Project Manager, Vaccine Transport Systems Job at Nexleaf Analytics – Career Opportunity in Tanzania

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Overview
Job Category: Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job:  31 March 2021
Duty Station:  Dar es Salaam
Posted: 16-03-2021
Requirements
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Project Manager, Vaccine Transport Systems

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Nexleaf Analytics

Deadline of this Job:
31 March 2021  

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

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
BACKGROUND:
Do you want to join a team of passionate innovators AND improve global health? Nexleaf is a nonprofit technology company that believes when people are equipped with better data, they are empowered to build a healthier and equitable world for all. We are committed to transforming global health systems using data-driven insights. We have built a team of curious skeptics, data lovers, social justice advocates, forward-thinking computer scientists, and public health experts that are on a mission to rethink how life-saving solutions are designed and delivered. Partnering with leading organizations such as Google.org, Gavi, Qualcomm, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we are focused on measurable and long-lasting impact.

THE ROLE
More than 25% of vaccines lose their potency by the time a child receives them because of failed equipment and other issues that occur between the time a vaccine is manufactured and when it reaches its last mile. Because of this, it is important that there be transparency in temperature of vaccines as they are transported, and accurate data of when and where the breakdowns are happening, that can be used to solve this problem.
Nexleaf is working with partners to pilot a Transport program that will install sensors in coolers used to transport vaccines between warehouses and health facilities. These sensors generate data that is then provided to the Ministry of Health on a dashboard along with analytic support from the Nexleaf team. Along with the data provided from transport routes, the dashboard provides full visibility into temperature excursions at any point in the cold chain nationwide.

We are looking for a Project Manager to oversee our vaccine transport monitoring project in Tanzania that will help install the sensors, collect this data, analyze it, and partner with the Ministry of Health to help drive decision making and future planning. As a critical member of the Vaccine Program team, this position will work closely with the US-based Vaccine Program Director and the Tanzania-based Project and Data Manager, and will design and execute a repeatable implementation model for vaccine transport monitoring at scale .

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Project manage our vaccine transport monitoring pilot at scale
• Lead the operationalization of the pilot in Tanzania with the MOH and external partners, monitoring its successes and challenges
• Ensure milestones are being met by sub-contractors while providing support in data logging device training, deployment, installation, and troubleshooting to ensure high quality data collection and project implementation
• Act as the liaison between internal teams and key stakeholders to assist with shipping, customer service and scale
• Co-develop the timeline and steps of the eventual ministry ownership of the program
• Advocate for Global Data
• In coordination with the Program Director, actively engage the Ministry of Health to understand and use data for planning and overseeing the vaccine program, including organizing data review meetings, monthly focused discussions around data quality, and sitting at the MoH 1-2 days per week to provide technical support
• Actively participate in existing technical working group meetings to represent Nexleaf and contribute to cold chain data discussions
• Work with a Data Analyst to address issues with missing data and data quality and ensure data is usable by ministry
• Solicit end-user feedback on data use to inform data use-cases and the design and development of innovative dashboard and analytics
• Collaborate with internal and external teams to generate lean data-driven reports and think pieces that motivate stakeholders to improve their impact and decision-making
• Champion Growth and Impact
• Partner with the Vaccine Team to inform program growth strategies, with a focus on ensuring country perspectives and needs are at the center of program discussions
• Document quantified impact and success stories continuously and strategize with the communications team on monthly blogs and presentations
• Lead trainings, workshops, and pilot Nexleaf’s technologies with external partners
Represent Nexleaf by attending conferences and workshops in Tanzania and virtually around the world


SKILLS:
• Familiarity with Internet of Things projects in the health sector
• Familiarity working with Ministries of Health and Finance
• Experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research
• Collaborating with a global team in a remote setting
• Experience with leading training sessions and workshops
Familiarity working in smaller organizations with high levels of uncertainty and complexit


REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration or similar fields, Master’s preferred, or demonstrated equivalent work experience 3+years of project coordination/management experience
• Experience in the public health sector at district, regional and national levels
• Experience leading impact-driven program roll-out and operations in LMICs
• Must be tech-savvy and able to troubleshoot and work with both device hardware and software
• Resourceful and resilient problem solver with the ability to overcome roadblocks in low-resource settings by using good judgment and creativity
• Fluency in English with strong writing skills and ability to produce lean reports
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking and relationship building skills
• Must be available for regular evening and occasional weekend calls to communicate via Zoom, WhatsApp, Gmail, Slack in global time zones (HQ in PST)
• Domestic travel up 15% to meet with external partners and communities in line with safety precautions during and after COVID-19 pandemic (personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided by Nexleaf)
• Can thrive in an early-stage program and be willing to adapt to changing priorities and demands of the program


Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

 

Job application procedure

https://apply.workable.com/nexleaf-analytics/j/3EF05D38D8/apply/  


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