Senior Technical Officer (Dar es Salaam)

The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health is recruiting a Senior Technical Officer to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to deliver high quality maternal and newborn interventions and line manage the team.

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics. 

The Centre for Maternal & Newborn Health is an active academic unit within LSTM, seeking to improve maternal and newborn health, globally. We have been awarded a contract from UNICEF Tanzania to deliver a package of sustainable, high quality maternal and newborn interventions in the Mbeya and Zanzibar regions. Working in Dar es Salaam, the post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to implement and evaluate complex interventions to improve Maternal and Newborn Health, specifically related to Antenatal and Postnatal care, Skilled Birth Attendance, Emergency Obstetric Care and Quality of Care. The Senior Technical Officer will participate in the design, delivery and dissemination of operational research, monitor key performance indicators, progress against milestones and output quality as well as develop relationships with funders, prospective funders and other key stakeholders. You will line manage a team of two Technical Officers, a Finance Officer and Admin/Logistics Assistant, co-ordinating closely with LSTM’s UK based HR Department in staff matters and represent LSTM at strategically identified events and conferences. In addition, you will be required to undertake travel as necessary. 

To be successful, it is essential that the applicant must have completed MBBS with experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology or midwifery qualification, in addition to Masters level degree in a relevant subject area. You must possess good knowledge and understanding of application of medical statistics, current internationally agreed strategies to address SRH and MNH needs as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods. You must have demonstrable experience of successfully managing research or technical assistance programmes, valued in excess of £1 million GBP, along with relevant senior level management experience. Your extensive experience of working in Tanzania and/or other African countries must include providing high quality technical assistance including at national or country level and providing high quality expertise in the design and/or implementation of monitoring and evaluation of programmes aimed at improving MNH and/or SRH. Your experience of working with Ministry of Health, Bilateral Donors and UN organisations in a variety of country settings and of leading technical assistance or research teams to successfully bid for programmes through proposal development, then delivery and dissemination is essential. 

Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and time management skills will be critical to the successful delivery of the post. In addition, you must be able to work productively and co-operatively as a team leader, develop excellent working relationships with academic and non-academic colleagues and remain sensitive to a variety of cultures.

Closing Date: 29th July 2018

Please Note:

1.       Only those application forms submitted along with CV and cover letter on LSTM’s web portal, will be accepted.

2.       Post for Tanzanian and Zanzibari nationals only

3.       We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient number of applications.

4.       Successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS and/or other international criminal record check prior to appointment and at regular points during employment. The outcome must be satisfactory to LSTM, as the duties of this post will involve direct and/or indirect contact with vulnerable adults and/or children.

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