Thursday, August 21, 2014

Project Accountant - Education Development Center

Founded in 1958, Education Development Center (EDC) is an international nonprofit organization that works to build bridges between educational research, policy, and practice. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development, EDC is the lead implementing organization for the Yes Youth Can! North Eastern Province and the Project’s main office will be based in Garissa, Kenya with satellite offices in Wajir and Mandera. This project is the third phase of what was formerly known as the Garissa Youth Project (G-Youth).
Under the new project identity of YYC! NEP, EDC will adapt the YYC approach for the context in North Eastern Province, coordinating with YYC partners in other regions, and national and county youth boards to replicate successful strategies. EDC will take a phased approach in which we expand activities at different intervals in the new regions of Garissa, Wajir and Mandera.
How to apply:
Application and contact details:
Apply in English with a letter, a resume and names of three references toyyc-nep@edc.orgalternatively, you may hand deliver your application to the Yes Youth Can office in Garissa during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.The closing date for this position is 2nd September 2014
EDC is committed to diversity in the workplace. EDC offers a supportive work environment, competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
****Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist****
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is seeking applicants for the position of ****Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist****for an anticipated US Agency for International Development (USAID) opportunity, The Promoting Tanzania's Environment, Conservation and Tourism (PROTECT) activity. This is a multi-year program to support the Government of Tanzania to address dynamics in Tanzania that threaten biodiversity conservation and inhibit private sector-led tourism growth. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description.
GENERAL:
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Winrock offers employees excellent benefits. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATIONS:
Applicants should go to the “Jobs” link at www.winrock.org.Please submit a current resume and cover letter referencing “****Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist****” by ****September 19, 2014****.
Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest in advance, but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.
POSITION TITLE: Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist
LOCATION:Tanzania
UNIT: Forestry & Natural Resource Management
REPORTS TO: Chief of Party
PROGRAM SUMMARY:
Winrock is seeking an ****Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist**** for an upcoming USAID-funded program in Tanzania. The Promoting Tanzania's Environment, Conservation and Tourism (PROTECT) activity will address dynamics in Tanzania that threaten biodiversity conservation and inhibit private sector-led tourism growth. It will incorporate a series of integrated and overlapping interventions that support and strengthen capacity for biodiversity conservation in a manner which: (i) reduces threats to biodiversity, and actively contributes to the conservation of biodiversity at a landscape scale, (ii) contributes significantly to rural development and diversification, employment, poverty alleviation, community enrichment and empowerment of women and youth, (iii) strengthens biodiversity, rural communities and the tourism value chain while reducing vulnerability to climate change, and (iv) strengthens a wide range of organizations so they can participate effectively in the policy process.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The ****Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist**** will be responsible for the overall management, implementation and monitoring of the nature-based economic strengthening and diversification component of PROTECT. He/she will work with the staff to ensure that nature-based economic strengthening and diversification activities are tailored to the appropriate context and implemented within the program budget and in accordance with the proposed implementation plan. The Specialist will also coordinate short-term technical assistance requirements for these activities, and supervise short-term advisors.
Specifically, the specialist will support the growth of conservation-based enterprises, as well as the development, management and marketing of environmentally friendly microenterprises for non-timber forest products such as honey, coffee, other food commodities, and handicrafts. Support will also establish or improve the effectiveness of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOS) focused on increased access to credit and financing for establishment of microenterprises. This component will have a particular focus on economic activity within and supporting Wildlife Management Areas (WMA), the tourism value chain, and economic opportunities for women and youth living within WMAs.
The Specialist will work with the program team to finalize participatory program selection methods, develop the component work plan, conduct initial assessment activities, identify and coordinate staff development and training activities, as relates to the growth of conservation-based enterprises, provide related capacity building and skills development training to local implementing partners, monitor livelihoods activity expenditures, and evaluate the impact and results of the component activities within the overall program Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) framework.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage program activities, including monitoring and evaluation of the nature-based economic strengthening and diversification component;
  • Conduct value-chain analyses for tourism and other nature-based enterprises;
  • Identify and establish scalable market linkages for locally produced products and services;
  • Determine and address constraints to private sector investment across a variety of enterprises within WMAs;
  • Assess models of promoting increased tourism in Tanzania's "Southern Route" to benefit conservation and poverty outcomes;
  • Link to or establish Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOs) to support access to finance and basic business development services;
  • Support diversification of income sources within communities. Assess potential for alternative income sources based on tourism driven demand to alleviate pressure on natural resources;
  • Build the capacity of local communities through participatory trainings in basic tourism knowledge, customer service, and product development;
  • Provide training and technical assistance and mentoring to build local leadership and capacity;
  • Work with local community groups to address issues of conflicts, ineffective community participation, and other challenges;
  • Ensure the participation of women in community organizations and nature based economic improvement activities;
  • Develop, maintain, and strengthen working relationships with key partners, including national ministries, local governments, private sector, NGOs, universities and the media to identify and implement efforts to increase synergy among the key stakeholders;
  • Prepare and submit reports and other deliverables.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Master’s Degree in tourism development, international development, natural resource management, development economics or a related area.
Work Experience: At least 10-years in economic development policy, community development, community based tourism and economic growth;
  • Five years spent in developing countries, Tanzanian or East African experience is required.
  • Proven manager of conservation based enterprise development projects with experience addressing tourism value chains, with strong ability to collaborate effectively with private sector, government entities, international donors, and other USG partners.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the linkages between conservation, tourism and conservation based enterprises.
  • Experience working to engage women and youth in economic enterprises is highly desirable.
  • Experience in cooperation with local planning authorities and in capacity building of strong community partnerships and networks.
  • Experience working on sustainable livelihoods, market linkages, value chains, tourism; capacity building.
  • Experience working on USAID or international donor projects is desirable.
  • Experience must demonstrate the ability to work within and understand intricate government structures and to successfully administer programs under sensitive situations.
****Skills:****
  • Excellent management, communication, and organization skills are essential. Basic computer skills (word-processing, spreadsheets, and databases) are required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Expertise in local language is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to foster professional relationships.
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality.
  • Able to work independently and effectively in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach.
  • Ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience working internationally.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team.
  • Willingness to travel frequently to remote areas, and live under fairly basic conditions.
How to apply:
Applicants should go to the “Jobs” link at www.winrock.org.Please submit a current resume and cover letter referencing “****Environmental Enterprise Development Specialist****” by ****September 19, 2014****.

Africa Programme Intern at Chatham House

The Africa Programme at Chatham House is looking for an individual with demonstrable interest in African affairs who would like to gain valuable work experience in a policy institute.
Closing date: 07 September 2014
Requirements:
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills;
  • Graduate or post graduate qualification in international relations, development studies, politics, or another related field;
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as Excel and Access;
  • Experience of working as part of a team.
Application details:
The placement would be for a period of three months, 3 to 5 days a week.  Please state your availability in your cover letter.
Other Information:
This position is unpaid.  The successful applicant would have access to almost all relevant meetings within the Institute on a variety of international affairs related topics, free lunch at Chatham House and use of the library. Travel to and from work within London zones 1–6 will be paid for.
If short-listed, applicants should expect to come for a short interview at Chatham House.
More information on the Africa Programme
To apply please send a CV, covering letter, a writing sample and names of two referees to:
Chris Vandome
Administrator and Research Assistant, Africa Programme
cvandome@chathamhouse.org
Closing date for applications: Sunday 7 September
Interview date:
 Friday 12 September
Start date:
 Wednesday 17 September
Duration: 
3 months

Graduate Scholarship Programme for Tanzanians to Study in Turkey , 2015

Application Deadline: September 19 2014
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) grants scholarships for international students seeking to pursue a graduate degree in Turkey. The scholarship covers fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Eligibility Requirements:
The  scholarship  is  open  to  all  students  who  want  to  undertake  a  graduate  degree  program  in  Turkey on the following conditions:
  • Applicants  must  be  30  years  old  or  younger  for  the  MSc/MA  programs  and  35  years  old  or younger for the PhD programs on the first day of the application period.
  • Applicants  should  be  non-Turkish  citizens.  Applicants  who  hold  dual  citizenship  with  Turkey are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree or who are currently enrolled in their fourth year of college are eligible to apply for scholarship for the MSc/MA programs.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in an MSc/MA program in Turkey are also eligible for the scholarship  on  the  condition  that  they  have  not  yet  completed  their  third  semester  in  the program.
  • Applicants holding an MSc/MA degree or currently enrolled  in a master’s program who intend to enroll in a PhD program in Turkey are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Turkey are also eligible to apply on the condition that they have not yet completed their six semester in the program
The scholarship will consist of
  • A monthly stipend of 1.500 Turkish Liras (TL) for MSc/MA students
  • A monthly stipend of 1.800 Turkish Liras (TL) for PhD students
  • Tuition Fee (up to 2.000 Turkish Liras)
  • A monthly allowance for health insurance coverage for the award holder only.
  • Maximum duration for the scholarship is 2 years for the Masters and 4 years for the PhD program.
  • All scholarship awardees who successfully complete a Master’s program will be rewarded scholarship for a PhD program on the condition that they are admitted to a program at a Turkish University.
Documents Required for Application:
  • Application form (This form is filled electronically on the online application portal
  • Copy of birth certificate or passport (pages of personal information)
  • Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree* (If any)
  • Copy of Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts* (If any)
  • A motivation letter (Statement of purpose)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two reference letters
  • Certificates of achievement (if any TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, TÖMER
All of the documents must be English or Turkish. Officially translated copy of the documents can be used in the application.
During the application, the original copies of required documents are not demanded. However, applicants who receive the scholarship must send the original copy of required documents in order to be able to use their scholarships.
Applications not fulfilling any eligibility criteria, lacking any of the required documents will not be processed.
The deadline of 2014/2015 Application Period is 19 September 2014.
For More Information:

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND ADMINISTRATION

From the Daily News of 21st August
The Vocational Education and 'Training Authority (VETA) is an autonomous Government Agency established by the Act of Parliament No.1 of 1994. VETA is responsible for regulating, coordinating, financing and providing Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania. VETA is an equal opportunity organization.
The Authority is looking for qualified, competent, dynamic and committed Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position

Director of Human Resources and Administration (1) Position
Report toDirector General
Location: : VETA Head Office
The Director of Human Resources and Administration shall be appointed by the VET Board.
a) Job Purpose:
To plan, develop, direct, coordinate and control the overall performance of Human Resources activities in the Directorate including formulation of policies related to Human Resources and Administration, Training and Development, Industrial Relations and Welfare, Pension and Estate Management policies and monitor implementation of same through directives, guidance, circulars and progress reports with a view to attain optimum utilization of skills to meet organizational goals.
b) Minimum Qualifications and Experience Required
Direct Entry
The job holder must have Masters degree human resources; or public administration from recognised university
Must have work experience of at least 9 years in the relevant field, 5 of which should be at senior level in a big and reputable organisations
Must possess IT and HR software knowledge
Entry from Within
The job holder must have Masters degree human resources or public administration from recognised university
At least 3 (three) years work experience in the position of Human Resources and Administration Manager plus solid work performance, at least grade B
c) Attitudes and Competence Required
Must be able to plan organise, control, objectives of the organization
High level tack and diplomacy needed in dealing with employees matters
Should be able to interpret policies and strategic plans
and come out with workable plans.
Must be highly fluent in English and Kiswahili.
High level tact and diplomacy needed in dealing with employees matters
Be able to use Simple scientific formulae
Control utilization of resources including but not limited to human which may result to losses in millions. Ability to promote team work
Promote corporate image'ntelO[)ally and externally Should be pragmatic and flexible.
Should have ability to build, motivate and utilize team; Should have high degree of integrity.
d) Main Accountabilities
i. Prepare annual plan and budget by reviewing and consolidating plan and budgets from his subordinates for onward submission to the Director General.
ii. Formulate appropriate Human Resources and Administration policies related to recruitment, selection and placement, training and development, industrial relations and welfare and solicit approval from Director General.
iii. Plan for short and long term optimum Human Resources skills requirements through comprehensively focussed VETA's needs and cost effectively carry out implementation with a view to achieve requisite performance standards.
iv. Develop proactive training programmes aimed at enhancing and closing skills gaps for improved performance of the individuals and the Authority.
v.
Develop and recommend sound organization structures in liaison with other directives providing the inputs for required quantities and quality of Human Resources requisite for running VETA's activities aimed at improved productivity.
vi.
Develop and control implementation competitive remuneration and motivating packages that are ~apable of attracting and retaining potential skills for VETA in order to maintain consistency in productivity.
vii.
Establish appropriate and strategic Human Resources industrial relations policies and procedures acceptable to workers trade union and their members that address to the harmonious industrial relations in VETA conducive tp improved productivity.
viii.
Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of policies and performance of subordinates through performance evaluation in view to determine fair rewards and/or remedies when necessary.
ix.
Monitor and control sports, skills competition, gender HIV / Aids, Employees career guidance and counselling issues by providing guidelines so as to promote life skills of employees in the Authority.
x.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports by )1 consolidating directorate's progress reports highlighting areas of concern for necessary action.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Mode of Application
Application letters enclosed with CVs indicating names and addresses of three referees, copies of relevant academic transcripts and certificates should be addressed to the undersigned.
Only applicants with required qualification will be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

"VETA is an equal opportunity organization, women are highly encouraged to apply. "
For more detailed information please visit our website www.veta.go.tz
The applications should reach the office of the undersigned latest by 1stSeptember, 2014.
The Director General,
Vocational Education and Training Authority, P. O. Box 2849,
DAR ES SALAAM. 

OFFICE MANAGEMENT SECRETARY - VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITY

From the Daily News of 21st August
The Vocational Education and 'Training Authority (VETA) is an autonomous Government Agency established by the Act of Parliament No.1 of 1994. VETA is responsible for regulating, coordinating, financing and providing Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania. VETA is an equal opportunity organization.
The Authority is looking for qualified, competent, dynamic and committed Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position

Office Management Secretary (1) Position
Report to: Director of Labour Market Research and
Development
Location: VETA Head Office

Main Duties/tasks:
To accurately and timely word processing documents in the department by using personal computer in order to meet targets.
To maintain records of incoming and outgoing correspondences and files while maintaining confidentiality using registers of direct communications with the concerned to facilitate departmental activities and keeping track of file movement.
To attend departmental visitors by welcoming entertaining and providing them with relevant information's and guidance so that image of VETA can be maintained.
To arrange and maintain record of events including appointments, meetings, visiting schedules by keeping and updated diary of events of facilitate working schedule of the department.
To initiate travel and accommodation arrangement by informing the concerned of the details in order to provide the requested service in time to improve efficiency of the department.
To participate in budget preparation by providing inputs of measurements in order to facilitate preparation of Departmental budget.
To timely raise order of office requirements using requisition forms to ensure adequate office supplies to the Department.

To arrange and coordinate meetings by providing meeting notification to members and recording

a) Job purpose
To effectively and efficiently provide secretarial and office management services to, departmental head and advice the senior personal secretaries and personal secretaries on Secretarial duties using secretarial equipment and Ethical codes of conduct in order to facilitate implementation of departmental functions.
b) Minimum Qualification and experience required
Direct Entry
Holder of Diploma in Secretarial Management plus Short hand and Hatimkato
At least nine (9) years work experience in the same filed plus one year probation period
Entry from within
Holder of Diploma in Secretarial Management plus Short hand and Hatimkato
At least 3 (three) years in the position of Senior Personal Secretary plus solid work experience, at least grade B.
c) Attitudes and Competencies Required
Use if IT equipments

Able to write presentable report by Shorthand / Hatimkato.
Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Ability to use all four signs of Arithmetic
To attend any other duties related to his/her job ~s may be assigned by his/her superior from time to time.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Mode of Application
Application letters enclosed with CVs indicating names and addresses of three referees, copies of relevant academic transcripts and certificates should be addressed to the undersigned.
Only applicants with required qualification will be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Those who applied earlier for the position of Office Management Secretary need not to re-apply.
"VETA is an equal opportunity organization, women are highly encouraged to apply. "
For more detailed information please visit our website www.veta.go.tz
The applications should reach the office of the undersigned latest by 1stSeptember, 2014.
The Director General,
Vocational Education and Training Authority, P. O. Box 2849,
DAR ES SALAAM. 

PROJECT CIVIL ENGINEER - VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AUTHORITY

From the Daily News of 21st August
The Vocational Education and 'Training Authority (VETA) is an autonomous Government Agency established by the Act of Parliament No.1 of 1994. VETA is responsible for regulating, coordinating, financing and providing Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania. VETA is an equal opportunity organization.
The Authority is looking for qualified, competent, dynamic and committed Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position
Project Civil Engineer (1) position
Report to: Project Manager
Location: VETA Head Office
1) Minimum Qualifications for the Position:
a) Must possess a Bsc. in Civil Engineering from recognized Institution;
b) At least five (5) years of relevant experience in Civil Engineering related activities;
c) Registration to the relevant professional body is an added advantage;
d) Must be fluent in both English and Swahili languages; and
e) Must be able to use IT equipment and computerized Civil Engineering system.
2) Specific duties and Responsibilities
a) Participate in drawing up shortlist of civil works consultants;
b) Participate in evaluation of proposals for consultancy services;
c) Prepare briefing documents for civil works consultants (Engineer's Brief);
d) Participate in preparing contract documents for consultancy services;
e) Participate in monitoring the consultant's contracts;
f) Scrutinize all engineering designs and drawings and specs made by the consultants;
g) Supervise construction and civil works carried out by the
Authority;
h) Prepare documentation requiring NPSC approval;
i) Participate in pre-qualification of contractors;
j) Participate in progress meetings and monthly site meetings;
k) Prepare minutes from meetings; and
I) Participate in preparing quarterly progress reports for review by the higher authorities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Mode of Application
Application letters enclosed with CVs indicating names and addresses of three referees, copies of relevant academic transcripts and certificates should be addressed to the undersigned.
Only applicants with required qualification will be considered.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

"VETA is an equal opportunity organization, women are highly encouraged to apply. "
For more detailed information please visit our website www.veta.go.tz
The applications should reach the office of the undersigned latest by 1stSeptember, 2014.
The Director General,
Vocational Education and Training Authority, P. O. Box 2849,
DAR ES SALAAM.

CIVIL ENGINEER - Banywanyi Enterprises Limited

1.      Academic Qualification
BSc. Engineering (Civil), or FTC Engineering from a recognised Institution in Tanzania and being registered with ERB

2.      Career Summary
a)      Enthusiastic professional with at least 2 years of experience in Civil engineering. Worked on various diversified domain projects.
b)      Operated ranging from medium to large scale industries.
c)      Managed critical and challenging projects from design stage to implementation stage.
d)     Ensured that the project should be implemented as per specification and complete in stipulated time with quality.
e)      Expertise in latest engineering tools and cost evaluation techniques.
f)       Ability to work in high pressure environments and also a good team player.

3.      Key Skills
a)      Expertise in AutoCAD
b)      Effectively work with Microsoft office tools.
c)      Efficient management and organizational abilities
d)     Ability to work in complex environments.
e)      Excellent Ability to handle variety of tasks and shift priorities simultaneously.

4.      Personality Traits
a)      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
b)      Excellent Leadership quality.
c)      Strong in reconciling problems and resolve conflict.
d)     Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

5.      Professional Experience
a)      Supervising building works and services contracts.
b)      Design structural architects i.e. construction cost, technical requirements, sustainability, suitability and quality.
c)      Delivering assigned tasks on time.
d)     Analyze, implement and review the structures, design plans and drawings.
e)      Review the documentation for regulatory approvals and contract issues.
f)       Prepare drawings, reports and specifications
g)      Ensure all project BoQ/ QA procedures and requirements are accomplished successfully.
h)      Maintain client relationship and developing new business.
Communicate with clients and sub-consultants.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:


Requirements:
• Send application letter, recent detailed CV with referees, copy of certificates, transcripts, and proof of registration by ERB
• Both electronic application and hardcopy are acceptable

• Hardcopy should be sent to: Banywanyi Enterprises Limited, P. O. Box 1580, Iringa

+255 (0) 762 516 246

Apply before: 20 Sep 2014

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