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Project Officer for Tanzania - Global Program

Title: Project Officer for Tanzania - Global Program / Chargé(e) de projet Tanzanie - programme international
Reports to: Director Global Program
Background
The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) is the national professional association representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada. CAM is staffed by a team of enthusiastic individuals dedicated to providing support for midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada and globally.
Job Summary
The Project Officer will coordinate the implementation, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of CAM’s role in two (2) projects in Tanzania. 1) More and Better Midwives in Rural Tanzania (2016-20) and 2) Improved Service Delivery for Safe Motherhood (2017-18). The Project Officer will also assist in identifying new opportunities for partnerships in Tanzania under the direction of the Director Global Program.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Recruitment
  • Oversee the recruitment process of midwife consultants and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities according to established procedures.
  • Manage consultants and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization.
  • Ensure that personnel files are properly maintained and kept confidential.
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project.
  • Ensure that all project consultants and/or volunteers going overseas participate and complete CAM’s pre-departure training program.
Implement the project
  • Execute the project according to the project work plan.
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities.
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured.
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.
  • Communicate and coordinate activities on a regular basis with project staff located in Juba.
  • Ensure close collaboration and coordination with cooperating partners to guarantee smooth implementation of activities and achievement of results as specified in agreements.
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards.
Monitor the project
  • Write reports on the project as required.
  • Work closely with CAM Finance staff for the monitoring and approval of budgeted project expenditures.
  • Collaborate with CAM Finance staff to monitor project cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to the Director on a regular basis.
  • Work with Financial staff to ensure all project funds are managed according to established accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date.
  • Work with Finance staff to prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as outlined in funding agreements.
  • Write project activity reports as required by funder and senior management.
Evaluate the project
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
Other
  • Work in collaboration with the Global Program team to develop tools, procedures and systems to support projects.
  • Assist with identifying new partnership opportunities for CAM and for TAMA in Tanzania.
Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Requirements
  • University degree in international development or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in the international development sector focusing on project administration; work experience in Africa considered a strong asset.
  • Strong analytical understanding of and experience in health and/or gender equality and women’s rights in international development; work experience with maternal, newborn and child health programming considered a strong asset.
  • In-depth understanding of results-based management.
  • Proven experience in the development and application of performance measurement frameworks.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience of donor reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong analytical and report-writing skills.
  • Commitment to gender equality and women’s rights.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both in a self-directed manner and collaboratively with other staff and stakeholders.
  • Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, electronic mail and database systems.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a wide range of cultural and political settings.
Travel Requirements
Must be available to travel to Tanzania as required.
Working Conditions & Location
  • CAM’s head office is located in Montréal, Québec.
  • 3.5-year contract, full time.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please follow these instructions:
  • To apply, you must be eligible to work in Canada.
  • Send your CV and a cover letter in one PDF document and ensure that your first and last names and the letters “ProjectTZ” are included in the file name.
  • Send your PDF by email ONLY with the subject “Project TZ Application” to admin@canadianmidwives.org
  • Deadline for applications is 5pm Eastern Time on July 21, 2017.
We thank all applicants for their interest however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
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