Sunday, January 22, 2017

QED Group,Senior Policy Advisor for Health System Strengthening and Sustainability Jobs inTanzania

Closing date: 28 Feb 2017
A Senior Policy Advisor for Health System Strengthening and Sustainability is needed under the CDC funded International Technical, Operational, and Professional Support Services 2.0 Project to provide advice and technical assistance for the development and implementation of activities related to policy, health systems, and communication in Tanzania. This position will run from February 15, 2017 – September 13, 2017and will be based at the CDC office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Service Objectives include:

  1. To assist with the management of policy, health systems, and communication issues to ensure an effective transition to a more sustainable model of support from CDC-Tanzania to the national health system, with an emphasis on maximizing the impact of both financial and technical resources.
  2. To participate in activity in four major domains of work within CDC-Tanzania: policy, coordination, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS), and program management.
  3. In collaboration with CDC Tanzania, provide technical assistance and guidance to the Government of Tanzania (GOT), CDC’s 30 plus partners to include the International Center for AIDS Care & Treatment at Columbia University, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The Ministry of Health-Tanzania, Management Development for Health, etc., and the USG health team on key health policy issues, including strategic direction for public health programming, sustainability, country ownership, and governance, as well as issues involving internal documentation and external outreach.
  4. To serve as a recognized expert in current global health policy matters, including health financing, human resources for health, human capacity development, system governance, and integrated service delivery.
  5. To provide technical guidance toward the development and execution of CDC-supported projects in these domains, and for communicating and/or promoting results to internal audiences, as well as the Tanzanian public.
  6. To provide expert analysis of critical health policy issues for CDC, USG and guide the design of policy alternatives to address these challenges.
  7. To work with other CDC and USG technical teams to ensure that their programs reflect an evidence-based health systems approach, are cost-effective and impactful, are consistent with USG principles, and meet the needs of Tanzania.
Task Requirements:
1. Policy
  • Support the Country Director with strategic planning, overall programming decisions, and coordination of technical activities
  • Provide policy support and guidance for CDC-Tanzania operational issues, including transition planning, program strategy, and various HQ initiatives.
  • Develop, in collaboration with other leadership and technical staff, models and tools to promote the sustainability of CDC investments and build local individual and institutional capacity.
  • Provide technical policy support and guidance to the interagency health team on transition strategy and annual planning preparation.
  • Support CDC-Tanzania partners on various other policy issues, as needed, including GOT reform and sustainability planning.
  • Write reports, abstracts, articles, and policy briefs and make oral presentations to disseminate public health evaluation findings and to advocate for policy changes and the evolution of health system related programs in Tanzania.
  • Represent CDC on USG and national working groups, including those charged with developing strategic and operational plans and policies. As needed, provide technical input and/or written content to USG technical teams for national policy documents.
  • Promote a cross-team, cross-program approach to public health, with an emphasis on integrated, sustainable solutions to critical problems.
  • Participate in development of planning and execution of high-level visits by USG representatives.
2. Coordination and Advocacy
  • Improve understanding of CDC-Tanzania’s work within the Embassy, the Country, USG offices, headquarters, and the global health community.
  • Improve communication and coordination within CDC-Tanzania to ensure consistency of messaging.
  • Collaborate with CDC-Tanzania communications staff to develop and distributes a variety of internal and external communication (with various frequencies) using various methodologies and mediums.
3. Health Systems Strengthening
  • Provide mentorship and guidance for CDC-supported HSS activities.
  • Provide technical support to the GOT for health financing issues, including mobilization, needs assessment, and allocation of GOT resources.
  • Participate on matters related to governance, donor coordination, health financing, and analysis of Global Fund activities and programs for CDC Tanzania.
  • Participate in expenditure analysis, costing activities, and financial review activities, both within CDC-Tanzania and with partners, including the GOT.
  • Engage on discussions regarding on the development of physical infrastructure at health facilities and local institutions, including on electrification and sanitation.
  • Serves as an advisor of the policy and systems aspects of other programs across health areas.
  • Provide expert technical assistance and support for strategic planning for USG, CDC and GOT in HSS with focus on GOT plans and policies.
  • Promote a "health systems" approach in the work of other USG technical teams and provide technical guidance on cost-effectiveness and innovations in program delivery.Provide expert technical advice GOT institutions on integrated and cost effective health policies related to comprehensive health service delivery, human capacity development, health systems leadership and governance, health information systems, health systems financing, health administration, procurement and supply chain, and infrastructure development.
4. Program Management
  • Support the grants management team with coordination, planning, and financial analysis.
  • Support the planning and process of transition of CDC grants and USG supported clinical and non-clinical services to the Government of Tanzania and other local partners.
  • Provide guidance and strategy for CDC's cooperative agreements related to HHS, and serve in a supportive management role on projects related to quality improvement, surveillance, information systems, and research.
  • Serve as the technical advisor for health systems and policy-related cooperative agreements.
Minimum Qualifications :
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, or Public Administration
  • Five -to-seven (5-7) years of experience with public health program implementation and/or research with international experience in global health, particularly with PEPFAR.
  • Five -to-seven years of knowledge and experience in health policy, including education and training for health care workers, health systems financing, and health system governance.
  • Five -to-seven years of knowledge and experience in public health systems and programs at the facility, district and national levels, and an understanding of governmental efforts to decentralize and integrate health services, particularly in low-resource settings.
  • Five -to-seven years of knowledge in developing strategies to build human and institutional capacity of host country counterparts and systems, as well as analytical methods to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity building activities.
  • Three plus years of experience in using Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; experience with GIS and/or statistical software.
  • Three plus years of oral and written communication skills, particularly for policy analysis, cross-cultural negotiation, and presentation of research findings.
  • Familiarity with Health issues and CDC Policies in Tanzania preferable.
  • Five -to-seven years of working with US Government funding mechanisms and fiduciary requirements of partners and CDC program managers.
How to apply:
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