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Jobs in Tanzania 2021: New Jobs Vacancies at Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN), 2021
TECDEN
Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN) is a national umbrella network of Early Childhood Development (ECD) Civil Society Organizations which are working to promote Early Childhood Development in Tanzania by influencing change in policies, programmes and practices that impact on the holistic development of the child, inspired by a vision that the rights and needs of all infants and young children must be realized in order to survive, grow and develop to their full potential.
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TECDEN has been in operation since 2000 and is a leading platform for ECD dialogue coordination among civil society, government and other stakeholders.  TECDEN, in partnership with Children in Crossfire Tanzania, has recently secured funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to deliver an ambitious three years project championing ECD policy and programming advocacy. The project to be popularly known as “Mtoto Kwanza” will provide lead support to the government of Tanzania and the wider ECD stakeholders in supporting the implementation of the anticipated National Multisectoral ECD Programme (NM- ECDP) at national, regional and council levels.
We are recruiting for key roles to lead successful implementation of this unique and exciting project. All positions below will be based in the TECDEN Country Office in Dodoma....
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Mtoto Kwanza Project Manager
Job Purpose

The Mtoto Kwanza! Project Manager will provide TECDEN management-lead to the quality delivery and continuous improvements of this flagship ECD project. The position will hold specific responsibility to establish the project network of Local CSOs championing ECD across all mainland regions and ensure excellent management leadership of the project network to achieve quality ECD programming sub-nationally across Tanzania. The Project Manager will also actively support TECDEN engagement in national-level ECD policy and programming processes and mechanisms.

Major Responsibilities
  • Lead management responsibility for the Sub-national strategy of the Mtoto Kwanza! Project, including all major activities contributing to strategy implementation and regional delivery of the government’s National Multisectoral ECD Programme (NM-ECDP);
  • Lead management responsibility for supportive supervision and capacity-building of the project network of Local CSOs, including ECD technical competence, work plan development, and advocacy performance;
  • Lead coordination and project facilitation of schedule of Biannual NM-ECDP Regional Progress Review Meetings across all regions, including consistent reporting mechanisms;
  • Ensure effective linkages and synergies between project activities and mechanisms across national and sub-national (regional) levels;
  • Fully engage as part of the TECDEN Secretariat and Mtoto Kwanza project management in national level meetings and ECD policy

Specific Responsibilities
  • Serve as a leading technical specialist for Mtoto Kwanza Project, supporting the development of technical approaches and tools that enhance the positive impact of the
  • Provide a wide range of technical assistance to Local Civil Society partners, including supporting the development of their work plan, providing supportive supervision to ensure effective implementation of their plans, designing and delivering ECD related training to the project
  • Support organising project review meetings with an array of ECD stakeholders at regional and council level and presenting findings at National Review meetings for the National Multisectoral ECD Programme.
  • Support the development of the project database, including the project scorecard on ECD performance to be positioned for use across all
  • Ensure effective and consistent reporting across the project network of Local Civil Society partners, and lead on the consolidation of these reports and synthesis of key themes emerging for sharing with the national-level government monitoring mechanisms that coordinate progress review of the National Multisectoral ECD Programme.
  • Collaborate with TECDEN colleagues to provide technical support in the development of the New Strategic Plan to strengthen TECDEN programming through leveraging internal cross-sector expertise
  • Provide oversight of the project grant in line with TECDEN financial policy and
  • Review and track monthly expenditures and advise the Executive Director of the projected overruns or
  • Act as a liaison person between the government and local civil society
  • Develop project reports as required as well as documentation of project best practices to be shared in different TECDEN’ presentations for learning
  • Facilitate linkages between the Local Civil Society partners and the project network of UTPC (Union of Tanzania Press Clubs) trained ECD journalists that report on ECD and support community engagement in all regions.
  • Collaborate with advocacy personnel to share up-to-date stories promoting ECD with TECDEN social media according to established
  • Frequent travel to the field to monitor program implementation and provide technical assistance
  • Initiating, facilitating and coordinating project research, including project evaluation
  • The role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and
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Qualification

  • Minimum of degree level in Early Childhood Development, Social Science or equivalent
  • Minimum five (5) years of relevant area work experience in leading design and implementation of development programmes preferably in child
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs, beneficiaries and
  • Strong understanding of early childhood development (ECD) development programming and of the ECD landscape in Tanzania and familiarity with key
  • Demonstrable experience of providing project management, supportive supervision and capacity-building support to local implementing partners to effectively deliver on development
  • Strong understanding of working closely with local government structures, systems and strategic points of engagement to integrate programmatic priorities in local government
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills (both oral and written) with strong command of written English skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under
  • Solid relationship-building skills and cross-cultural sensitivity: ability to interface with external constituents from a variety of
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and
  • Leadership, organisational and problem-solving skills and excellent attention to
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint,
DOCUMENTS
TECDEN_Application_Form_-_Project_Manager

Job_Description_Project_Manager

Mtoto Kwanza Network Accountant
Job Purpose

The Network Accountant will be responsible for both financial and office administrative needs of TECDEN. Working from the TECDEN Country Office in Dodoma, this role will ensure sound, transparent and accountable management of the project and wider Network finances to the required high standards. Additionally, the position is responsible for efficient support of Network staff administration, and wider Network logistics and operational administration. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Major Responsibilities
  • Lead the set-up of TECDEN Network finance management function, ensure adherence to organizational policy, practice and procedures, as well as donor conditions for respective project finance reporting including close collaboration with partner finance management team;
  • Manage the TECDEN Network accounts and prepare periodic management reports including those of Mtoto Kwanza project;
  • Lead responsibility for ensuring that the Mtoto Kwanza project Network of Local CSOs effectively administer and report on project
  • Ensure TECDEN Network operations including Administration and Human Resources duties adhere to a high standard of compliance of TECDEN policies and procedures as well as those of donors where applicable;

Specific Responsibilities
  • Lead the set-up of TECDEN Network finance management function, ensure adherence to organizational policy, practice and procedures, as well as donor conditions for respective project finance reporting including close collaboration with partner finance management team
  • Support to develop, maintain and monitor systems of internal control which help safeguard the Network and projects resources in adherence with the policy, practice and procedures.
  • Provide input to developing and consolidating Network and projects budgets, ensuring ongoing implementation and monitoring
  • Review expenses and financial transactions to ensure they are in line with eligibility and are compliant with the organization financial policy as well as donor procedures and terms of the agreement;
  • Manage procurement processes as per donor and organizational procedures including sourcing quotations and ensuring value for money principle adherence.
  • Maintain proper books of account for the Network ensuring that finance transactions are properly captured, recorded and filed in a timely and efficient
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance Network and projects finance reporting structures for internal and external requirements, ensuring timely, accurate, and relevant
  • Ensure that the Network`s finances are accountably managed in due consideration of Government of Tanzania policy and regulation regarding taxation and other
  • Build the finance capacity of non-finances Network staff to manage Network and project finances and safeguard Network assets to high standards of transparency and Ensure induction training for all Network staff on matters associated with finance and compliance, and periodic refresher trainings.
  • Manage internal and external auditing processes of the Network
  • Collaborate closely with Children in Crossfire partner finance management team on finances management of the
  • Report to the Executive Director on a monthly basis or more often if required on all aspects of your work including the Key Performance Objectives outlined in your annual
  • Manage the TECDEN Network accounts and prepare periodic management reports including those of Mtoto Kwanza project
  • Process all financial transactions, ensuring appropriate levels of bank and cash balances to enable Network and projects
  • Prepare Network and projects monthly management accounts, perform cash and bank reconciliations, and ensure that relevant ledgers are maintained in line with Network
  • Manage petty cash and ensure proper use, timely replenishment and
  • Prepare and submit monthly bank and petty cash reconciliations
  • Extract Network and projects financial reports on monthly basis or more often as required and facilitate Network and projects management discussion on budget
  • Double-check the accuracy of information to discover weaknesses or missing data and strive for strict compliance and high-quality performance;
  • Recommend necessary ideas based on the review findings to improve quality of Lead responsibility for ensuring that the Mtoto Kwanza project Network of Local CSOs effectively administer and report on project finances
  • Responsible for managing Local CSOs finances, building their finance capacity where required and deemed appropriate, ensuring timely disbursement of funds, review of Local CSOs finance reports, and value for money principle adherence.
  • Working with the Project Manager, follow up with Local Civil Society to ensure finance reports are submitted within set
  • Ensure TECDEN Network operations including Administration and Human Resources duties adhere to a high standard of compliance of TECDEN policies and procedures as well as those of donors where applicable
  • Carry out all necessary administrative duties in relation to the Network Country Office as
  • Provide lead administrative support in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements by the Registrar’s Office and ensure statutory compliance in terms of NGO registration and legal status, and filing of statutory
  • Maintenance of Network`s Office asset register, and general oversight of sound use and maintenance of office assets to ensure compliance with Network and donor financial procedures and terms of the Perform quarterly physical asset and inventory verifications.
  • Support managing general Network office contractual
  • Provide finance, administrative and logistical support to the Network and project staff teams during large event Ensure Mobile payments for events and workshop are planned properly for cash flow purpose and during the events documentation are collected and verified for timely payments.
  • Ensure implementation of HR practices in the Network Country Office and across the TECDEN staff team in accordance with Network policies.
  • Oversee and ensure administration of compliance considerations for the Network staff, including payroll management and ensure statutory compliance in terms of labour
  • Ensure Network staff personnel files are maintained with due confidentiality, including advising the Executive Director on any contractual
  • Undertake any other duties to support the operations of the Network as and when
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Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree and 3 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience or equivalent combination of education and Certified Professional Accountant Qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience of finance management in an NGO setting including diverse donor requirements and standards for finance management and
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating or providing lead support to external audit processes;
  • Demonstrable experience of providing finance management supportive supervision and capacity-building support to local civil society organizations.
  • Familiarity with the accountabilities and donor conditions for project funding, preferably across a range of
  • Proven skills in MS Office and finance-specific software. QuickBooks experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to function independently and carry out routine responsibilities with minimal
  • Ability to monitor progress of a project against milestones or
  • Ability to work to deadlines, priorities and take
  • Committed to the aims and values of TECDEN, and work as part of the
  • Fluent in written and spoken Swahili and
  • High level of integrity, commitment to confidentiality, and impeccable record in previous accounting
DOCUMENTS
TECDEN_Application_Form_-_Network_Accountant_(final)

Job_Description_-_TECDEN_Network_Accountant_(final)

Mtoto Kwanza Project Officer
Job Purpose

Based in the TECDEN Country Office in Dodoma, the Mtoto Kwanza! Project Officer will provide lead implementation support to the Project Manager for coordinating the activities and organisation of a project network of Local CSOs championing ECD across all mainland regions. This scope includes supporting capacity-building, ECD advocacy initiatives implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and wider administration and troubleshooting across the project network of Local CSOs.

The positions report to the Project Manager.
Major Responsibilities
  • Provide project management support of the Sub-national strategy of the Mtoto Kwanza! Project, including all major activities contributing to strategy implementation and regional delivery of the government’s National Multisectoral ECD Programme (NM-ECDP);
  • Provide project management support for supportive supervision and capacity-building of the project network of Local CSOs, including ECD technical competence, work plan development, and advocacy performance;
  • Provide lead project administrative support to the project network of Local CSOs, including contracting, partner performance management, and reporting processes;
  • Provide project management support for coordination and project facilitation of schedule of Biannual NM-ECDP Regional Progress Review Meetings across all regions, including consistent reporting mechanisms; and,
  • Key role in documenting good practices and ensuring effective practice sharing across the project network of Local CSOs and the regional government

Specific Responsibilities
  • Support the development of technical approaches and tools that enhance the positive impact of the
  • Provide a wide range of technical and administrative assistance to Local Civil Society Organisation (LCSO) partners, including supporting the development of their costed advocacy workplans based on agreed project objectives and financial
  • Provide direct ongoing technical and administrative support to the LCSOs for effective delivery of the
  • Support capacity-building of the project network of Local Civil Society Organisation (LCSO) including biannual training sessions that provide capacity-building on areas of common objectives across the project network, as well as targeted capacity-building for specific LCSOs based on their needs;
  • Assist in organising schedule of Biannual NM-ECDP Regional Progress Review Meetings across all regions with an array of ECD stakeholders at regional and council
  • Assist in consolidating reports across Biannual NM-ECDP Regional Progress Review Meetings and synthesizing emerging key themes and findings for sharing with the national-level government monitoring mechanisms that coordinate progress review of the National Multisectoral ECD Programme.
  • Support the development and maintenance of the project database, including the project scorecard on ECD performance to be positioned for use across all
  • Assist in preparation and review of quarterly, annual and other reports and documentation for compliance and readability across the project network of Local
  • Ensure documentation of the project best practices for sharing and replication across the project focus
  • Frequent travel to the field to monitor program implementation and provide technical
  • The role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and
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Qualification
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree level in Early Childhood Development, Social Science or equivalent
  • Minimum three (3) years of relevant area work experience in leading design and implementation of development
  • Demonstrated understanding in working effectively with and building capacity of Local Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), beneficiaries and
  • Experience in supporting monitoring and learning processes in implementing development programmes, preferably in child development.
  • Understanding of early childhood development (ECD) development programming and of the ECD landscape in Tanzania and familiarity with key
  • Understanding of working closely with local government structures, systems and strategic points of engagement to integrate programmatic priorities in local government
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills (both oral and written) with strong command of written English
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and
  • Problem-solving skills and excellent attention to
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint,
DOCUMENTS:
TECDEN_Application_Form_-_Project_Officer

TECDEN_Job_Description_-_Project_Officer

Method of Application

All applicants are required to complete a TECDEN Application Form and email to: recruitment@tecden.or.tz
Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17th November 2021.