6 Mar 2019

TASAF Jobs in Tanzania : Human Resources Manager

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The United Republic of Tanzania is implementing the Productive Social Safety Net Program (PSSN) in the Third Phase of the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF III). The Program is jointly financed by the World Bank, the Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other development partners. It is a 10-year Program, implemented in two phases of five years, each. The Government is implementing this nationwide safety net Program with a view to reducing poverty and improving the lives of the poor. The objective of TASAF III is “to enable poor households to increase incomes and opportunities while improving consumption”. TASAF III targets people living under the basic needs poverty line (currently 33.6% of the population).

The Program consists of the following parts: Part 1 on Consolidation of Integrated Social Safety Net Interventions for extremely poor and Food Insecure Households and Part 2: on Institutional Strengthening. The development objective is to create a comprehensive, efficient well targeted Productive Social Safety Net Systems for the poor and vulnerable Section of the Tanzania population.

TASAF is now looking for competent and committed candidates who meet the minimum qualification stated below to fill the under-mentioned vacant positions.


Main Task:

To assist the Executive Director to manage the Human and Administrative functions of the Project as specified in the Financing Agreement and Operational Manual.

Principles Duties and Responsibilities:

She/he shall-

  1. Update the Administration Handbook and implement administrative procedures to ensure smooth project implementation;
  2. Develop and maintain active communication linkage within TASAF Management Unit;
  3. Administer condition of services in relation to staff recruitment, staff welfare, discipline, appraisal systems and human resources duties etc;
  4. Prepare a comprehensive annual work program for Human Resources Department;
  5. Participate in preparation and compilation of Unit’s annual implementation plan and budgets.
  6. Ensures adherence to TASAF rules, regulations and procedures at all
  7. Coordinate activities leading to negotiations of staff contracts with collaborating institutions including seeking legal opinion on matters relating to TASAF operations and management of human resources;
  8. Conduct induction activities and organize TMU staff career development in collaboration with respective directorates;
  9. Maintain and update staff records in the Human Resource Management system;
  10. Provide technical support in formulating and developing human resources development programs;
  11. Maintain updated inventory register.
  12. Assess and compile capacity building requirements of human resources staff at all
  13. Conduct performance appraisals of human resources staff using agreed upon performance indicators.
  14. Be a member of the TASAF management team.
  15. Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director


  1. Holder of Masters Degree in Human Resources Management. Business Administration. Sociology or any other related field from a recognized University.
  2. At least ten (10) years experience in relevant field in Public and / or Private Sectors of which five (5) years must be at managerial position.
  3. Must be computer literate.
  4. Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of and experience with donor funded project.
  5. High level of communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work with people at all levels..
  6. Ability to supervise, train and coach staff in relevant skills.
  7. Self-motivated with integrity and high level of confidentiality.


  1. Existence of updated staff and leave records;
  2. Existence of updated annual TMU staff training programs;
  3. Existence of proper management of fixed assets and office utilities;
  4. Existence of secure and conducive working environment;
  5. Existence of effective staff performance appraisal system.

Duration of Contract: Terms of Contract is 2 years

Duty Station: TASAF Head Office – Dodoma

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How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet these minimum qualifications and experience should submit an application letter. The application letter should be accompanied with detailed CV. certified certificates, names and contact information of three professional referees with their postal addresses, telephone numbers and email (if available) no later than 29th March. 2019 16:00hrs and addressed to;

Executive Director

Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF)

PSPF Building – Third floor Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Road P. O. Box 2719 Dodoma TANZANIA.

Please indicate on the envelope the post applied for.



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