Saturday, 14 December 2013

Jobs at D-tree International - Project Manager in Tanzania

Job Title: Project Manager

Employer: D-tree International

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline: 20 December 2013

D-tree International is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care available to the world’s poor by using hand held technology to provide accurate and effective point-of-care diagnosis and treatment.

We are seeking a Project Manager for our mobile health projects in Tanzania, who will be supporting both our community and facility based implementations. We are looking to hire a full time Project Manager for a period of one year, with the possibility of extension. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to implementation field sites.

We seek a candidate who is motivated, interested in health care and technology, open to innovative ideas and technology, efficient, eager to work hard and a team player. The position will require working closely with health workers, district and clinic level supervisors, the partner organizations and the D-tree team to implement  the programs. Other responsibilities will include managing the various aspects of project implementation including leading a team to meet goals, tracking deliverables and objectives.
Person must be comfortable in multiple roles including: documenting processes, refining the tools, training health workers and managers, communications with internal stakeholders, performing data analysis, preparing phones for trainings and meeting with senior personnel from the government and NGO partners.

Job Responsibilities
  • Working with the Country Director and other staff to design new projects and write proposals
  • Develop and adjust project strategies and work plans to ensure project success
  • Own project objectives and ensure staff and partners are kept on track to achieve results
  • Develop application specifications including flowcharts and detailed protocols
  • Write reports for donors/partners on progress of projects
  • Present project highlights at meetings and forums/conferences
  • Develop and foster effective working relationship with Government from at least Regional level to grassroots level.
  • Identify other agencies working for the relevant theme/ area of operation and establish strategic alliances to explore areas for collaboration and expanding and strengthening program impact.
  • Communicate effectively through available forums at Regional, district, ward and village level the  position or/and role of D-tree International Tanzania

Required Skills and Experience
  • Work experience: Minimum 5 -10 years’ experience in public health and/or IT; knowledge and experience working with community health programs and overall health systems required
  • Education: Minimum Master’s degree –MD preferred
  • Proven experience in report writing and project planning
  • Strong Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience managing teams
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili
  • Telephone/Computer: Familiar with use of mobile telephones and excellent computer skills
  • Must be able to work independently, multi-task, be persistent and work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time within Tanzania

How to Apply:
Email the following documents to
1. Cover letter, clearly and concisely explaining how you meet each of the required skills and experience specified above.
2. Your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, showing your work history.
Deadline for applications: Friday, 20 December 2013 (before midnight)
Interviews will be held: Week commencing 6 January 2014
Starting date (flexible): Week commencing 4 February 2014
If you are not contacted by 6 January 2014 please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.
Due to the expected high level of interest in this role it will not be possible for us to contact those candidates who have
not been shortlisted for interview.
Many thanks for your interest in D-tree International.