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    Changing Lives, Changing Communities


    Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is a locally registered NGO first established in 1994. It is the largest indigenous provider of disability rehabilitation services in the country. CCBRT aims to improve the quality of life of people living with disabilities as well as their families and to enable them to achieve their legitimate potential.

    CCBRT is expanding its service portfolio to also provide maternal and newborn healthcare. With support of two international grants, CCBRT, in collaboration with the regional health management team, is improving the quality of maternal and newborn healthcare at nine facilities in Dar es Salaam region and strengthening the prevention of disability and the delivery of early intervention services.

    CCBRT is now looking for:

    Project Manager Maternal and Newborn Health Care Programme (one post)

    Development of annual work plans with project team
    Monitoring of programme activities and financial expenditure
    Overseeing procurement of project materials in liaison with the CCBRT procurement department
    Contract development with contractors, consultants, procurement companies, national stakeholders and monitoring of implementation thereof
    Development of new programme components in liaison with the Technical Advisor Maternal and Newborn Child Health and technical staff
    Liaison with national and international stakeholders in maternal and newborn health to establish collaborations and develop joint activities
    Support to fundraising (proposal writing, logframe, budget development)
    Coordination of external evaluations
    Donor communication and presentations
    Minimum of 5-7 years work experience with a background in development studies or public health

    Strong track record in project planning and management
    Basic knowledge in finance management
    Experience in coordinating large teams
    Good analytical, report writing and presentation skills with spoken and written fluency in English and good knowledge of Kiswahili
    Ability to multi-task and handle complex work packages independently
    Proficiency in computer applications such as Word, Excel, power point, etc.
    Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good working relations with a team and with a passion for CCBRT’s work
    How to apply:
    Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three references and maximum one page report on why you believe you are the right candidate for this position. Please send it via email to CCBRT human resources: recruitment@ccbrt.or.tz or by post to:

    CCBRT Human Resources / P.O Box 23310, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Tel: +255 (0) 22 260 1543 / +255 (0) 22 260 2192 Fax: +255 (0) 22 260 1544

    Website: home: CCBRT

    from: Project Manager Maternal and Newborn Health Care Programme - CCBRT - Wavuti




    Rabat, Morocco, 5-9 December 2011


    The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, CODESRIA, will hold its 13th General Assembly on 5-9 December 2011, in Rabat, Morocco. The triennial General Assembly is one of the most important scientific events of the African continent. It provides the African social science research community with a unique opportunity to reflect on some of the key issues facing the social sciences in particular, and Africa and the world at large. The theme of the scientific conference of the 13th CODESRIA General Assembly is: Africa and the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century.

    The 21st century, like the preceding one does not seem capable of breaking from the paradigm of the complex and the uncertain. Instead, it is confirming that hastily and carelessly proclaiming ‘’the end of history’’, as Fukuyama did, was not enough to legitimately dispose of issues and challenges such as those of how to understand the presence of Africa in a world where emerging powers (South Africa, Brazil, Russia, India and China) are increasingly upsetting traditional global geopolitics. The financial crisis and its social implications in some countries of the North and the increasingly global nature of many problems have raised awareness about the vital and imperious need for Africans to theoretically tackle the issue of Africa’s future in this new century. This underscores the legitimacy of an approach that is founded on a rupture: a clean break with Afro-pessimism from outside and from within to show that the new global political and economic order is not a fatality but one that calls for a breaking off with a theoretical construction of Africa which led to the posing of questions like that asked by the World Bank in 2000: ‘’Can Africa claim its place in the 21st century?” It is about understanding why and how Africa is still at the heart of the new global political and economic strategies, and what opportunities there are for our continent to reposition itself in the world, and reposition the world with regard to its own objectives, perhaps the most important of which still remains that of bringing development (also to be understood as freedom, as Amartya Sen has argued) to its people. It is also a question of deconstructing what some have called "the confinement of Africa in a rent economy" in order to more critically understand the opportunities available to the continent but also the constraints facing it, because the basic question is how, in the course of this 21st century, to oppose to the "invention of Africa" an "invention of the world" by Africa.

    Global Issues, Global Challenges

    Increasingly complex neoliberal globalisation, changes in intercultural relations at the global level, climate change, poverty, rapid urbanisation , the ICTs revolution, the emergence of knowledge societies, the evolution of gender and intergenerational relations, the evolution of spirituality and of the status and the role of religion in modern societies, the emergence of a multi-polar world and the phenomenon of emerging powers of the South are some of the realities of our world that are widely and extensively discussed by both academics and policy-makers. Some of these challenges have been identified in the 2010 edition of the International Social Sciences Council’s World Social Sciences Report, as major challenges of the 21st century.

    Discussions on climate change, like those on the so-called emerging powers, are much more important today than they were 30 to 40 years ago. If the Rio Summit on global environmental change was a key moment in the mobilisation of the international community to face the challenges arising from global warming, such summits were rare. However, in less than two years, two summits – the Copenhagen Summit and the Cancun Summit on Climate Change – have been organised, and another summit will be held soon on the same issues in Durban (South Africa). Major international programmes on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, such as REDD and REDD+, have also been launched. Furthermore, the creation of the Euro Zone as well as the rise of countries like China and India, have had repercussions worldwide.

    The questions one must ask are: How does all this affect Africa? And how prepared is the continent to face these challenges as well as those that will arise in the future? It is nowadays rather difficult to keep pace with advances in science and technology, including among others, in the areas of biotechnology and nanotechnology, genetic engineering. The challenge that Africa is facing is not only that of understanding how new scientific discoveries may have an impact on our societies, but also that of how to become a "continent of science" itself.

    The rapidity of the pace of change in virtually all spheres of social life at the local, national, continental, and global levels make it difficult to identify the challenges that Africa will be facing in the coming century beyond a few decades. Science itself is changing as a result of changes occurring in nature and in society. Moreover, science and technology, far from being neutral, have become key players in the evolutions that occur in production systems, trade, and intercultural relations, as well as in research and the formulation of responses to environmental change. The ability of science to anticipate, read and interpret the processes of change has increased over the years. The ability of humanity to follow developments taking place in nature, and to capture the major trends taking place within society, is likely to increase as science itself develops. Therefore, the list of questions that can be considered as major challenges for the 21st century is likely to change over time.

    Africa of the 21st Century

    Africa has entered the 21st century with huge unresolved issues, such as poverty, rapid urbanisation, the national question, regional integration, gender inequality, food insecurity, violent conflict, political fragmentation, and the fact that it occupies a subaltern position in the global community, and in global governance. The weight of the past is a major handicap for Africa. The effects of the slave trade, colonisation and neo-colonialism that Africa has suffered from are still being felt, as they have each and together resulted in the suppression of freedoms, the violation of human rights and dignity of the peoples of the continent, as well as the looting of human, natural and intellectual resources and what the pan-Africanist historian Walter Rodney called the "underdevelopment" of Africa. Among the major disadvantages of the continent at the dawn of the twenty-first century are also the low level of education of many Africans, the lack of modern techniques of production, transport, etc.., a fragmented political space and the extrovert structure of the economies. The institutions of higher education and cultures of the elites are strongly marked, not by a philosophy and development strategies guided by the interests of African peoples, but by influences coming from the North, influences that are more alienating than liberating.

    Nevertheless, the Africa of the end of the first decade of the 21st century is not exactly the same as the Africa of the early sixties which had just got freedom from colonial rule. The challenges the continent faces today are not exactly the same as those of the sixties. Although there still are issues dating back to the early years of independence, these are of a different order, and are today discussed with a particular focus and a sense of urgency. This is particularly true of the issues of governance and development, most of which are yet to be resolved.

    Yet by all indications, these issues have gained particular relevance and magnitude. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the independence of many countries in 2010 has provided an opportunity for African researchers to review the continent’s performance in 50 years of independence, a mixed record after all. There have been many achievements in terms of social and economic development. Enormous progress has been made in education and health, and some countries have managed to establish democratic governance systems, especially after the wave of national conferences (in West and Central Africa) at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s. The fall of authoritarian regimes, the end of apartheid, the change of ruling parties in countries like Senegal, and the recent profound changes in Tunisia (the Jasmine Revolution), Egypt and elsewhere in North Africa have made the promise of democratisation and development of Africa much more real. Yet even with the recent political transformations, governance issues are still part of the great challenges facing our continent. Africa is still beset by the paradox of poverty in plenty: most people of the continent are poor despite the fact that the countries they live in are rich in human and natural resources.

    Poverty is still massive and deeply rooted, and the processes that lead to exclusion and marginalization of large segments of African societies are still ongoing. Exclusion and political marginalization of individuals, groups and entire social classes are, as we know, among the root causes of many of the violent conflicts that have ravaged several African countries, while aggravating underdevelopment and international dependence.

    Some of the "remedies" to the economic crisis and, more generally, to the problems of underdevelopment and widespread poverty that have been proposed or imposed on Africa have, in some cases contributed to the worsening of problems that they were supposed to solve. Others, like the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as an antidote to food insecurity, or large scale land alienation in favour of multinational companies producing food crops or crops to obtain bio-fuels, raise significant political, ethical and health concerns, making the land question more complex. Commodification, and attempts to subject almost all spheres of nature and society, including human organs, forest resources, and the social sciences themselves, to a market logic pose enormous challenges for science and for society, even if in some respects, the process has directed the flow of precious financial and human resources to some key issues and led to major discoveries that could enhance social progress. However, by all indications, with the exception of a few, the countries of the South are still at the level of receivers / consumers in the overall relationship that is behind these processes, or at best in the role of "passengers" rather than "drivers" of the process of globalisation.

    Reflections should also focus on issues such as the high mobility of African people, both within and outside of the continent, and its consequences in terms of citizenship rights, and its impacts on gender relations; the issues of climate change, natural resource management and food security; the recurrent problem of African integration with a focus on the issue of a common currency and common borders; or yet again the governance of African cities, since a number of prospective studies have identified urbanization as a major trend in the evolution of the continent. These issues are likely to continue to determine the evolution of the continent.

    Special attention should be paid to higher education, given the importance, and the uniqueness of the role that knowledge plays in development, and its ability to influence the whole system. Isn’t the "vulnerability” of Africa the result of its marginal position in the world of knowledge? With the ongoing changes in higher education around the world and the weakening of many African universities as a result of both deep crises and twenty years of structural adjustment, brain drain and sheer negligence on the part of the State, African research has encountered considerable difficulties in its attempts to study and interpret these events and more.

    New technologies, especially ICTs play one of the most crucial roles in social, economic and political developments of the continent. For instance, the mobile phone and FM radio stations played an important role in the political and social movements in Senegal at the turn of the Millennium. Faced with restrictions on political debates in many countries such as Tunisia, we saw the importance of the Internet, including social media and Internet-based sites such as Facebook and Twitter as spaces for democratic struggles involving thousands of highly educated but unemployed urban youth. Meanwhile, the governance of the Internet, a space managed mainly by private multinational companies of a new type (Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, etc...), remains an unresolved issue.

    Therefore the question is: Will this be Africa’s century, as it is sometimes claimed? A better way to put more or less the same question is to ask: How can Africa take charge of its future and make this century the one of its renaissance? But what does it mean to make the 21st century the century of Africa and what does that imply? How could the social sciences and humanities address the challenges that we already know, and what types of improvements are required in the African higher education and research systems in order for them to better prepare Africa to face the challenges of the coming decades of this century?

    What is the role of intellectuals in general and CODESRIA in particular in addressing these challenges? The theoretical issues are very important. The production of knowledge informed by and is relevant to the social realities in Africa has always been the ambition of CODESRIA and of all the great intellectuals of the continent. The intellectual struggles of Africa and the global South against the consequences of Western domination are far from having been won. The scientific division of labour in which Africa is still mainly seen as a purveyor of raw materials of little use to the transformation of African societies is still in force. The epistemological agenda of the continent must continue to include the transformation of the dominant epistemological order which favours the West and penalizes the South, and Africa in particular. The valorization of the intellectual heritage and contributions of great thinkers from Africa and its Diaspora, such as Ibn Khaldoun, Ibn Battuta, El-Bakri, Ali Idrissi, Ahmed Baba, Marcus Garvey, WEB Du Bois, Cheikh Anta Diop, Frantz Fanon, Aime Cesaire, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Ruth First, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Wole Soyinka, CLR James, Abdul Rahman Babu, Sembene Ousmane, Fela Kuti, Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, Archie Mafeje, Bernard Magubane, Samir Amin, Claude Ake, Ali El-Kenz, Fatima Mernisi, Mahmood Mamdani, Amina Mama, Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Paulin Hountondji, Jean-Marc Ela, Thandika Mkandawire, Fatou Sow, Issa Shivji, Ifi Amadiume, Oyeronke Oyewumi and Omafume Onoge (the list is long), must continue to be a part of our priorities. So must be the South-South and South-North dialogue.

    The Casablanca Conference, 50 Years On

    The 13th CODESRIA General Assembly takes place shortly after many African countries have celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their independence. It is also being organised, 50 years after the holding of the 1961 Casablanca Conference that brought together Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana), Mwalimu Julius Nyerere (Tanzania), Gamal Abdel Nasser (Egypt), Ahmed Sekou Toure (Guinea), Modibo Keita (Mali), Ferhat Abbas (Algeria) and other leaders of newly independent African states and national liberation movements, to discuss the future of the Africa. The “Casablanca Group”, as they were known, formed the progressive camp. The Casablanca Conference which was hosted by King Mohammed V of Morocco, was a very important milestone in the process that led to the creation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963. The holding of the 13th CODESRIA General Assembly in Morocco provides an opportunity for the African social science community to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of this conference, and to pay tribute to the founding fathers and mothers of the OAU that later became the African Union (AU) a few decades later, and ask the question as to how to reinvigorate the African integration process, as well as that of how to renew our collective commitment to realise the continental integration project.

    The Organisation of the General Assembly

    The General Assembly of CODESRIA will be organised in three parts: the first part is a scientific conference on the theme Africa and the Challenges of the 21st Century. This part will be organised in plenary and parallel sessions. A number of leading scholars from Africa, the Diaspora and other parts of the global South, as well as representatives of partner institutions in the North will also be invited to participate in the conference. Provision will be made for autonomous initiatives of individuals and research institutions who are interested in organising panels to do so if they are able to mobilise the resources required for that. The second part is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Casablanca Conference, and the third and last part is the business session devoted to discussions on the institutional life of CODESRIA: presentation and discussion of the reports of the President, the President of the Scientific Committee, and the Executive Secretary of CODESRIA; the new strategic plan and research priorities for the coming years; amendments to the CODESRIA Charter; and election of a new Executive Committee as well as a new President and Vice President of CODESRIA.

    Below is an indicative list of sub-themes around which the scientific conference will be organised:

    • Thinking the future, reinventing our future;

    • Renegociating Africa’s place in the world;

    • African integration;

    • Africa and the scientific and technological revolutions;

    • The future of the social sciences and humanities;

    • Strengthening African higher education and research systems;

    • Climate change, adaptation processes and governance;

    • Population dynamics and population policies for the future;

    • Living together: local and pan-African citizenship;

    • Making governance work for all Africans;

    • Migration, citizenship and identity;

    • The African Diaspora and global African presence;

    • Governing African cities;

    • Keeping the public sphere open and democratic;

    • Transforming African agriculture;

    • Industrial development in the era of neoliberal globalization;

    • Managing Africa’s natural resources in democratic and sustainable ways;

    • Africa and emerging powers: possibilities for an African strategy of engagement;

    • Transforming gender relations;

    • Law, ethics and society;

    • Human rights and human security in the 21st century;

    • New security challenges and peace;

    • New religious movements in Africa and freedom of thought and expression;

    • African languages, cultures and the arts, and globalization;

    • Africa and the promise of a new democratic revolution;

    • New forms of hegemony, new forms of solidarity.

    CODESRIA invites abstracts and panel proposals on any of these or other themes related to the main theme of the scientific conference of the General Assembly.

    The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31st May 2011.

    Those whose abstracts have been selected will be notified by 30th June 2011 at the latest. The deadline for submissions of final papers is 15th September 2011.

    Abstracts and panel proposals should be sent to the following address:

    CODESRIA General Assembly

    Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X Canal IV, BP 3304, CP 18524, Dakar, Sénégal

    Tel. : +221 33 825 98 22/23 or +221 33824 03 74 - Fax : +221 33 824 12 89

    Email : general.assembly@codesria.sn - Website: CODESRIA

    Twitter: twitter.com/codesria - Facebook : CODESRIA | Facebook

    from: CODESRIA call for abstracts and panel proposals for it's XIIIth General Assembly - Wavuti


    Vacancy Number: FC/FO/04/11
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    Duration: 2-year term contract

    The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI): The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works at the crossroads of livestock and poverty, bringing high-quality livestock science, communications and capacity building to bear on poverty reduction and sustainable development. ILRI is one of 15 centres supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). ILRI has campuses in Kenya (headquarters) and Ethiopia, with other offices located in other regions of Africa (Mali, Mozambique, and Nigeria) as well as in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka), Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) and East Asia (China).

    ILRI seeks to recruit a Facilities Coordinator.

    Prepare construction, modification, documentation, drawings, Bills of Quantities for internal facilities projects;
    Provide coordination of renovation and in-house projects;
    Supervise subcontractor site works, grounds improvements/ maintenance and facility sanitation services;
    Support site works, general building and civil works and maintenance services.
    Skills and Qualifications
    Degree in Construction Management or civil Engineering
    Minimum 3 years work experience in building construction or facilities maintenance environment
    Experience in preparation of bills of quantities
    Experience in preparation of technical drawings in ArchiCADD
    Ability to work well with Ms office software packages
    Familiar with Adobe Acrobat Suite
    Construction Project management
    Construction management and contractor supervision,
    Good communication and supervisory skills
    Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is open to Kenyan nationals only. The position is on a 2-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Job level and salary: This position is job level 2B and starting salary is KES.75,833.00. This is exclusive of other benefits provided by ILRI.

    Applications addressed to the Human Resources Director, a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be emailed to: recruit-ilri-Ken@cgiar.org by 29th April 2011.

    The position title and reference number “ FC/FO/04/11” should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email applications. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at Home | International Livestock Research Institute

    ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

    from: ILRI vacancy: Facilities coordinator - Wavuti



    The US Embassy is seeking an individual for the position of Purchasing Agent in General Service Office (GSO).

    Prepares GSA and other requisitions for supplies. Processes and follows up requisitions for prompt action by suppliers.

    Issues and delivers supplies as requested by individuals with the Embassy.

    Receives procurement requests from GSOs, Procurement Agents and Customers. Determines type of action necessary and sources from which the request can be satisfied; This includes soliciting bids and negotiating prices of commodities. Process petty cash Purchases for prompt delivery to customers through Embassy warehouse.

    Prepares purchase orders for items to be obtained from local market and other sources. Requests bids or quotations by Telephone, correspondence, advertisement and personally.

    Processes and follows up requests for prompt action by Suppliers. Reviews price responses and recommends the best offer. Establish and maintain frequent petty cash suppliers contacts, reviews their capabilities and promptness.

    Often visits bidder’s establishment in order to better determine capabilities and to negotiate price and other Conditions.

    Purchase electricity and LUKU tokens for residences.


    All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

    Education: Completion of Secondary School is required.
    Prior experience: Two years experience in procurement and in supplies required.
    Language proficiency: Level III (good working knowledge) in English and level IV (fluent) in Kiswahili (speaking, writing and reading) is required.
    Knowledge: Knowledge of GSA and local procurement regulations; also inventory control. Knowledge of local commodity service sources.
    Skills and Abilities: Proficiency in operating Microsoft Word, Excel and Access and driver's license.

    When fully qualified, US Citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs) and US Veterans are given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate specifically address the required qualifications above in the application.

    Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.

    Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration of the application:
    Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174); or
    A combination of both; i.e. Sections 1 -24 of the UAE along with a listing of the applicant’s work experience attached as a separate sheet; or
    A current resume or curriculum vitae that provides the same information found on the UAE (see section 3A below for more information); plus
    Candidates who claim US Veterans preference must provide a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. Candidates who claim conditional US Veterans preference must submit documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring with their application.
    Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.

    If an applicant is submitting a resume or curriculum vitae, s/he must provide the following information equal to what is found on the UAE.

    Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application.

    A. Position Title
    B. Position Grade
    C. Vacancy Announcement Number (if known)
    D. Dates Available for Work
    E. First, Middle, & Last Names as well as any other names used
    F. Date and Place of Birth
    G. Current Address, Day, Evening, and Cell phone numbers
    H. U.S. Citizenship Status (Yes or No) & status of permanent U.S. Resident (Yes or No; if yes, provide number)
    I. U.S. Social Security Number and/or Identification Number
    J. Eligibility to work in the country (Yes or No)
    K. Special Accommodations the Mission needs to provide
    L. If applying for position that includes driving a U.S. Government vehicle, Driver’s License Class / Type
    M. Days available to work
    N. List any relatives or members of your household that work for the U.S. Government (include their Name, Relationship, & Agency, Position, Location)
    O. U.S. Eligible Family Member and Veterans Hiring Preference
    P. Education
    Q. License, Skills, Training, Membership, & Recognition
    R. Language Skills
    S. Work Experience
    T. References


    American Embassy
    Human Resources Office
    P.O. Box 9123
    Dar es Salaam

    POINT OF CONTACT: Telephone: 2668001, Ext: 4137/4148/4233/4024 Fax: 2668321 or 2668238


    The US Mission in Tanzania provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.

    The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    from: Purchasing Agent - US Embassy in Tanzania - Wavuti


    Solicitation Number: 621-S-11-015
    Agency: Agency for International Development
    Office: Overseas Missions
    Location: Tanzania USAID-Dar es Salaam
    Notice Type: Presolicitation

    The objective of the USPSC is to obtain the services of a dynamic HIV/AIDS Team Leader who
    will provide overall strategic vision, leadership, management, and technical services on the full range of HIV/AIDS and Health investments as they relate to USAID/Tanzania's HIV/AIDS, TB, health systems strengthening (HSS), and Global Health Initiative (GHI) activities. The HIV/AIDS Team Leader works under the direction of the USAID Health Team Leader.

    Strategic leadership, planning, design, evaluation and portfolio oversight will be critical elements for this position. The HIV/AIDS team leader will be expected to guide and promote HIV/AIDS Unit Teams (Prevention, Treatment, Community Care & OVC, Strategic Information, Public Private Partnership, Health Systems Strengthening (HSS), and implementing partners in the shift from an emergency response to an integrated and sustainable program under a Global Health Initiative (GHI) framework. As a USAID contract employee, the incumbent has the responsibility of understanding and incorporating the Agency's core values in all aspects of his/her work. The incumbent will work at a senior level in a highly visible, complex, and inter-agency-managed foreign assistance program that demands a wide range of public health, development and HIV/AIDS technical knowledge and skills. Sophisticated analytical capability and extensive experience are important. The ability to function independently and work well with other people in a demanding and constantly changing environment is a must.

    The incumbent is expected to work independently, take initiative, be innovative and manage a large multicultural team. Program activities are large, complex and often managed through an inter-agency structure. The incumbent will represent USAID at the highest government and donor levels and is expected to play both a facilitative and transformative role. Per ADS, s/he will not be authorized to sign (1) obligations that require a warrant, and (2) grants to foreign governments and public international organizations, thereby prohibiting her/him from obligating USG funds in these instances. The incumbent will supervise approximately 31staff, including senior technical USPSCs and FSNs. S/he will report to the USAID Health Team Leader, who will provide overall operational oversight and supervision.

    Given the integrated nature of HIV/AIDS programming, the position will require a significant emphasis on interagency collaboration, establishing strong working relationships with the GOT, and maintaining linkages with civil society and the private sector. Donor collaboration is a vital function of the position. It will be essential for the incumbent to demonstrate strong technical and management skills, complemented by outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

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    Description: SOW Position Sr. Technical HIV/AIDS Advisor/Team Leader

    Contracting Office Address: Department of State
    Washington, District of Columbia 20521-2140
    Place of Performance: USAID/Tanzania
    P.O. Box 9130
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Primary Point of Contact.: Jolcy S. Fernandes, Executive Officer jfernandes@usaid.gov
    Phone: 255-22-2668420 Fax: 255-22-2668421

    Secondary Point of Contact: Hussein I. Tuwa, Human Resources Specialist htuwa@usaid.gov
    Phone: 255222668490 Fax: 255-22-2668421

    from: Sr. Technical HIV/AIDS Advisor/Team Leader - Wavuti


    Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international non-governmental agency specializing in relief and community development, is seeking highly qualified individuals to fill an opening with AIDSRelief (AR), a HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program. The Agency provides equal opportunity regardless of age, race, gender, religion or disability.

    Title: HIV/AIDS Information Management Specialist

    Location: Dar-es salaam Office

    Report to: Deputy Chief of Party- Program Quality & Knowledge and Information Management

    Information Management Specialist has responsibility for effective implementation of programs and activities that are part of AIDSRelief Knowledge and Information Management Strategy. It includes forging and sustaining linkages with consortium members and LPTFs to generate analyze and disseminate knowledge and information essential for quality monitoring, planning, adjustment and/or re-prioritization of efforts and resources in implementation of HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment activities. Under Guidance of Deputy of Party Program Quality -Knowledge and Information Management (DCOP-PQ-KIM), S/he is responsible for ensuring the coordinated collection, compilation and sharing of field trip, progress and other implementation reports, donor compliance reports, and external communications, publicity and general awareness materials.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Knowledge and Information management

    1. Ensure AIDSRELIEF staff submit trip, training and workshop reports and follow up missing one

    2. Organize database and ensure all AIDSRelief staff have access to key AIDSRelief documents and resources

    3. Review trip, progress and training reports and identify actions/recommendations for follow up. Also flag and follow up missing reports.

    4. Ensure that all templates and tools for field visits, fact sheets, site assessment, etc – are organized and accessible to AIDSRelief staff

    5. Collect and share lessons, promising practices, success stories and other information from implementation of AIDRElief Program

    6. Ensure Intranet and Extranet are regularly updated with AIDSRelief/Tanzania information

    7. Participate in orientation and training sessions, and preparation of presentations.

    8. Write articles about AIDSRelief for general use

    Coordination, monitoring and reporting

    1. Organize, update and share calendar of AIDSRelief activities

    2. Work with Deputy Chief of Party-PQ&KIM and other key personnel to monitor scopes of work for each consortium member and ensureAIDSRelief Program meets established performance targets and standards of quality

    3. Participate in analysis of data and follow up on recommendations for improved performance as required

    4. work with Program Assistant to ensure logistics for meetings, workshops and trainings are appropriately handled

    5. Participate in preparation of AIDSRelief scope of works, work plans and continuation applications

    6. Assist Deputy Chief of Party PQ-KIM in meeting donor reporting requirements – monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.

    Qualifications and experience:

    1. Bachelor degree in health Science (medicine, nursing, pharmacy), Project Management, Communication or related field. Desirable: Post-graduate degree in public health, information Knowledge management, Project Management or business administration preferred

    2. At least 3 years experience working with HIV/AIDS programs (ART, HBC, OVC) or community-based projects. Prior experience in information management desirable.

    3. Understanding of current HIV policies, strategies and guidelines

    4. Experience on USG-funded health and/or other development programs preferred

    5. Fluent in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili

    6. Excellent writing skills, experience drafting reports necessary.

    7. Computer literate (particularly in MS Office, internet and email)

    8. Strong problem solving skills

    9. Excellent analytical, interpersonal and organizational skills

    10. Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize competing activities;

    11. Ability to work effectively in a team oriented environment;


    Interested candidates should send their application letter (Please describe how you match to this job position), enclosing their CV, copies of certificates, testimonials and names of three referees to the following e-mail or postal address hr@tz.earo.crs.org Applications must be received within two weeks from first appearance of this advertisement.

    Human Resource Manager
    P.O. Box 34701
    Dar es Salaam

    from: HIV/AIDS Information Management Specialist - Wavuti


    Closing date: 15 Apr 2011
    Location: United Republic of Tanzania (the) - Morogoro

    Title: Program Manager, Morogoro
    Location: Morogoro, Tanzania
    Duration: 24 months
    Start: March 01, 2011
    Salary: 1.2 million TZS per month

    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 management of programs and partnerships in Morogoro. The PM will manage field staff, lead program design and partnership development and add technical expertise to the YCI Tanzania team.

    Reporting to the Regional Manager for East Africa, the Program Manager will:

    Program Development:
    • In conjunction with the RMEA design and implement programming opportunities with new and existing partners
    • In conjunction with the RMEA, 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 Morogoro is designed and implemented in collaboration with local partners and integrated with existing country plans and YCI and donor requirements
    • Manage the Morogoro 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
    • Manage staff and volunteers in Morogoro, including the volunteer program manager, local and international volunteers
    • Establish relations with new organizations in Morogoro that are committed to youth programming
    • Complete staff evaluations as per YCI policies and timelines
    • Train staff where necessary to ensure that they can effectively carry out their duties
    • 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

    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

    How to apply

    Please submit a cover letter and CV in a single word or PDF document to recruitment@yci.org by Friday , April 15, 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.

    from: Program Manager, Morogoro - Wavuti


    The Africa Youth Trust (AYT) is an independent, non-partisan youth development and advocacy organization. Established in 2005, AYT exists to harness the productive energies of youth towards peace, equity and prosperity within and across communities in Africa.

    About the Project
    With funding from UN Women Governance and Gender Programme Phase III (GGP III), AYT is implementing a Young Women in Governance project. The project aims at providing young women the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively and proactively engage in governance processes. The Young Women in Governance project is being implemented in Kiambu, Machakos and Nairobi counties.

    AYT is calling for applications from young women who meet the following qualifications:
    are in a leadership position in any sector
    posses good oral and written communication skills in English and Swahili
    demonstrate the ability to facilitate forums
    reside in any of the three Counties mentioned above
    minimum education level of ‘O’ level
    are between 18-35 years of age
    Applicants who are interested in participating in this project and meet the above qualifications may download the Application guidelines.

    All applications should be submitted electronically by April 15, 2011; with the application referenced “Young Women in Governance” to opportunities@africayouthtrust.org

    Only successful candidates will be contacted.

    Source : Call for Applications for Young Women Leaders | Africa Youth Trust

    from: Call for Applications for Young Women Leaders - Wavuti



    6 June to 11 July 2011

    £1,000 (six Monday evening classes, plus one discussion-based seminar)

    It is two decades since the groundbreaking UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) came into force, resulting in an exponential growth in child-related law and policy, both on the international and domestic levels.

    International human rights law now informs all elements of UK strategy and policy as it relates to children. Childcare professionals, including lawyers and those directly working with and for children must therefore understand and be able to apply the international human rights law framework as it relates to children and young people. To assist busy professionals in how to use human rights effectively, and be able to realise its potential, the LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights has devised an innovative course in Understanding Children’s Human Rights.

    This practically-focussed course, consisting of six two-hour seminars on consecutive Monday evenings (and an additional study seminar), places international human rights law as it affects children in perspective. At the end of the course participants will have comprehensive information on the international framework to guarantee the rights of the child and also on how to use and apply this in a domestic setting. Participants will be aware of how human rights law must inform law, policy and practice as it affects children, but as importantly the course will indicate how future developments need to take into account child rights.

    Whilst the focus of the course will be the CRC, other key international human rights treaties, guaranteeing both civil and political as well as economic and social rights of children, will be examined. Relevant standards emerging from Europe will be explained, and reference will also be made to other child-specific regional developments and good practice standards. The course will place the rights of the child in the context of factors such as gender, race and class, which have a significant impact on the realisation of child rights in the UK and elsewhere. One of the key objectives of the course is to address the gap that remains between the idealistic principles articulated in law and policy, and the reality of children’s lives. This is as true of the UK as it is of many other countries. Despite significant progress and a plethora of child-related measures, the full potential of human rights to improve the lives of children is still not being realised. This course will assist in prioritising the value of the human rights framework in delivering services, and value, to children. The course is designed for professional participants involved in either developing policy and practice in relation to children, or working in child rights and child protection. Lawyers working in child law will be able to use the course to update and develop their knowledge in this crucial area of their work. Equally the course will be highly beneficial for those who campaign for children’s rights and those who are interested in the added value of human rights, and in discussing and analysing these issues.

    There are six components to the course:
    • The International human rights framework and how it relates to children;
    • The development of international child law, its implementation mechanisms, and the definition of the ‘child’; • Litigating children’s rights using international and regional courts and tribunals;
    • International human rights and juvenile justice;
    • The right to education: international standards and domestic practice, in a socio-economic rights context;
    • Participation of the child and UK implementation of participation rights.

    Why take this course?
    • delivers comprehensive information on the international framework to guarantee the rights of the child and develops the capacity to use and apply this in a domestic setting;
    • provides a unique opportunity to move beyond specialised areas of child-related expertise to an overview of ‘child rights’ within the broader international human rights framework;
    • offers insight and guidance on various approaches to child-related advocacy which can be applied in practice;
    • provides a forum for discussing some of the complexities inherent in the notion of ‘children’s rights’;
    • offers an in-depth analysis of substantive and topical issues of child law and policy;
    • provides access to leading child law and human rights practitioners and academics

    The course will be taught by distinguished academics and leading practitioners in the field of child law, child policy or human rights law. They are: Kate Akester, Jonathan Cooper, Deirdre Fottrell, Dr Jenny Kuper, Prof Christine Chinkin. The course convener is Madeleine Colvin, a human rights lawyer who practised as a barrister before joining Liberty and later JUSTICE as a legal policy specialist. She is presently a human rights consultant and a part-time Immigration Judge.

    Course dates and costs
    The course runs for six consecutive Monday evenings, from 6 June to 11 July 2011. Classes will take place between 6pm and 8pm. One, wholly optional, discussion-based seminar will be held at the same time on another evening during the six week course to facilitate wider discussion of the issues raised in the lectures. The course fee is £1,000. The Centre is able to offer up to eight subsidised places, five partially funded (half price) and up to three fully funded places for those would otherwise be unable to attend. Those wishing to apply for a subsidised place must complete and return the ‘Subsidised Place Application Form’ by noon on Monday 9 May 2011. Subsidised places will be awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. The Centre anticipates that fully funded places will be awarded to those working in non-governmental or voluntary sector organisations who are able to demonstrate a clear benefit to that organisation beyond their personal education and professional development.

    Further information
    A certificate of attendance from the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE will be awarded to all those who have successfully completed the course. Completion of the course requires attendance at all the seminars, with the exception of the optional study session. For registration and application forms, and information about the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, visit Centre for the Study of Human Rights - Centre for the Study of Human Rights - Home
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    from: Course : Understanding Children's Human Rights - Wavuti