Friday, 18 May 2018

Job Opportunity at Jhpiego - Senior Technical Advisor

  Ajira Yako       Friday, 18 May 2018

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 42 years now, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world's most vulnerable populations. Jhpiego. implementing a number of projects in Tanzania, wishes to recruit a Senior Technical Advisor — Safe Surgery 2020 Project.


Senior Technical Advisor [one position based in Dar es Salaam]

Position Overview: 
The Safe Surgery Senior Technical Advisor will provide overall technical leadership for the Safe Surgery 2020 Tanzania program which aims to build the capacity of surgical teams in Kagera and Mara regions with the ultimate goal of reducing complications related to surgery and improving surgical outcomes. Working with the project team, the Senior Technical Advisor will ensure that the leadership, clinical and mentorship components of the SS2020 project are implemented in an effective and efficient way leading to the intended improved surgical outcomes.

Responsibilities:
Work with the Project Director to represent the project at global and national level and elevate surgery as a priority in improving universal health coverage
Represent Jhpiego in meetings and discussions pertaining to the Safe Surgery initiative with PORALG, and MOHCDGEC, Safe Surgery 2020 partners, and other relevant stakeholders
Oversee and lead the overall implementation of the leadership clinical and mentorship components of the project in Kagera and Mara regions
Ensure that all leadership, mentorship and clinical training activities are conducted using the available curriculum and surgical providers acquire the relevant competencies
Ensure that the quality improvement projects developed by the surgical teams through the leadership program are implemented and monitored to transform surgical service in the respective project facilities
Provide technical oversight for safe caesarean care component through skills standardization for the mentors and providers and advocating for evidence-based practices to reduce surgical complications
Provide mentorship and clinical guidance to surgical teams during Jhpiego-led supportive supervision visits in the project sites
Ensure that the mentorship visits by external mentors are well-coordinated and conducted according to the stipulated terms of reference


Work with the project team to ensure that professional associations — TSA, AGOTA, SATA, TAMA and TANA are engaged and support the safe surgery initiative for sustainability of the project beyond the project life time
Present and share lessons, best practices and successes related to the SS2020 project and overall surgical practices with partners and Government of Tanzania in order to institutionalize practices for scale-up.
Lead appropriate sections of annual work planning and reporting requirements of the program
Contribute/coordinate with project's M&E activities to ensure that quality data is collected, analyzed and used so the project meets set targets in accordance with national and global standards
Ensure compliance with project donor policies and regulations

Qualifications and Requirements: 

Advanced Medical degree required; specialty in general surgery obstetrics and gynecology preferred; prior clinical teaching and mentorship experience preferred
At least 7 years work experience in the health sector or hospital setting with progressively increasing responsibilities
In-depth understanding of current international evidenced-based surgery and obstetrics best practices
Knowledge and experience in mentorship approaches at the global or national level
Prior training experience; excellent classroom and clinical training skills including participatory and experiential learning methods; strong skills in clinical coaching and curriculum design
Knowledge of strategic planning, training program development, implementation, quality assurance, management and monitoring and evaluation
Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers
Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Fluency in English and Swahili
Ability to travel nationally and internationally
Send the application through email at: HRTZ@jhpiego.org 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The closing date for applications is two weeks after the first appearance of this advert.

Caution to the applicants: 
There have been some bogus adverts online that require candidates to apply through some email addresses of public domains e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. Kindly note: HRTZ@jhpiego.org is the address to use all the time. Please ignore any of those adverts. We also don't charge any application fee nor entertain any meetings or telephone calls. If shortlisted, you will get an official call from our office and receive required steps. If you suspect any wrong — doing kindly write to the Director of Human Resource, through inquiries.tz@jhpiego.org

Source: The Guardian May 17, 2018
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