Volunteer role: Secure Livelihood Programme Adviser at Voluntary Service Overseas( VSO)

- January 16, 2018
Volunteer role: Secure Livelihood Programme Adviser
Type of role: Business, management and IT
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 31 Jan 2018
Interview date: to be Confirmed
Start date: 2nd of April 2018

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 ideal Volunteer 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 Head of Proggrame in order to optimize the VSO Tanzania contribution towards reducing poverty.

Skills, qualifications and experience
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.

Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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.

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