Categories: Health, HIV/AIDS, NO-3
Although Tanzania has made commendable progress in reducing the deaths of children under 5 in recent decades, including achieving Millennium Development Goal 4, maternal and new born deaths continue to be unacceptably high.
Each year in Tanzania, more than 110,000 children under five and 8,000 mothers die, mostly of preventable causes, with pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhea accounting for 55% of deaths in children aged 1-59 months. Tanzania has one of the highest numbers of newborn deaths globally, with 39,000 newborns dying annually; an additional 43,000 babies are stillborn. Every year, nearly 17,000 newborns in Tanzania will not survive their first day of life.
Purpose for the assignment
The Community System Specialist reports to the Chief Zanzibar Field Office for managerial purposes and to the Chief of Section, Health for technical guidance and supervision.
The Specialist is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of the country office's program and providing technical guidance and operational support throughout the programming process to facilitate the achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework.
Program development and planning