Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Job Opportunities at Empower Recruitment & Training, Application Deadline 16 May 2016

Empower Recruitment & Training

Job Title: Executive Director
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – with occasional travel to project sites
Duration: Permanent contract (6 month probation period)
Pay: TZS 61,391,112 gross per annum (annual pay reviews)

Expenses Budget will be provided for reasonable out of pocket staff expenses e.g. telephone, mobile internet and travel and health insurance (Resolution Insurance).

Reporting to: Chairman and Board

Our office
Tanzania’s main office is in Dar-es-Salaam
• We have a small office in Oysterbay.
• We currently have a staff office of three and one intern.
o Executive Director
o Programmes Manager
o Finance and Logistics Assistant

In 2015, we are working to:
• Create and refurbish school libraries in secondary schools across Tanzania. We will worth with school teachers, students and volunteers that we recruit to carry out this work.
• Measure the impact of our work. We will set up a monitoring framework and data collection process which allows us to talk confidently about what we do and the difference it is making.
• Work with Tanzanian volunteers– at university and secondary level. We should extend our support beyond the lifespan of their involvement in the library refurbishment with corporate mentoring opportunities.
• Develop relationships with corporates to sponsor the work that we do.
• Move towards a model of purchasing locally published books

By the end of 2015, we expect to have:
• Refurbished and created 12 new libraries
• Carried out a top-up at 3 libraries originally refurbished in 2009 and 2010
• Implemented our reading programme at 2 secondary schools in DAr-es-Salaam
• Piloted a training programme for library teachers on reading promotion at 5 schools (in partnership with BookAid International)
• Been funded by 5 corporates, 3 Tanzanian charities and 3 UK Charities

In 2016, we aim to:
• Refurbish and create 15 new libraries
• Continue to develop and solidify our corporate partnerships
• Develop a 2-year post-refurbishment programme supporting at least 7 READ libraries
• Develop a training programme to support textbook use by teachers for classroom instruction
• Develop new programmes

Role specification

You will be direct responsibility for strategy development, M&E, governance, and human resources and will for oversee, finance, communications and programmes. This is a senior management post and requires someone with considerable experience of successfully managing a small team. You will need to be a results-driven, hands-on manager capable of strategic thinking and networking at a high level. You will manage our team and support the development of new programmes. You will be working from the Dar office.

Your role includes:
• Develop and implement yearly operational plan in accordance with strategic objectives for 2014-2017 and develop the next 3 year strategy
• Representing the organisation at a senior level at external meetings, events, and networking opportunities and act as main point of contact with media and corporate sponsors
• Revisit the fundraising strategy and run the fundraising for programmes. Developing our supporter base in East Africa with major donors, corporate, and individuals
• Managing human resources
o Manage the staff and provide oversight over programmes/communications and finance.
o To take overall responsibility for recruiting new staff
o To give regular supervision/performance management for staff
• In conjunction with the Finance and Logistics Assistant and developing the yearly budget
• Participate in programme implementation as appropriate
• Manage the monitoring and evaluation data for and provide information for website publication
• Report to the Board on a quarterly basis.
• Develop relationships within the Ministry of Education and work with other organisations to advocate for better resourcing of libraries in secondary schools.
• Develop Realising Education’s knowledge of and relationship to the wider educational development community in East Africa and contribute to donor discussions
• Working in close contact with the UK senior management team and offer information and support to projects and Global Citizenship initiatives

Candidate Profile
• You must have experience a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in the NGO sector including programme management and development You must have experience working in Tanzania.
• You must hold at least an undergraduate degree
• You must have experience in staff-management.
• You must have experience in volunteer-management
• You must be an astute networker with proven experience of building contacts to support an organisation
• You must have a well developed ability to control and manage a budget, keeping within financial limits, monitoring and forecasting income and expenditure, identifying possible shortfalls or overspends and taking timely and appropriate action.
• A knowledge of fundraising techniques and proposal development would be desirable
• You must have excellent organisational skills with the ability to organise and plan own work and the work of others to deliver objectives on time.
• You must be willing and comfortable to work and travel alone, managing your own time and priorities
• You must be hard-working, committed and self-motivated with strong inter-personal skills
• You should be interested in development, global citizenship, volunteering, and the power of education
• You must be IT proficient with experience in working with Microsoft Office and Outlook

Personal attributes
• Passionate about developing and growing Realising Education
• Sound track record of demonstrating initiative and creativity to achieve desired outcomes
• Willing to take on the challenge to support the expansion of our East African team and programmes
• Confident and dynamic
• Someone who influences and can leave a lasting impression on all our stakeholders
• A positive and effective communicator
• Self-assured, determined and reliable
• Patient and prepared to deal with unexpected events and changes of plan
• Willing to take on a challenge to support the development of sustainable funding strategy
• Self-assured, determined and reliable
• Patient and prepared to deal with unexpected events and changes of plan
• Passionate about volunteering and development
• Willing to travel within to the regions in Tanzania

Online Application, Click HERE


Job Title: Financial Analyst

Roles and Responsibilities

• Responsible for extracting and analysing information for the monthly/quarterly financial reports.
 • Drive the creation and obtain agreement in the adoption of enhanced reports and analysis for local and international Management.
• Centre of excellence for Business Modelling – using NPV as the primary appraisal measure including the development and refinement of models.

Educational Qualifications

Degree in Accounting, or in a related field.
Member of a recognised Professional Accounting body.

Experience Requirements

At least 3 years post qualification experience.
Ability to critically analyse data and articulate results.

Ability to exercise independent discretion on matters of significance to the company.

Highly skilled in Excel and PowerPoint.

Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage ongoing projects simultaneously, take initiative, and follow through to achieve results.

Requires strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Articulate and professional in dealing with external and internal customers.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

The incumbent must be flexible as there may be workweeks that require more than 45 hours to ensure the positions expectations and responsibilities are met.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization, including senior management.

The incumbent must be flexible as there may be occasions that require working beyond the standard working week to ensure the positions expectations and responsibilities are met.

Online Application, Click HERE