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Program Manager, ARISE III 

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Position Announcement

Program Manager - Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education (ARISE III)

Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Program Manager for Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in Support of Education (ARISE III) program.

GENERAL: Winrock is a recognized leader in US and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission-driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves on being a learning organization that embraces continuous improvement in program results and processes and a culture of accountability.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants should send a current resume, cover letter, and reference contacts to, no later than Nov 06, 2018. Only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA.

SALARY & BENEFITS: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.

LOCATION: Tabora, Tanzania

DEPARTMENT: Civic Engagement and Social Equity

REPORTS TO: ARISE Africa Regional Director, Civic Engagement and Social Equity

PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Program Manager will be responsible for implementing a high-quality, results-oriented program to prevent and help eliminate child labor through improved awareness of the hazards of child labor, greater livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable households, and improved access to education for children and youth. The position has an anticipated start date of January 1, 2019.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Program Manager is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the requirements of the project. He/she will establish and maintain systems for project operations; ensure that all deadlines are met and targets are achieved; maintain working relationships with project stakeholders and oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to the donor. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all program activities in Tanzania for ARISE III, including direction and supervision of overall program implementation; recruitment and supervision of staff and consultants; timely preparation and submission of Tanzania reports; and preparation of work plans and tools for the Tanzania program.
  • Manage partner NGOs and consultants on implementation, monitoring, reporting, and M&E issues.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to ARISE Tanzania consultants and partner NGOs in child labor/protection.
  • Manage the performance review process for ARISE III Tanzania staff, working with staff to establish and meet personal performance objectives and developing performance improvement plans if necessary.
  • Review ARISE Tanzania financial reports and documents such as FOVs and wire requests before their submission to the WI Home Office/Regional Office.
  • Manage project assets and oversee financial activity, including maintenance of internal control procedures to ensure that expenses are reasonable, allowable, and necessary and that project assets and premises are used for project activities only.
  • Participate in country-level project coordination meetings and share reports and agenda with the ARISE Africa Regional Director.
  • Working with the M&E Specialist, track ARISE Tanzania data and ensure reporting and progress on indicators.
  • Ensure that the project is implemented as per the SOPs and where and when necessary, make revisions to the SOPs.
  • Lead the drafting and development of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Document success stories, best practices, and lessons learned and share them with the rest of the program team to facilitate continued improvement and impact.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations during ARISE technical meetings outlining the progress on deliverables and their impact on child labor reduction/elimination.
  • If called upon, and time permitting, support Winrock’s CSE group in new business initiatives through the identification of consultants, competitor analysis, etc. in new business capture work or proposal meetings/assignments.
  • Working with the ARISE African Regional Director, design or adapt tools and training packages that build the capacity of ARISE beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by Winrock.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have solid experience managing donor-funded programs in complex rural environments with a wide variety of stakeholders. Specific experience and specialization in at least one of the following is required: child labor prevention/eradication, agricultural training/education, youth development, community mobilization, and/or economic empowerment.

Education: University degree in international development, management, social science, human rights, law, public policy, or other related field of study required. Master’s degree preferred.

Technical: Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience managing child labor prevention/eradication (or closely related programs) required.

Management Experience:

  • Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible and professional experience child labor prevention/eradication (or closely related programs), required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills in the management of complex, multi-activity programming, on time and on budget.
  • Strong abilities in financial management, budget design, and budget management.
  • Demonstrated success in motivating, supervising, and building the capacity of staff and fostering effective teamwork.
  • Experience designing and overseeing monitoring & evaluation systems.
  • Good track record working with and/or partnering with a variety of individuals and organizations, including senior US and host country government officials, international agencies, private sector companies, and donor organizations.
  • Experience managing international projects to the highest ethical standards.


  • Knowledge or understanding of social, economic, and political context governing child labor issues and analysis in developing countries (preferably in rural sub-Saharan Africa).
  • Fluency in English and Swahili required.
  • Knowledge of regulations, policies, and procedures of host country as well as international foundations or other complex international government funding organizations.
  • Ability to network with government and other NGO entities and create synergies and cost-effective opportunities for the ARISE program and its beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, creative problem solving, and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively and proactively with regional ARISE office, stakeholders, and donor representatives is essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; demonstrated ability to interact effectively and sensitively with multicultural staff, external donors, and collaborators is essential.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, caste, tribe, age (40 or older), disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Winrock International recommends that you read the following notices provided by the United States Government before applying:

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