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5 Aug 2019

Cholera and WASH Program Officer at PATH

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PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

We are seeking a WASH Program Officer to be based in Dar es Salaam, to provide technical expertise in the implementation of cholera prevention and WASH-related activities in Tanzania. The Cholera/WASH Program Officer will support planning activities on cholera outbreak and surveillance protocol development, and other related activities. S/he will provide oversight to WASH evaluation activities in Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions. The WASH Program Officer will work closely with CDC/PATH Tanzania to provide leadership on national Cholera/WASH planning activities and strategies and will represent the project in-country. This position operates under the management and oversight of the Global Health Security project and reports to the Global Program Officer, Global Health Security in Seattle, USA.

Specific Duties And Responsibilities


Serve as liaison between CDC-Atlanta, CDC-Tanzania, WHO, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDEC) and other Ministries to help finalize, validate and implement Tanzania’s Cholera Control or Elimination Plan.

Coordinate in-country site visits between CDC-Atlanta based staff and partners (including obtaining MOH and PO-RALG invitations/approvals).

Assist with development of Vibrio cholerae outbreak response and surveillance protocol.

Provide oversight of WASH evaluation activities in health care facilities (HCFs) and communities in Arusha (e.g., hire and supervise enumerators, brief district health officer (DHO) about water treatment program and evaluation to obtain approvals and support, supervise evaluation field activities, disseminate evaluation results to stakeholders).

Assist with piloting of WHO-based rapid water quality assessment tool at the regional level.

Work with Ministry of Water, MoHCDEC, local government, water utilities, CDC to develop and implement water quality monitoring surveillance system following rapid WASH assessment.

Work closely with Global Health Security Agenda partners, regional and country technical leads and other stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to project implementation.


Required Skills

Required Experience


Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Public Health, or related discipline.

At least five years of experience in cholera or WASH management, from starting up programs to working in emergency and transitional contexts.

Experience residing and working in Tanzania.

Familiarity with USG programs.

Experience working in WASH space.

Knowledge of humanitarian standards and codes, including SPHERE.

Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data for decision making.

Strong written, oral, and presentation skills in English.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination.

Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Willingness and ability to travel up to 30% within Tanzania and other travel as needed.


Candidates must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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