Job Opportunity at the Vodafone Foundation, m-mama, Program Manager, Tanzania

Job Opportunity at the Vodafone Foundation, m, mama Program Manager, Tanzania

m, mama Program Manager, Tanzania

Role background

The Vodafone Foundation funds and manages projects using mobile communication technologies to address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and to enhance people’s quality of life under its Connecting for Good programme. The Foundation achieves this objective by using its privileged access to Vodafone networks, technology, customers and employees to empower people with the necessary tools to make a difference in the world.

The Foundation is expanding an emergency transport system (m-mama) for pregnant and postpartum women and new-borns – aiming to significantly reduce maternal and new-born deaths with the Government of Tanzania. With a small, dynamic, enthusiastic team, this role will work closely with the Country Director to oversee and move the program ahead. We are looking for an independent, forward thinker to join us. A person that shares our passion, our pioneering spirit and hunger for innovation within the development space. This is a unique opportunity to assist with overseeing and managing a large development programme and innovative partnership with Government.

Role profile

Role title:
m-mama Program Manager, Tanzania
Type:
Full – time

Reports to: Country Director
Location: Flexible in Tanzania with a significant amount of travel within Tanzania

Role purpose:
To work closely with the m-mama Country Director to execute program strategy in partnership with the Government of Tanzania, Vodacom Tanzania and the implementing partners, in order to achieve the ambitious m- mama national roll out goal.

To work with the implementing partners in the regions to prepare for regional launches and assure quality in the implementation and programmatic activities.

To work closely with Vodacom Tanzania to develop communication materials and gather field stories on the impact of m-mama.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

• In collaboration with the regional and local government and m-mama implementing partners, support m-mama Tanzania’s national roll out strategy
• Assist with the management of implementing partners to deliver program commitments with maximum impact, efficiency and innovation
• Work closely with Vodacom Tanzania to gather communication content on m-mama
• Effectively capture, track and record program documentation

Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

• Self-motivated, independent, and positive with an unwavering dedication to succeed in spite of headwind
• Proactiveness with ability to multi-task and work under pressure
• Outstanding interpersonal skills both written and oral
• Excellence in managing multi-stakeholder partnerships and ensuring their value proposition is continuously monitored
• Participate in and contribute to events and tasks that concern m-mama, Vodacom Tanzania and the Vodafone Foundation accordingly
• Ensure transparency and accountability in official financial transactions
• Undertake any other assignment as assigned
• A proactive curiosity mentality, ask questions and dig for answers
• Excellent oral and written skills
• Experience in program management
• Strong analytical skills
• Consensus building with a good sense of diplomacy and well-developed political awareness
• Verbal and written fluency in English and Kiswahili

Added Advantage:

• Experience working in Tanzania
• Experience working with country governments and international partners

To apply: Send CV and cover letter to Submissions.Foundation@Vodafone.com by 29th August 2022.

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