Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Full Time, 35 hours per week
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.
The ideal Manager will manage the strategic development, implementation and successful delivery of the Secure livelihoods Programme, supporting all of VSO’s work in- country as required by the Country Director in order to optimize the VSO Tanzania contribution towards reducing poverty.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
You will have strong understanding of the economic and development context of Tanzania, excellent Program management skills, track record of program delivery.
Excellent understanding of project cycle management tools to ensure effective planning, resourcing, implementation and review of programs and experience of organizational assessment, planning and review tools and processes.
Practical experience of applying development issues at a project or community level. Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of development issues. Experience and knowledge of the relevant program area.
Proven experience of securing external funding and grants, including proposal and report writing. Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for program management.
Leadership and people management skills, experience of developing, coaching and managing high performing teams
Experience of the financial management of budgets, including building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure. Previous experience of having compiled financial reports
Able to develop multiple ideas to solve an issue or situation and take a swift decision, including in a high risk situation.
Able to adapt to new and demanding situations, with experience of living and working in developing countries.
Competent Data usage: including speedy collation and analysis of complex and high volume data, using appropriate Information Technology packages where necessary.
Able to travel and work long hours, including work away from the home base for up to 30% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally.
The persons we are looking for will be qualified to degree level and have at least 5 years of experience.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
This role is open to Tanzania Nationals only.
How to apply
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Application closing date 31 Jan 2018