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United Republic of Tanzania: Grants Management Manager

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

Background
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) established operations in Tanzania in October 2015 to provide emergency assistance to Burundi refugees who were fleeing violence that ensued following the disputed presidential election in April 2015. From the onset, DRC’s operations in Tanzania have been based in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps.

Responsibilities
He/she will be responsible for the effective management of DRC’s Tanzania-Burundi country program grants portfolio in accordance with donor and organizational regulations. Primary responsibilities will include developing a strong understanding of all donor contracts, information management of project documents, leading interim and final reporting processes, supporting program teams in the development of new project proposals, coordinating the opening of new projects and providing general support to the Area Managers and Country Director.

Programme Development and fund raising:

  • Support and initiate development of new project proposals and concept notes. Develop and update a donor matrix for current and potential donors clarifying their priorities, policies and anticipated calls for proposals. As part of the process, the Grants Management Manager will support the Area Managers and Country Director to build and maintained positive donor relationships.

Donor Contracts

  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all DRC grants contracts for Tanzania and Burundi to ensure understanding of contractual obligations and regulations.
  • This will include reviewing contracts, facilitating grant agreement processes and amendments, liaising with the logistics department to ensure logistics and procurement compliance, developing facts sheets for each new contract signed, and ensuring all contractual milestones are regularly communicated to relevant project staff.
  • The Grants Management Manager will develop and maintain program summary documents which outline DRC and DDG's ongoing projects, areas of operation, staffing, resources and general achievements.

DRC Dynamics

  • Specific responsibilities will include managing and regularly updating all DRC projects in Dynamics in close cooperation with Regional Office in Nairobi and DRC HQ in Copenhagen. The Grants Management Manager will also maintain and regularly update hard files for all ongoing projects and assist in the coordination and preparation of project documents and files for internal and external audits.
  • The Grants Management Manager will in addition keep donors and stakeholders up-dated through Snapshot disseminations on DRC achievements in Burundi and Tanzania.

Reporting

  • Coordinate with DRC’s project teams and finance department to ensure high quality and timely submission of donor reports. Ensure project teams are reminded of reporting dates, prepare reporting templates and provide guidance notes when necessary, edit and review for quality and clarity, and liaise with sector managers, Regional and HQ technical staff and donors for final submission and necessary revisions.
  • The Grants Management Manager will be responsible for maintaining and sharing, on a monthly basis, an up-to-date Rolling Action Plan of key reporting milestones and due dates.

Proposal Development

  • Support all Managers, Coordinators and Team leaders during the development of project proposals. Furthermore, to develop and update a donor matrix, which maps current and potential donors in regards to their priorities, policies and anticipated calls for proposals. As part of the process, the Grants Management Manager will also support the Area Managers and Country Director to build and maintained positive donor relationships.

Grants Compliance and Openings

  • The Grants Management Manager will assist the Area Managers in organizing grants opening, close -out meetings as well as progress review and monthly /regular grants management meetings. Preparation for grants openings /closure meetings will include compiling all relevant project documentation, developing summaries of project contracts and proposals, liaising with field teams and support functions, and supporting the development of implementation plans which includes representation from each unit (finance, programs, logistics) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised.
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation, progress and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles.
  • Ensure compliance with DRC’s internal grants management requirements, with support from Regional Office and share information from RO and donor focal points regarding donor compliance
  • In development of reports and proposals, ensuring integration of information and recommendations delivered by the previous programs including from minutes of donor’s meetings, evaluation reports, audits

Induction

  • Participate in new staff inductions by providing relevant project documents, reporting deadline

Information management and communications

  • To ensure copies of all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc.) are made available to share electronically with all managers. Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use.
  • To assist the CD in context analysis and research regarding the current political, socio-economic, security situation in Tanzania and Burundi, as may be needed to inform strategy development or proposal writing. Assist CD to develop external communication tools as relevant for donor visits/meetings.

Training and capacity building

  • To offer training and capacity building of national staff on program reporting and progress monitoring. Keep informed on grants management support tools which can be shared with program managers and teams

About you
To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a positive, mature leader with a proven track record of developing effective initiatives, programmes, and impact.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results through the country team both to position DRC and ensure excellence in all deliverables.
  • Collaborating: You lead country initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Essential qualifications:

  • 2 to 3 years’ experience working internationally with an INGO in Grants Management.
  • Master's degree in international relations, development, MBA
  • Detail oriented with excellent English language writing and editing skills, and experience in proposal development and report writing. French language skills is an added advantage
  • Experience working with European, US and UN donors,
  • Flexibility and adaptability for working under the pressure of multiple deadlines and competing priorities. Key to this characteristic is the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Familiarity with key program areas including CCCM, protection, WASH, Livelihoods
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for engaging regularly with donors, other humanitarian organizations, and both national and expat staff. Cultural sensitivity is essential.
  • Experience team worker

Desirable:

  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles.
  • Ability to multi-task and cope with competing demands under tight deadlines.
  • Identify priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
  • Aptitude and openness to change, with an ability to lead change management

Conditions

Availability: 1st November 2019

Duty station: Kibondo -Tanzania; this is a non-family and unaccompanied positon.

Reporting: Country Director

Supervising: MEAL Officer, MEAL Assistant and Programme Development & Grants officer.

Duration: 1 year, contract possibility of extension, subject to performance and funding.

Contract: Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies graded as Band M.F level 2. For qualified Tanzania staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff in Tanzania

Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

How to apply:

Applications
All applicants must send a cover letter (max 1 page) and an updated CV (max 3 pages) in English. The cover letter should outline your personal motivation for applying and your key qualifications for the position. Apply online on our page Current Vacancies at www.drc.ngo. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2019

Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis as the applications are received.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport

United Republic of Tanzania: Western Tanzania Regional Manager

Organization: Water Mission International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Oct 2019

Who We Are:

Water Mission® is a Christian engineering ministry that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 4 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 350 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean.

Position Summary:

Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission – Tanzania Country Program Director, this position is responsible for applying sound project and program management techniques, engineering principles, and excellent written and verbal communication skills to manage a regional office in Tanzania. This position oversees large, solar powered water projects in multiple locations. The Regional Manager will manage scopes of work, schedules, budgets, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points for these large projects. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of two years. Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, donors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
  • Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations
  • Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)
  • Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers
  • Prepare written proposals and cost estimates
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations
  • Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations
  • Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence according to WM standards
  • Prepare and submit Project Status Reports
  • Provide training to other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions
  • Provide approval of all program and project related expenses and purchase orders
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments
  • Participate in disaster response activities as needed Prepare and make presentations to the operations team, strategic partners, donors and volunteers

Qualifications Required:

  • Personal and living relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior
  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and Core Values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity
  • Alignment with the principles of servant leadership as embraced within Water Mission
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics
  • 7+ years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large, million dollar engineering projects
  • Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • P.E. license preferred
  • The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full-time extended basis

How to apply:

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at watermission.org/careers.

United Republic of Tanzania: Western Tanzania Regional Manager

Organization: Water Mission International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Oct 2019

Who We Are:

Water Mission® is a Christian engineering ministry that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 4 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 350 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean.

Position Summary:

Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission – Tanzania Country Program Director, this position is responsible for applying sound project and program management techniques, engineering principles, and excellent written and verbal communication skills to manage a regional office in Tanzania. This position oversees large, solar powered water projects in multiple locations. The Regional Manager will manage scopes of work, schedules, budgets, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points for these large projects. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of two years. Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, donors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
  • Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations
  • Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)
  • Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers
  • Prepare written proposals and cost estimates
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations
  • Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations
  • Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence according to WM standards
  • Prepare and submit Project Status Reports
  • Provide training to other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions
  • Provide approval of all program and project related expenses and purchase orders
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments
  • Participate in disaster response activities as needed Prepare and make presentations to the operations team, strategic partners, donors and volunteers

Qualifications Required:

  • Personal and living relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior
  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and Core Values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity
  • Alignment with the principles of servant leadership as embraced within Water Mission
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics
  • 7+ years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large, million dollar engineering projects
  • Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • P.E. license preferred
  • The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full-time extended basis

How to apply:

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at watermission.org/careers.

United Republic of Tanzania: Western Tanzania Regional Manager

Organization: Water Mission International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Oct 2019

Who We Are:

Water Mission® is a Christian engineering ministry that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 4 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 350 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean.

Position Summary:

Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission – Tanzania Country Program Director, this position is responsible for applying sound project and program management techniques, engineering principles, and excellent written and verbal communication skills to manage a regional office in Tanzania. This position oversees large, solar powered water projects in multiple locations. The Regional Manager will manage scopes of work, schedules, budgets, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points for these large projects. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of two years. Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, donors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public
  • Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations
  • Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)
  • Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers
  • Prepare written proposals and cost estimates
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations
  • Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations
  • Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence according to WM standards
  • Prepare and submit Project Status Reports
  • Provide training to other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions
  • Provide approval of all program and project related expenses and purchase orders
  • Conduct field inspections and site assessments
  • Participate in disaster response activities as needed Prepare and make presentations to the operations team, strategic partners, donors and volunteers

Qualifications Required:

  • Personal and living relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior
  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and Core Values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity
  • Alignment with the principles of servant leadership as embraced within Water Mission
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics
  • 7+ years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large, million dollar engineering projects
  • Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • P.E. license preferred
  • The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full-time extended basis

How to apply:

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at watermission.org/careers.

United Republic of Tanzania: Research and Innovation Hub Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

IRC’s Research and Innovation (R&I) Unit brings together a multi-disciplinary team combining IRC’s commitment to rigorous research and evidence-based programs with new approaches to designing, testing and scaling breakthrough interventions for the humanitarian and development sector. The Research, Evaluation and Learning team helps the IRC serve people affected by crisis with the most effective and efficient programs; designing and rigorously testing interventions, supporting the IRC in interpreting and applying existing research to develop high-quality, evidence-based programs, and conducting cost efficiency and cost effectiveness analyses to ensure the best use of our resources. The Airbel Center – IRC's Innovation Lab – aims to design, nurture, and scale new humanitarian interventions and delivery models by applying best practices from the behavioral sciences, human-centered design, rapid iteration, and multi-disciplinary problem-solving in the humanitarian context.

The Tanzania Research and Innovation Hub is a collaboration between the IRC, Innovations for Poverty Action, and the Behavourial Insights Teams. This Hub aims to enable adaptive project design, small-scale pilot studies, and larger-scale impact evaluations in Tanzanian refugee camps and surrounding host communities to improve outcomes for crisis-affected populations and create more impact for every dollar spent on aid.

The Research and Innovation Hub is an exciting initiative that will work in close coordination with IRC’s operational work in Tanzania and globally. IRC in Tanzania works in the sectors of health, education, protection and empowerment to provide humanitarian support to hundreds of thousands of refugees and Tanzanian host communities.

Key responsibilities:

Based in IRC offices in Tanzania, the Tanzania Hub Coordinator will be responsible to coordinate with Hub partners on:

Tanzania Hub Launch:

  • Coordinate with Hub partners to ensure the development of:

o Tanzania Hub Strategy and priority focus areas, to be reviewed on an annual basis

o Overall business development strategy, in collaboration with Research & Innovation Business Development staff and BD teams with other Hub Tanzania partners

o Tanzania Hub communication strategy, including communicating the Hub launch with all relevant stakeholders

o Develop and manage clear protocols and processes for pipeline idea generation and decision-making

o Ensure clarity on roles and responsibilities and involvement of each partner along the pipeline process / project lifecycle

Tanzania Hub Coordination:

  • Convening of the Tanzania Hub Steering Committee for regular meetings including:

§ An annual priority setting meeting

§ Quarterly steering committee meetings to check in on advances in year-long strategy

§ Project and / or business development opportunities – specific meetings, as required

  • Driving growth of the Hub portfolio: Working with global and national programme development and grants colleagues, together with consortium partners, the coordinator will gather necessary inputs, develop concept notes and proposals; proactively pursue business development opportunities aligned with the Hub priorities, and liaising with potential donors and partners.
  • Proactively develop and manage strong partnerships with academics, consultants and other organizations that conduct related (design) research and programming; policymakers, practitioners, and relevant Tanzanian actors, including UNHCR
  • In collaboration with the IRC Tanzania country program and other Tanzania Hub, represent the Tanzania Hub to external donors and other stakeholders. Respond to field queries regarding the Hub and present findings in actionable terms.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with relevant government and other institutions, including ensuring relevant regulatory and research ethics permissions and protocols are established and observed.
  • Develop and update contracts, agreements, and governing frameworks amongst Hub partners, as needed

Tanzania Hub Project Leadership and Support

  • In collaboration with Hub partners, determine appropriate contracting mechanism for each project.
  • Work with project leads to ensure that projects are set up for success, including developing clear scopes of work, budgets, and project management structure.
  • As time permits, lead or support the design and implementation of (design) research projects in collaboration with research leads and technical advisors, field programs and (design) research partners, , with a time-bound scope of work
  • Provide operational advice to project leads and other Hub partners as required and as relevant for project implementation (advise on camp permits, security, transportation options, etc)

Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s in development studies, social sciences, or other relevant field, or a Bachelors’ degree with significant field experience
  • Work experience: 3-5 years of progressive experience. Field experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in research and innovation in the humanitarian or development sector
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment
  • Flexible work attitude, proactive and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to problem solve creatively with minimal guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment and across various time zones
  • Demonstrated success in leading business development opportunities and proposal writing
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (English) required
  • Multi-lingual skills advantageous – with priority placed on Swahili
  • Experience in working in East Africa is preferred
  • Ability to travel to field sites an average of one week per month or two weeks every two months

How to apply:

https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=6503

United Republic of Tanzania: Research and Innovation Hub Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

IRC’s Research and Innovation (R&I) Unit brings together a multi-disciplinary team combining IRC’s commitment to rigorous research and evidence-based programs with new approaches to designing, testing and scaling breakthrough interventions for the humanitarian and development sector. The Research, Evaluation and Learning team helps the IRC serve people affected by crisis with the most effective and efficient programs; designing and rigorously testing interventions, supporting the IRC in interpreting and applying existing research to develop high-quality, evidence-based programs, and conducting cost efficiency and cost effectiveness analyses to ensure the best use of our resources. The Airbel Center – IRC's Innovation Lab – aims to design, nurture, and scale new humanitarian interventions and delivery models by applying best practices from the behavioral sciences, human-centered design, rapid iteration, and multi-disciplinary problem-solving in the humanitarian context.

The Tanzania Research and Innovation Hub is a collaboration between the IRC, Innovations for Poverty Action, and the Behavourial Insights Teams. This Hub aims to enable adaptive project design, small-scale pilot studies, and larger-scale impact evaluations in Tanzanian refugee camps and surrounding host communities to improve outcomes for crisis-affected populations and create more impact for every dollar spent on aid.

The Research and Innovation Hub is an exciting initiative that will work in close coordination with IRC’s operational work in Tanzania and globally. IRC in Tanzania works in the sectors of health, education, protection and empowerment to provide humanitarian support to hundreds of thousands of refugees and Tanzanian host communities.

Key responsibilities:

Based in IRC offices in Tanzania, the Tanzania Hub Coordinator will be responsible to coordinate with Hub partners on:

Tanzania Hub Launch:

  • Coordinate with Hub partners to ensure the development of:

o Tanzania Hub Strategy and priority focus areas, to be reviewed on an annual basis

o Overall business development strategy, in collaboration with Research & Innovation Business Development staff and BD teams with other Hub Tanzania partners

o Tanzania Hub communication strategy, including communicating the Hub launch with all relevant stakeholders

o Develop and manage clear protocols and processes for pipeline idea generation and decision-making

o Ensure clarity on roles and responsibilities and involvement of each partner along the pipeline process / project lifecycle

Tanzania Hub Coordination:

  • Convening of the Tanzania Hub Steering Committee for regular meetings including:

§ An annual priority setting meeting

§ Quarterly steering committee meetings to check in on advances in year-long strategy

§ Project and / or business development opportunities – specific meetings, as required

  • Driving growth of the Hub portfolio: Working with global and national programme development and grants colleagues, together with consortium partners, the coordinator will gather necessary inputs, develop concept notes and proposals; proactively pursue business development opportunities aligned with the Hub priorities, and liaising with potential donors and partners.
  • Proactively develop and manage strong partnerships with academics, consultants and other organizations that conduct related (design) research and programming; policymakers, practitioners, and relevant Tanzanian actors, including UNHCR
  • In collaboration with the IRC Tanzania country program and other Tanzania Hub, represent the Tanzania Hub to external donors and other stakeholders. Respond to field queries regarding the Hub and present findings in actionable terms.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with relevant government and other institutions, including ensuring relevant regulatory and research ethics permissions and protocols are established and observed.
  • Develop and update contracts, agreements, and governing frameworks amongst Hub partners, as needed

Tanzania Hub Project Leadership and Support

  • In collaboration with Hub partners, determine appropriate contracting mechanism for each project.
  • Work with project leads to ensure that projects are set up for success, including developing clear scopes of work, budgets, and project management structure.
  • As time permits, lead or support the design and implementation of (design) research projects in collaboration with research leads and technical advisors, field programs and (design) research partners, , with a time-bound scope of work
  • Provide operational advice to project leads and other Hub partners as required and as relevant for project implementation (advise on camp permits, security, transportation options, etc)

Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s in development studies, social sciences, or other relevant field, or a Bachelors’ degree with significant field experience
  • Work experience: 3-5 years of progressive experience. Field experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in research and innovation in the humanitarian or development sector
  • Excellent organizational skills: the ability to multi-task, learn quickly, and work independently and productively in a fast-paced and detail-oriented environment
  • Flexible work attitude, proactive and demonstrated creativity: the ability to work productively in a team environment and the ability to problem solve creatively with minimal guidance
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to effectively liaise with and motivate a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment and across various time zones
  • Demonstrated success in leading business development opportunities and proposal writing
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills (English) required
  • Multi-lingual skills advantageous – with priority placed on Swahili
  • Experience in working in East Africa is preferred
  • Ability to travel to field sites an average of one week per month or two weeks every two months

How to apply:

https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=rescue&id=6503

United Republic of Tanzania: Global Procurement Associate

Organization: One Acre Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Oct 2019

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description

The Global Procurement teams are responsible for over $5M in spending each year across over 12,000 transactions and are responsible for all operational goods and service purchasing on behalf of over 800,000 smallholder farmers. We are seeking a strong individual to help improve process efficiency, drive 5% of purchasing cost out of the system, implement process/systems improvement projects, and help build team capacity across multiple countries of operation.

You will directly oversee procurement operations in at least 2 countries of operation and contribute to delivering a world-class purchasing department at the feet of our 800,000+ farmers across East and Southern Africa.

The overarching goals of this role are to:

  • Manage procurement teams while driving execution excellence
  • Save costs through improved process efficiency and effective negotiation
  • Drive process adherence and compliance
  • Drive data-based decision-making
  • Build team capacity and support staff professional development

Responsibilities of the Global Procurement Associate will include:

Team Management

  • Directly manage 2+ in-country procurement teams (i.e. Tanzania and Zambia) providing support on daily operations and capacity building
  • Deliver requested items to clients 100% on time, at the right specifications and at prices consistently below market rates
  • Set clear and well-documented expectations for all staff members and hold staff accountable to clear, rigorous expectations
  • Tap into strong local talent pools to higher top performers with strong potential for growth

Save Costs for the Organization Your goal is to save over $500K every year in new cost savings across the value chain for procurement of operational goods and services.

  • Coordinate cost-saving measurement activities across OAF countries and continuously improve cost-saving measurement techniques and tools
  • Coordinate operational goods and services forecasting activities across countries to help increase on-time delivery, benefit from economies of scale and reduce process repeatability
  • Drive procurement cost reduction by developing and implementing strategies including, but not limited to, process-automation of repeatable tasks
  • Provide support to in-country teams on major tendering activities
  • Map out current procurement practices to identify and implement cost- and time-saving improvements that drive efficiency through reduced cycle times, increased value per transaction, and increased transactions per full-time employee (FTE).

Tighten Controls Environment Drive efficiency across the Procurement team by tactically implementing loss prevention tactics and smooth processes.

  • Support in-country Procurement Managers in running and assessing of monthly controls to ensure process compliance and minimal fraud risks. This includes developing and running process compliance controls checks across all country procurement teams and reporting on controls to systems and organizational leadership on a monthly basis
  • Help reduce financial losses due to fraud by running fraud prevention controls & checks across all OAF countries & rolling out fraud prevention trainings by delivering trainings directly and monitoring compliance to fraud trainings
  • Re-think and implement reinforced quality assurance and inventory management processes to reduce % stock outs and eliminate quality issues across the supply chain for operational goods
  • Support the implementation of internal audit findings across countries that relate to process improvements and performance metrics
  • Quality check data collection and help maintain 100% accurate procurement data to support in/cross-country analysis and procurement strategic decisions. This includes collaborating with SAP Data team to standardize product categories and improve data granularity.

Performance Management

  • Support in-country Procurement Managers in identifying operational challenges and defining strategies to reach KPI targets. This involves helping country managers with professional development goal setting, accountability, and capacity building initiatives.
  • Collaborate with SAP Data team to improve performance tracking tools in terms of accuracy, usefulness, and transparency
  • Coordinate procurement performance reporting activities while providing visibility to country program leadership

Success in this role means:

  • Reduce sourcing cycle times to 14 days max across all countries through streamlined processes and staff performance improvement
  • Procurement data is 100% accurate and entered on time
  • Drive new cost savings of $500K per year
  • Goods & services delivered 100% OTIF at the right specifications and following the correct procurement procedures in countries you directly manage
  • Increased value per transaction and transaction per FTE through reduced process repetition, bulk procurement of commonly requested goods, and other process automation
  • Full transparency in team performance metrics to Purchasers and country leadership

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. Youll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. Youll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

We are seeking exceptional professionals with experience in and a passion for procurement and supply chain. Experience in an entrepreneurial environment is a plus. Candidates that meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Professional Skills:
    • Work experience in a demanding professional environment, preferably in positions where frequent cross-department communication was required
    • Experience in procurement, supply chain, engineering, or consulting preferred, but not required
    • Ability to work and make decisions independently
    • A passion for world class customer service
    • Strong sense of ethics, honesty, and integrity
    • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills. You dont take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems.
  • Management Skills:
    • At least 5 years experience including 2 years of people or project management experience
    • Passion for capacity building and investing in others
    • Experience managing remote teams is a plus
  • Execution Skills
    • Strong computer skills in at least Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required, experience using SAP preferred
    • Able to independently structure analyses related to procurement subject matter
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with reports, peers, and management
  • Academic Background
    • Related Masters Degree is an asset, but not strictly required
    • Language: Fluent in English, French preferred

Preferred Start Date

ASAP

Job Location

Iringa, Tanzania with regular travel to Kabwe, Zambia

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits

Sponsor International Candidates

Yes*;* East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Tanzania Government Relations Specialist

Organization: One Acre Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Oct 2019

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description

The Government Relations Specialist will be responsible for coordinating our Local Government Relations Team across our established areas of operation in Tanzania which include Iringa, Mbeya, Songwe and Njombe regions. The Specialist will lead a team of staff across the regions of operation and be responsible for their professional development. They will also serve as a focal point for One Acre Fund departmental leadership for advice on government and regulatory questions in Tanzania. The Specialist will participate in stakeholder meetings and oversee the production of quarterly reports as well as manage strategies to resolve government-related risks in the field. Additionally, s/he will coordinate all regional and district approvals for our scouting and existing areas of operation. He/she will also play an active role in coordinating field events and act as a link between our field headquarters in Iringa and our Government Relations team member in Dar es Salaam.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Management and professional development support to 4 local government relations staff across Iringa, Mbeya and Njombe regions.
  • Act as a key deputy and the main point of contact for all government relations inquiries from other departments and the Tanzania Country Leadership team based at our Iringa headquarters, responding to questions and requests in a timely and comprehensive manner with minimal supervision from the manager.
  • Communicate effectively with the other departments by proactively seeking their feedback on GR support to the field and developing strategies to align with them.
  • Manage highest-level local government relationships with government officials (councillors, DAICOs and Regional Commissioners) and the regional regulator, TAMISEMI.
  • Create and implement professional development initiatives for the Local Government Relations Team in Iringa, Mbeya, Njombe and Songwe areas of operation.
  • Create efficiencies within the Local Government Relations Team through delegation and strategic use of staff resources.
  • Oversee the tracking and resolution of risks and issues affecting field-facing operations.
  • Track compliance of One Acre Fund operations with government regulations, oversee the teams support to the Innovations, Field Operations, Logistics and Corporate Operations departments on licensing processes in Iringa, Mbeya, Njombe and Songwe regions.
  • Oversee planning and execution on logistics for events that the Government Relations department holds in the field with local and national government officials as well as politicians
  • Oversee timely preparation and delivery of quarterly reports to all levels of local government in our established regions of operation.
  • Review country strategies and policies, and advise One Acre Fund departments on next steps.
  • Use people management and project planning tools to coordinate Local Government Relations staff and adequately respond to requests from department heads.
  • Act as a focal point for the global and national Government Relations Department.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Government Relations Analyst or departmental leadership.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. Youll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. Youll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3-5 year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Experience working with government stakeholders; past experience working for an NGO encouraged.
  • Able to analyze and interpret data to create strategies and solutions.
  • People and team management experience.
  • Strong educational background; Bachelors degree required. Masters preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.
  • Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Language: English and Swahili required.

Preferred Start Date

As Soon As Possible

Job Location

Iringa, Tanzania

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

Duration

Full-time job.

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates

No; must have existing rights to work in Tanzania.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Tanzania Product Development and Evaluation Specialist

Organization: One Acre Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Oct 2019

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers homes, and agricultural trainings to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.

We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.

Job Description

Product Innovations drives One Acre Fund towards continual growth by trailing agricultural products, non-agricultural products, and trainings with high impact potential that solve the fundamental challenges that Tanzanian farmers face. The department also works to maximize adoption or adherence and minimize logistical complications in an effort to reach as many farmers as possible with high impact products.

The Product Development and Evaluation Project Specialist will work closely with Product Innovations (PI) leadership as a technical leader in product development and evaluation. Our trials involve measuring farmer impact, farmer adoption/adherence, and logistics challenges of a product when offered as a choice for purchase in a One Acre Fund loan. This role serves to test and evaluate products, materials, and/or training in order to provide actionable recommendations to the execution team to mitigate product risks. In addition, this role will serve to identify and field test new products with high impact potential. The position requires at least 20% time observing and supervising field activities/farmers with the remaining time spent planning, calendaring, drafting surveys, and preparing reports or recommendations. This role will require the ability to manage many priorities at once and rapid progress on deliverable to meet deadlines.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Project Management: Manage simultaneous projects in line with One Acre Fund strategy while maintaining flexibility to challenges and feedback
    • Calendar for activities, deadlines, and decision points for projects for 6+ months in the future o Represent Product Innovations within inter- and intra-department project management meetings
    • Understand complex topics by synthesizing quantitative and qualitative data and communicating them in a simple and concise manner
    • Draft professional analytical reports quickly (4-8 hours) with a focus on actionable recommendations and few grammatical/spelling errors
    • Produce written deliverable with no revision necessary
    • Problem solving: adjust plans and deliverable quickly to feedback and challenges
    • Adopts an attitude of encouraging personal growth with humility and patience
    • Proactively asks for feedback, and demonstrates ability to incorporate feedback
    • Dissents in a constructive fashion and builds bridges to resolve conflicts
  • Lead product development and evaluation with moderate support: Simultaneously manage the execution of 1 to 2 high priority and high complexity projects. This includes:
    • Coordination and execution of product demonstration days
    • Field testing farmer facing training and materials such as planting cards prior to their delivery in the field
    • Drafting field surveys and executing qualitative research to test key product assumptions as well as executing product needs assessments
    • Evaluating agronomic practices and product needs in existing and new operating areas to provide product and/or training recommendations.
    • Designing product behavior change and adoption campaigns.
    • Assessing product or training failure and providing actionable recommendations for next steps.
    • Draft and finalize reports to provide clear, succinct analysis and recommendations based on project objectives and next steps
  • Support product adoption and logistics trial design and planning, by:
    • Identifying recommendations on procurement options, package iterations, and training to address major behavior change.
    • Assessing farmer response to products and recommending adjustments to marketing/campaign messaging

Big Wins for Upcoming Seasons

  • 2019
    • Through qualitative and/or desk research:
    • Execute a crop diversity assessment in all districts so that One Acre Fund identifies new impactful products/services
    • Evaluate current farm practice on pest management and design an integrated pest management training
    • Through farmer demonstration days:
    • Identify and recommend the preferred brand and bundle specifications of tin roofing sheets to trial in 1-2 districts for 2020-2021
  • 2020
    • Through qualitative research:
    • Identify and recommend 1-2 products or strategies that improve soil organic matter content.
    • Identify farmer preferences and current practices with poultry so as to inform a farmer facing poultry trial in 2021-2022.
    • Prepare
    • Through farmer demonstration days:
    • Determine farmer preferred product
    • Through field testing:
    • Draft and finalize training for soil organic matter content product.
    • Design and finalize marketing materials and behavior change campaigns for Phase 3 2021-2022 trials.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. Youll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentor-ship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. Youll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of 4-year university (mandatory)
  • Graduate degree (preferred)
  • Personal or professional experience with agronomy and/or rural livelihoods (preferred)
  • 3-5 years practical experience working on project management (mandatory), including preferred experience with:
    • Managing project calendars
    • Writing training for field-based staff
    • Drafting surveys for field data collection
    • Data analysis leading to specific recommendations
    • Report writing based on clear objectives
    • Creating Excel tools for clear communication and tracking of projects
  • Proven ability to teach/mentor others
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Comfort and sensitivity working in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Open to feedback, willing to admit mistakes and learn from them
  • Typing speed needs minimal improvement, at least 25-30 words per minute
  • Fluent Business and Conversational English
  • Ability to live and work in Iringa and/or Mbeya region

Preferred Start Date

1 August 2019

Job Location

Iringa, Tanzania

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

Duration

Full-time job

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Sponsor International Candidates

No; Tanzania country nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here.

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United Republic of Tanzania: WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM MANAGER

Organization: TATU Project
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Sep 2019

  • ABOUT TATU PROJECTTATU Project is a non-profit organization that facilitates equal and sustainable development for the rural community of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto in Northern Tanzania. We address community needs and build effective solutions through active collaboration with members of the community and relevant stakeholders.

W.E. CARE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
W.E. Care’s predominant focus is on community empowerment. The program encompasses projects that allow the women to become educated in health issues, business knowledge and other practical skills and enable them to become empowered to deliver the knowledge to their community in a way that benefits all involved.

KiliPads Project
KiliPads aims to increase the level of knowledge regarding menstruation management and to decrease the social stigma surrounding it; while also making and selling reusable sanitary pads to increase the resources available to women in the community to help manage their menstruation.

Masaa Maasai Jewelry Project
The Masaa jewelry project is a social business that is dedicated in supporting Maasai women from Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto in their jewelry making business. This project advocates for economic independence, increase in knowledge and skills and the promotion of their vibrant culture.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The W.E. Care program manager will work closely with the women of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto,

  • liaise with our partners and collaborate with our team members from all around the world.
  • The manager will support the everyday operations of the projects run by the women of the community, develop the businesses with the goal of sustainability and facilitate training on business skills.
  • The W.E. Care program manager is also responsible for managing the W.E. Care team of volunteers, regular administrative tasks such as reporting and accounting and ensuring the program is aligned with the relevant and overall organization strategy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and manage the W.E. Care empowerment program
  • Identify and implement needed support/training throughout the phases of the projects
  • Mentor and facilitate the Masaa Group and KiliPads leaders
  • Coordinate and supervise everyday operations of Masaa and KiliPads activities
  • Ensure smooth communications between TATU and the women of the community
  • Involvement in maintaining donor relationships
  • Conduct Monitoring and Evaluation data collection
  • Regular weekly and monthly reporting
  • Program budgeting and accounting
  • Take part in fundraising efforts
  • Manage W.E. Care team and communicate with direct manager
  • Align program to organization strategic plan**SELECTION CRITERIA**
    It is essential for you to have:

  • University Diploma and/or professional experience in at least one of the following fields: Project management, Business, Education, International Relations / Development Studies

  • Innovative and analytical thinker, with an ability to find solutions to complex problems

  • A proficient level of English skills, writing and oral

  • Management experienceIt is desirable for you to have:

  • Experience with international non-profits

  • Experience with rural women’s groups

  • A good grasp of accounting and finance concepts

  • Computer skills across MS office and other relevant applications**CONDITIONS**

  • 1 year contract with expectation of renewal based on performance

  • First three months of probationary period

  • Salary from 600,000 – 625 000 TZS per month

  • 60% Health insurance compensation

  • Communication stipend

  • Transportation covered to and from the field

  • Mandatory taxes and pension compensationHOW TO APPLY
    Please send your CV and cover letter to empowermentofficer@tatuproject.org with subject line " W.E CARE manager application 2019"
    Thank you and good luck!

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter to empowermentofficer@tatuproject.org with subject line " W.E CARE manager application 2019"
Thank you and good luck!