Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Conditional Cash Transfer Manager Job at TASAF



The United Republic of Tanzania is implementing the Productive Social Safety Net Program (PSSN) in the Third Phase of the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF III). The Program is jointly financed by the World Bank, the Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other development partners. It is a 10-year Program, implemented in two phases of five years, each. The Government is implementing this nationwide safety net Program with a view to reducing poverty and improving the lives of the poor. The objective of TASAF III is “to enable poor households to increase incomes and opportunities while improving consumption”. TASAF III targets people living under the basic needs poverty line (currently 33.6% of the population).

The Program consists of the following parts: Part 1 on Consolidation of Integrated Social Safety Net Interventions for extremely poor and Food Insecure Households and Part 2: on Institutional Strengthening. The development objective is to create a comprehensive, efficient well targeted Productive Social Safety Net Systems for the poor and vulnerable Section of the Tanzania population.

TASAF is now looking for competent and committed candidates who meet the minimum qualification stated below to fill the under-mentioned vacant positions.

CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER MANAGER (One Post)

Main Task:

To assist the Director of Community Support to manage the conditional cash transfer functions of the Project as specified in the Financing Agreement and Operational Manual.

Principles Duties and Responsibilities:

She/he shall-

  • Undertake conditional cash transfer functions within the prescribed policies and procedures of TASAF. in particular coordinating interventions of the department.
  • Be responsible for managing database for conditional cash transfer interventions.
  • Identify technical support requirements for implementation of conditional cash transfer interventions and ensure availability of required training materials and support.
  • Ensure compliance to conditional cash transfer implementation benchmarks by PAAs.
  • Ensure generation of payment lists for PAAs.
  • Participate in the preparation of IEC materials for conditional cash transfers.
  • Ensure adherence to the Master Calendar by Project Area Authorities and other players.
  • Ensure the integration of reconciliation of transfers and key records of transactions
  • Review payment request for beneficiaries’ transfers prior submission to NSC for endorsement.
  • Prepare and compile department annual implementation plan and budgets.
  • Consolidate implementation progress reports in the department.
  • Be a member of the TASAF Management Team.
  • Coordinate and facilitate regular assessment of capacity enhancement needs of PAAs and target groups related to conditional cash transfer activities;
  • Prepare materials for conditional cash transfer orientation and training in
  • Ensure adherence to procedures for collection of compliance data from health facilities and schools;
  • Ensure collection of data for registry update and cases for verification of compliance;
  • Ensure collection of various forms according to the Master Calendar;
  • Prepare work plans on quarterly and annual basis,
  • Consolidate implementation progress reports in the department.
  • Conduct performance appraisals of conditional cash transfer Program Officers using agreed upon performance indicators.
  • Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the Director of Community


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Masters Degree in Social Science, Economics and Business Administration or any other development related field from a recognized
  • At least ten (10) years experience in relevant field in Public and / or Private Sectors and at least five years (5) managerial experience.
  • Should be knowledgeable of various cash transfers operations;
  • Experience in the management of social/community development projects
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of and experience with donor funded project.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at all
  • Ability to supervise, train and coach staff in relevant
  • Self motivated with integrity and high level of confidentiality

Key Performance Measures:

  • Existence of updated and operational conditional cash transfer data base.
  • Number of beneficiaries receiving cash transfer benefits.
  • Cash transfers processed within agreed benchmarks.
  • Existence of database of integrated reconciliation of the transfer and
  • Existence of timely prepared quarterly and annual implementation progress reports

Duration of Contract: Terms of Contract is 2 years

Duty Station: TASAF Head Office – Dodoma

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates who meet these minimum qualifications and experience should submit an application letter. The application letter should be accompanied with detailed CV. certified certificates, names and contact information of three professional referees with their postal addresses, telephone numbers and email (if available) no later than 29th March. 2019 16:00hrs and addressed to;

Executive Director
Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)
PSPF Building – Third floor
Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Road
P. O. Box 2719
Dodoma
TANZANIA.

Please indicate on the envelope the post applied for.

PLEASE NOTE ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

TASAF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY IN PEOPLE AND IDEAS.



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