Consultant- Nutrition Financing Job at Helen Keller International – Career Opportunity in Tanzania

Job Category: Accounting/ Finance
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  25 September 2020
Duty Station:  Tanzania
Posted: 15-09-2020
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Consultant- Nutrition Financing

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Helen Keller International

Deadline of this Job:
25 September 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, Helen Keller Intl currently conducts programs in 20 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. Helen Keller Intl is known for sustainability, reliability, efficiency and the highest level of technical expertise in fighting and treating blindness and malnutrition. .

Country Overview:
Established in 1984, the Helen Keller Intl – Tanzania office was the organization’s first in Africa set up to provide primary eye care services in central Tanzania. Helen Keller Intl has since expanded its role and currently works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), Local Government Authorities (LGAs) local NGOs, and other national and international development partners in the areas of nutrition and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly trachoma elimination.

Scope of Work:
In support of USAID Advancing Nutrition’s activity on developing a DRM strategy in Tanzania, the consultant will support in developing of the strategy including but not limited to stakeholder management, facilitation of meetings, and contribute to the drafting of the strategy. Under the terms of the agreement, the consultant will provide the following services to USAID Advancing Nutrition, under the direction of the Chief of Party.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Ensure that the DRM is consistent with the requirements of the NMNAP II,
• Consult with the team of experts developing NMNAP II to get inputs needed for the DRM.
• Participate in meetings with the Government of Tanzania to shape the DRM strategy and collaborate with USAID Advancing Nutrition team members to prepare for these meetings.
• Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to enable scheduling of meetings in collaboration with USAID Advancing Nutrition staff and represent USAID Advancing Nutrition while building relationships and engaging with key stakeholders.
• Lead consultations with government officials and development partners in Tanzania to secure buy-in, partnership, and advice for executing the strategy development process.
• Provide technical input into the collation of strategy options/solutions aligned to the NMNAP II timeline, based on the outcome of meetings with stakeholders • Support drafting sections of the strategy.
• Lead capacity building support activities with the Government of Tanzania, as identified
• Organize validation meeting in collaboration with the team of experts.

Level of effort:
Inception phase: 20 days through October 30, 2020
Strategy development: 40 days through March 31, 2021

The consultant is expected to deliver the following:
A PowerPoint deck with a synthesis of the inception phase including agreed scope, stakeholder consultation report-out, and potential options for domestic resource mobilization strategies.
Domestic resource mobilization strategy report.
A PowerPoint deck with a synthesis of the strategy report.

• At least a master’s degree in economics, nutrition, public health, food security, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
• At least 5 years of professional experience working on multi-faceted projects including activities related to the development of government policies, strategies, budgets, and/or plans
• Experience in developing a resource mobilization strategy;
• Strong experience coordinating activities with multiple stakeholders to optimize use of limited resources.
• Experience working effectively in partnership with collaborating organizations including government officials, international donors and agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
• Strong knowledge of multi-sectoral nutrition is a plus
• Ability to respond rapidly to shifting implementation scenarios.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
• Excellent English language skills
• This position is based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel to Dodoma (up to 50%).

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and current CV to [email protected]   noting the specific job title in the subject line. Applicants should clearly describe their field-based health work experience in their cover letter. Applications will be accepted until September 25th, 2020.

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