Tanzania Country Lead – Community Health Workers Activity  at Abt Associates

  • Job Identification104523
  • Posting Date22/11/2023, 19:10
  • Job SchedulePart time
  • Locations Abt Associates, Dar es Salaam, TZ

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 4,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.


The Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified global health professional to serve as the country lead for the Community Health Workers (CHW) Activity under the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS). The Project aims to help low- and middle-income countries transition to sustainable, self-financed health systems as a means to support access to universal health coverage. Led by Abt Associates, the five-year project works with partner countries and local stakeholders to reduce financial barriers to care and treatment, ensure equitable access to essential health services for all people, and improve the quality of health services.


As the country lead for the CHW Activity, you will have the opportunity to co-design the in-country portion of the Activity by liaising with key stakeholders. You will be responsible for day-to-day program design and startup, which will include coordination with local stakeholders, and liaising with in-country Abt and global LHSS teams to ensure technical excellence and operational efficiency.

This is a three-month consultancy position. The anticipated period of performance is December 2023 – February 2024. The anticipated level of effort for the duration of the period is up to 40 days. Based on programmatic needs, there is potential to extend the position beyond February 2024.

Local country nationals, women, and candidates from other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the identification of key documents and stakeholders in the Tanzania community health workers space, both within the public and private sectors. Develop, facilitate, and maintain working relationships with all stakeholders throughout the Activity.
  • Assist the LHSS global team in organizing and executing a scoping trip, including scheduling meetings with stakeholders and organizations, and participating in technical discussions to shape the Activity.
  • Develop a country work plan and budget in collaboration with the LHSS global team and local stakeholders.
  • Serve as the country point of contact during startup for technical, operational, and financial matters.
  • Organize and lead meetings and workshops hosted by the Activity.
  • Work collaboratively with the LHSS global team to oversee the Activity.
  • Contribute to project-level reporting through documentation of Activity progress and routine reporting.
  • Participate in relevant external meetings and workshops related to community health workers in Tanzania.

What We Value

  • Bachelor’s Degree + 9 years of relevant experience, or master’s degree + 7 years of relevant experience, or PhD + 4 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing donor-funded projects, preferably implementing USAID projects.
  • Experience and knowledge of the community health worker programs in Tanzania is required.
  • Excellent communication, presentational, and cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working on policy research and advocacy preferred.
  • Familiarity with global conversations, stakeholders, and policy priorities surrounding CHWs strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with ministry stakeholders, including the Ministry of Health.
  • Familiarity with operations research, including writing protocols and developing data collection instruments.
  • Professional proficiency in Swahili and English is required.

How to Apply:

Please click here to submit your CV and an application letter/email message that provides details of your relevant qualifications by December 4, 2023. Please specify “LHSS CHW Consultancy” in the subject line.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.


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