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Local Consultant Wanted in Arusha , Tanzania


PYXERA Global, an NGO based in Washington, DC will be managing a Global Pro Bono program in Arusha, Tanzania, scheduled to take place in July 2017. PYXERA Global would like to hire a consultant currently residing in Arusha to help with program management and provide project and logistical support to the selected team of corporate employees from March through August 2017.
The selected consultant’s main responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to the following:
ACTIVITIES
  • Assist with identification and selection of local clients and develop Scopes of Work (SOWs) for the program that are aligned with specific areas of intervention identified by PYXERA Global and/or our client(s)
  • Facilitate meetings with potential local clients in English as needed during PYXERA Global staff scoping trip
  • Participate in conference calls in English with corporate volunteers
  • Coordinate the Welcome and Final Event(s) for corporate volunteer groups and participating local clients
  • Assist in procuring accommodations and transportation for volunteers in Arusha as needed on arrival and for the duration of their stay
  • Orient new program participants upon arrival in Tanzania;
  • Manage assignment, work, and travel logistics for corporate volunteer groups while they are in Arusha.
  • Act as the on-the-ground interface between PYXERA Global and local partners in Arusha
  • Act as a logistical and informational resource for corporate volunteers and troubleshoot on problems they may face
  • Coordinate Client Orientation, Welcome and Final Events for corporate employees and local client firms/organizations;
  • Correspond with PYXERA Global headquarters program staff and other stakeholders to assure satisfaction on the part of the Volunteers and our partners
  • Monitor and advise on security arrangements for volunteers when they are in Tanzania.
  • Participate in the regular evening meetings with corporate volunteers
  • Prepare financial and final program reports
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience in project management and in leading multicultural groups;
Required:
  1. Must be based in Arusha, Tanzania.
  2. College degree in international relations, communications, project management, organizational development, NGO management, or related field
  3. Experience working with cross-cultural teams and/or skills-based volunteer programs
  4. Ability to multi-task and manage diverse tasks simultaneously
  5. Flexible and able to work in a team as well as individually with limited supervision.
  6. Exceptional writing skills and ability to develop scopes of work with limited supervision
  7. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  8. Experience in virtual and in-person presentation skills
  9. Knowledge of one or more critical topics in global development (i.e. entrepreneurship, youth education and empowerment, ICT)
  10. Knowledge of at least one specific technical area related to PYXERA Global’s programs and services (pro bono, leadership/talent development, public-private partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, corporate social responsibility, etc.)
  11. Exceptional customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills
  12. Ability to work in teams and alone, and demonstrated a commitment to creating opportunities for improved livelihoods preferred.
SALARY: 
This is a part time consultant position with an estimate timeline of 4-6 months. Pay is based on past experience and the type of work required for this position.
TO APPLY
Send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via e-mail to consultingopportunities@pyxeraglobal.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

PYXERA Global is a nonprofit based in Washington, DC that creates groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors that leverage the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development, to global pro bono programs, and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods. Our clients in the private sector include IBM, Pfizer, Pepsi, SAP, and others. Our clients in the public sector include USAID and the World Bank. A few examples of our work include:
  • Developing an innovative local content development program so that small businesses in Mozambique can become robust suppliers to the oil industry—creating jobs and increasing incomes;
  • Working with John Deere in India to improve the well-being of people in three rural communities by helping farmers increase their revenues through improvements of their agricultural production practices, updating village infrastructure, and conducting activities with parents and school children to increase learning and reduce drop-outs;
  • Implementing a corporate volunteer program for IBM that enables NGOs and social enterprises in 30 countries to access pro bono services to help them to grow and thrive.
To learn more about us, please visit our website: www.pyxeraglobal.org.
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