Junior-Advisor (m/f/d) Digital Health

As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

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  • Location:
    Dar es Salaam
  • Assignment period:
    01/06/2020 - 03/31/2022
  • Field:
    Social Sectors
  • Type of employment:
  • Application deadline:

Job description

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned GIZ to implement a technical cooperation project in the health sector of Tanzania. The project entitled “Improving Health Care Provision” works to achieve the objective: the quality and quantity of health services are improved, including access through health insurance. It has five outputs: (1) Digital hospital management information system; (2) Improved, digitalised obstetric and neonatal care; (3) Improved family planning services, especially for young people post-partum; (4) Improved community health fund foundations; (5) Data-based facility and council budget planning. In output 1 “Digital hospital management system”, the project supports the implementation of the National Digital Health Strategy 2019, specifically its intention of modernising public hospitals and improving quality of care provided using digital technology.

Your tasks

  • Support the project manager in leading the Digital Hospital MIS component through contributing to activity planning, execution, coordination and reporting under this component including resource management
  • Co-steer the component’s outputs to ensure results are achieved on time in the following area of work: “Government of Tanzania -Hospital Management Information System Hospital” (GOT-HoMIS) enhancements; preparation of target hospitals for GOT-HOMIS deployment; deployment of GOT-HOMIS to target hospitals; support setting up of the post-deployment GOT-HOMIS operations and support system
  • Collaborate with and monitor the progress of work done by subcontractors of the component (short- and long-term experts hired by the project to help achieve the component’s objective)
  • Support the project manager in the project’s overall monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
  • Mastering GIZ’s project monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools, operationalising the project’s M&E system, routinely compile relevant M&E data from component managers and support the project manager in reporting project progress to the BMZ and counterparts (MOH/PORALG)
  • Document and report lessons learned in various formats reaching to different audiences (in German and English) 

Your profile

  • University degree in Public Health, Digital Health, Health Informatics or other related fields; In lieu of university degree in (public) health, postgraduate degree in Information and Communication Technology and minimum 2 years work experience in the health sector
  • Basic knowledge in project management, the sustainable development goals and development cooperation
  • Strong strategic and conceptual thinking competencies
  • Proven analytical, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in intercultural teams and settings
  • Business fluency in German and English

Location information

You live in Dar-es-Salaam. Tanzania has a tropical climate and in Dar-es-Salaam it is warm and humid throughout the year. The area has a certain risk of malaria and dengue fever, which requires taking basic preventive measures. The basic medical care available is good. The security situation be considered as reasonably good as long as precautions are being taken. Most day-to-day goods are available in Dar-Es-Salaam. There is an international school. 

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. A contact person for security risk management is appointed at the local GIZ office. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.


GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.

Willingness to make regular business trips is required.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.

Our benefits

We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries., Diversity and respect are key elements of our corporate culture: GIZ promotes and supports every individual and in this way safeguards the individual opportunities for all employees, irrespective of sex, nationality or religion. Naturally, our management team is made up of both men and women., During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network., We are happy to support your professional development, for example with the training provision of the Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ), the leading provider of international skills development., We are convinced that employees need a healthy balance between their private and professional lives. This is why we offer childcare allowances and support to accompanying partners. Our family-friendly nature also extends to situations where relatives are in need of care. As part of its family-friendly staff policy, GIZ aspires to support employees while they are carrying out their work., Our flexible working hours offer you the time and the flexibility to reduce the overtime you work in agreement with your manager. If necessary, we will find even more flexible working hours for individual employees., Do you need a longer period off? We have a special part-time block model which also allows you to take a leave of absence lasting several months. You can save up your working time credit over a longer period and work it out within the framework of an exemption., You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. , We set common objectives for the new year in our annual employee meetings. If you achieve these objectives, you may receive an additional variable payment., If you are required to work abroad for a period of time, you will receive an overseas supplement as reimbursement for your additional expenses. The amount of the overseas supplement depends on where you are located. , We have a comprehensive package of services for partners and other relatives who relocate with you, for example medical check-ups, travel costs to and from the location or language courses. This includes seminars at the Academy for International Cooperation on regional studies or on the topic of ‘Emigrating with Children’., GIZ will pay an allowance for education which will cover a significant portion of the school costs which are due. This therefore guarantees that your children will be able to attend a mainstream school where you are located and work towards completion of the Abitur (British A-level equivalent) or a qualification which is comparable to the German Abitur., If you have not yet found somewhere suitable to live when you travel to your placement, it is also possible to stay in a hotel in the short term. An allowance for hotel costs will be paid for this. For the duration of the employment abroad, GIZ will pay an allowance for rent in the place of employment.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


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