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Program Manager - Youth Challenge International - Arusha, Tanzania

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    Background: Youth Challenge International is a leading youth development organization that has programs in East and West Africa, and South and Central America. Our programs focus on three integrated sectors supporting youth health, youth livelihoods and youth leadership. YCI works with local partners and youth as well as volunteers to implement local programs.

    YCI has been operational in Tanzania since 2004 with field offices in Zanzibar and Morogoro and plans to begin programs in Arusha in the summer of 2011. In collaboration with local partners, YCI will be entering the second year of a four-year Global Youth Partnerships Program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

    The Program Manager will be responsible for the overall design and management of programs and partnerships in Arusha. The PM will manage local and international volunteers, lead program design and partnership development and add technical expertise to the YCI Tanzania team.
    Reporting to the Tanzania Country Manager (CM), the Program Manager will:
    Program Development:
    • In conjunction with the CM design and implement programming opportunities with new and existing partners
    • In conjunction with the CM, partners and YCI staff develop annual program work-plans
    • Develop in-country projects and create job descriptions for volunteers based on the annual program work-plan

    Program Management:
    • Ensure the GYP program in Arusha is designed and implemented in collaboration with local partners and integrated with existing country plans, YCI and donor requirements
    • Manage the Arusha program with a commitment to best practice in youth-focused programming
    • Facilitate and support relationships between YCI staff, volunteers, partners and peer educators by providing leadership and oversight of programs and partner relations
    • Enhance the capacity of existing partners using a strategic approach to training and development
    • Collaborate directly with partners to implement and report on program activities
    • Establish relations with new organizations in Arusha that are committed to youth programming
    • Follow all YCI and donor finance policies and procedures and ensure accurate receipt tracking and timely submission to the Operations Officer
    • Maintain regular communication with partners, staff and volunteers in Tanzania and YCI head office in Toronto

    Volunteer Management:
    • Manage orientation and debrief sessions for volunteers and preparation of related materials
    • Ensure that volunteers are appropriately supported in their programming activities
    • Enforce YCI policies and risk management protocols
    • In conjunction with Volunteer Program Manager (HQ), create and edit volunteer orientation guides, detailed project descriptions and other documents as needed
    • Provide logistical support for the volunteer program in Arusha, including transportation, volunteer stipends, homestay selection and management and other duties as assigned

    Monitoring and Evaluation:
    • Develop new monitoring and evaluation tools to improve program quality and assist with donor reporting
    • Ensure monitoring and evaluation systems are adhered to for the efficient collection of information relating to project outputs and outcomes
    • Provide training and support on implementation of tools
    • Ensure all donor and YCI partner, program and finance reporting is submitted in a timely manner
    • Support staff and volunteers in completing YCI and donor reports

    Background and Qualifications:
    • 5+ years community development experience
    • Degree/Master's degree in community development, public health or related field
    • 5+ years' experience managing youth development programs
    • 5+ years' experience in program, partner and staff management
    • Technical expertise in health, private sector development or governance programs with youth considered a strong asset
    • Previous experience working with partners and partner capacity building
    • Previous experience mainstreaming gender across program activities
    • Previous experience working with youth, youth volunteers and peer educators
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
    • Previous experience with financial management, donor reporting, budget development and M&E
    • Flexible, strong inter-cultural skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Please submit a cover letter and CV in a single word or PDF document to recruitment@yci.org by Sunday, June 26, 2011. YCI will only consider applications from Tanzanian citizens. YCI is an equal opportunities employer and strongly encourages applications from females and people with disabilities. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. YCI will not accept any telephone queries in relation to this application.

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