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Job Title: Program Manager, Zanzibar
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Organization: D-tree International
Posted: 3/22/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: International Health
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Zanzibar,      Tanzania
Position Description: You will be a key member of the D-tree team and an integral part of the Zanzibar office. Your main role will be to work with the Zanzibar Program Director in managing the portfolio of programs. The portfolio includes: 1) the Safer Deliveries program, a four-year, Saving Lives at Birth funded cooperative agreement administered through USAID which runs through May 2019, 2) an 18 month Gates Grand Challenges immunizations pilot, 3) two anticipated awards (27 months and 36 months duration) that support the platform’s expansion to include child health and institutionalization within the government health system. You will support management of a team of nine – twelve staff in Unguja and Pemba to implement the program and continuously monitor and modify to meet program objectives and improve Ministry of Health ownership and integration. You will collaborate with the Program Director to support program administration and finances and reporting activities to USAID and other donors. You will also actively identify areas for collaboration and explore additional funding opportunities to expand D-tree’s portfolio in Zanzibar. You will also learn about the technology used in D-tree’s work so that you can collaborate with D-tree technology staff to plan modifications and expansion of our mobile applications and program dashboards. As a result of understanding the technology, you will be better able to communicate the potential of D-tree’s work to existing and future partners. While based in Zanzibar, you will be an integral part of D-tree’s global team and regularly communicate with colleagues based in other offices, both in mainland Tanzania and internationally.

Qualifications: • Minimum 3-5 years’ work experience, including experience managing projects • Experience managing, motivating and mentoring a team • Experience living in a developing country strongly preferred • Master’s degree in a relevant field desired, but not required (e.g. public health, global development) • Superior analytic skills; ability to think logically and rationally about problems • Must be able to work independently, multi-task, collaborate with a distributed team, be persistent and work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision • Experience collaborating with and/or consulting for government agencies—Ministry of Health preferred • Experience in developing and implementing strategies to efficiently expand and scale programs, while maintaining program quality • Strong quantitative skills with the ability to interpret data and measure impact • Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili (preferred) • Experience working with funding from a diverse set of donors, including USAID and DFID (preferred)

Organization Description: D-tree International is a leading digital health organization. We work to improve the quality of health systems in low and middle- income countries by exploiting digital technology in innovative ways. We are an interdisciplinary organization, working at the intersection of global health and technology. Expertise in both domains is essential to design and deploy systems which are both appropriate to particular contexts and effective in improving health outcomes. D-tree has been working in Zanzibar since 2010 on projects focused on maternal and child health. In close collaboration with the Zanzibar Ministry of Health, D-tree has trained more than 400 Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) who serve more than 80% of the population as part of the Safer Deliveries program. D-tree has scaled up this program throughout all of Zanzibar to support Community Health Volunteers to utilize digital tools to provide high quality care to pregnant women to encourage facility deliveries and postpartum follow up in order to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. Building on the success of the Safer Deliveries program, D-tree anticipates receiving two additional grants to expand and institutionalize the digital platform in Zanzibar. Over the next three years, D-tree will support the Ministry of Health in integrating child health counseling, care, and referrals into the digital health platform to support CHVs in providing care to under-five children. Additionally, we will adapt the platform for Zanzibar’s urban population and introduce the program into Zanzibar’s Urban district and urban parts of neighboring West District. As we expand the health content and geographical coverage of our program, we will significantly increase the number of CHVs involved in our program— from 400 to 1,300. Finally, we will partner with community health and health system strengthening partners to support the Ministry of Health in laying the foundation for institutionalizing the digital health platform. This includes supporting the MOH in developing guidance around community health volunteers, building MOH capacity to absorb responsibility for the digital health platform, and devising sustainable financing and management mechanisms.

Closing Date: 6/22/2018
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Contact Name: Rachel Hofmann,  Program Manager
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How to Apply: Email the following documents to jobs@d- 1. Cover letter, clearly and concisely explaining how you meet each of the required skills and experience specified above 2. Your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, showing your work history & achievements 3. A writing sample 4. Include subject: “Zanzibar Program Manager”

Additional Information: If you are not contacted within 30 days please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. Due to the expected high level of interest in this role it will not be possible for us to contact those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. This position is contingent upon execution of anticipated awards.

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