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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Jobs (9 Posts) | Ajira Zetu

ABOUT CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official overseas relief and development organization
of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served people living in poverty and situations of vulnerability in over 100 countries since 1943. In Tanzania, CRS has served vulnerable communities for over 50 years and implements its programs through partnerships with the Government of Tanzania, International and local organizations and community entities for maximum impact and sustainability.


CAPACITY BUILDING COORDINATOR – 2 POSTS
Job Summary
The Capacity Building Coordinator will work with National Aids Control Program (NACP) and FASTER Technical Advisor to coordinate and Monitor implementation of Pediatric HIV mentorship program in Tanzania. He/She will plan, organize and execute mentorship trainings in accordance to NACP policies as well work closely with NACP and FASTER Technical Advisor to ensure the provision of high-quality training and technical assistance to pediatric HIV Mentors, Provide ongoing supervision and monitoring of the Regional and Council mentors performance through analyzing and producing reports and coordinate the work of the Regional and Council Mentors, as directed by FASTER Technical Advisor. This post includes frequent travel to the field.

Job Description
FASTER PROJECT DESCRIPTION
FASTER (Faith-Based Action for Scaling up Testing and Treatment for the Epidemic Response) is designed as a new component of the global FOCUS (Faith-based Organization Capacity Strengthening for Universal HIV Services) project. Funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(CDC), FOCUS was developed with the intent of building FBO network capacity, assisting FBOs to contribute to HIV multi-sector planning for expanded service delivery, and documenting successful approaches. Led by CRS, FOCUS builds understanding of how to leverage the faith- based community’s contributions at subnational and national levels, reinforcing mutual responsibility and country-driven leadership.

FASTER takes FOCUS’ objectives to the next level by creating an enabling environment in four (4) countries where public health, civil society, the private sector, and FBOs can accelerate normative pediatric HIV case finding, testing, linkage to care and treatment, and adherence support by strengthening and streamlining joint coordination and provision of pediatric HIV service delivery.

Project: FASTER
Location: DAR ES SALAAM
Reports To: TECHNICAL ADVISOR II, PEDIATRIC HIV
Specific responsibilities.
Provide guidance to FASTER project to enhance availability of trainings and performance of mentoring and integrated supportive supervision of health facility.
Support the implementation of strategic plans for pediatric HIV mentorship at council and facility level that are based on evidence and are designed to support improvements in care.
Provide technical leadership to and build capacity of Mentors, HCW and LGA officials to use available data and information to make strategic decisions for planning, budgeting and supervising systems for health service delivery, and supply chain.
Contribute to generation and conduct regular review and analysis of project and quality improvement data for selected health facilities to determine progress towards goals and gaps and develop plans for technical assistance and Mentorship to address gaps.
Provide support to LGA and health facility officials to explore opportunities to collaborate for improving quality of pediatric and adolescent HIV care.
Coordinate scheduling of program-wide technical assistance activities for selected facilities.
Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep project management team informed on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of project goals.

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills.
Reputable first degree in Nursing, Medicine, epidemiology, public health or related field
Master’s in Public Health, public administration, Epidemiology, social science or improvement science will be an added advantage.
At least 3-year proven work experience as a Training Coordinator, Trainer, Training Facilitator, or similar role in resource limited health care delivery or administration.
Demonstrated skills in designing training package and implementing training in health care sector, especially in HIV programming.
Experience working with PEPFAR funded projects implementing Quality Improvement activities.
Skills and knowledge in Microsoft Office Applications
Demonstrated ability to apply data into clinical decision making.
Must be registered with the relevant regulatory body.
Experience working with RHMTs and CHMTs is desirable.
Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, and ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints effectively.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English & Swahili.
Willingness and ability to travel at least 70% of the time to project sites.

ACCOUNTANT – 1 Post
Department: FINANCE
Location: MBEYA
Reports To: HEAD OF OFFICE/MBEYA
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The anticipated Accelerating and Massively Scaling-up Land and Livelihood Restoration program is a climate change initiative to be funded by G9-2030 donors aimed at supporting climate-vulnerable communities in Tanzania to improve the sustainability and resilience of their ecosystem goods and services and increase household resilience and adaptive capacity. While working with the Government of Tanzania and different stakeholders, the program will take a multi-faceted, evidence-based approach to scaling-up evergreening practices and will develop equitable agroforestry value chains and ecosystem-based businesses to underpin the sustainability of the scaling-up process.

The anticipated program aims at improving livelihoods, food and nutrition security, and resilience to climate change for small scale farmers and/or pastoralist while restoring ecosystem services, particularly through evergreen agriculture, covering four zones in mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. These zones include the semi-arid agro-ecological zone of northern and central Tanzania, Southern Zone and Southern Highlands.

This 5-year climate change initiative will be implemented through a coalition of national and international NGOS including CARE, CRS, World Vision and ICRAF in close coordination with the Government of Tanzania.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Review and validate supporting documentation before processing of financial transactions to ensure all required documents are accurate and complete and authorizations are in place.
Conduct assessment and Monitoring of sub recipient financial system and internal control using CRS standard checklist, properly document Capacity assessment results and outcomes in in each sub recipient file and follow up sub recipient implementation of the corrective action plan and provide technical assistance.
Set and monitor sound accounting and financial reporting procedures for sub-recipients and partners following established standards. Ensure setup and maintenance of all data required for processing financial transactions financial accounting package.
Record financial transactions following appropriate authorizations.
Review and analyze various accounts to detect irregularities. Advise on corrective actions and prepare correcting entries and adjustments, as necessary.
Monitor disbursement/receipt schedules, alert relevant stakeholder of due payments/liquidations and maintain appropriate communication and follow-up to facilitate timeliness of financial resource management and compliance with set deadlines.
Prepare various periodic and ad hoc financial reports and perform variance analysis to assist management with decision-making. Assist with budget maintenance for proper management of financial resources.
Provide information to Mbeya Head of office, Dar es salaam Finance staff, sub- recipients, and partners on financial accounting policies and procedural compliance issues.
Deliver training and other capacity building to sub recipient and other staff.
Perform assigned treasury (cash payment/receipt, cash forecast, etc.) duties.
Prepare bank reconciliation
Perform any other task assigned by Supervisor

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills
B.A. degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration with courses in accounting.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), ACCA or equivalent
Minimum of four years’ experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international or local INGO, Auditing firms or a financial/banking institution.
Knowledge of the relevant public donor regulations preferred.
Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), Web Conferencing Applications.
Knowledge of financial accounting package.
Willingness and ability to travel at least 50% of the time to project sites.
Excellent Command of Swahili and English languages, in Swahili and English

MARKET SYSTEMS/VALUE CHAINS OFFICER – 1 Post
Job Summary
The Market Systems/Value Chains Officer will support the implementation of key market and value chain strategies and approaches and will assist in improving the overall performance of the markets and value chains component of the Accelerating and Massively Scaling-up Land and Livelihood Restoration program for Southern Highlands. The incumbent will be responsible for increasing quantity, and competitiveness of relevant agribusinesses, while ensuring the integration of improved quality and quantity of goods produced; and good agricultural practices are implemented. The incumbent will have a background in agro- forestry, agricultural production, rural market linkages, and capacity building in value chains. 

Job Description
Project: TANZANIA EVERGREENING INITIATIVE
Location: MBEYA (WITH EXTENSIVE TRAVEL TO NJOMBE AND RUVUMA)
Reports To: MARKET SYSTEMS/VALUE CHAINS ADVISOR
Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead the program team to identify and prioritize key local natural resource-based value chains and market linkages
Build the capacity of key value chain actors including training on agri-business/farming as a business; ensuring the participation and empowerment of both youth and women.
Identify, strengthen, or where appropriate, establish CBOs, new and existing producer groups including Village Savings and Loans Associations; to facilitate grading and bulking of on and off farm produce, developing value chains, locally produced/available products and facilitating community-based extension.
Facilitate private sector engagement including but not limited to evergreening business forums between value chain actors and government stakeholders
Support the scaling of existing, or where contextually appropriate, establishment of new agroforestry value chains through technical and input access support, market and financial service linkages, post-harvest management including processing and storage, adherence to standards and labelling and use of improved planting material. ,
Facilitate establishment and/ or scaling of existing Natural Resource Based Enterprises (NRBEs) including the development and promotion of various value chains; with a particular emphasis on enterprises which are likely to deliver rapid benefits.
Work with the agroforestry team lead to identify and promote climate-resilient agroforest value-chains and assess market for linkages.
Work with the MEAL team to conduct crop yield baselines with technical support from research institutions, the local government and other relevant consortium members.


Requirements: Education, work experience and skills
Degree in a relevant field of Agribusiness, Agriculture; production, business and marketing, supply chain management and/or food security and livelihoods.
Minimum 3 years demonstrated experience with similar projects focused on agroforestry, market systems access and development; including improving financial services for the poor.
Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
Established relationship with and/or substantive knowledge of agribusiness firms in the agroforestry sector within Tanzania.
Experience working in a consortium setting, preferably with an international NGO.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship and how to influence for results.
Good presentation and facilitation skills
Proactive, resourceful, solution and results-oriented
Willing and able to travel up to 80% in Mbeya, Njombe and Ruvuma
Excellent Command of Swahili and English languages, in Swahili and English

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER-GENDER AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION-1 Post
Job Summary
The successful candidate will provide overall technical advice, guidance, and support to a wide range of program design and implementation issues with a focus on Gender Equality and Social and financial Inclusion in line with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) program quality principles and standards, and G9Ark guidelines. He/she will lead the program team in delivery of high-quality, gender-responsive and transformative approaches and financial inclusive programming for the poor and vulnerable. His/her technical knowledge, advice and guidance will contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative the project’s gender and financial inclusion approaches will be.

Job Description
Project: TANZANIA EVERGREENING INITIATIVE
Location: MBEYA (WITH EXTENSIVE TRAVEL TO NJOMBE AND RUVUMA)
Reports To: PROGRAM MANAGER II
Duties and Responsibilities:
Contribute to the development and implementation of project strategies, standards, tools, and best practices in gender that effectively engage partners, donors and governments. Lead project’s gender audit contributing to improvements in gender mainstreaming across G9Ark’s programming.
Provide gender technical and social/financial inclusion solutions to the project team, for strategic planning and applying program design and implementation standards, best practices, partnership principles, tools, and M&E, ensuring high-quality implementation with a gender lens.
Lead or contribute to the development of the technical design for large and/or complex proposals, including conducting relevant gender or other social analyses, defining subsequent appropriate gender strategies and gender-responsive and transformative approaches, as relevant. Advise project team on integrating donor strategies, priorities and technical gender requirements into CRS’ approach.
Conduct periodic assessment of gender and financial inclusion opportunities; and propose responsive measures to increase meaningful impact of the program investment to beneficiaries especially most vulnerable populations
Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in gender integration and financial inclusion for the program staff and partner organizations through developing learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentorship.
Support the program to develop gender and disability inclusive regulatory frameworks that improve incentives for climate resilience and their effective implementation.
Lead the project team to develop and conduct gender responsive community vulnerability and Capacity assessment at regional/ district levels
Lead the implementation of gender sensitive investments that support the delivery of the program (For example: access to resources, representation, decision making, and leadership)
Customize existing or develop new implementation manuals and refine local extension manuals in gender, youth-inclusive and where appropriate local language for evidence- based and contextually appropriate application of Evergreening practices

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills
Master’s Degree in Gender and Development or related field (s) including internationaldevelopment, development economics, sociology, Community Development, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Minimum of seven years relevant working experience in an advisory or management role with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with minimum of three years’ experience programming interventions in gender equality, gender-based violence, female/girls empowerment and or social/ financial inclusion.
Demonstrated expertise with facilitation, capacity strengthening and partnership building through formal and informal training in gender equality and related subject matter (male engagement, women/girls’ economic empowerment and other gender transformative approaches across sectors.)
Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in gender integration. General knowledge of other related disciplines (specifically Protection Mainstreaming, Monitoring and Evaluation programming) to ensure proper cross-sectoral/integrated approach.
Proven experiences in mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training applying adult learning principles and practices. Additional considerations for experience mentoring a remote team of experts/community of practice.
In-depth knowledge of financial inclusion practices and models such as SILC/VSLA.
Experience with programmatic gender analyses, assessments and evaluation, including applying data collection tools and methodologies, with experience in qualitative data analysis, and data presentation.
Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision
Good capacity to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings.
Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented Willing and able to travel up to 60% in Mbeya, Njombe and Ruvuma
Excellent Command of Swahili and English languages, in Swahili and English

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER-AGROFORESTRY – 1 Post
Job Summary
The Agroforestry Senior Officer will play an integral role in supporting the program to strengthen the institutional and regulatory systems for climate-responsive planning and development for adoption of Ever Greening practices, support the improvement and management of land or forest areas contributing to emissions reductions practices, work with community members and other relevant stakeholders to be able to adapt to climate change and related ecosystem risks and work with the value chain team to develop sustainable market and value chains of agroforest products. CRS Tanzania will work with other four partners to implement this program hence the candidate is expected to forge strong collaboration with his/her peer staff from other organizations to make sure that similar approaches and strategies are shared and applied across the program. The program will be focused primarily in the Southern highlands mainly in Mbeya, Njombe and Ruvuma Regions.

Job Description
Project: TANZANIA EVERGREENING INITIATIVE
Location: MBEYA (WITH EXTENSIVE TRAVEL TO NJOMBE AND RUVUMA)
Reports To: PROGRAM MANAGER II
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct Training of Trainers workshops (targeting staff, lead/champion farmers and government extension workers, and an equal or greater number of females), to build the capacity of public, private and community-based rural advisory and extension services
Establish or enhance household and community-based demonstration sites for contextually appropriate Evergreening best practices
Facilitate household-to-household visits, farmer field and business schools, citizen science and the support of experienced farmer-disseminators and community-based extension
Provide through appropriate means tree seed, cuttings, seedlings and/or implements including where appropriate the enhancement or establishment of private and/or community-managed nurseries and woodlots.
Support the implementation of Evergreening practices through low cost on-farm soil and water conservation practices.
Empower and promote Evergreening champions within communities, schools, organizations and local government to advocate for and promote the adoption and practice of Evergreening approaches at scale.
Conduct social behavior change and communication campaigns, community dialogues and sensitization activities to address inter-community and human-wildlife conflict resolution and peacebuilding
Work with agroforestry team lead, other consortium members, government and private sector stakeholders to develop and adapt agroforestry approaches and strategies which will be applied across the program.
Work with the value chain team to identify and promote climate-resilient agroforest products value-chains, identify and assess markets for linkages
Support the scaling of existing, or where contextually appropriate, establishment of new agroforestry value chains through technical and input access support, market and financial service linkages, standards and labelling, improved planting material, processing and storage, etc.
Facilitate establishment and/ or scaling of existing Natural Resource Based Enterprises (NRBEs) including value chains, with a particular emphasis on enterprises which are likely to deliver rapid benefits.
Work with the MEAL Manager to conduct national level tree, soil and crop yield baselines with technical support from research institutions and other consortium members
Build capacity on using appropriate remote sensing tools, agroforestry science, community managed or assisted natural regeneration and field data collection and analysis
Validate tree cover data of farm and rangeland and relevant community-managed areas, using appropriate remote sensing and field level tools
Facilitate the documentation of all agroforestry best practices and learnings and share them with the MEAL Manager for wide sharing

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills
Master’s Degree in Agroforestry, Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, or related subjects. Additional relevant experience especially on climate change can substitute for education qualifications.
Minimum of 5 years experience managing community programs is required, preferably focusing in the area of Landscape Management and Restoration, Climate Smart Agriculture or Evergreening Initiative.
Experience working in a consortium settings preferably with an international NGO.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally being strategic in how you approach each relationship and how to influence for desired results.
Good presentation and facilitation skills
Proactive, resourceful, solutions and results-oriented
Willing and able to travel up to 60% in Mbeya, Njombe and Ruvuma.
Excellent Command of Swahili and English languages, in Swahili and English

MARKET SYSTEMS/VALUE CHAINS ADVISOR – 1 POST
Job Summary
As consortium lead in the sector, the Market Systems/Value Chains Advisor will provide strategic vision, leadership and technical assistance in improving the overall performance of the markets and value chains component of the Accelerating and Massively Scaling-up Land and Livelihood Restoration program. The incumbent will be responsible for increasing quantity, quality, and competitiveness of relevant agribusinesses, while ensuring the integration of improved quality and quantity of goods produced; and good agricultural practices are implemented. The incumbent will have a background in agro-forestry, agricultural production, rural market linkages, private sector engagement and capacity building in agricultural/agro forestry value chains.

Job Description
Project : TANZANIA EVERGREENING INITIATIVE
Location: DODOMA
Reports To: PROGRAM MANAGER II
Duties and Responsibilities
To ensure the program’s strategic objectives and results are fully and timely accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards across the consortium, the Market Systems/Value Chain Advisor shall perform the following:
Under the guidance of the Program Manager (and in collaboration with the Project Management Unit, led by prime recipient CARE), provide leadership, supervision, and oversight of project activities relating to all program activities (across the consortium) that seek to improve market systems and value chains for program beneficiaries, ensuring efficient and effective project implementation including the timely completion of high- quality work plans, accurate reports, and other mandated deliverables.
Work with the PD and M&E Manager in preparing relevant components of project work- plans with clear objectives and achievable benchmarks, reflecting strategic long-term and short-term priorities.
Collaborate with capacity strengthening staff to develop capacity building training to support implementing partners in the area of value chain and agribusiness development;
Provide overall support for market and agri-business development to the program;
Provide technical leadership to program activities across the consortium related to targeted value chains;
Lead the program team to identify and priorities key local natural resource-based value chains and markets linkages
Identify, strengthen, or where appropriate, establish CBOs, existing producer groups and Village Savings and Loans Associations, to facilitate local value chain development, bulking of on off farm produce and provision of inputs, through community-based extension models.
Facilitate private sector engagement including but not limited to evergreening business forums between value chain actors and government stakeholders
Support the scaling of existing, or where contextually appropriate, establishment of new agroforestry value chains through technical and input access support, market and financial service linkages, standards and labelling, improved planting material, post-harvest handling including processing, preservation and storage.
Facilitate establishment and/or scaling of existing Natural Resource Based Enterprises (NRBEs) including value chains, with a particular emphasis on enterprises which are likely to deliver rapid benefits.
Perform any other duties as assigned by program management and the Head of the PMU
Provide direct support to the program Officer for Market Systems/Value Chain
Assist with the hiring, orientation, and training of key staff across the consortium as needed to build a technically strong, well supported, motivated team.
Provide direction and technical advice through quarterly coaching sessions and daily support to all market chain/ value systems staff across the consortium.


Requirements: Education, work experience and skills
Master’s degree in a relevant field including Agribusiness, agriculture, business and marketing, supply chain and/or food security and production. An advanced degree can be substituted with an additional 3 years of relevant experience.
Minimum 5 years (8 years preferred) demonstrated experience with similar development projects focused on value chains and market systems development; including improving financial services for the poor.
Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
Established relationship with and/or substantive knowledge of agribusiness firms in the agroforestry sector, both within Tanzania and internationally.
Experience with EU project implementation.
Extensive travels within Tanzania, and internationally as required
Excellent Command of Swahili and English languages, in Swahili and English

SENIOR MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING OFFICER – 1 Post
Job Summary
The Senior MEAL Officer will manage implementation of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) activities of the project, advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable. You will work closely with Program Manager and partner staff to implement high quality MEAL systems and tools which address indicators set out in the project proposal. Your skills and knowledge will ensure that the project delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of its programming. The candidate is expected to forge strong collaboration with other MEAL staff within CRS especially CRS MEAL manager and a coalition of national and international NGOS to make sure that similar approaches and strategies are shared and applied across the agency but cultivating learning across the agency and coalition. 

Job Description
Project : TANZANIA EVERGREENING INITIATIVE
Location: MBEYA (WITH EXTENSIVE TRAVEL TO NJOMBE AND RUVUMA)
Reports To: PROGRAM MANAGER II
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides technical inputs in quality MEAL system design, including tools and methods, appropriate to scope, context, and technical requirements of the project
Oversees and manages routine data collection and reporting activities at project-level.
Oversees implementation of periodic assessments and evaluation, and use of findings to support adaptive management
Manages analysis of MEAL data, qualitative and quantitative to ensure quality reporting and sharing of learnings
Conducts data quality assessment and provide recommendations for quality data collection and management practices.
Integrates data analysis, reflection and interpretation and use with ongoing project activities through quarterly reflection meetings, implementing partners meeting and external conferences.
Ensures compliance with donor and agency MEAL requirements including designing and implementation of beneficiary feedback and response mechanism.
Supports documentation and sharing of learnings and experiences in broader country program discussions.
Builds capacity of partners in MEAL
Plans and budgets appropriately for quality MEAL activities

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness, Social Sciences, Statistics or other related field;
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in MEAL related roles with progressive responsibilities,
Experience with an international NGO, with minimum of two years of relevant field-based experiences in monitoring and evaluation, research and data management in one of the following agricultures and livelihood, climate change or agroforestry value chain related interventions.
Knowledge of technical principles and concepts of M&E, research, and data management.
Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis experience and skills with proven ability to work with statistical software such as SPSS/STATA and advance excel.
Experience in using ICT4 MEAL in data collection, management and visualization such as ODK, Arc Survey, Commcare and GIS mapping and remote sensing tools.
Demonstrated ability to build staff capacity and capacity strengthening best practices.
Experience and skills in networking and relations with donors, peer organizations, and faith-based and civil society partners. Understanding of partnership principles.
Strong skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) as well as SPSS & STATA,
Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with culturally diverse groups.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to write reports.
Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented.
Demonstrated ability to build staff capacity.
Willingness and ability to travel at least 30% of the time to project sites
Excellent Command of Swahili and English languages, in Swahili and English

PROGRAM MANAGER II- TANZANIA EVERGREENING INITIATIVE: 1 post
Job Summary
The successful candidate will manage and provide technical oversight of the development and implementation of the Land Restoration Initiative, a constellation of projects under the Global Evergreening Alliance (GEA). CRS Tanzania will work in consortium with four partners to implement this program. The incumbent will manage the larger and complex projects that are part of the initiative,  ensuring effective systems and processes are in place that support high- quality programming advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in serving the poor and vulnerable.

Job Description
Project: TANZANIA EVERGREENING INITIATIVE
Location: MBEYA
Reports To: HEAD OF PROGRAMMING
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the development, implementation and consolidation of the Evergreen program. Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight of all aspects of program quality, program management, representation and human resource. Serve as the primary point of contact to Donor public and private partners and collaborators and other.
Ensure the projects strategic objectives and results are accomplished and meet technical quality standards through annual and quarterly activity planning, budgeting and reporting. Lead quarterly technical review of implementation plans.
Effectively manage and supervise CRS talent for the Evergreening Initiative team. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being while providing continuous coaching and mentoring. Strategically tailor individual development plans and complete performance assessments for direct reports; oversee the development of staffing plans and recruitment process.
Coordinate with M&E department to oversee the design and implementation of the projects monitoring and evaluation system, using appropriate forms, CRS and donor policies, procedures, and tools for data collection and analysis as the basis for measuring, documenting and reporting outcomes.
Lead the development of program –learning and adaptation; identify opportunities for learning, research and publication in the area of Evergreening Initiative and implementation of MEAL policies and procedures. Ensure integration of innovations and best practices and facilitate the dissemination of promising practices and lessons learned to contribute to the agency and GEA knowledge management agenda.
Manage and mitigate risk; Ensure compliance with DONOR grants guidelines including oversight of partner budgets, finance and administration, and reporting to prime.
Coordinate relationships with different parties including the government of Tanzania, Councils, consortium partner organizations and beneficiary communities. Contribute to coordination of roles and activities of staff from consortium member organizations in implementation in line with CRS partnership principles.
Contribute to the proactive pursuit of opportunities for new funding to ensure growth of the Evergreening Initiative portfolio in line with agency, regional, and the CP, Government of Tanzania and GEA strategic priorities.
Oversee technical assistance and capacity strengthening activities in Evergreening Initiative for partner organizations and their staff to enhance program quality and impact.
Provide direct supervisory to program staff including technical advisor, Senior program officers and finance staff
Assist with the hiring, orientation, and training of key staff across the consortium as needed to build a technically strong, well supported, motivated team.
Provide direction and technical advice through quarterly coaching sessions and daily support to all market chain/ value systems staff across the consortium.

Requirements: Education, work experience and skills
Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Agroforestry, Community Development, International Development, or similar related qualifications. Additional relevant experience specifically; climate change, value chain, Gender and financial inclusion may substitute for education background.
Minimum of 7 years experience managing large scale development grants required preferably in the areas of Landscape Management and Restoration, Climate Smart Agriculture and or Evergreening Initiative.
Experience in managing complex projects preferably with an international NGO.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with ability to make sound judgment and decisions and offer innovative solutions
Strong relations management abilities; ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship and how to influence for results.
Consortium management experience preferred.
Good presentation and facilitation skills
Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
Willingness and ability to travel at least 25% of the time to project sites
Excellent Command of Swahili and English languages, in Swahili and English


Disclaimer: These job descriptions are not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the respective position.
CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


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TZ_HR@crs.org
TO APPLY:
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Interested and qualified applicants are requested to submit their applications to CRS Human Resources Manager at TZ_HR@crs.org by 17h00 EAT on 06th June, 2020.
Only submissions that meet the following criteria will be reviewed
– Subject line must read indicate the position applied for.
– CV must be in Word or PDF format and not exceed 4 pages.
– Cover letter summarizing qualifications and motivation. Cover letter must be in Word or PDF format and not exceed 1 page.
– Kindly note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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