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Nafasi za kazi MEDA Tanzania, Grants Officer

Position: Grants Officer
Location: Dar es salaam

Job Summary
The Grants Officer will support the Project staff in the implementation of several grant lines administered by the Project, including grants to 28 SMEs, so called Lead Firms (LF), grants to Small Entrepreneurs (SE) Alliances, grants to SMEs for innovation projects, and grants in form of small subsidies for individual SEs. The Grants Officer must be able to apply existing monitoring and control tools to track funds allocation, ensure efficient funds disbursement (after reconciliation), advise managers on issues, inspect facilities of grantees and provide comprehensive reports. The Grants Office will work closely with the County Finance Manager in ensuring transparent, efficient and effective grants implementation.

By applying a rigid financial control approach, the Officer will ensure that Grantees understand financial management pertaining to the grant awarded, develop and  compile financial reports as per schedule and contract terms and exercise a transparent and honest management of the grants funds (as per contract’s terms and conditions). The Grants Officer reports to the Country Finance Manager.
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Executive level
Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description
Key Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Grant Contract management
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify documentation of the contracting procedures (ensure number of copies for all respective authorities; file contract; update step in the pipeline monitoring tools)
  • Ensure documentation relating the grant is filed appropriately both hard copies and electronically.
  • Maintain asset register for all assets bought by the grantees
  • Monitor contract files and keep it updated weekly (or daily if requested by management or donor)
  • For the awarded grants: verification of funding requests from grantees and ensuring that disbursements are made on a timely basis.
  • Develop amendments to the grants contract and ensure their endorsement from required authorities.

Grants financial management and control

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of grant allocation schedules including matching funds leveraged by grantees.
  • Logging all financial disbursements to grantees.
  • Bookkeeping and maintenance of the grant fund financial records including cash books, ledgers and bank reconciliations and supporting documentation for all grant payments
  • Drawing up disbursement schedules and cash flow forecasts on monthly basis
  • Requesting progress reports (technical and financial) from grantees and availing the necessary templates for their completion.
  • Doing reconciliations for all Lead Firms, BDS providers, Alliances and Innovation Grantees and submit reports to management for further approval processes.
  • Support Country Finance Manager during the audits and provide sufficient information for the grant fund audits
  • Provide capacity building in all financial related matters to contracted partners (LFs, Innovation, Alliances & BDS)
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Manager on a needs basis

Grants Monitoring

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Verifying the Matching component as highlighted in the contract
  • Follow up on reports not submitted as per due date by the grantees.
  • Provide comments to the Country Finance Manager and Country Director to aid their review of the grantees progress reports.
  • Provide feedback to program staff, including Regional Operational Managers (ROM) after the review process has been completed for each of the grantees.
  • Follow up with Grantees on feedback and recommendations resulted from reports, visits or management analysis of grants process. Ensure issues raised have been addressed by the grantee.
  • Reviewing partners contract amendments to ensure timely review at HQ

Grantees Closure

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Doing financial analysis of partners for assessing financial health before contract closure
  • Conducting exit evaluation meetings with operations staff and preparation of report for findings and recommendations
  • Playing a supportive role in providing capacity building to partners on post-contract financial management trainings.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting.
  • Two years’ experience in investment/value chain finance, bank lending or microfinance.
  • Experience in value chain development, enterprise development, financial product design, alternate financial solutions,
  • Experience in establishing and cultivating successful institutional partnerships with a range of institutional types and levels of commercial enterprises.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili, including report writing

Desired:

  • Experience in business finance to small growing business and small enterprises, value chain finance, agricultural finance and/or agricultural markets
  • Experience in the provision of business development services oriented toward finance
  • Experience in training, mentoring and institutional capacity building
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili, including report writing
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Excel and Word and Access.

How to Apply
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
To apply, please send (1) your current Curriculum Vitae, (2) at least three references with current e-mail and telephone contacts, (and (3) a cover letter describing your interest in the position.
Send your application to Human Resources at the following: Email : hrtz@meda.org

Application Deadline: 7th October, 2019 – this is a national position. Women are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Job Opportunity at Kazini Kwetu, Courier/Delivery Officer

Courier/Delivery Officer

Mwanza, Tanzania, United Republic of Career Page Courier/Delivery Officer
Our client a reputable courier company based in Dar es Salaam with an office in Mwanza is looking for Couriers to execute delivery of documents in and around Mwanza. Candidates with prior experience in courier sector are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure documents are delivered and entered accurately
  • Deliver customers’ documents and percels in promptly and in a professional manner.
  • Communicate with central office through a mobile device
  • Operate vehicle/motorcycles for the delivery of documents andparcels.
  • Maintain route supply inventory to ensure prompt delivery of products to customers
  • Provide essential customer service by giving the required information
  • Maintain delivery records

Qualifications:

  • A clean driving license and clean employment record.
  • Capable of driving motorcycle in and around town.
  • Trustworthy and unquestioned integrity.

Job Opportunity at MEDA Tanzania, Grants Officer

Position: Grants Officer
Location: Dar es salaam

Job Summary
The Grants Officer will support the Project staff in the implementation of several grant lines administered by the Project, including grants to 28 SMEs, so called Lead Firms (LF), grants to Small Entrepreneurs (SE) Alliances, grants to SMEs for innovation projects, and grants in form of small subsidies for individual SEs. The Grants Officer must be able to apply existing monitoring and control tools to track funds allocation, ensure efficient funds disbursement (after reconciliation), advise managers on issues, inspect facilities of grantees and provide comprehensive reports. The Grants Office will work closely with the County Finance Manager in ensuring transparent, efficient and effective grants implementation.

By applying a rigid financial control approach, the Officer will ensure that Grantees understand financial management pertaining to the grant awarded, develop and compile financial reports as per schedule and contract terms and exercise a transparent and honest management of the grants funds (as per contract’s terms and conditions). The Grants Officer reports to the Country Finance Manager.
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Executive level
Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description
Key Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Grant Contract management
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify documentation of the contracting procedures (ensure number of copies for all respective authorities; file contract; update step in the pipeline monitoring tools)
  • Ensure documentation relating the grant is filed appropriately both hard copies and electronically.
  • Maintain asset register for all assets bought by the grantees
  • Monitor contract files and keep it updated weekly (or daily if requested by management or donor)
  • For the awarded grants: verification of funding requests from grantees and ensuring that disbursements are made on a timely basis.
  • Develop amendments to the grants contract and ensure their endorsement from required authorities.

Grants financial management and control

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of grant allocation schedules including matching funds leveraged by grantees.
  • Logging all financial disbursements to grantees.
  • Bookkeeping and maintenance of the grant fund financial records including cash books, ledgers and bank reconciliations and supporting documentation for all grant payments
  • Drawing up disbursement schedules and cash flow forecasts on monthly basis
  • Requesting progress reports (technical and financial) from grantees and availing the necessary templates for their completion.
  • Doing reconciliations for all Lead Firms, BDS providers, Alliances and Innovation Grantees and submit reports to management for further approval processes.
  • Support Country Finance Manager during the audits and provide sufficient information for the grant fund audits
  • Provide capacity building in all financial related matters to contracted partners (LFs, Innovation, Alliances & BDS)
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Manager on a needs basis

Grants Monitoring

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Verifying the Matching component as highlighted in the contract
  • Follow up on reports not submitted as per due date by the grantees.
  • Provide comments to the Country Finance Manager and Country Director to aid their review of the grantees progress reports.
  • Provide feedback to program staff, including Regional Operational Managers (ROM) after the review process has been completed for each of the grantees.
  • Follow up with Grantees on feedback and recommendations resulted from reports, visits or management analysis of grants process. Ensure issues raised have been addressed by the grantee.
  • Reviewing partners contract amendments to ensure timely review at HQ

Grantees Closure

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Doing financial analysis of partners for assessing financial health before contract closure
  • Conducting exit evaluation meetings with operations staff and preparation of report for findings and recommendations
  • Playing a supportive role in providing capacity building to partners on post-contract financial management trainings.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting.
  • Two years’ experience in investment/value chain finance, bank lending or microfinance.
  • Experience in value chain development, enterprise development, financial product design, alternate financial solutions,
  • Experience in establishing and cultivating successful institutional partnerships with a range of institutional types and levels of commercial enterprises.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili, including report writing

Desired:

  • Experience in business finance to small growing business and small enterprises, value chain finance, agricultural finance and/or agricultural markets
  • Experience in the provision of business development services oriented toward finance
  • Experience in training, mentoring and institutional capacity building
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili, including report writing
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Excel and Word and Access.

How to Apply
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
To apply, please send (1) your current Curriculum Vitae, (2) at least three references with current e-mail and telephone contacts, (and (3) a cover letter describing your interest in the position.
Send your application to Human Resources at the following: Email : hrtz@meda.org

Application Deadline: 7th October, 2019 – this is a national position. Women are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

New Job Opportunities at Economic Development Associates (MEDA),

Position: Grants Officer
Location: Dar es salaam
Job Summary
The Grants Officer will support the Project staff in the implementation of several grant lines administered by the Project, including grants to 28 SMEs, so called Lead Firms (LF), grants to Small Entrepreneurs (SE) Alliances, grants to SMEs for innovation projects, and grants in form of small subsidies for individual SEs. The Grants Officer must be able to apply existing monitoring and control tools to track funds allocation, ensure efficient funds disbursement (after reconciliation), advise managers on issues, inspect facilities of grantees and provide comprehensive reports. The Grants Office will work closely with the County Finance Manager in ensuring transparent, efficient and effective grants implementation.
By applying a rigid financial control approach, the Officer will ensure that Grantees understand financial management pertaining to the grant awarded, develop and compile financial reports as per schedule and contract terms and exercise a transparent and honest management of the grants funds (as per contract’s terms and conditions). The Grants Officer reports to the Country Finance Manager.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

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Job Description
Key Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Grant Contract management
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Verify documentation of the contracting procedures (ensure number of copies for all respective authorities; file contract; update step in the pipeline monitoring tools)
  • Ensure documentation relating the grant is filed appropriately both hard copies and electronically.
  • Maintain asset register for all assets bought by the grantees
  • Monitor contract files and keep it updated weekly (or daily if requested by management or donor)
  • For the awarded grants: verification of funding requests from grantees and ensuring that disbursements are made on a timely basis.
  • Develop amendments to the grants contract and ensure their endorsement from required authorities.
Grants financial management and control
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of grant allocation schedules including matching funds leveraged by grantees.
  • Logging all financial disbursements to grantees.
  • Bookkeeping and maintenance of the grant fund financial records including cash books, ledgers and bank reconciliations and supporting documentation for all grant payments
  • Drawing up disbursement schedules and cash flow forecasts on monthly basis
  • Requesting progress reports (technical and financial) from grantees and availing the necessary templates for their completion.
  • Doing reconciliations for all Lead Firms, BDS providers, Alliances and Innovation Grantees and submit reports to management for further approval processes.
  • Support Country Finance Manager during the audits and provide sufficient information for the grant fund audits
  • Provide capacity building in all financial related matters to contracted partners (LFs, Innovation, Alliances BDS)
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Manager on a needs basis
Grants Monitoring
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Verifying the Matching component as highlighted in the contract
  • Follow up on reports not submitted as per due date by the grantees.
  • Provide comments to the Country Finance Manager and Country Director to aid their review of the grantees progress reports.
  • Provide feedback to program staff, including Regional Operational Managers (ROM) after the review process has been completed for each of the grantees.
  • Follow up with Grantees on feedback and recommendations resulted from reports, visits or management analysis of grants process. Ensure issues raised have been addressed by the grantee.
  • Reviewing partners contract amendments to ensure timely review at HQ

Grantees ClosureEssential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Doing financial analysis of partners for assessing financial health before contract closure
  • Conducting exit evaluation meetings with operations staff and preparation of report for findings and recommendations
  • Playing a supportive role in providing capacity building to partners on post-contract financial management trainings.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting.
  • Two years’ experience in investment/value chain finance, bank lending or microfinance.
  • Experience in value chain development, enterprise development, financial product design, alternate financial solutions,
  • Experience in establishing and cultivating successful institutional partnerships with a range of institutional types and levels of commercial enterprises.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili, including report writing

Desired:

  • Experience in business finance to small growing business and small enterprises, value chain finance, agricultural finance and/or agricultural markets
  • Experience in the provision of business development services oriented toward finance
  • Experience in training, mentoring and institutional capacity building
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili, including report writing

Computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Excel and Word and Access.

How to Apply?

Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
To apply, please send (1) your current Curriculum Vitae, (2) at least three references with current e-mail and telephone contacts, (and (3) a cover letter describing your interest in the position.
Send your application to Human Resources at the following: Email : hrtz@meda.org
Application Deadline: 7th October, 2019 – this is a national position. Women are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

New Jobs at Aga Khan University (AKU)


Job Title: Assistant Professors/Lecturers in Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation in Education
Entity Aga Khan University
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Introduction
Chartered in 1983, Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, autonomous and self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 6 countries over three continents (www.aku.edu). An integral part of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org), AKU provides higher education in several disciplines, carries out research pertinent to the countries and operates 7 hospitals (soon 8) and over 325 outreach clinics, all at international standards. It has almost 2,500 students and 14,000 staff. The University is both a model of academic excellence and an agent of social change. As an international institution, AKU operates on the core principles of quality, relevance, impact and access.
Since 2001, AKU has offered academic programmes in nursing, medicine and education for and in countries in East Africa. Successful candidates will work at the Aga Khan University-Institute for Educational Development in East Africa (IED-EA) based in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
The ideal candidate will have an academic background and teaching experience in educational assessment, measurement and evaluation. We highly recommend people who besides having this as their areas of specialization; are also capable in teaching Science Education at a graduate level.
Responsibilities
• Conform to University’s policies and established performance norms in teaching and learning;
• Conversant with policies and trends in teaching of assessment measurement & evaluation and science education;
• Provide consultancy to national and international organizations in area of expertise or field of interest;
• Participate as a member on AKU-IED and University wide committees;
• Provide leadership in local professional associations;
• Commit to engaging in all other duties as assigned by the Director or AKU.
Requirements
• A PhD degree in the relevant field and related work experience;
• Demonstrated ability to define research projects and securing a competitive grant for it, undertaking the research, publishing and disseminating research findings.
• The successful candidates for these positions will be required to teach in the Institute’s Graduate Programme as well as in short courses that are offered via the Institute’s Centre for Life Long Learning. They will be expected to set and mark assignments as well as supervise students’ research and dissertations. They will also be expected to participate in the preliminary plans of initiating a doctoral programme that the IED-EA plans to introduce.
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To Apply
​Candidates meeting the above requirements and seeking professional growth and an excellent work environment should forward their letter of application, curriculum vitae, testimonials and addresses (postal and email) of three referees to the Human Resources Office, AKU, P.O. Box 125, Dar es Salaam; Fax (+255) (0)22 2150875 or email hr.tanzania@aku.edu
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. More information about these positions is available via the following website http://www.aku.edu
Applications should be submitted latest by October 6, 2019

United Republic of Tanzania: Senior Health Informatics and Information Systems Advisor

Organization: Public Health Institute
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Oct 2019

SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES

FELLOWSHIP TITLE: Senior Health Informatics and Information Systems Advisor

HOST ORGANIZATION: Health Office, United States Agency for International Development

LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

POSITION LEVEL: Senior Advisor

STAR-P1-067

TRAVEL: 25% estimated travel

STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The STAR Fellowship is a two-year global health and learning opportunity with:

· Individualized, tailored support to enhance the fellow’s achievement personal and professional goals

· Personalized learning plans and access to learning resources (courses, conferences, mentoring) based on fellow’s learning style and preferences.

· Access to broad professional networks to enhance peer learning and knowledge sharing.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

Background:

Over the past couple of years, Tanzania has witnessed the expansion of efforts to improve information systems and data use as reflected by prominent initiatives emerging both out of the Government of Tanzania (GoT) and the donor community. These include, but are not limited to, the Big Results Now Initiative (2015), the GoT e-health Strategy (2015) and the related Investment Roadmap (2016) and the Data Use Partnership funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2016). The overall goal of these efforts is to build systems for data driven decision making in-service delivery, management and governance. Information systems, as an integral part of health systems strengthening, are critical for improved health outcomes.

While information systems have been an integral part of the Health Office portfolio, recent changes in management structures and program requirements have affected the sustained leadership for the wider information systems portfolio within the USAID Tanzania Health Office. USAID undertook an extensive review of its Information Systems Portfolio in Oct 2018, which provides clear guidance and recommendations for USAID’s role in support of the health informatics and information systems space in Tanzania.

Introduction:

The Senior Health Informatics and Information Systems Advisor (Senior Advisor) will be the lead policy, technical and program management expert responsible for Information Systems in Tanzania. The Senior Advisor will work as part of the Health Systems Strengthening (HSS Team) and the Strategic Information Teams and will provide policy, strategic and technical advice and expertise to the USAID Health and interagency USG PEPFAR team. They will work with other offices at USAID and within the interagency community to guide USAID’s strategic engagement and support of activities that ensure a more cohesive and harmonized Information Systems strategy for Tanzania.

Broad responsibilities will include strategic and technical support for USG investments across a range of information systems projects and activities. Some of these include specific health information systems that relate to service delivery, morbidity and mortality data for specific disease programs- e.g. HIV, Malaria, MCH etc. Other systems include data management systems such as logistics management system (eLMIS); the human resource (HR) management system; and planning and financial management systems at the local council’s level (PlanRep, EpiCor), etc.

The Senior Advisor will provide both advisory and deep technical acumen, including hands-on Health Information System/Information Technology (HIS/IT) technical expertise; conduct results-oriented analysis; and manage communications and maintain close collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders including USAID, GoT the USG inter-agency, such as PEPFAR and PMI country teams, implementing partners, and other donors.

Reporting structure:

The Senior Advisor reports to the Health Systems Strengthening Team Lead; however they will work closely with and receive technical direction from both the HSS and SI Team Leads who will c0-serve as their Onsite Managers.

Essential Duties and Outcomes:

Enhance USAID/Tanzania’s capacity to manage and integrate information systems across projects and activities:

· Provide technical leadership for the unique Information Systems landscape in Tanzania, with a focus on USAID-supported data management systems across a range of technical areas, including Health Statistics (DHIS2 & 3, GoTHOMIS, etc), logistics data such as eLMIS, Local Council Planning and Budgeting, and Health Facility registers, etc.

· Assess the progress that’s been made on the specific data interoperability activities (Muungano & Health eLink), data systems development and determine the next steps for USAID and GoT in this arena.

· Provide technical input to systems integration and use of data management information systems, e.g., District Health Information Systems (DHIS2), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Health Information Exchanges (HIE) and tools to facilitate data collection, management and use.

· Provide technical leadership to inform USAID investments and priorities in information systems as it relates to the wider health systems strengthening objectives and goals for USAID Tanzania.

Build capacity of mission and partners to effectively use information systems to support USG priorities in the health sector:

· Provide information systems technical assistance and capacity building of key staff, as needed, for unique country systems requirements, systems analysis, design, specifications, and lead project management, development, implementation and evaluation efforts.

· Coordinate with the HSS and SI teams in the effective management of information systems activities that link both systems strengthening and strong M& E approaches for USAID.

· Plan, design and implement USAID-funded HMIS activities and provide oversee implementation.

Improve the coordination of information systems activities in country:

· Facilitate and support a more harmonized and coordinated approach to the information systems management and data use within the Tanzania portfolio.

· Develop strategies and approaches for improved GoT and PEPFAR data alignment.

· Ensure a high level of communication and close working relationships with USAID Tanzania project teams, project implementers, and other key stakeholders operating in the information systems arena in Tanzania.

· Participate at critical GoT forums and discussions on the Information Systems arena in Tanzania, to understand critical national and global initiatives e.g. Health Data Collaborative, Gates-funded Data Use Partnership and position USAID’s unique contributions to this work.

· Serve as a key member of the GoT led technical working groups and ad hoc digital health working groups established in collaboration with the donor development groups.

· Serve as a coordinator and liaison with the ability to diplomatically leverage strategic partnerships for results.

Anticipated learning outcomes: * Required 10% time

· Demonstrate proficiency across the core global health competencies defined as development practice, cross cultural awareness, communication, capacity strengthening, ethics of public health, health equity, gender equality and global burden of disease that is necessary for persons practicing in global health.

· Cultivate mentorship skills based on the STAR GH mentorship curriculum to more effectively support and improve knowledge transfer and skills acquisition of staff, incoming fellows and interns.

· Advance leadership skills to successful support capacity building and knowledge sharing activities, and mentor develop junior staff.

· Apply leadership skills and technical expertise to support programmatic growth and scale up within informatics and information systems programming.

FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Required:

· Master’s degree or higher in public health, health informatics, computer science, management information systems, public or business administration or a related social science field.

· Minimum 13 years of relevant technical experience with master's degree or a minimum of 15 years of relevant technical experience with bachelor's degree.

· Experience with PEPFAR data reporting systems including DATIM, SIMS and expertise in building national level capacities for information systems – including national client registries, data harmonization etc.

· Extensive knowledge of health informatics, information technology and public health IT standards and applications, including EMRs, laboratory information systems (LIS), (DHIS), HIE, and others.

· Demonstrated experience managing the full software development lifecycle of mid-to large-sized projects (i.e. crossing multiple program areas and conflicting needs; requiring integration of multiple non-standardized applications or business processes; and requiring complex reporting and communication at the agency and executive level) with minimal supervision.

· Proven experience with managing the development or sourcing of health information systems that are currently in use.

· Proven ability to oversee the design or modification of sophisticated computer applications to meet data collection and reporting requirements.

· Active user and proponent of Open Source solutions.

· Proven ability to develop rapport and effective working relationships with USG, host ministry, national and international working partners at all levels, local organizations, and other program partners.

· Excellent written and oral skills required.

· Ability to obtain medical clearance to live and work in Tanzania.

· US citizenship or US permanent residence required.

How to apply:

All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghstar.org/, which allows you to store your CV/resume and separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by October 4, 2019 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.**

Public Health Institute is proud to be an EEO/AA employer.

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Jobs

Chief of Education (EQSSE-Z Project Leader)

Job Description

Chief of Education (EQSSE-Z Project Leader) (International recruitment)

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is an Agency of the Republic of Korea responsible for implementing the government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) program for developing countries. KOICA is proactive in complementing the Government of Tanzania’s development efforts by supporting development programs in three main sectors: education, health, and water.

KOICA Tanzania office plans to launch “Enhancing the Quality of Secondary School Education in Zanzibar (EQSSE-Z) project, which aims to enhance better quality of teaching and learning in secondary schools in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The expected final outcome of the EQSSE Zanzibar project is: Better teaching and learning in secondary schools (through learner-centered pedagogy in the classroom and laboratory, strengthened teacher support services, improved learning environments, and greater community engagement in school-based monitoring) and has three intermediate outcomes; (1. MoEVT implements strategies for learner-centered teaching and learning in English, Maths and Science (EMS), 2. Schools and Teachers Centres are adequately and appropriately equipped for learner-centered teaching and learning in EMS, 3. Institutionalized community-based monitoring reinforces parents’ knowledge and support for quality lower secondary education).

KOICA Tanzania Office seeks qualified candidates for the position of The Chief of Education for the project and management of KOICA education portfolio. The Chief of Education will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and will oversee education portfolio in KOICA Tanzania, mainly managing EQSSE-Z project.

Position : Chief of Education

Contract period : 1 year(with a possibility of extension up to 3 years).

Duty Station : Tanzania (Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar)

Brief Job Description

  1. Project Management Unit Leader of EQSSE-Z project

The Chief of Education acts as a team leader of the Project Management Unit (PMU). PMU is a management body of the EQSSE-Z project and is embedded in KOICA Tanzania Office. The PMU comprises of Chief of Education (Team Leader), M&E officer (1) supporting staff (2), a technical advisor from Project Management Consulting/M&E agent(implementing partner)(1), and a seconded personnel from the host government (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar)(1). S/he will supervise and manage a PMU staff and serve as the project’s main point of contact on routine and strategic matters.

* Technical Advice

  • Provide technical advice for the procurement of three implementing partners of the EQSSEZ project; (a) Project Management Consulting/M&E agent, (b) Infrastructure agent, (c) Implementing agency, mainly by drafting Terms of Reference in the Request for proposal and conduct technical evaluation of the proposals.
  • Provide technical advice for establishing detailed roles and responsibilities of the PMU, including regular work plan and the scope of work for supporting staff and the host government.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure
  • In charge of regular communication mechanism with the host government (MOEVT), including establishment and operation of the Project Steering Committee (PSC)

* Quality Assurance

  • Responsible for making key decisions and solving problems with regards to the EQSSE-Z project, while ensuring operational and project quality and integrity.
  • Provide quality control of the EQSSE-Z project, by ensuring the vision of the project aligns with Government of Zanzibar education strategies.
  • Provide regular status update to the senior management (Country Director, Deputy Country Director in KOICA Tanzania office) with regards to the issue of the project implementation.

* Management of implementing partners

  • Lead the management of the three implementing partners for the EQSSE-Z project on behalf of KOICA Tanzania office, to ensure project’s strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished at scale while meeting expected technical and project quality standards.
  • Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project deliverables from the implementing partners
  • Lead a regular technical review of ongoing activities and conduct on-site field monitoring visits
  • Predicting/Identifying risks with regards to the project implementation

* Representation and Communication

  • Act as a primary contact to Implementing partners, government of Zanzibar, and other relevant stakeholders with regards to any issues of the EQSSE-Z project.
  • Seek out opportunities to represent EQSSE-Z project in external meetings with domestic and international stakeholders in order to highlight the innovative work under the EQSSE-Z project. For example, prepare conference and presentations of the project activities and produce academic publications.
  • Plan and host workshops and conferences in collaboration of implementing partners (kick off workshop, knowledge sharing workshop, dissemination workshop)
  • Establish communication and visibility plan with a cooperation of the implementing partners
  1. Development and Management of Education portfolio in KOICA Tanzania
  • Act as an expert advisor and technical authority on Education sector, by developing policies, guidance, strategies, and plans for Education sector in KOICA Tanzania office.
  • Lead the education sector by partnering with government authorities, mainly Ministry of Education (Mainland and Zanzibar), the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), Development Partners, and other relevant development organizations on education sector.
  • Study and analyze Tanzania’s Education Sector environment, and advice on the best modalities and practices to support the Government of Tanzania (GoT)
  • Represent KOICA Tanzania office in education-related meetings and events, including policy dialogue and policy review meetings, Technical Working Groups, and other relevant technical groups.
  • Provide technical review for development of new program/project in education sector – Provide technical review of ongoing projects in KOICA Tanzania office.
  • Engage in other duties as required by the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must hold a Master’s degree in Education or Social Science field, from a recognized University.
  • Must have a minimum 10 years of experience in an international development organization (International Organization, Government Development Agency, International NGO etc.) in education sector, preferably in teacher training. It must also include Minimum 5 years’ senior experience of leading large-scale, complex education programs/projects, including supervision of technical staff, in developing countries, preferably in Africa.
  • Strong knowledge in Monitoring and Evaluation, technical knowhow on education-related interventions, planning processes and development of action plans
  • Excellent strategic problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience managing a multi-partner consortium (both international and local NGOs)
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English
  • Prior experience of managing KOICA funded projects and good understanding of KOICA’s approach is an additional advantage
  • Prior experience of technical advice in the procurement process is a strong advantage
  • Condition of Employment
  • This position is opened for international candidates (non-Korean citizen). Tanzanian Nationality is also eligible to apply.
  • Proof of minimum qualifications would be requested upon the final candidate before signing contract.
  • This position will be required to serve a 3 month probationary period.
  • This position involves frequent travel to the project site (Zanzibar) and administrative capital (Dodoma).
  • This position is an independent consulting base, therefore any employee taxes, pension, health, welfare, or other benefit plans are not provided.
  • This position is a full-time type of employment (based in KOICA Tanzania office)
  • Applicant must be a citizen of a country who can travel and work full time in Tanzania. (Application of a Korean citizen is not allowed)
  • Applicant must be in the position to commence the contract within a mutually agreed time period, from the employment offer notice from KOICA Tanzania Office.

Remuneration: KOICA Tanzania office offers a competitive salary and benefits package (international consultant).

  • Consultancy fee (M/D basis) with technical specialty fee (20% of the total consulting fee, payable upon the performance assessment result)
  • DSA (on M/D basis, according to KOICA internal regulation)
  • Flight ticket (round trip, once a year)
  • Medical checkup (once a year)
  • Miscellaneous fee (visa, work permit)

* Note: DSA in case of field visit or away travel is provided.

Mode of application:

The title of the email should be; (Application) Chief of education_(full name)

Regional Program Officer (Food Trade, Eastern Africa) | Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Regional Program Officer (Food Trade, Eastern Africa) | Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Job Description

Role Summary:

The Regional Program Officer is an exciting position within AGRA’s new Africa Food Trade and Resilience Initiative.

The Africa Food Trade and Resilience Initiative will include two primary strategic components:

  • working with Government, business and civil society to stimulate Africa-specific solutions to improve the transparency and predictability of Governments’ interventions to unlock investment and regional trade;
  • working directly with private companies that source, process, and trade food in the region, to maximize investment, coordination and benefits to smallholder farmers.

In each component, AGRA will collaborate closely with strategic partners who have major programs in these areas, as well as work to identify and support relevant strategic regional initiatives, with a view to maximize learning, coordination and impact. The initiative will be expected to fully integrate resilience at all levels, including working with policy makers to integrate climate resilience considerations in their agriculture policies and interventions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance and backstopping to governments through ministries of agriculture and trade to diagnose and assess, prioritize and reform policies, laws, regulations and administrative practices that constrain intra-regional trade.
  • Identify and monitor key trade/market trends and contextual dynamics which inform issues of regional food trade policies and initiatives in and AGRA focus countries and Africa;
  • Provide technical support in developing regional food value chains and market systems that expand market opportunities for farmers and strengthen market transparency and efficiency.
  • Support country managers in messaging and engaging with relevant government ministries, departments, and agencies on topics of regional market systems development and agricultural growth pathways.
  • Support creation and/or strengthening of integrated institutional frameworks and mechanisms for building in resilience in regional food systems movement from farm to fork.
  • Utilize the latest evidence on climate smart agriculture practices, climate modeling, future climate risks to improve the resilience of agriculture food systems.
  • Assist in collecting and sharing data for the program’s Food Security Monitor.
  • Assist country teams in development of grant proposals in the areas of policy predictability, markets shaping and resilience with respect to food trade.
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees and assist in monitoring progress of implementation of Food Trade and Resilience Program grants.
  • Supports the development of quarterly and annual reports and other reports, as needed, in compliance with the requirements of DFID and other partners; as well as provide regular verbal and written updates and briefings on program operations, achievements, and problems to the Head, Regional Food Trade and other program staff.
  • Representing the program where necessary.

Academic, Professional Qualifications and Relevant experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, or in a relevant discipline. A master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • At least five (5) years of experience on agricultural development, food trade and markets, economic policy and resilience/climate smart agriculture;
  • Demonstrated understanding of Africa’s policy and political economy landscape as it relates to intra-regional food market and food trade;
  • Deep knowledge of regional food trade and market systems development and the demonstrated ability to catalyze change in addressing market challenges;
  • Possesses a good understanding of agriculture market development efforts in public, private and donor sectors in Africa;
  • Demonstrated ability to make a major contribution to the direction of AGRA’s Regional Food Trade Program strategy and to deliver its goals and objectives;
  • Demonstrable ability to work in complex work dynamics and challenges. Able to adapt rapidity to new technical areas;
  • Ability to develop sound project reports that can be understood by a wider stakeholder audience;
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, programming and decision-making skills;
  • Good team working skills;
  • Ability to process multiple tasks at once; and with exceptional attention to detail;
  • A desire to keep ahead of new and evolving discourse around policies in agriculture as well as food trade and market trends and resilience;
  • Ability to move from program concept to on-the-ground reality in line with AGRA’s mission;
  • Good command of English required and a working knowledge of French and Portuguese would be an additional advantage;
  • Ability to travel up to 25% – 35% domestically and internationally to engage with AGRA teams and government units in AGRA’s focus countries.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with this position’s responsibility will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

To be considered, applications must be received on or before 1st October, 2019

New Career Opportunities Dar es salaam at Abt Associates

Position: Technical Specialist / Health Financing Specialist – Tanzania PS3 (61025)
Location: Tanzania, United Republic of – International Development Division
Organization Overview
The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Opportunity
The USAID-funded PS3 Activity in Tanzania promotes the delivery, quality and use of public services, particularly for underserved populations. PS3 strengthens the Local Government Authority systems to promote inclusive and evidence-based planning and the management and implementation of services across sectors, including health, education and agriculture. PS3 focuses on extending interoperable systems, money and public workers to facilities to improve their autonomy, transparency, accountability and efficiency so they can provide high quality services to Tanzania’s citizens.
The Health Financing Specialist (HFS) will work under the supervision of the PS3 Finance Technical Lead. The HFS will lead activities to strengthen health financing at the national, regional and LGA levels. The HFS will be based in Dar es Salaam but will be expected to travel to other locations up to 30% of the time.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Engage in national level policy dialogue on a variety of health financing topics, particularly those leading towards Single National Health Insurance, and participate in the Health Financing Technical Working Group
  • Provide technical assistance to develop the hospital accounting system, including for the development of hospital cost accounting, case classification, relative weights, simulate, CM/IS
  • Provide technical assistance to refine primary health care per capita provider payment system, harmonize health basket fund & iCHF, automate and integrate into NHIF
  • Support unique aspects of results based financing (e.g. payment, data quality) and integrate into direct health facility financing
  • Engage in dialogue on the implementation and refinement of the direct health facility financing management and monitoring framework
  • Provide technical assistance and support the health financing aspects of integrating key information systems, including Muungano Gateway & HIM, GOTHOMIS, HMIS, eLMIS, and NHIF, MSD Epicor 9 and FFARS, HICM/IS
  • Support resource tracking, including National Health Accounts
  • Analyze cost data in interoperable systems, and feedback into refining policy and provider payment systems
  • Support umbrella activity harmonizing spending guidelines to reduce funds flow fragmentation, remove public financial management rigidities to enable health facilities to better procure inputs to deliver service outputs and move to single national health insurance
  • Provide user support for PlanRep and FFARS and mentor stakeholders on DHFF procurement and financial management

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Degree in Public Health, Public Affairs, Supply Chain or other relevant field, Masters or Doctorate Degree preferred
  • At least 6 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a government or donor-supported project environment
  • Background in health financing and resource mobilization
  • Experience in using/applying costing models/tools
  • Experience in developing and/or implementing result-based financing models
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks, and work in close collaboration with other steam members
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment
  • Advanced written/oral skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Computer literacy (MS Office)
  • Knowledge of commodities supply chain management is desirable

Minimum Qualifications

  • (8+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Future for Wildlife Seed Grants to support Field Conservation Projects in Africa & Asia

Deadline: 4 November 2019
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is currently accepting applications for its Future for Wildlife Seed Grants Program which provides funds to support field conservation projects in Africa and Asia.
Focus Areas
Ideal projects have a clear and direct conservation impact, positively affect local people, and create opportunities for capacity building in-country. Projects focusing on the following areas of special interest to the Zoo are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Wildlife protection (anti-poaching, illegal wildlife trade issues, etc.)
  • Human wildlife conflict mitigation
  • Development and promotion of sustainable environmental practices
  • Habitat protection and restoration (terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems)
  • Capacity-building (education/training, community-based conservation, etc.)
  • Conservation biology, ecology and natural history studies (terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems)

Projects that focus on taxa/issues targeted by the Zoo’s key wildlife conservation programs or represent a species/taxa found at the Zoo will be given priority.

Funding Information
Annual awards, ranging from $1000 to $3500, are made to conservation and field research initiatives that will help secure a future for wildlife and educational or cultural activities that positively impact wildlife, habitats and human communities.

Criteria

  • Requests for funds should provide adequate information for evaluation of the project and the specific request, including detailed experimental design and methodology.
  • Projects that designate local/public education/awareness as a significant program outcome must include an evaluation component.
  • Projects should begin in the year that they are applying for funding, (but not before funds are to be awarded) and contain a clearly defined beginning and endpoint.
  • Funds will not be awarded for elements of a project that will have already occurred before awards are made.
  • Although exceptions can be made, ongoing costs such as salaries of permanent staff and other administrative costs are generally not considered.
  • Funds to cover contingencies or indirect costs are not granted.
  • Partial funding of a project may be considered if a particular component of the project can be supported and completed independently, or if it is made clear that additional funding has been obtained or is being sought from other sources to cover remaining costs.
  • Proposals requesting more than the maximum amount of funds allowed for the specific grant program will not be accepted.
  • Subsequent phases of previously funded projects may be submitted.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is not required to be a collaborator for a project to be eligible for funding.
  • Highly invasive research, or projects that collect/voucher specimens will not be considered for funding.

The following information should be included in the pre-proposal:
Project Description, including:

  • The goals and objectives of the project, including the conservation issue being addressed
  • The significance of the proposed project and the impact that it will have on the species, habitat, area, local people, etc.,
  • A succinct description of the experimental design, methodology and data analysis, and how it will address the project objectives,
  • A description of how the project’s success will be evaluated,
  • A list of any permits required for the project and whether they have already been obtained or are pending.
  • Budget: Include a detailed budget that clearly indicates the amount being requested and which budget items are being submitted for funding. If funding being requested represents partial funding of the project, include a complete project budget and clearly indicate whether remaining funds have been obtained, are pending or are being sought to complete the project and from whom. A justification for specific budget items may be included if necessary/appropriate.
  • Curriculum Vitae of the Principle Investigator (one page in English)
  • Letter(s) of Support/Commitment: Required from any collaborator(s), governing body, protected area, organization/group or institution whose cooperation is necessary for project completion. Letters must be in English (or translated to English if original is in another language), signed and on official letterhead. They can be sent electronically, faxed or mailed in the post but must be received by the application deadline to be considered in the review.

Expectations
Grant recipients are expected to:

  • Provide written acceptance of awarded funds including verification of funds received, and agreement to terms and conditions detailed here.
  • Provide a few photographs of project that can be used in the zoo publications or resources within a few months of the award (may be of animals, habitat, yourself/others working on the project, etc.). Please send higher resolution/publishable images (4×6 in and 300dpi, <1MB).
  • Maintain contact with and provide periodic updates to the Conservation Grants Assistant. At the minimum, provide a 6-month update via email describing the general progress of the project to date. A few paragraphs to one page of text is appropriate.
  • Acknowledge the financial support of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in any presentations, meetings, publications and/or materials resulting from the project.
  • Submit a final report, including accounting of funds; within one year of receipt of the award. If the project is more than one year in duration, a progress report should be submitted one year following the award in addition to a final report at the end of the project.

How to Apply