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Country Director, Tanzania

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Maxence Melo, May 10, 2010.

  1. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries and at 4,700 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of nearly 1,300-nine of 10 who work in the field-the Foundation's global mission is to implement prevention, care, and treatment; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

    The Country Director will promote the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's global strategic plan and provide specific country focused programmatic strategic direction as well as administrative and fiscal support to facilitate the expansion of Foundation supported HIV clinical services in Tanzania. Using their strong collaborative skills the successful candidate will expand a fast growing dynamic program with the goal of keeping Tanzanian families and communities healthy and strong.

    This Tanzanian program has the following objectives, in addition to those found in the global strategic plan:

    1. Basic quality: To support women, children, and their families with integrated, comprehensive, and high quality PMTCT, care and treatment, and other primary health care services which are fully integrated within the current health systems.

    2. Increase access:
    To support the Ministry of Health (MOHSW) in meeting targets for the expansion of HIV clinical services in Tanzania in conjunction with local and international partners.

    3. Evaluation, documentation, and dissemination: To share best practices and document lessons learned in meeting the above objectives.

    4. Build local capacity for program oversight by providing technical assistance to district health management teams for service provision, program monitoring, program management and operations, and financial management, and through training to improve the quality of services at supported sites.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    The Country Director is responsible for providing overall strategic and programmatic direction as well as financial, administrative, operational support and management of the Foundation's program. The position reports to the Regional Director Africa Management and works closely with the VP Program Implementation and other management units. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Overall management:
    • Represent the Foundation in Tanzania to the Government of Tanzania, the USG, other donors, NGOs, private companies, and relevant stakeholders.
    • Guide overall program strategy and implementation for HIV clinical services in keeping with the overall goals and objectives of the Foundation and the MOHSW in Tanzania.
    • Guide overall administrative and fiscal management of the Foundation's program.
    • Oversee program operations and reporting, ensuring compliance with Foundation policies, USG rules and regulations, MOHSW policies, and Tanzania law.
    • Oversee the preparation of annual work plans and budgets.
    • Monitor, evaluate, and report on all program activities and progress to the Foundation's US offices, USAID, CDC, other donors and the MOHSW.

    Administrative/financial support:
    • Manage program and operational budgets in accordance with the Foundation's procedures, submitting timely reports along with all supporting data, and be directly responsive to the controller and Chief Operating Officer on all fiscal matters.
    • Ensure the compliance of the country program with Foundation policies, the USG and other donor policies, and MOHSW policies.
    • Interface with the Foundation's grants management team to ensure proper compliance with donor regulations.
    • Supervise the Director (Operations) in his/her responsibility for management of office space, communications, transportation, local procurement, and general logistics, finance, HR, IT, and contract and grants.• Assume executive office functions, such as the management of VAT and customs duties, and adherence to local labor laws, as well as general office management functions.
    • Manage local banking relationships and activities.

    Programmatic support:
    • Develop and implement a long-term strategy for the Foundation's work in Tanzania.
    • Oversee program implementation of the CDC/USAID or other donors' EGPAF HIV services cooperative agreement to ensure the scale-up of high quality, integrated services that meet the expectations of CDC/USAID or other donors and the MOHSW.
    • Supervise the Technical Director and technical team and ensure that the program meets the targets and deliverables outlined in the cooperative agreement and satisfies other program commitments.
    • Ensure that the foundation provides technical, financial, and material inputs and assistance to local implementing health facilities/sub-grantees and ensure that their technical and financial performance is of a high standard.
    • Ensure that the Tanzania country program provides technical services of the highest quality.
    Provide support and supervise the Communication and Outreach department in its communication and advocacy activities.
    Provide guidance and support to the transition process in Tanzania and stay in close contact with relevant donors during this process
    Provide support and supervise the Associate Director of Field Program in managing and supervising the four field offices.
    •Look actively for diversifying source of funding in view of identified needs to respond to the HIV pandemic in line with MOHSW or other sectors requests.

    • Serve as the Foundation's principal liaison with USG and other donors on matters related to the program, and ensure financial and programmatic accountability. .
    • Work with key USG staff to develop and maintain an optimal financial and programmatic relationship.
    • Work with stakeholders and partners to support national guidelines and procedures for new service establishment, including financial and administrative support for HIV clinical services.
    • Interface with the national government and relevant agencies to ensure mutual understanding of programs and optimize resource distribution and the allocation of available funds.
    • Oversee the preparation of annual country operating plans, country reviews, strategic plans and proposals to other funders as appropriate.
    • Provide guidance as to the needs for policy, advocacy and communications requests of the program.
    •Develop relationships and initiatives to secure additional and longer term financial support.

    Required Qualifications:
    •5 to 7 years experience managing organizations and country programs in an African country; experience in Tanzania preferred.
    • At least five years experience in managing US government grants and/or cooperative agreements.
    • MPH, MBA, or similar degree/education level.
    • Proven experience in managing staff, including recruitment, staff development, training, mentoring, and performance assessment.
    • Demonstrated financial management experience, including the preparation and management of budgets and contracts, and the management of banking activities and relationships.
    • Experience in ensuring adherence to procurement procedures.
    • Strong proficiency in written and spoken English, knowledge of Swahili is a great advantage
    • Ability to travel as needed up to 15% of time

    Essential skills and knowledge:
    • Excellent knowledge of program activities, including HIV clinical service delivery, capacity building, and public health and program monitoring.
    • Strong understanding of the international development context and experience in the international development sector (NGO, direct bilateral, multilateral relationships) and with cross cultural teams.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices governing USAID, CDC, and/or other US Federal grant programs.
    • Excellent strategic planning skills, including the ability to merge the technical and operational demands of the program into a cohesive structure.
    • Skills and knowledge in program sustainability, capacity building, project monitoring and evaluation (both quantitative and qualitative) and reporting.
    • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills, as well as the ability to cultivate effective communication channels between the country office and EGPAF US based offices and Tanzania sub offices.
    • Proven abilities in the areas of staff development, including attention to continuous feedback, the creation of cohesive teams, increased productivity, and the building of positive staff morale.
    • Good written and spoken Portuguese desirable
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team, including the support and management of geographically disbursed sub offices.
    • Energetic, independent, self motivated personality with a solutions based approach.
    • Excellent IT skills (e-mail, Internet, MS applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).

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