Job Opportunity at Embassy of Switzerland - National Program Officer (NPO) – Health

National Program Officer (NPO) – Health 

The goal of Switzerland’s international cooperation is the reduction of poverty. In Tanzania, the programmatic focus is on Health, Employment & Income and Governance with a budget of approx.25 Mio Swiss francs per year. In order to strengthen our health team, we are currently looking for a highly experienced national project officer whose creativity will allow the forging of partnerships that deliver interventions in support of human development in Tanzania.


Preferably Tanzanian
No criminal record


University degree in development studies, international relations, social sciences, economics or public health
Relevant postgraduate degree is an added advantage

Minimum requirements:

At least 7 years work experience in development relevant sectors, public or private, in Tanzania or COMESA countries
Documented progressive responsibilities in project management
Documented competency in PCM for at least 7 years
Verifiable good reputation and experience in partnership building and active networking in support of human development

The following work experience represents a strong advantage

Documented experienced in working in other sectors than health, in public or private entities
Documented work on innovation, urbanization, climate change, gender equity, gender based violence, HIV/AIDS


Excellent level of reading comprehension and writing skills in English
Fluency in Kiswahili (written and spoken)
Deep understanding of Tanzania’s national development plan and its political economy
Extensive professional network in development and health
Good communicator and public speaker
Documented ability to write concise reports and articles
Able to provide critical thoughts and solutions to enhancing program efficiency
Able to work independently and as team member
Strong social competences and uncompromising ethical values
Able to meet deadlines while remaining organized and accurate
Excellent IT skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and understanding of use of social media
Able to travel domestically to project sites for periods up to 2 weeks

Application Procedures:

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are required to request the application form through our email

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an assessment.

Application Deadline: 06.03.2020

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