CONSULTANT OPPORTUNITIES
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries globally. Currently, we are seeking qualified and experienced consultants to conduct the following consultancy assignments for its USAID Tulonge Afya project.

  1. Short term full time 3-6 months SBCC Malaria assignment, whereby the consultant will provide expert technical guidance and inputs to the project’s strategies, and work plan activities ensuring the delivery of SBCC interventions and messages that are locally relevant, culturally appropriate and address prioritized malaria SBCC needs.
Tasks:
  1. Support the introduction and rollout of the Caregiving package – under the Naweza adult platform, providing technical advice to guide the delivery of planned community activities, which specifically include TOT workshops with zonal team, Stakeholder package introduction and orientation meeting, & oversight of community volunteer cascade trainings.
  2. Conduct supportive supervision field visits to assess the technical integrity and delivery of CSO implemented community level activities including the appropriate use of materials developed, which include Pregnancy & Caregiving Timed household visits, Pregnancy & Childbirth small group discussions session, School Net Program
  3. Working closely with the project’s creative partners finalize the development of SBC materials, community toolkits and implementation guides under the caregiving package.
  4. Working closely with Vector link, oversee the finalization and roll out of SBCC materials developed to promote IRS activities across key Lake Zone regions.
  5. Provide Technical Assistance (TA) to ZAMEP to support the refinement and rollout of developed SBCC materials.
  6. Act as the project’s Malaria focal contact person with the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, to foster strong working relationship with the National Malaria Control Program and Health Promotion Sections that support the delivery of key work plan activities.
  7. Working closely with the USAID Boresha Afya sister project, ensure that they are actively involved and engaged during the development of all malaria related SBC strategies, messages and activities, to draw on their technical guidance and buy in.
Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Master’s degree (MBA, MPH) in marketing, communications and 7-9 years of related experience; OR Bachelor’s Degree and 9-11 years of related experience.
  • At least 6-7 years’ work experience with a public health, development or marketing organization, of these at least 5 years should be at management level capacity, leading the development and implementation of BCC/SBCC initiatives.
  • Expertise and experience in senior capacity working with print, mass media, ICTs and other electronic media required
  • Knowledge of public health issues in Malaria; Experience working with MoHCDGEC and PORALG.
  • Confident communicator and presenter.
Part time – envisaged 3-6 months assignment working with Faith-Based Organizations to promote Social and Behavior Change
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) and community leaders have great potential to advance progress toward a variety of health and development objectives in Tanzania, including HIV epidemic control and uptake of family planning services. To support achievement of these behavioral objectives, USAID Tulonge Afya will design and implement SBCC strategies and activities that engage FBOs and leaders in key districts. This will include activities to better reach priority audiences, address stigma around HIV, and shift social and gender norms that serve as barriers to behavior change. Therefore, working closely with the project Chief of Party, Director of Communication and Senior Zonal Manager the consultant will develop a strategy and implementation plan for the faith-based program. This strategy should clearly outline how Tulonge Afya can work in collaboration with FBO to achieve its communication objectives and behavior change objectives as they relate to key health issues, HIV and Family Planning particularly. This will require close engagement with FBOs and community leaders to develop this program as provide support to the operationalization of these activities per the implementation plan, to include support to development of implementation tools and guidance.
Preferred Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Tertiary degree or its international equivalent in SBCC, communication, public health, social sciences or related field
  • Demonstrated success working with different denomination Faith Based Organizations is important
  • Clear understanding of the social context in Tanzania, including familiarity with FBOs essential
  • Knowledge of HIV and FP context in Tanzania, including prior USAID/PEPFAR experience essential
  • Experience in advocacy and development of advocacy programs and plans at national and community level
  • Understanding of Social and Behaviour Change Approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple stakeholders and develop and maintain effective relationships with government personnel, stakeholders, and NGO partners; previous experience engaging with MOHCDGEC strongly preferred
  • Native speaker or equivalent fluency in Kiswahili
  • Professional fluency (verbal and written) in English;
  • Good written and verbal presentation skills
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to work in complex and sensitive contexts
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
Application Guidelines
FHI 360 requests that all applications submissions be organized in the manner and format described below:
  • Describe your understanding of work to be performed; Experience and Qualifications (Current CV and three references)
Submit your applications Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume tz_recruitment@fhi360.org & label the email either Consultant Malaria or Consultant FBO
Deadline for Application is 03 August 2019.