New Jobs at Management and Development for Health (MDH)

Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to addressing the public health priorities of the people of Tanzania and the world at large. These priorities include communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH); Nutrition; Non-Communicable Diseases of public health significance; as well as Health System Strengthening. MDH strongly believes in and works in partnership with various local and global institutions, Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC); President’s Office Regional Authorities and Local Government (PORALG); donor agencies; academic and non-academic institutions; implementing partners; civil society, community-based and faith-based organizations and others.

Job Opportunities At Management and Development for Health (MDH), May 2021

In this regard MDH now invites applications from suitable, qualified and skilled persons to fill the following available vacancies





Position Summary:

The Project Manager will play a critical role in the coordination and management of this new project of the Global Health Security Agenda information systems and Laboratory strengthening. S/He will serve in a team as project leader while guiding technical officers on inputs from various resources to a team of developers. S/he will coordinate and oversee leading person in designing plans, workflows and providing a solution to challenges experienced during implementation. He will coordinate MDH, MOHCDGEC, PORALG, and CDC

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating all project activities and reports from all supported Regions.
  2. Coordinates and convenes respective ITF GHS Project meetings between MDH and MOHCDGEC, PORALG, CDC, and other stakeholders in the implementation of the ITF GHS project.
  3. Work with MOHCDGEC, PORALG, R/CHMT to implement planned activities, roll out IDSR in selected regions and oversee orientation of R/CHMTs
  4. Coordinates M&E, Laboratory, and HIS components of ITF GHS Project.
  5. Prepares and shares Implementation/Performance Reports (monthly, Quarterly) with MDH senior Management.
  6. Leads and provides oversight to the Lab officer to achieve planned activities in the lab components
  7. Leads and Provides oversight to HIS Officer in setting up a functional and integrated eIDSR and implementing day-to-day planned activities.
  8. Work with the Training unit to Coordinate and Support Orientation/ Training of R/CHMT, IDSR Focal Persons in the Project implementation Regions
  9. Provides Joint Supportive supervision with MOHCDGEC, R/CHMT
  10. Strengthens EBS at the National regional and district level
  11. Develops EBS SOPs.
  12. Work with Finance department to monitor finance and expenditure reports and report in monthly quarterly review meetings.
  13. Work closely with the SI directorate to optimize project implementation
  14. Work closely with Lab department to achieve efficiencies and desired quality
  15. Do any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills

  1. Bachelor degree in biomedical science
  2. Master’s degree in Public Health, epidemiology or biostatistics.
  3. At least 3 years of experience working in public health programs/ services.
  4. Five years working experience in program management
  5. Skills in project monitoring and evaluation
  6. Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication.
  7. Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and the internet.
  8. Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines.

Project:       AFYA KWANZA
Location:     DAR ES SALAAM

Position Summary:
As MDH driver he/she will perform duties of driving a vehicle to ensure safe transportation of authorized personnel from various destinations. He/she will make sure all passengers are assisted on entry and exit if need be. The driver is required to drive all types of vehicles of the organization. He/she will be responsible to transport individuals to and from various places like senior services offices, human services organizations, worksites, health educational institutions, medical facilities, drug stores, and other desired locations. He/she will be required to keep travel records of the vehicle, will request passenger to fasten seat belt before the start of any journey for their safety purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Drive the project vehicle safely; transporting authorized personnel/passengers.
2. Maintain a clean record of all journeys, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes and greasing.
3. Ensure day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle, perform minor repairs.
4. Comply with laws and regulations for safe driving.
5. Observe all the safety and security procedures.
6. Ensure that all accessories of the vehicles are maintained and checked at all times.
7. Keep a valid driving license and the vehicle’s insurance up to date all the time.
8. Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
9. Must be flexible and able to adapt to abrupt changes in project/transport needs at short notices.

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Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills
1. A level/ O level Secondary School education is essential.
2. Holder of Driving Certificate from a credible institution.
3. At least 3 years of work experience in a similar position. Experience in driving in rural settings will be an added advantage.
4. Keen on the well-being of the given vehicle.
5. Honest on fuel consumption.
6. Ability to record trips in a logbook as trained/ required.
7. Ability to work long hours even after office hours.
8. Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines.





Position Summary:

The ITF GHS laboratory Officer is a highly intellectual individual with enough experience in overseeing laboratory operations and administrations from personnel, facility and safety, test procedures, implementation of the quality management system, and strategic planning. He/She will work in collaborations with the MoHCDGEC, National health laboratory, Donors other Implementing partners, and stakeholders at the national, regional, and district level to ensure GHSA laboratory services are smoothly provided.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. The Project Lab Officer is responsible in Coordinating all GHSA laboratory project activities and reports from supported regions
  2. Provide high-quality technical assistance to improve the availability, use, and quality of diagnostics and implement quality laboratory systems required to facilitate the diagnosis of GHSA diseases
  3. Provide technical assistance to National Health laboratory and MOHCDGEC for the development, implementation, and monitoring of biosafety and biosecurity activities including training and guidelines development
  4. On a gap-filling basis, work with the procurement unit to source for and or deploy quality diagnostic platforms laboratory reagents, consumables, sample collection, and transportation kits and other supplies for rapid timely and accurate lab tests.
  5. Work with the National Laboratory staff to organize and control lab reagents and supply inventory for the supported laboratories.
  6. In collaboration with MOHCDGE/PORALG develop relevant SOPs in relation to GHSA laboratory activities
  7. Work with courier provides technical assistance to facilitate efficient sample transportation.
  8. Liaise with Regional and district laboratory coordinators, laboratory managers and quality officer sat collection hub to resolve any sample referral issues and strategize on system improvement.
  9. Work in Collaboration with MOHCDGEC, PORALG, National Health Laboratory (NHL), CDC, and other stakeholders in the implementation of ITF GHS project planned Laboratory activities.
  10. Work with NHL management to facilitate efficient laboratory operations and testing for the GHSA
  11. Support the National Health Laboratory to implement quality assurance programs for the GHSA laboratory activities.
  12. Work with the NHL and participating regions to coordinate supportive supervision/mentorship visits and provision of technical support for effective and safe specimen collection, sample management, and transportation to the testing laboratories
  13. Work with the participating Regions, District Laboratory Coordinators, and HIS officer to ensure efficient eIDSR components of ITF GHS Project.
  14. Prepare and share Implementation/Performance Reports with supervisor and MDH Senior Management on a monthly and quarterly basis and as required
  15. Participate in the development of work plan and ensure effective execution of the GHSA laboratory activities as per the approved work plan and budget and ensure the intended goals are met
  16. Collaborate with NHL to Coordinate and Supports Orientation/ Training of R/CHMT, Focal Persons on EBS, POE, in the supported Regions.
  17. Any other job-related responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Requirements: Education, Work experience and Skills

  1. A degree or Master’s degree in health laboratory sciences or biomedical laboratory sciences
  2. A minimum of 4 years experience in working at laboratory project management
  3. Ability to collaborate with government health institutions management and other partners
  4. Ability to work both as an individual and as a team with minimum supervision
  1. Excellent command of Swahili and English languages, in written and oral communication.
  2. Experience in basic computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and the internet.
  3. Ability to work under pressure and stringent deadlines.


Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating clearly the position applied for, a detailed copy of their CV, and names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three work related referees.

Applications should be submitted by 9th May 2021, to the Director of Human Resource through e-mail [email protected]. Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note MDH don’t have any recruitment agents and don’t charge any fees to the interested candidates

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