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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN PLAN INTERNATIONAL TANZANIA


Plan is an international child – centered Development Organization whose mission is to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives. Plan has been working in Tanzania since 1991, supporting children and communities to gain better access to health, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods and protection.

Plan International Tanzania now invites applications from suitable, qualified and experienced persons to fill the positions listed below to support our response to the Burundi Refugees in the new camps Kibondo (Nduta & Mtendeli). These positions are contingent upon approval of funds by the donor.

  1. YOUTH CENTER COORDINATOR 1 POSITION KIBONDO
Job purpose and summary: Plan International will implement a new programming in Nduta and Mtendeli camps – Kibondo District – Kigoma Region to provide an improved access to protection services, essential items, life-skills training, income generating activities, sensitizations and recreational activities for Burundi refugee youths in Nduta and Mtendeli camps via the youth centers. The purpose of the job is to coordinate and ensure the effective implementation of this component of the GFFO project, the youth center coordinator will manage the Centre daily, call and chair regular management meetings, manage and Supervise staff working in the youth center, promote youth programs, Supervise and coordinate the implementation of all activities at the youth centers by ensuring maximum participation of the youth and the community members and links with other sectors.

Further the position holder will ensure that the project is implemented according to the agreed work plan and within budget limits. Also ensure compliance with donor and organization requirements, including the child protection policy and the code of conduct for Plan International staff and all its associated partners (local NGOs, consultants, incentive workers, etc.) Ensure community participation, monitor and evaluation of the program

                            
Skill required for the job
        Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
        Working knowledge of Kirundi (desirable)
        Be a positive role model and demonstrate conflict-solving behaviors.
        Management and leadership skills.
        Skills in communicating with multicultural populations.
        Knowledge of child development and family interactions.
        Knowledge of PSS and interaction with problematic youths
        Effective organizational skills.
        Supervisory skills.
        Ability to build and foster collaborative working relationships with diverse stakeholders including project staff, partner staff, local government representatives
        Ability to monitor project results and expenditures against work plans
        Editing and report writing skills
        Strong facilitation and training skills to supervise the work of the staff involved in this programming

Qualifications and Experience
        At least 3 years of experience in a similar position within an International NGO and/or other youth related entities
        Professional experience interacting with partners and achieving project outcomes accordingly
        A bachelor degree in relevant areas  such as social science/ development studies or  equivalent work experience
  1. PROJECT COORDINATOR 1 POSITION KIBONDO
Job purpose & summary: Plan International will implement a new programming in Nduta and Mtendeli camps – Kibondo District – Kigoma Region to engage youth and empowerment them through life-skills training, provision of necessary livelihood inputs/trainings and skills. To coordinate and ensure the effective implementation of the GFFO project, the project coordinator will oversee the activities in Nduta and Mtendeli camps and ensure that the project is implemented according to the agreed work-plan, project logframe and within budget limits.
In addition the position holder will ensure compliance with donor and organization requirements, including the child protection policy and the code of conduct for Plan International staff and all its associated partners (local NGOs, consultants, incentive workers, etc.) Further assist the MEAL officer and Manager to establish and maintain monitoring and evaluation system in accordance with donor requirements. Also identify needs and strengthen the capacities of staff, partners and local authorities in key areas of the program.
Skills required
        Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
        Working knowledge of Kirundi (desirable)
        Ability to build and foster collaborative working relationships with diverse stakeholders including project staff, partner staff, local government representatives
        Ability to monitor project results and expenditures against work plans
        Editing and report writing skills
        Strong facilitation and training skills to supervise the work of the staff involved in this programming
        Strong People Leadership skills: teambuilding, coaching & mentoring of staff

Qualifications and Experience required
        At least 4 years of experience coordinating emergency projects within an International NGO
        Professional experience interacting with partners and achieving project outcomes accordingly
        A bachelor degree in relevant areas  such as social science/ development studies or  equivalent work experience
  1. DATA MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR 1   POSITION KIBONDO
Job purpose & summary: Plan International will implement a new program in Nduta and Mtendeli camps to engage youth and empower them through life-skills training, provision of necessary livelihood inputs/trainings and skills. To ensure effective implementation of the GFFO project, the data management officer is responsible for refugees data collection, determines data needed to be collected and the appropriate data resources for specific project; s/he also provides a broad range of services related to the input, quality (standardization and training), and report generation of data supporting the Kibondo team.

Skills required
  • Computer applications for data collection
  • Principles and practices of data management
  • Data collection, validation and utilization skills
  • Presenting information to others to convey information
  • Database Management 
  • Knowledge of analysis software (i.e. Excel, SPSS, SAS)
  • Data Reporting and analytics competencies (content knowledge)

Key responsibilities – Key End results of the Position
  • Responsible for  maintaining Inter Agency Child Protection Information Management system  (CPIMS) to ensure that its operational  and data base  is regularly updated
  • Regularly evaluates current CPIMS systems to improve data operations and reporting.
  • Prepares weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual data reports for various donors and partners as needed.
  • Develops ad-hoc reports as necessary and presents data at conferences and meetings where needed.
  • Ensures high quality data is available for extraction as needed
  • Maintain a good familiarization with data reporting tools and makes regular research on new CPIMS tools  to keep system relevant on data demands as required 
  • Produces information by developing and generating data reports (regular and adhoc basis)
Qualifications and Experience required
        At least three years’ experience in related field. Experience with refugees will be an added advantage
        Bachelor degree in Social science, Monitoring and Evaluation, Data management or its equivalent
        Professional experience in Data management.
  1. CASE MANAGEMENT FIELD OFFICER I POSITION KIBONDO
Job purpose & summary: Plan International will implement a new program in Nduta and Mtendeli camps to engage youth and empower them through life-skills training, provision of necessary livelihood inputs/trainings and skills. To  ensure the effective implementation of the GFFO project, the case management Field Officer is the central role in emergency response with interface between Plan International and the  children, caregivers as well as partner agencies .The Field Officer’s key responsibility is ensuring that refugee children receive timely and appropriate services  The field officer has overall supervision of case management assistants

Skills required
        PR skills to facilitate smooth
        Ability to resolve wide range of challenges which occur in managing
        Editing and reporting writing skills
        Strong management and leadership skills to supervise case management assistants.
        Strong leadership skills: team building, coaching and mentoring of staff.
        Ability to identify, screen and conduct assessment for unaccompanied and separated children.
        Capacity building skills for Children, parent and community

Key Responsibilities- Key End Results of Position
·       Responsible for identifying , screening  and conducting assessments  for unaccompanied and separated children (UASCs)
·         Ensuring that all identified UASCs  are registered into CPIMs and each child given individualised code
·         Prepare and submit case records/ documents for case conferencing/  BID panels
·         Assigning registered children to case management assistants  and social workers for case opening and follow-up
·         Work closely with data management coordinator to produce weekly and monthly reporting
·         Provide technical and management leadership to Case Management Assistants and Social Workers
·         Develop work plan and oversee the implementation of  case management activities
·         Develop capacity building for children, parents and community members
·         Offer continuous support to staff to ensure that are aware and follow case management
·         Ensure all staff understand different needs of children and youth and respond appropriately
·         Dealing with Problems:
·         The position involves resolving a wide range of challenges which occur in managing different people with different background and culture.
·         The position holder will be required to demonstrate attributes such as honest and trustworthy, respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible and demonstrate sound work ethics.
·         S/he will demonstrate the ability to solve problems, be creative while providing support.

Qualifications and Experience
·      Bachelor degree in social work,  Social Sciences, psychology, or its equivalent
·      Three years’ experience in related field.
·      Experience with refugees will be an added advantage
·      Good knowledge of computer applications
·      Must be familiar with the context and sensitivity of accountability programming
CHILD PROTECTION
Plan International Tanzania is a child centered organization. Protecting the rights of the children is of paramount interest to us. Subsequently, all short listed candidates will undergo a police vetting check for criminal offences particularly relating to any type of child abuse. The successful candidate will be required to sign and adhere to the Plan Tanzania child protection policy.
REMUNERATION
The above positions carry attractive remuneration as per Plan International Tanzania salary structure and incentive package.
MODE OF APPLICATION

Plan International Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer. Interested and qualified Tanzanians are invited to send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, certificate copies of relevant education and professional qualifications together with names of three referees, and their contact. Therefore all applications should be sent to recruitment.tanzania@plan-international.org not later than 29th March, 2016. Applicants will be shortlisted and contacted as they come in basis
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