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Program Manager- SUSTAIN II- Kasulu


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.

Major Responsibilities

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

  • Represent WV Tanzania in external inter-agency meetings and technical working groups including safe motherhood TWG as needed.

  • Profile program results in appropriate documents and forums internally within WV Partnership (e.g WV East Africa Regional events), and externally

  • Participate in internal WV Communities of Practice and Interest Groups

3. Business Relationships and Networking

  • Coordinate with finance, advocacy and management staff of WV-Tanzania and WV- Canada to monitor program progress and manage for results

  • In consultation with WV Canada MNCH Program Manager, liaise with GAC staff in Dar-es-Salaam when warranted

  • In coordination with Health and Nutrition Team Leader and PDQA director, manage relationships with and facilitate engagement of partner agencies/stakeholders involved in MNCH

4. Financial and non Financial resource management

  • Manage the WVT material and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability

5. Reporting

  • Prepare regular program reports for submission to WV Canada and where warranted, to other stakeholders

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.