Project Manager Vacancy at Swisscontact
Position Title: Project Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Probation Period: 3 months
Number of Position: 1
Location: Based in Morogoro with regular travel within the region
Eligible Applicants: Tanzanian nationals only
Application Deadline: 1st October 2023
Swisscontact strives to advance the socioeconomic integration of youth and young mothers in Tanzania. The organisation has recently been awarded with a new contract for the implementation of a private donor funded project for implementation in Tanzania.
The project builds upon and adds on the ongoing young mother´s Vocational Skills Development (VSD) and related support of the Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET) project, which is funded by the Swiss Government. Similarly, the new project will introduce VSD and entrepreneurship support programmes with the aim of contributing to the creation of sustainable and meaningful livelihoods for young mothers. In close collaboration with the private sector and local communities, this project will offer innovative solutions and successfully tested methodologies to empower these often-marginalized women and to connect them with entrepreneurial opportunities. The project will provide market-responsive technical training, counselling support, life and soft skills and coaching, as well as entrepreneurship and access to finance support. It will do this while not neglecting the specific requirements of young mothers who need to combine professional activities with the care of their often very young children.
Swisscontact is currently looking for a Project Manager, to be based in our offices in Morogoro, Tanzania.
Under the supervision and support of the Swisscontact Country Director in Tanzania, the Project Manager will have the following responsibilities:
- Manage the project in accordance with its objectives and in line with agreed milestones and SC corporate principles.
- Provide professional advice and guidance to team members, partners, and others in line with requirements.
- Manage the project budget, in line with SC’s rules on financial management.
- Comply with Swisscontact’s rules and procedures such as the Code of Conduct (CoC) and Country Manual as well as donor requirements and respective the laws of Tanzania
The Project Manager will have to perform the following tasks:
- Lead implementation of the project as per agreed objectives and planned results and ensure timely delivery of all project outputs.
- Draft and monitor project plans and budget utilization while managing and communicating risks.
- Prepare annual operational plans and project progress reports for submission to donor and other internal and external stakeholders.
- Directly carry out specific tasks delegated to support implementation of the project.
- Ensure that the Monitoring and Results Measurement (MRM) system is integrated in the project management system and used as an instrument for adaptive management.
- Jointly with the project team, identify opportunities for vocational skills development and (self) employment of young mothers either directly or through service providers.
- Jointly with the Vocational Skills and Entrepreneurship Coordinator, develop and manage the technical and financial contracts with the selected service providers.
- Undertake research on issues and topics related to the project and drive implementation.
- Coordinate, inform and update stakeholders on project activities. Collect relevant information from stakeholders and other sources to inform project activities.
- Keep a database of stakeholder contacts and provide regular updates to them on project activities.
- Set-up and manage focus group discussions or other meetings to collect information to support project implementation.
- Generate learning, case studies and other knowledge products.
Administration and Human Resource Management (HRM)
- Guide and support the project team in line with the job descriptions and work plans.
- Ensure capacity building of staff through on-the-job training and coaching as well as their participation in relevant training courses and programs.
- Manage sub-contractors and consultants in line with their Terms of Reference
- Perform other tasks in line with the job description and as requested by the Country Director.
Required qualifications, experience, and competencies
- At least a bachelor’s degree in human resource management, agricultural economics, rural development, entrepreneurship, or related subject.
- At least 7 years of progressive experience related to project management and project implementation in the area of youth, vocational skills development, livelihood development and/or entrepreneurship.
- Experience in working with young mothers or other marginalized groups will be a succinct advantage.
- Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English.
- Good skills and experience in preparing clear and concise technical reports.
- Results-orientated professional with excellent teamwork and collaboration skills, and ability to work under minimal supervision.
- Experience in working with financial and administrative control and compliance systems is an advantage.
- Ability to interact positively with all stakeholders, both internal and external.
- Empathy, good sense of humor and drive to achieve results.
Interested candidates are invited to submit CVs with a motivation letter/cover letter in English including three (3) referees to email@example.com not later than 17:00 (EAT) on 1st October 2023. The CV and/or the cover letter must include the expected monthly gross salary expressed in TSH.
Please note that:
- Swisscontact respects gender equality and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
- Swisscontact is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.