United Republic of Tanzania: Zanzibar Representative

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Oct 2017

Zanzibar Representative

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The main role of the Zanzibar Representative is to represent Save the Children in Zanzibar under the leadership and direction of the Tanzania Country Director and the Senior Management Team. He/she is also accountable for providing management and oversight of the implementation of all the awards in Zanzibar and to build relationships and strategic partnerships through advocacy for Save the Children’s work and organizational priorities with a wide range of external parties including government representatives, communities, donors, UN and other humanitarian agencies operating in Zanzibar. The Zanzibar Representative will supervise the Zanzibar team (Unguja and Pemba offices) and manage the financial and other resources of the programme.

Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, nutrition, HIV/TB and emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational presence in Dar, Dodoma, Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe and Kigoma and we work through partners in other parts of the country. We employ nearly 100 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million

Contract Duration: 1 year

Location: International/National

Qualifications and Experience

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s vision, mission and values including rights-based approaches.
  • At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent from a recognized university in development studies, social sciences or similar discipline.
  • Experience in building relationships, fostering interagency coordination and experience of representing an organisation to external parties.
  • At least 4 years’ senior management experience of which at least 2 will be as manager of programmes engaged in Child-Oriented community development.
  • Strong demonstrable skills and experience in programme management, monitoring, evaluation, learning and accountability, working with cross-functional teams with a proven history of delivering results.
  • An in-depth understanding of national (Tanzania and Zanzibar) and international development issues in particular in relation to children.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with young people and a commitment to child participation and child protection.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change.
  • Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary control and securing and managing awards from major institutional donors.
  • Previous experience with an international non-government organisation.
  • Experience of working in a Muslim context.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams in the event of major emergencies.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English. Kiswahili a positive asset.
  • Clean police record.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=dGltb3RoeS43NDYzNS4zODMwQHNhdmV0aGVjaGlsZHJlbmFvLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

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United Republic of Tanzania: Education Consultancy: Study to assess learning from implementation of a Key Resource Teacher model in Southern Tanzania

Organization: Aga Khan Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Consultancy: Study to assess and extract learning from implementation of a Key Resource Teacher support model in Southern Tanzania

BACKGROUND
Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Tanzania implements a multi-sector areas development programme to improve the quality of life of households and communities in Southern Tanzania. Investments cut across sustainable economic development, community health, education, and early childhood development. Since 2013, AKF has been implementing the Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) project in partnership with the Global Affairs Canada, the governments of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, as well as other Aga Khan Development Network organisations. The project was designed to strengthen teacher education and support systems to improve and sustain learning outcomes – especially in literacy and numeracy – for girls and boys in pre-primary and primary school levels. It comprised three components:

  1. Professional development of educators
  2. Strengthening of education support systems and institutions
  3. Learning and dialogue

In 2016, in response to needs as identified through ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation, AKF re-developed and implemented the Key Resource Teacher (KRT) model in Lindi, Southern Tanzania. The objective of the KRT model is to provide decentralised support to teachers at the school level to enable the professional growth and development of all teachers in the school. Through this process, KRT have been supported to develop their classroom observation skills, mentoring, and their ability to support their peers to implement a horizontal, peer-to-peer process of reflective practice, research, and plan, do, review process (through the Education Community of Practice (ECOP) model), to drive school level improvements. AKF worked closely with the government to develop and deliver the training components and design the modality in which the KRT model could be managed and coordinated through the government system.

STUDY OBJECTIVES
In October and November 2017, AKF will conduct a qualitative assessment of the KRT model to assess impact, progress, and learning after one year of implementation. More specifically we would like to understand:

  1. Overall impact of the KRT model, particularly in terms of:
    A. The standard of teaching and learning in the classroom
  2. What evidence exists that demonstrates that this model has improved teaching and learning?
  3. Do teachers consider their performance to have improved because of the model

B. The motivation of teachers

C. Whether teachers value the KRTs support and why

D. Collaborative peer-to-peer support – does the model drive a process of reflective learning that develops teachers’ internal motivation for professional growth and development

  1. Aspects of the KRT model that have proved effective
    A. Key success factors (e.g. initial training; support materials; on-going support from AKF, Ward Education Coordinator (WEC), and LGA)
    B. Frequency of lesson observations, quarterly meetings etc.

  2. Sustainability of the model:
    A. How the government system is managing and coordinating the KRT model
    B. What will embed the model and enable it to become a sustainable, low-cost, decentralised mechanism for driving professional growth and quality

  3. Key learning

  4. Recommendations based on the findings

This research comes at an opportune time as the government works to develop a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework. Learning from the implementation of the KRT model would therefore provide AKF with the opportunity to inform the modality of this and contribute to the design of the CPD.

APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY AKFT is seeking a consultant or team of consultants with the following qualifications and experience to conduct qualitative research to address the questions above:

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Master’s Degree or equivalent, preferably in education or other related fields
  • Experience in background theory and practice with respect to teacher professional development, peer-to-peer support, and national government education systems
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research on education in Africa and preferably in Tanzania
  • Fluent spoken and written English; fluent spoken Swahili an advantage

The consultant/s will be supported by the Manager for Action Research, Monitoring and Evaluation and Communications or her representative who will ensure that all available and relevant background materials and project data are provided and that day to day logistics are arranged. During research, AKFT team members will join the consultant/s to ensure transfer of AKFT-contextual information, transfer of qualitative research skills and knowledge, ownership and uptake of learning by AKFT. The consultant/s will have full responsibility for the undertaking of the study.

To respond to the objectives of this study qualitative research methods will be required rather than quantitative methods. Qualitative methods are likely to include focus group discussions, structured and semi structured interviews with key informants including AKFT staff, Government of Tanzania staff, teachers, KRTs and other relevant actors.

Prior to conducting the field research the consultant/s will be required to:

  • conduct a desk review of existing project information and data; studies conducted by other government and non-government actors working on teacher support models in similar contexts; and AKFT strategies, reports and data.
  • develop and share with AKFT for approval: a detailed research plan; a list of people/ groups to be interviewed; selection criteria for these people/groups; a set of questionnaires/ semi-structured interview/ FGD questions based on the study objectives and questions to be answered.

Based on the specified selection criteria, the AKFT team will suggest locations and people/groups for interview and will set up meetings with the selected people. On completion of the field research the consultant is expected to conduct a feedback session to present findings to AKFT staff. In addition to a detailed final report the consultant will develop a summary brief for circulation to a range of stakeholders.

KEY OUTPUTS
The consultant/s will produce the following deliverables:

  • Research plan and interview guides – to be approved by AKFT prior to commencement of the field work
  • Interviewee/ group selection criteria – at same time as research plan so that AKFT can make recommendations
  • A debriefing presentation to AKFT management and relevant team members – prior to the end of the in-country mission
  • Raw data (recordings) and transcribed data (in English) from all interviews and FGDs
  • Draft full report – to be submitted within two weeks of the end of the field work for review by AKFT/EA
  • Summary brief/digestible learning paper to disseminate findings and recommendations to varied stakeholders including the development community in Tanzania – to be submitted within two weeks of completion of the field work for review by AKFT
  • Final report and summary brief – to be completed within one week of written feedback received by AKFT on the draft report

DURATION OF THE STUDY AND ACTIVITY SCHEDULE Literature review, briefing on programme activities and required outputs of study; respondent identification; tool development (3 days)

Data collection (13 days)

Feedback session (1 day)

Data analysis and report writing (5 days)

Travel (2 days)

Total days 24

The research must be undertaken in October/November 2017, and be completed by 10th November. The final report should be approved no later than December 8th.

How to apply:

All interested applicants should submit the following to Aga Khan Foundation Tanzania to info.akftz@akfea.org by September 28th, 2017:

  1. Sample of final report from a similar assignment carried out by consultant
  2. Expected consultancy budget breakdown
  3. A two-pager outlining the proposed approach, respondents etc
  4. CV of the consultant(s) who will undertake the assignment
  5. Names of two people/organisations for whom the consultant has done similar wo

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United Republic of Tanzania: Program Funding Manager, fluent in English and Kiswahili, with right to live and work in Tanzania

Organization: Sense International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

JOB ADVERT – SENSE INTERNATIONAL TANZANIA

Job title: Programme Funding Manager

Location: Msasani, Dar es Salaam

Deadline for applications: 5pm (EAT) on Monday 2nd October 2017

Sense International is a global charity that supports people with deafblindness and complex sensory impairments by working in partnership with local organisations and governments to develop education, health and livelihoods programmes, awareness raising and advocacy.

Sense International Tanzania is recruiting a Programme Funding Manager to build up its in-country funding income in Tanzania through identifying funding opportunities, developing strategic partnerships, developing applications for submission to statutory donors, and foundations, corporates and High-Net-Worth individuals and managing the grants received.

The successful candidate must have experience in institutional fundraising and grant management within East Africa and must possess excellent interpersonal and proposal writing skills.

Please refer to the Job Description below for a full description about the role.

If you wish to apply for this job please send your CV with a maximum of 3 pages and a cover letter to infotz@senseint-ea.org. Only applicants who already have the right to live and work in Tanzania, and applications that include the following information in the cover letter, will be considered:

· A list of your experience in institutional fundraising and grant management within East Africa; detailing the source and size of the grants obtained/managed.

· A statement explaining how your experience matches each aspect of the job description.

· Your current gross salary and benefits.

· The notice period in your current job (if any).

Job Description

Job Title: Programme Funding Manager

Responsible to: Country Director, Sense International Tanzania

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Purpose of role:

1) To build up the in-country funding income for Sense International Tanzania primarily through developing strategic funding partnerships with, and making in-country applications to, statutory donors, foundations and global funds, and through supporting fundraising applications made in the UK.

2) Support the management of all in-country funded grants, including managing the relationships with all donors directly funding Sense International Tanzania

Contract type

  • 3 year fixed term contract, with the potential to transition into a permanent contract.

Responsibilities

Planning and scoping

· Maintain a thorough knowledge of the current funding and fundraising developments, trends and culture within Tanzania and the East African region.

· Lead on the development of a Sense International Tanzania in-country fundraising strategy and review and update the strategy on an annual basis.

· Lead on the development of a 3 year fundraising plan to support the Sense International Tanzania fundraising strategy and update the plan on a quarterly basis. This fundraising plan will identify key income generating opportunities and activity plans to maximise income from these opportunities, including a resource plan and budget.

· Continually conduct scoping of new funding opportunities from statutory funders and foundations and maintain these opportunities in a live funding sources database.

Delivering against income targets

· Deliver on targets for fundraising from statutory donors, foundations, corporates, and High-Net-Worth individuals at country level, working within agreed expenditure budgets.

· Seek, anticipate, plan and respond to funding opportunities from institutional donors and foundations.

· Oversee and coordinate the development of concept notes, expressions of interest and proposals, including written applications, project Logframes, budgets and supporting documents (in close collaboration with the Sense International Tanzania team and relevant UK based staff, ensuring that proposals are compliant with donor requirements and are highly competitive).

· Strong focus on medium to large-scale funding opportunities (over £300k), including the identification and realisation of consortium funding opportunities.

· Ensure that the fundraising activities undertaken are effective and efficient and that their financial contribution is maximised, aiming to obtain full cost recovery in all proposals.

Grant management and reporting

· Manage and develop relationships with grant account managers for all in-country funded grants under your remit.

· Maintain an overview of the progress of all grants under your management and maintain strong donor relationships in order to manage donors’ expectations.

· Coordinate the development and submission of funding reports to donors ensuring compliance with all reporting requirements and deadlines, with the most accurate information. This includes both narrative and financial reports.

· Check financial reports prepared by the Finance and Admin Officer before submitting to the donor.

· Keep track of donor portfolios (e.g. management systems for communications, reporting etc.)

Raising Sense International’s profile and build funding partnerships

· Ensure that Sense International Tanzania’s programmes have a high profile among donor communities and development networks.

· Develop relationships with potential consortia to jointly develop proposals.

· Build and maintain partnerships with corporates and major donors at national, regional and international levels.

· Establish, maintain and develop relationships with key personnel within existing donor organisations.

· Research, collect donor intelligence and develop relationships with prospective funders with the view of achieving fruitful long-term relationships.

· Assist the Country Director with developing relationships with High-Net-Worth individuals.

Networking internally and externally

· Have monthly calls with the Programme Funding Manager in the Kenya, and when required with the Programme Funding Manager in the UK, for mentoring and to ensure coordination of all fundraising efforts.

· Ensure that an accurate and timely overview of Sense International Tanzania’s fundraising efforts and achievement is shared with the offices of Sense International UK, Kenya, and Uganda through regular (quarterly) reporting and analysis of fundraising activity and results, including income and expenditure updates and forecasts.

· Update the Fundraising Against Targets (FATs) spreadsheet on a monthly basis and share with the Sense International UK team.

· Work with the Sense International Uganda, Kenya and UK based fundraising departments to strengthen and sustain partnerships with restricted income donors that are based outside of Tanzania but which have an interest in directly supporting our work in Tanzania.

· Facilitate sharing of information among country teams in East Africa to ensure maximum appropriate involvement around specific donor opportunities and proposal development processes.

· Plan and prepare annual budgets in conjunction with the Sense International Tanzania country team and the Sense International UK team, monitor performance and take remedial action where necessary ensuring the achievement of net income targets.

· Support fundraising activities in the UK by liaising with local donor offices and contribute to writing drafts for statutory fundraising applications in the UK.

· Contribute to the development of a comprehensive portfolio of project information for Sense International Tanzania, in consultation with the relevant colleagues which can be used to develop funding proposals.

· Build confidence and excitement in Sense International Tanzania’s work and vision both internally and externally.

Other

· To be an independent worker and self-starter.

· To ensure fundraising activities comply with current laws, Sense International’s ethical policy and Sense International’s ethical fundraising policy/guidelines.

· To undertake such other tasks as may be required by and agreed with the Country Director.

· Some travel within Tanzania and East Africa as required.

Key Performance Indicators

· Income against targets

Year on year growth in income.

  • Year on year growth in the percentage of overheads covered by in-country income.

· Diversification of donor base

  • The number of institutional donors, corporates, trusts and foundations (directly or via NGO partners) supporting Sense International Tanzania’s work increases.

· Grant management

  • Level of compliance with grant terms and conditions.

  • Level of adherence to donor reporting schedules with high-quality reports.

  • Level of adherence to internal reporting schedules.

Person Specification: Skills/Experience Required

· Experience in leading proposal development and securing major funding from statutory donors such as EU, USAID, DFID, UN or other institutional funders, including developing multi-country, regional and/or consortia programmes as well as managing grants and ensuring compliance to grant terms and conditions.

· Programme management experience, including leading on complex budget reallocations.

· Proven ability to develop multi-year fundraising strategies incorporating and prioritising multiple types of fundraising.

· Proven ability to network and develop opportunities for long-term funding partnerships.

· Excellent interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills used in international settings (with appropriate technological support as required).

· A thorough knowledge of how statutory funding operates in Tanzania.

· Proven ability to develop project Logframes and complex multi-year/multi-country project budgets.

· Experience of financial planning and control, setting and exceeding targets with a proven ability to undertake systematic forecasting.

· Ability to research new funding opportunities and making appropriate bid/no-bid decisions.

· Experience of preparing compelling, high quality proposals tailored to different audiences (statutory, major donors, corporates, foundations).

· Understanding of the key elements of collating and recording a national portfolio of project information in an efficient and accessible format.

· Educated to Bachelor degree level.

· An understanding of the current issues in the disability sector.

· Sensitivity to and willingness to develop an understanding of deafblindness

· Experience of working with colleagues from different cultures and with teams based overseas.

· Computer literacy with a good knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.

· Strong administrative and organisational skills.

· Close attention to detail at all times, including when under pressure.
Applicants must already have the right to live and work in Tanzania

How to apply:

If you wish to apply for this job please send your CV with a maximum of 3 pages and a cover letter to infotz@senseint-ea.org. Only applicants who already have the right to live and work in Tanzania, and applications that include the following information in the cover letter, will be considered:

· A list of your experience in institutional fundraising and grant management within East Africa; detailing the source and size of the grants obtained/managed.

· A statement explaining how your experience matches each aspect of the job description.

· Your current gross salary and benefits.

· The notice period in your current job (if any).

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