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3 New Job Opportunities at Helen Keller International (HKI) - Tanzania, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania: New Job Vacancies at Helen Keller International - Tanzania 2019
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Job Title: Short Term Data Entry Assistant NTD Programs
Helen Keller International  
Location: Dar es salaam
Job Summary
Country Overview: Established in 1984, the HKI-Tanzania office was the organization's first in Africa set up to provide primary eye care services in central Tanzania. HKI has since expanded its role and currently works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoH), local NGO’s, and other national and international development partners in the areas of nutrition and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly trachoma. Scope of the Position: HKI-Tanzania is the Coordinating Partner in the Commonwealth Trachoma Elimination Program supported by Sightsavers. HKI-Tanzania is seeking a Short Term Data Entry Assistant who will be responsible for entering trichiasis patient data from paper forms into a simple database. The Short Term Data Entry Assistant will be work out of the HKI Dar es Salaam office at times and will also be required to travel for long periods to districts where the Commonwealth Trachoma Program is being implemented.
  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years
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Job Description
Reports to: Program Manager TT Coordination
Duration: 3 months (short-term field worker contract)
Major Tasks and Activities:
Preparing and sorting documents for data entry
Entering patients’ data from paper forms into the database and checking to ensure the accuracy of the data that has been inputted
Resolving discrepancies in information and obtaining further information for incomplete documents
Verify patient data by comparing it to source data
Print electronic reports and share with IPs and CP
Perform regular backups to ensure data preservation
Extensive travel to district capitals in Commonwealth Trachoma Program districts

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Qualifications:
  • Diploma in a relevant field OR a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a data entry clerk
  • Ideal candidate has experience and familiarity with trachoma patient data points
  • Fast typing skills, with a knowledge of touch typing strongly preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office Word, Excel etc.)
  • Working knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware and peripheral devices
  • Basic understanding of databases
  • Must be a Tanzanian national, fluent in Kiswahili and with a working knowledge of English
  • Great attention to detail
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Helen Keller International  
Location: Dar es salaam
Job Summary
Country Overview: Established in 1984, the HKI-Tanzania office works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoH), local NGO’s, and other national and international development partners in the areas of nutrition and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly trachoma. Scope of the Position: HKI-Tanzania supports trachoma elimination activities in Tanzania as both a Surgical Implementing Partner and the Coordinating Partner through several donor-funded programs. In anticipation of possible future funding for Face Washing and Environmental Interventions (F&E) to sustain trachoma elimination gains to date, HKI-Tanzania is seeking a dynamic and collaborative individual who has experience in WASH, behavior change, and NTD programs.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 3 years
Job Description
Reports to: Head of NTD Programs
Direct reports: Program Officer(s)
Duration: 12 months with possibility for extension
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with government partners at MoHCDGEC (NTDCP, WASH department, Health Promotion Unit), MoE (School WASH Programs), and TAMISEMI to advocate for integration of facial cleanliness and corporal hygiene promotion into current government-led interventions and programs.
  • Assist the Head of NTD Programs to implement trainings, workshops, meetings, and other events required in order to advance the program’s integration goals.
  • Plan, develop, and support direct F&E interventions in communities if requested by donor(s).
  • Contribute to efforts to expand access of improved hand- and face- washing technologies to target communities through engagement of the private sector.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring and evaluation visits in communities, and collect and analyse data on the effectiveness of program interventions
  • Contribute to monthly, quarterly and annual work plans, reports, presentations, and detailed budgets for the overall program.

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Assist in the coordination of in-country partners including the Government, decentralized institutions, and specialized institutions as appropriate.
Provide HKI and project stakeholders with relevant updates, reports, and success stories and lessons learned on a regular basis.
Facilitate the donors’ field visits and key meetings and ensure proper follow-up.
Manage activity budgets and ensure that funds are spent according to donor and HKI policy, and assist with providing accurate financial and narrative reports.
Work with HKI and NTDCP teams to identify challenges to achieving the goal of trachoma elimination and develop and implement solutions to overcome those challenges.

Desired Qualifications, Experiences and Conditions
  • Must possess either a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus three (3) years’ experience, OR eight (8) years’ experience in implementing a similar program.
  • Significant public health program management experience.
  • Experience working with Community Health Workers and local government authorities (LGAs) in Tanzania
  • Technical skills in behavior change communication, WASH and NTD programs preferred
  • Strong program planning, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience with development projects with International NGOs, bi- and multi- lateral donors
  • Must be a Tanzanian national, fluent in Kiswahili and a working knowledge of English
  • Should be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills
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Job Title: Program Manager – SAFE Surgical NTD Programs
Helen Keller International  
Location: Dar es salaam
Job Summary
Country Overview: Established in 1984, the HKI-Tanzania office was the organization's first in Africa set up to provide primary eye care services in central Tanzania. HKI has since expanded its role and currently works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoH), local NGO’s, and other national and international development partners in the areas of nutrition and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly trachoma. Scope of the Position: HKI-Tanzania is an Implementing Partner in the Commonwealth Trachoma Program managed by Sightsavers. Through this program we support district-level teams to conduct trachomatous trichiasis (TT) case finding and surgery in several districts in rural Tanzania. HKI-Tanzania is seeking a Program Manager with field outreach and supervisory experience, as well as strong skills in administration, budget management, and use of Excel, who will support the planning and implementation of TT case finding and surgical camps in various districts across Tanzania.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years
Job Description
Reports to: Head of NTD Programs
Direct reports: Program Officer(s)
Duration: 12 months with possibility for extension
Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan and supervise all programming for the elimination of the TT backlog in rural districts of Tanzania including training and management of local Case Finders, managing surgical outreach camps, procuring equipment and consumables, and selecting and working closely with district surgical teams.
  • Manage SAFE Surgical Program Officer(s) and delegate responsibilities effectively so that surgical activities can successfully take place in several districts simultaneously.
  • Review fund requests and reconciliations, approve daily participant payment requests, manage activity budgets, and ensure that funds are spent according to donor and HKI policy.

Helen Keller International October 2019
  • Compose field activity plans and reports, quarterly updates, meeting minutes, fund reconciliations, PowerPoint presentations, Excel statistical reports, and other required documentation as required by HKI, NTDCP, and the donor.
  • Manage the ongoing collection and analysis of patient data in order to ensure that patients receive appropriate follow-up care as well as in order to share with donors, inform future efforts, and increase quality of services provided to the community.
  • Serve as liaison to ensure strong planning and communication between district surgical teams, donors and grant managers, district authorities, and the NTDCP.
  • Work with HKI and NTDCP teams to identify challenges to achieving the goal of trachoma elimination by 2020 and develop and implement solutions to overcome those challenges. 
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Desired Qualifications, Experiences and Conditions
  • Must possess either a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field plus three (3) years’ experience in surgical and/or NTD outreach in rural Tanzania, OR eight (8) years’ experience in the same.
  • Significant and demonstrable project administration, budget management, and Excel skills.
  • At least 2 years’ public health program management experience.
  • Experience working with Community Health Workers and local government authorities (LGAs) in Tanzania.
  • Technical skills in trachoma, TT, and SAFE elimination strategies preferred.
  • Strong program planning, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience with development projects with International NGOs, bi- and multi- lateral donors
  • Willingness to travel frequently to rural areas in Tanzania.
  • Must be a Tanzanian national, fluent in Kiswahili and a working knowledge of English
  • Should be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.
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Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and current CV to Tz.recruitment@hki.org noting the specific job title in the subject line. Applicants should clearly describe any experience working on data entry for trachoma projects in their cover letter. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2019.
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