New Job Opportunity at CSSC in PATA Project Funded by USAID – Health System Strengthening Advisor

CSSC Tanzania

in Tanzania 2020:
New Job Opportunities at The Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC), 2020

About CSSC
The Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is an ecumenical body
established in 1992 by the Christian Council of Tanzania and the
Tanzania Episcopal Conference, to coordinate and facilitate the delivery
of social services (health and education) by the member churches in
Tanzania. For 28 years, CSSC has been serving and coordinate a network
of more than 900 church-owned health education facilities, including 105
large hospitals at Zonal, Regional and District/Council levels. In
addition, CSSC coordinates a network of more than 1,000 church owned
education facilities. Majority of these church health and education
facilities are located in remote and rural areas where 70% of the
Tanzanian population reside in those areas.
CSSC has been awarded a 5-years Grant by U.S. Agency for International
Development (USAID) to implement “Pamoja Tuwekeze Afya” – (PATA)
Activity. The award intends to establish self-reliant health facilities
(HFs) and improve health service deliveryby the CSSC network of
church-based HFs in meeting the health needs of the target population.
Through cost-effective and innovative solutions, the PATA Activity will
strengthen the CSSC’s capacity to deliver quality services in
Reproductive, Maternal, New born, Child and Adolescent health (RMNCAH),
HIV/TB services and other health related areas. The PATA Activity has
got two major components.

Component one: Create a network of financially and managerial
sustainable HFs and a self-reliant Medical and commodity supply chain
Company and Component Two: Improve staff skills and retention at
HFs and improve their capacity to provide a continuum of quality care of
RMNCAH and HIV/TB services.

New Jobs at CSSC in Pamoja Tuwekeze Afya (PATA) Project Funded by USAID, 2020

view of the above, CSSC is hereby seeking applications from highly
qualified, well experienced, competent and motivated persons to fill-in
the following vacant positions below..


Title: Health System Strengthening Advisor-1 Post
Report to: Project Manager
Location: Dar es salaam
Job Summary:
Health Systems Strengthening officer-HR Capacity Building will work
closely with the Project Technical Coordinator to embed sustainability
mechanisms for stronger church health systems in the project. He/she
will be responsible for the implementation of Health system
strengthening component in close liaison with the Technical Coordinator.
He/she will oversee the implementation of HSS activities across all the
selected regions, building capacity of the FBO HFs in the project with
the focus on Human Resource system. The incumbent will advise FBO HFs on
how to build a strong and resilient HR system that can help them in the
whole process of planning deployment and retention of a strong and
reliable HR.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide Technical advisory services on Health Systems Strengthening to FBO church health facilities.
  • In
    close liaison with the Technical Coordinator, support the Hospital
    Management Teams (HMTs) to strengthen capacity and systems for efficient
    delivery of services, HR planning and budgeting, and implementation of
    planned HR management interventions.
  • Continuously assess
    Facility needs in liaison with HMTs and recommend additional support
    that would help them establish a strong and resilient HR system at
    facility and diocese levels, this includes activities such as;
  • Assessment of availability and quality of HR manual
  • Support HF to develop/review HR manual
  • Monitor adherence of the manual at the facility
  • Promote
    the development of HRs officer’s capacity and HMTs through a broad
    range of approaches such as training, one-on-one mentorship and
    on-the-job training, supportive supervision all aiming at recruit and
    retain best staff available in the country through activities such as;
  • Need-based capacity building through training and mentorship
  • Develop a comprehensive staff development program for facility HCWs.
  • Support long and short term updated clinical training to facility HCWs
  • Facilitate establishment of an e-library for sharing of guidelines, SOPs, updates and other learning materials
  • Facilitate
    establishment of a formal link between FBO HFs from tertiary and those
    in lower level for staff attachment and mentorship.


  • Bachelor degree in Hospital Management/Hospital secretary from a recognized University is required
  • MPH/MBA or Postgraduate training in Human Resources management is desired.
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Experiences and Skills

  • 5+ years of relevant experience is required, at least three in management level at a health facility
  • 2. Thorough understanding of the Tanzanian Health system, its key stakeholders, and the relevant policies (required).
  • Excellent Communication, Coordination, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work
    collaboratively with culturally diverse partners.
  • Competence in
    computer applications needed to execute position responsibilities
    -competency with Microsoft Office, internet and email systems.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners.
  • Facilitation experience (desired).

Mode of Application
candidates are to submit their motivation letter and copy of the latest
CV in one document indicating their preferred work station. The subject
line of your job application email should indicate the position that
you are applying for; your CV must include the contact information
(email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work-related traceable
referees. All correspondence MUST reach CSSC before 1600hrs November 27th 2020 and channeled through the following email address:

Note that;
Kindly visit for the detailed posts with duties, responsibilities, required qualification, experience and skills
Any application sent later than the mentioned date and time will not be considered.
short-listed candidates will be contacted; if you are not contacted
within two weeks after the deadline of this advert, consider yourself
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.