Project Officer

Bukoba, Tanzania
Competitive
Fixed Term, 3 Months possibility of extension
Full Time, 40 hours per week

About VSO
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 required
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 of January 2018

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
27 Dec 2017

Interview/Assessment date(s)
to be confirmed

Start date
January 10th 2018

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Communication Manager

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Competitive
Fixed Term, 2 year
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 Communications Manager will conceptualize, plan and implement the organisation’s internal and external communications. You will work hand in hand with the International Volunteer who is a Communications Specialist. You will support the specialist in maintaining, updating and innovating internal and external communication to keep VSO beneficiaries and partners informed , next to their presence at and information about events. Next to this, you will also support the Project Communication Specialist and Officer, in cooperation with the international Communications Specialist to ensure production of quality communication materials and information.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Qualifications (essential):
Bachelor or Master’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a similar discipline.

Work experience:
Three years of relevant professional experience is required, more is desirable;
Experienced in the use of Management Information Systems;
Experience in developing and implementing communications strategies.

Communication:
Excellent oral and written communication skills, next to editing skills. Also, experience in developing print and digital communications materials is highly recommended;
Sound working knowledge of digital and social media.
Additional:
Experience in practical vocational training or in teaching methodology regarding vocational training is an advantage;
Experience in working in developing countries and the issues that can arise in such an environment can be of great advantage;
Proficient in design programs such as Photoshop and In Design.

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
27 Dec 2017

Interview/Assessment date(s)
to be Confirmed

Start date
5th February 2018

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Recruitment Manager

Dar Es Salam, Tanzania
Competative
Fixed Term, 2 years
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
In this role you will be responsible for management of workforce planning, sourcing, interviewing and employment processes; manage our recruitment to ensure we hire qualified workforce to meet our VSO’s current and future demands; end to end recruitment of volunteers /employees/consultant When you are an excellent recruitment skills and have experience in working with volunteers and staff from different cultures, this might be your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Qualifications (essential):
Bachelor Degree in Human Resources or related field with additional relevant courses and training,

Experience and skills

• 4 years of experience in senior HR management position;
• Multiple years of experience in managing teams from diverse cultural backgrounds;
• Proven track record in coaching, mentoring and developing staff;
• Thorough understanding of Tanzanian employment laws;
• Payroll management;
• Ability to develop, implement and execute HR strategy;
• Strong leadership and change management skills;
• Ability to build rapport and trust relationships within all levels of the organisation;
• Acting as a passionate role model with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

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
27 Dec 2017

Interview/Assessment date(s)
to be confirmed

Start date
5th of Feb 2018

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