Senior Government Advisor job at D-tree International


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Vacancy title:
Senior Government Advisor

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Manufacturing , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

D-tree International

Deadline of this Job:
07 April 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Zanzibar , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
We are seeking a Senior Government Advisor, based in Stone Town, Zanzibar, to lead D-tree’s government engagement initiatives to support institutionalization of Jamii ni Afya and grow our portfolio based on government priorities. You are someone with strong existing relationships with senior officials of the Zanzibar government, particularly within the Ministry of Health and President’s Office. You have a strong understanding of Zanzibar’s government system and know how decisions are made, and you are experienced in developing and implementing strategies to promote government ownership and financial sustainability of programs. You are comfortable and confident in high-level meetings with government, and you enjoy developing and executing program plans and strategies to grow the portfolio and reputation of the organization. You have strong analytical skills and can assess the environment, needs, and opportunities within Zanzibar and then identify strategic opportunities for D-tree. You are a strong public speaker and have the ability to clearly articulate D-tree’s vision and strategically position our work within the broader health landscape in Zanzibar. Finally, you are proactive and a strong communicator, which will foster productive collaboration with colleagues across international time zones.

What you will do
• This is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding role requiring an individual with extensive experience working with the Zanzibari government and key stakeholders, with experience transferring donor-driven initiatives to government systems. Your main task will be to garner commitment from the Zanzibar government – including the Ministries of Health and Finance – to fully fund Jamii ni Afya within the next five years and continue to expand the program to bring more comprehensive healthcare to every Zanzibari. You will cultivate relationships with key decision-makers within the government and identify Champions who will advocate for government ownership of Jamii ni Afya. And you will regularly engage with Directors from various MOH departments to advocate for the potential of digital health to transform health systems and identify opportunities for expansion of D-tree programs. Specific responsibilities include:
• Develop and foster strong relationships with officials at all levels, including within the Zanzibar Ministry of Health and President’s Office, to increase the visibility of Jamii ni Afya and D-tree
• Cultivate relationships with government stakeholders who can act as Champions for government ownership of Jamii ni Afya
• Working closely with the Zanzibar Director, develop and execute a government engagement and advocacy plan for government ownership of Jamii ni Afya
• Represent D-tree to senior government officials, promoting D-tree’s mission and vision as a trusted digital health partner in Zanzibar
• Research and develop presentations and guidance providing practical examples for government-led financing options for community health worker programs
• Stay abreast of potential funding opportunities from multi-lateral funding organizations such as GAVI, Global Fund and World Bank
• Communicate effectively through available fora at regional, district, ward and village level the position and role of D-tree International
• Present project highlights and results at meetings and fora/conferences

Qualifications
• We are looking for a motivated, passionate individual who is willing to wear multiple hats and do what it takes to support D-tree’s continued growth and quality. The following attributes are a general overview, but we will consider individuals who do not meet all of the details below if you have the right skillset and attitude.
• Minimum 10 years’ work experience
• Significant experience engaging with Zanzibari government officials at the national level, with a strong understanding of how decisions are made
• Existing relationships with key decision-makers within the Ministry of Health (required) and Ministry of Finance (desired)
• Knowledge of the Zanzibari health sector
• Experience with funding mechanisms supporting government initiatives such as Global Fund, GAVI and World Bank
• Superior analytic skills; ability to think logically and rationally about problems
• Must be able to work independently, multi-task, collaborate with a distributed team, be persistent and work under tight deadlines with minimal supervision
• Excellent written and spoken Swahili and English

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
To apply follow this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe69kT4BRdOrdiRlauKcT4mNZsDWhwe8nHbMDSiDRQCNzSX6A/viewform  

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