1 Oct 2021

Project Officer – WASH and Entrepreneurships at Amref Health Africa

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Job Description


Amref Health Africa in Tanzania is a non-profit public health organization supporting the Government of Tanzania to address public health issues including maternal and child health, HIV, TB, Malaria and Nutrition in Tanzania since 1987. Amref Health Africa in Tanzania is funded by The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through CDC Tanzania, to execute a robust HIV care and treatment clinical cascade project aiming to accelerate the achievement of the current 95-95-95 goals and the HIV epidemic control in Tanzania. The project branded as Afya Kamilifu Project is implemented in Tanga and Zanzibar since October, 2018, Simiyu Region since 2020. From October 2020 this project will extend its operations to Mara Region covering facility based and community based HIV care and treatment services. Afya Kamilifu project works – in collaboration with and with guidance from the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Zanzibar Ministry of health and President’s Office Regions Authority and Local Government (PORALG). That said, Amref Health Africa -Tanzania is announcing the following vacancy to be filled soon:

Position: Project Officer – WASH and Entrepreneurships

Job Location: Kilolo and Mufindi Districts – Iringa

Report to: WASH Project Manager

Starting date: October 2021

Job Summary:

Ensure successful implementation of WASH and Women Empowerment project to achieve set outcomes, ensuring technical quality, against approved work plan. Management of project performance in respective districts, production of regular and high quality project narrative & financial reports as required by the donor. Documentation and learning generation as well as advocacy at district, ward and village level

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Establishment of functional Entrepreneurship groups of women in the project areas
Empowering women groups through WASH –related economic development initiatives
Supporting innovation in the water and sanitation business in line with the overall vision of Amref and Donor

Identification of needs, opportunities, gaps, and constraints in potential water and sanitation markets, models, and service providers/entrepreneurs.
Provision of technical support on sanitation and water business strategies and business modelling to women entrepreneurs, including sanitation circular economy
Undertaking consultations with finance institutions (e.g. micro-finance institutions, Savings and Credit Cooperatives, banks, etc.) to evaluate financing mechanisms to women entrepreneurs
Documentation and learning generation
Advocacy at district, ward and village level
Qualifications, Experience & Skills required:
Minimum bachelor’s degree in community development, business administration, social enterprises, business development, (Knowledge in water and sanitation- marketing is added advantage)
A good understanding of the rural water and sanitation sector and experience in WASH market-based is an added advantage
Minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant WASH project implementation is added advantage
Experience in WASH financing through financial institution/micro-credit is a requirement
Demonstrable creativity in addressing development challenges through WASH innovation approaches of low income households is an added advantage
Should be a team player, driven by own initiative, good communicator and have ability to work under minimum supervision
Excellent computer skills and proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili are a must

Analytical, negotiating, planning, budgeting, Facilitation and monitoring skills
Team working skills and commitment to continuous
Proficient in use of relevant corporate applications
Cultural sensitivity e. building and working effectively within a diverse working environment
Able to work with complexity and ambiguity

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Method of Application

If you meet the criteria given above and interested in the vacancies, please send an application letter and CV combined in as one PDF document indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. All interviews will be conducted at Amref Health Africa country Office in Dar es Salaam for shortlisted applicants. To be considered, your application must be received by 16.30 HOURS October 04, 2021. The subject line of your job application email should mention the job position that you are applying as it appears in this advertisement. Failure to do that your application may not be easily retrieved. All correspondences and applications should be emailed to: [email protected]

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy; Women and People with disability are encouraged to Apply

“Amref Health Africa is committed to the principles of safeguarding in workplace and will not tolerate any form of abuse, wherever it occurs or whoever is responsible”

Any Applicant attempting or communicating to the Amref Health Africa Management or Staff through phone calls, sms, text emails and other means will automatically be disqualified from this opportunity. All communications should be channelled to the provided official correspondence email above

Amref health Africa –Tanzania regrets that only short-listed candidates will be

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