Job: Programme Officer

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 26 Sep 2016

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark DANIDA seeks Senior Adviser in Tanzania

Organization: Danish International Development Assistance
Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Senior Public Financial Management Adviser (N2), Health Sector Programme

As Senior Adviser at the President’s Office - Regional Administration and Local Government in Dodoma you will advise on the development of a sector-wide Public Financial Management strengthening plan for the health sector, including health financing/purchasing improvements. You hold a relevant postgraduate degree and have experience with Public Financial Management, preferably from the health sector. You have solid experience from Africa and you are fluent in English.

Reference no.: DK-01899-2016/TAN.03-W

Application deadline: 23 September 2016 at 12.00 noon (CEST).

A full job description is available at: www.danidajob.um.dk

Here you will also find information about the mandatory application procedure.

All applications will be forwarded by email to the relevant embassy.

Job: Operations Manager - Tanzania - Canada World Youth



Organization: Canada World Youth
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 25 Sep 2016
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Project Title: EQWIP HUBS: Powering Youth Innovation for Sustainable Livelihoods
Starts: October 2016
Status: Manager Level, contract
Schedule:Full-time
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
INITIATIVE DESCRIPTION
EQWIP HUBS is a dynamic platform of diverse actors and young people working together to develop solutions to both local and global social, economic and environmental challenges in six countries around the world. EQWIP, an innovative youth serving partnership between Canada World Youth (CWY) and Youth Challenge International (YCI) has brought together a global consortium including UN-HABITAT, TakingITGlobal (TIG) and the Education Development Centre (EDC) to collaborate on this initiative.
Through 18 youth centered EQWIP HUBS in urban areas, participatory programming will support young people in accessing a sustainable livelihood. Through the engagement of a multi-stakeholder EQWIP HUB Network, EQWIP HUBS will foster a supportive and responsive enabling environment for youth livelihood activities by providing mentorship, coaching and access to capital. The EQWIP HUB Network will strengthen the capacity of public and private sector stakeholders and civil society related to youth mainstreaming for policies, products and services.
EQWIP HUBS is a team of energetic, skilled and passionate individuals who are motivated by the prospect of exploring new and creative approaches to solving complex global challenges.
POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Operations Manager, reporting to the Country Manager, will provide operations management of the HUB project across the national HUB locations, including coordination of personnel, project activities and financial and material resources. S/he will establish and maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with project staff and implementing partners.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Support the Country Manager with daily project management, contributing to project decision-making by providing input on the financial health and status of the project
· Coordinate with headquarters to ensure appropriate financial and administrative management and compliance with donor rules/regulations
· Identify areas of risk and take steps to reduce vulnerabilities
· Ensure preparation and submission of financial reports, manage and monitor cash flows related to project expenses
· Lead annual budgeting exercise and collaborate with the Country Manager and other technical team leaders to ensure program activities are in accordance with the project budget and work plan
· Maintain and refine policies and procedures for the procurement and disposal of project goods and services, in compliance with project policies and procedures and regulations, and provide training to admin and finance staff on proper procurement procedures
· Review, negotiate, and approve all field office contracts (including service agreements, office leases, contracts), ensuring all required contractual terms and conditions are included and obtaining the best value to the project
· Oversee the process for renewing local hire employment contracts on an annual basis, ensuring annual performance reviews are completed and employment contracts renewed on time
· Lead the process for the recruitment of local staff, including review of job descriptions, salary negotiations, and contract development
· Provide guidance to supervisors on recruitment procedures, promotions, and performance management
· Develop and manage an online timesheet management system for local project staff
· Oversee local company registration requirements and ensure EQWIP maintains compliance with evolving local regulations (e.g. taxation, employment/labour, etc.)
· Ensure security guidelines and procedures are established, maintained, updated regularly and adhered to by the project teams. Monitor the security situation along with senior management and communicate procedures to staff
· Perform other duties as delegated by the Country Manager
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS
· Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or related field
· 5 to 7 years of demonstrated experience with mid-level management responsibilities for finances, procurement, human resources, and contracts
· Experience providing management and oversight of field office operations, especially across central and satellite offices
· Demonstrated ability to lead a team and manage, motivate and mentor staff at all levels to create a positive team environment
· Strong knowledge of generally-accepted accounting and procurement practices
· Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines
· Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills required
· Advanced-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and basic functional knowledge of QuickBooks or other field accounting software packages preferred
· Strong verbal and written English skills required
· Applicant must be citizen of Tanzania
How to apply:
Deadline to apply: Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 5pm EST. Applications will be considered upon submission. Please submit your cover letter and CV as a one document Word or PDF e-mail attachment to [email protected] with “Operations Manager (Tanzania)” in the subject line. No phone calls about the position can be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Vacancies with the UNHCR

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 26 Sep 2016

Established in December 1950, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. For more than six decades, UNHCR has helped over 50 million of people restart their lives.

UNHCR works in 129 countries to care for the world’s millions of refugees, internally displaced, and stateless persons. Currently, we are seeking to recruit top-rate professionals to strengthen our workforce in certain areas and have advertised a selection of positions which are open to external applicants.

How to apply:

If you are interested in working at the forefront of humanitarian assistance, for an organization that prides itself on its ability to help those in need, information on these positions as well as details on how to apply are available on the UNHCR website at: www.unhcr.org/careers.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 26 September 2016

UNHCR aims for workforce diversity at all levels and encourages qualified women and persons with disabilities to apply. Acknowledgments will only be sent to short-listed candidates under serious consideration.

Job: Data Analyst

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

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS # 1142318
Data Analyst in Tanzania
in support of
ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION (EGPAF)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Firm Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
5:00pm Eastern Africa Time (UTC+3)
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.
BACKGROUND
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. EGPAF is seeking a short-term consultant to serve as a Data Analyst who will be primarily responsible for completion of the processes and deliverables for this data analysis of HRH systems in-country, as outlined in the scope of work below.
PURPOSE/SCOPE OF WORK
Reporting to Jane Macha, EGPAF’s Technical Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening, and in close partnership with EGPAF Headquarters (HQ) and CDC Tanzania, the Data Analyst will be primarily responsible for completion of the processes and deliverables in‐country that are outlined below. The 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 Data Analyst consultant will work closely with EGPAF HQ and the EGPAF Tanzania Technical Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening to conduct the following activities:
  1. Organize, participate in, and take minutes for 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. Organize and lead biweekly progress conference calls with EGPAF HQ and EGPAF Tanzania.
  3. Provide monthly written progress reports to EGPAF HQ and EGPAF Tanzania to inform project quarterly reports.
  4. Working closely with HRH staff from MOHCDGEC, CDC Tanzania and other US and Tanzania government agencies as needed, determine the necessary data elements needed in order to conduct a meaningful analysis for presentation to MOHCDGEC and CDC.
  5. Conduct data cleaning, analysis, and prepare findings in MS Excel and Word.
  6. Review any existing MOHCDGEC HRH data analysis plans and/or data 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Act in an advisory role to MOHCDGEC in preparation for the 2016 HRH country profile, a document that is produced annually to provide a comprehensive picture of the health workforce and trends. Consultant will provide technical guidance to MOHCDGEC staff in data analysis and use.
  9. Other activities as determined by EGPAF HQ and EGPAF Tanzania.
Consultant Deliverables:
The consultant will complete the following deliverables:
  1. Agendas and meeting summaries from planning meetings with MOHCDGEC
  2. Agendas and meeting summaries as appropriate from EGPAF HQ/Tanzania conference calls
  3. Monthly written progress reports submitted to EGPAF HQ and EGPAF Tanzania Technical Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening no later than the 5th of each month
  4. A written descriptive analysis and presentation containing the results of the HRH data cleaning and analysis exercise. The presentation must include a schematic of all HRH systems in Tanzania that MOHCDGEC or implementing partners are using, the nature of their use, and feasible recommendations for integrating these systems to reduce duplication and align the systems.
  5. Produce one mentorship report (to be replicated by MOHCDGEC)
  6. Final assignment report (template and table of contents to be provided by EGPAF HQ)
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English; proficient in spoken Swahili
  • 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
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Able to begin work on or before October 24, 2016
  • Previous experience working in Tanzania
  • Knowledge of relational databases, statistical packages, programming languages, interactive data dashboards, and Windows programs
  • 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
EVALUATION CRITERIA AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The Foundation will accept the proposal that presents the best value. All proposals will be evaluated against the following Evaluation Criteria. Any proposal that does not contain all items listed in the table of Submission Requirements below may be considered nonresponsive. Please submit your Submission Requirements in the order that they appear below, and label each with the RFP # 1142318.
All applicants are required to be registered and authorized to perform the scope of work in the place of performance.
Evaluation Criteria and Relative Weight:
  1. Past performance of similar work, 30%
  2. Consultant’s proposed process and approach to meet project needs efficiently, 35%
  3. Total fixed price, 20%
  4. Qualifications of proposed Consultant, 15%
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FOUNDATION RESPONSIBILITIES**
The Data Analyst will provide all deliverables to EGPAF HQ for review and further dissemination. EGPAF HQ 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.
LOGISTICS
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 October 24, 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 internet and printing facilities will be provided at the Ministry of Health offices.
KEY CONTRACT TERMS
Contract Type
The anticipated contract type is fixed price plus approved expenses.
Expenses
· The following expenses will be reimbursed at cost by the Foundation only to a Consultant who is not currently a resident of Tanzania: air travel to Tanzania (one round-trip); housing allowance in Dar es Salaam; and monthly living stipend.
· Local transportation to support work-related activities will be reimbursed to all consultants, notwithstanding Tanzania residency.
· All other projected costs/expenses must be included in the fixed price proposed by the Offeror.
Equipment and Supplies
Unless stated otherwise in this RFP, the Consultant is responsible for providing equipment and/or supplies required to perform the services.
Materials and Deliverables
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.
Work Permits and Visas
The Consultant will be solely responsible for obtaining all applicable visas and/or work permits.
Supplemental Medical Coverage for Non-Local Consultants
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.
PROPOSED TIMELINE
9 September 2016 – Release of RFP
21 September 2016 – Submission of Contractual and Technical Inquiries to: Shauna Eisenberg, Senior Operations Officer, [email protected] No phone calls please.
23 September 2016 – Question and Answer Response Document posted on EGPAF website athttp://www.pedaids.org/pages/contracting-opportunities.
30 September 2016 – Completed proposals must be delivered electronically by 5:00pm Eastern Africa Time (UTC+3) to: Shauna Eisenberg, Senior Operations Officer, [email protected]
14 October 2016 – Final decision announced and Offerors notified
17 October 2016 – Contract executed and Services begin.
Please note it is our best intent to comply with the above timeline but unavoidable delays may occur.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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 non-consideration 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.
ETHICAL BEHAVIOR
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 Requirements
Any proposal that does not contain all items listed in the table of Submission Requirements below may be considered nonresponsive. Please submit your Submission Requirements in the order that they appear below, and label each with the RFP # 1142318. For more detail including corresponding evaluation criteria, please see “Evaluation Criteria and Submission Requirements” section below.
  1. Cover letter
  2. CV/Resume of Offeror
  3. Written proposal (maximum 5 pages) explaining Offeror’s specific process for completion of activities and deliverables listed in this RFP
  4. Brief financial proposal detailing the Offeror’s total fixed price in U.S. dollars for all activities
  5. One or more samples of prior similar work (e.g., project reports, consultancy reports, reports or evidence of prior data cleaning and analysis exercises, evidence of prior experience with data/projects, etc. for which the Offeror has led the process)
  6. Current phone and email contact information for three (3) professional references from similar past projects
Submission Requirements:
  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
  3. A maximum 5-page written proposal explaining Offeror’s specific process for completion of activities and deliverables listed in this RFP
  4. A brief financial proposal detailing the total fixed price in U.S. dollars for all activities, as stated in Key Contract Terms above
  5. Cover letter
  6. CV/Resume of Offeror

Job: Director of Programme Development and Quality - Tanzania

Organization: Save the Children
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Sep 2016

Director of Programme Development and Quality

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

This is a challenging senior leadership role in a changing operational context as the Tanzania country programme grows its overall portfolio, expands its geographic footprint, and seeks to strengthen operational reliability, effectiveness and influence of its work. The position requires forging stronger partnerships with government and civil society actors, as well as strong donor engagement and lateral relationship building with other NGOs and UN bodies. The successful candidate is a principled, dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who will work with the senior management team to drive forward our country programme and our ambitions. The role will contribute to the on-going capacity building of organisational systems and processes, but also needs to lead the thematic ambition and integrate strategic priorities and best practices of Save the Children's global themes.

The role holder will be responsible for building a team of thematic experts and leading the development of high quality, participatory programmes for children. She/he will monitor the quality of interventions by enhancing the emerging monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system. The post holder will also be responsible for the documentation of results and networking for purposes of learning and information exchange. The Programme Development and Quality department oversees technical support to programmes, accountability and learning, plays a leading role in donor engagement and fundraising and works closely with thematic technical advisors at regional and global levels. The aim is to design innovative programmes for all children that reach scale, through partnerships and advocacy in both humanitarian and development contexts in Tanzania. The position also requires overall coordination and demonstration of results for the global campaign to reach "Every Last Child."

Contract Duration: 24 months, renewable

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of 5 years' senior management experience in a donor, research or an NGO environment, including experience directing and implementing programs for children in both development and emergency contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority thematic sectors: education, child protection, child rights governance, HIV/AIDs, health and nutrition, and emergencies
  • Recognized leadership role in relevant technical areas at both field and country level
  • Clear track record of successful donor engagement translated into high rate of success in securing donor awards / submitting credible and compelling proposals/bids with, working familiarity of standards and requirements of USAID, DFID, EC, UN specialised agencies and other potential sponsors including private sector donors, with values between $100k - $15-20 million.
  • Masters degree or higher in a Social Sciences field, or in a complementary area of social development
  • A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues
  • Solid experience of designing, developing and managing monitoring and learning systems
  • Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working
  • Credibility to lobby, influence and represent Save the Children at all levels
  • Resource management, training, capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary, and work with incoming teams in emergencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches as well as experience in promoting the principles and practice of child participation and accountability
  • External communications and influencing skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (essential).
  • Familiarity with the Tanzania context (desirable)
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. This role closes on 30th September 2016

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: [email protected]

Job: Re-Advertisement: Head of Program - Tanzania, Danish Refugee Council

Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Oct 2016

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an independent, non-profit organization (NGO), founded on the basis of humanitarian principles, and human rights based approach, to secure the protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and to promoting long term solutions to the problems of forced displacement. Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a specialized business unit within DRC focused on the prevention and reduction of armed violence. DDG’s work in the region spans five sectors:

Job: Terms of Reference for a Tanzania Social Risk Assessment



Organization: Search for Common Ground
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 19 Sep 2016


1. Context

Search for Common Ground is seeking a consultant to collaborate with the country and regional teams on a literature review and the development of tools for a Social Risk Assessment on community relationships and extractive industries in Tanzania.

While Search has team members available to support this work, and we are committed to a more integrated approach to research (rather than a fully external consultancy), the team is specifically looking for support to ensure the innovative approach to the methodology, the expertise in community sustainable business practices in the field of extractive as well as the academic rigor of the literature review. Additional expertise in gold mining in Tanzania to support analysis and reporting will be prioritized in the selection of the consultant.

About SFCG

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international conflict transformation NGO that aims to transform the way individuals, groups, governments and companies deal with conflict, away from adversarial approaches and towards collaborative solutions. Headquartered in Washington DC, USA, and Brussels, Belgium, with field offices in 35 countries, SFCG designs and implements multifaceted, culturally appropriate and conflict-sensitive programs using a diverse range of tools, including media and training, to promote dialogue, increase knowledge and determine a positive shift in behaviors. SFCG has been working in Tanzania since 2006 to promote gender equality, foster good governance and encourage greater objectivity in the media. The team works in collaboration with a network of civil society, media and government partners across dividing lines to promote positive societal change.

Intervention Summary

The study will expand upon and build on existing knowledge. To this end, Search will carry out a detailed social risk assessment to identify local drivers of conflict and social deterrents to extractive industries’ work. The assessment will evaluate the history of interaction between the community, local government and the private sector around gold mining – identifying**existing** grievances and dynamics, and key triggers of past tensions (unmet legacy commitments/expectations, political interventions, etc). Special attention will be given to triggers of improvements to the relationship between the community and extractive industries, or positive solutions to past tensions.
Objectives of the Social Risk Assessment

The Social Risk Assessment will capitalize on Search’s extractive industry knowledge and experience in the mining areas, and its unique access to the community and local stakeholders. Over the past four years Search has cemented its position as a neutral third party, trusted to both gather information and manage conflict. The Social Risk Assessment will broaden, enrich,*deepen* and structure Search’s knowledge giving a comprehensive understanding of the sources of social risks in extractive industries’ social work environment.

Overall, the goal of the Social Risk Assessment is to provide a site-specific, detailed and holistic picture of drivers of conflict, and opportunities for improvement of the relationship with the community. The study will have four main objectives:

Examine the perceptions of the population about community cohesion and the contributions of strategic social investment and engagement to cohesion.

Assess the level of access to information in communities and the role of government in providing information, particularly to marginalized groups.

Identify potential risks and conflict sensitivity issues associated with the current plans in programming.

Identify any untapped opportunities that would allow us to maximize results in the mining areas related to security, protection, and coexistence.

Examine the specific question of dependency and sustainability of programming an exit strategy for one of their sites.

The findings of the Social Risk Assessment will be used to provide programming recommendations and highlight opportunities for more effective implementation based on identified conflict drivers, risks, and opportunities for conflict transformation. The study will also assess current media (print, radio and television) and information sharing among the wider population to identify opportunities for improved access and sustainability in communication about mining ownership (Search’s 4R approach assesses the Reach, Resonance, Response, and Relevance of different forms of media). As a follow-up to the Social Risk Assessment report, Search will update and continue to conduct monthly ‘community perception surveys’ to assess perceptions/approvals around extractive industries’ work and monitor the impact of Search project activities, using indicators identified in the social risk assessment. This will allow Search to adapt programming based on the unique needs of each community.[1]

[1] See main agreement Advancing Sustainable Peace and Security in Tanzania (2015), Chapter 3.

For more details on the Terms of Reference kindly click on this link: https://www.sfcg.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Terms-of-Reference-for-a-Tanzania-Social-Risk-Assessment.pdf

How To Apply

To apply, interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents:

Curriculum vitae ;

An expression of interest, outlining

o relevant experience (referenced in the requirements above),

o availability of the team

o links to writing samples on extractive industries

o Estimated daily rates for staff in relation to completion of the proposed deliverables

Applications must be submitted by email before 19 September 2016 through the SFCG website (www.sfcg.org) under ‘employment’.

Ikwiriri: Baba anachonga vinyago huku akimhusia bintiye aliyehitimu elimu ya msingi

Mzee Shamte Mmipi (kulia), akimuusia mwanae Hawa Mmipi, kuishi kijijini hapo kwa kujilinda na vishawishi wakati akisubiri matokea, akimweleza kuwa kumaliza darasa la Saba ndiyo mwanzo wa safari ndefu ya elimu. Amemuasa aache makundi.
Picha juu na chini. Mwalimu Mkuu wa Shule ya Msingi Umwe, iliyoko Ikwiriri, Rufiji, mkoani Pwani, Bw. Joshua Ndondole (aliyesimama), akizungumza na wanafunzi wa shule hiyo, waliohitmu elimu ya msingi hivi karibuni, wakati akiwahusia jinsi ya kujilinda wakati wakisubiri matokeo.
Picha juu na chini. Mwalimu Mkuu wa Shule ya Msingi Umwe, iliyoko Ikwiriri, Rufiji, mkoani Pwani, Bw. Joshua Ndondole (aliyesimama), akizungumza na wanafunzi wa shule hiyo, waliohitmu elimu ya msingi hivi karibuni, wakati akiwahusia jinsi ya kujilinda wakati wakisubiri matokeo.
Picha: Blogu ya Nyakasagani

Katibu Mkuu Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu akagua vizuizi vya barabarani

Katibu Mkuu Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu (Sera na Uratibu) Dkt. Hamisi Mwinyimvua akiweka sahihi katika kitabu cha wageni wakati wa ziara yake katika Vizuizi vya barabarani (Mizani) na Mipakani kwa lengo la kufanya Tathimini ya Utekelezaji wa mpango wa maboresho ya mazingira ya biashara na uwekezaji nchini Septemba 15, 2016.
Msimamizi wa Kituo cha Mamlaka ya Mapato TRA kilichopo Mkoani Pwani Bw. David Kisanga akitoa maelezo juu ya utendaji wa ofisi zao kwa Katibu Mkuu Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu (Sera na Uratibu) Dkt. Hamisi Mwinyimvua wakati alipotembelea ofisi hizo Mkoa wa Pwani.
Katibu Mkuu Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu (Sera na Uratibu) Dkt. Hamisi Mwinyimvua akimsikiliza Msimamizi wa Kizuizi cha Vigwaza Mkoani Pwani Bw. Titus Michael wakati wa ziara yake kujionea hali halisi ya vituo hivyo kwaajili ya Maboresho ya mazingira ya biashara na Uwekezaji nchini.
Baadhi ya magari yakipima uzito wa mizigo katika Mizani ya Vigwaza mkoa wa Pwani, Septemba 15, 2016.
Picha zote: Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu

Kurasa za mbele na nyuma za baadhi ya magazeti ya Tanzania leo Septemba 17, 2016



Rais wa Msumbiji, Filipe Nyusi anazungumza Kiswahili fasaha kabisa

Rais Filipe Nyusi wa Msumbiji akiwa katika ziara ya kikazi Marekani alitembelea Sauti ya Amerika na kuzungumza na Abdushakur Aboud juu ya mazungumzo take na wake wa Marekani.


TBS/UNEP Essay competition on the impact of substandards products to environment


ESSAY COMPETITION

Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has a great pleasure to announce Essay competition on impact of sub-standard products to the environment. The competition is open to all Primary and Secondary students pursuing their studies in Tanzania.

Background

The world is facing numerous environmental challenges, ranging from environmental degradation, climate change and trans-boundary pollution, many of which are driven by increasing population and consumption patterns, and poverty, particularly in developing countries.

The UN Sustainable Development Summit which took place on 25-27 September 2015 in New York, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, ght inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The SDG 12, on responsible consumption and production, requires a systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain, from producer to nal consumer. It involves engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing consumers with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among other processes. The objective is to enhance industries, businesses, consumers and other actors to recycle and reduce waste, and help conserving the environment.

Objectives

Through this essay competition, children and youth will have the opportunity to analytically consider how their lifestyle choices can a ect the planet and to empower them with information that as young people they have a role to play in realizing the sustainable consumption and production goal (SDG goal number 12). It also aims to inspire and in uence concrete behavioral changes needed to address the issue of environmental degradation caused by unsustainable consumption and use of sub-standard goods and products.

The essay wants to promote the use of standardized (Quality) products in order to conserve the environment.

Competition details
  • Eligibility: Primary and Secondary school students aged between 12 and 24 (As of October 12)
  • Categories: This Essay competition has got two (2) categories, therefore assessment of essay and awarding of the prize will be categorized into two parties, that is, for Primary school students and for secondary school students.
Theme:

- The use of sub-standard products and their impacts on environment. 
In Kiswahili, “Matumizi ya bidhaa ha fu na madhara yake katika mazingira.”

Competition Rules and Guidelines

- No entry fee is required.
- All entries must be original works, in English or Kiswahili.
- Plagiarism and o topic submissions will result in disquali cation.
- The paper should not have been previously published in professional media.
- The paper must be between 1000 to 1200 words in length.
- Graphics within the text are encouraged and can signi ficantly add to the overall content and appeal of a paper.
- Paper shall be formatted in double spaced and presented in century gothic font, size 12.
- Contact of authors: Author should provide postal, physical, telephone and email address on the rst page of the essay together with title and author information. Also kindly attach copy of identity card or letter of identi cation from your school.
- Information on the author: Authors may use up to 50 words to describe themselves. Information should include their names, classes/course and year of study, name town and region in which their schools is located (Note: This will not be part of 1000 – 1 200 words)
- Only one essay/ paper must be submitted for each participant 
- At the discretion of the judges, all well written essays may be published on the TBS Website and newspapers.

Submission:

Paper shall be submitted in English/Swahili in an electronic (preferable Microsoft word) via email [email protected] or hard copy to Tanzania bureau of standards/or UNIC not later than S eptember 27th, 2016 (midnight, 23:59 GM T )

For more information contact
Director General
Tanzania Bur eau of S tandards
P. O Box 9524
Dar es Salaam
Tel: +255 22 2450 206, +255 22 24505955

Kuhusu ujumbe wa "Mtanzania aliyekatwa shingo" ughaibuni

Leo nimepokea picha na audio yenye maelezo yanayosimulia mkasa uliompata binti anayeonekana pichani, akiwa anahudumiwa kitabibu, ikisema kuwa ni Mtanzania aliyefanyiwa ukatili na kuchinjwa shingoni (picha inaonesha) na hivyo mwenye kutoa maelezo anataka picha hiyo isambazwe ili iwafikie ndugu na jamaa wa binti huyo.

Nimesambaza audio ile kwa watu na makundi kadhaa, ila picha niliiacha na kuwaomba wenye kuhitaji kuiona wanifahamishe niwatumie binafsi kwa kuwa si uungwa na na inaweza kumwogofya mtizamaji asiyeweza kustahimili kuona tukio kama hilo.

Ni matumaini yangu kuwa ujumbe huu utafikia wahusika wenye mamlaka na uwezo wa kufuatilia suala hili.

Nashukuru ndugu Kayu kwa ujumbe wako ambao ulikutana nami wakati najiandaa kuweka taarifa hiii.

Hivi karibuni mitandaoni imeenea video ya dada yetu wa kitanzania anaesemekana kachinjwa Oman.
Mitandaoni tumeona na kusoma mengi ambayo yanatulazimu kuwa waangalifu katika maelezo yetu kuhusu tukio lolote .Hapa simaanishi kuwa tukio halikutokea. La hasha.Wala sitoingia ktk details za vipi na wapi lilitokea.Kazi hii ni ya WAZIRI WETU WA MAMBO YA NJE apatiwe maelezo ya kina toka vyombo husika naye ATUJULISHE WATANZANIA TUJUE UKWELI WA TUKIO HILI LA KINYAMA AMBALO LIMETUUMA WENGI.Kuna dada yetu mwingine alivuliwa nguo India kwa kosa ambalo wala hakulifanya.

Tunaelewa umuhimu wa mawasiliano ya kidiplomasia lakini TUTAKAA KIMYA HADI LINI?THAMANI YA RAIA WETU HAINA TOFAUTI YOYOTE NA WA NCHI ZILIZOENDELEA.

Kila mmoja ana wajibu wa kuhakikisha Waziri wetu inamfikia taarifa ya dada yetu.(Nahisi atakuwa kashaiona ila si vibaya kumuongezea) Ama nini atachoamua Waziri,hilo lipo nje wa uwezo wetu.Ila kwa uzalendo aliokwisha tuonesha,hatuna shaka atalifuatilia kwa kina suala hili hadi tamati.

Cha kusikitisha katika tukio hili ni kuwa mbali ya kuenezwa picha, hatuoni comments nyingi za wanamitandao kama vile wafanyavyo pindi Barcelona ikicheza na Real!!! Moja ya vipimo vya mwamko wa jamii yoyote ni jinsi watu wa jamii hiyo wanavyoreact kwenye matukio ya kijamii na hasa yale ya ghafla.

KAYU LIGOPORA
[email protected]
Athens Greece

N.B (Kama kuna mtu ana simu ya Waziri pls amforwadie msg hii)

Why does your eyes see that the sun is yellow?

Job: WASH Specialist, NO-D, Dar es Salaam,Tanzania (For nationals only)

Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance.
  • High level competence, skills and experience in policy dialogue and development especially in relating and networking especially with senior government officials and donors.
  • Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.
  • Eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the UN or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Field work experience.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach.
  • Fluency in English and local working language of the duty
Opening date: September 16, 2016

Closing date: October 01, 2016

Follow the following link for details about this job and application process: http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/499119/wash-specialist-nod-dar-es-salaamtanzania-for-nationals-only

Tanzania, East Africa strive to phase out lead in paints

East African countries have been urged to critically address the issue of lead in paints which has adverse effects economically and on human health.

The Tanzania Bureau of Standards Acting Director General, Mrs. Edna Ndumbaro, made the remark recently in Dar es Salaam, during the opening of a two day East African Workshop on the development of national and regional regulations and standard on lead in paints.

Mrs Ndumbaro said lead is a cumulative toxicant particularly hazardous to young children and pregnant women and that no safe level of lead exposure has been established, therefore it is high time for developing countries to work on it.

“Lead in paints is a major route of lead exposure, especially for children and is still widely available in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, hence need for special attention,” she insisted.

She commended the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for their commitment towards the global initiatives on elimination of lead in paints as well as their participation in this regional workshop.

“This is a great forum where you will share experience and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the campaign towards the elimination of lead in paints by 2020,” she commented.

In his presentation, the United Nations Environment Programme Senior Progamme Officer, Chemicals and Waste Branch Division of Technology Industry, Mr. Eisaku Toda said on pregnant women, pregnancy mobilizes lead stored in bone, releasing it back into blood where it can be circulated to maternal tissues and the fetus.

Other effects include increased risk of hypertension during pregnancy and reduce fetal growth.

Mr. Toda said in order to rescue the situation in December 2015 the East Africa Sub-regional Workshop was convened in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, whereby Government officials, experts from USA and stakeholders from 15 African countries namely Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia attended the meeting.

He further said during the meeting they came into an agreement that by 2020 all countries should have adopted legally binding laws, regulations, standards and/or procedures to control the production, import, export, sale and use of lead paints with special attention to the elimination of lead decorative paints and lead paints for other applications most likely to contribute to childhood lead exposure.

Regarding the Action Plan 2015-2016, Mr. Toda said among other things it encourages governments in countries where legal limits are not currently in place to establish and enforce national legal limits on lead in paint, with special attention to the elimination of lead decorative paints and lead paints for other applications most likely to contribute to childhood lead exposure.

Also the action plan encourages industry activities to voluntarily stop the manufacture and sale of lead paint, focusing on residential and decorative paints containing lead additives in countries where legal limits are not currently in place.

Furthermore it sensitize increased awareness of the health and environmental risks posed by lead paint, to help prompt actions by governments and manufacturers to stop the production and sale of lead paints.

Ms Angela Bandemehr, from the United States Environmental Protection Agency said a recent report developed by UNEP in partnership with World Resources Institute highlights the status of lead regulations around the world.

She said the report stipulates that over the years, legal restrictions on lead have successfully decreased the use of lead in fuel, plumbing and other products and processes. These restrictions have effectively reduced the level of lead exposure in human populations.

However, she said paints containing lead are still widely manufactured and purchased in many countries across the world.

She further said the report analyses the importance of legislation and regulations which are still needed in many developing countries around the world to reduce exposure to lead.

Ms. Bandemehr also said report highlights the need for lead paint laws to protect children and workers in the developing world and regardless of the limits, the report further looks towards enforcement on manufacture, use and trade to phase-out lead in paint.

The workshop was co-hosted by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and the United Nations Environment Programme and attended by participants from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa, China and the United States of America.

Hotuba ya WM Majaliwa ya kuhitimisha Mkutano IV wa Bunge XII

Waziri Mkuu wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Mhe. Kassim Majaliwa akilihutubia Bunge kabla ya kutoa kauli ya kuliahirisha bunge hilo mpaka tarehe 1 Novemba 2016. 

HOTUBA YA MHESHIMIWA KASSIM M. MAJALIWA (MB), WAZIRI MKUU WA JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA, WAKATI WA KUHITIMISHA MKUTANO WA NNE WA BUNGE LA KUMI NA MBILI LA JAMHURI YA MUUNGANO WA TANZANIA TAREHE 16 SEPTEMBA, 2016, DODOMA




Here is one sing a CEO says your boss is impressed with you

No one wants to get loaded with extra work. Still, before you start complaining, it's important to consider the possibility that your manager is really just subtly trying to give you the chance to shine and advance your career. 
"While your manager may see your competency and smarts firsthand, they can't promote you without buy-in and support from others," they tend to demonstrate the fact they're impressed in other ways by giving you more work. "By putting you on projects that involve other teams, they are helping you build your own support for future promotion." They're not just taking advantage of your talents. In fact, if they're a good manager, they most likely have your best interests in mind. 
the Ultra Mobile CEO, David Glickman, who has 135 employees across three continents tells Business Insider

Great bosses want to set their best employees up for success — which means giving them the challenges and opportunities that allow them to prove their worth.

Your boss isn't always going to sing your praises from the rooftops, even if they like you.

Why mosquitoes spreading Zika, malaria love people than other animals


The deadliest animal on Earth would cause a lot less trouble if it preferred to feed on the blood of cattle instead of the blood of humans.

Many of the approximately 3,500 mosquito species actually do prefer cows — or pigs, dogs, or other animals. But it's the small number that don't that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year by spreading malaria, dengue, Zika, and other illnesses.

Figuring out why the mosquitoes that spread those diseases prefer humans helps us figure out how to control or kill those populations. And it turns out that a large part of that preference is genetic, which for certain deadly species in particular might point towards new mosquito control strategies.

For some mosquito species, like the Aedes aegypti that spread dengue and Zika, we've long known about the genetic preference that drives them to seek out humans.

Now, a new study published in PLOS Genetics reveals for the first time why certain populations of one species of Anopheles malaria-spreading mosquitoes prefer humans and other populations of the same mosquito prefer cattle. (Anopheles and Aedes populations split about 150 million years ago, long before humans walked the Earth, meaning they most likely independently evolved the traits that unfortunately lead them both to want to feed on us.)In East Africa, the study explains, successful malaria control efforts have stopped much of the malaria transmission by Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. They prefer to feed on humans and rest indoors, and so long-lasting indoor insecticides have managed to successfully wipe out many of them.

That leaves Anopheles arabiensis as the main malaria vector in the region, and this sub-species is much more confusing. It seems to feed on animals and humans alike and to rest both indoors and outdoors, making it "more of a generalist," according to the study, which makes it harder to control.

After collecting hundreds of specimens of arabiensis mosquitoes that had fed from cattle and people from three Tanzanian villages, the researchers conducted whole genome sequences on 48 of the bugs.

They were able to pin down certain genetic patterns that they think explain why certain mosquitoes prefer humans and why others prefer cattle. They didn't find any genetic explanation for whether the bugs rested indoors or outdoors, and so they assume that these mosquitoes can adapt their napping behavior to wherever happens to be convenient. That adaptability makes it much harder to figure out how to vanqish them.

Other research has shown that if you keep cattle near mosquitoes who prefer to feed on cattle but canspread malaria to humans, it can reduce disease transmission rates up to 50%. In other words, if you make a cow available, the mosquitoes will bite the cow and leave the human alone.

The scientists behind the work write that they'll need to confirm this finding based on a broader geographic sampling, but it could offer helpful strategies for the battle against malaria.

First of all, if they develop tests that can identify the preference for human-biting mosquitoes, these could be used to target high-priority regions for mosquito eradication.

Additionally, they suggest that it might be possible to genetically engineer more of these mosquitoes with a preference for feeding on cows, which could help spread this trait and hopefully reduce the frequency of the genes associated with a preference for human blood.