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Executive Assistant in Rwanda , Rwanda

Reports to Executive Director of CMU-Africa
Start Date June 1st 2021
Location Kigali, Rwanda

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking an Executive Assistant to be responsible for planning, managing and coordinating the administrative functions for the Director and the Executive Director of CMU-Africa.

About Carnegie Mellon University
Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are a fast-growing campus with about 150 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years. Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students.

The role
As CMU-Africa’s Executive Assistant, you will regularly handle sensitive information and be required to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Responsibilities
• Manage time commitment (calendar) for the Director and Executive Director, and respective prioritization
• Facilitate and manage communications and collaboration with other members of the management team, and the main CMU campus.
• Prepare correspondence, reports, and other documents on behalf of the Director and Executive Director
• Plan and organize management meetings, committee meetings and other high level strategic meetings, creating agendas and preparing minutes. Prepares and collects documents and materials for meetings
• Troubleshoot problems and questions concerning office and University policies and procedures, responding to inquiries and routine questions, referring only those absolutely necessary to supervisor
• Communicate with high level officials both inside and outside the university. Handle highly confidential matters
• Welcome visitors and guests, and makes appropriate referrals to relevant departments
• Coordinate travel schedule/arrangements for the Director and Executive Director
• Coordinate record-keeping processes and organization, and multiplatform communications, such as web, email, and social media for the Director and Executive Director
• Provide general service and information to guests and visitors, and other duties as assigned
• Perform related duties as assigned by the Director and / or Executive Director

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
• Experience in higher education or equivalent relevant experience in fast-paced office administration
• Preferred experience with complex calendaring for executives or faculty
• Fluency in spoken and written English and French a plus

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Demonstrated ability and flexibility, in a high pressure, fast paced and complex environment, to manage multiple, time sensitive assignments with the capacity to independently prioritize work with strong attention to detail.
• Proven ability to accomplish projects and assignments with strict deadlines.
• Proven ability with logistics and travel coordination.
• Demonstrated skills with organizing files, correspondence and documents and ability to recommend and implement systems to enhance related procedure and policy
• Superior interpersonal skills and ability to interact with University leaders, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders with a highly professional demeanor and strong customer service skills.
• Exceptional written, oral and electronic communication skills.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent discretion and maintain confidentiality.
• Demonstrated computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite.
• Proven ability with other systems and technology to improve administrative efficiency.
• Ability to learn new computer skills and systems

Are you interested in becoming an Executive Assistant in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Jun 07, 2021

Finance Officer in Rwanda , Rwanda

Reports to Director of Business Operations
Start Date June 1st 2021
Location Kigali, Rwanda

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a Finance Officer to be responsible for finance functions involving project budget development, fiscal interpretation and analysis, reconciliations, reviews of multiple accounts and transactions, management of pre- and post-award financial reporting, and monitoring compliance with required deliverables for its location in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa).

About Carnegie Mellon University
Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are a fast-growing campus with about 150 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years. Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students.

The role
As CMU-Africa’s Finance Officer, you will work closely with the Director of Business Operations in the collection, compilation, interpretation and analysis of internal and external financial and organization data in order to support CMU-Africa budgeting and strategic operational decisions. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Responsibilities
• Works with CMU-Africa’s project and program managers to develop resource requirements and justifications, and prepare budgets for research and sponsored project proposals
• Collaborates with College of Engineering Sponsored Research Administration and Sponsored Projects Accounting to ensure project awards are set up correctly and expenditure coded to the right Oracle strings
• Reviews project expenditures and prepares periodic financial reports in compliance with funder requirements
• Serves as an overall technical resource to project and program managers, principal investigators, and other university staff involved in projects. Understands, applies, and advises on CMU policies and procedures for research and sponsored projects
• Partners with principal investigators, project and program managers, research groups, and other departments to respond to funder inquiries as appropriate
• Collaborates with College of Engineering Sponsored Research Administration and Sponsored Projects Accounting to ensure timely and accurate project award closeout; submit final reports and compile information and documents needed for audit inquiries.
• Assists in the development of internal procedures for the processing and management of research and sponsored project proposals, ensuring compliance with university-wide policies and procedures, and promoting customer service to improve efficiencies of departmental process
• Partners with the human resources and other business operations functions to ensure timely acquisition and / or hiring of research and sponsored project resources
• Prepares ad-hoc reporting and financial analytics for internal and external distribution as needed. Assists with special projects and surveys to summarize and analyze financial actions and prepare recommendations.
• Performs related duties as assigned

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, or Business Administration
• Recently qualified professional accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ICPAR, CPA), with a minimum of two years post-qualification experience preferred
• 3-5 years of experience with public or privately funded grant administration, or project accounting a plus
• Fluency in both spoken and written English and French a plus

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Strong accounting skills; knowledge of grant and project accounting a plus
• Excellent analytical skills, with meticulous attention to detail; keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records
• Highly developed critical thinking skills, with ability to solve complex problems in innovative ways
• Demonstrable ability to handle multiple concurrent projects in a deadline-driven environment; work under pressure and with frequent interruptions
• Demonstrable proficiency with accounting software and MS Office (intermediate Excel and Word skills). Experience with Oracle E-Business Suite a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)
• Demonstrable ability to communicate financial information to non-finance audience, with excellent presentation skills
• Demonstrable ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
• Agile learner with the ability to adapt and thrive in an evolving, diverse environment
• Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, excellent discretion and maintain confidentiality
• Demonstrable ability to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals
• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds

Are you interested in becoming a Finance Officer in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Jun 07, 2021

Human Resources Officer in Rwanda , Rwanda

Reports to Director of Business Operations
Start Date June 1st 2021
Location Kigali, Rwanda

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a Human Resources Officer to be a key business partner and trusted advisor on employee and workplace matters to senior management for its location in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). This position will work with the Director of Business Operations to develop and drive an HR Strategy/People Agenda.

About Carnegie Mellon University
Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are a fast-growing campus with about 150 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years. Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students.

The role
As CMU-Africa’s Human Resources Officer, you will be responsible for performing HR-related duties on both a strategic and tactical level for CMU-Africa. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Responsibilities
• Workforce Planning - executes CMU-Africa’s staffing strategies, ensuring HR systems accurately reflect open position data, supervisory organization data, etc. to assist in workforce planning
• Recruitment activities – Develops recruitment strategy to successfully identify, recruit, and hire high-quality candidates for the purpose of filling its open positions. Coordinate interview and hiring processes, drafting of offer letters on appropriate templates, and initiate hiring transactions in Workday system.
• Onboarding and Off-boarding – develops onboarding strategies that help employees understand their new position and job requirements, and integrate seamlessly into CMU. Ensures onboarding templates are provided to hiring managers and that documented plans are in place. Process appropriate off-boarding activities when employees separate from CMU, including exit interviews and all transactional activity in Workday.
• Employee Relations - assesses and resolves employee relations matters, and influences management to take appropriate course of action; works with line managers to actively identify employee relations trends and crafts solutions that will assist with designing strategies to improve employee relations and engagement, and act as an advocate for employees whose concerns and messages need to be advanced.
• Performance Management - provides coaching and guidance to line managers and leaders as they provide ongoing feedback to employees, drives performance review processes across CMU-Africa, and assists with lower performers and disciplinary action.
• Learning and Development - builds manager capability through training sessions and one-on-ones; assists in building employee capability through training offerings and individual coaching meetings; partners with CMU Professional Development and International HR to determine custom offerings to CMU-Africa needs. Works with line managers to develop professional development plans for all staff.
• Diversity and Inclusion – champion the richness diversity brings by developing, leading and executing HR solutions that celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences. Partner with the Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion to foster a workplace where differences can thrive and be leveraged to build an inclusive and dynamic workplace where all staff, faculty and students feel welcomed, supported and empowered to do their best.
• Reporting - analyzes employee engagement, attrition, and other metrics for CMU-Africa leadership for review, then creates action plans required for follow-up and implementation.
• Develops reciprocal relationships with other the College of Engineering Dean’s Office, International HR, and other Human Resources partners (Recruiting, Compensation and Benefits, Professional Development, and Equal Opportunity Services) and effectively determines the appropriate junctures at which to engage these partners in providing more holistic human resources support CMU-Africa.
• Identifies and leads process improvement initiatives that foster a continuous improvement culture and enable delivery of exceptional HR support.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
• PHR-Professional in Human Resources - Human Resource Certification Institute, SPHR-Senior Professional in Human Resources - Human Resource Certification Institute, or other HR professional certification is a plus
• 3 - 5 years of progressive generalist Human Resources experience within dynamic, fast paced environments
• Fluency in spoken and written English and French a plus

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
• Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
• Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
• Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HR systems

Are you interested in becoming a Human Resources Officer in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Jun 07, 2021

Social Media / PR Officer in Rwanda , Rwanda

Reports to Associate Director of Marketing and Communications
Start Date June 1st 2021
Location Kigali, Rwanda

Job Purpose
Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a Social Media / Public Relations Officer to create and develop a social media strategy and various campaigns for its location in Rwanda, Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). They will collaborate with the marketing and communication team on the main campus to publish content across all digital/social media communications channels.

About Carnegie Mellon University
Established out of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Government of Rwanda, CMU-Africa is addressing the critical shortage of high-quality engineering talent required to accelerate the economic development and digital transformation of Africa—home to the fastest growing workforce in the world. CMU-Africa was established in 2011 and is the only U.S. research university offering its master’s degrees with full-time faculty, staff and operations in Africa. CMU’s presence in Rwanda provides a platform to engage in Africa’s most significant opportunities and challenges across the continent through world-class education and contextually relevant research.

Our vision is to educate and empower the next generation of African leaders and innovators by delivering a world-class educational experience. CMU-Africa’s mission is to produce creative and technically strong engineers, who have been trained in the African context, and prepared to make transformative impact in their communities and the world.

We are a fast-growing campus with about 150 enrolled students, aiming to grow to 400 in the next couple of years. Our size and exponential growth create a sense of camaraderie and excitement, with strong community ties and a compound sense of accomplishment in our team members, contributing towards mutually beneficial relationships between staff and students.

The role
As CMU-Africa’s Social Media / PR Officer, you will build online relationships that increase visibility and global reach for CMU-Africa’s various programs. While specific responsibilities will vary, they will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Responsibilities
• Partners with the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications to develop strategy for building and growing CMU-Africa’ digital community through social media channels, paid advertising campaigns, blogs, and the web.
• Produces and curates engaging, visually cohesive, and professional communications content (e.g., videos, graphic design assets, copy) tailored to platform formats that engage users, increase user base, and grow channels. Optimizes content delivery strategies; builds content topics, tailors content to outlet platform, targets specific audiences, and makes editorial decisions. Responsible for distilling complex topics into easy-to-understand information for varied audiences.
• Develops meaningful relationships with online constituents on behalf of the university, including alumni, prospective students, thought-leaders, current students, faculty and staff, media and the general public.
• Develops editorial calendar for social media channels; partners with other marketing and communication colleagues to determine priorities; follows blogs, news sites and news alerts to obtain story ideas; makes judgment on which stories best represent the brand and university priorities. Respond to reputation risks by taking appropriate action and recommend solutions to minimize harm.
• Compiles data and produces report on social media effectiveness. Analyzes how content is performing and create monthly performance indicator reports with recommendations.
• Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or other relevant fields
• 1 – 3 years’ experience in communications, content development, and design for digital communications or social media marketing, managing multiple platforms for brand and marketing communications, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok. Basic HTML experience a plus.
• Fluency in both spoken and written English and French a plus

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills to tailor content to fit targeted audiences with a clear, demonstrated understanding of multichannel communication platforms
• Solid background in digital video production and editing for social media, including experience using software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Spark, Final Cut Pro, Lumen5, InShot, or Kapwing; experience using design apps such as Canva for social media graphic creation a plus
• Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship-building abilities.
• Demonstrated project management, problem-solving and organizational skills to effectively manage numerous priorities, deadlines, and necessary resources simultaneously and on time

Are you interested in becoming a Social Media / PR Officer in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Jun 07, 2021

Senior Financial Controller in Ghana , Ghana

Join a team that is changing millions of lives.

Transforming smiles, changing lives
At Align Technology, we believe a great smile can transform a person’s life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever’s next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our diverse and collaborative teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

Ready to join us?

About this opportunity
At Align Technology, we believe a great smile can transform a person’s life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever’s next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

This role is primarily responsible for the timely completion of our (Ghana) monthly close activities ensuring the accuracy of the (Morocco) financial statement under US GAAP. The position leads, supervises and develops the general accounting and consolidations, working across accounting functions and international teams.

In this role you will…
o Responsible for all US GAAP and statutory accounting of Ghana entity under US GAAP and local GAAP
o Coordinate month end close activities with FPA, Payroll, Tax, Treasury and Corporate Accounting to ensure compliance with corporate deadlines
o Coordinate with Corporate Accounting, Revenue, Treasury teams for reporting and data requests along with any unusual transaction
o Responsible for local Statutory filings Ghana entity, working with local accounting providers
o Responsible for Tax/VAT filings of Ghana entity, working with third parties for preparation and oversight
o Ensure compliance with global policies and internal controls under SOX
o Participate in projects as accounting representative including SAP projects
o Point of contact for external and internal auditors
o Assisting Corporate Tax Team with Transfer Pricing
o Oversee overall condition of the entity, prepare monthly CF Forecast
o Oversee payroll for Ghana entity
o Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports

Tasks:
o Execute month end close process (account for: accruals, prepayments, FAs, banks etc.)
o Preparation/review of quarterly finance statement fluctuation analysis
o Preparation and review of TB and statutory financial statements
o Provide data to third parties and coordinate review of tax filings before filing
o Preparation/review Blacklines BS reconciliations

In this role, you’ll need…
o Proficient in general accounting under US GAAP and Local GAAP
o Understanding of internal control and SOX requirements
o Ability to partner with cross-functional groups to drive and influence business solutions; including interact with and influence senior management
o Problem solver, system oriented and strong analytical skills
o Excellent written, oral and communication skills to work with management and cross-functional groups
o Detailed-oriented with effective organizational and time management skills
o Knowledge and experience in accounting operations with strong attention to detail
o Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, a proactive leadership and self-starter attitude
o Hands on attitude
o People management skills and experience
o Pan-African experience
o Fluent in English
o Ability to travel abroad up to 10% of the time

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
o At least 10-15 years of experience in General accounting / External Audit and Financial analysis
o Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or economics – required. ACCA or equivalent
o Prior experience in both Big 4 Audit firm and high growth public company
o Experience of working with local ERP, SAP, and BI tools is desirable

Sound like a good fit?
Great! Click the "Apply now" button to let us know you are interested.

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Financial Controller in Ghana? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 28, 2021

Sociologist for Conflict Management in Uganda , Uganda

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in Uganda, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To support the Kotido Diocese's Justice and Peace Department, we are looking to fill the following position as soon as possible: Sociologist for conflict management (m/f/d), Karamoja, Uganda

Your new role
A fragile peace exists in Karamoja between the various ethnic groups and armed cattle raiding is on the rise again. The Peace and Justice Department in the Diocese of Kotido organises peace talks, supports conflict analysis and promotes networking with other peace actors and local government representatives. In order to ensure peaceful coexistence, attention is shifted to inter-tribal dialogues in the community and efforts are made to avoid armed cattle raiding. The region is marked by social and economic injustices such as exploitation of raw materials, prejudice and neglect. The needs and interests of young people play an important role here, as they drive these conflicts. Youth must therefore be strongly involved as a target group for peace activities

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
- You will develop, plan and implement parish and youth group peace building initiatives.
- You will promote project management and conflict sensitivity among staff and assist in the development of conflict transformation in the parishes.
- You will design platforms for dialogue between various population groups and other governmental, political and traditional stakeholders.
- You will link governmental and non-governmental peace building agents.
- You will be responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the sponsor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications in close collaboration with the Diocese of Kotido.

Your profile
- You have a university degree, e.g. in sociology, social anthropology, political science or social pedagogy.
- You have professional experience in the analysis of socio-political frameworks and methods of non-violent conflict transformation, reconciliation, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
- You possess theoretical and practical knowledge of project management, networking and cooperation with various governmental, civil, religious and political agents.
- You have a very good command of English.
- You identify with the church profile of AGIAMONDO and convincingly support the goals and concerns of church development cooperation.
- You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGIAMONDO offers
- Individual and comprehensive preparation
- Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
- Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching, supervision and individual consulting

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 30 May 2021 at the latest.

Corona - Information about the selection procedure

Dear applicants,

Even in the current situation, we are happy to accept your application via the online application portal. We are conducting the selection procedure online. We also offer our preparatory measures as digital solutions.
Currently, some of our development workers are working from home offices. We will decide whether and when development workers can work on the ground on projects again on a case-by-case basis, in a responsible manner and in consultation with our partners.

Are you interested in becoming a Sociologist for Conflict Management in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: May 30, 2021

Resident Program Director in Tanzania , Tanzania

Description

Job Summary
Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI and demonstrating the Core Values in their day to day operations. The Core Values, which are IRI’s foundational building blocks include:

Excellence
- We believe in quality results delivered by investing in people.

Freedom
- We believe in exploration and experimentation to be agile and responsive.

Respect
- We believe in trust, empathy and empowering people.

Teamwork
- We believe in diversity, inclusion and the power of global collaboration.

Transparency
- We believe in open communication and clear decision-making.

Accountability
- We believe in personal responsibility as the foundation of success.

The Resident Program Director (RPD) is responsible for all programmatic, personnel, outreach and accounting matters and is the publica face of IRI in Tanzania. The RPD will oversee IRI programming in the areas of political party strengthening, civic education, and empowerment of marginalized groups (especially youth). IRI is currently implementing a five-year USAID program that aims to strengthen and support civil society, in particular Tanzanian women and youth, to effectively engage in the promotion of accountable and inclusive political processes. The three interlinked objectives of the five-year program are (1) promote increased citizen engagement and oversight of political and electoral processes; (2) create a more competitive and representative multiparty political system; and (3) increase transparency in electoral administration. In addition, the RPD monitors, analyzes and reports on political and related developments in Tanzania to provide regional and country analysis, as well as inform programmatic adaptations. In consultation with IRI/Washington, the RPD designs and implements a long-range strategy for IRI programs in the country, manages budgets and is responsible for compliance with local laws and /regulations governing current funding.

The RPD will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania pending permitted travel in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Position Requirements
- Master’s degree in political science, public administration, international development, law, public policy, or related field.
- Minimum 10 years’ professional experience in development and program management leadership positions in the areas of political party development and elections in a developing country. Experience working with Tanzanian political parties preferred.
- Demonstrated strategic visioning, leadership and experience working effectively with government institutions, local civil society organizations and development partners;
- Experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions;
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including written and oral English, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders;
- Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili with the ability to represent IRI programming in meetings with the Government of Tanzania and/or local partners conducted in Kiswahili is preferred.
- National from an East African or Southern African Development Community (SADC) country is preferred.
- Working knowledge of the politics, economics, history and culture of the East Africa region.
- Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated management experience including ability to motivate and manage staff.
- Demonstrated experience working with USG funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes.
- Demonstrated financial management experience in developing and administering program budgets.
- Ability to prepare, present and negotiate complex and sensitive agreements and/or project proposals with bilateral/multi-lateral agencies and other donor communities.
- Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor or technical consultant; sensitivity to working in advisory role with local organizations.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals.
- Willingness to travel within the country of assignment a significant amount throughout the year.
- Willingness to live and work in a challenging environment.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities
- Monitors, analyzes and reports on political and related developments in specific countries to provide regional and country analysis
- Serves as the official senior IRI representative in country, developing credibility with and maintaining good relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including U.S. and foreign diplomats and donor agencies, host-country government representatives, and program partners
- Participates in the substantive design of new programs and contributes to the development of new program ideas
- Oversees the implementation of all program activities oversees ensuring consistency with grant work plans and objectives.
- Establishes, maintains, and develops productive working relationship with relevant stakeholders, consultants, field and DC staff.
- Oversees all operations related to the IRI field presence, and ensures IRI is in compliance with local laws regarding IRI’s legal status in the country and employment of local staff
- Supervises local field staff, including participating in the hiring, professional development and evaluation process for these staff. Sets specific goals and provides ongoing performance feedback.
- Mentors local staff in program development, finance, work plan development and presentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, business development and knowledge management in their country of assignment.
- Maintains an understanding of donor and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight
- Understands a grant’s substantive, financial and compliance requirements
- Oversees the implementation of all program activities in the country ensuring consistency with grant work plans and objectives, reporting weekly to DC
- Monitors and approve field office budgets and expenses, in collaboration with DC program staff and the Regional Project Accountant, to ensure that expenditures remain within budget allocations
- Monitors, analyzes and reports to DC staff on political and economic developments, and media responses regularly
- Ensures adherence to monitoring and evaluation plans, including the monitoring of programs and evaluation/analysis of program results
- Provides information and contributes to sections of quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders
- Anticipates potential problems and trouble shoots project problems and offers solutions and actively takes part to lead resolution of them with creative and immediate solutions
- Leads business development efforts, including identifying and seeking out potential new or additional sources of funding with real-time costs estimates for proposal budgets, and/or the development of new program ideas, coordinating with DC staff
- Actively supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans on projects assigned, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
- Performs other duties as assigned.

Are you interested in becoming a Resident Program Director in Tanzania? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 14, 2021

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Are you looking for international jobs in Africa? JobnetAfrica is the most reliable website for international professionals that are looking for careers in Africa. Are you looking for jobs in Africa or have you worked here before? Our platform is available for everyone who would like to live and work in one of the beautiful parts of Africa. Please have a look at our international jobs for expats in Africa.

 

Your next expat job in Africa

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