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Job Advertisement: Program Manager

I/ Context

Iles de Paix is a Belgian non-government and non-profit international organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development worldwide. Currently Iles de Paix works in 5 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Peru, Uganda and Tanzania. Iles de Paix also conducts activities in Belgium such as advocacy and development education. The intervention of Iles de Paix in Africa’s overall objective is to enable people to pursue their own sustainable development process independently and with dignity.

Iles de Paix is implementing a development programme in Karatu District. The Kilimo Endelevu Programme (2017/2021) aims to contribute to strengthen economic, environmental and social performances of the actors of sustainable family farming for the communities of Karatu District located in Arusha Region, Tanzania.

In order to achieve the specific objective the programme will implement 5 results in the fields of (1) sustainable techniques of production and management of productive activities; (2) capacities of processing, marketing and storage; (3) financial services adapted to the needs of small-scale farmers (in synergy with Trias); (4) sensitization and mobilisation of public authorities, Organizations of the civil society and citizens in favour of the sustainable family farming and (5) capacities of the organized actors of sustainable family farming. The programme will include a component of capitalisation and diffusion of experiences.

Iles de Paix will implement this programme with 2 Tanzanian organizations, RECODA and MVIWATA – Arusha.

Iles de Paix is looking for highly qualified Program Manager.

Duration of Contract: 1 year renewable (the program is for 5 years – 4 years are remaining)

Duty Station: Arusha with frequent trips to the intervention area (60% of budget time)

II/ Main responsibilities

  • Coordination of the program through collaborative relationships with partners and other development actors;
  • Monitoring and strategic management of the program through the establishment and use of the monitoring and evaluation system, the analysis of results achieved, the organization and facilitation of evaluation, organization and facilitation of studies and researches related to actions undertaken;
  • Ensure administrative and financial management of the program that is to say, the proper use and allocation of resources for project implementation;
  • Representation of Iles de Paix at program level;



III/ Main activities

Strategic level §  Participate in all strategic reflections;

§  Contribute to the elaboration of strategies and intervention policies of Iles de Paix in Tanzania;

§  Participate and contribute to the formulation of programs and projects and their submission to donors by ensuring the active involvement of identified operational partners.

Program Management §  Support partners in the design and formalization of intervention methodologies, and in developing their action plans;

§  Organize annual planning process of the program;

§  Ensure the implementation of the program:

–        Continuous follow-up through field visits, exchange of information with partners, local actors and other development authorities;

–        Sharing with partners of observations, suggestions and recommendations;

–        Organizing regular coordination meetings with program partners;

§  Coordinate the implementation of partner capacity building activities:

–        identification with partners in capacity building axes to be considered;

–        facilitation and / or organization of the implementation of training and other capacity building actions

§  Continuous advice to partners to support them according to their needs in the implementation of the program;

§  Ensure the establishment of monitoring and evaluation system of the program and support partners in collecting field data and their exploitation.

§  Organizing with partners the periodic reporting process and consolidate the reports;

§  Contribute to the organization of program evaluations, studies and researches related to actions carried;

Administrative and financial management §  Work closely with the administrative and financial services of Islands of Peace Country Office:

–        To ensure good understanding of administrative and financial procedures that apply to the program by the partners;

–        To ensure the proper use by the partners of all the resources in accordance with the procedures;

–        To ensure the achievement of execution rate and financial commitments with those planned and announced to donors;

Representation and mandates §  Representing Iles de Paix at program level and maintain all contacts with all partners – actual or potential – as well as stakeholders and beneficiaries (basic group, association, local authorities, decentralized services, regulatory authorities, etc.).

§  Representing Islands of Peace, at the request of the Country Director for other ad hoc tasks.




IV/ Person Specification

IV.1/ Education and aptitude

  • Bachelor or Master of Science in Agro ecology, Agriculture, Rural Economy, Rural Development, Natural Resources Management and all related fields;
  • Demonstrated technical ability, sound judgment and ability to work effectively with others at all levels;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English;
  • Ability to effectively liaise with government, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality and sustainable development;
  • Computer skill particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Ability to work effectively in teams

IV.2/ Job related experience and knowledge

  • At least five years of experience in project management / development programs;
  • Experience project engineering-related issues (financial and budgetary procedures, organization, planning, reporting, and implementation of the project cycle…)
  • Great partnership relations management experience within development programs;
  • Good experience working with farmers’ organizations and local development actors;
  • Experience of capacity building of NGO development partner organizations;
  • Experience living or working in rural setting;
  • Experience with project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Work experience in development oriented NGO;

IV/ Mode of application    

Interested candidates are invited to send their application electronically to the following address:

Put the following subject in your message: Application/Program Manager/Kilimo Endelevu

The application should include:

  • A cover letter indicating how minimum qualifications are met and why you are the best candidate for the position;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with 3 referees from employers or direct supervisors;

Please do not send additional attachments or copies (i.e. academic transcripts or professional certificates) at this time. Electronic applications should not exceed 2MB.

You may apply no later than 13th of May 2018. This is an immediate opening so no applications will be accepted after this date. No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, so there is no need to follow up.


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