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NHLS Project Coordinator


Published by Jobstanzania on 11:39:00 am

Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) has been awarded by the US Centres for Diseases Prevention and Control (CDC) funds to implement the Project ‘Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) in United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of the project is empowering the National Health Laboratory System (NHLS) in the country to achieve and monitor progress towards the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals.

THPS will support national lab systems strengthening through this five-year award in the following key areas:

  1. Implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) on HIV rapid testing to increase access and improve the quality of HIV rapid testing at all levels.
  2. Increase access to HIV early infant diagnosis (EID) and TB testing at all levels.
  3. Increase availability and use of laboratory data to inform improved patient management, healthcare provision, programs and policy decision making.
  4. Implementation and provision of technical assistance (TA) on establishing a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and using laboratory generated data in all laboratories.


THPS is currently seeking highly experienced, committed and motivated Tanzanians to fill in the following positions:

TITLE: NHLS Project Coordinator (1 position)
REPORTS TO: Project Principal Investigator
LOCATION: Central Office Dar es Salaam (with frequent field travel up to 50%)

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
S/He will be responsible for providing technical leadership of Strengthening the Quality, Accessibility, and Sustainability (SQAS) of the National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) project. S/He directs, supervises and monitors the NHLS project technical and operations staff in the implementation of approved work plans to strengthen laboratory systems and services of the project. S/He will provide technical support and guidance to NHLS Zonal managers to ensure standardised project implementation and cross fertilisation. S/He will ensure development of the NHLS project work plans and subsequent implementation are in accordance with the funding goal to expand continuous quality improvement (CQI) in laboratory testing, scale up of quality and accessible HVL, HEID and TB services and improving laboratory commodities supply chain management.

S/He will keep track of the project work plans implementation, reporting timeliness and project indicators, and oversee quality of reporting including individual activity reports to strengthen the project and THPS institutional memory. S/He will lead the project technical staff to develop and implement individual staff 2 action plans that are in line with the approved work plan and budget for the project year. S/He will regularly prepare and report the technical progress of the project to the Project PI as required and assist the PI in preparation of project reports to the funding agency MOHCDGEC and Stakeholders. S/He will represent the project and THPS in laboratory services Stakeholders meetings and forums.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Oversee the implementation of the project technical activities to ensure that the work is technically and logistically sound, collaborative, timely, and is conducted in line with the donor-approved project work plan and budget.
  • Ensure that all project technical staff have developed and are implementing individual staff action plans that are in line with the donor-approved work plan and budget for the current year, and are clearly linked to the overall project performance-monitoring plan.
  • Make recommendations to the PI on staffing and personnel employment, promotions, termination, layoffs, and other personnel activities in order to maintain an efficient and cost-effective program.
  • Demonstrates problem solving, leadership, conflict management, and team building skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals.
  • Assist the Project Principal Investigator (PI) and M&E Advisor with the monitoring and reporting of the project’s technical progress against benchmarks to ensure that project deliverables are met in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Project PI to review the technical skill mix and staffing structure and make recommendations for any changes required to ensure that the project has adequate staff to meet the project requirements.
  • Assist the PI to prepare and present quarterly project progress and technical reports to THPS, CDC/USG, MOH and other partners as required.
  • Perform other Project duties as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Basic degree in Medical laboratory sciences from a recognized university with specialization qualifications in any laboratory disciplines or public health.
  • Minimum experience of 7 years of experience of working at national level laboratories with a leadership/supervisory role.
  • Experience in leading multi-laboratory stakeholders, credible team building, and good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent listening, analytical and communication skills and ability to work with multi-skilled teams
  • Extensive experience working with Microsoft Office
  • Fluent communications in English and Swahili
  • Registered with Medical Laboratory Practitioners Board.


How to apply:
Interested applicants should send an email to hr.thps@gmail.com attaching application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by April 16 th 2018 with a subject line for example: Sub Grants Officer or Administrative Officer Only short listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; Women, People Living with HIV/AIDS and People with Disability are encouraged to apply.

This announcement is also available on THPS Official Website

Source: The Guardian April 09, 2018


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