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11 Jan 2023

Senior Reproductive Health Manager

Job Description

Senior Reproductive Health Manager

International Rescue Committee Kasulu, Kigoma Region, Tanzania

About the job

Requisition ID: req37238

Sector: Health

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No


Location: Kasulu, Tanzania


Job Description


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict, and disaster and the host communities which support them, as well as those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, we improve outcomes in the areas of health, safety, economic well-being, education, and power.

Job Overview/Summary

The IRC provides sexual and Reproductive health services within Kigoma region for refugees and the surrounding host communities.The main projects are Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health and rights (ASRHR) funded by UNFPA as well as Scaling up Family Planning in partnership with Marie Stopes Tanzania (MST). The Family Planning project focuses on direct family planning service delivery in Nduta, and Nyarugusu refugee camps and the local population in the Kigoma region. The Scaling-up Family Planning project, by 2023, will reach 240,000 additional users, provide 10 million couple years of protection and avert 6200 maternal deaths. These results will be achieved through the provision of family planning services, Comprehensive Post-Abortion Care (CPAC) and management of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Tanzania. There will be a specific focus on women and girls in Tanzania who will be the primary recipients of the services.

The Programme Manager will be responsible for ensuring the success of day-to-day operations, activities planning and ensuring effective delivering against the work plan of the projects. He/she will also oversee the generation of data and be responsible for reporting. He/she will be based at Kasulu and travel for consortium related activities. He/she will report to IRC Health Coordinator.

Major Responsibilities.

Project Management and Monitoring
Oversee the implementation of all IRC FP/CPAC service delivery activities in Kigoma refugee camps
Work closely with IRC’s GBV focal person on the implementation of GBV-related activities in refugee camps and host communities.
Work with project staff to develop and actively track project work plans
Closely monitor overall program quality and performance in terms of data measurement, spend rate on budgets, staffing at country level, on-time delivery of reports and other products.
Act as the singular focal point for regular updates to relevant IRC internal stakeholders, including regional leadership, IPD leadership, and PQU leadership
Contribute to the development of robust data collection systems to ensure that the Scalingup Family Planning programme is data-driven and that programmatic decisions are grounded in evidence.
Review Budget vs. Actual expenditures on a monthly basis, providing relevant feedback to the finance department and adjusting activities as required.
Enforce stewardship and accountability by ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively utilized within the project for the intended purpose
Partner Coordination and Representation
Serve as the focal point with MST and UNFPA to develop joint work plans and share IRC-specific progress and lessons learned
Represent the IRC at consortium-level meetings and in presenting project results to external actors
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, and other relevant actors.
Represent IRC to local communities, government departments, international agencies, and local partners as required.
Reporting to Coordinate the production of all narrative reports from IRC country teams and provide feedback to improve product quality, accuracy, and style
Ensure high quality, timely and coherent reporting, both financial and narrative to the consortium lead

Key Working Relationships


Position Reports to : Health Coordinator


Position directly supervises: FP/CPAC Mentor Nurses, ASRH Officer, & Pharmacist

Other Internal And/or External Contacts

Internal : Technical coordinators, deputy directors, and grants Coordinator for IRC’s Tz program, Health Technical unit members

Externa l: MST Scalding-up FP staff, FCDO, UNFPA, Ministry of Health representatives, other service providers in camps


University degree in health sciences; advanced degree preferred. At least three years of relevant professional experience with an international or civil society organization, including direct implementation of FP/SRH programming
At least 3 years program management experience, including at least 2 years implementing health and GBV integrated related programs
Demonstrated knowledge of sexual and reproductive health programs, especially family planning programs in resource-limited settings
Demonstrate knowledge in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Demonstrated knowledge of gender-based violence prevention and response program
Experience working with displaced or otherwise marginalized communities required
Demonstrated experience in project management, including financial, HR, and grants management
Strong verbal communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
Excellent spoken and technical writing ability in English, including report writing
Excellent computer skills in programs including MS Word, Excel, Power point, and Outlook
Ability to work under pressure in challenging working and living conditions
Ability to manage budgets and provide proposal inputs

The IRC Core Values And Commitments

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Adult and Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation, and Combating Trafficking in Persons.

Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equality.

IRC acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider all applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. IRC is also committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits.


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