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Job Description

Project Manager ( Subject to successful Grant sign off)

Purpose of the position:

Provide leadership and management for all aspects of ENRICH program including technical and financial management, monitoring and evaluation, procurement, reporting, assuring the quality, impact and cost effectiveness for the successful implementation of the program. The Program manager will maintain collaborative working relationships with the support office, donor, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare at the national and subnational levels, international and local partners, and other stakeholders.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Strategic engagement and coordination

  • Provide coordination to all project partners at the national, regional and district levels including district multisectoral steering committees, Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC), District council, regional secretariat and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Support regions and districts to design and implement appropriate strategies for achieving maximal impact from nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions.

  • Effectively coordinate with Cluster managers and the Health and Nutrition Team leader to integrate ENRICH interventions into ongoing Health, nutrition and livelihood interventions to enhance scale up and sustainability.

Collaborate with DNuOs and RNuOs to initiate and implement interventions that will contribute to the reduction of maternal and child mortality in targeted regions.

Team Performance and project management

  • Ensure a high performance management culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity to enhance smooth staff relations and accountability.

  • Provide supervision and support to Program coordinators, technical specialists, government staff and consultants working with the program.

  • Build capacity to project staff, government staff and partners in Maternal newborn and child Health and nutrition through trainings and other information sharing avenues to handle project activities effectively.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Support M&E specialist to establish systems for gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation.

  • Provide leadership and oversight to all monitoring, evaluation and research tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems and for external reporting are produced according to DFATD and WV Canada guidelines.

  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation.

Ensure timely communication with the project team, Support Offices, consultants, donors and other partners relevant to the project thereby maintaining strong relationships.

Networking, visibility and donor recognition

  • Ensures ENRICH program interventions and donor are recognized by the government, partners and communities through project branding, participation and representation in different forums including national events.

  • Develop and support effective linkages and collaboration with key public institutions including Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC), Sokoine University of Agriculture, Ukiriguru agriculture institute e.t.c to implement bio-fortification and other nutrition interventions in the program areas.

  • Represent ENRICH and WVT in various national and international learning and sharing meetings/workshops/conferences.

Facilitate documentation and sharing of processes, challenges, best practices and lessons learnt among partners.

Financial and non Financial resource management

  • Manage program assets, materials and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability in the project.

Provide leadership and oversight to all program assets procurement including tax exemptions and other requirements in accordance with DFATD procurement policies.

Core values

  • Provide spiritual support to staff of the project and reinforce the Core Values to enable understanding of WV operations and culture.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Minimum Qualification required:

  • Master in Public health, Human Nutrition or any other relevant health, nutrition or food science degree. A bachelor degree with long term experience will be considered.

  • Experience: A minimum of 5 years working experience in Health and Nutrition donor funded projects preferably in an international organization. Knowledge and experience in bio-fortification is an added advantage.

  • Preferred:

Other skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili

  • Significant experience in working with government officials, donors and multi-partner programmes

  • Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.

  • Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision

  • Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint etc), data processing packages(SPSS, Epi Info)

  • Familiar with current issues around bio-fortification.

  • Basic understanding of advocacy approaches and advocacy issues at local and national level.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

Perform other duties as required.