- 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.
- 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.