Community Outreach Assistant

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Job Position: Community Outreach Assistant -  Nationals only 
Job Location: Based in Shinyanga Region , Tanzania 

Job Description / Announcement 

The Organization 
Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, our mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. We seek to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 750 staff worldwide, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff that loves their work. 

Within Sub-Saharan Africa, SFCG works in 18 countries: Burundi, Chad, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. 

Summary of Position 
Since 2011, SFCG in Tanzania is working to develop Sustainable Business Practice (SBP) in the extractive industry sector. SFCG is currently seeking to recruit a Community Outreach Assistant to assist with the day-to-day implementation, training as well as monitoring and evaluation of community outreach activities in Shinyanga region. S/he will assist the Field Coordinator with the implementation and monitoring of project activities, and support the collection of monitoring data. Based in Shinyanga region, the Community Outreach Assistant will report to the SBP Program Manager. 

 Together with the Field Coordinator, help plan for activities on a monthly and weekly basis. 
 Assist the Field Coordinator with the implementation of the project’s training component, including by organizing and facilitating trainings. 
 Implement the project’s community outreach activities, mobilizing and engaging key community stakeholders with a view to support their development. 
 Support the administrative and logistical arrangements for the implementation of project activities. 
 Prepare detailed activity and monthly reports including analysis and insights of the specific activities implemented, for submission and review by the Field Coordinator. These reports should highlight key results achieved as well as challenges encountered. 
 Communicate with the Field Coordinator on a daily basis, to ensure smooth communication about progresses but also challenges encountered towards the implementation of specific project activities. 
 Conduct quarterly field visits to collect monitoring data, including success stories, as included in the M&E plan. 
 Assist in the development of effective tools to monitor the results of community outreach and training activities. Ensure the use of monitoring tools, analysis of the monitoring data and their inclusion in activity and monthly reports. 
 Assist the Field Coordinator and SBP Program Manager with other tasks as needed. 

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 duties. 

 Bachelor’s degree in international development, conflict resolution, project management or related field. 
 At least two (2) years of INGO or CSO experience in project implementation and/or design, monitoring and evaluation in Tanzania. 
 Previous training experience. 
 Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication with a variety of stakeholders. 
 Ability to maintain professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm while working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with minimal supervision. 
 Cultural sensitivity and strong interest in dialogue, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. 
 Written and oral proficiency in English and Swahili. 
 Willingness to be based in one of District in Shinyanga region and travel to remote areas. 

Duration: 12 month contract with possibility of renewal 

To Apply: 
Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements via tz-employment@sfcg.org. Please be sure to mention where you found this posting. No phone calls. Closing date for applications is Tuesday January 10, 2017. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. 

Please see our web site www.sfcg.org for full details of our work. 



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