Partinership Supporting Manager at CARE Tanzania



We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit qualified Tanzanian national for the position of PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTING MANAGER- MOROGORO.

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 the Pesa Kwa Wote Program (PKW) to extend financial services to the rural poor population using Village Savings and Loans (VSL) methodology. The proposed program will be for four and a half years.

The Partnership Supporting Manager will be responsible for identification, assessment and capacity building of Franchisees and Partner Organizations (POs) and involving them in Village Savings and Loans (VSL) activities. These will include arranging the training modules (both for VSL and Selection Planning and Management – SPM), translation and adaption for the programme. He/she will, oversee the VSL, financial literacy and SPM trainings for both Partner Organizations and Franchisees. The Partnership Support Manager will maintain regular contact with Franchisees and POs to provide technical support and supervision to them. S/he will monitor quality and see that Franchisees are paid. This position will also ensure that the quality of the VSL methodology is upheld by the POs and Franchisees.

With support from PKW Program Coordinator, the Partnership Supporting Manager will also ensure proper implementation (planning, organizing, executing, monitoring, evaluation and reporting) of program initiative for his / her zone. In collaboration with the Sub Agreement (SA) Officers, he/she will ensure sound financial management by the partner organizations in line with achievement of the program targets. He/she will establish and strengthen relationship with other collaborators include Government Authorities in the programme areas.

S/he is expected to maintain effective working relationships with other CARE staff working with other CARE program initiatives and impact groups.


Responsibility #1:
Facilitating training and understanding of VSL methodology, Linkages and SPM to POs and Franchisees
• Conduct periodic VSL and SPM training to Partner Organizations and Franchisees and ensure thorough understanding of the same
• Conduct training needs assessment to partners and recommend the implementation of the training needs.
• Support POs and Franchisees in training groups on VSL, Linkages and SPM methodology as appropriate.
• Conduct surprise, casual and informal checks to identify the gaps in implementing VSL methodology and SPM methodology by POs and Franchisees to ensure quality.
• Capacity building to partners on technical issues including report writing, planning and data management.
• Plan for and implement training to fill the identified gaps in VSL implementation by POs and Franchisees

Job Responsibility #2: Quality Assurance of VSL Methodology Implemented by the Program
• Ensure technical quality implementation by the POs and Franchisees of the VSL and SPM methodology in the course of implementing their activities in the zone.
• Support partners and Franchisee on technical issues relating to program quality including data collection and processing through Savix system.
• Liaise with POs and Franchisees on necessary requirement for adjusting the methodology and report accordingly to the Program Coordinator for consideration.
• Document and recommend for the best practices to the Program Coordinator to be incorporated in the development of VSL programs in future

Job Responsibility #3:
Adapting VSL methodology and Selection Planning and Management (SPM) Methodology;
• Maintain thorough understanding of the technical aspects of the VSL methodology.
• In consultation with Program Coordinator, advise and adjust, if required, the methodology to fit the particular operational context while ensuring high technical quality.
• Develop a check list for a regular follow up to partners and Franchisees to ensure that the VSLA methodology is adapted

Job Responsibility #4:
Learning, Monitoring and Reporting
• Facilitate various learning activities in the operational area and document the results of the studies.
• Support the POs and Franchisees to monitor the performance of VSL methodology on the ground and feed back to the Program management.
• Ensure collection of monthly data by the POs and Franchisees from the field and submission to the M,E&L Manager for consolidation in the MIS
• Prepare all VSL implementation reports according to Program agreed formats and submit to the ME&L Manager for compilation and submission on timely basis. Participate in developing a monitoring and evaluation plan according to the indicators identified in the PKW program document
• Facilitate reflective learning forums (meetings, workshops, etc.) with POs and Franchisees
• Support the implementation of forward accountability mechanisms to monitor and assess program quality with the POs and Franchisees

Job Responsibility #5
Support identification, assessment, selection and Capacity Building of Partner Organizations
• In collaboration with the PKW program team and the SA officer and SA Manager, participate in the development of partners assessment tool, identification and assessment of POs
• With support from the Program Coordinator, assist the POs in the planning for the implementation of the program in their areas in relation to the agreed targets
• With support from the SA Manager and the Program Coordinator, map out a capacity building plan for the POs and recommend for actions
Job Responsibility #6: Promote Gender Equality (including the following) All the time
• Practice a behavior that is consistent with CARE’s core values and promotion of gender and diversity goals.
• Plays a leadership role in identifying and implementing initiatives that enhance CARE’s commitment to gender and diversity.

Job Responsibility #7: Perform Other Duties as Assigned including
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

• Excellence: Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; successfully completes assignments; sets standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed; ensures interactions and transactions are ethical and convey integrity.
• Integrity: Maintains social, ethical, and organizational norms; firmly adheres to codes of conduct and ethical principles inherent to CARE.
• Respect: Behaves in a manner that reflects a true belief in and appreciation for the dignity and potential of all human beings. Gaining other people’s confidence and setting an environment of trust and openness.
• Diversity: Promotes values and respects each individual’s unique qualities, background, race, culture, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle, perspectives or interests; creates and maintains a work environment that promotes diversity
• Planning and Organizing: Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently and effectively in accordance with CARE’s core values.
• Communicating with Impact: Diplomatically, logically and clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the recipient / audience and helps them understand and retain their message.
• Managing Performance: Establishes a culture which encourages CARE Tanzania employees and their units to take responsibility for achievement of high-level organizational performance by constant improvement in business processes, skills, behaviors and contributions; working with managers to set ‘smart’ objectives consisting of clear milestones; Identify development needs; Providing constructive and continuous feedback by managers.
• Facilitating Change: Supports and manages the change process at CARE-Tanzania by developing a culture affirmative of change; encouraging others to seek and act upon opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; critically analyzing evolving and fluid situations; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; actively engaging with resistance to change.
• Strengthening Partnership: Identifying and utilizing opportunities within and outside of CARE Tanzania to develop effective strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas/departments/units or external organizations to achieve CARE’s objectives.
• Coaching: Sets challenging performance expectations while clearly communicating confidence in the individual’s ability to excel; addresses performance gaps; rewards and celebrates accomplishments.
• Building Commitment: Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifies one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
• Developing Teams: Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team; facilitates the completion of team goals.
• Initiating Action: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes decisive action to achieve goals in times of uncertainty or in fluid contexts; is proactive;

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Sociology/Development studies or related field.

• Masters in Development Studies, Social Science, Business Management or related field will be an advantageous.

• A minimum of 4 years’ experience in working with communities in areas of development especially in Village Savings and Loans Associations VSLAs Methodology and Selection Planning and Management; A background in supervisory responsibility is an asset.

• An approach to mirror our core values: commitment, accountability, respect, effectiveness and diversity;
• Ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders including policymakers and government officials, NGOs, the media, community representatives;
• Able to provide technical assistance in the area of gender and women’s empowerment to ensure that programmatic strategies are addressing unequal power relations;
• Strong ability to engage with communities and capability;
• A quick analytical mind with the ability to think critically and creatively to resolve problems
• Ensuring that gender and power dynamics related to communication are taken into consideration;
• Ability to thrive in team environments, with a strong understanding of diversity and other cultures
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a fluent writing style and good knowledge and practical use of both English and Kiswahili
• Proficient in Computer with knowledge in Microsoft Office , Internet usage;
• Demonstrated ability in financial management
• Extensive knowledge in building capacity;
• Experience of working with Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) is an asset

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women to apply


Applications must be received by CARE CoB, 25 February 2016.
Only a letter of application and CV without supporting documents such as certificates should be sent to the
Human Resources Manager

P.O. Box 10242
Dar Es Salaam,

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