Social Impact Team Leader/Global Health Security-Desk Review Jobs in Tanzania

Social Impact Team Leader/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 Team leader 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 56 days with expected travel of up to 2 weeks in Tanzania.

The Team Leader shall be an English speaker who will oversee the Global Health Security Desk Review project, which aims to inform upcoming activity designs by analyzing existing GHS data in Tanzania.

This role involves coordinating and leading a team of specialists, ensuring quality and timely delivery of outputs, and liaising with stakeholders, including USAID Tanzania Health Office staff and the Government of Tanzania. She/he will lead the evaluation 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.

The Evaluation Team Leader will work along with an Epidemiologist, a Health security expert, a Data Analyst/statistician, and a Tanzanian Health System Expert/Local Consultant. 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 Team Lead will:

  • Lead and oversee the execution of the desk review, ensuring alignment with the project's goals and objectives.

  • Manage a multi-disciplinary team, promoting effective communication and collaboration to meet project milestones.

  • Act as the primary liaison between the project team and stakeholders, ensuring their feedback and concerns are addressed.

  • Guide the team in conducting a meta-analysis, ensuring the collection, reporting, and synthesis of data is accurate and relevant.

  • Oversee the creation of the final report, ensuring it addresses the guiding questions and
    meets the standards of the client and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure the quality and accuracy of all outputs, making necessary revisions and improvements as needed.

  • Ensure the project remains on schedule, addressing any delays or issues promptly.


    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 Team Lead must have/hold:

  • Master's degree or higher in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a related field (PhD will be an added advantage).

  • At least 5 years of experience in leading health-related projects, with a focus on global health security or public health initiatives. Prior experience working with USAID or other international donor-funded projects is an added advantage.

  • Familiarity with the Global Health Security Agenda, World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations, and health systems in Tanzania.

  • Experience in conducting or overseeing meta-analyses, with the ability to interpret complex data and present findings clearly.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proficiency in English.

  • Proven experience in liaising with high-level stakeholders, including governmental agencies and international organizations. Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams is an added advantage.

  • Familiarity with the health system and policy landscape in Tanzania.

    How to Apply

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