May 01, 2020

New Jobs at IMPACT Teams Advisor - 2 positions


Job Summary

The IMPACT teams Advisor will work under the technical guidance of the Capacity Building Advisor , and will focus on implementing the Information Mobilized for Performance Analysis and Continuous Transformation (IMPACT) team approach, is a people centered, data driven quality improvement approach. S/he will identify and encourage the adoption of leading practices for mentoring and building the skills of relevant stakeholders within the Government of Tanzania (GoT) around data use for performance improvement through the design and institutionalization of IMPACT teams. S/he will work with in country stakeholders including the President’s Office of Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), and Medical Stores Department (MSD) in building capacity in using supply chain systems and data for decision making, and to take actions to improve product availability. S/he will champion data use and data quality improvement efforts throughout the supply chain. This position will be based in Dodoma, with occasional travel to zones.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Department/Unit: Capacity Building and Data Use
Location: GHSC-TA-TZ Project Office Dodoma
Reports to:  Capacity Building Advisor

The Global Health Supply Chain Program Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) project, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provides expert technical assistance to Tanzania to strengthen country supply chain systems across all health elements, e.g., malaria, family planning (FP), HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH), and essential medicines. In coordination with in-country and development partners, GHSC-TA-TZ assists Government of Tanzania (GoT) by providing strategic planning and implementation assistance; improving the delivery of health commodities to service sites; providing capacity building support to broaden stakeholders' understanding and engagement of the supply chain system; and strengthening enabling environments to improve supply chain performance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
·        Support the implementation of the IMPACT team approach to improve supply chain performance.
·        Maintain and manage all relevant materials and tools for implementation of IMPACT teams, including training curriculum and standard operating procedures
·        Identify and implement ways to improve IMPACT team approach and tools, including data analysis and use, dashboard and tool development, and the projects approach to implementation, including training approaches and methodology
·        Work closely with the Logistics Management Services (LMS) Advisors and the LMS to align IMPACT team activities with other activities improving data quality and use, share lessons learned and best practices, and harmonize approaches and objectives
·        Collaborate with other GHSC-TA-TZ staff to monitor the performance of IMPACT teams
·        Build capacity within relevant partners such as PO-RALG, implementing partners, and GHSC-TA-TZ staff in IMPACT teams
·        Contribute IMPACT team training materials and capacity building materials to the eLearning platform, as appropriate
·        Ensure workplan activities for the IMPACT team approach are completed on time and of high quality
·        Document success stories, best practices, and lessons learned in IMPACT teams
·        Serve as a technical resource for project staff for implementing supply chain improvement strategies and management approaches related to capacity building.
·        Support other capacity building activities as needed.
·        Prepare presentations, participate and/or represent the project in stakeholder meetings.
·        Complete and submit in a timely fashion written technical and trip reports.
·        Contribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
·        Perform other duties as assigned
Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:
·        A qualified Pharmacist, advanced degree in Public Health, Supply Chain, or related field.
·        Five years of experience in health programs, including experience in Tanzania’s public health supply chain.
·        Experience providing supply chain trainings and conversant in adult learning
·        Knowledge of various electronic health information systems such as eLMIS
·        Ability to analyze supply chain data, conduct root cause analysis, and prepare quality presentation/reports
·        Ability to coach and mentor public sector stakeholders to use supply chain data for performance improvement.
·        Knowledge of leading practices related to human resource capacity building
·        Proven strong leadership skills and ability to build strong interpersonal relationships
·        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
·        Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and work independently.
·        Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired
·        Excellent written and verbal English
·        A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
·        Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
·        Experience working with the Government of Tanzania and other NGOs preferred.
·        Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.
·        Ability to travel for an extended period away from duty station to support technical activities

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interview will be contacted.  Deadline for submission shall be on 28th April,2020. GHSC - TA - TZ is an equal opportunity employer.