Senior technical Advisor πŸŽ‰
  • Dar es salaam, Tanzania
  • viaPathfinder International
1 year ago
Senior Level
Non Government Organization
10 years and above
Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of
Job Summary

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve. Project Summary: FHM Engage is a global cooperative agreement to provide technical assistance supporting local actors to improve the ability of health markets to meet supply-side capacity gaps and consumer preferences, contributing to equitable provision of and access to high-quality family planning and other health services and products in mixed health systems. Led by Chemonics, with R4D as co-technical lead, alongside Pathfinder International and Zenysis Technologies, FHM Engage will work through 16 local, regional, and specialized network implementation partners (NIPs) to deliver lasting results. Building on over 30 years of USAID investment, FHM Engage focuses on strengthening local health markets by addressing the root causes of market failures in the core market functions to create the necessary behavior change that catalyzes supply and demand and supports sustainable change. In Tanzania, FHM Engage aims to increase private sector contributions to achieving national objectives related to voluntary family planning, maternal, newborn, child health, and adolescent, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDs, malaria, and/or other infectious diseases

Reports to: Chief of Party for Tanzania FHM

Grade Level : TZ - 10


As a Senior Technical Advisor (Services) on Tanzania FHM Engage, you will provide technical support to the Tanzania FHM Engage portfolio of work aimed at increasing access to quality HIV, RMNCAH (including Family Planning) and Malaria products and services. You will ensure that appropriate synergies are leveraged across FHM workstreams in your support to program; you will work closely with local and global stakeholders to achieve the program’s objectives. The ideal candidate will understand market shaping and market systems approaches across products and services; be a highly motivated and creative problem solver; have strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills; and have a commitment to excellence and producing results The position will be full-time, reporting to the Chief of Party for Tanzania FHM Engage activity, and be based in Dar es Salaam with travel throughout the country

How to apply:

Pathfinder is committed to safeguarding and protecting the people we serve as well as our staff. We have zero tolerance for any behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, as well as our staff and partners, including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation. Everyone we hire must abide by our safeguarding and related policies, including reporting suspected or known policy violations. By applying, you acknowledge you understand you will be subjected to a variety of vetting checks intended to verify your suitability to work with us. Interested applicants are requested to submit their application letter and CV, including contact details for 3 references whereby one should be the human resources manager/director of past organization you worked for.

The Applications should be addressed to the Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to stating the position being applied for in the subject line so that we do not miss your application. Electronic Applications are encouraged. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted, The closing date to send your application is Friday 13 th May at 05:00pm

Duties And Responsibilities

Key Job Outcomes: 

  • Work closely with the Chief of Party FHM engage, Pathfinder country team, and other project staff to understand program goals and develop work plans that meet expectations Program Implementation and Capacity Development:
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance both within project team and externally to guide the development and implementation of interventions designed to improved quality of services offered in private facilities
  • Execute activities in timely manner, including proactively and creatively managing problems that arise and anticipating ways to avoid them
  • Lead/ manage implementation of trainings, meetings, supportive supervision visits, etc., as necessary, and continually reflect on experiences and suggest and implement improvements.
  • Contribute to the continued evolution of a positive and collaborative team culture that affirms diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Engage fully as a member of the Tanzania Pathfinder and FHM engage staff team, including participating in staff meetings and other Pathfinder and FHM engage events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed
  • Undertake all activities in full compliance with standard operating procedures, USAID policies and regulations, and Tanzanian laws and Pathfinder policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned Coordination:
  • Work with stakeholders (ADDOs, PRINMAT, CSSC, APHTA and others) to improve quality of services offered through their institutions. Human Resources Management:
  • Assist in the selection, training and support of qualified program staff Financial Management:
  • Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines, Work Chief Party, Finance team and Logistics to plan and procure supplies within program budgets and Ensure compliance with donor regulations


Education Other Skills Required

Minimally Required Job Specific Competencies:

  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Kiswahili and English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be details-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.
  • Flexibility to travel, when necessary, to support field operations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, open-structure, multicultural environment and effectively handle competing time and resource demands for self and others

Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, International Development or other relevant field of study
  • 10 years’ experience in Social Work, Public Health, International Development
  • Significant experience in Tanzania, including experience working in the Tanzanian health sector such as with the President's Office - Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), Ministry of Health (MoH), Medical Stores Department (MSD), and/or Tanzania Medicine and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA).
  • Experienced in tactfully handling many complex issues, including sensitive negotiations with senior ranking members of the private sector and Government of Tanzania
  • Experienced in working in performance management, strategic decision-making, and project learning
  • Experienced in building coaching and mentoring skills of USAID staff, implementing partners, and government counterparts highly preferred
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