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

Essential:

  • 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

Desired:

  • 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
processes.

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,
other).

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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United Republic of Tanzania: Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator

Organization: Pact
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 Aug 2017

Title Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator
Location Tanzania
Department Name Program Delivery
Pact Overview
Pact Overview:
At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.
Department Purpose:
Reporting to the Senior Director Livelihoods & Economic Opportunities, the Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the roll-out of the MyWORTH app (Kiswahili version) to maximize the devices’ impacts on savings-group members in Tanzania.

Pact has developed an Android phone app called MyWORTH that automates the accounting and governance functions of our Village savings group program called WORTH (Women Organizing Resources Together). WORTH is one of Pact’s most effective poverty-reduction tools because it places women at the center of their own solutions and helps them build or accumulate assets with diversified income streams.

The MyWORTH app complements WORTH and resolves pain points and gaps within the current paper ledger model. Crucially, the time saved and calculation errors reduced by using MyWORTH allows WORTH participants to more smoothly participate in savings groups and navigate the economic pathway set before them.

Pact’s WORTH model improves people’s access to and control over their assets and resources. WORTH brings poor, primarily rural women together in groups of 25 for integrated savings-led microfinance, literacy and numeracy, group banking, and micro-enterprise development, while strengthening social networks and empowering members to have a voice in their communities. WORTH is one of Pact’s most effective poverty-reduction tools because it places women at the center of their own solutions and helps them build or accumulate assets with diversified income streams.

Pact’s Livelihoods and Economic Opportunities department seeks to ensure that people with limited livelihood choices gain the economic resources they need to be income secure, to exercise their voices in their communities, and to allow sustainable behavior change in other development intervention areas. Our approach is to meet poor families and communities where they are and strengthen their individual capacity to address the root causes of poverty, adjust to their often-shifting socio-economic and climatic environment, and access services, resources and markets for sustainable economic wellbeing.
Position Purpose:
The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator will lead efforts to pilot and scale up the use of the MyWORTH app across our WORTH Savings groups. In short, we want to get the app onto phones and the phones into the hands of our savings group members, with training and support to ensure the app’s success.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator must be a dynamic individual with strong interpersonal and managerial skills, and a commitment to mobile technology. S/he will manage and be responsible for ensuring effective high-quality implementation of economic strengthening interventions for participants in the pilot phase of a new app to accompany Pact’s signature WORTH program.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the number of devices procured and distributed to the WORTH participants; ensuring the participants are trained effectively; and monitoring the usage of the MyWORTH app and comparing savings rates between those with the app and those without.

The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator will have day-to-day responsibility for monitoring implementation, ensuring adherence to timelines, budget management and achievement of objectives. Project oversight will include but is not limited to: managing daily project activities to ensure the project accomplishes its deliverables with high impact, logistics and operations, budget approval; as well as monitoring, reporting, and evaluation activities.

Key Responsibilities:
The Mobile Device Economic Strengthening Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include:

Lead/coordinate strategy development, implementation and monitoring of all project activities
Identify WORTH savings groups appropriate to receive the phones and pilot first usage of the app
Introduce/facilitate sessions and activities on using MyWORTH app
Support collaboration with Pact staff, Tanzanian country government and other relevant groups
Contribute to Pact on quality assurance/continuous quality improvement of project tools, methodologies, and approaches.
Drafting and/or review and adaptation of MyWORTH app training, workshops, and other economic strengthening activities for participants
Monitor use and learning of app, strengthen such with mentoring, lead reporting and collection of feedback from users
Support knowledge management and linkages across program activities and Pact Tanzania’s work
Basic Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Economics or field relevant to either economic strengthening OR mobile technology uptake.
At least 5 years’ experience managing/filling leading either economic strengthening OR mobile technology programs
Excellent grasp of mobile banking technology.
Excellent facilitation and training skills in a variety of economic development OR mobile technology topics.
Excellent communication and relationship management skills.
Oral and written fluency in English.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s Degree or Higher
Experience working on donor-funded programming, experience within the last five years strongly preferred.
Motivated, self-starter with experience working independently.
PLEASE SUBMIT ALL APLICATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL:
humanresourcesTZ@pactworld.org
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

How to apply:

PLEASE SUBMIT ALL APLICATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING EMAIL:
humanresourcesTZ@pactworld.org

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