Friday, 18 January 2013


Economic Development Intern
Women Craft
WomenCraft is a community-driven social enterprise operating from Ngara, Tanzania.
WomenCraft's mission is to increase economic opportunity in the post-conflict, tri-border area of Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi by bringing rural women together, facilitating their growth and connecting their artistry to the global marketplace. Through WomenCraft, over 300 artisans advance themselves, raise stronger, families, stimulate their communities and inspire the world around them.

Position Description: This is an ideal opportunity for you gain hands-on, international experience in women's economic development with a not-for-profit social enterprise. WomenCraft creates sustainable livelihoods for former refugee and host community women by promoting their traditional skills in the production of fair trade products. As women develop their businesses, they need to assistance to learn how to manage their work while relying on the strengths of all group members. WomenCraft also needs assistance to manage the Revolving Loan Fund, which makes new business development possible for women.

Expected Projects and Skills Learned:

Financial training. Work directly training artisans in financial management so that they have strengthened business skills, a greater ability to earn an income and are better able to manage a business.

Set up Revolving Loan Fund systems. Assist WomenCraft to further establish a Revolving Loan fund that gives artisan groups access to funding to open a micro-enterprise. WomenCraft's goal is for each of the 22 artisan groups to have access to the Revolving Loan Fund so that they have a secondary source of income.

Help groups manage their revolving loans. Train artisan groups who are receiving loans through WomenCraft's revolving loan fund on business practices. Work closely with members and leaders to ensure their new income generating projects are well-planned and that groups will be able to repay the loans and make a profit. Conduct training in such a way that future trainings can be easily replicated.

Assist with Staff Development. Work closely with and train WomenCraft's staff on areas under this job description. Be prepared to share your skills and abilities with staff, such as conducting trainings on computers, entrepreneurship, and other relevant areas.


Knowledge and/or experience with Revolving Loan Funds and/or micro-enterprise;
Excellent research, communication, interpersonal, computer and organizational skills;
Ability to take initiative and work independently;
Demonstrated interest in international/cross-cultural experiences;
Ability to be flexible and make contributions as a member of a team;
Interest in fair trade, refugees and/or international development
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Deadline: 31 Jan 2013

Finance Director
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Overview: The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI - formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) under the leadership of former President William Jefferson Clinton III has worked since 2002 to reduce the pricing of HIV/AIDS medicines and diagnostics, and to work with governments around the world to further turn the tide on the disease by building the systems needed to deliver care and treatment. In ten short years, President Clinton and CHAI have made a substantial impact in the fight against HIV/AIDS, including seven breakthrough price reductions for drugs and diagnostics. Today, more than two million people living with HIV/AIDS are on lifesaving treatment using medicines purchased under CHAI agreements with manufacturers. In addition to programs focused on HIV/AIDS, CHAI has expanded in recent years to assist efforts to fight malaria, improve and strengthen health system, reduce the burden of Maternal and Child Health disease, and most recently, facilitate the introduction and scale up of new vaccines in developing countries

CHAI is seeking a honest, talented, highly motivated, and flexible individual for a Finance director position. The Finance Director will work as part of the accounting and finance team to provide financial leadership and control, management, reporting and analysis, budgetary support; and act as a liaison between headquarters and in-country staff members. The Finance Director will report to the Tanzania Deputy Country Director.

Responsibilities: Accounting -Review and analyse monthly expenditure report for submission to HQ and perform required monthly cash and balance sheet reconciliations. -Verification and certification on monthly salary certification report of US Grants. -Review and analyse monthly preliminary accounts and prepare adjustments including reallocation of indirect charges. -Review monthly final accounts and provide additional analysis, prepare additional adjustments; review, investigate and comment on variances against budget. -Loading of monthly final accounts into the annual summary and provide additional analysis. -Distribute to program managers monthly summaries of expenditure against budget, and discuss variances; monthly and annual reconciliation of expenditure against donor funding and budget.

Budgeting -Develop an in-depth understanding of individual programmes/budgets/funding and donor requirements and develop strong relations with field personnel. -Manage the budgeting, re-forecasting and donor reporting functions of the organization. This includes leading the annual budgeting process and bi-annual re-forecasting process, donor reporting and grant position management, as well as financial reporting and analysis for the country team. -Prepare financial information for donor proposals and respond to donor queries. Comply with donor requirements including USG for procurement, record keeping, and internal control systems. Internal Controls/Audit -Manage the financial systems incorporating internal controls and audit functions, finance staff, global accounting controls and procedures. -Oversee the development, establishment and enforcement of accounting policies and procedures. -Ensure compliance with international generally accepted accounting principles and US federal regulation requirements, in addition to ensuring local compliance where it differs with US federal regulations requirements, and specific donor requirements including USG. -Lead in-country internal and external audits when required including donor compliance audits. Prepare and present financial analysis and reports on fiscal health of country programme.

Procurement -Selecting vendors and contracting: preparing vendor justification forms and collecting appropriate documentation to support selection policies and processes. -Ensure compliance with organisational policies for contracts management including review by HQ; maintain physical and electronic copies, monitor supplier/contractor compliance.

Reporting -Ensure accurate preparation and issuance of internal and external financial reports. -Validate financial compliance reporting, including required tax reporting and filings.

Qualifications: -Skills and Competence -Ability to provide outstanding leadership, supervision, coaching and feedback to financial team; including regular appraisal and development. -Expertise in the application of financial management in a non-governmental humanitarian organisation with limited resources. -Excellent financial analytical skills -Works to tight deadlines with sensitive information. -Produces regular reports, analysis and programme support reports. -In-depth knowledge of financial management rules and regulations of US Government or other comparable major bilateral aid donors in relation to grant management -Contributes to programme strategies and key reports. -Experience of leading the implementation of operational improvements and the persistence to achieve change in a challenging environment. -Ability to gain and apply knowledge of the statutory requirements of the country. -Effective verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal and representational capabilities. -Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. -Proficiency with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel skills (i.e. vlookups, pivots, etc) -Ability to operate and think strategically, coupled with proven analytical skills and the use of these to solve problems and make firm decisions.

Qualifications: -Qualified Chartered Accountant and Undergraduate degree in accounting or related field. -Master's Degree a plus; -5-7 years professional accounting/finance experience with exposure to general ledger and budgets. -International NGO management experience, knowledge of funders including USG funds management desirable. -Ability to prioritize, multi-task and take initiative. -Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills needed as well as strong attention to detail. -Ability and willingness to work with discretion in confidential matters. -Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced excel spreadsheet capability.
How to apply:


Deadline : 31 Jan 2013

Chief WASH
Purpose of the Position Under the overall guidance of the Representative or Deputy Representative, accountable for the development, design, planning, implementation and management of the WASH programme within the country programme. As head of section, direct, lead and manage a group of professional and support staff to develop, manage and administer the sectoral or inter-sectoral programmes and projects.

Key Expected Results

1. Timely sectoral analysis, input and guidance provided for the Situation Analysis, and its periodic update completed for effective programme planning, development and management, including emergency preparedness and response.
2. UNICEF's global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the WASH sector.
3. Technical leadership and coordination provided to key WASH programme/project documents, reports, plan of action, emergency preparedness and response, and targeted training/learning programmes, ensuring promotion of effective knowledge management.
4. Quality of rights-based programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to programme management process through results-based management.
5. Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined project strategies and approaches.
6. Programme delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
7. UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply, non-supply and emergency assistance, as well as disbursement of programme funds for the WASH sector.
8. Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration including support to and facilitation of the IASC WASH Cluster as appropriate.

Qualifications of Successful Candidate -Advanced university degree(minimum Master's degree level) in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrology, Sanitation Engineering, or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance. -Ten years of relevant work experience in the UN and/or other international development organization, national government or the private sector. Proven ability to manage large programmes including staffing and budgets, with clear results. Field work experience. . -Background/familiarity with Emergency (preparedness and response) and the IASC Cluster approach preferable. - Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset. - Expert knowledge of the technical areas of UNICEF programmes. - Expert technical leadership and knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the combination of selective fields of the following: communication for behaviour change, WASH in schools, Community-based water supply projects management, monitoring and evaluation; appropriate water supply technology. - Fluency in English and a second UN language. Local working language of the duty station an asset. Competencies of Successful Candidate Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative formal public speaking. Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment. Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget. Has high-level leadership and supervisory skills; provides others with a clear direction; motivates and empowers others; recruits staff of a high caliber; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching. Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources. Sets, develops and revises organizational strategy and develops clear visions of the organization's future potential. Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups. Actively nurtures good relationships with people across all organizational levels and boundaries, and with government leaders and stakeholders. Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities. Negotiates effectively by exploring a range of possibilities. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

How to apply;


Deadline : 31 January 2013

Deputy Chief of Party
Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party for an anticipated USAID-funded project based in sub-Saharan Africa. The project will focus on mitigating conflict and stabilizing vulnerable or conflict-prone communities through the implementation of a small grants program. The deputy chief of party will be responsible for all programmatic activities, including development of grant activities and coordination of short-term technical assistance. The candidate will support the Chief of Party in overall program management, supervise activity development and staff, ensure appropriate grant and STTA design, establish policies and procedures for grants management, oversee compliance with those policies and procedures, support monitoring and evaluation activities, and liaise with USAID. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
* Bachelor’s degree required * Minimum of four years of relevant experience on projects in a related role (grants, sub-grants or small grants under contract, and short-term technical assistance) required * Supervisory and leadership experience required * Experience with activity design and management of development projects required * Must be familiar with or have considerable experience in community participation projects, as well as those that are focused on conflict and political transition * Must possess the capacity to understand and analyze national, regional, and local politics; to guide the program staff in creatively designing grants that relate to current conflict dynamics and political events; and to ensure that activities are appropriately implemented, monitored, evaluated, and closed out * Previous experience in sub-Saharan Africa or similar context preferred * Previous USAID experience preferred * Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity * Fluency in English is required
Application Instructions:
Send electronic submissions to
EastAfricaDCOPrecruit@chemonic by January 31, 2013. Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to EEO with only "Sub-Saharan DCOP" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check "I do not wish to complete the information requested." Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
How to apply:


Deadline : 31 Jan 2013

Country Manager
Youth Challenge International
Deadline : January 25, 2013

Women's Empowerment Intern
Women Craft
Deadline : 31 Jan 2013

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