Job: Social Protection Programme Manager - Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Social Protection Programme Manager to join its team to support the implementation of its Mission Strategy. The strategy has as a key goal the Achievement of a more equitable and prosperous society for all through a particular focus on realising the rights of poor women and girls. The programme has a strong focus on promoting women’s decision making, securing sustainable livelihoods, and improving health and nutrition.

The successful post holder will be responsible for the Embassy’s engagement in social protection policy and programmes, for the management of partnerships and for providing technical advice and analysis for the design of a new programme aimed at supporting poor households to realise their right to a secure and resilient livelihood.

Minimum Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A post-graduate qualification in development, social policy, rural development, development economics or related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post.
  • A minimum of four years relevant experience working in the field of social protection. It is desirable that at least 3 of these years will have been spent working at a senior level with a locally based institution or international organisation.
  • A sound understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural environments impacting on social protection and livelihoods in Tanzania; including a clear understanding of the relevant Tanzanian public policy institutional and policy framework.
For more background information and full job descriptions, please visit the Embassy’s website at

Interested candidates should request an application form by sending an e-mail to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie.

To apply for the position applicants must submit (i) a completed application form; (ii) a cover letter stating the position they are applying for, outlining their suitability and their interests in working for the Embassy of Ireland; and (iii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager, to DESrecuitment[at]dfa[dot]ie by close of business on Friday 10th February 2017.

Please note any personal information submitted will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

The Irish Embassy in Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates who are short-listed for interview will need to be available for interview on the 2nd or 3rd March 2017.

Closing date: 10 Feb 2017