GF Coordinator at Ministry of Health (Wizara ya afya) through Global Fund Grants September, 2018

Posted by | September 8, 2018 | Jobs In Tanzania

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Employment Opportunity

Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)  through Global Fund Grants is looking for enthusiastic, creative and energetic individuals to fill the following vacant positions:-
Job Tittle: GF Coordinator (1 Position)
Location: Dodoma
Reporting To: Director of Policy and Planning
Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Coordinate all communication between the MoHSW Permanent Secretary and GF supported programmes (NACP, NMCP, NTLP, HSS) and external agencies (MSD, TFDA, NIMR).
  2. Scrutinize monthly financial disbursement flash reports and PSM indicator reports compiled by GFCU staff and forward completed reports to MoHSW PS.
  3. Scrutinize and endorse quarterly progress and financial oversight reports before submission to MoHSW PS.
  4. Arrange and coordinate preparations for ad hoc meetings as these are initiated by GFCU or requested by the MoHSW Permanent Secretary, the GF supported programmes or the external agencies.
  5. Discuss at GFCU’s weekly coordination meetings and finally endorse feedback reports to GF supported programmes and external agencies before GFCU staff’s transmission of reports to programmes and agencies.
  6. Oversee the preparation of and chair the regular two-monthly meetings with programmes and external agencies.
  7. On delegation from the MoHSW Permanent Secretary represent the PS externally on GF programmes related matters vis-a-vis external stakeholders like LFA and GF; TNCM; MoF; and PMO-RALG.
  8. Identify and coordinate the preparation of correspondence and relevant documentation required to communicate effectively with external stakeholders.
  9. Ensure that the MoHSW PS is well informed about key GF programme issues between MoHSW and external stakeholders.

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  • Keep oversight and ensure follow-up with GF supported programmes on timely and accurate adherence to:
    1. Conditions Precedent
    2. Special Conditions
    3. Time Bound Actions
  • GF Coordinator: Keep oversight of GF supported programmes’ performance in terms of timely and high quality financial and progress reporting to:
    1. LFA and GF (PUDR, EFR, training plans, performance frameworks, audit reports)
    2. TNCM (Dash Boards)
  1. Ensure that financial controls are maintained by the GF Finance and compliance Officer according to the LSR financial management roles and responsibilities outlined in the Operations Manual for GF grants.
  2. Keep oversight on procurement and supplies management of items that are planned to be procured under GFATM grants, follow the procurement processes and alert the MoHSW Permanent Secretary on off-track procurements.
  3. Coordinate the GFCU’s facilitation and participation in LFA’s verification of PUDRs.
  4. Coordinate the planning and preparation of new GF projects, project phases and support modalities (e.g. single stream financing)
  5. Provide relevant information and otherwise facilitate the PS, CMO, and Programme Managers’ participation in TNCM, GF Missions, and other GF related events.
  6. Coordinate the GFCU’s assistance to programmes and external agencies with assessment of capacity enhancement requirements and advise on capacity building opportunities.
  7. Maintain oversight with timely progress and predicaments met by GF programmes and external agencies.
  8. Visit GF programmes and external agencies as required to achieve oversight and coordinate appropriate measures to address off-track activities.
  9. Chair the weekly GFCU coordination meetings, and coordinate and direct GFCU staff for achievement of the GFCU objectives.
  10. Ensure understanding and compliance with Global Fund Grant Agreement requirements and applicable operational policies and guidelines of the Global Fund (such as the Operational Policy Manual,  Code of Conduct for Recipients and  Guidelines for Grant Budgeting)
  11. Report on status of Grant covenants, management actions and audit recommendations (internal and external) (semi-annually)
  12. Advocate, support and follow-up on approval of P&I
  13. Undertake and support periodic portfolio and grant risk assessment and strengthen mitigating actions
  14. Facilitate and support Global Fund led Country Team, Board, donor and partner missions to the country
Experience and Qualifications:
  1. Medical degree or a relevant health related degree, with a Master’s degree in Health Related Fields. A Master’s degree in Public Health or Epidemiology will be preferable.
  2. At least 5 years of senior-level experience in designing, implementing, and managing HIV-related projects.
  3. Extensive field experience including working within the Tanzania Government’s health system.
  4. A proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Significant experience of working and collaborating with all levels of Tanzanian Government within the health sector.
  6. Experience of working in collaboration with local and international partners.
  7. Demonstrated experience of managing GF or other donor-financed projects.
  8. Fluent in both English oral and written, as well as good communication skills.
  9. Age limit: 50 years
Terms of Employment: 2.3 year Contract (Renewable based on Performance and availability of funds)

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Details on How to Apply:
If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, please send your cover letter describing why you are the right candidate for the position, a curriculum vitae/resume detailing your experience, relevant copy of certificates and three (3) professional referees from previous and current place of employment. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and all interview costs will be borne by the applicants. Successfully candidates should be ready to relocate to Dodoma. To find out more about these positions kindly visit
Note: All applications should be sent on or before 12th September, 2018 to:-  
Permanent Secretary, 
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, 
University of Dodoma, 
Faculty of Social Science in Community Development, 
Building No 11, P.O Box 743, 
40478 DODOMA.

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