The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK Government’s fight against global poverty. DFID works in partnership with national governments, other development partners, civil society and the private sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Tanzania is one of DFID’s largest country programmes in Africa, with an annual aid framework of over £170m per annum (Approx. TZS 530 Billion). . DFID implements programmes to increase wealth creation, build a more accountable democratic state and improve the provision of basic services.
DFID Tanzania is seeking to appoint a versatile and dynamic Programme Assistant with strong management skills to join our Governance and Human Investment teams. This post offers an excellent opportunity to contribute more widely to DFID Tanzania’s expanding Governance and Education, Water and Health portfolios.
The Programme Assistant post is ideal for someone who is a self-starter, organised, has experience working in a busy office environment, results oriented, enjoys working in a team, and is able to work flexibly and cooperate with others to meet shared objectives.
1. Administrative and logistical support to teams
• Provide logistical and administrative support to the Governance and Human Investment teams; arrange internal and external meetings/appointments, arrange hotel and transport bookings.
• Work flexibly to provide cover for other team members whenever necessary.
2. Programme Management Support
Ensure programmes/projects s/he is assigned to support adhere to s to DFID’s programme and financial management guidelines and procedures, which includes but not limited to;
• Ensuring compliance to spending and reporting requirements,
• Financial forecasts and payments are timely made,
• Key programme documents are recorded into DFID’s Electronic Document Record Management (EDRM) system.
Competencies and Qualifications:
• University degree, diploma level (at the minimum) in relevant field from a recognised institution
• At least 2 years working experience in Development Programme/ Project Management
• Understanding of financial compliance procedures
• Ability to plan and prioritise effectively
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to analyse information and use evidence to make sound decisions
• Experience in programme management.
• Excellent team working skills
• Understanding of financial compliance procedures.
• Experience and understanding of financial compliance procedures.
Civil Service Competencies
• Delivering at Pace
• Changing and Improving
• Collaborating and Partnering
• Building Capability for All
• Making Effective Decisions
The gross monthly salary for this position is Tanzanian shillings 1,805,405 plus benefits. This is a full time post and is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Applicants must be legally authorised to work in the United Republic of Tanzania. Appointment will be under local terms and confirmation of appointment is subject to medical and security clearance.
How to apply
Applicants should submit their Application Form, CV and a one-page statement describing why they would be a good candidate for the role to AfricaHRHubRecruit@Dfid.gov.uk with the subject line “TAN 001.”
The deadline for the submission of applications is 12 noon on Friday, 8th July 2016.
Please ensure that any e-mail attachments do not exceed 10MB. Only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted, and will be required to bring original certificates and diplomas for verification.
Interview and start date
Candidates shortlisted for this vacancy will be required to attend an interview and complete a series of aptitude and written tests. Interviews for the Programme Officer Post have provisionally been scheduled to take place on the third week of July 2016. The planned start date for this position is 22nd August 2016.
DFID is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the community, and we actively encourage interest from women, ethnic minority groups and those with disabilities. Selection is on merit.
DFID operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). This means that any candidate with a disability who satisfies the minimum essential criteria for an advertised vacancy is guaranteed an interview. Please say in your application if you wish to apply under the GIS.
No payments should be requested or offered at any part of the recruitment process – any irregularities should be reported by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No travel expenses will be paid from outside of Tanzania.