CSOs and QI Advisor- Job Opportunities at JSI Tanzania September, 2018 - Ajira Tanzania

Job Vacancies at JSI Tanzania, September 2018
Tanzania Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Project 
Recruitment for Senior Technical Advisor and CSOs and QI Advisor 
Background 
The Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening (CHSS) Program is a five-year USAID funded cooperative agreement led by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. with partner World Education, Inc. CHSSP goal is to build capacity of the Government of Tanzania’s health and social welfare structures at the community level to enable more accessible, higher quality health and social welfare services for HIV affected and other vulnerable populations in targeted communities in Tanzania
JSI CHSSP is looking forward to recruit on the following two positions;
CSOs and QI Advisor

Job Summary 
CHSSP is currently seeking a Civil Society Organizations and Quality Improvement Advisor to support leadership and management capacity strengthening of the civil society organizations. This position will provide programmatic oversight of all capacity building of CSOs and technical expertise for the implementation of high quality improvement initiatives following the CHSSP’s quality improvement plan. The position will report to the Senior Technical Advisor and work closely with CHSSP Technical and Monitoring and Evaluation team. The Civil Society and Quality Improvement Advisor will ensure program’s capacity building component is providing effective technical support to civil society organizations. The Civil Society and Quality Improvement Advisor will be responsible for maintaining excellence in CHSSP technical capacity building activities with CSOs.

Responsibilities: 


  • Under the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor, coordinate closely with the other members of the Technical Team of the project to maximize integration and synergies of the objectives and strategies of CHSSP to ensure an integrated approach to implementation among consortium partners, and provide timely updates on the status of relevant program initiatives for system strengthening.
  • Coordinate closely with the Senior Technical Advisor to ensure timely provision of technical assistance and guidance to the Zonal Offices for implementation of relevant activities;
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with relevant government stakeholders in ministries and national institutes;
  • Keep up to date with all developments in Government and TACAIDS related to systems strengthening priorities that affect the mandate of CHSSP;
  • Ensure all CHSSP systems strengthening efforts are aligned with PEPFAR 3.0 and the relevant GOT’s national policies and guidelines;
  • Enhance the effectiveness and scope of CHSSP’s membership and participation in relevant task forces, technical working groups, and coordination fora especially to develop/update relevant policies, guidelines, and standards;
  • Lead the design and implementation of the project’s health sector strengthening interventions from the national, district, and community level with relevant government institutions as well as private, for profit entities, local NGOs, Civil Society Organizations (CSO), Community Based Organizations (CBO) and Faith Based Organizations (FBO) through CHSSP’s cascade approach;
  • Provide timely and effective technical support to the Zonal Offices to:
  • Engage relevant government district/ward/village structures through CHSSP’s cascade approach in order to implement current policy and planning guidelines for planning, budgeting and evaluation of health and social welfare services with a focus on increasing participation of CSO representing priority and key populations;
  • conduct orientation of CSOs to government planning processes to ensure they are able to meaningfully contribute to local government planning and budgeting processes;
  • support CSOs to identify and advocate for needed services for priority and key populations and improve service coordination and quality;
  • Assist relevant selected CSOs to strengthen management systems such as planning and M&E and build resource mobilization capacity;
  • Oversee technical support for increasing CSO engagement, advocacy and coordination; Collaborate with other members of the Technical Team and the Zonal Offices, to design and conduct organizational capacity assessments and provide support to CSOs for organizational capacity development as needed.
  • Coordinate with CHSSP’s Gender Advisor to ensure that gender concerns are addressed in the systems strengthening work of CHSSP including possible integration of actions to advance gender equality and engagement of women and other social groups in planning and decisionmaking processes for resource allocation;
  • Ensure timely and qualitative contributions to the Technical Team for all necessary reports and especially quarterly reports, and semi and annual reports, as well as administration and management activities as required.
  • Develop/contribute to CHSSP work plan and strategy for core and mission funded activities to ensure that quality improvement opportunities are considered in activity design and implementation and tried out as models;
  • Develop, coordinate and monitor the implementation of CHSSP’s quality improvement plan, tools and indicators.
  • Work with all departments and zonal offices to analyse and improve program performance.
  • Help identify best practices in QI/QA as related to CHSSP activities;
  • Identify Implementing Partners at LGA level who can scale up successful models

Desired Qualifications: 


  • A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Public Health, International Development or an equivalent field with experience in Tanzanian government planning processes and civil society organization management at national and decentralized levels; minimum 10 years of Systems strengthening capacity development, or related field experience with a proven background of quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability in designing, coordinating and implementing capacity development programs;
  • Experience in advising, training and mentoring of the improvement efforts including building a cadre of Improvement coaches;
  • Previous experience working with regional partners, regional organizations and institutions;
  • Experience fostering new and innovative partners into program development;
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills, including the ability to make independent decisions and take initiative;
  • Familiarity with HIV programs in general and PEPFAR-supported activities in particular;
  • Demonstrated experience and success supporting the goals and objectives of USAID Forward Progress Report;
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Interested candidates are required to send a cover letter, current CV before end of 23rd September, 2018 to Chief of Party, Through:- chss.recruitment@gmail.com, JSI Research & Training Institute Inc. Community Health & Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Program/Tanzania, Regent Street, Plot No. 28 Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam

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