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10 Mar 2023

Technical Officer, Pre-Service Education at Jhpiego

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Job Description


The Pre-Service Education Technical Officer will provide technical support on pre-service education activities for USAID Afya Yangu – RMNCAH supported HTIs aiming to improve the knowledge and skills of PSE students in RMNCAH. S/he will work closely under the guidance of Pre-Service Education Technical Advisors to support the implementation of effective pre-service education improvement strategies through evidence-based, competency-based education and continuous quality improvement (CQI) for health cadres in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child and Adolescence health (RMNCAH.

Job Grade: 8.  This position is open to Tanzanians only.


  • Provide technical leadership on RMNCAH pre-service education
  • Conduct RMNCAH pre-service education performance assessments and develop localized learning plans aimed at addressing identified gaps
  • Use data from assessments to facilitate the identification of performance gaps between individual students and health training institutions (HTIs)
  • Support the development, designing, implementation and evaluation of a strategy to improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of students in collaboration with MOH and other stakeholders
  • Design and implement strategies to strengthen the use of skills labs in HTIs
  • Provide technical leadership to facilitate the implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evidence-based, competency-based education for RMNCAH services in health training institutions (HTIs);
  • Participate and provide technical inputs in reviewing or developing new documents in specific areas of expertise in pre-service education for RMNCAH services.
  • Ensure documentation of pre-service education activities
  • Coordinate and/or represent Jhpiego in professional circles through meetings, and conferences and make presentations in consultation with the supervisor.
  • Ensure that pre-service education program implementation is based on sound technical content and is sustainable
  • Ensure the use of performance and quality improvement approaches in HTIs and clinical sites
  • Actively participate in regional RMNCAH policy and strategy discussions including planning and progress review with other stakeholders as appropriate
  • Implement all program activities in a timely and self-sufficient manner, multi-tasking and prioritizing as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor to ensure the achievement of project goals

Required Qualifications

  • Qualification as a midwife or nurse/midwife required, an advanced diploma and/or degree is desirable
  • At least 5 to 6 years of work experience in pre-service education with progressively increasing responsibilities
  • A record of being proficient in specific RMNCAH service provision
  • Certified with at least 3 years of clinical training experience for theory and practice; excellent facilitation skills including delivering an interactive presentation, participatory and experiential methods
  • Experience in coordinating (planning, implementing and monitoring) continuous quality improvement (CQI)
  • Experience in working with HTIs, and ZHRCs for pre-service education
  • Experience in strengthening skills labs for pre-service education in HTIs
  • Knowledge of strategic planning, training program development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Current knowledge and skills in the field of RMNCAH
  • Solid communication, verbally and in writing in English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
  • Willingness to work in rural districts
  • Experience working on Donor funded programs, with RHMTs, CHMTs, CSOs
  • Excellence in computer skills application (Excel, Ms-word, PowerPoint, and internet)
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Closing Date : 17th March, 2023.

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