History: Touch Foundation Inc. was founded in 2004 to strengthen the health system in Tanzania. Touch has supported the training of over 3,700 healthcare workers in Tanzania including 800 medical doctors, representing 14% of all doctors graduated in the country since 2008, as well as 1,900 other healthcare professionals such as nurses, lab technicians, and radiographers. Touch Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and has earned four-stars from Charity Navigator, its highest rating, based on its efficient use of funds, commitment to transparency and organizational accountability.
Mission: Touch Foundation combines the best of private and public-sector approaches and expertise to improve the health of Tanzanians by strengthening the health system. We focus our activities on two key elements of the health system: improving the quantity and quality of healthcare workers and enhancing healthcare delivery. Touch expands its impact by sharing the acquired knowledge with the local and international public health community.
Position Summary: The Project Manager, POA will play a key role in project operations in Tanzania. The Prioritization & Optimization Analysis (POA) tool was developed by Touch Foundation in 2015 in partnership with USAID and with PEPFAR funding to assist the Government of Tanzania (GoT) in Human Resources for Health (HRH) planning nationally and has been used for the first time in Tanzania by the President’s Office and Ministry of Health to allocate 6K new health workers in July 2018. POA was also used in South Africa to prioritize the HRH needs for HIV/AIDS services and support international partners allocate resources based on targets and workload data. Touch is currently working to embed the POA tool into the government IT systems, expand the tool to support national level decision making on HRH deployment, and expand the use of POA in other countries following Tanzania’s blueprint. The Project Manager will take on full responsibility of POA development and implementation in Tanzania and will be reporting to Touch’s Program Manager. The Project Manager will drive the development, management and implementation of the POA project, managing relationships with local and international partners and donors, setting milestones and ensuring completion, monitoring activities on the ground and reporting to management. The Project Manager will be working closely with and providing technical advisory to the highest government authorities in Tanzania, including the President’s Office and the Ministry of Health, while collaborating with USAID partners to implement specific interventions across various regions of Tanzania. He or she is expected to spend considerable time in government offices both in Dar Es Salaam and Dodoma working at the client’s site and building strong working relationships with decision makers.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
As job vacancy announcements cannot be exhaustive, the Project Manager may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
Knowledge, Education, Skills and Experience
Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest in the position to [email protected]
Touch Foundation Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.