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Job Opportunity at D-tree International – Field Coordinator

Field Coordinator 

Reports to: Program Manager Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Start Date: April2022  

Who we are 

D-tree International is a global digital health organization dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to high quality primary healthcare in underserved areas. We do this by working with governments to design, build and  deploy digital tools for frontline health workers that improve their ability to deliver high-quality, evidence-based  care. D-tree engages with governments to develop a shared vision for the potential of digital health, demonstrates 

the effectiveness of digital systems to improve health outcomes, and accompanies governments to scale these  digital systems nationally and institutionalize them within their broader health systems.  

D-tree is among the most experienced digital health partners in Tanzania, having worked with the government and  multiple NGO partners since 2008 on a wide range of digital health programs focused on improving the quality of  healthcare delivery.We are currently collaborating with the Tanzanian government on a digitally-enabled primary  health care program in Kibaha, which has gained significant interest and is poised to strengthen a number of  government digital health systems in Tanzania. We are also engaged in an Early Childhood Development (ECD) 

research collaboration in which we are designing digital tools to facilitate an integrated community-based ECD  parenting program. Recently, we began engaging as the digital health partner in a large-scale community health  HIV/TBprogram. As our portfolio in the digital community health space continues to grow, we have an opportunity  to expand our engagement with the national government to serve as a key digital health partner for strengthening  primary health care services. This is an exciting opportunity to help deepen and expand our work and impact.  

Who you are 

We are seeking a full time FieldCoordinator, based in one of the regions inTanzania(Arusha, Dodoma, Kilimanjaro, Manyara, or Singida) to support D-tree’s role in a USAID-funded community health HIV/TB program. The Field Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Program Manager so that digital health projects are delivered within  scope, on schedule, and within budget. Together with the Program Manager, you will work with the program  consortium and the D-tree team to strengthen Tanzania’s digital community health system and lead its roll-out  across the region. Given the technical nature of our work, you will participate in the design process ofdigital systems – working closely with program partners and the Government of Tanzania to understand and document needs,  collaborating with D-tree’s technology team to propose solutions, and contributing to software requirements  specification.During roll out and program implementation, you will work closely with the Program Manager and the  consortium to develop training and implementation plans, program monitoring tools, and troubleshooting plans to  ensure smooth implementation. This is a dynamic and challenging role requiring individuals who are quick learners,  are comfortable with technology, can work with different partners, and can effectively communicate technical  topics to a non-technical audience. 

Regional Coordination and Implementation 

Lead D-tree’s efforts of a complex digital health program in one region of Tanzania in collaboration with the prime  project partner and other stakeholders. Key responsibilities include: 

  • Coordinating and leading the preparation, logistics, and implementation of meetings and digital health trainings with program partners, government, and system users such as community health workers, facility  health workers, and supervisors 
  • Build the capacity of partners and local CSOs to be able to train on, implement, and monitor digital systems  • Leading follow-up and supervision activities by conducting regular site visits and/or phone calls to support  health workers and monitor project progress 
  • Reviewing program dashboards, internally and with partners and district government teams, to understand  trends in user activity, health impact, and system functioning; identify areas for improvement and propose  strategies to improve system and program performance 
  • Trouble-shooting hardware and software issues with mobile devices among users and work with the  Program Managerto clearly track and document progress  
  • Liaising with the technology team, partners, district government teams and others on the program team to  ensure successful app updates, and identify and solve technical issues as they arise 
  • Contributing to monthly activity planning for the region and related budget forecasts 

Cross-cutting Project Support 

Support the Program Manager during program design, development, testing, and implementation  activities. This includes contributing to the design and development of digital solutions; system testing;  training preparation and execution; designing supervision processes and user payment or motivation  schemes; monitoring and trouble-shooting post implementation, etc. 

Communication and Representation 

Represent D-tree to regional, district, and community stakeholders and clearly communicate program progress,  technical issues, challenges, and any other relevant matters. Key responsibilities include:  • Participate in meetings/calls with regional/district partners, government teams, and other  stakeholders 

  • Write field reports from training and follow-up/supervision activities 
  • Develop and foster effective working relationships with the partners and government officials at the  regional, district, and community levels 
  • Compile success stories and project achievements to be disseminated through different channels as  will be discussed and agreed by program team 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

What we are looking for 

We are looking for motivated, passionate individuals who are willing to wear multiple hats and do what it takes to  make our projects succeed. The following attributes are a general overview, but we will consider individuals who do  not meet all of the details below if you have the right skill set and attitude.  

Basic requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, global development) OR Advanced Diploma with at  least 3 years’ experience in public health programs 
  • Experience in Public Health, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Community Development, Social  Work, Digital Health, Working with Government of Tanzania a plus 
  • Strong coordination skills; good communication and inter-personal skills 
  • Good analytical skills; ability to think logically and rationally about problems and solution oriented 
  • Must be able to collaborate effectively with a team but should be self-motivated and be able to work  independently 
  • Experience in adult capacity building/training a plus 
  • Proven computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required 
  • Fluent in Swahili and good written and spoken English 
  • Tanzanian nationality required 

Salary Range:  

26,000,000 to 40,000,000 TZS gross annual salary inclusive of all cash compensation  

Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by  the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. 

Application Information  

To apply for this role please follow the instructions below. Applications which do not meet these requirements will  not be considered. This position is open to Tanzanian nationals only. 

To apply for this position, please fill in the form here: 

You will need to include: 

Cover letter that clearly and concisely explains how you meet the required skills and experience specified above 

Your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, showing your work history and achievements. 

Deadline for applications: Open until filled 


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