Consultancy opportunity with FHI 360 Tanzania


FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries globally.

Currently, FHI360 is seeking a short-term qualified, and experienced consultant to conduct a consultancy assignment for its CHSD project which is managed by Deloitte Consulting Ltd.with technical support partners FHI360, Engender Health and MDH. The aim of the CHSD project is to increase access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, that emphasizes intensified coordination and collaboration between health facilities and communities, with a focus on preventive and curative services for HIV/AIDS, TB, FP, Malaria, and MCH. The project will cover the geographic areas of Njombe, Iringa, Morogoro, Lindi, Mtwara, and Ruvuma (malaria only) and target its resources toward areas with high HIV and TB prevalence. Special emphasis will be placed on increasing access and service utilization for women and youth.

The project goal is towards achieving HIV epidemic control and integrating MNCH, FP, TB and malaria care through innovative integration approaches at all levels and opportunities.

FHI360 role in technical direction of the project is twofold: 1) to optimize the continuum of care, so that the linkages, referrals, and systems connecting various services within and between health facilities and communities are seamless . mHealth platforms will play an important role to enhance referrals and adherence as well as client-centered care in health facilities and communities that is responsive to the preferences, needs and values of patients which includes a differentiated care model to address barriers to care; and 2) to integrate HIV, TB, FP, malaria and MCH services tailored to the specific needs of each geographic area in order to increase the number of individuals who can access a wider range of services that meet their multi-faceted needs in a more convenient way and increase cost-effectiveness of the services provided.

Consultancy Description

Under the direction of the CHSD management team and in close collaboration with FHI360 Technical Advisors, the Consultant will work with CHSD senior staff to achieve the following objectives and deliverables:
  • Provide technical assistance to the Management team of CHSD for the initial start up phase while awaiting the arrival of the FHI360 Director, Technical Support in early January 2017; 
  • Finalize the technical part of the workplan year 1 to be submitted to USAID in November 2016 based on the proposed workplan in CHSD RFA may 2016 and to be aligned to more recent NACP guidance on TREATALL and the recent COP16 Tanzania guidance from USAID; 
  • Develop an operational framework on technical collaboration, work complementarity and working relationships between MDH staff implementing technical activities in close collaboration with facility staff and FHI360 staff providing technical oversight and guidance as described above in FHI360 role in CHSD; 
  • Identify training and supervisory needs for differentiated HIV care and TREATALL strategies; 
  • Assist with technical recruitments for FHI360; 
  • Reviewing information and documentation compiled by project staff to understand the experiences and activities. 
  • Conducting interviews with project staff and/or other stakeholders to gather any additional information. 
  • Error free final draft version of narrative and HANTT chart of workplan year 1 CHSD 
  • Operational framework collaboration MDH and FHI360 
  • Training and Supervision plan. 
  • Recommendations on selection and documentation of relevant best practices, success stories and other documents reflecting are given and documented. 
Consultancy Period

The consultancy will be for 3 months working days between 17 October 2016 till 17 January 2017.

Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:
  • MB.BS/MD or similar degree with 3-5 years relevant experience with international health and/or HIV/AIDS clinical programs which includes 3 years’ experience with HIV clinical managememnt and program planning 
  • MPH will be an additional advantage 
  • Familiarity and/or understanding of national HIV/AIDS clinical management policies and strategies, TREATALL policy of October 2016 from NACP 
  • Familiarity and understanding of the current PEPFAR priorities and standards for Tanzania including 90-90-90 epidemic control approach, differentiated care and PEPFAR COP16 guidance for Tanzania 
  • Familiarity and/or experience with integrated approaches in health service delivery preferred 
  • Skills in Microsoft Office 
  • High proficiency English speaker and writer 
  • Strong consultative skills and ability to work efficiently and effectively both autonomously and in teams 
  • Have strong attention to detail. 
  • Immediate availability 
Application Guidelines

FHI 360 requests that all applications submissions be organized in the manner and format described below. Proposals should be no more than five pages using 12-point font. Please send submissions by October 14, 2016 to [email protected] and [email protected]
Overview: Describe your understanding of the work to be performed.
Professional Experience and Qualifications: Describe what sets you apart from others who may be considered for this assignment. Please include your CV and references.