Senior Project Officer at CWS Africa

Title: Senior Project Officer
ID: 1305
Department: CWS Africa
Job Type: Exempt - National
Salary: TZS 2,059,374 Gross / Monthly
Job Level:         Function Manager
Grade:              7  (N)
Reports to:       Emergency Coordinator
Office:              Kasulu – Kigoma region, Tanzania
Duration:          10 months (1 September 2016 to 30 June 2017); renewal subject to funding available

About CWS
CWS is a non-governmental, faith-based humanitarian agency that works to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice worldwide.  CWS conducts activities with local partners and through direct implementation in more than 30 countries, assisting vulnerable communities and households regardless of their faith.  For 70 years, CWS has assisted refugees and migrants to access durable solutions, including third-country resettlement, local integration and voluntary repatriation. 

For more information on CWS, please visit:

CWS Africa offers a total compensation package.  The total compensation package includes life insurance, comprehensive health insurance, dental coverage, vision coverage; retirement contribution, 22 vacation days a year, sick days, compassionate leave, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Other Incentives 
CWS Global and CWS RSC Africa will provide accommodation stipend; one off travel allowance to the duty station on appointment of $250; travel allowance from the duty station back home after six months of $250; end of contract travel allowance from the duty station back home of $250.

CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or the provision of services.

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only those individuals shortlisted will be contacted.

To Apply:

Please click the below link to apply directly online to this position.;

This position is open to national applicants.

Please note that CWS does not accept resumes for positions that are not posted.  All applicants are required to submit their resume using the online applicant tracking system.

Primary Purpose
This position is responsible for the daily management of the adult literacy and empowerment program (REFLECT Program) implemented by CWS in Nyarugusu refugee camp, Kasulu – Kigoma region.

This position reports to CWS Emergency Coordinator in Dar es Salaam

Essential Duties
The Regenerated Freirean Literacy through Empowering Community Techniques (REFLECT) programme is a community based approach that aims at empowering beneficiaries with low rate of literacy and limited income.
Selected refugees currently living in Nyarugusu refugee camp will be enrolled in a REFLECT circle and they will gain critical skills on literacy, numeracy, vocational training and entrepreneurship aimed at establishing income generating activities.
REFLECT circles consist of twenty participants and create safe spaces where participants feel comfortable to meet and discuss any issue relevant to their lives and obtain required training or development.
The Livelihoods project manager will perform the following duties:
Base line survey and data analysis
Stakeholders’ mobilization and workshops
Selection and supervision of REFLECT facilitators
Management of REFLECT circles classes including literacy, numeracy and life-skills training
Development of individual career development plan and enterprise selection
Delivery of basic livelihood and vocational trainings to beneficiaries
Preparation and assessment of business plans
Delivery of micro grants/start-up capital to targeted beneficiaries
Post training follow up.
Essential Duties 
Lead the CWS Project according to the work plan and budget, ensuring a smooth implementation of all the planned activities
Produce monthly implementation plans with detailed budgets, weekly activities plans and reports
Provide on-job training, coaching and supervision for the REFLECT facilitators in Nyarugusu refugee camp, ensuring the highest standards of project implementation
Assume a result-oriented leadership role, setting quality standards and targets for the REFLECT facilitators directly supervised
Liaise with the CWS emergency coordinator and the M&E department to ensure that project data are accurately collected, stored and analyzed
Represent CWS in relevant coordination groups including education and community service in Kasulu and Kibondo
Ensure that activities are coordinated with UNHCR and other implementing partners, including other agencies implementing similar program in Nyarugusu and other refugee camps in Kigoma region.
Ensure that all operating procedures, organizational policies and systems are adhere to
Lead the procurement of the project materials according to the available budget and in accordance to the authorization level
Ensure that all the material procured for the REFLECT program are properly utilized and
Ensure that all payments due for the REFLECT project are timely disbursed and documentation is collected in accordance with the CWS financial requirements
Ensure that all project finances are properly documented and floats for activities implementation are timely retired to the finance officer
Liaise closely to the finance officer, ensure that monthly financial reports are reviewed and the expenditures occurred are accounted appropriately
Bachelor’s Degree in education, development or social sciences
At least four year relevant work experience, preferably in the NGO sector.
Three years of experience at a managerial level with responsibility on HR, logistic and finance.
Prior experience working with women in livelihoods or adult education is required; experience in applying. gender lens to livelihoods or community empowerment activities is preferred.
Strong leadership and motivational skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong verbal and written English language skills
Demonstrated IT skills, including experience using MS office
The Livelihoods Project Manager must have the ability to:
manage autonomously the CWS livelihoods project ensuring that policies and procedures are implemented and executed in accordance with guidelines and standard;
deal with stress in a positive manner;
maintain a diplomatic, professional manner at all times;
exercise good judgment and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems;
communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English;
follow instructions from the Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude;
deal effectively and courteously with a large number of associates, outside agencies, refugees and members of the general public;
conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of CWS;
maintain a high performance standard with attention to detail;
manage a large and diverse workload under pressure with competing priorities;
carry out all of the duties of the position efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
work independently and contribute to overall operations of CWS Africa;
maintain strict confidentiality with CWS Africa administrative and operational information;
work well as a team in a multi-cultural environment while maintaining a high level of motivation
Working Conditions
Physical: This position requires bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, pushing/pulling, handling objects (manual dexterity), reaching above shoulder level, using fine finger movements and lifting/carrying heavy loads.
Environmental: Incumbents in this position will be exposed to excessive noise, marked changes in temperature and/or humidity, dust and infectious diseases, harsh weather climates, long work hours, bumpy roads, extended travel, excessive sun exposure, and non-ventilated spaces.
Special Requirements: The candidate should be of good health, willing and able to travel extensively in often difficult conditions, and have a high degree of flexibility.
Licensing/Certification:  Not applicable.
Ensure effective exchanges of information with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include speaking to others respectfully; expressing ideas in a logical, organized way; sharing information appropriately; and clarity and conciseness in written communication.

Ensure constructive and supportive interactions with others. Examples of skills and behaviors include being positive and supportive when working with others; sharing information and resources freely; resolving conflict constructively; and proactively working to remove obstacles to success for others.

Job Knowledge
Utilize and apply job related knowledge to complete job tasks at a level that meets or exceeds expectations. Examples of skills and behaviors include utilizing job knowledge to solve problems or develop new approaches; maintaining or enhancing skills through continuing education; and taking on projects that will develop or enhance skills.

Work effectively and contribute as a member of a team. Examples of skills and behaviors include supporting other team members by sharing information; covering the work of others during absences, vacations etc.; and actively participating in developing ideas for ways to increase team effectiveness. 

Problem Solving
Analyze information and develop solutions to challenges that arise during the course of performing a job. Examples of skills and behaviors include researching and collecting facts; defining the issues and the parties affected; formulating options/solutions for addressing the problem; and engendering support for and implementing the solution.

Program Planning and Management
Organize work and/or plan projects and ensure timely completion and/or successful implementation. Examples of skills and behaviors include identifying and analyzing program options; identifying the tasks and deliverables required for successful completion; managing one’s time; monitoring the resources involved and ensuring that they are directed most effectively; and working with all involved to ensure successful completion.

Guide and direct oneself or other individuals and groups toward a desired outcome. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking the appropriate level of initiative to resolve problems or remove obstacles, bringing individuals together around a common goal; evaluating information and making decisions; navigating conflict and obstacles; and ensuring that communication takes place between all parties involved.

Resource Building and Stewardship
Balance the acquisition or investment of organization resources with responsible use of those resources in line with the organization’s mission. Examples of skills and behaviors include taking advantage of all opportunities to cultivate potential donors; evaluating situations to identify the best use of resources; and making responsible investments of resources that increase organization effectiveness.

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