Monday, November 18, 2019

Job Vacancies at UNDP Tanzania

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Agency UNCDF
Title: National Coordinator
Job ID 27035
Practice Area - Job Family Democratic Governance
Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) 22/11/2019
Duty Station Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Education & Work Experience I-Master's Level Degree - 10 year(s) experience
Languages Required: English
Desired: Kiswahili, Swahili
Grade SB5
Vacancy Type Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type External
Bureau Africa
Contract Duration One Year
This job vacancy is for Tanzania Nationalities only

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Background
UNCDF makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. UNCDF’s financing models work through two channels: financial inclusion that expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small businesses to participate in the local economy, providing them with the tools they need to climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; and by showing how localized investments — through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance — can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion and sustainable development. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a number of different SDGs.
UNCDF’s Local Climate Adaptive Living (LoCAL) Facility was designed to promote climate change–resilient communities and local economies by establishing a standard, internationally recognized country-based mechanism to channel climate finance to local government authorities in least developed countries. It thus aims to contribute through the local level to country achievement of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals – particularly poverty eradication (SDG 1), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and climate action (SDG 13). LoCAL increases local-level climate change awareness and capacities, integrates climate change adaptation into local government planning and budgeting in a participatory and gender-responsive manner, and increases the financing available to local governments for climate change adaptation. LoCAL combines performance-based climate resilience grants (PBCRGs) – which ensure programming and verification of climate change expenditures at the local level while offering strong incentives for performance improvements in enhanced resilience – with technical and capacity-building support. It uses a demonstration effect to trigger further flows for local adaptation, including national fiscal transfers and global climate finance for local authorities, through their central governments.
Since its global scale up in 2014, LoCAL has engaged 107 local governments in 14 countries representing over 6 million people. Between 2014 and 2018, it delivered close to USD 17 million, with grants and technical assistance to countries totaling USD 11.9 million. During the same period, 637 climate change adaptation interventions were financed across 11 countries using LoCAL grants, mostly infrastructure investments (i.e. 64 per cent of total).
In February 2019, UNCDF, together with the President’s Office- Regional Administration and Local Gobernment (PO-RALG) and the International Institute for Enviroment and Development (IIED), launched the Local Climate Finance Initiative (LCFI) in Tanzania with aims of establishing a robust and effective mechanism to enable local government authorities in the country both to access climate finance on a regular and sustained basis and to use it effectively in building climate-resilient local economies and communities.

LoCAL, a LCFI’s component, with support from the European Union, will be introduced in Tanzania as of 2019 and will pilot the grant delivery mechanism (i.e. PBCRG system) at 3 districts in Dodoma Region, i.e. Chamwino, Mpwapwa and Kondoa, potentially benefiting more than 800,000 people, particularly women. Following the pilot phase, LoCAL is expected to be scaled-up to other districts from 2020 onwards. Eligible investments may range from climate smart agriculture activities, sustainable livestock production, improved irrigation and water systems, flood control systems, to climate-proof infrastructure, sustainable land management, forestry, disaster risk reduction, climate information technologies, health, education, energy, and so forth.

UNCDF is seeking to hire a National Coordinator, LoCAL Tanzania to contribute to the effective delivery of LoCAL Tanzania and its knowledge management and reporting activities.
This position will be based in Dodoma, Tanzania and will report directly to the LoCAL Programme Manager (Africa), based in Brussels Belgium and is expected to work closely with LoCAL programme colleagues in country and region.

Duties and Responsibilities

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the LoCAL Programme Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the LoCAL National Coordinator will be responsible for:
Project coordination/management (40%)

  • Contribute to the day-to-day coordination and the effective, efficient and transparent implementation of the LoCAL country programme in Tanzania in line with UNCDF project management regulations and in close collaboration with the LoCAL Programme Manager (Africa) and the LoCAL Secretariat (global);
  • Lead project delivery and achievement of objectives by working with and supporting implementing partners’ project related activities;
  • Coordinate, participate in the elaboration, and ensure the timely submission of annual work plans and budgets, quarterly and annual financial and progress reports, while maximizing alignment and integration with national systems;
  • Support the effective and transparent transfer of funds from UNCDF to the local governments through the agreed financial circuit; the effective and transparent use of funds; and effective and transparent annual performance assessments in the context of LoCAL;
  • Contribute to the management of the risk log of the project;
  • Contribute to the provision of technical assistance for LoCAL Tanzania (e.g. writing terms of reference, recruitment and management of national consultants);
  • Strengthen the quality of the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of LoCAL Tanzania (e.g. preparation and monitoring of the annual work plan, organization and participation in M&E field missions, proposing corrective measures, contribution to the preparation of annual reports);
  • Monitor and make recommendations to revise or improve as appropriate the key elements of the LoCAL approach (e.g. minimum conditions, performance measures, triggers for fund transfers, investment menu, roles of partners and stakeholders, financial circuit used for the LoCAL grant transfer);
  • Ensure appropriate recording and accounting documentation as required by UNCDF and preparation of required financial reports. Make the financial operations of the project transparent and able to stand up to regular audits and evaluation;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
  • Ensure adequate provision of technical, policy and regulatory assistance and advice to national and subnational governments in the field of public financial management, good governance, decentralization, adaptation planning/programming, climate finance, climate change issues and environmental sustainability, climate change mainstreaming into planning, budgeting, investment plans, implementation, and monitoring of adaptation measures (performance assessments);
  • Support the President’s Office- Regional Administration and Local Gobernment (PO-RALG) in the organization and regular functionning of the LoCAL-Tanzania technical and steering committees;
  • Support the strengthening of capacities, institutions and systems with a focus on local level adaptation mainstreaming and the strengthening of public financial management systems for climate change (e.g. by facilitating and undertaling capacity needs assessments; the development of capacity building programmes; the organization of training workshops; and on-the-job learning);
  • Promote LoCAL as standard practice to channel climate finance and implement climate change response at the subnational level (e.g. through revisions to local development planning and budgeting manuals and guidelines; performance assessment manuals for PBCRGs to inform/be integrated in the national inter-governmental fiscal transfer systems/performance-based grants system as applicable; creation of budget codes; integration of climate change in tendering, procurement and delivery processes, monitoring and reporting practices);
  • Support local communities in target LoCAL areas in ensuring a participatory and gender-responsive approach throughout the LoCAL planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring processes.

Advocacy, partnership and resource mobilization (15%)
  • Represent LoCAL in the country;
  • Serve as the UNCDF focal point in working groups and steering committees on the issue of environment and climate change and related sectors and provide inputs for conducive policy and regulatory environment;
  • Collect intelligence on technical and financial partners, identify opportunities for collaboration with key actors and support the development of partnerships for LoCAL Tanzania;
  • Support development of proposals related to LoCAL and support identification of potential climate finance sources;
  • Contribute to collaborative working relationships with other local stakeholders such as NGOs and CSOs at the local level by building linkages and networks to enhance climate resilience;
  • Ensure the regular integration of LoCAL related considerations into Government’s agendas (e.g. development goals, SDGs, NAP process and NDCs), including internal meetings and workshops organized by the Government;
  • Support negotiations on co-operation with UN, Government, technical partners, bilateral donors and other financing institutions in order to identify and mobilize resources for LoCAL;
  • Support co-operation with UN, Government, bilateral development agencies, and other technical partners to identify and develop synergies with relevant in-country projects and technical partnerships for LoCAL with a focus on policy and capacity development for climate change mainstreaming.

Knowledge management and communication (15%)
  • Identify key knowledge constraints and organize learning, knowledge exchange, training, workshops, etc. to build the awareness and capacities on relevant themes (i.e. climate change, local climate risk assessments, environmental sustainability, mainstreaming, etc.);
  • Identify, collect and disseminate best practices and lesson learned from the Project;
  • Contribute to the knowledge and communication efforts of LoCAL Tanzania based on lessons learned and results achieved (ex. stories from the field, photos/videos, webpage and social media presence, as appropriate);
  • Ensure the project is well documented through photos, videos, and field stories;
  • Ensure the timely publication and dissemination of reports and other project outputs at national and local level and with the LoCAL global project team;
  • Ensure that experiences, lessons learned and good practices are disseminated at local/national level using a range of means of communication, including press, radio, TV, multimedia and social medias appropriate;
  • Coordinate closely with LoCAL colleagues involved in knowledge management and communication to ensure a common message across countries and regions.

Competencies

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • People Management
  • Delivery
  • Project Management
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Communication
  • Knowledge Management

Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s or Higher Degree in environmental science and management, climate science, geographic studies, international development, economics, or a related field is required. A first university degree in related fields, with two additional years of relevant experience will also be acceptable, in lieu of a master’s degree;
  • A minimum of ten 10 years’ experience with a Masters degree in implementing/coordinating development projects in the fields of climate change and/or environmental sustainability and decentralization issues, of which at least three years managerial /professional level work experience working on policy, regulatory and technical advisory services with national and subnational stakeholders is highly desirable;
  • Work experience with local governments, local stakeholders, local communities, and with addressing gender equality as project objective and/or cross-cutting issues;
  • Strong networking capabilities and ability to associate him/herself with a range of actors (inter alia central and subnational governments; CSOs, NGOs, policy makers; national statistics office and donors, and local communities) with a view to building relations and facilitating links;
  • Experience with a UN organization/agency is desirable;
  • Experience with ATLAS and UNCDF Procurement Processes is desired, but not a requirement;
  • Excellent command in written and spoken English;
  • Fluency in national language of the duty station (Swahili).
Disclaimer
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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Agency UNCDF
Title Asst Proj Officer
Job ID 27138
Practice Area - Job Family Poverty Reduction
Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) 27/11/2019
Duty Station Kibondo, Tanzania, United Republic of
Education & Work Experience G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 3 year(s) experience
Languages
Required: English,
Desired:  Kiswahili, Swahili
Grade SB3
Vacancy Type Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type External
Bureau Africa
Contract Duration One Year
Vacancy open for Tanzanian citizens only

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Duties and Responsibilities
Support to Project Management and Coordination:
  • Supports project management, quality control and supervision for the savings groups, as well as the financial and digital literacy projects in the refugee camps and host communities in the Kigoma Region, Tanzania
  • Contributes to project delivery and achievement of objectives by working with and supporting implementing partners’ project-related activities;
  • Identifies areas of weak performance and works with the partners and the UNCDF programmeme staff to find a solution;
  • Ensures effective programmeme coordination between the implementing NGOs and other development partners, and ensures that all stakeholders are communicating with each other to enhance synergies;
  • Supports sub-contracted consultants in their work and ensures they have access to required resources and data;
  • Supports effective transfer of knowledge from UNCDF programmeme staff to consultants and partners;
  • Contributes to the creation and sharing of lessons learned and good practices gleaned from the implementation of the project;
  • Participates actively in meetings and reviews, specifically the Resilience and Self-Reliance Working Group as well as the Host Community Working Group;
  • Ensures that local authorities are informed and supportive of UNCDF implementation, and that UNCDF role is known and understood by beneficiaries;
  • Supports the Programme Specialist and staff with programme-related tasks and missions related to financial inclusion, including facilitating the logistics.

Technical Support and Capacity Building:
  • Provides technical assistance to savings-group trainers and implementing partner‘s staff;
  • Supports progress evaluations and help in identifying gaps in training and capacity through regular monitoring (surprise spotchecks) as well as feedback from client focus group sessions;
  • Supports in capacity building and refresher trainings for partner staff and incentive workers;
  • Ensures that financial and digital literacy tools are circulated and/or used on a regular and rolling basis with all partners, so that beneficiaries do not receive a simple one-off training programmeme, as well as ensuring that these tools are available in community centers on a regular basis for wider camp outreach;
  • Ensures that the tools for delivering financial and digital literacy are connected by each partner to the internet on a bi-weekly basis, and have a strategy for ongoing charging, as well as regular orientation sessions;
  • Identifies other opportunities for integrating savings-group approach in existing partner programmeming;
  • Provides informational sessions on savings groups and financial education to UN Agencies, implementing organizations and local government authorities;
  • Drafts case studies and briefs on project highlights.
  • Supports partners and consultants in the scheduling of M&E activities and the collecting and analysis of key performance indicators;
  • Ensures that partners are correctly and accurately collecting data (specifically on set indicators, SAVIX, Kobo Collect and financial capability) and reporting as required;
  • Measures project targets and activity progress, including social and gender dimensions and indicators of progress on a quarterly basis;
  • Produces bi-weekly reports summarizing project progress and analysis of data;
  • Facilitates M&E related missions.

Support to Partnerships and Programmeme Development
  • Builds relationships with local and international NGOs and other stakeholders who will act as implementing and development partners;
  • Identifies common areas of interest, leveraging tools and intelligence of the pilot project, to build and maintain technical and strategic partnerships;
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with local government authorities.

Support to Programme Team on Policy advocacy & Resource Mobilization on access to finance, women’s economic empowerment and local economic development in Tanzania;
  • Supports policy development in the area of access to finance, savings groups, and women’s economic empowerment, drawing on the latest research and substantive dialogue with key practitioners and major international institutions. Focuses on the distinct needs of refugees and host communities, and how policies can be adapted and applied to support inclusive economic development;
  • Contributes to regional debates and consultation processes related to UNCDF (and other UN Agencies where applicable) on women’s economic empowerment and financial inclusion;
  • Organizes regional workshops for sharing of lessons and experiences.

Competencies
  • Leadership
  • People Management
  • Communication
  • Delivery
  • Programme Management
  • Results-based Management
  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Partnership
Required Skills and Experience
  • A minimum of three 3 years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience in programme/project development and management with some field experience is required.
  • Strong expertise in programme support coordination, monitoring, donor reporting and capacity building is preferable;
  • Understanding & knowledge of financial inclusion, refugees, youth and women’s economic empowerment issues in Tanzania;
  • Hands-on experience in working with local governments and grassroots organizations on improving access to finance and gender equity;
  • Solid record of managing complex and challenging partnerships with governments and international partners;
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team and respectful relations with all UN partner agencies and staff;
  • Proven track record of producing policy briefs and advocacy materials and communication products.
  • Prior experience in training rural, low-income, low levels of literacy or refugee communities, previous experience with financial and digital education programmes is a plus;
  • Previous training experience with savings groups and rural communities is highly preferable, along with a ability to train those with low levels of literacy, numeracy, and calculative abilities;
  • Experience working on agricultural value chains with smallholder farmers;
  • Familiarity with technology, such as application-based learning, SMS-based learning, or other;
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyse data in excel and MISs and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – including Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to oversee timely project implementation and to provide necessary troubleshooting to keep project implementation on schedule;
  • Strong communication and writing skills;
  • Capacity to organize and lead workshops;
  • Ability to undertake results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to plan own work, set priorities and complete tasks while facing competing demands;
  • Consultative and empowering working style and willingness to learn from others;Ability to plan own work, set priorities and complete tasks while facing competing demands;
  • Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners; Respectful and helpful relations with all UN partner agencies and staff;
  • Prepared for a field-based position in Kibondo, Tanzania, with frequent visits (2-3 days per week) to refugee camps and surrounding host communities.
Disclaimer
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Scam warning
The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.
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