Intra Health International Policy and Advocacy Specialist Jobs In Dar es Salaam Tanzania 2013
Job Title:Policy and Advocacy Specialist, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 January 2013
Plot 3, Block B, Mikocheni – Side B
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
For over 30 years, in more than 90 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships.
In collaboration with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and private-sector organizations around the world, IntraHealth champions the needs and contributions of health workers—from doctors and nurses to community health workers to health facility managers—and works to ensure they have the tools, supplies, information, training, and support they need to provide communities they serve with the best possible opportunity for health and well-being.
IntraHealth International is seeking a Policy and Advocacy Specialist to be based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
The Policy and Advocacy Specialist will be responsible for providing technical expertise to the anticipated OVC/HSS Project in Tanzania. S/he will engage in planning, managing, and implementing policy and advocacy activities to ensure that the project achieves its goal to improve OVC and child survival services at the facility and community levels across the country.
# Assess in collaboration with the MOHSW and other stakeholders and the policy gaps/challenges that need advocacy and develop a strategy to address them
# Develop an advocacy strategy, with a special focus on OVC and the social welfare workforce in Tanzania.
# Provide technical assistance and other support for the activities of regional and local partners and help develop structures at district levels to increase the capacity of these partners to carry out advocacy.
# Design and coordinate training events for local partners, and coordinate thematic research projects (including managing consultant researchers if needed).
# Review current laws, Ministry of Health and provincial level polices, and institutional-specific policies and protocols, provider licensing requirements, guidelines on role of private sector and faith based care to determine policy gaps and prioritize policy changes as related to OVC care.
# Identify key issues and constraints that can be overcome by policy, legislative or other initiatives, working in collaboration with MOH and provincial health agencies.
# Develop short and long-rang plans and funding priorities with MOH and others to improve health care workers work environment.
# Engage local authorities and stakeholders in public/private sectors in activities to create favorable policy and advocacy environments to support OVC and improve HR planning and management caregivers.
# Ensure policy and advocacy components span stakeholders and activities from national, local, provincial and community (including civil society) levels through policy forums, policy analysis, and review of model policies in public/private sectors.
# Assess stakeholder interest in addressing macroeconomic and political factors affecting OVC and the social welfare workforce in Tanzania.
An advanced degree in Human Resources Management, Community Development, Public Administration, Public Health, or a related advanced degree in Economics or Public Administration. Proven effective record of accomplishment in the development and design of policy and advocacy strategies in Tanzania. Experience in the areas of OVC and child protection sectors and in mass media, advocacy, and training.
# Expertise in communicating to a wide variety of health care providers or other professional from a range of backgrounds and experience.
# Strong planning, facilitation skills; strong advocacy and supervision skills; strong monitoring and evaluation skills.
# Strong verbal and written English and Kiswahili language skills.
# Good computer skills in Word, Excel, Power Point.
How to apply:
This position requires USAID funding and approval. Please submit a Biodata Form (AID 1420) along with your CV application to www.intrahealth.org; the biodata form can be downloaded from IntraHealth’s career page (http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers). Tanzanian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.