Thursday, 13 March 2014

Public Sector Family Planning Director Careers at Intrahealth International in Tanzania

Job Title: Public Sector Family Planning Director

Employer: Intrahealth International

Duty Station:  Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 14th March 2014

Job Description:

Essential Functions

• Provide technical leadership' and expertise on family planning services in the public sector, with a focus on long term and permanent methods according to national health service policy/norms and guidelines
• Work with national and district officials, facility leaders, and communities to develop strategies, plans, and objectives that will strengthen systems to improve provision of FP services in their service areas
• Provide guidance in strategies for strengthening MOHSW capacity to deliver FP services, particularly long acting and permanent methods to men and women in rural areas, as well as to youth
• Organize and lead FP and contraceptive training programs to strengthen skills and confidence in public sector providers
• Ensure state-of-the-art clinical and technical approaches and methodologies are used in improving performance of service providers and quality FP services
• Provide input into the development of project-wide strategies and work plans to address family planning issues prioritized by the Government of Tanzania and key stakeholders in the country
• Work closely with other senior project staff to develop overall project directions, strategies, and budgets
• Serve as senior IntraHealth representative to the project and supervises performance and administrative support to other IntraHealth staff on the project
• Communicate program trends, challenges, and successes, to Chapel Hill supervisor and IntraHealth Tanzania office
• Document program activities for wider dissemination of lessons learned, and participate in conferences as time and funding allow

Minimum Qualifications:

Advanced degree in a clinical discipline, e.g. medical doctor, nurse, or clinical officer with a minimum of ten years' experience working in the FP field in Tanzania, preferably with experience working as a FP provider. Strong knowledge, experience, and skills in providing FP services, particularly long acting and permanent methods.
Substantial experience in designing and leading FP training programs for providers.
Familiarity and experience working with the MOHSW health care system, and an ability to facilitate relationships and understanding with the MOHSW.
Experience working on a donor-funded-funded project highly desirable.
Demonstrated interpersonal, leadership, and management skills and ability to manage, supervise, and provide technical guidance
Ability to achieve results i/lloa timely manner and within a specified budget
Fluency in English, including excellent English written and oral presentation skills; proficiency in Kiswahili highly desirable.
Preference is given to Tanzanian nationals
Willingness and ability to work independently with all stakeholders
Willingness to wprking with deadlines

Working Conditions /Physical Requirements:

• Willingness to work overtime as required
• Willingness to travel throughout Tanzania to work with partners and key stakeholders, and potentially internationally, as required

How to Apply:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV online at:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted