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New Job Vacancy at Mercy Corps Tanzania – Program Officer | Deadline: 21st September, 2020

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Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at Mercy Corps 2020

Program Officer 
Job Summary

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.

We work closely with the
private sector, civil society and governance structures at local and
national levels to facilitate change and ensure that opportunities are
inclusive of all citizens. 

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.

Program Implementation:

  • Engage
    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.
  • Assist
    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.
  • Ensure
    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.


Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Reporting

  • Work
    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.

Organizational Learning:
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.

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  • 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;
  • Demonstrated
    attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and
    work independently and cooperatively with team members;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Highly pro-active and self-disciplined;
  • Willingness to travel

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The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding.

  • S/he
    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.

Application Procedures
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

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