New INTERNSHIPS Opportunities at Helen Keller International (HKI) Tanzania September, 2020

Helen Keller International (HKI)

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.

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 several Program Interns 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 Tanzania.

Position Title: Program Intern
Department: NTD Programs (TT Surgical)
Duty Station: Various
Reports to: TT Surgical Program Manager
Direct reports: none
Duration: 6 months
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Key Responsibilities:
Assist the program manager and program officers 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 and officers 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 community.
· Serve as liaison to
ensure strong planning and communication between district surgical
teams, Helen Keller Intl staff, and district authorities.
Assist program manager and program officers in composing 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 at least a diploma in a relevant field OR an
equivalent amount of experience in field-based health work in rural
· 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
· Technical skills in NTDs, trachoma, or TT surgery planning are preferred but not required for this position.
· 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.



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.