Technical Lead, Family Planning
Tanzania, United Republic of


The TL-FP will provide technical and programmatic oversight and direction in the areas of reproductive health Family Planning.

S / He will work closely with other Technical Leads and MEL Specialist in the CPRC project to identify strategic opportunities with project senior management, FP / RH partners, and relevant government officials in the development of strategic programs, innovations, implementation, and monitoring to ensure efficient delivery of integrated FP / RH services that is within the Tanzanian health care system.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


Training and Other Capacity Building Activities

  • Oversee the tailored implementation of FP / RH interventions as an essential services package by working closely with the project’s team, CSSC staff to provide technical assistance and guidance for FP / RH clinical and community activities in project-supported facilities and communities
  • Providing technical support on the integration of FP / RH services focusing on a variety of technical areas such as training;
  • full and free informed choice; infection prevention; health promotion; operations research; and clinical quality improvement

  • Work with various national level technical working group to provide inputs into strategic and technical FP / RH planning documents
  • Support the rollout of in-service coaching, mentoring and supportive supervision for facility and community-based health care providers in all FP / RH interventions
  • Strengthen FP guidance, tools, and procedures for rigorous continuous implementation evaluation of training needs that ensures the inclusion of respectful maternity care in materials and training modules
  • Coordinate FP / RH need-based refresher trainings for partners and facility-based staff where the CPRC project is implemented
  • Support capacity building activities for CSSC through training and mentorship program

  • Champion Family Planning and reproductive health services to adolescents
  • Ensure capacity building activities, alongside with MOHCDGEC trainers and mentors to increase knowledge, attitude and positive attitude toward FP, nutrition for children and pregnant and lactating women of healthcare providers
  • Routinely monitor and strengthen FP quality-of-service provision by health staff, including CSSC staff
  • Conduct regular supervisory visits and meetings, in collaboration with FP / RH partners
  • Conduct data quality audits to validate results prior to including them in the monthly reports
  • Ensure that FP data is reported from the health facilities, relayed to the respective CHMTs
  • Reinforce the management system of health facilities and the CHMTs as a feedback mechanism to ensure high quality implementation of FP activities to meet project objectives
  • Champion and promote awareness raising activities and understanding of relevant issues of FP / RH and nutrition in CPRC project covered regions and councils
  • Planning and coordination

  • Coordinate integration of FP in maternal health services at both community and facility-based interventions
  • Support the rollout of in-service coaching, mentoring and supportive supervision for facility and community-based health care providers
  • Liaise with the team, develop, and promote partnerships and networking with relevant FP stakeholders including and not limited to local authorities, MOHCDGEC, partners, and other stakeholders as appropriate
  • Oversee FP / RH activities to ensure quality and timely service delivery including integrated outreach campaigns and activities
  • Coordinate with other Technical Leads and CSSC staff to meet CPRC project needs for field visits activities
  • Work closely with other Technical Leads, MEL Specialist, CSSC team to monitor referrals and continuum of care linkages between CHWs and facility-based services
  • Facilitate, with CPRC project partners, the MOHCDGEC, and external partners as well, community mobilization and awareness raising on FP / RH prevention and counseling services
  • In collaboration with other Technical Leads, coordinate monthly CHWs activities and data review meetings
  • Ensure and provide cross-facility learning, collection of good and best practices, documentation and experience sharing with outside and inside CPRC partners, on FP / RH, MNH, and nutrition
  • Actively engage in national, regional, Council level FP / RH networks settings and groups
  • Leadership

  • Provide technical leadership to ensure integration of FP / RH in CPRC Project
  • Provide FP / RH technical support during the design, development, planning and implementation phases
  • Provide in country technical support to develop / adapt and implement FP / RH innovative capacity building approaches to ensure high quality performance of healthcare providers, CSSC, and CHWs
  • Ensure that the FP / RH project strategy adheres to MOHCDGEC and global strategies and are technically sounds during design, planning and implementation phases
  • Reporting :

  • Identify and disseminate best practices and new technical strategies and approaches in the FP / RH area of expertise
  • Ensure the CHWs and community-facilities linkages data on FP / RH services are adequately established for timely reporting including the use reporting tools
  • Ensure quality and timely submission of comprehensive reports are submitted accordingly

  • Foster Americares values of responsiveness, results orientation, collaboration, efficiency and integrity
  • Coach, support and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness
  • Develop and manage implementation of plans to increase team operating performance, including SOPs and other efficiency initiatives

  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical disciplines (Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery) with at least 3 years experiences with post-graduate level training in public health is added advantage
  • Advanced Diploma holder (Nursing, Medicine, Midwifery) with at least 5 years work experiences in community- facility FP and RMNCAH interventions is highly preferred
  • Experiences in the technical designing, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating FP projects and implementation of FP / RH programs is added advantage
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in service delivery programs and technical staff in the areas of maternal, newborn and child health, and performance and quality improvement
  • A good knowledge of current family planning / postpartum family planning approaches, preferably with understanding of the National and USAID’s approaches
  • Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically and attention to detail
  • Excellent English-language writing skills
  • Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Unrestricted authorization to work in Tanzania
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