Call for Applications: Timber Rush scholarships

SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE 

College of Social Sciences and Humanities 

2 PhD Scholarships Available – Call for Applications 

The Timber Rush: Private Forestry in Village Land (TIMBERRUSH) 

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Sokoine University of Agriculture in collaboration with the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and the Department of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark hereby invites interested and qualified citizens of Tanzania (holding MA/MSc degree or equivalent) to submit applications for 2 PhD scholarships related to the Danida funded research project ‘The Timber Rush: Private Forestry in Village Land (TIMBERRUSH). Students will be enrolled at the Sokoine University of Agriculture and may also get enrolled at the University of Copenhagen, and thus there is a possibility of attaining a double degree. 

The scholarships are of four years duration, and will commence on October 1, 2016. The PhD scholars will be supervised by a joint team of senior academics from Sokoine University of Agriculture, Danish Institute for International Studies and University of Copenhagen, and will be provided PhD level training in both universities. The PhD study and research will be closely integrated and coordinated with other activities in the TIMBERRUSH project. 

The overall goal of the research project is to contribute to a more equitable distribution of benefits from private forest plantations on village land through evidence-based policy making. This call is for two PhD positions whose focus is elaborated below: 

The main focus of the first PhD position is on the role of timber value chains in driving tree production in the Southern Highlands. This PhD position will contribute to testing the project hypothesis that the scale and drivers of investments in land for timber production are driven by domestic factors related to national increased value chain understood as flows of material resources, finance, knowledge and information between buyers and suppliers. Other factors can potentially influence the timber rush including foreign investments and foreign demand; conservation and global climate mitigation initiatives supporting the planting of trees; changes in national policies such as opportunities arising from implementation of 1999 Land Act, and government and donor support for community-based forestry and global climate mitigation initiatives past and present. 

The second PhD position will focus on how land is accessed or acquired for producing timber in the Southern Highlands. Specifically, it is expected that the PhD candidate will investigate the impact of investments in land for timber production on local people’s access to and benefits from land and other resources and test the hypothesis that the main beneficiaries are to be found among the domestic investors based in Tanzania’s urban areas while local people bear the costs. The focus of the study could include an understanding of how large areas have been transformed into plantations (and at the expense of other land uses) over time; investigation of distributive outcomes of investments in land for timber production; enhanced conflict between production systems, e.g. food versus trees; gender and procedural dimensions in timber investments; the extent to which the different types of actors have been involved in decision making processes in relevant political institutions and in particular whether they had a fair chance to air their concerns and grievances and are properly compensated when rights to land are transferred to an investor. 

Detailed descriptions of the aim and content of research project as well as requirements and application procedure for each of the two PhD scholarships are posted on the SUA homepage (www.suanet.ac.tz) as well as on the homepages of University of Copenhagen (www.ifro.ku.dk/timberrush) and Danish Institute for International Studies (www.diis.dk/en

Deadline for application is May 20th , 2016 at 10.00 AM East Africa Time (EAT). Short-listed candidates will be invited to prepare full research proposals and to present them at the inception workshop to be held in early September, 2016. 

Research Proposal on Timber Rush 
Click link below to open the project proposal http://www.dsi.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/Timber%20Rush%20Proposal.pdf 

Guidelines to complete the PhD application 

Guidelines for shortlisted applicants 

Click link below to open the application form http://www.dsi.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/PhD%20application%20form.pdf

Another hoax circulating, "Free Blood Cancer Medicine"


This hoax is circulating since 2010. On their website, Hoax-Slayer says:
I contacted a spokesperson at the Adyar Cancer Institute to ask about the veracity of the message. He sent me the following reply:
Only the Part of this message is true. The medicine Imitinef is available free for only qualified persons and not for all. It is free for those who have admitted in the hospital for treatment.

Video ya yule jamaa wa Kenya aliyedandia helikopta


Mwanamume mmoja katika mji wa Bungoma, Magharibi mwa Kenya aliyetambuliwa kwa jina la Saleh Wanjala, ameshangaza wengi baada ya kudandia helikopta ambayo imepaa na kuondoka naye.

Helikopta hiyo ilikuwa imesafirisha mwili wa mfanyabiashara mashuhuri Jacob Juma aliyeuawa kwa kupigwa risasi jijini Nairobi wiki iliyopita, vyombo vya habari nchini Kenya vinasema.

Video zinazosambaa mtandaoni zinaonesha helikopta hiyo ikipaa juu angani kutoka uwanja wa Posta, mwanamume huyo akiwa amejishikilia kwenye vyuma vya helikopta hiyo.

Taarifa zinasema baadaye ndege imetua kwa dharura katika uwanja wa ndege wa Bungoma na mwanamume huyo akapelekwa hospitalini

Kitambulisha mada #Bungoma kimeanza kuvuma kwenye Twitter nchini Kenya, watu wakijadili tukio hilo.

Wengi wameeleza kushangazwa kwao na wengine wanalifanyia mzaha. Baadhi wanasema mwanamume huyo alisahau leo ilikuwa Ijumaa tarehe 13, ambayo kwa baadhi ni siku yenye kutokea mabaya.

Wengine wanatumia majina ya filamu na hata nyimbo. Mfano wimbo wa 'I Believe I Can Fly', wake R Kelly na filamu ya Mission: Impossible ambayo mwigizaji nyota wake ni Tom Cruise.

Hapa Saleh Wanjala "James Bond" anazungumza na kituo cha runinga kuhusu kilichotokea...


Oh boy, that "free key holder" hoax circulating again, this time in WhatsApp!

Rumors don't die do they? Even when debunked, it only takes one person believing the hype, -- not carefully thinking through or questioning the message -- to start to spread the information to social groups. And since we live in a time of social media, misinformation spreading like wildfire is commonplace. Case in point, the "free key holder" email that some of us saw back in 2008, did you receive it in WhatsApp? I did. It reads as follows: 



Information reaching Police indicates that: There is a syndicate of criminals selling beautiful key holders at Public Places, Airports, Petrol Stations. They sometimes parade themselves as sales promoters giving out free key holders. Please do not buy or accept these key holders no matter how beautiful they look.The key holders have inbuilt tracking device chip which allows them to track you to your home or wherever your car is parked. The key holders are very beautiful to resist. Accepting same may endanger your life. All are therefore requested to pass this message to colleagues, family members and loved ones. Be on guard.
Alert everyone.
Thanks & Regards
Various myth debunking discussion groups have long laid it to rest; For example Hoax-Slayer after a lengthy explanation concludes as follows,
In any case, it is difficult to see why criminals would go to such elaborate lengths when they could simply follow their chosen targets home or hijack their vehicles directly without all the fuss and bother. It seems absurd to suggest that criminals would go to the considerable time and expense of randomly distributing sophisticated tracking devices to motorist when such a scheme would ultimately be of very little benefit to their nefarious activities.
But I guess some of us tend to forget a lot, or were late to join the internet or the younger generation is catching up, or some people are just trolls... whatever the reason, let's learn to search or ask for veracity of information before forwarding a false warning and fuel unnecessary fear.

Will you be surprised to see this hoax circulating again three years from now? I bet you won't. 

Mom recording kids when she realizes something absolutely horrifying! Window blind cord


  • Video tip shared to us by sister Vumi.

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Mei 14, 2016






[video] Ilivyokuwa pale Rais Magufuli aliposhitukiza JNIA Terminal I Mei 13, 2016


One tip to help you charge your iPhone faster

Instead of using a regular iPhone charger (or adapter), pick up Apple's 12W USB Power Adapter (or iPad charger) and it will charge your iPhone 6  or iPhone 6 Plus in half the time.

Apple has it on its website and says, 
Use this compact and convenient USB-based power adapter to charge your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector at home, on the road, or whenever it's not connected to a computer. You can connect the adapter directly to your device via the Lightning connector. Featuring a compact design, this power adapter offers fast, efficient charging.
Watch the video below...


How about the claim that charging iPhone with iPad charger will cause a damage in the long run? Well, it's explained below...


How to chill a drink in 15 minutes using a paper towel

If you need to get your drinks ice cold, wrap the bottles or cans in a wet paper towel and pop them in the freezer. Within 15 minutes, they will be cold and ready to be served.

Watch the video below...


Proper way to chill a wine?

Having a problem keeping your wine cool? Just chill — Levine's got this. She suggests

Keep a bag of frozen grapes in the freezer. When ready for a glass of wine, put some of the frozen grapes in your wine glass. They will keep a drink cold just like ice cubes, but won't water down the wine like ice cubes.


Kuna baadhi ya watu hawataruhusiwa kuabiri mabasi yaendayo haraka

ABIRIA wenye mizigo mikubwa na samaki wasiohifadhiwa vizuri, hawataruhusiwa kupanda mabasi yaendayo haraka jijini Dar es Salaam.

Hatua hiyo imelenga kuwapunguzia bugudha na shombo watumiaji wengine wa vyombo hivyo.
Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa Kampuni inayoendesha mabasi hayo UDA-RT, David Mgwasa, aliyasema hayo alipozungumza na gazeti hili jana, alipoulizwa kuhusu abiria wanaosafiri na samaki kutoka Kituo cha Kivukoni kwenye Soko la Kimataifa la Samaki na kwingineko.

Alisema ili kuepuka abiria wengine kubugudhiwa na kupata shombo ya samaki, abiria wenye mizigo mikubwa hawataruhusiwa na wenye samaki lakini watakaohifadhi samaki vizuri kwenye ndoo safi, watatumia huduma hiyo.

UDA-RT ilianza kutoa huduma ya usafiri kwa mabasi hayo kuanzia Jumanne wiki hii na inaendelea kusafirisha abiria bure hadi Jumapili, lengo likiwa ni kutoa muda wa elimu ya namna ya kutumia mabasi hayo.

Aidha, Mgwasa alisema leo mabasi hayo yataanza saa 12 asubuhi mpaka saa tano usiku.
Alisema kuwa wamekuwa wakiongeza muda zaidi nyakati za usiku, kutokana na changamoto za nyakati hizo, kabla ya kuanza rasmi huduma hiyo Jumatatu.

Kwa mujibu wa Mgwasa, kwa sasa kuna mabasi 80 barabarani katika njia zote. Kesho kutwa, Jumapili, UDA-RT itahakikisha mabasi yote 140 yanakuwa barabarani, kufanya majaribio ya kubadilisha abiria.

“Tunazidi kuongeza muda wa kulaza mabasi, na pia Jumapili tutatoa mabasi yote, kwani mbali na kuangalia suala zima la abiria na uendeshaji pia tunaangalia namna nzuri ya madereva kubadilishana, maana haiwezekani dereva akaamka saa 10 aendeshe hadi usiku,” alisema.

Uwezo wa magari Mgwasa alisema mabasi makubwa yana uwezo wa kubeba abiria 150 kwa safari moja na madogo yanabeba abiria 90.

Wingi wa watu unaoonekana kwenye mabasi hayo kwa sasa, unatokana na kuruhusu mabasi machahe kuwa barabarani. Kadi (tiketi) Mgwasa alisema kadi maalumu ambazo zitauzwa kwa Sh 5,00 kwa bei ya promosheni, itakuwa ikitumika kwa mtu mmoja wakati wa safari.

“Mtu kama ana kadi moja na anasafiri na familia yake, kadi hiyo itatumika kwa mtu mmoja na wengine watalazimika kukata tiketi, kwani kadi itamruhusu mtu mmoja wakati wa kuingia na kutoka,” alisema.

Hujuma? Mapato yapo juu baada ya kufungwa mitambo ya malipo kielektroniki hospitalini

Ufungaji wa vifaa vya kielektroniki katika hospitali za Serikali katika mikoa mbalimbali, umeibua fukuto la ufisadi mkubwa uliokuwa ukifanywa katika makusanyo ya fedha wanazolipa wagonjwa kwa ajili ya huduma.

Akizungumza bungeni mjini Dodoma jana katika kipindi cha maswali na majibu, Naibu Waziri wa Nchi, Ofisi ya Rais, Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa (TAMISEMI), Selemani Jafo, alisema tangu mfumo huo wa kielektroniki uanze kutumika katika hospitali nyingi nchini, mapato yameongezeka.

Jafo alisema mafanikio hayo ya ukusanyaji wa mapato kwa mfumo wa elektroniki, yamesababisha katika sekta ya afya kwa sasa ajenda kuu iwe kuongezea mapato ya hospitali zote nchini, kuendane na utoaji wa huduma bora.

Hospitali ya Rufaa Mbeya 

Akitoa mfano wa Hospitali ya Rufaa ya Mbeya, Jafo alisema kabla ya kufungwa kwa vifaa hivyo, ilikuwa ikikusanya Sh milioni 70 kwa mwezi, lakini baada ya kufungwa vifaa hivyo, mapato yameongezeka zaidi ya mara saba na kufikia Sh milioni 500 kwa mwezi.

Taarifa zinaonesha pamoja na ongezeko hilo la mapato, bado hospitali hiyo iliendelea kukosa vifaa muhimu vya tiba, ikiwemo mashine ya CT-Scan, kiasi cha kusababisha mwanzoni mwa mwaka huu Naibu Waziri wa Afya, Maendeleo ya Jamii, Jinsia, Wazee na Watoto, Dk Hamis Kigwangalla kuwajia juu watendaji wake.

Dk Kigwangalla alielezea kushangazwa kuona hospitali hiyo ikikusanya Sh milioni 500 kwa mwezi, huku ikidai kukosa CT-Scan na kutoa siku 60 kifaa hicho kifungwe.

Katika maelezo aliyopewa, Dk Kigwangalla alielezwa kuwa ingawa ni kweli hospitali hiyo inakusanya Sh milioni 500 kwa mwezi, lakini mahitaji ya dawa pekee yanachukua zaidi ya Sh milioni 300, kabla ya gharama nyingine ikiwemo za usafiri wa magari.

Alielezwa kuwa hospitali hiyo imejipanga kuchukua mkopo kutoka Mfuko wa Bima ya Afya ya Taifa (NHIF), kwa kuwa ili kupata mashine hiyo, wanapaswa kuwa na kuanzia Sh milioni 800 mpaka Sh bilioni 1.2.

Sekou Toure 

Mbali na Mbeya, katika Hospitali ya Mkoa wa Mwanza ya Sekou Toure kwa mujibu wa Jafo, kabla ya kufungwa kwa vifaa hivyo, ilikuwa ikikusanya kati ya Sh 150,000 mpaka 200,000 tu kwa siku.

Jafo alisema baada ya kufungwa vifaa hivyo, mapato hayo yaliongezeka mpaka karibu mara 21 na kufikia Sh milioni 3.2 kwa kila siku.

Hospitali ya Tumbi 

Mbali na Mwanza, Naibu Waziri huyo wa TAMISEMI, alisema mkoani Pwani katika Hospitali ya Tumbi, nako kabla kufungwa vifaa hivyo, makusanyo yalikuwa Sh 200,000 kwa siku lakini baada ya kufungwa, mapato yakaongezeka mara 20 na kufikia Sh milioni nne kwa siku.

Kutokana na mafanikio ya hospitali hizo, Jafo aliwataka wabunge wote kufuatilia kwa makini hospitali katika halmashauri zao za wilaya, ili kila moja iweke mfumo wa kielektroniki kwa ajili ya kukusanya mapato katika huduma ya afya.

Aliwataka wabunge hao kuweka kipaumbele katika kuhakikisha hospitali zote katika maeneo yao, zinafungwa mifumo hiyo ya kielektroniki, ili fedha zikusanywe kusaidia katika kuboresha huduma za afya katika maeneo hayo.

“Tusipozingatia haya, hata tukipeleka fedha bado tutakuwa na matatizo, ndio maana ajenda yetu kuu ni kutumia mifumo ya kielektroniki, ili kuongeza mapato katika sekta ya afya,” alisisitiza.

Hospitali ya Kibena, Njombe

Ukusanyaji wa mapato katika hospitali ya Kibena iliyopo katika Halmashauri ya Mji wa Njombe, umeongezeka kutoka shilingi 200,000/= hadi shlingi milioni moja kwa siku, baada ya hospitali hiyo kufunga mfumo wa kieletroniki katika ukusanyaji mapato. Mkurugenzi wa Halmashauri ya mji huo, Illuminata Mwenda, ameeleza hayo wakati wa ukaguzi wa utoaji huduma katika hospitali hiyo uliofanywa na kamati ya ulinzi na usalama ya mkoa. Mwenda amesema, kutokana na ongezeko la mapato, hospitali imetumia shilingi milioni 7/= kwa ajili ya kununulia mashine ya ultra sound, ambayo itasaidia kuboresha huduma hospitalini hapo.

Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Ludewa, Anatory Choya amemwagiza Mkurugenzi wa Halmashauri ya Njombe (Mji) anaboresha mfumo huo na kumchukulia hatua yeyote atakayeuhujumu.

Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Studentship - Call for Applications

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Applications are invited for a Studentship to support a suitably qualified postgraduate student for a three year PhD programme in Geography focused on research that helps to build resilience to hazards and risks challenging human societies in the global south.
One Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Studentship is available for the academic year 2016 - 2017. Applicants, who may be of any nationality, must possess a First or Upper Second Class degree, or equivalent in a relevant field of study. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential to undertake research at the highest level, as well as capacity and motivation to conduct research with strong potential to make a difference in society, especially for relatively low income populations in the Global South. Applicants must also meet with University requirements in English.
The successful candidate will register for a full-time PhD in the Geography Department at Durham University. The 3-year Studentship covers Durham University tuition fees, and an annual maintenance stipend of £14,000, payable in installments, to cover living costs and Middle Common Room (Postgraduate) membership fees for Van Mildert College. The Studentship will also include a separate element for costs of work in the field or laboratory work.
The Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation was established in memory of Mr Christopher Moyes, OBE. At his untimely death in 2006, Chris was a leading figure in the British transport industry, Chief Executive of the transport company Go Ahead and Chairman of the Council of the University. The Foundation aims to support opportunities which Chris himself would have wished to support. This close link with the University is integral to the Foundation's aims and this Studentship will promote the partnership between the Foundation and the University.
The Studentship has been established with the following aims:
  • The Studentship will support postgraduate PhD training and research which aims to have beneficial impacts for people living in the areas studied, as well as contributing to the Student's personal development
  • The Studentship will be associated with Van Mildert College and the successful applicant will be welcomed into the College MCR. It is expected that the successful applicant will contribute to college life. The College will help to publicise the researcher's work in a way that will commemorate Christopher Moyes, as agreed with the Foundation Trustees
  • The Studentship will be associated with the Department of Geography at Durham University where the PhD will be supervised. Candidates for the Studentship would also be eligible to apply if they are proposing cross-disciplinary projects requiring joint supervision by academic staff in Geography and other Departments at the University
  • The Studentship will also be associated with the Institute of Hazard Risk and Resilience and the project will contribute to the work of the Institute to promote research that helps to build resilience to hazards and risks challenging human societies around the world. The Institute will support and promote the successful applicant's work in a way that will commemorate Christopher Moyes, as agreed with the Foundation Trustees
Applications can be considered for PhD projects in geography and from overseas students from outside or within the EU. Details of the application procedure are below.
Further general information about postgraduate study at Durham is available on the University Postgraduate pages and information for Postgraduate Students in the Department of Geography can be found on ourPostgraduate pages.

Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Studentship Application Procedure

We invite suitable applicants to please follow the process below:
Applicants should follow all 4 steps:

Step 1. Prepare your application documents

  • If you have not been in touch with the department before please see our pages for postgraduates and the information on staff in the department and their research interests. This will help you consider how your research may relate to expertise in the Department of Geography
  • Complete the Studentship application form
  • Compile other submission documents listed below under 'step 3', including academic references

Step 2. Make your studentship application to the Department of Geography

By 20th May, 2016, submit the Studentship application form by email to the Postgraduate Administrator in Geography: [email protected].

Step 3. Make your academic application to the University

All applicants must also make a formal academic application by 20th May 2016 to the University using the University online application system.
To make the academic application you will need to have ready to submit the following documents:
  • Your C.V. detailing their academic career and qualifications to date
  • Copies of your academic certificates and transcripts
  • If you are not a UK Citizen please provide proof of your proficiency in the English language
  • Two academic references. Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to request and obtain letters of reference
Please Note: to be considered for the Studentship, it is essential that applicants clearly indicate in their academic application, under the sections 'Finance and Funding / fees' and 'Finance and Funding / living expenses', that they are applying for the following fund:
Christopher Moyes Memorial Foundation Postgraduate Studentship in enhancement of knowledge to build resilience to hazards

Step 4: Please sign the declaration at the end of the application form

Shortlisted candidates may be asked to take part in an interview with the selection panel (by telephone / Skype for those who are living abroad). Please will candidates indicate phone or email addresses by which they can be contacted to arrange interviews if they are shortlisted.
Please direct any enquiries about the Studentship or the application process or to [email protected]for the attention of Professor Louise Bracken, Executive Director, IHRR.

Job - Tanzania: Shelter Manager - Danish Refugee Council

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 22 May 2016
DRC is looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Shelter Manager able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners.
Background
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental and nonprofit organization, founded in 1956, that works in more than 30 countries around the world. DRC has operated in Tanzania since October 2015 as part of the Burundian refugee response. The attempted coup in May of 2015 and the subsequent unrest has, as of May 2016, displaced 140,000 Burundians to Tanzania, with a potential of another 100,000 people to come across the border by end of this year. In line with the regional response plan to the Burundian refugee crisis, DRC Tanzania implements projects within shelter, community services, community based protection, camp management, and livelihood sectors.
Job Profile
Under the supervision of the Head of Office, the Shelter Manager will be responsible for all DRC shelter activities in Nduta and Mtendeli Refugee Camps. This includes design and implementation of permanent buildings and transitional mud-brick family shelters.
Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for planning, implementing, following-up and supervising of DRC shelter activities and staffs in Nduta and Ntendeli Refugee Camps in coordination with all relevant stakeholders
  • Support UNHCR in the development of transitional shelter standards and programming for the camps, and all strategies / SOP linked to shelter working group
  • Ensure timely and effective compliance with shelter standards and shelter plans;
  • Ensure that adequate staffing is in place for the shelter activities, and to the extent possible build local shelter capacity;
  • Monitor financial commitments and expenditures against shelter budget lines;
  • Ensure that the organisations' financial, logistics, security and human resources policies and procedures are fully adhered to and implemented in relation to all shelter activities;
  • Develop a work plan for shelter activities and ensure progress and quality in line with applicable international standards and agreements. Shelter activities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Leading the focus groups discussion to terminate the shelter needs for PSN;
  • Supporting the development of a transitional mud-brick family shelter strategy;
  • Preparing terrain, demarcating plots for transitional shelters; Constructing transitional mud-brick family shelter.
  • Designing and constructing all permanent buildings as requested;
  • Involve community in all stages of shelter activities, from planning to implementation and evaluation;
  • Supervise casual workers and refugees in building their own shelters and ensuring that deliveries take place according to the quantity and quality agreed;
  • Ensure that all documentation related to shelter activities for works and labourers engaged is completed in a timely manner.
Reporting:
  • Report regularly on shelter activities to the Emergency Team Leader for donor reporting.
Qualifications:
  • Advanced university degree in architecture, engineering, construction or related field or the equivalent practical experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in programming and designing of emergency and transitional shelters;
  • Minimum 10 years of professional work experience in managing shelter programs, including at least 5 years at the international level;
  • Experience with implementation of large-scale shelter programs in post conflict regions;
  • Minimum 3 years of humanitarian work in deep field locations;
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders;
  • Proven ability to work and live in very basic living conditions in deep field locations;
  • Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team;
  • Experience in direct implementation including preparing design presentations, BoQs and technical drawings for emergency and transitional shelters.
Conditions
Availability: Immediately.
Duty station: Kibondo, Kigoma State. Non Family Duty Station
Contract: Six months with a possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance.
Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies. The position will be placed at salary level A10.
Further information
You are welcome to contact Anders Knudsen at [email protected] for more information about the position.
Please note that applications are not to be sent to Anders Knudsen. We only accept applications sent online via www.drc.dk. Applications sent directly to Anders Knudsen will not be considered.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

How to apply:
Application process
Apply for this position by clicking here.
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please provide references, but do not attach any written recommendations.
We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
Please submit your application, in English no later than 22.05.2016
Please write to [email protected] if you have questions on the application process or experience problems with your online application.
Commitments
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff is required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.
We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.
You can read more about our vision and work on drc.ngo.

Job - AgriFin Accelerate Tanzania Director

Organization: Mercy Corps
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 10 Jul 2016
GENERAL PROGRAM SUMMARY:
AgriFin Accelerate seeks to address the inclusion gap for smallholder farmers who lack access to affordable, accessible, demand-driven products and services that drive higher productivity and income for farm families. The AgriFin Accelerate program utilizes a market ecosystem approach, working with carefully selected partners to build sustainable models, where farm and crop management tools and financial services are "bundled" in affordable, unified platforms leveraging digital channels to promote mass uptake commercially. The program involves three interrelated components that seek to address low farmer productivity and capability, and improve institutional ability to deliver appropriate products and build ecosystems to drive scale. We work with farmers, banks, mobile network operators, MFIs, research institutes and other ecosystem players in well-defined partnerships to sustainably bundle services, leveraging the offer and outreach of all partners, while increasing the range of services, access points and value for farmers. The program works with partners to identify, prototype, test and scale successful digitally-enabled services for smallholders, with a key focus on expanding access to financial services, using a rapid iteration approach to product development and client-centric design techniques.
Our project goal is for smallholder farmers to gain full access to impactful, demand-driven, technology-enabled financial products, tools, channels and knowledge that significantly increase farm productivity and family income, delivered by vibrant ecosystems of diverse service providers. Program operations will take place in three countries anchored around a central “Hub” officeKenya, expanding to serve Tanzania and Zambia over a two year timeline.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Agrifin Accelerate Tanzania Director (AATD) will be responsible for the implementation of the overall country program in Tanzania, including formulating and managing the program inception/research phase, establishing the country office, hiring and managing well qualified staff and consultants, followed by establishing program partnerships, conceptualizing and leading project development with program partners to fulfill program objectives and targets. The AATD will be responsible for overseeing performance of all country projects, supported by technical teams from the Hub office in Kenya, as well as coordinating with other country programming and ensuring that a strong cross-learning, monitoring and evaluation stream of activities is consistently applied.
The AATD will take the lead role in developing and managing private and public sector partnerships for the program, including core partnerships with leading banks, mobile network operators, insurers and technology providers focused on service to smallholder farmers, as well as with other ecosystem partners including farmer unions, MFIs, agricultural buyers and suppliers and insurance providers. The AATD will provide both technical and project leadership on all program engagements with program partners and ensure adequate internal and external resources are provided to ensure their success. The AATD will be responsible for managing program budgets and developing country-level program reports to the donor, as well as taking a leading role in overall program thought leadership, contributing to program publications, representation and events. The AATD will take the lead in communicating country activities and learning within the AFA program. The AgriFin Accelerate program will align and coordinate the original AgriFin Mobile program and other AgriFin and relevant programming efforts throughout Mercy Corps.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manage Program Inception & Ongoing Development
  • Lead establishment of the Tanzania office, including country registration, securing premises, operational setup and full hiring, aligned with Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
  • Lead initial country research, including ecosystem, payment and farmer-centric research with strategic partners Dalberg Strategic Advisors. Work with the AgriFin senior management team to develop AgriFin Accelerate program strategies for Tanzania which establish maximize internal and external resources and partner relationships in order to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Develop and maintain a clear vision and country strategy for the program that can be clearly communicated to team members, government, partners, investors, media, Mercy Corps colleagues and program clients, as well as strong strategic links and cross learning with other AgriFin programming within Mercy Corps, with the support of the AgriFin Accelerate team.
  • Hire and supervise a diverse team, working to build staff skills, and provide leadership on the implementation of the program and provide accountability to the deliverables, objectives and workplan.
  • Lead origination, implementation and ongoing oversight of all contractual relationships with consultants, partners and vendors.
  • Provide strong leadership to staff, promoting teamwork, honesty, efficiency and a commitment and joy for the job.
Develop and Lead Partner Engagements
  • Identify opportunities, conceptualize and strategize business models for bundling of mobile financial and agricultural mobile bundled services.
  • Lead on targeting core and secondary partnerships in Tanzania and take the lead in building and managing key relationships among partners, donors, ecosystem players and other support agencies in a collaborative manner, building and leveraging overall AgriFin and Mercy Corps programming.
  • Work with program partners to structure technical engagements, including digital financial product development, distribution channel development, farmer capability platforms and technology start up support, which build and expand bundled digital services for farmers, ensuring that they meet AgriFin standards and align with the program learning agenda.
  • Serve as technical lead on all Tanzania-based program engagements, leveraging the AgriFin Accelerate matrix team and program consultants, ensuring highest standards of project implementation and building out potential for follow on projects to increase program impact.
  • Lead the process of product development including technology requirements, pricing, and a value proposition for program partners, drawing on technical support from Hub team and consultants, as needed.
  • Develop and write business plans for each of the countries program and partners.
  • Update business plans annually based on new opportunities, including products, financial and outreach projections with the support of technical teams and consultants as needed.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Work closely with Director for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) and Communications Manager to ensure that program learning is well documented, communicated and aligned with program MEL strategy.
  • Take the lead in country thought leadership linked to program learning goals.
  • Actively engage with Director for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) to document all lessons learned from the program and prepare periodic case studies, beneficiary stories and annual e-books for publication.
  • Lead the process of writing, editing, assembling, and submitting country-level program reports as well as publishing all program related case studies, ebooks and lessons learned.
  • Oversee process of MEL with assistance from program staff.
  • Ensure easy public access to MEL reports and data and make sure they are widely distributed.
  • Facilitate workshops and regular internal and external learning events for effective work planning and capturing of lessons learned.
Program Representation and Communications
  • Develop close and productive working relationships with all project participants and stakeholders – including the primary private sector stakeholders and other ecosystem players, working to establish a shared vision of the project and achieve objectives;
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with the relevant government ministries, as well as other higher-level stakeholder groups.
  • Represent Mercy Corps and AgriFin Accelerate at public events, conferences and workshops to promote the AgriFin Accelerate program and disseminate learnings.
  • Build strong constituencies to include Mercy Corps headquarters and regional teams, national and international investors and partners, government officials, donor community officials, vendors, media and the general public.
  • Lead country level implementation of Mercy Corps’ AgriFin Accelerate’s communication plan in program countries and abroad with the media, donors, colleague NGOs, local partners and the government.
  • Work closely with the Program Director and Regional Program Director to ensure that the AgriFin Accelerate program and its complicated set of activities are woven into overall country and regional strategies so that at no time does it become a stand-alone initiative separated from the broader strategies in which it was intended to function.
Administrative and Operational Responsibilities
  • Establish the country office legal registration, structure, procurement and recruitment and training of staff.
  • Maintain operational systems that ensure proper administrative support for programs and coordination with overall regional programming, as well as segregation of duties while ensuring effective, transparent use of resources in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies/procedures.
  • Lead contracting and budget management of contractors and consultants for the country program based on Mercy Corps procedures, with support from AgriFin Accelerate operational team. Ensure all consultant and subgrant agreements are properly structured, ensure that detailed specifications are prepared in a timely, objective, fair and transparent manner, including the reporting responsibilities and administration of terms and awards.
  • Prepare and ensure timely submission of country-level donor and internal Mercy Corps reports.
  • Direct and supervise the day-to-day operations of the country program, working in close coordination with the Program Director and guided by the program planning and workplan.
  • Maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with Mercy Corps’ policies, including current position descriptions for all positions, personnel orientation and professional development plans, personnel evaluation systems.
  • Manage all aspects of the country program budget within approved spending levels and oversee program cash flow plan to ensure a steady and adequate supply of funds for program activities. Ensure all program funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations including private funds.
  • Maintain strong operational relationships with Mercy Corps finance, administration and logistics teams to ensure clarity and full support of program activities.
Organizational Learning
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Tanzania Program Officer, Logistics/Admin Assistant, Finance/HR Assistant, Finance& Reporting Officer and relevant consultants
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: AgriFin Accelerate Program Director (Kenya)
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: AgriFin Accelerate Advisory Committee, Zambia Country Director, Regional Program Director, Director for MEL, Finance Manager, Digital Farmer Capability Hub Manager, Technology Product Manager, Agriculture Manager, Financial Services Manager, Program-Related Consultants and other Program Stakeholders,
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum MA/Sc/MBA or equivalent in business administration, information technology, agriculture, finance or related field required;
  • Minimum ten years’ relevant working experience required; preference for experience in both private and public sector and a strong working knowledge of IT, financial services and agriculture;
  • Demonstrated experience in development of digitally-enabled products and services for low income markets, including extensive development of products, pricing, marketing strategies, delivery channels, SWOT analysis, financial projections and building value propositions;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop sustainable and socially actionable business models through partnerships, including private sector, development agencies, advocacy groups and government;
  • Strong experience in developing, working within & maintaining complex programs, organizational relationships & partnerships in the international context;
  • Proven track record of ability to lead and manage projects including workplans, budgets, reporting, HR management and commitment to deliverables and timeframes; with international country office start up experience in Africa preferred,
  • Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Full proficiency with MS Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), mobile phone applications (i.e. iPhone, Android, USSD, SMS, MMS, WAP, IVR, STK) and project management software (i.e. MS Project) required.
SUCCESS FACTORS:
  • Innovative, decisive and inclusive leadership approach
  • Demonstrated technical skills in technology, financial services and/or agriculture
  • Proven experience managing teams
  • Proven experience working within diverse teams
  • Highest sense of responsible financial stewardship
  • Demonstrated self-starter and problem solver
  • Excellent communication and team-building techniques
  • Cultural knowledge, sensitivity and respect
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, frustration and stress in self, partners and others
  • Ability to travel frequently nationally and internationally
  • Ability to maintain a sense of humor throughout.
LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The position will be based in Dar es Salaam Tanzania and may require minimal travel to other urban centers (less than 10%). Dar es Salaam is Tanzania’s largest city and is the largest city in Eastern Africa by population. It is also the most populous Swahili speaking city in the world. It is situated on the East coast of Africa with an international airport that has flights to most hubs around the world. There are hospitals, supermarkets and international schools available. This is an accompanied post for partners and children.
Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in country venues.

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Job - Tanzania: Hydrologist

Organization: African Wildlife Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jun 2016
Position Summary:
The Hydrologist is an integral member of AWF’s Southern Tanzania team with primary responsibility of coordination and implementation of all water related conservation activities under the “Safeguarding Ecosystem Services and Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania’s Mkoji Water Sub-Catchment Project”. Reporting to the Program Manager, Southern Tanzania. incumbent will be responsible for activity design, data collection, collation, storage, analyses and dissemination of all water related information and to train and work with water user committees to improve water management within a rapidly changing landscape. The Hydrologist will work with the relevant department at AWF to ensure appropriate indicators are identified across the catchment and monitoring of water quality, quantity and flows is conducted regularly.
responsibilities
· Manage the process of improving watershed planning in the Mkoji sub-catchment
· Assist with the monitoring of water user agreements , strengthening of water user associations Coordinate implementation of water monitoring protocols and produce associated monitoring reports
· Work with the agricultural specialists and water allocation committees to ensure optimal use of available water
· Represent AWF in strategic forums
QUALIFICATIONS
· Postgraduate (MSc. or PhD degree) in relevant field
· At least 3 years post degree experience in the hydrology sector
· Direct experience of water conservation or field hydrological work in Africa
· Experience engaging partners and other stakeholder consultation in project development
· Experience working under organizational and site-level strategies as member of teams
· Demonstrable commitment to AWF mission and understanding of issues faced by AWF in delivering its mission
· Have verified record participating in design, managing resources and running a project
· Have acceptable level of knowledge of local laws and regulations governing research and other hydrological work in Tanzania
· Strong written and verbal English and Swahili.

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Job: Operations Manager - Tanzania - Red Cross And Red Crescent

Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 21 May 2016
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.
The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut).
Since late April 2015, pre-election violence in Burundi has been ongoing, and has resulted in a number dozens of casualties in the capital of Bujumbura, and forced more than 100,000 people to flee to safety in the neighboring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The majority (over 53,000) are choosing to settle in Tanzania where the infrastructure and resources are insufficient to accommodate the refugees’ needs.
Over 53,000 people from Burundi had arrived in Tanzania and are at Nyarugusu camp, which was built in 1997. Currently Nyarugusu camp has 65,000 Congolese refugees and cannot accommodate the new arrivals from Burundi. To deal with the overcrowding in the camp, the new arrivals have been accommodated in collective shelters, others have been placed in the transit camps that are located in primary schools. The Tanzanian government has proposed a new location for another camp, however access is a challenge due to poor road infrastructure. The site development will require extensive flood mitigation planning, costly sanitation facilities and a thorough investigation on the ability to access water due to topography of the area. A minimum of nine months is needed to set up the camp, assuming all resources are available. Discussions are ongoing between UNHCR and the government to identify an appropriate solution.
On 19th May, a cholera outbreak struck among the refugee population in Tanzania. According to the World Health Organization, 3 people died of the disease, 17 tested positive and more than 1000 acute diarrhoea cases have been reported among the refugees. The number of new cases daily has fallen to around 100 from a peak of 915 on 18 May.
The MSF Belgium Set up a CTC in Burundi exit points and the ferry’s and buses used for transport were always disinfected. These measures contributed to minimalizing the risks of the cholera outbreak.
Refugees affected by cholera and acute watery diarrhoea are being treated at newly established treatment centres at Nyarugusu camp run by the Tanzania Red Cross Society. Volunteers are also conducting hygiene promotion campaign and distributing information and education materials to help fight the spread of disease. For now the situation is improving but the risk of transmission remains very high due to limited access to shelter, toilets, water and essential medical care. It is therefore critical to increase access to water and sanitation and reinforce awareness raising on how to prevent cholera. The rainy season should be coming to an end in the coming weeks, the interim period will nevertheless be wet and make the terrain even more challenging.
Tanzania has hosted refugees from the great lakes countries since the 1930s. Since 1993, Tanzania has been host to hundreds of thousands of Rwandese, Burundian and Congolese refugees. Currently there remain about 63,000 refugees from DRC, in Nyarugusu camp. Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) already provides comprehensive health services (preventive and curative) to the refugees in Nyarugusu camp and the host communities. The Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) has been running the camp based health facilities/clinics in Nyarugusu camp for over 10 years.
TRCS staff and volunteers in Nyarugusu camp are now assisting the new arrivals from Burundi by providing lifesaving interventions including: the provision of first aid; conducting medical screening for all new arrivals (immunization, treatment of common communicable diseases, and screening for malnutrition); the provision of health education through the Health Information Team (HIT), particularly on the prevention of communicable diseases).
Job purpose
Since late April 2015, pre-election violence in Burundi has been ongoing, and has resulted in a number dozens of casualties in the capital of Bujumbura, and forced more than 100,000 people to flee to safety in the neighboring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The majority (over 53,000) are choosing to settle in Tanzania where the infrastructure and resources are insufficient to accommodate the refugees’ needs.
Over 53,000 people from Burundi had arrived in Tanzania and are at Nyarugusu camp, which was built in 1997. Currently Nyarugusu camp has 65,000 Congolese refugees and cannot accommodate the new arrivals from Burundi. To deal with the overcrowding in the camp, the new arrivals have been accommodated in collective shelters, others have been placed in the transit camps that are located in primary schools. The Tanzanian government has proposed a new location for another camp, however access is a challenge due to poor road infrastructure. The site development will require extensive flood mitigation planning, costly sanitation facilities and a thorough investigation on the ability to access water due to topography of the area. A minimum of nine months is needed to set up the camp, assuming all resources are available. Discussions are ongoing between UNHCR and the government to identify an appropriate solution.
The Tanzania Red Cross Society, with support from the IFRC have launched an Emergency Appeal operation with an overall objective of The survival and basic health care needs of vulnerable Burundian refugees are met through health services at three receptions centres and refugee camp, provision of relief supplies and appropriate sanitation. The operation will have duration of 9 months and may be extended pending further needs.
The Operations Manager is accountable, under the direction and guidance of the EAIOI, for supporting the management of the Population movement appeal and supporting the Tanzania Red Cross Society in leading the ongoing operation. The Manager will provide oversight, including leading the programme implementation and support teams, overseeing timely planning, implementation and reporting, and liaising with counterparts from Participating National Societies, the ICRC, and external partners such as UN agencies, NGOs, donors and missions active in the country.
Job duties and responsibilities
• Reporting to the Country Cluster Operations Coordinator and working closely with the TRCS Disaster management director, the Operations Manager will oversee the coordination of timely, efficient and effective IFRC support to the Tanzania Red Cross Society in responding to the impact of the on-going influx of populations from Burundi.
• Provide management oversight to ensure that all activities relating to IFRC-supported operations are implemented in accordance with standards, are aligned with IFRC guidelines and policies and that the outcomes/deliverables outlined in plans of action are achieved within set timeframes.
• This entails a dual role: firstly, to be responsible for supporting TRCS’ overall leadership and coordination of the activities under the appeal operation as well as complementary activities linked to the operation; and secondly, to provide and facilitate operational and technical guidance to the field level implementation structure of the TRCS.
• Support management of operational budgets to ensure that expenditure relating to IFRC-supported operations is within income and approved ceilings, in compliance with IFRC finance procedures and in line with donor earmarking requirements.
• Actively support communications and fundraising efforts, including by leading preparation of proposals, and oversee production of timely and accurate reports narrative and financial reports.
• Supervise management and maintenance of resources (equipment, infrastructure, logistics, etc.) necessary for successful implementation of operational activities and ensure that adequate well-performing personnel are in place to support implementation.
• Coordinate the Mass Sanitation and Basic health ERU operation.
Specifically, the delegate will support TRCS to ensure close cooperation with Movement partners contributing to population movement activities as well as communication and coordination with Government officials and agencies, UN partners and non-governmental organisations. The delegate will further support the field level implementation structure in operational planning and implementation in accordance with agreed priorities and adherence to relevant IFRC/TRCS standards and requirements.
• To achieve these aims, the Operations Manager will work closely with the field based TRCS implementation teams (in Kigoma and Kagera), technical units and branch structure.
• This job is located in Kigoma, Tanzania
The Operations Manager will be responsible for the following specific tasks:
• Overall responsible for supporting the planning, management and coordination alongside TRCS to achieve timely and effective implementation of its operation in Kigoma and Kagera
• Responsible for initiating effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms as part of the Population Movement Emergency Appeal operation in Tanzania and ensuring TRCS capacity building in PMER systems/requirements.
• Responsible for supporting the production of timely narrative and financial reports, according to IFRC procedures
• Provide coaching, mentoring and capacity building support, as required, to the operations management and technical staff of Tanzania Red Cross Society.
• Ensure the application of the strategic direction of operations and focusing on achievement of the planned objectives.
• Maintain close reporting and communication lines with TRCS, and Regional offices, and Movement partners.
• Support the TRCS structures to cooperate, collaborate and consult with key partners including Government agencies, UN partners and NGOs, and Movement partners to ensure consistency, harmonization and to avoid and duplication of effort.
• Monitor the implementation of all activities as laid out in the plan of action, with particular attention to the broader context monitoring of achievement of results.
• Support the TRCS to manage the effective and proper use of assets, financial resources and facilities according to RCRC and IFRC standard procedures in order to comply with auditing requirements.
• Facilitate technical support to TRCS water and sanitation and/or health counterparts to ensure timely and effective assessment, planning and implementation of the activities under the operation
• Support the planning and implementation of the following tasks with National Society staff and volunteers to improve health and reduce vulnerability of beneficiaries by:
· Ensure SPHERE standards are attained and maintained where appropriate
· Ensure international and/or national WatSan related standards are maintained
· Ensure other sanitation and hygiene needs are addressed where appropriate
· Facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned from the ERCS activities and assist in disseminating them to Federation staff and partners.
Assure full compliance of operations with RC/RC principles, IFRC rules, regulations and policies and operational strategies of the HNS and relevant reference documents and policies (Sphere, Do No Harm).
Duties applicable to all staff
  1. Actively work towards the achievement of the Federation Secretariat’s goals
  2. Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
  3. Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager
Position Requirements
Education
Relevant University degree (Health management/ Disaster Management etc.)
IMPACT course (or equivalent knowledge)
Experience
Demonstrable experience working as an Operations manager, preferably in a remote or isolated emergency context and/or in a refugee camp setting. Five years’ experience working for a humanitarian aid or local organization on empowerment and community-driven capacity building.
Experience building and maintaining strong cooperative and professional relationships with local and international partners
Experience of project planning and implementation
Experience of writing comprehensive narrative and financial reports
Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement
Knowledge and Skills
Technical background in either WATSAN or public health using participatory methodologies and working with volunteers.
Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spread sheets, word-processing, e-mail)
Strong demonstrable skills and expertise in capacity building in emergencies
Good skills in training, facilitation and presentations.
Fluency in spoken and written English.
Excellent communications skills and ability to sensitively negotiate complex situations.
Valid international driving license (manual gears)
Skills in mentoring and developing staff.
Willing to spend 5 to 6 months in a difficult, remote environment with minimal access to a main town.
Languages
Fluently spoken and written English
Good command of another IFRC official language (Swahili, French, Spanish or Arabic)
Competencies
Teamwork
Communications
Integrity
National Society relations
Empowering others
Professional

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