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Employment Opportunity, East Africa Dairy Development Project Assistant at Heifer International, August 2018

  careerstz       1.8.18
Tracking Code: 545-752
Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
The East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) II Tanzania Project Assistant (PA) reports to Country Project Manager (CPM) for technical guidance; and works closely with the Finance Manager and other heads of Technical Sections (including Clusters). 
S/he will support EADD project team to increase operational efficiency in follow-ups, to ensure quality in project deliverables implementation in terms of documentation, project management, relations/ partnership management and communications (swift correspondences). S/he will provide an extra hand support to CPM on coordination and follow-up of activities, development and preview of documents, communication, etc.

EADD- II is an ambitious five-year program designed to transform the lives of 136,000 dairy farming families through a competitive and inclusive dairy value chain in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. [35,000 dairy farming families].

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in community development, project management or other related field, plus three (3) years in a mix of dairy production, value chain competitiveness, or agriculture development

Preferred Requirements
Experience in managing stakeholders and proposal writing.

Most Critical Proficiencies
Experience in developing and planning project plans with clear track record.
Clear understanding of the dairy value chain and Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD) model.
Very organized with excellent time management and organizational skills.
Experience in managing the stakeholders’ dynamics.

Knowledge of strategic planning, program and project development and implementation processes (including planning, monitoring and evaluation).
Strong mentoring and coaching skills.
Knowledge of and experience in cooperative development.
Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Tanzania is a plus)
Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
Excellent oral and written reporting skills with the ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations, particularly women and youth
Working in a multi-cultural setting and commitment to promoting teamwork, gender equality, and sensitivity to hunger and poverty issues
Excellent communication and negotiating skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully

Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
Ability to travel extensively to the Producer Organizations on short notice

Positive attitude with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and in sometimes difficult circumstances
Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality

Job Location: Mbeya, Tanzania
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Associate Specialist
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: August/3/2018


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