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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

United Republic of Tanzania: Research and Innovation Hub Coordinator

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

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

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

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

Key responsibilities:

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

Tanzania Hub Launch:

  • Coordinate with Hub partners to ensure the development of:

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

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

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

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

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

Tanzania Hub Coordination:

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

§ An annual priority setting meeting

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

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

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

Tanzania Hub Project Leadership and Support

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


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

How to apply:


NAFASI ZA KAZI-Chemonics International, MEL Manager

MEL Manager

Chemonics seeks a monitoring, evaluation, and learning manager for the anticipated USAID Arithmetic and Inclusive Education activity in Tanzania. The Activity’s overall objective is to acquire technical assistance and instructional materials and student aids targeted at improving lifelong learning skills and increasing the inclusivity of primary education, specifically focusing on arithmetic for all students in Standards 1-2. The monitoring, evaluation, and learning manager will be responsible for all MEL-related functions of the activity. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Guides the development and/or review of project MEL plan and associated workplans, as reflected in the results framework;
  • Ensures quality of collected data, and protect the integrity of project data and information, and ensure that implementation of field activities adheres to the activity’s monitoring, evaluation and learning system;
  • Supervises and guides activity’s data collection, and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validations;
  • Provides evidence-based data and information to the technical team for the development of progress reports, technical papers, success stories, case studies, etc.;
  • Spearheads, all activity database, survey and assessment methodology documents (sampling frame, guides, instructions, surveys and analysis) for quality assurance, and adherence to USAID data quality standards and industry best practices;


  • Advanced degree (Master’s level or equivalent) in area of monitoring, evaluation, and learning or another relevant subject matter required;
  • 7 years of specific experience with managing and executing monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded projects
  • Experience working in donor funded projects of similar scope and budget, especially experience collecting data relating to inclusion;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

Application Instructions

Apply online  by Monday, September 9, 2019. This recruit is being conducted on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. (Remember to select the job your applying for on the Chemonics Online Application form)


Job Opportunities at Chemonics International, Regional Project Managers

Regional Project Managers

Chemonics seeks multiple regional project managers for the anticipated USAID Arithmetic and Inclusive Education activity in Tanzania. The Activity’s overall objective is to acquire technical assistance and instructional materials and student aids targeted at improving lifelong learning skills and increasing the inclusivity of primary education, specifically focusing on arithmetic for all students in Standards 1-2. The regional project managers will be located in the Iringa, Morogoro, Mtwara, and Ruvuma regions, and Zanzibar. They are responsible for managing the operations and activities of the regional offices. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

Oversees the day-to-day operations of the regional project office;
Coordinates with local administrators in region’s government primary schools to meet the objectives of the activity.


  • Advanced degree (Master’s level or equivalent) in education, business administration, or relevant field;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience managing an office;
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with outside counterparts;
  • Experience working with the Tanzanian education system preferred;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English;
  • Experience working in East Africa highly desired;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

Application Instructions

Apply online by Monday, September 9, 2019. This recruit is being conducted on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. (Remember to select the job your applying for on the Chemonics Online Application form)


Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Country Ambassadors Programme 2019

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Are you a scientist, technologist, or STEM enthusiast with a social science background? Apply now for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassadors Programme 2019. NEF Ambassadors are the NEF’s young science and technology champions, one from each African country.
NEF Ambassadors, who are all under 42 years, drive the NEF’s local public engagement activities while growing their own careers through the NEF’s partnerships that offer opportunities for mentorship and collaborations with established researchers. In particular, the NEF Ambassadors attend the biennial NEF Global Gatherings. The next NEF Global Gathering will be held in 10-13 March 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya.


  • Act as NEF’s ambassador representing one’s own country at NEF events.
  • Attend the prestigious, invitation-only NEF Global Gathering in March 2020 alongside Nobel Prize winners, Heads of State and representatives from leading global corporations. Ambassadors will receive paid travel expenses to the NEF Global Gathering event in 2020
  • Participate in interviews, panels and the showcasing of research, NEF work, and articles on science, social science and technology, among other events during/following the NEF Global Gathering 2020
  • Organize the annual NEF Africa Science Week in their country
  • Write original content and cross-post content for the NEF, including but not limited to blog articles, news updates on science in one’s local community, profiles of scientists in one’s community, and other activities to promote the NEF
  • Be part of the NEF Community of Scientists, Talk positively about the NEF to people whenever you can
  • Actively promote the NEF to your social media following and regularly contribute ideas to the NEF team about ways to keep the online community informed and interested in the NEF
  • Ambassadors should expect to spend a total of between 1 to 2 hours per week writing, editing, posting updates, news and articles related to science in Africa and the NEF, and conversing with NEF Fellows and the scientific community at large. The hours may increase during the week of the Global Gathering event
  • Make presentations to students, audiences, special classes and events about the NEF and science in Africa
  • Other responsibilities suggested and recommended by you


  • Ambassadors will receive significant exposure to the NEF readership community
  • Have the opportunity to network with other experts and NEF Ambassadors and NEF Fellows, as well as top scientists, social scientists and technology leaders from around the world
  • Have the opportunity to influence science, social science and technology policy through NEF articles and documents and share their own work
  • Get the chance to pitch their own projects and ideas to high profile NEF members and contribute to the establishment of a positive global view of science in Africa


  • Applicants should be 42 years of age or less as of December 31, 2017 (Born after 1 January 1975)
  • Resident and citizen of an African country with a history of leadership and engagement in the residing community
  • Advanced studies or professional certificates, personal projects, demonstrated entrepreneurial achievements and similar – a PhD is not required
  • Applicants are encouraged from all fields of science, including basic sciences, STEM, health and social science fields.
  • Outstanding writing and keen critical thinking capabilities, and be comfortable working in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated passion for raising Africa’s profile in science and/or social science
  • Having an active profile in the community of work/study and/or online including social media
  • Able to clearly communicate to an audience in English or French

Selection Criteria
The selection process will take into account the following criteria:

  • (20%) Advanced studies or professional certificates, personal projects, demonstrated entrepreneurial achievements and similar – a PhD is not required
  • Outstanding academic qualifications, as measured by the standards of the particular academic discipline. Examples of notable achievements include:
  • Publication record
  • Prizes and other awards, such as especially distinguished fellowships or memberships in prestigious academic circles (for example, in high-ranking committees, bodies, academies, etc.)
  • Independently raised funding from outside sources in a competitive process
  • Number of patents
  • The type and number of invited talks at international conferences
  • (20%) Demonstrated passion for promoting the sciences, including science, technology, engineering, mathematics or social science in Africa
  • (20%) Outstanding writing and keen critical thinking capabilities, and be comfortable working in a collaborative environment and the ability to clearly communicate to an audience in English or French
  • (30%): You must have an active presence either on one of the social media channels or in a reputable organization in your community. This criteria involves having a strong audience and consistent engagement with your followers.
  • (10%) Other distinctive characteristics


Job Opportunity at MSD, Personal Secretary


Date Published: 2019-08-06
Application Deadline: 2019-08-20


Executive Support

(i) Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Director General including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expenses reports; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.

(ii) Plans, coordinates and ensures the Director General schedules is followed and respected.

(iii) Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the Director General, including those of sensitive or confidential nature. Determines appropriate course of action, referral, or response.

(iv) Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the Director General’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.

(v) Works closely and effectively with the Director General to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Acts as a “barometer”, having a sense for the issues taking place in the environment and keeping the Director General updated.

(vi) Successfully completes critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitate the Director General’s ability to effectively lead the Department.

(vii) Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows- through on activities to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Board Support and Liaison

Board of Directors

(i) Assists Board members with travel arrangements, lodging, and meal planning as needed.

(ii) Maintains discretion and confidentiality in relationships with all Board members

Senior Management Liaison.

(i)Assists in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings and off sites, and all staff meetings.

Communication, Partnership and Outreach

(i)Ensures that the Director General’s bio is kept updated and responds to requests for materials regarding the Director General and the organization in general.

Strategic Initiatives

(i)Follows up on contacts made by the Director General and supports the cultivation of ongoing relationships


(i)Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellence attention to detail;

(ii)Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors;

(iii)Expert level written and verbal communication skills; must communicate with clarity, exhibit a professional demeanor and convey sincerity and respectful in his/her communication;

(iv)Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability;

(v)Emotional maturity; Must, at all times, present herself/himself in a manner that reflects the boss’ values and priorities;

(vi)Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently;

(vii)Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be acceptable to various competing demands and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response;

(viii)Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment;

(ix)Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.


(i)National Form IV/VI with Diploma in secretarial duties from a recognized institution. Must have passed with shorthand of 100 w.p.m in Kiswahili and 100 w.p.m. in English with at least ten years work experience and an Executive Assistants certificate MDEA I.

REMUNERATION: Salary Scale An attractive package will be offer


Apply for Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize and Get a Chance to Win $100,000

Deadline: 7 October 2019

Grinnell College is seeking applications from across the globe for the 2020 Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize that honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

Do you know somebody who is:

  • A change-maker working on the cutting edge of social innovation?
  • A leader collaborating and co-creating solutions to pressing social justice issues?
  • A visionary tackling immediate challenges while also addressing related systemic issues?
  • A mentor inspiring the next generation of social innovators?

Prize Information
Each prize carries an award of $100,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their related, nominated organization.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must be nominated by a third party.
  • Nominees may be a single individual or a team of two people who are working together and who are the primary project innovators.
  • Each nominee must have earned a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) between 2004 and 2020.
  • Nominees should be forces for social justice. The nominator should be able to demonstrate that the nominees, through their education, hard work, and dedication, have:
  • Identified a concrete social or environmental justice need;
  • Designed and implemented an equitable and creative solution related to that need;
  • Begun to address the need’s systemic and root causes; and
  • Demonstrated a substantive and sustainable community or environmental impact.
  • Nominees must consent to their nomination. This consent will be given in the form of a letter that nominators upload in PDF format. (If applicants are nominating two individuals for collaborative work, nominees should write this letter together.) The letter will include:
  • A statement indicating their willingness to be nominated for this prize;
  • A statement confirming that they have completed an undergraduate degree(s) between 2004 and 2020, noting the name of the degree-granting college(s) or university(s); and
  • A 4-5 paragraph description of their social innovation that includes a summary of:
  • The context for the social justice need they are addressing
  • Their work, including how it is innovative either in concept or implementation
  • The ways in which they are addressing immediate needs as well as systemic issues and root causes related to the need
  • The current and planned impact of their work
  • A biography that highlights:
  • The development of their interest and involvement with the social justice need
  • The connections between their work and their education
  • Nominees should have demonstrated the essence of Grinnell College’s broad liberal arts education through serving the common good and demonstrating expertise in the areas of critical thinking, innovative problem solving, and measurable systemic change making.
  • Nominees must not be widely known outside their immediate community or field.
  • Nominees may be nationals of any country.
  • Nominees DO NOT need to be affiliated with Grinnell College.
  • Nominees must have sufficient English fluency to engage with the Grinnell College community.
  • Nominees must be able to provide in English any supplemental information required as part of the selection process.

How to Apply

Career Opportunities at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Director of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning

Posted by: Baylor Tanzania
Posted date: 2019-Jul-28
Location: Mwanza
Title: Director of Monitoring,Evaluation and Learning
Reports To: Chief of Party/Executive Director
Department: Monitoring and Evaluation
Duty Station: Mwanza – Tanzania
Classification: Full-time, Two-years contract (renewable) / Professional
Position Summary:
The Director of Monitoring Evaluation and Learning, under the supervision of the COP, will be responsible for M&E technical oversight., manage and implement “USAID Afya Bora, Mtoto Imara” project monitoring, evaluation and training plan, specific to the National guidelines, support program planning at country level, and help organization’s understanding of its program approaches and outcomes.

He/she will contribute to the project’s information management by advising on the planning, design, and strengthening of project MEL systems at different levels.

  • Provide direct support and technical assistance for the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation system/framework including the Activity Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning Plan. Plan which includes targets and a results framework.
  • Manage the development and implementation of program evaluations, assessments and research activities as well as the Collaborating, Learning and adapting Plan.
  • Support the project team and MoHCDGEC stakeholders to develop and use harmonized data capture tools and data analysis plans for reportable indicators at all levels, ensuring timeliness, quality and completeness of service data in line with the national and county information management systems.
  • Research, compile, write, and submit information, including results and their analysis, for project reports, including the quarterly and annual reports, and respond to requests for data from USAID and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise program M&E staff and provide technical support, training and mentoring to M&E officers.
  • Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, qualitative and quantitative analyses based on results to assist project in adjusting program activities.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of any assessments, special studies and operation research required by the project.
  • Collect and disseminate best practices and lessons learned from the project.Prepare routine reports, presentations, brochures, project summary sheets, newsletters, highlights and other publications as required by the project. Ensure the continuous monitoring of program progress in close collaboration with MoHCDGEC, USAID, and other implementing partners.
The MEL Director will have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Sociology, BiostatisticsPsychology or related field.
  • Seven years-experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and research related to largescale health development programs.
  • Three years-experience with management of MEL systems for USG health initiatives.
    • Demonstrated experience in target setting and reporting against USG health initiatives.
    • Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification.
    • Exceptional ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and provide recommendations on project implementation.
    • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling methods, and establishment of MEL systems in developing country context.
    • Demonstrated experience leading and building the capacity of MEL officers in a decentralized setting.

    To apply for this position, please send your detailed resume together with a cover letter outlining your experience and interest in the vacancy to the following email address.
    The Executive Director

    Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Tanzania
    Deadline for this application is on 12th August, 2019.



The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consults in order to deliver project according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

You are open-minded, passionate and the way you work energizes others. You are committed to the timely delivery of a job well done. You behave with integrity and transparency.

•Direct and manage project development from begin to end
•Define project scope, goals and deliverables and that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
•Develop full-scale, project plans and associated communications documents
•Effective communicate project expectations to the team member and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
•Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
•Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
•Draft and submit budget proposal and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
•Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary, during project cycle.
•Set and continually manage project expectations with team member and other stakeholders.
•Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
•Identify and manage project dependencies   and critical path
•Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
•Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
•Track project milestones and deliverables
•Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirement documentation, and presentations.
•Determine the frequency and contents of status report from the project team, analyse results and troubleshoot problem areas.
•Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crisis and devise contingency plans.
•Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involve partied throughout project lifecycle.
•Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
•Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
•Conduct project post-mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
•Develop best practice and tools for the project execution and management.

•University degrees or college diploma in the field of science, information systems, computer engineering or Telecommunications
•5 years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
•Certification in Project Management (PMP, CAPMP)
•Strong familiarity with project management software.
•Familiar with programming languages, including Java and Microsoft.Net
•Database and operating systems experience with Window Server
•Competent and proficient understanding of Telecommunications platforms
•Demonstrated experience in personnel management
•Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential
•Can confirm to shifting priorities, demand and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
•Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
•Ability to read communication style of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines
•Ability to elicit cooperation from wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other departments
•Ability to bring projects to successful completion though political sensitivity
•Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products
•Ability to effectively prioritize and execute task in a high-pressure environment is crucial
•Superior analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities. Demonstrate ability to apply IT in solving problems
•Excellent self-organisation and self-direction in performance of tasks, including time management skills

“We are committed to equal employment opportunities and unbiased treatment of all individuals in all employment practices”
Only Successful Candidates will be contacted


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State.
While UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees, our ultimate goal is to help find durable solutions that will allow them to rebuild their lives in dignity. There are three durable solutions pursued by UNHCR for 6.4 million refugees in protracted situations: voluntary repatriation; local integration; or resettlement to a third country. While pursuing durable solutions, UNHCR works to increase the self-reliance and livelihood opportunities of refugees.
UNHCR launched the Global Strategy for Livelihoods 2014-2018 in an effort to inform field operations on how to implement livelihoods programmes and to guide the development of national and local livelihoods strategies. UNHCR issued the Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods Programming in February 2015 to promote market-based and data-driven programming.
UNHCR Livelihoods Unit in Headquarters is providing technical support to field operations to promote and replicate good practices. This entails designing programmes, networking and knowledge sharing between UNHCR operations.
UNHCR Livelihoods Unit in Headquarters is managing a roster of technical consultants to conduct short, medium and long missions to the field. These missions could entail:
  1. Develop a context specific livelihoods strategy;
  2. Assess current livelihoods programmes and develop an improvement plan;
  3. Conduct livelihoods assessments including market assessment, value chain analysis, socioeconomic assessment, etc;
  4. Conduct training on livelihoods programming for UNHCR and partner staff; and/or
  5. Formulate proposals for projects aiming to strengthen and diversify the livelihoods of refugees and host communities.

Desired Skills and Experience

  1. University Degree in development studies, economics, or relevant field
  2. At least 8 years of experience in the design and implementation of livelihood projects.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in at least one of the following sectors: small and medium enterprise development, income generation, micro-finance, vocational training, employment services, food security including agricultural production, livestock, and/or fisheries
  4. Solid skills in research and analysis, using and presenting quantitative and qualitative data, project and report writing
  5. Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments for planning and/or evaluation purposes and familiarity with assessment and analytical tools (Household Economy approach, Sustainable Livelihoods Framework, market analysis, socioeconomic profiling, etc.)
  6. Broad knowledge of key actors involved in developing policies and programmes related to livelihoods
  7. Strong communication and individual organizational skills
  8. Excellent written and spoken English

How to Apply:
  1. Please please fill in your P11 (word documents only, NO scanned PDFs). You can download the form from the web: www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc
    Download supplementary sheets for your P11 here: http://bit.ly/P11_SupplementarySheet
  2. Please go to: https://unhcr.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0hd8k
  3. Please answer the basic questions and upload your P11