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Project Manager Financial Inclusion
PACT - TANZANIA
Experience : 6.0 Year(s)
No. of Position : 1
Job Opening date : 22-Aug-2019
Job closing date : 20-Sep-2019
Job Description
Reporting to Country Director


Location Dar es Salaam (The Project Manager will be located in Pact's Tanzania country office, with the opportunity to engage with financial inclusion initiatives across Pact's 30 countries.)


About Pact

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. As a nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments to create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined through Pact's unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people's lives.


About Pact Ventures
Pact Ventures is Pact's impact investing team where we deploy capital in unique ways that leverage the strengths of a development organization to scale and deliver impact through new models. We approach development and impact investing through a different lens, exploring how private capital and market-based mechanisms can be incentivized to solve complex social problems in collaboration with our core development projects. We focus on the key sectors and geographies in which Pact operates, including health, financial inclusion, energy, livelihoods, and sustainable supply chains in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.


Pact Ventures seeks to leverage private sector partnerships to deploy new programming that is rooted in development but tests a fundamentally different approach to solving financial inclusion. We seek to build sustainable, market-driven models that address issues of financial inclusion by partnering with those that can provide services most needed by bottom-of-the-pyramid consumers. We are nimble and agile, capable of testing different approaches, pivoting when necessary, and structuring innovative financing models as needed. To date, we have financed a PRI-like grant to fund innovation, provided subordinated debt to a fast-growing global fintech company, and explored joint ventures with strategic corporate partners. You can learn about other projects on our website https//www.pactworld.org/country/pact-ventures.


Position Summary
Pact Ventures is seeking a Project Manager of Financial Inclusion to be located in the Pact Tanzania Country Office in Dar es Salaam for a 12-month contract with the opportunity to convert into a full-time position upon the successful achievement of key milestones.


Beginning in Tanzania, the Project Manager will execute partnerships with financial institutions, fintechs, and other key private sector companies needed to grow Pact's existing group-based savings and loans solution. The Project Manager will understand current trends in financial services for low income customer segments, including relevant products like savings groups, financial literacy, microfinance, microinsurance, and digital financial services. S/he will have demonstrated experience in translating market and consumer insights into actionable interventions and implementing programs through Pact's network of local community organizations. S/he will need to communicate effectively with both social and private sector organizations to design and implement effective financial inclusion solutions and innovative partnerships. Success for the Project Manager includes key milestones like (a) the development of a best practice financial literacy curriculum, (b) the improved understanding of formal financial services by those trained, and (c) an increase in the number of Pact beneficiaries using formal financial products.


Key Responsibilities
The Project Manager will be responsible for operationalizing financial inclusion initiatives with various social, private, and public sector partners (beginning in Tanzania) and delivering improved financial inclusion outcomes. The role will require familiarity with and ability to navigate USAID projects and experience with implementation by working with/through local partners. The Project Manager will coordinate across Pact teams on broader organizational priorities, including research analysis, training and capacity development, and data collection/reporting. This will include, but is not limited to

1. Implement Financial Inclusion Pilot in Tanzania (75)
•     Implementation
i. Manage external consultant in development of financial literacy content
ii. Coordinate and facilitate “train the trainer” sessions on new financial literacy curriculum
iii. Administer surveys and other evaluation tools to benchmark baseline and measure impact from financial literacy training
•    Team Lead
i. Drive execution of key deliverables in coordination with Pact Tanzania and Pact Ventures team members and external partner working groups
ii. Identify and resolve problems during implementation to optimize financial inclusion objectives through best practices
iii. Lead regular check-ins with Pact Tanzania and D.C.-based teams on progress updates, milestone/deliverable progress, and emerging challenges
iv. Identify, staff, and manage additional team members as needed in collaboration with Pact Tanzania Human Resources
•     Point of Contact for Key Partners
i. Act as day-to-day point of contact for private sector and implementing partners
ii. Produce materials for stakeholder management and communication, including regular updates and meetings
iii. Schedule and lead regular meetings between private sector partners and Pact teams

2. Evaluate New Financial Inclusion Opportunities with Pact Ventures and Pact Tanzania Corporate Engagement and Technical Teams (25)
•     Source and analyze collaboration and partnership opportunities to test new financial inclusion interventions and solutions
•    Research financial inclusion landscape in Tanzania and East Africa, including but not limited to FSPs, MFIs, fintech, and other players relevant to advance financial inclusion
•    Drive partnerships from concept to selling relevant stakeholders to closing agreement.



Basic Requirements
•    Master's degree with focus on or significant exposure to financial inclusion, economic development, and international development
•    Minimum of 6 years work experience, ideally in roles with significant project management and client facing components, either in consulting or delivering on critical outcomes
•    Minimum of 3 years work experience in the design and implementation of financial services for the poor, and/or other economic development programming
•    Demonstrated experience with or exposure to telecom, microfinance, and/or other industries relevant to improving financial inclusion
•    Demonstrated experience with or exposure to capacity development and training in financial inclusion
•    Experience building strong working relationships with government, private, and/or social sector organizations
•    Ability to lead and influence without direct or formal authority, including comfort in highly matrixed operating environments
•    Experience implementing programs or interventions through local, CSO partners
•    Ability to think strategically and conceptually to solve problems
•    High degree of flexibility and adaptability with a can-do attitude
•    Ability to work independently and drive project outcomes
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Comfort in Excel and Powerpoint
•    Demonstrated passion for financial inclusion and social impact


Preferred Qualifications
•    Master's in Finance, Economics, or MBA
•    Experience in development consulting with bi-lateral/multi-lateral institutions
•    Experience in the fintech, banking, microfinance, insurance, telecommunication, or related technology industry


Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


To learn more about Pact Tanzania visit;http//www.pactworld.org/country/tanzania


Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors
Senior Technical Advisor
PACT - TANZANIA
Experience : 8.0 Year(s)
No. of Position : 1
Job Opening date : 09-Sep-2019
Job closing date : 30-Sep-2019
Job Description
Location Dar es Salaam

Reporting To Deputy Chief of Party – Kizazi Kipya Project

Pact Overview
Pact is working in partnership with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation, Railway Children Africa, and the Ifakara Health Institute on a five-year (2016- 2021) USAID/PEPFAR funded project to enhance the strengths of families caring for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The overall goal of the program is to improve the health and social wellbeing of OVC, young people, and their families through strategic service delivery support. Pact will provide financial and technical support to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for direct project implementation.

Position Purpose

Serve as an active member of the program team for the implementation of Pacts Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) activities. The Senior Technical Advisor oversees and guides the technical advisors in the implementation of the project. This includes the promotion of quality and timely project management as well as intra- and interdepartmental coordination and collaboration. The Senior Technical Advisor will focus 50 of level of effort on HIV related programming; the remaining 50 level of effort will be dedicated to other technical areas including supervising about seven technical advisors and other Kizazi Kipya project responsibilities.

Responsibilities;

Technical Advisory Responsibilities
•    Provide technical support and management of the project in OVC care and support, HIV services, violence prevention and response, early childhood and adolescent development, education, child labor, and children living and working in the streets, and community strengthening.
•    Provide leadership in the areas including, but not limited to implementing and monitoring bi- directional referral systems; rolling out and ensuring high quality OVC case management tools and training; work with quality improvement advisor to develop and monitor quality improvement plans; ensuring alignment to PEPFAR's Site Improvement Monitoring System; developing and ensuring adherence to Standard Operating Procedures and job aids.
•    With the HIV Integration Advisor, develop and implement strategies to target high risk HIV exposed infants for enrollment, improve pediatric case findings, strengthen linkages to HIV services, and continue to closely collaborate with care and treatment partners to ensure timely delivery of HIV services to project beneficiaries.
•    Ensure high quality facilitation of training and systematic post-training supportive supervision and mentoring to Pact staff and implementing partner staff.
•    Ensure overall technical integration of services for improved care, health, nutrition, education, protection, livelihoods, and psychosocial well-being
•    Provide technical management to sub-awardees in the consortium in the following intervention areas HIV and sexual reproductive health services, education services, particularly Early Childhood Development; and youth livelihoods and employment
•    Promote integration and cross fertilization of ideas and information technical areas and oversee initiatives to promote and strengthen knowledge management
•    Provide high-quality technical guidance and support that is grounded in the program's strategic objectives and adheres to expected technical quality and reporting requirements
•    Mentor technical advisors as appropriate and ensure international best practice is integrated into program design and implementation


Program Management, Monitoring, and Learning

•    Provide guidance and monitor monthly progress towards key indicators, problem solve with advisors, cluster teams and M&E staff if targets are not achieved.
•    Monitor workplan to ensure technical initatives and plans are implemented in a timely and efficient manner.
•    Work within the team to write quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports. This will include compiling, cleaning and copyediting reports from the advisors.
•    Support project teams to maintain relationships and close coordination with counterparts in partner organizations
•    Cooperate and promote collaboration with the Programs, Grants & Contracts, Finance, and M&E teams
•    Assist the Deputy Chief of Party on providing directions to the Technical Integrated Cluster managers at the project zonal levels
•    Ensure proper implementation of Pact's performance management systems for direct reports. This can include proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback, and coaching.
•    Contribute to development and management of a learning agenda and evidence building strategy for the project, particularly in the areas of referrals and linkages to ensure continuum of care, ART adherence and care retention of HIV positive OVC, youth livelihoods and employment strategies, gender transformative interventions
•    Write abstracts to highlight programmatic results for submission to conferences, forums, etc.
•    Travel to the field to provide technical & monitoring support, as needed


Representation and Strategic Direction

•    Represent the project in relevant meetings and visits with stakeholders, including partners, donors, and government as needed
•    Present quarterly progress to USAID and participate in various meeting with donors and other donor-funded implementing partners
•    Write and compile annual workplans aligning with PEPFAR COP guidance in collaboration with other team members (advisors, M&E, and consortium members)
•    Closely collaborate with implementing partners, on complementary activities including but not limited to partners working in the following areas care and treatment, economic strengthening, education, case management, parenting, and child protection.
•    Develop responses to ad hoc donor requests



Preferred Qualifications

•    Degree in medicine, public health, nursing, or equivalent at a master's level.
•    8 years of relevant work experience
•    Experience with PEPFAR 3.0 funded projects in Tanzania; solid understanding of evidenced- based HIV case identification especially for children, care and treatment and prevention interventions.
•    Experience in working with HIV care and treatment clinics (CTCs) and partners implementing care and treatment interventions in health facilities.
•    Technical expertise in OVC care and support, violence prevention and response, early childhood and adolescent development, education, child labor, and children living and working in the streets, and community strengthening will be an added advantage
•    Demonstrated ability and experience in several of the following implementing and monitoring bi- directional referral systems; rolling out and ensuring high quality services to beneficiaries, developing tools to ensure quality trainings (including step down trainings); developing and monitoring quality improvement plans; ensuring alignment to PEPFAR's Site Improvement Monitoring System; developing and ensuring adherence to Standard Operating Procedures and job aids
•    Proven ability to provide technical guidance to sub-awardees including international NGOs in the consortium to ensure integration of services
•    Experience in using data for decision making to improve programming
•    Strong PowerPoint and presentation skills
•    Technical understanding of PEPFAR 3.0 and USAID indicators and managing for performance
•    Ability to travel regularly and at short notice
•    At least 7 years of project management experience in developing country setting
•    Fluency in English
•    A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment


Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.