Project Manager

at CARE
Published September 1, 2022
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

JOB SUMMARY

 

Project Manager – Increase access to educational, life skills and entrepreneurial skills component for USAID/Tanzania Youth Empowerment and Skills Program. The project Manager will lead the objective one and bring deep technical knowledge of the component of youth needs and aspirations, currently available services, key barriers and opportunities from different sectors and will serve as key role in activity design, work planning, monitoring and adaptive management.

 

The Project Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP) for Programs. It is a full-time position and will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travels.

 

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Vast experience on working through and building on existing structures to increase the availability, access and quality of accelerated education including remedial skills, technical and vocational education training (TVET), life and leadership skills, mentorship and financial inclusion.

Contribute component one-focused technical input into the project’s overall technical approach, drafting annual work plans, providing written reports, and implementing an integrated set of activities to achieve project goals in a way that will expand economic opportunities or provide targeted services to the benefit of youth.

Experience on doing the mappings and leading the assessments/researches such as value chains analysis, labor market assessments, market scanning etc.

Ensure improved opportunities for youth to learn life skills, literacy and numeracy and pursue pathways to formal education

Ensure activities and results are implemented in a timely manner within budget.

Ensure increased entrepreneurship and employment opportunities as well as financial inclusion for youth

Understanding of the positive youth development (PYD) approach is key

Contribute to the project’s quarterly and annual reports by highlighting successes, challenges, lessons learned and opportunities in youth programming within the component.

Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

 

Advanced degree from a recognized university in youth development studies, economics, agriculture, rural development or similar social sciences field. Or Bachelor degree with 9 years professional experience in lieu of advanced degree.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

 

At least 7 years of professional experience in managing and mainstreaming the engagement of youth with the private sector and the Government to increase the availability, access and quality of accelerated education including remedial skills, technical and vocational educational education training (TVET), life and leadership skills, mentorship and financial inclusion.

Experience identifying and addressing opportunities and barriers related to expanding skills, incomes or economic opportunities for youth, and other marginalized populations

Extensive knowledge and experience in the Tanzanian country context strongly preferred.

Ability to travel within the regions or country as needed.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

 

Demonstrated understanding and application of USAID or other international standard policy.

Proven ability to forge strong professional relationships and facilitate coordination with donors, implementing partners, local government and communities in public and private sector.

Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including native Kiswahili and strong English language skills.

Fluency in English and Kiswahili in oral and written communication.

Ability to work with others and collaborate as part of a team member.

Willing to travel extensively to zone of influence regions as required.

 

How to apply

 

MODE OF APPLICATIONS

 

Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department. To apply, please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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