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

Job Description

Responsibilities

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.

Other

  • 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.

Requirements

Essential

  • 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

 

Desirable
  • 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.