Program Manager

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 15 June 2018
  • Tanzania
  • Closing on 15 July 2018
  • Current

Job Description

The Program Managers will be responsible for implementing major programs on the ground, managing partners and donors, monitoring activities, and contributing to the development of future programs. The Program Managers will be supported by project managers and analysts under their direct supervision to implement projects across multiple regions in the Lake Zone of Tanzania, while also providing technical advisory directly to the highest government authorities, including the President’s Office and the Ministry of Health. Location: Dar (Position 1); Mwanza (Position 2)

Responsibilities and Tasks

  1. Manage implementation of multiple projects on the ground, with direct responsibility on budgeting, scheduling, partner engagement, donor relationships and reporting
  2. Participate in decision-making and problem-solving with program leadership to develop and plan Touch’s interventions on the ground
  3. Contribute to strengthening Touch’s profile with major donors and implementing partners, including USAID, Government of Tanzania central authorities, international organizations and prospective funders
  4. Own and manage relationships with program partners, including sub-contractors, vendors and other local and international partners, ensuring that they deliver on agreed upon objectives within timeframe and budget
  5. Collaborate with program team to undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of the programs
  6. Conduct data analyses and prepare reports on program implementation progress and impact for management, donors or other stakeholders
  7. Assist with compliance with USAID and other donor requirements, Government of Tanzania relevant regulations, and organizational policies and procedures
  8. Contribute to expanding Touch’s knowledge of the Tanzanian health system and international public health issues, including relationships with main stakeholders
  9. Assist with preparation of funding proposals
  10. Contribute to suite of communication vehicles, including conference presentations, articles, and marketing materials
  11. Communicate regularly and effectively with various program partners
  12. In addition to the mentioned program responsibilities, if based in Mwanza, the Program Manager will serve as the office leader for Touch’s office, providing general supervision of administrative staff and maintenance of office’s processes and culture; and, serve as Touch’s main full-time representative there contributing to the organization’s presence on the ground and relationships with key local stakeholders

As job vacancy announcements cannot be exhaustive, the Program Managers may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties. A minimum 2-year work commitment is required.

Qualifications of successful candidate

  1. Minimum 4 years relevant professional experience in project management, management consulting experience strongly preferred
  2. Masters or Doctorate degree in relevant field (e.g. MPH, MBA, MPA, MD, international development) or equivalent demonstrated professional experience
  3. Prior management and/or consulting experience in a developing world environment preferred
  4. Experience working with donor regulations, in particular with USAID funded programs
  5. Experience in program monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  6. Leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail
  7. Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in the functional use of Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  9. Solid relationship-building skills and cross-cultural sensitivity: ability to interface with external constituents from a variety of backgrounds
  10. Good judgment and discretion to represent the Touch Foundation in a highly professional manner, as well as respect for local “culture.”

Touch Foundation, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V).

About the Organization

Touch Foundation is a non-for-profit organization funded and led by Lowell Bryan, Emeritus Director at McKinsey & Co. Touch Foundation improves the health of the Tanzanian people by combining the best of public and private sector approaches and expertise to strengthen the health system across different levels of care, from tertiary hospitals down to village-based facilities.

Recognizing that health systems function as a web of interrelated elements, Touch simultaneously focuses on improving the quantity and quality of available healthcare workers and on enhancing healthcare delivery mechanisms. Our Treat & Train program strengthens connections and encourages collaboration in clinical and educational health facilities across the Lake Zone of Tanzania, a largely rural area with a population greater than 17 million. Touch further expands its impact across Tanzania and beyond by providing technical advisory to the Government of Tanzania and development organizations, and sharing lessons learned with the local and international public health community.

Touch’s commitment to addressing Tanzania’s healthcare crisis is coupled with a philosophy that international development should not foster dependency, but rather work to effect long-lasting positive change. We prioritize key areas of intervention and design programs based on robust needs analyses. Touch then acts as a catalyst, facilitating collaboration between local and international partners to bring together the technical expertise required to drive significant improvements in Tanzania’s healthcare landscape.

By partnering with organizations that have a vested and long-term interest in the country - including international governments (e.g. USAID), private sector companies (e.g. Vodafone, Medtronic), and local healthcare and educational institutions - Touch ensures the longevity of our impact, which will endure as we transition improved systems to our local partners.

At Touch, you will join a team of highly mission-driven professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, ranging from management consulting to clinical medicine. You will work closely with team members across all levels and functions, becoming an integral part of our commitment to improving population health in Tanzania.

For more information about Touch Foundation, please visit our website

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