United Republic of Tanzania: Business Development Manager

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Sep 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 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity:

As a Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for the growth and diversification of grant income portfolio for Plan International Tanzania by strategically engaging with Plan International’s National Offices, strengthening donor relations particularly in Tanzania.

You will provide strategic leadership of the Business Development and Grants department through design, review and execution of the Resource Mobilization Strategy.

You will be responsible for leading the Business Development and Grants team during end to end acquisition processes, as well as lead all new project start up processes, overall grants compliance management and smooth closeout of grant projects while working closely with the program team

You will form a part of the Country Management Team (CMT) and will be expected work very collaboratively with other CMT members to meet the country objectives.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and exciting role, you will require demonstrable knowledge of the donor landscape in Tanzania, have hands on skills in proposal writing/packaging and submission processes, Project start up expertise and experience, overall grants management, capacity building of staff and project close out processes and experience in grants acquisition/management in disaster response settings. Ability to develop/manage and large and complex budgets will be critical as well.

Demonstrable knowledge key issues in development regarding Global Goals such as (SDGs),CEDAW and UNCRC particularly around child rights with a focus on girls will be desirable

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and public speaking.

Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)

We are open and accountable

Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors. Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity. Consistent and fair in the treatment of people. Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them. Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people. We strive for lasting impact

Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations. Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas. Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises. Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate. Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals. Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities. Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

Location: Tanzania

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Circa $50,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: Sunday 24 September 2017

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

How to apply:


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United Republic of Tanzania: Emergency & Recovery Programme Manager

Organization: HelpAge International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 16 Sep 2017

Open to national and international applicants

Based in Kigoma, Tanzania

HelpAge International is a global network striving for the rights of disadvantaged older people to economic and physical security; healthcare and social services; and support in their care-giving role across the generations. In Africa, HelpAge has a network of more than 60 partner organizations. Our vision is of a world in which all older people fulfil their potential to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.

HelpAge’s strategic aim for its emergency work is that older people are targeted in plans and activities of African governments and humanitarian organisations in emergency preparedness, response and recovery programmes. The Africa Regional strategy specifically aims to ensure that the needs, rights and contributions of older people are responded to and included in the disaster risk reduction strategies and emergency response of governments and humanitarian agencies.

Towards fulfilling this mandate, HelpAge International Tanzania Country Programme seeks to hire an Emergency and Recovery Programme Manager. He/she will be responsible for the design, planning, implementation, management and administration of HelpAge International’s humanitarian programme in the refugee camps and host communities in Kigoma Tanzania. The post-holder will take a leading role in engaging international humanitarian community in Kigoma in the protection and assistance of People with Specific Needs (PSN) including older people in the current chronic crisis and, building the capacity of national staff members and local implementing partners to take the role in humanitarian programming and implementation for sustainability. He/she is a key member of the senior management team in Tanzania and will participate actively in the Country Management and other strategic country meetings.

The successful candidate will have a degree in Social Studies or Conflict Management/DRR or any other related field, technical and managerial experience in programme design, implementation and monitoring of humanitarian assistance programmes in Africa with at least 3 years in the field as well as an understanding of key technical issues in one or more areas of humanitarian protection, livelihoods and food security, health, nutrition and HIV, resilience, disaster preparedness and recovery. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to travel at a short notice as well and communication and advocacy skills are essential to this role.

How to apply:

For a full job description and information on how to apply, please follow this link: http://www.helpage.org//emergency&recoverypm

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United Republic of Tanzania: Chief of Party/Resident Program Director – Tanzania

Organization: International Republican Institute
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI, and demonstrating the core values in their day to day operations.

The International Republican Institute (IRI) is seeking a chief of party (COP)/Resident Program Director (RPD) for the USAID Promoting Accountable and Inclusive Politics (PAIP) program in Tanzania. The program aims to strengthen and support civil society, in particular Tanzanian women and youth, to effectively engage in the promotion of accountable and inclusive political processes. The three interlinked objectives of the five-year program are (1) promote increased citizen engagement and oversight of political and electoral processes; (2) create a more competitive and representative multiparty political system; and (3) increase transparency in electoral administration. IRI’s work will focus primarily on political party strengthening and civic education.

The COP will be responsible for all programmatic, personnel, outreach and accounting matters in Tanzania. In consultation with IRI/Washington, the COP designs and implements a long-range strategy for IRI programs in the country, manages budgets and is responsible for compliance with local laws and /regulations governing current funding. The COP will also collaborate closely with other core partners implementing other components of the program.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in political science, public administration, international development, law, public policy, or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years’ professional experience in development and program management leadership positions in the areas of political party development and elections in a developing country. Experience working with Tanzanian political parties preferred.
  • Demonstrated strategic visioning, leadership and experience working effectively with government institutions, local civil society organizations and development partners;
  • Experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including written and oral English, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili with the ability to represent IRI programming in meetings with the Government of Tanzania and/or local partners conducted in Kiswahili.
  • Tanzanian National or National from an East African or Southern African Development Community (SADC) country
  • Working knowledge of the politics, economics, history and culture of the East Africa region.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated management experience including ability to motivate and manage staff.
  • Demonstrated experience working with USG funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes.
  • Demonstrated financial management experience in developing and administering program budgets.
  • Ability to prepare, present and negotiate complex and sensitive agreements and/or project proposals with bilateral/multi-lateral agencies and other donor communities.
  • Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor or technical consultant; sensitivity to working in advisory role with local organizations.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals.
  • Willingness to travel within the country of assignment a significant amount throughout the year.
  • Willingness to live and work in a challenging environment.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on political and related developments in specific countries to provide regional and country analysis
  • Serves as the official senior IRI representative in country, developing credibility with and maintaining good relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including U.S. and foreign diplomats and donor agencies, host-country government representatives, and program partners
  • Participates in the substantive design of new programs and contributes to the development of new program ideas
  • Oversees the implementation of all program activities oversees ensuring consistency with grant work plans and objectives.
  • Establishes, maintains, and develops productive working relationship with relevant stakeholders, consultants, field and DC staff.
  • Oversees all operations related to the IRI field presence, and ensures IRI is in compliance with local laws regarding IRI’s legal status in the country and employment of local staff
  • Supervises local field staff, including participating in the hiring, professional development and evaluation process for these staff. Sets specific goals and provides ongoing performance feedback.
  • Mentors local staff in program development, finance, work plan development and presentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, business development and knowledge management in their country of assignment**.**
  • Maintains an understanding of donor and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight
  • Understands a grant’s substantive, financial and compliance requirements
  • Oversees the implementation of all program activities in the country ensuring consistency with grant work plans and objectives, reporting weekly to DC
  • Monitors and approve field office budgets and expenses, in collaboration with DC program staff and the Regional Project Accountant, to ensure that expenditures remain within budget allocations
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports to DC staff on political and economic developments, and media responses regularly
  • Ensures adherence to monitoring and evaluation plans, including the monitoring of programs and evaluation/analysis of program results
  • Provides information and contributes to sections of quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders
  • Anticipates potential problems and trouble shoots project problems and offers solutions and actively takes part to lead resolution of them with creative and immediate solutions
  • Leads business development efforts, including identifying and seeking out potential new or additional sources of funding with real-time costs estimates for proposal budgets, and/or the development of new program ideas, coordinating with DC staff
  • Actively supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans on projects assigned, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

How to apply:

Please apply online at IRI’s website:


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