Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Program Officer at Mercy Corps Tanzania, March 2020

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Position: Program Officer
Location: Dar es salaam
Job Summary
Mercy 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.

Job Description
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps seeks to implement a multi-year, 12 million GBP program funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). Collective Resilience Against Extremism (CREATE) will engage local and national government, local civil society organizations and communities to mitigate the drivers, enablers and narratives of violent extremism in East Africa through support to policy initiatives, community engagement, and community level interventions in order to prevent the recruitment of vulnerable individuals by violent extremist organizations. The program will work primarily in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, through strategies adapted to the context and opportunities in each country to advance research, legislation and field implementation of activities.
Mercy Corps Tanzania is looking for a committed individual to take up the position of Program Officer to support the program of the country office. 

General Position Summary
  • The Project Officer will work closely with the Country Coordinator to develop a comprehensive strategy to effect change in Tanzania and ensure that community-level interventions, government policies, and research are delivered in a complementary and mutually-reinforcing way to achieve maximum impact.
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Essential Job Responsibilities
Program Implementation:
  • Engage in the development of project plans and coordination of partners into a cohesive program.
  • 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.
  • 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 resource people as needed, in preparing terms of reference and scopes of work, and provide support and oversight for their services as required. 
  • Review and assist in development of partner work plans and reviewing research products.
  • Support the external learning and communications agendas around best practice and knowledge sharing

  • 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 approaches.
  • 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.
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REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Country Coordinator for Tanzania
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Sociology, Political Science;
  • 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;
  • Excellent computer, verbal and written 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;
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation a plus;
  • 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 procedures. 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:
Interested 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 on or before Thursday 17th March 2020 by 5.00 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 does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment processWE ENCOURAGE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO APPLY. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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