz@gmail.com. And kindly include title you are applying to and your name in the subject line.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Deadline for submission shall be on 28th April,2020. GHSC -TA-TZ is an equal opportunity employer.

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