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Advocacy Officer
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Deadline: 07 Aug 2017
Category: Legal
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Experience: From 10 year(s)
Education: Bachelor
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Employer: Thamini Uhai
About Company: Thamini Uhai is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization that works on improving maternal and newborn health. Its maternal health program supports national efforts to reduce maternal and early neonatal deaths in Tanzania since 2008. Working with Government of Tanzania and non-governmental partners, Thamini Uhai builds capacity to provide high quality, safe and reliable emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) in government facilities. In total, 37 health facilities are supported to provide EmONC services in Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani regions. These facilities ensure more women in remote settings are able to access life-saving care, saving the lives of both women and their newborns.
Phone: +255+255 22 277 3261 +255 784 050 531
Contact name: MD
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Masters of Public Health, Public Administration, Economics, Social Sciences or related degree from a recognized institution.
A minimum working experience of 10 years in development projects supporting and/or working with the government or the
government itself. Experience in transitioning a donor-funded program over to government will be an added advantage.
Experience in the following needed: health or education related advocacy work showing evidence of proven wins; work with local,
district, regional and national-level government officials; experience in participating in development of budgets in the districts,
analyzing them and/or disbursement of funds from the central government to the district; experience with the media (print, television,
radio and social).
Experience in the following areas preferred: Influencing translation and Implementation of policy at various levels; strengthening
health system in delivering maternal and reproductive health service including Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child
Health(RMNCH) priority setting and budgeting; maternal and reproductive health; monitoring and evaluation; community-based
health programs.
Knowledge and understanding of the Tanzanian health system structure and health financing processes including budget cycles at
national and subnational levels highly preferred.
Strong experience in using and communicating evidence effectively to different stakeholders to better inform MAH planning, decision
making, advocacy and accountability efforts
• Participate in the development of the strategic advocacy plan for the sustainability of project activities after handover of the project
to the government in April 2019.
Lead the implementation of the strategic advocacy plan, monitoring the achievements and challenges in its implementation and
provide feedback to Thamini Uhai and EngenderHeallh on implementation progress.
• Build relationships with the national, regional and district levels leaderships and work with all those levels to ensure there are
concrete plans for sustainability of project activities beyond the project end, milestones for that are set and implementation adheres
to the milestones.
• Based on the nature of meetings and technical expertise required/available, ensure appropriate selection of representatives from
partner organizations and prepare them for the same.
• Coordinate different stakeholders on the implementation of sustainability plans to ensure there are linkages and synergies among
the levels during implementation.
• In building relationships with the districts , focus on analyzing Council Comprehensive Health Plans (CCHPs) prioritization of
suooortAd oroiect activities. oarticiDate in an orDanized manner in the meetings to Etevelop Aew CCHPs. advocate In the meetings on increasing budgets
• Lead in building advocacy coalitions towards sustainability of project activities at national, regional and district levels, coordinate the
coalitions in raising voices concerning sustainability of project activities specifically on issues like avaUability of equipment and
supplies and Human Resources for Health in the facilities.
• Participate in relevant Kigoma regional and national advocacy meetings.
Provide updates to the supervisor on the achievements in the advocacy work on monthly basis and coordinate a meeting to share
results of his/her advocacy work with Thamini Uhai and EngenderHealth on quarterly basis.
Continually explore and document potential options for sustaining services provided through implementing partners on maternal and
reproductive health in Tanzania.
• Continualo/ review and update the process for increased appropriations and allocations for maternal and reproductive health within
the national and local government (Kigoma) budget by 2019.
Track national, and local budgets to inform advocacy efforts
• Work with partners in providing technical assistance to Local Government Authorities in the budget preparation and budget
justification stages.
Identify local, national and international financial commitments on MAH and assess progress to achieving these promises.
Work with implementing partners to integrate advocacy components within their exit plans
• Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
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