Job Opportunity at ACRA – Renewable Energy – Programme Manager in Tanzania

By | March 19, 2018

Organization: ACRA – Cooperazione Rurale in Africa e America Latina
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Apr 2018
Project Manager Senior
Project Title
Hydroelectric Energy for 20 Isolated Rural Villages in the Ludewa District, Tanzania
Mainly in Lugarawa Village, Ludewa District, Njombe Region, Tanzania with frequent travel to Dar es Salaam.
Duration of the task
Estimated from May 2018 to February 2019
Main tasks and responsibilities:
Project Management:
Supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities.
Establish and maintain a steady and active collaboration with all national level authorities (REA, EWURA, NEMC, MEM) and the main actors operating in the energy sector.
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to ACRA, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.
Prepare Terms of References and tender documents for service providers and suppliers.
Oversee all tender processes and ensure timely procurement of required project inputs and materials according to the procurement plan.
Establish an M&E system, supervise data collection on program indicators and revise them according to the achievement of the Project objectives.
Establish together with the staff and partners detailed Annual Action Plans, periodically updated
Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of the results, assess project impact and effective use of resources.
Recruit and manage project staff, ensuring security condition, clarity over project plans and priorities and encouraging effective team work.
Supervise regular maintenance of Project equipment and cars.
Manage the project budget for the assigned project and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet ACRA standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.
Comply with ACRA policies and practice with respect to code of conduct, safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Strong experience in project management, possibly in renewable energies, with at least 7 years’ experience
Experience in managing projects funded by the EC
Proved experience in managing tender procedures and dealing with bidder and contracts, proven knowledge of EU PRAG
Ability to work under pressure and ability to develop and work within a team
Experience in working with administrative and technical local Authorities, supporting capacity building activities and coordination mechanisms
Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
Good knowledge and experience in participatory approaches
Experience in grant writing
Strong leadership skills
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, and diplomacy
Fluent in written and spoken English
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in rural working circumstances.
Mastering of MS Office package, Internet, e-mail
International Driving License
Knowledge in natural resource management
Knowledge of accounting software, GIS systems, statistical packages
Knowledge of Italian and Kiswahili
Experience or knowledge of working in East African Countries
Interested persons have to send their Curriculum Vitae in English (ma 3 pages) with (3) two references to indicating in the object REF: 96_TANREL_PM_2018
Please visit ACRA website at or at
Last date for receipt of applications is 15th April 2018