in Tanzania 2021: New Job Vacancies at Palladium International – Health Policy Plus Tanzania 2021
Technical Director, Tanzania
Tanzania, United Republic of | req11180
Technical Director, Tanzania
develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based
solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the
world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental
agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing,
implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and
reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child
health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in
policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets
and private sector engagement, modeling and economic analysis, patient
monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens
applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal
employment to all participants and employees without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or
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Palladium is currently seeking a Technical Director
to support implementation of the Translating Data for Implementation
(Data.FI) award which is a five-year global project funded by the U.S.
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency
for International Development (USAID). Data.FI partners with PEPFAR
programs to accelerate and sustain access to high-quality data to
expedite HIV and COVID-19 epidemic control and maintenance. Data.FI
supports host country governments to enhance existing health information
systems (HIS) and conduct in-depth analysis of epidemiologic and
program data to inform management responses to gaps in programming and
sustain impact by supporting local partner transition.
Purpose of Position:
Tanzania, Data.FI will support the government (PORALG) and USAID to
strengthen and expand the application of the quality improvement
initiative known as the Makole Model, a change management approach to
improve productivity and the quality of services delivered at health
facilities. The Technical Director will support implementation and
expand the scope of the Makole Model, successfully implemented to date
at the health facility level, through the development of Situation Rooms
at the district and national levels. The Technical Director will work
closely with a Technical Advisory Group (TAG), composed of experts from
USAID, PORALG and UNICEF, to leverage data from routine health
information systems and existing quality improvement and quality
assurance platforms to improve productivity, quality of services and
This position is based in Dar es Salaam or Dodoma. The initial position term is 6 months, with an extension for up to 3 years, depending on funding.
months, with an extension for up to 3 years,
depending on funding.
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as the Data.FI lead in TAG meetings, led by PORALG, to design a
multi-stakeholder strategy to leverage quality improvement (QI)
principles and data use through integrated information systems to
improve health outcomes.
- Facilitate technical meetings to
evaluate and provide leadership for the application of different quality
improvement methodologies and data use practices, seeking consensus
among diverse stakeholders.
- Work in collaboration with
government counterparts to ensure QI data use guidance is harmonized
with existing health sector policies.
- Communicate findings from
rapid assessments of QI/QA and data use initiatives, as well as existing
health information systems, identifying bottlenecks and making
recommendations for enhancements to meet PORALG requirements.
- Oversee the development of data visualization efforts to support data use at the national and district levels.
the development of training curriculum designed to promote data use at
national and district levels and assure implementation according to
workplan and within budget.
- Promote knowledge management efforts
to document lessons learned while harmonizing quality improvement
efforts, during implementation and, when possible, across districts.
- Lead or support the development of technical briefs, policy documents and other technical reports.
- Supervise senior level Quality Advisor and Data Visualization Specialist
level education in public health, health informatics, monitoring and
evaluation, or another relevant field of study; MD would be an asset.
least 8 years of technical experience in monitoring and evaluation,
health information systems or digital health, data use or QI/QA.
Experience supporting stakeholders with key data analytics and data
visualizations to improve data use and program performance strongly
- Familiarity with both PEPFAR indicators and
Government of Tanzania indicators for monitoring HIV, FP, and other
- Considerable demonstrated experience
developing and implementing joint workplans with multiple stakeholder
groups, including high level stakeholder engagement skills; experience
working with USAID, UNICEF, and PORALG in Tanzania is strongly
- Experience working at different levels of the health system in Tanzania, from the district to the national level.
experience in developing training materials related to QA/QI, data use
and M&E, including for training of trainers, for government
- Knowledge of project management principles and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams.
- Ability to effectively write technical documents, lead meetings, conduct trainings and deliver presentations.
- Ability to travel 50% within Tanzania.
- Fluency in English required, fluency in Swahili preferred.
is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion.
Should you require any reasonable adjustments to a selection process
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