Call for application for short-term placements for MSc, PhD and Staff mobility support at SUA, MUHAS, UG & UNZA

Through a funded project titled ‘Enhancing Community of Practice in One Health for Infectious Diseases through Postgraduate Training- EOHMOB’ INTRA-ACP Mobility Project will support short-term placements (6-10 months only) of Master (MSc) and PhD students tenable at SUA, MUHAS, UG and UNZA as well as mobility of staff (1-2 months) to the same institutions.

Job: Oxfam International Tanzania Country Director

Organization: Oxfam Ireland
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 Oct 2016

We are looking for an exceptional, strategic leader with a passion for Oxfam’s work to head our programme in Tanzania

Four year contract with competitive salary. An attractive package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. This will include a net salary, meaning that Oxfam will pay 100% of any tax and social security liabilities relating to your employment. You will also receive benefits tailored to your individual contract. Based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Oxfam, one of the leading global development organisations, mobilises the power of people against poverty. We are a diverse confederation of 17 strongly interconnected national affiliates working in over 90 countries, either directly, or with partners to enable transformational change, using a unique combination of long-term development, campaigning and humanitarian programmes*.*

Tanzania, a country of 47 million people, is regarded as one of the more politically stable countries in the region and the continent. It has a long-term development trajectory framed by the Tanzania Development Vision that aims to transform the country into a middle-income economy by 2025 by focusing on increasing growth and reducing poverty. The country is largely rural and agrarian. The continued neglect of the agricultural sector and marginalisation of vulnerable rural communities such as pastoralists, smallholder farmers and communities in remote areas continue to plague Tanzania. Access to health services for poor people remains a challenge due to mandatory contributions and in the education sector, while enrolment rates have improved, the challenge of inequality still persists. Some of these inequalities are associated with the distribution of income, some with enormous differences between regions in the provision of basic services. Whereas Tanzanian law asserts equal land ownership rights, in practice, discrimination against women reduces their access to, and ownership of land. Tanzanian law does not protect economic rights for women and systematic discrimination based on sex is often built into laws. Oxfam’s strategy is Tanzania is to contribute to a social change process that substantively impacts on the situation of rural poverty, women discrimination, food insecurity, conflict and vulnerability in the country to strengthen poor people’s rights, voices and resilience with focus on poor women and young people.

The Role

You will contribute to and implement Oxfam’s Global Strategy, by providing vision and strategic direction to all of Oxfam’s work Tanzania. This includes Oxfam’s humanitarian responses, long term development programme design and implementation, advocacy and policy and influencing. You will be responsible and accountable for the strategic direction and effective management of country programming ensuring development, continued improvement in quality and impact of programmes and effective financial and human resource management in line with Oxfam Policy.

You will line manage the Country Management Team and manage the work in the country which will include: staff, budgets, funding and programme, ensuring that managers in country are in accordance with Oxfam’s policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Code of conduct, Performance Management, Security, Health and Safety and local legislation. You will ensure that appropriate systems are in place to manage security, brand, financial, and administrative risks in Tanzania.

You will take a lead in representing Oxfam and the country programme nationally and globally; build influential relationships and develop networks for effective change, both internally and externally, and committed to maximising our influencing capability. In particular, you will ensure good relations with donors and will represent Oxfam at high level towards government, UN specialised agencies, other NGOs, as well as local partners and the media.

You will be responsible, with support from change groups and the Regional Director, to implement the Oxfam 2020 Vision in Tanzania which aims to create a stronger Oxfam that is globally coordinated and relevant in every country in which we work. You will be accountable to the Horn East and Central Africa Regional Director, for the delivery, effective management (which includes budgets and plans) monitoring and evaluation, learning from the programme.

The Person

You are an exceptional leader committed to Oxfam’s values and to the success of the Oxfam programme. Your outstanding analytical skills enable you to constantly adapt to an ever-changing context, to think beyond the country programme context and to act within a regional and global framework. You have significant senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high quality programme, humanitarian and influencing strategy, with and through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations. You have a track record of leading and motivating multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams and operations across a number of locations. You have experience of managing security, risk and legal compliance within an INGO context and a demonstrable understanding of humanitarian contexts and application of humanitarian principles. The ability to ‘think politically’ understanding motivations, pressures, power dynamics and challenges faced by colleagues, partners, decision makers and other actors. You have a proven track record of success in representing an organisation with partners, government agencies, private sector organisations, media and donors at senior level; nationally and globally, a proven track record of success in negotiating humanitarian access, advocacy and influencing with ability to maximise fundraising from diverse institutions, both local and international. You are committed to promoting gender equity and the interests of marginalised people in all aspects of your work. You have a good level of IT literacy and understanding of how new developments in technology can positively contribute to the aims of an INGO. You are able to successfully communicate in English with a wide range of audiences.

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

We particularly welcome applications from women and those from the global south, as they are under-represented at senior management level.

How to apply:

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please apply for this role by emailing your CV and cover letter to [email protected] using REF INT2813. For further information on the role please go to www.oxfamireland.org/jobs

The closing date: Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 12.00 noon. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Job: Technical Advisor - HIV Youth Policy Tanzania

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 20 Oct 2016

Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. Palladium is built on the idea that progress will be supported by four key pillars:
  • International Development
  • Strategy Execution Consulting
  • Impact Investment
  • Training and Events
We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project with a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities.

The Dar es Salaam-based Technical Advisor will work with the HP+ Country Activity Manager in support of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) to provide technical assistance to (1) reduce policy-related barriers restricting youth access to HIV testing and treatment, and (2) foster youth participation in the process of updating the 2007 multisectoral youth policy. He/she will work to support the MOHCGDEC and other key stakeholders to ensure that policies related to youth access to HIV testing and treatment are supportive, implementable, developed in consultation with key stakeholders, and based on international best practices. Identifying and building effective relationships with key stakeholders, including the MOHCGDEC, TACAIDS, NACP, implementing partners, and civil society organizations will be a key component of this position. In addition, the Technical Advisor -HIV Youth Policy will work with local stakeholders to build advocacy skills for policies to ensure traction within the MOH, and will assist in setting up a systematic approach to monitoring the policy process and eventual implementation of the policy. He/she will report to the HP+ Country Activity Manager for Tanzania as his/her supervisor.
  • Lead HP+ Tanzania activities in the area of youth HIV policy.
  • Work closely with the HP+ Country Activity Manager and technical team to provide technical assistance to reduce policy-related barriers toaccess to HIV testing and treatment and foster youth participation in updating the 2007 youth policy.
  • Foster partnerships with key stakeholders in support of achieving project goals.
  • Support the development of appropriate strategies for fostering supportive policies, including but not limited to a strategy for advocating for these polices within the GOT system.
  • Supporting the MOHCGDEC and other stakeholders to advocate for supportive policies related to youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
  • Contribute to project reporting.
  • Other HP+ Tanzania tasks as assigned.
  • Respond to occasional questions/requests that can be reasonably accommodated alongside other HP+ Tanzania duties.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in health policy development
  • Master's degree in public health, or another relevant field required
  • Understanding of socio-behavioral context influences of HIV
  • Experience working with youth
  • Understanding of HIV care and treatment
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, preferably on a USAID-funded project
  • Experience working with or supporting the public sector in Tanzania
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the Tanzanian health system
  • Kiswahili and English language skills required
  • Tanzanian national preferred
Please submit all applications to Ms. Sijia Liang, [email protected], by 20 October, 2016.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cy5saWFuZy4zNzE3Ni4zODMwQHBhbGxhZGl1bS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Job: Internal Compliance Coordinator

Organization: Restless Development
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Oct 2016

http://restlessdevelopment.org/vacancies

The Internal Compliance Coordinator is a key role within the finance team responsible for reviewing the financial processes and controls. The role will require review of the financial processes at the Dar es Salaam office, where the finance team are based, but also to the regional offices where there are no full time finance staff.

The main duties of the Internal Compliance Coordinator include:
  • Regular completion of internal audit reports and follow ups to ensure actions completed
  • Review of financial controls and expenses at head office and regional offices
  • Review adherence to donor rules and regulations
Internal audit reviews (50%)
  • Undertake internal audit reviews at head office reviewing financial processes and regional offices, focusing on staff expenses and large purchases.
  • Review expenses and payments transactions to ensure the policies and documentation have been followed in accordance with RD financial policies and procedures
  • Review procurement processes to ensure policies have been followed and purchase orders have been documented
  • Recommend improvements to financial systems and processes
  • Review/develop finance bottom line accountabilities and monitor performance against these
  • Review effectiveness of existing policies and procedures and consider these could be updated
  • Undertake internal reviews of other departments work; programme teams, Human Resources, Investment and Partnerships.
  • Conduct any ad-hoc audit or financial investigation assignments at the request of the Country Director or Senior Finance and Admin Manager
Review of financial controls and expenses (20%)
  • Assisting in the preparation for the organisational annual audit and the guidance of the Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Review asset/ inventory register
  • Review how financial information/transactions is processed on sales force, and whether this could be done differently
  • Responsible for reviewing staff imprest/loan balances and ensure policies are followed
  • Review if payments have made to the agreed deadlines
Review adherence to donor rules and regulations (20%)
  • Ensure all the regulations for each Donor are complied with in line with our contract with them
  • Record and track reporting against key donor reporting dates
  • Review processes for submitting donor bids, including finances teams involvement
  • Ensures the country program complies with local and international legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
Staff training and development (10%)
  • Receive regular updates from line manager and from the FAM on key objectives of the finance team
  • Complete finance training and technical training (e.g. Excel)
  • Assist in training of non-finance staff and volunteers in Restless Development to comply with finance procedures
  • Responsible for training finance staff on financial controls and processes they must follow.
How to apply:

Please send a completed application form to [email protected] by the closing date.

Please note we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes or covering letters

Restless Development Tanzania has a strong commitment to abiding, upholding and promoting appropriate risk-based Child Protection standards at all times. Any individuals deemed to be an unacceptable risk to children will not be considered.

Closing Date: 5pm Tanzania time Tuesday, 25th October 2016

Job: Prevention Research – Tanzania

Organization: CTS Global
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 Nov 2016

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Service Objectives:

The objective of this position is to provide support and technical assistance to the Science Office Chief/Associate Director of Science, the Associated Director of Programs, the Country Director, Branch Chiefs, team leads, program staff, and other USG agencies in designing, implementing and evaluating Implementation science project s and their products.

Task Requirements:

Under this task order, the contractor shall independently provide all labor, supplies, material and equipment (exception s noted below) in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners in accordance with this Statement of Work by providing the services below for implementation Science activities.

100% Technical Assistance: Provides scientific technical assistance to program staff and Branch Chiefs in assigned Program Branches and/or program areas in the planning, development, conduct, analysis and dissemination of implementation science activities. Offers support and assistance to implementing partners, in particular local partners, to successfully implement key research activities to the highest technical and ethical standards, while building their capacity to execute these studies themselves. Engages directly with all research activities within the specified portfolio and prioritizes level of engagement to ensure high quality outputs and timely execution. Provides technical assistance and advice to Project Officers/Program Leads/Activity Managers of Cooperative Agreements on implementation science issues that need to be addressed to ensure implementation occurs according to agreed upon and documented timelines and budgets. Provides technical assistance in the development of evaluation strategies and formulation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation activities for on-going and future public health programmatic issues in consultation and collaboration with other USG agencies in Tanzania, the Government of Tanzania (GoT), and other selected local implementing agencies. Assists in the facilitation and coordination of implementation science projects within CDC and across United States Government (USG) agencies and partners in Tanzania. Assists in facilitating research prioritization process within CDC and USG and supports nation al research strategy development and implementation. Participates in drafting and review of protocols and data collection tools of specific research activities within the specified Science portfolio. Assists with completing analyses and drafting publication s related to implementation science. Work with Science Office Chief and CDC Atlanta Science Offices to ensure appropriate policies are followed; and travel to and support specific study sites during period s of data collection preparation, implementation, analysis, and information dissemination. Provides technical oversight, as needed, on training of data collectors, data entry and management personnel to ensure quality of training. Provides support for literature reviews as requested. Performs and/or supports the writing of abstracts, reports and manuscripts through one on one mentoring and/or writing workshops with CDC program staff, fellows and GoT collaborators. Leads and/or assists with other tasks related to the planning, capacity building and implementation of research activities to fulfill the needs of CDC/Tanzania and other USG partners. The Contracting consultant shall provide support and work to strengthen efforts to build the capacity of Tanzanian staff from government and national Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved with USG funded implementation science activities, through targeted scientific input, and planning and advising on key aspects of specific evaluation s, with particular focus on at least one large multi-country project. Provide support and work to strengthen efforts to build the capacity of interested and capable CDC Tanzania staff on implementation science activities. Works in collaboration with any fellow(s) assigned to the same science portfolio, focusing on professional development of the fellow and tracking of fellow's deliverables.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited university with a master’s level degree in public health, epidemiology, medical science or related field is required.
  • At least three years of experience with progressive responsibility in project management of HIV prevention science activities, preferably in an international setting
  • At least three years of experience with operational or implementation science development, implementation and analysis, preferably in an international setting
  • At least two years of experience working with PEPFAR programs is desirable
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Level IV English proficiency required
  • Level I Kiswahili proficiency (preferred)
How to apply:

Interested candidates should email their cover letter, CV to [email protected] Thank you for your consideration!