Project Team Leader
CARE Tanzania-DMDP positions:
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, whose vision is 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.
CARE Tanzania is implementing a four years’ project in Mkinga District –Tanga (Innovating the Cashew Value Chain Project-DMDP) with the overall development objective of accelerating inclusive and sustainable locally driven economic growth in the Tanzanian cashew value chain through local processing, collective investment and green value addition. CARE and Out-Growers will work together, alongside cashew smallholders and DUGA AMCOS (the Mkinga cashew cooperative), to addressing all related supply and demand side barriers, and coach the value chain into fruition. Establishment of sustainable, accountable and user-owned value chain, that continues to strengthen and grow long beyond CARE’s exit is one of the major expectation of DMDP project. The development outcome of this project is to see farmers enjoying an inclusive, green, profitable and sustainable value chain through improved farm productivity, and green and climate safe farming production while the commercial objective is that farmers and Out-Growers Company Limited benefit from equitable and transparent co-ownership of a commercially viable local processing and enabled local and international market system
CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit dynamic qualified Tanzanians for four (4) positions for a new project to be implemented in Mkinga district and all positions to be based in Tanga.
PROJECT TEAM LEADER
The Project Team Leader will provide technical leadership and represents the interests of the organization by overseeing project to meet its commitments to donors, partners and clients, ensuring best practices and implementation plan. S/he is responsible to ensure that CARE and partners timely complete the project start-up phase as per CARE guidelines and contract. Overall responsible for the implementation of project activities and achievement of the targets, proper budget management, human and other resources. S/he is responsible for managing all components around Monitoring, Evaluation, Evidence and Learning of the project. S/he is responsible for timely, quality and cost effective implementation of procurement process by ensuring the adherence of guidelines, procured goods and services are effectively and efficiently delivered. Incumbent will also be responsible for performance management of staff under her/his supervision. Risk Management & Compliance and provision of quality and timely reporting. The position will report directly to the CARE Tanzania Program Director.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Agri – business, Business Administration or Agricultural and Applied Economics and other relevant field or equivalent combination of education. Minimum of 6 years’ experience in managing programs of an International Non-Governmental Organization, funded by a donor with strict rules and regulations; S/he has minimum of 6 years’ recent experience in designing and implementing high quality programs capable of proving the program impact in at least two of the following areas: Value Chain development initiatives including cashew value chain, increasing resilience to climate change and collective investment experience. Minimum of 4 years´ experience in working with Private Sector and high experience in working with Cooperative Societies in Tanzania.
SUCCESS FACTORS FOR ALL POSITIONS
- Must be innovative and resourceful in creating an awareness of new initiatives which respond to the needs and practices of project beneficiaries.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate, take direction, assume leadership, and make rational decisions while working remotely from country leadership.
- Knowledge of livelihood and/or food security programming
- Ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and work styles.
- An ability to work successfully in remote and challenging settings with limited resources.
COMPETENCIES FOR THE POSITIONS
Planning and Organizing; Initiating Action; Communicating with Impact; Strengthening Partnership; Stress Management; Adaptability; Contribute to Team Success; Facilitating Change; Adaptability, Stress Tolerance, Strong partnership engagement and capacity building skills.
How to apply
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 19th August 2021 at 17:00 hours.
CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable people from abuse
The deadline for submitting the application is 19 August 2021.