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Job Opportunity at MEDA Tanzania, Finance Manager

Position: Finance Manager

Job Summary
The Finance Manager will provide leadership in implementation of MEDA financial policies and procedures for the country office, and on-going projects.
Minimum Qualification: Masters
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description
Work station : Dar es Salaam, with some travels in-country.
Salary : Commensurate with experience.

Position Summary
The Finance Manager will provide leadership in implementation of MEDA financial policies and procedures for the country office, ensure that internal and external financial requirements are met accordingly, ensure the financial integrity of the operations with regard to controls, systems and reporting are held to the highest national and international standards, and ensure adherence to Government of Tanzania’s laws. The Finance Manager is responsible for budgeting and cash flow management, managing all financial documentation, effect payments, evaluation and reporting activities related to all MEDA’s individual programs in Tanzania – being SSBVC, BEST Cassava and ENGINE.
The Finance Manager supports all project managers, and supervises their accountants as a corporate unit, and works under guidance of the HQ Finance Manager. This position reports to the Country Director

Job Responsibilities
Financial Oversight to all projects and Cross-cutting Country Responsibilities to include

  • Ensuring compliance with all project financial transactions and reporting
  • Support to the project accountants and providing technical guidance and leadership as needed
  • Backstopping projects for accounting purposes when accountants are on leave
  • Bank Security Manager for all MEDA accounts and effecting Level 1 signatory in project payment approvals
  • Review project monthly statements prepared by project accountants
  • Provide Oversight of all financial audits (internal and external) and ensure finding and recommendation are addressed within agreed time
  • Negotiate for MEDA Tz contracts and lease and acting as tenant representative, follows up on related matters (administrative, signs, municipal, security issues)
  • Contribute to the procurement committee as a permanent member
  • Negotiate, administer and allocate costs of the employee health insurance for all country staff
  • Pay associated invoices for common items that will then be billed to projects such as:

I. Vehicles leases and associated costs for insurance, tags, tracking, etc. for common contracts
II. Dar office rent and associated costs for insurance, utilities, cleaning etc
III. Track motor vehicle expenses using the car track system and monthly vehicle analysis

  • Invoicing of projects monthly for accrued services, assets and leases
  • Ensure tax compliance
  • Facilitate all the administrative requirements of the organization and advise for uptake.

I. Coordinate the following, with assistance from the finance team staff

  • Flights and Hotel bookings for all projects as required
  • Lodge & Follow up on Tax exemption issues for all projects
  • Lodge and follow up on staff benefits including for example; social security payments and claims, Health Insurance, e
  • Any other relevant assignments.

Qualifications and experience

  • Essential: Bachelor of Commerce, in Accounting or Business Management with minimum of 3 years in experience in international standards of project accounting, financial management including budgeting, grants and contracts.
  • Certified Public Accountant with 2+ post qualification experience.
  • Master of Business Administration, Grant Management Certification and senior experience as a chief financial officer will be added advantage.
  • Strong experience with international audit requirements
  • Strong experience with taxation for non-governmental organization
  • Working knowledge of major donor funded operations, finance services and practices
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel & Accounting software preferable Sage.

Closing Date : 8th September, 2019
(Note : this is a national position. Women are encouraged to apply.)
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply?
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Please send (1) your current Curriculum Vitae, (2) at least three references with current e-mail and telephone contacts, ( and (3) a cover letter describing your interest in the position.
Send your application to Human Resources at the following: email : hrtz@meda.org

Job Opportunity at International Executive Service Corps (IESC), Consultant

Position: Short Term Consultant

Job Summary
The main objective of the assignment is to lead a diagnostic analysis and assessment of the key sectors of the Zanzibar economy with a view to identify the key social economic drivers for growth in Zanzibar.
Minimum Qualification: Unspecified
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

SHORT TERM CONSULTANT
Request for a Proposal and Quotation
Zanzibar Growth Strategy 2006-2015 Review and Way forward
Local Consultant: National Growth Strategy Development Consultant
Location of Assignment: Zanzibar
Proposed Level of Effort: 30 days (to be completed within a maximum of three months)
Anticipated Start Date: September 2019

Program Background
The International Executive Service Corps (IESC) is a Washington, DC-based economic development, not-for-profit organization that provides technical assistance to public sector institutions and private sector companies around the world. Within the Tanzanian context, IESC is the prime implementer of the Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise Program (ENGINE), a four years USAID funded program, launched since September 2016. ENGINE aims to streamline and enhance many of the regulatory, informational and financial channels that encourage domestic and foreign investment in the southern mainland agricultural regions of Mbeya, Morogoro and Iringa as well as in Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba)
ENGINE works at the Local Government Authorities LGAs level, using a broad-based approach to engage with LGAs, private sector associations, business development service providers, financial institutions and small and medium enterprises.

Problem Background
Zanzibar Planning Commission (ZPC) is mandated with coordination and monitoring of implementation of development plans. The Government of Zanzibar launched the Third Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (ZSGRP III, or MKUZA III in its Kiswahili acronym) in March 2017, which outlines the five main pillars of development for Zanzibar. MKUZA III officially runs from 2016 until the end of 2020, at which point it converges with Zanzibar’s long-term development strategy, named Vision 2020 that was launched in 2000. In this financial year (2019/20), Zanzibar Development Vision 2020 will be thoroughly reviewed, and a successor vision developed that will outline Zanzibar’s development goals for 2050.

Problem Statement
Despite many achievements during the implementation of Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty Phase I-III in economic growth and reduction of poverty, there are persistent challenges that limit the ability to reach some of the objectives and targets for Zanzibar Development vision 2020 to sustain growth and poverty reduction. Likewise, the fact that MKUZA III would end in 2020, will coincide with the end of Zanzibar Development Vision 2020 hence the need for a comprehensive review, assessment and recommendations for the next Development Vision 2050. This 20-year journey necessitates review of the Zanzibar Growth Strategy due to the changing realities, in terms of opportunities and challenges, both domestically and in the global arena. Among the specific results envisioned in this Vision 2020 and its growth strategy, is a facilitated strong private sector, with high level of accountability and transparency in the public sector.

Objectives of the Assignment
The main objective of the assignment is to lead a diagnostic analysis and assessment of the key sectors of the Zanzibar economy with a view to identify the key social economic drivers for growth in Zanzibar. It’s also important to identify and propose strategies that will address the identified constraints and challenges in the key sectors to support the new vision 2020-2050. The analysis will review all relevant past policies for Zanzibar Growth, namely; Zanzibar Growth Strategy 2006-2015, MKUZA I-II, Vision 2020, other sectorial policies and relevant developmental strategies. The incumbent consultant will assess and rank key drivers for Zanzibar social economic growth, most importantly, technological advancement, capital accumulation, and labor.

The specific objectives for this assignment are:
To undertake a situation analysis of various existing growth strategies, policies and plans with their strengths and challenges and suggest recommendations for strengthening;
To come up with necessary inputs/requirements (data, relevant information etc) that will feed into the formulation of new Vision 2020-2050.
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ZPC is looking for the support of a consultancy work in reviewing the Zanzibar’s Growth Strategy (2006 – 2015). The purpose of making an in-depth study of past growth strategies is to have a better grasp of the realities that affect growth and challenges that confront key private/production sectors (“Engines for Growth”). These sectors encompass the following attributes: significant importance to the economy, dynamism and fast growth, presence of or potential for linkages with other sectors

How to Apply
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
For more details of this Consultancy please send an email to enginerecruitment@iesc.org with the subject heading “National Growth Strategy Development Consultant” to request for an in-depth Scope of Work. Deadline for submitting proposal is August 30th, 2019.

Job Opportunity at Reliance Insurance Company (T) Ltd, Risk Officer

Position: Risk Officer

Job Summary
This role is responsible for designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and integration of the Risk Management process into the day-to-day business at Reliance Insurance.
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Mid level
Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description
Established in the year 1998, Reliance Insurance Company (T) Ltd is one of the leading non-life insurers in Tanzania having pan regional presence in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza and Mbeya. The company offers full array of non-life insurance products like Fire, Engineering, Motor, Work-men compensation, Liability, Marine Hulland Aviation Etc. Reliance had been making a steady progress and has established itself as a reliable player with high reputation for prompt, efficient and effective customer service backed by a strong financial base in the Tanzania Insurance industry.

Risk Officer
This role is responsible for designing, implementing, assessing, monitoring and integration of the Risk Management process into the day-to-day business at Reliance Insurance. Ensuring compliance by all staff to the laid down code of conduct or take other appropriate means to commit the company to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, supervisory decisions and internal policies, and conduct its business ethically and responsibly.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Formulating risk strategy, implementing and integrating across various departments
  • Developing plans, standards, procedures and guidelines to support the implementation of Risk policies and frameworks
  • Identifying and maintaining an aggregated view of the risk profile of the company as a legal entity by developing and updating the risk registers.
  • Assessing the company’s capacity to absorb risk with respect to nature, probability, duration, correlation and potential severity including monitoring and conducting regular stress testing, scenario analyses and other specialist analyses of risks.
  • Communicating the risk management policies to all employees as well as organizing and conducting risk management trainings, awareness initiatives to ensure risk and compliance culture
  • Report to Management, Key Persons in control functions and the Board on the company’s risk profile, significant compliance issues and details on the risk exposures facing the company and related mitigation actions as appropriate;

Qualification

  • Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Risk Management, Actuarial Science, Insurance or an equivalent
  • Professional Qualification
  • CPA or Risk Management qualification or CISA

Experience
At least 4 years in a risk management environment in the financial industry, preferably insurance.

How to Apply?

Applicants are requested to submit their resumes giving the details of three referees along with copies of certificates. The deadline for receipt of all applications is 5:00 Pm on Friday 10th September 2019. Application can be hand delivered with the envelops clearly marking the position applied for at the address given below and or/or sent by email

The Chief Executive Officer
Reliance Insurance Company (T) Limited,
3rd & 4th Floor, Reliance House, Plot no 356, United Nations Road Upanga
P. O. Box 9826,
Dar es Salaam – Tanzania.
Tel: 2120088 – 90 / Fax: 2112903
Email: hr@reliance.co.tz

Nafasi za kazi-Pyxus International, Office Administrator

Office Administrator 

Company:

Pyxus International, of which Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited is a subsidiary, is a global agricultural company united behind a common purpose – to transform people’s lives so that together we can grow a better world. With 145 years’ experience delivering value-added products and services to businesses and customers, we are a trusted provider of responsibly-sourced, independently- verified, sustainable and traceable products and ingredients.

Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited has acquired an Edible Oil mill and Refinery in Dodoma.As part of its diversification strategy and is now recruiting for key positions for this venture. The successful applicant for this role will be sitting in the engine of growth as we shape our future together.

Job Summary:

This job profile provide information about administrative and secretarial services and support to the Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Executive Management and related personnel daily in line with PAT Administrative and Secretarial SOP’s

What will the job do:

To provide administrative and secretarial services and support to the Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Executive Management and related personnel daily in line with PAT Administrative and Secretarial SOP’s

OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

Coordinates the office and provides administrative and secretarial service and support to Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Directors, Managers, Customers and visitors daily as per relevant instructions and in compliance with PAT Administrative SOP’s OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
Monitors Human Resources Services, Creates non Sunflower invoices and requisitions for office use and responds to Audit queries as per Line Manager instructions and PAT Financial SOP’s
Receives, compiles, requests, issues and oversees First Aid Medicines for Factory requirements and keeps sick sheet records daily;

CUSTOMER LIAISON AND SERVICE

Coordinates and organises travel requests, quotations, purchase and payment requisitions for air bookings and charters in line with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Travel and Financial SOP’s
Organises and arranges invitation letters, air travel, accommodation and social activities for PAT Directors, Managers, Customers and visitors as per relevant instructions Supervises, controls and ensures the integrity of the Quality Assurance analysis and reports for the Company and Customers in line with International edible oil and animal feed standards, Pyxus International Inc. and Pyxus Tanzania SOPs

BUSINESS VISAS, WORK AND RESIDENCE PERMITS

Schedules, organises, administers and monitors business visas/ work and residence permits for relevant personnel in Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd in line with Tanzania Ministries of Home Affairs and Labour Regulations and Act
Arranges business visas for Customers and visitors through the Immigration Authorities in Dodoma;
Processes work permit applications through the Ministry of Labour for expatriates one month before expiry date records on a spread sheet and updates the Human Resources Director;

PETTY CASH & PURCHASE REQUISITION

Accounts for the TShs. petty cash from users daily for approval by Pyxus Accountant and in compliance with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Financial Procedures and Regulations
Ensures that all payment and petty cash documents are well supported, properly filed and achieved daily
Receives, compiles, captures and follow ups SAP Purchase requisition and reservations daily;

STAFF SUPERVISION

Checks staff attendance, sets daily work and objectives, measures employee performance and takes appropriate action through the Human Resources Team
Ensures that the SHE, Security and ISO Policies and Procedures are being implemented and adhered to throughout the Edible Oil Factory Operations in compliance with PAT, SHE, Security, TFDA, TBS and International Standards

Qualifications:

‘A’ Level secondary education (Commercial Subjects) Essential Diploma in Secretarial Duties (NTA level 6) Essential

Experience

Secretarial and administrative experience at a similar level 2 to 4 years Essential

Treasury and Administration 1 to 2 years Essential Financial Systems applications (SAP System) 1 to 2 years Essential

Knowledge Areas

Secretarial and administration duties Essential Customer and visitor relationships Essential Computer literacy Essential Tanzanian Immigration knowledge Desirable

Skills

Interactive and interpersonal skills Essential Verbal and written communication in English Essential Public and Customer relations skills Essential

Computer literacy Essential

Analytical, problem solving and ability to coordinate and organise Essential

The Human Resources Director
Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited
P.O. Box 1595
Kingolwira,
Morogoro, Tanzania

NB; All applications should be sent to the HRD’s office.

VEO Job Vacancies At Biharamulo District


Biharamulo District is one of the eight districts of the Kagera Region of Tanzania. It is bordered to the north by Karagwe District and Muleba District, to the east and south by Geita Region, to the west by Ngara District, and to the southwest by the Kigoma Region. Its administrative seat is Biharamulo town we invites Tanzania to fill the following jobs vacancies:

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Job Opportunity at Lifewater International (Lifewater), Area Program Manager

Position: Area Program Manager

Reports to: Country Director
Office Location: Shinyanga, Tanzania
Lifewater International (Lifewater) is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve vulnerable populations as a demonstration of God’s gracious love for all people. Lifewater serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Result Statement: I am responsible for producing the following result:
That vulnerable children, families and communities in the Shinyanga DC experience an improved quality of life that is marked by a sustained safe water access free from diarrhoeal diseases. I will achieve this by providing proactive, thoughtful, and accountable leadership and management of program teams, technicians and local stakeholders involved in the designing, management, monitoring and evaluation of Lifewater’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program strategy in the area of operation under my jurisdiction.

Reporting Positions:
Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator
Water/Sanitation Technician

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Strategic Work Responsibilities

  • Lead the Shinyanga Program team with passion, conviction, and in an organized, data-driven and outcomes-oriented manner.
  • Participate in the recruitment, envisioning, and deploying qualified staff necessary for effective program delivery in the district(s) of assignment.
  • Lead the development of a detailed implementation plan and guide implementation of the program and ensure monitoring progress towards program objectives.
  • Develop strategic relationships with district-level stakeholders especially in program operation areas for purposes of leveraging their WASH activities as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the LI Tanzania Country Director to develop, document, and operationalize all internal processes for program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Serve as part of LI Tanzania Management Team to support the Tanzania Country Director in developing new plans, and assessing feasibilities of new/strategic areas of operation.
  • Contribute to LI learning and ongoing improvements through knowledge sharing, tool improvement, documentation, strategic reviews and planning within LI Tanzania .
  • Lead program team on annual planning and budgeting for all programs and projects in the district of assignment in line with LI planning and budgeting guidelines and timelines.

Tactical Work Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, organization values and established deadlines
  • Facilitate effective and relevant capacity building events for WASH program staffs and support them in the day-to-day implementation of projects
  • Coordinate the implementation of baselines, reviews, and evaluations of the programs in close collaboration with HQ.
  • Operationalize Lifewater program-level M&E system and ensure program and district-level utilization of M&E information.
  • Build effective partnerships at the district-level and effectively represent Lifewater in relevant zonal forums e.g. Zonal NGO Forum.
  • Prepares Service Contracts with the knowledge of the Country Office for project activities covering among other the following: vehicle rent, construction contracts, and professional fees.
  • Prepare annual budgets with Area Program Management team, working through asset and program funding opportunities in alignment with strategic priorities.
  • Conduct joint team reviews and planning with program staff to enhance performance.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with each direct report staff to ensure that week planning and priorities are optimal.
  • Provide 15/5 reports to Country Director on weekly basis.
  • Facilitate 15/5 reports with reporting staff personnel on a weekly basis.
  • Carry out any other tasks assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have a University degree in either Public Health, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, -Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, or related field.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in community development preferably in the field of water engineering, sanitation and hygiene or public health, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social -Administration, Development Studies, or related field.
  • Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken
  • Knowledge of financial and human resource management.
  • Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.

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11 Employment Opportunities at Save the Children Tanzania

Driver
TITLE: Driver
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Operations
LOCATION: Dar Es Salaam with frequent travel to the field
Grade: 6
POST TYPE: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
ROLE PURPOSE:
Under the guidance of Supply Chain Officer, the driver will be responsible to provide safe and reliable transport service to the designated staff and guests on official businesses for Save the Children International (SCI) in a highly professional and efficient manner. At the same time, adhere to the organization policies and follow road safety standards.

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Supply Chain Coordinator
TITLE: Supply Chain Coordinator (Sourcing)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Operations
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to the field
GRADE: 3
POST TYPE: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

ROLE PURPOSE: The Supply Chain Coordinator (Sourcing) acts as a crucial component in the Tanzania SCI Supply Chain team which aims to deliver quality goods and services across Save the Children beneficiaries. The Procurement Coordinator (Sourcing) is responsible for coordinating sourcing for Tanzania CO, including

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TITLE: Head of Supply Chain
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Operation LOCATION: Dar Es Salaam
GRADE: 2
POST TYPE: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required.

ROLE PURPOSE:
This role is in charge of managing and strengthening the systems and ways of working of the Procurement function in the Save the Children Country Office, reinforcing the capacity of staff and partners to efficiently and effectively satisfy the programmatic and office/function supply needs of the country.

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TITLE: Supply Chain Coordinator-Buying (Consultants, Construction and General services)
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Operations LOCATION: Dar Es Salaam
GRADE: 3
POST TYPE: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING:
Level 2: either the post holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or the post holder will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

ROLE PURPOSE:
The Procurement Coordinator (Buying) acts as a crucial component in the SCI Supply Chain team which aims to deliver goods and services across Save the Children beneficiaries. The Procurement Coordinator (Buying) is responsible for:

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SOCIAL WORKER FOR NDUTA AND NYARUGUSU

JOB TITLE: Social Worker – 2 Position
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Humanitarian emergency response for Burundiani and Congolese refugees Kigoma Tanzania
LOCATION: Nduta and Nyarugusu
GRADE: 3

CHILD SAFEGUARDING: The responsibilities of the post requires the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
Background
Due to political unrest in Burundi and Congo high numbers of refugees escaping into neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania. The current Burundian and Congolese refugee population in Tanzania is over 265,831 as of June 2019 of which over 55% are children. SCI is implementing a child protection and education programme in refugee camps and wishes to scale up the response in refugee camps.

ROLE PURPOSE:
Work closely with local implementing partners, SC Education staff, and members of the child protection sector working Group, UNHCR and other UN agencies, to ensure that the programme goals are achieved. Specific areas of concern are the provision of Psychosocial support (PSS) and case management services within Child friendly spaces (CFS), Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD), schools and communities in refugee camps. At programme level, he/she ensures that SC vision and overall program goals related to the sector are met. He/she is responsible for implementation of project activities and administrative support to other partner staff during the implementation of an integrated program. For purposes of ensuring healthy collaboration between SC’s response and other actors in refugee education/protection, the social worker will actively participate in child protection-related activities and meetings in designated refugee camps.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: CP Officer
Dotted Line: CP Coordinator
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Supervise child protection and PSS activities in CFS ensuring activities are implemented in a timely manner to meet program goals.
• Organise and facilitate Capacity building and supervision of community structures in all their duties within the community
• Assist in the facilitation of parents and community meetings for Child Protection Committees (CPC) and Centre Management Committees (CMC)
• Screen for and monitor protection needs and gaps in and around the CFS and Schools.
• Ensure the participation of all groups of children, especially children living with disabilities
• Conducting interviews with children and their families to assess and review their protection concerns
• Undertaking and writing up assessments in collaboration with other staff, which meet specified standards and timescales.
• Conduct outreach and awareness activities to identify and facilitate assistance to vulnerable children persons at zone level to ensure case management, referral procedures and standards are met.
• Assist facilitators in solving problems arising in CFS and schools
• Assist facilitators in working with children and develop new creative activities as appropriate
• Facilitate inter-agency referrals for vulnerable children and families and carry out follow ups and provide prompt feed backs on referred cases to responsible agencies
• Establish and maintain a database of children identified, assessed and supported with services within the camp
• Collaborate with other team members in implementation of project activities
• Participate in report writing, developing concept notes and proposal development.
• Conduct any other related activities as deemed necessary by the Child Protection sector that may arise from time to time
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)
Accountability:

• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• Holds self-accountable to information confidentiality of children reported with concerns

Ambition:

• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
• Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

Collaboration:
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external partners.
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to during the course of work.

Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• Willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential

• University Degree in Social Sciences or related technical field.
• Knowledge in Child Protection, Child´s rights, Child Friendly Space, programming and mainstreaming
• At least 1 year work experience within a similar context.
• Commitment to and understanding of child rights, Save the Children’s aims, values and principles and humanitarian standards as Sphere Charter and Code of Conduct
• Ability and skills to conduct child friendly interviews, communication skills and child protection needs assessments.
• Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge in animating/organizing play activities with children in the centre and out of the centre
• Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
• Experience in capacity building and in strengthening various duty bearers understanding of and response to child protection through Child friendly spaces.
• Self-awareness and proven ability to operate successfully in different cultural environments
• Ability to manage stress, be flexible and accommodating in difficult and frustrating working circumstance.
• Have undertaken approved Safety and Security Training in accordance with member and Save the Children required minimum standard.
• Understanding of Kirundi language will be an asset

Date advertised: 13 Aug 2019
Closing date: 25 Aug 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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Job Title: Accountability Assistant
TEAM/PROGRAM: Programme Development and Quality LOCATION: Kibondo, Kigoma
GRADE: TBC POST TYPE: National

Child Safeguarding:
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
ROLE PURPOSE:
The Accountability Assistant will be a part of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team, supporting implementation of the overall emergency response MEAL system. He/she will assist the MEAL team with activities and being one of focal point for accountability and feedback mechanism. The Accountability will support all efforts for promoting a high level of beneficiary accountability and will manage the feedback mechanism. Working closely with the MEAL Officer to support data entry and data management as needed. Generally support the MEAL team and programme team to ensure learning and accountability systems are working effectively in emergency response.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Implementing Accountability mechanisms
• Conduct community visits, focus group discussions with beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries to receive feedback on SC programmes via available channels i.e. Toll Free Number, suggestion Box, meeting and Focus Group Discussions (FGD)
• Manage feedback received and ensuring a timely and appropriate follow-up if needed
• Documenting feedback and follow-up actions taken
• Support programming and field staff to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities (including children) and that information is shared with affected communities.
• Conduct field monitoring visits as appropriate
• Work closely with field staff to collect data and implement activities to support beneficiary accountability
• Ensure that accountability mechanisms is maintained in accordance with SCI Accountability Framework, Core Humanitarian Charter and Humanitarian Accountability partnership standards
• Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures
Child Safeguarding
• All staff have an obligation to ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and related policies. They must conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
• All staff must ensure the way they are carrying out their work is not putting children and community at risk (or further risk).
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
• Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• Holds self-accountable and have confidentiality for the feedback received from beneficiaries and community at large
Ambition:
• Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Collaboration:
• Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues and with relevant external stakeholders
• Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
Creativity:
• Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Integrity:
• Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Essential:
• University or College qualification and minimum of three years professional experience with education work and child protection work
• Good knowledge and understanding of Accountability Mechanisms.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Strong verbal and written English, Kirundi and Kiswahili skills
• Strong interpersonal skills the ability to work collaboratively with others
• Strong reporting skills
• Good computer skills (MS Office, including Outlook for email)
• Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

Desired:
• Background in Emergency/Refugee programming is an asset.
• Fluent Kirundi, both spoken and written

Date advertised: 13 Aug 2019
Closing date: 24 Aug 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Kigoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist
Date advertised: 15 Aug 2019
Closing date: 18 Aug 2019 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Development and Quality
LOCATION: Dar-es-Salaam with frequent travel to the field
Child Safeguarding:
Level 2 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
ROLE PURPOSE:
The MEAL Specialist represents a crucial aspect of programme quality management within Save the Children. He/she oversees the MEAL system, manages MEAL staff, feeds into country office strategy & planning, participates in proposal development & leads on reporting to donors and Save the Children’s annual report. He/she rolls out a system for monitoring organisational progress against the Programme Quality Standards, and develops and implements a realistic MEAL dashboard of indicators to regularly feedback on quality, ensuring that such systems are institutionalised within the existing thematic programme cycle framework and country strategic plan, and that staff have the capacity to implement the systems. The MEAL Specialist also designs accountability systems for all field offices and specific programme components, ensuring that child’s participation in all feedback mechanisms is relevant and meaningful. Critical to this role is an ability to coordinate inputs (e.g. Total Reach and reporting to Save the Children) from other large projects operated independently within the country office, such as Global Fund.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Director of Programme Development & Quality
Dimensions: The MEAL Specialist is responsible for ensuring the country programme’s MEAL system encompasses the following key components required of Save the Children globally: culture and function; design/programming support; monitoring; evaluation and research; accountability; and, knowledge management and learning.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
System Design and Promoting MEAL
  • Lead on the development and oversee the roll-out of an organisational MEAL strategy (including M&E systems for Humanitarian Emergencies) in line with Save the Children’s quality standards and ensuring accountability to donors and beneficiaries.
  • Ensures establishment of key indicators for each project and tracking of data across projects to establish the broader impact on children from all interventions, using a regular dashboard approach for Senior Management monitoring.
  • Promote all aspects of MEAL to support the creation of an organisational culture which prioritises quality programming, including alignment with Save the Children’s Programme Quality Framework.
  • Build strong relationships with colleagues and provide support as required to ensure MEAL system is understood and supported at country office level.
  • Work closely with the field office teams to ensure that MEAL becomes an integral element of project implementation leading to enhanced quality, accountability, management and impact, including feeding into new proposal development and sharing lessons learned.
  • Designs and implements systems for sampling and verifying data quality across projects and thematic programmes.
  • Ensure that Technical Specialists develop thematically appropriate checklists and verification tools for standard programme activities (e.g. trainings, Children’s Council meetings, nutrition sessions).
Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
  • Provide management and leadership to the MEAL team in the Tanzania country programme, forming a solid team with clear objectives around data quality, evaluation standards, accountability and learning. This requires creating cohesion with the field MEAL staff working in different geographic areas who have dotted line management by Field Managers on a day-to-day basis.
  • Oversee the recruitment of appropriate MEAL staff in the Tanzania Country Office.
  • Manage the MEAL team to ensure that the MEAL system operates effectively with the support and resources required and that there are clear links and reporting lines between field and Dar-es-Salaam level and between PDQ and other country office departments.
  • Support the MEAL team progress on specific projects, providing management oversight on progress and problem-solving in case of challenges, particularly for baseline/endline research, assessments and operational research.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports in the MEAL unit through performance management, coaching, mentoring, training and development.
  • At the organisational level, devise and manage a MEAL training programme with the goal of increasing capacity and awareness of MEAL for all staff aligned to the MEAL strategy. Assess training needs and engage MEAL team staff to roll-out the training programme, especially to orient new project staff and managers.
Internal Reporting
  • Responsible to ensure that the organisation delivers on all internal M&E requirements (including any Humanitarian Response reporting) in a timely manner and with high quality information.
  • Develop systems for monitoring and reporting on Save the Children global indicators and quarterly reports, total direct and indirect reach data. Develop systems for ensure monitoring of child participation and advocacy.
  • Receive regular field monitoring and accountability reports from MEAL staff through the dashboard approach (and other forums for data review) and circulate to the country office teams, ensuring that action plans are included and followed up and that SMT reviews reports regularly.
  • Ensure that the field offices manage a clear system of feedback and response from key stakeholders, particularly children, and presents the information to SMT for decision making purposes.
Promoting Learning for Strategy Development and Decision Making
  • Ensure that data is brought together and findings from across thematic and operational regions (through evaluations and project reviews) is consolidated and shared to allow analysis of impact and promotion of learning and strategy development for the whole organisation.
  • Lead on technical support, including formation of TOR and selection of consultants, for evaluations and provide technical review of progress and final reports. Synthesise this information to improve organisatonal performance and impact for children.
  • Communicate top level learning / analysis reports and monitoring data to ensure that management is able to make informed decisions on a timely basis to scale up and face operational challenges.
  • Organise all project evaluation and review in-brief and debrief sessions, with lessons learned shared, in collaboration with the respective project manager.
  • Support the Director of PDQ to analyse progress against organisational objectives and strategies.
External Reporting and Representation
  • Ensure external accountability to donors through the implementation of timely and quality MEAL activities leading to timely and accurate reporting
  • Ensure that high quality analysis reports demonstrating Save the Children’s impact and assessment findings are produced, including evidence of good practice and replicable programmes, and that they are communicated at appropriate events.
  • Ensure that Save the Children is represented at relevant inter-NGO and government level meetings (related to MEAL) to enhance inter-agency best practices sharing and learning.
Programme Design and MEAL Resources
  • Ensure that MEAL is an integral part of the programme design stage and features in all proposal development.
  • Reviews and approves all questionnaires and sampling plans for baseline/endline with consultants and relevant staff.
  • Maintains databases and data analysis software usage and storage with ICT.
  • Ensure that MEAL resources are included in proposal development and work creatively to secure funding from diverse sources, to ensure that MEAL is integrated in emergency and development programmes in a sustainable way.
Other
  • Initiate operations research to test new innovations, identifying better opportunities and approaches and roll out into Country Office programmes.
  • Test and integrated Save the Children Programme Quality Framework elements into programme design, delivery and evaluation.
  • Ensure that child participation and child safeguarding is integrated into solid design and delivery.
  • Participate in PDQ meetings, quarterly review meetings, planning and other country office forums, as requested.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Holds the organisation accountable to children through the development of effective accountability and feedback systems

Ambition:
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically

Collaboration:
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

Creativity:
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks
Demonstrates flexibility and new thinking in the MEAL activities and planning

Integrity:
Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Ensures quality of data and methods through recommended practices and policies

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Masters degree in an area of social development or equivalent.
  • Recommended a minimum of five years experience working in MEAL roles including in a senior management position, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: education, protection, child rights governance, health and nutrition.
  • Experience of working on all elements of MEAL including designing, rolling out and managing systems.
  • Experience of securing resources from donors for MEAL activities/staffing and budget management.
  • Proven experience in designing Terms of Reference and managing large-scale evaluations. Ability to design and review evaluation tools and approaches, including operations research.
  • Awareness of international quality standards (Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE Standard, HAP Standard) and proven experience of using these standards in practical ways to promote quality and accountable programming.
  • Direct experience of working with communities in participatory activities, including confidence in working with children and an understanding of child-friendly participatory methodologies.
  • Proven success in managing a team and dedication to staff development.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability to travel to the field approximately 20-25% as well as travel to participate in regional meetings and learning events
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. Swahili preferred.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Job Opportunity at Lifewater International (Lifewater), Director of Engineering Operations

Position: Director of Engineering Operations
Location: Shinyanga, Tanzania (with regular travel to Program Areas) – Full-time
Reports to: Country Director
Reporting Positions: Hydrogeologist, Drilling Crew
Indirect Reporting: Program Engineers
HQ Alignment: WASH Engineering Team

Lifewater International (Lifewater) is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve vulnerable populations as a demonstration of God’s gracious love for all people. Lifewater serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

JOB SUMMARY
The Director of Engineering Operations oversees all aspects of the engineering and drilling operations in Tanzania to facilitate the implementation of the country strategy. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of Lifewater Engineering in Tanzania, the Director of Engineering Operations also plays a key role in construction planning, engineering, drilling, logistics, quality assurance and team leadership.

PURPOSE
The purpose of this position is to ensure the most strategic and highest quality construction of WASH hardware in Shinyanga District Council and other areas as will be identified. This is the foundation for both reaching basic water access in each program area and creating sustainable water delivery for generations to come. You will do this by leading all hardware planning, construction, logistical movement, monitoring, and evaluation activities – both by distance and through regular field visits to each program.

The position will also assist the Country Director in providing leadership to each of the program managers, critical analysis of program data/results, oversight of new program development, preparation of reports for external stakeholders, and by performing regular visits to the field for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and coaching of staff and quality assurance

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to implement each essential function as described below. These functions are done in close coordination with HQ WASH Engineer(s).
  • Day-to-Day Engineering Management and Leadership for Tanzania Programs (50%)
  • Assist the Country Director in the overall management of Lifewater International Tanzania program activities to ensure the effective and efficient use of financial, human, and material resources within policies, procedures, and work plans.
  • Lead Program Engineering teams in planning hardware, selecting the most appropriate solutions in each situation—in-line with both Lifewater and government standards. Support each team in developing and adhering to weekly (daily as needed) schedules that align with the Lifewater hardware planning process.
  • Lead hardware construction by proactively leading the development of weekly (daily as needed) schedules for all construction activities from identifying contractors to procuring materials in advance of construction to construction oversight to completion and the timely submission of appropriate reports and Akvo forms.
  • Provide oversight of hardware activities including well drilling, spring protection, school rain tanks, and school latrines. This is done through regular site visits, regular support meetings with Program Engineers, and regular review of completed hardware and associated data submitted.
  • Review, approve, and monitor construction contracts for hardware installations (both of companies and of local labor).
  • Support field staff in using Lifewater’s water quality test kit, including use of Akvo Caddisfly, for all hardware constructed or rehabilitated by Lifewater.
  • Work closely with Program Managers to facilitate the VHV program, making sure that the hardware components are aligned with the full program, and that important timing such as training water committees and school O&M training is completed at the correct time. Make sure that no hardware construction begins before community prerequisites are completed.
  • Serve as a member of the Country Management Team (CMT) and support Country Director on organizing CMT meetings and working closely with members on implementation of the Action Areas.

Drilling Management (20%)
Proactively oversee management of Lifewater drilling staff and operations, including drilling yard.
Support Hydrogeologist in creating and managing a detailed schedule for each drilling season, including all associated logistics, that considers the needs of all Lifewater programs.
Coordinate procurement activities with Procurement Officer in advance of drilling, effectively eliminating downtime during the drilling season.
Ensure that all drilling equipment and supplies are maintained at the highest level and in the most organized fashion possible, with all preventative maintenance completed on time.
Ensure the highest standards of compliance in drilling oversight and quality control.

Technical Quality and Capacity Building (20%)
Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Engineering and Drilling in Tanzania , including evaluating effectiveness of hardware installations.
Lead in updating and drafting hardware drawings and associated BoQs.
Determine the training and capacity needs of engineering and drilling staff and develop action plans, accordingly.
Plan for and implement reflective practice and learning events by Engineering program staffs and LI country office for ongoing improvements in program delivery.
Support and lead, as appropriate, specific trainings for Engineering staff such as Water Quality Training, Construction Management Training, Akvo forms, etc.
Make necessary arrangements for trainings to be conducted by LI HQ in Tanzania .

Proactive Compliance (5%)
Ensure the effective and efficient use of financial and material resources within the policies and procedures of Lifewater International – Tanzania .
Ensure all government standards and reporting requirements for hardware construction are met
In conjunction with CD, DPO, and RPMs, support teams in project design, budgeting, developing concept notes, ensuring that projects meet government, and donor planning, programming, monitoring, reporting and financial requirements, including program quality standards.

Representation (5%)
Stand in for Country Director in his/her absence as needed.
Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure mutual understanding of operations.
Attend and represent the organization at coordination meetings which are relevant to country operations activities, including government and sector meetings.
Network and liaise with other NGOs, government, other donors to learn and share information on design construction of water, sanitation and hygiene scheme components.
Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors.

Qualifications:

  • 8-10 yrs of progressively responsible operations management experience, in a WASH National/International NGO setting, including Senior, Country-level positions and with experience with Subject Matter Technicians
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Advanced degree strongly preferred) in in Water, Sanitation, Environmental and Civil Engineering preferred and with hands-on experience in designing appropriate WASH facilities. Registered Engineer preferred.
  • Significant experience in managing WASH programs and field engineers, in rural Tanzania
  • Significant engineering/technical WASH experience related to oversight and construction of rural WASH systems
  • Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies
  • Skills and knowledge in operational sustainability and capacity building

Capabilities:

  • Hands-on experience in hardware designs including drainable latrines, water points, spring protection, rain tanks, and drilled wells
  • Vast experience in ground water extraction/drilling
  • Strong writing, presentation and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to represent organization in National and Regional-level forums
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and stream-line national policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of operational safety and security practices, including developing standard operating procedures, incident tracking, and evacuation protocols
  • Proven capabilities in leadership required
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint…etc.
  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and other related regional players.
  • Experience in rehabilitation of boreholes is a plus
  • Contract management
  • Supervision and technical support to field hardware teams

Personal Skills:

  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments
  • Honest and dependable in all areas including finances
  • Strong desire to work in and serve rural communities

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
This position will require giving monthly support to each of the program offices in Tanzania

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Job Opportunities at Lifewater International (Lifewater)

Position: Area Program Manager
Reports to: Country Director
Office Location: Shinyanga, Tanzania
Lifewater International (Lifewater) is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve vulnerable populations as a demonstration of God’s gracious love for all people. Lifewater serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Result Statement: I am responsible for producing the following result:
That vulnerable children, families and communities in the Shinyanga DC experience an improved quality of life that is marked by a sustained safe water access free from diarrhoeal diseases. I will achieve this by providing proactive, thoughtful, and accountable leadership and management of program teams, technicians and local stakeholders involved in the designing, management, monitoring and evaluation of Lifewater’s Vision of a Healthy Village (VHV) program strategy in the area of operation under my jurisdiction.
Reporting Positions:
  • Sanitation and Hygiene Coordinator
  • Water/Sanitation Technician
Strategic Work Responsibilities
  1. Lead the Shinyanga Program team with passion, conviction, and in an organized, data-driven and outcomes-oriented manner.
  2. Participate in the recruitment, envisioning, and deploying qualified staff necessary for effective program delivery in the district(s) of assignment.
  3. Lead the development of a detailed implementation plan and guide implementation of the program and ensure monitoring progress towards program objectives.
  4. Develop strategic relationships with district-level stakeholders especially in program operation areas for purposes of leveraging their WASH activities as appropriate.
  5. Liaise with the LI Tanzania Country Director to develop, document, and operationalize all internal processes for program implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  6. Serve as part of LI Tanzania Management Team to support the Tanzania Country Director in developing new plans, and assessing feasibilities of new/strategic areas of operation.
  7. Contribute to LI learning and ongoing improvements through knowledge sharing, tool improvement, documentation, strategic reviews and planning within LI Tanzania .
  8. Lead program team on annual planning and budgeting for all programs and projects in the district of assignment in line with LI planning and budgeting guidelines and timelines.

Tactical Work Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the quality and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical guidelines, administrative systems, organization values and established deadlines
  2. Facilitate effective and relevant capacity building events for WASH program staffs and support them in the day-to-day implementation of projects
  3. Coordinate the implementation of baselines, reviews, and evaluations of the programs in close collaboration with HQ.
  4. Operationalize Lifewater program-level M&E system and ensure program and district-level utilization of M&E information.
  5. Build effective partnerships at the district-level and effectively represent Lifewater in relevant zonal forums e.g. Zonal NGO Forum.
  6. Prepares Service Contracts with the knowledge of the Country Office for project activities covering among other the following: vehicle rent, construction contracts, and professional fees.
  7. Prepare annual budgets with Area Program Management team, working through asset and program funding opportunities in alignment with strategic priorities.
  8. Conduct joint team reviews and planning with program staff to enhance performance.
  9. Conduct weekly meetings with each direct report staff to ensure that week planning and priorities are optimal.
  10. Provide 15/5 reports to Country Director on weekly basis.
  11. Facilitate 15/5 reports with reporting staff personnel on a weekly basis.
  12. Carry out any other tasks assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must have a University degree in either Public Health, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, -Social Work and Social Administration, Development Studies, or related field.
-Must have at least 5 years’ experience in community development preferably in the field of water engineering, sanitation and hygiene or public health, Social Sciences, Social Work and Social -Administration, Development Studies, or related field.
-Must have good analytical and problem solving skills.
-Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken.

-Knowledge of financial and human resource management.
-Must be able to communicate in a cross-cultural environment.

TO APPLY CLICK HERE!

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Position: Director of Engineering Operations
Location: Shinyanga, Tanzania (with regular travel to Program Areas) Full-time
Reports to: Country Director
Reporting Positions: Hydrogeologist, Drilling Crew
Indirect Reporting: Program Engineers
HQ Alignment: WASH Engineering Team
Lifewater International (Lifewater) is a Christian water development organization dedicated to effectively serving children and families by partnering with underserved communities to overcome water poverty. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we serve vulnerable populations as a demonstration of God’s gracious love for all people. Lifewater serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
JOB SUMMARY
The Director of Engineering Operations oversees all aspects of the engineering and drilling operations in Tanzania to facilitate the implementation of the country strategy. Providing leadership, strategic direction, management and evaluation of all aspects of Lifewater Engineering in Tanzania, the Director of Engineering Operations also plays a key role in construction planning, engineering, drilling, logistics, quality assurance and team leadership.

PURPOSE
The purpose of this position is to ensure the most strategic and highest quality construction of WASH hardware in Shinyanga District Council and other areas as will be identified. This is the foundation for both reaching basic water access in each program area and creating sustainable water delivery for generations to come. You will do this by leading all hardware planning, construction, logistical movement, monitoring, and evaluation activities – both by distance and through regular field visits to each program.
The position will also assist the Country Director in providing leadership to each of the program managers, critical analysis of program data/results, oversight of new program development, preparation of reports for external stakeholders, and by performing regular visits to the field for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and coaching of staff and quality assurance

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to implement each essential function as described below. These functions are done in close coordination with HQ WASH Engineer(s).
Day-to-Day Engineering Management and Leadership for Tanzania Programs (50%)
  • Assist the Country Director in the overall management of Lifewater International Tanzania program activities to ensure the effective and efficient use of financial, human, and material resources within policies, procedures, and work plans.
  • Lead Program Engineering teams in planning hardware, selecting the most appropriate solutions in each situation—in-line with both Lifewater and government standards. Support each team in developing and adhering to weekly (daily as needed) schedules that align with the Lifewater hardware planning process.
  • Lead hardware construction by proactively leading the development of weekly (daily as needed) schedules for all construction activities from identifying contractors to procuring materials in advance of construction to construction oversight to completion and the timely submission of appropriate reports and Akvo forms.
  • Provide oversight of hardware activities including well drilling, spring protection, school rain tanks, and school latrines. This is done through regular site visits, regular support meetings with Program Engineers, and regular review of completed hardware and associated data submitted.
  • Review, approve, and monitor construction contracts for hardware installations (both of companies and of local labor).
  • Support field staff in using Lifewater’s water quality test kit, including use of Akvo Caddisfly, for all hardware constructed or rehabilitated by Lifewater.
  • Work closely with Program Managers to facilitate the VHV program, making sure that the hardware components are aligned with the full program, and that important timing such as training water committees and school O&M training is completed at the correct time. Make sure that no hardware construction begins before community prerequisites are completed.
  • Serve as a member of the Country Management Team (CMT) and support Country Director on organizing CMT meetings and working closely with members on implementation of the Action Areas.
Drilling Management (20%)
  • Proactively oversee management of Lifewater drilling staff and operations, including drilling yard.
  • Support Hydrogeologist in creating and managing a detailed schedule for each drilling season, including all associated logistics, that considers the needs of all Lifewater programs.
  • Coordinate procurement activities with Procurement Officer in advance of drilling, effectively eliminating downtime during the drilling season.
  • Ensure that all drilling equipment and supplies are maintained at the highest level and in the most organized fashion possible, with all preventative maintenance completed on time.
  • Ensure the highest standards of compliance in drilling oversight and quality control.
Technical Quality and Capacity Building (20%)
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Engineering and Drilling in Tanzania , including evaluating effectiveness of hardware installations.
  • Lead in updating and drafting hardware drawings and associated BoQs.
  • Determine the training and capacity needs of engineering and drilling staff and develop action plans, accordingly.
  • Plan for and implement reflective practice and learning events by Engineering program staffs and LI country office for ongoing improvements in program delivery.
  • Support and lead, as appropriate, specific trainings for Engineering staff such as Water Quality Training, Construction Management Training, Akvo forms, etc.
  • Make necessary arrangements for trainings to be conducted by LI HQ in Tanzania .
Proactive Compliance (5%)
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of financial and material resources within the policies and procedures of Lifewater International – Tanzania .
  • Ensure all government standards and reporting requirements for hardware construction are met
  • In conjunction with CD, DPO, and RPMs, support teams in project design, budgeting, developing concept notes, ensuring that projects meet government, and donor planning, programming, monitoring, reporting and financial requirements, including program quality standards.
Representation (5%)
  • Stand in for Country Director in his/her absence as needed.
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure mutual understanding of operations.
  • Attend and represent the organization at coordination meetings which are relevant to country operations activities, including government and sector meetings.
  • Network and liaise with other NGOs, government, other donors to learn and share information on design construction of water, sanitation and hygiene scheme components.
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors.
Qualifications:
  • 8-10 yrs of progressively responsible operations management experience, in a WASH National/International NGO setting, including Senior, Country-level positions and with experience with Subject Matter Technicians
  • Bachelor’s degree required (Advanced degree strongly preferred) in in Water, Sanitation, Environmental and Civil Engineering preferred and with hands-on experience in designing appropriate WASH facilities. Registered Engineer preferred.
  • Significant experience in managing WASH programs and field engineers, in rural Tanzania
  • Significant engineering/technical WASH experience related to oversight and construction of rural WASH systems
  • Experience in developing and managing procurement and logistical procedures and policies
  • Skills and knowledge in operational sustainability and capacity building
Capabilities:
  • Hands-on experience in hardware designs including drainable latrines, water points, spring protection, rain tanks, and drilled wells
  • Vast experience in ground water extraction/drilling
  • Strong writing, presentation and reporting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to represent organization in National and Regional-level forums
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and stream-line national policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of operational safety and security practices, including developing standard operating procedures, incident tracking, and evacuation protocols
  • Proven capabilities in leadership required
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint…etc.
  • Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and other related regional players.
  • Experience in rehabilitation of boreholes is a plus
  • Contract management
  • Supervision and technical support to field hardware teams
Personal Skills:
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of Lifewater International
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing environments
  • Honest and dependable in all areas including finances
  • Strong desire to work in and serve rural communities
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS
This position will require giving monthly support to each of the program offices in Tanzania

Job Opportunity at Pyxus International, Smallholder Farmers Manager

Smallholder Farmers Manager

Company:

Pyxus International, of which Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited is a subsidiary, is a global agricultural company united behind a common purpose – to transform people’s lives so that together we can grow a better world. With 145 years’ experience delivering value-added products and services to businesses and customers, we are a trusted provider of responsibly-sourced, independently-verified, sustainable and traceable products and ingredients.

Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited has acquired an Edible Oil mill and Refinery in Dodoma as part of its diversification strategy and is now recruiting for key positions for this venture. The successful applicant in this role will be sitting in the engine of growth as we shape our future together.


Job Summary:

Organization and coordination of sustainable Sunflower Smallholder farming in line with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited short and long term Plans.

What the job will do:

To organize, coordinate, manage and develop sustainable Sunflower Smallholder farming in compliance with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited short and long term Plans.

CROP PRODUCTION PLANNING

Contributes to the development of Smallholder Farmers annual operational plan, reviews the overall requirements for inputs and distribution, time frames and technology, and monitors the agreed operational strategic approach throughout the year in line with the Annual Operating Plan for Agronomy Department

CROP PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

Organizes Contracts with Smallholder farmers, negotiates with commercial bank officials to obtain credit for Primary societies/association/growers groups, Monitors the quality and yield of the Sunflower crop production, and Prepare standard Sunflower growing progress reports
Provide Agronomy support and advice to the Smallholder Farmer Management Team and contracted Smallholder farmers

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

Oversees, monitors, evaluates and reviews the overall Logistics requirements concerning transporters, rates, warehousing, inputs and cost saving initiatives

RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Oversees the human resources for Smallholder farmers to ensure the achievement of goals and objectives in line with Pyxus HR SOP’s

Qualifications:

Degree in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness or Agronomy from a recognized Tertiary Institute or equivalent Essential

Experience

Sunflower growing and production 4 to 6 years Essential Substantial experience with crop protection products, fertilizers and seeds with experience in Sunflower seed production

Strong domain experience and background in farming and agricultural production

Settling farmer complaints for seed, fertilizer or chemical inputs

Farmer focused and a commitment to farmer satisfaction.

Knowledge Areas

Strong agronomic understanding of Sunflower seed production Essential

Knowledge of the trends, practices, and characteristics of farmers, specifically in Sunflower Essential Computer literacy

Substantial knowledge with crop protection products, fertilizers and seeds Essential Usage and Management of Agronomic data Essential Agronomy and agronomic processes Essential Grower and farm operations Essential

Skills

Ability to analyse, solve related problems and make accurate decisions Essential

Very strong communication and interpersonal skills with a heightened sensitivity to the issues that farmers face.

Essential

Strong planning, prioritization and organizational skills in addition to being highly motivated with a strong work ethic and positive attitude

Excellent communicator, trainer and teacher with exceptional public speaking and technical writing skills.

The Human Resources Director
Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited
P.O. Box 1595 Kingolwira, Morogoro, Tanzania

NB: All applications should be sent to the HRD’s office.