Friday, February 6, 2015

Futures Group, Consultant (HPP Tanzania) Jobs in Tanzania




Location: Tanzania
Job Code: 974
# of Openings: 1
Description
~~Company Profile
About Futures Group

Futures Group, the global consulting firm, helps to protect and promote people's well-being around the world. For 40 years, Futures Group has created lasting solutions to some of the most pressing public health challenges facing nations. We predict future health and development trends, uncover barriers to well-being, and forge on-the-ground partnerships to ensure lasting change.
About GRM International
GRM International is a leading international development management company specializing in the provision of project design, management expertise and technical assistance to development projects for bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments and corporations. For more than 45 years, GRM has been bringing expertise in managing large-scale projects, and sourcing and managing high quality experts covering all disciplinary skills required to implement development projects.
About our Group of Companies
GRM International, Futures Group, and the Effective Development Group are a group of companies with a joint focus on reaching people in need and creating better futures for our clients, communities and colleagues around the world. With more than 90 current projects operating in more than 85 countries, and $225 million in revenue, our combined group has a multisectoral focus, diverse technical offerings and a wide geographic reach. For more information, please visit www.futuresgroup.com, www.grminternational.com, and www.edgroup.com.au.
Position Summary
The consultant will provide technical assistance to Futures Group in implementing and coordinating quantitative assessments of human resources for health (HRH) in Tanzania. This work relates to technical assistance from the USAID-funded Health Policy Project (HPP) in Tanzania.
The consultant will be charged with providing ongoing technical assistance and survey field management in relation to overall support being provided by HPP to the Benjamin Mkapa HIV/AIDS Foundation (BMAF) on conducting critical assessments at the local government and central level related to HRH. The areas under consideration are 1) spending on HRH via the Personal Emoluments (PE) and Other Charges (OC) channels, 2) health worker recruitment permits, and 3) health worker trainings and productivity. The work will involve providing technical support to BMAF on design of key instruments; working in concert with the HQ-based HPP team to coordinate study implementation; assisting in data analysis of the results of field data collection, including a facility- based survey of health worker productivity; and in creating high-quality reports and advocacy materials based on these findings. The consultant will be expected to be self-directed and work closely with key counterparts at BMAF as well as liaise with USAID/Tanzania, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), the President's Office- Public Sector Management (POPSM), and the Prime Minister's Office- Regional Administration and Local Governance (PMORALG) as required.
Key Responsibilities
  • The consultant will act as the primary coordinator for ensuring that the HRH assessments are rigorous and well-implemented.
  • Provide other assistance (e.g., limited grant management support and oversight of assessment teams) to the HPP team, working in close collaboration with the Futures Group office in Dar es Salaam.
  • Assist the BMAF team to coordinate data collectors, data entrants, analysts, and report writers.
  • Assist in assessment report review and finalization.
  • Assist in policy brief review and finalization.
  • Monitor progress of activities as defined in the list of deliverables.
  • Follow up on a daily or weekly basis with BMAF and HPP teams.
  • Communicate with HPP on issues/delays affecting data collection.
  • Participate during review of data collected and data entry.
  • Follow up with key stakeholders on HPP and BMAF technical team's progress (discussion points will be approved by HPP).
  • Arrange with HPP and BMAF team for the preparation of assessment reports and results presentations.
  • Participate in assessment results presentation.
Proposed timeline
The consultancy timeline is from November 15, 2014 to July 17, 2014. The maximum number of days for this consultancy will be 30-40 days.
Qualifications
  • Based in Dar es Salaam
  • Graduate degree in public health, health informatics, health economics, or related field
  • Must have excellent English, command of Swahili is desirable
  • Deep knowledge of the Tanzanian health system, especially human resource management
  • Good communication and diplomatic skills
  • Excellent follow-up and attention to detail
  • Self-initiated, motivated and works independently.
  • Demonstrates robust conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills in English
Physical Demands
  • Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility
Work Environment
  • Usual office working conditions free of disagreeable elements
  • Successful candidates will be reimbursed for allowable expenses only
All applications for this position should be submitted online at www.futuresgroup.com via the Careers page. Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status

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