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Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at Helen Keller International – Tanzania 2020


Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen
Keller International works to save the sight and lives of the most
vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, Helen
Keller Intl currently conducts programs in 20 countries in Africa and
Asia as well as in the United States. Helen Keller Intl is known for
sustainability, reliability, efficiency and the highest level of
technical expertise in fighting and treating blindness and malnutrition. 

Country Overview:
in 1984, the Helen Keller Intl – Tanzania office was the organization’s
first in Africa set up to provide primary eye care services in central
Tanzania. Helen Keller Intl has since expanded its role and currently
works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development,
Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Local Government Authorities
(LGAs), local NGOs, and other national and international development
partners in the areas of nutrition and neglected tropical diseases
(NTDs), particularly trachoma elimination.

Program Officer – Trachoma Surgical Outreach NTD Programs

Scope of the Position:
Keller Intl – Tanzania is an Implementing Partner in the trachoma
programs supported by Sightsavers International. Through these programs
we support district-level teams to conduct trachomatous trichiasis (TT)
case finding and surgery in several districts in rural Tanzania. Helen
Keller Intl is seeking a Program Officer interested in conducting field
outreach and in program implementation who will support the planning and
implementation of TT surgical camps in several regions and districts of

Position Title: Program Officer
Department: NTD Programs (TT Surgical)
Duty Station: Various
Reports to:
TT Surgical Program Manager
Direct reports: none
Duration: 12 months
Key Responsibilities:
Assist the program manager to implement all activities for the
elimination of the TT case backlog in rural districts of Tanzania
including training and management of local Case Finders, managing
surgical outreach camps, procuring equipment and consumables, and
working closely with district surgical teams.
· Assist
program manager in conducting ongoing and accurate collection and
analysis of patient data in order to ensure that patients receive
appropriate follow-up care as well as in order to share with donors,
inform future efforts, and increase quality of services provided to the
· Serve as liaison to ensure strong planning
and communication between district surgical teams, Helen Keller Intl
staff, and district authorities.
· Compose field activity
plans and reports, monthly and quarterly updates, meeting minutes, fund
reconciliations, PowerPoint presentations, Excel statistical reports,
and other required documentation as required by Helen Keller Intl.
Work with Helen Keller Intl and NTDCP teams to identify
challenges to achieving the goal of trachoma elimination by 2030 and
develop and implement solutions to overcome those challenges.
· Perform any other duties as directed by Program Manager.

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Desired Qualifications and Experience
Must possess a degree or diploma in a relevant field plus at
least one (1) year of work experience in field-based health work in
rural Tanzania, OR a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the same.
Should be willing to live and work full-time in rural districts
of Tanzania, with frequent visits to remote villages. Candidates
already based in Singida region are encouraged to apply.
Experience working with Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Local
Government Authorities (LGAs) will be a significant added advantage.
· Technical skills in NTDs, trachoma, or TT surgery planning are strongly preferred.
· Experience in hygiene and sanitation/environmental health is an added advantage.
· Demonstration of strong program planning, organizational, and communication skills.
· Must be competent in Microsoft packages (Excel, Word, etc.) and in use of email.
· Must be a Tanzanian national, fluent in Kiswahili and a working knowledge of English.
· Should be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.

Consultant- Nutrition Financing
is a partner in USAID Advancing Nutrition, USAID’s flagship nutrition
project, led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), and a
diverse group of experienced partners. Launched in September 2018,
USAID Advancing Nutrition implements and provides technical support to
nutrition interventions across sectors and disciplines for USAID and its
partners. The project’s multi-sectoral approach draws together global
nutrition experience to design, implement and evaluate programs that
address the root causes of malnutrition. Committed to using a systems
approach, USAID Advancing Nutrition strives to sustain positive outcomes
by building local capacity, supporting behavior change and
strengthening the enabling environment to save lives, improve health,
build resilience, increase economic productivity and advance

The purpose of USAID Advancing Nutrition’s
work in Tanzania is to support the Prime Minister’s Office PMO), and
Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC) to facilitate effective
coordination and technical assistance to nutrition-sensitive sectors for
successful implementation of the National Multi-sectoral Nutrition
Action Plan (NMNAP) July 2016-June 2021. The project will also provide
targeted technical assistance to USAID/Tanzania. One important
assignment of the USAID Advancing Nutrition activity in Tanzania is the
development of a Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Strategy. 

Scope of Work:
support of USAID Advancing Nutrition’s activity on developing a DRM
strategy in Tanzania, the consultant will support in developing of the
strategy including but not limited to stakeholder management,
facilitation of meetings, and contribute to the drafting of the
strategy. Under the terms of the agreement, the consultant will provide
the following services to USAID Advancing Nutrition, under the direction
of the Chief of Party.



Specific Responsibilities:
1. Ensure that the DRM is consistent with the requirements of the NMNAP II,
2. Consult with the team of experts developing NMNAP II to get inputs needed for the DRM.
Participate in meetings with the Government of Tanzania to shape the
DRM strategy and collaborate with USAID Advancing Nutrition team members
to prepare for these meetings.
4. Coordinate with relevant
stakeholders to enable scheduling of meetings in collaboration with
USAID Advancing Nutrition staff and represent USAID Advancing Nutrition
while building relationships and engaging with key stakeholders.
Lead consultations with government officials and development partners
in Tanzania to secure buy-in, partnership, and advice for executing the
strategy development process.
6. Provide technical input into the
collation of strategy options/solutions aligned to the NMNAP II
timeline, based on the outcome of meetings with stakeholders
7. Support drafting sections of the strategy.
8. Lead capacity building support activities with the Government of Tanzania, as identified
9. Organize validation meeting in collaboration with the team of experts.

Level of effort:

  • Inception phase: 20 days through October 30, 2020
  • Strategy development: 40 days through March 31, 2021

The consultant is expected to deliver the following:

  • A PowerPoint deck with a synthesis of the inception phase including
    agreed scope, stakeholder consultation report-out, and potential options
    for domestic resource mobilization strategies.
  • Domestic resource mobilization strategy report.
  • A PowerPoint deck with a synthesis of the strategy report. 

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  • At least a master’s degree in economics, nutrition, public health,
    food security, social sciences, international development, or a related
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working on multi-faceted
    projects including activities related to the development of government
    policies, strategies, budgets, and/or plans
  • Experience in developing a resource mobilization strategy;
  • Strong experience coordinating activities with multiple stakeholders to optimize use of limited resources.
  • Experience working effectively in partnership with collaborating
    organizations including government officials, international donors and
    agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-sectoral nutrition is a plus
  • Ability to respond rapidly to shifting implementation scenarios.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent English language skills
  • This position is based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel to Dodoma (up to 50%). 

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and current CV to email:
the specific job title in the subject line. Applicants should clearly
describe their field-based health work experience in their cover letter.
Applications will be accepted until September 25th , 2020.

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