United Republic of Tanzania: Component Lead, Market Data & Skills Alignment (Tanzania)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

We’re looking for a Component Lead, Market Data & Skills Alignment (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

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.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET) is a planned multi-phase vocational skills development project to be funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). SET aims to improve prospects of gainful youth employment and self-employment by improving relevance, quality, and access to vocational skills development. Through a market systems facilitation approach, the project’s focus will be on supporting and leveraging existing Tanzanian institutions to expand and adapt their services in order to address the needs and demands of both youth and the economy. An inception phase is estimated to run February to March 2018, followed by a four-year implementation phase, valued at $6.1 million.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This Component Lead will drive strategy development and execution for activities that seek to increase the labor market relevance of youth’s vocational skills. S/he will be responsible for Outcome 1: Enhanced responsiveness, dynamism, and demand orientation of Tanzanian skills development system improve its labor market relevance.

As Component Lead for Market Data & Skills Alignment you will:

  • Provide technical leadership over activities that use a facilitative approach to increase labor market relevance of vocational skills development for rural Tanzanian youth, contributing to the project’s overall goal of improved prospects for gainful employment and self-employment for female and male youth.
  • Oversee regular analysis and dissemination of updated data on economic trends and their implications for skills demand, ensuring ease of use and utility for skills stakeholders.
  • Build capacity of and support skills stakeholders to digest and apply data in order to identify and prioritize vocational skills development in areas with sufficient absorption capacity and enhance the market relevance of skills provision.
  • Support coordination between public and private stakeholders, with the aim to develop synergies among actors and conditions for the improved market relevance of vocational skills development.
  • Collaborate with monitoring and results management colleagues to ensure rigorous data collection, analysis, and incorporation of learnings for adaptive management.
  • Understand all gender integration requirements (donor as well as internal to TechnoServe) and ensure that activities reflect the project’s gender strategy

Please note this position is contingent upon donor funding.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business, international development, economics, public policy, education, agricultural economics, or other relevant fields. Preference for a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible, relevant professional experience, including experience in vocational skills development, youth employment, education, research, and the private sector.
  • Proven experience implementing programs or portfolios of similar size, scope, and complexity.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and in using evidence for steering.
  • High level of analytical skills with demonstrated experience conducting robust market and other data analyses, with an ability to construct a basic business case.
  • Proven track record in supporting local partners’ development, capacity building, and organizational strengthening.
  • Prior experience applying market systems and facilitation approaches highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to successfully cultivate and manage relationships with the diverse public, private, and civil sector stakeholders.
  • Prior professional experience working in Tanzania, with a good local and regional network.
  • Familiarity with good practice in monitoring and results measurement approaches.
  • Working proficiency in both English and Swahili required.

SUCCESS FACTORS

Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

Core competencies include:

  • Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.
  • Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.
  • Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas, and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates an open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.
  • Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyze situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgment in escalating issues where necessary.
  • Results Oriented/ High-Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.
  • Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.

    Job Specific/Technical Competencies include:

  • Donor/Partnership Management: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, or organizations to help achieve business goals.

  • Analysis, Research, Report Writing: Experience in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution. Able to analyze and express oneself clearly in business writing.

  • Innovative Mindset: Curious inquiries, asks questions and seeks out information from multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity.

  • Internal and External Client Focus: Client Focus is based on the ability to understand the organization’s needs and concerns in the short to long-term and to provide sound recommendations and/or solutions.

Managerial Competencies include:

  • Emotional Intelligence: The act of knowing, understanding, and responding to emotions, overcoming stress in the moment, and being aware of how your words and actions affect others. Emotional intelligence consists of 4 attributes: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
  • Strategic Thinking: Managers should recognize key actions, underlying problems, make connection and patterns, and see consequences and implications. Anticipates obstacles realistically and plans ways to deal with them.
  • Feedback/Coaching (mentoring): managers should give instructions, suggestions, explanations, and feedback to subordinates. (SPI+R)

    CAREER PATHWAYS

The positions that may be a next career opportunity for employees in this job title include Program Manager.

Instructions

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a non-returnable single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter, resume and salary history with the subject “Component Lead, Market Data & Skills Alignment.” The final deadline for application is November 10, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Women are encouraged to apply.

TechnoServe encourages diversity at 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.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=SGVydHkuOTAzNTcuMzgzMEB0ZWNobm9zZXJ2ZS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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United Republic of Tanzania: Catalytic Grants and Investment Specialist (Tanzania)

Organization: TechnoServe
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

We’re looking for a Catalytic Grants and Investment Specialist (Central Corridor, Tanzania)

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.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET) is a planned multi-phase vocational skills development project to be funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). SET aims to improve prospects of gainful youth employment and self-employment by improving relevance, quality, and access to vocational skills development. Through a market systems facilitation approach, the project’s focus will be on supporting and leveraging existing Tanzanian institutions to expand and adapt their services in order to address the needs and demands of both youth and the economy. An inception phase is estimated to run February to March 2018, followed by a four-year implementation phase, valued at $6.1 million.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

As Catalytic Grants and Investments Specialist you will:

  • Collaborate with the project team to design a grants and sub-contracting strategy and process that incorporates best practices for market systems development/ M4P programs and aligns with TechnoServe and funder policies.
  • Oversee the award process, including advertisement, an organization of technical review committees, documentation review, negotiations and selection of sub-awardees or sub-contractors. Provide technical leadership on the scope, duration, and size of awards.
  • Monitor partner performance and compliance, including conducting monitoring visits.
  • Identify performance and compliance issues and draft clear, comprehensive reports identifying issues and recommendations.
  • Identify gaps in operational procedures and bottlenecks that hinder program implementation in the field and achievement of program outcomes, and recommend solutions.
  • Provide technical assistance to partners to support compliance and optimal performance.

  • Ensure that funder and TechnoServe gender requirements are integrated into project awards.

  • Provide effective and ongoing reporting to the Team Leader on all matters relevant to the effective and efficient management of grant-related issues and donor relations.

  • Contribute to donor reporting.

Please note this position is contingent upon donor funding.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Law or other relevant fields. A Master’s degree in one of these areas is preferred.
  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in grants or contracts management for a large-scale, complex international development assistance program. Experience working for a project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) or other major bilateral funder is strongly preferred. Knowledge of SDC grant and sub-contracting regulations is a plus.
  • Experience serving as a Grants Specialist or equivalent position for a program using a market systems development/M4P approach is strongly desired.
  • Outstanding writing skills are required.
  • Strong organizational skills, including experience with record management.

  • Demonstrated experience making recommendations on the scope, duration and amount of grants.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze grantee reports for compliance and make recommendations to strengthen performance.

  • Demonstrated an understanding of and passion for economic empowerment and improvement of livelihoods. Professional experience working on rural youth employment, vocational skills development and/or organizational capacity building is a plus.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English; fluency in Swahili highly desired.

    SUCCESS FACTORS

Competency is a combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) directly related to successful performance on the job.

Core competencies include:

  • Integrity and honesty: Is widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain.
  • Team Work/ Relationships: Works co-operatively and flexibly with other members of the team with a full understanding of the role to be played as a team member and/or leader, to achieve a common goal. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and networks.
  • Learning attitude: Proactively takes advantage of opportunities to learn. Actively identifies new areas for learning; applies and shares new knowledge and skill appropriately.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas effectively in individual and group situations. Listens effectively; shares information, ideas, and arguments; adjusts terminology, language and communication modes to the needs of the audience; ensures accurate understanding; acts in a way that facilitates an open exchange of ideas and information; uses appropriate non-verbal communication.
  • Decision making/Problem Solving: Is able to analyze situations, diagnose problems, identify the key issues, establish and evaluate alternative courses of action and produce a logical, practical and acceptable solution. Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgment in escalating issues where necessary.
  • Results Oriented/ High-Quality Deliverables: Stays focused on the efforts necessary to achieve quality results consistent with programmatic or departmental goals. Demonstrates the ability to achieve effective results; works persistently to overcome obstacles to goal achievement. Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.
  • Planning & Time Management: Establishes a course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a specific goal. Effectively plans, schedules, prioritizes and controls activities; identifies, integrates and orchestrates resources (people, material, information, budget, and/or time) to accomplish goals. Prioritizes work according to the program or department’s goals, not just own job responsibilities; manages own time effectively.

    Job Specific/Technical Competencies include:

  • Computer Literacy: Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use specific computer programs or applications for own functional area. Has the ability to improve performance by integrating new and existing technology into the workplace.

  • Financial & Resource Management: The ability to estimate, justify, and manage appropriate funding levels to support goal accomplishment. Managing resources is about understanding human, financial, and operational resource issues to make decisions aimed at building and planning efficient project workflows, and at improving overall organizational performance.

  • Internal and External Client Focus: Client Focus is based on the ability to understand the client’s needs and concerns in the short to long-term and to provide sound recommendations and/or solutions.

  • Compliance & Governance: Compliance with and knowledge of company policies, applicable legislation, grant requirements, donor contracts, the local labor code and tax laws.

CAREER PATHWAYS

The positions that may be a next career opportunity for employees in this job title include Grants Manager.

Instructions

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a non-returnable single Word-formatted document consisting of cover letter, resume and salary history with the subject “Catalytic Grants and Investments Specialist.” The final deadline for application is November 10, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Women are encouraged to apply.

TechnoServe encourages diversity at 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.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=SGVydHkuMjE0MTAuMzgzMEB0ZWNobm9zZXJ2ZS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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United Republic of Tanzania: Financing Commodity Analyst

Organization: Abt Associates
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Nov 2017

Opportunity

Abt Associate seeks a qualified Commodity Financing Analyst (CFA) to support the International Health Division in Tanzania.

In June 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tanzania initiated the Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance – Tanzania (GHSC-TA-TZ) Program. GHSC supports the development of agile, robust, and sustainable health supply chains that will improve the availability of medicines and the health status of Tanzanians through the following objectives:

  • Objective 1: Provide strategic planning and implementation assistance
  • Objective 2: Improve delivery of health commodities at service sites
  • Objective 3: Broaden stakeholders’ understanding of and engagement in the supply chain system
  • Objective 4: Strengthen enabling environments to improve supply chain performance

GHSC will achieve these objectives by optimizing the design of the supply chain, strengthening governance systems and stakeholder capacity to manage health commodities, fostering multi-stakeholder collaboration, and improving the use of supply chain performance data to address systemic challenges.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identification of supply chain cost drivers and strategies to improve supply chain management efficiency
  • Determination of financial resources required for commodities supply chain operations in Tanzania
  • Articulation of resource mobilization strategies and reduction of anticipated financial gaps
  • Determination the implications of Direct Health Facility Financing on commodities management
  • Support of implementation of the supply chain results-based financing scheme

  • Support the HFS in coaching supply chain managers on costing methodologies required to identify cost drivers, and improve the efficiency of the supply chain

  • Support implementation of a study estimating the total health commodities/financial resources needed at the facility level

  • Contribute to mapping the sources of health commodity financing at the national level; for example, analyzing Ministry of Health annual budget to ascertain trends in allocation of funds to procurement of health commodities and supply chain management activities

  • Assist the HFS in the strategic communication activities conveying the impact of the commodity financing activities to relevant stakeholders

  • As a member of the project team, participate in annual reviews and project planning, and ensure accurate and timely submission of technical reporting and deliverables

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Degree in Public Health, Public Affairs, Supply Chain or other relevant field.
  • Familiarity with the Tanzanian public health sector preferred.
  • Experience in health financing, supply chain, and resource mobilization preferred.
  • Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment needed.
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems. Ability to plan, support, and execute daily tasks while remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
  • Written/oral proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office).

Minimum Qualifications

  • ( 4+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

How to apply:

To apply please visit: https://career4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=51489&company=AbtPROD&username=

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