Tanzania's manufacturing sector is among the most successful in Africa

Tanzania is among five African economies whose manufacturing sector are key success stories in Africa after outpacing other countries, which started from similar baselines in 2000, according to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

ICAEW attributes the growth to various reasons, which vary from country to country, including improved infrastructure, a transparent regime to foreign investment, a more business-friendly approach to regulation; and skills investment.

"These economies have substantially outstripped other African economies starting from similar baselines in 2000," ICAEW said in its latest edition of Economic Insight: Africa, the quarterly economic forecast for the economies of the sub-Saharan Africa region prepared directly for finance professionals whose work focuses on Africa.

It said Ethiopia and Congo were among key success stories where the output of the manufacturing sector has grown by close to 10 per cent per annum or more since 2000.

Tanzania, Rwanda and Angola have seen growth of eight per cent or so per annum and Malawi and Zambia have achieved manufacturing growth of around six per cent, it said noting these economies were effectively, exploiting 'catch-up' more effectively than other economies.

"Growth in manufacturing has been particularly encouraging in Ethiopia, Republic of Congo and Tanzania, as have productivity improvements in agricultural sectors in Rwanda, Botswana and Ghana."

"The reasons behind this more rapid rate of manufacturing growth are multi-faceted and likely to vary across countries. Possible reasons for a faster switch to higher value-added industries in some economies than others are likely to include an improved infrastructure, an openness to foreign investment, a more businessfriendly approach to regulation, and skills investment."

The report said Africa's economic performance over the past 15 years somewhat obscures a disappointing productivity performance.

Excluding extractive economies, average productivity growth in sub-Saharan Africa averaged just 1.7 per cent, which is 1 percentage point (pp) slower than in ASEAN, despite much greater scope for economic 'catch-up', and a substantial increase in capital investment across most economies.

"Yet, there are areas where much has been achieved in increasing output per worker. Growth in manufacturing has been particularly encouraging in Ethiopia, Republic of Congo and Tanzania, as have productivity improvements in agricultural sectors in Rwanda, Botswana and Ghana."

Increased manufacturing sector output in Tanzania has pushed out export portfolio improving balance of payment significantly.

The exports continued to surge in 2015 while imports maintained a steady decline buoyed by rising local manufacturing output that is improving the balance of trade. Exports to India, Japan, East African Community and SADC regions recorded a significant increase while imports recorded a decline thanks to efforts to promote the manufacturing sector and increased motivation by Tanzanians to use local products.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investments, Charles Mwijage, told Parliament last Friday that exports to EAC increased in 2015 to reach 1.06 billion US dollars up from 598.1 million US dollars in 2014.

Tanzania's increased exports in the region included vegetable, tea, fruits and various food items, as well as sisal sacks, plastic bags, cotton and coal, the minister said in his presentation of budget estimates for his ministry for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Meanwhile, HILDA MHAGAMA reports that as Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) switched off counterfeit mobile phones yesterday, the government has incurred annual loss of more than six billion/- because of fake goods.

Presenting the research findings on the state of counterfeit goods in Tanzania, Compol Associates Limited Managing Director, Ms Ellis De Bruijn, said they conducted in depth case study on two different manufacturers and found that they have suffered loss of market share to counterfeiters.

"Measures taken by the government do not appear to be curtailing the increase of counterfeits in the economy resulting to loss between five to ten per cent in tax revenues," she noted in her presentations during the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) stakeholders' meeting.

She said the effects of the counterfeit trade on the government of Tanzania lead to a loss of tax revenue, employment and a loss of foreign direct investment.

Ms Bruijin pointed out that if the companies would not have suffered from the counterfeiting of their brand they would have been able to invest further and develop their business by building bigger factories and create direct employment.

Expounding further, she noted that due to the related health and safety risks connected to counterfeit products, there has been a growing disappointment amongst Tanzanians as the government did not do more to curb the illicit trade.

According to CTI, counterfeiting in Tanzania has grown by at least 32 per cent as an educated estimate in 2008 would put counterfeit products at 18 per cent of Tanzania's merchandise trade.

On the recommendations she said consumer education through a nationwide awareness campaign explaining the difference between a counterfeit and a substandard product should be prepared as through the research they have found that many consumers cannot differentiate the two.

She said the campaign should also focus on effects counterfeit trade has on consumers which creates false economy and the Tanzanian economy as a whole. An economist from Mzumbe University, Professor Honest Ngowi, commented that counterfeit products were a big and growing challenge in the country in which about 50 per cent of goods in the market were likely to be counterfeits.

Prof Ngowi said counterfeit goods posed a major setback in the country's economy, including less investments and related benefits, which led to loss of faith in the investment climate. "The effects are many and closely related as some genuine dealers are becoming uncompetitive and enterprises may reduce or stop production, sales volume," he said.

The economist further said in fighting counterfeit products, the Fair Competition Commission (FCC) still has a small workforce and they have no regional offices. He said FCC only has eight staff instead of 50 who cannot contain the problem which seems to increase each day.

Prof Ngowi said brand owners must be more involved and should cooperate in fighting counterfeits by investigating where their products are counterfeited. On long-term recommendations regarding the situation in the country, he said the fight against the counterfeit trade should remain within the criminal law.

The laws and fines were not sufficiently punitive; courts should be able to impose sanctions with strong deterrent measures. "Continuous efforts should be directed within the East African Community (EAC) towards the inception of an APEX Law for the Community," he said.

As of March, this year, TCRA statistics showed that there were approximately 39.5 million mobile phone subscribers, with 13 per cent owning counterfeit phones.

via AllAfrica.com

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Mwalimu ambaye haridhiki na mshahara aende kutafuta kazi nyingine - Mkuu wa Wilaya

SERIKALI imesema walimu wote ambao hawaridhiki na mishahara yao ni bora watafute shughuli nyingine za kufanya.

Pamoja na hali hiyo, pia amepiga marufuku uchangishaji wa michango kwa wanafunzi.

Mbali na hilo, amesema ni marufuku kwa walimu kuwafungia nje watoto wanaochelewa na atakayekiuka agizo hilo hatua kali za kisheria zitachukuliwa dhidi yake.

Hayo yamesemwa mwishoni mwa wiki jijini Dar es Salaam na Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kinondoni, Salum Hapi, wakati wa maadhimisho ya Siku ya Mtoto wa Afrika yenye kaulimbiu ya ubakaji na ulawiti kwa mtoto vinazuilika chukua hatua kumlinda mtoto.
“Mwalimu yeyote ambaye haridhiki na mshahara wake aende kutafuta kazi nyingine kwani hatutamfumbia macho atakayewachangisha wazazi,” alisema Hapi.
Alisema watoto wanapofungiwa nje wanaweza kujiunga na makundi mabaya ikiwemo ya uvutaji wa bangi.

Alisisitiza kuwa mtoto aachwe asome hata kama amechelewa na baada ya kumaliza masomo anaweza kupewa adhabu hata ya kufanya usafi.
“Kwa njia ya kuwafungia nje tunaenda kutengeneza kizazi cha watoto wavuta bangi wanaojiunga na magenge mabaya ambao watahatarisha taifa letu,” alisema Hapi.
Aliwataka walimu hao kubuni adhabu ambazo hazina athari kwa mtoto kwani hatua kali zitachukuliwa kwa atakayebainika kumnyanyasa mtoto kwa kumfungia nje asiingie darasani.

Job: Manager, Conference (maternity cover)

Organization: International AIDS Society
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Jul 2016

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.
The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.
In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.
More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.
Details of Employment:
The Manager, Conference will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the IAS Executive Director. The position is full-time and fixed-term to cover a maternity leave from the middle of September 2016 to March 2017.
Purpose of the Position:
The Manager, Conference coordinates the organization of both of IAS’ conferences: The International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Managing IAS’ convened conferences by:
  • Coordinating the conference budget updates, including expenditure and revenue;
  • Supervising nine staff working on the development of the conference logistics, programme and scholarships;
  • Setting clear deadlines for all milestones related to the conferences and tracking adherence to those deadlines;
  • Working closely with staff tasked responsible for fundraising, communications and information technology;
  • Ensuring the transparency of financial reporting and accountability to donors for the conferences with the support of the Director, Resources Mobilization & Development, the Director, Finance & Administration and the Executive Director;
  • Maintaining and supporting transparent process for managing the conference process and adhering to established charters;
  • Ensuring smooth communications with major partners, stakeholders and IAS convened committees;
  • Working with the Executive Director and GC to ensure the IAS’ perspective and priorities are reflected in the conference programme;
  • Overseeing the planning and organization of on-site events and logistics for each conference.
  • Maintaining strong technical knowledge of issues related to HIV/AIDS and the HIV response;
  • Serving as a strategic resource for the IAS Secretariat, the Executive Director, and the GC by providing monthly and as-needed updates on conference planning and facilitation;
  • Perform any additional tasks requested by the Executive Director.
Academic Qualifications:
  • A university degree in the humanities or sciences is a minimum requirement;
  • An advanced degree in international relations, social science, political sciences or a related field is favorable.
Work Experience:
  • At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in a similar role involving complex logistics, event management, and communications;
  • Experience in organizing events including conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or other events;
  • Team and project management experience, including experience of budget management;
  • Experience working with a diversity of stakeholders including high-level partners, clinicians, scientists, community activists, policymakers, and donors.
Skills/Competencies:
  • Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills;
  • Close attention to detail that yields results that are accurate, well-thought out and meticulous;
  • Sense of diplomacy and sensitivity in working with staff and partners;
  • Cross-cultural interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure with precision in a way that motivates others;
  • Facilitation skills, business presentation skills;
  • Events organization knowledge;
  • Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS preferably in an international context;
  • Strong knowledge of the International AIDS Conference and its partners.
Languages:
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Advanced level proficiency in French or Spanish is beneficial.
How to apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to [email protected] by Friday 22 July 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.
The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work.People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: Conference Project Manager

Organization: International AIDS Society
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 22 Jul 2016

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.
The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.
In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.
More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.
Details of Employment:
The Conference Project Manager will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Conference. The position is open-ended and full-time to start on Monday 22 August 2016.
Purpose of the Position:
The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the work of the relevant conference programme committees and ensuring that the conference programme for the IAS and AIDS conferences is developed in a timely manner in line with the objectives defined by the conference organizers.
Main Responsibilities:
General
  • Develop project plans and associated budgets for assigned projects;
  • Support the programme committees in developing high quality sessions and implementing all steps needed to prepare sessions for presentation at the conferences, including content management of the programme database;
  • Organize programme committee meetings, teleconferences and communications including preparing supporting documents, taking minutes and following up on action points;
  • Provide committee members with logistical support with regards to air travel, visas, accommodation, etc.;
  • Liaise with committees, external suppliers and departments within the secretariat to ensure adherence to project objectives and timelines;
  • Document and evaluate the project process including development of post-conference reports;
  • Participate in the conference evaluation.
Specific
  • Coordinate the selection process, development and on onsite management of plenary sessions;
  • Manage the Continuing Medical Education accreditation for medical doctors and nurses (nursing continuing education will be sought for AIDS conference only);
  • Support hiring processes in the conference department including development of job descriptions, application screening and interviewing.
Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Conference.
Academic Qualifications:
  • A degree in social science, international relations or other relevant discipline or comparable years of experience in the field.
Work Experience:
  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position;
  • Experience in working with conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events;
  • Experience working in an international context;
  • Experience working in the field of HIV and AIDS.
Skills/Competencies:
  • Advanced project management experience;
  • Strong science background and an understanding of HIV specifically is desirable;
  • Possess strong written communication and cross-cultural skills;
  • Have an ability to work independently and an aptitude for multi-tasking;
  • Highly organized and systematic, with attention to detail;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Sense of diplomacy and cross-cultural interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure in an international context, and occasionally work overtime;
  • Excellent computer skills in the Windows environment (MS Office, Outlook);
  • Ability to handle large volumes of applications and manage multiple databases;
  • Customer service attitude.
Languages:
  • Fluent in English (oral and written). Working knowledge of other UN languages is beneficial.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to [email protected] by Friday 22 July 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.
The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work.People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: Danish Refugee Council - Tanzania - Grants & Reporting Officer

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jun 2016

Background
DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997 and while DRC initially focused assisting those who are displaced by conflict, it now works with all those in the region impacted by displacement. Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Tanzania from October 2015 since the establishment of Nduta refugee camp. DRC are working in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps, with a current combined population of 75,000 refugees, and expected population of 100,000. DRC are working in the sectors of Camp Management and Community Services, Protection and Shelter/Construction. Following the initial emergency response in 2015, DRC deployed emergency responders to open the program and are now, in 2016, stabilising the program to continue to address the needs of the growing refugee population in the two existing camps and a planned third camp. DRC is based in Kibondo, Kigoma region.
Job profile
The Grants and Reporting Officer (GRO) will participate in concept note and proposal development, donor and other reporting, grants information management and grants management capacity-building efforts. The GRO supports with monitoring grant progress and updating tracking sheets, in collaboration with the program managers, coordinating the information necessary to communicate accurately on DRC Tanzania’s activities. The GRO also supports in ensuring information is shared on compliance with donors and internal grants rules and regulations, with technical support from the HOAY Regional Office.
Key responsibilities
Grants & Compliance
  • Ensure that reports to donors are submitted on time and are coherent and accurately written (quarterly, interim and/or final report).
  • Maintain a record of and follow up donor reporting and audit deadlines and requirements
  • Maintain hard and soft copy grants files
  • Play a supporting role in Grant Launch and Close-Out meetings, as well as monthly/regular grants management meetings which includes representation from each unit (finance, programs, logistics) and ensure proper follow up of issues raised.
  • Monitor and support the use of grants management tools amongst program teams to ensure accurate tracking of implementation, progress and timely alerts to potential challenges/obstacles.
  • Ensure compliance with DRC’s internal grants management requirements, with support from HOAY Regional Office and share information from RO and donor focal points regarding donor compliance
  • In development of reports and proposals, ensuring integration of information and recommendations delivered by the previous programs including from minutes of donors meetings, evaluation reports, audits
Proposal Development
  • Support program teams in the development of quality proposals. Lead on the coordination of inputs from the team and compile proposals into donor formats, including follow up on annexes.
  • Liaise with HOAY grants unit to ensure proposals meet internal standards and are donor compliant.
  • Visits to field sites in order to work directly with program staff on the development of proposals and to regularly visit DRC’s program activities.
Training and capacity building
  • To offer training and capacity building of national staff on program reporting and progress monitoring
  • Keep informed on grants management support tools which can be shared with program managers and teams
Information management/data collection
  • To ensure copies of all documentation (grant proposals, reports, budget etc.) are made available to share electronically with all managers. Ensure comprehensive grant files are maintained up to date and are available for use.
  • To work closely with program managers to monitor program progress and maintain up to date the program monitoring tools, following up on sources of verification and participating in the development of new data collection / M&E systems as led by the program managers and Head of Office
  • To assist the Head of Office in context analysis and research regarding the current political, socio-economic, security situation in Tanzania and Burundi, as may be needed to inform strategy development or proposal writing
  • Assist Head of Office to develop external communication tools as relevant for donor visits/meetings
Other Duties as required
  • Representation among external stakeholders, as requested by the Head of Office
  • Support to development of monitoring and evaluation systems
Reporting
The Grants & Reporting Officer reports to the DRC Tanzania Head of Office.
Qualifications and experience
  • University degree with advanced training/courses either in management, international relations, development studies, or other related field
  • An excellent professional track record with a minimum of three years of work experience, with at least two years of overseas experience; technical knowledge and experience in working in refugee contexts
  • Excellent English writing ability and verbal skills for project proposals, reports, and communications; French skills an asset
  • Excellent oral and written reporting skills and demonstrated ability to write and edit reports under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports and proposals and to meet required reporting deadlines
  • Knowledge and understanding of DRC Tanzania’s program sectors
  • Previous experience of working with international partners such as UNHCR, ECHO, DFID
  • M&E knowledge and experience, including understanding of conducting assessments and analysing data
  • The selected candidate must have demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize, and meet deadlines; must be culturally sensitive.
  • S/he must be able to plan and manage her/his own time effectively. The holder must exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for his/her own actions. High degree of flexibility with respect to working hours.
Conditions
Contract: 11 months with possibility of extension dependent upon funding.
Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates recruited by the Horn of Africa and Yemen Regional Office. This position is rated as A17 on the DRC salary scale available at www.drc.dk
Availability: 1 August 2016
Duty Station: The position will be based in Kibondo, Kigoma region, Tanzania Note that this is an unaccompanied position.
*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 .

How to apply:

To apply for this position click on the apply button on our online-application form on www.drc.dkunder Vacancies. Applications sent by email will not be considered.**
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered. Applications close on 30 June, 2016.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact[email protected]

Job: Danish Refugee Council - Tanzania - Protection Manager

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jun 2016

Background
DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997 and while DRC initially focused assisting those who are displaced by conflict, it now works with all those in the region impacted by displacement. Danish Refugee Council has been operating in Tanzania from October 2015 since the establishment of Nduta refugee camp. DRC are working in Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps, with a current combined population of 43,000 refugees, and expected population of 100,000 in the first quarter of 2016. DRC are working in the sectors of Camp Management and Community Services, Protection and Shelter/Construction. Following the initial emergency response in 2015, DRC deployed emergency responders to open the program and are now, in 2016, moving towards a more permanent structure to continue to address the needs of the growing refugee population in the two existing camps and a planned third camp. DRC are based in Kibondo, Kigoma region.
Job profile
The Protection Manager will ensure the effective implementation of DRC’s protection activities in Tanzania, and the mainstreaming of protection issues within other program sectors and advocacy. The PM will lead the strategic direction and technical and operational management, in both quality and delivery. The PM is responsible for the implementation of the country office’s protection programming strategy and to develop and update this according to changes in humanitarian or operational context. The PM will contribute to the development of proposals where protection programming is concerned and, under the leadership of the Head of Office, will actively engage with donors on protection issues. The below list of responsibilities is not exhaustive; other tasks may be required to adapt to operational needs.
Key responsibilities
General Management
  • Line manage national protection staff in camps
  • Ensure high quality project implementation in accordance with donor and DRC regulations as well as in line with agreed log frames/indicators, budgets, procurement plans, and work plans.
  • With HOFA ensure that activities and expenses are regularly monitored and, as needed, action plans with follow-up are developed to correct any over- or underspending in a timely manner.
  • Work with Head of Office to ensure that the protection program is well documented and that the institutional memory of DRC Tanzania is preserved.
Coordination
  • Regular coordination and liaison with UNHCR protection unit and other protection partners in the field, contributing to shaping the overall protection strategy of the operation/response
  • Assist in the representation of DRC in meetings relevant to DRC’s work in Tanzania, including at meetings with partners, donors, government officials and cluster/coordination meetings.
  • Ensure DRC’s mandate is known and correctly understood by all stakeholders.
  • Pro-actively liaise and build good rapport with local authority officials, community representatives, and any other relevant stakeholders.
Strategy
  • Ensure the roll out of the DRC Tanzania protection sector strategy and its integration into the DRC Tanzania program strategy and the response as a whole.
  • Ensure regular and critical review of the protection strategy.
Donor Relations / Funding
  • Represent the organization with implementing partners, government, and donor entities. Contribute to DRC Tanzania’s fundraising strategy and help build strong relationships with donors to ensure predictable funding for DRC’s protection programming in Tanzania.
  • Monitor developments and determine strategic opportunities related to the protection sectors.
  • Ensure that high quality, integrated, and needs-based proposals are developed and according to DRC Tanzania priorities as identified in its country strategic planning.
Administration: Finances, Human Resources, and Logistics
  • Signatory of official documents (contracts, payments, purchase orders) within approved parameters and in compliance with DRC’s and donors’ rules and regulations, and Tanzanian law.
  • Provide appropriate and timely feedback to program staff regarding their performance, including annual staff performance appraisals. Identify with protection staff their needs and opportunities for professional development.
  • Develop job descriptions and recruit qualified protection staff (national).
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Reporting
  • Represent protection sector in project kick-off, close-out and review meetings according to requirements. Ensure documentation and follow up of action points in a timely manner.
  • Include the participation of beneficiaries and communities, particularly those most vulnerable or at-risk, in all stages of the project cycle where appropriate.
  • Ensure that all protection activities are included in project M&E plans and supervise the implementation. Ensure key lessons learned are incorporated in new protection project proposals.
  • Strengthen accountability activities for protection, ensuring that feedback from all relevant stakeholders is considered in protection programming design.
  • Contribute to drafting of project reports, leading on any protection sector inputs.
Reporting
The Protection Manager reports to the DRC Tanzania Head of Office.
Qualifications and experience
  • University degree with advanced training/courses either in management, international relations, development studies, or other related field
  • An excellent professional track record with a minimum of seven years of work experience, with at least four years of overseas experience in a managerial role; technical knowledge and significant experience in working in refugee contexts
  • Excellent English writing ability and verbal skills for project proposals, reports, and communications; French skills an asset
  • Successful track record in initiating, cultivating, and securing support from donors and partners
  • M&E knowledge and experience, including understanding of conducting assessments and analysing data
  • The selected candidate must have demonstrated ability to think strategically, prioritize, and meet deadlines; must be culturally sensitive.
  • S/he must be able to plan and manage her/his own time effectively. The holder must exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for his/her own actions. High degree of flexibility with respect to working hours.
Conditions
Contract: 11 months with possibility of extension dependent upon funding.
Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates recruited by the Horn of Africa and Yemen Regional Office. This position is rated as A14 on the DRC salary scale available at www.drc.dk
Availability: 1 August 2016
Duty Station: The position will be based in Kibondo, Kigoma region, Tanzania Note that this is an unaccompanied position.
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 .

How to apply:

Application process
To apply for this position click on the apply button on our online-application form on www.drc.dk underVacancies. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered. Applications close on 30 June, 2016.
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact[email protected]

Job: Grants and Projects Officer

Organization: Developing World Connections
Country: Canada
Closing date: 15 Jul 2016

Developing World Connections is a non-profit international development organization based in Kamloops, B.C. that sends resources and teams of volunteers to work on community-driven, sustainable projects in countries in Africa, Asia and Central/South America.

Job Title: Grants and Projects Officer

Job Summary: DWC is hiring for an exciting new position for a person with a proven track record in securing grant funding and field experience managing or co-ordinating development programs. If you have a portfolio of successful proposals and first-hand understanding of the complexities of implementing development programs, we want to hear from you.

Scope:

Grants 50%

• Conducts research on potential funding sources, such as government, corporate and charitable foundations;

• Maintains funding opportunity database and activity tracking system;

• Assembles and submits grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets and presentations;

• Establishes and maintains relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.

Projects 30%

• Aids in the design, implementation and monitoring of development programs in consultation with DWC staff, stakeholders and international partners;

• Manages and reports on program budgets;

• Co-ordinates assessments and conducts field visits in order to collect and verify data;

• Researches and proposes best practices in development programs and NGO operations;

• Works closely with the communications co-ordinator to ensure accurate and appropriate impact stories are being developed regularly;

• Assists the executive director with strategic planning and the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of newly funded programs.

Other 20%

• Participates in setting organization-wide policy and implementing strategic plans;

• Occasionally leads international volunteer teams;

• Creates monitoring framework for the assessment of international projects;

• Assists with the recruitment of volunteers and team leaders;

• Other duties as required.

Year One Success Benchmarks

• Secure $20,000 in grant funding (this figure is intentionally low for the first year as DWC has no track record in pursuing grants. Ground work will be required to hit this target. Targets will be significantly higher in subsequent years);

• Create a monitoring and evaluation framework to measure, assess and report on the impact of DWC’s ongoing development programs and international volunteer teams;

• Develop program systems, reporting timelines, deliverables, partnership agreements and tracking processes.

Required Skills, Training and Attributes:

• Proven track record securing grant funding, establishing systems and protocols;

• Post-secondary degree in international development, political science, international relations or a related field (master’s degree preferred);

• Strong project co-ordination, analytical and organizational skills. Ability to work independently and part of a team;

• At least two years of experience living and working in the developing world;

• Experience in program development, monitoring and evaluation;

• Fluency in Spanish highly preferred.

This is a one-year contract position, with the strong possibility of renewal based on performance. International travel will be required (10-20%). Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been found. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits package option available to all staff members.

How to apply:

Interested candidates, please email your resume, cover letter and two examples of successfully funded grant applications to [email protected] , referencing Grants and Projects Officer in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Juni 20, 2016






Shell appeals to Tanzania tax tribunal over $520m in capital gains tax claim

Royal Dutch Shell Tanzania was slapped with the capital gains tax after its £47 billion ($67 billion) takeover of a 60 per cent stake in blocks 1 and 4 in southern Tanzania from BG Group. The blocks contain 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Now, the Oil giant has taken Tanzania to the tax tribunal over the method used to determine that it owes $520 million in capital gains tax, causing delays in the construction of the country’s first liquefied natural gas plant.

Shell wants the tax tribunal to bar the Tanzania Revenue Authority from demanding the dues. There are fears that a prolonged dispute could halt a $30 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility that Shell and other partners are investing in, leading to smaller plants being pursued by individual investors. The plant was to be completed in 2025.

TRA says its assessment was based on the market value of the assets, a factor of volumes and global natural gas prices, and Shell’s acquisition costs.

The taxman further referred to a precedent set in 2013 when Ophir sold its 20 per cent stake in block 1 and 4 to Pavilion Energy at $1.3 billion and TRA received $228 million in capital gain tax.

BG controls 60 per cent of these blocks with Ophir and Pavilion Energy sharing the rest.

Shell argues that it had allocated only 1.8 per cent (the equivalent of $850 million) of the total price paid to the Tanzania unit for the purchase of the stake in BG Group, whose Tanzania subsidiary had already spent about $1.5 billion, hence indicating a loss, not a gain.

Richard Kayombo, TRA director of education and taxpayer services, said that the matter was still in progress but the law barred TRA from discussing the details.

“The law does not allow us to discuss details of the affairs of a taxpayer, especially on issues that have not been concluded as this may jeopardise whatever is being discussed at various levels,” Mr Kayombo said.

Shell has in recent months focused on the viability of the LNG project in view of a land dispute over compensation. Analysts believe the tax dispute could provide a window for Shell to renegotiate the terms of the project.

In 2012, Public Accounts Committee chairman Zitto Kabwe pushed for the government to amend the tax laws to introduce 20 per cent capital gains tax for sale of shares or securities by companies whose assets are in Tanzania.

The matter became a big political issue with MPs from both the opposition and CCM complaining that the government was losing out on revenues due to lack of a legal mechanism to stop tax leakages. As a results, the laws were amended in 2013 to allow the government to charge capital gains tax on the companies.

Tanzania - Consultant for the mapping of youth groups and youth networks

Salary: Please see Terms of Reference

Location: Tanzania

Currently, Restless Development, Tanzania works in 18 regions of Tanzania and operates in four programme offices: Iringa, Mbeya, Ruvuma and Dar es Salaam. In 2015 we have invested in 294 Volunteer Peer Educators, 20 young interns, worked in 134 placement communities with 103 Youth Camps (these are out of school groups of young people who gather together for a specific development aim) and 101 Youth Enterprises Groups that we supported by providing livelihoods and entrepreneurship training and 18 youth networks created and supported. We have reached 154 Schools and 59 Health centres to provide improved health services to young people. We finally conducted 1 Heart Connection Tour Team (HCT) of 16 people providing SRH education in schools through edutainment.

The above investment has led to great achievements towards achieving the targets of our strategy which saw 200,452 young people access Sexual Reproductive health and Rights programmes and/or services while 11,433 young people accessed business development or employment schemes, training and services, Entrepreneurship and career development. We mobilized over 600,000 young people to engage in the national election process where 52,933 young people were reached in civic education through seminars and workshops, 2000 were supported to take up positions on decision making bodies from community to national level. Out of 122 youth entrepreneurship established, 42 have been legally registered and 1 is now a fully-fledged NGO.

Restless Development is urgently needs to carry out mapping exercise on the existing youth groups and network. The mapping exercise is aimed to provide a detailed information on how youth-led groups and networks, both informal and formal are structured, organized and how these groups influence their communities. Moreover, the study is expected to contribute knowledge on youth groups and networks formation, management and the development of a model that will be replicated across the country. Although Restless Development has worked in Tanzania for 23 years, working directly with young people and supported the establishment of over 122 Youth Entrepreneurship Groups and 18 Youth Networks, the general concept of youth groups and networks is still not clear. The mapping exercise will focus in shedding light on the proper understanding of the stated concepts and definitely come up with a clear youth groups and network model that will be used across Organization and as well as be replicated to other youth-focused and youth-led organization in and out of Tanzania. The selected consultant will be expected to work in collaboration with Restless Development to conduct this exercise across the sampled mainland regions.

The closing date for submisions is 5.00pm (EAT) on Thursday 23rd June 2016. Please submit proposals to:[email protected]

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Tanzania begins manufacturing its own helicopters

The East African nation of Tanzania has begun the manufacture of its own helicopters, and according to reports, it will be taking to the skies soon.

A two seater chopper which is in its final stages of production will start test flights once it is granted permission by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.

The plan was initiated by the Arusha Technical College, department of Mechanical and Engineering as an alternative to easing the transport issues by offering affordable choppers to Tanzanians.

“We are complementing President Magufuli’s industrialisation policy in pioneering the first locally made helicopters that will be available to ordinary residents at affordable prices,” explained the man behind the ATC chopper project, Engineer Abdi Mjema.

Initiated two months ago with the aim of using the chopper for surveillance, rescue and agricultural purposes but reframed for people transportation.

Now at 50 percent completion the pioneer air craft has a chassis as well as airframe ready and also the popular gasoline powered VW flat engine board that is also used to make the “Robinson” helicopters in the US, but the craft will be ready in three weeks’ time.

“Once we get the aviation authority approval, we shall complete the most sensitive part of the helicopter mounting the main rotor” said the engineer.

The chopper will have a flying ceiling of 400 to begin with, due to the high altitude in the mountainous region and a non-pressurized cabin, but will have it increased to the flying height of a normal commercial chopper which is 8,000 feet above sea level.

Arusha city in the northern region of Tanzania is looking to make history as the first region to fly the first-ever Tanzanian manufactured helicopter in July 2016.

The college says they will be able to produce up to 20 choppers in a year when the project gets a nod from higher authorities.

“The Tanzania-made helicopters will fly before 2020 and specifically 2018, which is two years from now,” said Engineer Mjema.

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Tanzania, Uganda oil-pipeline timetable: No definitive start date

By KATIE RIORDAN

LONDON—The Ugandan and Tanzanian governments are trying to fast-track a $4 billion oil pipeline that would connect landlocked Uganda to foreign markets even though construction won’t start in August as they originally indicated.

The companies behind what could be East Africa’s first major oil pipeline believe the August start-date that Tanzanian officials gave last March for work on the 900-mile pipeline through Tanzania is unrealistic.

But the governments have made more progress in preparing the way for construction to start on the project that would transport Ugandan crude to the Tanzanian port of Tanga on the Indian Ocean, industry officials said.

Tanzanian and Ugandan government officials weren’t immediately reachable for comment.

French oil giant Total SA, the UK-based Tullow Oil and Chinese state-owned oil company Cnooc Ltd. are the three firms developing Uganda’s oil fields and all three companies are expected to invest in the Ugandan pipeline which will have an estimated capacity of 200,000 barrels a day.

For now, there is no definitive start date for construction in the absence of an official development plan, Total and Tullow officials said. Cnooc couldn't be reached for comment.

With no official development plan in place, it is certain that the construction phase is still several months away.

The overall aim is to keep Uganda on track with the goal of exporting its first crude reserves by 2020. Analysts and developers now say a 36-month timeline is the best- case scenario with work starting as soon as possible. If this was to go ahead as planned construction would be completed in mid-2019 allowing several months for testing and commissioning before the infrastructure became fully operational.

“Bear in mind in this industry, the project development is always long,” Damien Steffan, a Total spokesperson, said in an email. “On average, it takes 10 to 15 years between the moment when you make a discovery and the moment of first-oil.”

Uganda now ranks as the fourth-largest reserve for crude oil in sub-Saharan Africa with the discovery of 6.5 billion barrels of oil since 2006, of which 1.2 and 1.7 billion are recoverable, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Uganda’s break-even price per barrel is estimated to be $60, according to Paul Bagabo, a Uganda-based consultant for the nonprofit organization Natural Resource Governance Institute. That is below current global crude prices, around $50 a barrel.

Mr. Bagabo said the relatively high cost of production in Uganda raises concerns that investors may be tempted to back out of infrastructure development if global prices fail to recover further.

To protect itself from any external oil price shocks, create jobs and provide domestic consumers with products such as gasoline and diesel, Uganda also plans to build a 60,000 b/barrels a day oil refinery in tandem with the pipeline.

“With the refinery we can opt to export while [the pipeline] completes,” Mr. Bagabo said. “The refinery is critical for Uganda’s specific interest and the interests of economic development.”

The Ugandan government is in the final stages of acquiring land for the refinery which will be constructed and operated by the Russian state-owned firm, RT Global Resources, in the country’s west near the town of Kabale, he said.

The Ugandan government officially announced its pipeline partnership with Tanzania in late April. This backtracked on a previous understanding with the Kenyan government that Uganda would jointly develop a pipeline that would run through Kenya.

The Tanzanian route, which a commissioned study said was cheaper and safer from attacks from militant groups like al-Shabaab, was also billed as a way to hasten the project.

Total and Tullow were initially at odds over the selected route. Tullow, which also has interests in Kenya’s oil fields, supported a Kenyan pathway for the pipeline. In contrast, Total, the biggest stakeholder in Uganda’s oil fields, is said to have lobbied hard for an alternative.

Write to Katie Riordan at [email protected]

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Source: www.wsj.com

Kijana aadhibiwa kwa kukutwa anakula mchana wa mwezi wa Ramadhan

Pichani ni vijana wa Wilaya ya Chake Chake waliokutwa na mpiga picha, wakimuadhibu mmoja ya kijana mwenzao baada ya kumkuta anakula mchana wa mwezi wa Ramadhani katika maeneo ya mji wa Chake Chake Pemba. (Picha na Abdi Suleiman, PEMBA via ZanziNews blog.)

Maumivu ya Bibi kwa mjukuu: Baba aliyebaka mwanaye wa miaka 3 ni mtoto wangu wa kumzaa, simsingizii

Baba aliyembaka mtoto wake Ngassa Sekwa akiwa Polisi.
Kishapu.

Mwanaume anayefahamika kwa jina la Ngasa Sekwa mkazi wa Kijiji cha Masagala kata ya Maganzo wilayani Kishapu mkoani Shinyanga, anashikiliwa na Jeshi la Polisi kwa tuhuma za kumgeuza mke mtoto wake wa miaka mitatu ambaye amekuwa akimbaka mara kwa mara na kumsababishia Maumivu makali sehemu zake za siri.

Mtuhumiwa huyo ambaye amesha achana na mke wake (2015 ) ambapo mtoto wake alimpeleka kuishi kwa bibi yake, lakini alikuwa akimfuata kila siku mtoto huyo ambaye (jina limehifadhiwa) na kwenda kumbaka na kisha kumrudisha majira ya jioni kwa Bibi yake, mahali anapolelewa.

Akizungumza mbele ya mkuu wa wilaya ya Kishapu Hawa Ng’humbi kwenye kituo cha Polisi Maganzo, Bibi wa mtoto huyo Milembe Luhende alisema baba yake alikuwa akimfuata mtoto kila siku, pale anapotoka kwenye shughuli zake za ulinzi na kwenda naye kwake na kisha kumrudisha jioni ambapo siku moja alimuona mjukuu wake akiwa tofauti.
“Baba ambaye amembaka mtoto wake ni mtoto wangu mimi wa kumzaa hivyo siwezi kumsingizia na nimekasilishwa sana na unyama aliokuwa akimfanyia mjukuu wangu na kufikia hatua ya kumshitaki iliachukuliwe hatua kali za kisheria maana huwezi kumgeuza mke mtoto wa miaka mitatu,”alisema Luhende
Aliongeza,
"Siku ya tarehe 7/6/2016 ambapo mjukuu wangu alipochukuliwa na baba yake aliporudishwa nilimuona akiwatofauti akijikuna sehemu za siri na nilipoanza kumuogesha nilimuona amevimba huku akitokwa na uchafu ambazo ni mbegu za kiume,"
na kushitukia mchezo huo mchafu aliokuwa akifanyiwa. 

Aidha bibi huyo alifafanua kuwa mara baada ya kuona hali hiyo alitoa taarifa kwa uongozi wa Kijiji na Kata na kuchukua hatua ya kwenda kushitaki pia kwenye Kituo cha Polisi ambapo walimchukua mtoto na kumpeleka kwenye kituo cha afya na kubaini mjukuu wake alikuwa amebakwa.

Kwa upande wake, Kaimu mkuu wa kituo cha Polisi Maganzo, Oscar Shani alikiri kufanyiwa uchunguzi wa kitalaamu mtoto huyo, na kubainika kubakwa ambapo pia walimuuliza maswali na kumtaja baba yake kumfanyia kitendo hicho, na kisha kumkamata mtuhumiwa na kumsweka rumande ilisheria ichukue mkondo wake.

Aidha Mkuu wa wilaya ya Kishapu Hawa Ng’humbi ambaye alifika kushuhudia tukio hilo alivitaka vyombo vya dola kutoichezea kesi hiyo nakutaka mtuhumiwa huyo afikishwe mahakamani haraka na kufungwa jela ilikuondoa matatizo ya ubakaji wilayani humo.



Picha ya mtoto mwenye nguo nyekundu kwa mbali ndiye aliyebakwa na baba yake mzazi akiingizwa ndani ya Kituo cha Polisi kwa ajiri ya kumstiri na kumrudisha nyumbani, huku wananchi na watoto wenziye wakiwa wanasikitishwa na kitendo hicho kama unavyo waona kwenye picha.


Mkuu wa wilaya ya Kishapu Mkoani Shinyanga Hawa Ng'humbi akiwa amembeba mtoto wa miaka mitatu ambaye alikuwa akibakwa na baba yake kila siku na kumgeuza kama mke, ambapo baba yake huyo amesha achana na mke wake tangu mwaka jana.

Mtendaji wa Kata ya Maganzo Nanyu Chenge akiwa amempakata mtoto ambaye alikuwa akibakwa na baba yake mzazi na kumsababishia maumivu makali sehemu zake za siri pamoja na kutokwa uchafu sehemu hizo ambazo ni mbegu za kiume.

Mkuu wa wilaya ya Kishapu Hawa Ng'humbi akiongea na waandishi wa habari na kukemea kitendo hicho cha kinyama.

Baadhi ya wananchi wa Kata ya Maganzo wilayani Kishapu wakiwa kwenye Kituo cha Polisi Maganzo wakishuhudia tukio hilo la Kinyama
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JWTZ yazungumzia habari iliyochapishwa na DIRA "Kifaru cha kivita cha JWTZ chaibwa"


Jeshi la Wananchi Tanzania (JWTZ) limekanusha taarifa za kuibwa kwa kifaru chake kwa kusema kuwa taarifa hizo si za kweli na kusisitiza kuwa ulinzi katika maeneo ya jeshi uko imara.

Hata hivyo Jeshi hilo limelitaka Gazeti la Dira kuomba radhi mara moja lasivyo hatua kali na za kinidhamu zitachukuliwa dhidi yao.


Ufafanuzi kuhusu kujitoa kwenye Mifuko ya Hifadhi ya Jamii

TAARIFA KWA UMMA

UFAFANUZI KUHUSU KUJITOA KWENYE MIFIKO YA HIFADHI YA JAMII

Siku za hivi karibuni kumekuwa na mkanganyiko wa taarifa zisizo rasmi kuhusu kusitishwa KUJITOA KWENYE MIFUKO YA HIFADHI YA JAMII.

Mamlaka inapenda kutoa ufafanuzi kama ifuatavyo:

Kila Mfuko wa Hifadhi ya Jamii unaongozwa na sheria yake iliyopitishwa na Bunge. Kama mtakavyokmbuka, Mwaka 2012 Serikali ilifanya marekebisho ya Sheria za Mifuko ya HIfdhi ya Jamii kupitia Sheria Na.5 ya Mwak 2012. Lengo la marekebisho hatyo ilikuwa kuhuisha Sheria hizo. Hata hivyo, iligundulika kuwa marekebisho hayo hayakugusa vipengele vya baadhi ya Mifuko.

Hali hii ililazimu Serikali kuahidi Bunge kwamba, itapitia upya sheria hizo hasa kipengele cha kujitoa kwenye Mifuko ya Hifadhi ya Jamii.

HIvyo Mamlaka inapenda kuwajuilsha kwamba, Serikali ipo katika hatua nzuri za kuandaa marekebisho madogo ya Sheria ili kuhuisha Sheria zote ikiwa ni pamoja na kulipatia ufumbuzi aw kudumu suala la kujitoa kwenye Mifuko ya Hifadhi ya Jamii.

Kwa sasa Mamlaka inawaomba Wanachama wote waendelee kuwa na utulivu wakati Serikali ikiendelea kulifanyia kazi suala hilo.

Imetolewa na 

Kitengo cha Mawasiliano
Mamlaka ya Usimamizi wa Sekta ya Hifadhi ya Jamii
S.L.P. 31846
Tovuti: www.ssra.go.tz 
Dar es Salaam


Maelezo ya ufafanuzi wa hoja za Wabunge waliochangia hotuba ya Waziri wa Fedha


Upinzani Tanzania waziba midomo kwa karatasi na gundi na kutoka nje ya ukumbi wa Bunge

Mbunge wa Vunjo (NCCR-Mageuzi), James Mbatia akizungumza na wanahabari nje ya ukumbi wa Bunge, mjini Dodoma.

WABUNGE wa Kambi ya rasmi ya Upinzani Bungeni, leo wameibuka na mtindo wa aina yake ndani ya Ukumbi wa Bunge la Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, mjini Dodoma, baada ya kuamua kuziba midomo yao kwa kugundisha karatasi na plasta kisha kutoka nje ya ukumbi huo ikiwa ni adhima ya kueleza hisia zao za kutosikilizwa mapendekezo yao na Naibu Spika, Mhe. Dkt. Tulia Ackson.




Hali ya wabunge wa Kambi ya Upinzani walianza kutoka nje ya bunge hilo yapata wiki ya pili mfululizo kutokana na kile walichokitangaza kuwa, hawatahudhuria kikao chochote cha bunge hilo kitakachoongozwa na Naibu Spika Dkt. Tulia kwa kuwa amekuwa akiwanyima wapinzani nafasi ya kutoa maoni yao bungeni hivyo kuminya haki yao ya msingi ya ikiwa wao ni wawakilishi wa wananchi.

Mbunge wa Vunjo (NCCR-Mageuzi), James Mbatia amesema wameamua kutumia mtindo huo mpya kwa sababu Bunge limekataa kusikiliza hoja na mapendekezo yao ndani ya bunge hilo.

Nje ya Bunge
Wabunge wa Upinzani wakiziba midomo yao.


Wakitoka nje ya ukumbi wa bunge hilo.