Programming and Training. Assistant
Peace Corps/Tanzania, a leading international community-based development agency,
offers an attractive mid- level professional opportunity with a competitive salary and an
exciting international work environment. Peace Corps Volunteers work throughout
Tanzania inthe areas of community health, sustainable agriculture, and secondary/tertiary
education. Volunteers focus on developing capacity in the communities where they live
and work so that the people in those communities can improve their lives.
About the Programming and Training Assistant Position:The successful candidate will
be responsible for providing support to the management of PC/Tanzania's Programming
Unit under the direction of the Director of Programming and in close collaboration with the
Grants Coordinator. The Programming and Training Assistant works with the Grants
Coordinator to publicize and provide guidance and on-going support to Peace Corps
Volunteers who, together "with their host communities, wish to apply for or have
successfully applied for various types of small grants.
• Participate in the training of Peace Corps Volunteers and their counterparts to enable
them to design and implement participatory community-based projects.
• Support the administrative requirements of the Grants Office;
Ensure that grants comply with proper procedures and documentation, and that files
are clear and updated;
•Work with the Grants Coordinator to ensure timely approval of applications.
The position is based in Dar es Salaam and reports to the Director of Programming and
Partnerships. The work hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30am to 5:00 pm, and
Friday 7:30am to 11 :30 pm, with additional hours planned during training periods. The
Programming and Training Assistant may be required to spend up to 30 percent of work
time traveling and must be willing to travel on weekends and national holidays, if required.
Education: Post secondary education required, a .university degree preferred, with
minimum three years of related work experience.
Skills and Abilities: Excellent verbal and written English and Kiswahili; strong computer
skills (Outlook Calendar, Mail, Word; Page Layout or similar for newsletter); copy & fax
machine operation; translation of short documents and correspondence; ability to
maintain efficient paper and electronic filing systems; accuracy in math; strong
organization, time management, & cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and as a team member, take initiative, exercise flexibility,
and maintain confidentiality on sensitive matters.
Applications must be received no later than November 26, 2016 Please email a cover letter,
CV, personal address and contact information and the names and contacts of references to
TZApplicants@peacecorps.gov With "P&T Assistant" in th'e subject line. If necessary
applications can be posted to the attention of: Director of Management & Operations,
P&T Assistant, U.S. Peace Corps Tanzania, and P.O. Box 9123, Oar es Salaam. Only
short listed candidates will be contacted for skills testing and interviews. If you need the full
job description please, request one from firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Published on: Friday, November 11, 2016