Saturday, 6 April 2019

Job Opportunity at Swisscontact Tanzania - Mwanza, Project Manager

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1400 employees, it promotes – since 1959 – economic, social and environmental development.
We are now looking for a:

Project Manager: U-Learn II
Type of employment: Fixed term
Contract duration: 2 years (May 2019 – June 2021)
Duty station: Mwanza, Tanzania
Contract: Local

Job Profile
The Project Manager gives strategic direction and oversight to the implementation of the U-Learn project in Tanzania.
The U-Learn Project is aimed at supporting the transition of young people from education to employment through a comprehensive package of interventions that increase their competitiveness in the job market and/or equip them for self-employment. The project targets 7500 young people in 14 districts (Ukerewe, Ilemela, Nyamagana, Kwimba, Magu, Sengerema, Misungwi, Geita, Musoma urban, Musoma rural, Tarime, Rorya, Bunda and Butiama) and focuses on three economic sectors – namely, agribusiness, construction and hospitality.

The Project Manager will oversee and be accountable for delivery of the project interventions and achievement of the project goals. He/she will contribute to high-quality implementation and provide leadership and technical support to the project team and partners. He/she will develop and enhance relationships with partners, conduct monitoring and reporting, and ensure that project activities are appropriate, timely and of high quality.

Tasks
 Implement the U-Learn II project In Tanzania efficiently and effectively
 Plan, manage and implement U-Learn according to the mission, regulations and aims of Swisscontact and approved contracts, plans and budgets
 Oversee the work and develop the capacity of the project implementation team
 Identify prospective implementation partners and negotiate agreements with them
 Where necessary, engage and manage consultants, advisors and short-term experts to assist with aspects of implementation
 Monitor project activities and measure results
 Prepare high-quality narrative and financial reports as per the project plan

Requirements
 Master’s degree in development studies, agriculture, economics, business administration, finance or other projectrelated fields
 Minimum 10 years work experience in development co-operation or project management
 Minimum 4 years in a managerial position (e.g. team leader, supervisor, coordinator, manager etc.)
 Experience of managing successful donor-funded projects and of working in collaboration with the private sector
 Experience of rural, youth employment initiatives
 Competence in financial management and in working within approved budgets and plans
 Good communication and report writing skills
 Understanding of market-driven approaches to development

We offer a challenging and rewarding assignment with scope for personal responsibility.

How to Apply
Interested? Email an application to Tania Haidara, Swisscontact Country Director, Uganda, at tania.haidara@swisscontact.org by 10th April 2019.