Rais Magufuli agusia mfanyabiashara: Anafanya ‘transaction’ kila dakika moja kati ya Sh milioni 7 na 8

RAIS Dk. John Magufuli amemtumbua mfanyabiashara mmoja maarufu Dar es Salaam, aliyebainika kufanya miamala ya fedha ya Sh milioni saba hadi nane kwa kila baada ya dakika moja na ni fedha ambazo halipi Kodi ya Ongezeko la Thamani (VAT).

Rais Magufuli amesema mfanyabiashara huyo aliyebainika kuwa na makampuni mengi, alikuwa akishirikiana na Wakala wa Usajili wa Biashara na Leseni nchini (BRELA) pamoja na Mamlaka ya Mapato Tanzania (TRA).

Mkuu huyo wa nchi alitoa kauli hiyo Ikulu, Dar es Salaam jana, baada ya kuwaapisha wakuu wapya wa mikoa watatu katika hafla iliyohudhuriwa pia na wakuu wa wilaya wateule.

Alisema waligundua jipu hilo baada ya kufuatilia kwenye mapato.
“Tulikuwa tunafuatilia kwenye ‘revenue’ (mapato), kwenye zile VAT ambazo zinatumika ‘ku-collect revenue’ (kukusanya mapato), yupo mtu mmoja ambaye alikuwa ametengeneza kampuni zake nyingi, alikuwa anafanya ‘transaction’ (miamala) ya fedha kila dakika moja kati ya Sh milioni saba na nane.
“Na hizo risiti alikuwa anaziuza kwa wafanyabiashara wengine, kwenye VAT anatakiwa kulipia kwa asilimia 18. Wafanyabiashara wengine hao walikuwa wanauziwa kwa asilimia tano na wakishauza bidhaa wanakwenda kuomba TRA iwarudishie hiyo asilimia 18, kwa hiyo Serikali imekuwa ikipoteza asilimia 18.5, ni matrilioni na matrilioni ‘of money’ (ya fedha).
“Bahati nzuri huyo mtu yuko kwenye mikono salama, tunafuatilia namna tutakavyorudisha hizo fedha, na huyo mtu alikuwa ana-connection kati ya watu wa BRELA na TRA… hiyo ndiyo Tanzania.
“Najaribu tu kutoa mfano ili katika maeneo yenu mkasimamie mapato ya Serikali, kwa sababu tumepoteza mapato mengi kuliko tunavyofikiria, huku Watanzania wakiteseka sana, na mambo yanayofanyika ni ya ajabu,” 
alisema Rais Magufuli akiwaambia wakuu hao wa mikoa na wilaya.
  • Imenukuliwa kutoka kwenye gazeti MTANZANIA 

Kurasa za mbele na nyuma za magazeti ya Tanzania leo Juni 30, 2016

[video] Askari polisi hawa wameamua kufanya ya kuwaondolea 'stress' za kazi

Ulimwengu: Heaven knows where we are going...

By Jenerali Ulimwengu

Posted Saturday, June 25 2016 at 21:25

In the increasingly constipated political atmosphere ushered in by the excessive populism of President John Pombe Magufuli, Tanzanians are learning to swim with the tide and to roll with the punches, without necessarily knowing where they are headed.

It kind of reminds one of the old songs by the Osibisa group, “We are going/Heaven knows where we are going.” With all the good deeds the new president has enacted, and with all the great declarations he has uttered, Magufuli has earned so many plaudits that there is a real and present danger he may have started to believe he can walk on water.

It’s alright to force people who should be paying taxes to pay them, and to punish those who are found to be criminally culpable, and to get rid of the corrupt, lax and inept, and to plug holes through which the national exchequer is haemorrhaging.

Still, one would like the action taken to be taken in a manner that is legal, transparent, universally applicable and predictable. It will be a sad day indeed when we sacrifice legality and transparency to the expediency of achieving short-term gains that may not be sustainable going forward.

We all know something about the MBWA style of government, Management by Walking About, which people in this country practised many years ago, but whose measures -- though hailed by a gullible populace at the time -- have left no positive legacy.

There is no substitute for robust systems and tested implementation strategies and processes, all anchored in a philosophical outlook that mobilises popular support and voluntary adherence. But that, I admit, may look like a tall order, involving hours and hours of reflection and consensus building.

The easier way is for whoever happens to be at the top of the food chain to get up in the morning and, depending on what their dreams were last night, give orders for this or that to be done, this one or that other one to be hired or fired. That is easy but costly in the long run, not least because it lends itself to perennial fresh starts.

Politics is king in all matters pertaining to governance, and all who aspire to governing others must be versed in the art of politics, which -- when practiced by those who understand what it means –boils down to the ability to marshal ideas against other ideas, to pit arguments against other arguments, and by a process of distillation, to extract the best for a given society for the given moment.

For the moment, I say, because today’s heresay may become tomorrow’s dogma in the ever-dynamic interface between ideas and philosophies.

Otherwise, after killing Corpenicus, the Catholic Church would have gone on to kill Galileo as well. Much earlier, after Socrates had been made to drink the hemlock, the Athenians should have gone on to wipe out the whole tribe of troublemaking questioners. And, much closer to us, Madiba should have died a terrorist.

Tied to what I’m saying is an idea I’ve heard so many times before but which has made a new appearance with advent of Magufuli. University students are being told that they went to college to study and not to engage in politics, which to me, is, honestly, hogwash. If you do not do politics at university, then maybe you should be barred from entering politics forever.

University is that space when you are coming of age, and your mind is going through the pressure cooker of new and exciting learning that may have been denied to you in lower learning institutions. Even in those schools, progressive teachers introduce their boys and girls to elementary critical thinking, guiding them in techniques of argumentation and disputation.

That’s where true politicians are born. To me, anyone who discovers politics after they left university is either a fake looking for a job in the political industry, or he is the champion of late bloomers.

To the students who may be confused by what our rulers are telling them, I say, do politics if politics is your thing, and don’t listen to all the statements designed to turn you into unquestioning zombies doing their bidding. Do politics as if your life depended on it, because it actually does.

Jenerali Ulimwengu Jenerali Ulimwengu is chairman of the board of the Raia Mwema newspaper and an advocate of the High Court in Dar es Salaam. E-mail:[email protected]

Oh wow! Watch seal approach Montreal Street performer, perform a duet

Check out Seal singing with a stranger on the streets of Canada. People passing by didn't even realize the famous musician was giving an impromptu performance in Montreal. Street singer Jason Dee Pitre was set up outside a church with his guitar playing his usual set when all of a sudden Seal asks to join him with 'Stand By Me.'

Say what? Man marries his cell phone in Vegas chapel

A California man headed to Sin City last month to marry the love of his life: His cell phone.

Aaron Chervenak of Los Angeles donned a tux and his device had a white plastic case as they got married in a ceremony at the Little Vegas Chapel.

With a specially crafted ring on the back of the phone case, Chervenak was able to slip his finger into it, thus becoming one with the device.
“In a sense my smartphone has been my longest relationship,” Chervenak said in the video. “What I hope my wedding will do is somehow act as a symbolic gesture to show how precious our phones are becoming in our daily lives.”
The event was non-legally binding so if the phone wants to bail on its husband, it can deactivate the relationship at any time. He's also free to see other cell phones when he's due for an upgrade.

There is no word as to where they will honeymoon.

WashingtonPost: Tanzania gives hunting permit to a firm despite video of animal abuse

Warning: The video below contains graphic images.

The trophy hunters’ transgressions were all caught on tape — capturing baby zebras, running over an impala with a truck, watching wildebeests writhe and bleed before killing them, letting children participate in the hunt.

It was an appalling display that led the Tanzanian government in 2014 to suspend Green Mile Safari, a hunting company that catered to wealthy tourists from the United Arab Emirates. But last month, to the shock of conservationists and U.S. officials, that company was quietly welcomed back to Tanzania just in time for hunting season.

The story of Green Mile, which is partially owned by one of the wealthiest men in Abu Dhabi, is a window into the shadowy world of big game hunting in a country where biodiversity has crashed in recent decades. In Tanzania, hunters can pay thousands of dollars to kill nearly any animal, even elephants, whose population has fallen from 110,000 in 2009 to just over 43,000 at the end of 2014. A lion can be killed for $8,000, a leopard for $6,000.

Hunters argue that the money raised from those hunts supports conservation and that they can be done sustainably. But the images from Green Mile’s video — part of a macabre advertisement for the company — show just how poorly regulated hunting in Tanzania can be, with wildlife illegally captured, abused, tortured. In one scene, a hunter tackles a baby zebra and puts his arm around its throat, one of many violations of Tanzania’s wildlife laws.

"I want to take a picture with him," the man says in Arabic. "Take a picture of me with him."

Yet even with those images public and a flurry of protestations from the U.S. ambassador, the Humane Society of the United States and Tanzanian lawmakers, Green Mile has been given another hunting permit. One reason, some argue, is that 48 percent of the company is owned by the wealthy and well-connected Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Bin Butti al-Hamed, a member of the U.A.E.’s ruling family who has held several top positions in its government.

Al-Hamed has flown friends and family to the safari property. He’s even featured in the video — holding a live a wart hog by the head.

“He loves hunting, so he wants the company to exist,” said Yahya Kishashu, a strategic advisor to Green Mile, in an interview.

Kishashu defended al-Hamed and the company, saying that the video “was recorded by clients because they had no clue they were doing anything wrong.”

Both Kishashu and Tanzanian government officials said the hunting guide in the video— paid by Green Mile and responsible for following wildlife laws – should be punished, not the company as a whole. That guide “was not doing his job,” Kishashu said.

Maj. Gen. Gaudence Milanzi, the principal secretary of Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, which regulates the country’s hunting permits, also blamed official “game scouts” who were responsible for keeping the clients in line.

“We should be punishing these individuals, not the company,” he said — even though one of the company's owners was participating in the illegal hunt.

In a letter to Tanzania’s attorney general and obtained by The Washington Post, U.S. Ambassador Mark Childress wrote that he was “shocked” that Green Mile had been given a license “after committing a series of very serious violations of the Wildlife Conservation Act.”

Green Mile had been given a concession of land originally allocated for 30 years to a safari company owned by the Houston-based Friedkin Cos. The land was taken from Friedkin just a year after that 30-year pledge was made.

Childress wrote in his letter that the Tanzanian government’s decision, “would cause grave damage to our mutual interest in deepening U.S. investment in Tanzania.”

Milanzi said the natural resources and tourism minister did not have the right to suspend a hunting company. But the country’s Wildlife Conservation Act says that “the minister shall cancel the allocation of the hunting block if he is sure there is sufficient evidence that the person has committed any offense.”

Milanzi acknowledged that offense had been committed.

“You see the video, and it’s clear that what they did was wrong,” he said.

In 2014, the Tanzanian government had called Green Mile's hunting practices a “gross violation” of the country’s laws. Removing the company was considered a major victory for conservationists in the region,

So why bring Green Mile back — especially if it endangers the country’s relationship with the United States, which is scheduled to give Tanzania $575 million in 2017?

“I don’t doubt there’s a substantial amount of money for the ministers involved,” said David Hayes, the former deputy secretary of the interior from 2009 to 2013 and now the chair of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance.

"I am worried there are all signs of corruption,” said Zitto Kabwe, head of the Alliance for Change and Transparency, an opposition party.

As wealth mounted in the UAE, some of the country’s businessmen began purchasing hunting concessions in East Africa that would cater to UAE tourists. Tanzania was one of their first stops. In 1992, the Ortelo Business Co. began flying clients to the Loliondo area near Serengeti National Park, where people hunted freely on over 50,000 acres. They returned with planes full of the animals they killed.

It’s not just UAE companies and hunters who are known for violating wildlife laws. Last year, an American dentist working with a Zimbabwean guide caused an uproar when he shot and killed a lion known as Cecil. Two men working with the guide were accused of using bait to lure the lion out of a national park. That incident stoked outrage at the existence of big game hunting in Africa, and revenue from sanctioned hunting is down across much of the continent.

Now, Green Mile's reinstatement has raised further questions about how big game hunting is managed in parts of Africa.

“It is appalling that the Tanzanian government has reinstated the hunting license and concession of a trophy-hunting company known for committing egregious acts of animal cruelty," said Wayne Pacelle, the chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States.

Tanzania has attempted to improve conservation efforts and to promote tourism in the Serengeti region for non-hunters, who come to see the massive migration of animals across East Africa. It has worked to combat wildlife poachers.

Now, some Tanzanians worry what Green Mile’s return means for that conservation agenda.

“How can the government stand in the world and show that it fights for conservation while the same government issue permits to hunt to a company like Green Mile?” Kabwe asked.

DHL transports Eliska the black rhino to Tanzania

Eliska the rhino
DHL has transported Eliska the black rhino from the Czech Republic to her natural homeland in Tanzania, using a Boeing 757-200 Freighter.

Three-year-old Eliska was transferred from her birthplace at ZOO Dvur Kralove to a natural park in Tanzania as part of the George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust, via DHL’s European hub in Leipzig to Kilimanjaro Airport, before travelling by truck to her new home.

DHL used a 757-200 specially modified for animal transportation for the 6,500-kilometre flight, during which Eliska was accompanied and monitored by a team of support staff, including leading black rhino veterinarian, Dr Pete Morkel.

DHL Express chief executive officer, Ken Allen says: “The delivery of Eliska to Tanzania continues a proud tradition at DHL Express of supporting international animal conservation efforts.”

“We were very excited to have the opportunity to transport this beautiful animal home to Africa and to play our part in these critical efforts to help revive endangered Eastern black rhino populations.”

The George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust field director, Tony Fitzjohn OBE says: “We were delighted that DHL was able to support us with this project, as we were only prepared to entrust Eliska to partners who could absolutely guarantee a safe and seamless move.”

Eastern black rhinos are one of the most endangered mammals due to poaching, with an estimated 800 in the world. ZOO Dvur Kralove has bred 43 calves to date and statutory director, PÅ™emysl Rabas comments: “Eliska’s departure is a bitter-sweet moment for ZOO Dvur Kralove. We are sorry to say goodbye to one of our much-loved animals, but at the same time, we are extremely gratified to have played a part in this important conservation project and excited to see how she adapts to her natural habitat.” [via www.aircargoweek.com]

WCC approves 2018 World Mission Conference in Tanzania

The next World Mission Conference is to be held in Arusha, Tanzania, 8-13 March 2018.

The proposal to hold the conference was approved today by the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee at its meeting in Trondheim, Norway.

Bishop Geevarghese Mor Coorilos, Moderator of the WCC’s Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME), presented the proposal.

The conference theme is “Moving in the Spirit: Called to Transforming Discipleship.” More than 700 delegates from churches worldwide are expected to gather for the event hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.

The conference is the first to be held in Africa since 1958, when it was hosted in Ghana.

“CWME recognizes that the African continent is one of the most vibrant regions of world Christianity,” CWME Director, Dr Jooseop Keum explains.“It is important that the spirit of Africa pervade the conference from planning through to delivery. A significant numbers of speakers and participants will be from the region.”

The mission executive adds that holding the conference in Africa will allow participants to learn about African ecumenical mission initiatives.

The first world mission conferencewas held in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1910. A series of conferences has followed at approximately10-year intervals. Much has changed in Christian mission work during that 106-year period. From the early approach to mission that focused on conversion to Christianity, church practice has evolved to focus on work with people living in conflict zones, in regions affected by climate change, and in situations where economic survival is threatened.

“When we see the rise in intolerance and violence in so many parts of the world, it feels as if the world is regressing,” says Keum. “WCC’s mission statement Together Towards Life encourages churches to work together to protect life in the face of death and destruction. We want to affirm the dignity of life when peoples’ rights are threatened.”

This approach to mission requires a new way of understanding the role of people involved in mission.

“We are living in a troubled world,” Keum says.“During the conference we want to explore what it means to be doing church mission work today.”

Increasingly, churches are using the word “discipleship” to describe a form of mission work that involves following closely the example of Jesus as he reached out to people who had been rejected by society or who were living in poverty. This means being open to being changed (“transformed”) in response to what churches learn from the people at the margins of society with whom they are working, the proposal says.

This can be a “costly” approach, Keum acknowledges. It is one that requires being open to the move of the Spirit in current times and to the heart of the Christian faith, which calls for people to be willing to take risks for their beliefs.

CWME’s proposal says that the conference will be inclusive of Christians from a wide range of traditions and will seek to “foster relationships with fellow churches” in order to encourage church unity and joint mission.

“World Mission Conference have always been an opportunity for churches, mission agencies and practitioners to meet and vision together for the coming years,” Keum notes. “Through the conference we want to launch an ecumenical missionary movement. We see this as a call to work with a wide range of partners from Roman Catholic, Pentecostal and Evangelical churches and movements to meet the challenges of doing mission work today.”

Job: Human Resources for Health Data Analyst in Tanzania

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jul 2016

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation RFP #985523 Human Resources for Health Data Analyst in Tanzania
Human Resources for Health Data Analyst in Tanzania in support of ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION (EGPAF) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Firm Deadline: July 8, 2016 at 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, a non-profit organization, is the world leader in the fight to eliminate pediatric AIDS. Our mission is to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eliminate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. 
For more information, please visit http://www.pedaids.org.
CDC Tanzania and PEPFAR have been providing technical and financial support to the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC) and National AIDS Control Program (NACP) to establish and continuously improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data systems, health information systems and business processes related to use of health information. CDC Tanzania has been supporting short-term and embedded technical experts to work closely with MOHCDGEC and NACP to strengthen national data systems and processes that are required to deliver quality HIV services and collect and manage information for evidence-based decisions.
In close collaboration with the MOHCDGEC, EGPAF will conduct an analysis of various Human Resources for Health (HRH) systems to inform planning and decision making. EGPAF will also conduct a spatial analysis of HRH data and its correlation with other key indicators to contribute to optimal coverage and quality of health care services.
Reporting to Jane Macha, Technical Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening, and in close partnership with EGPAF Headquarters (HQ) and CDC Tanzania, the HRH Data Analyst will be primarily responsible for completion of the processes and deliverables in‐country that are outlined below. The HRH Data Analyst will also serve as a communication backstop for all in-country activities related to this activity, liaising between EGPAF HQ, MOHCDGEC, CDC Tanzania and other stakeholders.
Consultant Activities:
The consultant will work closely with EGPAF HQ and the EGPAF Tanzania Technical Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening to ensure the following activities are conducted: 

  1. Organize and participate in planning meetings with MOHCDGEC and CDC Tanzania to review current HRH data management systems and to determine the necessary steps to proceed with analysis.
  2. Lead biweekly progress conference calls with EGPAF HQ and EGPAF Tanzania and provide monthly written progress reports to EGPAF HQ and EGPAF Tanzania to inform project quarterly reports.
  3. Working closely with HRH staff from MOHCDGEC, CDC Tanzania and other US and Tanzania government agencies as needed, determine the necessary data elements (in addition to GIS information) to conduct a meaningful analysis for presentation to MOHCDGEC and CDC. As needed, clean the outputs of the three systems in order to make the data usable.
  4. Conduct data cleaning, analysis, and prepare findings. Include key MOHCDGEC staff and provide hands-on mentoring during this phase in order to build capacity around HRH data analysis.
  5. Review any existing MOHCDGEC HRH data analysis and use plans and advise on operationalizing them. Work with MOHCDGEC to develop plan to align/integrate various HRH data systems for future analysis and use.
  6. Build capacity of MOHCDGEC on data analysis and use and how to follow analysis/use plans. This may involve designing and facilitating onsite training/mentorship to ensure continued HRH data use.
  7. Act in an advisory role to MOHCDGEC in preparation for the 2016 HRH country profile.
  8. Other activities as negotiated with EGPAF HQ and EGPAF Tanzania.

Consultant Deliverables:
The consultant will ensure that the following deliverables are met:
  1. Agendas and meeting summaries to support planning meetings with MOHCDGEC
  2. Agendas and meeting summaries as necessary for EGPAF HQ/Tanzania conference calls
  3. Monthly written progress reports submitted to EGPAF HQ and EGPAF Tanzania Health
Systems Strengthening Advisor by the 5th of each month

  1. A written report and presentation containing the results of the HRH data cleaning and analysis exercise (a mapping document of all HRH system in TZ that MOHCDGEC or implementing partners are using, their use, and a feasible plan for integrating these system to reduce duplication and align the systems.)
  2. Produce an onsite data analysis and one mentorship report (to be replicated by MOHCDGEC)
  3. Presentation of spatial analysis results to MOHCDGEC and CDC Tanzania
  4. Final assignment report (template and table of contents to be provided by EGPAF HQ)
  5. Revised data analysis and use plan for MOHCDGEC

  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • At least a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Biostatistics or Computer Science, or a related field
  • Able to work legally in Tanzania as a resident or through a valid work visa (must provide documentation of work visa)
  • Currently reside in, or be willing to temporarily relocate to, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for the duration of the contract period
  • Able to begin work on or before July 31, 2016

  • Speaking ability in Swahili
  • Previous experience working in Tanzania
  • Knowledge of programming languages, relational databases, statistical packages, GIS applications, interactive data dashboards, and Windows programs Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation RFP #985523 Human Resources for Health Data Analyst in Tanzania
  • Experience working with senior-level representatives from donors, implementing partners, and government agencies
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Public Health with at least 2 years’ demonstrated practice in national level data management and analysis
  • A strong background in data management systems, capacity building, and project management and implementation

The HRH Data Analyst will provide all deliverables to EGPAF HQ, which assumes ultimate responsibility for all documents and deliverables submitted to CDC. EGPAF HQ will directly liaise with CDC Atlanta and provide direction and support to the Consultant in the implementation of all project-related activities. All deliverables will be submitted to EGPAF HQ for review and further dissemination.
Equipment and/or Materials Required
The consultant will provide their own laptop and mobile phone for use on project-related activities.
Specific Timeframe
The period of performance for this agreement is three (3) months from the date of a signed consultant contract. Projected start date is July 31, 2016, but is subject to change. Contract may be extended at EGPAF’s option.
Location of Work
Consultant will perform all tasks in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Office space with access to the internet and printing facilities will be provided at the Ministry of Health offices.
The anticipated contract type is fixed price plus approved expenses. The following expenses will be reimbursed by the Foundation: air travel to Tanzania (one round-trip, if Consultant not currently located in Tanzania); housing allowance in Dar es Salaam; monthly living stipend; and local transportation to support work-related activities. All other projected costs must be included in the fixed price proposed by the Offeror.
Unless stated otherwise in this RFP, the Consultant is responsible for providing equipment and/or supplies required to perform the services. 
All deliverables provided to the Foundation must be furnished for the use of the Foundation without royalty or any additional fees.
“Materials” will include everything prepared by Consultant pursuant to this Contract, including without limitation, the Deliverables, reports, creative and other materials, manuals, studies, photographs, negatives and all other documents. All Materials developed under this Contract will be owned exclusively by the Foundation. Consultant will not use or allow the use of the Materials for any purpose other than Consultant’s performance of the Contract without the prior written consent of the Foundation.
The Consultant will be responsible for obtaining all applicable visas and/or work permits.
The Foundation will provide supplemental business traveler medical coverage and security and natural disaster evacuation coverage for a non-local Consultant for the duration of the consultancy spent in Tanzania, at no cost to the Consultant, if desired. The medical coverage is supplemental only, and will only cover persons who already have general medical insurance coverage. The Offeror should indicate in the financial proposal if this coverage is requested. Note that the supplemental medical coverage is a standard benefit. The consultant therefore is not required to quote the cost of this supplemental insurance in the financial proposal, and request of this supplemental insurance will have no influence on the evaluation of proposals.
The Foundation will accept the proposal that presents the best value. All proposals will be evaluated against the following Evaluation Criteria. Each proposal must contain the items listed in the Submission Requirements column in the following chart. Please submit your Submission Requirements in the order that they appear below, and label each with the RFP # (985523).
Evaluation Criteria Submission Requirements Weight
Past performance of similar work
  1. One or more samples of prior similar work (e.g., project reports, GIS assignments, consultancy reports, reports or evidence of prior data cleaning and analysis exercises, evidence of prior experience with HRH data/projects, etc. for which the Offeror has led the process)
  2. Three (3) professional references from similar past projects with current phone and email contact information 35% Consultant’s proposed process and approach to meet project needs efficiently
  3. A maximum 5-page written proposal explaining Offeror’s specific process for completion of activities and deliverables listed in this RFP 35% Total fixed price
  4. A brief financial proposal detailing the total fixed price for all activities, as stated in Key Contract Terms above 15% Qualifications of proposed Consultant
  5. Cover letter
  6. CV/Resume of Offer or 15%
Total 100%
All applicants are required to be registered and authorized to perform the scope of work in the place of performance.
17 June 2016 – Release of RFP
24 June 2016 – Submission of Contractual and Technical Inquiries to: Shauna Eisenberg, Senior Operations Officer, [email protected] No phone calls please.
28 June 2016 – Question and Answer Response Document posted on EGPAF website at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation RFP #985523 Human Resources for Health Data Analyst in Tanzania
8 July 2016 – Completed proposals must be delivered electronically by 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time to: Shauna Eisenberg, Senior Operations Officer, [email protected].
22 July 2016 – Final decision announced and Offerors notified
31 July 2016 – Contract executed and Services begin.
Please note it is our best intent to comply with the above timeline but unavoidable delays may occur.
All proposals and communications must be identified by the unique RFP# reflected on the first page of this document. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in nonconsideration of your proposal.
Any proposal not addressing each of the foregoing items may be considered non-responsive. Any exceptions to the requirements or terms of the RFP must be noted in the proposal. The Foundation reserves the right to consider any exceptions to the RFP to be non-responsive. 
Late proposals may be rejected without being considered.
This RFP is not an offer to enter into agreement with any party, but rather a request to receive proposals from persons interested in providing the services outlined below. Such proposals shall be considered and treated by the Foundation as offers to enter into an agreement. The Foundation reserves the right to reject all proposals, in whole or in part, enter into negotiations with any party, and/or award multiple contracts.
The Foundation shall not be obligated for the payment of any sums whatsoever to any recipient of this RFP until and unless a written contract between the parties is executed. 
Equal Opportunity Notice. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and represents that all qualified bidders will receive consideration without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
As a core value to help achieve our mission, the Foundation embraces a culture of honesty, integrity, and ethical business practices and expects its business partners to do the same.
Specifically, our procurement processes are fair and open and allow all vendors/consultants equal opportunity to win our business. We will not tolerate fraud or corruption, including kickbacks, bribes, undisclosed familial or close personal relationships between vendors and Foundation employees, or other unethical practices. If you experience of suspect unethical behavior by a Foundation employee, please contact the Foundation’s Ethics Hotline at www.reportlineweb.com/PedAids/. Any vendor/consultant who attempts to engage, or engages, in corrupt practices with the Foundation will have their proposal disqualified and will not be solicited for future work.
How to apply:
Submission of Contractual and Technical Inquiries to: Shauna Eisenberg, Senior Operations Officer, [email protected] No phone calls please.

Job: CVE Technical Advisor

Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Jul 2016

Position Location: Tanzania
Start Date: October / November 2016 (approximate)
Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.
Position Summary:
Creative Associates International, Inc. (Creative) is seeking a senior Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Technical Director for an upcoming U.S. Government-funded program in Tanzania. The CVE Technical Advisor will be responsible for managing overall program implementation, including liaising with senior government and civil society counterparts, and lending field-leading content expertise to program strategy, work plans, and project deliverables.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manages and is responsible for technical and financial performance of the program;
  • Serves as senior content director for the program, provides technical expertise, leadership, and leveraging internal and external technical assistance;
  • Serves as senior representative for the program, and for Creative, in Tanzania, including facilitating the structured involvement of senior national and local government counterparts, as well as legislators, civil society organizations, faith leaders, academic experts, and community activists;
  • Serves as trainer and facilitator for an inclusive, multi-stakeholder strategy development process, and gains the buy-in from diverse counterparts representing different communities and constituencies;
  • Supervises development and submission of project deliverables and provides timely and accurate reporting and briefings to USG/Stakeholders on all program areas;
  • Oversees the role and inputs of staff and sub-award partners;
  • Ensures that technical, financial, and administrative activities are carried out according to Creative’s policies and procedures and consistent with relevant US government regulations;
  • Oversees implementation of project monitoring and evaluation activities and ensures that project results are met;
  • Provide timely analysis and reporting support to the USAID Mission or other USG entities as requested on CVE issues and policy; and
  • Travel throughout Tanzania (and possibly East Africa) will be required.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of CVE;
  • A minimum of five (5) years working on countering violent extremism, or a related field (e.g. peacebuilding or conflict management) is required;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of management experience (including personnel, project budgeting and finance, and performance management) required;
  • Familiarity with international donor programmatic and administrative standards is required; experience working with US government contracts and/or cooperative agreements is strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Tanzania CVE context at the national and local levels; previous experience working on Tanzanian peacebuilding and/or CVE issues is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating multi-stakeholder consensus-building processes;
  • Demonstrated experience presenting and representing ideas with a range of stakeholders including donors and government officials;
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required;
  • Proficiency in Swahili is preferred but not required;
  • University degree in a relevant field desired but not required.
Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
This position is contingent upon donor funding.

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Job: Senior WPE/GBV Manager

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Aug 2016

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian agencies in the world, providing relief, rehabilitation and post-conflict reconstruction support to victims of oppression and violent conflict. IRC has worked for over seven decades and today is involved in over 25 conflict zones in the world. We address both the immediate, life saving needs of conflict affected people in an emergency and the reconstruction needs in post conflict societies. IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and thorough accountability to those we serve. The IRC is an international agency with offices in London, New York, and Geneva.
Background/IRC Summary:
IRC Tanzania's current sectors include Gender-Based Violence, Child Protection Youth and Livelihoods, Health, Community-Based Rehabilitation, Education.
This position will be responsible for the overall implementation of the Women's Protection and Empowerment and Gender Based Violence prevention and response strategy in the camps of Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli, including GBV representation and advocacy strengthening community based structures and coordination systems with the WPE/GBV Coordinator and UNHCR's GBV technical lead. S/he will lead implementation of the program grants in three camps and ensure that the objectives of the program are met in a timely manner and are being monitored and evaluated effectively; ensure that GBV staff receive appropriate mentorship and capacity building and that a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming. Additionally, the Senior WPE/GBV Manager will collaborate with other service providers to implement minimum initial service for GBV prevention according to IASC guidelines across sectors; from camp planning, shelter, food distribution, WASH and health. He/she will work closely with IRC's reproductive health unit and the primary health implementing agency to ensure survivors of sexual assault receive timely and appropriate services.
The Senor WPE/GBV Manager will be based in Kibondo with 80% of the time in the field in Nyarugusu, Nduta and Mtendeli with possibility of expansion to Karago. The position reports to the WPE Coordinator who will be based in Kasulu. Technical support is provided by the Women's Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Technical AdvisoR. S/he will also work closely with the Grants Coordinator on program funding and donor compliance.
Key Responsibilities:
Strategic Planning and Program Design
1 Participate in the implementation of the IRC Tanzania Country Strategic Action Plan (SAP) and provide overall leadership in implementation of the GBV prevention and response strategy in three camps to meet strategic outcomes. 2 Maintain and strengthen strategic partnerships with UN,INGOs,NGOs and community leadership to deliver GBV program quality in the specified locations. 3 In collaboration with the M&E Coordinator, lead research, collect, and analyze data to inform program design and proposal development, including needs assessments and program evaluation 4 Collaborate with the WPE Coordinator and Sector team leads to ensure GBV program coordination with other IRC program sectors and ensure mainstreaming of women and girls' protection and empowerment. 5 Ensure the GBVIMS data base is routinely and accurately updated at the field site and generate data and trend reports needed to inform partners in the GBV working groups and donor reports as specified in the Information Sharing protocol.
Program Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation
1 Coordinate and monitor the timely implementation, financial management and reporting of the GBV program, in compliance with donor requirements. 2 Strengthen prevention activities through adoption and application of best practices. 3 With the support of the M&E Coordinator, collate and analyze data for monitoring, problem analysis, planning and advocacy and evaluate program outcomes and impact 4 With the support of the M&E Coordinator, identify gaps in data collection and revise/develop tools and systems to ensure quality and consistent program monitoring; 5 Provide on-going direct supervision, including assisting in the development of individual work plans, for GBV staff, ensuring best practice standards are met; 6 Ensure timely submission of all program reports, quality of program data and proper archival of program information; 7 Conduct regular meetings with project staff and community members to assess progress toward objectives, discuss issues and assist in finding solutions to challenges identified.
Proposal Development and grants management
1 Work with the WPE coordinator, the Deputy Director of Program, grant coordinator and field coordinator to develop competitive project ideas and proposals (including budgets), which are in accordance with the GBV strategic outcomes and needs analysis, in response to arising funding opportunities. 2 Maintain updated budget and indicator tracking tools to monitor progress in implementation
Human Resource Management and Development
1 Recruit and lead GBV program staff, encouraging a positive and committed team spirit, which fosters participation and innovation from all staff; 2 Provide direct supervision to WPE/GBV Case Manager and supervisors based in the camp and officers 3 Ensure the timely application of organizational procedures (including inductions, relevance of job descriptions, objective-setting and performance evaluations); 4 Assess the training and capacity building needs, and design and monitor professional development plans, in line with organizational strategies, for all GBV staff; 5 Develop, implement and promote effective team communication techniques and systems, including regular senior staff meetings.
Communication, Coordination, Representation and Advocacy
1 Collaborate with Supply Chain Coordinator and other operations Coordinators to ensure that the GBV program is properly supported and that all activities are conducted according to IRC HR, Logistics, Finance and other policies and procedures; 2 Represent IRC in all coordination meetings to advocate for the interest of women and girls 3 In coordination with the WPE Coordinator and the Deputy Director of Program, promote and represent the interests of the GBV program with regards to all relevant stakeholders. 4 Strengthen and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders including community members, NGOs, government authorities and UN agencies; 5 Develop GBV advocacy through information-sharing networks/forums.
Required Qualifications, Experience & Competencies:
1 Masters degree preferred (Social Work, International Relations/Development, Public Health, Humanities, International Law, or related field); 2 5 years program management experience, including at least 2 years implementing GBV programs in an emergency and/or post-conflict environment; 3 Strong people management skills: the ability to effectively lead and supervise staff; 4 Very strong interpersonal and communication skills; 5 Fluency in English; ability to communicate in Swahili, French or Kirundi a plus; 6 Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced and detail-oriented team environment; 7 Experience working in difficult locations; ability to be resourceful and flexible in a limited resource environment. 8 Good computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software.

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Job: Norwegian Refugee Council Area Manager - Tanzania

undefinedOrganization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 13 Jul 2016

Area Manager - Tanzania
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
In mid-April 2016, NRC conducted a Pre-Assessment mission in the refugee camps of Mtendeli/Karago, Nduta and Nyarugusu of Tanzania to gain an understanding of the humanitarian situation, identify gaps and needs for the Burundian refugees in the Country. The assessment revealed that the humanitarian situation for the refugees requires urgent intervention as the needs in almost all the sectors relevant to NRC are high. As of May 2016, Tanzania was hosting over 140,007 Burundian refugees and number was project by UNHCR to reach 170,000 people by the end of 2016. In view of this, NRC has decided to establish an operational office in Kibondo area in north western Tanzania to respond. The initial focus of the operation will be in Mtendeli/Karago and Nduta refugee camps. NRC will start with interventions focusing on two sectors, shelter (transitional, including a WASH component; family latrines) and education (initially construction of permanent classrooms).
The purpose of the Area Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area.
Job description
  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions (and Field Office Coordinators) in the area
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on CC strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Assess needs, develop emergency response and implement response plans
  • Ensure optimal use of resources within the allocated project budgets and CC strategies
  • Represent NRC and networking on area level
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
  • Promote the rights of refugee, IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Specific Tasks:
  • Responsible for the establishment and growth of the new area NRC office in Kibondo, Tanzania in line with NRC start up guidelines
  • Ensure that NRC Human Resource Management policies, procedures, guidelines and systems are established, properly implemented and are respected
  • Establish a good working environment in Kibondo area based on NRC values and promote an environment of team work and team spirit
  • Develop relationships with donors in Tanzania and contribute to securing sufficient finances for the programme
  • Remain updated on all relevant political and policy issues related to the area of operation
  • National representation and coordination with UN agencies, NGOs, government authorities, beneficiaries as well as donors to ensure maximum collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • All in-country activities, personnel and the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Ensure Country level advocacy is undertaken
  • Cost efficiency and quality, including implementation of control mechanisms
  • Ensure the establishment of adequate country structures and systems
  • Learning, training and development of all staff, including a strategy for national staff development
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Education field
  • Administration / Organisation / Management
Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
  • Knowledge of the context in Greater lakes and Horn of Africa Region
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Experience with project development, especially from an emergency and post-emergency phases
  • Experience working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies (eg. UNHCR, DFID, SIDA, ECHO, EU etc.)
  • Experience in capacity building and community mobilization
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
  • Experience in resource mobilisation and in particular working with EU donors, American donors and UN agencies
  • Experience in capacity building and community mobilization
  • Experience in advocacy work
  • Experience with start-up, exit or similar
  • Experience with coordination mechanisms (cluster and sectorial)
  • Proficiency in French and Kiswahili an asset
  • English
We offer
  • Duty station: Kibondo, Tanzania
  • Contract duration: 12 months contract with possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for NRC Tanzania.
Miscellaneous info
  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
How to apply:
Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies.