Monday, 2 September 2013

Director Health Program at CRS Tanzania

Job Title: Health Program Director

Employer: CRS Tanzania

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 15th Sept 2013

Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Technical Development and Quality: The Health Program Director will take the lead in
maintaining and improving program quality, innovation and learning among the various health projects,
in line with international best practices and quality standards. He/she will help to unify the health team
to collectively move towards quality integrated projects and will identify and lead initiatives to capture
learning and to share technical and programmatic lessons learned within CRS Tanzania and with other
CRS country programs.

Program Growth:
The Health Program Director will, together with the Country Representative, Head of
Programs and Business Development Manager, be responsible for growing the health program portfolio.
Such work will include remaining up to date on donor trends and opportunities, identifying priority
technical areas for investment, assuring that CRS is prepositioned in priority technical areas, carrying out
assessments with partners, networking with donors, government and other PVOs, and all aspects of
proposal development and review. As part of this effort, the Program Director will identify strategic uses
of flexible internal funding that will build relationships and position CRS for an increased role in the
health sector and raise visibility. In addition, he/she will identify opportunities for strategic partnerships
with GoT, implementing partners, donors and civil society.

The Health Program Director will represent CRS in national-level meetings, relevant
sharing forums and technical working groups (nutrition, ECD, community health) in order to best
understand new findings / best practices, the implementing environment, and existing health programs
in Tanzania (including regional and international communities of practice). He/she will also function as a
key facilitator of relations with Church and other partner organizations involved in health programs.

Staff Management:
1. The Health Program Director will supervise, lead, mentor and coach health program
2. staff, ensuring that performance management is consistent and supportive throughout the program.
3. He/she will help build the team through effective recruitment and orientation as new opportunities
4. arrive, assuring high quality staffing. He/she will supervise health project managers, assuring that
5. projects produce targeted results on time and on budget.

Agency-Wide Competencies (For All Crs Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his
or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Head of Programs, LEAD Chief of Party and Deputy Chiefs of Party, THRIVE Project
Manager, Soya Ni Pesa Project Director, Business Development Specialist, EARO Regional
Technical Advisor for Health and HQ-based Senior Technical Advisors
External: Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Unicef, GFATM Country Coordinating
Mechanism, WHO, Health Implementing Partners, Health Development Partners, Private Sector
Providers supervisory responsibility
Thrive Project Manager and other managers as the program grows.

Qualifications and Experience, Skills:
Master’s degree in Public Health, Community Development Behavior Change / Sociology or
other clinical training
At least 10 years’ experience working in public health, nutrition, early childhood development
and / or community systems strengthening.
Skills and experience in high-level advocacy, negotiation and coalition building with multiple
stakeholders and proven fundraising experience
Experience in partnership with public and private sector
At least 5 years’ field experience working in support of national health systems in some of the
following areas: health systems strengthening for HIV and MNCH, participatory approaches for
community mobilization and behavior change, prevention and treatment of malnutrition, early
childhood development, community case management
                                    Strong communication and networking skills to market CRS as a health organization
Existing relationships within the Ministry of Health with a reputation as a reliable and
experienced advisor.
Familiarity with clinical areas funded by PEPFAR, GFATM, GHI, FTF, PMI and others.
Knowledge and understanding of gender analysis and transformation in rural communities
Demonstrated abilities in documentation of lessons learned, report-writing, monitoring and
Skilled in working collaboratively with others not under supervisory control to achieve results
Excellent independent judgment and decision-making skills
Fluency in Swahili and English

How to Apply:

If you are interested and meet these minimum qualifications, please submit your cover letter and resume to: , copying Ms. Pamela Lwakabare, Human Resources Manager,
CRS Tanzania at