September 23, 2023


SolidarMed is a leading non-profit organization working to improve the health care of 2.5 million people in Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Working together with national partners to strengthen health systems and community capacities, we are committed to scientific evidence and policy dialogue both as foundations and objectives of our work.

Neonatal Health Project manager, Ifakara, Tanzania

Contract Type: Fixed term full time (100%) appointment, minimum 3 years

 Place of Assignment

Ifakara, Morogoro region, Tanzania with frequent travel to the project sites in Ulanga District and Morogoro Town

Start of Contract

January 2022 or as early as possible thereafter

Neonatal Health Project “A Good Start”

“A Good Start” seeks to reduce neonatal deaths and improve the quality of care for neonates in rural Tanzania. The project will, in partnership with the local health Authorities, improve neonatal care services at three hospitals in Morogoro Region. In addition to improving services the project has an important implementation research component to inform future policy development. The Neonatal Health Project Manager fulfils a pivotal role in providing both technical leadership and oversight for the implementation of the project. The Project Manager will work closely with the clinical hospital teams as well as with the Council and Regional Health Management teams and will be supported by the SolidarMed Country Director.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Plan and implement project activities in the three hospitals, in coordination with the partners.
  • Plan and implement interventions as part of the implementation research component such as development, application, and analysis of questionnaires, structured surveys, observation of clinical performance etc.
  • Ensure quality monitoring of interventions, output and outcomes and analysis. Prepare and participate in publication and dissemination of results.
  • Write reports and funding proposals according to donor requirements.
  • Ensure proper management of the project resources (human, financial, material resources).
  • Promote lessons learned, proactively network with other actors, NGOs, and possible donors.


Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the following qualifications to join our dynamic interdisciplinary team:

  • Medical Doctor/Pediatrician with clinical work experience in neonatology
  • Ability to apply project management techniques and tools
  • Expert in managing multiple complex processes simultaneously and independently
  • Proven experience in strategic planning and critical thinking
  • Well versed in project budgeting, accountability, managing burn rates, and optimizing cost allocations across multiple donors
  • Ability to supervise and motivate staff
  • Team-player with good inter-personal skills
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner
  • Experienced in working with local authorities
  • Interest in knowledge sharing, implementation research and scientific exchange (experience in research would be an asset)
  • Fluent English (written, spoken). Willingness to learn Kiswahili. Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset
  • Driving license


We offer

  • The opportunity to have a significant impact to improve lives of newborn
  • A stimulating environment, linked to an international research organization
  • A highly motivated team
  • The possibility to capitalize experiences, network scientifically and participate in conferences
  • An attractive benefit package
  • Family posting possible. Attractive rural setting.


How to apply

Please email your application to citing reference “Neonatal Health project manager, Ifakara, Tanzania 2022” and include

  • your CV including 3 references (max. 2 pages)
  • a covering letter outlining your motivation and how you meet the requirements
  • copies of your qualifications

Applications are accepted in electronic format only. Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention which site).

Due to the high volume of applications, SolidarMed will only contact shortlisted candidates. We kindly ask you not to send in duplicate or hard copies of your CV.

Deadline for applications: 15 December 2021

For further details contact: Dr. Karolin Pfeiffer (

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