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New Job Vacancies at Career Options Africa

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Moshi and Arusha
Job Summary
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Our client is a Leader in the Construction Industry in Tanzania manufacturing a wide of range of roofing and walling product
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Entry level
Experience Length: 3 years
Job Description
A. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Zonal Manager, the individual will be responsible to driving business development and marketing activities of the branch to achieve set revenue and market share targets.
Specific duties will include;
a) Support the zonal manager to developing marketing strategies customized to the unique needs and circumstances of the region
b) Leading the branch time to ensure vibrant marketing presence ,efficient customer service and sound customer relationships
c) Be accountable for ensuring set branch targets are met
d) Coming up with new innovative ways to market the company’s products and connect with customers in the allocated zone
e) Maintain sound relationship with key customers
f) Carrying out a wide variety of marketing activities using both conventional and online/social media platforms.
g) Continuous communication with existing clients and partners on products and services
h) Carrying out sales promotion activities in the allocated zone
i) Recruitment and development of branch staff
A. ESSENTIAL COMPETENCCIES
The ideal candidate s should posses the following skills and competences
a) Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Swahili
b) Highly self confident and with high level personal organization skills
c) Creative and innovative
d) Ability to work under pressure , meat strict deadlines and attain sales targets
e) Be highly innovative and creative
f) Be a results oriented person
g) Be a team player
B. REMUNERATION
Our client is offering a competitive remuneration package including performance bonuses
How to Apply?

Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Visit www.careeroptionsafrica.co.tz and www.hreastafrica.com for more details on this position Send CV to recruitment@careeroptionsafrica.co.tz with a subject heading of Branch Manager Roofing Company by 10th August 2019
CV will be analyzed as they are received and successful candidates contacted for preliminary telephone interview from 7th August, 2019.
Candidates who do not hear from us by this date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) Environment Jobs

Position: Environmental Scientist (1 Post)
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Reports to: PI / Project Leader
Work station: Rufiji
Apply by: October 30, 2019

Institute overview 
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa with a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health. Driven by a core strategic mandate for research, training and services, the Institute’s work now spans a wide spectrum, covering biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health-systems research and policy translation.

Position Summary
IHI is looking for experienced Environmental Scientist with analytical chemistry skills to work with the Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa (BOHEMIA) project funded by the UNITAID. This project aims to evaluate the efficiency, safety, acceptability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact of ivermectin-based intervention to provide strong and systematic evidence to local, national and international regulatory authorities to support decision on policy of using ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission.
The candidate will conduct laboratory, semi-field and field experiment to evaluate the environmental effects of ivermectin in the water and soil on non- targeted organism when applied to human and /or livestock especially cattle to reduce malaria transmission.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct sample collections from cattle faces water and soil.
  • Conduct analytical chemistry for the sample from semi-field and field conditions.
  • Provide written progress report of all experiments to the principal investigator.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplier for day to day project operations.
  • Participate in training and supervising research officer, technicians in the in the team when required.
  • Participate in study design, protocol development, data collection and analysis as well as manuscript writing.
  • Maintain appropriate relationships between staff within and between units at IHI.
  • Undertake any other duties that the PI shall reasonably require from time to time.
  • Check the content from village participants before the start of field experiments.
  • Ensure the project is conducted with other staffs within and between departments at IHI regularlyat scheduled meetings.


Qualification and Experience

  • Holder of a master’s degree in chemistry or environmental chemistry.
  • Applicants must have GRE and IELTS/ TOEFL test scores (compulsory) ready for the immediate application for a PhD place in the US.
  • Experience in malaria research or analytical chemistry will be an added advantage.


Skills and Competencies 

  • Ability to manage and lead project team.
  • Analytical chemistry.
  • Proven interpersonal skills to deal with different scientists, technicians, accounts and administrators.
  • Excellent written and fluent spoken English and Kiswahili Language.
  • Self-motived and time building.
  • Ability to work with communities in rural areas.


Remuneration  
An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to a successful candidate as per IHI salary scales.

Equal Opportunity

IHI is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application 
All applicant who meet the above job requirements should send their application letter together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cellphone number and copies of academic and professional certificates to the address below. Apply by October 30, 2019 at 17:00 hrs. All e-mail subject lines should read: Environmental Scientist –PhD.

Note: only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Human Resources Manager,  
Ifakara Health Institute,  Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,  
P.O. Box 78373, 
Dar es Salaam



APply Online Through

Email: recruitment@ihi.or.tz



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Job Opportunity at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI)

Position: Environmental Scientist (1 Post)

Reports to: PI / Project Leader
Work station: Rufiji
Apply by: October 30, 2019

Institute overview
Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) is a leading research organization in Africa with a strong track record in developing, testing and validating innovations for health. Driven by a core strategic mandate for research, training and services, the Institute’s work now spans a wide spectrum, covering biomedical and ecological sciences, intervention studies, health-systems research and policy translation.

Position Summary
IHI is looking for experienced Environmental Scientist with analytical chemistry skills to work with the Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa (BOHEMIA) project funded by the UNITAID. This project aims to evaluate the efficiency, safety, acceptability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact of ivermectin-based intervention to provide strong and systematic evidence to local, national and international regulatory authorities to support decision on policy of using ivermectin to reduce malaria transmission.
The candidate will conduct laboratory, semi-field and field experiment to evaluate the environmental effects of ivermectin in the water and soil on non- targeted organism when applied to human and /or livestock especially cattle to reduce malaria transmission.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct sample collections from cattle faces water and soil.
  • Conduct analytical chemistry for the sample from semi-field and field conditions.
  • Provide written progress report of all experiments to the principal investigator.
  • Maintain adequate inventory of supplier for day to day project operations.
  • Participate in training and supervising research officer, technicians in the in the team when required.
  • Participate in study design, protocol development, data collection and analysis as well as manuscript writing.
  • Maintain appropriate relationships between staff within and between units at IHI.
  • Undertake any other duties that the PI shall reasonably require from time to time.
  • Check the content from village participants before the start of field experiments.
  • Ensure the project is conducted with other staffs within and between departments at IHI regularlyat scheduled meetings.

Qualification and Experience

  • Holder of a master’s degree in chemistry or environmental chemistry.
  • Applicants must have GRE and IELTS/ TOEFL test scores (compulsory) ready for the immediate application for a PhD place in the US.
  • Experience in malaria research or analytical chemistry will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to manage and lead project team.
  • Analytical chemistry.
  • Proven interpersonal skills to deal with different scientists, technicians, accounts and administrators.
  • Excellent written and fluent spoken English and Kiswahili Language.
  • Self-motived and time building.
  • Ability to work with communities in rural areas.

Remuneration
An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to a successful candidate as per IHI salary scales.

Equal Opportunity

IHI is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit intentional biases or discrimination and harassment of any kind at the work place and during recruitment. All employment decisions are based solely on job requirements and individual qualifications, and our recruitment process is governed by the labour laws of Tanzania.

Mode of Application
All applicant who meet the above job requirements should send their application letter together with their detailed curriculum vitae (CVs) showing contact addresses including email, telephone/cellphone number and copies of academic and professional certificates to the address below. Apply by October 30, 2019 at 17:00 hrs. All e-mail subject lines should read: Environmental Scientist –PhD.

Note: only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
Human Resources Manager,
Ifakara Health Institute, Kiko Avenue, Mikocheni,
P.O. Box 78373,
Dar es Salaam
Email: recruitment@ihi.or.tz

National Geographic Society announces RFPs for Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

Deadline: 9 October 2019
The National Geographic Society has announced a call for the applicants from all around the world to support priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group.
In partnership with the IUCN SSC and Fondation Segré, the goal of this request for funding is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing conservation plans for species and groups of species.

The mandate of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”.

Preference will be given to proposals that include feasible plans to demonstrate change in key, quantifiable indicators of: for example, reduction in drivers of population decline (e.g. unsustainable hunting, fishing or logging); or increase in numbers, degree of protection, or connectivity of populations of the target species or group of species.

Themes
Proposals that focus on the following themes are encouraged:

  • Projects that include the active involvement of early career conservationists;
  • Projects that support conservation leaders from the countries where the species or group of species occur;
  • Specific and defensible priority actions to avert decline of a species or group of species.

Funding Information

  • Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000.
  • Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • They require that all applications include a letter of endorsement signed by Chair, Regional or Thematic Leader of the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group. This endorsement letter should indicate that the proposal either:
  • Explicitly address priorities defined in a published IUCN SSC action plan, which applicants can find in the website;
  • Please note that applications without a completed and signed endorsement letter will not be considered;
  • Addresses a conservation action identified as a priority even though no plan for the particular species or group of species has yet been published.

How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/funding-opportunities/grants/what-we-fund/species-recovery/

United Republic of Tanzania: Relationship Manager

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 09 Oct 2015

Terms of Reference:

Project: Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF)

Name of Position: Relationship Manager (2 Positions)

Reports to: Deputy Team Leader

Duration: 2 Years (renewable depending on performance)

Location: Dar es Salaam

Background:

HDIF is a GBP 30 million, 5-year challenge fund designed to encourage innovation and support the scale up of promising approaches in the education, health and water and sanitation sectors, to achieve improvements in the quality and value for money of basic services.

HDIF will catalyse the development and testing of new models of service delivery, the use of new technologies, the involvement of new providers and the establishment of new partnerships, with a focus on the private sector and public-private partnerships.

Purpose:

The Relationship Manager is responsible for nursing and managing relationships between grantees and HDIF.

General Tasks:

Under the guidance of the Deputy Team Leader, the Relationship Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for grantees within the assigned portfolio;
  • Supporting outreach activities;
  • Reviewing concept notes and supporting documentation to ensure completeness, consistency and adherence to the grant terms;
  • Participating in the review and assessment of business plans;
  • Reviewing applicants’ budgets to ensure that they meet the relevant requirements;
  • Preparing documentation for presentation to the Independent Grants Committee (IGC);
  • Supporting grantees during and after the contracting phase;
  • Managing the contracting process after IGC approval;
  • Collecting and reviewing grantee progress reports;
  • Analysing grantees’ performance and recommending required action;
  • Identifying additional TA needs and directing grantees to appropriate support networks
  • Conducting field visits to assess progress in the grantee’s project implementation, and preparing field reports for action;
  • Overall management of the assigned portfolio
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Team Leader/Team Leader on a needs basis.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant University Degree (Business Management, Economics, Social Sciences, etc) preferably at postgraduate level;
  • At least 5 years’ experience within relevant organisations and programmes, preferably in the private sector (CSOs, NGOs, financial institutions), development partners, or donor funded programmes;
  • Experience in M4P, private sector development and innovation an advantage;
  • Experience is grants management/ grants finance experience a strong advantage.

Required skills:

  • Negotiation and problem solving skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong team leadership, management and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage competing priorities;
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders, including project partners, donors, private sector, NGOs, and government departments;
  • Strong results orientation and commitment to accountability and value for money;
  • Strong personal qualities, including integrity, commitment to excellence, equality, openness, inclusiveness, and collegiality;
  • Outstanding team player and willingness to learn and support learning of others;
  • Fluency in written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili is essential.

How to apply:

Please submit your application via Palladium's careers page:
www.thepalladiumgroup.com/work/jobs

United Republic of Tanzania: Team Leader –Inclusive Institutions for Development, Tanzaina

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Oct 2015

Objective of the Programme

DAI is preparing for a programme in Tanzania that will seek to strengthen the capacity of democratic institutions and civil society for more transparent, accountable and inclusive governance. In that regard, DAI is currently seeking applications from experienced Team Leader candidates for the programme who will be responsible for the overall programme management as well as providing strategic and technical inputs to ensure that the programme meets its objectives. DAI is looking for candidates who are able to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including private sector partners, government representatives and local experts and who can build a solid reputation for the programme across Tanzania.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and technical oversight for the programme across the life of the project
  • Serve as principal liaison with DFID and key community stakeholders on programme communications and technical implementation activities
  • Develop and manage relationships with key actors including government, private sector, and CSOs
  • Management and oversight of project finances
  • Management of staff, as well as recruitment
  • Oversee contractual and financial matters with donors and key partners, and play a key role in the preparation of budgets
  • Regular drafting and compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the M&E framework
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to DFID
  • Coordinate programme activities with other donors
  • Ensure good, frequent, and direct communications with the Head Office

Requirements:

  • At least 10 years’ experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in the implementation of governance programmes
  • At least 10 years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Tanzania and East Africa
  • Proven outstanding leadership and team building skills
  • Highly dynamic networking and relationship building skills including experience building consensus among diverse actors
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, and an ability to apply these in continually improving programme activities and performance
  • Prior experience in managing DFID programmes and strong knowledge of DFID policies and systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, knowledge of Swahili highly desirable
  • Advanced degree in public policy, public administration, law, political science, international development or other relevant technical field

Programme Duration:

5 years

Programme Start Date:

July 2016

Application Deadline:

31st October 2015

How to apply:

http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DAINC&cws=1&rid=2283

United Republic of Tanzania: Team Leader – Dar es Salaam Market Systems Development Programme

Organization: Adam Smith International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Sep 2015

About the Programme

A proposed DFID-funded urban market systems development programme aimed at reducing poverty and vulnerability in Dar es Salaam, with a specific focus on women and youth. The programme has the potential to operate in market systems including, but not limited to, construction, water and sanitation, pre-primary education, ICT, tourism and waste management.

Role Description

The Team Leader will provide overall strategic and technical direction across all programme components during business case development and the inception and implementation phases. The team leader is responsible for ensuring that the programme successfully meets – and wherever possible exceeds – targets and expectations in all three phases.

To achieve these objectives, the Team Leader will lead development of an effective programme team and build effective working relationships, based on trust, transparency and the ability to delivery, with the client and key stakeholders from the government, private sector, academia and civil society.

The Team Leader will also play the leading role in representing the programme within Tanzania and internationally, building awareness and contributing to the discussion on best practice in urban market systems development.

Key tasks

  • Lead on overall strategic planning and technical delivery of all programme components in each of the three programme phases (business case development, inception and implementation);
  • Work closely with the project team to develop the intervention portfolio;
  • Oversee effective implementation of programme interventions, ensuring high quality delivery and adjustment of tactics where required;
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Results Management (MRM) Manager and team to ensure the MRM System is developed and implemented in compliance with the DCED Standard;
  • Implement a team performance management system, including staff appraisals and the implementation of career development plans;
  • Guide, oversee and when necessary prepare project and activity reports, presentations and other deliverables;
  • Ensure the project is properly structured, adequately resourced, and completed on time and within budget;
  • Effectively manage client and stakeholder relationships; and
  • Lead representation of the programme at key conferences, workshops and other events designed to raise awareness of the programme objectives.

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum 15 years’ relevant professional experience;
  • Postgraduate qualification in business, economics, or other relevant field;
  • Proven track record in developing and managing large, complex private sector development programmes, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly in East Africa;
  • Experience successfully applying a market systems development approach in relevant contexts and sectors. Experience on an urban-focussed programme is particularly relevant;
  • Proven ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of project partners and stakeholders;
  • Experience working in Tanzania, and particularly Dar es Salaam, is desirable;
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Kiswahili is desirable; and
  • Teamwork, enthusiasm and flexibility.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates are welcome to submit a cover letter, CV and references to david.owens-callan@adamsmithinternational.com, indicating “Team Leader – Dar es Salaam” in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive package and must be available to start work by March 2016.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Vacancy- Photographer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Position: Photographer
REF: SOSJ/HR/013/15
Duty Station: Moshono, Arusha
The School of St Jude is a charity funded school that provides a FREE, high-quality education to over 1,850 primary and secondary children from the poorest communities in Arusha.
We are seeking a creative energetic individual to fill the position above based in Arusha, Tanzania at the School of St Jude.
Reporting To: Sponsor Relations Manager
Job Purpose:
· To take photos as needed for the whole school, in particular for sponsorship and donation purposes.
· To photograph academic excursions, school assemblies, events as requested
· To liaise with various Business Teams to coordinate and create video and short movies for various purposes.
· Organize the logical storage/filing of all photographic material and video storage
Key Responsibilities:
· Perform tasks from a set schedule organised and coordinated by the Photography Team Leader.
· To ensure all tasks in photography and video are completed within set times frames.
· To assist with the creation of short videos to be given to key contributors of the school or used for marketing purposes.
· To organise and train other staff to take and label quality photosand videos
· To edit, label, resize, sort and file digital images and video logically and within set timeframes.
· To update the intranet with photos of new staff regularly, at least monthly.
· To keep the TASS Coordinator regularly updated with photos of new staff members and students.
· To organise the printing of all visual media for business and academic purposes and display.
· To provide campus [monthly] a DVD of images taken at the Smith Secondary Campus to be viewed by the students.
· To record, track all photography-related equipment.
· To perform any assignments and duties as requested by the Photography Team Leader.
Academic Qualifications
Diploma in Photography and Visual Arts, Videography and Film Production or any relevant course
A Degree will be an added advantage.
Skills and Competence:
· An eye and a passion for photography and video
· Excellent organisation skills
· Exceptional communication skills (written and oral) in English & Kiswahili. Must be able to spell accurately.
· Strong inter-personal skills to work in collaboration with all other departments
· Confident in dealing with a range of people of all ages and backgrounds
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Photoshop.
· Willingness to learn photo editing & video making software, prior knowledge an advantage (training for video editing software will be provided)
· Ability to work as part of a close team of Tanzanian staff and International Volunteers.
· Exceptional attention to detail particularly with regards to data-entry and digital image labelling
· Prior experience working in an office environment highly desirable
Interested Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a cover letter to recruitment@schoolofstjude.co.tz. By 30th September, 2015 THE SUBJECT LINE MUST BE THE JOB REFERENCE NUMBER.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED!
PO Box 11875, Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa
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Jobs at Acacia – Section Leader Medium / Long Term Planning

Section Leader Medium / Long Term Planning076496

Description

SECTION LEADER – MEDIUM/ LONG TERM PLANNING

Acacia Mining seeks to employ a Section Leader – Medium/ Long Term Planning at our North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania. This role reports to the Technical Services Manager and the role holder will be accountable to provide leadership to the site Life of Mine (LOM) planning process to ensure optimal exploitation of the mineral resources.

This is a permanent/ fixed term contract role, with the work roster being six weeks on and three weeks off.
CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Demonstrate visible safety leadership to the team and live the Acacia desired behaviours
• Lead a team of mining engineers to deliver integrated mine plans that ensure value creation
• Maintain the essential link between long-term mine plans and the short-term planning for both open pit and underground
• Identify opportunities that create value and develop strategic projects aimed at improving mine efficiency and flexibility
• Lead the site cut-off grade calculation and prepare the Ore Reserves statement accurately and on time
• Lead the delivery of medium-term and LOM designs and schedules for both open pit and underground
• Lead the production of the yearly budget; 5year and LOM plans for financial evaluation
• Ensure all mine plans reflect all the audited inputs (e.g. geotechnical slope criteria, cost, revenues, earthmoving productivities, etc.)
• Run mine optimizations for both open pit and underground that will help outline the optimum growth path of the mine and most importantly increase NPV of the mine
• Use the LOM planning process to drive the culture of business improvement on the mine ( e.g. driving cost reduction initiatives)
• Create a working environment that ensures that team members gain new skills and achieve their full potential by developing and implementing effective training and mentoring/coaching programmes

ROLE REQUIREMENTS
Qualification Requirements:

• Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering
• Post-Graduate qualification in Mineral Economics or Management will be an added advantage

Experience Requirements:

• A minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience in both open pit and underground mining operations with strong long-term mine planning experience
• A registered member of a professional engineering institution will be an added advantage
• Proven ability to utilise modern mine planning systems to achieve best practice in integrated mine planning
• Ability to use mine planning software (e.g. Surpac, Mine 2-4D/ Studio5D Planner, EPS, XPAC) and optimization packages (e.g. Whittle, MSO)

Job

Planning – Open Pit

Primary Location

Tanzania-Mara Region-North Mara Gold Mine

Send Application Online Through this Link

United Republic of Tanzania: Operations Manager – Food Trade East & Southern Africa – Tanzania

Organization: Development Alternatives, Inc.
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Jul 2015

Background & Objectives of the Programme

DAI has been contracted by DFID to implement the 5 Year FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (FTESA) Programme. FTESA will be based in Dar es Salaam, and will cover the nine countries of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda (East Africa) and Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Southern Africa). FoodTrade ESA will systemically improve the functioning of national and regional staple food market systems; impacting directly on over 400,000 households and consumers through stable markets for staple food products. It will achieve this through the establishment of a Project Management Unit (PMU) to foster catalytic and innovative solutions through the use of two facilitative tools: a Challenge and Development Fund.

FoodTrade ESA uses a market-based approach to working with enterprises to promote the participation of poor men and women in wealth creation and improving the benefits they gain from engaging in staple food trade. As such, FTESA is concerned with the functioning of staple foods markets, and the need to overcome market failures to achieve systematic change that would create opportunities for more smallholder producers to participate in formalized, functioning markets. FTESA uses market-friendly mechanisms to leverage on ‘enterprise contribution’ to development through sharing the risk burden where commercial risk is too high. Foodtrade focuses on innovations in areas such as improved storage, inputs and service markets, information and coordination mechanisms and policy and regulation with the aim to get more people trading in regional staple food markets. FoodTrade ESA’s vision is to unlock trade across borders and across the region to get more food to more people.

Scope of Work:

The Operations Manager (OM) will work alongside the Team Leader providing strategic and high level project management. S/he will oversee the operations of grant management, monitoring results management (MRM) and project accounts and ensure close coordination and interaction between these divisions, avoiding silos creation. The OM will develop a Value for Money (VfM) approach, complying with key performance indicators. S/he will work closely with the Grants Manager, Senor MRM Officer and the Project Accountant. S/he will be responsible for the final financial and MRM reports and ensure compliance with key donor requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and support the heads of the three divisions: grant management, MRM and project accounts and ensure fluent exchange of information between the divisions;
  • Update the financial systems and procedures for programme management and delivery consistent with the requirements of donors;
  • In cooperation with the Team Leader, support the development of a detailed work plan and budget for year one and indicative work plan and budget for the future years of the programme;
  • Supervise the utilization of project funds, maintenance of project accounts and submit timely and reliable forecasts, financial and MRM reports;
  • Ensure timely disbursement of funds to the grantees on the basis of financial and M&E verifications;
  • Monitor project resources (human resources, equipment, budgets for missions, etc.) to ensure most cost effective utilization;
  • Prepare consolidated reports on the overall financial and indicator progress of the project for DAI and the donor;
  • Supervise an accurate database of information: on all financial transactions and disbursements records of the grants managed & on all indicators and milestones targeted;
  • Coach colleagues working in the three divisions though on-the-job training and team building;
  • Ensure the project activities adhere to client and Head Office financial procedures as appropriate;
  • Conduct performance evaluations of the three heads of divisions that are supervised;
  • Provide senior administrative support to project procurement responsibilities including the management of vendor relationships.

Requirements:

  • Must have at least 10 years professional experience in operational/strategic management (budgeting, accounting, MRM/M&E);
  • Qualification in management, planning tools, accounting and/or M&E preferable;
  • Extensive experience with financial management of DFID donor funded projects;
  • Ability to systematically break down complex problems, complete an assessment of options and propose the optimal situation;
  • Competent at working with teams and staff/contacts that may be in different locations, eg home office staff, local office staff and STTAs;
  • Proficient in relevant computer applications and databases;
  • Fluent English;
  • Ability to collect and analyse data and produce coherent reports for donors and suppliers;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and in a multicultural setting;
  • Preferrably Tanzanian nationals/residents or persons in possession of a Tanzanian work permit can apply.

Education: Advanced Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Management or other related field preferred.

Anticipated Project Start Date: 1 August 2015

Project Duration: Until 30 April 2018

Project Location: Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline:28th July 2015

How to apply:

http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DAINC&cws=1&rid=2145