Project Manager jobs in Dar es Salaam

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World Vision Tanzania seeks highly qualified candidates for an anticipated five-year donor funded project with key objectives to increase empowerment, reduce exploitation and abuse, increase uptake of ASRHR services, including Nutrition & HIV and Increased Economic Opportunities through skills development, job creation, policy and capacity building. The project is anticipated to be implemented in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma.

The anticipated project aims:

  • To Improve enabling environment to advance gender equality and rights and protection from SGBV and adverse SRH and Nutrition outcomes
  • Improved capacity of youth/CBOs to meaningfully participate in and engage local decision-making structures to advance gender exploitation, adolescent girls’ and boys’ SRHR, and prevent and respond to SGBV.
  • Increased access to improved ASRHR and nutrition services for adolescent boys and girls in and out of schools.
  • Increased gender equitable participation of female and male youth from 16-19 years in the labour market.

The project Manager will have overall responsibility to provide the day to day management, coordination and efficient implementation of the project in the target regions. The incumbent staff will lead the development of detailed annual project workplan, ensure timely implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities within the regions while maintaining linkages with key stakeholders. S/he will actively oversee the project from quality, integrity, and smooth operations alongside all stakeholders, and soliciting solutions to any challenge that arise during implementation. S/he will provide supervision and support to the Project team to ensure high fidelity of implementation in time, target and budget and in full compliance with the donor requirements.

S/he will supervise and direct all team members involved in the project while upholding the cultural values of World Vision.

This position is contingent on the confirmation of funding from the donor.

% of time Activity End Results
25% Technical support and Strategic engagement

  • Ensure Leadership in technical implementation of key project activities.
  • Develop a detailed annual project plan to monitor and track project progress to meet budgetary objectives and adjusts project constraints in consultation with project management team and World Vision Canada’s (WVC’s) grant manager
  • Facilitate technical assistance to the local stakeholders such as regions and districts MoH to implement the projects activities for achieving maximum impact in the implementation of the project.
  • Identify, and manage project risks in a timely manner in consultation with the project management and escalate to Senior Management and grant manager in WVC for those requiring Management and donor’s attention.
  • Work closely with Cluster managers and program development coordinators to integrate the project interventions into the ongoing Health, nutrition and livelihood interventions to enhance scale up and sustainability.
  • Coordinate and work closely with other project implementing local partners to ensure specific activities such as locally appropriate bio-fortified crops production and scaled up in the target regions.
  • Ensure social behavior change communication strategies and interventions are developed and implemented to address barriers to adoption of improved adolescent sexual reproductive health practices and rights among adolescents, youths and young men/women of reproductive age
  • Ensure all key project models are implemented and documented with high fidelity and quality
  • Chair and ensure participation of project stakeholders in related Project Steering committee meetings with other implementing partners
  • Established and maintained meaningful partnerships, collaborations and networks in support of the project.
  • Project Activities are implemented as per timelines in Annual work Plan and high standards.
  • Project activities are within the approved budget limit
  • Adequate human resource planning, capacity building, and collaboration throughout the project implementation
  • Low audit risks or minimum audit queries and / or findings whenever an audit is done
  • Activity and output targets achieved on timely manner and with acceptable variance (less than 10%).



25% Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Establish and maintain high quality and timely project reporting, and communications in alignment to the specific donor requirements, WVC and WVT standards.
  • In collaboration with M&E and project coordinator ensure that the project results, and targets are monitored and adjusted as necessary as well as an annual work plans developed, which reflect the objectives of the project. (gathering, reporting and analyzing performance

data for impact and sustainability of project implementation in each region.)

  • Ensure proper operational opening/launch and closing of the project as well as dissemination of monitoring and evaluation of programmatic progress. Disseminate project follow- up reports to guide timely action.
  • Work closely with the Project M&E and WVC to develop and maintain program monitoring and evaluation tracking tools to ensure all project indicators report clear linkage of activities to intended outputs and outcomes and that the level of change is clearly tracked.
  • Coordinate the Project M&E and Project Accountant to ensure that donor reports (both financial and narrative) are generated and sent out to WVC and local stakeholders in time. Prior review from NO must be done.
  • Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories internally and externally.
  • Support all monitoring, evaluation and research tasks and deliverables for the project and ensure that all required reports and documentation for the project’s internal management systems are produced according to WVC and donor’s requirements
  • Reach is well captured and updated as per the project indicators and data base system.
  • Project steering committee has approved Annual work plan (AWP), M&E plan, Procurement plan, budget among other relevant tools for implementation.
  • Project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories are documented and uploaded in Horizon and WV Central Repository, and shred with WVC and the donors via
  • All key project documents and information are uploaded in Horizon


10% Project reporting:

  • Lead and facilitate preparation of project narrative and financial reports in accordance with donor designated formats as required. Ensure that draft reports disseminated for review and feedback by senior management team, relevant technical advisors prior to submitting the final report to WVC.
  • Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements (timely preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress reports on the status of project implementation).
  • Lead preparation of project specific information sheets, human impact stories, short video clips and photographs for public engagement. Provide relevant communications information as necessary for dissemination to donors, WVC and media.
  • In collaboration with Compliance and reporting officer, maintain Project and report tracking system to ensure all Project files are organized and well managed for planning and preparation of donor reports and project monitoring.
  • Share lessons learned with local partners, WVT leadership, staff and donors from field reports to enhance local planning and implementation and suggest modifications that might be necessary at the local level based on evidence and lessons learnt.
  • Donor reports submitted to NO review 10 days before the deadlines for submission to Donor or Support Office.
  • Queries on donor reports responded too timely.
  • MMR is shared to Technical Team Leader, Cluster and Senior Grants & Operations Manager as per set deadlines.
  • Grants Dashboard is updated on monthly basis and quarterly basis by the 25th of each month and shared to Senior Grants & Operations Manager.


10% Team Performance

  • Ensure a high-performance management culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity to enhance program officer’s smooth relations and accountability.
  • Provide supervision and support to project coordinators, and give technical assistance to government staff and consultants working within the program.
  • Promote and ensure zero tolerance to fraud and corruption
  • Training plan for staff is in place and tracked on implementation
  • Project staff are linked with respective Technical leads for technical capacity enhancement while implementing the project.
  • Performance management are well aligned with project requirement
20% Financial & non-finance resource Management:

  • Ensure that the Project budget is managed within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and World Vision.
  • In working with financial team ensure project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits
  • Manage program assets, materials and financial resources to ensure Stewardship and accountability in the project.

  • Meet the burn-rate standards for the Donor and World Vision – Green – 90% – 100%.









10% Networking, visibility and donor recognition

  • Ensures the program interventions and the donor are recognized by the government, partners and communities
  • Develop and support effective linkages and collaborate with Key structures to include CHMT, Community Based Organizations, other implementing partners and NGOs.
  • Represent WVT and Participate in networking meetings/workshops/conferences with GoT and other stakeholders at the district, regional and national level
  • Facilitate documentation and sharing of processes, challenges, good practices and lessons learnt among partners.
  • In collaboration with Senior Grants and Operation manager, ensure WV Canada and donor queries and requests are effectively, timely and effective way.
  • Share the best practice of the project to partners
  • Share Project impact story in quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.


Required Professional Experience
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in combination with a Master’s Degree in medicine, nursing, and public health
  • Demonstrated experience in a Project Management role and use of project management cycle in the delivery of development projects is required.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multidisciplinary teams is an advantage.
  • Experience implementing international donor funded projects is an advantage;
  • Experience in delivering technical assistance and/or institutional capacity building is an asset
  • Familiar with current Advocacy issues around adolescent sexual reproductive health and working with adolescents & youths is a MUST
  • Experience in urban programs is an advantage.
Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


Master of Science in Public Health and/or Project Management in Health

Medical or nursing qualification with public health training.

Additional training on SRHR is an asset.

Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills; Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders,
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills
  • Report writing skills: Ability to write complex reports
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent team player with minimum supervision
  • Significant experience of working with government officials, multiple partners, community groups and communities.
  • Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience in working with international donor funded grants
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff
  • Good planning and Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must
  • Work in a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in day to day work
  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines for information needs
Travel and/or

Work Environment


  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 30% of the time between Dar es Salaam and Dodoma and occasionally internationally.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player

Willingness to travel to the field as and when needed





To base in Dar es Salaam Language


Excellent written and spoken English essential


Contact (within WV or outside WV) Reason for contact Frequency of contact
Senior Grants and Operations Manager Direct Supervision and program implementation Daily
Operations Director and Senior Management Team Advice on related management functions Weekly
P&C Coordinate with P&C on staff related benefits and staff issues Daily
NO Departmental/Unit Managers Execute WVT strategy As required
WVT Partners (Government, Community) Planning, implementation and collaboration Weekly
Other NGOs Collaboration and Joint work As required
WV Support Office Program Implementation As required
Project Manager makes decision on project management in consultation with the direct supervisor and WVC’s grant manager.

Project Manager is guided by authority levels matrix on key approval levels and is guided by WVT policies and guidelines.


CORE COMPETENCIES – For all positions, select the top 3 prioritized competencies from below. Click here for a quick overview of our Core Competencies.
☐ Be Safe and Resilient

☒ Deliver Results

☐ Build Relationships

☒ Be Accountable

☐ Learn and Develop

☒ Improve and Innovate

☒ Partner and Collaborate

☐ Embrace Change

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☒ Model Self-Management ☒ Engage, Influence, Lead

and Grow Others

☐ Run an Effective

and Agile Organisation

☐ Develop the Organisation

for the Future

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