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Nafasi za kazi KickStart, Country Manager- Partnerships and Sales

Country Manager- Partnerships and Sales 

KickStart International prides itself in being an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass- markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries by enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty. This is fixed term job within an exciting team which needs some travel out to support our country teams in Tanzania.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create the market development and sales plans for Tanzania, lead and manage the implementation of the plan to ensure growth in sales, social impacts, market share and profitability in Tanzania.
Achieve sales targets with minimal cost and ensuring maximum satisfaction to our customers.
Ensure good selection, development and management of a good distributor network.
Manage seamlessly the Partnership network while targeting high performance and high impacts.
Ensure compliance to all statutory and legislative requirements as per the Tanzanian law.
Conduct risk assessment and advise Kickstart International on exposures and timely mitigations.
Prudent management of Kickstart International Inc resources allocated for Tanzania.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Tanzanian National
Degree in Sales and Marketing, Irrigation Engineering, or Diploma in Sales and Marketing with at least five (5) years hands on sales and marketing experience.
An MBA/experience with private sector/NGOs and social enterprise business will be an added advantage.
Project Management skills/experience.
Good knowledge and command of computer and presentation skills

BEST FIT FOR THE ROLE WILL HAVE…

Strong managerial and people development skills able to build capacity and competency among team
Good communication, analytical skills, customer care and interpersonal skills.
Organizational and planning skills and works with minimal supervision.
Can do attitude, a team player and a highly motivational leader.
Proactive, self-taught, innovative individual able to present ideas in a user friendly language.
Problem solving abilities with keen attention to detail.

CONTACT US

Send your CV and Cover Letter to: hr@kickstart.org  quoting the position on the subject line by close of business 2nd October 2019.

Submit Applications for Global Media Competition to Promote Quality Reporting on Labour Migration

Deadline: 31 October 2019

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched its fifth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage of labour migration.
The competition contributes to some of the targets of the recently adopted “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact for Refugees ,” which include improving working conditions for migrant workers and shifting misperceptions of labour migration. It also helps raise awareness on decent work and migration, a topic which features strongly in the United Nations Declaration on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. Across the world, migrants face prejudice, intolerance and stigmatization in their workplaces and communities. the winners will be selected by a panel of experts in international migration and journalism, based on creativity, accuracy and balance, protection of migrants, and positive portrayal of labour migration.

International Labour Organisations (ILO)

Since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes.

Mission
The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

Thematic Categories
Professionals

  • Fair recruitment of migrant workers
  • Entries in this category should illustrate how international recruitment practices impact migrant workers’ lives, their chances of enjoying decent work, and their exposure to potential exploitation and abuse, gender-based violence, child and forced labour and trafficking in persons. Alternatively or additionally, it should show how properly regulated and governed labour recruitment across international borders can improve skills and job and the effective functioning of labour markets.
  • The future of labour migration
  • Entries in this category should present migrant workers’ challenges and opportunities to access decent work in the context of current and future trends shaping the world of work, including globalization, rising inequalities, demographic changes, technological advancement, non-standard forms of employment, large numbers of workers in the informal economy as well as the need for gender equality, life-long learning and the creation of productive jobs.

Students

  • Exemplary reporting on fair recruitment of migrant workers, or;
  • Exemplary reporting on the future of labour migration.

Awards
The competition will award four professional prizes (two in the category ‘fair recruitment of migrant workers’ and two for ‘the future of labour migration’ category) and one student prize;
The winners will be able to choose between cash (US$1,000 in the professional category and US$300 for the student category) or a paid fellowship to participate in an ITC-Turin course on a fair recruitment or labour migration topic in 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For the professional awards, this contest is open to media professionals and professional journalists who are 18 years of age and older;
  • For the student award, this contest is open to students from journalism schools/universities who are currently enrolled in a journalism school or university curricula.

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
  • For more information please visit https://bit.ly/2kjTkB8

New Jobs at at Enza Zaden Tanzania

Technical Manager


We are looking for a Technical Manager, who wants to become part of our high-tech vegetable seed production station in Tanzania.

What are you going to do as a Technical Manager?

The Technical Manager is positioned within our technical team in Tanzania. As a Technical Manager you are responsible for all maintenance and construction at the farm.
You stimulate innovation and you are always open for ways to improve technical processes all in the right order of priority. From that perspective and beyond maintenance only you will coordinate all improvement (new build and revision for example) projects at the farm making sure value is added every day.
The main task of the Technical Manager is to make sure all machines and technical installations are well kept and operational. You will also assist with the construction of buildings and implementation of the installations. You are the technical sparring partner of the General Manager during the development of new technical projects.
The main duties of this role will include:

  • Schedule preventative and reoccurring maintenance tasks with the use of our software package.
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical & electrical defects.
  • Ensure that all staff within the technical department fully understand and comply with company and statutory requirements in terms of Health & Safety and operating procedures.
  • Ensure with the technical team that targets are met and achieved.
  • Trains technical staff to work with the various high-tech equipment.
  • To fulfill these tasks you will work with two direct assistants and a team of about 25 persons who are under your direct responsibility.

Your power

We want to meet a Technical Manager with great people and management skills who has the ambition to grow beyond and become an important leader of our plant in Tanzania. You feel right at home in a manufacturing and technical environment and you are focused on collaboration. Your flexibility and adaptiveness enable you to work with people of a different culture. You excel in planning, organising and project management keeping an eye on efficiency and costs making sure you are getting the best of your technical team. You have a Bachelor degree in electrical or mechanical engineering and at least 3 years of relevant leadership experience.

Requirements:

  • You have a Bachelor degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (or comparable).
  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a Manager in in a comparable maintenance related environment.
  • You have a pragmatic approach.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • Tanzanians are stimulated to apply.
  • You have affinity with agriculture/horticulture.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.
Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there … but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.
To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.

Interested?

Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below. More information:

  • Martine Rook, Recruiter, +31228 784 638

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Technical Manager


We are looking for a Technical Manager, who wants to become part of our high-tech vegetable seed production station in Tanzania.

What are you going to do as a Technical Manager?

The Technical Manager is positioned within our technical team in Tanzania. As a Technical Manager you are responsible for all maintenance and construction at the farm.
You stimulate innovation and you are always open for ways to improve technical processes all in the right order of priority. From that perspective and beyond maintenance only you will coordinate all improvement (new build and revision for example) projects at the farm making sure value is added every day.
The main task of the Technical Manager is to make sure all machines and technical installations are well kept and operational. You will also assist with the construction of buildings and implementation of the installations. You are the technical sparring partner of the General Manager during the development of new technical projects.
The main duties of this role will include:

  • Schedule preventative and reoccurring maintenance tasks with the use of our software package.
  • Diagnose and repair mechanical & electrical defects.
  • Ensure that all staff within the technical department fully understand and comply with company and statutory requirements in terms of Health & Safety and operating procedures.
  • Ensure with the technical team that targets are met and achieved.
  • Trains technical staff to work with the various high-tech equipment.
  • To fulfill these tasks you will work with two direct assistants and a team of about 25 persons who are under your direct responsibility.

Your power

We want to meet a Technical Manager with great people and management skills who has the ambition to grow beyond and become an important leader of our plant in Tanzania. You feel right at home in a manufacturing and technical environment and you are focused on collaboration. Your flexibility and adaptiveness enable you to work with people of a different culture. You excel in planning, organising and project management keeping an eye on efficiency and costs making sure you are getting the best of your technical team. You have a Bachelor degree in electrical or mechanical engineering and at least 3 years of relevant leadership experience.

Requirements:

  • You have a Bachelor degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (or comparable).
  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a Manager in in a comparable maintenance related environment.
  • You have a pragmatic approach.
  • You are fluent in English.
  • Tanzanians are stimulated to apply.
  • You have affinity with agriculture/horticulture.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers.
Our goal is to grant people access to healthy vegetables. Anywhere in the world. Every day, more than 460 million people worldwide eat our vegetables. So, we are getting there … but there is still enough work to be done! Of course, we look further than present needs. In 2050, when there will be about 10 billion inhabitants on our planet, we also want to make sure that people have access to healthy vegetables.
To achieve this, our vegetable breeders work with the best that nature offers. Supported by state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. And that is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes at least 6 years. We focus on higher yield, resistance to diseases and pests and climate extremes such as heat and drought. And on taste, shelf life and nutrients. The results? Strong, healthy tasty and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer. In short, sustainability is truly in our DNA.
Our head office in Enkhuizen is our home base, but we have colleagues all over the world. Enza Zaden is an independent family business, where around 2000 employees from more than 40 nationalities closely work together in international teams.

Interested?

Please, send your application to our HR department, via the button below. More information:

  • Martine Rook, Recruiter, +31228 784 638

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

New Opportunities at World Bank Group

Position: Economist
Job #: req4276
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Economics
Grade: GF
Term Duration: 2 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 10/8/2019 (11:59pm UTC)

Description
THE WORLD BANK GROUP
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.

Global practice for macroeconomics, trade, and investment
The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice leads the World Bank Group’s dialogue and engagement with clients in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, trade, competition and investment. MTI links the macroeconomic dialogue with programs focused on expanding the role of the private sector in economic development. In our day-to-day engagement with countries, we support Ministries of Finance, Trade, Economy and Production in their pursuit of reform agendas conducive to strengthening inclusive growth led by the private sector.

Duties and Accountabilities:
We are looking for a local Economist to work on Tanzania, based in Dar Es Salaam! You will be a core team member of the MTI East Africa team and will report to the Practice Manager (EA1M1). In the day to day work you will lead and contribute mostly to the Tanzania MTI work program. Responsibilities include monitoring and assessment of macroeconomic developments in Tanzania and will also assist in the preparation and supervision of MTI’s work program in Tanzania. You will work closely with the Senior Economist and Lead Economist for Tanzania.
APPLY JOBS NOW!
• Monitor developments in the economy, research and analyze the country’s economic, financial and sector issues;

• Maintain macroeconomic database and regularly prepare updated medium-term macroeconomic projections. Use/run economic/financial models and toolkits using existing software packages, or Bank’s own models;
• Collect and analyze data as well as participate in exchange of information with Government, private sector officials and other international financial institutions and maintain the Live Data Base (LDB);
• Contribute to the design, preparation and implementation of budget support and lending operations in Tanzania;
• Assist in the design, preparation and dissemination of analytical economic work and reporting on Tanzania, including country economic updates, Country Economic Memorandum, Public Expenditure Reviews; and coordinate the preparation of the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA);
• Prepare briefs and analytical notes, and contribute to the writing of sections in analytical reports, in particular for the annual Tanzania Economic Updates Support the Country Management Unit (CMU) in the implementation of the World Bank’s Tanzania program
• Engage in policy dialogue with government of Tanzania in coordination with the Senior and Lead Economists;
• Develop and maintain active engagement with other development partners and local think tanks and researchers.

Selection Criteria

• Minimum of a Master’s degree in Economics with at least 5 years of relevant work experience or PhD (PhD is preferred and counts as 3 years’ work experience).
• Technical Proficiency: Skills and experience in working on economic policy issues and data analysis. Strong conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills in these areas.
• Communication and Team Skills: High level of personal and professional integrity. Self-starter. Strong ability to function well in a multi- cultural environment and working in teams.
• Results-oriented personality with proven problem-solving skills, and strong communication skills.
• Computer Skills: Familiarity with econometric software such as E-Views, STATA or other statistical packages and MS Office programs, including Excel, is essential.

Competencies:
The WBG Core Competencies: https://bit.ly/tzjobs
Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Iceland Writers Retreat 2020 for Writers Worldwide (Full Funding Available to Reykjavik, Iceland)

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Calling all writers interested in developing their skills and contact! Apply for Iceland Writers Retreat 2020. The Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award offers writers in need of financial support an opportunity to attend the Iceland Writers Retreat April 29 to May 3, 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Full funding covers participation in the program, accommodations and round-trip flights to Iceland.
The retreat features a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s literary heritage. The main focus will be fiction and nonfiction books.

About the Iceland Writers Retreat
Held for the first time in April 2014, the Iceland Writers Retreat is an event comprised of a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary heritage. Faculty in 2020 include Maria Semple, Kamila Shamsie, David Chariandy, Gretchen Rubin, and Ariel Levy. The Iceland Writers Retreat was named one of the world’s best writers’ retreats by the Sydney Morning Herald, and one of the top 10 “Events to travel for in 2014” by Four Seasons Magazine.

About the IWR Alumni Award

This is the fifth time the IWR Alumni Award has been granted. It is so named because it has been funded by former IWR participants.

Funding
There are scholarship slots available for those with financial need. Applicants can compete for either full or partial funding.

Full funding covers participation in the program, four nights accommodation at the Retreat hotel (Radisson SAS Saga Hotel), and round-trip flights to Iceland.
Partial funding covers only the registration fee, and neither accommodation nor round-trip flights.

Candidates must demonstrate they are unable to afford the cost of flights to Iceland and accommodation to receive full funding.

Eligibility

  • Anyone who is aged 18 or over on April 29, 2020 is eligible to apply for an Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award (anyone is welcome to independently register and attend the event without a scholarship).
  • The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that s/he does not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award.*
  • Candidates do not need to be professional writers, but should be serious about the craft and interested in developing their skills and contacts.
  • Their writing interests must fit well with the faculty for the 2020 retreat (i.e. literary fiction, non-fiction, memoir).

Application

Nafasi za kazi VSO International Tanzania, Project Coordinator

Position: Project Coordinator

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 1 Year
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 24 Sep 2019
Interview date: To be Confirmed
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. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they 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 and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for effective Coordination of ICS operations at country level, Provide adequate guidance support to Volunteers after their placement, link them with any available opportunities, Prepare and Deliver training for Team Leaders and Volunteers to equip Team Leaders and volunteers with skills and information before and after the placement. The ICS project is implemented by young people in the age of 18 to about 25, so when you are passionate about making a difference with young people and for young people to fight poverty, this is your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience 
Essential:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably Sociology, Community Development, Social Sciences etc

Youth Work

  • Proven experience of working with and providing support to 18-25 years old from a wide range of backgrounds with proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment

Cross-Cultural Working

  • Direct and substantial experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures

International Development

  • Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in developing countries, possibly achieved through working or living in a developing country. Experience of promoting learning about development issues.

Communication

  • Fluency in English language, Confidence in public speaking and strong verbal communication to work effectively and inclusively with an overseas colleague. Strong written communication skills needed for writing reports.
  • Decision making – Sound judgement and the confidence to take independent action; a high degree of initiative and persistence combined with high levels of discretion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to analyses and synthesize complex information, use initiative in seeking solutions
  • Flexibility: able to adapt to new and demanding situations.

Supervision

  • Significant experience of working in a supervisory role. Proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals.
  • Relationship Building Skills: ability to build strong working relationships and partnerships in a multi-cultural environment and work as a collaborative team member

Planning and Organising

  • Able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key individuals in the planning process.

Desirable

  • Budget Management
  • Experience of managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures.

Volunteering

  • Sufficient experience of working with volunteers to understand the key factors which make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding.

Programme Design and Evaluation

  • Experience of designing and evaluating youth programme in an international context. Experience of using monitoring and evaluation tools and processes

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.

Safeguarding
“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.”
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.


MODE OF APPLICATION:
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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Jobs (4 Jobs)

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) jobs nafasi za kazi Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) 2019 vacancies at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)  2019

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Our theory of change addresses two problems we see in the world, that there is limited evidence on what works to help the poor, and that the evidence that does exist is often unused by those who create and run programs for the poor. This leads to programs that are either ineffective or not as effective as they could be, and often, to wasted money and enduring poverty. Imagine if the trillions of dollars spent on aid in the past fifty years went to programs that had a tangible, cost-effective impact. IPA exists to make this vision a reality. By designing and evaluating potential solutions to global poverty problems and supporting decision-makers to use this evidence, IPA is helping to create better programs and policies, and ultimately, is building a world with more evidence and less poverty.

vacancies

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) jobs nafasi za kazi Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) 2019 vacancies at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)  2019

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Apply to become a Video Editor at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa in Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: September 22, 2019

Applications are invited for the Video Editor position at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa. The BBC World Service has embarked on an exciting journey with unprecedented investment in creating multi-media content for audiences in Africa. The investment includes a series of high impact Television programmes and digital output, produced at the production hub in Nairobi.
Your role as Video Editor will play a key role in helping the BBC’s content reach underserved audiences – such as younger, more female and more diverse demographics in Africa. You will work with the Africa TV programme teams, stakeholders in the Nairobi bureau, the TVU in London and other teams as required, to assemble video and associated sound input from all sources to partner stations, WS TV, video and digital outlets.

Responsibilities

  • This is a fantastic opportunity for a Video Editor to join the BBC Africa team in Nairobi. Fundamental responsibilities will include editing pictures and sound to support multilingual, multi–media and multi–platform reports. You will record incoming pictures and sounds from all sources, from regions and remote locations, to refine them for transmission.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must have a thorough understanding of live television production techniques;
  • You will have the ability to work effectively with production teams and understand their requirements, operational and production;
  • It is necessary to understand the requirements of TV and online video output and how it fits within the editorial proposition and strategy of BBC World Service and BBC News. An an intimate working knowledge of the latest versions of editing software and file transfer programmes is essential;
  • In addition to this, you will have knowledge of transmission procedures and talkback techniques, experience in recording and transmitting pictures and sound in all broadcast formats.

Application

Apply Vacancies at Freedom House


Position Title: Program and Operations Manager, Tanzania
Reports to: Chief of Party, Tanzania

Department: International Programs Division, Africa Team
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Requisition Number: 1022
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Freedom House is seeking a Program and Operations Manager to support a program focused on evidence-based advocacy by Tanzanian civil society. The Program and Operations Manager will work in close collaboration with the Chief of Party (CoP) and other staff to provide program management oversight and ensure timely and effective program operations and activities. S/he will be responsible for working closely with the CoP in managing partner relationships and staff; coordinating and ensuring quality of all program monitoring, evaluation and learning activities; and meeting reporting requirements. The Program and Operations Manager will be a full-time employee based in Dar es Salaam and reporting to the CoP in Tanzania.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND EXPECTATIONS:
  • Oversee daily program administration and operations ensuring compliance with USG regulations, timeliness, and cost effectiveness of activities;
  • Work closely with the CoP to address challenges that may arise during program performance and deliver creative solutions;
  • Oversee work of program officers on a daily basis;
  • Responsible for timely development and delivery of all program reports;
  • Responsible for overseeing day-to-day partner relations, including closely coordinating program operations with core partner Pact;
  • Lead program monitoring and evaluation efforts by ensuring quality of data collection, verification, analysis, and reporting as well as working closely with the CoP to facilitate learning from program data and appropriate adaptation of activities;
  • In coordination with CoP, network and liaise with program partners, subgrantees, consultants, members of governments, civil society organizations, international and regional bodies, and private funders;
  • Travel to program sites within the region to monitor activities; and
  • Other related duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in international development, public administration, program management or other relevant field.

Experience:
At least 8 years of experience in management of development programs; and
Experience in challenging environments and flexibility to apply lessons learned from other contexts.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience overseeing or coordinating development program operations and activities;
  • Experience leading or playing a substantial role in monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes;
  • Experience managing and prioritizing multiple tasks and conceptualizing management or operational plans;
  • Experience preparing reporting to donors on the progress of program activities;
  • Experience with program budget management and oversight;
  • Experience overseeing program staff, ensuring that they produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner;
  • Experience in building and maintaining productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders, including host governments, civil society partners, and donors strongly preferred;
  • Fluency in English oral communication and strong writing skills are required;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili required;
  • Knowledge of USG rules and regulations; and
  • Ability to use productivity software such as MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.

Attributes and Characteristics:

  • Eagerness to learn and willingness to embrace change and adapt;
  • Exhibit strong and sustained commitment to the mission of Freedom House;
  • Show good stewardship in the use of Freedom House resources;
  • Respond promptly to stakeholder needs, and solicit stakeholder feedback to improve service quality;
  • Exhibit excellent phone etiquette, pleasant demeanor, and ethical conduct;
  • Consistently use good judgment when dealing with all contacts and constituents;
  • Exhibit high work standards, adherence to policies and procedures, and responsibility for assigned tasks;
  • Demonstrate strong desire for excellence, and desire to inspire others to attain professional excellence;
  • Assess own strengths and weaknesses, pursue training and development opportunities, and strive to continuously build knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team; and
  • Flexible with a good sense of humor and positive attitude.
PRIMARY CONTACTS:

Internal: U.S. and Tanzania-based employees at Freedom House
External: Local partners, USAID, U.S. Embassy, Government of Tanzania, consultants, other implementers, media, vendors, members of the general public, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
General working office environment in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;
Some evening and weekend hours to complete tasks or attend events;
Travel within Tanzania and possibly East Africa;
Exposed to outside weather conditions when required to complete assigned tasks outside the office; and
May involve work in regions that are remote and lack basic modern infrastructure, and in regions under U.S. travel advisory due to threats of terrorist attacks, civil unrest, kidnappings, disease outbreaks, etc.

2020 Ockenden International Prizes for Refugees and Displaced People around the World

Deadline: 30 November 2019

Entries are open for the 2020 Ockenden International Prizes for successful self-reliance Refugee Projects.

Ockenden International has launched its eighth annual quest to find and reward the most effective self-reliance projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people.
Prizes will be awarded to projects that promote self-reliance among refugees and/or displaced people. ‘Self-reliance’ is understood broadly to include self-sufficiency, self-support, self-sustenance, self-standing and independence and may involve projects for education, legal assistance, livelihoods or any other programme that helps displaced people build stable, independent lives.

Prize Information

  • The GBP100,000 prize will be shared equally by four winners who will each receive GBP25,000 to extend their endeavours.
  • The cash prizes recognize and reward innovative work that promotes self-reliance among refugees and/or internally displaced people (IDPs) anywhere in the world – a distinguishing feature of Ockenden International since its inception in 1951.

Entry Rules

  • Organisations may submit one entry only in each prize year. Unsuccessful organisations are welcome to reapply in future years.
  • The project must benefit refugees and/or displaced people with a strong emphasis on promoting self-reliance. The primary focus of the project must be helping refugees and/or displaced people in need, rather than this being an ancillary benefit.
  • The organisation must be able to show that the project has been effective with measurable evidence of positive outcomes.
  • The project entered must be up and running before 1 April 2019, six months prior to the launch date for the 2019 Prizes.
  • Organisations must have high standards of financial and administrative governance. Organisations must include a copy of their latest audited, abbreviated accounts with their application. Where audited accounts are not available, entrants should provide other evidence of sound financial governance.
  • Organisations may be asked to provide references or other evidence of the project and their financial and administrative governance during the short-listing process. This may include due diligence on bank accounts nominated by entrants for the receipt of prize money.
  • Prize money will only be paid to a bank account held in the organisation’s name. In no circumstances will prize money be paid to a personal bank account. Ockenden International will not be responsible for any bank or transfer fees.
  • Prize money must only be used to help refugees and/or displaced persons in need and Ockenden International is required to ensure that prize money is used by a winning organisation for charitable purposes. It is anticipated that, in general, prize money will be used to continue or expand the project referred to in the entry or for a similar future project run by the organisation.
  • Prize winners will be required to provide information to Ockenden International about the projects and the use of prize money which Ockenden International will share on its website and in other communications.
  • The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • By submitting an entry, organisations agree to be bound by these Rules.

Judging Criteria
The judges will, in particular, look for:

  • Projects that promote self-reliance among refugees and/or displaced people. These may be projects that are led by or have a high level of participation from displaced people themselves; projects providing education, legal assistance, livelihood assistance; and any other programmes that help refugees and/or displaced people build stable, independent lives.
  • Projects that have proved to be highly effective in improving the lives of refugees and/or displaced people.Projects that have led to real change in the lives of refugees and/or displaced people.
  • Effective initiatives, with measurable evidence of outcomes.

How to Apply