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Jambo For Development

Project Officer

Place of Work/Location : Kagera, Tanzania

Application Deadline : 21.02.2022

Type of Contract: Unlimited contract

Languages Required: English & Kiswahili

Starting Date: 17.03. 2022

Number of Position: 2 Opportunities

Please apply in English using your CV (including education, internships, working experiences and employments) and covering letter (as a motivational letter why you are interested in this position and Jambo For Development) as a single document. Also include actual and expected annual gross compensation for this position and references from former working experiences.

BACKGROUND

Information about Jambo For Development:

Jambo for Development (JFD) works with schools, children, parents, institutions, and local and central government officials to further its mission to use innovative life skills games, creative sports, and games to empower children and youth in Kagera Region, Tanzania to achieve gender equality and improved health (HIV/AIDS awareness and water and sanitation) and education outcomes. The JFD programmes focus on improving existing infrastructure, training teachers, and organising sports competitions for children. JFD’s innovative “Life Skills Games” concept offers children a unique ‘learning by doing’ experience and imparts a range of essential skills that include interpersonal, decisionmaking, critical thinking and self-management skills creating increased awareness and confidence. 

The teacher training component of the programme imparts teachers with knowledge and tools to help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and further develop the pupils’ social and physical skills.

Jambo for Development and its pre-cursor and founding organisation Jambo Bukoba, based in Germany, have reached more than 500,000 children by the end of 2020 generating improvements in school examination results moving Kagera to the third position countrywide.

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Project Management Position is crucial to the success of Jambo For Development integrated services. The position requires a high degree of integrity, professionalism, flexibility, and perseverance, as well as the ability to anticipate, identify and resolve project and management problems.
  • We are looking for two highly professional, enthusiastic, and energetic Project Officers to support the ongoing activities of Jambo For Development. Under the overall guidance of Jambo For Development board and direct supervision by the Project Manager, the Project
  • Officers will be the main responsible person for two districts in Kagera.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, coordinate and monitor teachers’, officers’, and pupils’ life skills games workshops.
  • Facilitate workshops in absence of a teacher facilitator.
  • Monitor the progress of life skills games in schools on a weekly basis through school visits, monitoring school clubs and/or any other suitable monitoring method.
  • Plan and coordinate with schools and government officers to organize interschool life skills games competitions (bonanzas) at district level.
  • Support in developing the life skills games approach through assessing its implementation, efficiency, content, and its impact as well as providing constructive feedback.
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation department by collecting data and reliable information related to the life skills games approach both from schools and out of schools.
  • Document and provide reports on above mentioned workshops and life skills games competitions (bonanzas).

Core Competencies:

  • Take responsibility. Discretion combined with 100% honesty and trustworthy.
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the JFD values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Jambo For Development.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Be a good ambassador of Jambo For Development in sports, gender issues, HIV/AIDS awareness, and education

Functional Competencies:

  • Organization and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources, and multiple reporting relationships.
  • Plans, coordinates, and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Establishes, builds, and maintains effective working relationships with staff and stakeholders to facilitate the provision of maximum support Self-Management
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behaviour.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

Education:

  • University Degree preferably in Project Management, Sociology, Business Administration, Economics, or related field.
  • Skilled and experienced in project management (1 – 2 years on similar job)

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Kiswahili and English. 

Kindly include the position and your name in the email subject line.

Send your application to job@jambofordevelopment.org

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