Job Title: Executive Director, Global Health Programs – Tanzania
Location: Mbeya, Tanzania
Start Date: As soon as possible
The US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) is staffed and aided by the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) to employ specialized HIV/AIDS technical support in Tanzania. Efforts executed under this program focus primarily on HIV prevention, care and treatment with funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Smaller efforts include active epidemiology studies for potential malaria therapeutic studies under Department of Army research dollars.
With headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, MHRP and HJF work together to support programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Thailand. The Global Health Program in Tanzania works with non-government entities (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO), and Faith Based Organizations (FBO) with the purpose of creating a lasting health change in Tanzania. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enables us to have a lasting impact in the communities.
The PEPFAR program in Tanzania covers five regions in Southern Highlands Zone with a catchment population of over of six million people. The large portfolio includes over 400 medical facilities and 40 NGO/CBO/FBO spanning facility based services and community interventions ensuring a continuum of care throughout the zone. Services provided by local partners span the gamut of behavioral prevention to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). This position will be based in Mbeya, Tanzania with travel to Dar es Salaam, as required.
JOB SUMMARY: The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the program, and is responsible for achieving the planned results set out for the program. The incumbent will work to support the program across Tanzania in the day-to-day oversight of diverse activities and personnel executing and supporting public health and research programs. Activities will include, but are not limited to, senior review and approval, where appropriate, of procurement and contracting activities and documents; coordinating and responding to requests from senior management and designated program and funding authorities (i.e. MHRP, HJF HQ, Embassy team etc.), engaging with local and international partners. The Executive Director is the primary point of contact with the WRAIR US Government (USG) team based in Dar es Salaam, serves as the HJF in-country lead for PEPFAR and, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) for malaria activities. Additionally, the Executive Director maintains routine communication with local government counterparts, and partner institutions, and is responsible for overall program management and guidance to team members.