Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SNV Tanzania Job Vacancies - Project Manager.

Kinondoni, Masaki Dar Es Salaam

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation seeks to fill the following position:
Project Manager on a Programme targeting Water Resources Management and Environmental
Based in Sumbawanga, Rukwa Region, Tanzania
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have
built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local
and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools,
knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to
break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development

Project Summary
SNV in partnership with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is implementing a programme that addresses Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa referred to as the SUSTAIN Initiative. The initiative is lead and implemented in the Sumbawanga cluster in Rukwa region by SNV in close cooperation with key local actors and stakeholders.
The SUSTAIN Initiative overall goal is to ensure that demand for water, land and food is met sustainably using naturebased solutions, creating the foundations for a green economy. The project works with public and private institutions, civil societies and development organizations to develop value chain opportunities in agriculture, livestock as well as nature based products combined with livelihood improvement opportunities such as access to renewable energy and water solutions delivered in such a way that guarantees: better water management, food and nutritional security, better land resource management, increased climate resilience, better business practices and better policies for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth.

Overview of the Position
The Project Manager combines project management with a responsibility for providing effective technical, advisory and capacity building interventions to projects in the water sector. The main focus for this position will be overall project implementation and quality assurance.
The PM will ensure full compliance with all donor and other fiduciary regulations and will oversee the project reporting process in line with donor requirements

Key Responsibilities

Spearhead and lead the implementation of Water Resources Management and Environmental Sanitation (to include water protection, conservation and pollution control) related components under the SUSTAIN Initiative, actively engaging with project team members, SNV colleagues, local partners, service providers and other relevant stakeholders.

Market intelligence research, including an assessment of available sustainable water resources and identification of water demand and Sanitation sources, technologies and service providers, analysing demand and capacity to pay for these technologies, and relevant enabling environment factors.
Identify priority areas and provide technical support to Sumbawanga stakeholders to do environmental assessments and develop land use master plans, aimed at sustainable natural resources management, including solutions for water resources management such as water conservation, abstraction, pollution measures.

Development of market led solutions for water Resources management and pollution mitigations, environmental impact assessments, community based management; facilitate sustainable behavioural change/practices and communication
Strengthen public, private and community capacities in water conservation and management
Strengthen capacity to maintain existing structures, while ensuring technical and financial sustainability
Promote community and local government collaborative action in management of water, environmental sanitation and Behavioural practices

Project Management
Lead and manage relationships and motivate the project team, partners and relevant stakeholders; plan and assign deliverables and activities; review their progress and address deviations in terms of timelines and quality; manage project closure and evaluation process.
Manage and account for full compliance of procurement, finance and HR components of the project with SNV internal procedures and requirements specified in the contract signed with the donor. Ensure that approval, coding and booking of all expenditures is done according to the relevant procedures and authorization levels, prepare and account for project budget (and revisions thereof) internally and externally and manage/ report on depletion and forecasting, corrective actions and financial security and/or risk (mitigation).

Plan and manage HR workflow by forecasting personnel needs of project, provide support in recruitment & selection according to SNV HR guidelines
Formulate and implement M&E plan and donor reporting for project, including risk monitoring and reporting on changes, deviations and taking corrective / mitigation actions if needed to keep project on track in line with project management standards, M&E framework and donor reporting requirements Requirements
Master’s degree in relevant area (preferably Integrated Water Resource Management, Environmental Engineering, Hydro-geology, Natural Resources Management, Business Administration, Rural development etc.). Minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in the WRM sector and/or other relevant programmes in Tanzania.
Work experience in private sector business and entrepreneurship development, value chain development, natural resources management, land use planning, public – private partnerships.
Experience in capacity building, alliance building and facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, product development, organisational learning, institutional change processes, and coaching.
Experience in setting monitoring and evaluation frameworks and following up on the same. Experience in communication an advantage.
Proven track record in pro-poor growth approaches taking into consideration social inclusion, gender and sustainability.

Desired Skills and attitude

A proactive and entrepreneurial individual who will explore and develop innovative approaches to achieve impact and results;
Visionary and able to strategically inspire and energize the project team;
Excellent social / networking skills, ability to engage with government, private sector and civil society; Analytical skills combined with a practical and pragmatic approach oriented towards lasting results;
Strong interpersonal and influence skills and experience of working in a matrix organization;
Good team player, pragmatic, negotiator with solution orientated approach, with leadership, coaching and selfreflection skills;
Readiness to live, work and travel in rural districts with minimal amenities;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English and Kiswahili, including reporting and presentation skills.
Languages: Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Duty station: Sumbawanga, Tanzania
Contract Type: National Staff Employee
Contract Duration: One year Renewable
Desired Start Date: 1st February 2018

Apply for this job
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of
motivation and you’re most recent salary slip onto our in-house recruitment system via the following

Before 22nd December 2017
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