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Project Manager, Dar Es Salaam [World Lung Foundation (WLF)]

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  1. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    World Lung Foundation (WLF) was established in response to the global epidemic of lung disease, which kills 10 million people each year. WLF supports a wide range of international public health activities in the areas of tobacco control, tuberculosis, asthma, child lung health, maternal health, and HIV/AIDS. Our programs are in several countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

    Applications Closing date: 30 Apr 2011

    Location: United Republic of Tanzania (the) - Dar Es Salaam

    The Project Manager will play a major role in expanding WLF's Maternal Health Program in Africa. Reporting to the Project Director, he/she will oversee the World Lung Foundation office in Tanzania, headquartered in Dar es Salaam, ensuring that the office is fully operational and runs smoothly, so that it may provide assistance to governments and non-governmental organizations. The successful candidate will provide key management expertise to ensure the implementation of WLF initiatives in Tanzania and throughout Africa. The position is currently budgeted for 18 months but is subject to renewal.


    Assist the Project Director as described below:
    1. Planning and project development
    a. Assist in the development and implementation of program workplans, sound budgets based on financial and accounting principles, and strategies aligned with project priorities.
    b. Collaborate with counterparts and partner organizations, including CDC and Government of Tanzania, in work planning and project implementation.
    c. Develop a network of local technical providers, consulting firms, and professional groups to facilitate ongoing work, identify new opportunities, and ensure access to high-quality technical assistance.
    2. Project management, implementation and delivery of technical results
    a. In collaboration with project finance staff and WLF headquarters, implement management systems to administer all project activities aligning daily activities with project goals, approved workplans and standards for high quality, within budget, and on-time product delivery. Provide primary liaison support to the Project Director while he is in the field and inform him of gaps of services/materials in any district.
    b. Assist in the recruitment, supervision and oversight of project staff and consultants, and see that they are recruited and hired in accordance with local and WLF requirements.
    c. Approve the expenditure of funds according to budgets and project needs, and assist in the management of the overall project budget ensuring that it is implemented in accordance with the project workplan.
    3. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
    a. Assist in the development and ongoing use of a project monitoring and evaluation plan, including indicators linked to results, that meets all WLF reporting requirements. Implement these plans to submit timely and accurate project reports.
    b. Meet all local financial obligations, monitor and track expenditures, and prepare regular financial reports for submission to WLF headquarters. Assist the Project Director in documentation of results and lessons learned from this project and the dissemination of this information within and beyond the project.
    4. WLF representation and relationship management
    a. Serve as project liaison to WLF, Tanzanian government agencies, and other collaborating agencies on all technical, administrative and financial matters related to the project.
    b. Maintain regular communication with WLF headquarters. Respond promptly to WLF and other key stakeholder inquiries and concerns, while ensuring good working relationships with partners and subcontractors.

    Qualities and qualifications:

    • Masters degree from an accredited college or university preferred
    • At least fifteen years' experience in each of the following areas:
      • Design, implementation, and management of similar health programs
      • Provision of technical assistance
      • Interaction with international donors, implementing partners, and host country governments.
      • Excellent communication, supervisory and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines in an international team.
      • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
      • Superior organizational skills, initiative taking, and judgment
      • Strong computer skills - MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
      • Background or strong interest in public health
    • Fluency speaking, reading and writing in both Swahili and English. French is highly desirable
    • While the project is headquartered in Dar es Salaam, frequent travel within Tanzania is required.
    Compensation: Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and salary history.

    How to apply
    Email your résumé and cover letter along with the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Please also state your salary requirements. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.