A job advert for Lake Zone Technical Coordinator
- February 14, 2020
- Posted by: webmaster
- Categories: News, Trainings
Vacancy for a technical zonal coordinator, Lake Zone, Tanzania
The Tanzania Clubfoot Care Organization (TCCO) is a national Non-Government Organization whose vision is ‘a Tanzania free of clubfoot disability’.
We are a coalition of providers and organizations committed to Tanzania without a clubfoot disability. We treat children, train providers, educate parents and communities, and advocate so that children with clubfoot can have quality and timely care.
With an incidence of 1.2 in 1000 newborn babies, around 2700 new babies will be born with clubfeet each year in Tanzania alone.
To address the needs of these children plus the many children already born in the previous years, TCCO is coordinating existing clubfoot clinics and expanding the program all over Tanzania, so that children will have access to timely and quality clubfoot treatment.
- At the clinic level TCCO, through the zonal coordinators, will organize the administrative component of the participating clinics, including data collection and management, coordination of outreach services and awareness creation, distribution of treatment supplies, training in the Ponseti treatment and technical support through regular supervision.
- At the zonal level, TCCO provides support to the zonal coordinators, who develop and supervise the clinics in their zone.
- At the national level, TCCO advocates with the MOH and other organizations to integrate the program into the national health system.
TCCO has zonal technical coordinators in the Northern Zone based in Usariver Arusha and in the Southern Highlands Zone based in Mbeya
For the Lake Zone, TCCO is in the process of recruiting a full time zonal technical coordinator, who will be based in Mwanza for the program in the Lake Zone.
The zonal technical coordinator will work closely together with the zonal administrative coordinator in the Lake Zone and under the supervision of the country coordinator and national technical coordinator.
The duties of the Zonal Technical coordinator include;
- Together with the country coordinator and/ national technical coordinator organize fact-finding visits to possible new partners and assess the need for training.
- Plan the training in the zone and send and discuss the planning with the national technical coordinator before the implementation of the training plan per quarter.
- To ensure that all clinics have at least two (2) trained staff to be able to provide quality treatment to the children
- Supervise, and together with the national technical coordinator, develop new clinics and consolidate existing clinics in the zone concerning clubfoot management/treatment, continuous education and data collection, monitoring, and evaluation.
- Together with the zonal admin coordinator, schedule and organize regular support supervision visits to participating clinics in the zone on a quarterly basis.
- Coordinate and schedule support supervision visits by other trained support supervisors, and make sure they report back in a timely manner, using the checklist.
- Evaluate the checklist handed in by other supervisors and report back to the national technical coordinator.
- Nurture good relationships and communicate regularly with clinic supervisors to determine progress concerning treatment issues, at least once a month with each clinic supervisor, in person or via skype/telephone, and assist in solving problems.
- To increase the number of children accessing clubfoot treatment services, work with the country coordinator where she develops outreach/education activities with the zone coordinators
- Together with the zonal admin coordinator, plan and implement awareness creation activities in the zone, which includes home visits, outreaches, and education to the nurses and midwives on early identification and referral.
- Together with the zonal admin coordinator, create good working relationships with local organizations involved in identifying/referring children with clubfeet from within the zone.
- Advice the clinics on how to build up good relationships with parents to keep children in treatment for the entire duration of casting and brace phases.
- To work hand in hand with the National Technical and Training Coordinators’ office to improve the quality of training and treatment in the zone.
- Together with the zonal admin coordinator, organize the basic/advanced training seminars and parent education courses, using the team of trainers from TCCO.
- Collaborate with trained providers and follow-up on new providers trained, in order to improve their treatment skills.
- Use of supportive supervisions checklist during clinic visits for one-to-one mentoring of providers for treatment quality.
- Identify, invite, and supervise the trainees for the fellowship training at the zonal training centers recommended by TCCO.
- Implement the training activities on the activity timeline, within the approved annual budget for the zone.
Administration, in cooperation with the zonal admin coordinator:
- Build up a good relationship and cooperation with the partner hospital administrations
- To ensure that the MoU’s are circulated to all partner Hospitals/ clinics for the administration to sign at the beginning of each new FY. To ensure a constant supply of treatment materials (POP, cotton, fiber casts, SFAB, tenotomy materials) to all clinics at the beginning of each quarter and at all times.
- To ensure that all clinics in the zone use CAST appropriately and report to the CAST coordinator and national technical coordinator all CAST problems as soon as they arise.
- To work with the financial officer to be able to send data allowances for CAST to the clinics on time.
- Obtain all necessary reports i.e patient stories from the clinics and prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the country coordinator on time.
- Participate in the preparation of scope of work & budgeting activities for the zone.
- To implement all other duties as instructed by the country coordinator.
- Physiotherapy diploma or bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years’ experience, working with the Ponseti Method (basic and advanced course)
- Demonstrated experience in capacity building, mentoring, and training.
- Ability to work independently as well as under supervision.
- Ability to work effectively in teams with partners.
- Demonstrated computer skills, including MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and email.
- Written and verbal communication skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret program data and convey that information clearly to multiple audiences
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Fluent in English and Swahili
- Ability to travel to clinics in the Lake Zone
TCCO offers one-year contracts, which are normally renewed in July.
Salary is commensurate experience.
Please send your application in English, including your detailed cover letter and CV, to Rachel Nungu, country coordinator of TCCO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until May 10th, 2019.