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The Zanzibar Muslim Women Aids Support Organization (ZAMWASO) is a Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization registered in 2001 with registration number 162 under the Zanzibar Civil Society Act No. 6 of 1995. ZAMWASO is dedicated to support the wellbeing of orphans and most vulnerable children (OVC/MVC) and other marginalized community groups including women and youth through improved community services including health, education, food and nutrition, shelter, psychosocial support and economic strengthening interventions. The organization is envisioned in provision of sustainable empowerment services and support to women and young people in Zanzibar by enabling them to mitigate the impact of poverty and provide quality comprehensive care.


ZAMWASO is working as a sub-grantee under Pact on a five-year (2016- 2021) USAID/PEPFAR funded project to enhance the strengths of families caring for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The project, USAID Kizazi Kipya, builds off another successful Pact project in Tanzania, Pamoja Tuwalee, to work towards USAID’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) goal of 95-95-95, where 95% of people know their HIV status, 95% of those positive are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 95% of those receiving ART achieve viral suppression.

Household empowerment happens through case management, economic strengthening and increasing the uptake of essential services, including HIV services to reduce the impact of HIV on households for families. Community Case Workers (CCWs) will ensure HIV specific service, referrals, economic strengthening and other social and health services are reached by the identified vulnerable households. ZAMWASO will be taking a child-focused and family-centered approach to strengthening the continuum of care for HIV+ children, adolescents and their families.

ZAMWASO employs competent, dynamic and self-driven individuals with strong technical knowledge and public health management skills in implementing donor funded projects while ensuring plans for project and organization sustainability. ZAMWASO is now seeking Tanzania nationals to fill below positions for the USAID Kizazi Kipya Project



Position: Program Manager (1 Post)
Reporting to: Executive Director
Start date: 1st November, 2020
Duty Station: Zanzibar

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide overall technical, operational, and administrative support to project staff and promotes an organizational culture where policies and values are observed.
  • Oversee project budget including tracking spending, disallowed cost, approve travel request, staffs liquidation, reviews and approve all project expenses.
  • Program Manager is the main point-person with PACT cluster office for all Kizazi Kipya Project implementation by the Organization
  • Program Manager is the project leader who is ultimately responsible and accountable for timely quality project implementation across all council where the Organization is implementing.
  • Work in collaboration with RSWO, DSWO, DMO, DACC and PACT technical coordinators at cluster level to ensure high quality project activities delivery.
  • Ensure preparation and timely completion and submission both financial and narrative reports (monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual).
  • Work with M&E Officer to ensure that appropriate data is obtained to produce high quality timely reports.
  • In collaboration with organization management, mentors project staff as appropriate in project management, organizational development and community development issues.
  • Support performance of project staffs by proactively addressing performance issues through regular, constructive and honest feedback, and coaching and identifying necessary staff development needs for direct reports.
  • Ensure staff is supported to deliver quality results in all project implementation activities.
  • Provides mentoring and guidance to the team members and models best practices; advises and trains other team members on organization policies, procedures, tools, and methodologies, as needed.
  • Represent USAID Kizazi Kipya Project in public events, stakeholders meetings and coordinate with other donor funded programs at council level.
  • Ensure stakeholders’ engagement, capacity building and networking
  • Performs other related tasks as may be required

Minimum Experience, Skills, and Qualifications Required

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in project management, statistics, community development, or any other related field with at least three years’ relevant work experience in a relevant field and with a reputable organization preferably in an NGO setting.
  • A post graduate qualification in the relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Should have keen interest and competent in develop & write fundable project proposals and resource mobilization.
  • Competent in project budgeting and budget analysis.
  • Competence in Computer applications especially in Ms Word, Ms excel, Power point, internet and other packages.
  • Integrity and professionalism.
  • Excellent communication skills in English both written and verbally.
  • Proven report writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A team player capable of working with multiple project partners and stakeholders
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of child and PLHIV vulnerability and related issues
  • Excellent knowledge of labour issues
  • Demonstrate ability for ensuring project and organization sustainability




Interested Applicants who feel that meet requirements as stated in each post, please apply send/submit your Application to:

ZAMWASO Executive Director
P. O. Box 1610

3rd Floor, Said Khamis Building,

Ijitimai Zanzibar

Email: [email protected]

Submit only covering letter and a CV. Indicate in your application on what post your applying as we have different post to avoid mixed application and confusion.
The Application should be submitted before 14th October, 2020 which will be a closing date for the application.

NOTE: ZAMWASO is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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