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Friday, October 8, 2010

Country Programme Manager

An intemational organization supporting the Govemment of Tanzania in HIV care treatment and support services is looking for a sUitably qualified person to fill the follOWing position.

Scope of Position

The Country Program Manager will be a key program operations contact for program issues and this person's primary responsibility will be to ensure that all resources needed for t~chnical teams to meet all SOW deliverables are in place. This will include management of human resources and logistics. Further the CPM will be responsible for programmatic reporting, implementation monitoring and evaluation.


Program planning and management

• Keep track of what is going on throughout the country program;

• Ensure appropriate policies and procedures are followed in the implementation of the programs

• Provide management support to the Country Medical Director, Senior Technical Advisor and technical staff to ensure that UMSOMMIHV's SOW is implemented and provide all needed operational support to clinical teams to make this possible;

• Participate in development of quarterly work plans with the rest of the clinical leadership

Budget Deyelopment and Management:

• Develop annual bUdget in close collaboration with the CMD and STA

• Work closely with the HQ Finance Team and ensure that the country program is managed within the agreed budget and that all financial guidelines are adhered to.

• Prepare cash flow projections for anticipated expenditure in country and work with International Finance to ensure funds are availed when needed for program implementation continuity.

• Carry out expenditure analysis on a timely basis and work with the Country Medical Director and the technical staff to re-program funds where necessary

• Manage the in-country operations account in line with the university financial accounting regulations;

• Work with the Country Medical Director and all technical staff and the HQ international management team to cost program components for funding applications;

Implementation Monitoring and Reporting:

• Work with the CMD to ensure that all external reports are written and submitted in timely manner.

• Liaise with Outcomes & Evaluation team to integrate program evaluation into program reporting.

• Document key lessons learned in program implementation and share them with the CMD, STA;

• In close collaboration with the CMD monitor and evaluate implementation of the clinical scope of work

Staff and logistics management:

• Develop the staffing plan for the country program in collaboration with the CMD and ensure that there are enough resources in place to support the plan;

• Oversee all recruitment activities

• Ensure in country staff is adequately managed and equipped to carry out their jobs
• Supervise HR, admin and finance personnel in the country program
• Work with all technical leads to ensure their staffs performance plans are developed and are appraised in line with HR policies
• Ensure that all the program's assets such as vehicles and equipment are well managed within the allowed policies;
• Work with the CMD closely to identify new opportunities for program development
• Participate in development of new grant applications and proposals

Key Qualifications and Competences:

• Master's degree in Business administration, Health Care Management, Public Health, Health Services Management, or its equivalent preferred
• Proven experience (at least 5 years) managing health programs or institutions in the health sector
• Proven good writing skills especially in program reports
• Ability to cultivate key relations with policy makers and other stakeholders in country
• Excellent communication skills


Interested candidates should send their application letters, enclosing their CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and names of three referees to the following postal address.

Advertiser P.O Box 33738
Dar es Salaam

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