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Program Assistant


Published by Jobstanzania on 12:44:00 am

An international organization is opening up an office in Tanzania is competitively recruiting for the following positions to support its peace and elections project;
The organization is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, dedicated to advancing freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, democratic governance and the rule of law.

POSITION: Program Assistant
The Program Assistant will provide a full range of administrative and programmatic support to program staff responsible for  the  implementation  of  the organization’s programs  in  Tanzania.  The Program Assistant reports to the Country Director (CD).

Duties & Responsibilities
·    Research, write, and edit program documents, news summaries, and training materials;
·    Actively contribute to team projects and develops work product in collaboration with other program staff;
·    Communicate with internal and external audiences including civil society, political parties and governance partners, etc.;
·    Provide efficient and timely action on administrative and accounting matters, written assignments and submission of reports;
·    Participate in the monitoring and evaluate activities including reporting, collection of M & E data and information, evaluation and documentation of lessons learnt
·    Update and maintain program resource files and contacts;
·    Coordinate travel and logistical arrangements as required;
·    Act as a liaison for the organization when working with its partners;
·    Travel frequently to various locations throughout Tanzania, independently and as part of a team, to support programmatic objectives; and
·    Any other duties assigned to support specific program objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Qualifications
·    A bachelor's degree, preferably in either International Relations, Political Science, Law or a related subject;
·    Minimum of one year relevant experience;
·    Fluent in written and spoken English (fluency in other languages a plus);
·    Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills;
·    Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and basic online applications;
·    Must be able to travel to new environments for extended periods, and work both independently and as a member of a team; and

Desired Competency and Experience
·    Proven capacity to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and under tight deadlines with little supervision
·    Basic accounting and budgeting skills;
·    Well developed report writing skills
·    Ability to provide logistical and administrative support to multiple projects
·    Experience working with a non-governmental or international donor-funded programs; and
·    Ability to analyze information, define problems, collect data,  establish  facts  and  draw valid conclusions.

HOW TO APPLY:
If interested, please apply by emailing to IRITanzaniaJobs@gmail.com. the following:
(1) Curriculum Vitae (start with your most recent employment and state job title, employer, dates employed as well as skills and achievements in each employment listed); (2) cover letter (please refer to the core competencies and state how your skills, knowledge, and experience demonstrate your suitability)(3) two professional references.

Please do not send additional attachments or copies (i.e. academic transcripts or professional certificates) at this time. You may apply no later than July 30, 2015.

This is an immediate opening so no applications will be accepted after this date.  No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, so there is no need to follow up.

CLOSING DATE: July 30, 2015



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