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European Development Fund – Programme Support Unit (EDF – PSU)
Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Job Opportunities at European Development Fund – Programme Support Unit (EDF – PSU) 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Overview: European Development Fund – Programme Support Unit (EDF – PSU) is within the Ministry of Finance and Planning, established under the External Finance Division.
The European Development Fund (EDF) is the European Union’s (EU) main instrument for providing development aid to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and to Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs).The activities of the EDF cooperation are in the fields of economic development, social and human development as well as regional cooperation and integration.
The partnership between Tanzania and the EU is anchored in the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, which is the framework agreement for the EU’s relations since 2000 with 79 countries from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).

The Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA) between African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and the European Union (EU) stipulates that, “The Government of each ACP State shall appoint a National Authorising Officer to represent it in all operations financed from the resources from the multi-annual financial framework of cooperation under this Agreement managed by the Commission and the Bank. The National Authorising Officer shall appoint one or more deputy National Authorising Officers to replace him when he is unable to carry out his duties and shall inform the Commission of this appointment”
In Tanzania, the National Authorising Officer of the European Development Fund, is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Finance and Planning.

In order to carry out his mandate as stipulated in the CPA, the Permanent Secretary established EDF – PSU which acts as a quality controller on all EDF Programmes in Tanzania and ensures timely and quality inputs to the EU Project Cycle Management. Also, the unit is the main interlocutor between the EU and Ministries and other entities that are implementing EU funded projects. Day-to-day activities of the unit are managed by the Deputy National Authorising Officer for EDF as the Head of the unit Some of the functions of the unit include preparation of financing proposals, evaluation of tenders, authorising payments and monitoring and evaluations of projects and programmes.

The Unit is inviting applications from dynamic, energetic and proactive Tanzanians with required technical skills and experience to fill the following three (3) vacancies below:
Job Tilte: Programme Officer – Infrastructure
Reports to
: Head of Programmes
Station: Dodoma
Contract Period: Three years with possibilities of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds
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Summary of duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide policy and strategic advice to the Head of Programmes on infrastructure matters as stipulated in the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, national development and poverty reduction strategies and the Nth EDF National Indicative Programme or other relevant EU development financing instruments;
  • Facilitate identification, preparation, implementation and appraisal of EU funded infrastructure projects;
  • Ensure technical and financial monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects, including the participation to stakeholders meetings and site meetings/visits;
  • Ensure revision and follow up of formal communications, claims, payments and any other contractual requirements;
  • Prepare and process tender documents for services, supplies and works contracts and prepare contracts and addenda for infrastructure projects;
  • Monitor fulfilment of government undertakings as stipulated in respective in financing agreements for various infrastructure and infrastructural related projects, general budget/ sector supports with specific reference to Performance Assessment Framework;
  • Train and support counterparts and Programme Managers on EDF and EU rules and procedures; and
  • Undertake any responsibilities as assigned from time to time.
  • Contribute to the programming/design of new EU-funded projects

Qualification and experience
  • Applicants must have a bachelor degree in civil engineering or related fields;
  • Master degree in Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, Construction Law or related field is added advantage;
  • Applicants must have at least five (5) years working experience in procurement and management of civil works project; at least 2 years in a supervision team of works contracts;
  • Applicant have to be registered by Tanzania Engineers Registration Board; and
  • Proven ability to interact competently with donor agencies on issues related to aid coordination. Knowledge and experience on EDF procedures is an added advantage.
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Key competencies
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the design, management and/or supervision of road construction/rehabilitation and maintenance works;
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the preparation, examination and administration of tender dossiers for works, supplies and consultancy services including (paved and unpaved) roads, bridges and public buildings;
  • A strong background in financial, technical and contractual management of large infrastructure (roads) programmes, Project Cycle Management and Conditions of Contract;
  • In depth knowledge of Project Cycle Management, developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems based on performance indicators;
  • A very good command of legal and professional skills, written and spoken English and Swahili are necessary; and
  • Demonstrated practical experience and sound claim analysis and application of dispute resolution procedures including amicable settlement, conciliation and/or arbitration will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Programme Officer – Energy
Reports to:
Head of Programmes
Station: Dodoma
Contract Period: Three years with possibilities of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds

Summary of duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide policy and strategic advice to the Head of Programmes on energy matters as stipulated in the Cotonou Partnership Agreement and its successor, national development and poverty reduction strategies and plans under the I Ith EDF National Indicative Programme and other relevant EU development financing instruments;
  • Facilitate identification, preparation and appraisal as well as implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EU funded energy programmes and projects;
  • Prepare and process tender documents for services, supplies and works contracts, call for proposals and prepare contracts and addenda for energy projects;
  • Monitor fulfilment of government undertakings as stipulated in respective in financing agreements for various energy as well as energy related projects, general budget/ sector supports with specific reference to Performance Assessment Framework;
  • Developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems based on performance indicators;
  • Train and support counterparts and programme managers on EDF and EU rules and procedures;
  • Liaise and coordinate on the implementation of projects with Project Managers of MDAs, private sector and other beneficiaries on the EU energy funded projects; and
  • Undertake any task assigned from time to time by management.
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Qualification and experience
  • Applicants must have Bachelor degree in electrical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering, energy economics, renewable energy, energy and power engineering or related field;
  • Master’s degree in either energy and environmental management, renewable energy, energy economics, Project Management or related field is an advantage;
  • At least five (5) years of work experience in energy sector in Tanzania of which at least two (2) years is in management of energy projects; Professional experience in EU funded energy projects is an asset;
  • Applicants must be registered by Tanzania Engineers Registration Board (ERB) or other regulatory Boards as professional engineer;
  • Sound experience with Public and Private sector;
  • Proven ability to interact competently with donor agencies on issues related to aid coordination; and
  • Knowledge and experience on EDF procedures is an added advantage.

Key competencies
  • In depth knowledge of Project Cycle Management;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good public relations skills;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, in both English and Swahili;
  • Comfortable to work independently, with tight deadlines and in difficult circumstances.

Job Title: Finance Officer
Reports to: Head of Finance and Administration
Station: Dodoma
Contract Period: Three years with possibilities of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds

Summary of duties and responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in identification and formulation of EU funded projects and programmes with focus on the financing aspects;
  • Prepare and process timely and accurately payment orders and payment vouchers for projects and programmes;
  • Prepare and process reconciliation statements for all bank accounts and petty cash;
  • Prepare and process periodic project financial performance reports;
  • Prepare for and attend audits/expenditure verifications of projects managed by the Unit;
  • Monitoring tax compliance and exemption process;
  • Assist in the tender/ Call for Proposals preparation and evaluation process as secretary or evaluator when needed;
  • Assist Head of Finance and Administration to implement activities on administration and human resource management duties;
  • Train and support counterparts, Programme Managers,Accountants (Imprest Administrators and Imprest Accounting Officers) on the application of EDF rules and procedures; and
  • Other duties assigned by the Management.

Qualification and experience
  • Applicants must have professional accounting qualification i.e CPA(T) or equivalent;
  • Applicants must have university degree/advanced diploma in accountancy/finance/business administration;
  • Master’s degree in business administration or related field will be an added advantage; and
  • Applicants must have at least five (5) years working experience in accounting/finance position out of which at least two (2) years working with donor funded projects in areas of accounts/finance.
  • Experience in working with EU funded projects on accounting/finance/administration will be considered as an added advantage.

Key competencies
  • Excellent IT skills, including the use of accounting applications. Knowledge in Microsoft Navision ERP and QuickBooks will be added advantage;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good written and verbal communications skills, in both English and Swahili;
  • Speed and accuracy; and
  • Comfortable in working independently with a multitude of different tasks and within strict deadlines in difficult circumstances.

How to apply:
Applications must be directed to Email: [email protected] Applications by other means will not be accepted. Application letters, up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) and motivation letter (of not more than one page) must be in English and combined in as one document Your CV must indicate current physical address, telephone contacts and three reputable referees with their reliable contacts including phone numbers and email addresses.

Also, attach compressed folder of scanned copies of Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Form IV/FormVI National Examination Certificates and results transcripts (Form IV and form VI results slips, testimonials and all partial transcripts are not acceptable), Professional registration and training certificates from respective registration or regulatory bodies and birth certificates. Certificates from Foreign Universities and foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level education must be accompanied by a verification document from Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA)/ National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) respectively.

An applicant employed in the Public Service should route his/her application letter through his/her respective employers.

Applicants with special needs/case (disability) are supposed to indicate that in their applications.
Please mention the job title/ vacancy name as the subject line when sending application.
Failure to do that your application will not be processed.
Application deadline is on 20th December 2019 at 1530 EAT.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.