Saturday, June 20, 2020

New Job Opportunities at Internews Tanzania

  Nophsky       Saturday, June 20, 2020
 
 Position: ACCOUNTANT
Job Summary
Internews Tanzania is seeking to recruit a qualified Accountant to provide financial services to its project in Tanzania

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Job Description
JOB TYPE: Full-Time (This is a national position – only Tanzanian citizens will bevconsidered)
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
SUPERVISOR: Senior Finance and Administration Manager

SCOPE OF THE ROLE:
The Accountant is responsible for providing finance & accounting services to all programmes managed by Internews in Tanzania. She/He is also responsible for keeping proper supporting documentation for all transactions and implementing Internews policies and procedures. The position works closely with the Senior Finance and Administration Manager to ensure that programmes are compliant at all levels with Funders’ rules and regulations. The Accountant also works with other Internews staff in the Regional office in Kenya and at HQ in the USA. This is a position which requires sound accounting technical knowledge and skills. 


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MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares Payment Vouchers and General Ledger vouchers for review and approval
  • Performs banking transactions as required
  • Makes payments to meeting participants as required
  • Regularly posts transactions in Internews ERP (Business World)
  • Ensures proper supporting documentation is provided and attached for all transactions and that Internews accounting policies and procedures are properly implemented.
  • Reconciles the petty cash account for replenishment as required
  • Files Vouchers and other Financial documents as required
  • Scans Payment Vouchers and other financial documents for electronic filing as required
  • Alerts the supervisor about aging advances issues.
  • Any other relevant tasks as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of operational/financial experience, in a Business or nonprofit environment is required. 
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SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication skills. Kiswahili communication skills also required.
  • Excellent Information Technology skills (including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Finance systems).
  • Willingness and ability to learn and apply new concepts and systems, including new financial and administration software as appropriate.
  • Respect for confidentiality; affinity with Internews core values, objectives and beliefs.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work with the ability to be part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills; demonstrated ability to follow tasks through to completion, over time;
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently;
  • Multi-tasker; capable of working on multiple projects at one time, often under pressure
  • Ability to keep accurate records and statistics
  • Attention to detail and a conscientious attitude
  • Awareness of administrative and financial regulations and how to apply them to daily workflows 

Position: MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER (M&E)
Job Summary
Internews Tanzania is seeking a highly qualified Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E) to be based in Dar es Salaam. The project will run for 24 months and will be implemented in partnership with other local organizations.
Job Description
JOB TYPE: Full-Time (This is a national position – only Tanzanian citizens will be considered)
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
SUPERVISOR: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develops and implements M&E systems for the project; identifies obstacles to implementation and recommends appropriate solutions.
  • Attend the project activities and trainings and work with the project team to monitor them properly; this includes creating evaluation tools, collecting data firsthand from partners/beneficiaries and analyzing the collected data.
  • Support the program team in creating a framework and procedures for the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Collaborate with the project team on appropriate data collection methods, tools, and reporting formats and prepare the M&E frameworks.
  • Write reports, analyze findings and provide recommendations as required for project planning, performance management, and reporting.
  • Undertake field-monitoring missions to assess progress of the project implementation using Internews’ standard monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies.
  • Participate in periodic review and planning meetings, generating minutes and lessons learnt documents and discuss results of data and plan action steps to build on strengths and address the weaknesses.
  • Support the project team in conducting field assessments and surveys.
  • Develop close working relationships with all project partners, participants and stakeholders.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative field monitoring and verification of project implementation.
  • Provide the Project team with the needed paperwork to help a better planning, monitor and control the activities.
  • Work closely with the program team to ensure the project success through documenting relevant success stories.
  • Any other related duties assigned by the supervisor to ensure program success
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QUALIFICATIONS
  • 3-5 years’ experience in monitoring &evaluation, research, learning, programme management and/or related fields
  • Research and data analysis skills and experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English, report writing and presentation skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, strong spreadsheet skills and basic database management skills
  • Strong workflow management skills: ability to priorities and handle multiple on-going assignments
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; a proven team player
  • Self-starter: proven ability to work independently and problem solve
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in international development, research, and/or media/journalism fields
  • University degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, social sciences or any equivalent is desirable
  • Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience with training and capacity-building
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MODE OF APPLICATION:
Please submit a CV and a cover letter to TZ-Jobs@internews.org Closing date 17th July, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview, applications sent beyond that date will not be considered.

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Position: Media and Communications Director
Internews
Location: Dar es Salaam

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Job Summary

Internews Tanzania seeks a Media and Communications Director who will develop and manage communications, media, and outreach activities, supporting coordination between Internews and its partners. S/he will support the Chief of Party (COP) in all aspects of program management, at a strategic level and at an operational level. S/he will be responsible for oversight of program activities, including training and subgrants. S/he will support the COP in liaison with USAID/ Tanzania on technical matters and in programs management and operations. The position will also support the COP in ensuring timely delivery of activities, quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance.  

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Job Description
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
  • Work with the Chief of Party in project, office, and personnel management
  • Work with the COP, local partners, and local staff to design innovative strategies and activities that build the capacity of individual Tanzanian media outlets and media associations and strengthen the media sector holistically.
  • Prepare and deliver high quality media training and mentoring (online and offline) in strategic communications, campaign planning and delivery, and social media.
  • Supervise a team of experienced media trainers and consultants to deliver high quality media training and mentoring on journalism skills (online and offline)
  • Contribute to the growth of the media sector by building trusted working relationships with media outlets and practitioners and advising on selection of consultants, training topics, and agendas for project-supported events.
  • Support clear internal and external communication for the project by drafting, reviewing, or contributing to regular success stories and social media posts. 
  • Draft and revise program reports, communications materials, and other program documents.
  • Independently and accurately, perform financial administration tasks (procurement, payment requests, advance reports, sub-grant approval, etc.). 
  • Develop plans for improvement/expansion of activities, as assigned.
  • Establish and cultivate strong partnerships with counterparts nationally and across the region and with the appropriate donor representatives.
  • Maintain strategic awareness of independent media issues in the country and within the broader region, and a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing media, especially online digital media.
  • Additional assignments and initiatives as necessary
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 Qualifications, skills, and experience: 
  • Solid project management experience
  • Substantial experience managing donor funded projects esp. by USAID
  • Extensive knowledge of the Tanzanian media industry and politics.
  • Sound knowledge of a range of audio-visual media, software, applications, and technologies.
  • Extensive current experience of feature writing, investigative journalism, editing, and design
  • Proven management skills in an offline and online environment; incl. excellent time management skills
  • Solid experience with social media and analytic tools
  • Experience in starting up new media businesses, testing new media and news dissemination tools.
  • Strong communication skills are required, including interpersonal and in written and oral English and Swahili. Excellent writing skills.
  • Expertise on data gathering and its analysis in support of efforts to track, study and counter disinformation is a plus.
  • Masters degree or higher in Media, Political Science, International studies, or other relevant field.
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MODE OF APPLICATION
This position is open to Tanzanian nationals only.
Please submit a CV and a cover letter to TZ-Jobs@internews.org Closing date 28th June, 2020.
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