Senior Development Officer - Analyst At High Commission of Canada to Tanzania

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Senior Development Officer - Analyst

Starting at 62,838,636 to 97,832,760

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Dar es Salaam

Closing date for applications:

Summary of position:
The Senior Development Officer / Analyst works under the supervision of the Analyst Team Leader at the Canadian High Commission in Tanzania. The Officer works closely with a wide range of government officials, representatives of donor institutions, private sector and civil society, and with other Global Affairs Canada (GAC) officials; assists in the identification and development of Development programming in Tanzania; manages GAC bilateral projects and assists with project monitoring; contributes and participates in sector dialogue and review activities with Government of Tanzania officials and development partners; provides advice, analysis and reporting to the Analyst Team Leader; represents GAC in various development-related fora and meetings; and, performs other duties related to the delivery of GAC's aid program, as required.

Essential qualifications:
• Master’s degree in international development, economics, social sciences, political sciences, or public administration, or other degrees relevant to the Canadian development cooperation program.

• Fluency in English (oral and written)
• Fluency in Kiswahili (oral and written)

• Minimum 5 years recent * experience working:
o In development cooperation project or program management including financial planning and reporting, as well as monitoring and evaluation
o With a range of stakeholders, including government officials, civil society organizations, implementation partners and project beneficiaries
*Recent is defined as within the last 10 years.

Knowledge & Abilities:
• Knowledge of Tanzania’s development context, trends and best practices in international development
• Knowledge of the Government of Tanzania’s plans, structure, policies and processes
• Knowledge of key stakeholders involved in Tanzania’s social and economic development

Technical Competencies:
• Strong research and analysis skills, including use of web-based tools
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Superior planning, management, monitoring and reporting abilities

Behavioural Competencies:
• Demonstrated ease of networking, building alliances, and conducting productive dialogue and negotiations within a cross-cultural work environment
• Teamwork and cooperation
• Professional integrity, discretion and sound judgement
• Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and meet work targets within tight deadlines
Management reserves the right to assess the knowledge, ability and competency criteria through any of the following: interview, written exam, and/or references.

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
• Experience working with representatives of bilateral and multilateral donor organizations
• Working knowledge of French
If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications, they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter and/or their CV.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability and willingness to work overtime when required & at short notice
• Ability and willingness to travel occasionally;
• Hours of work: Normal work week 37.5 hours. The hours of work are: Monday to Thursday 07:30 to 16:00 and Friday 07:30 to 13:00.

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Any job offer is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and the ability to obtain and maintain a Reliability security screening (including a criminal record and credit check).
• Proof of right to work in Tanzania and copies of educational qualifications will be required at the interview stage of the process.

Area of selection:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Tanzania, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:

• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Only those candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• Please note that the High Commission of Canada in Dar es Salaam does not sponsor work permits directly or indirectly.
• The High Commission of Canada in Dar es Salaam does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the High Commission of Canada in Dar es Salaam, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to RSCEMA.Personnel@international.gc.ca

How to apply:
• Please follow the link www.wfca-tpce.com and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter. Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter and/or CV how they meet the essential and asset qualifications. Candidates must also provide concrete examples of when and where they attained their minimum 5 years’ recent experience.

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