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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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.
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:


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Head of Tech Department

Solaris Tanzania is a social start-up that aims to provide energy in every low-income communities by empowering village entrepreneurs and households with business and technology solutions.

Go visit: www.solaris.co.tz & www.facebook.com/solaristanzania

The company started its operations in the lake region of Tanzania in October 2014 with an approach that relies on 3 main pillars:
• An efficient solar technology that suits the needs of entrepreneurs and households. To do so, the Solaris station can charge up to 9 electronic devices at once (lamps, phones, etc.). Systems start from 20W up to 80W + TV.
• A micro-credit system that removes the upfront cost constraint that prevented many entrepreneurs from launching such venture. The customer benefits from a “pay-as-you-go” offer and unlocks the device through mobile payments. After the repayment period, the client owns the device.
• A free after sales is offered during the repayment period, through a team of local mentors who visit clients whenever they need support and technical maintenance.

Job description
We are looking for our Head of Tech Department.

The Tech department includes:
– A Tech expert
– A Field analyst
– Several recruitments will be made once the department is structured

The manager will be responsible for the management of the department and his team members. The manager will be reporting directly to the top management of Solaris Tanzania. Among the main missions of the manager:

1. Innovate

Lead projects to optimize the organization and the efficiency of the department. These projects include:
• Prototyping
• Data analysis
• Field surveys
• Process designing

Designing the department
• Update the processes of the department to optimize the fit with the reality of the field
• Design relevant KPIs and observe their evolution
• Update the split of the region per After-sales agent

2. Manage
Manage the Tech department to make sure the daily operations are handled.

• Design a recruiting planning
• Organize the recruiting sessions
• Run the interviews and the tests

Make sure all the teams respect the key processes of the department. This includes:
• Do quality control on the field to understand the issues faced by the teams
• Design a training (Power Point)
• Deliver the training to the teams

• Assign every resource to optimize the efficiency of the department
• Design monthly budgets
• Be fully responsible and independent with this budget

• Bottom-up: raise to the top management the issues met by the field teams
• Top-down: communicate to the team the new processes and policies set by the top management Daily issues
• Help your team to solve the daily issues that they are not used to meet
• Train them so that they can solve these issues by themselves the next time

Job profile
• Licence, master or equivalent level
• Previous management experiences are required, showing good record of at least 5 years of labour
experiences and Tech related.
• Good understanding of Solar and energy main challenges and previous experience into the energy
sector is required
• The candidate should show rigor and be processes oriented
• The candidate should show high organizational skills
• The candidate should show autonomy
• The candidate should be reliable
• The candidate should show creativity to solve challenges
• The candidate should show high communication skills (towards the teams and the top management)
• The candidate should be computer skilled and numerically literate: Word, Excel and Power Point should be fully mastered
• English and Swahili proficiency

Position details
• Location: based in the lake region, Tanzania
• Starting date: as soon as possible
• Remuneration: according to profile


Please send your CV and Cover letter to – Remi Bouzel ( remi@solaris.co.tz )

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