Jobs at Oxfam - Tanzania

Head of Programmes (INT2529) P

Head of Programmes (INT2529)
Head of Programmes
Number of Posts: 1
Grade & Level: Global/ National+ C1
Location: Dar es Salaam
Contract Type: Fixed Term (3 Years)
Who we are
Oxfam in Tanzania (OiTZ) is renowned for its ability to help people in communities in very tangible ways: improving food security and livelihoods, reducing gender-based violence, increasing women’s economic and political participation; and working with pastoralist communities
To achieve this, OXFAM in Tanzania seeks to recruit suitable qualified Candidate to fill in the following position Head of Programmes
Job Purpose
The Head of Programme (HoP) will be responsible for the development, design and management/monitoring of the country programmes and for ensuring the OiTZ programme responds to current development trends related in Tanzania. The HoP will have a direct line report to the CD and be a member of the Country Management Team.
Roles and Responsibilities
Under the leadership of the CD, leads programme strategy development
To provide overall strategic and technical leadership in the design, development, planning, budgeting, and implementation of the OCS
Initiate, coordinate and lead Oxfam’s one program in Tanzania ensuring it delivers on the OCS vision and objectives and championing the new ways of working embodied in the OCS
Ensures that Women’s rights are protected and promoted in all of Oxfam’s work in Tanzania
Participate in the annual budget process, leading on the program budget process, and provide ongoing oversight of program budgets
Contacts and building associations that can be used to enhance Oxfam’s work , and identifying key partners to collaborate with on the delivery of the program.
Ensures the delivery of a country program with demonstrable impact and is accountable for ensuring that the programme meets overall program quality and learning standards
Manages and is accountable for programme budget including responding to high level management and variance reports
Working with the Head of Programme Quality, develop, implement and embed, a knowledge management system, that will ensure the sharing of knowledge across the program, other country programs, and the broader confederation
Working closely with the Program Funding Manager, indentify opportunities for funding to ensure the financial sustainability of country programme of Oxfam in Tanzania
Develop a comprehensive understanding of Oxfam’s partnership approach, including work with coalitions and networks, adopting a strategic, proactive perspective on how to achieve partner led approaches to achieve sustainable change
Leads the development of country level programme reporting – facilitating programme Managers and other team members contributions to reporting, consolidating programme reports and providing high level strategic analysis of programme impact
Ensures that team members have access to staff development opportunities, identifies and addresses capacity gaps and provides ongoing counselling and support team members
Manage and support the Program Team to deliver on the OCS, providing leadership, inspiration and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s HR policies and procedures.
With support from Human Resources Manager, manages the life cycle of individuals within the team from pre-recruitment to exit, including performance management processes, people’s development and working with HR on issues such as disciplinary matters among others.
Skills and Competencies
To be successful in this role, we need someone with;
Good managerial skills to co-ordinate the Tanzania program team to deliver on the OCS objectives.
Ability to coach on the building of strong, credible relationships with international and local NGOs, government associations, business leaders and communities
Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills. Able to use different approaches to achieve followership.
Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and those of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work in Tanzania.
Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management basis
Commitment to and knowledge of creating a partner-led operational environment, with an ability to create an internal Oxfam approach that is focussed on developing and supporting partner organisations to achieve direct impact and results relating to Oxfam’s objectives
Knowledge of, and experience in working with donors
Politically astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
Driving licence and use of it in insecure contexts.
Flexibility in terms of travel and working hours is a requirement of this role with the possibility of working away from the office for periods of up to 2 weeks at a time approximately 5-6 times in any 12 months.

Language, Kiswahili comprehension.
Experience or knowledge of Tanzania and/or regional dynamics.

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Consultant for Project Effectiveness Review POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Consultant for Project Effectiveness Review (INT2475)

Project Context
Since mid-2012, Oxfam Tanzania signed memorandum of understanding with her counterpart Oxfam Intermón to implement a project called Optimizing income of Local chicken and sunflower smallholder producers in 10 wards of Dodoma and Morogoro regions. Subsequently, at implementation level, Oxfam signed agreement with four community institutions namely UMADEP, WOPATA, INADES and SEDIT with the direct execution of the project based on the agreed timeline and Objectives.Sokoine University of Agriculture was also involved in capacity building of the farmers. The Optimizing income of Local chicken and sunflower smallholder producers in 10[1] wards of Dodoma and Morogoro regions project was financed by La Caxia Foundation through Oxfam with implementation starting at the end of 2012.
This project which is also known as the OCHISUN project- aims at contributing to poverty reduction of small scale men and women producers and its overall goal is to improve the household income of the rural communities through the production of eggs,chicken,sunflower and through improvement of their financial and organizational capacities.
The focus of the project has been to improve productivity of agricultural activities; adding value to agricultural produce; improving access to markets and strengthening of farmers’ organisation so that they can better determine and have control of their development.
The project has been implemented in Kilosa, Kongwa and Chamwino districts. The local implementing organisations are, UMADEP (covering Kitete and Msowero wards in Kilosa) working on the poultry value chain, WOPATA (covering Kimamba and Rudewa wards in Kilosa district) working on the poultry value chain. On the other hand INADES has been working in 5 wards covering within Chamwino and Kongwa districts and working on sunflower and poultry value chains. SEDIT is a support partner and works with the communities in the three project districts to form and strengthen village community savings and credit groups-VICOBA. With exception of SEDIT all the remaining partners had worked with Oxfam before and they generally had an experience ranging between 10-20 years at the time of signing the contract to implement the project.

Scope of Work
Review project documents and discuss the project with Oxfam and partner staff, to understand the details of the project objectives and its implementation.
Work with Oxfam staff to identify indicators and design a questionnaire suitable for evaluating the project’s impact on resilience.
Engage a team of experienced enumerators for the data collection. (Note: the final selection of enumerators for the work will be carried out jointly between the consultant and Oxfam, and that both parties will agree on the selected candidates.)
Lead a three-day training workshop for enumerators. This will include two days working through questionnaires and the use of the mobile devices/tablets and one day of field testing.
Organise all of the logistical arrangements necessary to carry out the field work, including transport and accommodation for enumerators, as necessary.
Arrange the translation of the questionnaire into the local language (where appropriate).
Help identify a valid comparison group of households that were similar to the project participants before it started, but who did not in fact participate in the project.
Prepare a list of sampled intervention and comparison households (660 in total) and a list of replacement households to ensure sufficient sample size, in collaboration with Oxfam and project partners.
Manage the survey work in the field, ensuring that the enumerators interview the correct respondents that surveys are carried out to a high standard, and that targets for numbers of respondents to be interviewed are met.
Consult Oxfam’s Impact Evaluation Adviser on any problems that affect the selection of respondents for the survey or the number of respondents to be interviewed.
Write a brief report on the conduct of the field work, including details of any problems which were encountered and how they were resolved, and any feedback which may be useful for future surveys.

Skills and Qualification

Masters Degree in project management, monitoring and evaluation, social science, or any relevant field.
Knowledge and experience of working in rural areas of Tanzania.
Experience in undertaking quantitative evaluations, especially administering household surveys
Exceptionally high level of attention to detail in carrying out surveys.
Strong management skills: able to organize the work of teams of enumerators so as to complete the work on schedule and to the required standard
Strong information technology/computer skills.
Excellent English technical writing and communication skills.
Strong understanding of rural livelihoods and approaches for Natural Resources programming,
Fluency in local language.
Access to mobile/tablet devices for conducting digital surveys

Essential skills and qualifications for enumerators

University/college graduate (exceptional candidates who have completed the highest grade in High School, may also be considered).
Fluency in relevant local language.
Ability to read and understand English effectively.
Strong information technology/computer skills.
High level of attention to detail in carrying out surveys.
Energy and a positive attitude to work, even when working in arduous conditions.
Experience of working in rural areas of Tanzania, with a strong understanding of rural livelihoods.
Previous experience of administering household surveys.
Previous experience of using mobile devices/tablets for data collection.
Ideally, an equal mix of male and female enumerators will be hired by the consultant


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