Strategy Adviser Volunteer Job

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

VSO Tanzania

About VSO
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.

Role overview
The Strategy Adviser, alongside the Secretary General of the National Council of NGOs, will lead the development of NaCoNGOs five year strategy. You will use your strategic planning background to lead all elements of the strategic planning process including context analysis, participatory research, documentation and approval.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree business, development or a related subject.
Strategic planning
5+ years of experience on leading strategic planning development process and managing clients in a deadline-driven professional services environment.
Able to combine high-level strategy and analytical thinking with tactical creativity and flair.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to vary communication content and style to suit audiences to inform, motivate and inspire.
Builds mutually beneficial alliances and networks at senior levels
Analysis and creative problem-solving: proactive to deliver solutions to challenges, ability to identify the interest of stakeholders.
Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need.
Ability to be proactive in changing environment of working, works under minimum supervision and keeps the targets on track under challenging environments.

Allowance and accommodation

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.

VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

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
22 Jan 2018

Interview/Assessment date(s)
to be communicated

Start date
2nd of April 2018

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