Restless Development Tanzania (www.restlessdevelopment.org) is the leading youth-led development agency and we are looking for dynamic, committed and passionate individual to assist in the delivery and coordination of our Southern Highland Programme led through the Mbeya Programme Office.
Working with disadvantaged young people in rural settings including youth led enterprises and youth groups, you will coordinate our support to the youth sector identifying and coordinating business development opportunities for these groups as well as leading training and advice to these groups in strengthening their businesses and organisations. You will provide technical advice and support under the direction of the Programme Coordinator - Mbeya to support Kijana Ibuka Project in working with youth groups and enterprises in both rural and urban settings.
focussed individual, committed to delivering high standard programmes, ensuring that sharing and learning best practice from colleagues in the staff team filter to our programme delivery on the ground. You will have a background in entrepreneurship, small business development and agricultural business, and exposure to organisational development work. This is a significant role in our programmes team, essential for the achievement of our new strategic direction to be launched in 2016.
Programme Strategy Support – Kijana Ibuka Project
Support the Program Coordinator to develop and formalise our youth entrepreneurship strategy with youth groups
term organisational capacity building strategy with the youth groups we are supporting
Programme Quality and Delivery
Provide and coordinate entrepreneurship training and support to youth groups based on specific capacity building needs
Support the development of criteria for identification and support to new youth led enterprises
Support the Kijana Ibuka Project team to identify new youth led enterprises based on criteria developed by the programme
Support training to youth organized groups under Kijana Ibuka project in the area of youth entrepreneurship
Support the PQ team with monitoring and evaluation, research and studies
Support the annual review of the livelihoods compendium
Share learning and good practice case studies from the national environment with the team and Mbeya Regional Programme team as a focal point for the team on livelihoods
Support for development of partnerships for the programme
Coordinate the collection of case studies from your area of work to show case the impact of our work with youth entrepreneurs
Submit timely monthly reports to your line manager in line with the M&E system in Restless Development Tanzania
Support delivery of annual planning and review meetings with key internal and external stakeholders to the programme
Partnerships and Visibility of the Programme
s needs in Mbeya and Tanzania in particular
Identify partners to provide technical support and services to youth led enterprises
Identify and map private and public sector funding opportunities for youth groups to access and provide practical advice and support to do this
Work with Program Coordinator and Fundraising Partnerships Assistant to identify partnership opportunities with the public, private and civil society sector in this area of work including professional attachments for youth
Utilise local media to support the visibility of the programme with the team
Coordinate collection and submission of case studies for profiling on Restless Development websites and on other social media platforms
Responsible for accounting and use of funds and assets at a field level in line with Restless Development policies and procedures
ensuring expenditure is spent appropriately receipted, recorded and submitted in a timely manner
Work with Program Coordinator and Finance and Admin Assistant to ensure that all funds spent on activities in the field are spent as per policies and procedures, as that assets are used and accounted for properly
Ensuring that the money reaches the field on time for all approved activities
forecasting with the programme coordinator
Uphold all financial policies and procedures for Restless Development Tanzania
Other reasonable duties as required, sometimes requiring work on weekends, for which time off in lieu can be taken.
Business, Economics, Project Planning and Management, Community Development or any related field.
Technical expertise in livelihoods and entrepreneurship
A strong personal commitment to the aims, values and methods of Restless Development Tanzania
A clear understanding of contemporary development issues facing young people in Tanzania particularly of HIV and AIDS, life skills, livelihoods and civic participation
Flexibility with the ability to stay out of office, working in the field for prolonged periods
Ability to work in a team
Fluent in English and Swahili
Good word processing skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Technical training or expertise in community development
Excellent interpersonal communication skills
Living in Mbeya, preferably in Mbeya, Mbarali and Rungwe Districts.