Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Aga Khan Foundation ,Senior Programme Officer, Health And Nutrition Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 19 Jun 2015

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in rural economic development, education, early childhood development, health, nutrition and civil society strengthe
AKF Tanzania invites applications from qualified and dynamic candidates for the position of Senior Programme Officer, Health and Nutrition based in Dar-es-Salaam and reporting to the Country Director. This position is part of AKF Tanzania’s core team that would provide the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to oversee and shape the health and nutrition programming portfolio of the Foundation in Tanzania and exposure to the East Africa region. This is a highly demanding position and the successful candidate will be expected to take lead in the health and nutrition sector – leading and contributing to AKF-T’s strategic directions, programme development, resource mobilisation, grant management, and learning and policy engagement in health and nutrition. Specific responsibilities include:
· Provide technical oversight and quality control of health and nutrition programmes;
· Fulfil all grant management responsibilities for on-going and future grants/projects including writing and overseeing the development of high quality progress reports, project implementation plans and performance monitoring frameworks, identifying implementation challenges and recommending solutions, and ensuring excellent, cooperative relationships with partner institutions;
· Lead program development and resource mobilisation for AKF’s health, nutrition and early childhood development portfolio in Tanzania; Develop and/or contribute to successful programme proposals in-line with AKF’s regional health, nutrition and ECD strategy and wider AKDN priorities
· Implement a robust learning system for the health and nutrition sector that enables learning to inform policies, programme and practices; and
· Foster productive relationship with key stakeholders including relevant ministries and government authorities, networks, working groups, policy forums, development partners, donor agencies, private sector and civil society organizations working on health, nutrition and early childhood development.
The ideal candidate will have:
  1. Minimum of a Master’s degree in health, nutrition or related field;
  2. At least six years of solid experience working within the health system, public health and/or project management on health and/or nutrition projects;
  3. Experience of working with maternal, newborn and child health and/or nutrition programmes. Experience in early childhood development is an added advantage;
  4. Proven experience in grant/project management;
  5. Demonstrated capacity to write high quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs;
  6. Programme development experience with ability to write strong proposals and responsive bids for new programming;
  7. Strong familiarity with monitoring and evaluation methodologies and logical frameworks;
  8. Exceptional written and verbal skills in English. Knowledge of Kiswahili will be an advantage;
  9. Knowledge of programme and budget planning processes and a solid understanding of project funds management;
  10. Strong leadership, teamwork and management skills;
  11. Ability to multi-task and work on tight timelines;
  12. Thorough understanding of the global and national efforts on health and nutrition;
  13. Experience of working in Tanzania or East Africa
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding four pages) and the names and contact information of three referees before close of business at 1700 hrs on Friday, 19 June 2015, addressed to the Country Director, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, by e-mail to Please mention the title of the position and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.*

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