Plan International Tanzania Jobs August 2013

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.  Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values. Plan has a global income of around $800m.

Plan in Tanzania’s Country Strategic Plan 2011-2015 aims that children and youth are empowered, respected and responsible, with a priority on the most vulnerable and marginalized. This goal will be achieved through the implementation of 5 Country Programs: (1) Child Protection, (2) Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) (3) Maternal and Child Health, including WASH (4) Children and Youth Participation and (5) Household Economic Security

Business Development Manager

The Business Development Manager manages the Business Development Unit (BDU). The BDU is responsible for identifying funding opportunities in line with Plan Tanzania’s program priorities, writing successful grants in coordination with program colleagues and strengthening systems and processes for effective grant management.

The Business Development Manager is needed to support the achievement of country fundraising targets and learning regarding the funding portfolio, while assisting the Country Office in Tanzania to develop a strong professional image among Plan donors so that additional grant funding is acquired to grow and support Plan’s program in Tanzania. This will be achieved through:
  • Actively seeking and maximizing opportunities for additional funding from a variety of sources;
  • Strengthening the capacity of the in-country BDU and other relevant departments in acquire and implement increased sustainable grant funding. 
Dimensions of Role:
The post holder will report to the Country Director of Plan International Tanzania and is a member of Country Management Team. S/he directly supervises 3 Grants Specialists and a Grants Accountant (indirectly). The post holder manages a departmental budget at the Country Office and has delegated financial authority for expenditures of up to $100,000.
In line with the Country Strategic Plan and the income target for Tanzania, the incumbent will be responsible for develop a resource mobilization strategy, expand and diversify the institutional donor portfolio as well as the corporate donor base. The post holder will work proactively with National Organization (NOs) to identify and win appropriate grant opportunities and build the capacity and coordinate the development, writing of successful grant proposals across relevant departments.
Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
  • Plan Tanzania has a portfolio of suitable, medium and large grants and pipeline of future funding opportunities to maintain agreed future grant expenditure targets.
  • Plan Tanzania has excellent working relationship with all NOs and in country partners and donors
  • Lead a high performing grants team and all departments have the necessary knowledge and skills to acquire and implement increased sustainable grant funding
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviors, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
Knowledge and Skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge as a result of study, training or practical experience on grants acquisition;
  • Knowledge of the various donors interests, priorities and requirements;
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced negotiating skills
  • Proven strategic relationship management skills
  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Excellent people skills; team builder
  • Planning and monitoring
  • Marketing skills
  • Coaching, mentoring, training and facilitation skills
  • High level of computer proficiency.
  • Ability to maintain strategic vision and link with everyday work
  • Clear and effective communication that builds relationships in order to influence others
  • Proactive, demonstrates record of creativity and entrepreneurship
  • Accountability and responsibility for own performance
  • Promotes team work and cooperation
  • Demonstrate high degree of professionalism and integrity
  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities
  • Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitivity
 Qualifications and Experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge as a result of education, training or practical experience on the key debates in development, particularly around child rights;
  • Proven progressive experience working in the development sector including prior management and team lead experience.
  • Substantial exposure to the NGO sector, with knowledge of the host country, the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country as well as the political, social and economic opportunities for development are an advantage.
  • Demonstrated track record of writing project proposals and obtaining grant funding for development projects from institutional donors.
  • Demonstrated success in directly managing the implementation and reporting requirements of grant funded projects and programs.
  • Experience in coaching, training and facilitation
  • Experience in identifying and developing fund raising opportunities
  • Experience of working with children and communities and managing child-related program and projects would be an advantage.
Physical Environment and Demands:
Based in Tanzania’s Country Office (Dar Es Salaam) with field travels whenever necessary, extensive visit to donor representatives and limited international travel to meet with donors/NOs.
Type of Role:  5 year fixed term contract
Location: Dar Es Salaam with local and international travel (40%)
Reports to:  Country Director
Salary:  US$45,000 to $55,000. This is an accompanied position and a full expat package will be available.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 20th August 2013   

Program Support Manager - Tanzania

The purpose of this role is to provide strategic leadership in Program Management within Plan Tanzania through the development and execution of the Country Strategic Plan .The incumbent will be responsible for leading the program team in designing, planning, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating program interventions. S/he is accountable for overall performance of the Program Department at Country Office (CO) and Program Units (PUs) to ensure that Plan Tanzania delivers quality programs in accordance with CCCD principles and strategies. The post holder directly oversees Program Strategy and technical support, program effectiveness, knowledge management & learning and program delivery (PUs and outside PUs through grants). The incumbent will act as a deputy to the Country Director on the program side helping the Country Director to lead and manage the program function. S/he is a core member of the Country Management Team (CMT) and provides high-level, strategic leadership to the office as a whole, working collaboratively with other CMT members.
Dimensions of Role:
  • The post holder will report to the Country Director, and oversees the Program strategy & technical support, Program effectiveness, Knowledge management & learning and program implementation.
  • S/he directly supervises Technical Specialist/Program and Project Managers, MER Manager, and PU Managers (through a designated position (Field Implementation Manager).
  • The post holder is overall responsible for national policy and advocacy programs
  • The post holder manages the departmental budget at the Country Office, but also oversees the management of program budgets within the program function as a whole.
  • The post holder will be a member of the Country Management Team (CMT) and upon delegation by the Country Director will have delegated financial authority to approve all commitments, contracts, grants, leases, disbursements and transfers to third parties up to USD 200,000
  • The post holder ensures smooth teamwork within and across the different units and management lines within the Department, while enhancing integration among other departments. Of particular importance in creating high performing teams are the effective working relationships between program staff at the Country Office and in the Program Units, grant project staffs within and outside the PU.
  • To ensure that the right staff capacity, competencies and skills are in place, she/he will be involved in recruitment and staffing within the Department.
  • The post holder will typically deputize for the Country Director in her/his absence, and support the Country Director in a number of high level representational responsibilities, both externally and also internally within Plan globally.
  • The Director of Programs reports regularly to the Country Director on the management of all risks associated with program delivery including budget, people management
Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:
  • Strategic leadership in Program Management
  • Coordination and integration
  • Representation and networking
  • People Management
  • Reporting:
  • Other
Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:
  • Demonstrated knowledge as a result of study, training or practical experience in development, sociology, economics or related field
  • Proven progressive experience as a development professional in similar management and senior management roles
  • Experience of, and a commitment to, and understanding of, participatory approaches to development.
  • Demonstrated track record in driving change and engendering high performing teams, with the ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and leading strategic planning processes
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Knowledge of key program areas such as health, education, livelihoods, WASH, disaster risk management and protection, with a sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty.
  • Knowledge of programming processes, systems and principles, and the ability to provide leadership and support to staff working at community level.
  • Knowledge of effective participatory monitoring, evaluation and research systems and processes
  • Exceptional conceptual and strategic thinking skills.
  • Comfortable with taking timely decisions in situations where information may be incomplete, based on consultation and sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships with colleagues at long distances in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and problem solving skills.
  • Solid experiences in resource mobilization with a variety of donors.
  • Numeracy and the ability to interpret financial data, in order to provide management support to budgetary processes including planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ability to provide leadership, communicate effectively and build high performance teams in support of achievement of organizational objectives.
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications
  • Supports learning in diverse teams
  • Positively promotes team effort and high performance by all staff through shared successes
  • Creates highly motivated team of unified purpose
  • Modifies own view to get best outcome for organization
  • Acts with high degree of integrity and professionalism.
  • Relates to people in a friendly, open manner and engenders trust from other staff
  • Creates strong sense of purpose within organization and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behavior
  • Sees contribution of own part of the organization in wider Plan and external context
  • Dynamic, highly motivated and balances future vision with practical delivery
  • Sound judgment and decision-making in complex situations
  • Can reach out and influence large groups of people
  • Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
  • Aware of impact on others and adjusting own behavior accordingly
  • Humble, supportive, ethical and service oriented
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Pleasant and polite attitude at all times; ability to reflect professional standards
  • Ability to act as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
Type of Role:  5 year fixed term contract
Location: Dar Es Salaam with extensive local and international travel (40%)
Reports to:  Country Director
Salary:  US$45,000 to $55,000. This is an accompanied position and a full expat package will be available.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 20th August 2013   

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