Programme Manager Youth
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Full Time, 35 hours per week
VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.
In this role, you will be managing the Youth Programme for VSO Tanzania. This programme currently consists of three different projects, which are all headed by a project manager. The ideal candidate for this job will manage the strategic development, implementation and successful delivery of the Youth Programme, supporting all of VSO’s work in-country in order to optimize the contribution towards reducing poverty. Your main tasks will be built around programme development and delivery, programme funding, budgeting and forecasting, monitoring and evaluation, partnership development and management, and direct line management.
If you are an excellent programme manager and you want to put those skills to use to contribute to improving the situation of the youth in Tanzania, this is your job!
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Excellent understanding of project cycle management tools to ensure effective planning, resourcing, implementation and review of programmes and experience of organizational assessment, planning and review tools and processes;
Practical experience of applying development issues at a project or community level. Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of development issues. Experience and knowledge of the relevant program area;
Proven experience of securing external funding and grants, including proposal and report writing. Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and contract management and the implications for program management;
Leadership and people management skills, experience in developing, coaching and managing high performing teams;
Experience of the financial management of budgets, including building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure; Previous experience of having compiled financial reports;
Able to develop multiple ideas to solve an issue or situation and take a swift decision, including in a high risk situation;
Able to adapt to new and demanding situations, with experience of living and working in developing countries.
Competent Data usage: including speedy collation and analysis of complex and high volume data, using appropriate IT packages where necessary;
Able and willing to travel and work long hours, including work away from the home base for up to 30% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally;
Practical experience gained within a volunteering/NGO context and of managing a volunteer program.
Experience and knowledge of the country and region.
Confidence and experience in external representation.
Fluency in English languages.
Clean, valid driving license.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Application closing date
02 Oct 2017
To be announced
13th of November, 2018
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