mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based NGO that unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families across eight sub-Saharan African countries. m2m trains, employs, and helps empower HIV-positive women to work as community healthcare workers in understaffed health centres and underserved communities. Through a peer-to-peer approach, these ‘Mentor Mothers’ deliver a range of health services, advice, and support to women and their families. Started in Cape Town, South Africa in 2001 with an initial focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, m2m has innovated and built on its strengths and now provides family-centred support for a range of related health and social issues spanning pregnancy, birth, childhood, and adolescence. It also partners with governments and other NGOs on the adoption of its programme to spread the Mentor Mother Model and its benefits. m2m has a track record of scaling its services and proven impact. To date, m2m has reached over 11M women and children under two, and created more than 10,000 jobs for African women living with HIV. For more, visit www.m2m.org.
Senior Capacity Building Advisor
m2m is a leader in delivering non-clinical complementary care and support services through its peer-based Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) education and psychosocial support model. m2m is leveraging its 18 years of experience to foster self-sufficiency and the self-sustaining ability to improve prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV interventions in Tanzania.
Working collaboratively with local stakeholders, USAID, PEPFAR, and m2m Head Office staff, the Senior Capacity Building Advisor will work with the MoHCDGEC to develop a national Community PMTCT Strategy and lead the implementation of the programme. The Senior Capacity Building Advisor reports to the RISE II Chief of Party, working in collaboration with the m2m Tanzania in-country team, Department of Programmes and Technical Support (DPTS Head Office), Country Management Unit, other internal staff and consultants, as well as in-country partners in Tanzania. The position will be based in Dodoma, with local and international travel required.
Key Performance Areas:
Programme framework conceptualisation and design
- Conduct preparatory and planning meetings for the development of the Community PMTCT Strategy and programme framework with MoH, USAID, interagency TWG and key stakeholders
- Develop national Community PMTCT Strategy and implementation guidelines, aligned to MoH policy and collaboration with the MoH, USAID & interagency TWG
- Conduct scoping exercise of Implementing Partners (IP’s) PMTCT programmes
- Coordinate and conduct stakeholder entry and sensitisation meetings at national /facility /community
- Lead in the development of strategy and supporting documents, including implementation guidelines and training curricula
- Oversee and monitor dissemination of strategy
- Conduct supervisory visits with implementing partners
- Conduct quarterly performance reviews and learning meetings among implementing partners
- Provide regular updates to USAID, MoH, interagency TWG, and other stakeholders
Institutional capacity development and technical advisory services
- Support MOH to identify institutional strengthening needs and develop individualised capacity development plan
- Provide capacity development support through direct assistance, including one-on-one TA, mentoring, and development or adaptation of tools/job-aids
- Develop recommendations for adapting Mentor Mother Model in Tanzania in support of the Community PMTCT Strategy
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Assist the M&E team in the design of monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure the impact of capacity building activities
- Define key indicators for all programme implementers aligned with DHIS2
- Ensure for the routine and timely collection, collating, aggregation and reporting of data.
- Develop QA/QI processes and supportive supervision tools to strengthen the Tanzania PMTCT programme
Qualifications and Experience:
- Masters degree/postgraduate qualification with minimum 8-10 years experience in provision of capacity building and institutional strengthening of health and HIV projects
- Proven experience in building and strengthening institutions for delivering high quality capacity building/technical assistance services to achieve high impact
- Experience working closely with government ministries in Tanzania
- Experience working with PEPFAR programs strongly preferred
- Strong understanding of adult learning theory with solid technical assistance skills
- Solid understanding of capacity building principles, proficiency with theories, methods and technology in capacity building field methodologies/approaches
- A flair for developing innovative approaches in institutional strengthening and capacity building to scale up and improve the quality of HIV programmes.
- Ability to assess and diagnose capacity building needs and experience in providing management advisory services
- Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and ability to perform in high pressure environment
- Strong Computer Literacy (Microsoft packages)
- Ability to work effectively in a diverse team of people
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to synthesise information or adaptation and utilisation in programmatic design and implementation
- Strong initiative, creativity and motivation including ability to work under pressure with deadlines
- Fluency in English and kiSwahili required
- Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive constructive attitude
- Excellent organisational, communication and H.R. management skills
- Critical and analytical thinking with sound problem-solving skills
- Ability to work independently & creatively
mothers2mothers is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly encourage applications from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), people with disabilities, women and previously disadvantaged people.
Competitive salary packages will be negotiable in accordance with m2m’s remuneration policies.
Interested applicants should apply for this position via https://www.m2m.org/careers/ by 13 December 2019.