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NAFASI ZA KAZI: DECEMBER 2013: Program Unit Manager

Written By KIJIWE CHA WASOMI on Thursday, December 5, 2013 | 3:34 PM

Position Description:

From The Guardian December 04, 2013

Job Purpose:To lead, manage and support Program Unit Staff in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating program interventions; and to manage the Program Unit staff to ensure high performance and the achievement of organisational goals, The Program Unit Manager is in charge of providing strategic leadership in the overall implementation of the Program Unit long Term Plan by ensuring that Child Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach is defined and maintained, The post holder is responsible in creating enabling environment where staffs are able to carry out their duties effectively, She/He is’ responsible for skill development, people and finance management. Job requirements

PlanTanzania CSP and PULTP are delivered

Key functions

Have a baseline survey at the PU level on data on child poverty in the child rights perspective.

Responding to changes on child poverty status by updating the PULTP in line with the CSP

Ensuring that CCCD IHRBAD and program approaches are effectively understood and applied across the PU:

Ensuring that PULTP and AP budgets are aligned with the organisational vision .mission, CSP and the Global strategy.

Develop and implement timely, quality and sound projects

Identify and engage key partners at the district in delivering quality programs in line with the PULTPs.

Participate in networks, alliances in advocating child rights.

PU staff are supported to deliver quality programs.

Staff capacity is built and their performance monitored.

Identify skill gaps and suggest to HRD/CMT for capacity building’ Enhance team performance through learning exchange visits among PUs

Staff development plans are monitored and acted upon Identify best and potential performers for mentoring Prepare clear staff KPI as per relevant job requirement Build motivated and high performing team

Reputation of Plan Tanzania national and locally maintained

Create and maintain functional and strategic partnership for delivering programs

Share best practices with partners and within plan Tanzania

Document lessons learnt and scaling up good practices

Prepare and share timely, accurate and quality reports across plan

PU budgets well utilised

Prepare timely and accurate budgets in line with CSP and PULTP

Innovate cost saving and cost effective programs .

Establish and adhere to internal control systems

Update Risk database and work on the AAL as per the internal and external audits reports and suggestions

Monitor project implementations to reduce delayed implementation.

PU sponsor/child relationship enhanced and maintained.

Ensure consistency of information from SC to sponsor

Improve quality and timely sponsorship communication documentation

Enhance sponsor satisfaction through timely response of inquiries

Increase income through increasing SC assignment rate


Degree in any related developmental studies

understand development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implication to community (child) development.

Knowledge of development issue especially those impacting child rights realisation

Knowledge of cross cutting issues of gender, environment and child rights

Knowledge on child right programming.

Experience on project management cycle especially on the participatory approach

Knowledge on people, financial management, Budget and grant management

Skills specific to the post

Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills

Creating and communicating team vision

Good and sound financial management skills

How to Apply
Application Instructions:

Child Protection

Plan Tanzania is a child centered organization. Protecting the rights of the children is of paramount interest to us. Subsequently, all short listed candidates will undergo a police vetting check for criminal offences particularly relating to any type of child abuse. The successful candidate will be required to sign and adhere to the Plan Tanzania child protection policy.


The above positions carry attractive remuneration as per Plan Tanzania salary structure and incentive package.

Plan Tanzania is an equal opportunity employer. Interested and qualified

Tanzanians are invited to send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, certificate copies of relevant education and professional qualifications together with names of three referees, and their contact. Please note that Plan Tanzania has no recruitment agent, therefore all applications should be sent to undersigned or to the Email Link above not later than

14th December, 2013.

Country Human Resources Manager

Plan International Tanzania

Central Technology Building (CT House)

Plot # 96, Mikocheni Light Industrial Area Off. New Bagamoyo road next to TBC P. O. Box 3517

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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