Job: Regional Program Officer, Great Lakes Region

Organization: International Rescue Committee
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 20 Mar 2018
Requisition ID: req710

Job Title: Regional Program Officer, Great Lakes Region

Sector: Grants

Employment Category: Regular

Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives are and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Regional Program Officer (RPO) plays a vital role within a regional team that supervises a regional portfolio of humanitarian relief, recovery and long term development programs in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania.

Candidates will be well organized and self-motivated with demonstrable writing, grant management, and creative problem solving skills. The successful candidate will liaise with country programs, NY support departments, IRC UK (London), IRC Brussels, IRC Geneva, IRC Germany and our government relations office in Washington DC to resolve country office and/or regional issues.

The Program Officer will be capable of managing multiple and complex tasks; thrive under pressure; have strong people skills; and be capable of interfacing successfully with internal actors, donors and partners to resolve program issues. S/he will also feel comfortable in a representational role, speaking on humanitarian and recovery issues to policy makers, donors and other audiences.

Based in New York, the Program Officer works under the supervision of the Regional Unit which includes the Regional Director (RD) and the Regional Grants Director (RGD). Directly supervised by the RGD, in coordination with the Deputy Regional Director (DRD), the RPO also manages the Program Managers/Assistants and interns for the region.

Major Responsibilities:

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Job: Country Director

SCOPE OF WORK: The Country Director for Tanzania is responsible for overall leadership and supervisory management of IRC offices and operations in the country, including stewardship of resources, staff safety and security, program quality and accountability, and performance management. The Country Director is IRC's principal representative to the Tanzania government, donors, international organizations, other NGOs and the media. The Country Director is expected to respond effectively to a constantly changing environment and vulnerable host populations with effective humanitarian programs implemented directly and with Tanzania partner organizations. The Country Director will lead country program staff in pursuing the outcomes identified in the strategy action plan for 2016-2020, bringing them together to deliver high-quality, cost-effective programming results.

Success in this position requires an individual with exemplary leadership abilities who deploys strong communications and interpersonal skills effectively, both internally and externally. The successful candidate will enjoy developing networks to build partnerships and diversify program resources. Given the operating environment, the Country Director is expected to be attentive to risk management. S/he will be directly responsible for the overall coordination and strategic direction of the country program; providing oversight and coaching for directly supervised senior managers; leading country program teams to identify, design and deliver responsive, high-quality programs; ensuring efficient management of public grants and private funds for results, compliance and focused, timely reporting; and oversight of financial management and compliance systems.

Based in Dar es Salaam, the Country Director oversees all IRC operations in Tanzania. Reporting to the Regional Director, this position receives support from regional and headquarters staff in the areas of program quality, new business development, safety and security management, finance, operations management, and external affairs. The Country Director is additionally expected to actively participate in defining the IRC's public advocacy positions. The Country Director directly supervises six positions in a country program of approximately 200 staff.


Job: Director, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning, Tanzania

Position Summary

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Tanzania is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sector Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The project will strengthen the delivery of integrated community-based nutrition services and social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in Tanzania and build the capacity of the government and communities to sustain these activities. The MEL Director will provide oversight to coordinate the monitoring of the program to ensure that key activities are being implemented efficiently to achieve the intended results and help measure the program's outcomes (including qualitative and quantitative assessments). S/he will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement. S/he will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidate program reports, promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learnt. The MEL Director will work in close partnership with CRS project staff, partner organizations and government for all MEL activities, strengthening capacity where needed. The MEL Director will report directly to the program Chief of Party.

Essential Functions:

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Job: Deputy Chief of Party, Tanzania

Position Summary

CRS is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for an anticipated USAID-funded multi-sectoral nutrition project in Tanzania. In coordination with the Chief of Party, the DCOP is responsible for providing the technical and programmatic leadership to the project, overseeing the project's technical teams across social behavior change communication (SBCC), agriculture and other technical intervention areas for nutrition. In addition, this position will oversee the program and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) teams, lead project reporting and documentation efforts, while ensuring cost effectiveness and compliance with USAID rules and regulations. S/he will support the Chief of Party and liaise regularly with key stakeholders representing the program, including assigned USAID in-country technical advisors and other staff, relevant Ministry stakeholders, and civil society networks. This position will report directly to the Chief of Party and is contingent based upon receipt of funding.

Key Responsibilities:

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Ex-Google workers owned phones firm enters Kenya after Tanzania

San-Franscisco based financial technology firm, PayJoy, is set to launch phone loan services in Kenya in partnership with gadgets distributor Allied Group to tap into the growing demand for smartphones.

The fintech, started by ex-Google employees in 2015, will allow people to access smartphone payment plans in mobile retail stores run by Allied Mobile once its services are unveiled locally in the second quarter of the year, PayJoy.

Allied Group will use PayJoy’s Checkout, a paperless finance system for customers who are unbanked or without access to formal credit. PayJoy last week launched in Tanzania in partnership with Vodacom and Commercial Bank of Africa Ltd (CBA) where customers are expected to apply for smartphone loans through M-Pawa, an M-Pesa product.

“We look forward to bringing PayJoy’s next-generation solution to Africa, and more importantly connecting the next billion. We feel Allied Mobile is a fantastic partner considering their expertise as a value-adding independent specialist distributor in mobile devices,” said PayJoy chief executive Doug Ricket.

PayJoy said the partnership aims at bridging the gap in internet adoption in Africa where most people are not able to access internet through mobile phone for lack of enabled gadgets.

Allied Group has retail outlets across 38 markets. (source)