New Vacancies at CARE International


Job Title: Grants and Contracts Coordinator 
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Application Deadline: 2020-01-23
CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit a self-motivated, results driven, dynamic, suitably qualified, competent and dedicated professional to fill the position of Grants and Contracts Coordinator to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Grants and Contract Coordinator (GCC) will oversee management of Grants and Contracts agreements of CARE Tanzania in line with CARE’s policies and guidelines. S/he will ensure compliances with CARE Financial policies, procedures and Donor’s regulations on grants and budgetary requirements. Will ensure accuracy and timely submission of financial reports and bills to donors. The position will provide adequate management of sub grants and partners’ financial agreements. The Grants and Contract Coordinator will actively participate to support the country office efforts to proactively seek new funding opportunities, working to ensure that program and finance teams are supported during proposal development to develop accurate budgets.
The position will timely provide periodic analytical financial reports to Budget Holders on grants and sub grants expenditures, inform and advice the management on the financial performance of the grants. The position will work in collaboration with other departments and program teams to provide technical support and guidance to other CARE staff and partners on compliance and ensure understanding and adherence of rules and regulations of donor grants, statutory requirements and CARE International policies including sub grants management policy.
The GCC will act as the focal person to coordinate and ensure workflow and other projects requirements in the financial and grants management system (PeopleSoft) are timely communicated and defined in the system, for smooth implementation and recording of financial data.
The position will manage a small team responsible for grants and contracts and will be responsible for the management of performance of staff under her/his supervision. Will be responsible for capacity building of staff and improving internal ways of working.
The Grants and Contract Coordinator will be based in Dar es Salaam and reports directly to the Southern Africa sub-regional Finance Director.

  • Provide leadership to the grants and Contracts Management Financial Compliance (donors, systems and processes)
  • Sub - Agreement Management
  • Support and coordinate with other functions for Country Office and project-specific audits
  • Preparation of Financial Reports and Analytical Reviews
  • Grants Proposals and Budgets Development.
  • Capacity Building and Training on Award management procedures and donor requirements for staff and partners’ organizations.
  • Staff and Performance Management
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Management or equivalent and a full professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICSA etc. or its equivalent as a ‘MUST’ or Master’s degree in a relevant qualification like accounting, finance or an MBA (Focus on Finance or accounting with 5 years’ experience of relevant professional experience.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in grants and contracts, subgrants and budget management at a similar level, of which at least 3 in an international NGO.
  • Knowledge of key donors’ compliance requirements i.e in-depth knowledge with practical experience with USAID, UN, EU, DFID rules and regulations
  • Proven experience in preparing budgets, financial monitoring reports, budgetary systems and controls with strong analytical skills
  • Strong business partnering skills with the ability to ajira work in teams, work at a detailed level and understand the larger picture
  • Experience of staff management, supervision and capacity building in Award Management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software with Advance knowledge in Excel application and financial & accounting computer applications
  • Cultural awareness and ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Attention to details, patient, flexible, able to improvise and communicate clearly and ability to work effectively under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Proactive individual with the ability to offer structured guidance
  • Excellent planning, management, and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a workload comprised of varying and changing tasks and responsibilities.
Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department at by CoB, 23 January 2020 at 1700hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity, and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.

Job Title: Program Coordinator
CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit self-motivated, results driven, dynamic, suitably qualified, competent and dedicated Tanzanian to fill a vacant position as mentioned hereunder:
Program Coordinator for Ardhi Yetu Program (AYPII) based in Dar es Salaam

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Job Summary
The Program Coordinator (PC) for Civil Society Land Rights Program (AYP II) will provide overall leadership and coordination for ensuring the accomplishment of the objectives of this Program Initiative under his/ her responsibility. Funding agreement for this program is earmarked for civil society strengthening with programmatic focus on natural resources governance, land and food rights and innovation for climate change resilience. The purpose is to contribute to a vibrant, legitimate, and diverse civil society capable of monitoring and influencing the natural resources management sector performance with specific focus to land rights to achieve just governance, rights to food, sustainable management of natural resources and climate resilience of the poor and vulnerable citizens of Tanzania.
The program provides an important window to realise the overall country office’s long term WEZESHA Program strategy with an overarching goal of ensuring vibrant, equitable and resilient rural communities where women are empowered to realize their social, political and economic rights and where natural resources are sustainably managed in a changing climate. In addition, CARE Tanzania developed the Multiplying Impact (Ml) Strategy to ensure the work done contributes to the country’s ambition for economic growth and positively impacts the lives of 8 million people. CARE have prioritized building strategic partnerships, holding duty bearers accountable, advocating for policy change and learning and sharing within the domain of natural resource management, land and food rights and climate change. Thus, the implementation of the AYPII program funded through the Denmark Framework Agreement (DFA), will be key to the country office’s realization of the WEZESHA and Ml strategy and the PC will be an integral part of its operationalization.
The AYP PC position will be responsible for providing strategic decisions on program implementation, and taking lead on execution of core activities, including impact monitoring and measurement systems, capacity building of partners and coordination; gender transformation and policy for multiplying impact and reporting. In doing so, the PC will be required to work closely with the civil society partners to reconcile the DFA aspirations including CARE’S ambitions in civil society strengthening for enhancing social movements for change, the CO WEZESHA strategy objectives and with the ongoing national and international debates in natural resources governance, land and food rights and climate change in ensuring that the AYP II program is relevant and strategic.
The PC is expected to maintain effective working relationships with other CARE staff members. The AYPII Coordinator will directly report to the Technical Unit Program Director.
Key Responsibilities
• Planning and Implementation of the program Program Budget and Resource Management Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Reporting
• Networking, Learning and Representation – Establish and maintains effective working relationships with key government partners, donors and NGOs working around the same thematic focus of the program initiative
• Promote Gender Equality, policy advocacy and rights based programming initiatives Staff and Performance Management by supervising and support them, ensuring initiatives are on track Identifying funding opportunities for the program as well as initiating and participating in the design of program initiatives
• Provide strategic leadership in the areas of program development, resource acquisition, implementation, technical competence, impact measurement and policy engagement

Required Education, Experience and Technical Skills:
Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management; Social science, Rural Development, Agriculture and Food Security; Environment; Climate Change or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.

• Ten years’ experience in coordinating / managing complex programs working with government and civil society partners.
• Multiple years of expertise in one or some of the following areas: land rights, conflict and policy, sustainable natural resource management, conservation, climate action, pastoralism and agriculture policy and livelihoods.
• At least 5 years of relevant work experience in evidence-based advocacy, policy formulation, creating networks, supporting social movements and representative civil society organisations.
• Extensive line management experience, with previous responsibility for staff, resources, and contracts. Proven success in project cycle and adaptive management, including project designs, impact measurement and project reporting.
• Demonstrable achievements in delivering on Governance and Gender transformation programming. Strong portfolio of successfully representing the organization and negotiating with key senior power holders and policy makers in government.

Technical Skills
• Project and Financial management skills
• Excellent report-writing and communication skills
• High levels of innovation, conceptual and analytical ability or creativity
• Demonstrated strategic planning skills, organizational and management skills.
• Strong experience working with private sector, government institutions and other civil society partners Strong team-building and team-work qualities.
• Computer skills in MS Word and Excel
• Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, natural resources or environmental and participatory approach and sustainable development.
• Strong capacity building / community empowerment skills Fundraising and facilitation skills
• Monitoring & Evaluation skills with experience in monitoring and measuring impact on Civil society strengthening.

Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department by CoB, 15th January 2020 at 1700hrs. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.