Purpose of the position:
To technical support in improving infant and maternal health through a community based participatory approach on children under two as per World Vision’s new international health strategy.
Oversee the Irish Aid grant in country being accountable for project outputs and results as set out in the proposal and ensure the technical quality of interventions and delivery approaches is met.
Prepare an annual detailed implementation plan and provide 6 monthly narrative and financial reports
Analyse progress and recommend changes in consultation with staff and community stakeholders.
Ensure that project interventions are implemented within existing MOH framework and structures, thereby ensuring compliance, avoiding duplication and strengthening the MoH system.
Ensure good alignment and integration between the project and the Area programs(Aps)
Advocacy, Networking and Business Relationships
Work in cooperation with the Ministry of Health to improve government interventions in the area of MNCH.
Representation and advocacy for World Vision (WV) and other MNCH programming at the National level forums using evidence based framework including operations research in the area of system strengthening and the contribution of community groups to this MNCH.
Effectively engage with National level using participatory approach with various MNCH partners on working together to achieve high quality of services in MNCH.
Identify areas for lobbying and advocacy and develop action plans/initiatives in areas of MNCH and mHealth.
Ensure good collaboration with cluster level staff such as Monitoring and Evaluation, health/nutrition specialists etc for technical input, direction and alignment.
Develop a strong relationship with the MoH (Reproductive Health Unit), Tanzania Food, and Nutrition Centre (TFNC and other key stakeholders who will be key partners over the project lifetime in MNCH and Nutrition.
Engage in dialogue and analysis with MoH to learn about existing household outreach
Work closely with the Head Office and other key partners to further advocacy efforts in maternal and child health in the project area.
Team Performance Management
Ensure a high performance management culture, open trustworthy, relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability
Ensure good communication of project goals, progress, risks and expectations to all staff, stakeholders and partners.
Project Management and Supervision
Responsible for reporting to appropriate government entities using standard WV (country office) processes for inclusion of project outcomes in local and national health management information systems.
Financial and non-Financial resource management
Be responsible and accountable for managing the project budget
Be on hand to explain monthly grant spending
Prepare a detailed monthly dashboard
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Master in Public Health with at least 5 years of technical health project management experience, preferably focused on maternal and child health.
Other technical skills
Good budget management skills
Ability to work in a facilitative and participatory approach
Understanding and experience of community based approaches to health programming
Ability to liaise with people at all level – government partners, donors, communities and staff with diplomacy, tact and collaboration.
Appreciation of gender related issues
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office – based with frequent travel to the field
50% work in Dar and 50% in Dodoma.
Travel: 30% Domestic/International travel is required