Friday, 7 December 2018

Job Opportunity at SolidarMed, Maternal and Child Health Project Manager

SolidarMed is the Swiss organization for health in Africa and improves health care for 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Solidar Med Strengthens and meaningfully expands existing health services.
We have an exciting position or an experienced health professional to join our passionate team in Tanzania.

Maternal and Child Health Project Manager, Tanzania 
Contract Type: Full time (100%) appointment (minimum 3 years)
Place of Assignment: Mahenge, Ulanga District, Tanzania
Start of Duties: April 2019, with flexibility

Tasks and responsibilities
Support the district to improve quality and coverage of maternal, adolescent and child health services through the provision of technical advice to building up clinical and managerial capacity through on the job training, mentoring and coaching.
Support selected activities, to strengthen the District Health System (infrastructure, equipment, data collection and analysis etc.)
Pilot and assess new strategies in view of potential scaling up
Apply scientific evidence, promote innovative interventions, network with research organizations and anticipate in implementation research.
Coordinate with stakeholder at different levels, such as the Ministry of Health, other NGO’s etc.
This position combines project management, public health, and (optional) clinical work
Management tasks include project cycle management (including monitoring, reporting, and budgets) as well as coordination and support of a dynamic local team

Your Profile
A clinician with a strong interest or degree in public health or public health expert with clinical experience
Clinical background in pediatrics, obstetrics or midwifery is an asset
Public health working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
Strong skills in the project, human resources, and financial management (budget responsibility), interest in knowledge sharing, applied field research and scientific exchange
Fluent English( written, spoken), basic Kiswahili (or strong willingness to learn); German would be an asset
Applied IT skills with an interest in digital solutions
Willingness to live in a safe and rural area of Tanzania

We offer
A fascinating up to date health project in a rural African setting and stimulating environment, linked to the bilateral organization, universities, and non-governmental organizations. You will be part of a motivated team with flat hierarchies. SolidarMed offers an attractive benefits package commensurate with Swiss standards. In addition, we also offer targeted training with possibilities for clinical collaboration, scientific networking, and participation in conferences. A family position is possible but no international or English medium school in Mahenge

How to Apply
Please email your application to citing reference “Maternal and Child Health Project Manager, Tanzania 2019” and include
Your CV including 3 references
A short covering letter outlining your motivation
Copies of your qualifications

Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if the internet, please mention which site).
Due to a high volume of applications, SolidarMed will only contact shortlisted candidates. We kindly ask you not to send in duplicate or hard copies of your CV.

TImeline for applications: 30 December 2018

For further Details contact: Dr. Karolin Pfeiffer (, Switzerland) or Sandra Lerch (, Switzerland)