EMPLOYMENT AND PAID VOLUNTEERS OPPORTUNITIES AT VSO TANZANIA

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT VSO TANZANIA
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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.
Programme Manager Youth
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Competitive
Permanent
Full Time, 35 hours per week
Role overview
In this role, you will be managing the Youth Programme for VSO Tanzania. This programme currently consists of three different projects, which are all headed by a project manager. The ideal candidate for this job will manage the strategic development, implementation and successful delivery of the Youth Programme, supporting all of VSO’s work in-country in order to optimize the contribution towards reducing poverty. Your main tasks will be built around programme development and delivery, programme funding, budgeting and forecasting, monitoring and evaluation, partnership development and management, and direct line management.
If you are an excellent programme manager and you want to put those skills to use to contribute to improving the situation of the youth in Tanzania, this is your job!
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Essential:
Excellent understanding of project cycle management tools to ensure effective planning, resourcing, implementation and review of programmes 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 in 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 IT packages where necessary;
Able and willing 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;
Desirable:
Practical experience gained within a volunteering/NGO context and of managing a volunteer program.
Experience and knowledge of the country and region.
Confidence and experience in external representation.
Fluency in English languages.
Clean, valid driving license.
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
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be announced
Start date
13th of November, 2018
 
Researcher Social and Gender Exclusion 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
VSO Tanzania
Role overview
The volunteer will be conducting a desk and field research on social exclusion and gender accountability (SEGA) to inform signature programme development. Next to this, the volunteer will document existing best practices for scale up of the programme in the next few years.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
– Bachelor, or preferably Master’s Degree in research or social studies;
– Experience with reviewing current development programmes and identifying areas for improvement;
– Experience in executing (statistical) desk research and field research;
– Several years of experience in conducting large survey / fieldwork (data collection, validation, entry and analysis), leading field staff teams implementing surveys in the field.
– Big affinity with and preferably expertise in gender issues in developing countries;
– Affinity with issues of social inclusion and exclusion in developing countries;
– Ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations
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.
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
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be announced
Start date
15th of January, 2018
Research Volunteer Resilience
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
VSO Tanzania
Role overview
The ideal candidate for this role will conduct a cross-programmes and nation-wide research to understand what resilience means, and how to strengthen it across our signature programme. This role is perfect for an international volunteer who has experience an an excellent background in documenting existing best practies for scale up across the different programmes executed by VSO Tanzania.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in research, social science or business studies, with proven affinity of social awareness.
– Experience with reviewing current development programmes and identifying areas for improvement;
– Experience in executing (statistical) desk research and field research;
– Several years of experience in conducting large survey / fieldwork (data collection, validation, entry and analysis), leading field staff teams implementing surveys in the field.
– Big affinity with and preferably expertise in resilience issues in developing countries;
– Ability to communicate with different stakeholders on different levels within organisations.
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.
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
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be announced
Start date
15th of January, 2018
 
 
Communication Specialist
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
VSO Tanzania
Role overview
In this role, the communication specialist works closely with the communications manager to lead the development and roll out of VSO Tanzania communications strategy and policy – including both internal and external communications. The strategy will include mechanisms such as periodical newsletters to engage with former volunteers, partners and other stakeholders; a mapping of stakeholders, networks and platforms we can support alumni to engage in; levering and making professional use of all kinds of media, including the presence on all social media. The ideal person for this role has a passion for creating, maintaining, updating and executing a multimedia strategy which guarantees a positive and long-lasting exposure of VSO in general and all the projects involved.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Qualifications (essential):
Bachelors or Master’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or a similar discipline.
Experience
• Several years of relevant professional experience in a comparable position;
• Proven experience in developing and implementing communications strategies;
• Strong writing, editing and communications skills, next to experience in developing print and digital communications materials;
• Fluent in speaking and writing both Swahili and English;
• Proven ability in delivering relevant content to digital and social media;
• Strong in expressing creativity in all different communication channels and ability to quickly switch between them.
Desirable:
Experience in working in a developing country and/or an NGO
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.
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
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be announced
Start date
1st of February, 2018
 
Youth Council Representative
Zanzibar, with frequent travel to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
RP-VSO Tanzania
Role overview
The ideal candidate for this role is an excellent communicator and representative for the youth in the youth council of Zanzibar. The relationship with this youth council was set up through previous youth projects of VSO Tanzania, and we are now looking for volunteers who can build on these relationships and where possible, extend them further. Next to this, you will be jointly responsible for building relationships with the Dar es Salaam youth council, which are currently non-existing. During this placement, you will work together intensively with a national volunteer who is already representing youth in the youth council. . In this role, you will be working on supporting these youth councils in the design and the implementation of their youth policy. The main goal of this will be the strengthening of the council’s youth engagement and youth voice. Plans should be made, initiatives should be undertaken and these ideas are expected to be executed to further enhance youth engagement in Tanzanian society. This can only be achieved when the volunteer is in constant conversation, either face to face or through other communications channels, with young people and/or their representing bodies. Next to that, the volunteer should also be a representative of VSO both in- and outside of the targeted youth councils. If you want to contribute to shaping and building the future of the youth in Tanzania, this is your job!
Skills, qualifications and experience required
– Bachelor’s degree in social science;
– Proven ability to represent excluded groups in society, preferably youth;
– Strong networking skills in order to represent the voice of the youth in different organisations and platforms;
– Excellent communication skills and able to adjust the content of the message to the respective target group;
To be extended later
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.
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
02 Oct 2017
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be announced
Start date
2nd of April, 2018
Video Producer & Editor
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
VSO Tanzania
Role overview
The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced video producer and editor. In this job, you will mainly work on creating video material and editing it in order to document the work being done by our projects across the country, particularly documenting VSO’s three core approaches Social Inclusion and Gender, Resilience and Social Accountability. The material should provide evidence of the change that our volunteers and our projects make in the day-to-day life of the marginalised and/or excluded Tanzanians in society. In collaboration with other staff, you will identify which regions and projects are most suitable to create video materials. Next to the creation of this footage, it is required to be aware of the different target audiences for these videos, regarding both content and graphical display. So if you are a passionate and experienced video producer, come to Tanzania to help us show the world even more what great opportunities VSO can provide!
Skills, qualifications and experience required
To be decided
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.
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
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be announced
Start date
2nd of April, 2018
Youth Council Representative 
Mtwara and Lindi, Tanzania
RP-VSO Tanzania
Role overview
The ideal candidate for this role is an excellent communicator and representative for the youth in the youth councils of Mtwara and Lindi. The relationships with these youth councils were set up through previous youth projects of VSO Tanzania, and we are now looking for volunteers who can build on these relationships and where possible, extend them further. During this placement, you will work together intensively with a national volunteer who is already representing youth in the youth councils. In this role, you will be working on supporting these youth councils in the design and the implementation of their youth policy. The main goal of this will be the strengthening of the council’s youth engagement and youth voice. Plans should be made, initiatives should be undertaken and these ideas are expected to be executed to further enhance youth engagement in Tanzanian society. This can only be achieved when the volunteer is in constant conversation, either face to face or through other communications channels, with young people and/or their representing bodies. Next to that, the volunteer should also be a representative of VSO both in- and outside of the targeted youth councils. If you want to contribute to shaping and building the future of the youth in Tanzania, this is your job!
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Qualifications (essential):
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social studies, communication or comparable sector;
Experience
• Several years of experience in representing marginalised groups within society, preferably youth;
• Proven fluent in English, both written and spoken;
• Proven ability to communicate with people from all different ranges of and ranks within organisation;
• Thorough understanding of challenges facing (marginalised) youth;
• Proven ability in identifying relevant stakeholders and building relationships with them;
Desirable:
Knowledge of and previous experience in working in a developmental context or (I)NGO.
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.
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
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be announced
Start date
2nd of April, 2018
 
Environment, Health and Safety Advisor 
Mtwara with occasional travelling to Lindi, Tanzania
V E T A (Tanzania)
Role overview
The ideal candidate for this post has a passion for providing technical support in order for vocational training centres to perform in a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly manner. The main responsibilities will consist of collaborating with other technical VSO advisers in ensuring the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) meets both national and international standards on HSE with a focus on oil and gas industries and its related supply chain. You will also work with colleagues from the Industry Links Programme to enhance the relevance of HSE between VETA and industries and provide input to improve the VETA curriculum on HSE. By working in this role, you can contribute to enhancing the overall level of educational training in the region and ultimately have students leave the training centres better prepared for the labour market.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Qualifications (essential):
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related studies with a background on health, safety and environment in industry service is required.
Communication
Builds mutually beneficial alliances and networks at senior levels within and outside VSO, maintain a wide, influential network
in the advisory committee and EEVT project partners;
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire;
Analysis and creative problem-solving
Proactive to deliver solutions to challenges, ability to identify the interest of HSE committees for improving the EEVT project;
Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need;
Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
Desirable:
Highly experienced in private sector operations, preferably in gas related industries; Ability to meet demands of the private sector and specifically on the HSE and industry/educational institutions requirements.
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.
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
02 Oct 2017
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be confirmed
Start date
July 2018


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8 Comments

  1. Thanks for the opportunities but I have one question
    For instance ama student at university level a third year student and I would like to have part time job while studying can I have a chance?

  2. Thanx so much for the opportunities and i like the possition cause i need to volunteer in order to expand my knowledge. Am a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Development studies and i wish to get a chance to a volunteer in your organization. Will i be able to get a chance in this opportunities??

  3. Thanks for this opportunity I would like to be one among of volunteers in this organisationfor the aim of sharing experience in order to expand my knowledge. Am a bachelor of art with education at ssaint johns of Tanzania university

  4. Thank much for this good opportunity. I would like to have a chance to work in this organization as a volunteer. For the aim of sharering my knowledge and also to lean new things from others am graduate barcherol degree in social work.

  5. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Am a graduate of Bachelor of Education and i would like to be a volunteers in order to sharing experience and expand my knowledge.
    Can i have get a chance in this opportunities?

  6. Thanks a lot for this chance I am graduate of bachelor of art with education I really want this chance so that I can add my self different skills as well as fostering youths development in our country I hope that I will get this chance

  7. Thanks for this opportunity I would like to be the among of volunteer in order to expant the knowledge and experience. I hahave the certificate of community development and diploma in record management

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