Relief News

United Republic of Tanzania: Field Support Specialist - NOC Level


October 24, 2014
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 03 Nov 2014


UNICEF Tanzania is recruiting a Field Support Specialist who will be working under the leadership/ guidance of Chief Field Office Iringa, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes within the UNICEF supported districts of Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe Regions from the field office base in Iringa. This post also has a sectoral focus on Health as well as cross-sectoral responsibilities.

Major Accountabilities

· Designs, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned programmes. Analyses and evaluates data from the UNICEF supported districts of Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe Regions to ensure achievement of objectives and/or takes corrective action when necessary to meet programme/project objectives. Contributes to the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.

· Contributes to the preparation of documents for the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and Plans of Action, Country Programme Summary Sheet, and other programme documents, focusing on district profiles and AWPs for the health component of the UNICEF supported districts of Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe Regions

· Participates in inter-sectoral collaboration with other programme colleagues. Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategies to support and/or advocate programme development across sectors.

· Undertakes field visits to monitor programmes, as well as conducts periodic programme reviews with government counterparts and other partners. Proposes and/or undertakes action on operational procedures affecting project management and implementation. Provides technical advice and assistance to local government officials and other partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project(s).

· Develops and maintains partnerships with government and national and international agencies covering the management of programmes/projects. Participates in meetings with ministries, local government authorities, and other partners responsible for programme/project review, and follows up on implementation of recommendations and agreements

· Assists government authorities in planning and organizing training programmes. Identifies training needs and objectives for the purpose of capacity building, programme sustainability, as well as promotion and advocacy.

· Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to the Chief of Field Services as required.

· Participates in the development of sectoral workplans, ensures the achievement of specific assigned objectives. Provides guidance and support to staff in meeting project objectives.

Expected Qualification and Experience

· Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Health; Primary Health Care, Public Health or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance. Specific focus on monitoring is desirable.

· Five years of progressively professional work experience at national and international levels in field programmes relevant to Health programmes and overall project monitoring and management.

· Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset.

· Experience in national and sub-national level development assistance is an asset.

· Experience with addressing gender disparities and asset.

· Background/familiarity with Emergency an asset.

· Fluency in Swahili and English, spoken and written.

UNICEF Competencies Required

· Core Competencies:Communication, Working with People, Drive for Results

· Functional Competencies:Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Applying Technical Expertise, Planning and Organizing, Analysing, Learning and Researching.

To Apply

Interested candidates should apply online with a copy of their C.V. and P11, which can be obtained from and address to The Human Resources Manager, UNICEF Tanzania Country Office, Dar es Salaam, email:

indicating clearly Vacancy No. 2014/15on or before the closing date of 3 November 2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

UNICEF is committed to Gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race,

gender or religion and without discrimination of persons with disabilities.

Qualified Female Candidates are encouraged to apply

UNICEF is a smoke-free environment

How to apply:
The Human Resources Manager,

UNICEF Tanzania Country Office, Dar es Salaam,

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