Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Public Health Logistics Advisor Jobs in Tanzania at John Snow Inc (JSI)

Job Title: Public Health Logistics Advisor (2 Positions)

Employer: John Snow Inc (JSI)

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 5th August 2013

JSI Tanzania field office seeks to employ two dynamic and self oriented persons to work as Public health Logistics Advisors in the area of Rational Use of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance. The positions will be based in Dar es Salaam with some in-country travel.

Overall Responsibilities:
The Public Health Logistics Advisors (PHLA) will be providing support to the day-to-day activities for promoting Rational Use of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance in the country.  In collaboration with the Pharmaceuticals Services Section (PSS), TFDA, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Programs (NACP, PMTCT, NTLP, NTD and NMCP), public health supporting agencies and implementing partners. The PHLAs will primarily work on implementing and monitoring interventions for strengthening Rational use of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance systems. While the primary focus of the PHLAs is on Rational Use of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance, the PHLAs will also assist in providing technical support in activities for strengthening public health commodities management in line with PSS, NACP, NMCP, PMTCT, NTLP and MSD activities to ensure that HIV/AIDS commodities and essential medicines are running smoothly within the distribution system

Specific Responsibilities:
Contribute to development and implementation of interventions to promote rational use of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance according to work plans and in compliance with Ministry of Health and Social Welfare requirements.
Participate in capacity building initiatives including training of health care workers on Rational Use of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance.
Work closely with different partners to provide technical assistance in strengthening capacities at central, district and facility level to ensure effective implementation of capacity building initiatives related to Pharmaceutical Management and Pharmacovigilance.
Work with TFDA and other relevant authorities/institutions to create public awareness on medicines use safety
In collaboration with other JSI staff and stakeholders develop work plans and other key documents for managed activities.
Prepare scopes of work, and budgets for assigned activities in a timely and efficient manner and consistent with USAID regulations and policies.
Maintain close contact with relevant central and local governmental officials and partners involved in pharmaceutical management and monitoring medicine safety.
Conducting assessments for identifying performance strengths, weaknesses, and Providing On-the-Job Training (OJT) in pharmaceutical management and Pharmacovigilance.
Conduct supportive supervision and monitoring visits to selected health facilities. These visits may include staff  Regional Health Management Team (RHMT), PSS, NACP, TFDA, NTLP and Council Health Management  Team (CHMT)
Organize and conduct meetings/workshops/seminars with stakeholders in the regions to discuss challenges, success stories and strategize for the implementation of Rational Use of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance activities.
Assist consultants in the implementation of all assessments, trainings, and/or technical assistance activities targeted to project in Tanzania
Facilitate the development and dissemination of IEC materials
Ensuring good communication with and timely feedback to Stakeholders PSS, NACP, TFDA, PMTCT, and NMCP, WHO, Implementing partners, Regional and district health teams.
Writing reports on activities conducted
Share reports to designated stake holders and institutions as deemed necessary.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Applicants for this position should be Tanzanian nationals or lawful residents who possess the following minimum qualifications:
A qualified Pharmacist, Medical Doctor or other Public Health professional with at least two years experience in conducting pharmaceutical management and Pharmacovigilance activities.
Experience working with the Government of Tanzania and other NGO’s preferred.
Excellent written and verbal English.
Ability to prepare and present information.
Ability to work on a team to develop strategies and manage implementation of projects
Ability to work under minimal supervision.
Previous work experience with USAID-funded projects desirable.
Proficiency in common computer packages (eg.Word, PowerPoint, Excel) relevant to the work.
Self motivated
Team player.
Able to travel for an extended period of time away from the duty station to support technical activities.
Able to travel internationally to attend trainings and conferences as needed.
*The Public Health Logistics Advisors will work under the guidance of the Senior Public Health Logistics Advisor  /or a designated Supervisor.

A competitive remuneration and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate for the above positions basing on qualification, experience and salary history.

How to Apply:

Send cover letters, Curriculum Vitae with names and contact details of 3 work related references, enclosing certificate copies of relevant education and training to:

Human Resource Manager
John Snow, Inc.
 Plot No. 392,
 Toure Drive, Masaki
 P.O .Box 9263
 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.