Ajira Mpya

Senior Operation Officer at Good Neighbors June 2023

Nafasi za kazi Good Neighbors June 2023

Senior Operation Officer at Good Neighbors June 2023 – Nafasi za kazi Good Neighbors June 2023, Good Neighbors is an international humanitarian development NGO founded in Korea in 1991. It was granted General Consultative Status from the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). The aim is to make the world a place without hunger, where people live together in harmony. In Tanzania it was officially established in 2005 and our efforts work towards creating environment where children’s rights are protected and sustainable development of communities through empowerment, leadership and ownership.

Nafasi za kazi Good Neighbors June 2023

Good Neighbors Tanzania Mwanza Area Office (GNTZ-MAO) launched its operation since 2009.This year 2023 March, GNTZ-MAO is implementing a phase II KOICA project from 2023- 2025 which aims at promoting Optimal Growth and Development in Primary Schools Students through building a healthy environment on Kome Island. The project is providing a school feeding program, Micronutrient Supplementation, Construction of Water Project, School Toilets, Hygiene Promotion, Mass Drug Administration, Operation Researches and awareness campaigns as per below:

Project Name“Promoting Optimal Growth and Development in School-Age Children Through Building a Healthy Environment on Kome Island, Tanzania.”
Beneficiaries16,091 students from 13 government owned primary schools (12 continuing from the first project and 1 added under the second)
Objectives/Outcomesa) Strengthened health services and enhanced nutritional status through school meal program, Micronutrient Supplementation and Strengthen the capacity of School Management Committee Members.b) Prevention of parasitical infections and promotion of healthy growth through construction of water facility projects, Strengthen the capacity of WASH committee members, Toilet construction and Mass Drug Administration.c) Increased awareness and behavioral change in local communities through Advocacy Campaigns.
Project AreaKome Island, Buchosa District Council, Mwanza Tanzania

Good Neighbors Tanzania is looking for individuals to join our highly motivated team in the following role;

  • Position: Senior Operation Officer (1 Posts)
  • Reports to: Operation Assistant Manager
  • Location: Mwanza Area Office

Contract Duration: July -December 2023 (6-month contract with 4-month probation, contract extension is subject to funding availability, employee performance or/and mutual agreement). Under the overall authority of the Country Director (CD) of Good Neighbors Tanzania (GNTZ), and direct supervision and in cooperation with MAO Senior Management Team will oversee, supervise and provide strategic oversight and coordination for WASH and construction works which includes program development, planning, implementation, monitoring, resource mobilization, and networking, coordinating with donors and partners.

Project Planning and Implementation

Organize KOICA project planning, implementation and reporting of the progress of project activities (construction infrastructures, Water Supply Facilities, Sanitation, Hygiene and Management of Water user committees). Participate in the preparation of overall work plan, activity plans and budget Requests and Final Spending Summaries for construction works and WASH activities. Be responsible/ support for the design, establishment of work specifications and quotation, follow-up and evaluation of activities related to the construction of WASH infrastructures in primary schools and communities, such as: Construction of Water Project or rehabilitation of water water wells and sanitation facilities (School Toilets). Assist in preparation of WASH implementation plans or proposals for possible funding.

Technical Support and Capacity Building

Make sure that all required preparations are in place for technical estimates, design, and resource management plan, prepare bid documents and support the project team for the bid selection Work with the construction consultant and the management team to establish the technical aspects of the development of TORs, designs and tender documents for the construction of water facilities and WASH facilities. Work with the construction consultant and District Engineer to Validate the progress and quality of work of the contractors and make the connection with the administration and logistics to ensure their payments Provide on-site technical assistance to staff, contractors or service providers, and beneficiaries during the process of implementation, including management of construction activities.

M &E, Reporting and Documentation

Supervise and Monitor WASH and Construction interventions in strict adherence to KOICA guideline and Tanzania government. Track and prepare monthly, bi-annual and annual progress reports of activities relate to project indicators; including documentation of key lessons learnt and success stories. Supervision of the construction processes of different water infrastructures to their successful completion and acquisition and interpretation of the Water Test Reports.

Advocacy, Engagement, Partnership and Networking

  • Planning, organisation and follow up of the community mobilization in target communities on issues related to construction, operation and maintenance of WASH facilities.
  • Coordinate WASH construction activities with other sectors of Good Neighbors Mwanza Area, in order to integrate activities in the same geographical area and for the same beneficiaries.
  • Work closely with relevant Regional/district departments and RUWASA to share relevant information

Qualification, experiences and competencies

  • A degree in Environmental Health Science, Water Engineering or any relevant discipline
  • Professional experience of 4 years minimum, including 2 years in the field of WASH infrastructure construction in development context.
  • Experience in supervision of contractors
  • Documented skills in project planning and design, drafting, calculation, and technical draughting and interpretation of technical drawings.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction national and international standards.
  • Experience in working with NGO

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Honesty, integrity, transparency and professionalism. Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in limited time period. Flexible and adaptability to transitions. Self-motivated with strong initiative. Report writing skills. Ability to follow instructions and work with minimum supervision. The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult circumstances Competence in Ms Office applications, Ms word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time

Application Instructions:

All interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, please send their applications with an enclosed cover letter showing your competence and why you want to work with Good Neighbors Tanzania for the position on or before 3rd July 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. When applying please attach detailed curriculum vitae containing complete names and addresses (postal, email, phone), together with names and contact details of three referees. All application (CV & Cover letter) should be in one PDF file by renaming his or her name.

The application should be addressed to Project Manager P. O. Box 367 Good Neighbors Tanzania, Plot No. 493, Block KV, 3rd Floor of the Olympic Petroleum Building located at Ghana Area, Mwanza Tanzania through E mail: gntzmwanza@goodneighbors.or.tz. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted through their active mobile numbers and email addresses. Good Neighbors Tanzania will not be responsible for transport or/and accommodation during the interview, there will be no refund for the expenses incurred.

Good Neighbors Tanzania has a zero tolerance to any harm or sexual exploitation and abuse against any beneficiaries (or program participants). Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) is everyone’s shared responsibility and all GN employees and partners are required to adhere to GN’s Code of Conduct both during and outside working hours. Familiarization with and adherence to the GN Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct is an essential requirement of all employees and partners, in addition to related mandatory training.

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