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NAFASI ZA KAZI MBALIMBALI – RTI International,


Program Specialist
 3 (School & Community Inclusive Education Specialist) 

“RTI International is the prime implementor of the USAID Jifunze Uelewe activity focused on sustainably improving literacy and numeracy outcomes of “all learners” from pre-primary through Standard 4 in five regions of Tanzania. For the purpose of this program, “all learners” includes, but is not limited to, marginalized and vulnerable girls and boys, learners with disabilities, minority and linguistic minority groups, urban and rural learners, learners affected by crisis or conflict, and those living in poverty.  “

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY INCLUSIVE EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Position Location: Mtwara, Iringa, Ruvuma

The School and Community Inclusive Education Specialist is responsible at the regional level for building the capacity of GoT counterparts to plan and implement inclusion and community engagement activities.

Primary Responsibilities: 

 

  • Regional Lead for Outcome 3: Increased community support for safe and inclusive learning environments (in and outside of the school)
  • Coordinate with the Teaching and Learning Specialist (TLS) to build the capacity of Regional and Local Government Authority (LGA) staff to support classroom-based inclusion activities – including training, teacher-support and materials.
  • Where appropriate support eKitabu with respect to special needs schools
  • Build the capacity of Regional and LGA staff to develop sustainable strategies for school-based screening for children with mild to moderate disabilities and associated referral services
  • Build the capacity of Regional and LGA staff to develop sustainable strategies for Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP) support for safe and inclusive schools.
  • Build the capacity of Regional and LGA staff to develop sustainable strategies for community support for safe and inclusive schools, with Parent Teacher Partnership (PTP) action plans incorporating welcoming school concepts.
  • In collaboration with the TLS and with Regional and LGA offices, facilitate Ubongo delivery of reading content to communities.
  • In collaboration with the TLS and MEL officer build the capacity of Regional and LGA staff in documenting and communicating program success, lessons learnt and best practices.
  • In collaboration with the TLS, MEL officer, and the Regional and LGA education offices, participate in collecting and sharing learning data to inform the program.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work or related field with 10 years of experience in inclusive education and/or community engagement. Or Master’s Degree with 6 years’ experience.
  • Experience in coordination and facilitation roles of large donor-funded grants and/or contracts (such as bilateral or multilateral donors).
  • Experience working to create an inclusive learning environment through special needs teaching, inclusive education, and/or providing community mobilization direction and capacity building for improved educational outcomes.
  • Experience in early grade reading, writing, and arithmetic programs preferred.
  • Computer skills and mastery of Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili languages.

 

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

Ethics Notice: No one at RTI may ever demand payment for anything of value in exchange for anything related to the hiring process (including, for example, for applying for, interviewing for, or receiving any offer of employment).  If any such request is made, please report this request confidentially to RTI’s Ethics office at [email protected]  Any payment made will disqualify any applicant from future employment at RTI.  Please only use the [email protected] email address to report ethics concerns; any job applications sent to this email address will not be processed.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

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Program Specialist 3
 (Teaching & Learning Specialist) 

RTI International is the prime implementor of the USAID Jifunze Uelewe Program. The 4 year program will assist the Ministry of Education focusing on sustainably improving literacy and numeracy outcomes of “all learners” from pre-primary through Standard 4 in five regions of Tanzania. For the purpose of this program, “all learners” includes, but is not limited to, marginalized and vulnerable girls and boys, learners with disabilities, minority and linguistic minority groups, urban and rural learners, learners affected by crisis or conflict, and those living in poverty.

PROGRAM SPECIALIST (TEACHING & LEARNING SPECIALIST)

This position is responsible at the regional level for building the capacity of GoT counterparts to plan and manage teacher education and support – extending content to include pre-primary, social emotional learning, and inclusive education in addition to literacy and numeracy. The TLS is also responsible for supporting Ubongo to promote reading skills practice outside of school. TLS  will oversee coordination of the regional team with the Regional Secretariat and local government offices and lead the coordination of the regional team in planning, operations, and activity implementation

Position Location: Iringa, Morogoro, Mtwara, Zanzibar, Ruvuma

Primary Responsibilities:

 

  • Regional Lead for Outcome 1: Improved literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional instruction by teachers
  • Build the capacity of Regional Secretariat (RS) and Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to plan and implement the delivery of three face-to-face teacher training activities, Communities of Learning, coaching and virtual content support for continuous professional development.
  • Coordinate with Teacher Training colleges to facilitate training at regional and LGA levels.
  • Support Regional and LGA Education offices to extend formative assessment and implement summative assessments to be included in the School Information System (SIS).
  • Support Regional and LGA Education offices in rolling out pre-primary training.
  • Support Regional and LGA Education offices in rolling out social emotional training.
  • In collaboration with the Literacy and Numeracy Lead support Viamo to develop virtual recording content.
  • In collaboration with the MEL officer, Regional and LGA Education offices, participate in collecting and sharing learning data to inform the program.
  • In collaboration with the MEL officer support Regional and LGA Education offices to monitor the implementation of Viamo virtual CPD content.
  • In collaboration with the Community and School Inclusive Education officer and with Regional and LGA Education offices, facilitate Ubongo delivery of reading content to communities.
  • Communicate successes, lessons learnt, program best practice and evidence of impact.
  • Ensure a gender-positive and quality-oriented perspective is mainstreamed and gender sensitive language is used in all program communications.
  • More generally: provide administrative and logistics support to the implementation of regional activities.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education with 10 years of relevant experience. Or Master’s Degree with 6 years’ experience
  • Relevant experience in development, including education reform, teacher training, coaching and mentoring, literacy and research.
  • Experience and proven ability to build and maintain relationships with government counterparts and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of communication tools used for development.
  • Proven ability to work across geographic and cultural boundaries.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

Ethics Notice: No one at RTI may ever demand payment for anything of value in exchange for anything related to the hiring process (including, for example, for applying for, interviewing for, or receiving any offer of employment).  If any such request is made, please report this request confidentially to RTI’s Ethics office at [email protected]  Any payment made will disqualify any applicant from future employment at RTI.  Please only use the [email protected] email address to report ethics concerns; any job applications sent to this email address will not be processed.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

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Finance and Grants Manager  
 

RTI International Tanzania ACTs project is recruiting for Finance and Grants Manager.  Under the supervision of the Chief of Party (COP), the Finance & Grants Manager will manage all financial and grant activities of the project in-country. S/he will work closely with the COP, technical staff, and RTI regional and home office staff to ensure project resources are effectively and efficiently used in order to achieve project objectives and results. The Finance & Grants Manager must ensure that project implementation is done in an environment of strong controls and that the project complies with RTI and USAID rules and regulations and all applicable local laws. S/he will ensure appropriate systems and procedures (payroll, cash management, vendor payments, budgeting and forecasting, procurement, property management, grants management and other related financial and operational tasks) are in place to properly disburse, account, budget, and report project funds in timely and cost-effective manner. The Finance & Grants Manager is responsible for financial and grants quality control and reporting and must ensure financial and operational information is provided to project leadership, technical staff, regional and home office staff for timely decision making.

This position supervises the project’s field-based Finance, Grants, and Procurements & Logistics staff, approximately four full-time staff (one Finance staff, two Grants staff, and one Procurement & Logistics staff).

Financial Management

 

  • Ensure compliance with RTI finance, accounting and procurement policies and procedures as well as local laws (i.e. taxes, customs, registration, minimize unbillable expenses);
  • Ensure timely submission of monthly accounting reports (preliminary & final extracts) including trial balances, balance sheets, P&L statements to project leadership and RTI Home Office, and review balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Review, approve and pay out cash disbursements to vendors and grantees in a timely manner and ensure that all expenses are allowable, allocable and documented per RTI/USAID policy and have adequate support documentation.
  • Responsible for management of financial documents and maintaining a proper filing system that ensures documents can be retrieved with ease;
  • Manage and oversee project’s internal and external financial audits, follow up on implementation of audit and compliance review recommendations;
  • Manage and monitor performance of office petty cash system, supervise the management of cash available amount in safe, check balances, and ensure financial security instructions are followed;
  • Facilitate monthly payroll and remit required withholdings and other benefit management;
  • Assess monthly cash flow needs for the project and communicate cash requests to Home Office according to planned activities;
  • Oversee the management of bank accounts: follow transfers, check balances, check authorized expenses and online transactions, advise COP on changes in bank account signatories;
  • Ensure bank reconciliations of all accounts are performed monthly and compliance issues addressed in a timely fashion and advise project leadership accordingly
  • Track value added taxes (VAT), compile submissions to Tanzania Revenue Authority and US government through the local US mission, monitor activity and update protocols;
  • Ensure adherence to RTI’s standard operating procedures for the procurement of commodities as described in the project’s Field Office Operations manual and RTI’s Global Operations website;
  • Ensure that proofs of purchase are valid (contracts, orders, bills, invoices, delivery receipts, etc.);
  • Issue advances and ensure staff comply with RTI’s advance liquidation policies;
  • Utilize/review monthly financial and operational monitoring tools (forecast, procurement tracker, activity tracker, etc.);
  • Review and provide financial inputs for monthly forecast updates;
  • Analyze gaps between planned budgets and actual expenses and report to COP, Home Office staff and activity leads;
  • Identify project financial risks and consult with the COP for rectifying these and, where necessary, seek regional finance controller support and/or home office support.

 

Grant Management 

 

  • Provide overall technical and administrative leadership in the areas of sub-grant management, including direct supervision of the project’s in-country grants staff to:
  • Set up, manage, and provide grant financial assistance related to the grant-making component of the program activities;
  • Ensure grants management and reporting are compliant with USAID grants management regulations;
  • Follow-up on the grant files updated with budgets, grant contracts, and agreements
  • Ensure the preparation and timely submission of grant technical and financial reports and budget transfers;
  • Ensure sub-grantee complete the pre-award requirements (MSQ, Anti-terrorism and Site visit assessment tool) and signed grant agreement and grant modifications;
  • Ensure that grant money is used according to the operational and financial needs of the program by reviewing the supporting documents through regular spot checks;
  • In collaboration with the program team, follow whether grantees submit all the required reports and other deliverables as per the program description and implementation plan;
  • Ensure that sub-grantees follow applicable regulations and spend the grant funds as intended;
  • Review sub-grantee invoices against the approved milestone schedules to verify that milestones are invoiced as budgeted;
  • In collaboration with the Grants Manager, verify sub-grant costs are incurred within the grant period and supporting documentation for invoices is available;
  • Provides technical assistance as required to build capacity of local partners & grantees.

 

Operations/Admin 

 

  • Work closely with RTI’s property control team to manage and properly dispose of all non-expendable property purchased by the project in-country
  • Oversee local procurement efforts in consultation with RTI’s regional office in Nairobi and RTI’s US contracts
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by immediate supervisor

 

Team Leadership

 

  • Ensure all staff adhere to financial and operational policies outlined in the Field Operations Handbook, train project staff as necessary on RTI/USAID financial and operational policies and procedures (advances, expense reports, travel policy, allowable versus unallowable costs, etc.)
  • Update the TORs of the finance department in collaboration with the COP and Human Resources Manager as needed;
  • Oversee the daily operations of the finance department and undertake appraisals of directly supervised colleagues;
  • Ensure capacity building for finance team members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills within the department to deliver financial and operational outputs;
  • Improve information flows within the department and with other departments within the Tanzania project;
  • Engage with Finance Managers from other RTI/Tanzania projects to coordinate tasks, share best practices and lessons learned, and collaborate on process improvements.
  • Master’s degree and 6 years of professional experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years of professional experience in Business Administration/Financial Management or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA, ACCA preferred

 

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

Ethics Notice: No one at RTI may ever demand payment for anything of value in exchange for anything related to the hiring process (including, for example, for applying for, interviewing for, or receiving any offer of employment).  If any such request is made, please report this request confidentially to RTI’s Ethics office at [email protected]  Any payment made will disqualify any applicant from future employment at RTI.  Please only use the [email protected] email address to report ethics concerns; any job applications sent to this email address will not be processed.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 


Procurement and Logistics Officer  
 

Job Summary:

RTI ACTS Project in Tanzania is recruiting for Procurement and logistics officer. Under direct supervision of the Finance & Grants Manager, the Procurement and Logistics Officer is responsible for the management of all project procurements and assist with processing service contracts, leases and rental agreements; coordinating logistics and travel arrangements; and supporting project trainings, workshops, meetings and surveys in the field in full compliance with RTI policies and procedures.

Procurement:

 

  • Serve as a Procurement Officer for the project, assuring all sub-contracts, consultant and other service contracts, and purchase orders awarded by the project are in compliance with RTI Procurement Policy for International Offices and USAID rules and regulations.
  • Identify vendors for office lease, utilities, furniture, equipment, programmatic supplies and other necessary office services in accordance with RTI procurement procedures and in consultation with RTI’s regional and head offices.
  • Execute procurement tasks for all procuring equipment and services (hotel, airline tickets, etc.).
  • Receive, review and process incoming requests ensuring sufficient clarity on specifications given for goods and services. Confirm any other relevant information from requestors and seek recommendation from regional or head office IT support team members for related IT goods.
  • Coordinate and ensure that all project related purchases are reviewed and approved in accordance with the purchase authorization matrix.
  • Maintain records of all transactions, ensuring that an efficient filing system for records of all quotations, procurement process, copies of records of expenditure, receiving reports, receipts, local order forms, etc. are kept accountable and easily accessible by managers.
  • Coordinate and monitor the delivery of ordered goods/services and ensure through established procedures that all received goods/services are in accordance with the terms and specifications of the PO/SA. Furthermore ensure quality and opportune delivery of purchased goods/services.
  • Responsible for project property control and inventory management; keeps records of controlled and managed equipment in RTI systems.
  • Maintain record list of property and managed equipment for the project into RAMS application and submit relevant issues to home office.
  • Act as the property control officer (asset move, asset lost, asset on loan, etc.) and responsible for proper recording of the project office assets.
  • Responsible for asset disposal management as appropriate.

 

Administrative:

 

  • Oversee payment preparation and documentation and liaise closely with the finance team concerning payment of purchased and delivered goods and services.
  • Assist with processing and maintenance of encumbrances (Fee for Service Contracts, Lease Agreements, Rental Agreements, etc).
  • Coordinate logistics planning and administration for travel, accommodation, and per diem for in-country conferences, meetings, and study tours.
  • Support in-country project meetings, workshops and surveys. This may include booking rooms, coordinating schedules, issuing and tracking meeting invitations, preparing meeting agendas and supporting materials, and preparing meeting notes, as well as dispersing funds in the field.
  • Provide high quality document formatting and production assistance.
  • Other general administrative duties as assigned.
  • Domestic travel may be required occasionally.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field and 1 years working experience or Bachelor’s degree with 3 years working experience in project procurement and administration.

 

As a global employer of choice, RTI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and the communities and markets where we serve our mission. We value diversity of thought, culture, background and perspective and welcome applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, creed, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws or RTI policy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

Ethics Notice: No one at RTI may ever demand payment for anything of value in exchange for anything related to the hiring process (including, for example, for applying for, interviewing for, or receiving any offer of employment).  If any such request is made, please report this request confidentially to RTI’s Ethics office at [email protected]  Any payment made will disqualify any applicant from future employment at RTI.  Please only use the [email protected] email address to report ethics concerns; any job applications sent to this email address will not be processed.

RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

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