United Republic of Tanzania: Country Program Manager (based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

Organization: Fundación Capital
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 04 Jan 2018

What are we offering?
Fundación Capital is currently seeking an experienced development professional to develop,
implement and manage partnerships and programs in Tanzania and other countries in the East and
Southern Africa (ESA) region. We are looking for an outstanding professional with at least seven
years of accredited professional experience in social, economic and/or financial inclusion. S/he will
need to be based in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) with availability to travel up to 25% of their time. Our
team is driven and ambitious, multicultural and interdisciplinary, and we are recruiting a like-minded
individual that is committed to achieving sustainable and scalable social impact. We will provide a competitive consultancy fee under a one-year service provision contract that is open to a longer-term relationship. On offer is an entrepreneurial and challenging position with lots of opportunity to turn ideas into reality, working alongside an inspiring, diverse and international team to create a better tomorrow for millions living in poverty.

Who are we?
Fundación Capital (FundaK) is an award-winning and innovative international organization, working
across 18 countries in three regions (Latin America, Africa and Asia) with the mission of advancing
economic citizenship globally and at scale. Taking a systems-change social enterprise approach to
poverty reduction, FundaK works in partnership with the public and private sectors, and taps into
important partnership networks like the Schwab and Skoll Foundation networks and Ashoka. We
design, develop and implement initiatives to help individuals living in poverty to build, grow, manage
and protect their financial, human, physical and social assets. (www.fundacioncapital.org)

What are the tasks and responsibilities?
○ Program Coordination: manage and implement program activities on the ground, in
partnership with public and private stakeholders.
○ Country Office Operations & Budget: establish and manage an Annual Operating Plan for the
country office, and ensure the effective implementation and execution of existing projects
and contracts; define and monitor key performance indicators.
○ Business Development: identify new business opportunities, projects, strategic alliances and
financing, that align with FundaK’s expertise and capabilities, and which contribute to
deepening social impact and operations in Tanzania and the ESA region more broadly.
○ Networking & Stakeholder Relationships: build and maintain partnerships with allies, donors
and clients, including providing technical inputs for more effective public policy and
encouraging South-South collaboration; position, promote and represent FundaK at local
and international meetings, working groups and conferences.
○ Staff Supervision and Coordination: manage a team of short and longer-term consultants in
the country, and coordinate with the international team on strategic, technical and
operational issues; coordinate new recruitments in the region, as necessary.

Who are we looking for?
Personal Requirements
The person we are looking for should be
○ highly committed to social inclusion and international development issues;
○ an empathic and sociable person with the ability to relate excellently with people from very
different backgrounds, from those living in poverty to high-level representatives of
governments and international organizations;
○ an outstanding leader and listener that can select, motivate and develop staff;
○ a convincing spokes(wo)man and inspiring communicator able to translate ideas into impact;
○ entrepreneurial, dynamic and creative, with the ability to multi-task, set priorities for
themselves and their team, and demonstrate tangible and measurable results.

Technical Requirements
○ Languages: perfect command of English (oral and written); Swahili skills strongly preferred;
Knowledge of additional languages will be looked upon favorably.
○ Skills & Knowledge:
➢ Broad knowledge of international development, including more specifically social,
financial and economic inclusion, public policy and advocacy.
➢ Management and project implementation skills, including time management, budget
planning, and project execution.
➢ Applied research and analysis, and effective reporting to partners and funders.
➢ External communication skills, with a proven ability to design programs, write
proposals, raise funds, and create new business opportunities that are aligned with
the organization’s mission.
➢ Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and ability to manage team.
○ Work Experience:
➢ At least seven years of accredited professional experience in international
development, with a focus on social, financial and economic inclusion, social
protection, rural development, policy advocacy, and/or asset-building for vulnerable
and low-income populations.
➢ Experience working with governments, public and private entities.
➢ Experience living and working in lower income countries, particularly on the African
continent.
➢ Field experience, and ability to work effectively in low resource environments.
➢ Experience in project design and implementation, budget design and management,
and effective monitoring and evaluation.

○ Education: University degree in economics, political science, international development or a

related discipline; master’s degree preferred.

How to apply:

Please send us your CV and a concise cover letter in which you explain (1) your motivation to work
with us, (2) why you would be a good addition to our team, as well as (3) salary expectations and
your earliest possible starting date. Please note that only complete applications will be considered.
Interviews will start from December 15th. Send your applications as soon as possible to
africa@fundacioncapital.org, with the subject line “Country Program Manager Tanzania”. Tanzanian
nationals are explicitly encouraged to apply. This job advertisement will remain posted until the
position is filled.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Monitoring and Evaluation Leader

Organization: Abt Associates
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Dec 2017

Opportunity

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Leader to support the upcoming DFID PFM Reform project in Tanzania. The M&E Leader will report to the project’s Team Leader. S/he will lead the design of the project’s M&E plan and the subsequent monitoring project results.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support DFID Advisers in finalizing, post inception phase, of the PFM Reform project’s M&E plan, including baselines and targets, and support evidence‐based revisions as required;
  • Regularly track and report progress against the M&E plan to DFID

  • Regularly monitor (at least quarterly, but expected more frequently in the cases of availability of new context‐specific intelligence and evidence) and report progress against the project’s Theory of Change to DFID, using relevant methodologies to explore whether the assumptions and causal chain underpinning the Theory of change still hold, integrating this analysis with monitoring of logframe results;

  • Support DFID in developing the Final Independent Evaluation of the project.

  • Work closely with DFID, the local government, and project technical staff from the implementing partners to ensure appropriate and adequate monitoring and evaluation efforts are in place to provide all stakeholders with data needed to inform programme design and implementation decisions;

  • Build capacity of implementing partner program staff to both collect monitoring data and to then use monitoring, evaluation, and research data to assist and improve project implementation;

  • Present M&E findings in written reports and at relevant local and international conferences and meetings;

  • Provide day-to-day management of data collection firms/vendors hired for monitoring and evaluation activities;

  • Lead data collection, analysis, and reporting for ongoing monitoring and evaluation;

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Master’s Degree (minimum), or a Doctorate Degree (desirable), in Public Administration, Public Health, Demography, Economics, Statistics, International Development, or other relevant field.
  • At least ten (10) years of professional experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation activities for complex international development programs. Experience in M&E of governance reforms and service delivery preferred.
  • Significant experience conducting M&E of donor-funded (DFID preferred) governance or international development programs.
  • Demonstrated experience designing monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks for complex projects, including identifying input, output, outcome, and impact indicators, sources, methods, and targets.
  • Demonstrated experience leading both performance and impact evaluation teams.
  • Demonstrated experience with mixed method data collection and analysis techniques.
  • Experience training non-technical staff to collect monitoring data.
  • Experience working with international development project implementers to ensure use of monitoring and evaluation results in programme design and decisions.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organizational and mentoring skills.
  • Tanzanian national or able to relocate to Tanzania.
  • Experience in Tanzania preferred, as is ability to speak Kiswahili.

To be considered for this position, an applicant must submit the following:

  • Project Name and Position Title
  • Updated CV
  • Cover Letter that describes how the candidate meets the minimum qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • (10+) years of experience and a bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, an applicant must submit the following:

  • Project Name and Position Title
  • Updated CV
  • Cover Letter that describes how the candidate meets the minimum qualifications Tanzanian Nationals strongly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on project award.

Link to application: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=52684&company=AbtPROD&username=**

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United Republic of Tanzania: Finance & Administration Director

Organization: Abt Associates
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Dec 2017

Opportunity

The Finance & Administration Director, reporting to the Team Leader, is responsible for contract management; oversight of procurement and subcontracting; budgeting, financial management and reporting; human resources management, and the general administrative support for the program. S/he works in partnership with the Team Leader to ensure that the project team has the administrative and financial support required to deliver on the Terms of Reference and approved workplans.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with DFID and Abt Associates policies, regulations and procedures governing the project contract.
  • Oversee the development of administrative and operations management systems and processes required to support project implementation, ensuring compliance with DFID and Abt policies and regulations.

Operations Management

  • Manage the provision of operational support to project activities, ensuring that project senior management and program staff have the support required to implement the Terms of Reference.
  • Manage implementation of financial, administrative, and human resources (HR) policies and procedures that meet project needs and corporate and client requirements.
  • Provide ongoing financial administration to the project including approvals of purchase requisitions, consultant agreements, vendor invoices, and client invoices.
  • Oversee procurement efforts for the project including selection and negotiation with vendors, and management of subcontractors on the project in compliance with DFID and Abt Associates procurement regulations.
  • Supervise institutional subcontracts and sub-agreements with assistance from the home office project team (Finance and Contract Manager, in particular).
  • Guide the administrative team on aspects of project annual work planning, and ensure that quality operational plans, budgets, and reports are submitted as per contract agreements.

Financial Management

  • Ensure that project budget projections, expenditure, tracking and reporting are in accordance with DFID and project requirements, procedures, and practices for compliance and audits.
  • Create and maintain financial reporting and tracking systems, and provide financial performance updates on project activities.
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness of monthly financial reports.
  • Develop and manage project banking procedures and transactions.

Human Resources & Performance Management

  • Oversee all human resources management functions – recruitment, hiring, transition and termination; benefits administration; performance appraisal and ongoing performance management; leave tracking; rewards and recognition; disciplinary processes – in collaboration with Abt’s human resources department.
  • Supervise all financial, administrative and operational project support staff.
  • Ensure that staff, team members and consultants understand their roles and responsibilities and comply with contract requirements, DFID and Abt Associates’ HR policies and procedures for hiring, performance reviews, terminations, etc.
  • Provide training to staff on project procedures as well as building skill-levels of project staff in the area of finance, administration, and project management.

General Project Management

  • Contribute to monthly and quarterly reporting processes, to enable the Team Leader to provide regular status and progress reports to DFID and Abt Associates.
  • In collaboration with the Team Leader, coordinate with the Bethesda-based project management team to assure that all managerial and administrative matters are communicated and actions comply with the provisions of the contract and with DFID.
  • Serve as acting-in-charge in absence of the Team Leader and represent Abt Associates and the project to DFID, the host country government and other key stakeholders, as assigned.
  • Liaison with Bethesda-based Finance and Contracts Manager and International Accounting Manager on all operational and financial issues.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum), or a Master’s degree (desirable), in business administration, finance, accounting, management, or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience in the financial and administrative management of large complex development projects, preferably with DFID or other donor funding.
  • Supervisory and/or management work experience including: (1) direct supervision of professional and support staff; (2) quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables; (3) contract management (required); and (4) ability to lead large complex programs and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
  • Excellent financial management skills and knowledge of latest management tools and computer applications.
  • Ability to set priorities, multi-task.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills, with emphasis on budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English communications skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • (10+) years of experience and a bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, an applicant must submit the following:

  • Project Name and Position Title
  • Updated CV
  • Cover Letter that describes how the candidate meets the minimum qualifications

Tanzanian Nationals strongly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on project award.

Link to application: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=52683&company=AbtPROD&username=

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