Job: Emergency Response Manager

Organization: Plan
Country: United Republic of Tanzania

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International is the lead implementing partner of UNHCR in the area of Child Protection for Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps and is also implementing youth empowerment and Education in Emergencies programs in both camps.

We are recruiting for an Emergency Response Manager to manage and oversee Plan International’s response to the Burundi Refugee crisis within Tanzania. You will lead a team of almost 60 national and international staff based in Kibondo across three camps.

Managing the Field Emergency Response Team (ERT) and acting as the interface between the Field Emergency Response Team and the Country Director, you will be responsible for the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response, developing, coordinating and managing all emergency activities. Key responsibilities will include assessment, programme design and planning, implementation and advocacy, public relations and representation efforts as you strategically integrate emergency programming within the overall program approach.

The Person

With proven relevant humanitarian aid experience in complex and natural disasters, you will have lead multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams under difficult circumstances, in a sensitive and participatory manner, with management responsibility for multi-million dollar budgets, a high level of expertise in external representation and excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

You will have a strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including Sphere, the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.

A confident and clear communicator, you will have broad project management skills, including program design and proposal development, general finance, administration and information management.

Location: Kibondo in Kigoma region

Type of Role: Initial one year fixed term contract. There may be the possibility of extension dependent on funding available

Reports to: Country Director

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 11th June 2017

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

How to apply:

Job: Radiologist (Voluntary Service Overseas - Tanzania)

Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 28 Jun 2017

The volunteer will design and lead coaching and mentoring of midwives and assistant medical officers working in rproductive and child health clinics on use of the portable ultrasound (Vscan). The volunteer will be responsible for on the job training, coaching and mentoring of the midwives in 7 district hospitals in Lindi and Mtwara region. The role requires:
  • Qualified medical professional, specialized in radiology.
  • At least 3 years experience in the field.
  • Facilitation and training skills
How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply:

Job: WASH Emergency Specialist - NOC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (For Tanzanians Only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 13 Jun 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the direction of the WASH Specialist – Emergency Focal Point, and in close coordination with other members and technical specialists from WASH, Health and other sections as appropriate, the incumbent shall be responsible for supporting the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s support to the sub-national level to improve preparedness and response to emergencies activities and results related to safeguard and improve public health of the affected population by ensuring access to safe drinking water, excreta disposal and promoting safe hygiene practices; ensuring overall efficiency, effectiveness and delivery of results in accordance with UNICEF’s Core Commitment for Children in Emergencies (CCCs), national and international humanitarian standards.


Post is office-based in Dar es Salaam, with frequent travel within the country.

Impact of the Results

The WASH Specialist (EPR) will support the WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response in the country. Overall, the incumbent will be expected during the execution of the assignment to exhibit the following attributes:
  • Establish a cordial working relationship with the Government of Tanzania Authorities, partner organizations and articulate professional input.
  • Ensure that wherever possible an empowering approach to working with communities and partner organizations is employed.
  • Ensure that beneficiaries - women, men and children are involved in aspects of the programme implementation, and that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs, protection and gender issues.
  • Ensure that emergency responses are guided by the national, International and Sphere standards.
The specific tasks to be undertaken are as detailed below.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Assessments, Planning and Strategy
  • On an ongoing basis, review, collect and analyze WASH data, mapping of risk areas with particular focus on WASH related risks and gaps analysis; and its implications to the national, regional and LGA emergency operation. Keeps the effective flow of information and communication crucial for the planning and implementation of emergency measures. Identifies availability of resources, especially stakeholders in emergency prone areas
  • Assess the existing WASH emergency strategies and ongoing implementation activities and, together with partners, update as necessary, taking into consideration the evolving context and existing national, international and SPHERE guidelines.
  • Coordinate procurement, prepositioning and distribution of WASH emergency supplies in accordance with the agreed WASH response strategy.
  • Technical inputs, supervision and guidance to the UNICEF implementing partners
Emergency preparedness and response
  • Actively participate in WASH related contingency planning and preparedness for potential significant changes in the nature of the emergency and timely response.
  • Facilitate the identification and definition of UNICEF supported preparedness and response interventions including WASH supplies, IEC materials and Community mobilization activities, as part of the regional/district cholera/emergence response plans; including development and implementation of supply plans
Training/Capacity Building:
  • Assess sector training needs, promote and carry out training of WASH humanitarian personnel in WASH in emergencies, to build the capacity of Regional/LGAs and partner NGOs on best practices and ensure consistency and quality of the WASH response planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Provide technical capacity building through coaching and on-the-job training during fields visits.
Sectoral work plan development, implementation and Monitoring
  • Work with WASH stakeholders to develop effective WASH Sectoral EPR work plan including monitoring tools and mechanisms, that link to medium and long-term development plans. Support maintenance of information system for monitoring gender/sex disaggregated data
  • Provide support including quality assurance as well as monitoring of PCA partners and Government entities. Ensure efficient and effective use of UNICEF resources and timely accounting for resources provided to partners.
  • Visit project sites and monitor WASH responses and conditions and provide reports and recommendations for improvement.
  • Maintain an effective monitoring and reporting system that supports inclusiveness especially in reaching out to vulnerable children.
  • Work with the UNICEF WASH team to identify and document learning and success stories to help disseminate lessons on the cholera/emergency response.
Programme Management, delivery, Documentation and Reporting
  • Ensure programme efficiency and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to evaluation.
  • Regular reporting (assessment/monitoring reports, sitreps, etc), as required.
Collaboration, Networking and Partnerships
  • Collaborate with Communication, government and WASH partners to ensure development of effective IEC tools, frameworks and strategies to support advocacy, social mobilization and emergency efforts.
  • Collaborate with the Operations and Supply Sections and PCA and Government partners to develop and maintain a sound emergency supply management system, including development of procurement and distribution plans.
  • Provide technical support and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve WASH programme goals.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Advanced University Degree in Environmental Public Health, Civil Engineering, Programme Communication, Sanitation Engineering, or other field related to or other field related to behaviour change communication.
  • Knowledge of public health and one or more other relevant areas (e.g.: behaviour change, health promotion, community development, education, etc.)
  • Experience working with government especially regional & local government authorities, international organizations, NGOs and communities in the field of water, sanitation and participatory approaches in health and hygiene promotion.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with either the UN and/or NGO.
  • Analytical, negotiation, communication and advocacy skills and Leadership and teamwork abilities.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili languages coupled with good writing skills.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

Core Values:
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
Core Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Working with people
  • Drive for results
Functional Competencies:
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ II ]
  • Analyzing [ III ]
  • Relating and Networking [ II ]
  • Deciding and Initiating Action [ II ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [ III ]
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

Job: Health Specialist, NOC, Mbeya, Tanzania (For Tanzanians only)

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 14 Jun 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

The Health Specialist reports to the Chief Field Office for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the health program/s and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of program progress of a sector of the health (e.g. nutrition, gender, maternal, neonatal, child survival/development) program/s within the country program. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and organizational Strategic Plans and goals, standards of performance and accountability framework


Post is office-based in Mbeya.

Impact of the Results

The efficiency and efficacy of program preparation planning and implementation of health programs/projects contributes to the delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the Health/Country Program that directly impacts the improvement of the health of the most marginalized and vulnerable women and children in the country, and this in turn contributes to maintaining/enhancing the credibility and ability of UNICEF to continue to provide program services to protect the rights of children, promote greater social equality to enable children to survive, develop and reach their full potential in society.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Support to program development and planning
  • Support/contribute to the preparation/design and conduct/update of situation analysis for the sector/s to establish a strategic plan for development, design and management of health related programs. Keep abreast of development trends to enhance program management, efficiency and delivery.
  • Participate in strategic program discussion on the planning of health program. Formulate, design and prepare a sector of the health program proposal, ensuring alignment with the overall UNICEF’s Strategic Plans and Country Program and coherence/integration with UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDF), regional strategies and national priorities, plans and competencies.
  • Establish specific program goals, objectives and strategies and implementation plans based on results-based planning terminology and methodology (RBM). Prepare required documentations for program review and approval.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external colleagues and partners to discuss strategies and methodologies and to determine national priorities/competencies to ensure the achievement of concrete and sustainable results.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes and to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of programs/projects with other UNICEF sectors and achievement of results as planned and allocated
Program management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector in health programs.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, program reviews and annual sectoral reviews with government and other counterparts to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Prepare/assess monitoring and evaluation reports to identify gaps, strengths/weaknesses in program and management, identify lessons learned and use knowledge gained for development planning and timely intervention to achieve goals.
  • Actively monitor programs/projects through field visits, surveys and/or exchange of information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress, identify bottlenecks and potential problems and take timely decisions to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for timely resolution.
  • Monitor and verify the optimum/appropriate use of sectoral program resources (financial, administrative and other assets) confirming compliance with organizational rules, regulations/procedures and donor commitments, standards of accountability and integrity and ensuring timely reporting and liquidation of resources.
  • Prepare regular/mandated program/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of program progress
Technical and operational support to program implementation
  • Provide technical guidance and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners and other country office partners/donors on interpretation, application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes and best practices and approaches on health and related issues to support program development planning, management, implementation and delivery of results.
  • Participate in discussions with national partners/clients/stakeholders to promote health and development issues especially in the areas of gender, emergency preparedness and maternal, neonatal and child survival and development.
  • Draft policy papers, briefs and other strategic program materials for management use, information and/or consideration.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness initiatives program development and contingency planning and/or to respond to emergencies in country or where designated
Networking and partnership building
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector government counterparts, national stakeholders and global partners/allies/donors/academia through active networking, advocacy and effective communication to build capacity and exchange knowledge/expertise to facilitate the achievement of program goals on children rights and social justice/equity.
  • Prepare communication and information materials for CO program advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for health programs (maternal, neonatal and child survival and development).
  • Participate and/or represent UNICEF in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) discussions and planning on health and related issues to collaborate with inter-agency partners/colleagues on UNDAF planning and preparation of health programs/projects ensuring organizational position, interests and priorities are fully considered and integrated in the UNDAF process in development planning and agenda setting.
Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Apply/introduce innovative approaches and good practice to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders and to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable program results.
  • Keep abreast and conduct research to provide evidence for implementation of best and cutting edge practices in health.
  • Assess, institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programs and projects.
  • Organize and implement capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders to promote sustainable results on health related programs/projects.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • An Advanced University Degree in public health/nutrition, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related science is required
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate

i) Core Values
  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity
ii) Core competencies
  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (II)
  • Drive for results (II)
iii) Functional Competencies:
  • Leading and supervising (I)
  • Formulating strategies and concepts (II)
  • Analyzing (III)
  • Relating and networking (II)
  • Deciding and Initiating action (II)
  • Applying technical expertise ((III)
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

Job: Education Management Information Specialist (EMIS), Tanzania

Organization: RTI International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

USAID Tusome Pamoja is a five-year, sector support program targeting better learning outcomes (focused on reading, writing and mathematics) at pre-primary and primary early grades (standards 1 through 4), in 31 Local Government Authorities of Mainland Tanzania across four regions of Tanzania – Iringa, Morogoro, Mtwara and Ruvuma - and 11 districts of Zanzibar. The goal of the program is to achieve age-appropriate, curriculum defined levels of reading and writing at standards 2 and 4 for at least 75% of classrooms in the target areas. An additional objective of the program is to develop, implement and demonstrate best approaches to strengthen the quality of education in the target regions for replication consideration in other regions.

In support of this national activity, the Government of Tanzania, represented by the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) has requested long-term technical assistance (LTTA) in order to scale-up the existing national school management tool- the School Information Systems (SIS)- incorporating it into all regions in Tanzania. The nationwide utilization of SIS will support the strengthening of institutional, technical and system capacities and will provide a robust pool of school performance data which can be used to better facilitate evidence-based decision and policy making
The EMIS Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of SIS related project operations and all SIS related technical activities, ensuring that project staff collaborate effectively with government counterparts. S/he will be based in Dodoma with travel to Regional Secretariats (RS) and Local Government Authorities (LGA).

Essential Duties*:*
  • Provide support to PO-RALG designated managers for the effective leadership and management of ICT projects, including the analysis of requests for information, systems enhancements and new systems as well as the development of appropriate proposals, business cases, write-ups and project plans.
  • Support specialist Project Teams, including operations, work programming, performance, change management and financial management.
  • Support the development of processes for, and the actual assistance of clients to formulate development of quality requests and analysis of new system requirements and information requests.
  • Support the development of internal business reports including business cases, proposals and project plans, considering the business needs and the application architecture.
  • Support the development of processes for and actual monitoring; support the review of business requests, in line with established protocols, corporate priorities, ICT strategy and legislative requirements and implement procedures to improve the management of requests. Support the current implementation/roll-out of SIS to new regions and LGA, as required
Minimum Required Education & Experience
  • Master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalence from a recognized university and 9 years of experience; consideration may be given to alternative qualifications with at least 9 years’ experience and demonstrated performance track-record.
Skills & Abilities
  • At least 5 years of experience in ICT project management for national and decentralized public sector systems, with at least 1 year of experience as a chief technical advisor or project chief (technical).
  • Proven business acumen and demonstrated ability to build business partnerships.
  • Proven organization skills and ability to manage competing time demands for multiple projects within given timeframes.
  • A creative thinker with an innovative approach to problem solving which is outcomes driven rather than process orientated.
  • Strong proven experience working within the public sector, working with the building of decentralized systems capacity and human resource capacity.
  • Experience in business process analysis preferably in a multi discipline environment.
  • Highly developed analytical skills with an ability to remain focused on outputs and to adjust delivery mechanisms to meet deadlines and client needs.
  • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate and communicate specific issues where there are competing agendas and priorities.
  • Energy and enthusiasm with a strong client focus The ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures
How to apply:

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply at Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

The Africa Prize encourages ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African engineers from all disciplines to apply their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges, highlighting the importance of engineering as an enabler of improved quality of life and economic development. Crucial commercialisation support is awarded to a shortlist of innovative applicants through a six-month period of training and mentoring.

Following this period of mentorship, finalists are invited to present at an event held in Africa and a winner is selected to receive £25,000 along with runners-up, who are each awarded £10,000.

The Africa Prize is now OPEN for applications and will close on 24 July 2017.

Fund for Cooperation and Knowledge - VIII edition - academic year 2017-2018

The new call in online!

The Fund is intended to provide scholarships to students from Developing Countries, who wish to study one year at the University of Pavia, and to UNIPV students who would like to spend some months in a Developing Country for studying, researching and/or training. The Fund and the selection of the students are managed by a Committee composed by students, professors and officers of the University of Pavia.
The Committee will select - among the applicants – the students who will receive a scholarship for the Academic Year 2017-2018. There is a call for applications currently opened to candidates from Developing Countries.

Click here to download the call for applications

Click here to download the application form

The deadline is 12.00 pm (Italian time) of the 12 June 2017.

Work schedule:
- May 2017: opening of the call for applications;
- May/June 2017: collection of the applications;
- June 2017: selection of the winning student;
- June 2017: defining the program of the selected student;
- September 2017: the Program starts;
- A.Y. 2017-2018: carrying out of the Program;
- July 2018: the first part of the Program ends.

For further information, read the FAQ at

Apply to be part of the Stakeholder Forum at the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

Stakeholder Forum of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting which will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 31st July – 1st August, 2017.

To apply to attend please complete the form in the link provided below. Final date for applications will be 10th June, 2017 and successful applicants will be informed by 20th June, 2017.

Click here to find out more.

Call: ITM 4th Journalist-in-Residence Programme

The Journalist-in-Residence Programme of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM), Belgium, has arrived at its fourth edition. Talented print, broadcast, and online journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin-America are invited to apply by 30 June 2017. ITM’s Journalist-in-Residence 2017 gets the opportunity to deepen his/her understanding of topical issues in tropical medicine and global health during a two-week stay in Antwerp.

Through fundamental and applied research, advanced education and expert services, ITM advances medical science to solve tropical, poverty-related and global health threats. The Journalist-in-Residence programme offers a unique opportunity for reporters, producers, and editors to work on an exciting project in the realm of tropical medicine and global health (a documentary, or a series of articles, for instance).

The selected journalist will interact with world experts in a wide range of topics in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and public health. As ITM journalist-in-residence, s/he will have time to explore different areas or delve deeply into a single topic. There is also plenty of opportunity to participate in a variety of scientific meetings, seminars and other learning experiences, as well as enjoy quiet time for reading and independent study.

The initiative is part of ITM’s capacity building programme in developing countries financed by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development (DGD). This year’s edition is the fourth Journalist-in-Residence programme.

Read more about the work of the Journalists-in-Residence in 2014, 2015 and 2016.