position: Project Assistant
Location: Kagera and Mwanza, Tanzania
Salary: 12,000,000.00TZ Minimum Gross per Annual
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 1 year
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 24 Jul 2019
Interview date: To be announced
Start date: August 2019
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
In this role as Project Assistant, the main objective is to provide adequate guidance and supervision towards community volunteers and National volunteers under the Youth Interactive Theatre. While planning and optimising logistic matters you are also expected to maintain good relations with stakeholders. The optimal candidate will furthermore facilitate personal development for the Community volunteers.
Skills, qualifications and experience
Bachelor degree is social science or relevant,
2 years of experience working with youth, Administration and logistic.
Proven experience of working with youths from a wide range of backgrounds with proven ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment
Experience of working cross-culturally and able to communicate to a range of audiences and promote sharing and learning between cultures
Possession of strong verbal and written communication skills in Swahili and English.
Planning and Organising
Experience in planning agreed objectives and a track record of keeping deadlines and involving key individuals in the planning process.
Knowledge of issues which are common to communities in developing countries, possibly achieved through working within an NGO.
Sufficient experience of working with volunteers to understand the key factors which make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding.
Competencies and Behaviour
At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).