Program Officer – Health at The Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania

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The Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania safeguards Switzerland’s various interests. The Embassy is involved in development cooperation and is working in partnership with governmental institutions, NGOs, as well as with other national and international agencies. The goal of Switzerland is sustainable poverty reduction. In Tanzania the focus of the program support is on Health, Employment & Income as well as on Governance with a budget of approx.25 Mio Swiss francs per year. 

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) 
In order to strengthen our Health team we are currently looking for a pro-active, dynamic, competent and independent professional in order to fill the position of a 

Program Officer – Health 

Job Description / Responsibility 

1) Management of SDC-financed Health projects 
Project development 
- Contribution to strategic planning of the health portfolio for the Swiss Cooperation Strategy 
- Elaboration and preparation of entry or/and credit proposal for new projects 
- Contract / carry out risk assessment of projects and of partners and review / write risk management reports 
- Manage the procurement process in case of a project mandate 

Contract Management 
- Preparation of project documents and ToR for contracts with partner organization 
- Negotiation and verification of the prices and fees (budget) 

Project Control/ Monitoring 
- Oversee and coach the establishment of results framework (logframe or outcome mapping), baselines and other tools for the monitoring of the mandates/contributions 
- Review and analyze operational and financial reports of partners/project(form) 
- Prepare, update and document input on socio-economic and political context analysis relevant to the steering and strategy of the SDC country program and the domain. 
- Establish and maintain relationship with project stakeholders and other related public and private partners 

2) Thematic Policy Dialogue 
Represent the Swiss embassy positions in health sector policy dialogue with MOHSW, PMORALG and MOF at national, regional and LGA level and 

3) Monitoring & Evaluation Focal Point 
Support embassy wide monitoring & evaluation and planning processes. 

- Age 35+ 
- Tanzanian National 
- BA in development studies, international relations, economics or social sciences 
- Master degree in Public Health, Economics or similar 
- Postgraduate credentials in Monitoring & Evaluation 
- Excellent command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili 

Experience / Skills 
- Minimum of 5 years progressive project management experience 
- Minimum of 5 years of documented experience in programmatic & institutional M&E 
- Documented practical experience in social accountability mechanisms 
- Good knowledge in project cycle management, especially with respect to planning, monitoring and reporting 
- Strong analytical and conceptual ability, good knowledge on Tanzanian health issues 
- Strong ability to write concise and clearly structured reports and articles 

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are requested to submit the required application form (see our website: https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/tanzania/en/home/news/open-job-vacancies.html) along with a motivation letter and a recent photograph by e-mail to daressalaam.application@eda.admin.ch 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an assessment. 

Application Deadline: 15 November 2015 



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