The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is supporting the implementation of the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in Mbola Tanzania. The project employs a community-based integrated development approach to help lift rural communities out of the poverty trap that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide.
The Millennium Villages Project is supported by Millennium Promise, a non-profit organization, whose vision is the eradication of extreme global poverty.
Millennium Promise’s mission is to encourage individuals and organizations to join the fight against global poverty, disease, and hunger through an unprecedented campaign that draws on the support of all parts of society (individuals, businesses, charitable organizations, faith-based groups, and governments) to ensure the success of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and the end of extreme poverty by 2025.
The Millennium Villages Project is also supported by the MDG Centre of the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York operating in East and South Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. The center focuses on policy support at the national level and provides advisory services to the Millennium Villages Project (MVP).
The intention is to scale up MDG-related interventions to district and national levels in East and Southern Africa. The MDG Centre provides policy support for seven countries in East and Southern Africa—Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
UNDP Tanzania is seeking to engage a Community Health worker’s Manager (CHWM) for the Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in Mbola, Tabora Region. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Health Coordinator, and overall supervision of the Project Team Leader.
Duties and Responsibilities:
(i) Responsible and answerable to the Health Coordinator of the project.
(ii) In charge of all matters related to Community Health Workers (CHWs).
(iii)To ensure responsibility of his/her subordinate staff in the cluster.
(iv)To maintain disciplinary code and adherence to medical ethics in the conducts of CHWs.
(v) Solving problems of his/her subordinates.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
a. Hold biweekly meetings with Senior Community Health Workers to collect CHW weekly reports and relevant health data as well as feedback provision.
b. Ensure proper record keeping, correct and timely report writing in the cluster.
c. Identify actionable items on weekly reports and design timely interventions to improve the health of the community based on incoming data.
d. Fill out monthly reports and compiling data received from Senior Community Health Workers for onward transmission to Health Coordinator.
e. Work closely with the e-Health specialist in the implementation of e-health and m-health initiatives.
f. Be responsible for coordinating comprehensive trainings for new CHWs and refresher trainings for continuing CHWs and Senior CHWs.
g. Be responsible for coordinating CHW’s attendance to continuing medical education classes and identifying new learning opportunities for CHWs to enhance carrier development and professionalism.
h. Develop training curriculum and manuals for ongoing CHW trainings.
i. Conduct training evaluations, field supportive supervisions and appraisals to CHWs.
j. Lead and maintain an on-going certification process for Community Health Workers.
k. Lead community morbidity and mortality review meetings every quarter to evaluate a specific Community Health Worker and enable prevention of avoidable morbidities and mortalities in the community.
l. Responsible for identifying new CHWs for hiring in liaison with the Health Coordinator.
m. Maintaining and updating the CHWs register.
n. Ensuring all Verbal Autopsies are timely conducted in the cluster.
o. Monitoring and supervising supply chain for all supplies used by CHWs.
p. General support for health team and other MVP teams inter-sectoral initiatives.
(i) To attend meetings related to his/her work as may be required by District Medical Officer (DMO) or MVP.
(ii) To provide health education to the community.
(iii)Ensure regular, correct and up-to-date documentation and sharing of lessons learnt and best practices.
(iv)To foster close collaboration with communities and civil society
organizations operating in the area.
(v) To perform any other duties as may be required by his/her supervisor.
(vi)Training and facilitation of meetings.
Education and professional qualifications:
• First degree in Nursing, Home Economics and Human Nutrition , Sociology, Business Administration majoring in Public Health and Environmental Health Services with 2-3 years of leading community health interventions.
• Advanced diploma in Clinical medicine and Nursing with relevant experience of more than 4 years at managerial positions will also be considered.
• Ability to conduct trainings and facilitate meetings.
• Ability to work with minimum supervision.
• Must have interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
• Must be innovative, dynamic and self motivated person.
• Fluency in both English and Kiswahili languages is a must.
• Must be computer literate (including Ms-Word, Ms-Excel and Ms-PowerPoint)
• Must be registered with relevant bodies (if applicable).
• She or he must be willing to work in rural/remote areas in the project area.
• Must be a team player and demonstrate leadership skills.
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