32 Employment Opportunities at World Vision Tanzania

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:


Job Purpose:

To provide Technical support to World Vision Tanzania’s (WVT) image building initiatives in developing, managing and maintaining partner relations and development. This also involves developing and disseminating key communications resources for marketing, grant acquisition, public awareness and management of emergencies.
Under the overall guidance of the National Director with matrix supervision of the Regional Communications Director, the Communications Manager supervises the communications team as well as composes, edits, and manages the production of a full range of material to effectively support the advancement goals of the Business Development and Quality Assurance Unit to market WVT’s mission and achievements to diverse publics for the aim of seeking grants.


The incumbent will lead and supervise remotely the work of WVT Senior Communications Officers based in Arusha. He/she will also be expected to collaborate with WVT at the zonal/clusters level, WV Support Offices and media to communicate development results of the grants and non-grant portfolios.
The incumbent will also observe the mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Build and generate high-quality evidence-based documentation
Collaborate with relevant colleagues to plan, coordinate and develop original communications materials and publications for grant-acquisition, for special initiatives and events, to showcase best practices and programs.

Develop content and review and edit drafts of diverse publications, prepare information brochures and factsheets; draft articles and re-package reports to communicate the achievements of major initiatives for distribution to partners, donors, prospects, and the general public. Also draft speeches, position papers and the flagship annual reports.
Produce transformational stories of project activities as per SO request and for use for internal and external platforms such as wvi.org/tanzania, newsletter, intranet and where appropriate social media, blogs, twitter in addition, take photos of project activities.

2. Communications strategy planning and execution:
Develop a communications and marketing strategy that will guide World Vision Tanzania in its external relations and internal communications.
Develop and deliver the communications department annual operating plan.

3. Organizational visibility, media relations:
Develop and sustain effective relationships with media at all levels to engage more effectively on issues of children and their development.
Ensure development of advocacy oriented communications to support advocacy campaigns, increase public discussion and fund-raising initiatives.

4. Capacity building of non-communicators:
Build capacity on communications of WVT grant projects non-communicators (on documentation and success story telling of the projects).
Provide orientation on child protection communications standards.
5. Emergency communications:
Plan and manage communications response to both slow and rapid-onset emergency disaster/relief situations ensuring that the region is provided with quality stories, photos and media interviews from the field.

6. Manage staff and the Communications department:
Manage team members, facilitate their optimum performance and provide a motivating and supportive environment to the team.
Be responsible for planning, budgeting, and reporting around communications.

7. Ensure brand visibility and enforce quality and standards:
Work with communications department to ensure consistency and compliance with WVT branding guidelines for all project related communication materials and products.
Respond to any other requests from National Director, Business Development Director.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Perform other duties as required.
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:
Masters in marketing, journalism, development or corporate communication/public relations.

Experience: 5 to 7 years working experience. Proven track record in the effective use of marketing and communications for fund-raising.

Technical skills/Abilities
Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of oral and written communications and Interpersonal relations skills in order to determine the most effective communications and presentation materials.
Professional level skills in publications development with writing and editing experience preferably with a non-profit organization.
Skill in writing for a variety of audiences. Skill in writing and editing news and feature articles.
Ability to write/edit in a variety of writing styles, ability to draft materials on a wide range of topics.
Strong editing and proofreading skills.
Familiarity of fund-raising techniques including, proposal writing and public relations.
The ability to translate complex technical language and ideas into language easily comprehensible to non-specialists.
Photographic and video skills also preferred.
High level of confidence and confidentiality.
Ability to use a variety of personal computer software applications, including desktop publishing.
Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: Office-based in Arusha with frequent travel
Travel: 20% local travel is required
On call: 5%


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NATIONAL NUTRITION SPECIALIST 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:


Job Purpose:

Under the supervision of the Program Development Director, the National Nutrition Specialist will contribute towards the attainment of WVT fundraising goal and objectives through coordinating Nutrition grant fundraising efforts. Additionally, the National Nutrition Specialist will coordinate engage and network with internal and external stakeholders to position WVT grant acquisition. Incumbent will consulate the Senior Grants Compliance Officer, to ensure grants under their respective portfolio are complaint to donors and the Government of Tanzania policies and requirements.

Observe mission and core values of World Vision and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Grants acquisition/fundraising:

Implement WVT’s GAM (Grant Acquisition Management) Fundraising Strategy.

Develop, implement and update regularly grant acquisition plan for Nutrition.

Undertake regular donor scoping, landscape assessment and forecasts for Nutrition, including RFA/tender analysis.

Ensure adherence to WVT’s GAM and Partnership’s practices and policies in pursuing grants.

Liaise with WVT’s departments, WV (EARO/SOs/GC) and potential partners (prime/subs) in the preparation of Nutrition bids.

Coordinate development of concept notes/proposals for identified funding opportunities (solicited and unsolicited) for Nutrition.

Provide Nutrition technical advice on key bid elements including proposal design, potential partnerships etc.

Stakeholder engagement - focused and intentional/donors/GoT preferred partner.

Implement WVT’s GAM Engagement Strategy.

Develop key engagement material (e.g. sector capacity statements, meeting talking points, stakeholder strategy analysis etc.) for Nutrition.

Liaise regularly and build relationships with key internal Nutrition (EARO, Global Centre and Support Offices) and external Nutrition (bi-, multi-lateral donors and government entities) stakeholders.

Update and maintain a database/register of key stakeholders and their representatives, and key documents (strategies, policies, reports etc.) for Nutrition.

Gather intelligence and influence stakeholders approaches to inform WVT’s fundraising strategy on Nutrition.

Coordinate engagement efforts with key WVT departments such as Communications, Advocacy and ISP and IPD.

Organize institutional arrangements with Nutrition key stakeholders (e.g. pre/teaming agreements, MoUs and support letters etc) to support WVT’s fundraising efforts.

Networking:

Involves informal/formal and less focused. More profiling/awareness raising/marketing/brand presence/understanding the terrain and explore possible partnerships/preferred partner:

Identify Nutrition key stakeholders and draw a networking plan with clear outcomes.

Actively gather intelligence of Nutrition key stakeholders i.e. location, interventions, portfolio, strategies etc.

Build relationships with Nutrition key stakeholders (e.g. INGOs, LNGOs, civil society, government ministries and national bodies/platforms).

Attend/Organize/Represent WVT at key national and strategic events to profile/market the organization’s Nutrition approaches and achievements.

Donor compliance:

Ensure all grant-making processes are completed upon awarding of Nutrition grants.

Coordinate grant start-up workshop and process for new Nutrition projects/programs with relevant stakeholders.

Together with the Senior Grant Compliance Officer and SO representative advice the CoP/ Project manager on key donor compliance standards/measures, including reporting, programmatic standards and M&E tools.

Oversee grant close-out for Nutrition projects/programs.

Capacity development:

Develop and execute WVT’s capacity building plan for non-PDD staff on fundraising around Nutrition.

Articulate WVT’s and the Partnerships’ Nutrition strategy to non-PDD staff.

Internal WV processes: - for performance management

Ensure compliance to Partnership and WVT standard’s (LDRs, Performance Agreements, Performance Reviews, Online Security Training, Our Voice Survey etch)

Complete grant associated training such as Proposal Pro and Gateway-to-Grants (G2G).

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor Degree in human nutrition/ Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics,Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Environmental Health, Social Sciences.
Experience: 4 yrs experience in Nutrition related fields.
Preferred: Masters in human nutrition /Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from any recognized Institution
Technical Skills & Abilities:

Computer skills.

Demonstrated ability in supervision

Experience in working with donor funds

Working knowledge of proposal writing and negotiation skills

Good planning and organizational skills

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors

Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: Office-based with travel to the field

Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.

On call: 10%
 
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PROJECT COORDINATOR- MASWA CLUSTER 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:


JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose of the position:
Project Coordinator will provide overall leadership and coordination to Diagnostic Smartphone Application (DSA) Program implementation in Maswa Cluster. She/he will ensure timely planning, implementation, communication, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities while maintaining effective communication with the WVUS based project lead, project consultant, CHMTs and the local government.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Strategic engagement and coordination:
Maintain coordination to all project partners at the national, regional and district levels including the Ministry of Health, RHMTs, CHMTs, consultants and regulatory institutions.
Work with the project consultant to develop, pretest and deploy non-invasive mobile phone application to be used by the frontline healthcare workers for anemia screening in pregnant women and children under five.
Work closely with the ADP manager, Cluster team leader and the Cluster health and nutrition specialist to integrate DSA interventions into ongoing Health, nutrition and livelihood interventions to enhance sustainability.
Ensure social behavior change communication strategies and interventions are developed and implemented to address iron deficiency anaemia in the ADP.
Networking, visibility and donor recognition
Ensures DSA program interventions and donor are recognized by the government, partners and communities.
Represent WVT and Participate in networking meetings/workshops/conferences with GoT and other stakeholders at the district, regional and national level.
Facilitate documentation and sharing of processes, challenges, good practices and lessons learnt to partners and stakeholders.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:
Work together with cluster M&E specialist in gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation.
Support all monitoring, evaluation and research work to ensure DSA technology usability for testing anaemia at the community and facility level is examined, documented and disseminated.
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 support office, consultants and other relevant partners to maintain strong relationships.
Financial and non-Financial resource management:
Manage program assets, materials and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability in the project.

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:
Bachelor of Science in Home economics and human nutrition, Public Health or Community development, with experience in project planning and management.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years working experience in Health, and/or Nutrition projects at community level.

Other skills:
Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili.
Significant experience of working with government officials, multiple partners, community groups and communities.
Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences. Attend and participate in the leadership of daily devotions.
Ability to take initiatives, team player who is able to work with minimum supervision
Good computer skills in MS office (Excel, word, PowerPoint etc).
Familiar with current Advocacy issues around nutrition.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Willing to work in rural areas and be based at the Singida or Shinyanga region with frequent visits to the field.
On call: During working hours unless there is an emergency.

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PROGRAM FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER- 6 posts 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:


JOB DESCRIPTION

World vision is recruiting for 6 Program Finance and Administration Officer Positions in the following areas:
Isanga ADP in Simiyu, Mswaki ADP in Kilindi, Mgera ADP in Kilindi, Muhe ADP in Kigoma, Ibwera ADP in Kagera and in Farkwa ADP & Sanzawa ADP in Dodoma. Please indicate the area of your interest in your application letter.

Purpose of the position:
To provide Financial Management and Administrative support to the Program as per WV policies and procedures.
Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.
Roles and responsibilities:
Financial management:
Prepare internal and external disbursement according to World vision operating policies and GAAP and submit them to the cluster office for payment and entering data in to Sunsysteam, ensure that all such payment requests are within budget, adequately supported and in accordance to WV Tanzania approval limits.
Review Partners funding request for correctness and submit to Senior Cluster accountant
For processing.
Handle petty cash float of the program, ensure all payments are properly approved with the relevant backups, ensure there is timely reimbursements done; all cash collections are recorded and timely deposited in the bank.
Participate in Projects Budget Preparation and Management, monitor spending against budgets for all projects with the Program to ensure no under or overspending takes place.
Administration managements; Store management for the program and fleet management activities:
Reconcile store records, raise purchase requisitions and submit to cluster for processing, follow up purchased items at NO on behalf of the ADP for timely delivery and reconcile with GRN at ADP.
Maintain an updated and complete Fixed Asset Register at program level, Perform assets inventory at Least twice a year, all assets are tagged and coordinate disposal of obsolete assets as per WV Policy.
Also oversee any WV assets that could be transferred to Partners within the ADP to further WV business, post all the financial transactions to the systems.
Participate in Project Visits for review of ongoing constructions, ongoing seminars and verification of delivered items to beneficiaries prior to payment by cluster office; facilitate Sponsor visits and GN processing to RC Families and Community.
Responsible for building capacity of staff and partners within the ADP in Financial Management and WV Financial Policies and procedures. Manage all Travel and business advances issued to staff within the Program by ensuring that they accounted for on time, no advances are issued before retiring previous one and that advance are used for WV business only.
Management of local partners:
Review of partner’s budget, detailed implementation plans and cash flows, sub-grantee monitoring, physical verification of expenditure and submission of partner’s retirement or expenses to the cluster for posting.
Support Internal and External Audits at ADP level including partners audits.
Ensure monthly financial reports with complete attachments are filed at the project, share monthly variance reports and expenditure analysis with project management.
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: Degree in Accounting or Finance.
Experience: 2 years in Project Accounting or Financial Management.
Preferred: Degree in Accounting with CPA Module E.

Technical Skills & Abilities:
Excellent computer skills in Excel
Good planning and organizational skills
Tact and diplomacy in dealing with staff-related to work environment needs
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field/cluster
Travel: 20% Domestic travel is required.
On call: 10%



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SPONSORSHIP AND PROGRAM FACILITATOR(X23) 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:



World vision is recruiting for 23 Sponsorship and program Facilitators positions in the following areas:
Kagera 3 posts(Bushangaro,Ruhita & Katerero), Kigoma 3 posts(Nyakitonto,Muhe &Buhoma), Maswa 2posts(Shishiyu & Kanadi), Babati 2posts(Gorowa & Kisongo Makuyuni), Northern 3 posts(Lake Eyasi,Endabash & Mukulat), Usambara 6posts(Ruvu Remit, Bwebwera, Mkinga, Kwamsisi,Mnyuzi) and Eastern 3posts( Magamba, Mgera & Dar urban). Please indicate the area of your interest in your application letter.

Purpose of the position:
Effectively and efficiently facilitate Implementation of Technical Program and sponsorship at the project level to ensure that communities are empowered for sustainable development and they contribute to child well-being outcome as per World Vision standards
Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Implementation and reporting of planned activities:

Participate in planning and budgeting of Area Program, preparation of work plans, implementation of planned activities and monitoring/ reporting of progress.

Implement the Technical Program for Livelihood& Resilience, Wash, H&N projects to ensure all project activities and budget are spent according to plan, budget, timeframe and quality

Facilitate and monitor the implementation of planned activities and community level engagements.

Mobilize and facilitate the engagements of stakeholders during planning and development meetings, workshops and Seminars.

Identify local level partners, support and facilitate the partnership in the implementation of planned activities.

Facilitate stakeholders and partners in supervision and monitoring of programmatic activities.

Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories on monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annually.

Community engagement and advocacy:

Sensitize community empowerment through TEAM approach by organizing commercial producer groups (CPG) and formation of commercial villages.

Mobilize and facilitate integration of Vision Fund Tanzania(VFT) and Resilience Project Models such as Market Led Agriculture, Local Value Chain Development (LVCD), Standardized Saving Groups (eg Village loan saving Association (VSLA) and other Economic development initiatives.

Innovatively support communities including RC households to participate and benefit from the programme development and make intentional inclusion of RC families in CPG, VSLA, Village Community Bank (VICOBA) and other program economic activities.

Sensitize community on sponsorship (RC parents/ guardians, community leaders and other community members) and facilitate participation in the sponsorship management project activities.

Mobilize and facilitate active participation of children and their communities to participate in planning, monitoring and implementation and evaluation of community development initiatives.

Build the capacity of children, families and community to collectively engage local leaders on identified issues.

Follow-up on commitments by leaders on improvement of the wellbeing of children.

Mobilize communities to participate in annual children care and protection days – such as the Day of African child.

Management of sponsorship performance:

Monitoring of RC in line with partnership standards.

RC records and files well managed and stored securely.

Support RCs to correspond with sponsors in a timely manner.

Facilitate processing of all special mails; Christmas cards, Spontaneous letters, APR, introductory letters within partnership standard.

Support children to respond to sponsor correspondences- Sponsor letters and introductory letters.

Support management of Support Office Queries, Gift Notifications, mails, and file copies of correspondences in children’s files.

Conduct and produce quality periodic mailings Annual Progress Report – (APR) and Christmas Cards.

Take quality pictures according to the required standards.

Mobilize and support RC families to adequately prepare for and manage sponsor visits.

Monitoring of Registered Children:

Support development of integrated monitoring plan in assigned area with ADP stakeholder

Analyze STEP management report and follow up critical RCs findings by using case management tool

Analyze Child well being (CWB) RC visits and Service Operation Indicator (SOI) reports from STEP and share them with ADP stakeholders

Compile monitoring reports for management action.

Hold monthly / quarterly meetings with Child Monitors and guardians/parents and child protection committees to address findings from monitoring.

Identify, train volunteers/monitor, partners and train on sponsorship philosophy and partnership standard.

Provide quality and accurate information on presence, support and benefit to enable entry in STEP database.

Child Protection and Wellbeing:

Monitor the wellbeing and child abuse cases and report any accordance in line with child protection policy and guidelines.

Work with local leaders to protection children from child violations and abuses on child protection.

Sensitization of children including all RC on child protection:

Sensitize children, guardians/parents and other stakeholders about children’s rights and responsibilities with a view to identify child violations.

Facilitate spiritual nurture of children.

Networking:

Facilitate networking relationships and participation with wide stakeholders such as government, church, faith based organization leaders and other key partners at local level such as NGOs, CBOs, IGA groups.

Facilitate WVT/VFT integration for profitable agriculture, livestock production and enterprise development (high value agriculture crops and livestock breeds).

Foster partnership with local institution in RC monitoring.

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 on Health and Nutrition, WASH, Livelihood and Economic Development.

Minimum Qualification required: Diploma in Social Science from accredited College/University in Agric. Economics. Nutrition, Health, Wash, Economic Development & related field.

Preferred: Degree in Agriculture Sciences, Animal Science, Economic Development, Nutrition, Health, WASH, , Education , & related field.
Experience: 2 years in programming
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
High integrity.
Partnering and engaging with stakeholders
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Report writing skills
Networking and influencing skills.
Highly reliable and dependable.
Passion for children.
Skills in Programming.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors
Computer skills
Community Facilitation skills

Other Competencies/Attributes:
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Perform other duties as required.

Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Few office work with frequent visits to the field
Travel: 02% Domestic travel is required and On call: 05%


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