Saturday, 6 August 2016

Job Opportunity at Good Neighbours International, Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2016

Good Neighbours International (GNI) is an international humanitarian and development organization with Headquarters based in Seoul, the Republic of Korea. It has a General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economics and Social Council (UNECOSOC). The Mission/Vision of GNI works to transform the world to a peaceful and secure world, where no one suffers from starvation; where no one falls victim to preventable diseases; where everyone is comforted and respected with no alienation for any reason.

Good Neighbours Tanzania(GNTZ) was established in 2005 and has offices in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kigoma and Dodoma.

Position: Consultant for Agricultural Engineer for installing irrigation System
Location: Dodoma, Tanzania

Project Objective: 
To assist vulnerable communities with limited access to food, difficulties in rebuilding their basic natural resources base and essential physical infrastructure to have enhanced access to food and enable households to receive full benefits of development opportunities. The Project will also help the communities to enhance resilience against climate change and increase partnership opportunities.

Project Background:

The Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities project is a World Food Programme pilot project implemented by Good Neighbours International and regional government authorities, and funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea. The project has started its implementation in Chamwino District (Fufu, Suli and Chiboli villages), Dodoma region, Tanzania in May 2014.
Duties and Responsibilities
Planning, designing, and overseeing construction of irrigation system for two sesame block farms in Suli and Chiboli (100 acre each).
Directs, subordinate supervisors on constructions of such irrigation systems such as canals, and ditches according to type of soil, climatic characteristics, water supply, return flow, and other factors affecting irrigation requirements.
Supervise contractor bidding along with the local government agricultural department and GNTZ staffs in charge.
Supervising the hired contractor to deliver the results according to specifications, drawings requirements and Bill of Quantities by collaborating with District Irrigation Engineers.
Conducts research on problems of soil drainage and conservation, applying knowledge of civil engineering.
Create regular written reports in English and share with stakeholders.
Monitor the result of the irrigation system installation after the completion of work.
Skills and Experience:
In-depth knowledge of various irrigation systems
In-depth knowledge in civil engineering
Accumulated field experiences on construction of irrigation systems and civil engineering in the most rural areas of Tanzania (more than 5 years)
Ability to manage the activity within the given timeframe
Ability to manage finances within the given activity budget
Ability to work on deadlines/ targets independently and within the existing team of people.
Ability to display his/her progress and work done using a computer in a word document.
A bachelor’s degree in Agricultural engineering or Civil engineering.
A master’s degree in Agricultural engineering or Civil engineering.
Knowledge of CAD applications.
An excellent written and oral command of English.
Fluent in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
Excellent skills in use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Ability to work in an international and multi-national environment.
Religious and cultural tolerance.
Interest in community and rural development.
Commitment to abide by Good Neighbours Tanzania Staff Terms and Regulations.
Ability and willingness to reside in Dodoma for four (4) months.
Ability and willingness to travel to project sites frequently and sometime sleeping in project sites, and able to visit Dodoma the next three month.

Contract Period:

The Project Contract will be for a period of 4 months, based in Dodoma region, Tanzania, with frequent visits to the project site (Suli and Chiboli villages in Chamwino District).

Mode of Application

Interested and qualified Tanzanians are invited to send their applications to with only enclosed:

Cover letter showing your competence and explain reasons why you are the most competitive applicant.
Detailed curriculum vitae containing the complete names of candidate, complete addresses (postal, email, phone); together with names and complete contact details of three referees. Your CV should indicate the experience which are related to irrigation engineering and not just any experience.
Degrees and Certificates attached as evidences of your credentials including employment certificate from you previous work places.

The application should be addressed to Managing Director, GOOD NEIGHBORS TANZANIA, Makulu Street, House No; 8, Dodoma. E-mail:
Deadline: Submission of applications should reach the management not later than 30th August 2016.

Note that: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted through their active mobile numbers and email and the candidates will have to take care of  their expenses for transport and accommodation during the interview, there will be no any refund for any expenses incurred

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