Chiefof Party Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project PD 2012 by bjBcQ3lq

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									                                              Chief of Party
                        USAID funded MWANZO BORA NUTRITION Program
                                     Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Africare is implementing the Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project (MBNP) in Tanzania, funded under
USAID’s Feed the Future and Global Health initiatives. As USAID’s largest nutrition project in the
world, Mwanzo Bora, meaning “good start” in Kiswahili, is a core component of USAID/ Tanzania’s
Feed the Future program, delivering nutrition interventions to combat maternal anemia and child stunting
and serving as the critical link between nutrition and a range of agriculture projects to foster enhanced
impacts on women’s and children’s health. The project operates in three regions, Manyara, Morogoro and
Dodoma, and has three key objectives:

    1. To strengthen the capacity of government and indigenous NGOs to deliver quality nutrition
       education and communication;
    2. To strengthen the delivery of integrated community-based nutrition services and social and
       behavior change communication (SBCC), resulting in a model that can quickly be scaled-up to
       reduce child stunting and maternal anemia, and;
    3. To conduct operations research to deepen the evidence base and provide lessons learned for the
       broader community. The project is deploying a variety of cutting-edge approaches in the areas of
       SBCC and agriculture-nutrition linkages.

The Chief of Party will report to Africare’s Country Director in Tanzania and will lead the coordination
and implementation of the program. The Chief of Party will provide overall strategic leadership for the
program, managing the project staff, partners and technical staff at field sub offices, country office, and
HQ offices. The Chief of Party will promote partnerships between, the Project, Government Ministries
and other Nutrition Stakeholders through collaborative research and documentation of quantitative and
qualitative information on experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of the program.

Responsibilities: include but not limited to:

       Leading the development of the project’s strategic focus, design of interventions across the three
        Intermediate Results, and incorporation of innovative approaches to reduce maternal anemia
        andchild-stunting.
       Collaborating effectively with a diverse group of nutrition development partnersincluding other
        Feed the Future and Global Health Initiative implementing partners.
       Coordinating frequent and structured interactions among consortium members seeking buy in,
        providing guidance and offering direction on implementation activities.
       Liaising with donors and being the primary contact between the donor and Africare.
       Understand donor priorities and ensure that they feed into program implementation and design
        through effective communication.
       Raising the profile of the project through representation and constant communication about the
        project accomplishments.
       Leading the annual work planning process and coordinating the timely and effective delivery of
        all USAID deliverables in collaboration with the consortium.
      Feed into and approve the projects periodic communications plan and related communication
       channels and tactics.
      Explore opportunities for synergy, utilizing existing structures/partnerships and economies of
       scope and scale in programmatic areas that Africare is already operating (regions and districts).
      Maintain effective and systematic communication with Africare HQ while leveraging existing
       internal monitoring tools to provide information on project status such as percentage completion,
       budget status, scope of work achieved etc.
      Overseeing, managing and supervising all project activities to maintain high level of quality
       control over all program functions, including technical advise on capacity-building, behavior
       change, and specific community nutrition interventions to reduce maternal anemia and child
       stunting.
      Ensuring coordination with sub recipients and compliance with agreements and contracts with
       donor and sub-recipients.
      Supervising project staff;direct reports to this position includes: Deputy Director, Capacity-
       Building; Deputy Director, Implementation; M&E Director.
      Ensuring proper financial management, including budget revision and monitoring of
       expenditures, and proper project management, including development, oversight of, and tracking
       against annual work-plans.
      Submitting abstract/projects briefs and making presentations at international conferences
       Overseeing the operations research component of the project, providing technical guidance on
       key research areas and directions, providing management oversight of the project PMP, and
       providing technical guidance on the documentation and dissemination of project results and
       project-related research; providing leadership on, and oversight of, effective knowledge
       management strategies for raising awareness of nutrition issues and sharing nutrition information
       generated by the project.
      Supervising technical specialists and consultants engaged on sub-contract basis.

Key Qualifications, experience and competencies will include:

      Masters degree in Nutrition, Development Studies, Sociology, Economics, Food Security, or any
       other relevant social science degree at postgraduate level.
      At least five (5) years’ minimum experience at a senior management level with increasing
       responsibility which should be working with International NGOs.
      Expert in community engagement/mobilization and capacity building processes.
      Expert in managing large Nutrition or food security Programsinvolving various diverse
       stakeholders.
      Significant and proven Project management and budget oversight experience.
      Energetic and Diplomatic team player with experience working with government institutions,
       civil society organizations and community partners.
      Experience with leading large teams.
      Experience with management projects with data and information for better decision making.
How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and cover letter. In the cover letter (of no more than two pages in
length) the candidate should briefly describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant
experience. Please send application materials to Tanzania.vacancies @africare.org including “MBNP
Chief of Party” in the subject line. Application material must be received by August 17, 2012.

Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications that we receive, we may not be able to respond to
each individual candidate. Please respect our no phone calls policy.

								
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