25 Sep 2019

Senior Technical Advisor at Pact Tanzania

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PACT – TANZANIA

Experience : 8.0 Year(s)

No. of Position : 1

Job closing date : 30-Sep-2019

Location Dar es Salaam

Reporting To Deputy Chief of Party – Kizazi Kipya Project

Pact Overview

Pact is working in partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation, Railway Children Africa, and the Ifakara Health Institute on a five-year (2016- 2021) USAID/PEPFAR funded project to enhance the strengths of families caring for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The overall goal of the program is to improve the health and social wellbeing of OVC, young people, and their families through strategic service delivery support. Pact will provide financial and technical support to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for direct project implementation.

 

Position Purpose

Serve as an active member of the program team for the implementation of Pacts Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) activities. The Senior Technical Advisor oversees and guides the technical advisors in the implementation of the project. This includes the promotion of quality and timely project management as well as intra- and interdepartmental coordination and collaboration. The Senior Technical Advisor will focus 50 of level of effort on HIV related programming; the remaining 50 level of effort will be dedicated to other technical areas including supervising about seven technical advisors and other Kizazi Kipya project responsibilities.

 

Responsibilities;

Technical Advisory Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support and management of the project in OVC care and support, HIV services, violence prevention and response, early childhood and adolescent development, education, child labor, and children living and working in the streets, and community strengthening.
  • Provide leadership in the areas including, but not limited to implementing and monitoring bi- directional referral systems; rolling out and ensuring high quality OVC case management tools and training; work with quality improvement advisor to develop and monitor quality improvement plans; ensuring alignment to PEPFAR’s Site Improvement Monitoring System; developing and ensuring adherence to Standard Operating Procedures and job aids.
  • With the HIV Integration Advisor, develop and implement strategies to target high risk HIV exposed infants for enrollment, improve pediatric case findings, strengthen linkages to HIV services, and continue to closely collaborate with care and treatment partners to ensure timely delivery of HIV services to project beneficiaries.
  • Ensure high quality facilitation of training and systematic post-training supportive supervision and mentoring to Pact staff and implementing partner staff.
  • Ensure overall technical integration of services for improved care, health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psychosocial well-being
  • Provide technical management to sub-awardees in the consortium in the following intervention areas HIV and sexual reproductive health services, education services, particularly Early Childhood Development; and youth livelihoods and employment
  • Promote integration and cross fertilization of ideas and information technical areas and oversee initiatives to promote and strengthen knowledge management
  • Provide high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program’s strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
  • Mentor technical advisors as appropriate and ensure international best practice is integrated into program design and implementation

 

Program Management, Monitoring, and Learning

  • Provide guidance and monitor monthly progress towards key indicators, problem solve with advisors, cluster teams and M&E staff if targets are not achieved.
  • Monitor workplan to ensure technical initatives and plans are implemented in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Work within the team to write quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports. This will include compiling, cleaning and copyediting reports from the advisors.
  • Support project teams to maintain relationships and close coordination with counterparts in partner organizations
  • Cooperate and promote collaboration with the Programs, Grants & Contracts, Finance, and M&E teams
  • Assist the Deputy Chief of Party on providing directions to the Technical Integrated Cluster managers at the project zonal levels
  • Ensure proper implementation of Pact’s performance management systems for direct reports. This can include proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback, and coaching.
  • Contribute to development and management of a learning agenda and evidence building strategy for the project, particularly in the areas of referrals and linkages to ensure continuum of care, ART adherence and care retention of HIV positive OVC, youth livelihoods and employment strategies, gender transformative interventions
  • Write abstracts to highlight programmatic results for submission to conferences, forums, etc.
  • Travel to the field to provide technical & monitoring support, as needed

 

Representation and Strategic Direction

  • Represent the project in relevant meetings and visits with stakeholders, including partners, donors, and government as needed
    • Present quarterly progress to USAID and participate in various meeting with donors and other donor-funded implementing partners
    • Write and compile annual workplans aligning with PEPFAR COP guidance in collaboration with other team members (advisors, M&E, and consortium members)
    • Closely collaborate with implementing partners, on complementary activities including but not limited to partners working in the following areas care and treatment, economic strengthening, education, case management, parenting, and child protection.
    • Develop responses to ad hoc donor requests

Preferred Qualifications
• Degree in medicine, public health, nursing, or equivalent at a master’s level.
• 8 years of relevant work experience
• Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania; solid understanding of evidenced- based HIV case identification especially for children, care and treatment and prevention interventions.
• Experience in working with HIV care and treatment clinics (CTCs) and partners implementing care and treatment interventions in health facilities.
• Technical expertise in OVC care and support, violence prevention and response, early childhood and adolescent development, education, child labor, and children living and working in the streets, and community strengthening will be an added advantage
• Demonstrated ability and experience in several of the following implementing and monitoring bi- directional referral systems; rolling out and ensuring high quality services to beneficiaries, developing tools to ensure quality trainings (including step down trainings); developing and monitoring quality improvement plans; ensuring alignment to PEPFAR’s Site Improvement Monitoring System; developing and ensuring adherence to Standard Operating Procedures and job aids
• Proven ability to provide technical guidance to sub-awardees including international NGOs in the consortium to ensure integration of services
• Experience in using data for decision making to improve programming
• Strong PowerPoint and presentation skills
• Technical understanding of PEPFAR 3.0 and USAID indicators and managing for performance
• Ability to travel regularly and at short notice
• At least 7 years of project management experience in developing country setting
• Fluency in English
• A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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