United Republic of Tanzania: Program Dierctor, Tanzania

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 Sep 2017

The Program Director(PD) reports to the Country Director (who is based in Dar es Salaam) and will have overall leadership for the programmatic implementation of the FFE3 program for school feeding, agriculture, health and education and the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation portfolio. The PD will also have oversight for day to day operations of the Mara Region Offices. She/He will also provide leadership for PCI Tanzania’s innovation and program quality initiatives, and provide management support to other projects coming online in the region. The PD will be based in Mara Region, in the Musoma PCI office and will travel to Dar es Salaam occasionally.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Leads a team of over 50 people implementing the FFE3, Women Empowered (voluntary savings and loan) and any new programs based in Mara Region Tanzania.
  • Provides overall technical guidance and leadership for delivering results in all programs in close coordination with the Country Director.
  • Coordinates with leads of assigned projects in developing annual detailed implementation plans, quality management plans, standard operating guidelines, synergy indicators and frequent progress review process.
  • In collaboration with program leads, identifies, designs and delivers staff training to meet project needs.
  • In coordination with the Director of Finance:
    • Manage budget planning and its timely, sound and efficient implementation
    • Coordinates finance and procurement processes with respective Program Team Leads
    • Facilitate program-finance linkages
  • Ensures projects procurement plans and purchases are developed in a timely manner, meets programs plans and budgets working closely with the Acquisitions Officer Facilitate learning across projects and scaling up of best practices
  • Facilitate regular coordination meetings between program staff and MLE, focusing on meeting goals, continuous improvement and encouraging documentation

How to apply:


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United Republic of Tanzania: Research and Learning Manager, Institutions for Inclusive Development

Organization: Palladium International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Aug 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium is seeking a Research and Learning Manager for an exciting new programme in Tanzania. Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID), just starting its implementation phase and running until 2021, is applying new and innovative approaches to contribute to a version of Tanzanian development that benefits the largest number of people possible – including the poor and most vulnerable in society – through better public services and improved jobs and income. The programme is designed to address some of the fundamental governance challenges for inclusive development: underlying governance relationships, and systematic failures in policy formulation and administration. The strategy for doing this will be to bring stakeholders together to help coordinate and act more effectively in their collective interest, supporting the emergence of coalitions around specific issues relevant to improving inclusive growth and service delivery in Tanzania. Political stakeholders are particularly important in these equations, and I4ID will support elected representatives who are interested to deliver developmental improvements for their constituents, and help them work with others from public, private and civil society sectors towards more strategic solutions to addressing selected issues through policy change and institutional reform.

The main objective of this position will be to lead on the design and implementation of work under the research and learning component, developing and implementing strategies, work plans, budgets, and generally overseeing the programme’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning platform. He/she will be responsible for managing relationships with local research partners, and working with programme consortium partners and consultants providing inputs relating to M&E, research and learning.

The position requires a multitude of competencies, and it will offer a great variety of experience and opportunities working with some leading international and national experts and practitioners.

  • Leads on the development of robust and evidence-informed Theories of Change (ToCs) across the programme, and ensures the ToCs, Results Frameworks and Indicators Sheets are regularly reviewed and updated in response to learning through implementation
  • Development and oversight of Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge management systems, and overseeing facilitated learning on all I4ID programme components.
  • Supports the design and implementation of issue scoping studies and other research
  • Coaches and mentors members of I4ID staff on M&E, KM and learning components
  • Leads on managing relationships with local research partners, including CSOs and think tanks
  • Works with other team members in documenting programme lesson learning and supports the team in reflecting on and adapting lessons learnt
  • Works with research partners, media partners, and others to disseminate and communicate the lessons emerging from the programme
  • Leads the preparation of monitoring data for quarterly, annual and VFM reports. Ensure that routine MEL data collection tools allow and support gender disaggregated data, and that MEL reporting reflects this
  • Works with the other senior team members of I4ID to oversee the work of short-term advisors, contractors, and partners, including developing TORs, providing quality assurance, etc.
  • Ensures delivery to the TL of means of verification for all milestones and MEL indicators
  • Ensures that GESI principles are built into the design of all I4ID studies and that the development of data collection tools, selection of respondents, and data analysis factor in GESI principles
  • Ensures that I4ID learning shared with external audiences and the public in general reflects the unique perspectives and contexts of poor and vulnerable citizens
  • Line manager for the M&E Officer


  • Master’s degree in development studies, social science, statistics, or another relevant subject
  • Ideally at least 10 years of experience of working on monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Demonstrable understanding of and interest in politics and governance issues in Tanzania
  • Strong track record of leading on research work, particularly using qualitative research methodologies and secondary analysis of existing literature
  • Experience managing other MEL consultants and research teams
  • Familiarity with MEL concepts and processes preferred by DFID (i.e. theories of change, logframes, MEL strategy development)
  • Good analytical ability and report writing skills
  • Fluency in English and Swahili


  • Familiarity with outcome mapping and/or contribution analysis strongly desired

Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=RWFtb24uRG95bGUuNDczMTkuMzgzMEBwYWxsYWRpdW0uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

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United Republic of Tanzania: Programme Manager – Early Childhood Development

Organization: Children in Crossfire
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Aug 2017

Children in Crossfire is an Irish-based international NGO whose purpose is to respond to the rights and needs of young children caught in the crossfire of global poverty and injustice. Children in Crossfire Tanzania focuses on increasing access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) supporting children’s developmental needs and giving them a chance to reach their fullest potential. More information about the organisation can be found at www.childrenincrossfire.org

Children in Crossfire is entering an exciting new strategic phase whereby through a combination of programmes implementation and advocacy and partnerships, we will contribute to thousands more young children in Tanzania being supported to thrive during their crucial early years. We are now re-advertising for a senior management position to take lead of our Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programming.

Major Responsibilities:
Overall responsibility for CiC-TZ ECD programming performance against the results framework, rooted in effective results-based management approach and high standard of internal and external reporting processes.

Ensure CiC-TZ programming meets high technical standards of ECD, and demonstrates a cycle of continuous reflection, learning and development of our early childhood development programming.

Management and capacity-building support of local implementing CSO partners, supporting partner organisational development and ECD programming technical capacity.

Strategic responsibility for integration of ECD programming into local government processes, including supporting medium-term planning and costing in line with national policies.

Ensure a high level of accountability in programmes finances management and results-oriented performance management of programmes team.

Develop and effectively work in strategic partnerships at national-level across government, development partners and civil society to advance ECD agenda in Tanzania, and ensure CiC-TZ ECD programming well-positioned, relevant and evolving.

Specific responsibilities:

Lead on the overall management and coordinated delivery of CiC-TZ ECD programming, in line
with CiC-TZ results framework, annual costed programme workplans, and donor frameworks.

Implementing an effective results-based management approach to ensuring continuous reflection,
learning and action on improvements grounded in strong MEL1 processes and tools.

Keep abreast of key developments in ECD sector in Tanzania through dedication to reading ECD
literature and updates, regular field visits, participation in various related processes and meetings,
and commissioning of key pieces of enquiry on ECD data.

Ensure CiC-TZ early childhood development programming and delivery meet high technical
standards of ECD, including continuous technical development based on effective management of
technical inputs, including available ECD evidence and targeted consultancies.

Lead strategic development and management oversight of formal partnerships with local
implementing CSO partners to deliver effectively across all aspects of CiC-TZ ECD programming.

Lead strategic engagement across regional administration and local government in programme
target areas including ECD technical capacity building and integration in local government planning

Lead role in engagement with sector ministries including health and education, and PORALG2, for
collaboration in early childhood care and education programming at the national level.

Ensuring CiC-TZ ECD programming contributes to and benefits from macro-level ECD dialogue
through leadership and engagement with other national key stakeholders across development
partners, civil society and academia.

Lead responsibility of management of CiC-TZ programmes budget management including full
adherence to CiC finances policies and procedures.

Lead responsibility for results-oriented performance management of CiC-TZ programme staff,
including targeted staff development and support.

Lead responsibility for consolidated programme reporting across internal and donor programme
narrative and financial reporting requirements.

Key responsibility to ensure that all reasonable measures taken to ensure child protection across
all operational aspects of CiC-TZ ECD programming.

Report to the Tanzania Country Director on strategic performance objectives that are developed
and signed off on annual basis.

Assist with wider organizational activities as and when required.

Person Specification

Proven track record of 5 years management of NGO development programming in Tanzanian
context, especially programmes targeting child development (specific early childhood development
experience highly preferred).

Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of results-based management processes,
including taking the lead on MEL, informing programme management and development.

In-depth understanding of the Tanzania political and social context and familiarity with key
stakeholders and Early Childhood Development landscape.

Demonstrable experience of effectively engaging with government sector ministries, especially
health and education, in positioning and implementing NGO development programmes.

Strong understanding and demonstrable experience of working closely with local government
structures, systems and strategic points of engagement to integrate programmatic priorities in local
government processes.

Demonstrable experience of providing effective programme management and targeted capacitybuilding
support to local-CSOs (Civil Society Organisations) to deliver development programmes.

Excellent written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English.

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (such as social sciences, development studies,

How to apply:

A detailed Job Description and Application Form for this position can be downloaded from: http://www.childrenincrossfire.org/we-are-hiring/. The position is based in Dar es Salaam with the expectation of travel within the regions.

All applicants are required to complete a Children in Crossfire Application Form and email to: jobstz@childrenincrossfire.org (please note we do not accept CV’s). Please include job position applied for in subject line. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Closing date for applications:

5pm Tuesday 8th August 2017.

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