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7 Job Opportunities at Job Junction, Supervisor officers

Supervisor Officers (7)

Details

Employer name :Job Junction Tanzania
Minimum Qualification :Diploma
 Years of Experience :1 years

Main Job Task and Responsibilities

  • Helping the team understand performance targets and goals
  • Training or ensuring that workers are properly trained for their specific roles
  •  Scheduling work hours and shifts
  • Coordinating job rotation and cross-training
  • Sharing company updates, financial results, and new objectives with team members
  • Assisting in resolving emergencies, such as a quality or customer problem that might be escalated to the team supervisor for handling
  • Identifying and resolving workplace, including tardiness or absenteeism
  • Providing reports and activity updates to management


Education and Experience
-High school diploma, Bachelor degree or equivalent
-Proficient in relevant computer applications
1 years of experience
-Excellent data entry and typing skills

SALARY RANGE:
600,000/ - 900,000/= Tsh
CONTACTS:
0623872871
0743692671
0656116023
jobjunctiontz@gmail.com

source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_661.html

Job Opportunity at PATH, ICT Infrastructure Lead

ICT Infrastructure Lead

PATH is currently seeking a qualified ICT Infrastructure Lead for an upcoming CDC-funded program, “Health Information System Development, Project Management and Coordinated Deployment for National HIV and Health Sector Systems in the Republic of Tanzania under the Global Health Security Agenda and under PEPFAR”. The project’s goal is to increase the ability of information systems to support high quality patient centered services, data quality, and subsequent use at all levels to achieve current and emerging health sector objectives. The project will work closely with the Government of Tanzania and health system stakeholders to organize the building, implementation, and scale up of Tanzania’s HIS and manage vendors/sub-partners to support the evolution and integration of the national HIS. The project will increase ability of systems to support use of data from linked systems, support patient-centered clinical services, and use of data for monitoring and programmatic decision-making.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.



The ICT Infrastructure Lead will play a key role in the management of core infrastructure to support the deployment of integrated national HIS. They will be responsible for providing technical support to bring about the successful completion of milestones and objectives per the project workplan and deliverables, in coordination with all project stakeholders and partners.

Position is contingent upon award to PATH.

Responsibilities

  • Lead in the technical evaluation of ICT physical infrastructure needs and requirements to support the national HIS in collaboration with stakeholders and GOT.
  • Work with GOT to design and develop the detailed designs of the physical architecture of HIS systems and their performance requirements.
  • Support the procurement and rollout of national HIS systems infrastructure, including installation of applications, server deployment, and network configuration.
  • Provide support in the management and monitoring of ICT infrastructure to guarantee business continuity by ensuring optimal performance, integrity and security of network, and secure server deployment.
  • Conduct routine evaluation of infrastructure and operational aspects, design review, and provide recommendations to improve logical and physical design for continuous improvement to ensure optimal performance of systems and security of data.
  • Ensure proper documentation of network and server configurations, routine procedures, and response to change requests.
  • Coordinate and manage technology and infrastructure vendors and service providers in collaboration with GOT to ensure adherence to specific service level agreements (SLAs).


Required Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in related field
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies, Computing, Information Systems or related subjects. Professional certification (e.g MCSA, CCNA) is a plus
  • Very strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills including substantial hands-on experience working with ICT networks, server management, and administration.
  • Familiar with Windows and Linux server operation systems, administration, troubleshooting, configuration management, and tasks automation.
  • Knowledge of LAN, WAN systems security, data backup, and recovery.
  • Experience as key contributor on integrated solution designs and deliverables of projects that are cross functional and large scale with a long-term roadmap in place.
  • Demonstrated learning and contributing beyond scope of current assignments and incorporating those learnings into their role.
  • Able to create a highly collaborative work environment consisting of both technical and subject matter experts.
  • Detailed-oriented with a proven history as a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to present complex technical information to a non-technical audience, with the ability to provide the appropriate level of detail.
  • Must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal at a leadership team level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania

CLICK HERE TO APPLY



source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_170.html

Job Opportunity at PATH - Project Director

Project Director 

PATH is currently seeking a qualified Project Director for an upcoming CDC-funded program, “Health Information System Development, Project Management and Coordinated Deployment for National HIV and Health Sector Systems in the Republic of Tanzania under the Global Health Security Agenda and under PEPFAR”. The project’s goal is to increase the ability of information systems to support high quality patient centered services, data quality, and subsequent use at all levels to achieve current and emerging health sector objectives. The project will work closely with the Government of Tanzania and health system stakeholders to organize the building, implementation, and scale up of Tanzania’s HIS and manage vendors/sub-partners to support the evolution and integration of the national HIS. The project will increase ability of systems to support use of data from linked systems, support patient-centered clinical services, and use of data for monitoring and programmatic decision-making.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.


The Project Director will be responsible for project leadership and implementation. He/she will represent PATH and provide leadership to project partners, inter-agency agreement partners, and among CDC-funded projects. The Project Director will also lead collaboration and network development activities with national partners. He/she will ensure that the project achieves results—including project deliverables and targets—in an effective and compliant manner.

Position is contingent upon award to PATH.

Responsibilities

  • Provide management leadership (programmatic, financial, and administrative) for the project, ensuring full alignment with national standards and CDC requirements and standards.
  • Provide overall leadership and ensure quality implementation of the project, ensuring the achievement of all project deliverables and targets in a timely manner.
  • Represent PATH and build and maintain productive relationships with CDC, project partners, and national government counterparts.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of relevant country health systems.
  • Provide vision, overall leadership, and guidance to the project staff.
  • Bring technology, analytic, and process innovations to all activities.
  • Provide credible, articulate, and demonstrated expertise in the following:
  • Introduction and scaling of health information systems technology in low- and middle-income countries
  • Application of digital technology to strengthen health systems and services
  • HIV/AIDS epidemiology, treatment, and control
  • Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and implement strategies to overcome them.
  • Lead collaboration and network development activities with national partners.
  • Lead development of project strategy at country or sub-country levels as necessary.
  • Supervise and oversee the work of project staff, partners, and subcontractors.
  • Exercise sound financial management skills, including effective project spending.

Uphold the standards of PATH to lead a high performing team, and ensure strict compliance to CDC and PATH policies, regulations, and internal controls.
Guide the learning agenda for the project, use lessons learned to modify project approaches and strategies, and disseminate findings.
Review technical materials to ensure high-quality products.
Demonstrate experience working in diverse low-resource settings with multi-dimensional teams and stakeholders.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in leading health information systems, digital health, or eHealth implementation in developing countries.
  • Masters degree or higher in relevant field of study (public health, information sciences, data science, or related areas).
  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience in operational, project management, and administrative duties for U.S. Government-funded projects.
  • Demonstrated technical depth and understanding of electronic health information systems in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Demonstrated scientific expertise in HIV/AIDS.
  • Demonstrated experience managing programs that flexibly respond to unanticipated crises or developments.
  • Demonstrated data management experience, preferably including forecasting experience.
  • Demonstrated success managing complex CDC-funded projects required. Experience with CDC-funded contracts strongly preferred.
  • Experience building and maintaining partnerships with other projects, local organizations, host country governments, and international agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English required.
  • Position is located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_963.html

Job Opportunity at PATH - National Registries Lead

National Registries Lead 

PATH is currently seeking a qualified National Registries Lead for an upcoming CDC-funded program, “Health Information System Development, Project Management and Coordinated Deployment for National HIV and Health Sector Systems in the Republic of Tanzania under the Global Health Security Agenda and under PEPFAR”. The project’s goal is to increase the ability of information systems to support high quality patient centered services, data quality, and subsequent use at all levels to achieve current and emerging health sector objectives. The project will work closely with the Government of Tanzania and health system stakeholders to organize the building, implementation, and scale up of Tanzania’s HIS and manage vendors/sub-partners to support the evolution and integration of the national HIS. The project will increase ability of systems to support use of data from linked systems, support patient-centered clinical services, and use of data for monitoring and programmatic decision-making.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.

The National Registries Lead will play a key role in leading enhancements and integration of national registries with other systems. They will be responsible for providing technical support to bring about the successful completion of milestones and objectives per the project workplan and deliverables, in coordination with all project stakeholders and partners.

Hospital Management System Project Lead at PATH February, 2020
Position is contingent upon award to PATH.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that technical quality and standards are maintained during project implementation.
  • Work with HIS stakeholders to understand the requirements for registries and analyze any requirement discrepancies identified.
  • Lead enhancements and integration of national registries with identified HIS by interacting and collaborating with stakeholders and software developers.
  • Lead deployment efforts by coordinating vendors and stakeholders of the registry systems.
  • Coordinate system testing efforts by providing timely written and verbal technical expertise and test plans for new feature/software releases and conducting unit testing of new feature/software before release.
  • Assist in the development and enforcement of system architectural decisions and development standards, in alignment with GoT designated architecture and standards.
  • Manage vendor/service provider relationships and service level expectations associated with the development and expansion of digital registries in Tanzania

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in digital health/eHealth systems implementation, including system development, testing, and deployment, in developing countries.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies, Computing, Information Systems or related subjects.
  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills including substantial hands-on experience in complex process analysis and system design where scope is relatively undefined.
  • Experience with creation of functional requirements, prototyping solutions, driving gap analysis sessions, prioritizing scope to build short- and long-term roadmaps for system development/enhancement.
  • Experience as key contributor on integrated solution designs and deliverables of projects that are cross functional and large scale with a long-term roadmap in place.
  • Demonstrated learning and contributing beyond scope of current assignments and incorporating those learnings into their role.
  • Able to create a highly collaborative work environment consisting of both technical and subject matter experts.
  • Knowledge of HIV HIS landscape in Tanzania.
  • Detailed-oriented with a proven history as a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Able to present complex technical information to a non-technical audience, with the ability to provide the appropriate level of detail.
  • Must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal at a leadership team level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_235.html

Job Opportunity at PATH - Lead HIS Project Manager


PATH is currently seeking a qualified Lead HIS Project Manager for an upcoming CDC-funded program, “Health Information System Development, Project Management and Coordinated Deployment for National HIV and Health Sector Systems in the Republic of Tanzania under the Global Health Security Agenda and under PEPFAR”. The project’s goal is to increase the ability of information systems to support high quality patient centered services, data quality, and subsequent use at all levels to achieve current and emerging health sector objectives. The project will work closely with the Government of Tanzania and health system stakeholders to organize the building, implementation, and scale up of Tanzania’s HIS and manage vendors/sub-partners to support the evolution and integration of the national HIS. The project will increase ability of systems to support use of data from linked systems, support patient-centered clinical services, and use of data for monitoring and programmatic decision-making.

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. International development and global health represent one of the greatest opportunities for the impact of digital technologies on a global scale. New technologies, approaches and tools are emerging daily, unfortunately into a fragmented and immature digital health market landscape that currently limits their promise to transform country health systems and accelerate and amplify progress towards national and global health goals.

The Lead HIS Project Manager will be responsible to ensure appropriate and professional project management of workplans and deliverables that meets international standards, oversee vendor activity and translate complex technical material into digestible project documents for specific audiences. He/she will represent PATH and be responsible for the coordination of partners, including Government of Tanzania stakeholders, inter-agency agreement partners, and CDC-funded programs and organizations on various technical aspects. The Lead HIS Project Manager will also lead technical collaboration and network development activities with national partners.

Position is contingent upon award to PATH.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the appropriate management of work plans and deliverables, vendors and other implementing partners.
  • Ensure defined standards, tools, and norms for activity management, knowledge management, and standard operating procedures are reinforced and adhered to by project staff and partners.
  • Effectively manage and mitigate risk related to the project activities by monitoring dependencies across the workplan and paying particular attention to: non-compliance, regulatory standards, and work with the project administrators to ensure financial management practices are being adhered to.
  • Identify and help address challenges related to project execution with project leadership when there are budgetary implications, implementation concerns, or when processes are not being followed appropriately.
  • Demonstrate good understanding of relevant country HIV Health Information systems landscape.
  • Bring technology, analytic, and process innovations to all activities.
  • Identify obstacles and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and recommend strategies to overcome them.
  • Contribute to the development of project strategy at national or sub-national levels as necessary.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of technical staff, partners, and subcontractors.
  • Review technical materials to ensure high-quality products.
  • Demonstrate experience working in diverse low-resource settings with multi-dimensional teams and stakeholders.

Required Skills

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in project management of digital health, or eHealth implementation in Tanzania.
  • Masters degree or higher in relevant field of study (information sciences, data science, or related areas).
  • Demonstrated experience as a project manager with a track record of architecting and managing milestone-based USG funded projects within budget and time constraints.
  • Experience using project management tools such as Smartsheet, MS Project, or other.
  • Experience translating complex technical material related to digital health, health information systems, health data, and health policies, into digestible communications for lay audiences. Significant analytical writing experience a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and relevant project stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated and proactive organizational, prioritization, and workload management skills in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent IT skills, including a good understanding and experience of Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint). Knowledge of SharePoint and Smartsheet is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.

Must have legal authorization to work in Tanzania

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_288.html

Job Opportunity at VSO - Project Officer

Project Officer  

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

As a project officer, you will be working directly with young and highly motivated volunteers and you can make a difference in helping communities lift themselves out of poverty. In this role, you will be responsible for the effective delivery of the ICS project by supporting several team leaders, working with partners and donors, proactively building and maintaining relationships with host homes and support volunteers by guiding them in project implementation and upholding safety, security and welfare processes in the target community. The ICS project is implemented by young people in the age of 18 to about 25, so when you are passionate about making a difference with young people and for young people to fight poverty, this is your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience


Qualifications (essential):
Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably Sociology, Social Science, Community Development, business studies or related areas.

Experience

  • Proven experience in working with and providing support to 18-25 year olds from a wide range of backgrounds with ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment;
  • Direct experience of working cross-culturally.
  • Significant experience in a supervisory role, with a proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals and teams;
  • Knowledge of issues common to communities in developing countries, possibly through working or living in a developing country
  • Communication – ability to communicate, both oral and written, with a range of audiences in fluent English and confident in public speaking.
  • Analysis, planning and problem-solving – able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key stakeholders in the process.

Desirable:

  • Experience in managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures;
  • Preferably been Team Leader, Completed 2 cycle or People Management experience
  • Experience of working as a volunteer or working with volunteers to understand key factors that make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding;
  • Experience of designing, monitoring and evaluating youth programmes in an international context with the help of M&E tools and processes.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application Closing Date: 25 Feb 2020

CLICK HERE TO APPLY



source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_775.html

Job Opportunity in Iringa at Rikolto - Agribusiness Advisor

Agribusiness Advisor in Iringa

Rikolto in East Africa (formerly known as VECO) is part of the Rikolto network, an international NGO with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto aims to contribute to the development of a dynamic, sustainable and inclusive agricultural sector with family farmers providing quality produce for own consumption and for diverse markets (national, regional and international markets). In its programme in Tanzania, Rikolto currently is implementing a food system programme in three regions of Northern Tanzania targeting three crops namely Rice, Horticulture and Pulses.

Rikolto in Tanzania has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of its four years project named as ‘Building Inclusive and Competitive Horticulture Businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands’. The project aims at improving directly livelihoods of 30,000 smallholder farmers and 500 off-takers, with ultimate goal of improving the performance of Tanzania’s horticulture sector, the inclusion of smallholder farmers in it, and its contribution to job creation and nutrition security in five regions of the southern highlands (Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe and Katavi) through targeted interventions. The project will address mainly four systemic constraints in the horticulture sector which include: Poor access to sustainable business development services; poor margins for value chain actors due to high transaction costs; Weak sector governance and coordination mechanisms; and high level of malnutrition in the selected regions.

Job purpose


To enhance the inclusion of smallholder farmers in durable and fair-trading relationships with private companies in national, regional and export markets for horticulture and enhance structural changes to improve competitiveness of the agricultural sector.

Reports to: Food Smart Cities Cluster Coordinator

Geographic scope: Country Regional Level



Rikolto Grade: BG-9-DPM: Programme Officer

Contract Duration: 3 years renewable

Duty Station: Iringa

Responsibilities

Plan, implement, monitor and adjust innovation/change pathways in inclusive business models in the horticulture chains
Plan, coordinate, implement and monitor actions leading to set structural changes for inclusion of smallholder farmers at national level
Develop, strengthen and support business linkages between Farmer Business Organisations (FBOs) and private companies
Strengthen the entrepreneurial attitude, skills and capacities of Farmer Business Organisations
Provide strategic and technical guidance to FBOs ensuring their inclusion in the chains
Design, test, and validate change/innovations in the linked business models
Monitor and document the change/innovations processes in the business models, the changes in behavior at the level of the involved FBOs and companies, and the results of these in terms of improved small-holder livelihoods, and draw lessons
Document and translate the outcomes of the pilots as evidence for achieving structural changes and upscaling at national level
Coordinate/implement the actions of/with the various partners in the achievement of the structural change agendas
Build up a close relationship with private companies interested in sustainable sourcing from smallholder farmers
Network with other organizations that have a stake in the structural change agendas
Analyse and document the changing national context in relation to the business environment, the value chain, the market
Provide information, analysis, lessons learned to allow programme management to readjust its programmes
Collaborate and work closely with M&E specialist to collect and synthesize all programme data and report accordingly
Develop plans, budgets and monitors expenditure of both Rikolto and partners in area of jurisdiction

Expected Outputs

Innovative pilots that contribute to the desired planned structural changes and business models
Strong business linkages between FBOs and private companies
Strong entrepreneurial attitude, skills and capacities of FBOs
High quality analysis of trends and opportunities in relation to the business environment
Strong network and coordination with partners and key stakeholders
Significant and sustainable benefits for farmers working in the pilots
Effective learning processes which lead to improvements in programme design
Effective multi-stakeholder platforms which strengthen smallholder farmer voice
Meticulous documentation and translation of the outcomes of the pilots

Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business or Cooperative development.
At least 5 years in Horticulture or high value crops value chain development, working with a variety of stakeholders.

Knowledge and Skills

Strategic thinker who is able to see problems from different angles
Results orientated
Communicates clearly in a variety of settings and styles and has good networking skills
In-depth understanding of value chains development approaches including gender empowerment approaches.
Knowledge and good understanding of food safety standards, certifications and quality management systems
In-depth understanding and development of sustainable non-financial (BDS development) and financial services including market information systems
Vast experience working with FBOs and facilitation of collective action (including marketing where necessary)
Proven track record of developing FBO or SME business models and business plans
Good understanding of sustainability environment issues and is ability to interpret the information to stakeholders
Understands national, regional and global market dynamics of high value crops and grains
Good computer operation Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Good proficiency in English (speaking and writing)
Licensed and able to drive a manual car
Competitive salary and benefits package are available for those candidates who show the desire, commitment and skills to change the way in which our food is produced, traded, sold and consumed.

!! Please submit your application by 6th March 2020, to eastafrica@rikolto.org. Clearly indicate that you are applying for the Agribusiness Advisor position in Iringa.



source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_822.html

Job Opportunity in Mpanda at Rikolto - Agribusiness Advisor

Agribusiness Advisor in Mpanda

Rikolto in East Africa (formerly known as VECO) is part of the Rikolto network, an international NGO with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto aims to contribute to the development of a dynamic, sustainable and inclusive agricultural sector with family farmers providing quality produce for own consumption and for diverse markets (national, regional and international markets). In its programme in Tanzania, Rikolto currently is implementing a food system programme in three regions of Northern Tanzania targeting three crops namely Rice, Horticulture and Pulses.

Rikolto in Tanzania has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of its four years project named as ‘Building Inclusive and Competitive Horticulture Businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands’. The project aims at improving directly livelihoods of 30,000 smallholder farmers and 500 off-takers, with ultimate goal of improving the performance of Tanzania’s horticulture sector, the inclusion of smallholder farmers in it, and its contribution to job creation and nutrition security in five regions of the southern highlands (Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe and Katavi) through targeted interventions. The project will address mainly four systemic constraints in the horticulture sector which include: Poor access to sustainable business development services; poor margins for value chain actors due to high transaction costs; Weak sector governance and coordination mechanisms; and high level of malnutrition in the selected regions.

Job purpose

To enhance the inclusion of smallholder farmers in durable and fair-trading relationships with private companies in national, regional and export markets for horticulture and enhance structural changes to improve competitiveness of the agricultural sector.

Reports to: Food Smart Cities Cluster Coordinator

Geographic scope: Country Regional Level



Rikolto Grade: BG-9-DPM: Programme Officer

Contract Duration: 3 years renewable

Duty Station: Mpanda

Responsibilities

Plan, implement, monitor and adjust innovation/change pathways in inclusive business models in the horticulture chains
Plan, coordinate, implement and monitor actions leading to set structural changes for inclusion of smallholder farmers at national level
Develop, strengthen and support business linkages between Farmer Business Organisations (FBOs) and private companies
Strengthen the entrepreneurial attitude, skills and capacities of Farmer Business Organisations
Provide strategic and technical guidance to FBOs ensuring their inclusion in the chains
Design, test, and validate change/innovations in the linked business models
Monitor and document the change/innovations processes in the business models, the changes in behavior at the level of the involved FBOs and companies, and the results of these in terms of improved small-holder livelihoods, and draw lessons
Document and translate the outcomes of the pilots as evidence for achieving structural changes and upscaling at national level
Coordinate/implement the actions of/with the various partners in the achievement of the structural change agendas
Build up a close relationship with private companies interested in sustainable sourcing from smallholder farmers
Network with other organizations that have a stake in the structural change agendas
Analyse and document the changing national context in relation to the business environment, the value chain, the market
Provide information, analysis, lessons learned to allow programme management to readjust its programmes
Collaborate and work closely with M&E specialist to collect and synthesize all programme data and report accordingly
Develop plans, budgets and monitors expenditure of both Rikolto and partners in area of jurisdiction

Expected Outputs

Innovative pilots that contribute to the desired planned structural changes and business models
Strong business linkages between FBOs and private companies
Strong entrepreneurial attitude, skills and capacities of FBOs
High quality analysis of trends and opportunities in relation to the business environment
Strong network and coordination with partners and key stakeholders
Significant and sustainable benefits for farmers working in the pilots
Effective learning processes which lead to improvements in programme design
Effective multi-stakeholder platforms which strengthen smallholder farmer voice
Meticulous documentation and translation of the outcomes of the pilots

Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Economics, Business or Cooperative development.
At least 5 years in Horticulture or high value crops value chain development, working with a variety of stakeholders.

Knowledge and Skills

Strategic thinker who is able to see problems from different angles
Results orientated
Communicates clearly in a variety of settings and styles and has good networking skills
In-depth understanding of value chains development approaches including gender empowerment approaches.
Knowledge and good understanding of food safety standards, certifications and quality management systems
In-depth understanding and development of sustainable non-financial (BDS development) and financial services including market information systems
Vast experience working with FBOs and facilitation of collective action (including marketing where necessary)
Proven track record of developing FBO or SME business models and business plans
Good understanding of sustainability environment issues and is ability to interpret the information to stakeholders
Understands national, regional and global market dynamics of high value crops and grains
Good computer operation Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Good proficiency in English (speaking and writing)
Licensed and able to drive a manual car
Competitive salary and benefits package are available for those candidates who show the desire, commitment and skills to change the way in which our food is produced, traded, sold and consumed.

!! Please submit your application by 6th March 2020, to eastafrica@rikolto.org. Clearly indicate that you are applying for the Agribusiness Advisor position in Mpanda.

source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_311.html

Job Opportunity at Rikolto - Finance Manager

Finance Manager 

Rikolto in East Africa (formerly known as RIKOLTO) is part of the Rikolto network, an international NGO with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Rikolto aims to contribute to the development of a dynamic, sustainable and inclusive agricultural sector with family farmers providing quality produce for own consumption and for diverse markets (national, regional and international markets).

Rikolto in Tanzania has secured funding from the European Union for the implementation of its four years project named as ‘Building Inclusive and Competitive Horticulture Businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands’. The project aims at improving directly livelihoods of 30,000 smallholder farmers and 500 off-takers, with ultimate goal of improving the performance of Tanzania’s horticulture sector, the inclusion of smallholder farmers in it, and its contribution to job creation and nutrition security in five regions of the southern highlands (Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe and Katavi) through targeted interventions. The project will address mainly four systemic constraints in the horticulture sector which include: Poor access to sustainable business development services; poor margins for value chain actors due to high transaction costs; Weak sector governance and coordination mechanisms; and high level of malnutrition in the selected regions.

Job purpose

Reports to: Regional Finance and Systems Manager

Duty Station: Iringa, Tanzania

Rikolto Grade: BG-9-FIN: Finance Manager

Responsibilities

  • Perform daily bookkeeping tasks and monthly integration of financial information for both Rikolto and partners
  • Support finance activities in Southern Highlands (Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe and Katavi) and partners to develop their capacity in financial record keeping and reporting to ensure compliance to EU rules and regulations
  • Prepare bank reconciliation monthly
  • Review and ensure staffs travel advance are retired/accounted in time as per finance manual
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management reports
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accountsParticipate in budgets and forecasts preparation
  • Continuous budget monitoring on monthly basis through automated Budget vs Actual Reports
  • Ensure all procurement procedures conform to finance manual, EU policy and procedures
  • Ensure proper filling of all financial documents after relevant preparation, reviews and approvals
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of income and expenses
  • Prepare monthly fuel control report and follow up on unusual variances
  • Analyse and advise on program operations including income and expenditure trends
  • Analyse financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to program and financial problems
  • Ensure that all statutory deductions & taxes are complied with & are submitted to relevant authorities in this respect
  • Implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Oversee preparation and submission of periodic and timely financial reports to the relevant stakeholders
  • Support the team on procurement and management of assets/vehicles/inventory
  • Work with Regional Finance and Systems Manager on expenditure verifications, internal audit, annual external audit process and ensure audit compliance

Expected Outputs

  • High quality financial analysis and reports
  • Compliance with Rikolto East Africa Finance Manual and donor regulations e.g. no disallowed. expenditure, value for money in procurement
  • Financial systems improved e.g. automation of reports, integrity of financial data
  • Monthly and quarterly planning and reporting processes which enables effective decision making
  • Rikolto programme is well known for its financial management excellence
  • Rikolto Tanzania remains compliant with all laws e.g. NGO registration, labour law
  • Procurement processes are completed in line with policy and expected standards
  • Assets/vehicle/inventory management is in line with policy and expected standard

Education and Experience

  • Qualified accountant or equivalent by experience
  • Good knowledge of relevant PC software
  • Knowledge of Navision is an asset
  • At least 3 years’ experience in accounting position
  • Previous experience with EU funded programmes will be added advantage
  • International NGO experience is an asset
  • Fluent in English

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knows key concepts and tools in HRM
  • Analytical skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Is able to work autonomously with a minimum of supervision
  • Is reliable, accurate and respects deadline
  • Excellent cross-cultural communicator and active listener

Attitude

  • Has a strong affinity with Rikolto mission and values
  • Has a positive attitude focussed on win-win solutions
  • Acts with integrity and respects others
  • Constructively challenges self and others

Competitive salary and benefits package are available for those candidates who show the desire, commitment and skills to change the way in which our food is produced, traded, sold and consumed.

!! Please submit your application by 6th March 2020, to eastafrica@rikolto.org. Clearly indicate that you are applying for the Finance Manager position in Iringa.

source https://www.ajirayako.co.tz/2020/02/ajira_350.html