Social Impact Local Health System Expert/Global Health Security-Desk Review Jobs in Tanzania

Social Impact Local Health System Expert/Global Health Security-Desk Review Jobs in Tanzania

Program Description

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is an international collaboration of over 70 countries, focusing on the enhancement of the World Health Organization's International Health Regulations. With the US's significant backing, including a $1 billion commitment targeting 17 key countries, Tanzania is notably a recipient of this initiative.

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated approximately $36 million to Tanzania's health security, emphasizing a holistic "One Health" approach. Through USAID's support, Tanzania has been fortifying its capabilities in antimicrobial resistance, biosafety, diagnostics, surveillance, and infection prevention, positioning itself to effectively counter emerging infectious challenges.

Purpose and use of Global Health Security Desk Review:

This desk review aims to guide future activities by performing a meta-analysis of Tanzania's Global Health Security (GHS) data. The analysis will gather evidence and distill best practices, lessons, and recommendations tailored to Tanzania's health security needs.

While primarily designed for the USAID Tanzania Health Office staff, the findings will also benefit the Government of Tanzania and other GHS partners, fostering shared insights and enhanced collaboration in the country's health sector.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Local Health System Expert to support T-MELA with the Desk review work related to the Global Health Security Agenda. This is a consulting position with an estimated period of performance of November 2023 – April 2024. The estimated level of effort (LOE) for the Team Leader will be 47 days with expected travel of up to 2 weeks in Tanzania.

The Local Health System Expert shall be an English speaker who will be instrumental in providing an essential local perspective on Tanzania's healthcare system, emphasizing antimicrobial resistance, IPC, and broader health systems. This role involves integrating the local context into the review process, ensuring that evaluations are accurate and that resultant recommendations are applicable and actionable within the Tanzanian environment.

She/he will support the team through all stages of the desk review, including developing the desk review Design, managing literature search and possible primary data collection, analysis and preliminary report writing, draft desk review Report, Final Desk Review Report, and other key knowledge products. She/he will work under the guidance of the Senior Assessment and Evaluation Specialist in Tanzania and SI’s Project Director in Washington DC.


The Local Health System Expert will:

  • Ensure that the findings and recommendations from the Desk review are anchored in the realities of Tanzania's health system, culture, and policies.

  • Offer deep insights into antimicrobial resistance, IPC, and the broader health system in Tanzania.

  • Analyze local health data, identifying trends, challenges, and opportunities specific to Tanzania.

  • Work closely with the project team, integrating local health system insights into the overall review process.

  • Contribute to the drafting, review, and finalization of the project report, ensuring that local context
    and nuances are well-represented.

  • Engage with local health authorities, institutions, and professionals to validate findings and gather supplementary insights.

  • Provide contextually relevant, actionable recommendations based on the review's findings, ensuring they are feasible within the Tanzanian setting.


    With support from USAID/T-MELA and team members, the Team Lead will be expected to take overall responsibility for the production and management of the following:

  • Final Desk Review Design: A detailed, full Desk Review design/protocol and work plan following an initial consultation with USAID.

  • Kick-off meeting/In brief: A PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation summarizing the Desk review process for USAID/T-MELA and key partners prior to the launch of actual work.

  • Findings Conclusions and Recommendations (FCR) Matrix: An analysis tool through which data is triangulated and findings, conclusions, and recommendations specific to the guiding questions are produced.

  • Preliminary Findings PPT: The team will present the key findings to the wider USAID/Tanzania Mission through a PowerPoint/Google Slides presentation. The TL is expected to update this PowerPoint after the final report.

  • Draft Report: A draft report with fully developed findings, conclusions, and recommendations, no longer than 30 pages excluding annexes, will be submitted to the T-MELA COP who will submit to the USAID COR for T-MELA activity. The format will include an executive summary, table of contents, methodology, findings, and recommendations. USAID/T-MELA and key local stakeholders will provide comments on the draft report.

  • Final Report: The team will submit a final report that incorporates responses to USAID's/partner's comments and suggestions. The report will be submitted electronically in English. The report will be disseminated within USAID and key stakeholders.

    Qualifications and Skills:

    The Health Security Expert must have/hold:

  • Master's degree or higher in Public Health, Health Systems, or a related field.

  • At least 5 years of experience in Tanzania's health system, with specific expertise in antimicrobial resistance and IPC.

  • Comprehensive understanding of Tanzania's health policies, challenges, cultural nuances, and healthcare landscape. Experience working with local health organizations, NGOs, or governmental health departments.

  • Capability to analyze complex local health data and provide meaningful insights.
    Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proficiency in English and Swahili.

  • Established relationships within Tanzania's health sector, including governmental agencies, health institutions, and professionals.

  • Publications or research focusing on Tanzania's health system or related topics.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Social Impact Local Health System Expert/Global Health Security-Desk Review Jobs in Tanzania

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