Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Project Manager Job at VSO International

Position: Project Manager
Location: Mtwara, Tanzania
Salary: Annual Salary Gross Minimum 45,000,000.00 TZS
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 1 year
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 1 Apr 2019
Interview date: To be announced
Start date: 06/05/2019

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.

Role overview
The Kila Mtoto, Kila Mama project aims to save the lives of vulnerable mothers and newborns in Mtwara region of Tanzania. Focusing on strengthening both the supply and demand side of maternal and newborn health (MNH) continuum.
The ideal person will provide management, coordination and direction to the Kila Mtoto, Kila Mama project. This includes volunteer recruitment and management; managing implementing partners and stakeholders relationships; ensuring project deliverables, financial management, reporting and networking. If you are passionate about making a difference for marginalised mothers and babies, giving them a voice, this is your job!

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, e.g. public health or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience of managing health projects with a particular focus on maternal and newborn projects
  • Demonstrated experience of applying project cycle management practices at a project or community level
  • Demonstrated success at networking and partnership development
  • Proven experience in financial management, including budgeting, monitoring and managing expenditure
  • Proven ability to manage, develop and motivate others within a team
  • Demonstrated ability at successfully monitoring and evaluating projects
  • Evidence of leadership skills including handling complex situations to an effective conclusion.
  • Oral and written fluency in English, with confidence in communicating to a wide range of audiences
  • IT literate (Microsoft packages)
  • Self-motivated, ability to use own initiative, flexibility.
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure. Time management skills. 


  • Practical experience gained within an volunteering NGO context 
  • Commitment to VSO’s work and values 
  • Experience and knowledge of project location

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 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.
To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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).


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