Wealth Creation Research Officer

Published by Jobstanzania on 8:02:00 am

Ref No WVT/P&C/F13/35
· Job Title: Wealth Creation Research Officer
· Reports to: EAR CC LC Advisor
· Location: Arusha

Purpose of the Position
This position will be responsible for designing and implementing a collection of data and literature related to wealth generation and social issues resulting from that success

Major Responsibilities
1. Literature review

  • · Prepare a paper on Tanzanian (specific tribal groups) attitudes to money and wealth generation and distribution
  • · Prepare a paper on formal and informal social norms in the research locations. This should include how norms are being undermined.

2. Survey design 

  • · Prepare survey instruments according to the key research questions outlined in the project design document and findings from literature review
  • · Prepare rationale for sampling (eg purposive vs random, adults vs children, etc), why certain instruments will be best with certain groups etc
  • · Ensure coordination with, and input from, key stakeholders and advisors, viz:

  1. MLAP Secretariat and WVT Operations Division
  2. Religious leaders and government officials from research locations
  3. Christian Commitment staff from WVT and EARO

  • · Initiate link to, and get advice from, academic institution/s
  • · Ensure instruments are checked by WVT Quality Assurance department

3. Survey implementation

  • · Prepare Terms Of Reference (TOR) for survey implementation 
  • · Determine logistics for data collection, particularly coordinating with ADP managers and special project managers 
  • · Organise training for data collectors
  • · Prepare a budget and manage expenses for data collection

4. Survey analysis and reports

  • · Prepare report format for approval
  • · Analyse data and organise narrative, tabular and visual means of recording and reporting the findings
  • · Prepare range of reports for stakeholders:
  1. Comprehensive report with full documentation and appendices
  2. Summary report of all findings
  3. Highlight reports/presentations for MLAP secretariat, religious leaders and CC

5. Communication of findings
· Where there is opportunity to present at forums and conferences, development sector and tertiary institutions and/or publish findings
· Organise and store all documents in retrievable filing for key stakeholders ie EARO CC Learning Centre, WVT senior management, WVT CC team, WVAustralia

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.
Minimum Qualifications:Degree in social science discipline eg Anthropology or Sociology, preferably a Masters degree

Knowledge of the international development sector, its history, diversity and theories

Conducted research through surveys

  • Has written research essays or documents
  • Work in the development sector with application of research to practice
  • Proven supervisory experience
  • Proven experience in leadership and programme design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven experience in creating and monitoring budgets and fulfilling reporting and administrative duties in an efficient manner.
  • Ability to communicate and write in English and Kiswahili is required.

How to apply:
· Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their application letter (addressed to People and Culture Manager) together with an updated CV and copies of relevant credentials, contacts and three referees, one of them being a church leader to wvt_jobs@wvi.org before 21st May, 2013 Please indicate the reference number and post you are applying for 

  • ·  Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply
  • · World Vision Tanzania does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). Any applicant should not accept any request for fee or any payment.
  • ·  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, If you don’t hear from us 14 days after the deadline consider your application unsuccessful.

Deadline:  21st May, 2013



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