Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Development Alternatives, Inc,Urban market development programme, Tanzania


Closing date: 31 Oct 2015
Objective of the Programme
The Urban Market Development programme, Dar es Salaam is aimed at increasing economic opportunities for poor Tanzanians in Dar es Salaam and specifically youth and women. The programme will work across a range of value chains, including, but not limited to pre-primary education, construction, solid waste management, water and sanitation, ICT and tourism. The programme will be implemented over six years (2016-2022) with the first year to include the business case development and a 6 month inception phase. In that reg
ard, DAI is currently recruiting for a number of different positions, including but not limited to some of the following:
Deputy Team Leader
An experienced market systems development expert who has proven experience in programme implementation. Responsible for leading the market analysts and intervention specialists and supporting the development of the overall programme strategy. Also responsible for providing day to day support to the Team Leader both strategically and operationally, covering duties as required.
Market Systems Analysts / Intervention specialists
Responsible for conducting preliminary market analyses and supporting with sector selection activities during the business case development and inception phase as well as supporting the overall design of the intervention portfolio. Once the market strategies have been developed the intervention managers will be responsible for the effective implementation and monitoring of the intervention portfolio. Experience in working with women and youth in urban market development interventions is desirable.
Finance and Operations
Responsible for the day to day management of all finance and operations relating to the programme activities. This includes supporting the office set up and design and implementation of full finance, accounting, human resources and procurement manuals. They will also be responsible for all procurement for the programme and managing the processing of all expenditures under the Programme. Excellent financial management will be required to support the preparation of monthly management accounts and compiling detailed financial reports for donors. Experience managing large budgets is important and the ability to take responsibility for the allocation of project funds among various programme activities under supervision of the Country Director.
Monitoring and Communications Manager
The monitoring and communications manager will develop and drive a sound project performance monitoring and results measurement plan including strong performance management indicators. They will ensure baseline data collection is conducted at the start of the programme and that ongoing monitoring of all interventions takes place to guide programme direction. They will be responsible for creating a monitoring and communications strategy which ensures that lessons learned are incorporated into activities to achieve greater impact. As part of their role they will also be required to produce monitoring and evaluation reports, biannual summaries of lessons learned from all aspects of the programme to package and disseminate publically, and biannual recommendations for programme improvements and adaptations. A working knowledge of the DCED standards is required and experience on working on market systems development programmes is essential.
Capacity building experts
Working with the private sector and local CSOs / NGOs to strengthen and support their service provision through training and capacity building. This is likely to be in the areas of Business Development services, skills development, mentoring, education and employment.
Requirements
  • Relevant academic degree
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience with international donor-funded projects, including DFID, preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced English skills required, knowledge of Swahili highly desirable
Programme Duration:
6 years
Programme Start Date:
March 2016
Application Deadline:
31st October 2015
*Please note that all profiles are indicative only and subject to change once the final ToR is made available.*
How to apply:

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