United Republic of Tanzania: Emergency Response Manager – Tanzania

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 May 2017

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International is the lead implementing partner of UNHCR in the area of Child Protection for Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps and is also implementing youth empowerment and Education in Emergencies programs in both camps.

We are recruiting for an Emergency Response Manager to manage and oversee Plan International’s response to the Burundi Refugee crisis within Tanzania. You will lead a team of almost 60 national and international staff based in Kibondo across three camps.

Managing the Field Emergency Response Team (ERT) and acting as the interface between the Field Emergency Response Team and the Country Director, you will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response, developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities. Key responsibilities will include assessment, programme design and planning, implementation and advocacy, public relations and representation efforts as you strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach.

The Person

With proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters, you will have lead multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams under difficult circumstances, in a sensitive and participatory manner, with management responsibility for multi-million dollar budgets, a high level of expertise in external representation and excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

You will have a strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.

A confident and clear communicator, you will have broad project management skills, including program design and proposal development, general finance, administration and information management.

Location: Kibondo in Kigoma region

Type of role: Initial one year fixed term contract. There may be possibility of extension dependent on funding.

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Circa $50,000 USD plus benefits

Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd May

How to apply:

Please visit our website at https://career012.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=19242&company=PlanInt&userna…= for further information and to apply for this role.

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Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Apr 2017

Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Tanzania from October 2015 since the establishment of Nduta refugee camp. DRC are working in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps, with a current combined population of 155,000 refugees, and an arrival rate of approximately 600 refugees per day. Additionally, DRC provides capacity building support to camp management in Nyarugusu camp – with a population of 120,000. Together, these camps are growing to some of the largest in the world. DRC are working in the sectors of Camp Management and Community Services, WASH, Livelihoods, Protection and Shelter/Construction. Following the initial emergency response in 2015, DRC deployed emergency responders to open the program and are now, in 2016, stabilising the program to continue to address the needs of the growing refugee population in the two existing camps and a planned third camp. DRC are based in Kibondo, Kigoma region, with a second base in Kasulu.


The CCCM Coordinator has the overall responsibility for technical quality and harmonisation/standardisation of camp management work in all sites and information flows on camp management programming to and from the field, ensuring learning across all camps for program quality. The CCCM Technical Coordinator has decision making authority on technical camp management issues, with direct line management to 2-3 camp managers and 1-2 community services managers. Moreover, external relations with UNHCR and MHA in regards to the refugee response and provides technical back-stopping to the Head of Programmes in donor relations. Lastly, he/she coordinates Camp Management staff capacity building across the different DRC-managed sites.


Programming and Coordination

  • Provide technical guidance and advice to Camp Managers, Community Services Managers and camp management /community services staff (CCCM Team) in Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyarugusu camps
  • Provide technical guidance to local partner TWESA for CCCM activites in Nyarugusu camps
  • Support CCCM Team to ensure that DRC is implementing high quality camp management programming in accordance with international standards and best practice;
  • Identify gaps and needs in camp management programme in DRC sites;
  • Promote a participatory approach (engagement of affected population) to camp management and service provision in the camps/sites;
  • Support design of and coordinate assessments as relevant to camp management and participate in assessments as required;
  • Ensure program standardization and sharing of experiences, lessons learned, and good practices across DRC-managed sites;
  • Manage Camp Management related information flow to and from field sites, including updates to and from UNHCR;
  • Co-lead the Refugee Information Management Working Group (alongside UNHCR) in an effort to advocate for relevant and standardized information sharing
  • Quality assurance of proposals, donor reports, site reports, advocacy and policy notes and other CCCM reports;
  • Support proposal development and coordinate multi-site proposals;
  • Work closely with the Head of Programmes and Grants and Reporting Officer to ensure that all camp management activities are being appropriately monitored and evaluated;
  • Work closely with other sector program managers (Protection, Shelter and Livelihood) to ensure integration between sectors in DRC programmes.
  • Work together with the Grants and Reporting Officer to shift data collection to online systems, and standardize M&E practices


  • Represent DRC in relevant working groups (IM, Protection, etc.) as well as the Inter-Agency Coordination Meeting
  • Deputize for Head of Programmes when required
  • Stay up to date with donor strategies and practices within Tanzania and provide technical backstopping to the Head of Programmes in donor relations for CCCM

Organisation, administration and personnel management

  • Direct line management of 1-2 international staff
  • Provide technical questions and participate in the recruitment of Camp Management international and national staff;
  • Identify training gaps among camp management staff;
  • Support Managers on nationalization planning for camp management staff;


  • Ensure that DRC’s CCCM programming meets accountability obligations and is carried out in accordance with the Core Humanitarian Standard
  • Work with the Protection Manager to ensure protection mainstreaming in camp management activities;

Any other duties as agreed with the Head of Programmes.


The desired candidate is expected to have senior level management experience and a demonstrable successful track record of strategic programme development, capacity building and effective programme implementation and monitoring. He or she must also be able to conceptualize and articulate DRC vision and have the strong oral and written communication skill required to translate the vision into tangible action. The incumbent is expected to have extensive donor, government and partner engagement experiences.

Experience and understanding of refugee and displacement issues is an advantage and ideally the candidate will have a good understanding of the region and/or from other similar protection situations

In this position, you are expected to d

Demonstrate each of DRC’ five core competencies:

i. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results in a fast paced environment

ii. Collaborating: You lead initiatives and processes by involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

iii. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while setting high standards

iv. Communicating: You listen to other stakeholders and staff; and you communicate concisely and persuasively

v. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

Technical competencies

  • Graduate degree in international relations, development, law, gender, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience in camp coordination and/or camp management in camp and camp like-settings
  • Strong knowledge of CCCM in different contexts
  • Prior experience working with local partners
  • Experience with capacity building, and in convening and facilitating trainings and workshops.
  • Proven commitment to accountability and quality assurance.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective and working relations with national staff members and other stakeholders.
  • Experience living and working in cross-cultural, multi-sector, insecure, and/or remote environments.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in adverse conditions.
  • Substantial project management skills and experience.
  • Strong professional written and oral English language skills.
  • Knowledge of French (or Swahili or Kirundi) would be a significant advantage.
  • Proficiency in common computer packages and financial software i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Knowledge of Mobile Data Collection and assessment methodologies would be an asset.

Personal competencies

  • Excellent internal and external communication and coordination capabilities and excellent team building and management skills
  • Continuous Learning; a colleague who promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Creativity and Initiative; someone that actively seeks new ways of improving Programmes, services and partnership
  • Performance Management; a person who identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others



DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC


Availability: As Soon as possible

Duty station: Kibondo with frequent travel to the other project locations.

Reporting: Reports to Head of Programmes

Contract: 6 months contract dependent on both funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at www.drc.dk under Vacancies). This position is graded as A15.

For qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on www.drc.dk under vacancies no later than 27th April 2017

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk.

For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Radiologist

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Apr 2017

In close collaboration with the regional health management team (RHMT), Council heath Management Team (CHMT) and hospital management teams, the volunteer will design and lead coaching and mentoring of midwives and assistant medical officers working in rproductive and child health clinics on use of the portable ultrasound (Vscan). The volunteer will be responsible for on the job training, coaching and mentoring of the midwives in 7 district hospitals in Lindi and Mtwara region. The role requires:

  • Qualified medical professional, specialized in radiology.
  • At least 3 years experience in the field.
  • Facilitation and training skills

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=cHdhbWJ1YS4zMDcwMi4zODMwQHZzby5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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