United Republic of Tanzania: Country Coordinator Tanzania

Organization: SolidarMed
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 22 Apr 2017

SolidarMed is a leading Swiss NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision.We are offering an exciting position for a mid-career development professional. As part of the international program department based in Lucerne, you will manage the country program portfolios of Tanzania

Tanzania Country Coordinator and Clinical Training Project Manager

Contract Type Fixed term appointment (minimum three years)

Place of Assignment
Ifakara, Tanzania (with regular dislocations to the project sites in Ulanga, Malinyi, Mbulu District)

Start of duties
As soon as possible, with a certain flexibility

Program Tanzania SolidarMed implements a thriving health program consisting of three pillars: (1) Quality of care at hospitals and at decentralized health facilities (focus: maternal and child health, HIV and TB); (2) Human resources for health: preservice and in-service training, upgrading, retention measures; (3) Community based health program focusing on pregnant women and children.

Within its country program, SolidarMed promotes operational research to inform policy dialogue and knowledge exchange.

The position comprises both the management of the project “Support to Edgar Maranta School of Nursing” (ca. 50 % of working time) and the coordination of the country program (ca. 50 % of working time).

Your responsibilities as country coordinator

• Assume overall responsibility for the coordination, monitoring, budgeting, reporting and annual planning of the country program

• Provide strategic and public health guidance and leadership to the program

• Support and supervise the project managers

• Oversee SolidarMeds administrative support team (human resources, logistics, accounting)

• Contribute to program and project development

• Engage in local fundraising

• Coordinate and link with partners, donors, stakeholders as well as with the SolidarMed head office; proactively seek potential collaborations

• Collaborate with national and international project and research partners: Ministry of Health Tanzania, Tanzania Training Center for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Ifakara Health Institute, Saint Francis University College in Health and Allied Sciences

• Promote, support and participate in public health best practices, evidence-based interventions, operational research and policy dialogue

• The position does not include clinical work; however, options of part time clinical collaboration do exist for qualified candidates

Your responsibilities as project manager

• Assume overall responsibility for the implementation, management, monitoring, budgeting and reporting of the SolidarMed project “Edgar Maranta School of Nursing”

• Actively contribute to the introduction of Clinical Instructors into the national training schedule

• Actively contribute to the development of the next phase of the project (starting in mid-2019)

• Identify research questions and conduct research activities as part of project implementation

• Ensure lessons learnt are shared with policy makers, stakeholders, and partners

Your profile

• Advanced degree in health (medical or nursing) and a Master in Public Health

• Good understanding and clinical experience of issues related to maternal and child health, and infectious diseases such as HIV, TB and malaria

• Experience in a public health context in Sub-Saharan Africa, ideally at district level

• Sound knowledge and experience of management and administration

• Accustomed to using project cycle management and project development tools

• Knowledge of and interest in principles and methods of operational research

• Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team

• Language skills in English (excellent in written and spoken), Kiswahili (basic, readiness to learn) and German (asset)

What we Offer

We offer an attractive benefit package in line with Swiss standards. You can expect flexible working hours, a stimulating environment and flat hierarchies. Our team combines a great mix of ambition, dedication, experience and expertise drawn from a range of backgrounds including health, development, research, business and the charity sector. We encourage professional development and offer access to national and international competence networks.

How to apply:

To apply

• Send your CV, a short cover letter and copies of your qualifications to jobs@solidarmed.ch with “Health Program Manager” as reference in the subject line of your email.

• Please note that SolidarMed only accepts electronic applications and will only contact shortlisted candidates

• Deadline for applications: 22th of April 2017.

For further details, please contact Sandra Lerch at SolidarMed on s.lerch@solidarmed.ch or +41 – 41 310 66 60

We look forward to receiving your application!

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United Republic of Tanzania: Finance Officer

Organization: CBM
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Apr 2017

1. Core Purpose

Acts in the Role of Finance Officer in a Country Role:

Organises the grant component of the local community programme in an assigned country. Responsible for designing, budgeting, implementing and monitoring the Finance to support the target communities

2. Main Activities

Working in the CBM Tanzania Country Office, the incumbent will take responsibility for:

· Ensuring efficient and effective finance practices for the CBM Tanzania Country Office.

· Working in accordance with the CBM financial manual, partner agreements, CBM internal audit controls, and financial checklist in close liaison with Regional Operations team, Administration and Accounts Office

· Assisting partners to prepare annual financial budgets and monitor expenditure against the approved budgets.

· Ensuring that the Country Office and partners submit timely and quality Project Progress Reports on a quarterly basis or as per agreed reporting schedule, annual audit and financial statement reports.

· Building the capacity of partners in effective financial management in liaison with Programme Team and Regional Finance/Operations Department.


· To assist in creating, revising, updating and participate in monitoring financial related policies and procedures as directed by the Regional Director and Head of Finance, Operations & Administration-Region.

· To process all payments (cash and bank) for the country office ensuring that they are properly approved by the Country Representative.

· To record all transactions in the accounting system on a daily basis.

· To reconcile all ledgers, cash & banks and payroll to ensure that all transactions are accurately recorded and reported.

· To regularly invoice and follow up all debtors of country office for services rendered.

· To ensure that travel claims are well prepared and supported and prepare adjusting journals.

· To ensure the safe keeping of all cheque books, receipt books and cash vouchers.

· In direct liaison with the Country Representative to ensure proper cash flow management.


  • Support Tanzania CO and Partner Budget Application Process by:

o Mentoring/training partners to use the templates;

o Reviewing submitted budgets;

o Compiling budget summaries;

o Providing budget notifications to the Programme Team for sharing with partners.

  • In liaison with Programme Team, ensure all partner savings are approved before re-allocation and re-utilization.


  • Monitor whether partners’ financial implementation are done in accordance with CBM procedures and approved budget by conducting regular project visits in liaison with the Programme Team. Use findings to support partner capacity development to improve their internal controls.
  • Support in tracking Tanzania CO programme budget call ups, expenditures and reporting.

Reviewing financial statements

  • Review Partner Project Progress Report (PPR) and send to Regional Finance/Operations Team.
  • Review whether the projects’/partners’ Audit Reports (AR) and Management Letters (ML) are in compliance with CBM procedures and requirements; this includes:

o Coordinate development of Audit ToRs including overseeing of the audit process.

o Follow up timely submission of AR and ML from partners and submit to Regional Office on due time line

o Review that the provided AR are in accordance with International and National Standards as well National Legislation.

o Review the auditor’s findings and opinions of the current year and follow up whether the project management has responded and whether subsequent corrective actions were taken.

o Review whether the previous year’s auditor’s findings and opinions are corrected or improved in the subsequent year.

· Review the correctness of projects’/partners’ CBM Annual Financial Statements (FS) against CBM Financial Manual and reconcile with AR; this includes:

o Review CBM FS whether all the donor funds have been used/reported in accordance with approved CBM budget.

o Review whether previous year’s savings and current year’s reallocations of funds are utilized with prior approval of CBM.

o Review that all income and expenditures are reported on CBM FS clearly explained and reconciled with incomes and expenditures reported on AR.

o Review that closing balance reported on CBM FS is in conformance with the closing bank balance reported on the audit report.

Additional Duties:

· Carry out your role-specific responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk (as guided by CBM’s respective policies) in programs, and enforce this with any colleagues and partners you may oversee.

· Upon instruction by the superior(s) perform ad hoc activities which are either by their nature related to the normal duties or evolve from programme requirements. This may include, but is not limited to:

o Being available as a potential member of CO team of competence in the area of expertise.

Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience

· Degree in Finance/Accounting.

· Certified member of National Board of Accountants and Auditors – NBAA.

· Minimum five years’ work experience in same capacity within development sector.

· Strong and proficient skills in budget development, budget monitoring and donor financial report writing.

· Demonstrated experience and skills in partner capacity building (finance)

· Excellent skill of using MS Word and Excel, PPT, and Outlook.

· Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet and word processing programs at a highly proficient level.

· Experience working directly with donor programs

· Experience in audit and monitoring partners (advantageous)

How to apply:

CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to info.tanzania@cbm.org

Application deadline: 5 pm Monday 3rd April 2017

CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Assistant Programme Coordinator (ICS)

Organization: Restless Development
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Mar 2017


Job title Assistant Programme Coordinator
Location Mbeya, Tanzania
Salary TZS 17,840,260/= gross per annum
Preferred start date 03 April 2017
Length of contract 1 year until 02 April 2018, with a possibility of extension
Reports to ICS Programme Coordinator
Direct reports Volunteers
Expected travel Regular travel in country

  1. Programme Strategy Support
     Ensure the ICS programme aligns to Restless Development’s programme design and strategy for youth
    employability and employer skills matching under Kijana Tung’are Kazini
     Support team leaders and volunteers to plan and deliver pre-professional skills development sessions in
    Institutes of Higher Learning and Ensure pre and post placement volunteer engagement and activism,
    encouraging honest learning with volunteers and post-volunteer action at home
     Support in developing formalised partnerships and agreements with key stakeholders including key
    institute of higher learning, government ministries, and private sector companies in collaboration with
    Programme coordinator
     Support the integration of programme learning into each cycle innovating on the design, tools,
    partnerships, and skills focus based on learning from youth participants, volunteers, and stakeholders
    from government, IHLs and private sector
    For more information on Restless Development’s mission, values and work, please
    visit: www.restlessdevelopment.org.
  2. Programme Delivery & Programme Quality
     Supervise, manage and deliver all aspects of volunteer pre, in-placement, and post placement support in
    line with ICS standards. This includes clarification of roles and responsibilities to team leaders and
    volunteers, induction (role, programme (weekly/monthly workplans and targets are implemented, reviewed
    and forecasted, safety, security in line with ICS standards), recruitment, training, and placement set up for
    national and international volunteers and ensure a comprehensive annual review and de-brief is
    conducted with volunteers and stakeholders, using learning to influence planning
     Identify and secure host homes and organize for signing of agreements for hosting of the volunteers
     M&E – ensure all reporting requirements are being met as dictated by Restless Development’s M&E
    framework in Tanzania, and for ICS UK teams including lead in evidence gathering (surveys, case
    studies, evaluations) to demonstrate results and impact in your Programme, Monitoring, reporting and
    communication on Programme progress to key stakeholders from government, private sector, and
    institutes of higher learning
  3. Partnership and Visibility of the Programme
     Support the ICS Programme Coordinator in strengthening our profile and visibility with local stakeholders
    in particular Institutes of higher learning, DFID, and the private sector.
     Support in development and implementation of private sector engagement strategy with fundraising team
    and alumni assistant. Proactively identify and support the development of local partnerships with
    complementary civil society, public sector, and private sector.
     Ensure high profile for the programme is built through online, social, and public media channels
  4. Finance Management
     Ensure all ICS volunteers are inducted on and comply with Restless Development’s financial policies and
    procedures, seeking support from Programme Coordinator and the finance assistant
     Supervise and account accurately for all imprests on a timely basis in line with the Restless Development
    Tanzania financial procedures – ensuring expenditure is spent appropriately receipted, recorded and
    submitted on time. Ensuring that any petty cash signed over to volunteers is properly accounted and
    recorded according to policies and procedures
     Work with the ICS Programme Coordinator to ensure that all funds spent on activities at placement are
    spent as per policies and procedures, as that assets are used and accounted for properly and that you
    participate in and support annual budgeting, and quarterly budget re-forecasting with ICS Programme
  5. HR and Performance Management and Values
     Ensure all team leaders and volunteers are thoroughly inducted on their roles which include team
    leaders having set objectives, and meet their targets in reference to programme and team planning
     Conduct bimonthly volunteer welfare support/ visits and report on welfare as required by ICS. Making
    regular weekly field visits to each placement, analyse their work and provide constructive feedback,
    coaching and support and provide adequate and appropriate welfare support (medical and
    psychological) to volunteers and be available to support as and when needed
     Ensure volunteer discipline cases follow procedure and are communicated to line manager and/or
    referred up as appropriate to the management team
     Serve as a role model at all times, personally embodying Restless Development’s mission and values,
    whilst helping to ensure that Restless Development’s code of conduct, policies and standards are
    understood by all and adhered to in practice
  6. Other
     Other duties as required.
     You may occasionally be required to work on weekends and/or public holidays, for which time off in lieu
    will be granted

How to apply:

Please visit our website, www.restlessdevelopment.org/vacancies, complete an Online Application Form by 5pm local time, 28th March 2017. Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters and will not accept any applications after the close date.

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