Senior Child Health and Nutrition Advisor

Location TZ
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/2/2021 7:41 AM)
Job ID
2021-4162

Overview

Jhpiego seeks a Child Health and Nutrition Advisor based in Mwanza, Tanzania to provide technical leadership and oversight for Child Health and Nutrition activities for an upcoming five-year U.S. government funded integrated health system technical assistance project aiming to increase the demand for and use of quality integrated RMNCAH services in target regions, particularly by youth and women. Under the leadership of the Technical Director, the position will oversee and ensure technical and methodological soundness of all project child health and nutrition activities. In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, the position will support the design and implementation of CH and Nutrition strategies based on scientific evidence in collaboration with consortium partners and HQ based teams. S/he will guide project technical staff across 8-11 mainland regions plus Zanzibar to develop and implement approaches both unified in strategy and tailored to specific district and province needs, to achieve technical goals of the project.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership for planning and implementation of child health and nutrition technical assistance activities
  • Lead the formulation for innovative child health and nutrition approaches addressing district and region-specific needs, and collaborate with regional technical officers to implement
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with regional project technical officers, and regional, district, and community stakeholders to ensure effective technical assistance and that all activities conform to high quality standards
  • Mentor and build capacity of health care workers on child health and nutrition at the health facility and district level
  • Work with M&E staff to track data and results related to child health and nutrition service delivery, and utilize to inform adjustments in program implementation
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation, including documenting and maintaining an inventory of successful child health and nutrition tools and approaches
  • Input into reports of project activities and results to the donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting as required
  • Provide technical leadership to the development of project workplan in close collaboration with MOH and other stakeholders
  • Actively participate in relevant technical working groups and professional forums representing the project

Required Qualifications

  • A Medical Degree (pediatrician preferred), and Master of Public Health or related field preferred
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance of $5M+ per year in donor-funded projects, preferably focused on child health and Nutrition
  • Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on child health and Nutrition
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills necessary for strengthening integrated child health service delivery at the provincial and district level
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, MOH counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

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