Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SolidarMed,Project Manager Maternal and Child Health Jobs in Tanzania

Closing date: 21 Oct 2016
SolidarMed is a medium size Swiss NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision.
Project Information
SolidarMed has been strengthening Ulanga’s community-based primary health care system, including a network of community health workers (CHWs) and volunteers, since 2010. The current phase focuses on setting – up a community health worker network and fostering the self-help capacities in co
mmunities. The upcoming phase (2017+) will consolidate these achievements and put an increasing focus on strengthening the supply side (providers and facilities) This Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health project is implemented by a dynamic local team and embedded into the overall SolidarMed country programme for Tanzania. It aims at capitalizing its lessons learnt and contributes to policy dialogue at multiple levels.
Place of Assignment
Mahenge, Ulanga District, Morogoro Region
The position requires regular dislocations to the surrounding health facilities and Ifakara.
Start of duty
September/October 2016
100 % (full time)
Contract type
Fixed term appointment: minimum of three years with the possibility of contract extension.
Key tasks and responsibilities
· Overall management and coordination of the project, incl. planning, monitoring, budgeting, reporting
· Act as technical advisor to partners (district health system) and build clinical capacity among local health staff (hospital, health centre, dispensary) through training, coaching and mentoring, with a thematic focus on Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health.
· Ensure the strategic and operational alignment of the two project components (community and facility level)
· Contribute to the further development of the project
· Establish and implement an operational research agenda
We are looking for
  • Medical doctor with an additional degree in Public Health, at least 3 years of work experience, incl. in low-resource settings, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Clinical expertise in MNCH (obstetric, surgical or paediatric skills welcome)
  • Interest in operational research, scientific exchange, knowledge sharing and data management; experience in this area would be an asset
  • Applied knowledge of project cycle management and team leading
  • Good writing and reporting skills (English)
  • Valid driving license
  • Personal flexibility and preparedness to live in a remote rural place with frequent dislocations to the health facilities
The position comes with a mix of managerial (planning, coordination, networking, reporting etc.) and clinical (mentoring, coaching, on the job teaching) tasks. We are looking for a hands-on person, socially competent, with clinical and public health competence, not afraid of organising and implementing.
Language Skills
· Fluent English (written, spoken)
· Basic Kiswahili. If not spoken: readiness to learn.
· German would be an asset
We offer
· A professionally run, innovate health program in a rural African setting
· An attractive salary and benefit package commensurate with Swiss standards
· Professional development opportunities and linkages with competence and research networks
· Family posting in a rural but safe African setting; however no international or English medium school
· A motivated team both in Tanzania and Switzerland
How to apply:
Applications are accepted in electronic format only.
Please email your CV and a short letter of motivation (reference “PM PHCU Tanzania”
Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention which site).
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For further information about the role and the project, email Dr. Karolin Pfeiffer:

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