Wednesday, August 16, 2017

EMPLOYMENT& VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT VSO TANZANIA

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EMPLOYMENT& VOLUNTEER POSTS AT VSO TANZANIA

Electrical Installation and Maintenance Adviser

Lindi with occasional travelling to Mtwara, Tanzania12 Months (subject to extension based on the extension of the project)V E T A (Tanzania)
About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
You will work collaboratively a Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) teacher within the electrical workshop and provide advice, coaching and where possible support other workshops in electrical related operations. He/she will provide inputs to VETA management and VSO on the best way to improve the workshop up to the standards desired/required by gas industry.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Professional qualifications and experience: 
Essential 
 University degree in Electrical Engineering or Diploma in Vocational training or QTS certification with particular experience in Electrification, plant maintenance and installation
 Have at least three years in maintenance department of a factory or an establishment such as a hospital, public utility company or office building.
 Have at least two years experience in the practical vocational training
 Experience in management information systems


Desirable: 
 Good organizational and interpersonal skills
 Experience of working in a developing country.
 Experience in working with poor communities and community institution
Preference is given to those applicants with background on vocational/ complex industry experience

How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Application closing date 30 Sep 2017
Interview/Assessment date(s)To be confirmed later
Start date Earliest possible

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MNH Research Volunteer

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

VSO Tanzania

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
The ideal person for this position will conduct a nationwide context analysis on Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (RMNH) care in Tanzania. The researcher will conduct a (quantitative and qualitative) desk research as well as consulting and conducting informative interviews with key stakeholders. This consultation will help draw learnings and good practices for future programming, supported by the identification of potential new partners. This analysis will help us to make the critical decisions as to where the most vulnerable are, their needs and therefore our choice for the geographical focus in our programming. The findings from this assessment will help inform VSO Tanzania country strategy on RMNH care and will reflect VSO’s people first strategy.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Knowledge
Knowledge on healthcare and preferably RMNH is required as a core skill;
Know-how of participatory assessment / development approaches is required;
General software knowledge (e.g. Microsoft Office), and knowledge of statistical packages such as Excel, SPSS or STATA.

Education
A recognized undergraduate or master degree or comparable qualification in area of (preferably RMNH) healthcare (master degree is preferable);

Experience
Several years of experience in conducting large survey / fieldwork (data collection, validation, entry and analysis), leading field staff teams implementing surveys in the field.
Proven experience and expertise on quantitative and qualitative methods.
Willingness to travel to field sites during the fieldwork phase.
Good interpersonal / human relations skills
Allowance and accommodation
All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date
29 Aug 2017
Interview/Assessment date(s)
ASAP
Start date
1/1/2018

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Core Marketing Adviser

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

RP-VSO Tanzania

About VSO
About VSOVSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion, a highly effective approach that helps millions of people in uplifting their livelihoods. In our quest to create world without poverty, we seek to recruit highly talented and performance oriented individual in the position of Marketing Adviser.

About VSO Tanzania. 
VSO Tanzania have a long and successful track record of supporting the work of Tanzanian organizations through the provision of technical assistance, mentoring and training. Our success is based on a model of long term capacity building of local partners, through tailored coaching by highly skilled professionals. This model enables us to go beyond the impact of traditional training, and allows us to focus on creating a learning culture within the organizations where we work.

About Project 
Tanzania Local Enterprise Development Project (T-LED), support 1760 Small Medium Entrepreneurs (SME’s) through targeted tier 1 support to 160 growth oriented local SMEs to increase employment and incomes through the securing of contracts associated with foreign investments in the mining, gas and agricultural sectors and tier 2 support to 1600 local SMEs to access associate supply chains.

The 5-year T-LED Project aims to create 2,500 jobs by supporting small businesses to access new markets. Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the project helps local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to overcome existing barriers. Training and coaching in business, marketing, and finance is offered to SMEs across the four target regions.
The project will be managed and implemented by Cuso International in partnership with VSO in Tanzania in four regions of Tanzania: Mtwara and Lindi in the South (gas sector), the Lake Victoria zone surrounding Mwanza in the North (mining sector) and Iringa in the center (agriculture).

Role overview
Ensure a results driven standardized Marketing Service Model is offered and maintained across all Regions. Conduct quarterly visits to each Region to understand and ensure that Tanzania Local Enterprise Development ( T-LED) Marketing Services are meeting Small Medium Entrepreneurs (SME) needs and growing their businesses.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
• Education requirements. 
- A bachelor degree in business, marketing or related subject.
• Essential Experience: 
- A minimum of 10 years Marketing Management in corporate Marketing.
- Experience in business planning and enterprise development.
 - Demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategic marketing plans.
- Analytical thinker with a proven ability to review outcomes and translate insights into actionable strategies and tactics that drive results within a tight timeframe.
 - Managed and directed teams to develop innovative cost effective marketing approaches that drive results.
- Ability to drive results on a shoestring budget.
- Project management, facilitation and training skills.

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date
30 Aug 2017
Interview/Assessment date(s)to be confirmed
Start date1st of January, 2018

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