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Job Opportunity at FHI360, Project Director

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Project Director  

FHI360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, localy driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries. Currently, we are seeking suitably qualified candidates to fill in various positions as listed below for its EpiC project in Tanzania.

The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a 5 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), dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women; and orphans and vulnerable children which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.

Project Director based in Dar es Salaam

Main Function/Responsibilities:

The position will have overall responsibility for administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation of HIV prevention and case finding activities, under the oversight of the EpiC Management Team at HQ. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for the key and vulnerable populations (KVP) HIV service delivery program with the USAID/Tanzania Activity Manager. Also will provide technical and management leadership to the project and ensure successful implementation of the work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals within budget. Additionally, will be responsible for maintaining regular communication with EpiC HQ staff and manage a locally based team to drive efficient and compliant program operations including implementing partners. The position further will manage and provide oversight to implementing partners and provide technical and programmatic oversight directly to the activity areas as well as liaise with and foster relationships with senior government officials (including national and local departments of health), dignitaries, other USAID programs, executives of CSOs, and the for-profit business community. Again, will ensure that technical activities adhere to quality standards from Government of Tanzania (GoT), WHO and PEPFAR; and will ensure the project works closely with the NACP team, regional leadership, community health management teams, PEPFAR and other partners such as other USG agencies and non-USG donors.

Position Requirements- Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Masters Degree in management, international development, public health policy or related field with 7-9 years of related experience; OR MBBS/ MD/PhD in similar field with 5-7 years’ of related experience • A minimum of 10 years experience in senior management position specifically for large (approximately $5M per year), complex, multi-year international health sector development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as HIV prevention, care and treatment among key and vulnerable populations, preferably in Tanzania »At least 8 years of relevant experience with progressively increasing responsibility in planning, managing, leadership and evidence-based decision making of HIV/AIDS service delivery programs • Demonstrated ability through previous experience leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision making »At least 3 years experience managing HIV service delivery programs, preferably in Tanzania • At least 3 years of successful experience interacting with Tanzanian Government at national, provincial, and/or district levels • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders ‘Demonstrated ability through previous experience to liaise with senior government officials, dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, and the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners, and proven ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team.

How to Apply:

FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package. For detailed information, interested candidates may either submit their application Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume, Photocopies of Certificates and Names and Addresses of three (3) referees to E mail: tz_recruitment@fhi360.org or visit FHI 360’s Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter to register online, and to submit CV/resume and cover letter.

FHI 360 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Closing Date: November 10, 2019. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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