Chief of Party, Tanzania

Chief of Party, Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Project
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting Tanzanian applicants for the position of Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Youth Entrepreneurship project in Tanzania. The proposed objective of the project is to empower youth to become economically self-sufficient in the agriculture sector and contribute to Tanzania’s economic growth. The project is anticipated to align with USAID’s Feed the Future and have a focus on rural employment, including workforce readiness.
The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Interested applicants are welcome to apply by:
EMAIL: Please respond by email by sending cover letter and CV to winrocktanzaniajobs@gmail.com and referencing Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Chief of Party in the subject line by January 31, 2016.
WINROCK’S WEBSITE: Please go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Chief of Party by January 31, 2016.
Qualified Tanzania nationals, and other nationalities, especially those residing in Central/East Africa are strongly encouraged to apply. Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
Position Description
POSITION TITLE: Chief of Party, Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Project
LOCATION: Tanzania
DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education
REPORTS TO: Unit Director or designee
Position Summary:
The Chief of Party will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented program focused on youth workforce readiness, entrepreneurship skills, and connecting youth with employers/opportunities. The program goal will be to increase stable employment for vulnerable youth in Tanzania. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.
The Chief of Party is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of a high-quality program. S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all agreement deadlines are met and targets are achieved; coordinate and maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including government and private industry stakeholders, subgrantees and/or subcontractors); lead collaborative initiatives with private companies; and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to USAID.
  • Manage the Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Project which includes developing and overseeing annual planning; timely, high quality implementation of activities; and monitoring and evaluation of project implementation and deliverables;
  • Oversee project budget and ensure that all financial activity is carried out in accordance with annual budget allocations, Winrock policy, and donor guidelines;
  • With support from field and home office staff, prepare and submit timely and accurate activity, financial, and procurement reports to USAID and Winrock;
  • Maintain close communication with USAID, reporting regularly for formal review sessions and providing ongoing, informal updates of program progress;
  • Identify policy and structural barriers to agricultural productivity and develop approaches to address them
  • Ensure active participation and leadership of youth, especially young women, Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to local partner NGOs and CSOs;
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to private sector partners;
  • Provide technical assistance, support, and information to national and local government officials;
  • Develop strategies for working with local government, private sector partners, trainers, and youth;
  • Hire and supervise local project staff and annually evaluate their performance;
  • Represent the project and Winrock to donors, local and national government entities, the media, local NGOs, and the local business community;
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Successful candidates will have strong management skills as well as salient experience implementing education programs, preferably in Central/East Africa. Specific experience and specialization in the areas of workforce readiness; entrepreneurship skills training; creating/maintaining partnerships with private sector companies, CSOs, youth oriented organizations; experience in curriculum development and training of trainers; and knowledge regarding gender disparities and women’s empowerment is strongly desired. Significant project management experience and leadership is highly desired.
    Education: Master’s level degree required in education, international development, leadership, political science, or a relevant social science discipline.
    Technical Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience working on youth engagement programs, including a minimum of 4 years’ of demonstrated managerial and/or team leadership experience
    Demonstrated experience increasing agricultural productivity, access to markets, and agribusiness and off-farm productivity, ideally with a focus on youth.
    Experience in the Central/East Africa region is required, and Tanzania strongly preferred.
    Experience addressing nutrition and family planning issues with youth a plus.
  • Experience managing to the highest ethical standards international projects
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in the management of complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget
  • Financial management, budget design, and budget management experience
  • Demonstrated success in motivating and supervising diverse teams of employees
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation of strategic plans
  • Experience designing and implementing or overseeing monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Good track record working with and/or partnering with a variety of individuals and organizations, including senior US and host country government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations
  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing youth, education, workforce readiness, and employment policy issues in developing countries
  • Experience providing support to workforce readiness curriculum development, entrepreneurship trainings, job networking, and local organization capacity building
  • Knowledge of US Government regulations, policies, and procedures or those of an equivalently complex international government funding organization
  • Knowledge of USAID and specific understanding of the USAID Feed the Future and USAID Forward as well as youth employment goals under the Tanzania Country Development Cooperation Strategy is desirable
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).

EMAIL: Please respond by email by sending cover letter and CV to winrocktanzaniajobs@gmail.com and referencing Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Chief of Party in the subject line by January 31, 2016.
WINROCK’S WEBSITE: Please go to the ‘Jobs’ link at www.winrock.org and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Tanzania Youth Entrepreneurship Chief of Party by January 31, 2016.