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Monday, June 01, 2009

TweetThis! Program Director Job Vacancy: TUNAJALI Program

Are you a Public Health Professional who wants to make a difference in Tanzania?

Today's governments face unprecedented challenges, and the magnitude of these challenges in areas such as HIV/AIDS is only increasing.

At Deloitte, we believe that the success of government programs in addressing these challenges should be measured by the true advantages they create for citizens and communities.

We are therefore in the business of enabling governments to deliver extraordinary advantages to citizens through unprecedented efficiency, accountability, and responsiveness.

Deloitte Consulting Limited, in partnership with Family Health International and Emerging Markets Group, with funding from the United States Agency for International Aid (USAID) under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) will be providing support to the Government of Tanzania to implement the National Care and Treatment Program for people living with HIV/AIDS in the four program regions of Dodoma, Morogoro, Iringa North (covering Iringa Rural, Iringa Municipal, Mafinga and Kilolo Districts), Iringa South (covering Njombe, Ludewa and Makete Districts) and Singida.

The program known as TUNAJALI (We Care) is implemented through selected health facilities providing Ante Retroviral treatment (Care and Treatment Centres - CTCs).

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the TUNAJALI Program team as Program Director.

This is a senior position with overall responsibility for management of the Program. The successful candidate wilt be the TUNAJALI consortium's key Mason to USAID, government counterparts, local organizations and program partners.

Main areas of responsibility include:
  • Provide leadership and coordination to ensure that all "TUNAJALI" staff and Key Partners have a common understanding of the goals and objectives of the Program and their roles within the partnership;
  • Develop and implement annual program work plans and performance milestone plans and negotiate any agreement of those plans with USAID, counterparts and partner organizations;
  • Interface directly with USAID on management and decision making;
  • Ensure that program activities are meeting Government and USAID expectations and that program results are pro-actjvely disseminated;
  • Provide overall programmatic oversight and ensure that frameworks for planning, monitoring and quality assurance, for all the program activities, are in place and are being utilized as required;
  • Provide overall direction for technical operations through the effective management of the contract with the Technical Partners of the program;
  • Provide overall administrative and financial direction of the program in line with USAID requirements and best industry practices;
  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of all program technical and financial deliverables and reports.
The applicant must possess the following
  • Masters degree in public health, or advanced degree in a related field;
  • A minimum of ten years of experience managing USAID-funded health programs at the level of program Director/Chief of Party, including significant work experience in Africa, (East Africa preferred);
  • A minimum of five years supporting HIV/AIDS program implementation in Africa;
  • Strong skills and a track record in strategic visioning and leadership;
  • Exceptional managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions;
  • Strong experience in developing program work plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, managing a large staff, and fielding and managing short-term technical assistance;
  • Proven ability to negotiate and influence policy and program decisions with senior government and donor officials;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English; and Strong diplomatic skills and an ability to work in multi-cultural settings with several types and levels of professionals.
  • Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Tanzania will be an advantage.

If you feel passionate about a career with our team and want to benefit from an environment where there is an opportunity to make an impact, please send your application and a detailed CV, photocopies of academic certificates and testimonials and names and contacts of 3 referees to the address below.

To be considered your application must be received by 8th June 2009.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Email: hr@deloitte.co.tz

Fax: 255 (22) 211 6379
The Human Resource Officer
Deloitte Consulting Ltd.
10th Floor. PPF Tower
Cnr of Ohio/Garden Avenue
P.O Box 1559. Dar es Salaam. Tanzania

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