Tuesday, April 17, 2018

District Field Supervisor - PCI Tanzania


District Field Supervisor, Tanzania
Tracking Code 600-566
Job Description
PCI is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing diseases, improving community health, and promoting sustainable development worldwide. With support from Eleanor Crook Foundation and Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, PCI Tanzania will be implementing an operations research study in Mara Region of Tanzania called EFFECTS: “Engaging Fathers for Effective Child Nutrition and Development in Tanzania”, in collaboration with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Purdue University, and the African Academy of Public Health .

To understand the benefits of integrating nutrition and early child development interventions and the benefits of engaging fathers in these interventions, the project will consist of 4 intervention arms (in addition to a control arm). Across the study arms, women’s and men’s peer groups will be facilitated by Community Health Workers (CHWs) in 80 communities throughout Musoma Rural and Butiama Districts.

• Working closely with the EFFECTS Program Manager, the EFFECTS M&E officers, and the Community Health Workers (CHWs), each EFFECTS District Field Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing the formation and functioning of 10-14 peer female or male peer groups in the community.

The position reports to the Program Manger. There are a total of 8 openings, with 4 based in Musoma and 4 based in Butiama.

Important Note: The positions requires frequent travel within the district & applicants must be comfortable with driving motorbikes.


Field supervisors will be expected to:

• Work with community leaders and the Ministry of Health to identify and enrol CHWs to lead the EFFECTS peer groups.
• Ensure informed consent is obtained from both CHWs and peer group members who enrol in the study.
• With other EFFECTS team members, participate in CHW training and support CHWs to become proficient in project materials and appropriate communication and support to members of their peer groups

• Fully understand the EFFECTS study, its different research arms and to communicate effectively in the community about the goals and implementation of the study.
• Ensure that the logistics are properly coordinated to support the work of the CHWs
• Ensure that the CHWs are provided with critical supplies to conduct their work, including EFFECTS and MOH-approved IEC materials.
• Ensure adherence to the EFFECTS protocol by each CHW in accordance with their assigned study arm.

• Ensure that a mentorship and supportive supervision plan is in place for all trained CHWs
• Provide mentorship and supportive supervision for all trained CHPs (including observing the peer group meetings, providing refresher training, routine phone calls, courtesy calls, etc.)
• Maintain confidentiality of information shared by CHWs
• Ensure that participant feedback on training and supportive supervision processes is synthesized and fed into planning for future activities such as refresher trainings, and supportive supervision activities.

• Take responsibility for the effective flow of communication and information between and among all stakeholders, including the EFFECTS team and CHWs
• Respond to inquiries regarding the intervention as requested by the relevant country staff.
• Ensure that the Program Manager and the EFFECTS global team are aware of the bottlenecks, constraints, and challenges at community level and at project level, and leverage their support to resolve these at all levels as appropriate.

• In coordination with the M&E officer, ensure that the data collection tools are readily available, and information is entered correctly and promptly.

• Ensure that all project documentation is properly completed, stored and submitted.


• University degree (Bachelor's degree or MPH) in Nutrition, Community Development, Education, Sociology or related field. Experience in Early Child Development is an added advantage.
• Experience & Skills- REQUIRED:
• At least 5 years professional experience in community development work for international NGOs/aid organizations.
• Demonstrated experience in supporting, mentoring and training other staff in community mobilization, nutrition, early childhood development, and/or social and behavior change interventions
• Experience coordinating or managing projects at district level
• Experience in collaboration with partners, government officials, community leaders, and community-based organizations;
• Excellent skills and experience using technology for data collection, such as mobile phone or tablet based data collection
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, including knowledge of common statistical software packages, relational database systems, and web technologies.
• Strong Kiswahili and English writing skills to prepare reports, promotional materials and oral presentations.
• Innovation & creativity: demonstrated experience with contributing new ideas for solving various program/organization related issues.

• Technical experience with implementing or managing early childhood development projects at district and community levels.
• Experience working with men/fathers for improved child nutrition or child development.
• Prior experience building capacity of CHWs.
• Experience working in Mara region of TZ. Highly organized and detail-oriented Strong problem-solving skills
• Thinks and acts strategically
• Nutrition and/or early childhood development technical skills
• Creativity and resiliency in face of challenges

• A first review of candidates will take place after April 27th, 2018
• PCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
• Only successful candidates will be contacted 

Job Location Musoma & Butiama, , Tanzania
Position Type