Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies atMercy Corps 2020
Mercy Corps and Wasafiri are implementing an 18-month program
to assess cross-border violent conflict dynamics and develop a pilot
project to strengthen community resilience in northern Tanzania and
Kenya’s coast regions. The program, Strengthening Cross-Border Learning
and Action to Address Conflict (STaBLE), a conflict prevention and
stability programme, funded by the State Department through the United
States Embassy in Tanzania will be implemented in Zanzibar, Tanga in
Tanzania and Kwale in Kenya. The program seeks to strengthen
cross-border collaboration between local actors through deepening the
understanding of conflict dynamics, building the capacity of local
actors (local authorities and civil society) to understand and address
conflict drivers and to promote collaboration to address the
cross-border and regional nature of the risk factors that exacerbate
conflict and violent extremism. We are presently looking for a committed
and dynamic individual to take up the position of a Program Officer For
a period of 6 months
About Mercy Corps:
Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a
better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40
countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action
— helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities
from within. Now, and for the future. Mercy Corps has a robust portfolio
in East Africa, with country offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda,
Somalia and Ethiopia working to address structural causes of poverty and
injustice and to strengthen systems that enable men, women and children
to access opportunities, participate in and contribute to peaceful
democratic processes, and thrive in the face of ecological and social
change. To do this, we deliver integrated programming to strengthen
market and governance systems, address the root causes of conflict, and
equip vulnerable populations- in particular youth, women, adolescents
and marginalized social groups with the skills, opportunities and
resources they need to be healthy, productive and to drive the
development of their communities.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Project Officer based in Tanga will work closely with the Country
Coordinator to develop a comprehensive strategy to effectively implement
a pilot phase in targeted areas to ensure that capacity of local level
stakeholders to prevent the spread of pressing conflict issues across
the border of Kenya and Tanzania has been strengthened. This also
includes a focus on creating a collaborative process that builds trust,
strengthens networks and builds shared buy-in between actors on both
sides of the border to address conflict risks.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Program Implementation:
stakeholders at the community level on action planning and developing
strategies in support of CVE programming activities, ensuring that
program strategies are driven by and aligned with community priorities.
the program in identifying resources as needed, in preparing terms of
references and scopes of work, and provide support and oversight for
their services as required.
Support partners to develop pilot
projects that align with program objectives, to develop corresponding
budgets and M&E plans.
Support pilot implementation, identifying resources in a timely way to carry out pilot projects.
timely program implementation, using work plans and budget and M&E
systems to reach desired impacts, and develop mechanisms for targeted
research to inform program design and implementation.
Perform tasks based on project plans assigned by program management.
Monitor project progress, report and resolve, or assist in resolving issues.
Prepare project progress reports and status updates.
Prepare field reports and success stories regarding the program.
Support the external learning and communications agendas around best practices and knowledge sharing.
closely with the Country Coordinator and project M&E Manager to
ensure that effective M&E systems and processes are embedded within
the program implementation and that data is collected, analyzed, and
used to inform ongoing adaptation of program strategies and delivery
Assist the scheduling and production of formal and
informal reports and work plans on all aspects of Tanzania program
delivery in a timely and efficient manner.
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of
our understanding that learning organizations are more effective,
efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all
team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that
benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field, degree in social sciences preferred;
Master’s Degree in any of the above is an advantage;
Minimum five years’ work
experience preferably for other similar international non-governmental
organization or a reputable international or national organization;
Experience with project management and/or monitoring and evaluation;
Experience with P/CVE or conflict mitigation programming in Tanzania, Tanga and Zanzibar is a plus;
Excellent communication skills, including report development, writing and editing;
Competent in Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills;
attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and
work independently and cooperatively with team members;
The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding.
will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in
ambiguous situations. S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual
able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow
S/he will be a team-player with a positive attitude
toward problem solving and conflict resolution. The successful
candidate will be focused on team-building; be a strategic thinker, have
strong skills in project management and maintain a sense of humor.
candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience
should submit a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) listing
three professional referees (including a recent supervisor) to [email protected]
on or before Monday 21st September by 4.00 pm.
The email subject line must clearly show the job title. Applications
without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.
(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates) NB: Mercy Corps Tanzania does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process