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Job Opportunity at Medical Teams International Tanzania, Medical Coordinator

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Job Opportunity at Medical Teams International Tanzania, Medical Coordinator


Medical Coordinator  

Job Description

Department: Programs

Reports to Direct: Program Manager Technical: Health Coordinator

Location Field Office, with frequent travel to health facilities

Work Days & Hours Monday-Friday, 40-45 hours/week, occasional weekends and public holidays

Supervises

Direct: Health Facility Staff Technical: NA

MTI Calling: Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

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JOB SUMMARY                                                                                                                                                                                  

Responsible for the technical supervision of all medical programming at the regional level. Takes the lead in monitoring service quality, drug supply, staff development, reporting and exercises budgetary responsibility.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                             

  • Work closely with the Program Manager, senior management and field teams to determine operational needs of the medical program and medical staff training needs
  • Monitor and evaluate health sector service delivery objectives, indicators and outcomes of regional programs; Make program adjustments as needed to align with donor and MTI requirements
  • Utilize Unit 4 ERP system to analyse supply need and oversee timely procurement of equipment and adequate drug supply in accordance with consumption needs, national drug protocol and program budget
  • Assist in implementing HR functions related to staff management (hiring, training, promotion, disciplinary action, termination) and ensure training and capacity building of health facility staff
  • Represent MTI at health coordination meetings, task force meetings and other partner coordination meetings and communicate relevant information back to staff
  • Maintain relationships as first point of contact with public health department donors and partners
  • Act as last line clinical consultation and make recommendations for referrals for specialized care
  • Lead production of site and donor reports including compiling and analysing data, compiling narrative and analysis
  • Work with management and partner agencies for outbreak preparedness and contingency planningProvide input to proposal and budgeting processe
  • Ensure direct reports have clear objectives, receive mentorship and participate in capacity building opportunities
  • Conduct performance evaluations and enforce disciplinary procedures as per MTI policy
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies

Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of medicine (MD) is required
  • Postgraduate training in Public Health is an added advantage
  • Registration with Medical Council of Tanganyika (MCT)
  • Valid practising license is required

EXPERIENCE 

4 years of experience in hospital practice relating to primary health care, maternal and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases; inclusive of 2 years at a managerial level is required

Experience with an international NGO or UN agency is required

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES                                                              

  • Knowledge of humanitarian operations and project cycle management
  • Knowledge of Tanzania MoHA, WHO and UN health systems and policies
  • Basic knowledge of health strengthening methods and best practices
  • Basic knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in relief and development programs

SKILLS

  • Skilled in project cycle management
  • Skilled in capacity building and mobilizing staff to achieve a common goal
  • Skilled in relationship building with the ability to liaise with multiple partner agencies
  • Skilled in using Unit 4 ERP, HIS and HMIS database systems
  • Skilled in data analysis and writing reports
  • Skilled at using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

ABILITIES

  • Keen interest to mentor others
  • Ability to travel to health facilities frequently and at times upon short notice
  • Ability to exercise considerable initiative to plan, organize and follow through to meet deadlines
  • Ability to support MTI Calling and adhere to the MTI Code of Conduct

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS

This position requires frequent travel to health facilities located in remote areas with very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position.  Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. 

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Application Procedure:

All interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three work related referee to: recruitmenttz@medicalteams.org

Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.

Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line “Medical Coordinator”

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