Project Manager, Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Project

Touch Foundation Tanzania

This is a Full-time position in Mwanza, posted 25/12/2017.

Title: Project Manager, Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Project
Location: Mwanza, Tanzania | Tanzania
Apply by 20 January 2018

Job Description
The Project Manager will be responsible in collaboration with Touch leadership to develop and implement our new Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) project. The HTM project will build the healthcare technology management capabilities of a network of hospitals within Touch’s Treat & Train network and develop Bugando Medical Centre (BMC), a 900-bed referral hospital serving approximately one third of the country’s population, into a center of excellence for biomedical engineering services in the country. The HTM project will be integrated in the portfolio of Touch programs and will necessarily leverage existing resources and create synergies to maximize the impact of Touch activities in Tanzania. The Project Manager will drive the development, management and implementation of usually more than one project (although HTM is expected to be the main focus of this position),
managing partners and donors, setting milestones and ensuring completion, monitoring activities on the ground and reporting to senior management. He/she will work under the strategic direction of our Chief Program Officer and Executive Vice President, a former McKinsey Senior Engagement Manager, and supervision of Touch’s Program Managers located in Tanzania.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

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 senior management, program 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 that are broadly in line with the above key duties. A minimum 2 year work commitment is required from the successful candidate.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate:

Minimum 2-3 years relevant professional experience in project management, management consulting experience strongly preferred
Masters or Doctorate degree in relevant field (e.g. MPH, MBA, engineering, international development) 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).

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