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Employment Posts at IREX, Tanzania

- April 18, 2017
NAFASI ZA AJIRA/KAZI IREX, TANZANIA



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Proposals  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Component Lead

Description

About IREX

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $80 million, offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 400. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Position Summary
IREX seeks a Youth Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development Component Lead for the Future Entrepreneurs and Leaders (FuEL) program in Tanzania. The purpose of this program is to use positive youth development approaches to empower rural Tanzanian youth and educate them on viable business options for rural economies, highlighting the income-generating potential across agricultural and other rural value chains and facilitating access to information, skills, and opportunities to ensure successful business start-ups and sustained employment.

Only citizens of Tanzania will be considered. Positions are contingent on funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure program activities are implemented on time and on budget
Manage specific initiatives on workforce readiness skills and entrepreneurship training to youth
Prepare and give substantive technical input to workplans, activity plans, and program reports for assigned components
Serve as primary liaison with IREX/DC
Manage consultant activities
Provide technical input to workforce training activities
Oversee staff responsible for implementation in target regions.
Oversee local partner activities
Ensure project interventions are culturally sensitive and specifically target youth; ensure interventions are sensitive to gender issues and include
Contribute to project activities, including work planning, reporting, communications, and monitoring and evaluation

Skills and Experience

At least 6 years’ professional background and knowledge in youth entrepreneurship and workforce readiness programs
Technical expertise in one or more of: Business plan development, product development, market analysis, financial literacy, agriculture and other rural value chains, or grant programs
Demonstrated experience designing and implementing youth training, youth capacity building, support for youth entrepreneurs
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Experience working with local counterparts on capacity building and knowledge transfer activities that integrate social and gender concerns
Experience working on international donor funded programming, USAID preferred
Ability to establish successful collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including education sector, private sector, government, local organizations, donors and the media
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
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Partnerships Manager

Description

About IREX

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.

Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of over $80 million, offices in 20 countries, and a global staff of 400. We work in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Position Summary
IREX seeks a Partnerships Manager for the Future Entrepreneurs and Leaders (FuEL) program in Tanzania. The purpose of this program is to use positive youth development approaches to empower rural Tanzanian youth and educate them on viable business options for rural economies, highlighting the income-generating potential across agricultural and other rural value chains and facilitating access to information, skills, and opportunities to ensure successful business start-ups and sustained employment.

Only citizens of Tanzania will be considered. Positions are contingent on funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

Build and manage relationships with relevant private sector partners, entrepreneurs and business leaders, and non-profit and organizational partners
Identify and manage partners to serve as internship and practicum hosts; provide on-going liaising with hosts prior to and during youth practicums and internships
Identify business leaders and networks to serve as mentors for youth entrepreneurs; coordinate with identified mentors during mentorships to ensure productive relationships
Contribute to workplanning, activity planning, and reports
Ensure that partnership activities are managed by deadline and that targets are reached
Ensure that project activities are coordinated with other relevant USAID-funded activities in the region

Skills and Experience

At least 6 years’ professional experience in relevant sectors, including strong knowledge of the private sector, entrepreneurship/SME sector, and/or the youth sector in Tanzania
Experience working in either Mbeya, Iringa, or Zanzibar preferred

Proven track record in private and/or public sector engagement in international development

Established relationships with relevant Tanzanian government stakeholder is a plus
Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Experience working with local counterparts on capacity building and knowledge transfer activities that integrate social and gender concerns

Ability to establish successful collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including education sector, private sector, government, local organizations, donors and the media
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
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