Program Assistant – F&E Behavior Change Program NTD Programs – Helen Keller International

Key Responsibilities:
Assist the program manager to plan and implement all activities for the F&E behavior change activities in Ngorongoro district, including trainings, data collection, supporting women’s groups and CHWs, procuring equipment, and working closely with district health teams.
Assist program manager in accurate collection of monitoring data and analysis in order to ensure that program keeps on track as well as in order to share with donors, inform future efforts, and increase quality of services provided to the community.
Serve as liaison to ensure strong planning and communication between district health teams, Helen Keller Intl staff, and district authorities.
Compose field activity plans and reports, monthly and quarterly updates, meeting minutes, fund reconciliations, PowerPoint presentations, Excel statistical reports, and other required documentation as required by Helen Keller Intl.
Identify challenges to achieving the goal of trachoma elimination by 2030 and develop and implement solutions to overcome those challenges.
Perform any other duties as directed by Program Manager.

Desired Qualifications and Experience
Must possess a degree or diploma in a relevant field plus at least one (1) year of work experience in field-based health work in rural Tanzania, OR a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in the same.
Should be willing to live and work full-time in a very rural district of Tanzania, in its district capital (likely a village), with frequent visits to remote communities.
Must be a Tanzanian national, fluent in Kiswahili and Kimaa (the Maasai language), and with a working knowledge of English. Candidates already based in Ngorongoro district are encouraged to apply.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Should have experience working with women’s groups, Community Health Workers (CHWs), or Local Government Authorities (LGAs).
Experience in hygiene and sanitation/environmental health/behavior change is highly preferred. Technical skills in NTDs and trachoma are an added advantage.
Demonstration of strong program planning, organizational, and communication skills.
Must be competent in Microsoft packages (Excel, Word, etc.) and in use of email.
Should be a strategic thinker, who possesses strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.

Method of Application
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and current CV to Tz.recruitment@hki.org noting the specific job title in the subject line.

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