WHYS Field Supervisors at Tanzania Health Promotion Support
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Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) is an indigenous NGO established under non-governmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Government of Tanzania (GOT) through Ministries of Health (MOH) in Mainland and Zanzibar; Ministry Community Development Gender Women and Special Groups; Presidents’ Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), and the Ministry of Home Affairs with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care services to Tanzanians; through the strengthening of health and community systems.
In FY24 year the Government of Tanzania (GOT) under the leadership of the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups and Ministry of Community Development and Gender in Zanzibar; in collaboration with stakeholders through funding from the US Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will conduct the second Welfare and Health of Youth and Children Survey (WHYS 24).
The WHYS2024 is based on the broader work that has been done through the Together for Girls (TfG) partnership and through funding from the US Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)/US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Through data, nationally led action, and advocacy, the survey aims to raise awareness, promote evidence-based solutions, and galvanize coordinated action across sectors to end violence against boys and girls, with a special focus on sexual violence against girls. WHYS2024 data are intended to inform a comprehensive, national multi-sector policy and programmatic response to the issue of violence against girls and boys.
WHYS 2024 will be conducted with support from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and technical assistance through the U.S. CDC, CDC, Tanzania Office, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS) – the lead implementing partner. Data collection will be done by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in Tanzania mainland, The Office of the Chief Government Statistician (OCGS) in Zanzibar, and Survey will be implemented in collaboration with multisectoral partners including, the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), the Zanzibar Institute of Health Research (ZAHRI), and Ministries of Health through national Public Health Laboratories, the National AIDS Control Program (NACP), and the Zanzibar Integrated HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (ZIHHTLP). THPS will work with NBS and OCGS as subgrantees. The number of completed survey will be 9,144, targeting 500 primary sampling units with the objective of reaching 12469 households (HH) in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar targeting children (boys and girls) and youth aged 13 – 24 years.
THPS is therefore seeking to recruit qualified and competent candidates to fill the following positions:
Position: WHYS Field Supervisors (6 positions)
Reports to: Directly to WHYS Survey Coordinator and indirectly to Senior Survey Advisor
Supervises: WHYS Team Leads
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Location: TBD
Travel: Up to 80% in intervention districts outside of job location
Duration: Six (6) months from January to June 2024
Overall Job Function:
Reporting directly to the WHYS Survey Coordinator and indirectly to Senior WHYS Survey Advisor, the WHYS Field Supervisors will provide strategic survey implementation and monitoring support in the planning and implementation of WHYS in the regions. The Field Supervisors will build the capacity of the Survey Team Leaders and Interviewers. He or she will coordinate field work with local representatives/community members including securing permission from local community leaders for data collection in selected clusters.
Specific Responsibilities and Duties:
• Oversee and review all aspects of fieldwork, including management of team leaders and field workers, on a daily basis.
• Ensure that field teams adhere to WHYS protocol and Standard Operating Procedures.
• Maintain adequate and accurate participant records, as per the study protocol.
• Determine readiness for survey implementation in each enumeration area (EA) and complete pre- implementation steps.
• Ensure the data collection teams are provided with adequate supplies and equipment’s all the time during data collection.
• Assess ongoing performance of Field Team Leaders and Interviewers and identify training needs.
• Documents and reports all field incidences as per protocol.
• Documents, report protocol deviations and take correct measures.
• Maintain good communication between team leader and Survey coordinator.
• Conduct refresher training to data collection team whenever required.
• Perform EA and Household spot checks when and where needed.
• Plan the logistics for fieldwork data collection.
• Participate in community engagement activities, including making courtesy calls with relevant authorities.
• Ensure EA completeness as per deployment plan.
• Work closely with Team leader and transport Manager to ensure vehicles are well serviced and maintained in good condition.
• Ensure safety movement of teams within and across EA during all periods of data collection.
• Ensure tablets are secured and maintained as per tablet security SOP.
• Verify and ensure data quality by performing completeness and consistency checks.
• Provide feedback to the supervisor and write weekly progress reports that include the number of
completed households per EA.
• Perform any other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:
• Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare, Sociology /Medicine /Statistics /Demography /Economics or related field from a reputable academic institution. Postgraduate degree will be an added advantage
• Required Technical Experience: Minimum one-year experience managing and implementing nationwide surveys or similar research.
• Required Managerial Experience: Minimum 1 year’s supervising a survey team.
✓ Demonstrated experience managing teams of people who are working in remote locations.
✓ Strong interpersonal, group facilitation and oral presentation skills.
✓ Ability to meet tight deadlines and successfully manage multiple assignments concurrently.
✓ Ability to function independently with a strong focus on results.
✓ Excellent organizational and analytical skills with close attention to detail.
✓ Ability to creatively solve problems and work collaboratively as part of a team.
✓ Knowledge of Tanzania context and cultures in urban and rural areas.
✓ Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and written).
✓ Advanced knowledge of relevant software packages and tablet applications not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Windows 8, Skype, and internet search engines.
✓ Working knowledge of operational/programmatic rules and regulations for recipients of United States Government funding preferred
✓ Familiar with Tanzania context; fluency in Kiswahili required
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send an email email@example.com attaching their application cover
letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by 26/11/2023 with a position title as a subject
line, for example: “WHYS Field Supervisors”. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please
do not attach any certificates when submitting online. THPS is an equal opportunity employer; women,
people living with HIV/AIDS and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.