Riek Machar spotted in Dodoma?

Sacked South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar has been spotted in Dodoma, Tanzania where he is allegedly seeking refuge -- Kenyan newspaper says so in an article found in it's website.

A highly placed source told The Star that embattled Machar gained entry into Tanzania four days ago, and later was later spotted on Satellite.

The alleged presence of Machar in Tanzania coincides with the urgent visit of Cord leader Raila Odinga into the country.

Odinga, who was scheduled to preside over a function in Kisumu town on Saturday, hurriedly left for a meeting in Tanzania on Friday evening.

A reliable source said the main agenda of the meeting held last night and today (Saturday) and attended by senior leaders from various countries was to dicuss Machar's presence in Dodoma.

The source who sought anonymity said more inner details of the meeting, where a Head of State was present, are still unclear since it was highly secretive.

According to the source, Machar’s presence in the country was deliberated during the meeting also attended by the vice president from a neighboring country.

The former vice president returned to the capital Juba in April after a peace deal, but left again last month when new clashes broke out.

President Salva Kiir sacked Machar and replaced him with Taban Deng Gai, his former ally after he failed to honour ultimatum to return to Capital Juba.

Machar, dubbed 'prophet of doom' by president Kiir has never made any statement since he was replaced as vice president with Gai, according to the source.

Machar, the previous vice president, and the SPLM-IO group he leads, have been caught up with more than two years of on-and-off, ethnically charged fighting with supporters of the country's President Kiir.

Members of the SPLM-IO loyal to Machar accused Kiir of stockpiling weapons, including surface-to-air missile batteries, around Juba in "a serious and direct threat to the national security".

However, government military spokesman Lul Ruai Koang declined to comment on the detail of the accusation but said the army was authorised "to strengthen our air defence capability and to defend the territorial integrity of this country".

The alleged entry of Machar in Tanzania comes as the UN Security Council on Friday authorised the deployment of a 4,000-strong protection force in South Sudan's capital, Juba.

The authorization is part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission and threatened an arms embargo if the government does not cooperate.

The U.S.-drafted resolution was adopted with 11 votes in favor. Russia, China, Egypt and Venezuela abstained.

This follows several days of heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters in Juba last month between troops loyal Kiir and those backing former Machar that raised fears of a return to full-scale civil war in the world's newest nation.

The protection force of African troops will use all means to enforce peace in Juba and protect the airport and other key facilities, the Council said.

It would also act against anyone who is "preparing attacks, or engages in attacks" against U.N. sites, aid workers or civilians and could confront South Sudanese government troops if needed.

Hundreds of people have been killed and the United Nations said government soldiers and security forces executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after last month's fighting.

However the Government of South Sudan denied the allegations.

The protection force will be part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, known as UNMISS, in place since the country gained independence from Sudan in 2011. The force's chief will report to the UNMISS commander.

The council authorised UNMISS and the protection force until December 15, 2016.

East African bloc IGAD pushed for the creation of the Juba protection force.

South Sudan said it would accept a deployment of African troops in the capital, but on Wednesday voiced opposition to those troops being placed under U.N. command.

A spokesman for Kiir said the government would not accept the force after the Security Council vote on Friday.

Taarifa ya habari ChannelTEN Agosti 14, 2016





Leo Babauta on Removing Ourselves From the Center of Everything

When we go about our day, we tell ourselves a story about what’s happening … and at the center of that narrative is a single person.

Ourselves.

When I talk to myself about how so-and-so is inconsiderate or treated me badly, when I tell myself that it’s OK to procrastinate because I’m tired and not in the mood … I’m at the center of this movie. It’s an ongoing story about my life and everything around me, with me at the center.

I’m sure you can relate — you’re at the center of your movie as well. It’s natural, and there’s nothing wrong with doing this.

But some difficulties can arise from this self-centered view of the world:
  • We interpret other people’s actions as it relates to us, so that they are helping or harming us … giving us what we want or getting in the way of what we want. But their actions aren’t really about us — their actions are about them, because they are at the center of their own stories. When we interpret their self-centered actions through the lens of our self-centered view, the actions often make no sense, and frustrate, hurt or infuriate us.
  • When someone makes a comment that we take as an attack on something about ourselves … we then feel the need to defend ourselves. “I’m a good person,” we think, “and they shouldn’t imply that I’m not.” But this interpretation is just a self-centered way of looking at it … we could also see it as saying something about the other person. And if we try to understand where they’re coming from, instead of seeing what it says about us, then we’ll be less defensive or offended.
  • We interpret everything else around us — from bad traffic to Internet comments to terrorist attacks — by thinking about how it affects us. “This sucks (for me),” we think. But we could also remove ourselves from this story and just see that there are things happening in the world, and be curious about them, try to understand them, and see that they are not about us.
Again, it’s natural and normal to interpret everything this way … but you can see that it can cause problems, inhibit understanding and empathy, and make us unhappy at times.

So what can we do?

First, become aware of the stories we tell ourselves.

Next, see that we are putting ourselves at the center.

Then see if we can remove ourselves from the center of the story.

What would the story be without us in it? For me, that story becomes something like:
  • Things are happening — how interesting! What can be learned from them? What can be understood?
  • Someone else is doing something or talking, and it’s probably about them. How can I understand them better?
  • There is difficulty and unhappiness in what other people are saying and doing. How can I feel compassion for them and offer them love?
When I remember to do this — and I very, very often don’t — it lifts the difficulty that I’ve been facing internally and shift my focus to understanding and empathizing with other people, seeing how I can give them compassion.

Of course, I’m not really removed from the story. I’m still there, but just not necessarily at the center of it. Instead, I focus more on my interconnectedness with everyone else, everything else, and see that they have supported me in becoming the person I am, and that I can support them as well.

Job: Reception Class Teacher, Tanzania

Position: Reception Class Teacher (4 - 5 year olds)

Required: August 2016

Curriculum: UK curriculum

Location: Tanzania

Salary: $20,000 US annual salary (Big saving potential)

Experience Excellent NQT's considered.

Sponsorship: The school will hire singles, teaching couples, married couples and married couples with up to 2 children. Free tuition for 2 children (Primary ages).

Contract: 2 years

School Vision / Ethos: This is a growing international Primary school in a stunning location. The school has an excellent reputation in the region, providing a UK curriculum to a wide intake of 85 students currently but the school is expanding its facilities to ensure strong growth over the next few years. It's a close knit team with an inspirational leader and there are high expectations of staff and students. The school is at the hub of the local community and sets out to create lifelong learners. Class sizes are deliberately low with an average of 12 students per class. The school is partnered with a highly credible international schools group and is currently seeking international accreditation.

Tanzania is a stunning country in East Africa. The school is midway between Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Arusha National park is on your doorstep offering hiking and bird watching Safari's on a weekly basis. Zanzibar is a cheap, 45 minute flight away. You are overwhelmed with natural beauty on your doorstep with masses of space and infinite outdoor adventures await.

Requirements: Teachers with experience are preferred but excellent newly qualified teachers can be considered. You should have UK curriculum experience ideally however other curriculum experience will still be considered. You need to be flexible and adaptable - Africa is not for everyone but for those with an adventurous spirit and an attitude of openness will thrive. You should be committed to your teaching and to nurturing inquisitive minds.

Package: Monthly salary after tax of approximately $1600 US per month. *Please note cost of living is VERY LOW and you will likely save more than $1000 of your salary monthly. Accommodation allowance is provided and is usually in a 2 bed house or apartment (fully furnished and normally includes cleaner and gardener). You will receive International medical insurance. Tuition is free for up to 2 dependents.

If you wish to apply please contact your local Teach anywhere consultant who will be happy to furnish you with more information and discuss further opportunities to enhance your teaching career overseas.Click here to apply now

Consulting job: Technical services for AgriBusiness Reforms in Tanzania

Organization: AGRA
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Aug 2016

Consultancy task: to carry out the redesign and pilot testing of e-voucher scheme for fertilizer subsidy program in Tanzania and demonstrate this to the Minister of Agriculture, Senior Government Officials and stakeholders to inform their decision making and approval.

Background:

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2006. AGRA’s mission is to catalyze an agricultural transformation in Africa through, innovation-driven, sustainable, productivity increases and access to finance that improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.

AGRA is implementing a five year Micro Reforms for African Agribusiness (MIRA) project in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania. MIRA will provide these governments with access to high quality local and international technical assistance for identifying, prioritizing and reforming specific agricultural regulations that currently deter or limit private investment in agribusiness operating in smallholder agricultural value chains. In doing so, the MIRA project will help to build the capacity of African governments to continuously review and reform regulations that unintentionally limit private investment in local agribusinesses operating in the smallholder value chains.

In Tanzania MIRA and government counterparts identified and prioritized 5 reforms:
  • Reforms to improve private companies’ access to registered public varieties, and the quality of public foundation seeds by amending Ministerial Circular 2011
  • Reform fertilizer industry regulations to ease registration of new fertilizer products
  • Develop umbrella legislation for contract farming in Tanzania
  • Reform the institutional arrangements and regulations involved in the issuance of export permits to make it easy to obtain export permits
  • Improving the targeting and delivery of the fertilizer subsidy: Reform fertilizer subsidy delivery mechanism
As part of AGRA’s support to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF), AGRA wishes to support reforms in the targeting and delivery of fertilizer subsidy program.

Objectives of the Consultancy

Support MALF through the Department for Policy Planning to reform fertilizer subsidy delivery mechanism by assessing practical options for implementing an e-voucher scheme, evaluating technical feasibility and private and social profitability of the options and recommending the design that is appropriate for Tanzania. Technical evaluation will look at government’s IT infrastructure and feasibility of integrating e-voucher with existing government’s IT assets, network coverage and impact on country-wide roll out of e-voucher, initial outlay and running costs, and technical competence to run the program.
Scope and approaches of the consultancy
  • For this reform, the contractor is expected to carry out the following tasks:
  • Develop a design for an e-voucher scheme following the best global standards
  • Assess the set up costs (capital investments) and the running costs required to implement the e-voucher scheme
  • Assess extent of existing government IT infrastructure and the potential for integrating e-voucher to the existing infrastructure
  • Assessment of the network coverage and the implications for the roll-out of the e-voucher which is necessarily tied to availability of s strong network
  • Assessment of practical issues of linking farmers, agro-dealers and the paying agency, and addressing how transactions will be effected
Outputs/Outcome:
  1. Initial presentation of concept to MALF and AGRA
  2. Written report providing an assessment of financial, personnel, and technical requirements for establishing and operating an e-voucher scheme for the fertilizer subsidy, and the technical options that are available
  3. Final presentation of the recommended option, highlighting the design, and the costs required to install e-voucher
  4. Operational manuals and other aids needed for running the program
    All deliverables should be succinct but informative, and key points should be easily understandable to a wide range of stakeholders. Deliverables should be submitted in English 

    Competencies required
    AGRA wishes to contract a software design electronic database company with the following skills and qualifications:
    • Previous experience of designing electronic transactions. Those with specific experience designing and implementing e-voucher will be preferred
    • Good understanding of relevant technical specifications and conditions affecting agricultural fertilizer subsidies in Tanzania
    • Ability to present complex problems in easy-to-understand language
    • Understanding of the Tanzanian agricultural subsidy programs
    • Experience of working with the MALF
    • Country presence in Tanzania
      Duration of the assignment: 6 months
  5. Reporting arrangements: The consultant will report to the Head of Policy and Advocacy throughout the engagement period
All deliverables should be succinct but informative, and key points should be easily understandable to a wide range of stakeholders. Deliverables should be submitted in English
Competencies required
AGRA wishes to contract a software design electronic database company with the following skills and qualifications:
Previous experience of designing electronic transactions. Those with specific experience designing and implementing e-voucher will be preferred
Good understanding of relevant technical specifications and conditions affecting agricultural fertilizer subsidies in Tanzania
Ability to present complex problems in easy-to-understand language
Understanding of the Tanzanian agricultural subsidy programs
Experience of working with the MALF
Country presence in Tanzania
Duration of the assignment: 6 months
Reporting arrangements: The consultant will report to the Head of Policy and Advocacy throughout the engagement period

How to apply:

Proposal submission: Taking into account the TOR, the consultancy candidate should submit a proposal containing the following elements:-

  • Understanding of the assignment
  • Outlining past experience of the firm/ consultant (Please provide a minimum of two concrete samples of similar work done for other organizations)
  • Methodology proposed for the assignment (including tools proposed for the assignment)
  • Work plan that includes clear timelines for the assignment
  • Summary resume(s) of key staff who will work on the MALF/AGRA account
  • Consultancy fee for undertaking the assignment and budget breakdown

Deadline of submission of proposals: August 31st, 2016

Interested consultancy firms or individuals should submit separately their technical and financial proposals indicating how they plan to undertake the assignment to: [email protected]

Important note: Technical and Financial proposals will need to be submitted as separate documents. Financial proposals will not be opened until the conclusion of the technical evaluation and then only for those proposals that are deemed qualified and responsive.

Payment terms: The contracted consultancy firm or individual will be paid 50 percent of agreed upon fees at inception of the assignment and the remaining 50 percent upon successful completion of the assignment.

Disclaimer: AGRA reserves the right to determine the structure of the process, number of short-listed participants, the right to withdraw from the proposal process, the right to change this timetable at any time without notice and reserves the right to withdraw this tender at any time, without prior notice and without liability to compensate and/or reimburse any party.

Job: Shelter/WASH Project Manager - Kibondo, Tanzania

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Aug 2016

Shelter/WASH Project Manager - Kibondo - 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

DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN START UPS OF SHELTER/WASH ACTIVITIES FOR REFUGEES? HERE IS AN ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU.
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 Shelter/WASH Manager position is to ensure high quality and cost effective programme/project implementation within the designated geographical area.

Job description
  • Line management for project staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and Core Competence strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant Core Competence projects
  • Coordinate and manage Shelter/WASH project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the Core Competence Specialist
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Develop and manage project budget (in cooperation with Cs) and coordinate across Core Competencies
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Specific Task
  • Technical Support to the emergency operations and technical guidance of staff members
  • Lead and guide the preparation of design solutions, validation of Bills of materials and quantities as well as work schedules;
  • Participate and contribute to thematic meetings, workshops, work groups, and other meetings taking place in the context of the activities
  • Backstop the development of new shelter/WASH prototypes and contribute to the settlement strategy formulation
  • Develop and implement an appropriate and effective shelter and WASH strategy in consultation with other connected staff, line management, partners and donors.
  • In close collaboration with the Country core competency specialists for NRC project(s) to jointly oversee implementation of activities.
  • To conduct new assessments and from these to develop new proposals, linked to the country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers.
Qualifications
  • Higher level qualification in Project Cycle Management - Emphasis on humanitarian contexts
  • 5 years post-qualification professional experience in a relevant field
  • 3 years project management experience
  • Experience working in a WASH or Shelter programme in a humanitarian context desirable
  • Experience in training / mentoring / coaching staff
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards such as Sphere and HAP
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills
  • Problem solving ability; able to enforce procedures
  • Able to prioritise clearly and oversee multiple tasks; able to take the initiative in project decisions
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation
  • Aptitude for community mobilisation and capacity-building
Education field
  • Civil engineering / construction
Education level
  • College / University, Master / Phd grade
Personal qualities
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Initiating action and change
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances
We offer
  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: 12 Months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard. Please note that tax fees may occur for some countries.
  • Duty station: Kibondo with travels
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.
How to apply:
Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vacancies

College of Mentors: Call for Nomination of PhD Candidates

College of Mentors: Call for Nomination of PhD Candidates in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Higher Education Studies for Mentorship


CODESRIA African Academic Diaspora Support to African Universities Program

Background

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) with funding support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York is currently implementing an initiative involving African academics in the Diaspora to support academic activities in African universities. The overall objective of the initiative is to contribute to the strengthening of African universities and of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) by encouraging, organizing and facilitating linkages and exchanges between the African academic Diaspora and African universities. Part of the outcome CODESRIA envisages from this initiative is a framework through which the needs of African universities in terms of teachers, teaching materials, library and intellectual resources could be addressed through organised and sustained engagements with the academics in the Diaspora. The project will also enable the academic Diaspora to support the universities by teaching courses, participating in curriculum and program review and development, running joint summer schools with African universities, hosting African post-doctoral fellows and visiting researchers and professors and supervising or mentoring Masters and doctoral students.

The College of Mentors

As part of the activities of the Diaspora program, CODESRIA has constituted a ‘College of Academic Mentors’. The college is composed of senior academics from the Diaspora and within Africa in higher education, the humanities and social sciences. This component will entail linking selected PhD candidates and their supervisors to mentors for purposes of benefiting the candidate in his/her PhD progress. The mentors will be expected to offer advice regarding relevant literature, read and comment draft chapters of theses in preparation, liaise with the official advisors of the doctoral candidates based at African universities and share their views about the work of the students; and where possible, invite and host the student and the official advisor as visiting scholars. The mentors may also be requested to run various activities under this program such as institutes, research methodology workshops and research networks. A joint workshop of the selected students, their supervisors and mentors will be held at the beginning to agree on working modalities. The College of Mentors will both complement and strengthen the support in capacity building in African universities that CODESRIA is engaged in through the Small Grants Programme for Thesis Writing, the institutes and the methodology workshops.

Target for this call and mode of Application

This call is addressed to Deans of humanities, social sciences and higher education or doctoral schools in African universities and supervisors of doctoral students interested in having their PhD students benefit from the mentorship program. The application package for each nominated student should contain the following:
  • A letter of endorsement from the faculty/department identifying the PhD students nominated (specifying the discipline, gender, and the stage at which they are in their research) as well as the university supervisors allocated to the student.
  • Status of the students nominated (are they members of staff or full time students on staff development). 
  • A statement of motivation from the nominated candidate;
  • A summarized copy of the candidate’s PhD proposal (maximum 15 pages) in word.
The application for each candidate nominated should be sent in one folder as electronic mail

Eligibility

Only candidates meeting the following eligibility criteria are eligible for nomination.
  • Should be affiliated to a university in Africa;
  • Must be registered for a PhD;
  • Must be registered in the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences or Higher Education Studies
Application Deadline

The deadline for receiving completed applications is 30th September 2016. Candidates will be informed of the results of the selection process by mid - November 2016.

All applications should be sent as electronic mail to the address below:
[email protected]

Diaspora College of mentors
Call for Mentees
CODESRIA,
Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X Canal IV
B.P. 3304, CP 18524, Dakar, Senegal,
Tel. (221) 33 825 98 21/22/23, Fax : (221) 33 824 12 89,
E-mail : [email protected]

Job: Logistics Manager - Kibondo, Tanzania

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Aug 2016

Logistics Manager-Kibondo - 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

DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN SETTING UP OFFICES AND DEVELOPING PROCEDURES FOR START UP OPERATION? HERE IS AN ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU.
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 Logistics Manager position is to establish and set up of logistics functions and office at the start up stage, including logistics procedures.

Job description
  • Ensure that country set up comply with Logistical Handbook, NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Implement NRC’s logistics systems and procedures
  • Training and support of line managers and staff with logistical responsibilities
  • Management of the logistics team
  • Ensure anti corruption focus in procedures and training
  • Establish filing systems/archives according to NRC standards in all offices
  • Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers
  • Provide regular analysis and reports
  • Promote the rights of refugees in line with the advocacy strategy
Specific Tasks are:
  • Setting up an office in the Camp
  • Develop Country logistics Procedures
  • Initiate and maintain necessary leases, licenses and contracts with relevant authorities and suppliers
  • maintain robust process and system that ensure international staff entry permit, visa, alien registration and wok permits are processed and obtained in time
Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior Logistics Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience in Administration management
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal, Kiswahili will be an added advantage
  • Valid international driver’s license
Education field
  • Administration / Organisation / Management
  • Logistics
  • Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
Personal qualities
  • A proactive approach and ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work and live under difficult circumstances, including remote field travel
  • Ability to combine theoretical skills and analyses with operational solutions
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable
We offer
  • Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received
  • Contract period: 6 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
  • Duty station: Kibondo, Tanzania with frequent travels to remote field locations
  • Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
Miscellaneous info
  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
How to apply:
Please, apply through www.nrc.no, then vanancies

Job: SRD - National Coordinator (Tanzanian Nationals)

Organization: Sustainable Research and Development Center
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 24 Aug 2016

Sustainable Research and Development (SRD)

The SRD Center is committed to quality and excellence in helping national and international agencies in the domains of education, health, and environment, to succeed through providing state-of-the art consultation services, exceptional capacity building opportunities, and sound implementation, monitoring, and post-project evaluation for humanitarian and development projects. The Center’s Head Office is located in Amman.

www.srd.edu.jo

SRD Center is preparing a proposal for evaluation of an education project in Tanzania, and requires a Tanzanian coordinator, from Lindi Rural, Nachingwea or Kilwa in Southern Tanzania, with experience in education projects, data collection, and baseline surveys. The role includes about 20 days of fieldwork from October 2016.

Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in education projects.
  • Demonstrate experience in data collection and baseline surveys activity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in education projects in Tanzania.
  • Demonstrate experience in project evaluation, assessment, and surveys.
  • Proven capacity in conducting research at the national and sub-national level, including capacity to manage, analyze, and interpret large sets of collected data and produce quality reports.
  • In-depth knowledge of education projects programming, gender-related dynamics.
  • French and English language capabilities are must.
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills.
How to apply:

Please note that CVs will be assessed on an ongoing basis and therefore qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications as early as possible.

Please send your Curriculum Vitae by email to: [email protected]

In the email subject line, please write: Ev/Tanzania (your name)

In the body of the email please write the following information only:

Project Title: Education Project Evaluation in Tanzania

Job Title: National Coordinator (Tanzanian Nationals)
  1. Full Name:
  2. Nationality:
  3. Language(s):
  4. Sex:
  5. Email:
  6. Mobile:
  7. Skype:
  8. District:
  9. Address:

Mental Health & Psychosocial Coordinator

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 11 Oct 2016

Background:

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those affected by the world's worst humanitarian crises. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Tanzania is present in the Kigoma Region, Northwestern Tanzania, providing services in one remaining refugee camp in Kasulu District and at a transit centre in Kigoma town. Approximately 65,000 Congolese receive protection and basic assistance in the areas of Education, Child Protection, Community-based Rehabilitation (care for disabled), Vulnerable Care, Youth & Development and Women's Protection and Empowerment/Gender-Based Violence (WPE/GBV). However Since May 2015, thousands of Burundians displaced by the conflict in Burundi continue to arrive in Tanzania on a daily basis. The population of Burundians currently living in Nyarugusu, Nduta and other transit sites in Tanzania is 128,725 [1]. On 7th October 2015, the government of the United Republic of Tanzania opened Nduta refugee camp which today hosts 32% (41,708) of all Burundian refugees in Tanzania relocated from Nyarugusu and the daily new arrivals. On 14th January 2015 Mtendeli was opened and currently hosts close to 1,000 refugees with a plan to relocate up to 15,000 refugees from Nyarugusu by March 2016.

Scope of work:

Under supervision of the Senior Health Coordinator the overall responsibilities of the position include improvement of the quality of care provided by the MHPSS staff, assuring the standardization of treatment protocols, and quality assurance activities. The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Coordinator will be responsible for providing overall supervision and technical guidance to the MHPSS Manager, psychosocial support officers, and Mental Health Incentive Staff on the effective delivery of community mental health and psychosocial support services involving detection, management, and the non-pharmacological treatment of people with mental health and psychosocial concerns. The MHPSS Coordinator will also help to establish the MHPSS Working Group and create and establish standard operating procedures and a robust referral network for service users and ensure high quality mental health program in line with national and international standards. This will be in close coordination with partners in the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support referral network. The position is located in Kibondo with extensive travel to Kibondo/Kasulu and Kigoma.

Deliverables:
  • Work together with the MHPSS Manager to conduct an assessment on the current referral pathways for clients with mental health or psychosocial concerns (both in the community and throughout the formal service providers) and develop a standard referral pathway and to ensure that clients are receiving quality services. Specially looking at the services that MSF, TRCS, and IRC's Community Based Rehabilitation program are providing.
  • Institute screening tools/protocols for Protection staff, MHPSS Officers, and Mental Health incentive staff.
  • Support the MHPSS Manager to supervise the MHPSS Officer to ensure that MHPSS is being integrated into IRC's existing programming and not existing as a standalone program.
  • Promote and develop community-based PSS initiatives specific to the needs of girls, boys, women, and men, such as group and community-oriented discussions, provide psychoeducation to the camp population on mental health issues and on the ways how to deal with possible mental health and psychosocial concerns.
  • Support the MHPSS Manager to collect data based on the program indicators, objectives, outputs, and impact and write MHPSS reports to be delivered to UNHCR and HQ.
  • Establish and run the MHPSS Working Group in collaboration with UNHCR.
  • Work together with Women's Protection and Empowerment, Child Protection and Education Coordinators to establish procedures for clients who are experiencing emotional distress and develop and facilitate training to equip them with the skills and practical skills to provide psyshcoeducation and referrals to clients.
  • Support the development of mental health awareness materials n common stress reactions, psychosocial well-being, and positive coping mechanisms collaboratively with the refugee population and other partners.
  • Complete a strategy document on IRC's MHPSS approach to be shared with staff, donors, and partner organizations.
  • Build external partnerships with local and international MHPSS organizations and advocate for the expansion of MHPSS services for refugees living in Tanzania.
  • Support the grants team to write multi-sector grants inclusive of MHPSS.
Essential:
  • The qualified candidate must be psychologist, social worker, or public health professional with extensive psychosocial programming experience with 5 + years' experience in setting up or implementing psychosocial programs at national and international levels.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines in MHPSS and child protection, such as the IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
  • In depth knowledge of psychosocial programming in the humanitarian context and in depth understanding of the consequences of violence and displacement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments.
  • Honest, hardworking and a self-motivated person able to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work within a team structure or in isolation, flexible, and can cope with stressful workloads and working with limited resources.
  • An excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • French and Kirundi languages would be a plus
Standards for Professional Conduct:

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&rid=14215&cws=1