Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Nafasi Mbalimbali Za Kazi Zilizotangazwa Leo RTI International


 Job Title: Program Officer

Job Summary:

Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that helps national NTD control programs for the control and elimination of five targeted NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma. RTI seeks a Program Officer who will provide programmatic support to Act East partners, sub grantees and district local governments during planning, implementation, and monitoring of Act to End NTDs I East program activities. The Program Officer will work closely with the Program Manager, the Senior MERLA Specialist, the Procurement & Logistics Officer, and the Sr. Finance & Grants Manager to support effective implementation of Act | East contributions to the national NTD program.

Essential Duties:

Program Planning/Development/Coordination

    Under the direction of the Program Manager (PM), the Program Officer will supervise and monitor Act | East field activities and will:
    Assist the PM in monitoring of Act | East activities by attending meetings as required with Act | East counterparts and visiting project sites for reporting on progress measured against expected results noted in the Tanzania Act | East annual work plan.
    Contribute to the development of technical activities based on the strategic directions of the program primarily focusing on sub-grantees and district local governments.
    Participate in program and activity planning and implementation.
    Work with the MERLA Officer to develop the Act | East/Tanzania M&E plan and coordinate its implementation among sub-grantees and district local governments
    Coordinate with district health offices in Act | East supported districts to ensure timely implementation of planned activities.

Information Processing
    Provide written reports of program field activities at the direction of the PM
    Contribute to the annual work plan and semi-annual reports, at the direction of the PM
    Prepare presentations and graphic material for Act | East, work plans, and other documents
    Assist in the preparation of Act | East field briefs and other summary materials
    Contribute to the capture and dissemination of information on project activities, outcomes, best practices, and lessons learned including success stories and articles for publication on the Act | East website and in other fora

Management and Administrative Tasks

    Assist the PM and Sr. Finance & Grants Manager with budgeting for field programmatic activities
    Maintain project files for technical deliverables especially those from field activities/grantees
    Maintain project activities calendar and monitor completion of field activities
    Provide information to PM and Sr. Finance & Grants Manager on financial forecasts for field activities and recommend request for payment.
    Prepare list of supplies and equipment required for field activities with guidance from PM and work closely with the Procurement and Logistics Officer to ensure procurement is effected timely

Minimum Required Education & Experience
Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences and at least 3 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of program management experience. Degree in Entomology is an added advantage.

Skills & Abilities
    Skills and abilities required to perform the essential job duties of this job are listed below. An addendum that clarifies additional skills and abilities for incumbents in this job may be used in addition to this description
    Demonstrated experience in the implementation of community-based programs.
    Demonstrated experience in managing M&E activities.
    Extensive field experience in targeted districts and solid understanding of the realities and complexities of working in hard-to-reach villages with marginalized and disadvantaged groups.
    Program and Administrative experience, preferably for an organization implementing international programs in developing country settings.
    Ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, and be proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office, including Word, Power Point, and Excel.
    Candidate with working experience with USAID funded program or RTI Projects will be preferred.
    Willingness to travel within Tanzania up to 50%

Physical/Mental Demands
Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Disclaimer
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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Finance & Administration Officer

Job Summary:

Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that helps national NTD control programs for the control and elimination of five targeted NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma. RTI seeks a Finance & Administration Officer who will support the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOH)’s national neglected tropical disease (NTD) control program to ensure financial and administrative management in Tanzania under the USAID-funded Act to End NTDs | East program.  They will oversee annual budget and work plan development for the national program and assist in financial reporting. The Finance & Admin Officer be supervised by the Act East Finance and Grants Manager and will also work under the direction of the National NTD Program Manager.

The successful candidate will have robust knowledge of accounting systems, the ability to multi-task, and work well with others. This individual must be able to collaborate respectfully with multiple team members from diverse backgrounds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    Under the guidance of the National NTD coordinator, take a lead in development of the National NTD annual budget & work plan
    Take a lead in facilitating development of district specific work plans and budgets during the annual review/planning meetings.
    Prepare monthly financial forecast and reports for the National NTD secretariat and forward them to RTI NTD program manager
    Make sure that the National NTD secretariat expenditures are in line with USAID and RTI rules and regulations
    Make sure that the National NTD control program team submits field reports and areas that need actions are communicated to respective persons/organs
    Updates the National NTD control program coordinator on both administrative and financial matters related to the program
    Facilitate general accounting functions of the NTD country office
    Facilitate development and monitoring of the program strategic plan, in forecasts future targets and resource need.
    Provide technical input to ensure that districts council comprehensive plans (CCHP) and MTEF at the district level includes NTD activities.
    Maintenance of office equipment, buildings and functioning of administrative support services including periodic maintenance of office equipment and assets, preparations of service contracts and agreements for consultancies, procurement of general supplies and assets, participate in the staff performance appraisal and job performance evaluation
    Other duties which will be assigned by the National NTD coordinator
    Domestic travel may be required.

Minimum Required Education & Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance/Commerce and minimum 4 years of working experience in accounting and/or financial field.
    Experience of working in an international NGO and projects funded by USAID is preferable.

Skills & Abilities:
    Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
    Excellent knowledge of accounting systems e.g., QuickBooks
    Ability to multi-task & work well with others.
    Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
    Ability to work independently
    Attention to detail and accuracy

Physical/Mental Demands
Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Disclaimer:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Job Title: Grants Manager

Job Summary:

Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that helps national NTD control programs for the control and elimination of five targeted NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma. RTI seeks a Grants Manager to manage a large grants program under the Act to End NTDs | East program in Tanzania. The Grants Manager will ensure that the grants are implemented in accordance with RTI and USAID policies and procedures. The Grants Manager will report to the Finance and Grants Manager and will work closely with the Grants Officer, Program Manager, MERLA Officer and Finance Assistant to support effective implementation and monitoring of grants.

Essential Duties:
    Development of the grants management program with the input and oversight of the Chief of Party, Finance & Grants Manager, and the RTI Office of Contracts
    Oversees grants management process & subcontracts for local organizations, including grant proposal tracking, review, and approval process
    Maintains financial management files for grants and ensures audit trail for all necessary grant documentation
    Ensures timely financial disbursements, compliance with grants financial management policies, monitors all grant expenses, and provides regular updates on grant status
    Provides technical assistance as required to build capacity of local partners & grantees
    Reviews technical and financial proposals from local NGOs/CBOs, including negotiating annual budgets, and reviews grantee financial expenditure reports for accuracy and adherence to the SOW and budget
    Monitor and document grantee performance and areas of capacity development throughout the grant period

Minimum Required Education & Experience

Master’s degree and 6 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Skills & Abilities
    Skills and abilities required to perform the essential job duties of this job are listed below. An addendum that clarifies additional skills and abilities for incumbents in this job may be used in addition to this description.
    At least 10 years of relevant work experience in finance and grants management
    Experience in international non-profit, preferably with overseas offices in Africa
    Strong government accounting experience as well as experience with USAID, DfID or other donor agency regulations highly preferred
    Full professional proficiency in Swahili and English with excellent oral and written communications skills.
    Strong candidates will exhibit excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to work under difficult circumstances with limited resources, and ability to form productive relationships with host country counterparts and training institutions.

Physical/Mental Demands
Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting

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Program Specialist  

Job Summary:

Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) | East is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) that helps national NTD control programs for the control and elimination of five targeted NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, and trachoma. RTI seeks a NTD Drugs Logistics Officer who will support the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOH)’s national neglected tropical disease (NTD) control program with procurement and logistics management in Tanzania under the Act to End NTDs | East program.  They will oversee medicine distribution for the national program and assist in stock reporting. The NTD Drugs Logistics Officer will be supervised by the Act East Program Manager and will also work under the direction of the National NTD Program Manager.

The successful candidate will have robust knowledge of procurement and logistics management and have strong organizational, reporting, and management skills. This individual must be able to successfully work with a team, have strong attention to detail, and work well under pressure in a multi-tasking setting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    Assist in forecasting annual needs for NTDs medicines (Ivermectin, Albendazole, Praziquantel and Zithromax) including preparation of annual medicines application to donors (ITI, MDP, WHO, RTI etc).
    Work with Medical Stores Department (MSD), Government Procurement Services Agency (GPSA), and Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA) to ensure proper documentation of importation and clearing of donated Ivemectin, Albendzole, Praziquantel, Zithromax, FTS, and OV16 diagnostics.
    Coordinate with MSD to ensure timely distribution of NTDs medicines to districts according to first-expiry, first-out (FEFO) principle to maximize the shelf life of the drugs. Where MSD is unable to meet timelines, coordinate with implementing partners to hire and direct private transportation companies to deliver medicines as necessary.
    Work with Districts through the Program Manager to ensure timely usage of NTDs drugs according to first expiry first out (FEFO) principle to maximize the shelf life of the drugs. This includes ongoing communication with districts and regions to redistributed medicines before, during, and after MDA periodsAdvise on NTD drug storage and security conditions at all levels in country and monitor accordingly. Ensure proper storage and transportation of diagnostics.
    Assist in collecting data related to severe adverse events from the Districts and reporting on such events to the National NTD coordinator and Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority. Ensure all SAEs are reported to NTD drug donation programs and USAID in line with program expectations.
    Maintain ongoing database regarding inventory of NTDs control drugs at all levels in country, including expiration dates, lot numbers.
    Monitor, report, and investigate any instance of product misuse or fraud.
    Preparation of distribution reports and submit to the NTD Program Manager
    Any other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor
    Domestic travel may be required.

Minimum Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree in relevant field and 4 years working experience or Bachelor’s degree with 6 years working experience as a pharmacist/ in drug logistics management.  

Skills & Abilities:
    Additional professional training in procurement and logistics management preferred
    Knowledge of USAID procurement policies and regulations a plus.
    Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and procurement software.
    Strong organizational, reporting and management skills.
    Proven experience in working collaboratively with Tanzanian government units at all levels as well as local NGOs is preferred.
    Ability to successfully work within a team, have exceptional organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple, high pressure activities.
    Fluent in English and have strong interpersonal skills, cultural awareness and the ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse professional and social backgrounds with a service-oriented attitude.
    Familiarity with international development organizations, with its systems and policies.
    High degree of professionalism and discretion.
    Ability to work independently as well as in a team and in matrix organization.
    Strong attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills with ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a multi-tasking setting.
    Experience with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
    Travel up to 50% time.

Physical/Mental Demands
Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Disclaimer:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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