Job Title: Project Manager
Reports to: Head of Programs
Subordinates: Project Officers
Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) established in 1959, is an autonomous voluntary National NGO originally incorporated under CAP 337 in 1973, established under non-governmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2019 with registration number 00NGO/R2/000231. It is a full Member Association (MA) of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) accredited in 2015.
UMATI works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups and Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) with a goal of providing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) education, information and services in Tanzania. The Assosciation has a long leadership history in SRH Programmes in Tanzania including pioneering in Family Planning (FP) services, SRHR Programmes for young people, integrated Clinics and Community based service delivery approaches.
UMATI with the support from AmplifyChange is implementing a 2 years project namely “Strengthening Young people’s Voice for Access to Integrated Comprehensive SRH Services in Morogoro and Iringa” from 2022 to 2024 to increase young people’s ability to collectively advocate for the fulfillment of their SRHR and to live free from discrimination, stigma, and violence. It intends to amplify the voice of youth-led WROs to effectively advocate for a coordinated approach for young people’s access to integrated, quality, youth-friendly SRHR information and services. Specifically, the project will connect young people advocates and health workers to work together using evidence-based approaches to address social, legal, and institutional barriers to Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s (AGYWs) access to integrated SRH services and information through joint advocacy campaigning, demand creation, and service delivery.
UMATI wishes to recruit qualified and experienced candidates to fill in the following vacant position;
Job Title: Project Manager
The Project Manager will be responsible for leading the implementation of the project activities as well as providing guidance and leadership to the project team.
Project Planning and Management
The development and execution of the project activities as per the approved activity plan for his/her area of responsibility;
Ensuring planning, development, implementation, and administration of the project with accountability for the overall delivery of results;
Ensuring the integrity of financial and administrative operations in the project area by the oversight of financial and budgetary aspects of the project;
Schedule meetings, including site selection, travel arrangements, preparing meeting materials, presentation developing agendas, preparing minutes in support of assigned projects, distributing meeting materials, and tracking meeting attendance;
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues, implementing partners, government officials at Regional and District levels, communities, and donors; and
Ensure expendables, commodities, and equipment are available for the outreach work in support of RHMT and CHMTs.
Participate in designing & developing, monitoring, coordinating, and reporting tools for implementation in tracking the progress of the project activities;
Ensuring timely implementation and reporting according to the work plan; • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly project reports (both financial and narrative) according to UMATI and the donor requirements;
To oversee the work of Community-based volunteers (CHWs & PEs) to ensure the community mobilizations are effectively done for smooth implementation of community outreaches;
Strengthen linkages between Community-based volunteers and existing health facilities in the project catchment areas referral services; and
Promoting the value and standards of care through appropriate guidelines and protocols.
Team Performance Management.
Monitor the performance of the team in relation to the execution of the project activities and target achievements;
Ensure that staff and partner’s staff are sufficiently trained or effectively exposed to project models, approaches, and strategies to enhance their achievements and realization of desired changes.
Enhance staff capacity and skills in performance management to ensure smooth staff relations and accountability.
Build staff capacity to live out UMATI’s values, vision, and mission in the communities we serve.
Coordinate Human Resources related issues and functions;
Prepare quality monthly and quarterly performance project reports and demonstrate the trends to the project team;
Ensure project performance analysis is done against targets, outputs, and outcomes contained in the project logical model;
Review project progress reports from the implementing partner and submits them monthly to the Head of programs.
Consistently monitor and report performance issues to the Head of programs; • Present analytical findings to the overall project team to help shape future project delivery plans; and
Respond to information requests from the Supervisor and Donor concerning the project.
Qualification and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Sociology, Advocacy/Law, Project Management, Community Development/Social Work, or Clinical Medicine.
Master’s degree in Public Health and Policy is an added advantage.
At least five (5) years of working experience in Youth SRH program management with a history of SRHR advocacy.
Working in remote areas is a plus.
Knowledge / Skills and Abilities
Proven project management and report writing skills;
Ability to manage and work in a team;
Ability to work under minimal supervision;
Knowledge of Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) business development process activities in alignment with government priorities;
Analytical, strong decision-making skills, sound judgment, and problem-solving abilities;
Working with Volunteers (Peer Educators & Community Health Workers) and skills in advocacy work.
Scientific writing skills as s/he will be required to conduct operational research and write abstracts for publications;
Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize tasks, and result-oriented approach;
Possession of cultural awareness and sensitivity including gender;
Capacity to work under, pressure, manage stress, and adapt to rapidly evolving situations;
Proficient in computer packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet browsers; and
Knowledge in managing Donor funded projects;
Willing to travel extensively within the project area;
Interested candidates should submit an application letter indicating the position applied for,
a detailed copy of their CV, and the names and contact information (email addresses and
telephone numbers) of the three work-related referees.
Applications should be submitted by 31st December 2022 to the Executive Director through
The position should be the subject of the email application.
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. UMATI is an equal opportunity
employer. Women and people with disability are highly encouraged to apply.