Job: Farm Africa Country Director, Tanzania

Organization: Farm Africa
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Jan 2018

Effective agriculture has the power to change lives. It underpins prosperity, food security and stability the world over. Farm Africa focuses on transforming agriculture and managing natural resources sustainably. We champion a holistic approach that boosts yields, protects the environment and connects smallholder farmers to thriving markets.

We have the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement. We are looking for a Country Director for our Tanzanian programme with the drive and ability to engage with donors, the private sector and other agriculture sector stakeholders, to create and lead on opportunities to build on existing initiatives, grow the pipeline and expand both our geographical and technical footprint.

The Country Director, Tanzania plays a key role within Farm Africa’s global senior management team and you will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for Farm Africa’s Tanzanian country programme, in line with our global strategy of becoming the NGO of choice for donors and businesses.

You will have a successful track record of working at Country Director level within the NGO sector and a strong understanding of donor environments, working closely with communities, government and the private sector. You will have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa, have excellent hands-on programme, financial, strategic and human resource management experience. Exceptional multi-tasking, networking, relationship-building and financial management skills are pre-requisites.

Note: Farm Africa will not accept third party application and recruitment consultants are respectfully asked to not get in touch with regards to this role.
 
How to apply:

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply please visit the jobs page of our website for details: www.farmafrica.org/jobs/jobs

The deadline for applications is 9:00 am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Job: PSI Program Assistant, East Africa

Organization: Population Services International
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 03 Jan 2018

Program Assistant

East Africa

Based in Washington, D.C.

Reports to the Program Coordinator

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world's leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI'ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

Though contested by other departments, the EA team is clearly the best at PSI. EA is known as the innovation lab, a place where exciting new ideas in global health are tested. Currently, we have programs operating in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Somaliland, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

We are looking for a Program Assistant to support program management functions in the East Africa department. The Program Assistant (PA) will have wide ranging responsibilities and work with PSI staff at all levels both in Washington and overseas. The position requires flexibility and willingness to assume varied duties and projects with an emphasis on administrative and financial tasks. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Program Coordinator for East Africa.

The position will form part of a regional backstopping team based in DC and Nairobi and will be expected to interact regularly with the Regional Office in Nairobi, the field offices in the region, as well as other departments in Washington including Contracts, Finance and Procurement.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

RESPONSIBILITIES:** The Program Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and financial support to the staff of the East Africa (EA) region, ensuring smooth and timely flow of work and will be assigned to support country offices. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide dynamic and proactive administrative support to the Associate Program Managers, Program Manager, Financial Analysts, and Regional Directors
  • Liaise with the Grants and Contracts department for review of contracts and budgets, and track/respond to issues
  • Create review, update and realign donor budgets as assigned, and manage the project setup and modification process
  • Provide financial oversight of the East Africa departmental budget by tracking it quarterly and taking corrective action as necessary
  • Review and process vendor and consultant invoices generated both through DC and the country offices; track and reconcile credit card activity and business communications expenses
  • Support the review of monthly financial status reports review for assigned countries
  • Collect and review supporting documents for audit requests
  • Support maintenance of internal report management systems and tools
  • Manage and organize departmental events such as: department meetings, retreats, team building activities, etc.
  • Assist with travel arrangements for EA staff including: helping to secure visas for urgent travel, making hotel reservations, airport pick-up for visitors to D.C., and scheduling appointments
  • Maintain existing departmental system of filing, classifying, and tracking country-specific documentation and support the design of tools and systems for knowledge management and information tracking
  • Other duties as assigned
What are we looking for?

The basics
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least one year experience working in a fast paced office environment
  • Experience living outside the United States and in multicultural environments preferred
  • Advanced computer skills with strong Excel skills (and including MS Office applications)
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with strong attention to detail and timeliness
  • Proven ability to develop routines to manage large workloads and organize work efficiently
  • Readiness to interact with a variety of people and assume diverse duties and tasks
  • French and/or Portuguese language skills a plus
Successful candidates will be customer service oriented, exhibit excellent communication and interpersonal skills; have proven problem solving ability; be able to work efficiently and quickly under pressure; be able to prioritize and perform multiple tasks; and have the ability to work with minimal supervision and follow through on assignments. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated interest in international health and development issues.

Icing on the cake
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; you feel comfortable speaking up when you have something important to say and have the ability to effectively interact with senior management.
  • Mind for Process Improvement. You bring awareness and commitment to doing work effectively and efficiently. We want people who will see a way to streamline or improve a process and who won't hesitate to share their ideas in making it happen.
  • Champion of Fun. You support the idea that the team that works hard should play hard. We like people with a team attitude who smile and encourage others through both easy and tough tasks.
References will be required. Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

Status: Non-exempt

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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Job: Deputy Chief of Party: Endangered Ecosystems - Tanzania

SUMMARY
Endangered Ecosystems - Northern Tanzania (EENT) is a Cooperative Agreement (AID-621-A-15-00004) funded by USAID/Tanzania and is designed to protect critical habitats and wildlife, as well as improve livelihoods in a well-defined ecosystem in northern Tanzania. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will be responsible for the oversight of quality technical implementation of project activities. The DCOP will work closely with the COP and the eight project partners to ensure compliance with USAID policies and procedures. This position is a term-limited position for the remaining duration of the 5-year USAID funding window, and will report to the EENT COP. The position is based at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) office in Arusha, Tanzania.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the Chief of Party (COP) in the management of the EENT project. S/he will provide technical oversight, coordinate field operations, provide support in the management of sub-grantees, and ensure that activities meet USAID and TNC standards. The DCOP will play a key role in supporting the COP to effectively achieve the results defined in the agreement. On behalf of the EENT project, s/he serves as the principle contact to government agencies and community beneficiaries. The DCOP manages the technical aspects of the USAID funding to ensure that there are lasting outcomes and results. A focus will be collaboration with key partners and the communication of best practices and frameworks that help address the natural system needs, and engages local community support for local conservation efforts.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
Project implementation:
• Ensures high quality implementation of EENT project field operations to realize progress towards project objectives, including through field visits.
• Works with the COP and partners to design and coordinate activities in line with approved work plans.
• Establishes and maintains optimal performance standards to meet targets and expected outcomes of annual work plans and the Cooperative Agreement while remaining within budget.
• Ensures that logistics are in place for the implementation of events; ensures that activities are reported on technically and financially. Maintains a rolling 3-months events calendar.
• Organizes and reports upon implementing partner meetings and provides follow-up.
• Supports the monitoring of key deliverables, outputs and outcomes as per Work Plans and sub-grantee/contractor agreements.

Stakeholder relationships and coordination:
• Manages, in coordination with the COP, relationships with local and national government institutions and partner organizations.
• Ensures coordination for planning and feedback with district and village governmental institutions, other stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries for the project.

Planning and reporting:
• Facilitates communications and information flow for the project.
• Prepares annual work plans and quarterly and annual performance reports.
• Prepares presentations, lessons learned, and other communications products as needed.

Project management:
• Serves as Acting COP when the COP is unavailable.
Travel:
• Frequently travels domestically.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• BA/BS degree and 7 years’ experience in conservation practice or related field such as protected area management, community conservation, natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience managing complex or multiple donor-funded projects in Tanzania, including managing finances and coordinating the work of other professionals and partners.
• Experience implementing projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
• Demonstrated experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the country level.
• Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and government agencies.
• Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation
• Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
• Experience negotiating.
• Communicating clearly, both interpersonal and written, in English and Kiswahili.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
• Knowledge of Tanzania’s environment sector and wildlife management policies, laws, and development issues.
• Knowledge on gender and development, and experience in managing programs that mainstream gender.
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and regions.
• Multi-lingual and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Demonstrated ability to prepare professional written reports and other communications materials in English
• Ability to develop practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
• Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives or related field.
• Politically savvy.
• Comfortable operating in a non-hierarchical and collegial manner.

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