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Deputy Project Manager at COCODA

COCODA Tanzania is a non-governmental organization established in 2000. COCODA’s establishment as its name suggests, resulted from intensifying concern among community members in Tanzania over the surging number of orphans, mainly as a consequence to swelling amount of people infected by HIV and dying from AIDS, majority being adults leaving behind young children without parents.

This trend had a negative impact on social and economic development. Hence COCODA Tanzania envisioned offering effective response to the situation through providing education to local community on HIV/ AIDS, supporting orphans and most vulnerable children, providing vocational skills to youth and establishment of small scale income generating groups for community sustainable economy.

Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) which is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control.  It is led by FHI 360 as prime and has a five-year period of performance from April 15, 2019 to April 14, 2024.

EpiC provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and improve HIV case-finding, prevention and linkage to treatment among key and priority populations (PP) at Njombe and Mtwara region. In Njombe region the project is implemented by COCODA in 6 councils (Njombe TC, Njombe DC, Makambako TC, Wanging’ombe DC, Ludewa DC and Makete DC) and Mtwara region the project will be implemented in all 9 councils (Mtwara MC, Mtwara DC, Masasi TC, Masasi DC, Nanyumbu DC, Nanyamba TC, Tandahimba DC, Newala DC and Newala TC) to address critical gaps and bottlenecks in the response to HIV among key and vulnerable populations (KVP) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).

The EpiC project works closely with the Government of Tanzania (GoT) at national and sub-national levels to deliver HIV and other services tailored to the needs of these groups.

COCODA Tanzania invites competent and motivated applicant to apply for the following positions;

Deputy Project Manager: 1 Position

Location: Njombe Region

Report to: Project Manager

Position Description:

Deputy Project Manager will oversee all project activities and deliverables; will help the program staff to understand the program description and required deliverables, monitor program performance and advice on strategic direction for project implementation. This position also will work closely with LGAs and make sure there is good cooperation with Government.

  Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • To participate in the Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHP) meetings and ensure USAID EpiC activities are included in the respective CCHP.
  • Liaise with Biomedical officers and Community Engagement Officers to map hot spots and develop a directory of all hot spots where beneficiaries are found at the council level.
  • Work closed with biomedical officers on conduct weekly review of the list of index developed by service providers and ensures all the providers conduct index testing services with fidelity (index sexual Partners/ contacts elicitation and tracing)
  • He/she will be responsible to liaise with DMOs office to secure Government biomedical providers who will provide biomedical services at the community level respectively.
  • Work closely with Project Manager to lead and direct technical and administrative project team.
  • Execute and monitor project activities.
  • Manage changes to scope, cost and schedule of project work.
  • Coordinate priorities and resources of the projects activities
  • Prepare and update project plans and status reports.
  • Supervise bio medical officers and ensure monthly planned activities are implemented and reaching their allotted targets with fidelity.
  • Coordinate cross-functional meetings of personnel related to project.
  • Facilitate sessions to effectively resolve issues if any.
  • Allocate appropriate resources to ensure projects are completed within given time and budget.
  • Report status, develop project-related documentation and implement lessons learned.
  • Participate in project performance review meetings and discussions.
  • Review compiled monthly and quarterly report from project staff and submits to Project Manager.
  • Performance other duties as assigned by supervise

Required Qualifications:

  • Clinical degree (nurse, physician),Bachelor degree in Sociology, Community development, Project Management or Public Administration with 3 to 5 years in provision of community-based biomedical land demand generation services to KVP and AGYW
  • Knowledge on management of health and development programs in Tanzania including familiarity with relevant national guidelines, standards and protocols, Familiarity with the public health sector at regional, district and council level and experience working with the steams
  • Experience on managing HIV/AIDS programs at community level in Tanzania; familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded programs
  • Experience in managing serving KVP and AGYW. Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and sound understanding of the needs of KVP and AGYW
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication
  • Well-developed computer skills

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are required to mention the ‘Position Title’ on the subject line of the e-mail. All applicants MUST attach cover letter and their updated Curriculum Vitae with certified copies of academic certificates as supporting documents to their applications. All applications should be submitted not later than 16:00 Pm on 19th September 2022 by email, to: [email protected].

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Warning: Please avoid deception agents, COCODA charges no cost for any job position advertised. COCODA enhances equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

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