Senior Program Officer – Employment & Income

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The Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania safeguards Switzerland’s various interests. The Embassy is involved in development cooperation and is working in partnership with governmental institutions, NGOs, as well as with other national and international agencies. The goal of the Swiss Development Cooperation is sustainable poverty reduction. In Tanzania the focus of the program support is on Health, Employment & Income as well as on Governance with a budget of approx.23 Mio Swiss francs per year.

In order to strengthen our Employment & Income team, we are currently looking for apro-active, dynamic, competent and independent professional with documented experience in the management of projects related to youth employment and agriculture, in order to fill the position of a

Senior Program Officer – Employment & Income

Job Description / Responsibility

Project development

  • Contribution to strategic planning of the Employment & Income portfolio for the Swiss Cooperation Strategy
  • Management of projects, programs and contributions related to the subdomains “Youth Employment” & “Smallholders Farmers’ Influence”
  • Elaboration and preparation of entry or/and credit proposal for new projects
  • Contract / carry out risk assessment of projects and of partners and review / write risk management reports
  • Manage the procurement process in case of a project mandate

Contract Management

  • Preparation of project documents and ToR for contracts with partner organizations
  • Negotiation and verification of the prices and fees (budget)

Project Control/Monitoring

  • Oversee and coach the establishment of results framework (logframe or outcome mapping), baselines and other tools for the monitoring of the mandates/contributions
  • Review and analyze operational and financial reports of partners/project
  • Prepare, update and document input on socio-economic and political context analysis relevant to the steering and strategy of the SDC country program and the domain
  • Establish and maintain relationship with project stakeholders and other related public and private partners



  • Master degree in Economics, Development Studies or related fields
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Experience / Skills

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience, thereof 5 years in progressive project management experience, especially with respect to planning, monitoring and reporting in the areas of vocational skills development/youth employment and agriculture
  • Experience with youth organizations, smallholders farmers advocacy and/or financial inclusion is an asset
  • Good knowledge and understanding on Tanzania youth employment and agriculture issues and stakeholders
  • Documented strong analytical, conceptual and synthesis ability
  • Documented strong ability to write concise and clearly structured reports and articles

How To Apply:
Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are requested to submit below documents through our email daressalaam.application@eda.admin.ch

  1. Application form with recent photograph. The form is available here (Download Form)
  2. Motivation letter
  3. Advanced and Ordinary level certificates

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an assessment.

Application Deadline:  14 May 2018



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