Deputy Country Representative and Head of Programs

TITLE: Deputy Country Representative and Head of Programs
PROGRAM: EngenderHealth
REPORTS TO: Country Representative
DUTY STATION: Dar es Salaam

Engender Health’s vision is Women and Girls First.  The vision is underpinned by the mission, namely catalyzing the value of women and girls by harnessing the power of sexual and reproductive rights and health. EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival.

Job Summary:
The Deputy Country Representative (DCR)and Head of Programs works closely with the Country Representative (CR) and represents and acts on behalf of the CR when the incumbent is unavailable. S/he shares responsibility for representation and leadership of all EngenderHealth activities under Tanzania Country Program. S/he contributes significantly to the vision and strategy of the country program, identify funding opportunities and support new business development, oversee country projects implementation and quality assurance, guide and lead project teams, and manage the critical relationships with government, donors and other partners.

S/he works closely with the CR, the Tanzania Country Office Finance and Operations, Human Resource, and Monitoring and Evaluation units and other program managers to ensure overall program, managerial, and fiscal responsibility for the country’s program portfolio, including achieving program results, financial management and reporting, and ensuring compliance with all EH and donors’ contractual matters and other applicable laws and regulations of the country.

S/he will ensure compliance with MOH, Donor and EngenderHealth medical/clinical/ technical standards and guidelines, provide overall technical direction and strategic guidance for developing technical strategies, build the capacity and ensure program/technical staff have the capacity to implement the portfolio for program activities.  S/he serves as Programme Management Adviser to the Country Representative, supervises and provides technical and managerial support to country technical/program managers and cross-functional program staff as assigned and on behalf of the CR when acting in that capacity.

Job Responsibilities:

Country Leadership and Representation (10%)

  • In collaboration with the CR and Country Management Team (CMT), contribute substantively to development of country priorities and a country program strategy and ensure consistency with EngenderHealth’s (EH) overall agency mission, goals, and strategic plans.
  • Together with the CR and other CMT, develop, co-lead implementation of the EH Tanzania Country Strategy, including reporting to HQ on progress.
  • Participate activity in regular portfolio reviews of country projects and ensure consistency across projects with EngenderHealth’s (EH) SEED Model and supporting management and technical approaches and tools.
  • Under the guidance of the CR, liaise with key stakeholders, and help establish and maintain strategic partnerships with the Tanzania Government Ministries, international donor agencies, as well as national and international NGOs and represent Country Program during meetings with partners and donors.
  • Help in identifying sustainable program models based on local governance laws and practices and contribute significantly to the piloting and introduction of most appropriate model(s).
  • Assist the CR in ensuring coordination with other projects and collaborative agencies in the sexual and reproductive health and rights sector in Tanzania.

Business Development: (10%)

  • Contribute to regular scans of funding environment, identify donors interested in country program’s sexual and reproductive health and rights priorities, develop and cultivate relationships with potential donors, and support CR in providing ongoing updates to the Business Development team regarding potential funding opportunities.
  • Collaborate with CR and HQ resources mobilization team to develop innovative approaches to resource mobilization and provide appropriate strategic input to grow and maintain a strong integrated country program.
  • Collaborate with the CR and HQ resources mobilization team to oversee the development of new business proposals to ensure sustainability of the Country Program.

Program Management: (80%)

  • Provide technical leadership and program management oversight for existing country program activities, link clinical/technical expertise and program management support with critical country needs and ensure the overall achievement of the goals and objectives of the country program.
  • With CR, co-lead the development, successful implementation, and monitoring of program/project strategies and work plans in close coordination with donor, government departments, program/technical staff, and other stakeholders at national and regional levels.
  • Provide oversight, guidance and leadership to all aspects of program implementation, including ensuing timely reporting, compliance and quality utilizing routine monitoring and feedback into program implementation
  • Under the guidance of CR, lead the development of yearly and periodic program/project work plan and budget and ensure effective coordination, timely and quality implementation and monitoring of program/project activities to meet deliverables in accordance with standards, time line, and budget utilizing routine monitoring and feedback into program implementation
  • Work with the Head of Finance and Operations (HFO) to ensure existence of effective program budget monitoring mechanism for timely and efficient budget utilization.  
  • Work with the Fields/Projects Managers, provide oversight to the performance of programs and facilitate timely programmatic/technical backstopping.
  • Oversee the coordination of sub-grantee’s programmatic/technical assistance needs and monitor their performance to expected standard and progress to meeting organizational targets and goals.
  • Oversee accurate preparation and timely submission of quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports as well as interim status (as required) programmatic reports to HQ, Donors, and Government.
  • Support and coordinate the development and implementation of clinical/technical orientation and professional development for program/technical staff, Short term technical assistance/STTA resources, and partners to build country institutional expertise and capacity in quality programming.
  • Work in close coordination with Country Technical Team and Headquarters Global Technical Leadership team to identify lessons learned, synthesize document, and disseminate clinical and technical best practices, and develop strategies to take best and/or new high impact practices to scale in-country and support replication in other countries.
  • Work in coordination with Country M,E,&R Manager, the Headquarters M,E,&R and Global Program management team to provide strategic guidance and input for monitoring, evaluation and research activities including ensuring compliance with EngenderHealth and donor policies, standards, and practices.
  • Support and work closely with Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Program Quality department to ensure the implementation of effective and participatory program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning strategies at all levels of  country Program.
  • Work with the Country technical team and carry out an in-depth analysis of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’ (SRHR) context, trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities
  • Foster synergies between program areas (integrated approach), support the strong integration of SRHR initiatives that aim towards  meeting SP2020, FP2020 and various Sustainable Development Goals
  • Assist the CR in representing the country program at scientific meetings, other technical meetings, on scientific and programmatic panels and in discussions with government counterparts, USG departments, private foundations, multilaterals, and other implementing agencies in coordinating their participation in project development and implementation.
  • Provide leadership in the documentation and communication of scientific (clinical, quality improvement and programmatic) findings in peer-reviewed publications and reports and present country program’s work at scientific and technical conferences and for other external audiences.
  • Ensuring program /technical staff maintains effective and collaborative working relationship with diverse stakeholders, including in-country partners, local and international NGOs, local governments and sponsors. Advocate about Tanzania’s program with government, donors, implementing partners, private sector in various fora. 
  • Assist the CR in establishing and maintaining collaborative and high performing team and a good working environment.
  • Assist the CR in human resource management and oversee, administer, supervise and manage performance of all program/technical staff in accordance with local statutory requirements and EngenderHealth procedures.
  • Proactively contribute to effective and efficient use of resources across projects including effective and transparent budget follow up, and management of start-up and close-out of projects.
  • Closely work with the HFO to coordinate finance, operation and logistic support to programs/projects and as required, contribute to and support effective implementation of Finance and Operation systems.
  • Ensure adherence to EngenderHealth (EH) operational procedures and compliance with the EH’s SOPs and reporting.
  • Assist the CR in ensuring close coordination between country projects’ and HQ-based Program Management, Global Technical Leadership, and Operations staff to ensure timely implementation of country projects.
  • Carry out other duties as appropriate and as assigned by the country representative and EngenderHealth.

Education, Experience and Certifications:   

  • Post graduate/ graduate in Public Health, Health Management, Development or relevant branch of social sciences.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of RH/ FP and experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of FP and other SRHR programs in Tanzania/Africa.
  • 10-15 years’ programmatic and technical experience of implementing service delivery/systems strengthening projects in the areas of FP/SRHR.
  • Experience in integrated approaches to quality health service delivery in the public sector and/or with private sector networks, including gender equity and community engagement for health is a plus.
  • Substantial experience in designing, implementing, and conducting large scale programs and translating evidence into policies, programs, and services for improved FP and SRH with attention to ensuring project deliverables are met successfully and time.
  • Demonstrated experience in management of sub-awards to local partners.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated leadership in working and collaborating with a wide range of partners including state officials from the public, private commercial, NGO partners and international donor agencies.
  • Proven capacity to oversee development/implementation of work plans, monitoring and evaluation activities, and reports.
  • Demonstrated record of successes in writing successful grant proposals.
  • Outstanding ability to interact with experts and collaborators across multiple disciplines, program areas, and cultures.
  • Ability to support a diverse portfolio of program activities within a complex organizational framework and ability to work in high pressure environment with constantly changing proprieties and deadlines.
  • Ability to lead, manage and mentor with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills including written and oral communications in English.
  • Computer literate, with knowledge of Windows applications, including Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Proven experience in effectively coordinating with National Governments, International and National NGO partners and a variety of working with and coordinating with a variety of donors including USAID, DFID,  EU and Private Donors


  • Challenge the Status Quo – Analyzes structure, systems and processes; searches for opportunities by seeking innovative ways to change, grow and improve EngenderHealth’s programming and the organization. Seeks new solutions to enhance program effectiveness and strengthen the organizational structure to support program synergies. Reaches agreement with senior management.
  • Entrepreneurship –  Keeps up to date with trends in the field; identifies opportunities for advancing EngenderHealth’s mission. Maintains awareness of developments in the donor environment and identifies new and emerging markets; cultivates new funding opportunities and strategic partnerships. Strengthens the project/program and prepares for ongoing program development.
  • Political Savvy – Recognizes the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization. Perceives organizational and political reality and acts accordingly.
  • Strategic Thinking – Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
  • Vision – Takes long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for change. Inspires others to translate vision into action.


  • Align and maintain country vision with the vision, mission, principles, and values of EngenderHealth.
  • Develop and implement program approaches to influence on-going stakeholder engagement and commitment.
  • Envision the desired future state of the program and shape and sustain the program business case.
  • Develop appropriate systems and process to ensure synergies across projects within the country & region program portfolio.
  • Orchestrate attainment of value for money by monitoring and reporting to donors based on defined benefits.
  • Identify, analyze and address potential risks based on risk management approach.
  • Manage project implementation to ensure compliance with donor and EngenderHealth rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures.
  • Review expected results in collaborative agreements, address variances, and ensure agreements reflect current priorities and needs.


Please visit the careers page at to submit your application online by 30th October 2017.

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Finance & Administration Office

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in (AGRA), is an African-led African-based organization, working in partnership with national governments and agricultural development partners, to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. The work that AGRA and its partners support is focused on enabling smallholder farmers (SHFs) engaged in the production of food, build and run farming enterprises that are productive, efficient, profitable and sustainable in ways that ensure: wealth creation that lift millions out of poverty, food and nutrition security, and equitable growth across the continent.

After ten years of building a strong foundation, starting 2017, AGRA has rolled out a new 5-year strategy with an approach that simultaneously catalyzes-change at farmer level; strengthens input and output market systems; and puts government at the centre of the partnerships required to enable and champion private-sector-Ied agricultural growth at local and national levels.

To support this transformation, AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the position of Finance & Administration Officer (F&AO) – Geographic Service Team (GST) 3 that covers Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda; within the regional office in Dar es Salaam.

The Position: Reporting to the Head of GST3 (Tanzania, Rwanda & Uganda) with a dotted reporting line into the Chief Finance Officer of AGRA, the F&AO is responsible for providing leadership and direction, as well as day-to-day management of the finance and administration functions for the GST3. On Financial Functions, s/he will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the development and monitoring of budgets, liaising with Finance and the Regional Head to support timely preparation of income statements, balance sheets, financial summaries’ and forecasts. On Administrative Functions, s/he will be responsible for planning, implementing and managing the administration functions including the supervision of finance, administrative and support staff within the GST.

The position is only open to Tanzania nationals and the role holder will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Job Title: Finance & Administration Officer (F&AO) – Job Reference FIN 10/2017

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead in the provision of financial management in the GST and supervise day-to-day financial operations in the countries;
Lead in budgeting process for all the countries under the GST;
Monitor all GST and country budgets and ensure monthly preparation of management reports and financial analysis for country and GST Management including regular financial returns to HQ;
Support in budgeting for donor proposals and ensure accurate and timely donor reports;
Ensure the effective selection, procurement, administration and maintenance of vehicles and all other equipment within the GS
Coordinate and supervise the purchase of all office and other supplies;
Ensure robust cash flows management for all the offices;
Support the streamlining of processes and procedures for improving operational efficiency of finance reporting and budgeting systems within the assigned GST;
Ensure all timely payments and expenses are in line with policy and identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial related issues for the GST;
Ensure accuracy of billing and invoicing in line with the hosting agreements and ensure regular reconciliation with the host organizations;
Ensure accuracy recording of financial information in the general and subsidiary ledgers, in a timely manner and regular reconciliation of bank, cash, payables and receivables and timely follow up of outstanding items;
Ensure that all relevant financial documents are maintained securely;
Provide oversight of all the banking accounts and relationships in countries and ensure bank reconciliations are done in a timely manner;
Lead in the preparation of Financial statements and statutory audits and submissions for countries in the GST as well as support grantee and program audits;
Provide oversight on tax and other statutory compliance and work with the legal department to ensure that necessary statutory requirements in the countries are met; .
Ensure proper management of all fixed assets in the countries in line with policy;
Engage, coach, supervise and evaluate direct reports;
Work collaboratively with technical officers in the GST to enhance efficiency and delivery of results; and
Provide effective link between the GST and the HR Department of AGRA to enhance HR management within the GST.

Academic, Professional Qualifications and Relevant experience:
A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent work experience;
CPA or Accounting Certification required;
An MBA would be an added advantage;
At least 8 years of professional experience in accounting, finance, or financial monitoring;
Experience in working with similar organizations or institutions is essential; and
Knowledge of program finance documentation and experience working with donors such as USAID, EU, DFID, BMZ and other large institutional and foundations.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with this positions responsibility will be negotiated with the successful candidate

How To  Apply:

AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For more information on AGRA and a detailed Job Description, applicants can visit

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current Position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number on your application letter. To be considered, applications must be submitted electronically to the email address provided by 1st November, 2017.

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way Westlands,
Nairobi, Kenya


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United Republic of Tanzania: Regional Cash Delegate, Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam (m/f)

Organization: Belgian Red Cross
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

The Belgian Red Cross – Flanders (BRC-FL) is looking for a Regional Cash Delegate based in Dar Es Salaam to support the design, implementation and delivery of high quality, timely and accountable cash preparedness programming as part of its Disaster Preparedness Programme in the Great Lakes Region, funded by the Belgian Federal Government.

Job description:

The Cash Delegate provides technical support to BRC-FL operations in its cash preparedness programmes in the Great Lakes region (Tanzania, Rwanda Burundi), in close cooperation with the respective Red Cross National Societies and their in-country partners. The main responsibilities include:

  • Ensure a regional cohesion in Multi-purpose Cash Transfer (MPCT) approaches by a.o. the organization of regional exchange events and trainings
  • Be an active partner for MPCT advocacy and diplomacy amongst high management National Society structures, beneficiaries and governmental and non-governmental actors
  • Establish an effective MPCT management structure within the 3 National Societies by a.o. the recruitment of key positions such as MPCT Focal Points and the establishment of an MPCT Working Group
  • Advise, on the development of MPCT-specific scenario’s and SOPs, resulting in cash-inclusive procedures on finances, logistics, M&E and communications.
  • Advise on the organization of simulation exercises and pilots
  • Ensure a rapid and correct MPCT disbursement to affected communities in case an emergency materializes during timespan of the programme

Terms of reference

Country-specific support

  • Technical support: provide technical guidance to Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS), Rwanda Red Cross (RRC) and Burundi Red Cross (BuRC) on cash programming and cash preparedness in particular, from making basic emergency toolkits MPCT specific to the development of MPCT SOPs and guidelines essential to quality programming. Act as referent focal point answering specific technical questions and addressing country-specific challenges.
  • Strategic support: Assist TRCS, RRC and BuRC in finalizing their MPCT approaches, based upon relevant assessments and stakeholder analyses.
  • Set-up: Support the set-up of multi-purpose cash transfer programming at country level, for instance help conduct feasibility and market assessments, recruit and train relevant staff, establish databases and start-up activities – particularly with regards to cash preparedness
  • Capacity building: provide training material relating to MPCT programmes in line with existing Red Cross MPCT materials, assist countries of operations in organizing workshops and training targeting BRC-FL and partners’ staff.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: visit all 3 country programmes on regular basis, monitor programme implementation (activities and budget), perform regular reporting and propose adjustments when necessary.

Regional support

  • Capacity: Assess National Society country capacities in Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda on cash programming and cash preparedness and identify gaps relevant to BRC-FL’s operational objectives and programming
  • Strategy: Advise on how cash programming fits the BRC-FL Disaster Preparedness policy and its strategic priorities. Review and refine regional strategies as necessary.
  • Profile and position: Support in defining the BRC-FL’s regional disaster preparedness and cash profile. Position BRC-FL as a relevant and innovative agency on cash programming and preparedness.
  • Ensure cross-country BRC-FL consistency in Disaster Preparedness programming and MPCT approach.
  • Learning: Lead the regional learning process on cash and preparedness. Collect, compile and share BRC-FL and other Partner National Societies’ best practices extracted from monitoring and evaluation exercises conducted at country and regional level in Cash and preparedness
  • Assist in raising funds on cash and DRR programming and managing relationships with relevant donors/partners in those 2 fields.

Your Profile :

  • University degree in economics, business management, social science or equivalent
  • 2-3 years experience in the design and implementation of cash programmes in the private, public or humanitarian sectors. Demonstrated experience in emergency settings is considered a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strategic thinking, with strong communication and writing skills
  • Fluency in English is required, French an asset
  • Good understanding of the context in the Great Lakes area considered an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent environment and working tools an asset

  • You have knowledge of evidence-based methodology or are motivated to enhance your knowledge in this field;

  • You are a results-oriented problem solver with a strong team spirit and sense of initiative;

  • You have strong communication and negotiation skills combined with the necessary diplomatic skills;

  • You are able to travel to countries within the region on short notice

  • You have a valid international driving license;

Our Offer:

  • You are part of an internationally recognized humanitarian organization, which can make a difference;
  • An exciting and relevant challenge;
  • A fixed-term contract of 24 months (cfr. FA Southern Afr)???
  • Beginning of contract: 1/1/2018;
  • Compensation based on BRC-FL salary scales and seniority, including overseas social security and comprehensive insurance;
  • Non-accompanied posting.


Tanzania Red Cross office in Dar Es Salaam with frequent travels to the Great Lakes Region

How to apply:


Apply online asap. Mark that screenings can be organised earlier than December 31st 2017.

Please submit your cv (max. 3 pages) and letter of motivation, in which you can convince us of your capacities and expertise for this challenging and impactful position.…

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