Internships and Jobs at SNV Tanzania



 Communications, M&E and Admin Senior Intern

  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • Intern
  • Contract type: Internships

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Company Description
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Programme Summary
WASH SDG Programme aims to sustainably improve access to and use of sanitation services and improve hygiene behaviours in the coming three years (2019-2022). It is built on three core strategic objectives, namely (1) increasing demand for improved WASH facilities and practices, (2) improving the quality of service provision and by (3) improving governance of the sector. The programme will contribute to achieving access to safely managed sanitation and improved hygiene behaviour for 200,000 and 160,000 people respectively in peri-urban/urban areas of Shinyanga and Arusha municipalities/cities.

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 Job Description
Overview of the Position:
The SDG programme is heading into a peak of implementation, and the Programme requires the recruitment of a senior intern to support on the ground activities related to all components and to provide ongoing communications and monitoring support.

This exciting position offers the opportunity to join a dynamic team on a very diverse programme. The Senior Intern must be a Tanzanian national preferably of the level of a bachelor degree or equivalent. Demonstrated experience in communications relating to documentation, development of IEC materials (posters, infographics, etc), social media and engagement of the media (radio, TV, etc) is required. Experience of monitoring and evaluation in terms of data collection, data analysis and reporting is required. Some understanding and exposure to the WASH sector and working with government officials and NGOs is an added advantage. Experience of administrative procedures and computer skills, such as the use of excel, is required. Candidates with some knowledge and/or experience in Behaviour Change and Communication, administration and development studies are preferred. The successful applicant will undergo a short orientation to be provided by the respective supervisor to properly introduce the intern to the SNV efforts globally, the SNV country sector programmes with specific induction to the WASH SDG project. The intern will work closely with the project team in their respective areas including partners and consultants hired under the project.

Responsibilities/ Deliverables of the position:
Deliverable 1: To successfully support the WASH SDG SNV Team with all communication efforts, relating to creative documentation (audio, visual, online and offline), engaging the media (radio programmes, social media activities etc), capacity building and follow-up relating to the MSMB website, and implementation of communication interventions linked to Behaviour Change and Communication (40% of time).

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 Deliverable 2: To successfully support the WASH SDG SNV Team with monitoring and evaluation activities, cutting across all components and including the Mid Term Review planned in Q1 of 2021 of participants, registrations, and minute/note taking (30% of time).

Deliverable 3: To successfully support the WASH SDG SNV Team through the accurate and timely delivery of administrative and financial processes including but not limited to: travel; meeting arrangements and minute taking; filing; printing; Mobile payments, vehicle booking etc (30% of time).

· University degree in social studies or Business administration or communication or media or development studies etc. with minimum of 2 years of experience.
· Should have relevant technical knowledge, skills and extensive work experience in: communications (development of posters, infographics, media engagement, social media etc), , trainings, community capacity building as well as project monitoring and Evaluation (data collection and reporting).
· Experience of conducting administrative duties (registration, event coordination, payments) and use of excel
· Knowledge of WASH issues, particularly sanitation and hygiene, is an advantage
· Experience in undertaking similar work and engaging government officials.
· Demonstrated experience implementing visibility communications.
· Demonstrated experience working with stakeholders to build strategic partnerships.

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Desired Skills and attitude:

· Able to work well in a team environment with colleagues.
· Ability to quickly understand instructions, ask for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time.
· Good written and verbal communication skills in English and Swahili languages.
· Excellent writing and reporting skills.
· Embracing cultural diversity
· Embracing change
· Willingness to travel and carry out field work

Additional Information
Desired Skills and attitude - demonstrated ability and experience in:
  • Carrying out behaviour change related research and implementation and understanding of BCC approaches
  • Research and understanding of waste re-use options, processes and related business opportunities
  • Engaging and fostering strong relationships with government and private stakeholders, particularly city council and utility representatives
  • Supporting and understanding Urban Sanitation and Hygiene activities and solid understanding of different interventions along the sanitation service chain
  • Data collection tools (specifically Akvo FLOW), and use of excel for data analysis (including experience of pivot tables)
  • Coordinating and processing administrative and financial related processes during workshops, trainings and events
  • Creative thinking and ability to develop innovative and engaging interventions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong team player spirit
  • Multi-tasking, analytical thinking and ability to summarise key points
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ability to work comfortably and effectively with limited supervision, either at own initiative or under direction
  • Swahili native language
  • Advanced English fluency (oral and written)
Contract Type: Internship Agreement
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Expected Start Date: 4th November 2020
Information Duty Station: Arusha

Working at SNV:
SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our interns benefit from, and contribute to, an international global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website:
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How to Apply:
The vacancy is for internal and external candidates and it will be active up to 14th October 2020 and all application should be through Smart Recruiters on the following link
All application should include a detailed CV, academic certificates, a letter of interest and 3 references

Advisor/Technical Specialist – Off-grid Energy Finance
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract type: International employment contract
Company Description

Job Description
SNV Tanzania is recruiting a full-time Advisor/Technical Specialist to provide technical leadership of the RBF PU Project under EnDev III Programme, a new project currently in inception phase. The Advisor will set the strategic vision for the new project, tailor the design of the results-based financing (RBF) fund through analysing market assessment data, launch the new fund and provide technical expertise in the ongoing management of the fund. The Advisor will also act as the SNV Tanzania sector representative for our work in productive use of energy both locally and regionally.

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Primary Responsibilities:
· Fund Design: Utilise a market assessment report and existing off-grid solar data from previous SNV RBF projects to tailor the design of a results based financing scheme that will be delivered to the private sector to accelerate the market entry and expansion of the productive use of renewable energy technology.
· Fund Management: Develop the final operational guidelines and verification manual of the fund including key elements such as incentive structure and valuation, firm application process, due diligence and contracting, claim submission process, and verification roles and structure, amongst others. Utilise tools and structures from past and current RBF interventions managed by SNV as references and build off of these to create a next generation RBF fund. Determine the best solution for a fund management, verification and monitoring tool and launch the tool internally and with fund participants.
· Technical Advisory: Manage all the mechanics of the RBF PU fund from incentive valuation modelling to claim processing. Apply analytical rigor to complex and uncertain tasks in the development of a new fund.
· Project Management: Provide technical backstopping to the RBF PU Project Manager to develop a small team through defining project roles and workflows for smooth implementation of the component. Support the management of the budget for the RBF PU project including all procurements, claim payments and internal and external reporting. Work closely with the Programme Manager/Sector Leader to develop presentations, knowledge projects or other donor requirements for the component.
· Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Verification (MERV): Manage the MERV processes and team, including interns and third part consultants, to ensure results are tracked and learnings are regularly fed back into fund management mechanisms. Take lead on all results reporting and verification for the RBF PU component and support monitoring and reporting across the EnDev portfolio.
· Gender Integration: Lead the gender integration aspects of the RBF PU fund including the Women’s Employment Stimulus Fund (WESF) that will target to increase female participation in the renewable electricity sector in Tanzania. Innovate new ways to integrate gender into our off-grid energy projects in collaboration with the Sector Leader and EnDev Tanzania Gender Lead.
· Energy Sector Leadership Support: Act as the lead representive for Tanzania Energy Sector’s productive use of energy work. Attend global, regional and local stakeholder gatherings, and provide input on knowledge products. Prepare and give external presentations and take lead on sector networking for PUE. Support the Energy Sector Leader as needed on quality assurance of donor deliverables across the EnDev portfolio.
· Capacity Building: Proactively build capacity of SNV staff and other key stakeholders in the areas of productive use financing and innovative RBF approaches.
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Required skills and qualifications:
· 3-4 years of experience in top tier consulting firm, development organisation, impact investing firm or similar
· Master’s degree in a relevant field, MBA or other advanced degree required. Specialisation in Energy Finance or similar will be regarded favourably
· Strong quantitative skills and finance background
· Experience working in the renewable energy sector preferred. Off-grid energy and productive use of energy experience is regarded favourably
· Demonstrated excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically, and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issues
· Strong sense of ownership and ability to design and lead projects and support and mentor more junior colleagues
· Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
· Advanced proficiency in MS Excel
· Full professional proficiency in English - written and spoken with high caliber English writing ability and track record
Desired skills and attitude:
· Experience working in developing countries; experience in Tanzania or the broader East Africa region is regarded favourably
· Experience in energy finance and results-based financing is regarded favourably
· Experience in capacity building and working with the private sector with a proven track record in pro-poor growth approaches taking into consideration social inclusion, gender and sustainability
· Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including impact investors, development finance institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors
· Good team player, pragmatic, negotiator with solution orientated approach
· Readiness to live, work and travel in rural districts with minimal amenities

Additional Information

Contract Type: International
Contract Duration: One year initial term, with possibility of extension
Expected Start Date: 1st December 2020
Information Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Working at SNV:
SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of energy experts. For more information, please visit our website: 
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation.
Please submit your application via SmartRecruiters. All information will be in the strictest confidence. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
We will require that you provide us with full details of three people who are willing to act as a referee. We will not contact these referees without your explicit permission.
Should SNV wish to proceed with your application, two interviews with the Selection Committee will take place.
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