2 Sep 2022

Senior Program Officer – TMSA at Ifakara Health Institute

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Job Description

Senior Program Officer (1 post) – TMSA

The Officer will provide programmatic support and overall coordination to the technical team.

Position Summary

Ifakara Health Institute seeks a Senior Program Officer to join the PMI | Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity (TMSA) team. The Officer will provide programmatic support and overall coordination to the technical team in the day-to-day implementation of PMI | TMSA Project activities at all levels. The Officer will also coordinate project operations and provide logistical support to implementation in Katavi and sites for the Thera; coordinate the planning of field activities for efficient implementation and will support technical teams with timely reporting; and will be responsible for supporting the organization of all meetings and workshops, oversee the preparation of activity budgets, and initiating the procurement process for various program supplies and equipment in alignment with the IHI policies.

The PMI | Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity is a five-year program (August 2022 – August 2027) implemented by Ifakara Health Institute, which supports the Government of Tanzania (GOT) in reducing malaria burden and in moving towards malaria elimination. The Activity is made possible by the support of the American people through the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The PMI | TMSA works with the GOT to reduce malaria burden and move towards the long-term goal of malaria elimination―while achieving USAID’s strategy to support institutional growth and capacity development for local institutions. The PMI | TMSA will address the urgent healthcare needs of malaria at-risk populations, especially vulnerable pregnant women and children under five, and support Tanzania partners to grow and execute malaria programs sustainably and successfully.

The PMI | TMSA project will primarily work to support both facility- and community-based malaria activities in all districts of Katavi region, as well as making contribution to the national malaria priorities through the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP).

Qualification and Experience
Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Development Studies or demonstrated equivalent through experience with 5 years of work experience in the public, private sector or NGOs. An ideal candidate should have the ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in regional and national programs and technical staff in malaria case management, malaria in pregnancy, and malaria surveillance.

More Info & How to Apply
Apply by 23:59hrs on Thursday, September 15th 2022. For more details and how to apply, read the job annnouncement: Senior Program Officer – TMSA

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Method of Application

All candidates who meet the above job requirements should send their application letters together with

their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cell phone

numbers and copies of academic and professional certificates to the email address below.

All e-mail application subject lines should include: Senior Program Officer –

. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Human Resources Manager


#5 Ifakara Street Plot 463 Mikocheni

P.O. Box 78373

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]

The deadline for this application is 23:59hrs on Thursday, September 15 th 2022.

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