Sunday, 24 January 2016

Job Vacancy at OIKOS East Africa..Community Development officer

POSITION: Community Development officer
PROJECT: various project involving Maasai pastoralist communities in Arusha and Manyara

DUTY STATION: Arusha city, Longido District, Monduli District, Arusha District (Arusha
Region); Simanjiro District (Manyara Region)

DEPARTMENT: Projects Department

SUPERVISOR (Responsible of Management & Planning): Project Manager and Assistant PM
LIAISON TO/IN COLLABORATION WITH: Administration and Logistic Departments
WORKING HOURS PER DAY: from Monday to Friday. Saturday only if requested by Supervisor
STARTING DATE: February 2015

General duties: she/he will support the Project Manager, the Project Management Assistant and
all the project staff in the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and supervision of
project activities.

Key responsibilities: as Oikos East Africa Community Development Officer you will carry out
the following duties:

  • To work in team with the project staff, partners and associate to reach the project objectives;
  • To support the Project Managers, Assistant project manager and all project staff in the planning and implementation of project activities;
  • To implement activities according to the project logical framework and timetable, under thesupervision of Project Manager and Assistant PM.
  • To coordinate closely and report regularly to the Project Managers on activities carried out and to fill regularly the Field Activity Reports in the standard format with needed annexes as: meeting/training participants lists, data sheets, letters, explanatory technical notes;
  • To carry out surveys and monitoring activities with the projects team, participate to internal project activity reviews, report to the project managers;
  • To mobilize the beneficiaries, to facilitate project meetings, trainings and workshops in cooperation with Assistant PM and other project consultant.
  • To keep local authorities informed at District and Ward levels – under the supervision of the senior CDO, project manager and assistant PM - on the status of project implementation;
  • To be responsible for the proper and correct management of Oikos EA facilities and materials assigned.

Skills requirements

  •  Passionate about gender issues and women empowerment;
  • Willing to base him/herself in remote areas with basic services;
  • Familiarity and proven experience with the Maasai culture/women empowerment/ rural community development;
  • Work experience in rangelands, pastoralist tribes and livestock;
  • Familiarity with community assessment methodology;
  • Familiarity with the structure of local institutions and proven ability to network and set up partnerships;
  • Familiarity with the concept of indicator and monitoring;
  • Familiarity with the concept of sustainable economies/green economies;
  • Able to report in English;
  • Basic monitoring tools knowledge (attendance sheets, entry and exit tests).

Minimum requirements expected (general skills):

  • Bachelor degree in community development/sustainable development studies
  • At least 2 year working experience
  • The candidate should be fluent in Kiswahili, English and Maasai language
  • Good knowledge of computer and software (word, excel, power point and similar)


HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of motivation, both
written in English, and the details of 3 people for professional references to, indicating Vacancy Notice COM.DEV/TZ/2016 in the subject line.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.