Deputy Director Demand Creation at APHFTA May, 2020 127 views



APHFTA is an Umbrella organization of the Private Health Sector (Self Sustaining) in Tanzania. Over the years, APHFTA has engaged the Private Health Sector and Public Health Facilities in the delivery of public health goods under the Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) partnering to improve the quality of care in health sector and to achieve the objectives of  Health Sector Strategic Plans, the National Strategy for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth (MKUKUTA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


APHFTA is looking for qualified, experienced, and interested individuals to apply for the following positions at APHFTA headquarters and regional offices under the SAFE VMMC (Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision) Project.:


Position Title:                       Deputy Director Demand Creation (1 position)

Reports to:         Technical Director-SAFE VMMC Project

           Department:             Programs

           Supervisory role:      Regional Demand Creation Managers (5)

           Location:                  APHFTA HQ-Dar es salaam


The Deputy Director Demand Creation will provide technical leadership for sustained demand creation activities for the SAFE-VMMC Project at the national level. S/he will oversee and coordinate sustained demand creation activities by providing technical guidance and oversight, ensuring that strategies are state-of-the-art while respecting the cultural settings in which interventions are being implemented. S/he will supervise and advice the regional teams to ensure that these approaches are effectively implemented; and with other VMMC partners to ensure harmonized approaches. S/he will contribute to the drafting of annual work plans, building team capacity, and monitoring and evaluating team performance.




Desired Qualifications/Competence


♦ Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in behavioral science, community development, communication, public health, social sciences or other relevant fields.

♦ At least 5 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in HIV and/or men’s health demand creation or communication.

♦ At least 5 years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance in donorfunded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in Tanzania.

♦ Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on VMMC community mobilization

♦ Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels

♦ Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with MoHCDGEC at national, Sub-national, and Council levels, as well as representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, partners, the private sector and other donors.

♦ Experience working closely with national HIV/AIDS control programs and regional health authorities.

♦ Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Tanzania healthcare system, both public and private health sectors, experience living and working in Tanzania preferred

♦ Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts

♦ Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and Swahili

♦ Proficiency in Microsoft Office

♦ Ability to travel nationally (up to 40% of the time) to project sites



Instructions to interested applicants

  • Submit your updated detailed CV (Max. five pages in Ms. Word), with application letter for the position being applied for and copies of academic certificates
  • List of three referees (one must be the current immediate supervisor) with their current contacts


Deadline of Submission

The Expression of Interest must be in English and should be submitted electronically and addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA),
01Lumumba/Makamba Street
E-mail [email protected]

The closing date is 5th June  2020 at 18:00 EAT.. In case of late submission, the application will not be considered for evaluation.


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