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Project Assistant at Lay Volunteers International Association Tanzania

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Monday, August 28, 2023
Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at Lay Volunteers International Association (LVIA) Tanzania, 2023

Lay Volunteers International Association (LVIA) Tanzania Jobs 2023
Project Assistant at LVIA August, 2023
LVIA is looking for a Project Assistant for the AICS funded project entitled “Diverse Food System: improving nutrition by a diversified and sustainable food system – AID 012590/08/9”
Project Location: Dodoma Region
Office Location: Dodoma
Starting date: October 2023, 12 months contract
Salary: according to the experience and level of education of the selected candidate, the maximum net salary TZS 1,200,000/.
Who we are
Lay Volunteers International Association (LVIA) is an Italian NGO working in ten African Countries including Tanzania with Headquarters in Cuneo Italy while in Tanzania our offices are in Kongwa District of Dodoma Region (P.O.BOX 160, Kongwa). LVIA has been working in Tanzania for more than 30 years in supporting the community development especially on agriculture, health, and the improvement of access to potable water and hygiene.

The project
LVIA is looking for a Project Assistant to be employed in the framework of the AICS funded project “Diverse Food System: improving nutrition by a diversified and sustainable food system – AID 012590/08/9”.

The specific objective of the project is to improve the effectiveness and inclusiveness of the food and nutrition security system of the communities living in the Dodoma region in the districts of Kongwa, Chamwino and Bahi with a particular focus on the most vulnerable groups (minors, pregnant women and/or female headed of household).

This objective can be achieved through the following expected results:
  • R1. Increased access to quality severe acute malnutrition services in the districts of Bahi, Kongwa, Chamwino and at the Dodoma Regional Referral Hospital (DRRH).
  • R2. Increased awareness, knowledge and adoption of good hygiene-nutritional, agricultural and food diversification practices by communities, particularly by women of reproductive age and caregivers of children under 5 years of age.
  • R3. Increased Knowledge, Capacity of Producer Organizations and Market Access for Sustainable Horticultural Products.
  • The direct beneficiaries of the initiative are 110,000 people, mainly in rural areas (about 85%).

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Project Manager (P.M.) and Country Representative the Project Assistant will be responsible of the following duties:
  • Assist the Project Manager in the implementation of the project
  • Support the PM in planning activities, supervising projects in progress and ensures that all issues related to the projects are clarified and completed
  • Write letters, activities report to local authorities
  • Create specific strategies for easier and effective execution of projects
  • Maintain contacts with potential stakeholders who may be interested in partnership, and good communication and relation with the project partners.
  • Supervise tasks assigned to project staff as instructed by the PM.
  • Supervise project staff and ensure that they stick to project specification and guidelines
  • Keep records of all information related to project for documentation, clarification and presentation to management
  • In line with the project workplan and in compliance with LVIA strategies and methodology, ensures the project monitoring and evaluation in line with the project resources (human, material and financial), objectives, results, timeframe and methodology, giving his technical contribution to define a M&E system to measure the level of achievement of the indicators;
  • Draft project budget on a monthly basis and ensure that it meets all necessary protocols
  • Assists the Country Representative in relating with International/Local Partners in Tanzania;
  • In co-ordination with the Country Representative develops, nurtures and sustains relationships and effective communications with relevant stakeholders, doing the liaison Local Government from Village to District and Regional level, national networks working in Tanzania.
  • Perform any other duty whenever required by the Project Manager

  • Strong oral presentation skills for discussion and running meetings/events on project activities with tangible results
  • Good interpersonal communication, report writing and computing skills
  • Be well organized and work independently and as part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Sensitive to gender equality issues
  • Good understanding of Project management, M&E processes, with a demonstrated ability to collect and analyze data and project’s indicators.
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  • At least bachelor’s degree, preferably in Project Management, Management and Community Development, Business Administration, Agribusiness, or related fields;
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience as Project Assistant or related;
  • Previous experiences with international NGOs and donor funded projects
  • Experience in developing project action plan, M&E tools, annual reports
  • Proficiency in English and proven ability to write official reports and documents in English and Kiswahili;
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Strong research, decision-making, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Be a Tanzanian citizen.

The Employee is requested to keep a flexible attitude and good degree of adaptation to possible modifications and/or integration to the foreseen duties on the basis of necessities that may arise locally, and to make an effort to integrate his/her work in the wider context of LVIA presence in Tanzania in order to facilitate consistency and continuity among current and prospective projects.

Relevant courses / certificates
Knowledge on Agriculture, Agribusiness, Nutrition, Water accessibility, Food security.
• Desirable previous experience in Project management
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Application Procedures
We want to make sure we select candidates who pay attention to details and are able to understand and follow organizational procedures.

Only the applications adhering to the following instructions will be taken into consideration:
  • Submit your application via email before 12:00 (EAT) of the 5th September 2023 to this email address:
  • The object shall state: “Application for Project Assistant”.
  • Attach your Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter. We recommend a length of maximum 2 pages for the CV and 1 page for the Cover Letter.
  • Do NOT attach at this stage Certificates or Transcripts; we will request them only for shortlisted candidates

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