Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Job Opportunities at RTI International, Application Deadline: 29 Aug 2016


Job Description
RTI is currently seeking expressions of interest for a Youth Entrepreneurship Specialist for an anticipated upcoming USAID-funded program in Tanzania. Preferred candidates will have specific experience in youth-focused programming in the areas of agriculture, workforce development, or enterprise development in Tanzania.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for youth capacity building in entrepreneurship, job readiness, job skills, labor rights, and other work force development topics, particularly focused on the agricultural sector.

Primary Responsibilities:

Outreach to agri-businesses in Tanzania to develop internship and employment opportunities for at-risk youth;
Participate in the development of workforce development training curriculum;
Promote entrepreneurship and self-employment opportunities;
Coordinate with technical secondary institutions maximize opportunities for partnerships and private sector collaboration;
Assess the employment and workforce development needs of at-risk youth, residing in Tanzania to determine suitability and eligibility for program participation;
Develop strategy to assist job seekers in finding career opportunities, on-the-job-training opportunities, and post-secondary options;
Provide routine status reports to Project Director on progress;
Assist with the collection of verification of employment and other required documentation required to meet M&E performance measurements and/or indicators.
Provide required documentation for approval of supportive services for client transportation, employment, and training needs;
Establish and maintain relationships with local companies and training opportunities to support career path needs of participants enrolled in services;
Network with local community agencies to support youth participant recruitment and other developmental needs.
Contribute to the development of youth job readiness curriculum;
Prepare and submit weekly and monthly reports and required documentation demonstrating progress of weekly and monthly goals;
Assist with the Intake process to ensure potential participants are serviced in a timely manner.
Attend and actively participate in team, agency, appropriate trainings, and other required meetings identified by director.

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s-level degree in relevant field preferred.
Minimum 6 years’ experience in technical field
Prior experience working in Tanzania (Tanzania residence preferred)
Demonstrated technical expertise in agribusiness; youth entrepreneurship; workforce development; vocational education; and private sector partnerships.
Reputation for professional excellence (as evidenced by references and achievements).
Strong written communication and effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
Experience working on international donor-funded development projects preferred.
Language Ability: Oral and written fluency in English. Kiswahili fluency preferred.


Online application, click HERE to Apply



Job Description
RTI is currently seeking qualified Chief of Party candidates with experience leading USAID-funded Agriculture and Youth Entrepreneurship programs in the Sub-Saharan Africa region for an upcoming opportunity in Tanzania. The Chief of Party should have a blend of senior management and technical expertise to effectively lead and manage programs in the sector of agriculture and economic development, inclusive of women and youth. Preferred candidates will have specific experience in youth-focused programming, entrepreneurship, and workforce development.

The COP will provide overall strategic direction and technical and administrative leadership for the activity. S/he will serve as primary liaison with USAID/Tanzania on management and technical matters. The Chief of Party is responsible for overall project performance, management, and execution and ensures exceptional quality and timeliness of project deliverables within budget and compliance parameters. The COP will take a leadership role in coordination among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage technical and administrative personnel and subcontractors in the implementation of a large, complex activity to increase economic opportunities for youth in the agriculture sector through entrepreneurship, vocational training, and workforce development.
Ensure that all activities conform to the terms and conditions of project requirements, including cost, schedule and quality parameters.
Serve as primary liaison to USAID/ Tanzania on management and strategic issues to maximize impact and scale, minimize costs, and maximize efficiency and sustainability in achieving project requirements.
Lead the coordination of program activities among a diverse group of stakeholders and beneficiaries and other activity partners.
Ensure internal integration of project activities through: 1) the annual work plan and budgeting process; 2) creating/maintaining an effective project management team; 3) overseeing an effective monitoring and evaluation system.
Provide leadership and oversight for areas such as finance, operations, client reporting, external communications, and human resources.
Develop and implement practices to ensure a high level of staff morale and retention.

Master’s-level degree in relevant field and at least 12 years of experience in agriculture or youth-focused entrepreneurship programs.
2-5 years of experience managing USG-funded programs (particularly USAID) in either a Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party capacity.
Experience developing effective and sustained private sector partnerships.
Prior experience working in East Africa
Demonstrated technical expertise in agriculture and youth entrepreneurship
Reputation for professional excellence (as evidenced by references and achievements).
Demonstrated senior manager with strong knowledge of USG (particularly USAID) rules and regulations and effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with country counterparts, donor representatives, and senior-level staff.
Language Ability: Oral and written fluency in English. Kiswahili fluency preferred.


Online application, click HERE to Apply

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