Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EngenderHealth ,Program Officer Family Planning/Reproductive Health Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: Thursday, 30 April 2015
Program Officer Family Planning/Reproductive Health
Location: Tanzania
Job Code: 788
# of openings: 1

COMPANY DESCRIPTION: EngenderHealth is a leading global women's health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. In 20 countries around the world, we train health care professionals and partner with governments and communities to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services available—today and for generations to come.
The RESPOND Tanzania Project (RTP) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through an Associate Award under the RESPOND Leader with Associates (LWA) award, and is managed by Engender Health in partnership with the Meridian Group International, and the Population Council. The program focuses on the informed and voluntary use of long-acting and permanent methods of contraception (LA/PMs), scale-up and strengthening of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), decentralization of comprehensive post abortion care (cPAC) services and building capacity for delivery of health facilities to respond to gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against children (VAC). RTP is now seeking the expression of interests for the position of Program Officer FP/RH based in Mwanza. This position is open for Tanzania national candidates only.
Scope of the Position: The Program Officer will report to the Field Office Manager and provide technical expertise in the area of Reproductive health and project management. The officer will work with field teams to provide administrative and program support in the implementation of the supported programs in Tanzania. The overall responsibilities will include provision of assistance and support in a variety of technical areas such as training, trainee follow up; ensure FP compliance in the provision of services, infection prevention, and medical quality assurance. He/she will also represent EngenderHealth in the regions he/she is allocated for effective coordination.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Participate in program development to improve the quality and safety of services
  • Develop and implement quality assurance strategies with counterparts
  • Provide technical assistance to programs for improving infection prevention practices
  • Participate in development, implementation and follow-up of training activities
  • Collaborate with the Field Office team in assessing requests for support and in preparation of work plans and proposal for submission to the donor and the Head of Office
  • Work with the appropriate district authorities to ensure provision of quality long acting and permanent methods of family planning
  • Monitor ongoing programs and recommend appropriate action to the Field Office manager and the HQ in support of these programs
  • Develop and maintain contacts with health and family planning professionals and governmental authorities, to identify reproductive health and family planning issues, and develop related services
  • Conduct site visits, review the programming and implementation of ongoing projects, prepare reports, make recommendations and conduct follow-up visits as directed
Key Qualifications
  • At least a Medical Officer or Assistant Medical Officer Training
  • Four years of experience in health or family planning programs especially in programming, development and management of reproductive health and family planning programs
  • At least 3 years of experience working with NGOs in planning, designing, budgeting, managing, supervising, evaluating and documenting health programs
  • Experience in Long Acting and Permanent Methods of contraception, cPAC and clinical training
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience working in a matrix management environment
  • Knowledge in infection prevention, quality assurance and clinical research desirable
  • Ability to function effective as part of a team, and to manage multiple priorities
  • Details-oriented and good communicational skills-both verbal and written
  • Solid programming and technical expertise in reproductive health programs, specifically in the area of clinical based family planning
  • Demonstrated experience in the management and provision of reproductive health services at facility level
  • Demonstrated experience conducting training in reproductive health in providing technical assistance to NGOs and Governmental institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
To Apply: Please visit the careers page at to submit your application online by 30th April, 2015.
EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status or disability or any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state and local laws.

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