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15 Jobs at Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), CBM/Christian development organization, Bimedcom, International Development Division

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Jobs Vacancies at Inter University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) March, 2020

Historical Background
In East Africa regional higher education interactions and cooperation originates from the pre-independence era when Makerere University College was the only higher education institution in the region serving students from Kenya, the then Tanganyika, and Zanzibar in East Africa

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as well as from the then Rhodesia and Nyasaland in central and southern Africa, which now consist of Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Later in 1963, university colleges were formed in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam as constituent colleges of the then University of East Africa that had been established during the era of independence of the four countries (Uganda, Kenya, Zanzibar and Tanganyika). Makerere College was the third constituent college of the University of East Africa.
In 1970, the University of East Africa was dissolved and the University of Dar es Salaam, Makerere University and the University of Nairobi were established as separate national universities for Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya respectively. In the same year, due to the need to maintain collaboration between these universities the Inter-University Committee (IUC) was established under the auspices of the first EAC. The role of IUC was to facilitate contact and cooperation among the three universities (University of Dar es Salaam, Makerere University and University of Nairobi). 
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Job Title: Country Finance and Operations Officer 
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Application Deadline: 2020-03-31 
Overview
CBM is an international Christian development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the world. CBM addresses disability as a cause and consequence of poverty, and works in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.
Core Purpose: 
Responsible for administering efficient and effective finance and operations management of CBM Tanzania and ensuring consistent application of accounting principles and standards, observing CBM controls, timelines and compliance with regulatory requirements, tax policies and procedures.
Main Activities:
Working in the CBM Tanzania Country Office, the incumbent will take responsibility for:

  • Ensuring efficient and effective finance and operations practices for the CBM Tanzania Country Office.
  • Ensuring that the Country Office and partners submit timely and quality Project Progress Reports as per agreed reporting schedule, annual audit and financial statement reports.
  • Building the capacity of partners in effective financial management in liaison with Programme Team and Regional Finance/Operations Department.
  • Participate in preparing and managing the financial risk of the country office
  • Prepare the Country Office payroll, and ensure tax calculations, social security and other statutory contribution are made in line with relevant CBM internal and national regulations
  • Maintain internal accounting system and records, and ensure reliability and integrity of financial management information systems, documentation and reports.
  • Monitor and support the petty cash system managed by the Administrative Officer
  • Manage banking accounts and relationships with the bank (e.g. opening, operating and closing of bank accounts) as per CBM guidelines.
  • Ensure that internal control procedures and donor regulations are adhered to for all cash and bank disbursements, receipts, transfers and include appropriate backup of supporting documentation.
  • Observe compliance with in-country financial regulatory requirements including statutory accounts, audit, tax filing, social security contributions, etc. and work on other compliance matters with the relevant functions, including CBM in-country registration and annual reporting to relevant authorities.
  • As a member of the procurement committees, ensure that any purchase, lease or sale of assets is done in accordance with procurement guidelines and receives the required approvals.
  • Control and maintain a CBM country asset register and inventory, in line with CBM or donor requirements, as applicable. Plan and execute the asset verification on a quarterly basis and update the register. Report on any variances.
  • Organize and manage the annual audit of Country Office accounts and prepare, manage and implement follow-up plans based on given recommendations, in close collaboration with the Finance Manager.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Finance Manager and Country Director
Accounting:
  • To assist in creating, revising, updating and participate in monitoring financial related policies and procedures as directed by the Country Director and Regional Hub Finance, Operations & Administration.
  • To reconcile all ledgers, cash & banks and payroll to ensure that all transactions are accurately recorded and reported.
  • To ensure that travel claims are well prepared and supported and prepare adjusting journals.
  • To ensure the safekeeping of all checkbooks, receipt books, and cash vouchers.
  • In direct liaison with the Country Director to ensure proper cash flow management.
  • Reconcile all ledgers, to ensure that all transactions are accurately ajira recorded and reported.
Budget
  • Support Tanzania CO and Partner Budget Application Process by: o Mentoring/training partners to use the templates;
  • Reviewing submitted budgets;
  • Compiling budget summaries;
  • Providing budget notifications to the Programme Team for sharing with partners.
  • In liaison with Programme Team, ensure all partner savings are approved before re-allocation and re-utilization.
  • Monitor costs versus budget, bank balances, cash balances and asset purchases, with a view to advice on any arising financial issues with potential budget holder.
Monitoring:
  • Monitor whether partners’ financial implementation is done in accordance with CBM procedures and approved budget by conducting regular project visits in liaison with the Programme Team. Use findings to support partner capacity development to improve their internal controls.
  • Support in tracking Tanzania CO Programme budget call ups, expenditures and reporting.
Reviewing financial statements:
  • Review Partner Project Progress Report (PPR) and send to Regional Finance/Operations Team.
  • Submit timely and complete reports (including PPR, BVA) to the Finance Manager as per agreed timetable and in line with established reporting requirements.
  • Review whether the projects’/partners’ Audit Reports (AR) and Management
Letters (ML) are in compliance with CBM procedures and requirements; this includes:
  • Coordinate development of Audit ToRs including overseeing of the audit process.
  • Follow up timely submission of AR and ML from partners and submit to Regional Office on due time line
  • Review that the provided AR are in accordance with International and National Standards as well National Legislation.
  • Review the auditor’s findings and opinions of the current year and follow up whether the project management has responded and whether subsequent corrective actions were taken.
  • Review whether the previous year’s auditor’s findings and opinions are corrected or improved in the subsequent year.
  • Review the correctness of projects’/partners’ CBM Annual Financial
Statements (FS) against CBM Financial Manual and reconcile with AR; this includes:
  • Review CBM FS whether all the donor funds have been used/reported in accordance with approved CBM budget.
  • Review whether previous year’s savings and current year’s reallocations of funds are utilized with prior approval of CBM.
  • Review that all income and expenditures are reported on CBM FS clearly explained and reconciled with incomes and expenditures reported on AR.
  • Review that closing balance reported on CBM FS is in conformance with the closing bank balance reported on the audit report.

Additional Duties:
  • To comply with all safety and health procedures and requirements at CBM and, at all times ensure your own safety and health and that of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at CBM
  • Carry out your role-specific responsibility to safeguard children and adults at risk (as guided by CBM’s respective policies) in programs, and enforce this with any colleagues and partners you may oversee.
  • Upon instruction by the superior(s) perform ad hoc activities which are either by their nature related to the normal duties or evolve from programme requirements. This may include, but is not limited to:
  • Being available as a potential member of CO team of competence in the area of expertise.
Core Competencies:
a) Organisational competencies
  • Professional Knowledge
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Attention to Communication
  • Customer / Service Orientation
  • Initiative
  • Results Oriented
  • Flexibility
b) Position Competencies
  • Thoroughness
  • Personal credibility
  • Technical expertise
Pre-Requisites:
Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience
  • Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and Management
  • Professional qualifications in accounting an advantage (CPA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Certified member of the local board of accountancy in Tanzania
  • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in similar field, particularly with international NGOs or international development organization
  • Perform all tasks in a confidential manner
  • Ability to develop and maintain accounting systems which handle large amounts of information
  • Ability to prioritize work, and meet deadlines
  • Effective communication skills
  • An effective team player who is also able to work independently
  • Ability to integrate into a multi-cultural environment
  • Reflects CBM values in daily work
  • Ability and willingness to learn, and to pass on information / train as required

Languages
  • English (professional proficiency)
  • Local language – Kiswahili (professional proficiency advantageous)
Tools:
  • Advanced skills with MS Office
  • Familiar with accounting packages
  • Database management
  • Knowledge in MS Navision and MS Share-point solutions an advantage

How to apply
Application Procedures:
Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to info.tanzania@cbm.org
Application deadline: 31st March 2020 at 5:00 pm**
The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
CBM encourages Tanzanian nationals including persons with disabilities who meet the qualifications to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please visit our Resources & Publications section at http://www.cbm.org**
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Position: Marketing and Corporate Relations Officer 
Bimedcom is local registered company dealing with providingprofessional management consultancy services through fully qualified consultants from lean management, quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation, workflow management, with over a decade of experience and offering a wide range of services to suit clients with varying needs. Bimedcom’s unique team combination of practical experience and subject matter expertise enables us to provide innovative consulting that creates a positive and lasting impact on our clients' overall strategy, reputation and growth.
Currently, it is looking for Marketing and Corporate Relations Officer who is self-motivated,
committed, result driven and self-motivated to work with the company.

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Required Qualifications
  • Degree in marketing, Public Relations, business administration or any related field
  • 2 - 3 years proven experience in the field of event corporate relations, marketing and sales.
  • Must be a Tanzanian
  • Must be fluent in writing and speaking English language
  •  Must have computer skills
  •  Applicants should have a high level of discipline, communicative and interpersonal skills, analytical, innovative problem-solving skills and time-managing skills
Key Responsibilities
  •  Implement marketing and advertising campaigns by assembling and analyzing sales forecast; preparing marketing and advertising strategies, plans and objectives; planning and organizing promotional presentations; updating calendars.
  • Tracks product/service line sales and costs by analyzing and and entering sales, expense and new business data.
  • Prepare marketing reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing sales data.
  • Keeps promotional materials ready by coordinating requirements with fliers, brochures and other advertising materials.
  • Support sales staff by providing sales data, marketing trends, forecast, account analyses, new product information; relaying customer services requests,
  •  Researches competitors by identifying and evaluating their product/services characteristics, market share, pricing and marketing strategy.
  •  Plans meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.
  •  To set sales goals, analyze data, and develop training programs for organization’s staffs. Develop and implement new sales initiatives, strategies and programs to capture keys demographics.
  • To meet with customers to discuss their evolving needs and asses the quality and company’s relationship with existing customers.
  • Build strategic relationship and partner with key industry players agencies and vendors.
MODE OF APPLICATION:
Send your CV and copy of certificates via hello@bimedcom.com. Deadline for application is
30thMarch, 2020. Women are highly encouraged to apply.


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Position: Project Leader / Deputy Chief of Party – Tanzania PS3+ (64646) 
Req Id 64646
Posted 03/18/2020 – Tanzania, United Republic of –
International Development Division 
Organization Overview
The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
Abt Associates is seeking a qualified Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania Public Sector Systems Strengthening Plus (PS3+). This project is expected to institutionalize Government of Tanzania (GOT) public systems that are responsive to citizens’ needs for quality services at the local level, particularly for underserved populations. PS3+ will include three objectives/results areas: 1. Improved evidence-based, inclusive planning and management at local levels; 2. Strengthened local governance to promote citizen engagement and social accountability; and 3. Increased efficiency in the collection and use of financial resources.
This will be a large, complex and integrated project involving all systems functions, levels of government, and public services, prioritizing health, nutrition, social welfare, education and agriculture. The project Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will serve as a member of the senior management team tasked with building GOT ownership of project achievements and ensuring the completion of milestones and deliverables along Tanzania’s Journey to Self-Reliance.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Support the COP in overall technical management and oversight of the PS3+ activity.
• Provide substantive involvement regarding development of technical management and oversight for the accomplishment of the objectives of the PS3+ activity. Work closely with the COP and senior technical team in the development of work plans and activity timelines. S/he will ideally bring significant experience in a key project area, serving as technical lead for that area if appropriate.
• Support reporting, update and implementation of the technical strategies, identifying technical assistance needs, and mobilizing required technical resources and staff. This includes assuming primary responsibility for overseeing the timely production of quality deliverables to USAID, such as quarterly and annual reports, work plans, budgets, technical reports, and publications. The DCOP will work with the project technical teams, M&E Team Lead, Finance and Operations Director, and Regional/LGA Director to meet these deliverables according to work plans and timelines. S/he will also serve as field-based Project Quality Assurance (PQA) manager, coordinating quality reviews with relevant project staff and the US-based Technical Program Manager (TPM).
• Responsible for harmonizing the three objectives of the PS3+ activity specifically ensuring effective complementary and efficient implementation of PS3+s’ three objectives.
• Provide technical guidance and create opportunities for institutional strengthening and capacity development for in management and leadership especially for local staff.
• Coordinate and interface with partners, donors and clients on the technical components of PS3+. Assume primary responsibility for managing the work and monitoring the performance of international and local subcontractors, working with regional and technical staff to ensure that all activities and outputs are technically sound and appropriate.
• In the absence of the COP, on a temporary basis, the DCOP will assume responsibilities for coordinating contract management and implementation tasks, liaises with USAID/Tanzania and responds to technical matters.
• The DCOP for Technical Development will reside in Tanzania for the duration of the Contract.
• Work with the Finance and Operations Director on budget preparation, processes, and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the program as technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations
• Work with the COP and Finance and Administration Director to ensure compliance with applicable policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. Provide expert advice and timely guidance/analysis on USAID rules and regulations, applicable contract clauses, etc.
• The DCOP will collaborate with the project Communications Lead and the project Technical Director to ensure high visibility of project accomplishments in and beyond Tanzania. S/he will oversee the preparation of PS3 staff for client meetings and the rehearsal of presentations to government and other stakeholders. S/he may also lead or support the COP and other project staff in efforts to engage donors, government officials, and other stakeholders in policy discussions.
Preferred Qualifications
• A Master’s degree in the field of management, and/or international development with at least 10 years’ experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 15 years’ experience in international development.
• At least 10 years international experience in development, managing, overseeing, or evaluating public health programs of similar size and complexity.
• Proven ability to create and maintain effective working relations with senior Government personnel (particularly in Tanzania), international organizations, NGO partners, host country governments, and U.S. Government Agencies.
• Technical expertise in at least two of the following areas: citizen Engagement, public sector systems strengthening, local governance, and public financial management
• Expertise in effective institution strengthening, citizen engagement, and partnership building with government at local level.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations in English.
• Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel).
• Strong English writing and speaking skills.
• Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
• Working experience in developing countries; experience in Tanzania preferred.
MODE OF APPLICATION: APPLY ONLINE
Minimum Qualifications
• (15+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. This experience would include 1-5 years of management experience.
Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.
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