Thursday, February 5, 2015

Futures Group Consultant - mHealth Job Vacancy in Tanzania

Location: Tanzania
Job Code: 1026
# of Openings: 1

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,, and

Position Summary
The consultant will provide logistical assistance to Futures Group in implementing and coordinating the creation of an mHealth Market Access Model and Support Tools in Tanzania. This work involves assistance relating to the GSMA Foundation's overall purpose of providing mHealth economic proof points that educate, empower and enable procurement managers to include mHealth in the country health budget.

The consultant will be charged with providing ongoing logistical assistance to the data collection teams before, during and after in country consultations. Prior to in country visits, the consultant will be responsible for assisting the field teams in constructing the stakeholder portfolio, working with the technical team to organize each country's steering committee and building rapport. It is expected that the consultant will have existing relationships with some or all stakeholder groups and will make initial contact with appropriate persons and/or representatives. Stakeholders are expected to include, but are not limited to the following; mobile services providers, decision makers in Ministries of Heath/Finance/Communications, health care providers (both public and private) and other mobile infrastructure organizations including those within the mobile services supply chain. Support will continue through the completion of logistics associated with the GSMA team's in country time, detailing day to day meeting agendas, local travel arrangements and accommodations. Post in-country time, follow-up data collection may be required of the consultant at the discretion of the assigned technical team members.

Key Responsibilities
  • The consultant will act as the primary coordinator for stakeholder meetings, ensuring that all critical representatives have the opportunity to contribute to the models.
  • Construct logical agendas respecting the time of the data collection team and relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist the GSMA team to coordinate in country data collectors, data entrants, analysts, and report writers.
  • Strategize with the GSMA team on issues/delays affecting data collection.
  • Assist in document preparation for steering committee members and local communications.
  • Liaise with any local GSMA representatives, associated Futures Group offices and the project team.
  • Provide other assistance as needed to the GSMA team, working in close collaboration with any associated the Futures Group, GRM or associated offices in country.
Proposed timeline
The consultancy timeline is typically over a seven week period within the span of March 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2015. For a consultant representing a single country the maximum number of days for this consultancy is 15.

  • Consultant must be based in the target country
  • Significant knowledge of and/or contacts with the following public and private stakeholder groups;
    • Public Sector Officials in MoF, MoH or other relevant ministry
    • Mobile services providers
    • Public sector health providers
    • Private sector health providers
  • Must have excellent English, command of whatever local language is used by government
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Good communication and diplomatic skills
  • Self-initiated, motivated and works independently
  • Demonstrates excellent follow-up and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills in English
Physical Demands
  • Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility
  • Possible in-country travel for meetings or data collection accompaniment
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 via the Careers page by February 15th, 2014. 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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