Monday, 27 March 2017

Job Opportunity at Caritas, Project Manager



Caritas – Mbeya is a development organization under the Catholic Diocese of Mbeya working with urban and rural poor communities in the region/diocese. Briefly it is a coordinating and facilitating body of the Diocese of Mbeya (Mbeya Region), working in partnership with local organizations through training, awareness creation, capacity building, fundraising, research, lobby and advocacy, and other ways of technical support to strengthen their effectiveness in helping them utilize their resources to meet their basic needs for justice and wellbeing of everybody.
VisionCaritas exists to empower the poor and marginalized through facilitation, training, lobbying and advocacy and information sharing in collaboration with other stakeholders; our work is inspired by the Gospel values of love, justice, respect for human life and dignity and the social teaching of the Church. Mission to facilitate the empowerment of the poor and marginalized to identify causes of the ongoing problems including poverty, meet their basic needs, obtain and reclaim their right sustain ably.

Caritas in collaboration with PACT Tanzania and Railway Children Africa are implementing KizaziKipya project in Mbeya City and Mbeya District council: USAID New generation program is the USAID funded project that aims to enable one million Tanzanian orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and young people affected by HIV utilizing age-appropriate HIV/AIDS-related and other services for improved care, health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psycho-social well-being. The project is implemented by Pact Tanzania in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Railway Children of Africa (RCA), and Restless Development. To achieve its goal, the project works with civil society organizations (CSOs), the Government of Tanzania (GoT) at the national, regional and district levels, the communities and other stakeholders. In FY 2017 the project covers 84 scale up Councils.

Job Title; Project Manager
Reports to: Director
Job Objective; To provide overall leadership and management of USAID KizaziKipya project implementation at Council level and ensures efficient and effective linkages, collaboration and networking with LGAauthorities.
Locations; Mbeya CC & Mbeya DC.
Roles & Responsibilities;
• Provide overall technical, operational and administrative support to project staff and promotes an organizational culture where policies and values are observed.
• Oversee project budget including tracking spending, disallowed cost, approve travel request staff liquidation, reviews and approve all project expenses.
• Project Manager is the main point person with Pact Cluster Office for all Kizazi Kipya project implementation by the CSO.
• Project Managers the project leader who is ultimately responsible and accountable for timely, quality project implementation across all councils where the CSO is implementing.
• Work in collaboration with DSWO, DMO, DACC, and CHAC at district level and Pact technical coordinators at cluster level to ensure high quality project activities delivery.
• Ensure preparation and timely completion and submission both financial and narrative reports (monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual)
• Work with Data and M& E officers to ensure that appropriate data is obtained to produce high quality timely reports.
• In collaboration with organization management, mentors project staff (Case Management officer etc.) as appropriate in project management, organizational development and community development issues.
• Supports performance of project of project staffs (Case Management officer, Health and HIV officer, Case Management Coordinator, Education officer etc) by proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback, and coaching and identifying necessary staff development needs for direct reports.
• Ensure staffs are supposed to deliver quality results in all project implementation activities.
• Provides mentoring and guidance to the team members and models best practice; advises and train other team members on, organization policies, procedures, tools and methodologies, as needed.
• Represents USAID Kizazikipya Project in public events, stakeholders’ meetings and coordinate with other donor funded programs at council level.
• Performs other related tasks as needed

Preferred Qualification and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Public Health, or Economic Development, Community Development or equivalent experience. Over 3 year’s relevant experience
• Required Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Public Health, or Economic Development, Community Development or relevant degree
• At least 3 years relevant experience
• Previous experience managing staff
• Experience in at least one of the following technical areas: Economic strengthening, Youth and Adolescent work, Case Management, Bi-Directional Reference, ECD, or Child protection
• Fluency in English and Kiswahili
• Understanding of OVC issues and child protection

How to Apply

If you believe you are the ideal person we are looking for, submit your application letter describing why you are the right candidate for this position and curriculum vitae detailing your experience with three referees to  or

Caritas Development Office, 
Diocese of Mbeya 
P.O.BOX 179 

 Only shortlisted candidates will be informed on a date for interview.

Caritas is an equal opportunity employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Deadline 30/03/2017: 16:00HRS

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