24 Nov 2021

Project Manager at Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT)

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Job Description

Project Manager

Position: Project Manager (1 Position)

Contract duration: Twelve (12) months (full-time engagement), with

possibility of renewal

Reports To: Country Administrative Manager

Location: Mara, Tanzania

Position Description: The Project Manager will support the implementation of research programs, performing the following activities;

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Direct project activities, specifically on the Eliminating Human Rabies – impacts of enhanced vaccination coverage project (hereafter called ‘project’).
  • Supervise all project staff
  • Establish and direct all project staff activities for the benefit and smooth running of the project
  • Support surveillance officers in collecting and reporting surveillance data through the designated GAHT surveillance data system;
  • Support data analysis;
  • Prepare progress reports in line with funding agency requirements, and the distribution to relevant stakeholders;
  • Contribute to strengthening monitoring & evaluation capability;
  • Participate in relevant events and meetings organized by governmental, academic and other partners;
  • Work with the GAHT Operations Team to ensure project related equipment and/or electronics are purchased, stored and maintained appropriately;
  • Liaise with the Pis and other researchers on respective research programs to determine field activity requirements and to collect research data;
  • Carry out data collection activities as described by the PI and other senior researchers identified by the PI. These will include household surveys, biological sample collection, vaccination coverage surveys etc.;
  • Maintain safe storage and distribution (to the PI) of data collected;
  • Be responsible for GAHT vehicles, ensuring that they are operated solely for project activities and maintained in good order. This will include:
    • Maintaining vehicle log book where mileage is recorded before commencing and completing each field trip;
    • Close communication with Program Coordinator ensuring vehicle maintenance is done in a timely manner;
    • Report to the Program Coordinator of any serious mechanical problems that needs immediate resolution;
    • Send a copy of vehicle log book each month to the Program Coordinator;
  • Manage and account for project cash advances;
  • Represent GAHT at necessary meetings.
  • Miscellaneous other duties as requested

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • A Diploma in Veterinary Medicine
  • Post-Graduate degree (PhD) in a relevant subject
  • Experience leading large scale rabies elimination campaigns
  • Experience leading large scale rabies related research programs
  • Experience working with digital data collection systems, such as facial recognition technology
  • Knowledge of R (programming environment)

Beneficial skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and monitoring and evaluation, and report writing
  • Computer literate – comfortable with email, and proficient in the use of MS Office (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Excellent English language writing skills
  • Experience collecting and managing data sets and using mapping software a bonus
  • A keen interest in developing a career in field research
  • Ability to speak KiSwahili, KiMaasai, and other languages and advantage
  • An understanding of the social and political landscape at regional and national levels under which sustainable outcomes must be delivered
  • Good communication, facilitation and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, national environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Valid clean driving license and preferably experience of driving 4-wheeel drive vehicles



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Method of Application

Please submit your detailed resume, a cover letter and relevant certificates to [email protected] cc [email protected] . Please indicate specific job title on the subject line of your email. In your resume please indicate the contacts of your previous 3 referees. Late applications will not be considered.

The deadline for submitting the application is 28 November 2021.

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