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.


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.

• 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.

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.