JOB TITLE: Short-Term Volunteer – Policy Prioritization Tool (PPT) and Manual of Operations
The successful candidate is anticipated to arrive in Tanzania March 25-26 and depart May 16, 2017. Travel, accommodations and a per diem while in-country are covered by the project.
PROJECT: USAID Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) Program
The International City/County Management Association seeks a Short-Term Volunteer for the Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) Program. This is a four-year USAID-funded activity awarded through the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) that aims to streamline and enhance many of the regulatory, informational and financial channels that encourage domestic and foreign investment in the southern mainland agricultural regions of Mbeya, Morogoro, and Iringa, and in Zanzibar.
ENGINE works at the district level, using a broad-based approach to engage with district councils, private sector associations, business development service providers, financial institutions and small and medium enterprises. The program’s activities are divided into three main components:
  1. Implement policies for growth. Build the capacity of the private sector to effectively dialogue with the government to set the policy agenda and improve the capacity of the public sector to implement policies.
  2. Equip businesses for growth. Strengthen SME capacity and foster the growth and capacity of a sustainable market for business development services (BDS) in Tanzania.
  3. Access to finance for growth. Broaden access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially women and youth entrepreneurs and those working within agricultural value chains, to facilitate increased investment and growth.
This assignment will contribute to Component 1.
The Volunteer will complete the following activities: a. Attend a PPT orientation meeting with ENGINE Program staff; b. Meet with ENGINE Component 1 staff for an overview of the specific assignment objectives; c. Assist to finalize the PPT and Manual of Operations; d. Attend consultation meetings with PORALG, PO-RALGSD, LGAs and local business councils representing the local district-level private sector; e. Field-test the PPT and Manual of Operations; f. Assist in the incorporation of field-trial and consultation feedback to upgrade the PPT and Manual of Operations; g. Write a final report summarizing observations and recommendations, as well as follow-up plans, related to the development of the PPT and Manual of Operations; h. Provide an exit debriefing to relevant PORALG, PO-RALGSD, ENGINE, USAID and anchor institutions staff members that offer feedback on the assignment and recommendations on additional work related to the PPT.
The Volunteer should have the following skills and qualifications:
  • Educational Background: University degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, management, economics, international development, or other relevant field;
  • 5+ years of practical knowledge and experience in policy/regulatory reform, with additional experience in stakeholder engagement and consultation, and small business or entrepreneurship, and particularly with youth and women;
  • Experience working within local government in a policy or planning role (and, preferably in the annual planning and budgeting process);
  • Experience in the development and/or use of prioritization tools;
  • Training skills, including participatory training in group settings. Training and consultation experience utilizing a translator or interpreter is an added plus.
  • Good writing and computer skills;
  • Self-motivated, proactive, detail-oriented, mature, easy-going, professional team player, who is a strong people person and communicator, with good inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to address issues, questions, concerns, and problems in a professional, accurate and timely manner.
  • Works well in a multi-cultural setting.
This volunteer description shall not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbent may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description, but which are reasonable and commensurate with similar levels of responsibility and within the incumbent’s capacity to perform, given his or her knowledge, skills, and ability.
Please send resumes to lkhotsevitch@icma.org.

About the Organization

ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, advances professional local government worldwide. The organization's mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities.
ICMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of services to its members and the local government community. It also performs mission-driven and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and Internationally, which is supported by federal government agencies, foundations, and corporations.
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