7 Oct 2021

LADP Tanzania Coordinator at Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric project (RRFHP)

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Job Description


The Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric project (RRFHP) is one of the priority regional projects in the Nile countries and aims at development of low-cost power generation and regional electricity trade as a means to improve productivity and promote economic growth in the region. The proposed project consists of construction of (i) a run-of-river hydropower facility with an installed capacity of 80 MW to be equally shared between the three shareholder countries of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. The power plant and associated hydraulic infrastructure will be situated at the Rusumo, where the Kagera River forms the boundary between Tanzania and Rwanda, and ii) transmission facilities connecting the power plant to the national grids of Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

The Local Area Development Plan (LADP), is a benefit sharing program designed to enhance regional economic and social development in the project area. The LADP project area includes Ngara District in Tanzania, Kirehe and Ngoma Districts in Rwanda and communes of Giteranyi (Muyinga Province) and Busoni (Kirundo Province) in Burundi.

The Ngara District Executive Director is announcing the following vacancies under LADP Tanzania to be filled soon by competent Tanzanian:

 

Position: LADP Tanzania Coordinator (1 Post)

Objective

These Terms of Reference (ToRs) relates to the position of LADP Coordinator, to support the day to day activities related to the implementation of Local Area Development Plan (LADP) in Ngara District, Tanzania. The officer to be recruited will work in Ngara District under supervision of the Ngara District Executive Director with support of technical, financial, procurements and safeguards as per World Bank guidelines and pollicises requirements.

Scope of Work

Providing technical support to achieve the targets and outputs for the timely implementation of the LADP in Tanzania.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the general planning processes for the execution of the tasks related to LADP implementation.
  • Liaise and coordinate with district authorities and particularly the LADP Steering Committee and formed LADP team to ensure that good practice of LADP implementation is adhered to, including that the LADP investment is oriented to identified priorities and contribute to achieve its objectives of livelihoods improvement in the project area as per prepared Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Reach out and coordinate LADP activities with key stakeholders the communities, district leadership and other relevant government bodies, (associations, cooperatives, community based organizations, NGO, etc) to enhance the LADP investment.
  • Ensure regular Monitoring, Evaluation on quarterly basis and reporting weekly, monthly and quarterly of the LADP implementation progress at the Districts and NELSAP
  • Any other task as may be assigned

Reporting

The Officers shall work under the supervision of District Executive Director and reporting to LADP investments progress to NELSAP PIU. Lead Environment and Social Safeguards Specialist as per signed MoU. The officers shall be located specifically in Ngara for Tanzania.

On an output basis, the Officer will be expected to submit: (i) a brief narrative/monthly report (maximum of 10 pages), outlining the work accomplished in delivering the specific monthly output; (ii) an outline of the work expected to be completed for the next deliverable/month; (iii) comments or recommendations relating to monitoring reports and progress of the implementation of LADP activities.

Duration and Nature of Appointment

The appointment of the Officer will be for an initial period of 11 months with a probation period of 3 months, commencing November 2021 and a probable extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of fund. The staff will travel within the project area. Remuneration is negotiable.

Qualifications

The Officer, will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Development Studies, Social anthropology, Community Development, or related field.
  • Expertise in the development and use of participatory approaches at all levels (national and community), preferably in complex projects i.e. infrastructures with tangible positive impact on project implementation.
  • At least Seven (7) years of proven work experience in project implementation and participatory approaches with a range of stakeholders with demonstrated practical experience in Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Excellent consensus-building, multi-cultural, and inter-personal skills; Strong team building and mentoring capabilities; Knowledge and skills in the use of consensus building tools will be an asset.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, presentation, and reporting skills.
  • Must be Fluent in English languages He/she should also be able to communicate fluently in the respective local languages.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the Tanzania, administrative settings and hierarchy in addition to having a deep understanding of the cultures, livelihoods strategies of the communities that will be covered by the LADP activities.
  • Good computing skills, including knowledge of software packages for word processing, databases, and spreadsheets; Familiarity with modern communication systems (such as Internet, worldwide web, email, etc).
  • Experience working within international and donor organization contexts and especially familiarity with the policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral development agencies is an advantage.
  • Also experience on management of environment and social in the construction infrastructures project will be an added advantage
  • Willing to work and reside within the project area, as work demands.

Candidates’ Reporting Obligations

The Environmental Expert shall work under direct supervision of and reports to LADP District Coordinator. The Environmental Expert shall be located in the Ngara District (TANZANIA).

Deliverables

The candidate is expected to produce and submit:

    • A brief narrative/weekly/monthly report outlining the work accomplished in delivering the specific weekly/monthly outputs. s An outline of the work expected to be completed for the next deliverable week/monthly/quarter.
    • Any document requested guideline, ESMP, progress reports, among others.
    • Approved all related to contractors’ ESMP, monitoring and progress reports during implementation.
    • Weekly, monthly and quarterly ESHS monitoring reports for individual projects submitted to NELSAP through LADP Coordinator, that will report to agreed EHS metrics.
    • All other reports and documents related to implementation of LADP projects as might be needed from time to time.
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Method of Application

Interested Applicants should apply by submitting:

A cover of letter with statement on applicant’s interest in the given assignment and suitability based on the given ToR to be addressed to:

District Executive Director,

Ngara District Council,

RO.BOX 30.

Ngara.

KAGERA.

Curriculum Vitae (CV) including date of birth and nationality.

Copies of academic & professional training certificates.

APPLY through the email: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] (In the application letter clearly mark the position you are applying for, example application of LADP Ngara Procurement Officer, etc )

Deadline for submission is on 20th October 2021 before 17:00 hours Tanzania time

Only candidates who meet the requirements and are short-listed for the interview – will be contacted.






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