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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Job Vacancies at RTI International, Application Deadline 5 February 2016

RTI INTERNATIONAL

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

RTI (www.rti.org) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to conducting innovative multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition, with a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and multidisciplinary services.

RTI is recruiting candidates for the USAID-funded Tanzania Tusome Pamona “Let`s Read Together” Program
We are accepting expressions of interest (CV/Resumes) for the following positions:

1.    Human Resources Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Provide overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of HR staff in country.
•    Facilitate on boarding and training of staff.
•    Support and monitor project recruitment.

Qualifications and experience

•    A master`s degree.
•    3 years of professional experience on Bachelors
•    6 years of experience.
•    International HR generalist/management experience to include local national HR management preferred.
•    Demonstrated experience working on donor-funded education sector projects
•    Experience working on USAID funded projects is highly desired.
•    Mature individual who can call upon years of leadership experience in HR to lead, collaborate with and support project management
•    Must possess strong interpersonal/relationship building skills
•    Creative and innovative critical thinking and problem solving skills
•    Fluency in English required.

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2.    IT Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Manage IT systems for all program offices.
•    Ensure that all project computers and local area networks are virus-free and in proper working order.
•    Repair and troubleshoot project desktop and laptop computers as requested.

Qualifications and experience

•    Bachelor`s degree or comparable experience
•    Minimum of 6 years of experience supporting and troubleshooting windows PCs, servers, printers and networks or similar work environment
•    Microsoft or networking certifications on the above platforms preferred.
•    Supervisory and NGO experience preferred. Local IT market awareness desired.
•    Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

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3.    Office Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Provide logistical and travel support, procurement assistance, maintenance of office files and project documents.
•    Supervise non professional staff, including the drivers.

Qualifications and experience

•    A Bachelor`s Degree
•    3 years professional experience
•    Superior integrity, work habits, and organizational skills
•    Knowledge of computer software such as word, excel, powerpoint.
•    Ability to communicate and liaise verbally and in writing with partners/suppliers/visitors and staff, and interpret/respond clearly and effectively to verbal or written instructions
•    Results oriented team player and excellent interpersonal skills.
•    Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

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4.    Procurement & Logistics Coordinaor

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Provide overall management of project logistical needs, including but not limited to the processes of procurement (Local and International), transport of procured goods, and oversight of asset management and inventory contol system.

Qualifications and experience

•    A Bachelors degree and 6 years of related experience.
•    Masters degree and 3 years of experience
•    Experience managing USAID funded activities and thorough knowledge of procurement & inventory regulations and requirements.
•    Able to support and respond to the needs of finance teams as quickly as possible.
•    Expert skills in Excel and Word.
•    Knowledge of inventory management software or QuickBooks or similar accounting software.
•    Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

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5.    Accountant

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Provide functional support to the senior finance specialist
•    Review and track expenses and other financial transactions
•    Prepare and submit monthly expense reports to the RTI home office
•    Manage petty cash accounts

Qualifications and experience

•    Bachelors degree in business/accounting or its equivalent from a recognized institution and 6 years relevant experience or equivalent
•    Master degree and 3 years of experience
•    Knowledge of institutional accounting and budgeting practices, especially those used by USAID.
•    USAID and/audit experience is a plus.
•    Superior integrity, work habits, and ability to meet deadlines.
•    Excellent computer skills including word, excel, and access. Knowledge of Quick books preferred.
•    Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.



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6.    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Work closely with the senior M&E specialist, DCOP, and other team members to implement the project`s M&E plan and systems.
•    Oversee special studies and is responsible for project and study reports.
•    Provice direct assistance to build regional capabilities in M&E.

Qualifications and experience

•    Bachelor degree with at least 6 years of experience in data collection and evaluation activities, particularly in school or community settings
•    Masters degree with 3 years of experience.
•    Some background/knowledge of literacy, school level data collection and Early Grade Reading assessment development and administration
•    Expert skills in excel spreadsheets, as well as word.
•    It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate be conversant and fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili (FS 2 +).
•    Excellent spoken and written English skills are required.

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7.    Research and Assessments Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Assist in component 2 by identifying and implementing research activities to create a policy framework for teacher education and continuous professional development.

Qualifications and experience

•    Master degree and 3 years of experience
•    Bachelor degree and 6 years of experience in teacher training.
•    Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
•    Creates formal networks with key decision makers.
•    Ability to serve as external spokesperson for the organization.
•    Expertise in the following areas is expected.
•    Early grade reading methodologies, literacy attainment in local language to 2nd language school level data collection, early grade reading assessment development and administration, teacher training and cascade models of capacity building.
•    Working with/in MoES teacher training system and familiar with structures and processes.
•    Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Swahili.

8.    Teaching & Learning Materials Specialists (3 Positions-Pre-Primary Specialists, Reading & Writing, and Arithmetic Specialist)

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Develop materials and curricula in English and Kiswahili
•    Work closely with technical experts in Kiswahili, English, and early grade learning to ensure that materials (including teacher manuals, pupil primers, books, and other materials) are developed accourding to needs and specifications.

Qualifications and experience

•    Masters degree in education, preferably with a specialty in early grade reading.
•    A ph.D. in education with a focus on early childhood education and/or early grade learning is preferred.
•     At least 8 years of experience in programs in sub-saharan Africa that work to improve early grade reading is required.
•    Prior experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including early grade reading assessment is required.
•    Prior experience serving in a technical leadership capacity on USAID-funded projects preferred.
•    Proven ability to lead, manage, and motivate personnel.
•    Excellent communication skills and ability (verbal and written).
•    Strong interpersonal skills and ability.
•    Must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili (FS 2+).

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9.    Regional Education Advisor (1 positions per Location: Zanzibar, Mtwara, Iringa, Morogoro, Ruvuma)

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Provide strategic leadership to technical activities at the regional level
•    Manage regional team members, including both operational and technical teams.
•    Collaborate with the MoEVT and stakeholders in support of project activities.

Qualifications and experience

•    A masters degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of professional experience, or a bachelors degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
•    At least 5 years previous office management experience, preferably on a USAID/USG or other donor-funded project in Tanzania.
•    Ability to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.
•    Strong organization, administration, and oral and written communication skills.
•    Previous experience supervising administrative staff.\
•    Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Swahili.
•    Local candidates from these respective regions will be preferred.

How to Apply

To apply please email your CV/Resume and Cover Letter only to: Tanzaniaed@rti.org

Deadline: 5th February, 2016

However, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please put position title and applicant in the subject line. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

RTI International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Source: Daily News 25th January, 2016