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23 May 2020

Deputy Director Clinical Services at APHFTA

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APHFTA is an Umbrella organization of the Private Health Sector (Self Sustaining) in Tanzania. Over the years, APHFTA has engaged the Private Health Sector and Public Health Facilities in the delivery of public health goods under the Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) partnering to improve the quality of care in health sector and to achieve the objectives of  Health Sector Strategic Plans, the National Strategy for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth (MKUKUTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

APHFTA is looking for qualified, experienced, and interested individuals to apply for the following positions at APHFTA headquarters and regional offices under the SAFE VMMC (Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision) Project.:


 Position Title:               Deputy Director Clinical Services (1 position)

Reports to:         Technical Director-SAFE VMMC Project

           Department:             Programs

           Supervisory role:     Regional Technical Advisors (5)

           Location:                  APHFTA HQ-Dar es salaam


Deputy Director Clinical services will provide technical and implementation oversight for SAFE VMMC activities. This includes working with Project Technical Director to ensure technical quality of all activities in support of the project’s overall goals. She/he will also work closely with the clinical/technical teams at National, Regional and council levels to achieve set targets. She/he will in collaboration with Deputy Director Project Coordination work in coordination with relevant project stakeholders, while assuring the quality and safety of VMMC services.

Desired Qualifications/Competence

  • A Medical Degree (doctor or nursing) with at least 5 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in HIV prevention, care and treatment, especially VMMC
  • At least 5 years’ experience in implementing donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects
  • Demonstrated experience in training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on VMMC
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance on VMMC activities
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery projects; training; performance and quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in HIV prevention, care and treatment necessary for strengthening VMMC service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Tanzania healthcare system, particularly the public health system
  • Familiarity with USAID and PEPFAR administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships
  • Expertise in operational research that includes identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel


Instructions to interested applicants

  • Submit your updated detailed CV (Max. five pages in Ms. Word), with application letter for the position being applied for and copies of academic certificates
  • List of three referees (one must be the current immediate supervisor) with their current contacts
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      Method of Application

The Expression of Interest must be in English and should be submitted electronically and addressed to: Chief Executive Officer, Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA), 01Lumumba/Makamba Street P. O. BOX 13234, DA ES SALAAM, TANZANIA E-mail [email protected] The closing date is 5th June 2020 at 18:00 EAT.. In case of late submission, the application will not be considered for evaluation.

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