The Project Manager will lead the on-the-ground implementation activities for the expansion of an Emergency Transportation System (EmTS) to the entire Shinyanga region of Tanzania. The EmTS is an innovative, cost-effective system that uses technology and private community drivers to transport mothers and newborns to health facilities when an emergency occurs, and has been developed and tested by Touch and other partners as part of the Mobilizing Maternal Health (MMH) program in Tanzania. Location: Time will be split between Mwanza and Shinyanga, Tanzania
Responsibilities and duties
- Lead the full implementation of select projects and take full responsibility of project deliverables and milestones
- Direct various activities related to the development of the Foundation’s projects, working in collaboration with management, in-country leadership and program funders
- Prepare, manage and monitor project budgets and implementation workplans in collaboration with program team and financial management
- Own and manage relationships with project partners, including sub-contractors, vendors and other local and international partners, ensuring that they deliver on agreed upon objectives within time frame and budget
- Collaborate with program team to undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of the projects
- Conduct data analyses and prepare reports on project implementation progress and impact for management, donors or other stakeholders
- Assist with compliance with USAID and other donor requirements, Government of Tanzania relevant regulations, and organizational policies and procedures
- Maintain holistic and detailed understanding of project work as well as opportunities for expansion
- Assist with preparation of funding proposals
- Contribute to suite of communication vehicles, including conference presentations, articles, and marketing materials
- Communicate regularly and effectively with various project partners
As job vacancy announcements cannot be exhaustive, the Project Manager may be required to undertake other duties as necessary. A minimum 2-year work commitment is required.
Knowledge, Education, Skills and Experience
- Minimum 2-3 years relevant professional experience in project management
- Masters or Doctorate degree in relevant field or equivalent demonstrated professional experience
- Prior management and/or consulting experience in a developing world environment preferred
- Experience working with donor regulations, in particular with USAID funded programs
- Experience in program monitoring, evaluation and reporting
- Leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail
- Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in the functional use of Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft word
- Solid relationship-building skills and cross-cultural sensitivity: ability to interface with external constituents from a variety of backgrounds
- 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 www.touchfoundation.org.