Helen Keller International (HKI), Tanzania is seeking for qualified candidates to work on a Vitamin A Supplementation Post Event Coverage
Survey (VAS-PECS) that will be conducted in the month of August 2022.
• Preferred Candidates will be University graduates with a Nutrition,
• Social Science, Public Health, or medical background
• Experience in collecting data on nutrition and health related research.
• Experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative interviews in a variety of settings.
• Candidates must be residing in Dar es Salaam
• Experience in conducting surveys using digital technology will be an added advantage
• Working knowledge of software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ODK
Duties And Responsibilities
• Travel with a small survey team to the assigned district in surveyed region(s)
• Conduct interviews to various community groups including children’s caretakers, health workers, health system stakeholders, and community leaders and others.
• Record answers clearly and accurately using digital technology and or papers.
• Candidates must be able to commit themselves for the entire duration of the survey.
• Ensure adherence to ethical procedures for human subjects during the entire process.
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience of working effectively inteams
• Excellent time management and personal organization skills.
• Demonstrated understanding in implementation of health research
• Confident in giving and receiving feedback in a direct, professional manner.
• Competitive rate will be rewarded to qualified candidates. We regret
• that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Scope of the Position:
Helen Keller Intl – Tanzania is an Implementing Partner in the trachoma programs supported by Sightsavers International. Through these programs we support district-level teams to conduct trachomatous trichiasis (TT) case finding and surgery in several districts in rural Tanzania. Helen
Keller Intl is seeking several Program Intern interested in conducting field outreach and in program implementation who will support the planning and implementation of TT surgical camps in several regions and districts of Tanzania.
• Implement all activities for the elimination of the TT case backlog in rural districts of Tanzania including training and management of local Case Finders, managing surgical outreach camps, follow ups, procuring equipment and consumables, and working closely with district surgical outreach teams.
• Conduct ongoing and accurate collection, entry, and analysis of patient data in order to ensure that patients receive appropriate follo w-up care as well as in order to share with donors, inform future efforts, and increase quality of services provided to the community and Full Geographical Coverage (FGC) is attained and well documented.
• Serve as liaison to ensure strong planning and communication between district surgical teams, Helen Keller Intl staff, and district authorities.
• Compose field activity plans and reports, monthly and quarterly updates, meeting minutes, fund reconciliations, PowerPoint presentations, Excel statistical and narrative donor reports, and other required documentation as required by Helen Keller Intl.
• * Collaborate with regional teams to organize regional QRMs andsupportive _ supervision
• Prepare PPT and present during meetings.
• Work with Helen Keller Intl, NTDCP and other partners to identify challenges to achieving the goal of trachoma elimination by 2030 and develop and implement solutions to overcome those challenges.
• Perform any other duties as directed by a supervisor.
Desired Qualifications and Experience
• Must possess a degree in Social Science or Nursing, public health, Medicine or other related disciplines
• A minimum of 2 years of work experience in field-based health work in rural Tanzania.
• Should be willing to live and work full-time in rural districts of Tanzania, with frequent visits to remote villages. Candidates already based in Manyara region are encouraged to apply.
• Experience organizing trainings at grass root, and working with community leaders in strong cultured setting is desired
• Experience working with Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) will be a significant added advantage.
• Technical skills in NTDs, trachoma, or TT surgery planning are strongly preferred.
• Experience in hygiene and sanitation/environmental health is an added advantage.
• Demonstration of strong program planning, organizational, and communication skills.
• A team player with experience leading heterogeneous teams to obtain desired results
• Must be competent in Microsoft packages (Excel, Word, etc.) and in use of email.
• Must be a Tanzanian national, fluent in Kiswahili and a working knowledge of English.
• Should be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.
• Demonstrate experience to multitask and work with tight deadlines in resource limited setting is desired
• Basic knowledge on budget development and monitoring is desired
Job application procedure
• Applications should include cover letter, CV not more than 3 pages with three references and sent to [email protected] not later than August 4th , 2022