Organization: Maternity Africa
Position: Health Secretary II / Human Resources Supervisor
Reports to: Country Director
Duty Station: Kivulini Maternity Centre, Ngaramtoni ya Chini – Arusha
Africa (www.maternityafrica.org) is a Christian-based, charitable,
non-governmental organization registered in Tanzania. It is devoted to
making childbirth safe by providing access to good maternity services
and treatment of obstetric fistulae and other birth related injuries. We
serve the poorest, most vulnerable women by providing free, quality
reproductive health care. All programmes are developed to have a
positive impact on the health and wellbeing of mother and child by
minimizing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Africa is committed to its mission of making childbirth safe and
demonstrating the love and compassion of Christ to all regardless of
race, religion or ethnicity.
This is an
exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, passionate,
results-orientated individual, keen on personnel development, and having
a very close attention to detail and deadlines. We are looking to
appoint a Health Secretary/Human Resources Supervisor who will be
responsible for managing and overseeing Human Resources management at
Maternity Africa, based at Kivulini Maternity Centre, Arusha.
Health Secretary/Human Resources professional we are looking for is
technical – peculiar to the functions of Human Resources, is
accomplished and energetic and able to lead and manage the
implementation of our Human Resources strategic plan, provide insights
and excellence and proven leadership and management experience, in
health care institutions. The Health Secretary/Human Resources
Supervisor will oversee over 75 staff (with a possible growth of number
of employees following expansion of the organization) and immigration
/labour law technicalities pertaining to a small team of international
volunteers. He/she will report to the Country Director and be
accountable for delivering the organization’s Human Resources strategic
direction and goals.
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To be successful, the position requires an individual who has:
- A demonstrated personal integrity
- Strong ethics
- Thorough attention to detail
- Ability to monitor and attend to very strict deadlines
- Strategic vision
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- A positive attitude as a “people person” and a team player.
- A thorough, practical understanding of Tanzanian Employment Law is absolutely essential.
Key result areas
Promote an organizational culture and ethos that reflects the values of
Maternity Africa and fosters integrity, professional excellence and
superior performance. Be an active member of the senior management team
and strategically contribute to the objectives of the organization.
resource management: Facilitate the process of attracting, motivating
and retaining the highest quality staff while promoting a culture of
continuous learning by ensuring that robust policies and practices are
designed, implemented and upheld. Proactively look to develop the Human
Resource strategy with an eye for continuous improvement and compliance.
orientation and staff exit: Facilitate effective, competitive and fair
recruitment processes, efficiently completing all the recruitment,
selection, onboarding references, induction, documentation and necessary
employee registrations and enforcing staff exit procedures and
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of Tanzania labour and immigration laws, disputes and disciplinary
issues: Provide guidance, translation, advice and implement activities
consistently with Tanzania labour and immigration laws, comprehensively
and legally handle and resolve conflict, disputes and disciplinary
issues, correctly advise and guide the management on international
volunteer compliance, employee relations, employment and management of
any labour court matters.
Human resource records management and
reporting: Provide periodic reports for departmental use, line managers,
management and the board of directors, as necessary or requested to
track trends/metrics for appropriate planning and strategic goal
Management of human resources information system:
Ensure that the human resource database system is appropriately and
accurately updated and used in a timely, confidential manner. This
includes setting up new starters, terminating leavers, amending personal
details, updating contract information, inputting performance ratings,
training information and staff absence.
Developing effective and defensible performance evaluation tools and
systems, working closely with line managers to track employee
performance, provide feedback and plan for individual skills and career
development. Conduct regular skills gap analysis to plan and acquire the
Compensation and benefits:
and modelling of reward structures to align with good practice
compensation modalities and organisational sustainability. Implementing
the organisation’s reward strategy and providing administration support
to the Payroll function.
Training and mentorship: Facilitating
learning initiatives, conducting regular training on organizational
culture, values, policies, labour laws and professional conducts to
ensure compliance with organisational policies, procedures and quality
standards. Mentoring junior staff and the general staff and recommending
courses that are beneficial to staff development and individual
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Key qualification, specifications and experience
- A minimum of a Degree in Health Service Administration, Human Resources Management or Public Administration.
professional certification in Human Resources will be highly regarded
i.e. Certificate in Human Resources Management (CHRM), Certified Human
Resource Professional (CHRP)
- Relevant training in management and administration in health institutions is a prerequisite.
three to five years of hands-on Health Service Administration,
management/leadership experience in hospital/health centre contexts and
administration at middle to senior levels, and a ready willingness and
ability to concentrate on realizing Maternity Africa’s strategic
- Experience working in donor-funded projects will be added advantage.
Skills and Competences
- Have a strategic mind-set, coupled with excellent tactical and operational abilities
- Excellent leadership and people-management skills
conversant and current/updated with Tanzania employment laws and
employment guidelines, HR Policy/practices and employee relations
- Strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills
- Administrational and supervisory skills
- Proactive, organised and high ability to plan
- High level proficiency in both written and verbal English and Kiswahili languages
- Proficiency in Microsoft Applications
- Be a ‘people-person’ – someone who is able to interact successfully with and relate to people from diverse backgrounds
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Africa is an equal opportunities employer. Maternity Africa will only
contact/respond to candidates who strictly meet the above requirements.
How to apply
candidates who meet the above qualifications, experience and competence
requirements are advised to send their application letter, detailed
Curriculum Vitae, copies of their academic certificates and testimonials
demonstrating how their experience fits the position to email address email@example.com.
Please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the email address given below by 09.00 on Monday 17th October 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
P.O. Box 16464 Arusha, Tanzania