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Senior Project Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Social Services & Nonprofit ]

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CARE International

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, June 25 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Iringa, Mbeya, Zanzibar, East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Wednesday, June 12 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE Tanzania is part of CARE International, with the vision to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE Tanzania and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

PROJECT BACKGROUND
Her Resilience, Our Planet project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) aims to increase the socio-economic empowerment of women and female youth in gender responsive and ecosystem-sensitive agricultural sectors in five districts of two SAGCOT’s geographic priority clusters: Ihemi cluster (Iringa, Kilolo, Mufindi and Wanging’ombe districts) and Mbarali cluster (Mbarali district).

The 6-year Her Resilience, Our Planet (HROP) project will enhance the adoption of gender-responsive Climate-Smart Agriculture systems, biodiversity protective food systems for nature, and positive climate change adaptation by food insecure communities, especially women and youth. The project strives to increase the utilization of gender-responsive, Climate-Smart, and nature-positive agricultural business development resources and services by food insecure communities and enhance leadership and participation of women and female youth in the processes leading to gender-responsive, climate and natureinformed policies, strategies, plans, and budgets in SAGCOT area.

The project will be implemented by a consortium of six organizations: CARE, WWF and four local implementing partners:
SAGCOT Centre Ltd (SCL), Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP), Shahidi Wa Maji (SwM) and Conservation Farming Unit Tanzania (CFU-Tanzania) offering decades of experience in women’s leadership, climate change adaptation and ecosystem conservation. This project will also harness learning from 15 years of joint programming by the CARE-WWF Alliance.

CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit dynamic qualified Tanzanians to fill five (9) positions for the anticipated Her Resilience, Our Planet project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) based in Iringa.

POSITION TITLE: Senior Project Manager
REPORTS TO: Program Director
LOCATION: Iringa

JOB SUMMARY
The Senior Project Manager (SPM) will provide overall leadership and coordination for ensuring the accomplishment of the objectives of the Project. The SPM position will take a lead on execution of core activities by promoting the project to deliver on commitments in the Environment and Climate Action and the Growth that Works for Everyone Action Areas of the Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) by supporting food-insecure women and youth in Tanzania’s southern agricultural growth corridor to enhance their climate resilience. This will be achieved by tackling the barriers that women face to accessing and controlling the resources and knowledge necessary to adopt improved agricultural techniques, transforming the relations and structures that contribute to climate vulnerability by enhancing agricultural business development resources and services and supporting the enhanced leadership and participation of women and female youth in processes leading to gender-responsive, climate and nature-informed policies, strategies, plans and budgets in SAGCOT project sites.

The SPM promotes highest level of stakeholders’ engagement including working closely with local government authorities and focal points at Ministries, Departments and Agencies to work for the project initiative and provide the necessary input into the project implementation of activities, establish, and maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders, government, donors and NGOs working around the same project thematic areas.

In consultation with the supervisor the SPM manages the Her Resilience, Our Planet Project budgets and ensure the project is fully compliant with Grant agreement, CARE Canada and CARE Tanzania operation and finance procedures. The SPM is also responsible for identifying funding opportunities for ongoing and emerging project initiatives in this context and participate in the design of relevant projects initiatives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
• Manages the entire project implementation planning process including the development and revision of annual plans and ensures timely implementation of the project activities in line with work plans and activity schedules.
• Submits annual plans as per established schedules to CARE Tanzania and CARE Canada.
• Takes the lead in the implementation of key project initiative processes and activities to achieve quality results.
• Strengthen relationship with government, stakeholders, alliances, and networks relevant to the project thematic areas and maintain collaboration with all implementing partners.
• Lead on the delivery of the project implementation and provide technical input in close collaboration with other team members.
• Maintains ongoing communication with project initiative stakeholders regarding project progress and challenges in consultation with Program Director.
• Adjusts project targets, strategies, resources, and delegation of responsibilities to ensure appropriate progress toward project initiative objectives. Continuously assesses project initiative’s context, assumptions, and changes in the working environment to ensure that the focus, strategies, and activities remain relevant and to proposed adjustments when needed in collaboration with supervisor.
• Monitor, identify and advise on challenges and risks facing the implementation of the project.
• The SPM collaborates with the management to make strategic decisions and defines strategies to execute the decisions reached.
• Facilitates building the technical and managerial capacity of CARE staff and implementing partners in relevant technical areas to include gender responsive climate smart, biodiversity protection, gender mainstreaming, rights-based approaches, impact measurement, evidence generation, policy analysis and advocacy.
• Provide strategic and operational leadership on development and implementation of an advocacy and communication strategy to deliver impact in relation to HROP in Tanzania.
• Identify priorities for advocacy and policy actions to be implemented by the Project throughout its programming stages and work in collaboration with the Consortium members.
• Guide the project implementation teams across clusters to contextualize and comply with Global Affairs Canada regulations.
• Spearhead policy monitoring and analysis for the climate change sub sector in collaboration with other stakeholders and identify key policy recommendations and design appropriate messages for policy makers and stakeholders as per HROP objectives in collaboration with Consortium members.
• Support initiatives of local actors to influence and contribute to policy and strategy development on Climate Change adaptation and ecosystem conservation. Lead on influencing key external targets such as specific government departments and development partners, to strengthen policy and practice.
• Work with and guide consortium communications team and CO to strategize and implement the advocacy and communication plan.
• Ensure that advocacy print outs and electronic materials conform to CARE, Consortium members, Investors and Donor brand guidelines and meets the intended purpose.
• The SPM represents the project in various internal and external stakeholders’ meetings.
• Identify and initiate new forms of partnerships to collaborate on opportunities, develop joint strategies for advocacy, enable policy dialogue and overall strengthen the governance of gender responsive climate smart efforts in the two clusters.
• Use evidence from gender responsive Climate smart and ecosystem restoration practices innovations and successes to influence policy makers.
• Organize, assist with management of project’s funds and ensures efficient utilization of funds for maximum impact.
• In collaboration with finance staff contributes to preparation of annual budgets based on project initiative’s proposal and ensures compliance with donor requirements.
• Ensure adherence to CARE’s financial and administration (including property and procurement) policies and procedures.
• Create understanding among Project Initiative partners on the financial and procurement procedures, regulations and the respective donor requirements, and monitor compliance.
• Manage project’s funds and ensures efficient utilization of funds for maximum impact with supervision from Program Director.
• With finance, conduct Budget Variance Analysis (BVAs) to monitor burn rates and red flags and adjust in implementation or budget re-alignments when needed.
• Collaborate with finance personnel and other relevant staff from consortium members to produce quality, accurate and timely financial reports per donor requirements.
• Create an enabling environment for smooth Internal and External Audit(s) and monitor and facilitate responsiveness to audit findings and recommendations.
• Monitor contractual requirements for fund acquisitions and expenditure reporting.
• Ensure effective close-out of project contract per CARE Tanzania’s policy procedures using Project Close-out Checklist.
• Develop and implement the project’s progress monitoring protocols for tracking project performance and decision making.
• Support in developing MEEL system to measure profitability and relevant indicators of targeted farmers with review of CARE International Global Indicators.
• In collaboration with MEEL team, coordinates the implementation of project baseline and final evaluation including collection of baseline and periodic data for tracking project performance and decision making.
• Ensuring the provision of quality data on a timely basis for internal project management and external reporting purposes.
• Contribute to dissemination of good practice and lessons learned from the organization’s work and promote experience sharing and learning in the organization and among Consortium members and beyond.
• Prepare quarterly, and annual quality project progress reports by highlighting successes, challenges, lessons learned, and opportunities that emerges during project implementation, and this requires effective coordination with all consortium partners.
• Facilitate in preparing human interest stories, documentation and dissemination of achievements, lessons learned, and promising practices.
• Organise and conduct reflective learning forums (meetings, workshops, etc) internally and externally with project initiative stakeholders including consortium members and government.
• Facilitate forward accountability mechanisms to monitor the project quality and impact with those we work with.
• Keep up to date with developments in assigned technical/functional area, including policy developments and national strategic planning processes and ensure critical issues are mainstreamed in the proposed framework document.
• Shares monitoring data and information needed and actively participate in CARE’s PIIRs exercise and make sure key global indicators are mainstreamed including indicator 16.
• Maintain up-to-date information on sector developments through on-going research and analysis of trends and issues for HROP project.
• Lead in the design, commission, and management of specific research under HROP.
• Facilitate the printing, publication and dissemination of research work and case studies specific for HROP in collaboration with Communication lead.
• Produce sector briefs based on policy research for learning purpose and Resource Mobilization
• Identifying future funding opportunities and synergies with ongoing project within and outside CARE Tanzania.
• Work with Resource Mobilization team to design new projects and provide technical expertise in natural resources and climate Change Adaptation.
• Collaborate with Resource Mobilization Team to prepare Resource Mobilization documents that align under HROP thematic areas.
• Establishes and maintains communication mechanisms with government, community, and project consortium members.
• Makes formal presentations to the counterparts about project’s progress, challenges, lessons learned and needed adjustments.
• Maintains ongoing communication with project’s stakeholders regarding project progress and challenges.
• Strengthening and maintaining relations with relevant government line ministries and private sector/research institutions to coordinate the adoption of the best approaches of gender responsive Climate Smart and ecosystem solutions.
• Shares good practices with other actors in country and internationally. Develops strong team spirit among CARE and partners to work for the project initiative and ensures ongoing personal development and learning.
• Promote Gender Equality, policy advocacy and rights-based programming initiatives.
• Perform any other duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree in agriculture, Natural Resources Management; Conservation ecology and management, Environment Management, Climate Change, or any other related field from a recognized University

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in coordinating / managing complex programs working with government, INGOs and strong civil society partners. Minimum 5 years’ experience or multiple years of expertise in one or some of the following areas: Policy lobbying and influencing, sustainable natural resource management, conservation, climate action, pastoralism and agriculture policy and livelihoods.
• At least 5 years of relevant work experience in Climate Smart and ecosystem conservation related.
• Minimum 5 years extensive line management experience, with previous responsibility for staff, resources, and contracts.
• 5 years Proven success in project cycle and adaptive management, including project designs, impact measurement and project reporting.
• Demonstrable achievements in delivering Governance and Gender transformation programming.
• Strong experience working with government institutions and other civil society partners, strong portfolio of successfully representing the organization and negotiating with key senior powerholders and policy makers in government.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
• Demonstrated strategic planning skills, Project and Financial management, and organizational skills.
• Excellent report-writing and communication skills
• High levels of innovation, conceptual and analytical ability or creativity
• Computer skills in Microsoft Suite, specifically with Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, natural resources or environmental and participatory approach and sustainable development.
• Strong capacity building / community empowerment skills
• Fundraising and facilitation skills
• Monitoring, Evaluation, Evidence and Learning skills with experience in monitoring and measuring impact.

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by CoB, 25th June 2024 at 1700hrs. The applicants should clearly state the Job title applied for in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female and people with disability candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse.


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Job Info
Job Category: NGO - Non Government Organisations jobs in Tanzania
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, June 25 2024
Duty Station: Iringa, Mbeya
Posted: 12-06-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 12-06-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 12-06-2077
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