Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDEC) Jobs in Tanzania: The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare was a government ministry of Tanzania. Its central offices are located in Dar es Salaam. Its mission is to “facilitate the provision of basic health services that are good, quality, equitable, accessible, affordable, sustainable and gender sensitive”.
The Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children (MCDGC), formerly known as Ministry of Community Development, Women Affairs and Children (MCDWAC), was established in November, 1990 with the responsibility to facilitate community development in Tanzania. Before its establishment the Ministry was a department within the Ministry of Local Government, Community Development, Cooperatives and Marketing.
The MCDWAC was mandated to contribute at the the development of communities, women and children by setting up four core functional departments, namely Women and Children, Training and Audio Visual, Technical and Self help and HESAWA.
However, a systematic review of roles, functions and operational structure of the Ministry of Community Development, Women Affairs and Children (MCDWAC) was carried out in 1997 during the Organization and Efficiency (O&E) Review done among all Ministries and Independent Departments under the Governmentâ€™s Civil Service Reform Programme.
Following that review, the Ministryâ€™s organizational structure was changed into two core functional divisions of Community Development and Women and Children. However, it was soon realized that children development related matters were not being given the prominence they deserved, hence the addition of a new division specific for children development was established in 2002. In the same year the Ministry changed its name into Community Development, Gender and Children.
In 2005, Tanzania changed its Government leadership and hence its structure. Among other changes, was also transferred the mandate of coordinating and monitoring NGOsâ€™ activities from Vice Presidentâ€™s Office to the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children.
Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children
University of Dodoma,
College of Social Science and Humanity,
P.O. Box 573,
40478 Dodoma, Tanzania.
Tel +255 26 2963341/42/46
Fax +255 26 2963348
E-mail [email protected]