Afya Women Group (AWG) is a registered Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1995 in Mufindi district to implement programmes aimed at improving the quality of life of Orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC) Most vulnerable children (MVC) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) by providing support and care. The organization’s strategic plan focuses on four thematic areas: Capacity development, Stakeholder involvement, Resource mobilization and Service delivery. AWG believes that the responsibility to care for PLWHA, OVCs and MVCs is a collaborative effort involving families, community, government and stakeholders.
AWG has been receiving USAID funding from PACT for a five year project since 2016 implementing USAID Kizazi Kipya Project which aims at providing support and care to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), most vulnerable children (MVC) and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Mufindi district (Mufindi district council and Mafinga Town council).
AWG employs competent, dynamic and self-driven individuals with strong technical knowledge and skills in implementing donor funded projects while ensuring plans for project and organization sustainability. AWG is now seeking Tanzania nationals to fill below positions for the USAID Kizazi Kipya Project.
Position: Program Manager (1 Post)
Reporting to: Executive Director
Start date: 1st October, 2019
Duty Station: Mafinga
Responsibilities and Duties
Provide overall technical, operational, and administrative support to project staff and promotes an organizational culture where policies and values are observed.
Oversee project budget including tracking spending, disallowed cost, approve travel request, staffs liquidation, reviews and approve all project expenses.
Program Manager is the main point-person with PACT cluster office for all Kizazi Kipya Project implementation by the Organization
Program Manager is the project leader who is ultimately responsible and accountable for timely quality project implementation across all council where the Organization is implementing.
Work in collaboration with DSWO, DMO, DACC, and CHACC at district level and PACT technical coordinators at cluster level to ensure high quality project activities delivery.
Ensure preparation and timely completion and submission both financial and narrative reports (monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual).
Work with data and M&E Officer to ensure that appropriate data is obtained to produce high quality timely reports.
In collaboration with organization management, mentors project staff (Case management officer, Health and HIV Officer, Case Management Coordinator, Education Officer etc.) as appropriate in project management, organizational development and community development issues.
Support performance of project staffs (Case Management officer, Health and HIV Officer, Case Management Coordinator, Education Officer etc.) by proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback, and coaching and identifying necessary staff development needs for direct reports.
Ensure staff is supported to deliver quality results in all project implementation activities.
Provides mentoring and guidance to the team members and models best practices; advises and trains other team members on organization policies, procedures, tools, and methodologies, as needed.
Represent USAID Kizazi Kipya Project in public events, stakeholders meetings and coordinate with other donor funded programs at council level.
Ensure stakeholders’ engagement, capacity building and networking
Performs other related tasks as may be required
Minimum Experience, Skills, and Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree in project management, statistics, community development, or any other related field with at least three years’ relevant work experience in a relevant field and with a reputable organization preferably in an NGO setting
A post graduate qualification in the relevant field will be an added advantage
Should have keen interest and competent in develop & write fundable project proposals and resource mobilization
Competent in project budgeting and budget analysis
Competence in Computer applications especially in Ms word, Ms excel, Power point,
internet and other packages
Integrity and professionalism
Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbally
Proven report writing skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
A team player capable of working with multiple project partners and stakeholders
Good problem-solving skills
Good negotiation skills
Knowledge of child and PLWHA vulnerability and related issues
Excellent knowledge of labour issues
Demonstrate ability for ensuring project and organization sustainability