Tuesday, November 24, 2015
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Location: Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline:    10th December, 2015
Additional Category: HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-4
Languages Required: English  
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Feb-2016
Duration of Initial Contract: One Year Renewable
Expected Duration of Assignment: One Year Renewable


Background

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Tanzania through the Reproductive Health Cancer Unit (RHCa) under the Reproductive and Child Health section is committed to ensure safe and high quality reproductive health services are widely provided in the country. RH cancer unit is responsible for coordinating common reproductive health cancer in women which are breast and cervical cancer, and prostate. Due to high burden of cervical cancer in Tanzania the Ministry of Health and Social welfare within the Department of the Prevention services established the National Cervical Cancer and Control Program (NCCPC) that is responsible to oversee effective implementation of cervical cancer prevention and control activities. The MoHSW is working in collaboration with donors and several implementing partners to support establishment and monitoring of cervical cancer prevention services. This program aims to increase utilization of cervical cancer prevention health services by strengthening systems and improve quality of integrated cervical cancer prevention health services.

Currently the RHCa unit is coordinating implementation of Cervical Cancer Prevention Services in 20 Regions in Tanzania. PEPFAR through Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is one of the donors presently supporting the MoHSW to strengthen Cervical Cancer Program in facility and community based components through USAID, CDC and CSOs with specific focus in three Regions namely; Iringa, Mwanza and Mbeya. PRRR consortium intends to support recruitment of technical competent Tanzanian responsible to support RH cancer unit with effective implementation of Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention activities under the scope of renewable one year contract. On this background, the Ministry of Health and Social welfare is seeking to recruit a candidate for this position: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. The incumbent will be based in Dar es Salaam at the Reproductive Cancer Unit under the Reproductive Health Section and be responsible to provide timely and relevant information to Senior M&E manager, program and technical staff, and other project stakeholders.


Duties and Responsibilities

•    The M&E officer will be responsible for the routine monitoring of all activities of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Pregame in alignment with the National MOHSWM&E plan and the performance monitoring plan. S/he will work closely with the regional Associated M&E Officers to operate efficient systems of regional level M&E. S/He will provide timely and relevant information to Senior M&E manager, program and technical staff, and other project stakeholders.
•    She/he will contribute to strengthening the M&E capacity in cervical cancer program:
•    Prepare and monitor performanceusing simple data collection and collation tools in line with the Cervical Cancer Prevention program’s performance monitoring plan;
•    Track the project inputs, activities, processes, outcomes and impact measures of the program;
•    Preparation of monthly and quarterly datareports;
•    Undertake monitoring visits to the various project sites to support implementation of M&E Primary role & responsibility;
•    Ensure that quality data are collected and reported by specified deadlines. Review collected data for completeness, reliability, and integrity
•    Follow the protocols and guidance provided by the Senior M&E Director and M&E Manager/Officer;
•    Proactively support and engage with relevant stakeholders, including facility staff, the district office, to help them improve their recording,, and use of data;
•    Contribute to developing and/or revisingM&E documentation, tools, policies and procedures;
•    Sensitize stakeholders to relevant data collection tools and procedures, including and explaining indicators;
•    Identify a point-of-contact at each facility.


Competencies

•    Demonstrates commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values;
•    Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures;
•    Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools;
•    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
•    Ensures that the project is consistent with UN values;
•    Treats peers fairly by maintaining consistent values inspiring trust and confidence through personal credibility;
•    Accepts responsibility and accountability for the quality of the outcome of his/her decisions.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

•    University degree in Epidemiology, Public Health, demography,statistics, sociology, community development, and other social science areas;
•    Post-graduate diploma in M&E an added advantage.

Experience:

•    3 - 5 years’ work experience supporting technical or programmatic activities in cervical cancer;
•    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
•    Report writing and publication skills;
•    Experience of working in USG funded programs is an added advantage;
•    Experience implementing qualitative and quantitative research a plus;
•    Excellent peoples and partnership skills;
•    Availability and willingness to travel up to 60% time;
•    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a strong eye for detail;
•    Experience of working in a research environment orinformation-generating context;
•    Strong interpersonal skills;
•    Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
•    Excellent communication skills.

Language:

•    Fluency in English and Kiswahili is essential.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Apply through: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=61787


Job Title: Cervical Cancer Prevention Programme Officer

Location: Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline:    10-Dec-15
Additional Category    HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract:    Service Contract
Post Level:    SB-5
Languages Required: English 
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    01-Feb-2016
Duration of Initial Contract:    One Year Renewable
Expected Duration of Assignment:    One Year Renewable


Background

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Tanzania through the Reproductive Health Cancer Unit (RHCa) under the Reproductive and Child Health section is committed to ensure safe and high quality reproductive health services are widely provided in the country. RH cancer unit is responsible for coordinating common reproductive health cancer in women which are breast and cervical cancer, and prostate. Due to high burden of cervical cancer in Tanzania the Ministry of Health and Social welfare within the Department of the Prevention services established the National Cervical Cancer and Control Program (NCCPC) that is responsible to oversee effective implementation of cervical cancer prevention and control activities. The MoHSW is working in collaboration with donors and several implementing partners to support establishment and monitoring of cervical cancer prevention services. This program aims to increase utilization of cervical cancer prevention health services by strengthening systems and improve quality of integrated cervical cancer prevention health services;

Currently the RHCa unit is coordinating implementation of Cervical Cancer Prevention Services in 20 Regions in Tanzania. PEPFAR through Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is one of the donors presently supporting the MoHSW to strengthen Cervical Cancer Program in facility and community based components through USAID, CDC and CSOs with specific focus in three Regions namely; Iringa, Mwanza and Mbeya. PRRR consortium intends to support recruitment of technical competent Tanzanian responsible to support RH cancer unit with effective implementation of Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention activities under the scope of renewable one year contract. On this background, the Ministry of Health and Social welfare is seeking to recruit a candidate for this position: Program officer. The incumbent will be based in Dar es Salaam at the Reproductive Cancer Unit under the Reproductive Health Section and be responsible to support CECAP (Cervical Cancer Prevention Progamme) activities and other program related tasks.


Duties and Responsibilities

Job Objectives:

•    To provide strategic direction and technical advice;
•    To support the Reproductive Health Cancer Unit:
•    To oversee effective implementation of Cervical Cancer Prevention Program and in particular Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon activities.
•    Provide strategic direction technical oversight, and ensure appropriate support for the development and implementation of program activities in Cervical Cancer Prevention Program (CECAP);
•    Work closely with other relevant ministries, the implementing partners and other key stakeholders to support implementation of the MoHSW  CECAP strategies;
•    To build working relationship and provide technical support to Regional and Council Health Management Teams (RHMT and CHMTs) in planning, coordination and supervision of cervical cancer screening activities in the country;
•    To support R/CHMT to organize and facilitate training of health care providers on cervical cancer prevention program and to build capacity of the health facility staffs to ensure the necessary equipment and supplies including CO2 and 5% vinegar are available;
•    To support the MoHSW to supervise and mentor health care workers at sites implementing the program;
•    To support R/CHMT to build the capacity of service providers in documentation, data collection and analysis;
•    Participate actively in TWG meetings and forums addressing women health in Tanzania and beyond;
•    Prepare for meetings of PRRP Tanzania Steering Group, including analyses and background paper, and follow up to the meetings, including producing notes for the record and maintaining a monitoring mechanism to track progress against follow up actions;
•    Develop timetable for regular interactions with the PRRR Secretariat;
•    Provide update on pending issues, and facilitate prompt submission to senior management in MoHSW and to PRRR Tanzania Steering Group and PRRR Secretariat, including supporting the M&E colleagues to provide data on quarterly outcomes of PRRR activities using the agreed country M&E template;
•    Participate in identification of opportunities for new programme development and write concept papers and proposals consistent with program priorities and MoHSW strategic directions;
•    Provide guidance to the unit in identifying areas for operational research for cervical cancerissues;
•    Provide technical guidance to the unit in documenting lessons learnt for programme development and scale-up, and disseminating knowledge and best practices in meetings and journals;
•    Facilitate exchanges between Tanzania and regional PRRR programs to promote sharing of good practices;
•    Ensure proper implementation of the project in accordance with the contractual agreement between MoHSW and PRRR; adhering to operational regulations and the set standards for financial procedures;
•    To support the MoHSW to prepare budgets, and work plans, particularly those pertaining to cervical cancer prevention program.
•    To perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Competencies

•    Demonstrates commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values;
•    Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures;
•    Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools;
•    Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
•    Ensures that the project is consistent with UN values;
•    Treats peers fairly by maintaining consistent values inspiring trust and confidence through personal credibility;
•    Accepts responsibility and accountability for the quality of the outcome of his/her decisions.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

•    Medical Doctor with Masters Degree in public health, reproductive health, clinical medicine or related field.

Experience:

•    Three or more years of experience in implementing  cervical cancer activities;
•    Basic principles and practices related to the management of health care delivery systems;
•    Excellent project planning and proposal writing skills;
•    Strong team leader and player skills;
•    Excellent networking and organizational and team building skills;
•    Track history and clear understanding of health systems and local government structures and CSOs;
•    Experience in data management, monitoring and supervision;
•    Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills;
•    Good interpersonal skills;
•    Excellent communication skills;
•    Excellent computer skills;
•    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

Language:

•    Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills in English and Kiswahili.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Apply through: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=61786

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