Job: Promotion and Outreach Programme Officer - Tanzania

Organization: Government of Ireland
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 07 Jul 2017


Promotion and Outreach Programme Officer

Purpose of the Job:

The Embassy is seeking to recruit a Promotion and Outreach Programme Officer to join its team in the Embassy. The programme officer will be part of teams in the Embassy working on prosperity issues and public diplomacy, and will support the senior management in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of a range of initiatives in these areas.

The Position:

The primary duties and responsibilities of this post are:
  • Support the Second Secretary in adapting and developing Embassy scholarship programmes
  • Administer new and existing scholarship programmes and ensure adherence to Irish Aid processes and grant management guidelines
  • Administer the Embassy’s Institutional Partnership funding
  • Support the Second Secretary in building/strengthening Irish alumni networks in Tanzania
  • Work with the Embassy’s Communications Working Group and under the guidance of the Second Secretary to develop communications plans and material to support the Embassy’s public diplomacy
  • Identify opportunities to promote Irish companies and brand Ireland generally at events and through public diplomacy
  • Develop contacts and networks to support the Embassy’s trade and prosperity agenda
  • Monitor domestic developments and opportunities related to the Embassy’s trade and prosperity work and prepare reports and briefing material for the Head of Mission, Second Secretary and Irish stakeholders as appropriate
  • Participate in relevant meetings and events related to trade issues
  • Specifically the following qualifications and competencies are required:
  • Relevant BA/BSc qualification
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language essential, proficiency in spoken and written Kiswahili highly desirable;
  • Minimum of three years relevant professional experience; private sector experience in Tanzania an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills and experience with using social media for professional communication.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the Tanzanian media landscape
  • Experience of living or studying in Ireland highly desirable
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
  • Strong skills and experience in project management
  • Ability to network effectively, work in teams and influence decisions.
  • Ability to plan, manage and deliver results.
Performance management:

The Embassy of Ireland operates a Performance Management Development System (PMDS) based on that used in the Irish civil service. Staff members agree with their manager goals, key tasks and targets that are aligned to an annual business plan. Performance is reviewed mid-year and at year-end. The PMDS also includes agreed on-going professional development actions.
Terms and Conditions:
  • This position will be offered on a three year renewable basis. A six month probationary period will apply.
  • The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and the level of responsibility.
  • The Embassy operates an employee health benefits scheme.
  • There are 24 days of annual leave.
How to apply:
For more background information, full job descriptions and terms and conditions, please visit the Embassy’s website at

Interested candidates should request an application form by sending an e-mail to embassydarjobs[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 interest in working for the Embassy of Ireland; and (iii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager, to embassydarjobs[at]dfa[dot]ie by 12;00pm on Friday 7th July 2017.

MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity will only support ideas from institutions looking to deliver a financial service, product or process to smallholder farmers in an eligible African country (see list of countries above).

Projects may be proposed by a single institution or by a partnership of two or more (which could include a non-governmental organization); however, the lead applicant must be a for-profit entity.

Firms that apply should have an established and verifiable institutional track record. The Fund will only consider start-ups in exceptional circumstances where there is strong evidence that the new company has credible and experienced investors and management team.

Firms that apply should have transparent ownership and governance structures.

More info at

The first submission period will close for evaluation on August 10, 2017. Unsuccessful applicants will be able to refine and resubmit their applications subsequently, along with new entrants in the competition.

Job: Regional Programme Manager – East Africa

Organization: WaterAid
Country: Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 20 Jul 2017

It’s hard to believe that today over 663 million people still don’t have clean, safe water and over 2.4 billion live without a toilet. The resulting diseases kill one child every minute.

WaterAid works through supporting local organisations and government authorities to design and demonstrate appropriate and sustainable WASH programmes. WaterAid also seeks to influence policy change through government and other key sector actors to secure and protect the rights of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.

WaterAid is looking for a Regional Programme Manager (RPM) to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives with safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest communities.

The purpose of the role is:

The purpose of the RPM role is to lead on programme planning, development, effectiveness, quality assurance, learning and impact in the region. The role will make significant contributions to our influencing work, drawing on our programme experiences, exploring collaborative regional opportunities around programme delivery and advocating for change in how WASH is delivered to bring about equitable and sustainable change across the region.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the Regional Funding Manager in identifying key programmatic focus for the development of thematic and multi-country proposals to contribute to the delivery of country and regional strategies,
  • Programme delivery and accountability. Support the Regional Director in maintaining strategic oversight of programme work within the region, its contribution to regional objectives, and in sharing best practice.
To be successful, you will need to:
  • Have a master’s degree and professional qualification in a relevant subject (development studies, social sciences), preferably with significant reference to the WASH sector,
  • Be fluent spoken, read and written English
  • Have excellent leadership skills especially in leading and empowering teams and effectively working as a member of a team,
  • Committed to WaterAid’s vision, mission and values and a way of working that demonstrates this, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others.
By 2030, we want everyone everywhere to have clean water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we will give you a lot back.

How to apply:

Please visit our WaterAid website to download the Job Description pack and to apply:

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

Only candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications.

No recruitment agencies please.