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Health Programme Technical Adviser

Type of role:Healthcare
Location:Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract type:Fixed Term
Contract length:6 Months
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:18 Dec 2017
Interview date:to be confirmed
Start date:10th of January 2018

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

The ideal person for this job is a candidate who is passionate about and skilled in Health programme design and delivery in a development context as well as capacity building to people. In this role, you will mainly be involved with leading the development of the health signature programme. In addition, you will provide technical support and advice to the Project leads for two existing maternal and neonatal health projects (Accelerated care and treatment Project -ACT) and Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment Project - VOICE) related to project management as well effective project closure. You will also provide input into development and positioning towards new health proposals. If the job description suits you perfectly, and you are passionate about making a difference for marginalized mothers and children, you might be our next new colleague!

Skills, qualifications and experience

Master’s degree in public health or otherwise Bachelor’s degree in the same areas with additional relevant courses or training.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience of developing and delivering MNCH and ASRH health programmes;
• Proven experience of developing health programme strategies
• Extensive experience and knowledge of MNCH and ASRH health programming
• Proven record in providing technical advice and mentoring and coaching
• Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for programme management
• Able to develop multiple ideas to solve an issue or situation and take a swift decision, including in a high risk situation;
• Proven experience in financial management;
• Effective verbal and written communication skills and experience of compiling donor reports.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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