Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Job Opportunities at RTI International Tanzania

  e-SBO       Tuesday, November 5, 2019

 

Call for Experts (Environment)


Around the globe, RTI brings together private- and public-sector stakeholders to manage natural resources and promote sustainable livelihoods while conserving unique biodiversity. By enhancing institutions, policy, and technical capacity, we strengthen natural resource management in protected areas and their surrounding environments. We work with governments, communities, and key stakeholders interested in applying data-driven conservation and biodiversity management approaches.

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RTI is currently partnering on nearly 30 projects in Africa, including multiple activities focused on policy, public health, and education in Tanzania. Our current USAID-funded PROTECT project partners with wildlife, conservation, and tourism
Skills
We are currently accepting CVs/resumes for experts with the following skills
organizations in Tanzania to address threats to biodiversity conservation and private sector-led tourism growth. To build on these efforts, RTI is currently seeking professionals with expertise in natural resource management that promotes economic sustainability for communities while also promoting biodiversity conservation in Tanzania. Candidates should be fluent in English.
  • Sustainable natural resources management
  • Community based natural resources management
  • Conservation enterprises
  • Sustainable tourism practices
  • Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Buffer zone and corridor conservation and management
  • Private sector engagement and development
  • Land use plans and community engagement
  • Institutional strengthening and capacity building
  • Alternative livelihoods and income generation for conservation programs
  • Youth and gender inclusion
  • Monitoring, evaluation, and learning & GIS
  • Grants & contracts management
  • Communications & conservation journalism
  • Tanzania Eastern Afromontane and the Coastal Forests experience
  • Forestry & Forest conservation
  • Combatting wildlife trafficking and wildlife crime
Experts should possess at least 6 years of relevant experience. Experience with donor funded projects such as USAID, World Bank, DFID preferred. English language CVs preferred. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. RTI offers competitive compensation and benefits and robust home office project support. RTI International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
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Extramural Advisor



RTI is seeking an Extramural Advisor to serve as a recognized expert in a broad range of extramural related subject matters and provide support to the CDC Tanzania, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the PEPFAR interagency team via the cooperative agreements. Work in collaboration with the cooperative agreement team on monitoring activities using performance based funding and ensuring that funds are in-line with USG mandates.

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Task Requirements
Serve as advisor to Extramural Branch Chief on all issues related to proper grant management under the PEPFAR Tanzania portfolio:
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to strengthen Tanzania’s efforts to build the capacity of CDC Tanzania staff on PEPFAR extramural activities.
  • Participate in relevant Interagency Working Groups (IWG) as necessary, to consult on the development, advertisement, awarding and implementation of approved Cooperative Agreements;
  • Conduct site-visits across Tanzania to monitor implementing partners and ensure proper execution of approved work plans and use of funds; Upon conclusion of each site-visit draft a trip report. At a minimum each trip report must document/address the following:
  • Partner visited
  • Location – Region(s)/District(s)/Facilities
  • Reason for visit
  • Findings
  • Next Steps
  • Document and inform the CDC-Program Officers/Activity Manager and IWGs of all site-visit issues, decision points and concerns surrounding the monitoring of funded implementing partners to facilitate timely USG action and response;
  • Maintain soft/hard copy documentation of all cooperative agreements files according to USG records management protocols; and track funding action in grants solution system
  • Review work plans and budgets for accuracy, then provide analysis for Project Officer action;
  • Prepare PowerPoint representations and materials for CDC-Project Officers and IWG;
  • Ensure training and mentoring of local staff on utilization of extramural monitoring tools.
  • Coordinate with PEPFAR office, Project Officers, and other agencies to communicate, attend, and document progress on approved and funded cooperative agreements.
  • Ensure proper close-out with Project Officers and Financial Management Office (FMO) of all expiring cooperative agreements;
  • Ensure that approved cooperative agreement activities follow USG rules and regulations and are appropriately monitored.
  • Participate in the development of Standard Operating Procedure for both USG and host government
  • Review invoice and tax exemption document from implementing partners for compliance and accuracy
  • Annually review implementing partner progress report to confirm and verify that funded activities were completed to quality standard
  • Travel in country (Tanzania) to fulfill a specific program’s monitoring or training requirements and share expertise in extramural, financial, and program management. Upon conclusion of each trip draft a trip report.
  • Draft a weekly progress report
  • Draft a monthly report summarizing completed work
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Science and a minimum of 7 years experience in partner management/oversight, finance, or health consulting
  • A minimum of 1 year experience managing Cooperative Agreements in an international setting/capacity.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience utilizing Microsoft Office suite in a professional/work environment.
To apply please send your CV and cover letter to ITOPSS@rti.org. Please use Tanzania: Extramural Advisor in the subject line.
  • Bachelor’s in Science and a minimum of 7 years experience in partner management/oversight, finance, or health consulting
  • A minimum of 1 year experience managing Cooperative Agreements in an international setting/capacity.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience utilizing Microsoft Office suite in a professional/work environment.
To apply please send your CV and cover letter to ITOPSS@rti.org. Please use Tanzania: Extramural Advisor in the subject line.
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