United Republic of Tanzania: Senior Education Management Information System (EMIS) Advisor, Tanzania

Organization: RTI International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Oct 2017

Position Summary

RTI International is seeking candidates for a Senior Education Management Information System (EMIS) Advisor for a USAID-funded Early Grade Education project in Tanzania- Tusome Pamoja. Tusome Pamoja is a five-year, sector support program targeting better learning outcomes (focused on reading, writing and mathematics) at pre-primary and primary early grades (standards 1 through 4), in 31 Local Government Authorities of Mainland Tanzania across four regions of Tanzania – Iringa, Morogoro, Mtwara and Ruvuma – and 11 districts of Zanzibar. The goal of the program is to achieve age-appropriate, curriculum defined levels of reading and writing at standards 2 and 4 for at least 75% of classrooms in the target areas. An additional objective of the program is to develop, implement and demonstrate best approaches to strengthen the quality of education in the target regions for replication consideration in other regions.

In support of this national activity, the Government of Tanzania, represented by the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) has requested long-term technical assistance (LTTA) in support of the basic education School Information System (SIS), a facility-based real-time reporting system in support of school and overall education management. The LTTA will provide technical and project management advice, including support to problem solving, identifting lessons learnt and providing added value to the respective institutions and functionaries’ mandated activities. Upon completion, capacity and systems should be built to ensure sustainability.

The Senior EMIS Advisor will work directly with PO-RALG, national and sub-national staff, as per agreement with PO-RALG and USAID Tusome Pamoja. He/she will be permanently based in Dodoma with frequent travel to Dar es Salaam, Regional Secretariats (RS) and Local Government Authorities (LGA), responsible for SIS leadership, management and technical support.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Provide support to PO-RALG designated managers for the effective leadership and management of School Information System (SIS) project, including the analysis of requests for information, systems enhancements and new systems as well as the development of appropriate proposals, business cases, write-ups and project plans.

· Support the specialist Project Team, including operations, work programming, performance, change management and financial management.

· Support the development of processes for, and the actual assistance of clients to formulate development of quality requests and analysis of new system requirements and information requests.

· Support the development of internal business reports including business cases, proposals and project plans, considering the business needs and the application architecture.

· Support the development of processes for and actual monitoring; support the review of business requests, in line with established protocols, corporate priorities, ICT strategy and legislative requirements and implement procedures to improve the management of requests.

· Support the current implementation/roll-out of SIS to new regions and LGA, as required

Required Skills and Qualifications:

· Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalence from a recognized university; consideration may be given to alternative qualifications with 10+ years’ experience and demonstrated performance track-record.

· At least ten (10) years working experience, with proven experience in ICT project management for national and decentralized public sector systems, with at least one (1) as a chief technical advisor or project chief (technical).

· Experience with management information system development and roll-out,

· Project management support to government within context of EMIS/ICT

· Within government institutional capacity building experience

· Proven business acumen and demonstrated ability to build business partnerships.

· Proven organization skills and ability to manage competing time demands for multiple projects within given timeframes.

· A creative thinker with an innovative approach to problem solving which is outcomes driven rather than process orientated.

· Strong proven experience working within the public sector, working with the building of decentralized systems capacity and human resource capacity is required.

· Experience in business process analysis preferably in a multi discipline environment.

· Highly developed analytical skills with an ability to remain focused on outputs and to adjust delivery mechanisms to meet deadlines and client needs.

· Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate and communicate specific issues where there are competing agendas and priorities.

· Energy and enthusiasm with a strong client focus.

· The ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures.

How to apply:

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at http://m.rfer.us/RTIXi.1As. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Senior Program Officer

Organization: Nutrition International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 23 Aug 2017

Overall Purpose/Broad Function:

In line with Nutrition International’s strategic objectives in Africa, and, in partnership with key stakeholders in Tanzania, to arrange and provide appropriate technical and other assistance to the Government of Tanzania and/or other stakeholders to help them provide, on a sustainable basis, improved child, adolescent and women’s health and nutrition services, particularly those at most risk, within which appropriate micronutrient interventions are integrated and achieve sustained high coverage and utilization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Development: **

· Support the Country Director to ensure that the landscape analysis for child adolescent and women health and nutrition and fortification programs are regularly updated and available.

· Support Country Director with information necessary for designing of country plans and proposals.

Project Implementation and Management

· Develop annual work plans and budgets for country projects.

· Ensure that work plan activities are implemented as scheduled and per the approved budgets.

· Carry out site monitoring visits to ensure that implementing partners are implementing project activities according to agreed strategy and contractual commitments.

· Ensure data monitoring plans are timely implemented, project monitoring data is collected, and the data workbooks are regularly updated.

· Develop quality monthly and quarterly and annual performance monitoring (both technical and financial) reports and ensure challenges are identified and recommended corrective actions are timely implemented.

· Draw up on internal NI expertise in Tanzania, the Regional, and Headquarter Offices as necessary to ensure projects are on track.

· Review and analyze technical and financial project reports from implementing partners and ensure that remedial actions are taken to ensure that project are on track.

· Input into the NI Contract Database all approved financial commitments and regularly update the Contracts Databases for the two interventions in line with NI contract management procedures.

· In support of both internal team work and partnership coordination committees, prepare documentation for meetings and conference calls, taking detailed notes on decisions and action points from such meetings and ensuring follow up of same.

· Support the implementing organization in procuring commodities, if needed.

External Relations

· Build and maintain good collaborative relations with Ministry of Health, other government agencies, UN agencies, and NGOs, as appropriate to promote information sharing and effective coordination of effort to improve and sustain effective and efficient adolescent and women health and nutrition program.

· Represent NI at national and regional fora relevant the interventions implemented in the country.

· Keep up to date with developments in adolescent, maternal and child health and nutrition and micronutrient supplementation issues.

· In the event of additional funding opportunities arising for NI to carry out wok in country, support the Country Director and External Relations team at regional level with gathering of relevant information for proposal development.

· Document and share with the ER team field stories and lessons learned from projects.

Research and Evaluation

· Participate in the design of research and evaluation activities and work closely with researchers and external evaluators to ensure research and evaluations exercises are feasible, responds to project and MoH needs and is disseminated in timely fashion.

· Support the dissemination of research and program evaluation findings in Tanzania and elsewhere with the view to inform available new information and improved practices.

Any other related duties.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Program Assistant

Education/Professional Designations/Experience:

Education

· At a minimum, a Masters degree from a recognized university in Public Health, Reproductive Health, Community Health or Nutrition.

· Training in epidemiology and research methodologies preferred.

· Post graduate certificate in project management will be added advantage

Experience

· At least 10 years’ experience working in adolescent, maternal and child health, public health and nutrition /or related field in Tanzania or the Sub Saharan Africa.

· At least 5 years of experience in supervising child and women health and nutrition programs.

· At least 5 years of experience in donor funded program/project implementation/supervision, monitoring and evaluation.

· Experience with micronutrient supplementation programs for adolescent, women and pregnant mothers desirable.

Language Skills

Good spoken and written English

Fluency in Kiswahili

Other Specific Skill Requirements:

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent IT skills

Very good presentational skills

Excellent team working skills]

Integrity

5. Travel Requirements

Based in Dar es Salam; around 25-30% of time will be spent travelling in Tanzania with occasional travel outside Tanzania.

How to apply:

Please forward your resume and cover letter and indicate your salary expectation to AfricaHR@NUTRITIONINTL.ORG quoting Job# 2017-TAN-1 in the subject line. Competition closes August 23, 2017. Please note that this position is located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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United Republic of Tanzania: Administrative Assistant

Organization: Church World Service
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

CWS RSC Africa

The Resettlement Support Center (CWS RSC Africa) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. CWS RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

Benefits
CWS Global and CWS RSC Africa offer a total compensation package. The total compensation package includes life insurance, comprehensive health insurance, dental coverage, vision coverage; housing stipend, and a relocation allowance. CWS RSC Africa also offers 22 vacation days a year (these days exclude weekends and public holidays), sick days, compassionate leave (as per the law), and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

This position is contingent on funding availability.

Primary Purpose

This position is responsible for providing administrative support and assistance to the Site Manager, the Finance and Administration Officer and the operations staff of Church World Service, Kasulu Satellite office.

Supervision

This position reports directly to the Finance and Administration Officer.

Essential Duties

  1. Interprets written business requirements and technical specification documents;
  2. Maintains a filing system for the Administrative documents of the CWS Kasulu Satellite office that facilitates easy retrieval of the documents;
  3. Receives invoices and attaches them to payment vouchers (PVs). Also attaches copies of contracts to PVs;
  4. Labels all fixed assets and updates the fixed assets registers with any new assets and asset movements in a timely manner;
  5. Acts as the point person in charge of the store i.e. controls the movement of goods in and out of the store, controls stock levels and requisitions additional stock if stocks go below the threshold point, updates the inventory and stock lists e.t.c
  6. Monitors the movement of check payments in circulation for signing;
  7. Manages petty cash under the supervision of the Finance and Administration Officer;
  8. Manages a flow of documents between other departments and the Site Manager’s office;
  9. Assists with logistics functions including but not limited to keeping track of Miscellaneous Charge Orders issued, keeps a list of all announced circuit rides, shares circuit ride details with those who need to know and assists with visa processing;
  10. Operates the reception duties as determined by the Site Manager.
  11. Types memos and correspondence as required by the Site Manager;
  12. Takes minutes during staff meetings for distribution;
  13. Assists in the preparation and implementation of SOPs for the Satellite office;
  14. Assists with postage, weighing as needed;
  15. Assists in bookkeeping duties as assigned by the Finance and Administration Officer and / or the Site Manager;
  16. Assists in sending out and receive/distribute fax messages as required;
  17. All other duties and responsibilities determined appropriate by the Site Manager.

Qualifications

Education:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience:

Five (5) years of general work experience. Including, one year of directly related specialized experience performing the essential functions is required.

Knowledge/ Skills:

  • Demonstrated written and verbal English skills;
  • Demonstrated computer skills, especially Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills.

Abilities:

The Administrative Assistant must have the ability to:

  • Maintain the integrity of confidential financial and personnel information;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Follow instructions from the supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
  • Deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, applicants and members of the general public;
  • Conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC Africa Satellite office and CWS/IRP;
  • Maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
  • Carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
  • Take initiative;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with RSC Africa Satellite administrative and operational information;
  • Manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
  • Work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation;
  • Effectively manage RSC Africa’s Satellite office resources;
  • Actively participate in the implementation of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and other CWS related activities.

Competencies

Communication

Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.

Relationships

Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

Job Knowledge

Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.

Teamwork

Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness.

Problem Solving

Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

Program Planning and Management

Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.

Leadership

Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

Resource Building and Stewardship

Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

How to apply:

Please click the link below to access the job advert.

http://rscafrica.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2d9enf4yqm8?preview=1

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