United Republic of Tanzania: JPO- Programme Analyst – Democratic Governance

Organization: UN Development Programme
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Background

The UNDP Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme:

The UNDP JPO Programme equips outstanding young leaders with the skills and experience required to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a positive difference in the world. As a pathway into the world of development, the programme offers young professionals excellent exposure to multilateral cooperation and sustainable development while providing a valuable entry point into the UN system.

During their assignments, JPOs benefit from the guidance of experienced UNDP staff members and are actively involved in supporting the design and implementation of UNDP’s programs within UNDP’s headquarters, regional or country offices.

Working under the direct supervision of the Democratic Governance Practice Specialist, the Programme Analyst will contribute to the development, implementation and management of the Democratic Governance Programme under the United Nations Development Assistance Plan II (UNDAP II) for 2016-2021 and UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) for 2016-2021. The Programme Analyst will engage with national counterparts, UNDP colleagues, as well as UN agencies and bilaterals.

Tanzania aspires to become a middle-income country by 2025 through a push for increased industrialization for economic transformation and human development. In doing so, the government underlines the importance of good governance and the rule of law, as well as peace and stability, in creating wealth and sharing benefits, emphasizing that people must be empowered to hold leaders and public servants accountable for their performance (Tanzania Development Vision 2025). In working with Tanzania to achieve this aspiration, UNDP brings a strong record of supporting the country to improve democratic governance, through specialized expertise and international good practices and networks.

UNDP Tanzania’s Governance Programme 2016–2021 sets out to support more effective, transparent, accountable and inclusive democratic governance, in line with the principal objectives set out in the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 and Zanzibar Vision 2020, which include peace, stability, unity and good governance. The specific objectives of UNDP Governance support are further aligned with the priorities set out in National Five-Year Development Plan II, including ensuring systems and structures of governance uphold the rule of law and are democratic, effective, accountable, predictable, transparent, inclusive and corruption-free at all levels; improving public service delivery to all, especially the poor and vulnerable, including access to justice; promoting human rights for all particularly for poor women, men and children, the vulnerable groups; and ensuring national and personal security and safety of properties. They are also further aligned with the priorities set out in the draft Zanzibar Strategy for Economic and Social Transformation, including accountable, transparent and corruption free governance systems and structures, and increased access to justice, respect for the rule of law, adherence basic to human rights and greater participation in the democratic process. These are achieving quality and good life for all; good governance and the rule of law; and building a strong and resilient economy that can effectively withstand global competition.

Through its Governance Programme, UNDP will support Tanzania in meeting the democratic governance development challenges through six integrated components/projects: (i) Effective and Responsive Legislatures; (ii) Citizens’ Voice and Participation; (iii) countering violent extremism (iv) Improved Access to Justice and Human Rights Promotion; (v) Supporting Public and Private Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Tanzania; and (vi) Development Effectiveness. Specifically, for access to justice and human rights UNDP plan to support national partners to: a) Improve national human rights coordination, monitoring and reporting; b) Enhance institutional capacity of national human rights institutions; c) Improve national coordination of and support to legal aid; d) Strengthen application of human rights in the administration of justice; and e) Enhance human rights and legal awareness and empowerment

Content and methodology of supervision:

As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:

Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the job.

  • Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results
  • Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment
  • Easy access to the supervisor
  • Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness
  • Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise
  • Completion of the yearly UNDP Performance Management Document (PMD)
  • If more than one supervisor; clear agreement of the roles and responsibilities between the relevant parties

Training and Learning

As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following training and learning opportunities:

  • Participation in a two-week long Programme Policy and Operations Induction Course in New York within the first 3 to 6 months of assignment
  • Use of yearly JPO duty-related travel and training allocation (DTTA), as per the online DTTA guide
  • Other training and learning opportunities, as presented in the UNDP JPO Orientation Programme

In addition, the JPO will benefit from the training and learning modalities/opportunities in the receiving office.

Information on the receiving office:

The JPO will support the UNDP Tanzania’s Governance Programme 2016–2021, which sets out to support more effective, transparent, accountable and inclusive democratic governance. This include support to development, launch and implementation of six integrated components/projects under the Democratic Governance Portfolio: (i) Effective and Responsive Legislatures; (ii) Citizens’ Voice and Participation; (iii) countering violent extremism (iv) Improved Access to Justice and Human Rights Promotion; (v) Supporting Public and Private Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Tanzania; and (vi) Development Effectiveness.

Dar es Salaam is the largest City in Tanzania, as the major port and economic Center. Most Ministries, Government offices, embassies and UN Offices are based in this City. Dar es Salaam is situated on the coast, overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is an International multicultural city with a mix of religions. There is a wide range of facilities available, including numerous shopping centers, movie theatres, restaurants and many new developments planned. The living conditions in Dar es Salaam are comfortable although pricy for more decent standard and there are issues with poor infrastructure, so alternative back-up solutions and generators and water tanks are common. It is a beautiful and safe location. There are good international education facilities and some health facilities with good standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

1) Provide support to development, implementation and management of Democratic Governance Programme (35%)

  • Provide substantive inputs in supporting human rights based development and implementation of the democratic governance programme and projects through technical briefing notes and policy analysis and strengthening south-south cooperation;
  • Provide logistical, technical and organizational capacity to support implementing partners’ communication and reporting on the programmatic portfolio;
  • Effective project management and reporting through monitoring of budgets, activities preparing progress reports and implementation reports.

2) Provide support to development, implementation and management of Access to Justice and Human Rights project (35%)

  • Provide substantive inputs in supporting human rights based development and implementation of access to justice and human rights project through technical briefing notes and policy analysis and strengthening south-south cooperation;
  • Provide logistical, technical and organizational capacity to support implementing partners’ communication and reporting on the Access to Justice and Human Rights Project;
  • Effective project management and reporting through monitoring of budgets, activities preparing progress reports and implementation reports.

3) Provide support to communication, partnerships and resource mobilization in the area of Democratic Governance (10%)

  • Provide substantive inputs to communication of activities, results etc. in the area democratic governance, including through media engagement, website stories, social media and specialist for a;
  • Provide logistical, technical and organizational capacity to nurturing existing partnerships and developing new partnerships with multiple stakeholders;
  • Provide logistical, technical and organizational capacity to implementation of the Country Office Resource Mobilization Action plan in the area of Democratic Governance;

4) Provide support to coordination, policy analysis and knowledge management related to Democratic Governance (10%)

  • Provide support and contribute to policy analysis, research and lessons learnt through preparation and review of UNDP networks, publications and other bilateral fora.
  • Preparation of briefing notes and contribution to policy briefs will support programme management and CO senior management.
  • Provide logistical, technical and organizational capacity to support representation and coordination in UNDAP II Thematic Results Group for Democratic Governance, Human Rights and Gender Equality as well as Development Partners Governance Working Group.

5) Provide support to integrating cross-cutting priorities, incl. gender equality, human rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Democratic Governance portfolio (10%)

  • Provide substantial inputs to integrating cross-cutting priorities, incl. gender equality, human rights and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), throughout full project cycle in the democratic governance programme;
  • Provide substantial inputs to integrating cross-cutting priorities, incl. gender equality and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the full project cycle of the Access to Justice and Human Rights Project;
  • Provide substantive inputs to integrating cross-cutting priorities, incl. gender equality and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into communication, partnerships and resource mobilization in the area of Democratic Governance;
  • Provide substantive inputs to integrating cross-cutting priorities, incl. gender equality and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into coordination, policy analysis and knowledge management related to Democratic Governance.

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Innovation – Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Leadership – Ability to persuade others to follow
  • People Management – Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Communication – Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Delivery – Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Technical Competencies

  • Democratic Governance – Knowledge of Democratic Governance concepts, principles and policies and the demonstrated ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations
  • Project Management – Knowledge of PM principles and policies and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Gender, human rights and Sustainable Development Goals – Knowledge of gender, human rights, gender and SDGs concepts, principles and policies and the demonstrated ability to integrate cross cutting priorities into programmes and projects.
  • Knowledge Management – Ability to proactively seek and efficiently handle and share information and knowledge
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) – Knowledge of M&E principles and policies and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations.
  • Operational effectiveness – Ability to support operational effectiveness in the delivery of programme and projects.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in a related field of expertise, such as law, human rights, political science, public administration, development studies, international affairs. Degree in law and/or human rights is an asset.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of two years of paid working experience in a field relevant to democratic governance;
  • Demonstrated understanding of democratic governance. Specific knowledge in area of access to justice and human rights is an asset;
  • Knowledge development contexts preferably Tanzania or East Africa region. On-the-ground work experience in developing countries preferably in East Africa region is an asset;
  • Understanding of United Nations and preferably UNDP policy and programmatic approaches, including Results Based Management and Human Rights Based Approach to Development;
  • Knowledge of cross-cutting, including gender equality, human rights and Sustainable Development Goals;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both Danish and English
  • Knowledge of any other UN language is an asset
  • Knowledge of Kiswahili is an asset

Other desirable education, languages and work experience:

  • Required computer skills in a standardized language

Nationality:

  • Under the UNDP JPO programme framework, this position is only to Danish nationals and permanent residents of Denmark as well as EU nationals.

For the full requirements and information about the JPO Programme, please visit: http://www.jposc.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home/how-to-join/the-jpo-programme.html

How to apply:

For the full requirements and information about the JPO Programme, please visit: http://www.jposc.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home/how-to-join/the-jpo-programme.html

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Public Relations and Protocol Officer III -1 Post

The Bank of Tanzania, an equal opportunity employer and Tanzania’s central bank, is looking for suitably qualified young Tanzanian citizens of high personal integrity to fill the following vacant position at the Head Office.

Following Bank’s review of its staff establishment, all job positions that were advertised in 2015 have been cancelled. The Bank is hereby-advertising new job position that reflects the current staff establishment requirement:

Position: Public Relations and Protocol Officer III -1 Post 
Reports to: Head of Division
Contract type: Unspecified period

Job Purpose:
To organize and deliver key information to clients and stakeholders through electronic media.

Key Performance Areas:
a) Organise Bank’s engagement with the media.
b) Manage, maintain and produce content for the Bank website, including multimedia content.
c) Take photos (still and video) during Bank’s events and maintain photographic records.
d) Manage, edit and produce content for the Bank’s social media platforms.
e) Monitor and prepare responses to issues raised by the media/stakeholders.
f) Participate in the organisation and preparation of various functions hosted by the Bank.
g) Summarise news from local and foreign media on various key issues.
h) Provide inputs for development and review of policies and procedures relating to the activities of division/department.
i) Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by Assistant Manager.

Academic Qualifications and Experience
 Holder of a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Marketing, Journalism or its equivalent from a recognized university.
 Must have hands-on experience in managing websites, and social media platforms
 Must have at least two (2) years of relevant working experience

Key Competencies
 Advanced Adobe Creative Suite experience (InDesign and Photoshop)
 Advanced Microsoft Office experience (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
 Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

General Conditions:
a) Applicants should apply on the strengths of the information given in this advertisement.
b) Applicants must submit duly signed employment application letter
c) Applicants must attach the following:
i. Certified copies of Degree or Advanced Diploma certificates.
ii. Certified copies of Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates.
iii. Certified Computer applications certificates
iv. Certified birth certificate.
v. One recent passport size.
d) Form IV, form VI results slips and provisional transcripts are strictly not accepted.
e) Applicants should indicate two reputable referees with their reliable contacts.
f) Applicants must submit updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contact address, email and telephone numbers.
g) Certificates from foreign examination bodies for ordinary and advanced level education should be accredited by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
h) Certificates from foreign Universities should be accredited by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).
i) Applicants are required to disclose relevant information in their applications. Giving false or incomplete information will lead to disqualification at any time during the recruitment process or after appointment.
j) Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants must submit duly signed application letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) and certified certificates to the following address:

Deputy Governor,
Administration and Internal Controls,
Bank of Tanzania,
2 Mirambo Street,
11884 DAR ES SALAAM.

Closing Date and Time: 27th October, 2017 at 16.00 pm.

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Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency Promoting. creative- and effective solutions to selected problems that impede- social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-EastAfrica regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, ln Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in inclusive economic development health, nutrition, early childhood development, education and civil society strengthening. AKF operations are currently being carried out in Dar-es-salaam, Mtwara, Lindi, Arusha, Mwanza, Morogoro and Zanzibar.

AKF is looking for a competent and committed Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with strong multi-disciplinary M&E skills to manage the monitoring and evaluation activities of the post-harvest rice project (Enhancing the Competitiveness of Smallholder farmers) and contribute specialist skills to the broader monitoring and evaluation functions.

Project Background:
Aga Khan Foundation Tanzania is working towards strengthening capacities of smallholder rice farmers and famer groups to ‘enhance productivity and reduce postharvest losses in Morogoro region. AKF will implement the rice value chain project to enhance productivity, reduce post-harvest losses, facilitate value chain actors to enhance business services, improve infrastructure and management of post-harvest storage facilities, collective marketing, value addition and market linkages. ‘The overall objective is to increase competitiveness and improve post-harvest value chain efficiencies among smallholder farmers in the rice sector.

Specific responsibilities include:
Develop monitoring and evaluation systems and tools for monitoring project activities (process), outputs and outcomes based on agreed indicators.
Develop and manage project’s M&E plans in coordination with project staff, both in the project office and based in the field.
Undertake all M&E related field activities including baseline and end line surveys, performance monitoring and data quality supportive supervision.
Monitor project progress towards achieving results and advise on
programmatic adjustments.
Build capacity of project teams on M&E-related issues and provide guidance and technical support in all matters pertaining to data collection, quality assurance, analysis and presentation.
Compile and maintain a project database to inform progress toward outcomes for internal and donor reports. Review all project reports to ensure that information on indicators is accurate, relevant and well presented.
Facilitate and coordinate project progress presentations to ensure’ availability and better utilization of data for decision-making during management and project review meetings.
Synthesise lessons learnt and best practices and share the lessons learnt to enable strategy review.
Actively participate in a broad range of M&E functions as part of the project’s MERL team and as may be directed from time to time by the Project Manager.

Qualifications/Experience:
A bachelor’s degree preferably in agricultural economics, rural development, statistics, community development or an elated subject
At least 5 years of professional experience in M&E, preferably in rural development projects
Knowledge of Result/Based Management and Logical frameworks; ability to develop M&E frameworks and data’ collection tools is mandatory
Knowledge of Market Systems/M4P approach is an added advantage
Proven skills in quantitative data collection, and analysis using Excel, SPSS, Access or other data management/analysis software
Supreme attention to detail and capacity to deliver quality data and information
A demonstrated ability to manage enumeration and research teams in the field, willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and travel to remote areas within the region
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with Swahili an advantage
A flexible team player, willing to learn and mentor others
Good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, organizational relationships, social and cultural constraints and realities, and environmental conditions.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding four pages) and the names and contact information of three referees before close of business by 31st October 2017, to Country Human Resources Manager, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, bye-mail to recruit.akftz@akfea.org. 

Please mention the title of the position in your email and do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.

Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Aga Khan Foundation is an Agency of the Aga Khan Development Network.

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