Programme Officer - Mtwara

Added on 2014-04-04 06:13:17
Job Category
Project / Programme Management
Work Type
Full Time
Not specified


Contribution to the development and implementation of country/ thematic annual and strategic plans


    We are looking for a Programme Officer to be based in Mtwara, Tanzania with travel to Dar and Mwanza. We support services for children in need through partner organisations. In July 2014 We intends to start a programme on child protection in Mtwara and therefore seeks a programme officer.

    Objective of the position

    To ensure that the project partner organisations of the assigned part of the partner and programme portfolio deliver effective and efficient services to vulnerable children, in line with TDH Netherlands (TDH) strategy, policies and procedures.


    •Contribution to the development and implementation of country/ thematic annual and strategic plans
    •Analysis of project proposals and project partners - context analysis, budgets, etc.
    •Advise whether or not to give the proposal further consideration and discuss the analysis with the Country Manager in preparation for final decision making.
    •Prepare the necessary documentation for approval of new and on-going partnerships and project proposals according to the TDH guidelines and formats.
    •Support and monitor the programmes and project partners through regular communications and programme visits.
    •Support the marketing communication department with information and materials for marketing and communication, e.g. for the newsletters.
    •Ensure that all scheduled partner and project reports such as progress reports are delivered timely and that they are of good quality, analyse the received information and compile the necessary reports.
    •Inform relevant persons/organisations/institutions on support given to project partners, project activities and expected results.
    •Maintain the database and regularly update project documentation/ files for reference by all concerned.
    •Work on and maintain a good working relationship with project partners.
    •Enhance mutual understanding, cooperation and respect for respective responsibilities without compromising on supervisory responsibilities.
    •Capacity building of partners for assigned part of partner and programme portfolio.


    •Knowledge of development cooperation, sociology, child rights, health or education up to bachelor level.
    •Three years of experience in a similar position in a similar organisation (International NGO, donor)
    •Knowledge of and experience in project planning, project cycle management and logical framework
    •Experience with Child Rights based programming and civil society organisations is a prerequisite
    •Experience with financial management
    •Knowledge of the political, religious and social structures of Tanzania/ region and the relevant languages
    •Excellent writing skills in English, good knowledge of Kiswahili, an additional language is an asset

    We are specifically looking for someone with:

    •Ability to work independently, who is well organised and has accurate writing skills
    •Presentation and facilitation skills, as well as ability to represent TDH in meetings
    •A person who is self -motivated and passionate about child protection

    How to apply:

    Application procedure(refer to code PO/TZ/Dar for this position)
    Application procedure(refer to code PO/TZ/Shinyanga for this position)
    Application procedure(refer to code PO/TZ/Mtwara for this position)

    We offer the selected candidate a competitive package of Secondary benefits entailing a monthly gross salary based on existing salary scales. Candidates are invited to send their application letter (including your motivation), resume and at least two professional references by e-mail.
    Applications open to National staff only
    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted within a week after the closing date.