Friday, November 21, 2014

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute ,Operations Manager / Deputy Project Team Leader in Tanzania

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute is a public institution with the mandate to contribute to the improvement of the health of populations internationally and nationally through excellence in research, services, and teaching and training.
The Swiss Centre for International Health (SCIH) of the Swiss TPH conducts consultancy, project management, training and applied research work in international and global health. The department is seeking applications for the following new position:
Operations Manager / Deputy Project Team Leader in Tanzania
To support the Project Team Leade
r in the second, expanded phase of a large health project, the “Health Promotion and System Strengthening Project” (HPSS) in Tanzania.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Project management in support of the Project Team Leader (as his deputy) to ensure
o establishment of project offices and their successful operation
o timely implementation of required project activities and financial cycle of planning, budgeting, implementing, steering, project monitoring and evaluation, and reporting
o supervision of project staff and HR management, including recruitment
o supervision of financial management, procurement, assets management including vehicles, and IT systems
o ensuring principles of good governance and accountability
Required qualifications and experience:
• A proven track record of at least 10 years’ successful project management experience in complex, multi-disciplinary development projects
• A Master degree in Social Sciences, Management, Business Administration or an equivalent postgraduate degree
• At least 5 years working experience in development project management in Africa, at best East Africa
• Adequate physical and mental health and ability to work effectively and efficiently in a demanding working and physical environment (sub-Saharan Africa)
• Proven experience in working in different cultural settings, with respect and diplomacy
• Excellent English skills, both written and oral
• Willingness to live and work in Dodoma, national capital in central Tanzania
• Knowledge of the national language (Swahili) is an asset
The position is based in Dodoma, but involves frequent travel within the regions of Dodoma, Morogoro and Shinyanga, and may include occasional travel to Basel. The HPSS project is a large cooperation project of the governments of Switzerland and Tanzania. It supports the Tanzanian government authorities in the fields of health promotion, strengthening of rural health insurance, medicine management and health technology management in three regions and at national level.
The successful candidate will be mid-career and have the experience and skills to ensure successful project implementation of the Phase Two of the HPSS beginning in February 2015 until January 2019. The successful candidate will become part of a multidisciplinary team which is organised in a participatory management structure. The project is set in a stimulating environment with close cooperation with the many relevant authorities of the Government of Tanzania and also with various international and local development partners operating in Tanzania in health and related sectors. The candidate will report to the Project Team Leader based in Dodoma and the Project Manager based in Basel, Switzerland. The position is open as of February 2015, taking into account the usual period of notice of applicants.
Expected start of services: February 2015.
An initial contract from February 2015 until January 2019 will be offered. An extension is desirable, depending on a performance evaluation.
In case of interest, please send your letter of interest, CV (maximum 3 pages), names of 2 references (with contact details), salary expectations and earliest availability in English by 15 December 2014.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
For further information please consult our website:
Susanne Zulauf
HR Business Partner
Socinstrasse 57
4002 Basel
How to apply:
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