Call: NatureNet Science Fellows Program

Applied Research to Solve Real-World Problems in Agriculture, Freshwater, Energy Tech & Climate

Our world faces unprecedented challenges with climate change — challenges that NatureNet Science Fellows are helping to solve by pushing conservation science into entirely new areas. In the process, they are integrating the Conservancy’s capacity in biology and ecology with engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, geography, economics, chemistry, and physics.

Applications for the 2018 Nature Net Science Fellows are due November 6, 2017. Apply Here.

Now in its fifth year, the NatureNet Science Fellows Program – in partnership with leading research universities – has awarded two-year fellowships to 32 promising early career scientists. Fellows are expanding their research skills while also field testing science-based solutions to problems at the interface of conservation, business and technology. Learn more about the program.

Call for Applications: Reporting Fellowship

Both trips will take place February 1-16, 2018, which includes travel dates. All Fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete a four-day, comprehensive security training and an orientation about Latin America and Adelante focus countries from February 2-5. Fellows then depart for a nine-day in-country independent reporting from San Pedro Sula, Honduras or Guatemala City, Guatemala, where they will have the opportunity to network with in-country journalists, collaborate with international peers, and access a wide range of sources and sites relevant to their reporting.

The IWMF reserves the right to change reporting locations based on the real-time security situation in both locations. The feasibility of day trips outside the base locations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience;
  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply;
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program;
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Call for applications for the Winter World Bank Internship

This Internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, and other related fields.

The Bank pays an hourly salary to all Interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance toward travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations. Most positions are in Washington, DC; others are in country offices. They are a minimum of four weeks long.

The World Bank Group Internship is offered during two seasons:
  • Summer Internship (June–September): The application period is December 1–January 31 each year.
  • Winter Internship (December–March): The application period is October 1-31 each year.
All applications must be submitted online. (Applications submitted after the deadline are not considered.)

More info at http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/internship

McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is open to anyone with at least five years professional experience in journalism. Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization, may apply.

Applications will generally be accepted twice a year — in the summer and late fall. However, we will consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods. If you have a project that you think might qualify, please contact us at [email protected] or 646-758-7781.

More info at http://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/

Africa Fellowship Program

This opportunity is an annual opportunity for young fellows and World Bank staff alike. For the fellows, 10 outstanding candidates are selected to spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. or country offices to get hands-on experience in the operations of the World Bank Group. They are then encouraged to apply for the World Bank’s prestigious Young Professionals Program that could launch them on a career in development at the World Bank. For staff at the Bank, it’s the chance to build greater capacity, be stimulated by new fresh perspectives, and benefit from cutting edge research work.

Call for Applications-TDR-EDCTP-WHO

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, are inviting applications for implementation research that can cover a range of diseases, conducted through close collaboration between researchers and national disease programmes.

For details and more information on the applications please download the advert here

Mo Dewji Foundation scholarships

The Program: The Mo Dewji Foundation provides scholarships to outstanding high school students planning to pursue higher education, which cover four years of undergraduate college. The scholarship program is intended to create a community of passionate students and provide them with the capacity to achieve their greatest potential. Eligible students must be admitted to the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) or Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA).

Focus Areas: Education

Please be sure to read the program overview before applying to the program. If you feel you meet our eligibility criteria, you may download and complete the application form. Send this form and all other application materials (listed on the application) to [email protected] by October, 20th, 2017 at 11:59PM EAT.

More info at http://www.modewjifoundation.org/our-programs/mo-scholars

Master's Degree and Internship Program of African Business Education Initiative for Youth (ABE Initiative)

Objective

The objective of the ABE Initiative Master's Degree and Internship Program is to support young personnel who can be a "Navigator" for contributing to the development of industries in Africa. This program offers opportunities for young African men and women to study at master's courses at Japanese universities as international students (hereafter, referred to as "participants") and experience internships at Japanese companies. The aim is for them to develop effective skills in order for them to contribute to various fields. Beyond acquisition of skills and knowledge, this program also intends to cultivate excellent personnel who can recognize and understand the contexts of Japanese society and systems of Japanese companies. The expected outcome of the program is a network of potential contributors to the development of African industries who will also lead Japanese businesses to engage further in economic activities in Africa.

Target Participants
  • Target participants are from among the following three types of personnel.
  • Persons from the Private Sector
  • Young individuals who are or will be involved in economic activities in the local private sector maintaining and developing strong ties with Japanese companies.
  • Governmental Officials
  • Young officials, such as civil servants, who take part in governance and policy-making in order to enhance industries to whose development Japanese companies can contribute, and has a recommendation by a Japanese company.
  • Educators
  • Young individuals who are responsible for educating in Higher Education and TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) institutions in Africa, in order to enhance capacity building in related industries, and has a recommendation by a Japanese company.
*Since the start of the initiative, the number of woman participants has been limited. Woman participants are encouraged to apply for the program.
Eligible applicants
  • Citizens of one of the 54 African countries
  • Between 22 and 39 years old (as of April 1st in the year of your arrival in Japan)
  • Bachelor's degree (equivalent to at least 16 years of academic background)
  • Applicants for the category of "Government Officials" and "Educators" are required:
- to have more than 6 months working experience at their current organizations, and
- to obtain permission for application and securing reinstatement from their current organizations.
  • Have adequate English skills both in written and oral communication to complete the master's course.
  • Clearly understand the objectives of this program, and to have a strong will to contribute to the industrial development of their home countries as well as to strengthen the linkage between their countries and Japan after returning home.
  • Applicants must:
- be in good health condition to complete the program,
- not receive or plan to receive a scholarship offered by other foreign organizations, and
- attend the activities on the weekends in unavoidable circumstances (ex. official exam).

AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science: Call for applications

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI) is pleased to announce a new Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity. Documented impacts of global warming include an increased frequency and severity of heatwaves across the globe; and frequent droughts, which are exacerbating food insecurity and health problems in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa.

Women tend to suffer more than men from the impacts of climate change, especially in poor communities where their livelihoods are more dependent on climate-sensitive natural resources. However, women have historically had fewer opportunities than men to make significant contributions to the fight against climate change. The WiCCS Fellowship Program seeks to foster increased participation by women in the search for science-based solutions to climate change.

Between 2017 and 2021, about four fellowships will be awarded each year to outstanding female scientists based anywhere in the world. Each WiCCS Fellow can apply for up to USD 35,000 to execute at an African host institution, an innovative project that has the potential to contribute significantly to solving specific climate change-related challenges. A unique aspect of the program is that fellows can use part of these funds to cover non-project related cost such as transportation, accommodation and subsistence for up to 3 dependents. The Program is part of a broader effort by AIMS NEI to build the intellectual capital required to address the myriad challenges to Africa’s development arising from climate change.

The Program was made possible by a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, www.idrc.ca, and financial support from the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada (GAC), www.international.gc.ca

Click here to read more and to apply

Interns4Afrika - Microsoft

If you are passionate about interacting directly with customers and being on the front line to bring the magic of software to customers and businesses, the Interns4Afrika sales path could be right for you. If you follow the sales path Microsoft, along with our partners will provide you with a dynamic tool kit to enable you to hone your sales craft and take your first steps to becoming a world-class sales professional.

More info at  https://www.microsoft.com/africa/4afrika/interns4afrika

Job: Strategic Partnership Advisor - HDIF

Organization: Palladium International

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. HDIF is a GBP 40 million challenge fund designed to encourage innovation and support the scale up of promising approaches in the education, health and water and sanitation sectors, to achieve improvements in the quality and value for money of basic services.

HDIF will catalyse the development and testing of new models of service delivery, the use of new technologies, the involvement of new providers and the establishment of new partnerships, with a focus on the private sector and public-private partnerships.

The Strategic Partnership Advisor is responsible for coordinating key strategic relationships outside of the HDIF grants portfolio and leading our strategy to share evidence and learning from the programme with partners and stakeholders.Inspire
  • Support the Communications Specialist to design, implement and refresh HDIF's Communications Strategy
  • Support the Communications Specialist on implementation of inspire activities to support HDIF's Gender and Digital Approaches
  • Line management and ongoing support and direction to the Communications Specialist Catalyse
  • Identify COSTECH collaboration opportunities and planning activities including joint forums and events to bring key stakeholders for dissemination sharing of evidence and learning from the programme
  • Support the implementation of digital and gender approach activities with grantees - such as capacity building, trainings, dissemination of resources (via PMs and TAs) and onboarding of grantees Transform
  • Coordinate regular (weekly or bi-weekly) sub-team meetings on innovation ecosystem and evidence-based policy activities
  • In collaboration with the Team Leader, coordinate the Donor Partner Group - Innovation & Technology (DPG-IT) meetings and strategic engagements with the DPG IT members
  • Support implementation of HDIF's Knowledge Management strategy and lesson learning around three key themes; gender, digital and the innovation ecosystem, working closely with the Communications Specialist, MEL and Technical Manager. This involves:
  • Working with the MEL and Technical Manager to identify learnings, and input on development and review of knowledge products to support the KM Strategy
  • Conducting field visits to identify and document learnings to support the Knowledge Management strategy
  • Planning and implementation of events and other stakeholder engagements to disseminate learnings that align with key learning themes. This includes event content planning, identifying participants and participant groups, facilitation of events, oversee documentation and reporting of the event
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with key policy makers and funders to disseminate HDIF's evidence and learnings through events and communications platforms
  • Oversee development of gender and digital toolkits and resources and plans for inducting existing grantees and Round 3
  • With support from the Technical Manager & Director for Finance & Administration, manage inputs from consortium and consultants to deliver the KM strategy, including identification of needs, agreeing on roles and inputs, inputting on development and renewal of TORs and contracts
  • Relevant University Degree (Business Management, Economics, Social Sciences, etc), preferably at postgraduate level;
  • At least 5 years' experience in developing strategic partnerships working with senior level development partners, funders and government stakeholders
  • Strong knowledge of development issues, especially related to one or more of the following; Innovation, Health, Education, Water and Sanitation (WASH), Gender and Development
Key skills and competencies
  • Fluency in written and oral communication skills in English is essential
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent networking and representation skills at high-level meetings and events with government and funders.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good team leadership, management and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage competing priorities.
  • Outstanding team player and willingness to learn and support learning of others.
  • Experience working outside of Tanzania.
How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=RWFtb24uRG95bGUuNjM0MzguMzgzMEBwYWxsYWRpdW0uYXBsaXRyYWsuY29t

Job: Media Business Advisor - Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

The Media Business Advisor will work with the Country Director, the Media and Communications Director, and other Internews programs staff to strengthen the financial sustainability of Tanzanian media outlets. S/he will work closely with Internews program staff and partner Audience Research Company on media business data collection, processing and dissemination. S/he will train and support Tanzanian media managers, and marketing and advertisement personnel on financial management, marketing and organizational development in order to improve their management structures, revenue collection and eventual financial independence.

This is a senior position which requires sound technical knowledge and skills in the areas of media business management/development, organizational development, planning and strategy, and finance and administration.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide practical advice to strengthen partner media outlets’ revenue generation capacities, in order to enable them to achieve financial sustainability.
  • Set up a Media Market Forum – a working group made up of media development implementers, media business leaders, major advertisers, public polling firms, Telecoms, ISPs, and ad agencies—that will specifically map out the ways and means through which the media development community in Tanzania can efficiently assist media outlets with audience research and measurement aimed at increasing and diversifying their revenue sources and increasing income generation.
  • Ensure regular coordination of the Media Market Forum stakeholders around matters of common interest.
  • Closely coordinate with partner Audience Research Company on the production of regular audience research and in particular establish comparability among media outlets.
  • Work with community radios on professional market studies and action plans that will enable them to systematically explore revenue generation in their immediate neighborhoods and vicinities.
  • Provide training on core business skills-- such as budgeting, financial management, goal setting and tracking results--to Tanzanian media outlets and community radio stations, and work with them to articulate and follow business plans.
  • Mentor media personnel on core management issues, with the ultimate goal of supporting retention of journalists and other media professionals/workers, as well as overall editorial independence.
  • Assess and develop the capacity of Tanzanian media business trainers.
  • Coach media to interact with local, national and international businesses, for revenue generation purposes on behalf of their media outlets.
  • Guide media managers and personnel in linking market research and audience data with media programming and business operations.
  • Support program team to define small equipment grants for key independent media outlets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director/Chief of Party, the Media and Communications Director/Deputy Chief of Party, the Regional office, and HQ offices.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related areas of study. MBA or other relevant business Masters’ Degree highly preferred. Professional training in organizational development would be an advantage.
Experience
  • Minimum five years of experience in business management in the media in Tanzania and/or other countries in Africa.
  • Previous experience working on programs funded by international donors (preferably USAID) a plus. Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations an advantage.
  • Extensive experience in strategic business management, organizational capacity development, financial and operational analysis, financial reporting, etc.
  • Experience in adult learning and/or organizing and providing training.
  • Comparative knowledge and experience in media business management and development across multiple international organizations and countries, and ability to instill and transfer best industry practices would be an advantage.
  • Experience in and excellent knowledge of capacity building of junior and senior staff.
  • Experience in applying fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of strategic business management and strategic marketplace analysis.
Skills and Abilities
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required.
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, and manage individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and expertise, resulting in high quality and timely work delivery.
  • Strong analytical, training, oral and written communication, and team-building skills.
  • Proficiency in financial management software.
  • Strong Information Technology skills. Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint required.
  • Management, organization and problem-solving skills.
  • Planning and strategy skills.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking skills, and ability to interpret market information for decision-making.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships both internally with colleagues and externally with project partners through collaboration, negotiation and teamwork.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team.
  • A teamwork oriented person who is also able to work on his or her own initiative.
  • Willingness to travel to project areas in different locations across the country.
Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

Job: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist - Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for overseeing all monitoring and evaluation activities, including devising and implementing strategies to ensure data collection and analysis, and collecting, archiving, and reporting program data. The M&E Specialist will also manage the synthesis of project information and coordinate with the programs team and local partners to produce draft weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and final reports for review by the COP, as well as special reports upon request. He or she will also collaborate closely with the programs team to maximize and document project impact, and enable Internews staff, partners and donors to learn from programs and each other.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Implement all aspects of the performance and impact measurement for Internews in Tanzania, including collection and monitoring of all data, processing and verification.
  • Implement and track the project’s approved Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (MELP), including all required submissions of quarterly data, annual PIRS and any other requests.
  • Conduct/manage the collection of qualitative and quantitative data per the approved project work plan.
  • Responsible for keeping meticulous records, archives, and databases for all activities and ensuring they are updated regularly.
  • Work closely with project staff and local partners, and provide training and capacity building in effective and appropriate data collection as well as M&E methodology and tools.
  • Provide program support to key program personnel such as the Media and Communications Director and the Sub-grants Officer, as and when required.
  • Design, implement and contribute to evaluation methodologies and measurement approaches, above and beyond required indicators.
  • Liaise with international impact evaluation consultants and other external experts supporting the program, providing them with information and support as and when is required.
  • Draft regular donor narrative reports, as well as any other reports needed for internal and external use.
  • Maintain contact with and facilitate two-way communication and feedback with all program staff and local partners to facilitate timely and regular flow of information and data and to ensure that reports are utilized and practical.
  • Work with program staff to write human-interest success stories and other communications products about project impact representing a wide range of locations and topics for sharing with general audiences as well as donors.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor degree in social science, development, or related field or equivalent standard of education. Master’s degree and/or professional training in M&E preferred.
Experience
  • At least 5 years professional experience in the field of performance measurement for social development activities and/or media. Experience working on USAID-funded projects is highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative data collection and M&E database systems. Knowledge of data management processes and tools, including USAID’s database systems.
  • Experience with relevant M&E and communications software, such as Excel, SPSS, In-Design, Photoshop etc.
  • Experience working with and providing technical and/or capacity building support to civil society organizations in Tanzania.
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the work place and experience providing technical support to a cross-section of staff and local partners.
Skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Solid English writing skills, to a publishable standard. Writing samples required.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical and information management skills.
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and reliably, to a high standard and to deadline.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff.
  • Willingness to travel to project areas in different locations across the country.
Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

Job: Senior Finance & Administration Manager - Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for all financial and administrative operations with Internews in Tanzania. S/he will work closely with the Internews Tanzania COP, with the Internews Tanzania operations and finance staff, and with other Internews staff in Internews regional office in Kenya and in HQ.
This is a senior position which requires sound technical knowledge and skills in the financial management, administration, and staff management.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting
  • Prepare end month financial and accounting reports using QuickBooks and Agresso ERP. Responsible for cash and bank reconciliations, oversees and monitors business advances to the project staff, vendors’ vetting, and accruals.
  • Ensure proper supporting documentation is provided for all transactions and that Internews accounting policies and procedures are properly implemented.
  • Oversee the maintenance of finance and accounting files.
  • Maintain the assets inventory.
Finance
  • Ensure proper supporting documentation is provided for all transactions and that Internews financial policies and procedures are properly implemented. Work closely with the Country Director, Business Manager and Headquarters to ensure that projects are compliant at all levels of funders’ financial rules and regulations.
  • Maintain and send financial projections on a monthly basis to the Country Director.
  • Prepare budgets, modifications and forecasting jointly with the Country Director.
  • Ensure all projects are covered by funders’ obligations.
  • Coordinate and maintain a cash flow forecasting system based on program needs.
  • Assess and compile all cash needs of the projects, and prepare and submit cash requests to the Country Director.
  • Supervise the delivery of funds to the various project locations as required.
  • Review all payment requests, and verify and validate all documents submitted for payment.
  • Conduct banking transactions. Maintain banking files.
  • Provide training as necessary to the staff under his or her supervision.
Administration
  • Maintains an updated list of all vendors: suppliers of good and services, consultants, employees, and their current contracts and pending payments.
  • Maintains filing about funders’ agreements and their modifications, and provides Country Director and project managers with key information about the awards they are in charge.
  • Works closely with Internews Grants & Contracts Department about all contracting issues.
  • Ensures Procurement policy is strictly adhered. Prepares Procurement Orders’ supporting documentation and submits them to the HQ Grant and Contracts Department for approval.
  • Trains admin staff on Internews procurement procedures as necessary, and oversees procurement compliance for goods and services.
  • Supervise supply and logistical support for operations. Supervise vehicles.
Human Resources
  • Supervise Administrative and Finance staff, provide training and mentorship as required, and evaluate their performance.
  • Provide oversight for the preparation of contracts for local staff and consultants according to Tanzanian law and Internews regulations.
  • Ensure human resource-related compliance with Internews rules and processes and with local laws and regulations.
  • Establish and/or maintain a HR manual for Internews Tanzania staff, a code of conduct and other Internews official guidelines. Track local and international staff leave, and budget coding.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
Sub-Grants Management
  • Overall responsibility for sub-grant management at Internews Tanzania, including line managing the Sub-grants Officer.
  • Provide oversight in the monitoring of sub-grants and sub-contracts.
  • Ensure support is effectively given to Internews sub-grantees and partners with budget preparation, financial implications and budget reporting preparation.
  • Ensure sub-grants are sufficiently monitored and evaluated.
  • Ensure compliance by all sub-grantees to Internews and any donor, including United States government regulations.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s Degree in Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Professional qualification in Accounting e.g. CPA, ACCA or equivalent qualification.
Experience
  • Over 7 years’ professional experience, ideally in an international organization in Tanzania, at a senior level with demonstrated impact and ability to handle increasing responsibility and accountability.
  • Experience working with USAID and other donors. Demonstrated understanding of USAID donor reporting requirements and rules and regulations highly preferred.
  • Experience in managing/supervising sub grants to local and international organizations.
  • Ability to guide in the setting of financial objectives and monitoring delivery against goals.
  • Demonstrated experience in and excellent understanding of Agresso and other IT based ERP systems, as well as budget monitoring and reporting systems including systems implementation.
  • Proven experience in formulating business plans, budgets and finance policies and procedures.
  • Capability in evaluation of effective Finance, Administrative and Budget Management processes as well as underlying IT Infrastructure.
  • Capability in evaluation of Legislation, Accounting regulations and Tax matters, including employment related subjects.
Skills and abilities
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills. Kiswahili communication skills also required.
  • Excellent Information Technology skills (including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Finance systems).
  • Willingness and ability to learn and apply new concepts and systems, including new financial and administration software as appropriate.
  • Strong management and organizational skills, and ability to manage competing priorities within tight deadlines.
  • Solid problem-solving skills, and in particular, the ability to resolve problems quickly and effectively and determine the appropriate course of action.
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage a team and represent Internews Tanzania both internally and externally.
  • Able to work independently under minimal supervision in a multicultural working environment.
  • Respect for confidentiality; affinity with Internews core values, objectives and beliefs.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work with the ability to be part of a team.
Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

Job: Sub-grants Officer - Tanzania

Organization: Internews Network

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for establishing and managing effective working relationships with Internews’ core sub-grantees and sub-contractors and recipient of small grants in Tanzania, including local media organizations, media outlets and civil society organizations.

Note: Tanzanian citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate must have work authorization in Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • As Internews Tanzania’s main point of contact for sub-grants management, maintain communication and relationships with local and international partners, ensuring that media and civil society stakeholders are effectively involved in the project and that the project partners’ feedback is channeled back into project management.
  • Provide day to day administration of sub-grants and subcontracts, including tracking budgets, payments, compliance, modifications and reporting, and alert the Senior Finance and Administration Manager and the Media and Communications Director regarding any performance or financial reporting issues.
  • Support the Media and Communications Director to monitor the programmatic progress and capacity of sub-grants and subcontracts against the sub-grant agreements and work-plans.
  • Ensure technical, financial, and administrative compliance with Internews’ and USAID’s sub-grant management and reporting procedures.
  • Support organizational capacity assessments for sub-grantees and other partners and build capacity of sub-grantees in various areas including financial management and M&E
  • Launch and administer competitive grant pools for media and civil society organizations.
  • With support from the M&E Specialist, oversee data collection and programmatic reporting for partners ensuring all procedures are followed.
  • Liaise with Internews HQ and Regional Office for partner-related information or financial issues.
  • Oversee partners’ programmatic and financial reporting, ensuring that quality reports are submitted to Internews in a timely manner. Monitor and evaluate the quality of sub-grantees’ reporting and provide training on reporting procedures and mechanisms, to ensure improvement and impact.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor degree in business administration, management or the social sciences. A post-graduate qualification or professional training in project management would be of added advantage.
Experience
  • Minimum five years professional experience in sub-grants management, partnerships, and/or capacity building of local partners. Additional experience in project management would be an advantage.
  • Experience working on USAID-funded projects especially on grants management and reporting mechanisms.
  • Extensive knowledge of USAID rules and regulations for grants and sub-grants management.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with local partners in Tanzania especially media outlets, media development organizations, and community based or non-governmental organizations.
  • Experience in organization development, particularly in the media and NGO sectors, preferred.
Skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as detail orientation.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and ability to work on own initiative.
  • Effective Kiswahili and English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professionalism and leadership skills.
  • Strong multi-cultural interpersonal skills, including ability to work with teams from different cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Negotiation and diplomatic skills.
Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Network. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Network's offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page.

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our Career Center.

Job: Chargé.e de mission énergie & infrastructures - Dar es Salam

Organization: AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

La Tanzanie connaît depuis plus de 10 ans une croissance dynamique (7% par an) et une stabilité macroéconomique et politique. Le pays reste toutefois confronté à de nombreux défis pour réduire le niveau de pauvreté encore élevé et devenir un pays à revenu intermédiaire.

L'AFD intervient en Tanzanie en faveur de la promotion d'une croissance durable et de la réduction de la pauvreté, en mobilisant un volume croissant de financements (objectif de 100 M EUR de nouveaux engagements par an), souverains et non souverains, dans les secteurs de l'eau et l'assainissement, l'énergie et les transports, en concertation avec les autres bailleurs de fonds.

Le Bureau de l'AFD à Dar Es Salam, composé de 7 personnes, renforce son équipe pour poursuivre le développement de l'activité, en particulier dans le secteur de l'énergie et des transports.
Mission(s) principale(s) :
  • Identification d'opérations de développement dans les secteurs de l'énergie (production d'énergie renouvelable, transmission d'électricité en Tanzanie et dans la région, distribution d'électricité en zone péri-urbaine et rurale) et des transports (infrastructures aéroportuaires, transport urbain)
  • Suivi de l'instruction et de la mise en œuvre des concours souverains et non souverains dans les secteurs concernés en relation avec les contreparties tanzaniennes et les départements techniques de l'AFD.
  • Participation au groupe des bailleurs de fonds des secteurs de l'énergie et des transports
  • Intérim et contribution à la gestion du Bureau de Dar es Salaam
Profil
  • Anglais opérationnel exigé
  • Expérience de chef de projet/chargé de mission dans le secteur des infrastructures. Une connaissance du secteur de l'énergie serait appréciée ;
  • Capacité à développer un portefeuille de projets d'infrastructures et à animer la réflexion sectorielle avec les partenaires nationaux et les bailleurs de fonds
Dynamisme

How to apply:

http://afd.profils.org/Pages/Offre/detailoffre.aspx?idOffre=2110&idOrigine=1402&LCID=1036&am...

Job: Project Associate/Focal Point- Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar

Organization: Search for Common Ground

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

We are Searchers.

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.

It’s our purpose- our call to action.

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence

Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality. Inclusivity. Courage. Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

We are searching for…

The Project Associate/Focal Point position will be based in Dar es Salaam. This position will work under Search Tanzania’s is two projects implemented in Tanga, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar with overall objectives of strengthening community resilience to key drivers of potential violent extremism in at-risk areas as well as promote peaceful coexistence in communities. The projects seek to promote participation and inclusion of populations vulnerable to extremism (especially young men and women) as well as fostering interfaith collaboration and social cohesion in communities through an innovative mix of trainings, community dialogues, media campaigns and other community-led initiatives.

The projects engage a wide range of stakeholders including: radio and television stations, media practitioners, community leaders, local authorities, civil society organizations, security officials, and community members, with a particular focus on women and youth.

The position reports to the Project Coordinator, based in Dar es Salaam. The position will be responsible for implementation of activities and support day-to-day monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in the targeted communities in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. S/he will assist the Project Coordinator and Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Officer in project planning, implementation and reporting. S/he will also be actively involved in the collection, analysis and filing of M&E data. This position requires regular travel to project locations.

Your contribution

The roles and responsibilities include:
  • Update the Project Coordinator on relevant changes in context and dynamics on the ground in project area;
  • Assist the project staff and partners to conduct any baseline, mapping, needs assessments within selected communities;
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with any partners and relevant stakeholders at the local level including community members (youth and women), civil society, media outlets, government officials, media and security sector officials, etc;
  • Make logistical arrangements for all project activities (organization of trainings and related travel etc.);
  • Draft high quality activity reports and contribute to overall project reporting efforts;
  • Contribute to design of call for proposals for small grants and contribute to select the best community led initiatives;
  • Assist the selected local sub-recipients of small grants with grants cycle management: drafting of proposals, collecting financial documentation, reviewing activity reports and ensuring timely submission;
  • Support DM&E Officer to monitor and evaluate progress on project activities, capturing results, successes, challenges and lessons learnt;
  • Working with the Admin/Finance and teams to ensure that financial documentation is collected and recorded in timely manner; contribute to financial projections and work plans for upcoming activities;
  • Support to DM&E Officer with the design of monitoring tools for project activities, and assist with the analysis of data for activity reports.
  • Conduct field visits to collect monitoring data, including success stories, as included in the M&E plan;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of baseline and evaluation activities, under the supervision of the DM&E Officer; and
  • Support the DM&E Officer with any other tasks as needed.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

You are… You meet the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related area, preferably in conflict resolutions, international studies, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), development cooperation or human rights;
  • At least two years’ experience in peacebuilding, development, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and/or related fields community relations, government relations or sustainability;
  • Previous field experience in Dar es Salaam and/or Zanzibar considered an advantage, with excellent relationships with local stakeholders;
  • Previous experience working in prevention and peace-building, community dialogue and/or social cohesion initiatives considered an advantage;
  • Strong and proven ability in report writing, desk review elaboration, and other methods;
  • Experience as trainer/facilitator;
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management in compliance with internal policies;
  • Spoken and written fluency in Kiswahili and English;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Good command of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point;
  • Dynamic, creative and solution-oriented;
  • Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision;
  • Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in dialogue, peace building and conflict transformation; and
  • The ability to travel extensively in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar (Pemba & Unguja)
Duration: An initial six month contract with possibility of renewal

How to apply:

Sound good? To apply, interested candidates should**:
  • Send a cover letter and current resume to our employment website here.
  • Include the following in your cover letter
  • minimum salary requirements (or current salary)
  • projected start date,
  • where you found this posting.
This position will close on Friday October 13, 2017**.** We are looking to fill this position with the right candidate. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

Job: Media Assistant

Organization: Search for Common Ground

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

We are Searchers.

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.

It’s our purpose- our call to action.

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence

Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality. Inclusivity. Courage. Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

We are searching for…

The Media Assistant position will be based in Dar es Salaam. This position will work under Search Tanzania’s two projects implemented in Tanga, Arusha, Dar es Salaam, and Zanzibar with overall objectives of strengthening community resilience to key drivers of potential violent extremism in at-risk areas as well as promote peaceful coexistence in communities. The projects seek to promote participation and inclusion of populations vulnerable to extremism (especially young men and women) as well as fostering interfaith collaboration and social cohesion in communities through an innovative mix of trainings, community dialogues, media campaigns and other community-led initiatives.

The projects engage a wide range of stakeholders including: radio and television stations, media practitioners, community leaders, local authorities, civil society organizations, security officials, and community members, with a particular focus on women and youth.

The Media Assistant will support the Project Coordinator in management and implementation of all media aspects of the two projects. S/he will also support other Search Tanzania media work as required. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator in close coordination with the Project Associates/Focal Points, Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Officer as well as the Country Director as required.

Your contribution

The roles and responsibilities include:
  • Work with the Project Associates/Focal Points (Arusha/Tanga and Dar es Salaam/Zanzibar), DM&E Officer and Project Coordinator for effective planning and implementation of media activities;
  • Support the day-to-day media activities of Search projects, including planning, logistics, and oversight;
  • Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, design and implement a multi-media campaign under the projects;
  • Work with the Project Coordinator, Finance and Administration Manager to negotiate with radio and television channels to broadcast Search activities, as well as to market and distribute media products via traditional and new media;
  • Work with Search’s Regional/Head Quarters Communications team to ensure media aspects of the country’s activities are shared internally and externally;
  • Be the focal point for all Search Tanzania social media platforms, ensuring that real-time updates of activity highlights are posted on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp groups;
  • Work with the DM&E Officer to develop tools for tracking and evaluating media activities and participate in data collection, and conducting listenership surveys as requested;
  • Compile and submit monthly Media Activity Reports;
  • Meet regularly with Project Coordinator to review progress of projects against project objectives, indicators and deliverables, and give meaningful input and recommendations into the project management and institutional learning;
  • Collation of media logs for media programs;
  • Working with Project Associates/Focal Points to update real time and other content on Search’s social media platforms;
  • Travel to communities regularly to ensure media activities are on track and to troubleshoot as needed;
  • Be directly engaged in the continuing development of the organization, its mission, and its staff, through the sharing of experience and knowledge.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

You are… You meet the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Theater Arts or a related field;
  • Demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project staff on design and implementation of radio, television and other media programs;
  • Ability to successfully facilitate trainings and dialogues using participatory methods;
  • Professional knowledge and experience in using and applying social media in programming;
  • High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality;
  • The ability to work independently and effectively in a team environment;
  • A proven track record of being proactive;
  • The ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines;
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, e-studio as well as web browsers;
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English, both verbally and in writing;
  • The ability to travel across project areas.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

Duration: An initial six month contract with possibility of renewal

How to apply:

Sound good? To apply, interested candidates should**:
  • Send a cover letter and current resume to our employment website here.
  • Include the following in your cover letter
  • minimum salary requirements (or current salary)
  • projected start date,
  • where you found this posting.
This position will close on Friday October 13, 2017**.** We are looking to fill this position with the right candidate. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

Job: Senior Technical Specialist

Organization: DAI Global

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 18 Oct 2017

Background: The USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) partners with East African and U.S. businesses to attract investment that transforms the East African private sector into vibrant global trading partners. The Hub also promotes a more predictable, transparent and enabling business environment in East Africa by supporting adherence to intra-regional and international trade agreements and conformity to international standards. Improving the region’s trade competitiveness, encouraging the diversification of exports beyond natural resources, and promoting broader, more-inclusive economic growth will lead to more food secure and resilient East African communities.

The goal of the Hub is to deepen regional integration, increase the competitiveness of select regional agricultural value chains, promote two-way trade with the U.S. under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and facilitate investment and technology to drive trade growth intra-regionally and to global markets.
Objectives and Duties:

The Senior Technical Specialist will work in collaboration with the Tanzania Country Representative and the Nairobi-based technical staff to lead field-based implementation of technical activities to remove cross border trade bottlenecks, facilitate and accelerate regional trade in staple foods in Tanzania. He/she will also be expected to support in the coordination of activities for the investment, regulatory policy and agribusiness components including report writing, data collection and research, attending conferences and acting as a key support to the overall objectives of these components.

The Senior Technical Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following detailed tasks:
  • Provide input for the development, planning and implementation of Hub work related to structured agricultural markets, trade finance and trade policy in the Eastern Africa region
  • Advises Tanzania agriculture stakeholders through reviews and the provision of technical advice and capacity development on agricultural marketing, agricultural market policies, trade finance and postproduction and trade technology and investment development:
  • Support implementation of Hub activities to facilitate Tanzania’s harmonization of agriculture seed and grain trade standards and ratification of the EAC SPS Protocol.
  • Organizes and facilitates discussions on agribusiness investment-related policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sector, with a view to reach consensus on improved policies for investment in agriculture trade, agribusiness and agriculture support services;
  • Work with the Hub’s Nairobi-based investment team to identify investment opportunities, particularly in the agribusiness and agriculture sector to add to the Hub’s investment pipeline;
  • Lead, monitor, and report on key research data and analysis requirements related to regional agriculture trade and investment to the sector.
  • Monitor and report on the status of all donor and government activities related to agriculture policy, trade and investment
Qualifications:
  • Advanced university degree in agriculture, economics, law or other relevant discipline related to agriculture policy, trade and investment
  • Five to seven years of relevant experience in the areas of agriculture policy, agriculture seed and grain trade standards, agriculture market development, investment and management or related field
  • A good knowledge of international and regional trade, and/or regional integration, preferably in the Eastern Africa region;
  • Extensive relevant experience working in similar donor funded regional projects, preferably USAID-funded projects, in the Eastern and Southern Africa region;
  • Extensive knowledge of agricultural markets and regional agricultural trade;
  • Extensive relevant experience in working collaboratively with institutional and private sector partners and stakeholders in a multi-country setting;
  • Extensive relevant experience in organizing international meetings, seminars and training courses in the technical general area of agro-industries development;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills; and,
  • Ability to use the latest ICT technology and computer software programs.
Base of Operations:
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reporting:
  • The Senior Technical Specialist will report to the Hub’s Deputy Chief of Party - Technical
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • The Senior Technical Specialist will have no supervisory responsibilities.
How to apply:

Interested applicants should apply via the link https://daieatradehub.formstack.com/forms/senior_technical_specialist by October 18, 2017, 11:59pm East Africa Local time. Only candidates who send their information via the link and by the deadline will be eligible.

Visit http://www.eatradehub.org/opportunities to view the scope of work and learn more about the Hub.

Job: Community Mapping Supervisor (Data Zetu Project)

Organization: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Contract duration: Full-time 40 hours per week over a 7 month period

Projected start date: 23 October, 2017

Reports to: Country Manager, Tanzania
About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 40,000 people with ground operations in five countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need.

HOT has collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania since 2015 as implementing partner for the community mapping component of the Ramani Huria (“Open Map” in English) program. During this time, HOT has trained nearly 500 young people in open geospatial data and participatory mapping methods through a partnership including Ardhi University and the Tanzania Red Cross Society. Starting in September 2017, HOT has partnered with IREX on the Data Zetu project. Data Zetu aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives. Through partnerships and collaborations with local communities, Data Zetu works with stakeholders to build skills and develop digital and offline tools that make information accessible to everyone.
About the Position – Community Mapping Supervisor

The Community Mapping Supervisor will lead HOT’s mapping, data collection, and training activities on the Data Zetu project. This includes supervising remote mapping, on-the-ground data collection, and capacity building activities involving a team of six junior spatial data entry staff.
Responsibilities
  • Plan and organize large-scale data collection campaigns in coordination with partner organizations
  • Implement data collection forms using OpenDataKit Collect, OpenMapKit and other mobile data collection tools
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise on participatory mapping and OpenStreetMap
  • Develop and provide training in OpenStreetMap and related tools to local partners including CSOs, CBOs, NGOs, government, universities
  • Oversee, train, and supervise a team of 6 national staff, student interns and community volunteers
  • Communicate about project activity, including assisting with regular blogs posts and (social) media updates
  • Analyze geospatial data and produce visually compelling maps and analysis methods that can be shared with partner organizations
  • Organize periodic community mapping events and nurture the growth and sustainability of the Tanzania OpenStreetMap community & open data ecosystem
  • Assist in project report writing and translation as necessary
About You
  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian / development work demonstrated through prior professional or volunteer experiences
  • Proficient written and spoken English and Swahili
  • At least 2 years professional experience
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Preferred)
  • Experience in GIS and spatial data analysis
  • Clear vision of participatory data collection methods and community involvement, preferably using OpenStreetMap
  • Experience running training sessions, workshops or teaching
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills, including advanced written and spoken English
  • Proven ability to work independently and lead activities
  • Able to travel and work for days or weeks at a time in Kyela and Mbeya, Tanzania
Additional desirable skillsets:
  • Experience in disaster response, open data or open source strongly desired
  • OpenMapKit, OpenDataKit, or Kobo Collect experience
  • Sector expertise in disaster risk reduction, public health, or water, sanitation, & hygiene
  • QGIS
How to apply:

To apply please complete the online application form and send a CV to [email protected] with "Community Mapping Supervisor" in subject line.

Job: Communications Specialist (Tanzania)

Organization: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Place of work: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania with travel to Kyela and Mbeya, Tanzania

Contract duration: Full-time 40 hours per week over a 7 month period with possibility for a 12 month extension on a part-time basis.

Projected start date: 23 October, 2017

Reports to: Country Manager, Tanzania
About HOT

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is a US-based NGO and global community of thousands of volunteers working together to use maps and open data for humanitarian response and the Sustainable Development Goals. As the world’s preeminent participatory mapping NGO, HOT has fostered a global mapping community composed of more than 40,000 people with ground operations in five countries. When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies this global network to create the maps and data that enable responders to reach those in need.

HOT has collaborated with the World Bank in Tanzania since 2015 as implementing partner for the community mapping component of the Ramani Huria (“Open Map” in English) program. During this time, HOT has trained nearly 500 young people in open geospatial data and participatory mapping methods through a partnership including Ardhi University and the Tanzania Red Cross Society. Starting in September 2017, HOT has partnered with IREX on the Data Zetu project. Data Zetu aims to empower communities to make better, more evidence-based decisions to improve their lives. Through partnerships and collaborations with local communities, Data Zetu works with stakeholders to build skills and develop digital and offline tools that make information accessible to everyone.
About the Position – Communications Specialist

The Communications Specialist will lead HOT’s external communications and outreach across the Ramani Huria and Data Zetu projects. From print to digital communications, to in-person interviews and relations with the media, the Communications Specialist will ensure professional outreach and engagement of all parties with interest in the project, both internal and external. This includes creation of marketing materials, social media outreach, blogging and conference outreach.
Responsibilities
  • Communicate project progress and successes regularly with stakeholders including the public, the Government of Tanzania, development stakeholders eg World Bank, UK Department for International Development, and others
  • Present information and analysis to citizens on information gathered through the community mapping exercise in all appropriate forums both within the project task team, secretariat and with outside stakeholders as appropriate
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on the project to technical specialists at the World Bank, IREX and donors
  • Disseminate information at the local level through media including newspapers, public billboards, posters and advertisements
  • Work with journalists in Tanzania and internationally to increase exposure and coverage of the Ramani Huria and Data Zetu projects
  • Develop and implement social media strategy across channels (Facebook, Twitter; explore use of Instagram)
  • Produce monthly reports to demonstrate growth in social media activity and engagement
  • Research and write periodic blog posts for Ramani Huria and Data Zetu related to community mapping
  • Capture new photo and video content of HOT’s work; coordinate production and editing
  • Develop and/or manage development of print and digital marketing/communications materials and other information resources to demonstrate the impact of our work
  • Coordinate editing and layout of periodic reports to donors
  • Research, design, and develop data use stories and case studies
  • Manage blog content on www.ramanihura.org and contribe to https://datazetu.or.tz/
  • Organize conference and event outreach through booths and presentations
  • Participate regularly in HOT’s global Communications Working Group (every 2 weeks) and coordinate Tanzania communications with HOT global communications
About You
  • Care deeply about the mission: passionate about humanitarian / development work demonstrated through prior professional or volunteer experiences
  • Outstanding written and spoken English and Swahili
  • At least 2 years professional experience with communications and marketing
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Preferred) candidate in Emergency/Disaster Management, International Affairs, Public or Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or related field
  • Clear, concise, and compelling writing skills
  • Ability to use photo editing and graphic design tools
  • Excellent data management, organised, and attentive to detail
  • Professional experience managing social media platforms and developing strategies
Additional desirable skillsets:
  • Previous experience in journalism or mass media outreach e.g. writing press releases
  • Skilled in technical writing
  • Experience in disaster response, open data or open source strongly desired
  • Experience in creating flyers and brochures (preferably with open source tools)
  • Experience in video blog shooting and editing
How to apply:

To apply please complete the online application form and send a CV to [email protected] with "Communications Specialist- Tanzania" in subject line.