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SheBegan International Scholarship for Women 2020-2021 to study in the US

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Applications for the SheBegan International Scholarship for Women 2020-2021 are now open. The International Scholarship for Women (ISW) Program offers sponsorship for women studying full-time graduate, undergraduate, or postdoctoral programs in the U.S.A.

The full education funding grants are offered to the women of all countries other than Iran, to study in U.S. Universities and exemption for the women, those are ISW institution members. First preference will be given to the women that prove prior dedication to the charitable or volunteering work for empowering women in their specific fields and also to the women through professional, community, or civic work.

Scholarship

  • The scholarship covers
  • Health insurance in sponsorship with Sunlife insurance company
  • Expense on Return flight: US$1600 (Once per anum)
  • Undergraduate degree sponsorship: US$18,000
  • Master’s/first professional degree sponsorship: US$28,000
  • Doctoral degree sponsorship: US$26,000
  • Postdoctoral degree sponsorship: US$32,000
  • Books & Literature expense: US$1000 per year
  • Monthly stipend of US$1200 for an undergraduate student, US$1600 for Master student, US$1800 for Doctoral Student and flexible package for post-doctorate student

Eligibility

  • Except for Iran ISW sponsorship is available for the women from any other country.
  • Age requirement for degree programs depends on the University requisites.
  • Hold an educational grade (received abroad or in the U.S.) equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. for enrollment application on master’s program, hold a degree equivalent to a master degree in the U.S. to apply for a doctoral grade program, or hold a valid doctoral degree to apply for a post-doctorate position.
  • Committed to dedicate herself to the intended educational plan, if selected. A commitment letter needs to be signed by the candidate upon receiving the ISW Scholarship.
  • Plan to go back to her home nation to take up a professional occupation.
  • Be competent in English. Unless the candidate can confirm that her resident lingo is English (statement required in writing), that she obtained her undergraduate degree or secondary diploma that was taught in English language (transcript needed), or that she needs to submit a letter that provides evidence of her work as a full-time researcher enrolled in English taught program (transcript needed – English Proficiency Certificate needed), IELTS, or English language proficiency evidence is mandatory.
  • By April 15, 2020, the candidate must have received a conditional admission letter from a U.S. University.
  • Master’s professional-grade fellowships are meant for professional or master’s degree-level curriculums, for example, MS, L.L.M., J.D., Arch. Or M.F.A., or medical degrees, for instance, D.D.S., M.D., etc.
  • Doctoral fellowships are meant for Ph.D. degrees, for instance, Ed.D or Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral candidates should present evidence of their doctorate degrees; holding a doctorate graded as a research degree (for example, M, D.B.A. Ed.D., Ph.D.,) or by April 15. 2020 an M.F.A.; & specify University and laboratory name where the candidate will carry out their research study.
  • Candidates should be enrolled in a full-time degree program. ISW does not offer sponsorship for a part-time course or research or study.
  • ISW does not provide sponsorship for distance-learning programs, language courses, exchange program courses and short duration courses.

Application

AWS Innovate DeepRacer Challenge 2019 (Win up to $1,250 AWS Credits and a trip to re:Invent in Las Vegas)

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Do you want to get hands on with machine learning? Build & train a self-driving model & compete for prizes! You are about to join the world’s first autonomous racing league: AWS Innovate DeepRacer Challenge 2019.

AWS Innovate DeepRacer challenge is a competition that is part of the global AWS DeepRacer League. AWS Innovate registered racers with the 3 fastest lap times in the October Virtual Circuit will receive AWS Credits. Race and have a chance to win up to $1,250 AWS Credits and a trip to re:Invent in Las Vegas (4000 USD)

About
AWS DeepRacer is a 1/18th scale race car which gives you an interesting and fun way to get started with reinforcement learning (RL). RL is an advanced machine learning (ML) technique which takes a very different approach to training models than other machine learning methods. Its super power is that it learns very complex behaviors without requiring any labeled training data, and can make short term decisions while optimizing for a longer term goal.

It’s time to race for prizes, glory, and a chance to advance to the AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup at re:Invent 2019 to win the coveted AWS DeepRacer Cup.

Benefits

  • The fastest racer will be awarded with $1,250 AWS Credit
  • The 2nd fastest racer will be awarded with $750 AWS Credit.
  • The 3rd fastest racer will be awarded with $500 AWS Credit.
  • All participants who successfully submit an entry to the AWS DeepRacer League leaderboard in October will receive $25 AWS credits.

By participating in this challenge, racers will also compete in the global October Virtual Circuit, for a chance to win a trip to re:Invent 2019 and an AWS DeepRacer Car.

In addition, all participants can benefit from courses in reinforcement learning at AWS Innovate and learn how to build, train and evaluate an autonomous driving model using AWS DeepRacer.

Eligibility

  • The AWS DeepRacer League challenge is worldwide and open to everyone who meets the following eligibility requirements:
  • Summit Circuit: You must be aged 18 or over to participate.
  • Virtual Circuit: You must be the minimum age listed below based on the country in which you are located:

Application

  • Register for the challenge on Agorize. Register and get exclusive access to the registration forms and all the resources that will help you win the race.
  • Learn with Tutorials & online courses: Whether you are new to machine learning or ready to build on your existing skills, we can help you get ready to race with online trainings, tutorials, labs, and step by step guides. You can also attend live sessions at AWS Innovate Online Conference and ask all your questions to AWS experts.
  • Create, train, evaluate & improve your model: Create and train your reinforcement learning model in the AWS DeepRacer 3D racing simulator. Evaluate your model on a simulated race track, tune your reward function and hyperparameters, and train again to improve lap times.
  • Submit your model to the leaderboard: Submit your model to the virtual leaderboard to enter the AWS DeepRacer League! You have until October 31, 2019, 11:59pm (UTC+1) to participate.
  • Click here to apply.
  • For more information, visit AWS Innovate DeepRacer.

Employment Opportunities at Uber Tanzania

Position: Country Manager
City Operations, Operations & Launch in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.
We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

About The Role
The Tanzania Country Manager role is at the heart of our drive to make Uber both big and beloved by the people that matter in the cities we serve – both now and in the future. We are on the front line when it comes to shaping regulation, advocating for our vision for urban mobility, striking strategic partnerships and celebrating cities in ways only Uber can.
As the Country Manager for Tanzania you will play a critical role in building and nurturing various channels in your cities for Uber that will grow our business and raise our profile. This role will be the interface between the business and our key stakeholders in our cities (i.e. supply networks, customers, corporates, regulators etc.).
This is a particularly challenging and rewarding role: Tanzania has some big opportunities and can be a challenging market with complex market dynamics. You will need to deal with both businesses and business groups as well as helping with engaging local licensing and policy makers.
What You’ll Do

You will be responsible for the growth of our cities. This will include building a sustainable growth trajectory in the cities we serve. You will:
  • Work cross functionally with regional teams to deliver the best possible experience for Uber riders and driver partners across our cities in Tanzania
  • Build the country strategy, with focus on growth, expansion and fierce P&L management
  • Guide regional ops and marketing investment decisions in Tanzania to efficiently grow the business and meet ambitious targets.
  • Work with regional ops and marketing teams with guidance as the local subject matter expert and as project manager to ensure execution on the ground
  • Work with our policy team to maintain and grow strong working relationships with local and national government stakeholders and regulators
  • Work with regional and HQ product teams to deliver product outcomes for our riders and driver partners
  • Engage with local organisations and businesses to develop partnerships that benefit Uber driver partners and riders
What You’ll Need

A minimum of 3-5 years experience within management consulting, strategy consulting, banking, operations – within a tech company or similar
In depth knowledge of working in Tanzania with specific exposure to working with regulators and policy holders within Tanzania
Minimum Bachelors Degree within a related field – MBA highly preferred
Data-driven decision mentality and sound business judgment
Outstanding negotiation, conflict resolution and stakeholder management skills
Stellar networking flair and the ability to make partnerships happen
A creative approach and a rounded understanding of everything Uber does
A proven ability to work cross-functionally
Flexibility to travel and passion for being in the cities we serve

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.
We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.

Nafasi za kazi SAYONA, Sales & Product Coordinator

Sales & Product Coordinator

Description

Sales & Product Co-ordinator

Reporting to the Sales and Product Managers

Nomad Tanzania is interested in a candidate who can be a focal point and main coordinator between the sales and product departments.

Sales:

  • Coordinate, manage and process company rates and rate sheets.
  • Reporting, provide support and primary point of communication for sales and product managers and teams.
  • Providing support to the sales and product teams in terms of communications, reports, travel shows or sales trips, agents, and partners.
  • Handle updates and changes to database and company software.

Product:

  • Managing of third party information, contracts, documents and collateral on all databases and communication channels.
  • Coordinating updates and changes to online software for third party information and database.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Tanzanian Citizen
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in sales, preferably dealing with High-end market and particularly in selling northern Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mafia & Pemba
  • Proficient in Excel and particularly in Excel forumlas
  • Knowledge of camps & hotels and logistics in Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya an added advantage.
  • Experience in the field of product an added advantage.

Job Opportunity at MEDA Tanzania, Grants Officer

Position: Grants Officer
Location: Dar es salaam

Job Summary
The Grants Officer will support the Project staff in the implementation of several grant lines administered by the Project, including grants to 28 SMEs, so called Lead Firms (LF), grants to Small Entrepreneurs (SE) Alliances, grants to SMEs for innovation projects, and grants in form of small subsidies for individual SEs. The Grants Officer must be able to apply existing monitoring and control tools to track funds allocation, ensure efficient funds disbursement (after reconciliation), advise managers on issues, inspect facilities of grantees and provide comprehensive reports. The Grants Office will work closely with the County Finance Manager in ensuring transparent, efficient and effective grants implementation.

By applying a rigid financial control approach, the Officer will ensure that Grantees understand financial management pertaining to the grant awarded, develop and compile financial reports as per schedule and contract terms and exercise a transparent and honest management of the grants funds (as per contract’s terms and conditions). The Grants Officer reports to the Country Finance Manager.
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Experience Level: Executive level
Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description
Key Roles, Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Grant Contract management
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Verify documentation of the contracting procedures (ensure number of copies for all respective authorities; file contract; update step in the pipeline monitoring tools)
  • Ensure documentation relating the grant is filed appropriately both hard copies and electronically.
  • Maintain asset register for all assets bought by the grantees
  • Monitor contract files and keep it updated weekly (or daily if requested by management or donor)
  • For the awarded grants: verification of funding requests from grantees and ensuring that disbursements are made on a timely basis.
  • Develop amendments to the grants contract and ensure their endorsement from required authorities.

Grants financial management and control

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of grant allocation schedules including matching funds leveraged by grantees.
  • Logging all financial disbursements to grantees.
  • Bookkeeping and maintenance of the grant fund financial records including cash books, ledgers and bank reconciliations and supporting documentation for all grant payments
  • Drawing up disbursement schedules and cash flow forecasts on monthly basis
  • Requesting progress reports (technical and financial) from grantees and availing the necessary templates for their completion.
  • Doing reconciliations for all Lead Firms, BDS providers, Alliances and Innovation Grantees and submit reports to management for further approval processes.
  • Support Country Finance Manager during the audits and provide sufficient information for the grant fund audits
  • Provide capacity building in all financial related matters to contracted partners (LFs, Innovation, Alliances & BDS)
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Manager on a needs basis

Grants Monitoring

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Verifying the Matching component as highlighted in the contract
  • Follow up on reports not submitted as per due date by the grantees.
  • Provide comments to the Country Finance Manager and Country Director to aid their review of the grantees progress reports.
  • Provide feedback to program staff, including Regional Operational Managers (ROM) after the review process has been completed for each of the grantees.
  • Follow up with Grantees on feedback and recommendations resulted from reports, visits or management analysis of grants process. Ensure issues raised have been addressed by the grantee.
  • Reviewing partners contract amendments to ensure timely review at HQ

Grantees Closure

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Doing financial analysis of partners for assessing financial health before contract closure
  • Conducting exit evaluation meetings with operations staff and preparation of report for findings and recommendations
  • Playing a supportive role in providing capacity building to partners on post-contract financial management trainings.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting.
  • Two years’ experience in investment/value chain finance, bank lending or microfinance.
  • Experience in value chain development, enterprise development, financial product design, alternate financial solutions,
  • Experience in establishing and cultivating successful institutional partnerships with a range of institutional types and levels of commercial enterprises.
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili, including report writing

Desired:

  • Experience in business finance to small growing business and small enterprises, value chain finance, agricultural finance and/or agricultural markets
  • Experience in the provision of business development services oriented toward finance
  • Experience in training, mentoring and institutional capacity building
  • Excellent oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili, including report writing
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Applications, specifically Excel and Word and Access.

How to Apply
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
To apply, 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

Application Deadline: 7th October, 2019 – this is a national position. Women are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted!

Employment Opportunities at Opportunity at JUMIA Tanzania

Job Title Head Finance Operations – Jumia (Full time) – Tanzania
Location Tanzania
Department Finance – Finance Operations – Accounting
Experience 5+ years
City Dar es Salaam
Country Tanzania
Jumia Group Intro
Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.
Our platforms consist of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets. Through our online platforms, consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services, fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or restaurant delivery.
With over 3,000 employees in 14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating sustainable impact for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation. We are looking for talented people with a passion for Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting journey!
Main Responsibility
Build, develop and maintain data models, reporting systems, data automation systems, dashboards and performance metrics that support key strategic business decision
Lead settlements and clearance of financial transactions
Effectively partner with finance partners to design user-friendly reports to meet the needs of the business and enable greater business insight and more effective analysis and decision support
Work with Ops vendors to ensure timely execution and accurate reporting
Set up risk management policies, procedures and parameters; responsible for staff training and communication; audit on a regular basis to ensure compliance
Develop relationships with management to gain a deep understanding of the business and identify opportunities to influence business decisions
Lead the implementation of new finance related projects
Oversee effective reconciliation of partner balance between Operations systems and Accounting systems
Design new processes and controls for growing business activities
Develop and execute financial planning processes for expense areas


Required Skills and Qualification

B.Com in Accounting, Finance, B.Sc (Economics) or a related field
5+ years of leadership experience, managing finance, accounting and operational processes
Proven ability to influence finance and non-finance teams through a mixed set of finance skills (commercial finance, accounting, FP&A, audit, operations)
Must have strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills; with the ability to work with cross functional teams and senior management
Experience of analyzing large volumes of data
Expertise in PowerPivot & Advanced Excel
Ability to communicate data-based decisions to individual contributors as well as leadership. You can articulate clearly and defend your decision-making processes.

We offer:
A unique experience in an international, entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
An unparalleded personal and professional improvement as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures
The opportunity to be part of a team full of talented people with the best backgrounds
It is Level C.1 Role where applicant has to manage team members under him on day to day basis.
Competative salary package is awarded for the suitable candidate.

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Job Title CRM Project Coordinator – Jumia (Full Time) – Tanzania

Location Tanzania
Department Marketing
Experience 2 – 3 years qualification on similar role
City Dar es Salaam
Country Tanzania

Main Responsibility
Task management for campaign production, assign tasks according to the project request and internal resources to cater for creation of creative’s, content, translations and publication/execution etc.
Set up efficient test procedures, prepare testing material and follow to completion.
Manage and support the QA and sign off procedures of all new CRM send outs.
Drive automation of the majority of customer communications.
Support in the creation of CRM reporting on main KPIs and learnings to take away from key activities.
Maintenance of communications calendars and order related communication processes.
Act as the communication lead to disseminate important project information, changes, issues to central buyers team
Coordinating market research and competitive analysis, including defining and sourcing research/tracking to meet the demands of the organization
Required Skills and Qualification
Minimum 2 – 3 years experience in similar field
Universitty Degree
Strong written communication skills in English and Swahili
Proven Project Management skills
Proficiency in Office Applications (Excel, PPT, Word, etc.)
Skilled at problem solving – Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
Ability to multi-task and work in a high-paced environment
Skilled planner that accurately scopes out the length and difficulty of tasks and projects
Detail-oriented
Positive “can do” attitude with an appetite to learn and grow
Ability to be flexible with working hours

We offer:
= A unique experience in an international, entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
= An unparalleded personal and professional improvement as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures
= The opportunity to be part of a team full of talented people with the best backgrounds

Gates Foundation’s GCE on “Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns”

Deadline: 13 November 2019

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently accepting proposals for the Round 24 of the Grand Challenges Exploration on the topic of “Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns”.

The Foundation is seeking innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of health campaigns. The Foundation is looking for innovations in approaches, practices, or tools that dramatically improve the planning and microplanning, implementation / operations, and monitoring and evaluation that will lead to improved effectiveness of campaigns.

In order to contribute to the development and spread of campaign “best practices”, a solution should be applicable to campaigns beyond the context in which it is originally tested (e.g. applicable in multiple lower- to middle-incomes countries and/or applicable across multiple types of health campaigns such as immunization, NTDs, malaria, or nutrition).

The Foundation is especially interested in novel approaches that draw on innovation from large-scale delivery models outside of the health sector, which may include interventions used in the private sector.

Successful proposals should consider the following phases of campaign delivery:

  • Planning and microplanning: This includes the planning processes – led by governments and often supported by partners – at the national, sub-national, facility, or community levels. Overall planning supports the mobilization of information and resources needed to conduct the campaign, and microplanning specifically addresses the detailed, delivery-level planning required to reach intended populations with the health intervention. Innovations might include/consider:
  • Modeling and analytics to test, identify, and recommend more effective implementation approaches (e.g. modeling to identify optimal location of campaign fixed sites and outreach posts in order to improve community access).
  • Novel or nontraditional information or data sources to improve the accuracy of planning (e.g. geospatial data to improve population estimation or location and more accurately plan for and target campaign delivery).
  • Technologies for developing and using community maps or populations that can help campaigns to better reach their intended age groups or sub-populations.
  • Interactive or adaptive microplans that better incorporate past or real-time data (e.g. based on prior campaign performance or operational monitoring data) to guide planning and implementation.
  • Increased automation of microplans (e.g. updating, adapting microplans for other platforms).
  • Implementation / operations: Improvement in this area may encompass all aspects of campaign operations, ranging from logistics management, identification and reach of target populations, delivery of interventions, management of human resources (including payments, incentives, and training), data collection & analysis, and supervision. Innovations might include/consider:
  • Novel approaches to leverage data, maps, or other information or data to better identify and reach high-risk or unreached (e.g. “zero dose”) populations.
  • Approaches to delivering campaigns in a way that prioritize high-risk or vulnerable populations.
  • Leveraging of novel partnerships such as linking with other disease control programs, community initiatives, or religious or traditional structure that may improve campaign outcomes.
  • Use of innovative technologies to support logistics management, campaign supervision, data collection and use.
  • Monitoring and evaluation: Campaigns rely on monitoring and evaluation both during and after the campaign to understand campaign performance, identify populations that require post-campaign mop-up or targeting, to inform post-campaign improvement activities and routine system strengthening and identify lessons learned. Additionally, although M&E has not been used to systematically test and identify promising or best practices that may be replicated across geographies or campaign types, there is an opportunity to improve the use of iterative testing or operations research to identify best practices. Innovations might include/consider:
  • Novel approaches to understanding the effectiveness of campaign planning and implementation while campaigns are ongoing or during post-campaign evaluations.
  • Approaches for measuring and incorporating real time process, quality, and coverage improvement during campaigns.
  • Methods of identifying, testing, and disseminating lessons learned and promising or best practices.

Award InformationAwards of $100,000 USD are made in Phase I. Phase I awardees may have one opportunity to apply for a follow-on Phase II award of up to $1,000,000 USD.

Eligibility Criteria
GCE is open to both foreign and domestic organizations, including non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, international organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions.

Criteria for success include solutions that:

  • Are transformative, novel, or innovative. These interventions will significantly change the way in which campaigns are planned, conducted, or evaluated by proposing new ways of working, leveraging lessons from other sectors, or increasing transparency and effectiveness.
  • Could be used by various health campaigns beyond the campaign in which the innovation is originally conceptualized or tested, such as for immunization (measles, yellow fever, meningitis, etc.), neglected tropical diseases (trachoma, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis etc.), nutrition (vitamin A, deworming), malaria (bed net distribution, seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis), and polio.
  • Could be used in various low- and middle-income countries beyond the country in which the innovation is originally conceptualized or tested.
  • Can be designed, tested, and scaled as a “best practice”.
  • Can be applied in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Are cost effective.

How to Apply

Volunteering Opportunities at VSO International Tanzania

Position: Volunteer role: Nutrition Adviser
Type of role: Healthcare
Location: Mtwara, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 7 Oct 2019
Interview date: To be announced
Start date: October 2019
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. As a VSO volunteer you’ll live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. By sharing your unique skills and experience you’ll help generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities you work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us as a VSO volunteer and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
The Kila Mtoto, Kila Mama project aims to save the lives of vulnerable mothers, new-borns and young children in Mtwara region of Tanzania. Focusing on strengthening both the supply and demand side of maternal new-born and child health (MNCH) continuum.
The MNCH Nutrition advisor will provide technical advice and capacity building to the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT), Council Health Management Teams (CHMT’s), Nutrition Committees at the regional and district levels and Health Care Workers – on how improve individual behavior and household practices, promotion of collective actions in communities and creating enabling environment for good nutrition outcomes for expectant mothers, new-born babies and under 5 children.
The volunteer will focus on developing sustainable locally owned resilient nutrition interventions which involve social behavioral change and communication (SBCC) approach in health facilities and community level in Mtwara region related to MNCH; promoting male engagement.
If you are passionate about making a difference for marginalised mothers and babies, giving them a voice, this is your role!
Skills, qualifications and experience
Essential
• A degree in Nutrition (specialty MN nutrition).
• Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
• Teamwork, with the ability to work collaboratively in diverse multi-cultural groups.
• Ability to work in an institutional environment, – hospital and health facility settings – as well as in the community setting
• Experience and knowledge in Maternal, newborn and child nutrition.
• Proven coaching and mentoring skills
• Effective communications skills (report writing, verbally)
• Fluency in Swahili and English and ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations
• Experience of developing communication materials for nutrition
Desirable
• Master’s degree is added advantage
• Experience of community engagement approaches
• Experience of conducting assessments
• Interest/experience in social and gender inclusion; social accountability
• Prior experience in Mtwara region is an added advantage

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Allowance
As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis. VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

Some background about VSO
Much has changed since VSO started 60 years ago. We’ve gone from being a UK charity to a truly global development organisation. In 2016/2017 alone, we worked with over 7,000 volunteers from all over the world and from all backgrounds to deliver services that had an impact on the lives of almost 2.6 million people in the 24 countries where we work. Our programmes focus on the areas of health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We believe progress is only possible when we work together and that strong partnerships are crucial to delivering positive change. That’s why we work with over 500 partner organisations, from local and national governments, to businesses, NGOs, funders, charities and community groups. Currently, over 30% of our people are recruited from within the country in which they work, and we continue to grow the share of community and national volunteers involved in our programmes. We also send increasing numbers of volunteers from one developing country to another. However, our vision has remained the same; to build a world without poverty.

HOW TO APPLY
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

Nafasi za kazi BRAC Tanzania, Head of Finance

Head of Finance 

Our world is our playground, a platform for the creativity of all seven billion of us. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that a world that works for all of us can be possible. But the opportunities are all around us. While we all hope for a better future for our world, many of us are building it. If you are a builder, we are betting on you.

47 years ago, we started building a world we all want to live in.

We started in Bangladesh. We listened and learnt, failed and got up again. We never stopped trying. And we never will. We trust in people, and we take on the impossible, every day. Fighting poverty, building platforms for tolerance, equality and inclusion, saying no to violence against women and children.

BRAC is the world’s largest non-governmental organization with over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 135 million people,

BRAC is one of the largest providers of financial services to households rising out of poverty in eleven countries across Asia (Myanmar and Afghanistan) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda South Sudan, Philippines and Nepal). The mission of BRAC International Microfinance is to provide a range of financial services responsibly to people at the bottom of the pyramid. We particularly focus on women living in poverty in rural and hard to reach areas to create self-employment opportunities, build financial resilience, and harness women’s entrepreneurial spirit by empowering them economically. BRAC has had a microfinance programme since 1974, which provides collateral-free loans to mostly poor, landless, rural women, enabling them to generate income and improve their standards of living. BRAC’s microcredit program has funded over $1.9 billion in loans in its first 40 years. It will be starting microfinance operations in Rwanda in the first quarter of 2019.

BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill up the following position:

Head of Finance, BRAC Tanzania

Job Location: Dar es Salam

Smooth and efficient management of Finance & Accounts Department in Country. Lead the country finance team to ensure adequate financial controls are in place in all level, advise the country rep on various investments and fiscal matter and ensure preparation and timely submission of different financial reports adhering local and international accounting standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee accounts and finance management for all operations in BRAC Country Operation including consolidation, Ensure full cost recovery budgets are prepared.
  • Lead the Finance & Accounts team and work closely with other departments specially IT (Information Technology) and Audit,
  • Apply analytical procedure and ratio analysis; perform tax, audit and MIS related functions. Manage country treasury in an effective and efficient manner, analyse country scenario and manage investments.
  • Advise and suggest Country Representative on accounting concept and treatment; responsible for producing budget variance for every program for all programs.
  • Maintain liaison with donors and work with external/ internal auditors to ensure clean reporting.
  • Transmission of monthly accounts to BRAC International, Head Office; dealing with payroll related issue, Cash Management, Accounts Payable, Donor reporting.
  • Coordinate with Manager-IT BRAC International. Improve the quality of Country Finance personal and work on the capacity of development of field accountants.
  • Work closely with BRAC International on Finance & Accounting related issues.

Person Specifications:

  • Demonstrable leadership, organizational, managerial and communication skills
  •  Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas, digest and analyze complex information and present coherent work plan or implementation plan
  • Entrepreneurial and proactive
  • Possess professional attitude and diligence and able to work independently as well as work in a team
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently
  • Strong analytical and information gathering skills
  • Strong communication and representational skills
  • Knowledge on IAS/IFRS, Accounting, Budgeting, Finance, Auditing, Tax, VAT, Fiscal laws and their application
  • In depth knowledge of International standard on Auditing.
  • Should be sincere, polite, dynamic, hardworking and willing to work under pressure
  • Should have good communication and presentation skill in English
  •  Sound knowledge on Computer Literacy.

Educational Requirements:

Masters / MBA in Accounting/Finance from any recognized university with minimum second class/division or equivalent CGPA in all academic records. Professional degree in CPA/CA/ACCA.

Experience Requirements:

  •  At least 8 years of managerial experience in Finance & Accounts in national or international organization.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a leadership position demonstrating strong and effective result.
  • Experience in financial sector is an added advantage.
  • Professional knowledge in diverse development approaches

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

If you feel you are the right match for above mentioned position, please email your CV with a letter of interest mentioning your educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net . Please mention the name of the position, country applied for and AD# 42/19 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: September 30, 2019

Women and nationals of African Countries are encouraged to apply

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us.

Job Opportunity at BRAC Tanzania, Head of Finance

Head of Finance

Our world is our playground, a platform for the creativity of all seven billion of us. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that a world that works for all of us can be possible. But the opportunities are all around us. While we all hope for a better future for our world, many of us are building it. If you are a builder, we are betting on you.

47 years ago, we started building a world we all want to live in.

We started in Bangladesh. We listened and learnt, failed and got up again. We never stopped trying. And we never will. We trust in people, and we take on the impossible, every day. Fighting poverty, building platforms for tolerance, equality and inclusion, saying no to violence against women and children.

BRAC is the world’s largest non-governmental organization with over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 135 million people,

BRAC is one of the largest providers of financial services to households rising out of poverty in eleven countries across Asia (Myanmar and Afghanistan) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda South Sudan, Philippines and Nepal). The mission of BRAC International Microfinance is to provide a range of financial services responsibly to people at the bottom of the pyramid. We particularly focus on women living in poverty in rural and hard to reach areas to create self-employment opportunities, build financial resilience, and harness women’s entrepreneurial spirit by empowering them economically. BRAC has had a microfinance programme since 1974, which provides collateral-free loans to mostly poor, landless, rural women, enabling them to generate income and improve their standards of living. BRAC’s microcredit program has funded over $1.9 billion in loans in its first 40 years. It will be starting microfinance operations in Rwanda in the first quarter of 2019.

BRAC International is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill up the following position:

Head of Finance, BRAC Tanzania

Job Location: Dar es Salam

Smooth and efficient management of Finance & Accounts Department in Country. Lead the country finance team to ensure adequate financial controls are in place in all level, advise the country rep on various investments and fiscal matter and ensure preparation and timely submission of different financial reports adhering local and international accounting standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee accounts and finance management for all operations in BRAC Country Operation including consolidation, Ensure full cost recovery budgets are prepared.
  • Lead the Finance & Accounts team and work closely with other departments specially IT (Information Technology) and Audit,
  • Apply analytical procedure and ratio analysis; perform tax, audit and MIS related functions. Manage country treasury in an effective and efficient manner, analyse country scenario and manage investments.
  • Advise and suggest Country Representative on accounting concept and treatment; responsible for producing budget variance for every program for all programs.
  • Maintain liaison with donors and work with external/ internal auditors to ensure clean reporting.
  • Transmission of monthly accounts to BRAC International, Head Office; dealing with payroll related issue, Cash Management, Accounts Payable, Donor reporting.
  • Coordinate with Manager-IT BRAC International. Improve the quality of Country Finance personal and work on the capacity of development of field accountants.
  • Work closely with BRAC International on Finance & Accounting related issues.

Person Specifications:

  • Demonstrable leadership, organizational, managerial and communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically, conceptualize new ideas, digest and analyze complex information and present coherent work plan or implementation plan
  • Entrepreneurial and proactive
  • Possess professional attitude and diligence and able to work independently as well as work in a team
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently
  • Strong analytical and information gathering skills
  • Strong communication and representational skills
  • Knowledge on IAS/IFRS, Accounting, Budgeting, Finance, Auditing, Tax, VAT, Fiscal laws and their application
  • In depth knowledge of International standard on Auditing.
  • Should be sincere, polite, dynamic, hardworking and willing to work under pressure
  • Should have good communication and presentation skill in English
  • Sound knowledge on Computer Literacy.

Educational Requirements:

Masters / MBA in Accounting/Finance from any recognized university with minimum second class/division or equivalent CGPA in all academic records. Professional degree in CPA/CA/ACCA.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 8 years of managerial experience in Finance & Accounts in national or international organization.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a leadership position demonstrating strong and effective result.
  • Experience in financial sector is an added advantage.
  • Professional knowledge in diverse development approaches

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

If you feel you are the right match for above mentioned position, please email your CV with a letter of interest mentioning your educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net . Please mention the name of the position, country applied for and AD# 42/19 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted. Application deadline: September 30, 2019

Women and nationals of African Countries are encouraged to apply

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us.