|Management Sciences for Health|
Tanzania-Dar es Salaam
Senior Technical Advisor, (STA) provides management support and
technical assistance for the design and implementation of the country
interventions related to Global Health Security Agenda /Antimicrobial
Resistance (GHSA/AMR), working independently or as part of the country
MSH or MTaPS team.
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STA provides support to Country Director, advises the HQ’s Manager and
Technical Lead of GHSA/AMR portfolio, and provides direct technical
assistance to Ministry of Health and other country partners and
stakeholders. As required, the STA also provides technical assistance
to other MTaPS country activities and works with MTaPS Technical
Strategy Lead and other MSH technical staff on opportunities, new and
existing tools, and country implementation programs related to
strengthening pharmaceutical management systems.
Technical Assistance and Support (40%)
with country stakeholders and international counterparts to help
develop, review, implement, and monitor technical approaches and
strategies for strengthening response to GHSA challenges in accordance
with national strategies and action plans.
- Provide direct
technical assistance to stakeholders and public and private facilities
in designing and implementing AMR work plans and interventions including
- Provide assistance in the development of specific AMR
policies, guidelines, standard operating procedures, job aids, and other
- Collaborate with stakeholders for the
development, deployment and implementation of appropriate tools
necessary to improve pharmaceutical management information systems and
their appropriate use for decision making.
- As needed provide
technical support to other MTaPS pharmaceutical systems strengthening
and health elements activities in the country.
Capacity Building (40%)
assessments of the GHSA/AMR human resource capacity strengthening
needs, and collaborate internally and externally to develop capacity
- Work with national education stakeholders
in designing and implementing required reform of pre- and in-service
human capacity strengthening
- Develop costed project capacity strengthening strategies, roll-out plans, training and follow-up timelines
- In conjunction with country counterparts, develop/revise required training packages and materials
- Design, develop training packages, and conduct ToT exercises
- Facilitate AMR trainings and other capacity building exercises as planned
required, participate in the planning and delivery of broader capacity
building programs aimed at national pharmaceutical system strengthening.
Monitoring and Evaluation (10%)
coordination with the M&E team, contribute to the development of
country project M&E plan, and support the collection and validation
of relevant data to report project indicators.
- Contribute to the
adequate documentation and dissemination of program results and lessons
learned, including the development and submission of abstracts and
articles to scientific journals and conferences.
with other MTaPS country project technical activities ensuring
harmonized approach in line with MSH quality standards.
- Coordinate assigned technical areas and activities with other USAID-funded and international projects in the country.
Performance Management (5%)
- Supervise assigned Technical Advisors ensuring the adequacy of their performance and their continuous professional development.
degree in pharmacy or medicine with practical hands-on experience in
antimicrobial stewardship/AMR activities at health care facilities.
Experience working with MOHCDGEC pharmaceutical services unit as
technical person directly indirectly.
- Pharmacist or Physician with public health specialization preferred.
years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical management (PM) and
pharmaceutical systems development and strengthening in developing
country context, including experience in the areas of AMR containment
including antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).
- Experience in AMR containment highly desirable.
experience with public health programs in developing country context
supported by bilateral agencies such as USAID, CDC and international
agencies such as the Global Fund, UNITAID, WHO and World Bank preferred.
Knowledge and Skills
- Excellent writing and presentation skills in English are essential.
- Proficiency in English is required, languages of other USAID-supported countries is an asset.
- Strong computer skills; Excel, MS Word, MS Project, PowerPoint.
competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a
time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail
- Cultural sensitivity and diplomacy
- Ability to work independently and in team
- Good judgment for decision making.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability in consensus building and constructively leading a team.
- Ability to travel internationally and domestically up to 40% of time as required to support the progress of program activities.
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