Sunday, April 5, 2015

Cuso International ,Head of Project Jobs in Tanzania



Local Enterprise Development
Cuso International and VSO, two leading international development organizations, are planning to launch a new ambitious large scale Small-Medium Enterprise development project in 4 regions of Tanzania and are looking for a talented, dynamic and experienced candidate to fill the position of Head of Project – T-LED (Tanzania - Local Enterprise Development) – to be based in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.
This exciting project will run for 5 years and will aim at increasing local content and keep more of the value chain and income generation within Tanzania, ensuring that more Tanzanian women and men dir
ectly benefit from growth markets.
****Role overview:****
Strategic Directions and Representation:
  • Provide overall strategic leadership and direction for the T-LED project
  • Develop and manage partnership agreements and good working relationships with key T-LED stakeholders in Tanzania including the Tanzanian government and Canadian government representatives.
  • Lead on the development of focused and specific collaborations with the private sector.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the social, political and economic context within Tanzania, as well as issues and challenges pertaining to our partners and communities in project areas.
  • Represent the T-LED project and network actively with relevant stakeholders, staying abreast of the work of other organizations, government initiatives and policies, and actively participate in key events, workshops and forums where important project related dialogue is taking place and shaping the development sector.
Project Development and Delivery:
  • Oversee all aspects of the implementation of the T-LED project and represent the project at the Project Steering Committee.
  • Develop project logic models, performance measurement frameworks and related documents
  • Ensure cross cutting themes (gender, environment) are included as appropriate. Identify relevant development interventions (including advocacy at all levels) to deliver desired outcomes within the project plans.
  • Develop work plans based on consultation and review, ensuring that resources (volunteers, employees and funding) are allocated appropriately.
  • Ensure appropriate project documentation is in place as per quality guidelines.
Line Management:
  • Recruit, manage and motivate a high performing team of staffs and volunteers within the performance management framework, ensuring good customer service and continuous improvement. Provide leadership as a member of the country management team. Work with the support team to effectively delivery project goals.
  • Ensure that all project staff comply with Project and donor policies and procedures.
Budgeting and Forecasting:
  • Develop realistic project plans, work with finance manager to ensure that budgets compliance with donor requirements.
  • Together with the finance manager develop, maintain and regularly review financial plans to deliver project objectives including full participation in the annual budget preparation process.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Lead the design and delivery of appropriate monitoring and evaluation mechanisms, determine the impact and ensure continuous development and learning takes place and that reporting is in line with VSO, Cuso International, and donor requirements.
****Skills, qualifications and experience required:****
Essential:
  • Excellent understanding of project cycle management tools to ensure effective planning, resourcing, implementation and review of projects and experience of organizational assessment, planning and review tools and processes.
  • Practical experience of applying development issues at a project or community level. Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of development issues. Experience and knowledge of the relevant project area.
  • Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for project management.
  • Leadership and people management skills, experience of developing, coaching and managing high performing teams
  • Experience of the financial management of budgets, including building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure. Previous experience of having compiled financial reports
  • Able to develop multiple ideas to solve an issue or situation and take a swift decision, including in a high risk situation.
  • Able to adapt to new and demanding situations, with experience of living and working in developing countries.
  • Competent Data usage: including speedy collation and analysis of complex and high volume data, using appropriate Information Technology packages where necessary.
How to apply:
****If you’re interested in applying for this role, please access the link below to download the full job description and read more details about the position, skills and experience we’re looking for.****
****To submit your application,******complete all relevant fields on the online application form available http://vso.force.com/jobopportunities/job_applicationpage?jid=a0mD000000...
****Application closing date: Apr 10, 2015, Interview date: April 20, 2015; Start date: June 1, 2015****
An attractive salary package will be offered for candidates based on their skills and experience.
Due to anticipated interest in this position, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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