BELGIAN DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (BTC)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR FOR MONITORING & EVALUATION; POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Vacancy Announcement (5 positions)
Sustainable Agriculture Kigoma Regional Project (SAKIRP)
1. National Technical Advisor for Business Development & Marketing; (1 position)
2. National Technical Advisor for Gender and Capacity Building; (1 position)
3. National Technical Advisor for Monitoring & Evaluation; (1 position)
4. National Technical Advisor for Farmer Field School, Farmers Organizations & Empowerment; (1 position)
5. Administration and Finance Officer. (AFO)
Duty Station: Kigoma
The Belgian Development Agency, BTC, mobilizes its resources and its expertise to eliminate poverty in the world. BTC contributes to the efforts of the international community and works towards a society that provides present and future generations with sufficient resources to build a sustainable and fair world
The SAKIRP project aims to support agricultural development in Kigoma through a pro-poor value chain approach. The Overall objective is: Local economic development and wellbeing of smallholders is improved in Kigoma region through sustainable agriculture development. TheSpecific objective is: Smallholders’ income is increased and diversified in Kigoma region. The project will facilitate value chain development (Cassava & Beans) through organizing and empowering smallholders and linking them with traders, facilitating value chain financing, strengthening value chain service provision, market intelligence and multi stakeholder processes. Gender equity in the development of value chains will be of great emphasis.
The 5-year project will start in July 2016. Project’s coordination team is based at the Kigoma Regional Secretariat, led by a National Project Coordinator from RS office and a BTC employed International Project Manager. The coordination team will further comprise of 4 BTC employed National Technical Advisors, One International advisor, and several international and national support staff. In each district in Kigoma there shall be a project District focal person (DFP) appointed by DED. Now, BTC seeks to recruit for the above mentioned National Technical Advisors and Administration & Finance Officer for the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).
Expected Starting Date: 1st July 2016; Duration: 4 years
Basic Functions & Responsibilities:
The staffs are employed by the BTC Resident Representative. They are under the• supervision and leadership of the Project Coordinator (PC) and Project Manager (PM) with the following responsibilities:
3. National Technical Advisor for Farmers Field School, Farmer
Organizations & Empowerment: Design and coordinate the development and implementation of the FFS implementation strategy; perform methodological and hands on support to FFS, farmers organizations. Elaborate, supervise and monitor strategies and activities for organization and empowerment of Farmers groups associations, CBOs activities.
Detailed Terms of Reference for each of the positions can be viewed HERE
Deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 24th June 2016 and applications must include Maximum 1 page signed cover letter explaining why you consider, yourself to be the best fit for the position. 2. A CV indicating your : relevant skills and experiences, and 3 Copies of relevant certificates.
Please send applications by registered mail to “Resident.
Representation, BTC Representation, 1271 Haile Selassie Avenue
Oysterbay, P.O. Box 23209, Dar es Salaam.
Attention Project Manager and Co-Manager.
Or e-mail (max 2 MB) to representation.tan @btcctb.org.
Letters and emails should clearly indicate which position you are ‘applying for on the envelope or for • emails in the Subject line. Late applications will not be considered.
Only short listed applicants will be notified.
Deadline: June 24, 2016
Job Title: Project Director, Soya Ni Pesa
Dept/Location: EARO/ Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reports To: Head of Programs, Tanzania
Length of Assignment: 18-24 months with possibility of extension
CRS seeks a qualified candidate for Project Director (PD) to provide overall direction and leadership to the USDA/Food for Progress funded Soya Ni Pesa program in Tanzania. This 5-year year program is working to increase incomes for smallholder farmers and build strong foundations for economic growth by promoting the cultivation and marketing of soybeans in the Southern Highlands and SAGCOT region to potential buyers in the poultry sector. The PD will be responsible for the achievement of strategic objectives, intermediate results, and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.
The program, with a value of over $11 million, increases livelihood opportunities by strengthening soybean cultivation and market access for smallholder farmers; builds resilience and market readiness among the farmers through the promotion of the Five Basic Skills Set; and strengthens rural enterprises through collective bargaining and better access to market information and business skill enhancement.
Technical Leadership, Quality Assurance, Supervision, Mentoring/Training, Administration, Finance, Monitoring/Evaluation, Report Writing, Program Growth.
Specific Job Responsibilities (not exhaustive of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position) include:
1. With key CRS program staff and other stakeholders, ensure program’s strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards.
2. Ensure that vision and plans for the program are innovative and are in line with CRS agency and country program strategies.
3. Oversee periodic technical reviews, ensuring best practices are followed and managing changes in program direction and focus.
4. In collaboration with program staff, provide guidance and technical oversight to ensure that lessons are documented and disseminated.
5. Ensure effective engagement with all stakeholders including private sector entities (buyers, processors, storage and transportation enterprises, credit providers, business services, etc.) and facilitate high-level relationships
6. Oversee program’s monitoring and evaluation system, using data analysis as the basis for measuring performance. Ensure that M&E learning is incorporated into evolving program plans.
7. Ensure integration of program interventions with other CRS programs (notably Farmer-to-Farmer); coordinate with other ongoing (non-CRS) projects to ensure consistency and avoid duplication.
8. With program staff, ensure the delivery of quality training, technical assistance, and administrative and financial support to all partner agencies and government, including the selection and coordination of sub-grantees and consultants.
Management and Administration:
1. Manage program budgets, including tracking of financial and material resources.
2. Ensure accurate and timely reporting of program finances and progress status, review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis.
3. Ensure staff compliance with all CRS administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
4. Approve program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors.
Representation and Advocacy:
1. Provide leadership and oversight of project, ensuring staff and partners adhere to scopes of work and sub-award terms, and that all implementing partners work cooperatively and productively to achieve project objectives.
2. Act as primary project contact to donor, taking responsibility for addressing all program matters, collaborating with the Head of Programs and the CRS Country Representative on overall donor relationships.
3. Strengthen linkages with existing and potential partner agencies, in collaboration with CRS Country Representative and Head of Programs.
4. In collaboration with CRS Country Representative and Heads of Programs, manage relationships with the Government of Tanzania, especially the Ministry of Agriculture.
5. Oversee program communication strategies, in collaboration with CRS Country Representative and Head of Programs, including compliance with donor’s branding and marketing requirements as well as CRS’ marketing and communication procedures.
Human Resource Management:
1. Lead, manage, and supervise a team of CRS and partner staff to meet program objectives.
2. Conduct periodic reviews of staff performance in keeping with CRS’ performance management system and mentor staff to ensure high levels of motivation, commitment, capacity, and teamwork.
3. Manage recruitment portfolio for the program, in collaboration with Tanzania country program management, to ensure optimum service delivery through recruitment of competent and qualified staff.
1. Seek opportunities to leverage and expand project interventions to increase production and trade in soybean.
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
• Serves with Integrity
• Models Stewardship
• Cultivates Constructive Relationships
• Promotes Learning
Supervisory Responsibilities: CRS Soya Ni Pesa staff members (approximately 4 managers)
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Tanzania Country Representative, Head of Programs, Finance Manager; Management Quality Coordinator, EARO Program Quality and Management Quality staff; Africa and Headquarters Technical Advisors.
External: Partner agencies, USG representatives, Tanzania government representatives and agencies (national and regional levels); private sector stakeholders; UN and international community representatives, and other stakeholders.
Qualifications and Skills:
1. MS or MA with a focus on Agribusiness and value chains or other related fields.
2. Minimum 5 years of progressively increasing management responsibility in developing countries; 10 years preferred.
3. Prior management of significant USAID or USDA funding required.
4. Experience working in Africa required. Experience working in Tanzania preferred.
5. Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams.
6. Proven experience in managing complex partnership relationships in a participatory way.
7. Public relations skills required.
8. Ability to work well both in a team and independently.
9. Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required.
10. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.
11. Excellent English oral and written communication skills.
Physical Requirements/Environment: Based in Dar es Salaam with 30-40% travel time.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Program Start-up and Support Consultant
Employment Type: Consultant
Program Start-up and Support Consultant
The objective of this consultancy is to provide logistical support to International Executive Service Corps’ (IESC) program team related to startup activities for a volunteer-oriented program that focuses on access to finance, business enabling environment, and local business service providers in Tanzania.
The selected consultant will ensure that IESC is able to rapidly start-up it’s program in Tanzania. Support from a consultant is critical to this start-up period in order to tap local knowledge and logistical support to help enable IESC to more quickly mobilize and initiate program and operations activities.
Identify hotel options for startup team’s lodging.
Arrange for local transport logistics, including airport pick-up and drop-off, and transport between hotel and to all meetings and appointments for home office team (this will include a vehicle rental and a driver).
Assist with scheduling of relevant meetings and appointments with key stakeholders.
Facilitate the renewal of IESC’s registration in country.
Develop a shortlist of local service provides to include attorneys, Information Technology, Communications, Utilities, Security, Public Relations, Accounting, etc. and facilitate agreements as required.
Develop a short list of required vendors and provide support on the purchasing process as needed (ie vehicles, generators, Information Technology and communications supplies, printing, signage, etc.)
Identify office locations for IESC staff in Dar es Salaam, with an assessment of additional services (security, amenities, utilities).
Identify housing for a long-term international volunteer in Dar es Salaam.
Identify hotels for high frequency use by short-term international volunteers and IESC staff and assist with negotiations as needed.
Support the field office with job posting support and candidate references.
4. Level of Effort:
The estimated level of effort is 30 days.
Significant experience working with international development organizations and program startup in Tanzania.
Experience opening an office in Tanzania, including procurement, human resources, administration and knowledge of local law and regulations.
Experience with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programs, rules and regulations.
Experience recruiting local staff for development programs.
Bachelor's Degree and 5+ years of relevant work experience.
Fluency in oral and written English is required.
Self-starter, detail-oriented, thorough and well organized with ability to produce a high quality final deliverable under challenging deadlines.
Well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills to work with a small team.
Health and Nutrition Specialist, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Closing date: Sunday, 29 May 2016
Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Programme Development and Quality ensure that all Health and Nutrition programming is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes significantly to Save the Children's strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy. The Health and Nutrition Specialist is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved and Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Guidelines and policies are respected. He/she shall also contribute to achieving high programme quality through evidence based work, and/or leading new research around Health (especially Newborn Child Survival) and Nutrition programming, with a strong emphasis on behaviour change. The Health and Nutrition Specialist must be willing to embrace a child rights programming approach and represent Save the Children in national forums and working groups. He/she will support the overall country strategic intent to focus on adolescent girls with a focus on advocacy.
SCOPE OF ROLE
Reports to: Director Programme Development and Quality
Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania (starting in Zanzibar) since 1986. It is currently starting a new strategic plan period (2016-2018), with approximately $8 million projected spend in 2016. The health and nutrition work at Save the Children in Tanzania is developed and quality is ensured through the Programme Development and Quality Team, but is implemented through Programme Operations in the field offices and through projects.
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
Strategic Planning and Programme Development
Be fully aware of and actively participate in the development and review of country strategy and thematic programme plans. Specifically lead the development and implementation of the Health and Nutrition strategies in collaboration with other technical sectors.
Build on technical knowledge, personal understanding of health and nutrition policy and services in Tanzania, and current/previous programming to develop projects for funding in close coordination with the programme quality team (including monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning). Ensure all new programming supports the achievement of Save the Children strategic and thematic objectives in both development and humanitarian contexts. Maintain a gender sensitive lens and work towards gender equity in programmes. All programming must reflect the Government of Tanzania's priorities (or influencing updates in policy) and be aligned to building their capacity to effectively provide health and nutrition services to all Tanzanians, particularly adolescent girls and mothers.
Analyse donor priorities and positions on issues related to health and nutrition; identifying institutional funding opportunities and developing/maintaining contacts with potential donors, partners and key technical agencies. Ensure that new partnerships in this technical area reflect the programme quality we expect of ourselves.
Ensure that programme strategy supports and demonstrates good practice in child safeguarding and gender mainstreaming.
Using a child rights programming lens, ensure that our Health and Nutrition programming is built around the Theory of Change and aligns with Global Initiative strategic directions both for Newborn Child Survival and Nutrition.
Advocacy and Policy Development
Be fully aware of national policies, strategies and other initiatives and developments by the Government of Tanzania and other stakeholders relating to Health and Nutrition, and critical intersections with child protection, nutrition, education, WASH and child poverty. Regularly assess and communicate the implications for Save the Children's programme and priorities of any changes in the operating environment relevant to this theme in close collaboration with the relevant Specialist(s).
Help to clearly articulate the Health and Nutrition advocacy messages for the Tanzania country office. Develop an advocacy plan (with timeline and key outcomes) and ensure its implementation at national, county and community level, particularly aligned to improvements in maternal and newborn health and elimination of child marriage (and impact on adolescent health).
Develop policy briefs and position papers as and when required related to the Health and Nutrition programme in coordination with the Child Protection, Nutrition, WASH and Senior Campaign and Advocacy Manager, when appropriate. This may require technical collaboration with other Technical Specialists within the country office or within the SC Members.
Represent and advocate for Save the Children with UN agencies, donors, Government of Tanzania, NGOs and others at the highest levels in both verbal and written communications to ensure Save the Children is seen as the lead international agency in terms of innovation and quality of implementation that focus on health, nutrition, child survival, food security and resilience. Specifically ensure the following:
Participation in regular working groups and technical meetings.Ensure presence at relevant Health and Nutrition partner coordination meetings, especially with the Government of Tanzania and key donorsAdvise field teams to ensure adequate field visibility through attendance at technical meetings at county and ward level.Ensure active dissemination of programme findings and lessons learned through the production of high technical quality lessons learned documents and their effective dissemination to key stakeholdersParticipate in and contribute to SC Global Initiative activities for Health and Nutrition, as relevant.
Monitor and provide timely, relevant, accurate input on overall technical aspects of Save the Children Health and Nutrition programme work in Tanzania. The position will be required to travel 30-40% of the time to Save the Children field locations.
Liaise with the Programme Operations department to ensure all Health and Nutrition and other programme staff receive the necessary and appropriate technical support. In consultation with staff and project managers agree on the range of advice, support, training and/or other assistance required from you to facilitate high quality programming and ensure it is delivered in a timely fashion. This will involve regular visits to Save the Children operational areas.
Assist in the development of tools for project staff and partners to improve the quality of Health and Nutrition work. Where necessary provide technical training for project staff and partners as required (e.g. newborn child survival focus, community health workers, care and support, monitoring tools, programme quality tools, etc.).
Where external consultants (local or international) are required to technically support or monitor and evaluate projects, lead the recruitment and subsequent management of contracted consultants as per the recruitment guidelines.
Review relevant monitoring reports to donors to ensure that technical debates are well articulated and reports are of acceptable quality before submission. Provide support where necessary to improve report writing skills.
Provide input on partner selection, and provide technical coaching of partners in Health and Nutrition programming.
Analyse and provide feedback on programme implementation to ensure gender equity and adequate child participation.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Ensure the development of an M&E framework and key indicators for nutrition that helps each project improve quality of reporting, clearly articulate progress and impact of projects, identify issues for advocacy and new programmes/projects in the future.
Participate in the design of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations for Health and Nutrition programmes, or Health and Nutrition components of multi-sectoral programmes. Monitor the evaluation process and provide input and clarification as needed. Review evaluation findings and ensure that lessons and recommendations are captured in the Lessons Learned database.
Regularly review and monitor health and nutrition programmes for child safeguarding issues. Take corrective action in modifying programme activities and/or report incidents.
Participate actively in PDQ programme meetings, planning and review activities, providing enhanced insight into health and Nutrition programming.
Actively participate in key relevant internal meetings such as Quarterly Programme Review Meetings, BVA review meetings and Field office meetings as required. Participate in any Donor visit to project(s) within the country office portfolio, as required.
Ensure the recruitment and training of health and nutrition programme staff in technical areas of expertise as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks
Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Ensures all expenditures and finances under their control meet financial standards and policies
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A Health or Nutrition programming professional with a Master's Degree in public health, health professions, medicine, nutrition or equivalent and relevant field.
Significant professional experience, at least 5 years, of working at a senior advisory level in Health and Nutrition for international NGOs, government or the private sector in Tanzania.
Excellent understanding of the Health and Nutrition sector within the Tanzanian context, particularly issues related to children, newborn child survival and nutrition.
Clear understanding of the intersection of Health and Nutrition with other thematic areas, including nutrition, child protection, education, WASH and child poverty in Tanzania.
Proven representation and advocacy skills.
Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
Experience with Health and Nutrition programming in humanitarian settings highly desirable.
Experience writing donor funding proposals for large institutional grants in excess of US$1 million.
Strong report writing skills and ability to compile narrative sections for proposals and donor reports.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required. Swahili preferred.
Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date: Sunday 29 May 2016