United Republic of Tanzania: Project Assistant (2 year fixed term contract)

Organization: Sightsavers
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Assistant to join our team and contribute to the planning, implementations and continuous monitoring and evaluation of our programmes to ensure maximum results.

Reporting into the Programme Manager you will be responsible for supporting and working with partners on site for enhancing equal accountabilities and therefore play a key role in planning and reviews of our programmes. You will collaborate with regional, district and other partners working in the geographical areas to facilitate the identification of new opportunities that interlinks with the initiatives of enhancing eye health services and programme growth and development.

The successful candidate will support planning and implementation of key projects working closely with key partners both internally and externally. You will assist with identifying areas of improvement through monitoring and evaluation of data then promote shared learning by producing factual reports to disseminate amongst associated networks. You will be a strong advocate for social inclusion and be sensitive to gender equality whilst conducting your duties as a Project Assistant.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant field such as Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Education or Development Studies. A minimum of 2 years working experience, ideally in an NGO setting and understanding of government systems in particular health and education. Experience of project management including financial administration/budgeting with the ability to explore data and produce effective reports in a timely manner. Sound knowledge of Microsoft products is essential as is the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders.

How to apply:

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://www.sightsavers.org/vacancies

As an equal opportunities employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Sudan: Information Management Officer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Aug 2017

Information Management Officer

This position is available in multiple locations, please go to www.unhcr.org/careers.html.

Closing date: 3 August 2017

UNHCR encourages qualified women to apply.


In close coordination and consultation with the Senior Regional Information Management Officer and, as applicable, relevant units at Headquarters (e.g. FICSS, Bureau) the Information Management Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing a country-specific Information Management strategy.

S/he will be responsible for broadly supporting the production and dissemination of information on the population of concern to the Country Office, including, but not limited to Protection and Programme information.

The Information Management Officer will liaise with sectoral leads to gather information for further analysis and dissemination and identify information gaps. Where information gaps exist, the Information Management Officer may help setting up primary data collection systems and organise needs assessments, which may also involve other stakeholders.

In the case of refugee operations, the Information Management Officer will coordinate information management activities relevant to all aspects of the operation and across organizations.

For IDP operations, the Information Management Officer will coordinate information management within and provide information management services to the UNHCR-led clusters and act as IM focal point for those clusters with OCHA.


  • University degree in information technology, demography, statistics, social sciences or any related area.
  • At least 8 years (6 years with Advanced University degree) of relevant work experience of which at least 4 years combined field and/or headquarters experience in international organizations (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, IOs, bi-lateral cooperation agencies, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the UN system and the humanitarian community.
  • Knowledge of protection-related guidelines, standards and indicators.
  • Proven skills to analyze statistical information.
  • Advanced Excel skills (e.g. pivot tables, functions, etc.).
  • Ability to formulate IM-related technical requirements and Operating Procedures.
  • Ability to translate planning-specifications into technical briefs for data capture and analysis, and vice versa.
  • Ability to compile and holistically analyze diverse datasets.
  • Experience with handling confidential data.
  • Demonstrated information management skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of different data collection methodologies.
  • Understanding of relational data theory.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.
    (In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of UN working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.)

*For National Officer positions, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.**


  • Proficiency in other official UN languages.
  • Successful participation in the Operational Data management Learning Programme.
  • Experience in web design and software development is an asset.
  • Experience with relevant software such as ArcGIS, Mapinfo, SPSS, EpiInfo6 , SQL Server, and/or progress.
  • Experience with HTML, PHP, ASP and/or Java is an asset. **

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please go to our careers page at www.unhcr.org/careers.html, click on international vacancies and type in job ID 14107 (Syria) / 13941 (Tanzania) / 14066 (Sudan).

Deadline: 3 August 2017 (midnight Geneva time)

All positions are available on the UNHCR Careers Page at www.unhcr.org/careers.html.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Education Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Aug 2017


The International Rescue Committee (IRC) ( www.theIRC.org ) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. Founded in 1933, the IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 countries in the world. We address both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve. The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.

Background/IRC Summary:

IRC Tanzania’s current sectors include Gender-Based Violence, Child Protection, Youth and Livelihoods, Health, Community-Based Rehabilitation, Education and Health.

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for providing technical and operational support and ensuring timely and quality implementation of program activities and strategies in compliance with donor requirements S/he will ensure that the objectives of the programs are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that education staff receive appropriate mentorship and professional development; and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the Education Coordinator will collaborate with other sectors to ensure that protection and wellbeing of children is consistently mainstreamed across IRC sectors. The Education Coordinator will also work in coordination with key Education stakeholders and partners, representing the IRC Education program in Tanzania.

Major Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and overall technical and management support to education programs in Tanzania;
  • Lead design processes that ensure new or adapted programming for the education sector focuses on maximizing efficiencies, impact and integrated approaches;
  • Supervise and provide technical support to the Education Specialist and Education Managers and other education staff to implement the IRC education programs to a high quality standard;
  • Coordinate closely and liaise regularly with the Deputy Director of Programs, Field Coordinator and Grants Coordinator to ensure quality implementation and business development and to ensure quality management and compliance to donor requirements;
  • In collaboration with the Education Specialist and Managers, ensure smooth management and integration of project work plans and budgets (budget forecasting, development of spending plans and budget follow-up), timely recruitment, and accurate reporting in accordance with IRC and donor regulations;
  • Ensure that the education team produces high quality inputs as part of the development and maintenance of program-specific budget management tools, including but not limited to, activity plans, Gantt charts, procurement plans, financial forecasts, and budget vs. actuals;

  • Actively and meaningfully participate in the Grant Management Meeting process;

  • Provide training to program teams on IRC activities and education best practices;

  • Liaise with HQ-based Technical Advisors on a regular basis to ensure technical assistance is provided when needed;

  • Work closely with the Education Working Group and other relevant coordination structures, to ensure harmonized implementation approaches;

  • Ensure the implementation of existing M&E systems, provide guidance where needed to improve the effectiveness of these systems and work to ensure output and impact data are captured and used to optimize program quality and identify efficiencies;

  • Ensure that all internal and external reporting requirements are met, that reports are of a high quality and are submitted on time.

Technical Quality

  • Ensure all IRC education projects are implemented in a timely and professional manner, according to objectives, goals and indicators established by the IRC, in line with donor requirements and based on beneficiary needs;
  • Identify, monitor and report unmet needs and explore the potential of the IRC to address those needs. Conduct additional needs assessments, as required;
  • Ensure procurement of supplies and materials, is fully compliant with donor and IRC rules and regulations;
  • Provide technical assistance including supportive supervision to IRC’s staff working on all education projects;
  • Analyze M&E data collected from the field and produce trends analysis;
  • Support the development and maintenance of a coherent education strategy across IRC’s areas of intervention in Tanzania in collaboration with the relevant sectors and departments under the IRC Tanzania country office;
  • Ensure all implementation plans employ a programmatic approach that integrates the needs of other sectors of work.

HR & Staff Capacity Building

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions;
  • Take responsibility for discussing job expectations, performance, and objectives on an informal, quarterly basis with all staff;
  • Overall responsibility for staff timesheets, work plans, vacation schedules, and staff training/development activities;
  • Adhere to and act in accordance with the IRC Global HR Policies and Procedures;
  • Manage education staff and develop specific capacity building plans for the education department and each individual staff in order for national staff to take on increasing levels of management responsibility.


  • Play an active role in the planning and execution of the country Strategic Action Plan and sector strategies;
  • Regularly attend technical working group meetings and feed into IRC priorities at national level;
  • Coordinate with the Deputy Director of Programs and Field Coordinator to ensure field concerns and challenges are brought to relevant stakeholders for the development of improved standards and procedures.


  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of the team; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to IRC management and liaising with community leaders and other external parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for IRC programs;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop IRC programs.

Professional Standards

  • All IRC staff are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience in management of education programs in emergencies, INGO experience required;
  • Strong program/technical and budget management acumen as well as planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, effective in representation and liaison with external parties;
  • Proven technical writing skills;
  • Proposal writing acumen and experience;
  • Must be capable of applying his/her skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others;
  • Interpersonal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure with professional grace;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English; French would be an advantage.

Working Environment: The position will be based in Kasulu, Tanzania. The Education Coordinator will be provided shared housing

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci42NTE3NC4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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