8 Mar 2019

WHO Jobs in Tanzania : Technical Officer, Family & Reproductive Health

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Technical Officer, Family & Reproductive Health (SSA)  (1901017)

Grade: NO-C

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract duration: three months


Job Posting

: Mar 7, 2019, 9:14:49 AM

Closing Date

: Mar 28, 2019, 1:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar-es-Salaam


: AF_TZA Tanzania


: Full-time

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Title: Technical Officer, Family & Reproductive Health (SSA)




Three months

Description of Duties

Under the supervision of the World Health Organization Representative (WR), the incumbent will perform the function of Family and Reproductive Health Technical Officer. The incumbent will work closely and provide technical assistance to the Reproductive, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) programmes of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) Mainland Tanzania, Ministry of Health Zanzibar (MOHz) and Presidents’ Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) to plan, implement and monitor the progress towards achieving RMNCAH targets.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Review and familiarize with national RMNCAH health policies, strategies, programmes and related legislations to ensure alignment with the Global Strategies and plans
  2. Coordinate Reproductive Maternal and Newborn health activities and Technical working groups (TWG) forums in order to enhance partnerships and coordinated efforts by partners and stakeholders supporting implementation of RMNCAH interventions.
  3. Work closely with RMNCAH team and related programmes of the Ministries of Health and Ministerial Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at central, regional and district levels to develop and implement strategies and approaches  to improve Quality of Care (QOC) for Maternal Newborn and Child health   including support  implementation of Quality of care packages such as Antenatal care, Emergency obstetric and Newborn care (EmONC), Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response(MPDSR) , Emergency Treatment and Triage(ETAT)
  4. Provide technical assistance in the adoption, dissemination and capacity for use of technical guidelines, standards, norms and tools for RMNCAH and ensure integrated service delivery in collaboration with other related programmes such as PMTCT, HIV, Family planning, Nutrition, Child Health, Immunization, malaria, NCD, Cervical cancer and Sexually transmitted diseases.
  5. Facilitate the establish effective partnerships and coordination mechanisms by liaising with UN agencies particularly H6, and other partners to support the MOH convening and coordination function and ensure harmonized technical assistance for RMNCAH interventions to address prevention of teenage pregnancies, and scale up of adolescent friendly sexual and reproductive health and gender equity and rights.
  6. Provide technical assistance for adoption training approaches through on the job training, mentorship and supportive supervision for RMNCAH interventions at central, region and district levels for corrective actions, results and sustained positive changes in knowledge, competencies, attitudes and practices for improving quality of RMNCAH services.
  7.  Support generation of evidence for RMNCAH through identification of research priorities, participation operations research and surveys and package and document the lessons a to inform RMNCAH programming and policy development
  8. Participate in monitoring and evaluation of RMNCAH programmes to track progress in the achieving the set targets for RMNCAH interventions
  9. Prepare fortnightly technical and quarterly progress reports against agreed detailed work plan milestones.
  10. Perform all other related duties as assigned by WHO Representative.

Required Qualifications

Essential: University Degree in Medicine, Nursing or any other Clinical discipline

Desirable: Master’s degree in Public Health or equivalent, Postgraduate Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from a recognized University or College.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Good computer skills in Microsoft Office packages, EPI Info


 Essential: At least 2 years of experience in Clinical or Public Health Practice in planning, implementing, monitoring and supervising health programmes, particularly RMCAH activities at national and decentralized levels.

Desirable: Practical experience in working with Multi-lateral and bilateral organizations and Civil society organizations.


  1. Producing results
  2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
  3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
  4. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Excellent knowledge of English

Functional Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to work under pressure to make decision, to elaborate strategies and organize priorities
  • Ability to coordinate activities and multitasks
  • Strong analytical skills and good judgment.
  • Sense of prioritization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise with people at all levels and to proactively search for information.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and able to innovate.
  • Professional commitment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to negotiate with and convince officials with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present information.
  • Ability to work in stressful context and under tight deadline
  • Ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment

Remuneration and additional information

NOC- Level (TZS 11,201,333.00 Monthly rate)

Place of Assignment

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with in country field trips

Deadline: 28/03/2019

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