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.
The ideal candidate for this role has excellent networking and engaging skills. The main responsibilities of the project officer youth will be to develop and implement a strategy that allows VSO Tanzania to engage their alumni. Currently, such a strategy is only in place for our youth project ICS (International Citizen Services), but it is not embedded in one specific role. Therefore, this activity needs to be scaled up throughout VSO Tanzania. Therefore, this project officer will develop, maintain and update a database of former volunteers, long-term as well as short-term and both national and international. Next to this, this database should also encompass key stakeholders, such as ministers, government officials or other influential partners that we worked with. In collaboration and coordination with the HR department, a mechanism needs to be ensured in order for VSO to assess and document former volunteers preferred method of engagement (e.g newsletters, social media, local events etc). In this role, you will specialise on the engagement of former ICS volunteers and others will focus on non-ICS alumni, but is expected that best practices and good learnings are shared between the projects. So if you are excited about working with young people and you love to engage them more and more to deliver even more great work to the Tanzanian society, this is your job!
Skills, qualifications and experience
Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably but not necessarily in marketing, business studies or related areas.
• Proven experience in working with and providing support to 18-25 year olds from a wide range of backgrounds with ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment;
• Direct experience of working cross-culturally;
• Proven experience in building, maintaining and updating databases;
• Knowledge and proven experience in engagement of (un)identified groups of people;
• Experience in developing promotional materials.
Communication – ability to communicate, both oral and written, with a range of audiences in fluent English and confident in public speaking.
Experience of working as a volunteer or working with volunteers to understand key factors that make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding.
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Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract type: Fixed Term Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 13 Oct 2017
Interview date: To be announced
Start date: 13th of November, 2017
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