Procurement Manager

Mwananchi Communications Limited, publishers of the leading Tanzania newspapers,
Mwananchi, Mwanaspoti and The Citizen is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the positions of: – Procurement Manager

Job Purpose:
To plan and procure goods and services and ensure adequate utilities are provided cost effectively based on the approved budgets for the Company operations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key result areas:
  • Receives, reviews and approves IPRs within authority limits.
  • Gets approval from Section Managers and MD for IPRs above authority.
  • Prepare annual procurement plan and monitor its execution.
  • Coordinate purchases for major expenditure through tender board.
  • Negotiate commercial terms with suppliers.
  • Ensures that IPRs are promptly issued for goods and services and LPO!FPOs are approved.
  • Follow up and ensures that goods and services ordered are actually delivered as per specifications.
  • Monitor consumption, stock and re-order level.
  • Ensure that all returns, printed waste, miscellaneous disposable assets and materials are sold in accordance with the approved procedure.
  • Liaise with user departments to ensure that all office utilities are readily available and cost effectively used.
  • Monitors all insurance matters to ensure adequate cover, settlement of claims and up-date records.
  • Perform annual’ supplier’s evaluation and. communicate feedback for improvements.
  • Manage supplier relationship,

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Academic – Basic University Degree in Procurement and Supplies from Reputable Institution.
  • Professional Accredited certification of Procurement.
  • Experience: 3 – 5 years’ work experience in a similar role in a reputable organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills;
  • High degree of integrity and honesty;
  • Knowledge of SAP Materials Management module will be an added advantage.

How To Apply:

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing a detailed cv and copies of professional certificates, and a day time telephone contact by July 28, 2007 to:
Human Resource Manager
Mwananchi Communication Ltd
P.O.Box 19754
Dar Es Salaam

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United Republic of Tanzania: Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead (Tanzania)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 May 2017

TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With more than four decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform lives.

USAID Tanzania is planning a new Future Entrepreneurs and Leaders (FuEL) project to economically empower young Tanzanian men and women in rural areas by strengthening their workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, leadership and life skills. In doing so, FuEL seeks to catalyze the start and expansion of youth-led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to drive the growth of rural economies. Targeting the regions of Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar, the project will place particular focus on income-generating activities within agricultural and other rural value chains.

As Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead you will:

Under this proposed program, the Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Readiness Lead will oversee and provide technical leadership on youth access to entrepreneurship and workforce readiness training. The Lead will also oversee design and execution of a strategy for partnerships with the private sector (especially agribusinesses), government and financial institutions to contribute to sustainable youth enterprises and employment.

You will have:

  • A master’s degree in agricultural economics, economics, business, international development, public policy, education, or other relevant field and at least 4 years of experience in agriculture, SME development/ entrepreneurship, workforce development or youth economic development in Tanzania. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with 6 years of experience may be substituted for a master’s degree
  • Understanding of private sector challenges and opportunities in rural Tanzania, with a particular focus on agriculture
  • Strong analytical abilities and demonstrated knowledge of business
  • Ability to write a business case about an economic opportunity preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of and passion for youth economic empowerment and improvement of livelihoods
  • Experience with positive youth development approaches and proven experience engaging and equitably integrating women and girls strongly preferred
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Project management experience, with proven success in playing a substantive technical role in relevant areas
  • Experience working on projects of $10M+ and USAID experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, monitor and assure quality. Familiarity with M&E frameworks and reporting is required but in-depth expertise is not essential
  • Excellent communication and soft skills, including strong presentation, networking and facilitation skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili

Tanzanian candidates strongly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

How to apply:

We welcome hearing from qualified and interested applicants. Click “Apply Now” to complete a short application and upload your resume and cover letter. Due to a high volume of applicants, please understand that we are able to contact only those who meet the minimum qualifications. No phone calls, please.

TechnoServe encourages diversity in all levels and across all facets of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Emergency Response Manager – Tanzania

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 May 2017

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International is the lead implementing partner of UNHCR in the area of Child Protection for Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps and is also implementing youth empowerment and Education in Emergencies programs in both camps.

We are recruiting for an Emergency Response Manager to manage and oversee Plan International’s response to the Burundi Refugee crisis within Tanzania. You will lead a team of almost 60 national and international staff based in Kibondo across three camps.

Managing the Field Emergency Response Team (ERT) and acting as the interface between the Field Emergency Response Team and the Country Director, you will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response, developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities. Key responsibilities will include assessment, programme design and planning, implementation and advocacy, public relations and representation efforts as you strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach.

The Person

With proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters, you will have lead multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams under difficult circumstances, in a sensitive and participatory manner, with management responsibility for multi-million dollar budgets, a high level of expertise in external representation and excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

You will have a strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.

A confident and clear communicator, you will have broad project management skills, including program design and proposal development, general finance, administration and information management.

Location: Kibondo in Kigoma region

Type of role: Initial one year fixed term contract. There may be possibility of extension dependent on funding.

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Circa $50,000 USD plus benefits

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd May

How to apply:

Please visit our website at…= for further information and to apply for this role.

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