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Program Officer-Equitable planning and Budgeting for quality medicines and supplies


Job Description

Sikika is a non-governmental organization that advocates for quality health services for all Tanzanians. The organization works to ensure equitable and affordable quality health care services through social accountability monitoring of health systems at all government levels. For more information please visit us at
Sikika seeks to recruit the following candidates for its Dar es Salaam Office with immediate effect:
Reports to: Head of Medicines & Supplies Department
Job Purpose:To advocate for “Equitable Planning and budgeting for quality medicines and supplies”
·    Design and implement advocacy activities to improve/ ensure equitable planning and budgeting for quality medicines by central and local govt.
·    Design and conduct research on the quality of selected sample medicines across Tanzania
·    Write high quality research reports
·    Take part in internal and external peer reviews of colleagues’ reports.
·    Carry out evidence-based critical policy (and budget) analyses of the status of medicines and supplies and subsequently draft critical advocacy interventions
·    Engage with local government authorities and central government on all issues relating to public health planning, budgets, implementation and monitoring with emphasis on medicines and supplies
·    In close coordination with Head of Department manage engagements with MOHSW, Pharmaceutical service unit, MSD, Pharmaceutical infrastructure & food technical working group and other Pharmaceutical bodies
·    Participate in all media activities related to your department.
Masters degree in Public Health with pharmaceuticals background
At least three years experience in areas related to your responsibilities
Excellent writing and communication skills
Strong research and analytical skills
High level strategic ability and advocacy skills
Computer skills
Strong organizational and management skills

How to Apply

If you believe you satisfy the above requirements you are encouraged to send, A cover letter explaining why your competencies and experiences are suitable for the job, an updated CV which includes your contact details and the full names and addresses of 3 references
Send your application papers to:
The Human Resources and Administration Manager Sikika
P.O Box 12183
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


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