Monday, October 8, 2018

Jobs in Tanzania: Project Officer at VSO Tanzania, October 2018

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Monday, October 8, 2018
Jobs in Tanzania: Project Officer at VSO Tanzania, October 2018

Location: Mwanza, Tanzania
Salary: Annual Salary Gross Minimum 13,500,000.00TZS
Contract type: Fixed Term
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 22 Oct 2018
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 21 of January 2019

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. 

We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview
The ideal person for this position will support the project manager in the implementation of the Lake Zone Knowledge Exchange project by providing logistical support, management of meetings, reports review, follow up project implementation activities, and other duties as assigned by project manager. If you want to work with Volunteers,Partners and Staff from different culture, this might be your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience
A bachelor degree in business, marketing, international relations, Entrepreneurship 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.

Project Management - Experience of planning and managing projects with multiple stakeholders, delivering expected benefits in challenging contexts to tight deadlines
Communication - Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire

Relationship Building - Ability to build effective working relationships, inspiring confidence and credibility with employees at all levels. Strong influencer of others. Ability to work effectively across a globally dispersed organisation.
People Management - Experience of matrix management of project team members across a global organisation.
At least three years in management and Training or education background.
Organisation and planning - Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure. Time management skills.

Financial - Experience of successfully monitoring and managing budgets.
Analysis and creative problem-solving - Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need or issue. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.

Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: 
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge 

Equal Opportunities
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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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