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Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by kilimasera, Mar 24, 2010.

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    kilimasera JF-Expert Member

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    PhD in Economics

    The PhD Program offered by theDepartment of Economics at the University of Bologna (DSE)aims at training a selected group of outstanding scholars for a career as economists in academic institutions or in research departments of corporations, public organizations, financial institutions and the government.

    The considerable diversification of research areas covered by the members of the DSE and their international reputation provide an outstanding environment where students of most fields in economics may find research ideas and tight guidance for their doctoral studies. Students are encouraged to pursue a personalized curriculum, by choosing courses within a wide list of options under the close supervision of distinguished academic members who are at the cutting edge of world research in their fields.

    The DSE organizes many conferences, workshops and weekly seminars in all the main fields and attracts distinguished international visitors who collaborate with the members of the Department. This international environment offers to Ph.D. students the opportunity to make important international contacts for their careers.

    Successful graduates are actively assisted in career placement by the DSE.

    The Department of Economics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (www.dep.unimore.it) is a partner institution in the PhD Program.

    Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2010. Admission is conditional on obtaining a Master's Degree no later than September 20, 2010. Successful candidates will be informed of admission as the selection committee processes the applications, and no later than June 30, 2010.

    Click the following highlighted words for more information:
    Admissions 2010
    The Program
    1st year courses
    2nd year courses
    Graduate Students
    Research Seminars
    Living in Bologna
    Website: www.phdeco.unibo.it

    Programme Officer for Social Accountability - SIKIKA, Tanzania

    Sikika (formerly Youth Action Volunteers, YAV) works to improve citizen participation, transparency, and accountability of the health sector in Tanzania. Sikika is based in Dar es Salaam and operates in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions. We are currently in the process of re-establishing the organization as ‘Sikika' that reflects more appropriately our objectives in health policy advocacy and governance. We also have plans to expand our activities to two more regions. This is an exhilarating time for the organization. To further support and strengthen our growth and development in Policy and Advocacy work in the health sector, we are now looking to fill one senior level position.

    Programme Officer for Social Accountability (Health)
    Your key roles and responsibilities shall be: Lead Sikika's health sector social accountability interventions through evidence based critical policy analyses of public planning and resource allocation, public expenditure management, performance management, public integrity and oversight roles and effectiveness. In essence, the Programme Officer will contribute to national policy monitoring and debate on health sector in Tanzania by seeking answers to the following questions on behalf of Sikika and Tanzanians: What public funds/resources are available to officials and service providers? How do they plan to use them? How effectively are public funds spent? How do service providers perform in implementing their plans? Are quality public health services delivered? What mechanisms exist to prevent, and what corrective action is taken in response to, the misuse and abuse of public resources? Are officials and service providers called to account by oversight bodies for their performance? The Programme Officer will write accessible policy analyses, briefs and position papers, and participate in key health policy processes by government and parliament independently as Sikika or as part of CSOs networks. The Programme Officer will guide and motivate other staff to produce quality results on time. As a member of the management team, advise the Executive Director and contribute to the overall conceptualization, planning and monitoring at Sikika.

    Key competencies:
    (a) Masters degree in a relevant field
    (b) At least three years experience in areas related to your responsibilities
    (c) Excellent writing and communication skills
    (d) Strong analytical skills
    (e) High level strategic ability and advocacy skills, including coalition building and sustaining joint action (f) Computer skills
    (h) Strong organizational and management skills

    Applicants should send:
    (a) cover letter stating why you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this post
    (b) an updated CV which includes your contact details and 3 full addresses of references
    (c) Salary history (include last salary slip where possible).

    Send applications to: The Executive Director, Sikika, and P.O Box 12183, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or by e-mail to jobs@sikika.or.tz or info@sikika.or.tz.

    Please send in your application on or before 16th April 2010.

    The selection process: Sikika is conducting this appointment on equal opportunity principles and welcomes applications from candidates who can fulfill the requirements of the post irrespective of gender, age or disability.

    Account Relationship Manager

    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Responsibilities: Develop the personal banking customer base and create growth through marketing of the personal banking products and services

    Requirements: University Undergraduate Degree

    Closing Date:15 April 2010

    Contact Info:
    Chief Executive Officer
    Commercial Bank of Africa (Tanzania) Limited
    P.O. Box 9640, Dar es Salaam

    Credit Analyst - Corporate

    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Responsibilities:provide and analyse financial information for use in he preparation of credit reports

    Requirements: University degree or professional qualification in a relevant discipline

    Closing Date:15 April 2010

    Contact Info:
    Commercial Bank of Africa (Tanzania) Limited
    Chief Executive Officer
    P.O. Box 9640, Dar es Salaam

    Relationship Manager -Mwanza/Arusha

    Category: Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
    Location: Mwanza/Arusha, Tanzania
    Employment Type: Full-Time
    Summary: Commercial Bank of Africa Tanzania Limited

    Responsibilities: To create and manage corporate banking relationships and ensure optimal sales to all the customers being treasury customers, retail by way of joint calls and cross selling

    Requirements: University degree of its equivalent and relevant professional qualification in Banking, Accounting or Finance

    Closing Date:15 April 2010

    Contact Info:
    Commercial Bank of Africa Tanzania Limited
    P.O. Box 9640, Dar es Salaam

    Chief Financial Officer

    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Employment Type: Full-Time

    The National Investment Company Limited (NICOL) is a public liability company whose mission is to bring radical enhancement of participation of Tanzanians in their national economy.

    It aims to be a leading collective investment vehicle which collects funds from the Tanzania general public and channel them into viable economic ventures through equity ownership in existing commercial enterprises as well as direct investment in new ventures.

    As part of its continuous campaign to ensure that it manages its investments in a professional way, and in line with international best practices, NICOL is looking to recruit competent individuals to fill existing vacancies.

    Description: Duties
    Oversee the smooth and efficient running of the Finance Department.
    Ensure high integrity of the Accounting system (software), ensuring it remains effective and operational at all times with sound back up arrangements.
    Ensure compliance with statutory audit requirements.
    Ensure all taxation and regulatory/legislative requirements are complied with at all times including DSE, CMSA and other relevant statutes for a listed company.
    Ensure timely capturing of company and group transactions to reflect latest financial position of the company's affairs and its subsidiaries.
    At least on a monthly basis, conduct balance sheet reconciliation for review by Directors in their quarterly meetings.
    Where inconsistencies to reconciliations emerge take immediate remedial action or refer to relevant personnel as appropriate.
    Co-ordinate and prepare annual budgets, including operating and capital expenditure budgets.
    Ensure approved capital expenditure budgets are adhered to at all times.
    Ensure any variations to budgets and forecasts are explained in monthly management reports, including any future / potential exposures to the company
    Ensure accurate preparation / reporting of monthly financial results in strict accordance with Company deadlines.
    Where required, provide technical assistance I direction to subsidiaries with regards to the preparation of their budgets.
    In conjunction with the CEO, ensure that business cash flow adequately supports company work activities and produces optimal results.
    Collate all relevant information to produce end of year statutory accounts for the company and its subsidiaries.
    Ensure that end of year statutory accounts report is finalised by specified date and presented to Directors for review.
    On a monthly basis ensure all statutory dues and returns are submitted within specified timelines.
    Provide technical input in the preparation of business plans and forecasts to determine the viability and feasibility of new ventures and advise CEO accordingly
    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides both technical and administrative support to the organization. The CFO supervises the finance and administration directorate.

    The CFO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to investment analysis, budget management, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. The CFO will provide advisory and direction to the CEO regarding overall financial management of the company.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from a reputable university. Must be a fully qualified accountant and a member in good standing of a credible professional institute such as NBAA or ACCA.
    Must also be holders of an MBA or any other relevant postgraduate qualification with at least 5 years proven experience in a busy Group Accounting environment. Experience from a listed company will be an added advantage.
    Demonstrated knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and other local reporting standards.
    Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
    Strong leadership and technical skills with proven capacity to direct and manage change and inspire high performing teams.
    Knowledgeable about information technology systems, including business and office software.
    Maturity and high professionalism in dealing with other stakeholders, partners, investors, and government officials at senior, middle and junior levels.
    Self starter, flexible and goal oriented individual able to work and deliver under pressure
    An attractive remuneration package awaits the right candidate.
    To apply
    Send in your application with supporting attachments such as CV, 3 references, copies of your academic and professional credentials to:

    Chief Executive Officer
    National Investments Company Ltd
    P.O. Box 8528, Raha Towers, 2nd floor
    Azikiwe and Bibi Titi Mohamed Street.
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Head - Credit Analysis Unit

    Category: Accountancy, Finance & Insurance
    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Employment Type: Full-Time
    Summary: Commercial Bank of Africa (Tanzania) Limited

    Responsibilities: Meeting business goals through effective management of the credit analysis team

    Requirements: Upper Second Degree or equivalent preferably in Accounting, Finance or Management

    Closing Date:15 April 2010

    Contact Info:
    Chief Executive Officer
    Commercial Bank of Africa (Tanzania) Limited
    P.O. Box 9640, Dar es Salaam

    Fellowship in Islamic Art and Architecture Historical Research at Harvard University

    The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture is pleased to invite applications for fellowships to conduct advanced historical research in Islamic art and architecture at Harvard University. Grants are intended principally for overseas scholars (preferably, but not exclusively, from Muslim countries) to support research in art and architectural history and archaeology. These fellowships are not intended to sponsor design, conservation, or urban development projects. We welcome applications both from established scholars and from recent post-doctoral graduates. All applicants must have a Ph.D. degree to be eligible, and projects that are publishable in Muqarnas are preferred.

    The duration of the fellowship ranges from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 9 months.

    Please send to the address below two copies of each of the following: curriculum vitae, research proposal, two sample of previous research publication(s), dates of intended stay with proposed budget, and two letters of recommendation from two sources.

    Application materials must be submitted in hard copy only. Applications received incomplete and/or after the deadline will not be considered by the committee.
    The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
    Fellowship Program
    Sackler Museum
    485 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138

    Awards consist of a stipend plus travel and research expenses. The stipend awarded is based on need and length of stay and may not exceed a total of $27,000 (before taxes). The program will provide full library access and an e-mail account.

    Deadline: 1 April 2010

    Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
    Harvard University
    Sackler Museum
    485 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

    Phone: 617-495-2355
    Fax: 617-496-8389

    Email: agakhan@fas.harvard.edu

    Website: http://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/fellowships.php

    Public Health Specialist (Opportunistic Infections) Care and Support

    The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is seeking an individual for the position of Public Health Specialist (Opportunistic Infections) Care and Support.

    Note: All applicants must be residing in country and have the required work and/or residency permits allowing employment in country prior to applying for this position to be eligible for consideration.


    The incumbent of this position is the key public health advisor on Opportunistic Infections, Care and Support (Facility Based and Home Based Care) activities to the Care and Treatment Team Lead and the CDC Global AIDS Program (GAP) Tanzania. The incumbent focuses on activities with collaborating partners providing facility-based care and home based care to HIV infected persons, including those who are on anti-retroviral therapy and those who have not met the treatment criteria.


    Management and Oversight

    Provides technical assistance and oversight to CDC and other partners in the implementation of HIV Care and Support programs, including preparing directives, memoranda, policy statements and proposals to introduce new initiatives and to recommend effective operations consistent with overall program objectives in support of the PEPFAR care and support programs in Tanzania. Serves as technical advisor to MOHSW in furthering of services provided by USG agencies, cooperative partners and contractors. Works closely with host government Ministry of Health, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV care and support programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.

    Provides technical evaluation of cooperative agreement proposals for care and support programs. Works with the CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) and partner representatives to ensure that most current care and support protocols are included in the signed agreement. Provides guidance and direction to grantees, program collaborators and contractors on management and implementation of cooperative agreement activities to ensure consistency with PEPFAR policies and guidance. Participates with partners in the development of work plans for implementation of activities following cooperative agreement awards.

    Working closely with MOHSW staff and other implementing partners, incumbent is required to monitor all programs under his/her purview to assure that the specific objectives for the program are achieved and/or appropriate remedial activities are instituted. In liaison with the Strategic Information (SI) unit, the position develops program evaluation strategies, methodologies and indicators for monitoring medical services, care and support programs in accordance with standard guidelines and protocols. Position makes sure that appropriate data management systems to monitor health objectives and indicators for care and support programs are in place and takes responsibility for the management of these systems within the Care and Treatment Team.

    Provides updated technical information to partners as it becomes available. Recommends practical training courses for various target audiences on how to implement, monitor and evaluate care and support programs, use monitoring and evaluation (M&E) data and report progress to key stakeholders. Reviews and evaluates training sessions to ensure partner staff is up-to-date with care and support protocols.

    Monitors activities and collaborates with each relevant partner organization on a regular basis to make sure program results are achieved and all care and support programmatic activities and study protocols meet human subject requirements and pass through ethical review with the appropriate agency authority. This involves regular site visits and meetings with representatives of each organization to review progress. Draws attention to organizational needs such as inadequate medical supplies, equipment, facilities and staffing.

    Responds to requests from NGOs, health care organizations and medical professionals for information and technical assistance on care and support programs and strategies. Leads site assessments of PEPFAR care and support programs carried out by implementing partners of the USG. Collects data and prepares the technical assistance requests to be sent to the US Embassy PEPFAR managing body and/or CDC senior management and develops scopes of work as needed for the requests. Prepares oral and written reports on the progress of program activities. Readers of these reports include agency and post management, other agency PEPFAR officials, U.S. headquarters offices and are ultimately used in reports to the U.S. Congress. Reporting responsibilities are monthly, quarterly and annually.

    As the Activity Manager for 10 care and support cooperative agreements and contracts in Tanzania, job holder oversees the public health technical aspects in development of the Scope of Work (SOW), Funding Opportunity Announcement, review of applications, supplemental awards, and requests for extensions. In this capacity, the incumbent liaises with the agency grants and cooperative agreements technical specialists at post and in the U.S. on technical reviews and funding awards for 10 cooperative agreements annually, estimated at $10-11 million per year. Once the cooperative agreement is in place, oversees performance of cooperating partners/contractors, carries out technical reviews, reviews progress, identifies potential issues and informs supervisor, recommending actions for amelioration.

    Planning and Coordination:

    Job holder serves as a primary advisor in the planning and development of care and support programs included in the annual COP for Tanzania. In collaboration with other USG partners, compiles and edits prevention program activities for the COP. Participates in reviews of the plan and recommends revisions as needed. Drafts technical requirements for program announcements for cooperative agreements supporting prevention program activities. Reviews cooperative agreement applications from partner agencies for technical soundness and appropriateness of budget requests. Participates with partners in the development of work plans for implementation of activities following cooperative agreement awards. Job holder represents CDC Tanzania at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Acts as an expert national resource, and a recognized regional and international resource on matters pertaining to HIV care and support.

    As a expert on matters pertaining to HIV opportunistic infections, care and support program activities, job holder represents CDC/Tanzania at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Briefs agency officials on the results of such meetings and prepares written reports for submission to other interested parties. Represents the agency in discussing and developing financial commitment proposals for HIV care and support programs at administrative and strategic planning meetings. This includes all USG agencies (Departments of State, Defense, and Health and Human Services, USAID and Peace Corps).

    Serves as chair or rotating chair on inter-agency technical working groups to ensure effective coordination of work plan development, implementation strategies, and evaluation plans for all USG agency care and support activities in Tanzania.

    May be required to serve as a member and advisor on national committees for HIV care and support. The purpose of these committees is to assess program needs and issues at the local level and communicate these needs/issues to the national level. The committees help to ensure consistency in the implementation of best practices for care and support activities on a national level. Based on information received in the national committees, job holder may recommend revisions to the Care and Treatment program policies and guidelines for HIV care and support activities and programs.

    Serves on intra- and inter-branch PEPFAR projects, frequently taking the project lead role. These projects are generally short-term in nature and most often have to do with special requirements for VIP visits, special PEPFAR tasking, etc. There tend to be 3-4 projects per year where position would take a lead role.

    Supervision & Administrative Management

    Directly supervises and provides program officers guidance in planning, developing, and implementing care activities and working with partner agencies and groups.

    The incumbent will provide supervision, leadership and guidance to HIV/TB, care and support program officers in the development, refinement, revision, implementation and overall management of HIV prevention activities. The incumbent develops work plans, monitors performance, and oversees training, mentoring and professional development of team members.

    Incumbent is responsible for providing oversight and monitoring the budgets allocated to care and support implementing/cooperative agreement partners within the job holder's portfolio. This includes reviewing budget requests for appropriateness, monitoring use of funds for adherence to proposed activities, quarterly budget status reports, following up on irregular findings, providing advice for realignments of budgets and accruals.

    Job holder maintains files and records in the CDC office data collection system specific to the activities and programs for which the incumbent is responsible. Job holder is responsible for data integrity and security of information in the reporting databases related to HIV/AIDS care and support (particularly any information on named individuals). Other program files include reports, meeting summaries and minutes, copies of all cooperative agreements, research determinations, panels, and awards. Whenever possible, these records will be filed electronically and entered into the reference system.

    Prepares and presents briefings for VIP visitors, participates in making arrangements for visits and serves as spokesman as required on matters within technical expertise. In coordination with the PEPFAR Country Coordinator, serves as control officer for site visits to care and support program activities by agency and inter-agency PEPFAR officials.

    Monitors and reviews the results achieved by 15-18 care and support contractors and partners.

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

    Education: Medical degree is required.

    Prior experience: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in a public health setting, including experience in HIV treatment, care and support is required.

    Language proficiency: Level IV (fluent) English and Kiswahili (reading/writing/speaking) are required.

    Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge and experience in HIV/AIDS issues, including care and support, opportunistic infections, counselling and interventions, testing, and treatment is required. An in-depth knowledge of the range of care and support programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health programs is required. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures, including familiarity with MOHSW policies, program priorities and regulations is required. In-depth specialist knowledge of U.S. government HIV/AIDS public health programs and strategies, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results of care and support programs is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts/cooperative agreements/grants/purchase requisitions is required.

    Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communications skills to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international health partners are required. The ability to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups is required. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports. The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying guidelines to unique and different settings, as the work is highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. Considerable innovation will be required to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Strong skills in interpretation of program monitoring and evaluation data are required. Numerical skills for data analysis are required.

    NOTE: If the applicant does not meet requirements for skill/knowledge of USG or PEPFAR; will be place under training level (Grade 10) for one year.

    Applications outlining relevant qualifications, printed C.V. with names of three (3) references, any other documents (e.g. essays, certificates, awards, copies of degrees earned) that address the qualification requirements of the position as listed above and your contact telephone number(s), e-mail, and/or mailing address. Application should be sent via post or dropped off at the Embassy main gate for the attention of:

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

    An Equal Opportunity Employer
    Only the shortlisted Candidates will be contacted


    Training on Environmental Reporting in Berlin from June 4 to July 30, 2010

    The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of InWEnt (Capacity Building International, Germany) announces a two-month training course on "Environmental reporting" for journalists from print and online media from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Vietnam. The course will be conducted in Berlin, Germany on June 4 to July 30, 2010. The program aims to help journalist participants to be familiar with the most common and urgent environmental issues, be able to assess and appreciate environmental policy decisions, as well as improve researching and writing competence in the relevant facts of environmental stories.

    For more information, please download the attached two documents:
    For Program Brochure (click here)
    For an Application Form (click here)
    If you have more questions, email to hans.boesel@inwent.org or annette.ehrminger@inwent.org

    Application deadline: March 26, 2010

    Web link to IIJ website = www.inwent.org/iij/index.php.en
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    That is good information but i would like to know if people in Uganda qualify for the jobs and scholarship. The requirement are silent on that