Overview

Vacancy title: Technical Advisor

JOB DETAILS:
The technical advisor will provide technical support to the PMO and TFNC to assist them to coordinate, provide technical assistance, and strengthen the capacity of nutrition-sensitive sectors for improved multi-sectoral nutrition planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation, to improve implementation and results of the NMNAP and the development of nutrition-sensitive components of the NMNAP II. .

Core accountabilities include:

  • Programmatic: quality planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Representation and coordination within the organization and other stakeholders
  •  To provide support to the Chief of Party in terms of organization, document preparation, and coordination of activities
  • Representation and coordination within the organization and other stakeholders
  • The position will work under the direct line management of the USAID Advancing Nutrition Chief of Party in
  • Tanzania, and is expected to work closely and coordinate with other project staff..

Specific Responsibilities
The Technical Advisor will be responsible for the following, under each area of accountability:
Programmatic

  • Develop, guide and oversee the project’s technical activities related to support to MNMAP, including support for capacity strengthening activities at the national level; technical input to program and policy development; and data monitoring, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Support the results reporting to monitor the project’s performance, including contributing to quarterly, annual and other ad hoc reporting to USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition/HQ.
  • Provide other technical support as requested.

Required Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working effectively in teams and cross-cultural settings.
  • Excellent time management and personal organization skills.
  • Comfortable working in a matrixed, integrated work environment.
  • Confident giving and receiving feedback in a direct, professional manner.
  • Ability to direct multiple long and short-term activities simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Broad capacity building and training experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the socio-cultural issues and nuances of working in communities and with vulnerable populations.
  • Strong capacity to foster new and effective partnerships, including effective participation in technical working groups.
  • Demonstrated ability and affinity for delivering technical assistance in developing countries.
  • Ability to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation plans to determine activity results and monitor impact.
  • Knowledge of USAID and other donor policies, strategies, and program priorities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, food security, social sciences, international development, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working on similar projects.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-sectoral nutrition, especially nutrition-sensitive approaches, food security, food
  • Vacancy title: Technical Advisor

JOB DETAILS:
The technical advisor will provide technical support to the PMO and TFNC to assist them to coordinate, provide technical assistance, and strengthen the capacity of nutrition-sensitive sectors for improved multi-sectoral nutrition planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation, to improve implementation and results of the NMNAP and the development of nutrition-sensitive components of the NMNAP II. .

Core accountabilities include:

  • Programmatic: quality planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Representation and coordination within the organization and other stakeholders
  •  To provide support to the Chief of Party in terms of organization, document preparation, and coordination of activities
  • Representation and coordination within the organization and other stakeholders
  • The position will work under the direct line management of the USAID Advancing Nutrition Chief of Party in
  • Tanzania, and is expected to work closely and coordinate with other project staff..

Specific Responsibilities
The Technical Advisor will be responsible for the following, under each area of accountability:
Programmatic

  • Develop, guide and oversee the project’s technical activities related to support to MNMAP, including support for capacity strengthening activities at the national level; technical input to program and policy development; and data monitoring, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Support the results reporting to monitor the project’s performance, including contributing to quarterly, annual and other ad hoc reporting to USAID and USAID Advancing Nutrition/HQ.
  • Provide other technical support as requested.

Required Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working effectively in teams and cross-cultural settings.
  • Excellent time management and personal organization skills.
  • Comfortable working in a matrixed, integrated work environment.
  • Confident giving and receiving feedback in a direct, professional manner.
  • Ability to direct multiple long and short-term activities simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Broad capacity building and training experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the socio-cultural issues and nuances of working in communities and with vulnerable populations.
  • Strong capacity to foster new and effective partnerships, including effective participation in technical working groups.
  • Demonstrated ability and affinity for delivering technical assistance in developing countries.
  • Ability to develop and apply monitoring and evaluation plans to determine activity results and monitor impact.
  • Knowledge of USAID and other donor policies, strategies, and program priorities.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nutrition, public health, food security, social sciences, international development, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working on similar projects.
  • Strong knowledge of multi-sectoral nutrition, especially nutrition-sensitive approaches, food security, food systems, quality improvement, quality assurance, behavior change communication, community development, and multi-sectoral collaboration.
  • Experience with nutrition-sensitive programming, including familiarity with agriculture; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); social protection, and/or maternal and child health (MCH) programming and linkages with nutrition outcomes.
  • Strong experience coordinating activities with multiple stakeholders to optimize use of limited resources, including development of joint work plans.
  • Strong analytical and research capacity. Experience in strengthening developing country local implementing organizations in M&E a plus.
  • Experience interpreting high-level policies, plans, and legislative frameworks.
  • Experience working effectively in partnership with collaborating organizations including government officials, international donors and agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to respond rapidly to shifting implementation scenarios.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken with strong presentation skills. Kiswahili a strong plus.
  • This position is based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel to Dodoma (up to 30%).
  • systems, quality improvement, quality assurance, behavior change communication, community development, and multi-sectoral collaboration.
  • Experience with nutrition-sensitive programming, including familiarity with agriculture; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); social protection, and/or maternal and child health (MCH) programming and linkages with nutrition outcomes.
  • Strong experience coordinating activities with multiple stakeholders to optimize use of limited resources, including development of joint work plans.
  • Strong analytical and research capacity. Experience in strengthening developing country local implementing organizations in M&E a plus.
  • Experience interpreting high-level policies, plans, and legislative frameworks.
  • Experience working effectively in partnership with collaborating organizations including government officials, international donors and agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to respond rapidly to shifting implementation scenarios.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken with strong presentation skills. Kiswahili a strong plus.
    This position is based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel to Dodoma (up to 30%).

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About Helen Keller International (HKI) Tanzania

Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 20 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. HKI is known for sustainability, reliability, efficiency and the highest level of technical expertise in fighting and treating blindness and malnutrition.

Country Overview
Established in 1984, the HKI-Tanzania office works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoH), local NGO’s, and other national and international development partners in the areas of nutrition and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), particularly trachoma.