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Pekua Ndani: Job Opportunity at DAI International – Health Policy Advisor


DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

Health Policy Advisor
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Location: Tanzania
Job Code: 3565
Service Title: A. Health Policy Advisor
Estimated Period of Performance: 6/15/2018 – 6/14/2023
Place of Performance: CDC Office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Service Objectives:
To assist CDC-Tanzania with the management of policy and communication issues, with an emphasis on maximizing the impact of both financial and technical resources;  participate in three major domains of work within CDC-Tanzania: policy, coordination, and program management; and provide technical assistance and guidance to the USG health team on key health policy issues, including strategic direction for public health programming, sustainability, country ownership, and governance, as well as issues involving internal documentation and external outreach.  Contractor employee will also provide expert analysis of critical health policy issues for CDC and USG and guide the design of policy alternatives to address these challenges.

A.1 Task Requirements (Description of Tasks):
1.   Assist the Country Director and Deputy Country Director, CDC-Tanzania, with strategic planning, overall programming decisions, and coordination of technical activities
2.   Provide policy support and guidance for CDC-Tanzania operational issues, including transition planning, program strategy, and various HQ initiatives.
3.   Provide technical policy support and guidance to the interagency health team on transition strategy and annual country operational program preparation.
4.   Support CDC-Tanzania on other policy issues, as needed.
5.   Write reports, abstracts, articles, and policy briefs and make oral presentations to disseminate public health evaluation findings and to advocate for policy changes and the evolution of health system related programs in Tanzania.
6.   Travel to various locations in country to attend national working groups meetings, including those charged with developing strategic and operational plans and policies. As needed, provide technical input and/or written content to USG technical teams for national policy documents.
7.   Promote a cross-team, cross-program approach to public health, with an emphasis on integrated, sustainable solutions to critical problems.
8.   Participate in development of planning and execution of high-level visits by USG representatives.
Coordination and Advocacy:
9.   Develop standard operating procedures to improve communication and coordination within
CDC-Tanzania to ensure consistency of messaging between CDC HQ and Field staff.
10. Collaborate with CDC-Tanzania communications staff to develop and distributes a variety of internal and external communication (with various frequencies) using various methodologies and mediums.
Program Management
11. Support the grants management team with coordination, planning, and financial analysis.
12. Provide guidance and strategy for CDC’s cooperative agreements and grants related to HHS, and serve in a supportive management role on projects related to quality improvement, surveillance, information systems, and research.
13. Serve as the technical advisor for health systems and policy-related cooperative agreements.
14. Engage health development partner, Fora, as appropriate to advance CDC/USG strategic objectives, including alignment with and leveraging of programmatic and technical resources.
15. Day-to-day activities may in certain instances involve in-country (Tanzania) travel for the purpose of providing technical assistance or attending meetings to fulfill a specific program’s oversight, monitoring, or training requirements such as to send subject matter experts to international locations to provide and share expertise in disease intervention, public health practices, etc.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Certifications:

• Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Policy, or Public Administration
• At least five years of experience with public health program implementation and/or research with international experience in global health, particularly with PEPFAR.
• At least five years of experience in health policy, including education and training for health care workers, health systems financing, and health system governance.
• At least five years of experience in public health systems and programs at the facility, district and national levels, and an understanding of governmental efforts to decentralize and integrate health services, particularly in low-resource settings.
• At least five years of experience in developing strategies to build human and institutional capacity of host country counterparts and systems, as well as analytical methods to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of capacity building activities.
• At least three or more years of experience using Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; experience with GIS and/or statistical software.
• At least three or more years of experience in oral and written communication skills relating to policy analysis, cross-cultural negotiation, and presentation of research findings.
• At least five years of experience working with US Government funding mechanisms and fiduciary requirements of partners and CDC program managers.


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