Hezron Kinyangidzi, baba mzazi wa Mhe. Humphrey Polepole azikwa Kinondoni

Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Ubungo Mhe. Humprey Polepole akizungumza wakati wa ibada maalum ya kumuombea Marehemu Hezron Polepole Kinyangidzi katika kanisa la KKKT Ushirika wa Segerea.

Picha ya Marehemu Hezron Polepole Kinyangidzi

Waziri Mkuu Mstaafu na aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa iliyokuwa Tume ya Mabadiliko ya Katiba, Mzee Joseph Sinde Warioba na Mkewe, Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Ujenzi, Mawasiliano na Uchukuzi Engineer Nyamuhanga, Katibu wa CCM Ilala pamoja na Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Tarime Ndugu Glorious Luoga wakati ya Ibada ya kumuombea marehemu Baba mzazi wa Humphrey Polepole katika kanisa la KKKT usharika wa Segerea.

Waziri Mkuu Mstaafu na aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa iliyokuwa Tume ya Mabadiliko ya Katiba, Mzee Joseph Sinde Warioba akizungumza na Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Ubungo Mhe. Humphrey Polepole kwenye msiba

Jaji Warioba na Mkwewe wakitoa heshima ya mwisho

Waziri Mkuu Mstaafu Dkt. Salim Ahmed Salim akiweka udongo kaburi

Mkuu wa wilaya ya Ubungo Mhe. Humphrey Polepole akiweka udongo kwenye kaburi la Baba yake Mzee hezron Polepole.

Waziri Mkuu Mstaafu na aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa iliyokuwa Tume ya Mabadiliko ya Katiba, Mzee Joseph Sinde Wariobaakiweka udongo kwenye kaburi la Baba yake Humphrey Polepole.

Humphrey Polepole akiweka shada la maua kwenye kaburi la Baba yake mzazi aliyezikwa tarehe 26 Juni 2016 katika makaburi ya Kinondoni jijini Dar es salaam.

Kindness from strangers: After carrying groceries, this teen's life is transformed

A 16-year-old Chauncy Black's sad story has inspired a stranger to help transform his life. A few days ago, he was in desperate for food. Late at night he stood outside a grocery store begging people to carry their bags in exchange for a box of doughnuts. Matt White was passing and offered to buy him and his mother bags of food instead. Now, Matt's made it his mission to help this family in need get back on their feet.

Job: Executive Director

Organization: Realising Education for Development
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 29 Jun 2016

Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – with occasional travel to project sites
Duration: Permanent contract (6 month probation period)
Pay: TZS 61,391,112 gross per annum (5,115,926 per month)
Expenses Budget will be provided for reasonable out of pocket staff expenses e.g. telephone, mobile internet and travel and health insurance (Resolution Insurance).
Reporting to: Chairman and Board
Introducing Realising Education for Development
This is a unique and special opportunity to lead and develop a dynamic, student-led charity and to play a central part in supporting the education of thousands of Tanzanian students, giving young people inspiring volunteering opportunities.
Realising Education for Development is a student-led charity that works to improve access to educational resources in Tanzania. Working with university-student volunteers we set up libraries in secondary schools. We raise funds from corporate partners in Tanzania and trusts in the UK to carry out our library refurbishment, promote reading and purchase books (Library Refurbishment Programme). Our university-student volunteers spend up to 4 weeks running a library refurbishment, which includes painting, minor repairs, referencing books and setting up library rules and a rota for library teachers.
Realising Education for Development (known as Realising Education) was legally established in 2015, and took over the programmes previously implemented by READ International. READ International which was set up in 2004 worked to distribute UK textbooks to Tanzanian schools and first piloted the library refurbishment programme. In 2014, READ International made the decision to close operations but supported a Tanzanian Board to set up Realising Education. We maintain a close relationship with READ International.
Our Board is currently in transition and is made up of:
Ketan Shah – Treasurer
Lau Masha
Theophilus Mlaki –Chairman
Faraja Nyalandu
We are in the process of recruiting additional Board members.
Strategy 2014 - 2017
We are currently implementing our 2014-2017 strategy. We will begin to review this strategy in-house this year and will begin a longer strategy review in early 2017.
The Impact
In READ’s ten years of operation and since we established Realising Education, we achieved impressive results and galvanised the goodwill and energies of young people both in the UK and in Tanzania, of supporters from the corporate and grant making worlds, and those in official posts. To-date we have:
  • Distributed over 1.4 million books to more than 1,000 Tanzanian secondary schools
  • We have refurbished 82 school libraries, which provide access to 50,000 secondary school students in Tanzania, to help maintain reading and literacy
It is important to point out that all of this was made possible by our pool of volunteers.
For more on our work, please go to www.readinternational.or.tz
Our office
Tanzania’s main office is in Dar-es-Salaam
  • We have a small office in Oysterbay.
  • We currently have a staff office of three and one intern.
  • Executive Director
  • Programmes Manager
  • Finance and Logistics Assistant
Realising Education in 2016 and beyond
As we take Realising Education forward we want to build on that immense success, while at the same time focusing on building new programmes and supporting our libraries to thrive.
Our main programmes are:
  1. Library Refurbishment Programme
  2. Top-Up Programme
We are also piloting some smaller initiatives that could be scaled up in the future.
In 2015, we:
  • Refurbished and created 12 new libraries
  • Carried out a top-up at 3 libraries originally refurbished in 2009 and 2010
  • Implemented our reading programme at 2 secondary schools in Dar-es-Salaam
  • Piloted a training programme for library teachers on reading promotion at 5 schools (in partnership with BookAid International)
  • Were funded by 5 corporates, 3 Tanzanian charities and 3 UK Charities
  • Moved towards a model of purchasing locally published books
In 2016, we aim to:
  • Create and refurbish school libraries in secondary schools across Tanzania. We plan to r**efurbish and create 15 new libraries**
  • Continue to develop and solidify our corporate partnerships
  • Develop a training programme to support textbook use by teachers for classroom instruction
  • Develop and pilot new programmes
  • Measure the impact of our work. We will continue to strengthen our monitoring framework and data collection process which allows us to talk confidently about what we do and the difference it is making.
  • Continue to work with Tanzanian volunteers and build their capacity. We should extend our support beyond the lifespan of their involvement in the library refurbishment with corporate mentoring opportunities.
  • Develop relationships with corporates to sponsor the work that we do.

Role specification

You will be direct responsibility for strategy development, M&E, governance, and human resources and will oversee, finance, communications and programmes. This is a senior management post and requires someone with considerable experience of successfully managing a small team and support the development of new programmes. You will need to be a results-driven, persistent, hands-on manager capable of strategic thinking and networking at a high level, but also available to support training. You will be working from the Dar-es-Salaam office with some travel to the regions.
Your role includes:
· Developing and implementing yearly operational plan in accordance with strategic objectives for 2014-2017 and develop the next 3-year strategy
· Representing the organisation at a senior level at external meetings, events, and networking opportunities and act as main point of contact with media and corporate sponsors
· Revisit the fundraising strategy and lead fundraising efforts. Developing our supporter base in East Africa with major donors, corporate, and individuals and continue to fundraise in the UK in conjunction with our UK partner.
· Ensure appropriate and timely communication: pre and post-project.
· Managing human resources
o Manage the staff and provide oversight over programmes/communications and finance.
o To take overall responsibility for recruiting new staff
o To give regular supervision/performance management for staff
· In conjunction with the Finance and Logistics Assistant and developing the yearly budget
· Participate in programme implementation as appropriate
· Manage the monitoring and evaluation data for and provide information for website publication
  • Report to the Board on a quarterly basis.
· Develop relationships within the Ministry of Education and work with other organisations to advocate for better resourcing of libraries in secondary schools.
· Develop the organisation’s knowledge of and relationship with the wider educational development community in East Africa and contribute to donor discussions
· Prepare for and coordinate Board meetings
Candidate Profile
· You must have experience a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in the NGO sector including programme management and development
· You must have experience working in Tanzania.
· Experience of fundraising techniques and proposal development is essential
· You must hold at least an undergraduate degree, preferably a masters’ degree in international development, or education
· You must have experience in staff-management.
· You must have experience in volunteer-management
· You must be an astute networker with proven experience of building contacts to support an organisation
· You must have a well developed ability to control and manage a budget, keeping within financial limits, monitoring and forecasting income and expenditure, identifying possible shortfalls or overspends and taking timely and appropriate action.
· You must have excellent organisational skills with the ability to organise and plan own work and the work of others to deliver objectives on time.
· You must be willing and comfortable to work and travel alone, managing your own time and priorities
· You must be hard-working, committed and self-motivated with strong inter-personal skills
  • You should be interested in development, global citizenship, volunteering, and the power of education
  • You must be IT proficient with experience in working with Microsoft Office and Outlook
Personal attributes
  • Passionate about developing and growing Realising Education
  • Sound track record of demonstrating initiative and creativity to achieve desired outcomes
  • Willing to take on the challenge to support the expansion of our East African team and programmes
· Confident and dynamic
  • Someone who influences and can leave a lasting impression on all our stakeholders
  • A positive and effective communicator
  • Self-assured, determined and reliable
  • Patient and prepared to deal with unexpected events and changes of plan
· Willing to take on a challenge to support the development of sustainable funding strategy
  • Self-assured, determined and reliable
  • Patient and prepared to deal with unexpected events and changes of plan
  • Passionate about volunteering and development
  • Willing to travel within to the regions in Tanzania

How to apply:

Applicants should send their CV and cover letter to [email protected] bu June 29th

Call for Experts - East Africa - Land O'Lakes International Development

Organization: Land O'Lakes International Development
Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

Call for Experts: Mozambique
Land O’Lakes International Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to be a global leader in transforming lives by engaging in agriculture and enterprise partnerships that replace poverty with prosperity, and dependency with self-reliance. We leverage Land O’Lakes, Inc.’s near-century of history by engaging in international agriculture and economic development programs, implementing more than 280 programs in 80 countries since 1981.
We are looking for experts for an anticipated agricultural project in Mozambique starting later this year. We anticipate opportunities for; 1) a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) who is strong in Agronomy; 2) a Specialist in Climate Smart Agriculture; and 3) a Specialist in developing and growing Value Chains. Candidates should highlight in their CV experience in any of the areas listed below:
* Access to finance
* Livestock
* Dairy
* Horticulture
* Cereals
* Post-harvest handling
* Value Chains
* Resilience
* Nutrition and agriculture
* Gender integration
* Youth in agriculture
* Market assessments
* Market systems and/or market facilitation
* M.S., M.B.A., or other post-graduate degree in agronomy, animal science, agribusiness, or other relevant field;
* 5 years of relevant and progressive work experience in developing countries in your area(s) of expertise as listed above.
* Proven knowledge of agricultural production and agribusiness systems in Africa, preferably East Africa, especially in Mozambique.
* Preference for candidates with fluency or professional proficiency in Portuguese.
Please note that only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Land O’Lakes enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce

How to apply:

To apply please use the link below to get to our Career page for this vacancy announcement:

Job: Program Manager, Family Planning

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 21 Jul 2016

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.
Summary of Position
Over 200 million women around the world have an unmet need for family planning, indicating they would like to stop or limit childbearing, but do not have access to methods to do so. Increasing access to family planning has the potential to reduce maternal and infant mortality, reduce the number of deaths due to unsafe abortion, and improve the health outcomes of women and families overall. In Tanzania, 25% of women have an unmet need for family planning and it is estimated that only 24% of all women are currently using modern methods of family planning.
Since 2012, CHAI has worked with governments, partners and manufacturers to reduce the price of contraceptives and increase access to family planning supplies and services, particularly long-acting and reversible contraception (LARC). In sub-Saharan Africa, CHAI helps Ministries of Health to plan, coordinate, and implement family planning scale-up by providing a strong foundation of rigorous analysis and management support to more effectively target interventions, allocate resources, and fill gaps to align contraceptive supplies with human resource capacity and client demand.
As part of this work, CHAI Tanzania supports the Reproductive and Child Health Section (RCHS) at the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community, Development, Gender, Elderly and Children to increase access to LARC as part of the full family planning method mix. Specifically, CHAI brings analytical support and technical assistance to RCHS to improve FP service delivery, enhance contraceptive security and manage new product introductions. CHAI supports RCHS to use data for decision-making and performance management, specifically through the development and deployment of the web-based National FP Dashboard. The Dashboard provides highly visual and actionable analyses that support program management by integrating service delivery and human resource data.
CHAI is seeking a Family Planning Country Program Manager to continue this work in Tanzania. The Program Manager will be based in Dar es Salaam and will report to the Tanzania Country Director. Travel in-country, and occasionally regionally, will be required. The Program Manager will lead a team of three staff: a Supply Chain Officer (seconded to RCHS), focused on family planning commodity security; a Family Planning Analyst/Service Improvement Mentor, providing programmatic and analytic support, and a CHAI volunteer.
Job Requirements
  • Oversee Family Planning Dashboard formal training in Western Zone and quarterly mentorship visits in all districts and regions in the Lake and Western Zone (Develop training materials; coordinate team activities and assign responsibilities; develop timelines and plans for activities; monitor and document progress from mentorship visits)
  • Build relationships with the RCHS and support capacity to routinely use and manage TrainTracker (web-based training information system) and FP Dashboard
  • Build relationships with sub-national FP government decision makers in Lake and Western Zones
  • Ensure FP data cleaning sessions are held and monitor automatic updating of FP Dashboard on a monthly basis
  • Establish professional networks with other FP partners to stay abreast of FP landscape in Tanzania and identify potential new opportunities for CHAI support
  • Identify opportunities for partner-funded support for FP Dashboard roll out to other regions in Tanzania and collaborate in implementation of these
  • Facilitate the timely TrainTracker synchronization with Human Resource Health Information System (HRHIS)
  • Develop contracts and manage relationship with sub-contractors for FP Dashboard and TrainTracker improvements (including HRHIS synchronization)
  • Monitor/provide technical support to RCHS in the transition from Implanon Classic to Implanon NXT implant
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge of FP issues (including national and international literature, new innovations and technologies)
  • Represent CHAI at regular technical working group meetings
  • Manage all FP program implementation:
  • Supervise FP Analyst/Service improvement mentor, Supply Chain Advisor and CHAI volunteer
  • Develop work plans and establish strategic goals for the team
  • Foster teamwork towards achieving FP program goals
  • Oversee project performance against workplans and budgets
  • Fulfill financial objectives (forecasting cash requirements; preparing budget)
  • Develop monthly program update and participate in monthly in country CHAI manager's meetings
  • Develop quarterly reports and take part in bi-weekly calls with CHAI Global FP team
  • Maintain close communication with the Country Director and Global Program Director on the program's progress
  • Provide information, as requested by global team, on stock status, consumption, health worker training, and other FP programmatic issues to be used to facilitate more efficient global shipments and more complete information to donors.
  • Contingent on funding, oversee implementation and coordination of a scoping study investigating the demand for and market factors related to introducing an injectable FP product through sustainable, scalable private sector sales and distribution channels to drug shops and pharmacies
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of professional experience in the private or public sector (Prior experience in Family Planning programs or with DHIS-2/other health management information tools is desirable)
  • Ability to learn quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Experience conceiving, planning and executing programs or projects with verifiable results and little external support
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively and build durable relationships with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional, diplomatic and collaborative manner;
  • Ability to work with humility and not seek personal credit for the work or contributions; commitment to ensuring the government partner is the owner of our work together;
  • Well-developed quantitative analytical skills with good knowledge of Excel
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to create compelling, logical presentations, using PowerPoint and other communications media;
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
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Job: Chief Medical Officer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 05 Jul 2016
Position Title : Chief Medical Officer Duty Station : Kigoma, Tanzania Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4 Type of Appointment : Fixed term, One year with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible Closing Date : 05 July 2016
Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
  1. Internal candidates
  2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:
Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa
  1. External female candidates.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the technical supervision of the Regional Health Assessment Programme Coordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, management, and implementation of the United States Refugee Admissions Programme (USRAP) and other activities related to migration health assessments in Tanzania.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
  1. Establish/expand a health assessment site in Kigoma (Makere) and organize, oversee, and implement USRAP-related health activities performed at the IOM Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Kigoma (Makere) and elsewhere in Tanzania.
  2. Arrange and organize migration health assessments (MHAs) within HAP of other donor countries, according to their respective technical requirements. Supervise and standardize all aspects of the programme including but not limited to fraud prevention, applicant registration, quality radiological services, tuberculosis (TB) investigation, and referral for treatment and
submission of completed files.
  1. Establish and maintain quality control/quality assurance procedures which include but are not limited to reviewing chest x-ray films and reports, TB laboratory reports, TB treatment records, and liaising with service providers (radiology unit, TB laboratory) on a regular basis.
  2. Liaise with external service providers. Supervise the activities of collaborating hospitals, laboratories, and other medical facilities ensuring optimal performance and quality control.
  3. Train IOM migration health staff on all relevant technical instructions on migration health assessments and pre-departure medical screening and treatments for countries other than the USA, such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
  4. Arrange other migration health services, as needed, such as pre-departure medical screening and treatment for refugees departing Kigoma and Makere.
  5. Assist in the implementation of and adherence to IOM Standard Operating Procedures for quality assurance and control and the adequate reporting of incidents in the established Global Incident Reporting System.
  6. Conceptualize, develop, and implement appropriate public health interventions that may benefit the resettlement process (e.g. surveillance, prevention, and health education of the refugees).
  7. Supervise and support clinical and non-clinical IOM MHAs staff to ensure continuous provision of quality migration health services.
  8. Conduct performance appraisal of both clinical and non-clinical IOM MHA staff using the IOM Staff Evaluation System and actively identify and promote training needs of the staff.
  9. Contribute to regional migration health-related programme analyses and presentations by providing inputs on activities, achievements, new projects, problems encountered and pertinent developments in the MHA sector.
  10. Monitor the HAP financial performance in country operation and propose corrective measures in coordination with the mission’s Resource Management Officer, Chief of Mission, and the Regional Migration Health Assessment Coordinator.
  11. Reinforce partnerships in the Migration Health (MH) sector with Ministry of Health, health institutions and academia, as well as other relevant leading agencies. Where relevant, partnerships should incorporate multi-sectorial approaches, as well as capitalize on IOM strengths across all service areas within the overall framework of IOM’s 12-point Strategy adopted by IOM Members States (June 2007).
  12. Represent the Organization and promote the health of migrants, IOM health assessment programme activities, and IOM’s Regional Strategy in meetings, workshops, international conferences. As required write reports, presentations, and background documents.
  13. Facilitate the integration of health assessment activities into the overall migration related programming of the Mission, where appropriate, through close collaboration with the various departments and units at the field level. Advise IOM colleagues on the link between the Health Assessment Programme with the two other core MHD programme areas - Health Promotion and Assistance to Migrants, and Migration Health Assistance to Crisis-Affected Populations.
  14. Identify opportunities for expanding migration health activities and programmes, including but not limited to informing embassies and consulates of IOM’s migration health work and lobby for IOM MHACs becoming panel sites for MHA, responding to announcements for call of proposals by drafting project concept notes and/or proposals and liaising with UN agencies and Ministry of Health to identify project development opportunities.
  15. Maintain confidentiality and security of migration health data and prevent fraud throughout the health assessment process.
  16. Assure periodic and ad-hoc reporting to MHD on MH activities. Organize the collection, processing, and analyses of migration health data and ensure a systematic approach in data handling.
  17. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution with at least nine years of professional experience; or • University degree in Medicine from an accredited academic institution plus Master’s Degree in Pulmonology, Internal Medicine (including different sub-specialties of internal medicine group), Paediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Public Health or other related fields from an accredited academic institution with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Working experience in the domain of health, four years of which is continuous clinical experience (either in clinical setups or immigration/resettlement medical examinations or health assessments) is required; • Experience in performing team management/supervisory roles, preferably within the immigration/resettlement medical examinations, is required; • Demonstrated experience in managing health assessment programmes of significance, resources and personnel within migration health, or public health projects; • Progressive work experience in TB programmes, communicable disease control programmes among refugees and migrants in an international organization, UN agency, or hospital; • Knowledge and experience with the health segment of Unites States Refugees Admission Programme (USARP) is mandatory; • Health sector working experience in (Africa, Asia, etc. as applicable), especially in remote settings is an advantage; • Experience in managing and implementing medical evacuations and escorts is an advantage; • Experience in liaising with resettlement partners, international organizations, and health services providers is an advantage.
Fluency in English is required.
Desirable Competencies:
• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms; • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders; • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others; • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience; • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services; • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of
self and others; • Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility; • Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter; • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation; • Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions; • Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.
Other:Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 05 July 2016 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
Posting period:
From 22.06.2016 to 05.07.2016
Requisition: VN 2016/132 (P) - Chief Medical Officer (P4) - Kigoma, Tanzania (54821050) Released Posting: Posting NC54821057 (54821057) Released

Community Services Manager - Danish Refugee Council, Tanzania

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jun 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.
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
· 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.
· 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.
· 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
· 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.
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]

How to apply:

Application process
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button on our online-application form on www.drc.dk under VacanciesApplications 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

Photos + A list of 20 countries with least light pollution (Best part? All are in Africa and Oceania)

#NPRNightSky The Milky Way over Kilimanjaro. Day three on little hike. ic.twitter.com/uUHobTVDNB — BryanYM (@BryanYM5) June 19, 2016
When you look out your window at night, can you see the stars? Or are the heavens just a murky haze?

If you're not seeing stars, you're not alone. A new report says that 80 percent of the world lives under light-polluted skies — and the Milky Way is hidden from more than a third of humanity. Blame it on the artificial lights that shine at night.

So who gets those pristine, ink-black sky conditions? You can, of course, find a great night sky in any country — as long as you're far from city lights. But according to the study, the 20 countries with the least light pollution are in Africa and Oceania.

Here's the list:
  1. Chad
  2. Central African Republic
  3. Madagascar
  4. Guinea
  5. Somalia
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Liberia
  8. Niger
  9. Sierra Leone
  10. Democratic Republic of Congo
  11. Burundi
  12. Guinea-Bissau
  13. Papua New Guinea
  14. Eritrea
  15. Mali
  16. Tanzania
  17. Solomon Islands
  18. Mauritania
  19. Uganda
  20. Sudan

@NPRGoatsandSoda This one by @mosadjadpour for @seedeffect in #SouthSudan is a fav! #NPRNightSky - Seed Effect‏@seedeffect

Kelsey Weisgerber ‏@KelsWeisgerber Beautiful night at Kidepo National Park in N. Uganda @NPRGoatsandSoda #NPRNightSky photo by my friend Kate Stephen
teena teena ‏@wattee_wattee Jun 17 @NPRGoatsandSoda When the moon is round. Lake Anosy, Antananarivo, Madagascar #NPRNightSky
Source(s): NPR and all photos from Twitter (click the latter for photo copyright issues and also more photos).

Gardens from Tanzania support a paleogene African origin for insect agriculture

According to a study published in PLOS One, scientists found fossils that indicate the earliest occurrence of insect agriculture within the termite subfamily Macrotermitinae, which harvested fungi “to convert recalcitrant, nitrogen-poor, plant material into a more easily digestible, protein-rich food source.” The age of those fossils? 25 to 30 million years old. In comparison, humans have only been farming for around 12,000 years.

Paleontologists discovered the fossils near the Rukwa Rift Basin in southwestern Tanzania. They had originally used DNA from modern termites to estimate the age of insect agriculture, but the fossils discovered confirm it.

The findings help experts to understand how the insects have migrated, especially in Africa where they moved to drier, less favourable savannas. It also gives more insight into this area of Tanzania, which hasn’t been fully researched.

“This type of study emphasises the need for integrating perspectives from the fossil record with modern approaches in comparative biology — it is a holistic approach to evolutionary biology and significantly informs our understanding of environmental change in deep time,” said Patrick O’Connor, professor of anatomy at Ohio University and co-author on the study. [PLOS One via The Verge]

Tanzania steps up to sustain power supply

ARUSHA, Tanzania – The Tanzania government in a bid to sustain power supply countrywide has contracted Tanzania International Petroleum Reserves Limited (TIPER) to provide space for storage of some liquid hydrocarbons that would have deterred production of natural gas at the Songosongo gas fields.

The Tanzania government has now embarked in attracting investments in industries and manufacturing companies and the need for sustainable power supply is critical. Energy and water systems, according to the ministry of trade and industries, are being planned to run parallel with particular emphasis focused on consistent supply.

In the recent past years Tanzania has be struggling to address the challenges brought about by the drought and its impacts on the supply of energy and water. In October 2015 the Tanzania government was forced to switch off its hydro plants due to low water levels. Tanzania has since converted some of its hydro electricity plants to natural gas.

Stephane Gay, TIPER MD, in a press statement, said that the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation had approached Tiper to urgently receive and store the condensates produced at the Songosongo gas field. “We have so far received a full cargo of 646 tonnes, equivalent to 820 cubic metres of condensates and we expect more delivery between August and September this year,” said Mr Gay.

The liquid hydrocarbons – known a low-density mixture of hydrocarbon liquids that are present as gaseous components in the raw natural gas produced from various natural gas fields. They are liquid hydrocarbons somewhere between crude oil and natural gas liquids

Songosongo produces seven barrels of condensates - equivalent to 1.1 cubic metres of the products a day. The Tanzania Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) has approved a dedicated tank of 2,200 cubic metres at Tiper’s site in Dar es Salaam for storing the condensates. TIPER is an oil joint company providing mass storage to marketing and trading companies, in which the Tanzania government and a Swiss company, Oryx Energies SA each own 50% percent of shareholding. It was formerly a refinery that has been turned into a modern tank storage facility.

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Juni 26, 2016

[update] Gazeti laomba radhi; "Utabiri" wa NIPASHE kuhusu Wakuu wa Wilaya na kilichotokea leo

Gazeti la leo, Jumatatu, Juni 27, 2016 limemuomba radhi Mku wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam...

Makonda aliandika ujumbe huu kuhusu habari iliyochapishwa na gazeti hilo jana...

Jana gazeti hilo lilichapisha habari ifuatayo....

Mchana wa leo, imetangazwa rasmi orodha ya safu ya uongozi wa wateuzi wa Rais katika ngazi ya Wilaya. Gazeti la NIPASHE Jumapili lililotoka asubuhi ya leo, lilichapisha habari ifuatayo...

Sifa za Makonda kuwaponza Ma-DC kibao

SIFA ambazo Rais John Magufuli amekuwa akimpa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda kuhusiana na utendaji wake wa kuvutia huenda zikasababisha kung’olewa kwa Wakuu wa Wilaya wengi ambao umri wao unaelekea kuwatupa mkono zaidi.

Chanzo kimoja kimeiambia Nipashe kuwa Magufuli alishaonyesha kuvutiwa na utendaji wa Makonda na pia vijana wengine kadhaa aliowaamini katika kipindi chake cha kuwapo madarakani tangu alipoapishwa Novemba 5, mwaka jana, hivyo kuna kila dalili kuwa uteuzi wake wa wakuu wa wilaya unaotarajiwa kufanyika wakati wowote kuanzia Julai mwezi ujao huenda ukwaponza wakongwe wengi na kuwanufaisha vijana.
“Kama alivyosema kwamba tatizo la madawati linaweza kutumika kama kigezo cha nani abaki na nani aendelee na kazi... lakini ni wazi pia kuna vigezo vingine atavitumia kuwachuja watu wa kuwabakiza katika nafasi hizo kama ile ya kushindwa kutatua migogoro ya ardhi na namna ya kukabiliana na njaa. Utendaji wa Makonda na vijana wenzake unaweza pia kuwa chanzo cha wengi kupoteza nafasi zao, hasa wale ambao umri umekwenda sana,” chanzo kiliiambia Nipashe mwishoni mwa wiki.
Rais Magufuli alitoa muda hadi kufika mwishoni mwa mwezi huu kuona kuwa wakuu wote wa wilaya na mikoa wahakikishe hakuna tatizo la madawati kwenye maeneo yao ya kazi na kwamba vinginevyo, kila atakayeshindwa atakwenda na maji.

Chanzo kingine kilisema kuwa tangu Rais Magufuli alipoteua Wakuu wa Mikoa wapya na kuwaacha 12 wa zamani, wakuu wengi wa wilaya wamejawa na hofu kuhusiana na hatma yao kutokana na kutokuwa na uhakika kuwa watabaki kwenye nafasi zao ama la.

Aidha, ilielezwa kuwa dalili za kuwapo na hofu kubwa kwa baadhi ya wakuu wa wilaya waliopo sasa ni wengi wao kuonekana wakicharuka na kuwasimamisha watendaji wanaoona kuwa hawaendani na kasi ya sasa ya serikali ya awamu ya tano, lengo likiwa ni kuongeza ufanisi wa kazi na pia kumthibitishia Rais kuwa wanatosha katika nafasi hizo na hivyo asiwaache wakati wa uteuzi wake mpya.

Ilielezwa kuwa baadhi ya wakuu hao wa wilaya wamekuwa wakifanya kazi ya ziada ili kuhalalisha uwapo wao, ikiwa ni pamoja na kupiga picha za matukio mbalimbali ya kijamii na kuzisambaza kwenye vyombo vya habari na pia mitandao ya kijamii.
“Kuna kila dalili kwamba ma-DC wengi wazee watapoteza kazi… hata wakati akifungua mkutano wa Bodi ya Usajili wa Makandarasi Mei 27 (2016), Rais Magufuli alisema hataona shida kuwajaza vijana wengi kwa sababu wale aliokwishawaweka tayari wameonyesha uwezo mkubwa wa kiuongozi,” chanzo kingine kiliiambia Nipashe.
Katika hotuba yake hiyo ya Mei, ingawa Rais Magufuli hakumtaja kwa jina, lakini ilifahamika wazi kuwa aliyemvutia zaidi ni Makonda ambaye alikuwa Mkuu wa Wilaya ya Kinondoni kabla ya kupandishwa na kuwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam. Kadhalika, katika nyakati tofauti, Rais Magufuli amekuwa akimsifu Makonda na kumtambulisha kama ‘kijana mchapakazi.’

Kwenye mkutano wake na wazee wa mkoa wa Dar es Salaam, Rais Magufuli alisema anajua watu wanauliza ni lini atateua wakuu wa Mikoa na Wilaya hivyo alitaka wanaouliza hivyo wajibiwe kwamba bado anawachambua.
“Watakaowauliza waambieni bado naendelea na uchambuzi ili kuona nani anatosha na nani hatoshi, lakini angalau Mheshimiwa Makonda wewe umeshajihakikishia utakuwamo… lakini usiende kulala, kaendelee na juhudi zako,” alisema Rais Magufuli kabla hajatimiza ahadi yake kwa kumteua Makonda kuwa Mkuu wa Mkoa wa Dar es Salaam Machi 13 mwaka huu wakati alipowateua wakuu wa mikoa 26, kati yao 13 wakiwa wapya.

Kwenye mkutano huo wa Bodi ya Makandarasi, Rais Magufuli alisema kuanzia sasa wateule wake wengi serikalini watakuwa ni vijana kwakuwa amegundua wengi wao hawapendi rushwa na tena ni wachapakazi wazuri.

Alisema ingawa anafahamu kuwa vijana hawapendwi, lakini amegundua kuwa ndiyo wachapakazi hodari na ambao watasaidia kulipeleka taifa katika maendeleo anayoyatamani kwakuwa aliowaweka tayari ameshaanza kuona matunda ya kazi zao.

Magufuli alienda mbali zaidi kwa kusema kuwa baadhi ya wazee walioaminiwa na kupewa nafasi serikalini wamekosa uzalendo na ndiyo walioifikisha nchi mahala pabaya.

Wakati huo huo, akihutubia kwenye sherehe za kuzaliwa CCM mkoani Singida, Februari 6 mwaka huu, Rais Magufuli alisema hatawavumilia viongozi wa mikoa na wilaya ambao watakuwa wakikaa kwenye ofisi nzuri, viti vizuri na kupigwa na hewa safi ya viyoyozi huku wanafunzi katika maeneo yao wakiketi chini.

Zikiwa zimebaki siku nne kuanzia leo kufikia siku ya mwisho aliyotoa Rais Magufuli kwa ajili ya kukamilisha upatikanaji wa madawati nchini kote, wakuu mbalimbali wa wilaya na mikoa wanaendelea kufanya jitihada za kila namna kutimiza azma hiyo.