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Exciting Job Opportunity






Exciting Job Opportunity


The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join its team and support the implementation of its Mission Strategy.


The available position is:

  • Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager

The Mission Strategy addresses all aspects of Ireland’s engagement in Tanzania and accredited institutions and countries. Its overall goal is to promote Ireland’s interests and values in Tanzania and the wider region and thereby contribute positively to Tanzania’s national development goals and Ireland’s international commitment to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. The Mission Strategy has a strong focus on promoting good governance, gender equality and women’s empowerment in Tanzania.

Under the direction of the Deputy Head of Development, the Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager will manage the Embassy’s portfolio relating to Rural Livelihoods and ensure the delivery of the Embassy’s outputs in relation to support and improve more sustainable livelihoods for poor women and youth particularly in relation to: promotion of markets for poor in Tanzania through support for the development of select agricultural value chains; research and adaptive programming to generate evidence on effective approaches to socio-economic transformation; interventions which specifically focus on the economic empowerment of women and young people which enable national social protection instruments to have greater impact for women and youth and explore opportunities to provide direct support to the national social protection system.

Minimum qualifications and skills requirements:

  • A post-graduate qualification in related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post.
  • A minimum of four years’ relevant experience working in a field related to Rural Livelihoods.
  • A proven capacity for delivering timely results and taking responsibility for quality outcomes.
  • Interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with people at all levels and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills including fluent written and verbal English.
  • Willing to work independently on specific projects as well as effective team working.
  • Excellent IT skills, including working proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience of problem solving in a work environment.
  • Fluency in Kiswahili and English.

The successful candidate will be required to have a legal entitlement to live and work in Tanzania prior to hiring:

To apply for the position applicants must submit:

 (i) a completed application form. The application form should be requested by emailing: embassydarjobs[at]dfa[dot]ie

(ii) their current Curriculum Vitae with a list of referees including current manager


Applications should be sent to embassydarjobs[at]dfa[dot]ie or in hard copy to: Rural Livelihoods Programme Manager Recruitment, Embassy of Ireland, 353 Toure Drive, PO Box 9612, Dar es Salaam. 

The deadline for the receipt of applications is by 16:00 hours on Wednesday 17th October 2018. No applications will be accepted after this deadline

Applicants should note the following points in respect of the application process:

When your application form is received, we create a record in your name, which contains much of the personal information you have supplied. This personal record is used solely in processing your candidature. Such information held is subject to the rights and obligations set out in the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 and The General Data Protection Regulation. As per the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1988 and 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014 applications will be treated in strict confidence.

By submitting information electronically, parties accept that data may not be fully secure. Parties may alternatively send their submissions by post to the address outlined above. Any personal information submitted to us 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.

Police vetting will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for appointment resided. If unsuccessful this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for another position they will be required to supply this information again.

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



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