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New Job Opportunity At Project Last Mile - Project Coordinator | June 2020


Project Last Mile (PLM) is a public-private partnership designed to leverage and apply the supply chain and marketing expertise of The Coca-Cola Company and its network of partners to improve medicine distribution and uptake of health services. In Tanzania, in support of nationwide efforts to strengthen delivery and distribution of essential medicines and commodities to the last mile, PLM is providing technical support to the Mission for Essential Medical Supplies Company (MEMS), a complementary not-for-profit partner to the Medical Stores Department. PLM will support MEMS to refresh its 2017 – 2021 Business Plan and institutionalize a Route to Market (RTM) Model to help ensure delivery against its core mandate to provide effective, efficient and reliable distribution of health commodities across all targeted Health Facilities and Dispensaries serviced, based on proven RTM models from The Coca-Cola System that have been successfully adapted and applied by PLM across health systems in Africa.


Location: Dar es salaam
Deadline: 20th June 2020

Project Last Mile is seeking a versatile and driven Project Coordinator to support this project in Tanzania. We are looking for a highly motivated, collaborative and self- directed individual, who can function at both a leadership and operational level to ensure that the country project is effectively executed. This role will be required to activate and mobilize the necessary country project structures, processes and resources to execute the project plan and outcomes, in coordination with local stakeholders. This role will report into the Project Lead, who will oversee all technical and strategic aspects of the project. As COVID-19 travel restrictions will be in place for the duration of the project, the suitable candidate will be an independent consultant who can operate in a virtual team setting and is comfortable coordinating with the Project Lead based remotely. The Project Coordinator will make sure the scope and direction of the project is on schedule, project governance is running smoothly, and deliverables are met in a timely manner, coordinating inputs and alignment across stakeholders and the PLM project team. The position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

DUTIES MAY INCLUDE  (but are not limited to):
• Manage in-country stakeholder relationships to achieve project success, through establishing appropriate, relevant and effective structures and communication channels.
• Coordinate project activities, , stakeholder engagement, and data sourcing to ensure the scope and direction of project is on schedule as directed by Project Lead and client (MEMS).
• Mobilize and co-ordinate the required resources with the Project Lead to ensure the effective resourcing of the project to achieve the contracted objective, timely and within budget.
• Communicate and report on the project performance, potential risks.
• Providing coordination and logistics support for other relevant activities as assigned.

• A pro-active, results driven individual who uses a high level of initiative in managing a changing (and-at times, challenging) work environment.
• Highly motivated and self – directed individual, who functions well independently and within a team setting.
• Able to build consensus, facilitate solutions and mobilize resources across networks/stakeholders in a diplomatic, yet driven manner.
• An excellent communicator – verbally and in writing. English and Kiswahili essential.
• An administrative person with strong organisational skills.
• Previous experience in public health and supply chain programs in Tanzania is strongly beneficial.

• Minimum of three years of related experience in the health sector.
• Solid life-cycle project management skills: strategic planning, partner coordination and implementation, budget tracking and reporting, proposal and budget development, staff oversight, etc.
• A working knowledge of public and private sector organizations.
• Willingness to travel within Tanzania (*in line with COVID-19 restrictions).
• Self-starter attitude and willingness to work independently.
• Effective oral and written communications skills in English and Kiswahili.
• Ability to work and troubleshoot in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
• Adaptability and ability to re-prioritize according to a changing context.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with all types of stakeholders and personalities.
• Strong computer skills, including the ability to operate specialized software programs (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat).


Please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to rushika@projectlastmile.com and jonathan@projectlastmile.com

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