Purpose of the position:
To provide leadership and technical oversight for the effective implementation of the Global Affairs Canada (GAC)-funded SUSTAIN MNCH II project, liaise with WV Canada SUSTAIN Program Manager on a regular basis and work closely with project staff and partner agencies in Tanzania and Canada, to ensure efficiency and quality delivery of the program as per GAC standards.
1. Strategic Engagement (Program Management)
Ensure all requirements of the implementation agreement between WV Canada and WV Tanzania in executing the project are met according to specified timelines, methodologies and quality standards.
Utilize Results Based Management tools to track program progress against objectives and the set targets.
Work with project team in Canada and in Tanzania to interpret program interventions to the field teams and jointly modify plans and management tools to respond to learnings.
Provide technical support to project staff and implementation partners to deliver MNCH interventions specified in the project design particularly in upgrading the selected health facilities in Kasulu, Buhigwe and Kigoma rural districts to provide CEmONC and BEmONC services in collaboration with the RMO and DMOs.
In consultation with WVC MNCH Program Manager & consultants, plan, coordinate and facilitate capacity building for project staff, field partners and government staff to provide quality safe motherhood and newborn care services.
Work closely with WV advocacy and gender specialists to ensure integration of cross-cutting themes in the project in alignment with the GAC gender equality strategy.
Provide input to the design of learning and documentation component of the project including baseline survey and support the execution of the same.
2. Knowledge Sharing
3. Business Relationships and Networking
4. Financial and non Financial resource management
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
A medical specialist (Obstetrics & Gynecology or Pediatrician ) with Master’s in public health, international health or community health with experience in safe motherhood and newborn care community-based interventions.
3-5 years’ experience in Results Based Management (RBM) in maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition projects.
Previous experience in managing GAC-funded projects, GAC funding requirements and RBM principles are definite assets
Ability to negotiate partnerships and facilitate coordination among multiple stakeholders.
Strong communication skills, including report writing.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
Travel: 50% Domestic/international travel is required.