Friday, October 09, 2015
Sauti is a 5-year USAID-funded award being implemented by Jhpiego-Tanzania in collaboration with partners EngenderHealth, PACT and NIMR/Mwanza.
The goal of Sauti is to contribute to the improved health of all Tanzanians through a sustained reduction in new HIV infections in support of the Government Tanzania through deploying new, and/or enhancing existing, vulnerability-tailored high-quality combination HIV prevention; positive health, dignity and prevention (PHDP); and family planning (FP) services for key and vulnerable populations (KVP) in selected regions of Tanzania. Anticipated project results include: 1) Increased and timely use of HIV prevention and FP services; 2) Improved positive behaviors and social norms at the individual and community levels; 3) Reduced vulnerability of women through novel structural interventions; and 4) Increasingly sustainable comprehensive HIV prevention services for KVP.
The project is currently being implemented in 15 selected districts in Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Shinyanga and Dar es Salaam regions. Starting 1 October 2015, the project is expanding to selected additional districts in Mbeya, Lindi, Tabora, Morogoro, Morogoro, Kilimanjaro and Arusha regions.
Jhpiego is therefore seeking to recruit a team of experienced medical, public health, program, and finance professionals to implement this exciting initiative.

The Commodities & Logistics Management Technical Advisor (1 position in Dar es Salaam)

Position Overview
The Commodities & Logistics Management Technical Advisor will provide technical, management and coordination services to Sauti team. S/he will be responsible for accurate planning, implementation, and effective management of all commodities necessary for the delivery of community –based HIV testing and counseling, family planning, sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment services, and other related services. The incumbent will be responsible for forecasting, ordering, specialized handling, storage, distribution, monitoring utilization, and reporting of logistics data in line with Sauti Commodity and Supplies Logistics System. S/he will ensure effective systems are put in place to track inventory from the point of receiving (i.e. Sauti Procurement Team and/or Regional/District Health Facilities), storage, dispatch, and distribution level. S/he will also ensure that the inventory movement and details are tracked up to the disposal level. The incumbent will work with CBHTC+ Logistics Assistants and the biomedical team at large to ensure timely distribution of HIV/FP and other commodities to all Sauti regions; and will collaborate with the Stores Officers located at various Jhpiego warehouses. S/he will also engage with central and zonal SCMS/MSD focal persons to ensure consistent and uninterrupted supply of HIV/FP commodities and other materials. S/he will provide technical assistance to the regional/district authorities by engaging Pharmacists, Laboratory Technologists, Supply Officers, R/DACCs, and R/DRCHCOs. S/he will also be responsible for the preparation and submission of various reports to Sauti leadership, MOHSW, R/CHMT and the donor, and represent Sauti in various national, regional and HIV/FP implementing partners’ commodities security and logistics technical working groups.

Job requirements:
• Minimum of diploma in Nursing, Laboratory Technology, Pharmacy, or equivalent
• At least five (3) years of experience in project management, supervisory duties or equivalent experience
• At least three (3) years’ experience in logistics/supply chain management and/or public health commodities management, especially HIV testing and family planning commodities;
• Experience in Inventory and Asset Management
• Proficiency in common computer packages (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point) relevant to the work and eagerness and ability to learn Forecasting and Supply planning software (Pipeline, Lab Tool)
• Excellent report writing skills and high level of computer literacy with strong communication skills (verbal and written)
• Ability to handle a variety of different assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to advocate and bring about consensus with senior government officials and numerous stakeholders;
• Previous experience working with USG funded programs, development agencies, URT and local implementing partners
• Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili.
• Ability to travel up to 60%

FOR ALL POSITIONS – Tanzanian nationals who have previous experience working with an international organization are preferred.
Jhpiego offers a competitive package selected candidates in line with salary history, academic qualifications and relevant experience.
To apply please indicate the position title and region of reference on the envelop or subject line of your e-mail. Applications should also include an up-to-date CV with three contactable professional references, a cover letter and your salary history. Applications which do NOT include ALL of these elements will NOT be considered.
The application should be addressed to:
Senior Human Resource Manager
Plot 72, Block 45B, New Bagamoyo Road – Victoria
PO Box 9170
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
OR send the application through email at:
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is 9th November, 2015 at 5.00pm.