Job: Project Manager - Tanzania at Istituto Oikos

Closing date: 12 Feb 2018

POSITION: Project Manager

COUNTRY: Tanzania

PROJECT: “Greater Kilimanjaro initiatives to enhance community participation in

sustainable conservation of the trans frontier ecosystem and wildlife” - Project funded by EuropeAid

DUTY STATION: Arusha (Tanzania) with field missions in project area (Greater Kilimanjaro Ecosystem: in Tanzania includes the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area; in Kenya the Olgulului-Ololarashi Group Ranch (OOGR) and 4 conservancies to the Tanzania border).

DURATION OF THE CONTRACT: 12 months (renewable for others 2 years)

STARTING DATE: March 1st 2018

General duties: The Project Manager will be in charge of the planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision of all project activities in conformity with the project document and the donor’s procedures. The PM will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator (main applicant) and in coordination with the Project Manager of the activities carried out in Kenya, contracted by the African Conservation Center (project co-applicant).

Key responsibilities

1) Management and coordination of the project’s staff allocated to the project’s implementation.

Particularly, in coordination with Oikos Country Administrator the PM will:

· develop the Terms of Reference for the project personnel;

· carry out the candidates’ selection;

· prepare local contracts;

· supervise staff field’s work, monthly timesheets and reports.

2) Prepare the needed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Oikos, the local authorities and key stakeholders for the implementation of the Action in Tanzania and ensure that all the relevant MoUs are in place in the Kenyan section.

3) Coordinate project activities with the co-applicant, relevant actors (local authorities at Regional, District, Wards and village level) and significant project stakeholders.

4) Provide technical support for project activities, among others:

· land use and mapping with a focus on viable wildlife corridors;

· human wildlife conflict mitigation measures;

· community based wildlife tourism;

· facilitate roundtables and workshops among project stakeholders in both countries.

5) Support the design of the Monitoring & Evaluation Plan according to the Logical Framework of the Project; in particular, identify project indicators to monitor the impact of project activities and results and organize the baseline data collection.

6) Prepare a visibility and communication plan, following the donor’s procedures and under the supervision of Istituto Oikos’ visibility & communication team.

7) Organize and coordinate the missions of international experts, local consultants and EU officers.

8) Manage, in collaboration with the Country Administrator, the project financial resources in compliance with Oikos’ internal procedures and donor’s procedures.

In particular support the following:

· monthly control of the budget and of the expenditures incurred;

· verification of the monthly financial reports to be shared with Oikos’ financial departments;

· preparation of the budget requests;

· if needed, prepare donor’s budget amendments and no-cost extensions supporting documents.

9) Compile the following reports:

· A monthly technical report (based on the reports of the technical staff) to be submitted to Istituto Oikos HQ according to Oikos procedures and formats.

· An annual technical report as per donor’s procedure, in collaboration with the Project Coordinator, to be submitted to Istituto Oikos HQ for preliminary approval. The PM will also support the preparation of an annual financial report in collaboration with Oikos Country Administrator.

· A Result Oriented Monitoring (ROM) report to be submitted according to the donor’s requirements.

· Any other report and supporting document that might be required.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master’s Degree in Science (Wildlife Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Agronomy, Forestry or related)
  • At least 6 years of experience in the field of rural development and international cooperation projects. Strong experience in African context with EU funded projects will be considered an added value.
  • Capacity to plan, implement and monitor field activities.
  • Strong experience in working in consortia of partners and committed to teamwork.
  • Effective communication, motivating leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Very good reporting writing skills and computer literacy.
  • Sound knowledge of EU procedures (management of the financial resources, monitoring & evaluation, visibility activities, reporting).
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English language.
  • The knowledge of Ki-Swahili will be considered an added value.
HOW TO APPLY:

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February the 12th, 2018

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their CV, a letter of motivation and the details of 3 people for professional references to [email protected], indicating Vacancy Notice PM/TZ/2018 in the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job: Country Director, Tanzania - Project Concern International

Job Description

The Country Director leads the PCI/Tanzania team and ensures all of our work contributes to quality outcomes and a strong reputation for excellence in both programs and operations. The Country Director serves as the strategic leader and senior representative for PCI Tanzania. S/he will lead the design and implementation of new resource mobilization and partnership strategies to produce innovative and diversified funding streams for PCI Tanzania. S/he leads the organization’s diverse program portfolio, including interventions in education, agriculture, health, school feeding, and pastoralist communities.

The primary leadership responsibilities of the Country Director include strategic partnership development, resource mobilization, and liaising with relevant ministries, donors, partners, and other national and international agencies and stakeholders. S/he ensures quality program design and implementation, overall financial management, coordination of implementation partners, development of new cutting-edge programs, and human capital management.

Please also visit our Tanzania homepage here.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Strategic Partnership Development:
  1. Identify specific opportunities for strategic partnerships with U.S. government, bilateral, multilateral, private sector, and NGO partners that increase visibility, strengthen PCI’s role in communities, and enhance program quality.
  2. Develop a local engagement strategy designed for Tanzania that increases PCI’s visibility and partnership potential.
  3. Engage stakeholders and community members in key technical areas to deepen awareness of and support for PCI initiatives.
  4. Represent PCI to current and prospective partners at public and private events.
  5. Capitalize existing technical partnerships to position PCI as a thought leader in Tanzania.
Resource Generation Planning and Implementation:
  1. Identify funding opportunities and new program initiatives to broaden PCI Tanzania’s portfolio in livelihoods, food security, agriculture, nutrition and health; coordinate proposal development (with support from PCI International Office, IO).
  2. Identify partnerships and network with national and international NGOs, donors, and the private sector to diversify PCI Tanzania’s interventions.
  3. Enhance PCI’s profile in-country, building on success stories, innovative approaches, and management capacity.
  4. Identify early wins in each PCI Tanzania project and promote evidence-based marketing of success.
  5. Represent PCI in negotiations and coordination with GoT, various departments and agencies of the U.S. government and other international donor agencies.
  6. Inspire and support an entrepreneurial culture of new business development that engages PCI staff at all levels, ensuring access to a compelling case for support and resources for effective solicitation.
Organizational Leadership:
  1. Fully participate as an organizational leader locally and globally, serving as a member of PCI’s Global Leadership Team.
  2. Actively engage in the execution of PCI’s strategic plan.
  3. Represent PCI in leading or participating in consortium-managed programs, ensuring deliverables and representing PCI’s core values.
  4. Promote innovation across PCI Tanzania and participate in innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives.
Program Management and Implementation:
  1. In close coordination with technical and programmatic leadership colleagues at IO, provide senior-most oversight to ensure the quality and impact of all programmatic efforts undertaken by PCI/Tanzania, including technical excellence, quality program design and implementation, M&E, documentation and knowledge management.
  2. Conduct periodic field visits to project communities to assess and improve quality and coverage of projects, as well as level of community participation and awareness.
  3. Lead and mentor senior managers and project teams in the best practices of technical and program quality management.
  4. Lead consortium management and country-level donor stewardship efforts on behalf of the organization.
  5. Plan, implement, and periodically review/modify country-level program management systems, following PCI’s operating procedures and guidelines.
Financial Management and Administration:
  1. Achieve financial stability for PCI Tanzania through adhering to budget, avoiding/managing risks, and appropriate financial and commodity planning and management.
  2. Lead strategic problem solving and conflict resolution to ensure appropriate partner financial planning and execution.
  3. Facilitate appropriate communication between PCI Tanzania and other stakeholders, especially PCI’s International Office (IO) staff, donors and GoT agencies.
Human Resource Management:
  1. Ensure consistent and effective development and implementation of PCI Tanzania’s HR policies, procedures, structures and tools, and compliance with PCI’s HR and Leadership Gold Standards.
  2. Ensure strong levels of staff morale and engagement; demonstrate effective, supportive supervision, mentoring and leadership.
  3. Ensure compliance with all GoT regulations governing INGOs, local labor regulations, and taxation.
Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:
The position will be based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania but will require regular travel to the field offices (25% time).

Required Qualifications:**
  • Minimum of a Master's degree, preferably in international development or a technical area related to education, livelihoods or health.
  • 10+ years of professional experience preferred, with a minimum of three years in a similar role at similar organization level. Experience could consist of strategic partnership and resource development, leadership, program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of complex programs.
  • Experience working in Africa preferred.
  • Proven experience in developing new private partnerships, which could include social ventures or social impact investing opportunities.
  • Experience in managing funds from USAID and other international donor agencies, including food distribution programs.
  • Proven experience in results-based management, innovation, and people management, demonstrating flexibility and expertise in analytics, research processes, and pilot implementation, utilizing tools such as barrier analysis and facilitating cross-functional teamwork.
  • Knowledge of financial management and internal controls in a development environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, influencing and marketing skills, presentation skills, and report writing skills.
  • An added advantage will be certifications in project and program quality management systems such as PMD-PRO, Lean Six Sigma, etc. 
Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Job: Environment Officer - Tanzania

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 12 Feb 2018

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The Environment Officer will work closely with colleagues responsible for water and sanitation, shelter, nutrition, education, health, community services and livelihoods. The incumbent will support the UNHCR Office on all issues related to environment, self-reliance and shelter/infrastructures and will make sure that UNHCR policies are in line with global and national strategies.

Regular and frequent discussions between the incumbent and his/her supervisor(s), including at headquarters, are necessary to ensure that the latest best practices and procedures are shared and applied consistently on issues related to environment. The incumbent will undertake missions to the camps and liaise with Field-Offices on the implementation of environment, self-reliance and shelters/site planning programmes. In addition, the staff member will maintain regular contact with UN technical agencies, and implementing and operational partners as needed.

Refugee operations inherently degrade environments because of changes in land use and increased use of natural resources. It is imperative to ensure environmental mitigation measures are in place to ensure sustainable natural resource use for wellbeing refugees and host communities.

Proactive coordination and collaboration with key stakeholders, including refugees and host communities, is required to synergise resources. Interventions are evidence-based to ensure their appropriateness. Environment and social screening in addition to environmental impact assessments will be required to evaluate the operation.

The incumbent should be capable of working with minimum supervision in project submissions, revisions and reallocations throughout the project lifecycle in the environmental programme. S/he will be instrumental in contributing to the development of specific inputs related to the sector and must meet reporting requirements.

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT

Accountability

  • Assistance is provided in establishing partnerships with government ministries, NGOs, other UN agencies and donors and coordinate planning a response to refugee-related environmental damages in the country.
  • Technical advice is provided to develop project proposals and to support programme implementation of environmental and self-reliance projects.
  • UNHCR management is assisted in establishing coordination, monitoring and evaluation systems, including information sharing mechanisms regarding environment, energy sources and livelihoods.

Responsibility

  • In collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, support the office in undertaking regular assessments on environmental conditions in refugee-hosting areas and measure the extent those conditions are affected by the presence of refugee camps; collect and update data on main areas of environment, energy, livelihood and shelters and identify means to mitigate the impact on natural resources.
  • Undertake an assessment of the current domestic energy situation in the refugee camps together with the concerned persons.
  • Provide project management support to the Environmental Audits that are to be undertaken at Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta Refugee Camps, as requested by the National Environment Management Council.
  • Provide technical support to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) team in Tanzania and help facilitate discussion with UNHCR colleagues and partners on operational entry points for energy and environmental interventions and, where possible, seeking synergies with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
  • Provide technical support to the GCF and help facilitate discussion with UNHCR colleagues and partners on baseline surveys and the development of concept notes for energy and environmental interventions and, where possible, seeking synergies with the CRRF.
  • Provide technical input to, and liaise with, the UN Joint Programme for north western Tanzania, with regards to the protection of the environment and combatting deforestation.
  • On the basis of the assessment, and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, identify effective interventions in the sector of energy both from the demand and supply sides.
  • Assist in the management of UNHCR's assistance programmes in the form of project submissions, revision and reallocations in the environment sector throughout the project lifecycle, needs assessment, budgeting, monitoring, implementation and evaluation.
  • Assist the UNHCR Office in organizing training activities of UNHCR and its implementing partners to address key areas of environmental management, climate change and domestic energy issues to refugees and other persons of concern.
  • Ensure regular updates and share of information within UNHCR as well as relevant government, UN, NGO counterparts and donor community.
  • Document best practices/lessons for dissemination and implementation in the areas of natural resource management, forestry, sustainable agriculture, domestic energy and environmental education sectors.
  • Provide technical support in developing project proposals and implementation arrangements to address environmental rehabilitation needs within the framework of UNHCR policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide technical input on reports related to environmental issues.
  • Coordinate and monitor, as well as support partners in the environment sub-sector.
  • Liaise with the government, donors and other organizations with common goals.
  • Undertake other related duties as required.

Authority

  • Coordinate matters related to environment amongst different sectors within UNHCR, the local authorities, and implementing partners.
  • Represent UNHCR in relevant national meetings and technical conferences in the area of environment.

ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Environmental Studies, Management of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Forestry or other related fields plus minimum 6 years of experience in environmental assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation of integrated environmental programmes/projects in displacement and stable situations. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master¿s) plus 5 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 4 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Awareness of and practical experience with refugee-related environmental problems.
  • Familiarity with emerging environmentally sustainable and appropriate technologies, and renewable energy.
  • Solid skills in analysis, using and presenting quantitative and qualitative data, and report writing.
  • Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches.
  • Excellent knowledge of English language.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES

  • Budgeting, planning and managerial skills, ability to work with various (relevant) computer software.
  • Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.unhcr.org/careers.html by clicking on the international vacancies tab. All currently advertised positions are available there.

The closing date for applications is Monday 12 February (midnight Geneva time).

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.