LOCATION: Mwanza, Tanzania
POSITION TYPE: Program
REPORTS TO: Country Director
LENGTH: 24 Months
Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies, and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org
Americares Tanzania Program Background
Since 1995, Americares has been working in Tanzania to address gaps in the health care system and work with partners to create lasting change. Americares Tanzania was registered as a non-governmental organization in Tanzania in 2015. Americares Tanzania supports health facilities in Tanzania on an ongoing basis through the delivery of donated medicines and medical supplies, ongoing health programs focused on women’s and children’s health, health worker safety, health systems strengthening, and through emergency response.
Under the guidance of Americares Country Director, the Program Manager (PM) will implement and supervise some Americares program areas in Tanzania such as medicine security, health worker safety, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), emergency response and others that may arise. The PM will lead in program management including the planning, implementing and monitoring of projects, support projects evaluation, support local partners on program implementation, assist in building and maintaining key partnerships and providing management support to in-country program consultants.
The responsibilities of the Program Manager include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide day-to-day oversight of Americares Tanzania programs, including medicine security, health worker safety, WASH, emergency response and new projects as they arise.
Lead in planning of projects’ activities including the preparation of work plans and milestones and update them accordingly as the needs arise.
Facilitate implementation and provide quality and timely reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly) for the projects.
Work with the Country Director and HQ to develop and manage annual project budgets and work plans
Increase local government health facilities’ access to quality medicine and supplies in Tanzania and support delivery of donated medical gift-in-kind to partner facilities.
Coordinate and facilitate trainings on infection prevention and control to health workers and quality improvement in health facilities that may partner with Americares Tanzania in infection prevention and control.
Coordinate the WASH work in supported facilities including managing needed WASH related infrastructural improvements.
Coordinate emergency response activities as needs arise.
Lead in monitoring of activities implementation, budgets of the projects and support evaluation of the projects as needed.
Manage local program consultants and contractors.
Support procurement process for the projects
Identify and assist with coordination of emergency response activities in Tanzania, as needed.
Monitor program budgets, spending (budget trackers or BVA), offer guidance, and assistance to the finance team.
Develop and implement constant field visits using monitoring tools to capture findings and improve program efficiency.
Ensure accurate and timely preparation of monthly reports and annual reports as required.
Support the Country Director to cultivate strong working relationships with the regional, district councils, health facilities and NGO partners.
Attend the relevant stakeholders’ meetings and ensure timely reporting of highlights to the Country Director and the Americares HQ.
Support the development of funding concept notes and proposals.
Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Master’s degree in public health, management, social work, community development, sociology with minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or bachelor’s degree with more than 10 years similar experience.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in program management for multi-year international health sector development projects, with 3 or more years of direct line management experience.
Project management experience with international NGOs in the development and/or global health sectors, preferably on the areas of medicine security, WASH, infection prevention and control and emergency response.
Experience in monitoring and evaluation and/or strategic information an added advantage
Demonstrated experience working independently (with minimum supervision) to manage high-volume workflow, being responsive to partners and troubleshooting issues.
Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically and attention to detail.
Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.
Proven ability to mentor and build capacity of local consultants, staff, and health facility partners.
Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project partners, staff, sub-partners, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
Excellent interpersonal skills and strong communications skills; ability to develop partnerships across sectors and cultures.
Fluency in Swahili and English
Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
Ability to produce clear and concise reports.
Willingness and ability to travel at least two weeks per month.
Unrestricted authorization to work in Tanzania.
We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. These include:
Thirteenth month salary paid annually.
Additionally, our core competencies as an organization are:
Ownership and results
Equity and inclusion
Teamwork and conflict resolution
Strategy and planning
Program Manager at Americares
We know not all applicants will demonstrate all the competencies we are looking for. We encourage you to apply even if you do not check all the boxes above, and we look forward to reviewing your application holistically.
What you can expect: Video and phone interviews with HR /People and Talent and with other organizational members.
As a global health organization, we are committed to ensuring a safe environment for our staff, partners, and visitors. All Americares staff and visitors who are on-site at any of our locations or will be traveling for work are required to be fully vaccinated (which includes a booster, when eligible) against COVID-19 unless an exemption required by law is applicable.
Americares is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.
CORE AMERICARES RESPONSIBILITIES:
Foster Americares values of collaborative, accountable, responsive, and effective.
Coach, support and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness; and
Develop and manage implementation of plans to increase team operating performance.
Applicants should include telephone/mobile number, email addresses and at least three referees’ contacts.
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