27 Apr 2021

HIS-MIFUMO Project Coordinator (HPC) at THPS

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Job Description

Tanzania Health Promotion Supports (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under non- governmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and Ministry of Health (MoH) in Zanzibar with a goal of ensuring accessible high- quality health care services to Tanzanians; through strengthening of health and community systems for comprehensive quality health services including HIV/AIDS; Tuberculosis; prevention of GBV; reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health (RMNHCAH) services; laboratory systems and services and health management information systems (HIMS)

Tanzania Health Promotion support (THPS) has been awarded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- under the Cooperative Agreement GH20-2062 to implement a project entitled “Health Information System Development, Project Management and Coordinated Deployment for National HIV and Health Sector Systems in the Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The goal of the project is to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) in the management, coordination, scale-up, and continuous modernization of Tanzania’s Health Information Systems (HIS). Specific areas that THPS will support include, but are not limited to: a) Technical planning and upgrading of HIS related to HIV/TB, particularly lab information systems; b) Strengthening data integration and linkages of diverse data sources and HIS; c) Improving data quality, data analyses, and utilization associate with HIS.

THPS therefore is seeking competent, experienced, dynamic and qualified candidates to fill the positions listed below.

HIS-MIFUMO Project Coordinator (HPC)

Reporting to: Health Information System (HIS) Principal Investigator (PI)

Location: Dar Es Salaam

Overall Job Function

HPC will be responsible to establish and deliver road maps in politically and technically complex environments, to ensure a smooth implementation of an integrated HIS in relevant domains. HPC will coordinate all program lead (eSRS, DHIS2, Afya Care and Health Facility Registry) in in order to realize project goal; work with other laboratory and HIS partners to design scoping and delivering interoperability solutions using commonly accepted standards and protocols. The HIS Project coordinator (HPC) will be a technocrat, negotiator and government i.e. MOHCDGEC and PORALG relations focal point. HPC must be detail oriented, highly skilled with both Heath Information and Laboratory information systems.

The position involves at least 50% field travel.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing technical leadership of strengthening the quality, accessibility, and sustainability (SQAS) of the MIFUMO project.
  • Supervise and monitor the MIFUMO project technical staff in the implementation of approved work plans to strengthen Health Information systems and services of the laboratory network.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to MIFUMO project officers responsible for each program areas, counterparts from the MoHCDGEC and its departments/units, PORALG as well as other Implementing Partners to ensure standardized project implementation and cross fertilization.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Lead the project technical staff to develop develop and implement 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.
  • Assist the PI to prepare and present quarterly project progress and technical reports to THPS Management, CDC/USG, MOH and other stakeholders as required.
  • Regularly prepare and report the technical progress of the project to the Project PI against benchmarks to ensure that project deliverables are met in a timely manner and assist the PI in preparation of project reports to the Funding agency, MOHCDGEC and Stakeholders.
  • Work with the Project PI to review the technical skill mix and staffing structure and make recommendations for any changes required to ensure the project has adequate staff to meet the project requirements.
  • Demonstrates problem solving, leadership, conflict management, and team building skills in order to ensure a productive work environment and achievement of goals
  • Represent the project and THPS in HIS services Stakeholders’ meetings and forums as directed by the PI.
  • Liaise with MoHCDGEC, PORALG and Implementing Partners counterparts in ensuring smooth implementation of project goals.
  • Perform other Project duties as needed.

Qualifications, experience & skills required

  • Master’s degree in Medical laboratory sciences from a recognized University with specialization qualifications in any laboratory disciplines or public health.
  • 10 years’ experience in a technical product manager with leadership/supervisory role
  • 5 years’ experience with Laboratory Information systems (LIS) and Health Information systems in Tanzania (eSRS, TilleLab, EVLIMS, Labnet, CTC2, CTC3, DHIS2)
  • Demonstrable expertise in report writing
  • Excellent English communication (oral and writing) skills
  • Remarkable negotiation and political navigation stills
  • Self-motivated, with acute attention to timely delivery of quality products
  • Experience in leading multi-laboratory stakeholders, credible team building, and good interpersonal skills.
  • Registered with Medical Laboratory Practitioners Board.


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Method of Application

Interested applicants should send an email [email protected] attaching their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by May 10th 2021 with a position title as a subject line, for example: “HIS-MIFUMO Project Coordinator (HPC)”. 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 living with disability are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting the application is 10 May 2021.

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