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United Republic of Tanzania: Renewable Energy – Programme Manager in Tanzania

Organization: ACRA – Cooperazione Rurale in Africa e America Latina

Country: United Republic of Tanzania

Closing date: 15 Apr 2018


Position: Project Manager Senior


Project Title


Hydroelectric Energy for 20 Isolated Rural Villages in the Ludewa District, Tanzania


Location


Mainly in Lugarawa Village, Ludewa District, Njombe Region, Tanzania with frequent travel to Dar es Salaam.


Duration of the task


Estimated from May 2018 to February 2019


Main tasks and responsibilities:


Project Management:



Supervise project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities.




Establish and maintain a steady and active collaboration with all national level authorities (REA, EWURA, NEMC, MEM) and the main actors operating in the energy sector.




Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to ACRA, donor and other applicable timeframes and formats.




Prepare Terms of References and tender documents for service providers and suppliers.




Oversee all tender processes and ensure timely procurement of required project inputs and materials according to the procurement plan.




Establish an M&E system, supervise data collection on program indicators and revise them according to the achievement of the Project objectives.




Establish together with the staff and partners detailed Annual Action Plans, periodically updated




Participate in project evaluations and assist in the analysis of the results, assess project impact and effective use of resources.




Recruit and manage project staff, ensuring security condition, clarity over project plans and priorities and encouraging effective team work.




Supervise regular maintenance of Project equipment and cars.




Manage the project budget for the assigned project and ensure all expenses are according to budget and meet ACRA standards with regard to financial management, including accountability and good governance.




Comply with ACRA policies and practice with respect to code of conduct, safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.



QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS


Mandatory



Strong experience in project management, possibly in renewable energies, with at least 7 years’ experience




Experience in managing projects funded by the EC




Proved experience in managing tender procedures and dealing with bidder and contracts, proven knowledge of EU PRAG




Ability to work under pressure and ability to develop and work within a team




Experience in working with administrative and technical local Authorities, supporting capacity building activities and coordination mechanisms




Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation




Good knowledge and experience in participatory approaches




Experience in grant writing




Strong leadership skills




Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, and diplomacy




Fluent in written and spoken English




The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in rural working circumstances.




Mastering of MS Office package, Internet, e-mail




International Driving License



Desirable


Knowledge in natural resource management
Knowledge of accounting software, GIS systems, statistical packages

Knowledge of Italian and Kiswahili




Experience or knowledge of working in East African Countries




How to apply:


HOW TO APPLY


Interested persons have to send their Curriculum Vitae in English (ma 3 pages) with (3) two references to selezione@acra.it indicating in the object REF: 96_TANREL_PM_2018


Please visit ACRA website at www.acra.it/lavoraconnoi or at www.acra.it/workwithus


Last date for receipt of applications is 15th April 2018


Please, notice that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.


ACRA reserves the right to close the selection as soon as the adequate profile has been identified


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