P.O. Box 110228, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Visiting address:
Plot 390
Mikocheni B, Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam
Launched in 2004, World Lung Foundation (WLF) is an emerging leader in global public health.
Established in response to the epidemic of lung disease, which kills 10 million each year, lung health
remains our signature issue. However we have also expanded to take on some of the biggest “winnable
battles” in public health - global killers that take a huge toll, yet can be prevented with tools on hand.
We work in tobacco control, maternal health, road safety, obesity prevention and more, mostly in the
low-and middle-income countries where these issues hit the hardest. Learn more about our work at
Since 2008, the World Lung Foundation (WLF) has contributed to the Government of Tanzania’s efforts
to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by improving women’s access to good-quality
comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) through its Tanzania maternal health
The project works in three regions (Kigoma, Morogoro and Pwani) supporting 15 health facilities to bring
quality CEmONC services to rural, isolated populations. WLF upgrades health centers, strengthens
hospitals, trains and mentors assistant medical officers to provide emergency obstetric care including
cesarean sections and nurse-midwives/clinical officers to provide anesthesia.The project is now adding a
referral component which will contribute to increasing women’s access to CEmONC services in Kigoma.
WLF is seeking a motivated and experienced candidate to join a strong and creative team in the
organization in the position described below:
Deputy Clinical Director
Duty Station: Kigoma
Reporting to: Clinical Director
Purpose of the role:
The Deputy Clinical Director will assist the Clinical Director to ensure the highest possible standards of
technical quality of the World Lung Foundation (WLF) Maternal Health Project. Working with guidance
from the Clinical Director, s/he will support the implementation of, and provide technical assistance to
the clinical aspects of the project including training, supervision, and quality improvement and
monitoring. S/he will assist the Clinical Director to ensure that the clinical aspects of the Project are
implemented according to plan and as required.
Key Responsibilities:
 Lead in evaluating findings from clinical supervision, teleconferences, clinical audits, emergency
calls, and other relevant sources of clinical information, make action plans accordingly and follow up
on improvements in the quality of clinical care.
 Under the leadership of the Clinical Director coordinate and supervise implementation of WLF’s
clinical interventions to the supported health centers and dispensaries (continuing medical
education, clinical audits, supervision and mentoring)
 Assist the Clinical Director to provide Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care
(CEmONC) technical assistance to health centers upgraded by EngenderHealth.
Provide coordination between the regional and specialist teams working with the Project with WLF
HQ on areas such as overseeing the development of plans for overall flow of information and
knowledge among: health facilities, Regional Program Officers (RPOs), Deputy RPOs, trainers and
other obstetrician/gynecologist specialists and other members of the WLF team. The Deputy Clinical
Director will ensure there is good communication with the regional and specialist teams as well as
sound strategies for their regions.
Support partners at facility, district and regional levels to prepare timely submission of reports
(including clinical audits), the development / revision of project specific work plans, and to track and
share successes, challenges and lessons learned from the project’s efforts.
Provide technical support as needed to ensure smooth initiation, implementation and follow-up of
the referral project.
To coordinate and monitor the emergency call system to all WLF supported facilities.
Assist the Clinical Director in developing manuscripts on WLF’s work for possible submission to
various local and international peer reviewed scientific journals.
Assist the Clinical Director on other duties as needed.
Education and Experience:
 Advanced Degree in obstetrics and gynecology with extensive program and clinical experience in
Tanzania or similar setting.
 At least five years of mid- to senior-level experience mentoring, training and supporting health
professionals providing obstetrics and gynecology services in Tanzania or similar setting
 Demonstrated, experience and technical competency in obstetrics and gynecology, with particular
emphasis on pre-service, in-service and continuing medical education and training, curriculum
development, supervision, monitoring, systems-strengthening and quality assurance and
improvement (including criterion-based audits) related to Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and
Neonatal Care (CEmONC).
Skills and Knowledge:
 Comprehensive understanding of maternal and reproductive healthcare, maternal mortality
reduction, neonatal care, quality improvement, supportive supervision, continuing medical
education, and information and communication technology (ICT).
 Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain relationships with project facility
health professionals, government officials at the national, regional and district levels, regional WLF
teams and WLF staff, partners and donors in-country and worldwide.
 Excellent writing and oral presentation skills
 Computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), Internet.
 Fluent in English and Kiswahili
 Ability to travel up to 60% of the time to project sites.
Compensation: An attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with education, experience,
and salary history will be offered to the successful candidate.
How to apply: Email your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter along with the names, email addresses and
phone numbers of three professional references to [email protected]
Closing date: 6th May 2015