Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) has been awarded by the US Centers for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) funds to implement the Project ‘Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of the project is empowering the National Health Laboratory System (NHLS) in the country to achieve and monitor progress towards the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals.
THPS will support the national laboratory systems strengthening through this five-year award in the following key areas:
Expansion of continuous quality improvement (CQI) of HIV rapid testing to increase access and improve the quality of HIV rapid testing at all levels.
Enhancement of laboratory information systems (LIS) to support antiretroviral (ART) monitoring, early infant diagnosis (EID), TB and Opportunistic infection (OIs) sample referral and transport networks at all levels of the tiered system.
Provide support to enhance laboratory biosafety and quality of diagnostic and standard of care laboratory testing in all six tiers of the NHLS
Provide Technical Assistance (TA) on laboratory supply chain management (SCM) including quantification and forecasting in all laboratories.
THPS is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following positions:
POSITION TITLE: Sub Grants Officer (1 position)
REPORTS TO: Sub Grants Manager (THPS)
LOCATION: Central Office Dar Es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 30%)
To focus on all issues related to sub awardees efficient management of THPS funds and to monitor the financial and administrative systems for proper utilization of such funds. S/He will work with selected NGOs/ and other THPS subgrantees in building their capacity towards compliance and efficiency in managing donor funds including timely reporting. Under the leadership of the Sub Grant Manager. S/he will facilitate and coordinate the subs budgeting process and provide ongoing feedback to the THPS on the implementation of the subs work plans.
- Assist in assessing the financial and administrative requirement for the sub awardees.
- Adapt administrative and financial policies and procedures for the sub awardees which includes; manuals, user guides and templates to be compliant with donor and THPS requirements
- Provide training and technical support to sub awardees staff to improve administrative and financial systems by using THPS management tools and general management of fund procedures.
- Ensure consistent application of THPS financial and administrative policies/standards, as well as donor, and THPS rules and regulations
- Act as resource person for tracking and monitoring systems, reporting policies and procedures to sub awardees
- Ensure that sub awardees provide their reports completely, accurately and timely
- Monitoring of sub awardees invoices and advances from THPS including doing monthly reconciliations.
- Monitor the need for external audits of sub awardees, and manage the audit as needed
- Train new sub awardees staff on matters related with financial management and perform projectfinancial review
- Assist in provision of procedures for sub awardees closing by making sure that all steps and regulations are followed properly
- Supervise and train the Sub Award Finance Staff in CDC policies and regulations and the Financial Reporting.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accountancy, Finance or related subjects from a recognized institution
- Required: CPA, ACCA or other equivalent professional certification will be an added advantage
- Required: At least four years’ experience at a similar position. Experience working for an NGO monitoring both NGOS and government sub-grantees will be an added advantage.
- Required: Knowledge in Accounting packages
- Required: Good in using computer applications including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint is a must)
- High level of integrity and commitment
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision
- Ability to organize and conduct conference zoom meetings within or outside Tanzania.
TITLE: NHLS Project Coordinator (1 position)
REPORTS TO: Project Principal Investigator
LOCATION: Central Office Dar es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 50%
- S/He will be responsible for providing technical leadership of Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability (SQAS) of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) project. S/He supervises and monitors the NHLS project technical staff in the implementation of approved work plans to strengthen laboratory systems and services of the laboratory network. S/He will provide technical support and guidance to NHLS project officers responsible for each program areas, counterparts from the MoHCDGEC and its departments/units, PORALG as well as other
- Implementing Partners to ensure standardised project implementation and cross-fertilisation. S/He will ensure development of the NHLS project work plans and subsequent implementation are in accordance with the funding goal and objectives; to expand continuous quality improvement (CQI) in laboratory testing using both traditional sitting in and tele-mentoring modalities, enhance LIS to ensure availability of laboratory data for program and decision making at all levels, enhance laboratory biosafety and quality of laboratory testing and oversee quality TA on laboratory supply chain to support forecasting and quantification of laboratory commodities for HIV and TB services.
- S/He will keep track of the project work plans implementation, reporting timeliness and project indicators, and oversee quality of reporting including individual activity reports to strengthen the project and THPS institutional memory. S/He will lead the project technical staff to develop and implement individual staff action plans that are in line with the approved work plan and budget for the project year. S/He will regularly prepare and report the technical progress of the project to the Project PI as required and assist the PI in preparation of project reports to the Funding agency, MOHCDGEC and Stakeholders. S/He will represent the project and THPS in laboratory services Stakeholders meetings and forums.
- Oversee the implementation of the project technical activities to ensure that the work is technically and logistically sound, collaborative, timely, and is conducted in line with the donor-approved project work plan and budget.
- Ensure that all project technical staff have developed and are implementing individual staff action plans that are in line with the donor-approved work plan and budget for the current year, and are clearly linked to the overall project performance monitoring plan.
- Make recommendations to the PI on staffing and personnel employment, promotions, termination, layoffs, and other personnel activities in order to maintain an efficient and cost-effective program.
- Demonstrates problem-solving, leadership, conflict management, and team building skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals.
- Assist the Project Principal Investigator (PI) and M &E Advisor with the monitoring and reporting of the project’s technical progress against benchmarks to ensure that project deliverables are met in a timely manner.
- Work with the Project PI to review the technical skill mix and staffing structure and make recommendations for any changes required to ensure the project has adequate staff to meet the project requirements.
- Assist the PI to prepare and present quarterly project progress and technical reports to THPS Management, CDC/USG, MOH and other stakeholders as required.
- Liaise with MoHCDGEC, PORALG and Implementing Partners counterparts in ensuring smooth implementation of project goals.
- Perform other Project duties as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Basic degree in Medical laboratory sciences from a recognized university with specialization qualifications in any laboratory disciplines or public health.
- Minimum experience of 7 years of experience of working at national level laboratories with a leadership/supervisory role.
- Experience in leading multi-laboratory stakeholders, credible team building, and good interpersonal skills.
- Excellent listening, analytical and communication skills and ability to work with multi-skilled teams
- Extensive experience working with Microsoft Office
- Fluent communications in English and Swahili
- Registered with Medical Laboratory Practitioners Board.
TITLE: NHLS Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (1 position)
REPORTS TO: Project Principal Investigator and THPS Director of ME
LOCATION: Central Office Dar es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 75%
To provide overall technical support in the planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation project indicators for Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability (SQAS) of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) project implemented by THPS. Work with the project Principal Investigator, Project Coordinator and THPS Director of M&E to build the sustainable capacity of the National Health Laboratory System teams at national, zonal and regional lab levels in managing health information systems. This includes improving capacity in data management and use for program improvement.
- Responsible for the overall coordination of NHLS project Monitoring and Evaluation activities
- Develop project indicators and project management plans for effective monitoring of project performance.
- Coordinate and monitor work plans implementation outputs and link with approved workplan indicators
- Organize project data and reports for timely NHLS Project reports as required by the project PI
- Provide technical support in the process of data quality assurance, data cleaning and summarization
- Participate in the development of laboratory systems M&E tools and indicators
- Provide inputs on project funding applications and renewals
- Compile timely weekly, monthly and quarterly M&E activity reports
- Liaise with NHLS Project Coordinator to coordinate support to the RHMTs and CHMTs on LIS Coordinate reporting of project reporting to PEPFAR, MOHCDGEC and Stakeholders
- Perform other duty as required by the Supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, public health, international health, or a related discipline. A background in a medical-related field is an advantage
- Advance degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health or related discipline will be an added advantage
- Working for 4+ years of experience in the design, implementation, and management of health monitoring and evaluation systems. HIV/AIDS epidemiological experience preferred. Experience with primary collection of clinical data, design of forms and data collection instruments, and data analysis is an advantage
- Extensive experience with Microsoft Access and Excel and one or more of the following statistical analysis packages (SAS, SPSS, STATA)
- Leadership skills, team building and good interpersonal skills
- Excellent communications skills in English and Swahili
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send their application cover letter one-page maximum and CV four pages maximum to ([email protected]) by October 19th 2019 with a subject line for example: NHLS Project Coordinator. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.
THPS is an equal opportunity employer; Women, People Living with HIV/AIDS and People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.