NPI EXPAND Overview
The New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) Expanding Health Partnerships—NPI EXPAND Project—is a five- year, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded project which aims to support Missions with increasing the availability and utilization of quality health services across all USAID priority health areas.In line with the Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR), USAID is committed to expanding its range of implementing partners by investing in new and underutilized local partners (NUPs) and strengthening their capacity to strategize, plan, and implement health sector programs with USAID funds. Enhanced participation of capable local partners to increase demand for and deliver high-quality, high impact health services will enable governments to meet crucial health goals equitably and sustainably. NPI EXPAND will catalyse opportunities to scale up innovative interventions by strengthening the capacity of NUPs with varying levels of capabilities and exposure to USAID.
With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, NPI EXPAND is supporting countries to engage new and underutilized partners to leverage community structures and provide innovative and scalable solutions to strengthen emergency preparedness and response. Strengthening engagement of local organizations will help to foster sustainable and resilient health systems and communities that can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and prepare for future threats. NPI EXPAND supports new and underutilized partners to engage in the COVID-19 response by using a combination of grant-making and targeted capacity development. The grants and capacity development will focus on enabling local organizations to expand the reach of innovative and locally relevant interventions that bolster national and community-based emergency response efforts, reaching more people with lifesaving information, supplies, equipment, and services.
NPI EXPAND Activities in Tanzania
In Tanzania, NPI EXPAND is providing funding and technical assistance to up to three local civil society organizations (CSOs) to support WORTH Yetu groups (currently involved in USAID’s Kizazi Kipya project) to produce, market, and distribute non-medical masks and/or sanitation products. The CSOs will also support the WORTH Yetu groups to implement risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Country Activity Coordinator will serve as a coordinator of the NPI EXPAND activities in Tanzania and support the Grants Team to administer the full cycle of sub-grants management activities ranging from solicitation, selection, pre-award assessment, negotiation, compliance monitoring, sub-grant management training, and close-out in accordance to NPI EXPAND’s Sub-Award Management Plan. The Country Activity Coordinator will report to the COVID-19 activity lead and/or the Field Support Director, and to the Grants Management Director on grants management responsibilities.
Period and Location of Performance
The period of performance of this assignment is nine (9) months with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding. Location for this engagement is Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This position is open to local Tanzanian nationals only.