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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Senior Project Manager at NELICO


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NELICO is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges.

NELICO is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.


NELICO fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself


This job posting summarizes the main duties of the jobs. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.


 ACHIEVE Project

Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) is a five-year global effort to reach and sustain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, infants, and children. The project is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a Pact led consortium of top global HIV/AIDS partners, including JhpiegoPalladiumNo Means No Worldwideand WI HERThese core partners are supported by a network of global and local strategic resource partners. ACHIEVE focuses on priority PEPFAR countries across Africa and the Caribbean. The ACHIEVE consortium works with USAID Missions, national governments, and existing response partners to identify gaps in HIV prevention and treatment programming among target populations. Using best practices and expertise along with innovations, the project is addressing critical gaps to meet country-specific epidemic control goals.

ACHIEVE is a USAID’s flagship initiative to address the needs of children, young people, and breast-feeding women affected by HIV. This includes supporting local organizations in serving these populations and ultimately building their capability to receive direct U.S. government funding for programs at scale. The project leverages the full strength of its consortia and related private and public sector stakeholders to support countries attain and sustain HIV epidemic control.

In Tanzania, starting in October 2021, ACHIEVE expects to receive funding from USAID to support the Government of Tanzania (Got) to achieve its aim of controlling the HIV epidemic,


with a particular focus on programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women, through the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe) program, in 54 councils across 15 regions in Tanzania. Additionally ACHIEVE Tanzania aim to strengthen local organizations and the national- and community- level social welfare systems, structures, and workforce to support and sustain OVC to access HIV-inclusive services that support their health and well-being.

ACHIEVE Tanzania program has three Strategic Objectives:

  • To strengthen the capacity of the national and community-level social welfare workforce, systems, and structures to ensure quality services for OVC, at-risk AGYW, and people living with HIV (PLHIV).
  • To build capacity of local organizations to manage and implement USAID/PEPFAR awards as prime implementing ACHIEVE Tanzania Project will support the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.
  • To deliver high quality OVC services and DREAMS interventions for AGYW 9-14
  • Percentage of HIV-positive OVC (required) and caregivers (optional) on ART, active or graduated, who are served by an OVC comprehensive program who are virally suppressed (<1000 copies/ml) (OVC_VLS)
  • Percent of OVC households which sustain or increase their economic well-being, as measured by the Family and Child Asset Assessment
  • Number of female participants in WORTH Yetu groups designed to increase access


We have Vacancies for the following positions.



Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Reporting to: Chief Executive Director

Line Manager: Project Managers, Senior M&E coordinator Description:

NELICO is seeking applicants for the position of SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER for an anticipated ACHIEVE project focused on addressing critical gaps in the provision of comprehensive HIV, OVC and DREAMS in the Two Regions (Shinyanga and Geita) of Tanzania. The Senior Project Manager will provide leadership, managerial and technical support throughout the implementation of the Project and will be responsible for the administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical l implementation and oversight of all program activities. The Senior Project Manager will serve as the principal institutional liaison to the Tanzanian Government and PEPFAR and is expected to have regular communication with the Agreement Officer’s Representative. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for ensuring compliance with NELICO policies and procedures and PEPFAR rules and regulations. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for ensuring sub-awardee compliance and monitoring quality of program implementation. Senior Project Manager will report to the NELICO’s Chief Executive Director.


Job Summary/Responsibilities:


  • Provide overall management, strategic direction, and technical leadership to the project to achieve expected project results within budget and
  • Responsible for the overall planning, implementation, and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost- effective
  • Serve as principal liaison to PEPFAR, and the Tanzanian Government and ensure high level of coordination and nurture relationships with all key stakeholders including partner organizations/at national and regional level, on administrative, financial and programmatic matters related to the
  • Liaise with PACT and other PEPFAR partners and other donors and implementing agencies to ensure coordination of and synergy with other PEPFAR prescribed OVC/ HIV
  • Oversee report preparation and submission to meet PEPFAR reporting requirements to document program performance and monitor overall award compliance.
  • Lead preparation of annual work-plans, project activity updates, and other project- related communication and reporting
  • Oversee a team of senior technical, program and finance staff and ensure clear roles and responsibilities and lines of communication are maintained amongst the team
  • Supervising all project staff, including ensuring that field staff regularly prepare and update performance
  • Represent the project at regional, national and international forums, including technical conferences, policy briefings,
  • Ensure timely, high-quality, and complete submission of work plans, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by
  • Oversee the identification of technical assistance needs at national and Regional to be supported to improve performance towards achieving the goals and objectives of the National Strategic


  • Oversee management systems for the cost-effective implementation of all project
  • Develop suitable scopes of work for the engagement and execution of technical assistance contracts as



Required Qualifications:


  • A Master’s degree/Post graduate in Health Sciences, Health Administration, Management, Social Work, project Management, Art in Education, Business Administration with a focus on Health Sciences, social sciences, or related
  • A minimum of five years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility in designing, implementing, managing and leading large development programs involving multiple partners, stakeholders and geographic target areas in a developing
  • A minimum of three years of experience providing specific technical direction and oversight of the development and management of HIV programs with key
  • Management experience with a PEPFAR funding mechanism and familiarity with PEPFAR agreement regulations
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience leading a technical activity through evidence and data driven decision
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and
  • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to liaise with senior government officials, dignitaries,  executives  of  NGOs,  FBOs,  CBOs,  and  the  for-profit  business community, and senior members of the donor
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in
  • Relevant computer software skills, including at a minimum MS



NELICO is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

 NELICO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the NELICO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. NELICO also adheres to strict child safeguarding Policy. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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The deadline for submitting the application is 04 October 2021.

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