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By | February 14, 2018

Chief of Party, Nutrition Activity Program – Tanzania

Job Details
Description
Save the Children is seeking a senior level Chief of Party (COP) for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sector Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The COP will be responsible for the overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the program focused on improving the nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women in Tanzania. S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to implement a solid approach to achieving measurable results by strengthening the institutional capacity of government and local NGOs working at the national level to develop, implement, and sustain a national multi-sectoral nutrition program. S/he will also work closely to support the government of Tanzania and local NGOs working at the district, ward, facility, and community levels to improve nutrition-related behaviors within households by promoting evidence-based nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions. The COP will also work very closely to oversee and document innovative strategies for multi sectoral nutrition focused development that will enable a “learning by doing” approach where lessons learned will feed into new and ongoing programs supported by the government, USAID and/or other development partners.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
Represent Save the Children and the project in formal and informal relationships with USAID, local and international partners, government authorities and other key stakeholders, as appropriate.
Lead the preparation of annual work plans and oversee the production of reports and other deliverables to USAID in a timely and accurate manner.
Supervise project strategy, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in a manner consistent with Save the Children’s working principles and ensure that program objectives and key indicators/results are delivered.
Ensure representatives and leaders at the national, government, and community levels are informed of program progress and best practices.
Work with partners to identify and develop relationships with appropriate local CSOs to assist in the implementation of the project.
Ensure that efficient systems are in place to support all aspects of project activity, including financial, grant management, and project monitoring and evaluation, and that they support the effective use of project resources in compliance with USAID regulations
Oversee the dissemination of reports related to project activities.
Ensure that financial systems support Save the Children’s accountability to the donor and that financial reports are timely and complete.
Supervise key personnel of the project.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • Master’s Degree in public health or nutrition, public administration, or related nutrition disciplines.
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in implementing public health programs with a minimum of seven years of experience in a leadership role in the implementation of development projects relevant to nutrition and food security, maternal and child health.
  • Experience in implementation as well as exceptional managerial and operational leadership, preferably managing complex, national/regional activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
  • Experience with advocacy and institutional development within government and non-governmental channels.
  • Experience in managing USG funding and familiarity with federal regulations.
  • Previous employment or extensive collaboration with NGOs.
  • Previous COP experience is preferred.
  • Previous experience with agriculture, livelihoods, and WASH is preferred.
  • Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and organization development to realize organizational objectives.
  • Expertise in strategic communication, community mobilization, and participatory methodologies desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Prior regional experience in Africa is required, but familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context as well as prior work experience in Tanzania is highly preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge,
(b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or
(c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
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Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation

Job Details
Description
Save the Children seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania to be responsible for providing technical guidance on project activities including surveillance and surveys, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), targeted evaluations, information systems, and relating data to program planning. The incumbent will serve as a key M&E expert and primary contact for M&E strategies and implementation for this integrated program. S/he will provide advice, guidance, and coordination to SC and consortium partners, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC), Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) and other collaborating organizations in the implementation and strengthening of M&E systems for the nutrition and agriculture program activities supported by USAID.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • In collaboration with the Programme Manager, establish and ensure implementation of a strong M&E system for the Nutrition Project.
  • Lead programme baseline studies, formative assessments, mid-term evaluation, final evaluation and other research studies as well as learning events.
  • Manage external research organization to deliver external evaluation, operational research and training of LGAs to undertake nutrition-related operational research in their
  • In collaboration with the Programme Manager and implementation staff; regularly review progress on indicators/achievement of targets as per the Logical Framework.
  • Develop reports to highlight key project strengths and areas of improvement, and use learning from monitoring reports for project planning and implementation.
  • Review accountability to program beneficiaries’ data and reports and provide technical support to the implementation team using key learning from accountability system for program development, planning, improvement, and implementation.
  • Identify the Nutrition project staff and partners M&E capacity needs and set aside M&E capacity building plan for program staff and partners.
  • Develop and maintain an Indicator Performance Tracking Tool for the project that will guide preparation of programme progress updates on a monthly basis.
  • Lead monitoring of program quality using quality benchmarks and ensure that findings are shared with relevant stakeholders and explicitly fed back into program decision-making, incorporating accountability and learning.
  • Lead compilation of data and reporting on the program to the donor and to SCI global indicators total beneficiaries reach reports.
  • Participate and provide input on M&E issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with consortium partners, local government and USAID.

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
Master’s degree (MSc or MPH) preferred with significant research experience in nutrition, food security, community health, or other related field from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of five years of experience designing and implementing M&E programs in complex health, nutrition, and/or food security settings.
Experience in developing M&E tools and materials.

  • Experience in systems thinking and application of complex adaptive systems methodologies is ideal.
  • Demonstrable track record in data tracking and evaluation, with the ability to support staff and partners on M&E methodology and analyse and disseminate complex information to a range of stakeholder audiences.
  • Well-developed research, analytical (qualitative and quantitative), documentation and report writing and skills, with particular competency in participatory research methods.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, Statistical Packages and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with experience working in multicultural and value driven teams.
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Tanzania highly desirable.
  • Qualified Tanzanian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Advisor, Nutrition

Job Details
Description
Save the Children seeks a Nutrition Advisor for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The Nutrition Advisor will be responsible for strategic planning, coordination, and technical implementation of innovative integrated nutrition and social behavior change communication (SBCC) activities in the target areas. This senior-level nutrition and SBCC technical expert will build capacity of local staff in SBCC and nutrition throughout project design and implementation. The Nutrition Advisor will also work closely with the monitoring and evaluation specialist to ensure progress is being achieved towards nutrition targets. S/he will establish and maintain close and effective liaison with project and government partners to facilitate flow of information concerning research, policies, government strategic plans/guidelines program progress and to stay abreast of current trends including participation in relevant nutrition working groups and policy fora.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Provide senior-level technical support for the overall integrated, cross-cutting strategic approach of the project including nutrition, food security, gender mainstreaming, and SBCC.
  • Lead the overall implementation of the integrated nutrition specific and sensitive activities in collaboration with Ministry of Health, Regional/Council health management team and project implementing partners.
  • Provide all nutrition and quality improvement technical support to project staff, implementing partners, districts, health facilities and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Participate in nutrition technical working groups and other relevant policy foras.
  • Ensure project implementation is aligned with government policies and strategic plans and guidelines
  • Lead/oversee the development and ensure availability of technical resource materials, guidelines, training manuals, ASBCC tools and job aids as necessary.
  • Provide support to LGAs (Regional and district nutrition officers) during planning, budgeting and monitoring of nutrition interventions.
  • Lead development of project annual work plans, reports as well as documentation of lessons learns and best practices.
  • Work with M&E specialist to oversee and coordinate formative and evaluative research using participatory methodologies to build local capacity and to design high impact interventions based on the social and cultural context in target areas.
  • Based on research findings and stakeholder consultations, coordinate with the technical team to lead the development of evidence-based nutrition and SBCC tools and materials.
  • Provide technical oversight for the design, development, and implementation of all nutrition and SBCC tools and training materials in collaboration with government and relevant stakeholders to maintain a quality and consistent approach across all target areas and technical interventions.

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience managing community based health, nutrition, and/or food security programs in Africa contexts and preferably, in Tanzania.
  • Post-graduate education (master’s or higher), in public health, nutrition, food security, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in management of large, community-based and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • A history of providing technical assistance to government to improve nutrition programs through governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models, and behavior change communication in developing countries.
  • Solid experience developing behavior change training tools and materials.
  • Experience developing and implementing a behavior change communication strategy for the program, focusing on creating demand for community and clinic-based health and nutrition services.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, collaboration experience, creativity and willingness to innovate.
  • Familiarity and understanding of USAID policies and procedures, or those of other donors, or those of donor-funded projects or community-based projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to address behavior change issues in improving household nutrition status.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Tanzania highly desirable.
  • Qualified Tanzanian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Deputy Chief of Party, Finance and Operations – Tanzania
Job Details
Description
Save the Children is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party/Finance and Operations for an upcoming USAID-funded opportunity titled, Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. This five-year program will be focused on improving the nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women in Tanzania. In addition, the staff will also work closely to support the government of Tanzania and local NGOs working at the district, ward, facility, and community levels to improve nutrition-related behaviors within households by promoting evidence-based nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • This position is responsible for the overall financial and operational management of the project. S/he is responsible for ensuring that USAID requirements for budget planning, monitoring, and reporting are fully met in a timely manner, and the establishment and management of operational and administrative systems. This requires close liaison with the finance and technical planning departments of all partners and program staff, Save the Children, and USAID.
  • The position reports directly to the Chief of Party (COP), and will be a member of the Senior Management Team. S/he will advise the COP concerning relevant issues within or external to the project, including financial, personnel, administrative and security. In addition to necessary financial and administrative skills, this position requires someone with initiative, who is well-organized, can handle pressure and deadlines, work in complex and conflict-affected areas, is capable of training and supervising staff, and has strong computer skills.
  • Review and consolidate monthly financial reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to senior management;
  • Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other financial documents and transactions are accurate, timely, and consistent with Save the Children and USAID guidelines and regulations;
  • Prepare and monitor budgets to ascertain that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively;
  • Prepare quarterly reports, consolidated annual fiscal report, cumulative life of project report, and any other required donor submissions;
  • Verify that appropriate segregation of duties exists to ensure effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations;
  • Perform financial review of purchase requests, purchase orders, and payment requests to ensure compliance with Save the Children’s policies and procedures and donors grant requirements;
  • Oversee sub grant monitoring and compliance including organizational assessments, review of financial reports/ advance requests, and financial tracking; develop sub grant monitoring plans; perform and document compliance visits;
  • Supervise the finance and operations staff including performance evaluation and revising job descriptions as necessary. Develop the capacity of the team and facilitate their professional growth;
  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to Save the Children and donor requirements;
  • Encourage a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • Advanced degree in finance, or other relevant field; professional qualification in Accounting desired;
  • Minimum five years’ experience managing finance for USAID-funded projects; in-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations;
  • Proven ability to prepare budgets and donor financial reports;
  • Strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations;
  • Experience as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues;
  • Experience managing and monitoring sub-awards, including with local partners;
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in managing the personnel, administrative and logistical functions of programs and projects;
  • Proven experience building the capacity of local NGOs and government bodies and collaborating closely with multi-level stakeholders;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required;
  • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Tanzania is preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Finance Director

Job Details
Description
Save the Children seeks a Finance Director for the anticipated USAID-funded Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial and administrative management and compliance, as well as other operational duties. Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP) s/he will provide day-to-day financial technical assistance to the COP for the administration of the grant. S/he will ensure strict adherences to financial regulations and grant compliance requirements during the implementation of the grant. S/he will manage the implementation of accounting systems, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting for both the prime recipient and any sub-awards. S/he will also oversee grant management and reporting on financial program performance as well as provide financial and technical management to ensure the best use of resources by preparing sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and ensuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.
This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Monitor budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted, and corrected; ensure that key program personnel are aware of budgetary resources and are able to monitor their budgets respectively.
  • Ensure all financial plans, invoices, reports, and other documents are accurate, timely, and consistent with agency and USAID guidelines and regulations.
  • In close coordination with the finance staff, maintain and update all the financial documents (reports, plans) and ensure confidentiality of project financial information.
  • Review and consolidation of monthly financial reports for distribution to senior management.
  • Review and consolidation of monthly sub-office accounts and reports to ensure accuracy and to provide regular feedback to the senior leadership team.
  • Work with regional SCI Project Managers and Operations Managers to ensure the project is implemented as planned and with sound program quality.
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections and respond to any questions.
    Confirm availability of funds for all requests for payment or charges to grants. Monitor burn rates and advice on spend projections.
  • Prepare quarterly reports, projections, and any other required donor submissions.
  • Prepare a consolidated annual fiscal report, including a cumulative life of project report.
  • Ensure that an appropriate segregation of duties exists for effective support of field operations and to protect the integrity of the country office finance and administrative operations.
  • Prepare and revise finance and operation guidelines in order that they adhere to SC requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and deliverables in line with USAID regulations and SC policies and procedures.
  • Manage the reporting component of the award and oversee other administrative duties as needed.
  • Actively participate in all award specific audit and donor assessments.
  • Assist in the training, coaching and development of financial skills in non-accounting staff, particularly budget holders for budget and compliance matters.
  • Work closely with country finance director to ensure smooth month end process i.e. ensuring monthly financial reports are up to date with regards to project financial status.

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or other relevant field is required; professional qualification as CPA, CA is also required.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in financial management for large and complex programs funded by the U.S. Government, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development.
  • In-depth knowledge of 22 CFR 226.22 CFR- 145 OMB Circulars -A122 and A-133.
  • Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software like SUN and Agresso a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in management of sub awards and strategic partnerships agreements.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and financial analysis skills. The ability to analyse complex financial data and design and produce effective management information.Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations.
  • Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management, with proven ability to prepare multi-year budgets, donor financial reports and USAID Audits.
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in supervising others as a coach/mentor to train staff and develop financial skills of colleagues.
  • Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (professional level).
  • Extensive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa; work experience in Tanzania highly desirable.
  • Qualified Tanzanian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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