23 May 2015

Junior Field Officer

  Ally       23 May 2015

DURATION: 07 months (with possibility of extension)
Since 1950, Doctors with Africa - CUAMM is an international organization devoted to the promotion and protection of African populations’ health.
Working in Tanzania since 1968, CUAMM operates in tune with national and local policies to offer accessible and fair health care.

CUAMM team in Njombe is looking for a committed and motivated Junior Field officer in order to integrate the project “Strengthening Community based Mother and Child Health Interventions in Njombe Region”.
The field officer will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the activities of the project at community level (Njombe DC & Makete DC villages of intervention).

Under the management of the Senior Field officer and the Project Manager, the Junior Field officer will be responsible for:
· Supporting the Project Manager and the Senior Field officer in organizing and implementing activities of the project;
· Conducting field visits;
· Preparing reports and analysis;
· Monitoring the data collection process;
· Sustaining a good network and relationship with all stakeholder at community level and also local authorities;
· Other duties related to CUAMM’ programs according to the Project Manager requests

· Holder of a degree in community development, development study, social sciences or any relevant subject links with the position;
· At least 2 years of experience on a similar position OR 3 years of experience working at community level in rural context;
· At least 1 year of experience on health project, preferably on Maternal, New born and Child health issues;
· Candidate may have a good knowledge of Njombe Region environment especially Njombe and Makete Districts Villages;
· Be able to drive motorcycle in remote area, on long distance and holding a driving license class A;
· Proficiency with Windows and Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access etc.) computer packages;
· Previous working experience with international NGOs adds advantage;

· Welling to work at community level;
· Strong consideration & commitment to the beneficiary of the project;
· Good communication skills;
· Flexibility to adapt to new and sometimes unplanned situations;
· Ability to work well in an international team - collaboratively, supportively, and respectfully with others;
· Able to plan work efficiently using own initiative;
· Ability to prioritize and manage varied workload and competing deadlines
· Willingness to work outside core hours when needed, to meet the requirements of the role;

LANGUAGES: Swahili and English (essential) / Knowledge of Kikinga and/or Kibena add advantage.

JOB STATION: Field officer is based in Njombe town with frequent travel and stay to Njombe region rural area (Njombe Town 30% of working time – Makete DC & Njombe DC Rural area 70% of working time).

Application must be received not later than Friday 29th May, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. (application received after the deadline will not be considered). Interested candidates should send applications in English, with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), cover letter and the contact of at least two referees (1 referee must be the line manager of previous employment).
Your cover letter (maximum 2 pages) should highlight your interest in working with CUAMM and your motivation for undertaking this job. It should detail your relevant experience, highlighting how this is in line with above job description and person specification. Please indicate your availability, including any notice period and your preferred start date if appointed, as well as your wage expectations.
Complete application needs to be sent to the following address:

Doctors with Africa CUAMM
P. O. Box 361, Njombe
Msamaria Mwema Hospital Road, Nazareth Street, Block 704 T

This vacancy is open to candidates of either sex.
Due to the number of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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