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.

Location

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

How to apply:

Interested?

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.https://candidate.cvwarehouse.com/ApplicationForm.aspx?jobid=142673&channel=own_website&lang…

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United Republic of Tanzania: Finance and Administration Support Officer

Organization: Cuso International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

SUMMARY

Cuso International is a development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. In Tanzania, Cuso International support the country to attain Sustainable Economic Growth and improved Access to Quality Health Services. To this end, Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (T-LED) and Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Project (VOICE) and Midwives Save Lives (MSL) Projects are being implemented in eight regions of Tanzania. Cuso International implements TLED and VOICE in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas. Our main development funding partner is Global Affairs Canada.

Our primary intervention is through the provision of professional international, diaspora and national technical advisors, who work with local partners to deliver development programs. Our technical advisors are highly skilled volunteers, usually mid to late career professionals, who bring strong qualifications, years of post-qualification experience, commitment and new ideas to bear in their role as coaches and mentors. Cuso International volunteers will be based with key partner organizations including Tanzania Midwife Association (TAMA), Small Industry Development Organization (SIDO), Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs).

The post holder will have the key role in providing a range of financial, logistic and administrative support for the effective implementation of the Cuso Program in Tanzania. The post holder will work with Country Office team and other field and HQ based staff to actively contribute to the strategic development of our finance, logistics and administrative functions, and effective utilization of resources.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Finance Management

· Ensure all financial matters relating to programs and administration for Cuso Tanzania are processed effectively and in a timely manner, and consistently with Cuso International financial policies and procedures

· Prepare monthly financial reports and submit to the HQ on a timely manner

· Review the accuracy of the financial reports from partner organizations before submitting to HQ

· Assist in annual and program budget development

· Ensure budget monitoring by controlling and verifying payments for all authorized expenditures

· Process, prepare and follow up of payments for all authorized expenditures and advance requests on a timely basis

· Process and record all Cuso Tanzania transactions (income and expenses) on a daily basis

· Diligently operate and maintain accurate records of petty cash operations

· Work with the Country Office to ensure that systems to facilitate administrative and financial work are as accurate, efficient and customer-focused as possible.

· Work with the Technology Innovation Grants Officer to ensure a good cash flow management system is maintained

· Prepare and process payroll payments and pay statutory obligations to the government on a timely basis

· Maintain an up to date record of the cash flow for the office and reconcile the bank accounts monthly

· Make sure the Cuso International is up to date with new compliance requirement and is communicated to the proper point person.

· Any other relevant task as designated by the Country Representative

Administration Support:

Provides a range of logistic and administrative support to Cuso Tanzania Office to ensure effective functioning of the office by:

· Travel and hotel bookings and expense reports for all staff, Cuso visitors and volunteers

· Meeting scheduling, agendas setting and writing of minutes

· Visitors agenda and logistics

· Preparation of correspondence

· Filing of project documents and information

· Prepares, manages and updates office asset inventory

· Provides support to Cuso Tanzania projects partners in relation to volunteer placements

· Supports in securing various permits for volunteers and visitors

· Handle the office procurement as per the Cuso Tanzania procurement policy

· Provides support to activities as assigned by line manager.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

§ Technical Finance and Accounting Expertise – qualified Finance person – degree in Accounting or Finance

Experience

§ At least 3 years’ experience in managing multi-Donor funds in the International development context

§ Other basic Accounting principles, thorough knowledge of internal controls, budgeting, financial reporting and variance analysis

§ Knowledge of good procurement procedures

§ working with multiple foreign currencies

§ Experience supporting project development and monitoring

§ Administration experience, including project management

§ Solid experience with Excel spreadsheets

§ Solid experience with Microsoft Office and databases

Abilities

§ Able to work independently, with minimal supervision

§ Ability to identify issues and find solutions

Skills

§ Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage a number of competing demands

§ Positive and enthusiastic response to working in a dynamic environment

§ Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate, persuade, coach, mobilize and develop positive relationships with others internally and externally.

§ Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

§ Strong commitment to learning

Asset

Experience working with international NGOs and Government Agency requirements

How to apply:

If you think you have the qualifications for this job, we definitely would like to hear from you!

Expressions of interest should be sent no later than Sunday, October 29, 2017 to hr.eastafrica@cusointernational.org quoting “***2017-1012 Finance and Administration Support Officer, Tanzania*”** in the subject line. Your résumé and cover letter should demonstrate how you meet all the essential and any asset qualifications.

We appreciate your interest in our organization. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Volunteer Legal Advocates-Tanzania

Organization: Asylum Access
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Volunteer Legal Advocates Needed for Asylum Access Tanzania (AATZ)

Asylum Access is an innovative non-profit founded to make refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Asylum Access envisions a world in which refugees live safely, move freely, attend school, work and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access believes that when refugees enjoy their human rights they can access effective, lasting solutions.

We build transformative rights-based approaches to refugee response. These rights-based approaches include policy advocacy, strategic litigation, legal services, and community legal empowerment programs. We deploy these approaches in our five countries of operation: Thailand, Malaysia, Tanzania, Ecuador and Mexico.

Position Description

Asylum Access Tanzania seeks applications from well-prepared candidates with impeccable writing skills and a passion for social justice for the position of Volunteer Legal Advocate (VLA). VLAs must commit to at least six months of volunteer service in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Following an intensive training program in international and domestic refugee law and response, VLAs are given the opportunity to engage with asylum law in the Tanzanian administrative system, help refugees assert their full scope of rights, train refugee community leaders and participate in local, regional, and international policy advocacy.

About the Program

In addition to working directly with refugees, VLAs receive over 30 hours of training on refugee law and practice and at least 24 hours of one-on-one mentoring from a refugee rights advocate. To enhance each VLAs experience and promote continuous learning, VLAs participate in regular debriefing sessions that help volunteers to process their experience.

After working with Asylum Access Tanzania, VLAs are connected with an ever-growing global network of refugee legal advocates, policy professionals, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. The network continuously circulates job openings, research opportunities, refugee news, and more.

Specific VLA duties will depend upon the position. All Volunteer Legal Advocates (VLAs) take an active role in executing one or more of Asylum Access’ four advocacy tools:

  1. Legal Services: Providing legal counsel, advice and/or advocacy on behalf of refugees seeking asylum or the assertion of other legal rights.

  2. Community Outreach: Facilitating community educational activities that promote grassroots refugee empowerment and train refugee community leaders to build the movement from within.

  3. Strategic Litigation: Supporting landmark refugee cases before national and international courts, through research, report writing, and legal strategizing. The Strategic Litigation tool focuses on winning high-impact cases to set new precedent for improved jurisprudence and the respect of refugee rights in future cases.

  4. Policy Advocacy: Advocating for national, regional, and interaction policy change or policy enforcement. May involve engaging with local government and UN leaders on refugee policy issues.

Though each VLA will focus their work on a specific tool, the Asylum Access model requires that all tools be integrated to fully realize refugee rights. Therefore, all VLAs should expect their job responsibilities to overlap with all of the tools. This also ensures VLAs gain comprehensive insight and experience in the refugee rights field.Asylum Access’ Tanzania office fosters a collaborative team environment, to which all VLAs will contribute.

Volunteer Legal Services Position Responsibilities:

Duties may include but not limited to:

  • Advise refugee clients on the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) process and assist them to understand their rights

  • Conduct client intake and screening interviews, assess needs, and determine appropriate next steps

  • Manage RSD caseload diligently and communicate updates with clients

  • Occasional travel to offices other than your station depending on client demand

  • Develop unique and innovative legal tactics to assist clients with non-RSD legal needs, including assistance to assert rights to employment, security, education and social services

  • Develop legal and client resources through research on “country of origin” research and refugee law and protocols

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Laws, JD or equivalent is preferred for Volunteer Legal Advocate Position

  • Public policy, International Relations, or International Development degrees will also be considered and sometimes preferred for policy advocacy and community outreach positions

  • Community organizing experience (Depending on years of experience, can override degree requirement for community outreach positions)

  • Demonstrated academic or professional background in human rights is strongly desired

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in international human rights and/or refugee rights and/or related topics

  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Candidate should be culturally sensitive

  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, MS Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)

  • Ability to commit to 6 months of full-time work. Candidates with ability to provide 1 – year commitment will be preferred

How to apply:

Instructions to Apply

  1. Interested candidates can send in the resume, cover letter and a concise writing sample to apply@asylumaccess.org with “VLA – Tanzania” on the subject line.

  2. Please specify the duration of your availability and the proposed start date in the application. (Example : Available to volunteer for 6 months starting Nov 2017)

  3. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis all year around.

Please note that all Asylum Access VLA positions are unpaid; we are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credit where available. If selected, VLAs are responsible for obtaining their visa and work permit.

Asylum Access takes protection & safeguarding extremely seriously. Employment is subject to our Child & Vulnerable Adult protection standards including where possible, background checks. Adherence to our Safeguarding Policy is mandatory for all staff, volunteers, and interns.

Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer **

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