Wednesday, August 1, 2012

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN TANZANIA AUGUST 2012

TB/HIV Advisor

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Technical Team, the TB/HIV Advisor is responsible for providing technical and programmatic guidance in the design, implementation and monitoring of ICAP’s portfolio of TB and HIV/AIDS programs. Oversees the TB/HIV collaborative activities in ICAP-supported facilities in Kagera, Kigoma, Pwani and Zanzibar. Provides technical oversight and leadership in the implementation of a Center of Excellence for pediatric TB/HIV care services at Mwananyamala Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Provides technical assistance at the national level to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in TB/HIV.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide technical and programmatic guidance in the implementation of TB/HIV programs in Kagera, Kigoma, Pwani and Zanzibar

a. Design, plan and monitor the implementation of TB/HIV collaborative activities.

b. Liaise with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) officials, National TB & Leprosy Program (NTLP), National AIDS Control Program (NACP) and other TB/HIV stakeholders at national, regional and district level in coordinating implementation of TB/HIV activities in compliance with national guidelines, including providing leadership in the implementation of the three “I”s in the country.

c. Provide hands-on capacity building of the ICAP technical staff in implementing quality TB/HIV collaborative activities

d. Conduct TB/HIV program evaluation

e. Prepare work plans and periodic progress reports for units within ICAP and various donors

f. Provide technical assistance to MOHSW on national policy, guidelines, training and curriculum development

g. Represent ICAP on national TB/HIV technical working groups

  • Provide technical oversight and leadership in the implementation of a pediatric TB center of excellence at Mwananyamala Hospital in Dar es Salaam.

a. Work in close collaboration with the MOHSW/NTLP, Kinondoni Municipal, MKUTA and other partners to establish a pediatric TB center of excellence at Mwananyamala Hospital

b. Provide regular clinical mentorship and joint supportive supervision of health care workers (HCW) at the center of excellence and the satellite health facilities.

c. Organize and participate in regular data review meetings and prepare interim and annual reports

d. Actively participate in the development of national guidelines, training materials and other national level documents related to pediatric TB/HIV

e. Coordinate with MOHSW officials to conduct quarterly meetings of the Pediatric TB/HIV Technical Working Group

f. Oversee development of work plans, SOPs and job aids for ICAP planning purposes.

g. Ensure that the project’s monitoring and evaluation system is in place and functioning effectively, including ensuring proper documentation of activities at the COE and satellite health facilities

h. Build the capacity of the HCWs at the COE in using data for continuous quality improvement.

  • Performs other related duties as directed

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires 25% travel to remote areas of Tanzania and internationally

EDUCATION

MD, Ph.D, or other advanced degree in a relevant field

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Five (5) years of experience in public health program design and management

  • Five (5) years of experience in TB and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment service delivery programs, preferably in resource-constrained settings

  • Extensive clinical/public health knowledge and experience in TB/HIV

  • Demonstrated experience in training and capacity building in TB or other HIV-related health areas

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Strong analytical, supervisory, and management skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills

  • Demonstrated and successful experience working in collaboration with local government partners

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with U.S. government or other bilateral donors

  • Fluency in spoken and written Swahili

*Columbia University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

How to apply:

Please send a Cover Letter and CV with TB HIV Advisor in the subject line to icap-jobs-tanzania@columbia.edu.


Chief of Party

Chief of Party USAID funded MWANZO BORA NUTRITION Program Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Africare is implementing the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project (MBNP) in Tanzania, funded under USAID’s Feed the Future and Global Health initiatives. As USAID’s largest nutrition project in the world, Mwanzo Bora, meaning “good start” in Kiswahili, is a core component of USAID/ Tanzania’s Feed the Future program, delivering nutrition interventions to combat maternal anemia and child stunting and serving as the critical link between nutrition and a range of agriculture projects to foster enhanced impacts on women’s and children’s health. The project operates in three regions, Manyara, Morogoro and Dodoma, and has three key objectives:

  1. To strengthen the capacity of government and indigenous NGOs to deliver quality nutrition education and communication;
  2. To strengthen the delivery of integrated community-based nutrition services and social and behavior change communication (SBCC), resulting in a model that can quickly be scaled-up to reduce child stunting and maternal anemia, and;
  3. To conduct operations research to deepen the evidence base and provide lessons learned for the broader community. The project is deploying a variety of cutting-edge approaches in the areas of SBCC and agriculture-nutrition linkages.

The Chief of Party will report to Africare’s Country Director in Tanzania and will lead the coordination and implementation of the program. The Chief of Party will provide overall strategic leadership for the program, managing the project staff, partners and technical staff at field sub offices, country office, and HQ offices. The Chief of Party will promote partnerships between, the Project, Government Ministries and other Nutrition Stakeholders through collaborative research and documentation of quantitative and qualitative information on experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of the program.

Responsibilities: include but not limited to:

• Leading the development of the project’s strategic focus, design of interventions across the three Intermediate Results, and incorporation of innovative approaches to reduce maternal anemia andchild-stunting.

• Collaborating effectively with a diverse group of nutrition development partnersincluding other Feed the Future and Global Health Initiative implementing partners.

• Coordinating frequent and structured interactions among consortium members seeking buy in, providing guidance and offering direction on implementation activities.

• Liaising with donors and being the primary contact between the donor and Africare.

• Understand donor priorities and ensure that they feed into program implementation and design through effective communication.

• Raising the profile of the project through representation and constant communication about the project accomplishments.

• Leading the annual work planning process and coordinating the timely and effective delivery of all USAID deliverables in collaboration with the consortium.

• Feed into and approve the projects periodic communications plan and related communication channels and tactics.

• Explore opportunities for synergy, utilizing existing structures/partnerships and economies of scope and scale in programmatic areas that Africare is already operating (regions and districts).

• Maintain effective and systematic communication with Africare HQ while leveraging existing internal monitoring tools to provide information on project status such as percentage completion, budget status, scope of work achieved etc.

• Overseeing, managing and supervising all project activities to maintain high level of quality control over all program functions, including technical advise on capacity-building, behavior change, and specific community nutrition interventions to reduce maternal anemia and child stunting.

• Ensuring coordination with sub recipients and compliance with agreements and contracts with donor and sub-recipients.

• Supervising project staff;direct reports to this position includes: Deputy Director, Capacity-Building; Deputy Director, Implementation; M&E Director.

• Ensuring proper financial management, including budget revision and monitoring of expenditures, and proper project management, including development, oversight of, and tracking against annual work-plans.

• Submitting abstract/projects briefs and making presentations at international conferences Overseeing the operations research component of the project, providing technical guidance on key research areas and directions, providing management oversight of the project PMP, and providing technical guidance on the documentation and dissemination of project results and project-related research; providing leadership on, and oversight of, effective knowledge management strategies for raising awareness of nutrition issues and sharing nutrition information generated by the project.

• Supervising technical specialists and consultants engaged on sub-contract basis.

Key Qualifications, experience and competencies will include:

• Masters degree in Nutrition, Development Studies, Sociology, Economics, Food Security, or any other relevant social science degree at postgraduate level.

• At least five (5) years’ minimum experience at a senior management level with increasing responsibility which should be working with International NGOs.

• Expert in community engagement/mobilization and capacity building processes.

• Expert in managing large Nutrition or food security Programs involving various diverse stakeholders.

• Significant and proven Project management and budget oversight experience.

• Energetic and Diplomatic team player with experience working with government institutions, civil society organizations and community partners.

• Experience with leading large teams.

• Experience with management projects with data and information for better decision making.

How to apply:

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and cover letter. In the cover letter (of no more than two pages in length) the candidate should briefly describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience.

Please send application materials to Tanzania.vacancies@africare.org including “MBNP Chief of Party” in the subject line. Application material must be received by August 17, 2012.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications that we receive, we may not be able to respond to each individual candidate. Please respect our no phone calls policy.


Programme Director, Coastal Rural Support Programme (Tanzania)


The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, development agency promoting creative solutions to problems that impede social development. AKF (East Africa) manages a multi-input area development programme – the Coastal Rural Support Programme, Tanzania (CRSP(T)) – in southern Tanzania. The Programme’s overall goal is to improve the livelihoods of rural communities in Mtwara and Lindi Regions through sustainable socio-economic interventions in food security, income generation, health, and education.

AKF (East Africa) is currently seeking an individual to fill the role of Programme Director of CRSP (T). The incumbent will be responsible for the overall running of the programme on a day-to-day basis, strategically, programmatically and administratively. The position is based in Mtwara, Tanzania and reports to the Country Manager of the Aga Khan Foundation (Tanzania). The Programme Director is also responsible for the quality, impact, cost effectiveness and efficiency of CRSP (T) and its activities.

Key Responsibilities include: • Develop strategic approaches and plans to meet desired outcomes of the programme. • Oversee implementation of activities within the context of a market development approach, including management and oversight of sub-grants. • Ensure coordination and synergy of various programme components to meet the desired outcomes and improve the quality of life of target populations. • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation team to ensure targets are met and high quality implementation through collection of data, baseline information as well as other quantitative and qualitative studies. • Recruit, orient, supervise and mentor staff directly and indirectly including but not limited to promoting capacity development of staff in accordance with the needs of the programme. • Represent the programme to relevant government authorities and external organisations and supporting AKF in policy engagement. • Develop relationships with district and regional governments on implementation of programme activities. • Oversee the development and implementation of a learning and knowledge management system for wider application of lessons learnt and best practices. • Cultivate and oversee the development of high quality proposals and budgets in order to contribute to the resource mobilisation strategy in the region.

Qualifications and Experience: • Master’s degree in a field pertinent to rural development or relevant experience • Minimum 7 years in a leadership position preferably on rural development in Tanzania, East Africa or other regions of the developing world • Proven experience in agricultural and enterprise development and an understanding of market-based approaches to development • Experience with multi-sector programming • Familiarity with grant management, including preparation and monitoring of budgets. • Knowledge of the government administration and the legal, fiscal and policy context in Tanzania an advantage • Proven skills in project development, proposal writing, implementation and monitoring

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their CV (not exceeding 3 pages), including contact details of three professional references, and a covering letter explaining why they are best suited for the position by Friday, 24th August 2012, to the Country Manager, Aga Khan Foundation Office, P.O. Box 125, Dar-es-Salaam or by e-mail torecruit.akftz@akdn.org with “Programme Director” in the subject line. Please note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Research Coordinator -Tanzania

HJF is seeking a Research coordinator to support the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) in Mbeya,Tanzania. Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Laboratory Operations for the Walter Reed Project (WRP)- Tanzania, the incumbent will direct and manage the development of research based activities at Walter Reed facilities consistent with the principles of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The incumbent will be will be responsible for coordinating and leveraging Walter Reed laboratory research based activities and expertise with other U.S. government, international and host government agencies as it relates to the activities supported in Tanzania and East Africa by the DoD/US MHRP. The incumbent will also coordinate laboratory development under PEPFAR with MHRP research conducted in Tanzania. The incumbent will have supervisory and managerial responsibility over laboratory personnel hired by HJF and/or HJFMRI for research studies. The incumbent will ensure that WRP activities are planned and executed with quality, accountability, and measurable impact. S/he will represent the WRP lab program with other USG agencies, donors, as the site representative for research studies. Acts as a coordinatorof research studies occurring in the project. +

Responsibilities

Functions as a critical team member of the WRP Tanzania team supporting care and treatment, attending scheduled WRP, as well as ad-hoc, meetings.

Leads discussions on research ideas and feasibility for research in the program. Develops protocols and budgets with the team.

Evaluates potential research expansion sites in Tanzania, with other team members

Ensures that laboratory capabilities are in place with adequate quality controls for running current and new protocols.

Acts as a coordinator and point of contact for current research protocols, both within the program and for external funded protocols

Ensures that current protocols are running smoothly, prepares interim reports as needed

Offers expertise to other potential academic and USG funded partners

Solicits funding through identified mechanisms to ensure continued participation in PEPFAR research and from other sources as needed to support DoD associated programs.

Prepares funding documents, written reports, and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals.

Oversees specimen storage facilities, particularly -80 freezers, ensures correct conditions are met; all stored specimens are correctly documented and are easily retrieved.

Overseas transport of specimens for repatriation when required

Supervises correct transport and reception of specimens and ensures testing in appropriate time scales

Provides and resources technical advice/assistance and analysis for improving laboratory services with particular emphasis on quality management in the clinical laboratory.

Assists in the development and execution of training programs at the training centre in Mbeya for laboratory management and quality services.

Develops Mbeya Referral hospital referral capabilities in laboratory services,.

Works with in country USG committees, providing support and undertaking assigned tasks as needed as part of the overall USG effort under PEPFAR.

Represents DoD interests in expansion of HIV/AIDS prevention and care and treatment activities in Tanzania and leveraging of relevant areas of DoD expertise to assist other USG and DoD efforts.

Provides collaborative assistance to other program personnel and research scientists that require the incumbent's expertise.

Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.

Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge and experience regarding implementation of research protocols in resource limited settings. Knowledge of good clinical laboratory science, quality management systems and standards for accreditation. Laboratory management experience and training in international settings. Program monitoring and evaluation. Knowledge of applicable complex technology; an ability to communicate effectively to include excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others. Applicant should have a track record of publishing research manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific/clinical/ public health journals and experience securing funding through grants or cooperative agreements for research activities.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in related scientific or laboratory science discipline.

Minimum Experience: 6-10 years related lab management experience and international work.

Physical Capabilities: Incumbent will be expected to relocate to Mbeya, Tanzania and travel to research/field locations sponsored by the USMHRP in Tanzania and East Africa.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Incumbent will work under the supervision of the Senior Program Director for WRP Tanzania, and will supervise research staff in Tanzania.

Work Environment: Office/field environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials.

http://www.hjf.org/careers/benefits.html

How to apply:

Please apply on-line at www.hjf.org/careers/open-jobs Click “Advanced Search” to enter job number 207637 in the Job Opening ID box.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. is a congressionally authorized, not-for-profit corporation that provides unparalleled scientific and management services to military medical research and education programs worldwide. Our mission is to advance military medical research. AA/EEO

For a comprehensive list of our benefits, please visit: http://www.hjf.org/careers/benefits.html


Chemonics seeks a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) technical advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) project. PREPARED aims to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of East African economies, transboundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities. It will target three key development challenges in the region: biodiversity conservation; sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene; and climate change.


The WASH technical advisor will spearhead the WASH component of the project and assist the chief of party in managerial functions. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with an additional seven years of experience or an advanced degree in engineering, environmental science, public health, urban and regional planning, development studies, natural resource management, or a relevant field required
  • Minimum 10 years of practical experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Experience working in East Africa strongly preferred
  • Success in implementing programs aimed at increasing access to water and sanitation services or small-scale wastewater treatment
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in advancing best practices in sustainable and climate-ready water and sanitation services from source to tap
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English fluency required
Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to preparedExperts@chemonics.com by August 15, 2012. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com when applying for this position. Please only include "East Africa PREPARED - WASH technical advisor" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.​

Chemonics seeks a climate change technical advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) project. PREPARED aims to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of East African economies, transboundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities. It will target three key development challenges in the region: biodiversity conservation; sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene; and climate change.

The climate change technical advisor will spearhead the climate change component of the project and assist the chief of party in managerial functions. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.​

Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in climate science, meteorology, environmental science, physics, or other relevant field required
  • Minimum 10 years of practical experience in climate change research/modeling or climate change adaptation programs
  • Experience working in East Africa strongly preferred
  • Success in implementing programs aimed at increasing resiliency to climate change
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in advancing best practices in climate change adaptation and evidence-based decision making
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity ​ ​ ​
  • English fluency required
Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to preparedExperts@chemonics.com by August 15, 2012. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com when applying for this position. Please only include "East Africa PREPARED - Climate change technical advisor" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.​

Chemonics seeks a water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) technical advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) project. PREPARED aims to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of East African economies, transboundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities. It will target three key development challenges in the region: biodiversity conservation; sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene; and climate change.

The WASH technical advisor will spearhead the WASH component of the project and assist the chief of party in managerial functions. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with an additional seven years of experience or an advanced degree in engineering, environmental science, public health, urban and regional planning, development studies, natural resource management, or a relevant field required
  • Minimum 10 years of practical experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Experience working in East Africa strongly preferred
  • Success in implementing programs aimed at increasing access to water and sanitation services or small-scale wastewater treatment
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in advancing best practices in sustainable and climate-ready water and sanitation services from source to tap
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • English fluency required
Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to preparedExperts@chemonics.com by August 15, 2012. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com when applying for this position. Please only include "East Africa PREPARED - WASH technical advisor" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.​

Chemonics seeks a biodiversity conservation technical advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) project. PREPARED aims to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of East African economies, transboundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities. It will target three key development challenges in the region: biodiversity conservation; sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene; and climate change.

The biodiversity conservation expert will spearhead all aspects of the biodiversity conservation component of the project and will assist the chief of party in managerial functions. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in freshwater biology, biodiversity conservation, ecology, or natural resource management, or other relevant discipline required
  • Minimum 10 years of work experience in biodiversity conservation, including freshwater biodiversity
  • Experience working in East Africa strongly preferred
  • Prior success in implementing programs aimed at increasing biodiversity in freshwater ecosystem
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in advancing best practices in transboundary biodiversity conservation and management
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity ​ ​ ​
  • English fluency required
Application Instructions:

Send electronic submissions to preparedExperts@chemonics.com by August 15, 2012. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEOselfidentify@chemonics.com when applying for this position. Please only include "East Africa PREPARED - Biodiversity conservation technical advisor" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.​



HDM – IV Specialist Millennium Challenge Corporation – Impact Evaluation of Tanzania Roads

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area management consulting firm. We provide a full range of innovative program evaluation, management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. Our global services are in the areas of agriculture, the environment, and economic growth, democracy and governance, health and education, as well as cross-cutting issues such as gender and capacity-building.

Objective:
SI is crafting a proposal in response to a request for task order proposal released by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) requesting an impact evaluation (IE) of MCA-Tanzania’s Mainland trunk Roads and Zanzibar Rural Roads. SI is seeking an HDM – IV Specialist (with potential of becoming a senior level position) to provide technical support to this impact evaluation. The project is proposed to begin by mid – late October and continue for a full year with two additional option years. Approximately two trips to Tanzania per year are to be expected.

Qualifications:
Candidates should meet the following criteria to be considered:

• MA in relevant field (economics, statistics, engineering, social sciences) [required];

• Minimum 5 years’ experience conducting HDM – IV analysis, RED analysis, roads network analysis, or other roads related research [required];

• Background evaluating roads infrastructure and rural development [highly preferred];

• Experience working in Sub-Saharan African countries [preferred];

• Fluency in English [required], Kiswahili a plus;

• Publication in peer reviewed journals for past transport – related research [preferred];

We invite you to join our energetic and innovative team! To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:http://www.socialimpact.com

Salary commensurate with experience. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.

How to apply:

Please apply directly via the Social Impact DevHire platform at http://socialimpact.devhire.devex.com/jobs/326020


Senior Analyst, Impact Evaluation Millennium Challenge Corporation – Impact Evaluation of Tanzania Roads

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area management consulting firm. We provide a full range of innovative program evaluation, management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. Our global services are in the areas of agriculture, the environment, and economic growth, democracy and governance, health and education, as well as cross-cutting issues such as gender and capacity-building.

Objective:
SI is crafting a proposal in response to a request for task order proposal released by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) requesting an impact evaluation (IE) of MCA-Tanzania’s Mainland trunk Roads and Zanzibar Rural Roads. SI is seeking a Senior-Level IE Analyst to lead a team to evaluate the impact of improved road infrastructure in Tanzania. The project is proposed to begin by mid – late October and continue for a full year with two additional option years. Approximately two trips to Tanzania per year are to be expected.

Qualifications:
Candidates should meet the following criteria to be considered: • PhD in relevant field (economics, statistics, social sciences) [required];

• Minimum 5 years’ experience designing and implementing impact evaluations [required];

• Experience designing and implementing continuous, or generalized, propensity score matching as part of impact evaluation [highly preferred];

• Proficiency in econometric techniques, including cutting edge/recent advances in the estimation of treatment effects [preferred];

• Experience designing and implementing mixed methods research [highly preferred];

• Experience working in Sub-Saharan African countries [preferred];

• Background evaluating roads infrastructure and rural development a plus; • Background with agri-business a plus;

• Fluency in English [required], Kiswahili a plus;

• Publication in peer reviewed journals for past impact evaluations [preferred]

We invite you to join our energetic and innovative team! To learn more about Social Impact, please visit our website:http://www.socialimpact.com

Salary commensurate with experience. Only finalists will be contacted. No telephone inquiries, please.

How to apply:

To apply:
Please apply directly via the Social Impact DevHire platform at http://socialimpact.devhire.devex.com/jobs/326019

Logistician

Istituto Oikos http://www.istituto-oikos.org/ is an Italian no profit association that works in Europe and in the developing countries to promote environmental conservation as tool of socio-economic development. Today, Istituto Oikos manages more than 30 projects in 12 countries.

We are currently recruiting a Logistician for our base of Arusha and Nkoasenga - Tanzania Assignment Period: one year with possibility of extension.

The Logistician will be responsible for the following functions: Supervise supply chain functions: planning, sourcing, market analysis, delivery, asset management and support implementation in the field Up-date database for suppliers Organize, supervise and control the deliveries Supervise the up-dating of the store journals in Nkoasenga base Establish warehousing and recording systems, stock control and reporting for OEA bases Define car assignment and log book control and supervision Management of car maintenance and services Up-date and supervise the OEA inventory every six months Responsible for the office maintenance in Arusha and Nkoasenga Management of Logistic Staff (Assistant Logistician and Chief mechanic) under her/his supervision Organization of field temporary sites in accordance with work needs of the Water Facility Project Manager Assisting the Water Facility Project Manager in implementing the activities regarding latrines and rain harvesting systems.

Requirements: Minimum 3 years successful experience as logistician and staff management In-depth knowledge and experience of working with international donors Computer literacy is a must Knowledge of No-profit sector, strong commitment to teamwork; effective communication, motivating leadership and interpersonal skills

Languages: Proficiency in English and Italian is a must

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to selezione@istituto-oikos.org indicate Vacancy Notice No TZ/12/LG in the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Training Coordinator, Capacity Development for Partners of Accountability Program, Tanzania

Project/Proposal Summary: This forthcoming USAID/Tanzania project will be focused on strengthening civil society to monitor, lobby and advocate for greater accountability and on strengthening the capacity of the government’s accountability institutions. Position Summary: The Training Coordinator will be responsible for with the Capacity Building Managers and Grant Manager to ensure that training workshops are organized effectively to achieve their objectives, both for CSO and government officials who participate. This is a 4-year full-time position based in Dar Es Salaam. The assignment is expected to start in late fall 2012. This job involves close liaison with all members of the project Technical Team. Please note that this is a local position. Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible to apply.

Responsibilities: • Organize and coordinate training sessions in support of the Capacity Building components of the project • Support the assessment of training needs of CSO and government agency participants; • Support development of innovative training concepts, methodologies and strategies; • Adapt/develop appropriate capacity building materials and plans • Providing quality oversight to capacity building assistance • Ensure that training materials and logistics are available on time Qualifications: • Demonstrated record of work in the field of NGO/government capacity building; • Demonstrated skills in program planning, needs assessment, training and evaluation. • Excellent spoken and written English. • Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening organizational capacity. • Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders; • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com/careers.


Grants and Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Capacity Development for Partners of Accountability Program, Tanzania

Project/Proposal Summary:
This forthcoming USAID/Tanzania project will be focused on strengthening civil society to monitor, lobby and advocate for greater accountability and on strengthening the capacity of the government’s accountability institutions.

Position Summary: The Grant Management/M&E Manager will be responsible for working with grantees to strengthen their abilities to manage and monitor grant awards effectively. This Manager will provide technical capacity building support to CSO grantees so they understand USAID grant and financial management regulations, adhere to those regulations, conduct internal monitoring of their own operations, and develop their public outreach abilities. This is a 4-year full-time position based in Dar Es Salaam. The assignment is expected to start in late fall 2012. This job involves close liaison with the project Technical Team, including the Deputy Chief of Party.

Please note that this is a local position. Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible to apply.

Responsibilities: • Conduct training and provide technical advice on USAID grant-related regulations • Conduct training and provide technical assistance on how grantees can effectively monitor and evaluate their own performance • Conduct site visits to grantees to ensure that they are adhering to grant regulations • Develop M&E Plan and implement the plan to ensure that grantees are achieving their objectives • Provide support and training in effective financial management approaches • Conduct training for grantees on how to implement sub grant programs • Conduct training and provide assistance to grantees on effective public outreach programs Qualifications: • Demonstrated expertise in grants management and in monitoring and evaluation approaches. • Experience using/training USAID regulations and codes on grants. • Prior experience on international donor-funded anti-corruption or government accountability projects preferred. • Bachelors is required, Master’s Degree in public administration, social sciences, or law is a plus. • Fluency in English is required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com/careers.


Government Agencies Capacity Building Manager, Capacity Development for Partners of Accountability Program, Tanzania


Project/Proposal Summary:
This forthcoming USAID/Tanzania project will be focused on strengthening civil society to monitor, lobby and advocate for greater accountability and on strengthening the capacity of the government’s accountability institutions. Position Summary: The Government Agency/Capacity Building Manager will be responsible for providing technical capacity building support to government institutions that are mandated to ensure citizen access to information, government transparency, ethics, and public accountability. This is a 4-year full-time position based in Dar Es Salaam. The assignment is expected to start in late fall 2012. The Government Agency/Capacity Building Manager will be responsible for carrying out capacity building tasks and deliverables associated with the project. This will include, but not be limited to, areas such as capacity building assistance, including monitoring and evaluation, broad-based training, technical assistance, and institutional strengthening. This job involves close liaison with the project Technical Team, including the Chief of Party, and M&E Specialist. Please note that this is a local position. Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible to apply.

Responsibilities: • Assess and build the institutional capacity of selected government agencies to strengthen their internal control mechanisms, conduct oversight and management of agency activities, conduct internal audits and monitor processes and outputs; • Develop and support capacity building training for government agencies that strengthens their abilities to interact effectively with citizens, and provide information to citizens.
• Develop and manage implementation of an intensive training and technical assistance capacity building program including financial, management, administrative, and operational capacity; • Contribute to preparing work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, and technical and administrative reports; • Coordinate and oversee the work of subcontractors and consultants; • Coordinate program activities with other relevant donor-funded projects to achieve maximum impact.

Qualifications: • Must have a masters’ degree in relevant field; • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in development, management, consulting, capacity building or relented field • Capacity to analyze training needs and prepare and organize/conduct trainings and workshops for civil servants; • Strong prior experience in overseeing capacity building activities that can be adapted to suit; Experience in mentoring local staff and organizations, and transferring skills and knowledge; Ability to coordinate, seek synergies, and complementarities to maximize results with other donor programs; • Proven ability to work effectively with local counterparts and a wide variety of stakeholders; Experience in implementing USAID-funded projects and/or knowledge of USAID development approaches is preferred; • Strong communication skills (written and oral) in English

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com/careers.


Finance and Administration Director, Capacity Development for Partners of Accountability Program, Tanzania

Project/Proposal Summary: This forthcoming USAID/Tanzania project will be focused on strengthening civil society to monitor, lobby and advocate for greater accountability and on strengthening the capacity of the government’s accountability institutions. Position Description: The Finance Director will be involved in day-to-day project administration, grants management, financial management and procurement oversight. He/she will assist with verifying that all financial reporting, grants and sub-contracts comply with donor regulations. This is a 4-year full-time position based in Dar Es Salaam. The assignment is expected to start in late fall 2012. This job involves close liaison with all members of the project team. Please note that this is a local position. Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible to apply. Responsibilities: • Oversight of day-to-day project administration, grants management, accounting, and procurements reporting to the Chief of Party; • Providing guidance to country finance, administration, and procurement staff; • Assisting with financial reporting to MSI headquarters and to the project donor, USAID; • Maintaining accurate and timely financial information. Qualifications: • Finance experience on donor-funded projects required, USAID experience preferred; • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, particularly as related to finance, contracts, grants, procurement and reporting preferred; • Degree in finance, accounting, or related field required; • Professional level fluency in English is required; • Ability to travel to project sites.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com/careers.


Civil Society Organization Capacity Building Manager, Capacity Development for Partners of Accountability Program, Tanzania

Project/Proposal Summary:
This forthcoming USAID/Tanzania project will be focused on strengthening civil society to monitor, lobby and advocate for greater accountability and on strengthening the capacity of the government’s accountability institutions.

Position Summary: The CSO Capacity Building Manager will be responsible for supporting a core group of civil society organizations (CSOs) by facilitating technical assistance and training activities and readying them to receive direct donor funding. This is a 4-year full-time position based in Dar Es Salaam. The assignment is expected to start in late fall 2012. The Capacity Building Manager will be responsible for carrying out capacity building tasks and deliverables associated with the project. This will include, but not be limited to, areas such as capacity building assistance, including monitoring and evaluation, broad-based training, technical assistance, and institutional strengthening. This job involves close liaison with the project Technical Team, including the Chief of Party, Grants Manager, and M&E Specialist.

Please note that this is a local position. Only Tanzanian citizens are eligible to apply. Responsibilities: • Assess and build upon the institutional capacity of selected CSOs to strengthen their capabilities to conduct advocacy campaigns and interface with government authorities; • Develop and manage implementation of an intensive training and technical assistance capacity building program including financial, management, administrative, and operational capacity; • Strengthen CSO networks and coalitions to share information, exchange best practices and lessons learned, and achieve shared objectives; • Lead development and implementation of innovating approaches in CSO management and programming; • Contribute to preparing work plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, and technical and administrative reports; • Coordinate and oversee the work of subcontractors, consultants and grantees; • Coordinate program activities with other relevant donor-funded projects to achieve maximum impact. Qualifications: • Experience in managing and implementing capacity building activities for civil society organizations; • Must have a masters’ degree in relevant field; • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in development, management, consulting, capacity building or relented field • Experience in managing programs is desired • Capacity to analyze training needs and prepare and organize/conduct trainings and workshops for CSOs; • Strong prior experience in overseeing capacity building activities that can be adapted to suit; • Experience in mentoring local staff and organizations, and transferring skills and knowledge; • Ability to coordinate, seek synergies, and complementarities to maximize results with other donor programs on civil society; • Proven ability to work effectively with local counterparts and a wide variety of stakeholders; • Experience in implementing USAID-funded projects and/or knowledge of USAID development approaches is preferred; • Strong communication skills (written and oral) in English;

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website: www.msiworldwide.com/careers.


Child and Youth Protection and Development Manager


The Child and Youth Protection and Development (CYPD) Program seeks to improve the protection and well-being of children and youth in the Tanzania refugee camps through working with communities to promote the protection of children from violence, abuse exploitation and neglect; conducting best interest determinations (BID) for separated and unaccompanied minors; leading the provision of non-formal education and recreational activities and promoting positive, healthy behavior amongst youth. CYPD program also implements Child Protection System Strengthening Model in Kasulu District in close partnership with UNICEF and Kasulu District Council.

SCOPE OF WORK: The CYPD Manager reports to the Program Coordinator (PC) based in Kasulu. S/He is responsible for the overall development and implementation of quality CYPD programs, in compliance with donor requirements and the CYPD sector strategy. S/he will lead CYPD program design including proposal development; ensure the objectives of the CYPD program are met in a timely manner, and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that CYPD staff receive appropriate mentorship and professional development and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the CYPD Manager will collaborate with other sectors to ensure that child protection is consistently mainstreamed across IRC sectors (safe programming).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategic Planning and Program Design • Participate in the IRC Tanzania Country Program Strategic Plan (CPSP) and lead the implementation and review of the CYPD country sector strategy (CSS), in line with the IRC Program Framework, the IRC Global CYPD strategy and the CPSP. • Establish strategic partnerships with local government and civil society actors; • Prepare a capacity building plan for government officials and civil society actors and being responsible for its implementation • Develop high quality proposals in coordination with other IRC sectors and the technical units at HQ, Work with the GM&EC and PC to develop competitive project ideas and proposals (including budgets), which are in accordance with the CYPD sector strategy and analysis of children’s needs, in response to arising funding opportunities.

Program Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation • Ensure program quality • Coordinate and monitor the quality, timely implementation, financial management and reporting of the CYPD program, in compliance with donor requirements; • Provide on-going direct supervision, including assisting in the development of individual work plans, for CYPD staff, ensuring best practice standards are met; • Ensure timely submission of all program reports, quality of program data and proper archival of program information; • Collate and analyze data for monitoring, problem analysis, planning and advocacy and evaluate program outcomes and impact; • Identify gaps in data collection and develop tools and systems to ensure quality and consistent program monitoring; • Conduct regular meetings with project staff and community members to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.

Human Resource Management and Development • Recruit and lead CYPD program staff, encouraging a positive and committed team spirit, which fosters participation and innovation; • Ensure the timely application of organizational procedures (including inductions, relevance of job descriptions, objective-setting and performance evaluations); • Assess the training and capacity building needs, and design and monitor professional development plans, in line with organizational strategies, for all CYPD staff; • Develop, implement and promote effective team communication techniques and systems, including regular senior staff meetings.

Communication, Coordination, Representation and Advocacy • Collaborate with Field Coordinator and other operations Coordinators to ensure that the CYPD program is properly supported and that activities are conducted according to IRC HR, Logistics, Finance and other policies and procedures; • Liaise with IRC’s Regional and CYPD Technical Units and other departments as required to ensure effective and collaborative working relationships; • In coordination with the PC, promote and represent the interests of the CYPD program with regards to all relevant stakeholders; • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders including community members, NGOs, government authorities and UN agencies; • Develop CYPD advocacy through information-sharing networks/forums.

REQUIREMENTS • Masters degree preferred (International Relations/Development, International Law, Social Work, or related field); • 5 years program management experience, including at least 2 years implementing child protection programs in an emergency and/or post-conflict environment; • Experience working in partnership with local government institutions, strengthening local child protection systems; • Strong people management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise staff; • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; • Fluency in English; ability to communicate in Swahili, French or Kirundi a plus; • Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment; • Experience working in difficult locations; resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment. • Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, powerpoint and email/internet software.

Location, security and housing This position will be based in Kasulu in Northwestern Tanzania, which is stable but relatively remote. The CYPD Manager will live in shared IRC housing in Kasulu.

For more information on our Tanzania Program, please click (http://www.theirc.org/where/tanzania )

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