Job title: Project officer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
  • Not for Profit and Charities
Job published: 10-04-2019
Job ID: 32164

Job Description


Programme coordination

  • Contribute to the implementation of NGO Tanzania’s strategy in line with the NGO global strategy.
  • Coordinate the NLCF funded Livelihoods programme in order to achieve its intended outcomes using all available project documentation as guides (including activity plans and logframes)
  • Work with the Finance and Administration Officer to contribute to the management of project budget and financial reports.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Implements agreed M&E plans, including contributing to the development of M&E tools and conducting monitoring activities to monitor the progress of the programme.
  • Initiate regular reviews and evaluation of programme implementation, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.
  • Advocacy
  • Liaise with relevant government departments, professionals in health, education and other sectors, development agencies, Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs), training and other relevant institutions in order to meet programme advocacy objectives.


  • Compile activity reports as required.
  • Continually seek to improve knowledge on deafblindness, staying up to date with international best practice.
  • To perform any other duties that may from time to time be assigned to him/her.



  • A Masters or Bachelor Degree in Community Development or related field
  • Experience in programme management and coordinating project teams.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation processes, along with reporting.
  • Experience of setting up new projects and the energy to keep going in the face of challenges.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to the rights of people with disabilities, including knowledge of the Tanzanian Disability Act, Special Needs Education Policy, etc.
  • Knowledge of the challenges facing people with disabilities, and it would be a preferable to have some understanding of deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments.
  • Sound knowledge of government structures, disability sector and the broad civil society movement.
  • Willingness to travel regularly within Tanzania and occasionally within the East Africa region.
  • Good skills in interacting and mobilizing the community.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills including tolerance and flexibility.
  • Strong training and workshop facilitation skills
  • Excellent written English and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work effectively to tight deadlines with minimum support.
  • Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications.  
  • Excellent personal communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Intermediate to Advance level of Sign Language


  • A degree in special needs education, or the equivalent from a recognised university.
  • At least 2 years’ experience of working with persons with deafblindness and/or other disabilities, with particular focus on vocational training programmes.
  • A diploma/higher level training in deafblindness.
  • Training and workshop facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of tactile sign language.