Sustainable Business Practice Programme Manager – Tanzania

Location Tarime & Kahama, Tanzania


Summary

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 400 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 39 offices in 26 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organisation is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with a dedicated and enthusiastic staff who love their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit and there will be opportunities to grow in the role.

SFCG is implementing a project in northern Tanzania to provide conflict resolution and human rights training to Tanzanian Police officials, government officials and communities members, as well as to improve relations between all stakeholders in four mining areas. The Sustainable Business Practice (SBP) Programme Manager will be responsible for providing overall oversight and logistical and technical support to the two field offices located in Tarime (Mara Region) and Kahama (Shinyanga Region), and possibly a third one located in Singida. S/he will be supervised and will report to the SFCG’s Sustainable Business Practice Director (Project Director) based in Dar Es Salaam. The candidate will initially be selected for a three-month temporary period from approximately 1 February – 30 April 2012, with the possibility of further extension depending on the work of the candidate. The project uses an innovative mix of multimedia, training, and community outreach activities to build capacity to resolve mine-community conflict. The SBP Programme Manager will travel between the two – and potential three – field offices as needed, and coordinate and centralize activities, ensuring the implementation of the activities on-time, within budget, and to maximum effect. This includes providing a regular presence with solid local networking contacts with local communities leaders and members, local government representatives, mining company staff in the field, local organizations, and other local key stakeholders, under the guidance of the Sustainable Business Practice Director. The Project Manager will also collaborate closely with SFCG’s SBP team in DC, as well as trainers and other technical experts working on the project.




Responsibilities
  • Oversee program implementation at the two/three field offices, including coordination of activities, centralization of the activities of the offices, reporting and feedback to the SBP Director, and providing capacity and team building for field staff
  • Guide and provide logistical and organizational support to the field Programme Managers on project activities
  • Ensure timely report production, including monthly/quarterly reports for both field offices: compile information from the field offices, provide information to HQ and respond to drafts with edits/revisions and missing input
  • Coordinate field office M&E efforts, working with program staff, ILT, DC/Brussels, and the donors as needed. Responsibilities include monitoring plans for current and new grants or projects, oversight of indicator data collection and analysis and accomplishment of established goals, and coordination of evaluations
  • Serve as point person on proposal development, including participation in conceptualization, drafting, and revising narrative. Role will require coordination with relevant program staff, SBP director, and the HQ offices
  • Identify and initiate engagement with national-level stakeholders and prospective partners, including government, civil society, private sector, and donors, among others
  • Provide backup to Sustainable Business Practice Director to represent SFCG at donor and partner meetings as appropriate
  • Assist in the process of implementing the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (www.voluntary principles.org) at the national level

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.




Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related area (Masters Degree preferred), preferably in conflict resolution, international studies, peace-building, human rights or related area
  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience, including budgeting and project financial management experience
  • Experience in managing staff.
  • Dynamic, motivated and flexible leader with creative problem-solving skills
  • Experience in managing partnerships and coordinating complex, sensitive projects
  • Knowledge and previous exposure to extractive industry issues preferred
  • Experience and proven track record of successful fundraising and proposal writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional working relationships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention-to-detail
  • English proficiency; Kiswahili language skills are highly desirable
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.




Salary Enter as appropriate.


To Apply

Please send a cover letter and current resume/CV to employment@sfcg.org with the subject heading: SBP Project Manager, Tanzania. Please be sure to include minimum salary requirements (in US dollar currency figures) or current salary, projected availability, and to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls please. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

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