Program Officer – Family Planning & Reproductive Health
ACQUIRE Tanzania
Field Office Manager, Iringa
EngenderHealth is an international NGO funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tanzania. EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs. We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.
The ACQUIRE Tanzania Project (ATP) is a five year project funded by the American people through USAID. ATP uses an implementation model that synchronizes supply, demand and advocacy to increase access to and utilization of family planning focusing on long-acting and permanent methods of contraception; comprehensive Post Abortion Care (cPAC) and prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT). ATP is now seeking the expression of interests for the position of Program Officer – Family Planning & Reproductive Health.
Specific Responsibilities:
§          Participate in program development to improve the quality and safety of services
§          Develop and implement quality assurance strategies with counterparts
§          Provide technical assistance to programs for improving infection prevention practices
§          Participate in development, implementation and follow-up of training activities
§          Collaborate with the Field Office team in assessing requests for support and in preparation of work plans and proposal for submission to the donor and the Head of Office
§          Work with the appropriate district authorities to ensure provision of quality long acting and permanent methods of family planning
§          Monitor ongoing programs and recommend appropriate action to the Field Office manager and the HQ in support of these programs
§          Develop and maintain contacts with health and family planning professionals and governmental authorities, to identify reproductive health and family planning issues, and develop related services
§          Conduct site visits, review the programming and implementation of ongoing projects, prepare reports, make recommendations and conduct follow-up visits as directed.
Key Qualifications
§          At least a Medical Officer or Assistant Medical Officer Training
§          Four years of experience in health or family planning programs especially in programming, development and management of reproductive health and family planning programs
§          At least 3 years of experience working with NGOs in planning, designing, budgeting, managing, supervising, evaluating and documenting health programs
§          Experience in Long Acting and Permanent Methods of contraception, cPAC and clinical training
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
§          Experience working in a matrix management environment
§          Knowledge in infection prevention, quality assurance and clinical research desirable
§          Ability to function effective as part of a team, and to manage multiple priorities
§          Details-oriented and good communicational skills-both verbal and written
§          Solid programming and technical expertise in reproductive health programs, specifically in the area of clinical based family planning
§          Demonstrated experience in the management and provision of reproductive health services at facility level
§          Demonstrated experience conducting training in reproductive health in providing technical assistance to NGOs and Governmental institutions
§          Demonstrated ability to work independently
To Apply:
Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit you details online by 13th May 2011.
EngenderHealth is an equal opportunity employer.


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