Selected Economic Thoughts on the Sugar Issue in Tanzania

The sugar issue has been among the leading issues in Tanzania in the first half of 2016. It revolves around the axis of sugar shortage, hoarding, high prices and crackdown of the culprits by the government. There have been many and closely related issues in the ever unfolding saga. Among these include the nature and causes of the problem, responses by authorities, sugar traders and sugar consumers. There are various ways in which one can discuss all of the above. In what follows, selected economic thoughts on the sugar issue are outlined with the aim of contributing in identifying the real problems and required economic solutions if this re-occurring problem is to be fixed once and for all. 
 
Economic causes

At the core of the sugar issue in Tanzania is the basic economic principle of supply and demand in action. When the supply side of the equation is unable to produce and distribute the demanded quantity in the market, the result is a deficit. In the sugar industry nomenclature, there is a gap sugar because the domestic factories are not able to produce the needed quantity. There is a need to interrogate why the domestic factories are not able to bridge the 100,000 tones deficit.

It is only by identifying and fixing what is broken in this supply side of the sugar production function that the supply – demand gap can be bridged sustainably. In a market economy governed by the free interplay of market forces of supply and demand, when demand is higher than supply prices will automatically go up. The price will go above equilibrium and market-clearing price. When prices go up for a sensitive product like sugar, a number of closely related, self-reinforcing and far-reaching issues do emerge as partly outlined in what follows. 
 
Indicative price

When there is market failure in the shapes of inability to equate supply with demand and therefore inability to have market clearing price, interventionist states tend to intervene. Economically the aim is to correct the market failures. What we have seen in the case of sugar is the government setting indicative sugar price at the 1,800 Tshs mark per kilogramme. Even with this price, the commodity is selling anywhere from 2,500 Tsh and above. This indicates that the indicative price is not realistic. A section of sugar traders are of the view that the indicative price is not practical as is below the production, distribution and storage cost. If these views are true, charging this price implies charging below cost. Elementary economics implies that this is loss making which is bad economics for private sector that is profit motivates.

Win-win indicative price

In order to reach at a win- win indicative price, the state should have applied inclusive, consultative and participatory approaches in reaching at this figure. Elementary pricing economics theory requires that profit making entities charge a price that will cover all the production, storage and distribution costs plus a ‘reasonable’ profit margin. If price cannot give a positive profit margin, rational economic beings (homoeconomicus) will not sustainably undertake economic activities. 
 
Hoarding economics

What we have also seen in the sugar saga in Tanzania is hoarding. Economically, hoarding is the practice of hiding goods and/or services thereby creating artificial scarcity in the market. Artificial scarcity leads to higher prices and therefore higher profits when all other factors remain constant. From economic thoughts, the hoarding of sugar can be a result of a number of factors. One is indicative prices. If the sugar indicative price is in reality below the production cost of the existing stock of sugar then it can be among economic explanatory factors for hoarding. It can then be a necessary evil by the profit motivated – and correctly so – private sector. Hoarding can also be caused by speculations in anticipation of higher prices in the future. Before blaming and cracking on hoarding one needs to consider these economic realities however uncomfortable they may look. Reactions in emotions and in search for cheap popularity rather than considering the basic economic realities outlined here may not fix what is broken. 
 
Economics of sugar import

As part of state intervention in the sugar matter in Tanzania, there have been reports on importation of gap sugar to bridge the gap. Whether imports by the government directly or through issuing import licenses to traders – including social security funds – imports are costly to the economy. Imports imply parting with the rather scarce foreign currency with the many negative results of this action. It also implies exporting jobs, incomes and government revenues. As a short term solution however, this may be a necessary to correct the market failures. In the medium to long term period however, sugar importation may be bad economics especially in these ages of nurturing industrial economy. There have been reports that sugar can be imported and sold in Tanzania at a price below 1000 Tsh per kilogramme. If true, this is good news to consumers but very bad one to domestic producers especially those seeing the indicative price of 1,800 Tshs a kilogramme too low for them to make profit.

Confiscation

There have been reports of confiscation of hoarded sugar. From economics and business point of view, this will affect not only the sugar dealers but also all those in their normally many and long value chains. These include financial institutions they transact with, their direct and indirect employees, transporter, suppliers and sub contractors and many more including the government especially if the government had revenues accruing from their transactions.

Economic solution

The core issue of the sugar problem is arguably economic. Simply, supply is not meeting demand. Economic solutions to supply the quantity demanded will solve the issue sustainably. Short of that it may re-occur now and then. For the learning nation that Tanzania is supposed to, this should not be case.

Mwl. Mndeme: MC Pilipili - Nimeota ndoto mchana nikikusikiliza kuhusu kodi

Kuna mambo magumu kuyaamini lakini kuota ndoto mchana ukiwa unamsikiliza mtu ni jambo la kufikirisha. 

Statement by High Commissioner: UK, Tanzania close partners in fighting corruption scourge

Last week in London Prime Minister David Cameron hosted a landmark international Anti-Corruption Summit. The Summit agreed the first ever Global Declaration against Corruption, with representatives from over forty countries stating their commitment to work together to expose, punish and drive out corruption.

The UK Government applauds the strong anti-corruption drive by the 5th Phase Government and was delighted that Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa represented Tanzania at the Summit.

The Summit Communiqué states that “no country is immune from corruption and governments need to work together, and with partners from business and civil society to tackle it successfully”. It recognises that corruption is a challenge for us all: a global problem that requires global solutions. The Communiqué includes concrete actions aimed at: 1) exposing corruption; 2) punishing the corrupt and supporting those who have suffered from corruption; 3) driving out corruption. In addition to the Communiqué, countries made specific commitments in their country statements.

The UK announced a public central register of company beneficial ownership information. This means that, for the first time, it will be clear who really owns every British company – making it much harder to escape detection and prosecution. The UK will work with others to establish an International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre and a Global Forum for Asset Recovery. We know how important this issue is for Tanzania. The UK has recently transferred to the Tanzanian Government the $7m fine that Standard Bank paid as a result of its failure to prevent bribery. The UK is launching an Anti-Corruption Innovation Hub with other countries to encourage collaboration between social innovators, technology experts, data scientists and law enforcement and civil society organisations.

We welcome Tanzania’s country commitments and Prime Minister Majaliwa’s remarks showcasing the Government’s actions to tackle corruption. He stressed that political will is critically important, alongside strong legislative and administrative measures. According to the Prime Minister, the forthcoming third phase of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan will focus on involving all stakeholders (schools, civil society, grassroots organisations, the media and private sector) in creating an anti-corruption culture.

The UK and Tanzania are close partners working together to tackle corruption, financial and organised crime. A new partnership between Tanzania and the UK’s National Crime Agency was launched at the Summit to share expertise in audit, financial regulation and anti-corruption investigation. The UK Crown Prosecution Service is assisting work to establish Tanzania’s Special Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court. The UK Department for International Development supports Tanzania’s institutions of accountability, including the PCCB and the National Audit Office. It also supports grassroots and civil society organisations that assist local communities across the country in taking action to counter corruption, such as demands for bribes by medical staff or those involved in illegal deforestation.

In the words of Prime Minister David Cameron, “if we want to beat poverty…we have to tackle corruption”. The summit was “the biggest demonstration of political will to address corruption”. But it can’t be “a single one-off moment”. We need a “sustained effort at changing cultures of corruption”.

Dianna Melrose
British High Commissioner to Tanzania

Vacancy announcement from The Commonwealth Secretariat for qualified Tanzanians




PRESS RELEASE

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, East Africa, Regional and International Cooperation has received
vacancy notification from the Commonwealth Secretariat inviting qualified Tanzanians to apply for the post of Director of Ocean and Natural Resources Advisory Division.

Application details can be found on the Secretariat’s website, www.thecommonwealth.org. Closing date for application is Tuesday 31st May, 2016.

“The Ministry encourages qualified Tanzanians to apply”.

Issued by: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dar es Salaam.
19th May, 2016

Taarifa ya Wizara kuhusu Taasisi za Serikali kuanza kutumia alama za Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki

Mindi Kasiga, akiongea na waandishi wa habari, Mei 19, 2016
Matumizi ya Alama za Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki

Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki inatoa wito kwa Taasisi za Serikali kuhakikisha kuwa zinatumia alama za Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki (EAC) ambazo ni Bendera na Wimbo wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki. Alama hizo zinatakiwa kutumika kwenye Ofisi za Serikali (Wizara, Idara zinazojitegemea, mashirika ya umma na Wakala) sambamba na alama za Taifa yaani Bendera ya Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania na Wimbo wa Taifa.

Bendera ya Jumuiya inatakiwa kupepea sambamba na Bendera ya Taifa kwenye Ofisi za Serikali na Wimbo wa Jumuiya nao unatakiwa kuimbwa sambamba na Wimbo wa Taifa wakati wa shughuli rasmi za Kiserikali.

Hatua hiyo ni utekelezaji wa Mkataba wa Uanzishwaji wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki ambao katika kifungu cha 7(a) umesisitiza Jumuiya hii kuwa ni Jumuiya ya watu, hivyo wananchi wa Tanzania watahusishwa katika hatua zote za Mtangamano. Aidha, Serikali ya awamu ya tano (5) chini ya Mhe. Dkt. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli ambaye pia ni Mwenyekiti wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki itahakikisha kuwa Watanzania wanashirikishwa kikamilifu katika hatua mbalimbali za Jumuiya ili kuijua kwa madhumuni ya kunufaika na fursa mbalimbali zinazopatikana ndani ya Jumuiya hiyo.

Matumizi ya alama hizi ni njia mojawapo ya kujenga uzalendo na kumfanya Mwananchi ajisikie kuwa sehemu ya Ushirikiano huu. Aidha, Taasisi binafsi hasa Mashule na Vyuo wanasisitizwa kutumia alama hizi kama sehemu ya kuelimisha na kuhamasisha vijana kuhusu Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki.

Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki itaratibu zoezi la upatikanaji wa sampuli ya alama hizo kwa gharama za taasisi husika, hivyo Wizara, Taasisi na Ofisi za Serikali zinahimizwa kuwasiliana na Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki kwa ajili ya ufafanuzi zaidi wa upatikanaji na matumizi ya alama hizo.

MAZUNGUMZO YA USULUHISHI WA MGOGORO WA BURUNDI

WAKATI HUOHUO, Mhe. Benjamin William Mkapa, Rais Mstaafu wa Awamu ya Tatu wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania ataongoza mazungumzo kuhusu mgogoro wa Burundi yanayotarajiwa kuanza tarehe 21 hadi 24 Mei, 2016 katika Ukumbi wa Mikutano wa AICC – Arusha.
Katika mkutano wa 17 wa Wakuu wa Nchi wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki walifafanua kuwa Rais wa Uganda Mhe. Yoweri Museveni ataendelea kuwa msuluhishi kutoka Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki na kuteua timu ya Usuluhishi ambayo itaongozwa na Mhe. Benjamin William Mkapa.


Kwa mujibu wa taarifa kutoka Sekretariati ya Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Waandishi wa Habari wataruhusiwa kwenye siku ya Ufunguzi wa Mkutano huo na siku ya kufunga Mkutano tu. Aidha, waandishi wanahimizwa kujisajili ili kupata vitambulisho vya kuingia kwenye mkutano. Usajili utafanyika AICC-Arusha tarehe 20 Mei, 2016 saa 8:00 mchana chumba namba 541, ghorofa ya tano, upande wa Kilimanjaro.

Au unaweza kutuma maelezo ya Press Card yako, picha ya ndogo (passport size) kwenye email ifuatayo; [email protected], CC:[email protected].

Imetolewa na:
Kitengo cha Mawasiliano ya Serikali,
Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje, Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki
Dar es Salaam, 19 Mei 2016


Mkurugenzi wa Masomo katika Chuo cha Diplomasia Dkt. Watengere Kitojo (kushoto) pamoja na Afisa Mawasiliano Mwandamizi wa Wizara ya Mambo ya Nje na Ushirikiano wa Afrika Mashariki, Bi. Robi Bwiru.

Bi. Mindi Kasiga akiendelea kuzungumza na Waandishi wa Habari.

Mkurugenzi wa Masomo katika Chuo cha Diplomasia, Dkt. Watengere Kitojo naye akizungumza kuhusu Kozizinazotolewa na chuo hicho ikiwemo Shahada katika masuala ya Uhusiano wa Kimataifa,

Sehemu ya Waandishi wa Habari waliojitokeza kwenye mkutano huo, katikati ni Afisa kutoka Habari Maelezo Bi. Immaculate Makilika akifuatilia kwa makini mkutano.

Orodha ya wachezaji 27 waliotanjwa na Mkwasa kuunda Taifa Stars

Kocha Mkuu wa timu ya Soka ya Tanzania, Charles Boniface Mkwasa ameita kikosi cha wachezaji 27 watakaounda Taifa Stars ambacho kinajiandaa kucheza Misri Juni 4, 2016 katika mchezo wa kuwania kucheza fainali za Kombe la Mataifa ya Afrika (AFCON-2017).

Mkwasa maarufu kama Master, alitangaza kikosi cha timu hiyo leo Mei 18, 2016 mbele ya Kocha Msaidizi, Hemed Morocco na waandishi wa habari kwenye Ukumbi wa mikutano wa Shirikisho la Soka Tanzania (TFF), Uwanja wa Kumbukumbu ya Karume, Ilala jijini Dar es Salaam.

Kabla ya kuiva Misri, kikosi hicho kitafunga safari hadi Kenya kucheza na Harambee Stars katika mchezo wa kirafiki wa kimataifa ambao wenyeji wameuombea Shirikisho la Soka la Kimataifa (FIFA) kwamba utambulike na kuingia kwenye rekodi za kimataifa ikiwa ni pamoja na kuingia kwenye mchakato wa kupima viwango vya soka.

Katika kikosi hicho, Mkwasa amemuita beki Mlinzi mahiri wa Young Africans, Nadir Haroub maarufu kama Cannavaro huku akimwacha beki mwingine wa Young Africans, Kelvin Yondani kwa sababu ya sentahafu huyo anatumikia kadi mbili za njano alizoonywa katika michezo iliyopita.

Amewateua makipa Deogratius Munishi (Young Africans), Aishi Manula (Azam FC) na Benny Kakolanya (Tanzania Prisons) wakati mabeki ni Horoub, Mwinyi Haji na Juma Abdul (Young Africans), Aggrey Moris, David Mwantika na Erasto Nyoni (Azam FC), Mohammed Hussein (Simba) na Vicent Andrew (Mtibwa Sugar).

Viungo ni Himid Mao, Farid Mussa (Azam), Jonas Mkude na Mwinyi Kazimoto (Simba), Mohammed Ibrahim na Shiza Kichuya (Mtibwa Sugar), Ismail Issa (JKT Ruvu), Juma Mahadhi (Coastal Union) na Hassan Kabunda (Mwadui FC) wakati washambuliaji ni Thomas Ulimwengu (TP Mazembe), Mbwana Samatta (KDC Genk), Elias Maguli (Stand United), Ibrahim Ajib (Simba), John Bocco (Azam), Deus Kaseke (Young Africans) na Jeremiah Juma (Tanzania Prisons).

Picha za matukio mbalimbali Bungeni leo


Naibu Waziri wa Tamisemi, Seleman Jaffo akijadiliana jambo na Mbunge wa Busokelo, Atupele Mwakibete kwenye viwanja vya Bunge, mjni Dodoma.

Waziri Mkuu akijibu maswali ya wabunge, bungeni mjini Dodoma

wabunge wakijadiliana jambo bungeni


Wageni wakifuatia mwenendo wa Bunge

Mbunge wa Jimbo la Ilemela, Anjelina akijibu swali

Spika wa Bunge akitoa pole kwa familia za waumini waliouwa msikiti jijini Mwanza na watu wasiojulikana waliokuwa wamevalia kininja

Waziri Mkuu, Majaliwa kaizungumza na mmoja wa wabunge

Waziri wa Nishati na Madini, Profesa Sospeter Muhongo akiwasilisha hotuba ya makadirio ya Bajeti ya wizara hiyo.






Mbunge wa Jimbo la Nkasi Kaskazini, Ali Keisy akichangia majadiliano ya makadirio ya Bajeti ya Wizara ya Nishati na Madini, bungeni Dodoma , ambapo aliutwatuhumu wapinzania wanaomsema vibaya Waziri wa Nishati na Madini, Profesa Sospeter Muhongo.


Mbunge wa Ulanga, Goodluck Ulanga (kulia), akizungumza na Waziri wa Nishati na Madini, Sospeter Muhongo kwenye viwanja vya Bunge Dodoma.

Mbunge wa Jimbo la Chalinze, Ridhiwani Kikwete akiwa na wanafunzi waliotembelea Bunge

Mbunge wa Jimbo la Chalinze, Ridhiwan Kikwete akichangia hoja wakati wa majadiliano ya Bajeti ya Wizara ya Nishati na Madini

Mbunge wa Mvomero, Sadick Murad akichangia hoja bungeni
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Ziara ya Wakuu wa Mikoa na Wilaya kwenye hifadhi ya Tarangire


Wakuu wa Mikoa wakiwemo wakuu wa wilaya waliowakilisha mikoa yao wakiwa katika ofisi za Shirika za Hifadhi za Taifa nchini (TANAPA) muda mfupi kabla ya kuanza safari ya kimafunzo katika Hifadhi ya Taifa ya Tarangire.

Waumini waliokuwa Masjid Rahman wavamiwa kwa mapanga na mashoka na 3 kufa papo hapo

JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA

WIZARA YA MAMBO YA NDANI YA NCHI

JESHI LA POLISI TANZANIA

JESHI LA POLISI MKOA WA MWANZA

  • WATU WATATU WAMEUAWA KWA KUKATWA MAPANGA NA MASHOKA NA MWINGINE MMOJA KUJERUHIWA KICHWANI WAKATI WAKIFANYA IBADA KATIKA MSIKITI WA MASJID RAHMANI ULIOPO ENEO LA IBANDA RELINI WILAYANI NYAMAGANA.

MNAMO TAREHE 18.05.2016 MAJIRA YA SAA 20:30HRS KATIKA MSIKITI WA MASJID RAHMAN ULIOPO IBANDA RELINI MTAA WA UTEMINI @ MAPANKINI KATA YA MKOLANI WILAYA YA NYAMAGANA JIJI NA MKOA WA MWANZA. WATU WASIOZIDI 15 WAKIWA WAMEVALIA MAVAZI YA KUFICHA USO WAKIWA NA MAPANGA, SHOKA NA BENDERA NYEUSI YENYE MAANDISHI MEUPE WALIINGIA GHAFLA KATIKA MSIKITI TAJWA HAPO JUU WAKATI WAUMINI WA MSIKITI HUO WAKIWA WANASWALI NA KUZIMA TAA NA KUTOA SAUTI WAKISEMA “KWA NINI MNASWALI WAKATI WENZETU WAMEKAMATWA NA WANASHIKILIWA NA POLISI ?” NA HAPO HAPO WAKAANZA KUWAKATA KWA MAPANGA BAADHI YA WAUMINI KATIKA SEHEMU MBALIMBALI ZA MIILI YAO. WALIPATA MAJERAHA MAKUBWA KICHWANI, SHINGONI NA MIKONONI NA WALIPOTEZA MAISHA YAO PAPO HAPO NA MMOJA KUPATA MAJERAHA SEHEMU ZA KICHWANI NA KUKIMBIZWA HOSPITALI YA WILAYA YA NYAMAGANA (BUTIMBA). 

WALIOUAWA, 1. FERUZ ISMAIL ELIAS MIKA 27, MUHA IMAMU WA MSIKITI HUO NA MKAZI WA IBANDA RELINI, 2. MBWANA RAJAB MIAKA 40, MBONDEI MFANYABIASHARA NA MKAZI WA IBANDA, 3. KHAMISI MPONDA MIAKA 28 DEREVA WA KIWANDA CHA SAMAKI (TFP), MKAZI WA MKOLANI, WOTE WALIJERUHIWA SEHEMU ZA KICHWANI, SHINGONI NA MIKONONI. ALIYEJERUHIWA NI ISMAIL ABEID @ GHATI MIAKA 13, MKURYA MWANAFUNZI WA MADRASA KATIKA SHULE YA KIISLAMU ITWAYO JABAR HILA ILIYOKO MAENEO YA NYASAKA ALIYEPATA MAJERAHA KICHWANI NA ANAPATA MATIBABU HOSPITALI YA NYAMAGANA.

KUTOKANA NA HALI HIYO, WAUMINI WENGINE WALIFANIKIWA KUKIMBIA HUKU WAKIPIGA MAYOWE YALIYOPELEKEA WAHALIFU HAO KUKIMBIA NA KURUSHA NDANI YA MSIKITI CHUPA MBILI ZA KONYAGI ZILIZOKUWA NA PETROLI NA TAMBI ZA MOTO, CHUPA MOJA ILILIPUKA LAKINI HAIKULETA MADHARA MAKUBWA.
JESHILA LA POLISI LIMEWAKAMATA WASHUKIWA WATATU KWA AJILI YA KUWAHOJI KUHUSIANA NA TUKIO HILO, HUKU MSAKO MKALI WA KUWASAKA WATU WENGINE WALIO HUSIKA KWA NAMNA MOJA AU NYINGINE KWENYE MAUAJI HAYO UKIWA BADO UNAENDELEA. NAPENDA KUWAELEZA WANANCHI WATULIE WAKATI TUKIENDELEA NA UPELELEZI WA TUKIO HILI, NA NATOA WITO KWA WANANCHI KUSHIRIKIANA NA JESHI LA POLISI KWA KUTOA TAARIFA ZA WAHALIFU WA MAUAJI HAYO ILI TUWEZE KUWAKAMATA. PIA NASHAURI NA KUSISITIZA KUWEPO NA KAMATI ZA ULINZI NA USALAMA KATIKA NYUMBA ZA IBADA, KUMBI ZA STAREHE PAMOJA NA MITAA YAO. HII ITASAIDIA KWA KIASI KIKUBWA KUIMARISHA ULINZI NA USALAMA KATIKA MAENEO HAYO.

IMESAINIWA NA:
……………………….
SACP: AHMED MSANGI
KAMANDA WA POLISI (M) MWANZA.

Technical Advisor for Capacity Development (focus: Organizational Development) (Health Sector, Tanzania)

Organization: Austrian Leprosy Relief Association - Aussätzigen-Hilfswerk Österreich
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 May 2016
Location: At the premises of one of our partners in Tanzania (likely: Dar as Salaam) with regular, extensive in-country travel including Zanzibar, and possibly to other countries in the East African region (e.g. Uganda)
Reports to: General Manager ALRA / Counter-part at ALRA’s Tanzanian partner
Liaises with: (Faith-based) health institutions (hospitals, health centers etc.), national health programs (TB, Leprosy, NTDs, others); EC delegations, policy makers in the health sector, donor organizations, others.
Contract date: possible start date 01.07.2016 or earlier. Contract is limited for 2 year. However, a second 2-year-term might be possible. A long-term working relationship beyond 2018 is foreseeable, exploring different modalities (see below under “Remuneration”)
About us:
Founded in 1958, the Aussätzigen-Hilfswerk Österreich (Austrian Leprosy Relief Association, ALRA) works towards elimination of leprosy as part of the struggle to overcome neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and as part of joint efforts to strengthen health systems and to end poverty. Our goal: We strive for inclusion of those affected by ostracizing diseases of poverty. We seek to overcome charity, following a rights-based (and sustainable) approach to health sector development. Building on the successes of anti-leprosy work, we focus on capacity development. We are committed to primary health care (PHC) and the Alma Ata Declaration. We seek to overcome charity by realizing solidarity. The target region of our work is in greater East Africa (Uganda, Tanzania mainland, Zanzibar) where we seek to facilitate inter-regional learning and exchange with neighboring Arab States. Amongst others, ALRA is a member of:
ILEP: The International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations coordinates the collaboration of its members in order to overcome leprosy around the world. Resources are pooled, relief programs receive reciprocal support, experience is exchanged, and contacts and common strategies are synchronized with national programs.
KOO: Koordinierungsstelle der Österreichischen Bischofskonferenz (Coordination Office of the Austrian Bishops Conference). The Coordination Office promotes and coordinates the commitment of the Austrian Catholic Church to development and is aimed at raising awareness and creating a sense of solidarity amongst people in Austria. KOO is a member of CIDSE (International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity).
Stop TB Alliance: Initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the alliance unites more than 500 governmental and non-governmental organizations in order to control and standardize treatment for those infected with tuberculosis.
Job description:
Under the supervision of ALRA’s Head of Program and as counter-part of ALRA’s Tanzanian partner organization, the incumbent will:
  • Work within various capacities to develop, coordinate and follow-up on ALRA’s and its partners’ projects (including project development and internal M+E)
  • Design and follow-up on Capacity Development (CD) initiatives for health professionals with a focus on East Africa
  • Actively initiate and engage in facilitating CD and change management processes with ALRA’s partners
  • Support ALRA and its partners to further develop their professional networks of state and non-state actors in the health sector
  • Carry out other tasks, according to ALRA’s and ALRA’s project partners’ needs
Professional profile (skills and competencies required):
  • Self-propelled, experienced professional thriving to make lasting change (essential)
  • Readiness to engage in the nitty-gritty of project work, including budgeting/project accounting (essential)
  • Full mastery of MS Office, including Excel (essential)
  • At least a master degree (or equivalent) in public health (or a similar discipline: medicine, social science)
  • Previous work experience in East Africa of at least three years (essential), preferably in the health sector (asset)
  • Previous work experience with catholic institutions in the health sector (asset), Muslim institutions in the health sector (asset) as well as a good network in primary health care and medicine in (East) Africa (essential)
  • Previous experience in working and training (health) professionals on various levels (essential)
  • Proven ability to work in multidisciplinary and culturally diverse teams (essential)
  • Readiness to credibly support interreligious dialogue
  • Proven familiarity with building on rights-based approaches (either in health or in another sector such as WASH or education) (essential)
  • Proven capability and/or experience in steering change management intervention (essential)
  • Proven track record in writing proposals and technical reports (essential)
  • Proven methodological competence within M+E, CD (CapacityWorks, familiarity with LFA, RBM, theory of change, etc. and/or readiness to receive continuous education in OD in order to advance necessary facilitation skills) (essential)
  • Language skills: excellent command of written and spoken English (essential); working knowledge of Swahili (at least readiness to study Swahili essential), Arabic and German (advantageous)
You want to facilitate the development and implementation of CD interventions in the health sector that make a sustainable difference? You can demonstrate your ability in strategic planning and hands-on practical work? You are eager to work together with our partner network in East Africa?
Remuneration:
  • Work contract: expected duration 24 months, 40h/week, including extensive travel
  • Salary: Remuneration package in-line with official Austrian development aidstarting with around 14x ~EUR 2.400 gross per month, depending on previous professional experience; plus various benefits such as international flights for R�
  • Austrian labor law provides for attractive family benefits
  • Annual holidays of 25 working days per year and holidays according to Tanzanian law
  • Full readiness to explore innovative part-time models on expiry of the two-year project contract (full-time contract, or part-time contract preparing to realise competitive freelancing opportunities in health sector consulting)
In recruiting, ALRA pays special attention to child protection. ALRA is an equal opportunity employer, not discriminating against any employee or job applicant because of color, race, religion, sex, disability, age or national origin. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Austria.
Operating on a tight budget, ALRA is in the midst of profound organizational change, developing new and exciting approaches and strategies for realizing health rights for the poor.

How to apply:
  1. Please send your application to jobATaussaetzigen-hilfswerk.at (only!)
  2. Please state “TA for CD in the East African Health Sector” in the subject line of your email
  3. Please send your application as one PDF document no larger than 5 MB
    a. Start with a motivation letter of no more than one page
    b. Send your CV in the standard format of EuropeAid (only!)
    c. Please indicate where you have learned about the vacancy
  4. Include a brief description (preferably: a logframe of max. 7 pages) of a recent (preferably: health sector) project that you have been working on, and briefly elaborate on the strengths and weaknesses of that project (use bullet points, no more than one page, please feel free to anonymize the project).
  5. Please send up to five letters of recommendation from previous employers
In recruiting, ALRA pays special attention to child protection. ALRA is an equal opportunity employer, not discriminating against any employee or job applicant because of color, race, religion, sex, disability, age or national origin. Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Austria.
Please send your application before May 31st, 2016. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
As we are a small team, please understand that we are unable to answer any additional questions or phone calls.

DANIDA seeks Senior Adviser - Tanzania

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 08 Jun 2016
Senior Adviser (N2), Health Sector Support Programme
As Senior Adviser you advise Government on health sector reform issues to pursue the objectives outlined in Tanzania’s Health Sector Strategic Plan. Hands-on experience with health systems strengthening and reforms, including decentralisation and SWAPs, emphasis on output based planning, budgeting, financing and performance management an advantage. Relevant academic background and solid experience from working with the health sector in a development context a prerequisite.
Reference no.: DK-01286-2016/TAN.01-W
Application deadline: 8 June 2016, at 12.00 noon (CEST).
Further information
A full job description is available at: www.danidajob.dk
Here you will also find information about the mandatory application procedure.
All applications will be forwarded by email to the relevant embassy.

How to apply:

Job: Community Services Manager - Danish Refugee Council

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 May 2016
Community Services Manager – Tanzania, Kibondo
DRC is looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Community Services 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 will be operating as a new actor in Tanzania as part of the Burundian refugee response. The attempted coup in May of 2015 and the subsequent unrest has, as of October 7th 2015, displaced 105,542 Burundians to Tanzania, with a potential of displaced people anticipated up to 250,000 people. In line with the regional response plan to the Burundian refugee crisis, DRC Tanzania is implementing projects under the community-based protection, shelter and camp management sectors and intends to move also into the livelihoods sector.
Job Profile
The Community Services Manager will be responsible for the implementation of community mobilization, refugee governance, community based protection and community development activities in one of the two refugee camps of Nduta and Mtendeli. He/she will develop and maintain community participation mechanisms in camp, ensuring that the voices of men, women, boys, girls and groups with specific needs are heard and represented. He/she will manage the team of community services supervisors and assistants. He/she will be responsible for developing the strategy of the community services program DRC’s Tanzania program, with the input of the head of office and other program managers for cross-sectoral linkage.
Key Responsibilities
General
· Design, implement and supervise the community services and community based protection programme and strategy in two new refugee camps.
· Ensure the establishment and capacity building of active and efficient refugee leadership and committees in consultation with MHA and UNHCR as well as other partners in the camp where relevant
· Manage the team to develop and facilitate a two way information flow between refugees and key stakeholders through the dissemination, collection and analysis of information, collect key insights on social, cultural and livelihoods related aspects of the population and sharing these with relevant stakeholders to inform programming;
· Manage the permanent and mobile help desks through which feedback and information is gathered from the population and appropriate referrals can take place
· Ensure the correct management of the referral pathway and support team to troubleshoot individual cases where problems arise
· Identify and manage the activities at the community centres, including but not limited to life skills classes, community gardening and other activities which can support future self reliance programming
· Identify issues within the camp and propose and implement adequate, rapid solutions.
· Facilitate community action planning with communities to identify and implement community based solutions
· Work in close collaboration with refugee stakeholders (Community Leaders, Elders, Representative Committees…) to ensure their input and acceptance of camp management activities.
· Facilitate resolutions regarding the provision of humanitarian services.
· Ensure that AGDM and Protection principals are mainstreamed into work with committees and communities.
· Establish the complaints and feedback mechanism and ensure refugees use of the system is communicated to refugees.
· Complete weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting.
Team Management:
· Supervise community services supervisors and oversee the overall community services/protection team (including assistants and incentive workers)
· Identify and design relevant and needed CCCM and other relevant trainings for DRC staff, as well as refugee incentive workers.
· Ensure work plans are created, timely weekly and monthly reporting is delivered and performance reviews are completed.
· Develop, support and manage a network of refugee incentive workers who will work under the daily management of Community Services Assistants.
· Identify gaps in staffing and hire staff accordingly.
Accountability:
· Ensure that DRC’s accountability obligations are delegated and carried out in accordance with the HAP Standard for Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management (ref. Programme Handbook Annex 15 and related tools).
· Work with other program managers and head of office to make suggestions to improve accountability mechanisms, including feeding in to the interagency complaints mechanism at camp level.
Coordination & Representation
· Develop and sustain good working relationships with camp population in order to be well positioned to help communicate views, needs and issues between stakeholders.
· Facilitate coordination between and amongst refugees and humanitarian actors/service providers and camp co-ordination (government).
· Attend the community based protection, SGBV and protection working groups to ensure coordination of activities
· Act as an alternate co-chair for the CCCM working group at the camp level.
· Act as a focal point for community engagement and messaging from humanitarian agencies refugees;
· Participate in coordinating CCCM assessments and other joint or rapid assessments.
Strategy:
· Define and develop the strategy for community services and community based protection programming and adapt strategy based on the changes in context
· Support the development of the self reliance/livelihoods strategy using community based strategies
· Ensure interaction and linkages with other DRC programming is strategic and relevant
· Develop strategic relationships with key partners such as UNHCR, and sector level service providers
Qualifications:
· 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 basic living conditions in field locations.
· Ability to work under pressure, with minimal supervision, and in a culturally diverse team.
· Advanced university degree in human rights, social sciences or related field or equivalent practical experience.
· Demonstrated record of field and operational experience, including direct project implementation at an international level in complex emergencies.
· 5 years professional work experience in camp management, community mobilization and distributions in a leadership position, and solid understanding of camp dynamics.
· Proven ability to manage multi-sectoral programs and a diverse staff group.
· Fluent in spoken English and strong writing/reporting skills in English.
· Kirundi, French, Kiswahili considered and an advantage.
Conditions
Contract4 months period, with possibility of an extension based on performance and the availability of funding. This position is rated as A13 on the DRC expatriate salary scale available at www.drc.ngo. Other employment conditions are in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates
Availability: 27th July 2016
Duty Station: Nduta Refugee Camp
General Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.If you require more information regarding this position, please consult, [email protected]
Application and CV

How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.
Please forward the application and CV, in English through [email protected] no later than 31th May, 2016.

Job: Head of Operations - Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania

Organization: Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Jun 2016
JOB OPPORTUNITY
Be a central part of Tanzania’s agricultural transformation – the SAGCOT Center Ltd. are looking for top-tier talent to join our team at the forefront of public and private sector development of Tanzania. Candidates must have an excellent management and leadership skills, strong analytical abilities and communication skills, an excellent academic record, and a passion for development. Those with at least 10 years of progressive experience up to senior management and executive level are strongly encouraged to apply at: [email protected]
Launched in Dar es Salaam at the World Economic in 2011, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is an international public private partnership that aims to transform agricultural in Tanzania’s Southern Corridor. Partners include local and international companies, farmers, development partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Tanzanian Government. By 2030, the partnership aims to attract USD 3.2 billion of investments, transforming 350,000 hectares of arable land into profitable production and lifting 10,000 small scale farmers into commercial farming.
SAGCOT Centre Ltd functions as the operational hub, promoting investments in inclusive, sustainable commercial value chains. The SAGCOT Centre Ltd is also a neutral broker and catalyst that links different agriculture stakeholders in order to help achieve major economic growth in Tanzania.
SAGCOT Centre Ltd is currently seeking to fill the role of Head of Operations; a dynamic and motivated senior professional, with the people and resource management skills to play a central role in driving the success of the organization. Full details below:
Full Time Position: Head of Operations
Job Purpose
  • Direct and coordinate the internal operational activities of the organization. Do so in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors.
  • Lead and develop the operations team, including the M&E Specialist and Operations Manager.
  • Assist the CEO in the development of organization policies and goals that cover operations, personnel and growth of the core business functions.
  • Oversee change management for the Centre. Ensuring organizational effectiveness throughout the Centre’s expansion and implementation of structural changes necessary for the strategic growth of the organization.
  • Oversee all financial management of the Center and ensure maximum value in the use of resources.
Eligible candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:
  • An excellent academic record including a relevant Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Policy, International Development, or other relevant area from an accredited university
  • Substantial management experience at a senior level.
  • Ability to quickly obtain a sound grasp of the agribusiness industry and to draw on specialist knowledge of the industry to gain the trust and confidence of industry stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex and conflicting information, including the ability to independently identify information or analysis gaps and to undertake targeted research or evidence gathering to fill these gaps. Ability to deliver strategic insights based on this strong analysis.
  • Sophisticated oral and written communication skills coupled with excellent interpersonal skills. Able to build a strong rapport, establish relationships quickly, and work effectively with other individuals and organizations.
  • Ability to lead others and work independently with professionalism and integrity to ensure tasks are completed and the needs of the organization are met.
  • Sound judgment of when to raise issues to the CEO and Board of Directors and take necessary direction
  • A genuine team-player with strong skills in listening, negotiating and influencing.
  • High professional and ethical integrity.
  • Demonstrated fluency in English, (speaking and written skills).
Preferred Experience
  • Possession of at least twelve (12) years related work experience in demonstrating strategic thinking and strong management skills, inclusive of experience within the private sector.
  • Operations Management: Experience in successfully managing complex publicly-funded and/or privately funded programs or organizations. Specific experience managing an organisation (preferably a private sector organisation)
  • Human Resource Management: Experience in providing strategic and operational support to implementation of policies, plans and activities relating to Human Resources Management
  • Knowledge Management: Experience in maintaining knowledge repositories and developing specific mechanisms to ensure effective information and knowledge exchange
  • Proven experience of producing and presenting written and oral material in a concise, insightful and structured manner for a variety of audiences, including presenting evidence to influence decision-makers within public and private sectors

How to apply:
How to Apply
Qualified candidates are welcome to apply before the deadline on June 3rd 2016. Opportunities are open for both nationals and international qualified candidates. Complete job descriptions of these positions can be viewed in the SAGCOT Centre Ltd. website www.sagcot.com

Job: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania

Organization: Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Jun 2016
JOB OPPORTUNITY
Be a central part of Tanzania’s agricultural transformation – the SAGCOT Center Ltd. are looking for top-tier talent to join our team at the forefront of public and private sector development of Tanzania. Candidates must have an excellent technical skills, strong analytical abilities and communication skills, an excellent academic record, and a passion for development. Those with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience are strongly encouraged to apply at: [email protected]
Launched in Dar es Salaam at the World Economic in 2011, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is an international public private partnership that aims to transform agricultural in Tanzania’s Southern Corridor. Partners include local and international companies, farmers, development partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Tanzanian Government. By 2030, the partnership aims to attract USD 3.2 billion of investments, transforming 350,000 hectares of arable land into profitable production and lifting 10,000 small scale farmers into commercial farming.
SAGCOT Centre Ltd. functions as the operational hub, promoting investments in inclusive, sustainable commercial value chains. The SAGCOT Centre Ltd. is also a neutral broker and catalyst that links different agriculture stakeholders in order to help achieve major economic growth in Tanzania.
SAGCOT Centre Ltd. is currently seeking to fill the role of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist; a dynamic and motivated senior professional, with the analytical and advocacy skills to play a central role in driving the success of the organization. Full details below:
Full Time Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Job Purpose: To take the leading role in effective monitoring and evaluation for the Center. Support the Center and its partners in adapting their strategies based on lessons learning and performance monitoring, via successive impact evaluations and in-depth reviews of individual partnership models for the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania. Take a lead in the implementation of its Result Framework, generating the technical progress reports required by the Centre’s management, board and funders, and facilitate external technical audit missions.
Eligible candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and baseline surveys
  • A familiarity with DCED Standards
  • Experience in developing results chains/intervention logical framework/ theories of change for complex multi-donor initiatives
  • An ability to define, measure and determine linkages between various investment indicators and further success metrics including sustainability, competitiveness, profitability, and social acceptance.
  • Knowledge and experience with green growth standards and benchmarks including sustainable agricultural practices in Tanzania
  • Knowledge and understanding of the agricultural sector in Tanzania
  • Experience in undertaking needs assessments and supporting capacity development
  • Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis techniques
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in English
    Desirable qualifications:
  • Relevant PhD or Master’s degree in economics, statistics or social science field
  • Experience with cluster development and cluster analysis

How to apply:
How to Apply
Qualified candidates are welcome to apply before the deadline on June 3rd 2016. Opportunities are open for both nationals and international qualified candidates. Complete job descriptions of these positions can be viewed in the SAGCOT Centre Ltd. website www.sagcot.com
Please attach a cover letter clearly stating which job you are applying for and a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and send it to only one of the addresses below. Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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Job: Partner Manager - Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania

Organization: Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Jun 2016
JOB OPPORTUNITY
Be a central part of Tanzania’s agricultural transformation – the SAGCOT Center Ltd. are looking for top-tier talent to join our team at the forefront of public and private sector development of Tanzania. Candidates must have strong analytical abilities and communication skills, an excellent academic record, and a passion for development. Those with at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience are strongly encouraged to apply at: [email protected]
Launched in Dar es Salaam at the World Economic in 2011, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is an international public private partnership that aims to transform agricultural in Tanzania’s Southern Corridor. Partners include local and international companies, farmers, development partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Tanzanian Government. By 2030, the partnership aims to attract USD 3.2 billion of investments, transforming 350,000 hectares of arable land into profitable production and lifting 10,000 small scale farmers into commercial farming.
SAGCOT Centre Ltd. functions as the operational hub, promoting investments in inclusive, sustainable commercial value chains. The SAGCOT Centre Ltd. is also a neutral broker and catalyst that links different agriculture stakeholders in order to help achieve major economic growth in Tanzania.
SAGCOT Centre Ltd. is currently seeking to fill the role of Partner Manager; a dynamic and motivated professional, with the analytical and communication skills to play a central role in driving the success of the organization. Full details below:
Full Time Position: Partner Manager
Job Purpose: To support the Deputy CEO in managing the Centre’s portfolio of partners and facilitating their investments, predominantly within the focus ‘cluster’ geographies.
Eligible candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in Business Administration, Economics, International Development, Agribusiness, Finance, or a related field.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience
  • Experience of working within large-scale and complex private sector development programs, including market facilitation programs, with responsibility for the management of a specific component of these programs
  • Significant experience and expertise in program management, including the management of staff and monitoring and evaluation of sector programs
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, both external and internal team management.
  • Proven experience of producing and presenting written and oral material in a concise, insightful and structured manner for a variety of audiences, including presenting evidence to influence decision-makers within public and private sectors
  • Experience in training of staff on various operational project aspects and series of deliverables
  • Demonstrated fluency with English, (speaking and writing skills)
    Desired experience:
  • Relevant Master’s degree from an accredited university

How to apply:
How to Apply
Qualified candidates who meet the criteria above are welcome to apply before the deadline on June 3rd2016. Opportunities are open for both nationals and international qualified candidates. Complete job descriptions of these positions can be viewed in the SAGCOT Centre Ltd. website www.sagcot.com
Please attach a cover letter clearly stating which job you are applying for and a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and send it to only one of the addresses below. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.