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Regional Coordinator , Shinyanga/Simiyu Region, Tanzania

07.09.2013 · Posted in General Jobs

Location:Shinyanga/Simiyu Region, Tanzania
Reports to:Technical Director
Position background
University Research Co., LLC is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. University Research Co., LLC (URC), along with its non-profit affiliate Centre for Human Services (CHS), is a Leader in public health consulting. Established in 1965, our work spans over 30 countries around the globe. URC’smission is to improve the quality of and access to health, education, and social services in the United States of America and in developing countries around the world.
URC has expertise in helping create environments where communities, health providers, educators, managers, and stakeholders can make lasting and positive changes in people’s lives. Currently key clients include the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Global Fund and the Gates Foundation.
URC“is currently implementing a project to improve the diagnosis and management of febrile illness in children under the age of five years now known as the “Tibu Homa Project” in the Lake Zone- Tanzania. This is a 5 year project effective April 2011 and addressing a major public health problem-the differential diagnosis and management of fever in children. URC is seeking to recruit a Regional Coordinator for Shinyanga/Simiyu Region.
Basic Requirements:
URC is looking for a team worker experienced in implementing and lor managing newborn and child health programs including community-case management.
The applicant should have a track record in working to improve planning, management, and budgeting of community health services; experience in management and use of data to improve health programs; experience in working with the Ministry of Health, multinational partners and international and local NGOs. Experience in quality improvement and in management is important.
Clinical expertise in malaria and pediatric medicine is preferred.
The position:
The successful candidate will report to the Tibu Homa Technical Director and will coordinate and oversee the regional level planning, implementation and evaluation of Tibu Homa program activities in the region. A key role will be to lead the Tibu Homa regional team of all subordinate staff in the region to ensure smooth implementation of project activities and to coordinate activities with the Regional and Council Health Management Teams and other development partners at the regional level. He/She will provide technical and administrative support to the Tibu Homa regional team and help improve the technical and management capacity of the regional and council health management teams.
If you meet the criteria given above and are interested, please send an application letter with a detailed CV indicating your present employer and position, daytime telephone number, names and address of three referees. To be considered, your application must be received by 31 July, 2013

Application Instructions:
All correspondence should be Posted to The Chief of Party,
URC-Mwanza,
P.O. Box 1403, and Mwanza
URC regrets that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
URC is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy

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