4 Job Opportunities at MDH, District Project Managers Vacancies are Open for Medical Doctors !!

District Project Managers

Management and Development for Health ( MDH ) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities of Tanzania and world at large. The priorities include: HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, New-born and Child health ( RMNCH ), Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children ( MOHCDGEC ); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government ( PORALG ); donor agencies; as academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community based and faith-based organizations and others. MDH seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following vacancies which will require significant field work and travel up to 80% of the time.

DISTRICT PROJECT MANAGER ( DPM ): Kagera project | 4 Posts; Kagera and Geita

Reports to:  Regional Project Manager (RPM)

Duties and Responsibilities

To lead and oversee planning, implementation, M&E, and reporting of the Afya Kwanza project workplan and other MDH supported activities at council(s) level

To lead implementation of key initiatives to address program, donor, and national priorities – such as index HIV testing, and focused PITC – in line with national guidelines

To ensure efficient utilization of Afya Kwanza project resources and compliance with donor and government regulations
To actively participate in and provide technical assistance (TA) to the District Medical Officer (DMO) and District AIDS Control Coordinator (DACC), Council Health Management Team (CHMT) and supported health facilities in planning, implementation, M&E, and reporting of HIV and related health programs, including the Council Comprehensive Health Plan (CCHP)

To participate in strategic dialogue with council authorities on project issues on behalf of the RPM

To conduct needs assessment, on HIV and related programs and services in her/his council(s) and organize efforts to address these needs -; including in areas of capacity building and health system strengthening – in collaboration with the RPM, DMO and DACC

To identify, engage and facilitate strategic collaboration with existing and new partners, in HIV and related services so as to maximize impact of Afya Kwanza project activities in the council(s)

To work with the RPM and Grants Officer to develop and oversee sub-grantees plans and budgets, as well as ensure optimum resource allocation and utilization and compliance with donor and government regulations

To ensure timely collection and submission of national HIV services and program data – as well as support strengthening of the related M&E systems – in collaboration with the M&E team

Lead efforts to robustly analyse and utilize program data to inform plans, priorities and
to address the gaps

To implement and manage capacity building program, for HIV and related service providers; capitalizing on supportive supervision, mentorship, and on-job training

To supervise program staff in respective council(s)To actively participate in writing technical program documents including project proposals, work-plans, reports, best practices, lessons learned and other
documents, as required by the RPM.

To support and advise the RPM on Afya Kwanza program implementation and related issues in her/his respective council(s) and perform other relevant duties as assigned by the RPM

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills

Medical Doctor degree with current Medical Council of Tanzania registration

Master’s degree in Public Health or related field is an added advantage.

At least 3 years of experience working in public health programs/ services

At least 3 years of experience in design, implementation, management and M&E of HIV or related clinical and public health programs and services

Experience in using CQI, PHE and OR techniques to address public health challenges

Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication

Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet

Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines


Interested candidates for any of the above positions should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for and district, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees. MDH don’t have any agents and don’t charge any fees to the interested candidates.

Applications should be submitted by 21st August, 2019, to the Director of Human Resource through e-mail hr@mdh-tz.org or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.

Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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