World Vision April, 2024 Hiring Project Officer

World Vision is seeking a Project Officer for their operations in Tanzania, with the position being open for applications until April 2024. This role is integral to World Vision’s mission of aiding the most vulnerable children to overcome poverty and experience a fuller life, inspired by Christian faith. The organization boasts over 70 years of experience and employs more than 33,000 staff across nearly 100 countries.

Key Responsibilities and Expected Outcomes

Project Direct Implementation (50%): The officer is expected to ensure high-quality project implementation and reporting, collaborate innovatively with partners to influence policy, and maintain a comprehensive understanding of all field activities. The end result aims for effective project implementation that includes the most vulnerable households.

Project Budget and Resource Management (15%): Participation in budget planning and ensuring compliance with financial policies are crucial. The officer will manage project funds and create synergies with local governments. The expected outcome is effective activity implementation according to the approved budget.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEAL), and Reporting (20%): The officer will adapt the project theory of change, spearhead the implementation of the programme’s impact measurement system, and prepare quality project progress reports. The goal is to enhance project progress towards its goals and influence decision-making.

Networking, Visibility, and Donor Recognition (10%): Establishing good relations with partners and stakeholders, ensuring project interventions and donors are recognized, and facilitating documentation and sharing of project insights are key responsibilities. The aim is to build a network and create a positive image about the project and its backers.

Other Duties (5%): As assigned by the employer.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Professional Experience: At least 2 years in agriculture or rural development project implementation, with experience in INGOs, UE, and UN Agencies being an advantage. Experience working with youth and in rural communities is required.
  • Education: A university degree in Forest, Environmental Science, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, or a related field is necessary. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • Skills and Competencies: Report writing, strong facilitation skills, basic understanding of advocacy, excellent communication in English and Swahili, and a strong commitment to World Vision’s values are required.
  • Travel and Work Environment: Willingness to work in rural areas is necessary, with a physical requirement to work in such settings.
  • Language: Fluency in both Swahili and English.

Key Working Relationships

The Project Officer will report directly to the Project Manager and collaborate with Cluster Management & Specialists, Local Government Authorities, and Project Partners, requiring frequent communication and collaboration.

Decision Making

All decisions will be endorsed by the Project Manager.This position is open to local applicants only, emphasizing World Vision’s commitment to building a team that can directly relate to and impact the communities they serve in Tanzania.