Nafasi za kazi RTI-Youth Entrepreneurship Specialist, Tanzania

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Job position: Youth Entrepreneurship Specialist, Tanzania.


Job type: Full time

Location: Dodoma, TZ

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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.



  • 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.


RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4000 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available

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