Saturday, January 30, 2016

FHI 360,Technical Director/Deputy Chief of Party Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 29 Feb 2016
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to add
ress today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Director/Deputy Chief of Party
The Technical Director/DCOP will be responsible for technical leadership of the program to ensure quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated. The DCOP will manage the design and implementation of key components of the program description and ensure adherence to global standard of excellence in SBCC programming. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam and will report to the Chief of Party.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provide overall technical leadership and expertise in the development and implementation of Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) strategies to address the needs for behavior change related to Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH), Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH), Malaria, Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Tuberculosis (TB) and other selected health areas in the target populations of women and youth
  • Supervise the design and development of qualitative and formative research including the establishment of performance indicators and measures to monitor and record outcome and impact data.
  • Serve as the team lead when working with creative and production agencies to develop evidence-based and segmented SBCC campaigns, materials and tools for adaptation at the regional level.
  • Direct the drafting and editing of reports, press releases, and other documents as required. Demonstrated ability to convert technically complex concepts into plain language desired.
  • Lead the response to the specified deliverables, goals of grant agreements, ensuring achievements in a timely manner and in full support and compliance with FHI 360 and USAID grant requirements.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, adapting global and regional technical resources and tools as needed for the Tanzanian context.
  • Oversee a team of senior technical staff for the project and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team members.
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate technical assistance provision.
  • Promote sustainability of project activities with effective networking, coordination and linkages to other programs, partners and counterparts, capacity building of project staff, and institutional strengthening of implementing partners and community-based organizations.
  • Represent the project in technical meetings, conferences, and coordination platforms
  • Act in place of Chief of Party when needed.
  • Master's Degree in public health, international development, health or development communication, business administration, social sciences, or a closely related field is required.
  • 5+ or more years of progressively more responsible supervisory work experience that involved direct leadership of professional and support staff, oversight and evaluation of staff performance and deliverables, and contract/grant management.
  • Knowledge of state of the art SBCC models and strategies, including mHealth, and their practical application to one or more of the following areas is required: Family Planning/Reproductive Health (FP/RH), Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MNCAH), Malaria, Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Tuberculosis (TB).
  • Knowledge of Tanzanian communication environment, social and cultural norms.
  • Experience in developing and implementing SBCC projects and programs in Tanzanian and/or other African regions that have demonstrated impact, at scale.
  • Demonstrated track record of achieving results in a development context.
  • Demonstrated track record of working in teams and fostering partnerships, including private sector
  • Experience living or working in an African country required, Tanzanian experience preferred;
  • Experience with a USG contract or cooperative agreement preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with host country government personnel, stakeholders, NGO partners, and international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum, MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to travel within Tanzania
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
FHI 360's Career Center at or through the Employment section at Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application.
FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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