EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT VSO


JVOB OPPORTUNITIES AT VSO TANZANIA
Volunteer role: Project Coordination Intern

Type of role: Business, management and IT
Location: Mtwara, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 30 Mar 2018
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 14th of May 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 candidate for this post will be responsible for coordinating daily project finance, reports, administrative and procurement activities and data collection, work closely with the national volunteer to build their capacity and keeping in support the Enhancing Employability through Vocational Training (EEVT) Project to deliver the desired outcomes.

Skills, qualifications and experience
Bachelor's degree in Human resources, Business Administration, Marketing, mass communications or social science is required.
Project co-ordination - experience of project co-ordination. Time management skills. Strong organisation skills.
Self motivated, ability to use own initiative, flexibility.

Decision making - Sound judgement and the confidence to take independent action; a high degree of initiative and persistence combined with high levels of discretion and diplomacy.
Ability to analyse and synthesize complex information, use initiative in seeking solutions

Communication - Ability to build productive working relationships. Excellent interpersonal skills, working effectively with others, listening, understanding and achieving appropriate results.

Information Technology and Numeracy -Demonstrably numerate; confident, experienced and accurate when dealing with financial and other performance information. 
Proficient knowledge of Information Technology and excellent working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software.

Planning and Time Management: significant experience of an administrative role, managing and prioritising a varied workload, achieving high quality results, meeting deadlines with minimum supervision. 

Relationship Building Skills: ability to build strong working relationships and partnerships in a multi-cultural environment and work as a collaborative team member. Communication Skills: clear, sensitive oral and written communication skills, fluent in English, confidence in communicating across VSO and externally
Flexibility: able to adapt to new and demanding situations.
Desirable: Fluency in English language
Confidence in public speaking.
Able to undertake extensive travel within country and at times internationally

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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Project Officer

Location: Bukoba,Kamachumu, Tanzania
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 7 Months possibility of extension
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 27 Mar 2018
Interview date: to be confirmed
Start date: May 7th 2018

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.

Role overview
As a project officer, you will be working directly with young and highly motivated volunteers and you can make a difference in helping communities lift themselves out of poverty. In this role, you will be responsible for the effective delivery of the International Citizen Service (ICS) project by supporting several team leaders, working with partners and donors, proactively building and maintaining relationships with host homes and support volunteers by guiding them in project implementation and upholding safety, security and welfare processes in the target community. The ICS project is implemented by young people in the age of 18 to about 25, so when you are passionate about making a difference with young people and for young people to fight poverty, this is your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications (essential): 
Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably but not necessarily in marketing, business studies or related areas.

Experience
• Proven experience in working with and providing support to 18-25 year olds from a wide range of backgrounds with ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment; 
• Direct experience of working cross-culturally.
• Significant experience in a supervisory role, with a proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals and teams;
• Knowledge of issues common to communities in developing countries, possibly through working or living in a developing country

Communication – ability to communicate, both oral and written, with a range of audiences in fluent English and confident in public speaking.

Analysis, planning and problem-solving – able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key stakeholders in the process.

Desirable:
Experience in managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures;
Experience of working as a volunteer or working with volunteers to understand key factors that make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding;
Experience of designing, monitoring and evaluating youth programmes in an international context with the help of M&E tools and processes.

VSO values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and aim to be an equal opportunities employer. However VSO will not be providing working permit for candidates selected for this role hence those that have right to work in Tanzania are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Its National Contract for 3 months, starting of January 2018

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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Project Officer

Location: Iringa, Tanzania
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 7 Months possibility of extension
Full Time: 40 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 27 Mar 2018
Interview date: to be confirmed
Start date: May 7th 2018

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.

Role overview
As a project officer, you will be working directly with young and highly motivated volunteers and you can make a difference in helping communities lift themselves out of poverty. In this role, you will be responsible for the effective delivery of the International Citizen Service (ICS) project by supporting several team leaders, working with partners and donors, proactively building and maintaining relationships with host homes and support volunteers by guiding them in project implementation and upholding safety, security and welfare processes in the target community. The ICS project is implemented by young people in the age of 18 to about 25, so when you are passionate about making a difference with young people and for young people to fight poverty, this is your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications (essential): 
Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably but not necessarily in marketing, business studies or related areas.

style="background-color: white; font-family: Roboto, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;">Experience
• Proven experience in working with and providing support to 18-25 year olds from a wide range of backgrounds with ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment; 
• Direct experience of working cross-culturally.
• Significant experience in a supervisory role, with a proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals and teams;
• Knowledge of issues common to communities in developing countries, possibly through working or living in a developing country

Communication – ability to communicate, both oral and written, with a range of audiences in fluent English and confident in public speaking.

Analysis, planning and problem-solving – able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key stakeholders in the process.


Desirable:
Experience in managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures;
Experience of working as a volunteer or working with volunteers to understand key factors that make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding;
Experience of designing, monitoring and evaluating youth programmes in an international context with the help of M&E tools and processes.

VSO values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and aim to be an equal opportunities employer. However VSO will not be providing working permit for candidates selected for this role hence those that have right to work in Tanzania are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Due to anticipated interest in this post, only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Its National Contract for 3 months, starting of January 2018

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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Finance Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 4 Months
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 29 Mar 2018
Interview date: asap
Start date: 09/04/2018

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.

Role overview
Finance Assistant will provide support to the finance department for smooth running of VSO Tanzania Country Office. Maintain accurate records of VSO business loans, advances, and allowances paid to staff and volunteers. Ensure all finance matters are correctly recorded on individual files.
Also Prepare vouchers for all payments and receipts and prepare cheque with adequate supporting documents for signature as necessary.if you possess finance skills and interested to this role, this might be your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience
The Candidate should have:
• Technical Accounting Expertise –Minimum (Bachelors) degree in Accounting, Finance or related degree.
• Good technical accounting skills. Experience book keeping practice and principle, knowledge of internal controls, general ledger, cash management and reconciliations. 
Experience of financial reporting, measurement and analysis.
• Experience of rules and regulations for non-profit organizations.
• Knowledge of donor rule, regulations, grant funding policies, financial reporting, finance and procurement procedures , proven ability to develop and monitor program budgets, donor relation and compliance.
• Financial and Information Technology Systems – Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel particularly.
• Over 2 years work experience in the NGO and accounting experience.
• Planning and Time Management – Able to prioritize tasks, manage time and tight schedules, work effectively under pressure, meeting deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Fluent in spoken and written English.
• Excellent team work 
•This position is open to national candidates only.

This is a national Role, only candidate with right to work in Tanzania should apply

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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Volunteer Support Officer(Maternity cover)

Location: Mtwara, Tanzania
Salary: Competitive
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 4 Months
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 29 Mar 2018
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 9th 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 incumbent will provide administrative and support to the volunteers, Ensure that the information to pay volunteer allowances is entered into Sales force. Ensure that the volunteer files on Sales force and on hard copy is complete, to include as a minimum. Ensure staff that volunteers are aware of the various health policies as laid out in the Learning Hub (see Volunteer Support/Health) and refer to them especially in cases of pregnancy, dental treatment, HIV. Ensure volunteers are aware of and comply with VSO’s medical guidelines.If you want to resilient communities and work with volunteers and staff from different culture, this might be your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience
A bachelor degree in business, marketing, international relations, communications or related subject.

2 years of work experience in a professional environment; preferably in a reputable company/organization. Report writing, monitoring and evaluation. Experience in conducting one-on-one business mentoring, facilitation and training. Commitment to team and building its capacity. Must possess strong written and spoken English and Swahili language skills. Ability to be proactive and use creativity to drive solutions and results. Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure. Time management skills.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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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Volunteer role: Research Volunteer

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 27 Mar 2018
Interview date: To be announced
Start date: 9th 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 person for this position will conduct a nationwide context analysis on social accountability for the youth in Tanzania. The researcher will conduct a (quantitative) desk research as well as consulting and conducting informative interviews with key stakeholders. This consultation will help draw learnings and good practices for future programming. This analysis will help us to make the critical decisions as to where the most vulnerable are, their needs and therefore our choice for the geographical focus in our programming. The findings from this assessment will help inform VSO Tanzania country strategy on social accountability for the youth and will reflect VSO’s people first strategy.

Skills, qualifications and experience
Knowledge on social accountability related to youth is required as a core skill;

Know-how of participatory assessment / development approaches is required;

Thorough understanding of social accountability and governance in order to comprehend the landscape that is reviewed;

General software knowledge (e.g. Microsoft Office), and knowledge of statistical packages such as Excel, SPSS or STATA;

A recognized undergraduate or master degree or comparable qualification (master degree is preferable) in a relevant discipline;

Minimum of 3 years of experience in conducting large survey / fieldwork (data collection, validation, entry and analysis), leading field staff teams implementing surveys in the field;

Proven experience and expertise on quantitative and qualitative methods;

Willingness to travel to field sites during the fieldwork phase;

Good interpersonal / human relations skills.

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.

MAKE AN APPLICATION 

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