United Republic of Tanzania: Field Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 05 Jun 2017

Job Purpose/Objective

The Field Coordinator shall be responsible for supporting, coordinating and supervising the implementation of the IRC programs for Kibondo Field Office. Additionally, the FC will support implementation of IRC Strategy Action Plan in the Tanzania. The FC will also contribute towards grant management and reporting. The FC will be responsible for direct supervision of Human Resources, Administration, Supply Chain and Finance departments. He/she will have dotted line management with Program sectors. The FC will oversee day to day management of Staff Safety and security during all phases of field operations. The FC will from time to time represent the IRC Kibondo Field Office in various coordination forums. The FC reports to the Country Director and will be responsible for the following:

Key Responsibilities

Program Management:

Grant management

  • Ensure quality and timely implementation of grants by staff with specific focus to the program support sections of each respective grant;
  • Oversee the development of detailed project work plans for all programs and program support functions;
  • Oversee all budget expenditures in the IRC Kibondo Field site operation and ensure they are allowable and allocable according to IRC and donor regulations.
  • Ensure accurate budget spending and tracking by program managers and program support functions;
  • Lead the field team in the Review of Monthly Budget vs. Actual reports with program staff, make recommendations on the basis of these and ensure that appropriate action is taken in a timely fashion.

New Program Development

  • Identify new program possibilities in collaboration with field- and Dar Es -Salaam based staff, specifically the Country Director, Deputy Director Programs and the Technical Coordinators;
  • Oversee development of new proposals by program staff as required
  • Oversee budget development at field level

Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Ensure appropriate M&E activities are carried out regularly by program staff in all sectors (data collection & analysis, monitoring of project progress against established work plans, monitoring of established indicators and utilization of results to inform program (re-)design);
  • Support in Identifying gaps in M&E systems and make recommendations for improvements

Strategic Planning

  • Support the integration of program activities to create coherent, quality and complimentary programming; Specific focus to ensure strong integration of program support functions with direct program related activities
  • Participate in workshops at field level to establish and monitor annual operating plans for the strategic plan;
  • Ensure that all project activities are consistent with established best practices and IRC’s SAP;
  • Actively work with various sectors in the implementation of SAP.

Field Operational Management:


  • Monitor the security situation in Kibondo/ its environs and ensure the SMT staff are continually updated and informed of developments with implications for staff safety and for program implementation;
  • Oversee revision of the IRC Tanzania Security Manual as it pertains to Kibondo and its environs
  • Responsible at field level staff evacuations.

Human Resources/Administration

  • Ensure that all performance evaluations for all staff are conducted on time, and review all evaluations to ensure quality and consistency;
  • Support in Identifying training needs for program support staff members and make appropriate recommendations to the DDP, and CD;
  • Ensure that administrative matters of the field office are carried out in accordance with IRC HR and administration policies;
  • Ensure that all IRC staff at the Field level are in compliance with the IRCWAY Policy and other relevant policies pertaining to staff conduct.

Supply Chain

  • Oversee the carrying out of supply chain support operations by IRC Kibondo Field Office supply chain staff, including procurement (both local and through Dar Es Salaam), stock management, asset management, vehicle operations, equipment maintenance and repair (including communications and computer equipment);
  • Ensure compliance with IRC and donor supply chain policies.


  • Oversee the financial management of field office operations by the Program Managers, and the Finance staff, including cash management, issuing and tracking advances, ensuring complete and correct use of all finance forms; timely notice to Dar Es Salaam of cash transfer needs;
  • Ensure compliance with IRC and donor finance policies.

Representation / Communications

  • Represent IRC in dealings with local authorities (administrative, sectoral and security officials), fellow NGOs and other stakeholders;
  • Represent IRC at Kasulu field office level in advocacy
  • Coordinate IRC program activities with relevant officials and other humanitarian agencies;
  • Liaise closely with IRC’s partner agencies in Kibondo and as relevant within Kigoma region, both international and national NGOs.

Key Result Areas

  • Strategic Leadership in effective program design and implementation, grant compliance
  • Effective representation of the IRC in key forums (GoT, Partners, stake holder, donor) articulating IRC programming, country strategies and seeking to strengthen coordination/partnerships.
  • Optimal and effective resource utilization in the overall IRC operations through implementation approaches in both programming and operations
  • Contribute towards development of the IRC policies, procedures and ensure adherence and compliance by all Kibondo Field Office staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Development Studies, International Relations or similar OR relevant technical qualification (Health, Nutrition, Gender etc) preferred.
  • Masters in management fields is an added advantage
  • At least 5 years of experience of implementing multi-sectoral humanitarian relief or development projects in Africa or similar context preferred.

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Experience working in complex emergency settings implementing and managing Primary Health, GBV, programs in emergency or refugee settings.
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with and coordinating with international and national partner organizations.
  • Experience managing UNHCR,BPRM, UNICEF, ECHO, funded projects an added advantage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Budget development, and strong budget management experience
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of information and prioritize work
  • Good security management skills preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of communications systems (satellite communications, VHF and HF radio) preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of computer software: MS Word, Excel & email applications required; MS Access, GIS preferred.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong sense of personal integrity.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team spirit and problem solving abilities.
  • Willingness to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Desire to learn
  • Cultural sensitivity

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=a2F0cmluYW1pbGxlci4wMjEwMC4zODMwQGlyYy5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

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United Republic of Tanzania: Volunteer at the Rift Valley Children's Village

Organization: Tanzanian Children’s Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Organization Description:

The Tanzanian Children’s Fund (TCF) is dedicated to improving the lives of marginalized children and the surrounding community in the Karatu region of Northern Tanzania. The Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV) was created in 2003 to provide a loving home and a life of opportunity for orphaned children. It is located high in the hills and coffee plantations beneath the Ngorongoro Crater Rim, where the weather is warm and sunny most of the year. Today, the Children’s Village impacts the lives of more than 100 children. They receive far more than food, clothing, and shelter – each child at the Children’s Village grows up securely knowing that they are loved and that they are an integral part of this unique community. They are not up for adoption; the Children’s Village is their permanent family, nurturing them to grow up to be kind and loving individuals, productive citizens, and future leaders.

Volunteer Experience:

Working and living with the children of RVCV is a fully immersive experience. The children’s love and affection will be one of the most life changing and unforgettable gifts you receive during your time as a volunteer. You are rewarded daily for your efforts – a smile on a child’s face, a group hug from the kids, an appreciative word from other members of the staff. Whatever amount of yourself you choose to give, you will get back tenfold in so many wonderful ways.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

Volunteers contribute to all aspects of the Children’s Village and gain a holistic understanding of the vast influence TCF has on the lives of the children living at RVCV, and the communities that surround it. There are opportunities to work with kids of all ages, help in our medical wing, or run extracurricular activities at the Primary and Secondary schools. While it is likely you will be expected to teach a class of children every day, you are not required to have a teaching background. We encourage our volunteers to use the unique skills that they possess to create engaging and fun activities for the kids. Additionally, volunteering at RVCV is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to pursue a career in international development and wants to experience living in rural East Africa.

Life at the Village:

We take very good care of our volunteers of here by providing 3 delicious meals cooked for you each day, laundry cleaning, and transportation into town for your days off where we can book lunch and pool days for you at the local safari lodges. We also provide assistance booking safari day trips for volunteers interested in experiencing the local wildlife on their days off. Surrounded by the beautiful Safari parks of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and many more, you will be in a unique setting to experience all that Tanzania has to offer.

Restrictions: If you are interested in volunteering at the Rift Valley Children’s Village, please keep in mind the following requirements:

· We are unable to host volunteers who are under 21 years of age without a chaperone.

· Our minimum length of term for volunteers is 3 weeks. This is a strict requirement as it takes at least three weeks to become accustomed to our routine and develop meaningful relationships with the children.

We are in particular need of volunteers from April to June and September to December each year.

How to apply:

To apply to volunteer at RVCV, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Rose Tobiassen at volunteer@tanzanianchildrensfund.org. You will need to fill out our volunteer application, provide a copy of your resume, sign our release agreement, and provide Volunteer Fees for Room & Board and an Administrative Fee.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Country Representative

Organization: BRAC
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 20 Apr 2017

• Uphold, promote, and apply the core Values and Mission of BRAC in the host country
• Lead and supervise the program managers on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables and alignment with organizational strategic direction.
• Participate in program development and the writing of project proposals for extension of existing and/or establishment of new programs in host country
• Ensure a relevant, timely and accurate flow of strategic, management and operational reports for the implementation of effective work according to program objectives and standards and to meet reporting standards of donors, partner offices and the headquarters
• Supervise managers to ensure regular budget monitoring to be conducted for all programs/ projects
• Ensure adequate systems are in place and followed, regarding program procurements, management and maintenance of project assets, regular inventories and similar activities
• Represent BRAC to foreign and national governments, partners, donors and other stakeholders, and develop and maintain productive relationships and be BRAC’s representative and spokesperson to local and international media/ audience
• Direct and manage staffing in the country while focusing on developing capabilities appropriate to the strategic and operational needs of projects/programs, needs of both the present and future within the country and create ownership among local staff
• Ensure proper and transparent management of resources and reporting systems are established in the country in accordance with the policy and procedures and all regulatory requirements of BRAC, host country governments and donor’s policy
• Visit projects to advise, build relationships, evaluate and inspect the funded projects and follow up on audit findings, risk register and monitoring report
• Analyse continuous impact and effectiveness of existing programs on a national level and adapt accordingly
• Liaise with Advisory Committee Members

How to apply:

If you feel you are the right match for above mentioned position, please email your CV with a letter of interest mentioning your educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at recruitment.bi@brac.net. Please mention the name of the position, country allied for and AD# 15/17 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Women are encouraged to apply
Country nationals are encouraged to apply
BRAC is an equal opportunity employer

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