Monday, May 14, 2018

The list of opportunities Laboratory Technical Officer, Malaria Case Management & Director of Finance and Administration, Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Support Activity at PATH

  Xpresstz       Monday, May 14, 2018
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Tracking Code 8761
Job Description

NOTE: This position is contingent upon donor funding. Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
PATH is an international organization that drives trans formative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.


PATH is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) for an anticipated USAID-funded integrated nutrition, agriculture, and WASH project in Tanzania. The DFA will oversee finance and accounting for the project and provide support to all technical, program, and operations departments, and ensure that the program operates within the approved budget and is compliant with USG cost principles under 2 CFR 200. The DFA will report to the Chief of Party. Availability of this position is contingent upon release of a solicitation by USAID and recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to PATH and final USAID approval of the candidate.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain project accounts in accordance with PATH policy and procedures.
• Ensure project expenditures are in accordance with the approved budget, project contract, and USAID policies and cost principles.
• Develop and manage project budget and pipeline to ensure the project operates within the approved obligation and budget ceiling.
• Monitor monthly financial performance in relation to budgets and forecasts, obligated funds, commitments, and advances to subcontractors and consultants.
• Provide detailed analysis of costs, budgets, contract, and funding agency requirements as needed.
Required Experience
• A Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience required, including administration of USAID contracts, financial management, direct project management.
• Experience managing international projects valued at $15 million or more.
• Preferred experience with managing large health projects
• Demonstrated knowledge and skills in accounting, financial management, and procurement is required.
• Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience with USAID regulations and control systems. Familiarity with Federal and USAID Acquisition Regulations under 2 CFR 200.
• Demonstrated expertise in administration of USAID contracts, financial management, and direct project management.
• Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are essential. Strong analytical and computer skills, especially spreadsheet and financial analysis.
• Demonstrated of management of partner budgets and contracts, ability to build relationships.
• Ability to manage diverse team and work with technical staff.
• Fluency in English required.
Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania
Company Location Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
TO APPLY CLICK HERE
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Laboratory Technical Officer, Malaria Case Management
Tracking Code 8898
Job Description
PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.
USAID Boresha Afya Project is the 5 years USAID funded project which will work towards supporting the Government of Tanzania through health system to provide integrated HIV, TB, Family Planning, Malaria and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) and adolescent health services at facility and community level in the Lake/Western regions and National technical assistance.
We seek to recruit a Laboratory Technical Officer who will work with Boresha Afya Project team to strengthen laboratory systems and services in the targeted regions with the aim of supporting and improving the quality of malaria diagnosis and ensure that laboratories provides quality-assured services needed to fully implement the Boresha Afya Project, focus on improving malaria case management in the Lake and Western zone regions. Provide technical leadership in the design and implementation of field activities related to improving the quality of malaria diagnosis, provide technical support to the team on malaria diagnostic tests including mRDT TA QC and microscopy, work to improve malaria diagnosis and treatment by implementing onsite training and supportive supervision, liase with the NMCP at the region and district levels to ensure the effective execution of supportive supervision in the laboratory, which includes improving the quality of provision of malaria diagnosis via RDT and microscopy, work in close collaboration with the MTA and Clinical TA to plan and carry out interventions in malaria diagnostics and treatment. The Lab Technologists will be based in Kigoma, Tanzania.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
• Provide technical support on malaria diagnosis to the Boresha Afya Project team, with focus on malaria diagnostics both microscopy and mRDT.
• Coordinate and facilitate trainings for health staff on mRDT use, microscopy and quality assurance at all levels of the health care provision, including overseeing basic data processing.
• Promote planning, coordination and implementation of all field activities in the targeted area.
• Orient and train supervisors on external and internal quality assurance methods to support malaria diagnostics (microscopy and mRDTs).
• Establish linkages with all relevant stakeholders and other implementing partners and collaborate as necessary to facilitate effective and efficient implementation of Boresha Afya Project activities in the targeted area.
• Participate in the preparation of annual work plans and regional and district plans.
• Participate in periodic field (diagnostic, clinical care, and M&E) activities in the region and districts.
• Assist in development of all stages of project work plans.
• Meet frequently with regional and district health management teams and assist with annual planning of project activities.
• Manage project data collection –through use of electronic platforms – for both monitoring and evaluation and for making strategic quality improvements to program operations.
• Coordinate with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and other stakeholders who are conducting on-site health facility case management supervision.
• Participate in preparation of quarterly, semiannual and annual reports
• Participate and represent project in meetings with RHMT/CHMT, NMCP, partners etc.
• Participates in conducting assessments, and in the design, training, testing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of laboratory and point-of-care diagnostic services and systems.
• Participates in stakeholder technical working groups and meetings that continuously advocate for evidence-based standardization and harmonization of laboratory tests, methods and equipment within the regions.
• Provide frequent updates – both written and oral to Malaria Technical advisor.
Required Experience
• Laboratory Scientist or Laboratory Technologist or relevant qualification, with at least five (5) years post-qualification experience working in a laboratory setting.
• Understanding of the Essential Package of Health Services and the laboratory services needed at each level of the health system to facilitate implementation of malaria diagnosis package.
• Program management experience in an added advantage.
• Knowledge of health care delivery systems and structures in Tanzania.
• Knowledge and experience of implementing appropriate and emerging technologies, including rapid and point of care tests for diagnosing and managing malaria.
• Familiarity with and experience in implementing comprehensive laboratory systems and services, including quality assurance and accreditation systems.
• Knowledge of and experience in laboratory capacity building, monitoring and supervision.
• Strong interpersonal, analytic, facilitation, verbal communication and writing skills.
• Computer literacy: competency with Microsoft Office, internet and email systems.
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
• Team player, with ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners.
• Willingness and availability to travel within the targeted region as required.
• Ability to deliver training in malaria diagnostics (mRDTs and microscopy)
• Experience with basic database management and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
You must currently have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.
PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Location Kigoma, Kigoma, Tanzania
Company Location Tanzania, Kigoma
Position Type Full-Time/Regular
TO APPLY CLICK HERE
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