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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


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.



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


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:


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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