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Monday, January 21, 2013


Program Officer Laboratory Services
Location: Shinyanga
Report to: Regional Program Coordinator

Major Responsibilities:
The purpose of this position is to strengthen the implementation and management of overall laboratory quality assurance activities and training as needed for the AGPAHI supported programs. Program Officer Laboratory Services [POLS] will provide direct technical assistance to laboratory sites and/or serve a coordinating role in ensuring that the appropriate resources are recruited in order to assist sites in maintaining the highest level of quality systems.

In order to achieve the goals at least 50% of working days will require local travel in Shinyanga region.

Ensuring good quality clinical laboratory services in AGPAHI supported sites in Shinyanga region:

• Conduct Laboratory specific supportive supervision and Laboratory Mentorship
• Conduct ongoing assessments of Laboratory Quality Systems within the AGPAHI supported labs; identify areas for quality improvement and provide advice and technical assistance.
• Ensure that SOPs, laboratory manuals, guidelines, worksheets and forms are appropriately utilized at all sites and assist in the modification of these forms whenever appropriate.
• Prepare and facilitate trainings for laboratory staff and other stakeholders, to ensure good quality lab services.
• Liaise with the AGPAHI Technical in Shinyanga and HQ, to provide strategic technical guidance on laboratory activities in field and strategies for improvement.
• Assisting EID activities (Lab Technical assistance, samples, results transportation, DBS SCM) in the Geita Shinyanga and Simiyu regions.
• Ensures that laboratories have an uninterrupted supply of reagents as well as the conditions necessary to ensure reagent stability
• Assesses laboratories for current capacity and guides capacity building efforts
• Facilitate supply chain management system on laboratory reagents and equipment through central procurement system and Medical store.

Capacity building of lab services in districts and sites:

• Liaise with Laboratory Quality Officers and other stakeholders in the district and region in developing strategies to improve and standardize the quality systems in all of the AGPAHI supported laboratories.
• Liaise with the RPM and RPC to identify additional regional technical assistance needs and resources for laboratory quality assurance.
• Actively propose innovative strategies to RPM and RPC for strengthening laboratory activities in the region, including the local capacity to implement and supervise these activities.


• Responsible for Lab related data collection, analysis and reporting and proper documentation.
• Collaborate with the RPM, RPC to regularly inform all local stakeholders about the AGPAHI supported laboratory activities in the region.
• Provide any other information / reports as requested by the RPM or RPC.

• A minimum of advanced diploma or equivalent in Medical Laboratory Science
• Minimum of three years working in a clinical laboratory
• Experience with laboratory tests and techniques required for the diagnosis and monitoring of the following (but not limited to): HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, STIs, and other infectious diseases.
• Experience working with laboratory equipment, reagents and consumables required for the above-mentioned infections
• Preference given to those who have proven ability to service and properly maintain laboratory equipment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• A proven ability to work as part of a team.
• Suitable computer skills with spread sheet and word processing and other software, preferably Microsoft Word and Excel
Deadline : 1st February, 2013

Accounting and Administration Officer

The Professional College of Njombe
The Professional College of Njombe is a leading college of Vocational Education and Training in the process of gaining accreditation with the Tanzanian Ministry of Education and Vocational Training through VETA. It is an innovative and progressive college which commenced operations in 2012 on two campuses in four areas of specialisation: Agriculture, Livestock, Masonry and Carpentry

It is seeking an experienced financial administration officer who is able to work independently to undertake a wide range of duties associated with educational and entrepreneurial activities.


1. The Accountant is responsible for assisting the Director in maintaining the general ledger and balance sheet reconciliations.

2. Monitoring and supervising payments in all currencies made to suppliers and staff and ensuring complete compliance with college policies and laws of the land.

3. Using appropriate software, process data and and produce reports as required to facilitate efficient operations.

4. Preparing and monitoring annual budgets, monthly cash flows and funding requests related to all activities.
5. Preparing and monitoring monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.

6. Maintaining accurate and comprehensive student records in compliance with VAT.

7. Implementing and strengthening strong financial controls across all the activities of the Professional College of Njombe.

8. Assisting the Academic Director in making sound financial decisions by providing costing and feasibility analysis for ongoing and new academic programs and entrepreneurial activity of the college.


• Certificate or Diploma in Accountancy or Degree in Administration, Finance or related

• At least 3 years’ experience working in administrative/financial department of a reputable organization

• Sound knowledge of the English language
• Ability to work independently with attention to detail
• Understanding of legal financial obligations in Tanzania
• Excellent analytical skills and abilities
• Knowledge of Quickboks or similar accounting software

Applicants MUST have as a minimum a relevant degree level qualification.


Deadline : Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Regional Flexcube Support Engineer
FINCA International, one of the world's leading microfinance institutions, provides financial services to more than 950,000 clients through 21 wholly-owned and operated subsidiaries in Africa, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Greater Middle East.
About the Job:
FINCA International is looking for a Regional Flexcube Support Engineer- Africa. S/he will be a member of the FLEXCUBE regional support team.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for providing daily support to the core banking application implementation and post-implementation phases.

  • Knowledge of relational databases, normalization of entities and processes;
  • Knowledge of Oracle PL/SQL;
  • Excellent abilities of technical writing and documentation;
  • Capacity verified to work creative and analytic in the problems solution environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills of English language;
  • Ability to present information and ideas clearly and concisely.

How to Apply:


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