Saturday, January 25, 2020

New 6 Job Vacancies at Search for Common Ground

  Nophsky       Saturday, January 25, 2020
 
Job Title: Program Officer – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Position Summary
Search Tanzania seeks to recruit two Program Officers to work on a new project to increase civil society organizations’ contribution toward a culture of peace, conflict prevention and inclusive democracy in Tanzania. Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Program Officers will lead the implementation of project activities and support the monitoring of those activities’ results in the project’s target areas. The base location for the Program Officers will be Dar es Salaam and Tarime.

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Key Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities include:
• Together with the Project Coordinator (PC), the PO will help develop detailed work plans for project activities to ensure timely implementation.
• The Program Officer (PO) will implement key activities including training activities and should be able to use a training delivery medium (workshop, seminars, posters, radio, theater, printed materials, etc).
• The PO will organize all logistics related to the implementation of activities in the target project area.
• The PO will liaise with project partners and relevant stakeholders in the target area of implementation, ensuring quality implementation and reporting by project partners, to the highest results.
• The PO will mobilize participants for project activities in the target area, and ensure relevant follow-up with them.
• The PO will prepare activity and monthly detailed reports to be sent to the Project Coordinator for editing.
• The PO will regularly visit and communicate with the communities in order to create trust among the different stakeholders and will show initiatives and creativity in order achieve the full potential of the project.
• The PO will continuously update the PC on his/her activities towards their assigned, specific goals and advice of their community’s future programming needs.
• The PO will record all his/her activities in computer files, including all photos, all information and tabulated records of all trainings, including a filing system whereby it is possible to track activities per village, and provide the PC with a copy of all original photos from each field activity and include all necessary information about where they were taken, on which date and during which kind of activity.
• The PO will participate in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) efforts, including the use of monitoring tools during activities, as well as lead the collection of success stories. S/he will also participate in quarterly reflection meetings organized by the PC to assess the project’s implementation and ensure continuous learning.
• The PO should adhere to the financial procedures by making sure he/she prepares activity and monthly budget requests, and contribute to wider budget projections for the project as part of costed work plans.
• The PO shall participate in meetings with key stakeholders in the project target area, representing Search and sharing notes.
• The PO will assist the PC in any matters that the Area Manager deems necessary or relevant, including finance and administration, Human Resources, program management, participation in meetings internally and externally, procurement, communication and any other task as assigned by the PC.
• The PO will participate actively in any training as per assigned by senior staff, and if asked to be ready to lead a similar training.
• Produce communication material as required.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
Qualifications
You meet the following qualifications:
Education
• Bachelor’s degree in international development, conflict resolution, project management or related field.
Experience
• At least three (3) years of INGO or CSO experience in project implementation in Tanzania.
• Training skills.
• Knowledge and previous experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E).
• Proven ability in report writing.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as social media platforms.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication with a variety of stakeholders.
• Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision.
• Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in dialogue, peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
• Written and oral proficiency in English and Swahili.
• Willingness to be based in, and travel to remote areas.
This position will remain open until filled. These are local postings and no relocation support would be provided.
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items:
• current resume
• cover letter

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity - Empathy - Impartiality - Inclusivity - Courage - Hope - Humility - Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.
View our privacy policy here and our code of conduct here.

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Job Title: DME Officer – Dar Es Salaam
Position Summary
Search Tanzania seeks to recruit an experienced Design Monitoring & Evaluation (DM&E) Officer to lead monitoring and evaluation efforts on its ongoing projects. The DM&E Officer will be responsible for ensuring that adequate monitoring and evaluation systems and tools are in place to measure results that our activities bring about, and the impact of our projects in the prevention of violent extremism in target areas. The DM&E Officer reports to the Area Manager. S/he will work closely with the Project Coordinator and with Search’s Institutional Learning Team (ILT), and will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to the other target areas of the projects.

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Key Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities include:
• Develop and implement projects’ Monitoring and Evaluation Plans and data collection tools
• Guide and provide organizational support to baseline and endline evaluations of Search’s projects, the dissemination of their findings and the development of related action plans
• Conduct quarterly monitoring missions to collect M&E data, and share the findings with program staff
• Provide timely, quality support and coaching to program staff in M&E aspects
• Maintain a database to ensure all project outputs and results are accurately recorded and coordinated to inform project staff, and meet regularly with project staff to ensure that their data collection tools are being used appropriately
• Contribute to, identify and synthesize good practices and lessons learned to share as part of quarterly reflection meetings
• Ensure donor reports include strong M&E data showing progress towards our results, and produce regular written and oral reporting to the Area Manager and the Project Coordinator on project progress and key M&E issues
• Orient program staff with the collection of feedback and success stories as relevant
• Assist with creating an overall Knowledge Management strategy for Search’s projects
• Participate in and contribute towards “reflective practice” and internal evaluation processes
• Work with the Regional DM&E Specialist within ILT to provide additional tasks as needed
• Analyze data collected through program monitoring and share findings with key internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis.
• Support project design and proposal writing process within the country team, especially in developing project logic, theories of change, M&E section, and the logframe
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities
Qualifications
You meet the following qualifications:
Education
• Bachelor’s degree in international development, conflict resolution, project management or related field.
• Knowledge of data analysis software (e.g. SAS, SPSS)
Experience
• Minimum of three (3) years of work experience in design, monitoring and evaluation methodologies
• At least two (2) years of field-based data collection and analysis experience
• Demonstrated technical capacity to provide support and guidance to project staff on design, monitoring and evaluation
• Demonstrated technical capacity in the design, implementation, and analysis of various data collection tools including interviews, surveys, focus group discussions, and pre/post tests
• Extensive knowledge of logical framework and results framework and the ability to coach and train others in their use
• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to conduct professional relationships
• Strong commitment to values in data based decision making, transparency, community empowerment, methodological rigor, and program learning
• High standards of integrity, professionalism, and impartiality
• Able to work independently and effectively in a team environment
• Detail-oriented and highly organized, with a proactive approach
• Ability to multi-task and work to meet tight deadlines
• Excellent ability to communicate effectively in English and in Kiswahili, both verbally and in writing
Highly Desirable:
• Prior experience measuring behavioral change, prevention of radicalization and/or prevention of violent extremism initiatives
• Knowledge of participatory methods in M&E
• Experience working in conflict/fragile state environments
This position will remain open until filled. 
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items:
• current resume
• cover letter

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity - Empathy - Impartiality - Inclusivity - Courage - Hope - Humility - Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.
View our privacy policy here and our code of conduct here.

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Job Title: Program Assistant – Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Position Summary
The Program Assistant will assist in managing the administrative, logistical and programmatic tasks required in the implementation of the project in Mtwara, Tanzania. The position offers excellent exposure for learning and opportunity for professional growth in program management

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Key Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities include:
• Assist with project management tasks, including the development and implementation of work plans.
• Assist in ensuring progress on all activities, liaising with key local stakeholders and project partners.
• Assist in ensuring progress on all activities, liaising with key local stakeholders and project partners in and taking the lead on the implementation of certain activities, as per the work plans established with the Program Coordinator.
• Assist with the management of sub-grantees, helping them to keep updated work plans and ensuring a smooth implementation and monitoring of their deliverables, as well as timely and quality reporting.
• Prepare activity reports for the projects and assist in the preparation of quarterly narrative reporting for donors, in compliance with SFCG and donor requirements.
• Support the administrative and logistical arrangements for the implementation of program activities.
• Assist with processing of financial requests and travel expense reports and work orders for short term consultants
• Participate in the development of a strong monitoring system and tools for the project and conduct regular monitoring of project activities to collect accurate and useful data that inform programming.
• Participate in reflection meetings with program and DME staff to analyze monitoring findings and contextual updates and adapt programmatic approaches to maximize project’s results.
• Assist with the management and presentation of information, such as the development of Power Point presentations, handling basic correspondence and conducting web searches.
• Maintains Program specific files and updates them from time to time to ensure current and accurate information is accessible.
• Oversees timely and accurate submission of project specific information in coordination with program and technical officers.
• Maintain BCC materials and all training materials developed for the project both hard and electronic version, and assist with communication and visibility aspects of the program, through written material, photos, the collection of success stories, updated web site, social media and traditional media.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Qualifications
You meet the following qualifications:
Education
• University degree in social work, community development, administration, or related field of study required.
Experience
• At least 2 years’ experience working for an NGO in an administrative or program capacity
• Ability to communicate effectively, confidently and appropriately within a cross-cultural environment
• Strong documentation skills including report writing and minute taking
• Fluency in English and Kiswahili, both verbal and written is essential
• Must have good analytical skills
• Good organizational skills a must, with a demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
• Demonstrated ability to manage data, develop budgets and track finances
• Demonstrated ability in use of Microsoft Office computer packages
This position will remain open until filled. 
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items:
• current resume
• cover letter


Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity - Empathy - Impartiality - Inclusivity - Courage - Hope - Humility - Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.
View our privacy policy here and our code of conduct here.

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Position: Area Manager - Tanzania
Location: Africa - East · Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Position Summary
The Area Manager will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day management to the field operations in Tanzania to ensure that they are effective and meet the designated goals and objectives. S/he will lead the team in the development, implementation, oversight and evaluation of all programming, with emphasis on tracking and reporting, sharing lessons learned, resource acquisition and quality control, as well as staff management and development.
Key Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities include:
  • Establishes an atmosphere of responsibility for the mission of the organization and accountability to the stakeholders; establishes clear expectations by which staff and partners are measured
  • Collaborate with implementing partners on implementation of programs; ensures that monitoring & evaluation, continuous improvement and technical assistance is an integral part of the implementation
  • Builds positive and productive relations with donors, local partners, communities and authorities
  • Builds and manages relationships with government, donors, local authorities and the general public to optimize marketing and funding
  • Responsible for providing technical assistance and oversight in the development and management of budgets, financial reporting and audits for projects
  • Provides capacity building opportunities to partner organizations; ensures that partner agencies are accountable and compliant with organizational policies/procedures and local laws/regulations
  • Manage public relations in-country, including arranging schedules for visitors and media groups, transport, lodging, arranging of appointments and orientation to projects
  • Assess the effectiveness of current projects and identify possibilities for new projects in-country
  • Prepare project proposals and budgets, seeking to diversify funding and other resources
  • Assist in the development of strategies for long-term or additional interventions
  • Maintain familiarity with the requirements and compliance procedures of current and new donors
  • Manage and evaluate operations budgets, project funding, expenditures and accomplishment of objectives
  • Develop annual / quarterly / monthly operating plans and participate in the formulation of management plans and the regional/country strategy
  • Prepare financial status and project progress reports, and other information as required for the donors, Programme Director and Regional Director
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
Qualifications
You meet the following qualifications:
Education
Bachelor’s degree in community development/social science discipline, conflict resolution or equivalent relevant work experience

Experience
  • 8+ years experience managing development programs in an NGO, preferably in a technical area, community development and/or peace building programming
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in areas such as: project, budget and resource management
  • Demonstration of knowledge of program design; grant acquisition and management; providing oversight and accountability of grant funded programs; resource stewardship, and cross functional coordination
  • Computer proficiency in general office software (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Experience in resource mobilization, coordination and negotiation
  • Experience in management and knowledge of basic accounting methods and procedures
  • Strong and proven people management skills
  • Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Good public relations and public speaking skill
  • Willingness to spend a percentage of their time in the field visiting projects sometimes under difficult living conditions
This position will close on 31 January 2020.
MODE OF APPLICATION: APPLY ONLINE
To apply, interested candidates should send the following items:

  • current resume
  • cover letter
Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website www.sfcg.org for full details of our work.

All Search Employees must adhere to the values: Shared Humanity - Empathy - Impartiality - Inclusivity - Courage - Hope - Humility - Audacity. In accordance with these values, Search enforces compliance with the Code of Conduct and related policies on Anti Workplace Harassment, Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Conflict of Interest and Anti-fraud.
View our privacy policy here and our code of conduct here.
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