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Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Friday, November 9, 2018

The Technical Director, Strategic Information (SI) works closely with the Project Director of the Technical Support Services Project (TSSP) to achieve the project’s objectives and deliverables, while ensuring MSH compliance with the donor, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s requirements and Management Sciences for Health (MSH) policies and standards. S/he oversees the development, update and implementation of the project’s technical strategies, identifies technical assistance needs, mobilizes required technical resources, and develops and maintains excellent working relationships with the client, government staff and partners.

With guidance and support of the Project Director, the Technical Director, SI will coordinate the provision of technical services, harmonize efforts, and maximize synergy and integration of the project’s work streams (Monitoring and Evaluation; Client-Level Data Systems; Human Resources for Health; and Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement). S/he will set a positive tone for the entire project and inspire staff to apply results-based approaches for timely delivery of services to the clients the project serves, including but not limited to timely production of high quality documentation of the project’s successes and lessons learned for local and international audiences, as well as quarterly reports.

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The Technical Director, SI provides the program with technical expertise in monitoring and evaluation (M&E), Health Management Information System (HMIS), and institutional strengthening and capacity development, and coordinates the program with partners and clients. S/he maintains technical standards of excellence and ensures the achievement of program results as established in the approved Evaluation and Performance Monitoring Plan (EPMP). S/he will also lead the project SI activities including systems development and implementation, strategy and guidance document development, capacity building, quantitative and qualitative data analyses, program evaluation, routine program monitoring activities, provide the needed advisory and capacity building support to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and public health institutions (PHIs) and to meet the CDC development assistance goals in Tanzania.

Specific Responsibilities
Project Technical Leadership and Oversight (40%)

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for the project, ensure the efficient implementation of project activities, and ensure the timely and high quality reporting of those activities to country specific donors, and MSH headquarters.
  • Coordinate project liaison and collaboration with partners, CDC, clients and stakeholders, including MSH headquarters. Maintain a CDC/TSSP partnership that engenders trust and respect and build CDC’s confidence in MSH’s ability to achieve the expected results.
  • Promote a team approach that emphasizes high-level performance, creative approaches, the achievement of personal and project goals and a collegial approach that is focused on assisting one another to succeed for project staff in Tanzania.
  • Provide technical mentorship and facilitative supervision to the project technical advisors to enhance their capacity and effectiveness, ensure that relevant state of the art best practices are integrated into the programs, and ensure implementation and technical performance are in alignment with the project overall technical strategies and direction.
  • Working closely with the Project Director and the home office Technical Strategy Lead and project support team, oversee and monitor implementation of project’s technical interventions and standards of technical excellence.
  • Serves as a member of the project leadership team. Assumes overall coordination of the project in the absence of the Project Director.
  • Set direction and coordinate annual work plan development, implementation, and review. S/he will ensure alignment with regional frameworks and strategies, national and donor strategies in Tanzania – including PEPFAR and CDC strategies. S/he will identify opportunities for integrated planning and implementation creating synergies between various program areas.
  • Advise the Project Director in alignment of human resources with project work plans and emerging needs from the donor, MSH and partners, including on need for short-term technical assistance.Strategic Information: HMIS and M&E Technical Advisory Services (40%)
    ead the design and oversee the implementation of internal TSSP M&E frameworks, plan and assess project performance and impact, and report progress towards the project’s objectives.
    Collaborate with CDC, the MOHCDGEC, and other stakeholders via M&E technical working groups and other relevant bodies to ensure that the TSSP project M&E plans align with national systems and priorities.
    Collaborate with the MSH home office and lead the development and oversee implementation of project evaluations, including process and outcome evaluations.
    Lead the development and targeted monitoring and evaluation of specific TSSP interventions related to the quality and use of PEPFAR and other health program data, HIV service quality improvement, and human resources.
    Support the MOHCDGEC and PHIs in carrying out quantitative and qualitative analyses of HIV and other priority data, and develop presentations to guide national and regional level operational and policy decisions.
    Provide assistance to the MOHCDGEC in enhancing strategic information, especially in the strengthening its national HMIS, including information systems related to the HIV control Program.
    Support the MOHCDGEC and PHIs in the development, revision and operationalization of the National Data Demand and Use (DDU) strategy and the National M&E Strengthening Initiative (MESI).
    Conduct capacity strengthening workshops in the areas of data analysis and use and program monitoring and evaluation.
    Mentor PHI staff on monitoring and evaluation methodologies and practices.

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Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
Reports To
Project Director
Technical Coordinator
Grade D
Job ID 13-10337
Location Tanzania-Dar es Salaam
Report to: Senior Technical Advisor (HRH)
MSH is implementing the Technical Support Services Project (TSSP), a 5-year (2016-2021) project funded by United States President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The project aims at provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and institutions under the Ministry in the following technical areas, Monitoring and Evaluation; Health Information Systems; Quality Assurance and improvement and; Human Resources for Health. The project aims to effectively lead and manage the HIV/AIDS response and sustain health systems to achieve and maintain epidemic control at all levels of health service delivery in the country.
Under the leadership of the Senior HRH Advisor, the Technical Coordinator/HRH Specialist will be responsible for providing technical guidance and support to the MOHCDGEC and prioritized PHIs in HRH interventions supported by TSSP. Initially, s/he will support implementation of the Task Sharing Policy Guidelines (TSPG); implementation of related TSPG Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems, analysis and dissemination HR Information Management Systems (HRIS), building the capacity of health sector staff in Government of Tanzania processes of recruitment, allocation, retention and productivity management of HRH. 

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