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Deputy Director of Implementation (Africare Project in Tanzania)

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Mark Myatt

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8 May 2012, 11:39

Deputy Director Implementation (DDI) USAID funded MWANZO BORA NUTRITION Program Client: Africare ( Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Africare is a leader among private, charitable U.S. organisations assisting Africa. We are also the oldest and largest African-American led organisation in the field. Africare's programs address needs in three principal areas: Agriculture & Food Security, Health & HIV/AIDS, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Throughout its 40 year history, Africare has reached 30 million people across the continent with innovative, sustainable, culturally appropriate and life-changing projects to improve the quality of life in communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. We strategically invest in innovating and implementing community-based solutions to complex problems, with a strong focus on skills transfer to create leaders out of beneficiaries. Our work has transformed communities and garnered wide recognition for its impact and sustainability. Africare's 1,400 staff members operate in 36 countries across Africa. Headquarters is based in Washington, DC where the President's office and the Finance, Development, and Operations Departments are based. Africare is implementing a five year (2011-2016), USAID funded program to Improve the Nutrition Status of Women and Children in Tanzania. Interventions are geared towards reduction of maternal anaemia and stunting. Implementation regions are Morogoro, Dodoma and Manyara. The program will focus on strengthening the capacity of Tanzanian institutions to implement a well designed Social Behavior Change and Communication Strategy, to implement evidence-based interventions in the targeted regions and to document lessons learned to support scale up in support of the Implementation Plan for the National Nutrition Strategy. The program has an office in Dar Es Salaam and will have a team in each of the three regions. Africare is implementing the program in partnership with COUNSENUTH, an indigenous Tanzania Organisation with expertise in all nutrition related areas, Deloitte and The Manoff Group. We are seeking a Deputy Director of Implementation (DDI) for the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Role: The DDI will partner with the Chief of Party to provide overall program design, implementation and management for activities related to reduce stunting, maternal anaemia and manage short-term technical assistance in three target regions and Zanzibar. The DDI will also provide strategic direction and technical guidance to regional teams for this community based nutrition program. Responsibilities: Provide strategic technical and program management, planning related to nutrition social and behaviour change interventions at district and community levels. Supervise project staff, convene internal meetings and facilitate structured team communication and accountability via information sharing. Create technical resource materials including guidelines, orientation and training manuals and curricula; enabling staff to successfully implement interventions and manage human capacity strengthening at all levels, specifically district and community levels. Contribute to reports, concept notes, work plans, budgets and other materials to support the design and implementation of nutrition programs. Document implementation progress and submit success stories for use in policy dialogue and advocacy, and information sharing with donor, other stakeholders and HQ. Serve as program liaison building consensus on technical approaches with key nutrition partners and USAID implementing partners. Manage technical assistance to partners, including support for coordination mechanisms and policies, strategies, action plans and operational plans; represent the program at policy, technical, strategic meetings and at events. Interface with relevant Government of Tanzania authorities, including regional and local government authorities to discuss, manage and support implementation of the Mwanzo Bora nutrition program. Requirements: Experience in programming for improved maternal and child health, nutrition or HIV/AIDS programs and activities in Africa. Experience working in Tanzania is an added advantage. Advanced degree in nutrition, public health, organisational development, management or related field. Experience with strategy development and program design. Excellent communication skills and proven ability to write technically for a range of audiences. Ability to produce polished written documents in a short time. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Highly desirable ... Experience with USAID-funded activities, particularly nutrition, food security and health programs. Swahili language capacity. Africare offers a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package. To Apply: Applicants should send their resume / CV and cover letter detailing how you believe your skills and experiences meet the needs of the position and Africare. There is no fixed closing date this position. Please send your application at the earliest possible date to: Jill Solomon Senior Recruiter Global Recruitment Specialists +1-973-379-7325

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