Monday, August 27, 2018

Jobs in Tanzania: Project Officer at VSO Tanzania August 2018

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Monday, August 27, 2018
Jobs in Tanzania: Project Officer at VSO Tanzania August 2018
Location: Kamachumu, Tanzania
Salary: 8,688,515.04 Tshs Gross for 3 Months.
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 3 Months
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 3 Sep 2018
Interview date: to be confirmed
Start date: September 10th 2018

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

As a project officer, you will be working directly with young and highly motivated volunteers and you can make a difference in helping communities lift themselves out of poverty. In this role, you will be responsible for the effective delivery of the International Citizen Service (ICS) project by supporting several team leaders, working with partners and donors, proactively building and maintaining relationships with host homes and support volunteers by guiding them in project implementation and upholding safety, security and welfare processes in the target community. 

The ICS project is implemented by young people in the age of 18 to about 25, so when you are passionate about making a difference with young people and for young people to fight poverty, this is your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications (essential): 
Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably but not necessarily in marketing, business studies or related areas.

Experience
• 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.
• Significant experience in a supervisory role, with a proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals and teams;
• Knowledge of issues common to communities in developing countries, possibly through working or living in a developing country

Communication – ability to communicate, both oral and written, with a range of audiences in fluent English and confident in public speaking.

Analysis, planning and problem-solving – able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key stakeholders in the process.

Desirable:
Experience in managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures;
Experience of working as a volunteer or working with volunteers to understand key factors that make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding;
Experience of designing, monitoring and evaluating youth programmes in an international context with the help of M&E tools and processes.

VSO values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and aim to be an equal opportunities employer. However VSO will not be providing working permit for candidates selected for this role hence those that have right to work in Tanzania are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Its National Contract for 3 months, starting September 2018

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.



VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).
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