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New Job Vacancy at Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA – Tanzania), Program Manager

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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA – Tanzania), 2022

Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA – Tanzania) Jobs, 2022

Global Resource Alliance- Tanzania
P.O Box 721, Musoma-Tanzania
Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania
Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA-Tz) is an international non-profit
association headquartered in Musoma, Tanzania. It is affiliated with the
US non-profit, Global Resource Alliance (GRA). GRA-Tz promotes natural,
holistic and sustainable solutions to the challenges of poverty,
malnutrition, disease and environmental degradation in the Mara Region
of Tanzania. Our activities are growing and the organization is looking
for a Program Manager to strengthen its Tanzanian team, and manage an
upcoming, multi-year reforestation project in Butiama District to the
highest standards.

Tanzanian Forestry Program
has been active since 2011, in partnership with the Belgian NGO,
WeForest, distributing over 2 million trees to government schools and
local communities in the Mara Region. To this end, it operates two tree
nurseries, one in Butiama and one in Utegi currently producing a total
of around 800,000 seedlings annually.

GRA-Tz, in partnership
with WeForest, is planning to implement a five-year initiative called
the Butiama Hillside Forest Restoration Project, re-greening the
surrounding landscape starting in 2023. The organization is promoting
Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) best practices, creating a movement
and engaging the local communities and authorities to act responsibly.

forest restoration project is focusing on nurturing back forest on the
hillsides of Mwikoro and Kigori villages in Butiama District and
increasing the tree components in the wider landscape. The total area of
intervention is 1,921 ha of hillsides for the first 5 years of which
1,475 ha falls within the boundaries of the Mwikoro and Kigori villages.
Forest restoration will be achieved by assisted natural regeneration
and the introduction of woodlots and agroforestry systems to improve the
livelihoods of the local population. The program will also involve the
creation of community forests on the hillsides with a legal status and
improve the water catchment to help restore dried up water springs.

-Tz implements the project through the management of tree nurseries,
agroforestry, project coordination, community forest management of the
hillsides and monitoring. WeForest is the main donor for the project and
provides guidance and technical support on project interventions.

Program Manager Duties
Programme Manager carries out a wide range of responsibilities from
steering the strategy development, resource mobilization, executing and
monitoring the day-to-day operations of the organization, to externally
engaging and representing the organization at Mara Region administrative
level and being GRAs’ principal spokesperson.



The role of the Program Manager would be to:

  • Oversee
    the Program’s strategic plan, logframe and work plans with assistance
    from the GRA Director and WeForest to deliver measurable impact
  • Oversee the Program budget
  • Oversee
    the Program reporting tools and processes and submit regular reports
    (financial and programmatic) to GRA-TZ, GRA-USA and WeForest in a timely
  • Lead, support and empower a skilled and technically strong Tree Program team of 24 people and conduct performance reviews
  • Process
    administrative requests/documents (e.g., travel requests, expense
    claims, vouchers, visa applications, etc.) with assistance from the
    GRA-Tz Director
  • Cultivate and maintain positive working
    relationships with relevant government offices at all levels in
    accordance with Program goals and priorities to create impact and change
  • Unite people working towards a common goal, acting as a role model for collaboration and shared responsibilities
  • Facilitate establishment and operationalization of village participatory Land Use Plans
  • Collaborate
    with district authority and Tanzania Forest Services to establish and
    operationalize Village Land Forest Reserves (VLFRs) as per
    community-based forest management guidelines
  • Facilitate the establishment of village land registries and provision of CCROs in targeted areas
  • Monitor the overall Program to ensure it annually meets milestones and goals in accordance with the scope, timeline, and budget
  • Work with Program staff to schedule and coordinate monthly project activities in accordance with objectives and budgets
  • Strengthening the financial position of organization and network by diversifying funding streams
  • Collate and review all Program reporting data to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Supervise
    the work of M&E coordinator including implementing improvements to
    all tools and processes within the M&E program, supervise
    implementation of surveys, use of digital tools and others
  • Supervise
    the work of Tree nursery staff at Butiama and Utegi that targets set as
    for number of trees and species variety are attained

Terms & Conditions
Contract type:
Renewable contract initially for 1 (one) year
Start date: Ideally beginning of October, 2022
Position: Full-time contract, based in Butiama
Hours of Work:
Full-time, working a minimum of 8 hours per day. Hours will however
vary depending on project needs and flexibility is essential.
Reporting line: The Program Manager will work under the supervision of and report to the GRA-TZ country director.
Package: Competitive package for a small NGO, with remuneration based on experience
Expected Deliverables
Expected deliverables and respective timelines will be agreed upon during the first month on board
Candidate Profile
role requires a strong strategic focus and a track record of
leadership, coupled with highly effective networking skills. The ideal
candidate has a solid ability to motivate and inspire a
multi-stakeholder group, funders, staff, and partners as well as
citizens, foresters, private sector, and governments to promote the
vision and mission of GRA and contribute to the protection of forests
and achieve social impact for its inhabitants.

The right
candidate will be authentic and charismatic and comes with a diverse
skillset. GRA is a small/medium-sized organization and the Project
Manager needs to be hands-on, with a co-creating mindset and ability to
delegate and execute at the same time.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a majority of the following skills and experiences:
Core competencies

  • Innovation
    and delivery-oriented: Demonstrable skill in developing, evolving, and
    implementing vision and strategy and a proven ability to deliver
    results, preferably gained in a multi-stakeholder setting.
  • Leadership: Ability to take decisions, when supported by evidence/data.
  • People and partnership management: Ability to inspire, motivate and empower staff and wider stakeholders.
  • Communication
    and facilitation: Strong and inspiring communication skills, in
    particular in advocacy and policy. Ability to listen, adapt, persuade
    and transform; excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Participatory,
    bottom-up approaches: Ability to foster a sense of ownership in partners
    and local stakeholders with different backgrounds. Engage local
    villagers in forest restoration with support from the village and
    district councils, and support them in meeting restoration requirements
  • Compromising:
    Ability to comprise and keep different stakeholders in line with the
    common goal. Bridge-builder rather than pushing through.
  • Technology:
    A relevant understanding of digital technology, with a vision of how to
    leverage this for the benefit of an organization and its stakeholders.

Technical/functional competencies

  • Forests and development: Practical knowledge of forestry, legislation and economic principles
  • Project Management: Ability to plan, organize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
  • Knowledge
    Management and Adaptive Management: Ability to capture, develop, share
    and effectively use information and knowledge and adapt strategies in
  • Advocacy and representation: Ability to productively share knowledge and activities for various venues and stakeholders

Qualifications and other requirements:

  • A
    Masters degree, or equivalent experience, in Natural Resources
    Management, Project Planning and Management or any other related field

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  • A
    minimum of 5 years work experience in relevant sectors, in particular
    with regard to community-based natural resource management in rural
  • A track record of successfully applying
    results-based management (RBM) and M&E frameworks to ensure
    effective on time implementation of complex donor funded projects
  • Experience in developing logframes & work plans, delivering projects against milestones and targets
  • Computer literate and ability to use data analysis programs (SPSS), MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience in management, coordination, training and reporting skills

Language requirements

  • Fluent
    in English and Swahili (both speaking and writing). This position
    involves working with a wide range of people within the institution,
    local communities, local and international partners, including technical
    and nontechnical colleagues.

Other requirements

  • In possession of a driving license, experience with driving motorbikes and other vehicles is considered a plus
  • Flexible in terms of traveling and living conditions
  • Ability
    to work under pressure, tight deadlines and less supervision,
    self-motivated person, team player, reporting and presentation skills

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Application Procedure:
applications should be submitted together with the most recent
Curriculum Vitae (resume), three names of reputable referees, day-time
telephone number, e-mail address, and should be sent to GRA-Tz
Administrative Coordinator Yovita Makoko to the following e-mail
Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Application Deadline August 15th 2022

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