Sunday, 21 July 2013

Program Officer - Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) Jobs in Tanzania at Helen Keller International

Job Title: Program Officer - Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS)

Employer: Helen Keller International

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 31st July 2013

Helen Keller International is seeking to recruit a Program Officer

Job Role:
The VAS program officer will support the VAS coordinator by providing technical support for the project particularly in the area of monitoring and evaluation.

Reports directly to:VAS Coordinator who in turns report to Deputy Country Director-Programs Collaborates with: Tanzania Food & Nutrition Center (TFNC), Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), CIDA, UNICEF, VAS Coordinator and all other HKI staff.

Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the VAS coordinator to ensure effective program implementation as per approved work plan and budget

Assist in writing donor reports and developing work plans

Help plan, budget and run zonal/regional meetings as well as district advocacy workshops in close collaboration with the VAS coordinator, HKI staff, UNICEF and government partners

Spearhead assigned activities on specific activities including management of VAS databases specifically for training, coverage data and funding

Work with the VAS coordinator to ensure effective implementation of VAS Ii assessments and surveys through assisting on logistics, data collection, analysis, report writing and dissemination of results

Represent the VAS program in workshops and meetings- including advocacy for VAS wherever possible

With the help of VAS Coordinator- spearhead development and roll out of a web-based system for reporting VAS coverage data

Write monthly project progress reports


Bachelor degree in the field of nutrition, public health or any other related field with at least 2 years experience.

Knowledge and experience with vitamin A supplementation, an advantage.

Experience drafting professional documents, communications, reports and proposals is essential Ability to work effectively with communities, government and NGO partners.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Kiswahili and English.

Ability to organize, run and manage funds for large workshops.

Willingness to travel for long periods of time outside of Dar es Salaam.

General PC proficiency and strong skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and at least one statistical package.

Experience on M-Health technology will be an added advantage.

Able to work methodically, accurately and neatly.

A team player, friendly, supportive, adaptable and flexible.

How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to
Helen Keller International- Tanzania
PO Box 34424,
Dar es Salaam

HKI regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.