Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Careers Opportunities at VSO Tanzania

Careers Opportunities at VSO Tanzania

Health Programme Technical Adviser

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Competitive
Fixed Term, 6 Months
Full Time, 35 hours per week

About VSO
VSO 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. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview
The ideal person for this job is a candidate who is passionate about and skilled in Health programme design and delivery in a development context as well as capacity building to people. In this role, you will mainly be involved with leading the development of the health signature programme. In addition, you will provide technical support and advice to the Project leads for two existing maternal and neonatal health projects (Accelerated care and treatment Project -ACT) and Volunteers for International Cooperation and Empowerment Project - VOICE) related to project management as well effective project closure. You will also provide input into development and positioning towards new health proposals. If the job description suits you perfectly, and you are passionate about making a difference for marginalized mothers and children, you might be our next new colleague!



Skills, qualifications and experience required
Master’s degree in public health or otherwise Bachelor’s degree in the same areas with additional relevant courses or training. 
Experience 
Minimum of 3 years’ experience of developing and delivering MNCH and ASRH health programmes; 
Proven experience of developing health programme strategies 
Extensive experience and knowledge of MNCH and ASRH health programming 
Proven record in providing technical advice and mentoring and coaching 
Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for programme management 
Able to develop multiple ideas to solve an issue or situation and take a swift decision, including in a high risk situation; 
Proven experience in financial management; 
Effective verbal and written communication skills and experience of compiling donor reports.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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
18 Dec 2017

Interview/Assessment date(s)
to be confirmed

Start date
10th of January 2018

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Business Development Services Officer

Lindi, Tanzania

VSO Tanzania

About VSO
VSO 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. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview
The incumbent will support the Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (TLED) Project to reach its objective of facilitating delivery of Business Development Services (BDS) to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Lindi Region. S/he will also take part in building capacity of the T-LED SMEs which includes selecting and making regular contacts with the SMEs, facilitating training and coaching on areas related to business development, marketing and financial management and organizing exhibition events for the SMEs amongst others. The project focuses on selected Value Chains related to Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs) in the areas of Oil and Gas, and gives priority to SMEs that show great potential to grow. Additional roles may include supporting day to day activities in the T-LED regional office activities as needed.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
A bachelor degree in business, marketing, international relations, communications or related subject. 

2 years of work experience in a professional environment; preferably in a reputable company/organization. Report writing, monitoring and evaluation. Experience in conducting one-on-one business mentoring, facilitation and training. Commitment to team and building its capacity. Must possess strong written and spoken English and Swahili language skills. Ability to be proactive and use creativity to drive solutions and results. Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure. Time management 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
14 Dec 2017

Interview/Assessment date(s)
TBD

Start date
10th January 2018