Position: Technical Advisor SRHR Services
Advisor shall manage the full project lifecycle from initiation through
analysis and development to organization- wide rollout and training.
Ensures the success of the project by putting in place sound project and
program management practices. Creates and executes project work plans
and reports, manages project staff and budgets, monitors and evaluates
outcomes for on-time delivery. Works with a multi-disciplinary team and
serves as the Pathfinder spokesperson on behalf of the project to
promote the project goals, achievements and strengths to key
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provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health
services—from AYSRH, contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention
and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to
family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and,
through all our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we
Pathfinder has collaborated
with the government of Tanzania on the development, refinement and
establishment of health and community-based programs for FP, HIV/AIDS,
and including maternal and new born health for more than 6 decades. In
collaboration with the Government of Tanzania through MOHCDGEC and
PORALG Pathfinder is currently in the process of supporting expansion
comprehensive post abortion care program in Tanzania. The organization
is seeking for a highly motivated, self-driven, and experienced expert
to support lead execution of this national level system strengthening
program to enhance delivery of quality cPAC services in Tanzania. With a
primary focus on service delivery, the project will improve the quality
and availability of post-abortion care services in public sector health
facilities of Tanzania.
Additionally, the incumbent will be
responsible in provision of technical support to other relevant projects
in the country. To support the service delivery focus of the project,
Pathfinder will also collaborate with other key players at national
level investing in service-seeking behaviors.
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Reports to: Technical Manager
Grade Level: 6
Classification: Regular Full-time
Key Job Outcomes
Project Work Plans and Execution: Creates and executes project work
plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and
requirements. Identifies resources needed and assigns individual
responsibilities. Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project
and scope. Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to
client. Enforces project standards. Ensures all project documentation is
complete, current and stored appropriately.
Project Status Reports: Prepares for engagement reviews and quality
assurance procedures. Submits regular status project reports. Addresses
issues and resolutions to mitigate risks.
3. Project Budget: Manages
project budget. Tracks and reports team hours and expenses regularly.
Manages and reports budget to actual variance on hours and cost
Project Meetings: Holds regular status meetings with project team. Keeps
project team well informed of changes within the project and
organization. Communicates relevant project information to project
leads. Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations.
Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion. Communicates
difficult/sensitive information. Facilitates team meetings.
Project Schedules: Manages the project schedule and schedules for
Pathfinder staff related to the project. Plans and schedules to align
resources and deliverables. Serves as the primary point of contact for
exceptions and rescheduling.
6. Staff Development: Trains other team
members using train the trainer approach. Approves team members’ time
and expense reports. Reviews the status reports of team members and
addresses issues as appropriate. Complies with and helps to enforce
standard policies and procedures.
7. Technical Assistance: Provides
technical assistance to country offices, host-country governments, local
partners, and other agencies to assess needs and design SRHR and ISS
& CB projects and services that are responsive to the needs of
8. Quality Assurance: Works with the technical
team to ensure that best practices for services and service integration
are well documented, evaluated and poised for scale up. Coaches and
builds teams to optimize staff performance programming, target setting
and project workplan and scale-up.
9. Partner Management: Manages day-to-day partner interactions.
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
• Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems and SRH programs.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of family
planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of
programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest
professional developments in SRHR and System
Capacity Building (SSCB). Advanced skills in designing, implementing,
monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities
funded by different donor organizations working in the health sector.
Proposal Development: Advanced skills in proposal development from
concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to
raise substantial research/development funds.
• Leadership: Advanced
skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening
in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic
• Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills
in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance
objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of
donor-funded program activities.
• Operations and Financial
Management: Advanced knowledge of operations and project financial
oversight Presentation Skills: Ability to make presentations on results
and products to small and large groups.
• Community Relations:
Advanced skills in facilitating working relationships between partners,
government officials, and communities.
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
• Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
• Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Kiswahili and English language.
Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence
others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication
• Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights:
Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender,
maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional
• Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work
independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix
organization, ability to be details-oriented, and ability to manage
stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
• Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.
• Flexibility to travel when necessary, to support field operations
Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
▪ Master’s degree in public health, community development, marketing, social sciences or related discipline.
▪ Medical background, Doctor of Medicine degree, Degree in Midwifery
Demonstrated experience implementing large scale projects delivering
SRHR services including FP and Comprehensive Post abortion care (cPAC)
▪ At least 5 years’ experience in working in international
development organizations implementing sexual and reproductive health
▪ Prefer: Experience with programs implemented by multiple partners
▪ Prefer: Experience in project design, planning and management
MODE OF APPLICATION:
applicants are requested to submit their CV, including contact details
for 3 references before the close of business on November 20, 2020 Applications should be addressed to the Director for Human Resources and Administration, Pathfinder International, PO Box 77991, Dar es Salaam or sent via e-mail to Tanzaniaemail@example.com stating the position being applied for in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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