Friday, 11 December 2020

Search for Common Ground Tanzania Jobs, Program Officer

Zanzibar, Tanzania /

Programs – Africa - Central & East /

Full Time - Local

Responsible in coordinating and implementing country office programs, develops capacity among affiliate partners in program implementation, management, evaluation and promotes networking with program stakeholders

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

    Responsible in the implementation of organization’s strategic plans by conducting research, identifying potential programs, and development of partnerships to ensure participation in program activities
    Coordinates with affiliate staff to establish clear work plans, implement and monitor the implementation of key project activities, including establishing and conducting community advisory councils
    Facilitate some of the project’s key community activities
    Support staff and affiliate partners in aligning programs with goals and objectives, also follows-up on work plans, deliverables and reporting by affiliate partners
    Provide on-site visits to program affiliate partners and beneficiaries to monitor progress, assess program effectiveness and recommend program modification
    Provides documentation and status reports for donor requirements
    Collaborate with Search’s Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Teams to establish and effectively use monitoring tools to capture our project’s results and lessons
    Contributes to communication efforts around the project’s results, including by collecting stories, contributing to communications’ campaigns led by Search headquarters, provide updates for Search’s website and social media
    Liaises with other peace focused organizations for the development of best practices

Skills & Competencies

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Work or relevant human services discipline, or equivalent relevant work experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    5+ years’ experience in working in the human service or social services and/or with a non-profit organization
    Computer proficiency in general office software applications (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook)
    Demonstrated experience with the design, implementation, management and evaluation of programs
    Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English
    Good oral/written communication and organizational skills
    Must be able to travel to program locations
    Proficiency in kiswahili, experience working and living in Zanzibar required

Behavioral Competencies
    Working with People: The ability to respect the views and contributions of other team members; shows empathy, listens, supports; consults others and shares information and expertise, builds team spirit and adapts to the team.
    Flexibility: The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities, to tolerate ambiguity, to adapt personal style to different people and situations.
    Drive for Results and Efficiency: The ability to set quality standards, monitor and maintain quality of work, and set goals to achieve continuous improvement.
    Relationship Management: The ability to manage interactions, to provide service and to support the organization while building an effective internal and external network.
    Leadership and Navigation: The ability to manage and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization while making progress toward change and continuous improvement.
    Communication: The ability to effectively exchange information with others, to effectively deliver critical information, to gather information and communicate with others.
    Global and Cultural Effectiveness: The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties and be able to work cross-culturally.
    Ethical Practice: The ability to integrate Search vision, mission and core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices.
    Business Acumen: The ability to understand and apply information to contribute to the organization's strategic plan.
    Developing others (for people manager): The ability to provide support to enhance performance and professional growth.

Other Requirements and Deadline
This position is open to residents of Zanzibar only and a salary of between USD 800 - 900

Deadline for Application is 31st December 2020

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.


Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website for full details of our work.

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