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New Opportunities at at Winrock International

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Position: Program Manager, ARISE Tanzania
Terms of Reference for the Program Manager- ARISE Tanzania
Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education (ARISE) is a program to help eliminate and prevent child labor in targeted communities in Tabora Province, Tanzania by addressing social and economic factors that drive smallholder tobacco farmers to employ children in hazardous work. It is designed to promote access to quality education, raise awareness of child labor, social mobilization, and economic empowerment in tobacco-growing communities, and improve the relevant regulatory framework.

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The Program Manager will be based at the ARISE office in Tabora Province, Tanzania
Position Details
Reports to: ARISE Africa Regional Program Director
Supervises: M&E Specialist, Field Coordinator, Finance and Administration Officer
Key Working Relationship: Regional M&E Advisor
  1. Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities of the Program Manager include but are not limited to:
Program Management and Oversight
  • Manage all program activities in Tanzania for the ARISE program, including planning, direction and supervision of overall program implementation; recruitment and supervision of staff and consultants; timely preparation and submission of ARISE Tanzania reports; and preparation of work plans and tools for the ARISE Tanzania program.
  • Manage partner NGOs and consultants on implementation, monitoring, reporting, and M&E activities.
  • Manage the performance review process for ARISE Tanzania staff, working with staff to establish and meet personal performance objectives and developing performance improvement plans if necessary.
Technical leadership and capacity building
  • Working with the ARISE African Regional Director, design or adapt tools and training packages that build the capacity of ARISE beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Lead in the development of SOPs and ensure that staff and partners are familiar with them for all project life cycle activities.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to ARISE Tanzania consultants and partner NGOs in child labor/protection.
Financial Management
  • Review ARISE Tanzania financial reports and documents such as FOVs and wire requests before their submission to the WI Home Office/Regional Office.
  • Manage project assets and oversee financial activity, including maintenance of internal control procedures to ensure that expenses are reasonable, allowable, and necessary and that project assets and premises are used for project activities.
Coordination and collaboration
  • Participate in country-level Country Coordinating Committee (CCC) meetings with JTI and share reports and agenda with the Africa Regional Director.
  • Working with the M&E Specialist, track ARISE Tanzania data and ensure reporting and progress on ARISE indicators as per the log frame and KPIs.
  • If called upon, and time permitting, support Winrock’s CSE group in new business initiatives that build upon the ARISE program and expand Winrock’s efforts in Tanzania through the identification of consultants, competitor analysis, etc. in new business capture work or proposal meetings/assignments from time-to-time as deemed necessary.
Reporting and Documentation
  • Lead the drafting and development of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports;
  • Document success stories, best practices, and lessons learned and share them with the rest of the program team to facilitate continued improvement and impact.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations during ARISE technical meetings outlining the progress on deliverables and their impact on child labor reduction/elimination.
  1. Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution in the fields of social sciences, education, rural and community development, agriculture extension, education, etc.
  • More than five (5) years progressive experience in program management with International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs). Those with prior experience in child protection/child labor programming and management will have an added advantage.
  • Sound interpersonal skills, diplomacy and capable of creating open and effective partnerships with all partners and stakeholders.
  • A strategist and technical thought leader with continuous appetite for success and quality.
  • Demonstrable team player, team builder and motivator.
  • Knowledge, experience and skills in participatory rural appraisal (PRA), community and child centered programming coupled with expertise in community development and empowerment models that will help address child labor is desirable.
  • Fluent in Kiswahili and other languages spoken in the Tabora Province of Tanzania.
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Position: Field Coordinator, ARISE Tanzania
Terms of Reference for the Field Coordinator- ARISE Tanzania
Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education (ARISE) is a program to help eliminate and prevent child labor in targeted communities in Tabora Province, Tanzania by addressing social and economic factors that drive smallholder tobacco farmers to employ children in hazardous work. It is designed to promote access to quality education, raise awareness of child labor, social mobilization, and economic empowerment in tobacco-growing communities, and improve the relevant regulatory framework.
The position is based in Tabora Province, Tanzania with frequent travel to project sites/districts.
Position Details
Reports to: Program Manager
Key working relationships: M&E Specialist
Specific responsibilities of the Field Coordinator include but are not limited to:
  • Support community- and school-level planning and implementation
  • Follow up on plans for child labor mainstreaming and integration by different community-level structures, e.g., DCLCs, CCLCs, VDCs, WDCs, FBOs, CBOs.
  • Work with sub-grantees/ARISE schools to form anti-child labor clubs, follow-up on the activity plans of the clubs, and build the capacity of teachers to enhance the quality and impact of the clubs. Lead in the facilitation of child-led advocacy strategies that address child labor.
  • Work with and build the capacity of CCLCs, DCLCs and other province level officials to implement child labor awareness and sensitization activities.
  • Collaborate with ARISE staff members, sub-grantee and other government and CBO stakeholders to ensure successful VSL group and individual businesses, group dynamics, and cohesion among VSL/agribusiness groups and, when necessary, provide trainings to reinforce them.
  • Support and report on youth vocational education linkages and programs. Support youth and VSL groups’ action plans and linkages to community- and district-based markets and extension services.
  • Using the Right to Development (RtD) triangle and framework empower targeted community members to have interface meetings with duty bearers to address structural and emerging causes of child labor.
  • Support different ARISE groups on the use of toolkits and on how these can use toolkits for sustainability of project goal and objectives
  • Assess the capacity of CCLC members and other ARISE groups and recommend cost-effective initiatives/activities that will build their capacity in addressing child labor among smallholder tobacco farmers.
  • Collaborate with the M&E Specialist in undertaking M&E activities for the project and where possible work with him/her in orienting ARISE community groups/structures
Networking and collaboration
  • Working with other ARISE staff, take a leading role in the organization of ARISE open (awareness) days, World Day against Child Labor (WDACL) commemorations, donor visits, and other field visits.
  • Work with ministry extension workers and other change agents to make and follow up on referrals for psycho-social care and other services for child beneficiaries, provide technical assistance, support VSL and MFS/YPC groups, etc.
  • Attend district and ward meetings with relevant stakeholders when possible to inform of them of the project for their buy-in and support of achievement of the project’s goals.
Report writing and documentation
  • Document success stories for the program and contribute towards the writing of country update reports, quarterly reports, and annual reports.
  • Work with the CCLCs to collect data from ARISE groups, schools, etc. and submit it to the M&E Specialist monthly. 
Complete other tasks as assigned by the Program Manager, ARISE Tanzania.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma from recognized institution in the field of community development, agriculture, rural extension, agribusiness management, social and development studies, etc
  • Minimum of three (3) years progressive experience in field work planning, implementation, and participation in the M&E chain.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) in relation to child labor and/or child protection.
  • Demonstrable skills and knowledge in participatory community and child-centered programming throughout the project cycle.
  • Strong community and social mobilization skills and passionate to work with rural community members.
  • Ability to speak Kiswahili and other local languages spoken in Tabora Province of Tanzania.
  • A team player with strong inter-personal disposition.
Attention to detail and with strong report writing skills.
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