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Project Officer Job at World Vision

Project Officer

World Vision · Tanga, Tanga Region, Tanzania

About the job

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!


Key Responsibilities

Project Direct Implementation (50%)

  • Achieve high quality project implementation and reporting of project interventions, track the targets and shared in a timely manner with Project Manager, DME and WVT Head Office
  • Innovatively collaborate with partners, allies, LGAs and like-minded stakeholders to influence policy and achieve the multiplied impact;
  • Maintain a tight understanding on all field activities, programme strategies, resources and actual responsibilities as necessary to ensure appropriate progress toward objectives;
  • Contribute to improved food security, resilience, and employment opportunities among targeted beneficiaries.
  • Identify and work with vulnerable and needy households in the assigned project location within District Council.
  • Work with project beneficiaries and partners to social cohesion between refugees and host communities through promotion of peace and stability.
  • Enhance gender equality & protection for project beneficiaries
    Spearhead all day to day project operations.

End Results

Effective project implementation according to PDD and Logframe.
Inclusion of most-vulnerable households in the project interventions.

Project Budget and Resource Management (15%)

Participate in annual and multiyear budget plans, reviews and report preparation in collaboration with finance staff.
Ensure compliance with WVT finance policy and donor requirements in management and use of financial and non-financial resources;
Take part in management of project funds, including monitoring of monthly budget burn rates, budget re-alignments, and support internal and external auditing;
Creating synergies and resource leverage with local government and other actors through facilitating integrated district and local level planning and budgeting;

End Results

Effective activity implementation according to the approved budget, WV and donor standards.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEAL) and Reporting (20%)

  • Adapt in collaboration with project colleagues especially MEAL Officer, the project theory of change;
  • Participate in development and spearhead implementation of the programme’s impact measurement system, including: collection of baseline and periodic data for tracking programme performance and decision making;
  • Deliberately collaborate with other World Vision projects, ensure that project is well implemented and generate evidence for policy impact and contribute to World Vision and EU strategies.
  • Prepare and share quality project progress reports as per timelines and submit to the relevant authority;
    Take part in annual programme review meeting to assess progress, adjust plans, and draw/disseminate lessons learned;
  • Participate to plan, organise and conduct reflective learning forums (quarterly reflection meetings, workshops, etc) internally and externally with project stakeholders including government.

End Results

Quality monitoring, evaluation and learning to enhance project progress towards goal and influence decision making

Networking, visibility and donor recognition (10%)

  • Establish and maintain good relations partners, LGAs and stakeholders and other consortium members with regards to the implementation and accountability.
  • Ensures project interventions and donor are recognized by the government, partners and communities through project branding, participation in different forums including national, zonal, regional and local events.
  • Develop and support effective linkages and collaboration with key public institutions in the relevant field.
  • Represent the project in various assigned learning and sharing meetings/workshops/conferences.
  • Facilitate documentation and sharing of processes, challenges, best practices and lessons learnt among partners in the consortium.

End Results

Build network and create a positive image about the project, WV and EU in general

Other duties as assigned by the employer (5%)

Knowledge/Qualifications For The Role

Required Professional Experience

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in implementation of agriculture or rural development project.
  • Experience with INGOs, UE and UN Agencies projects management is an added advantage.
  • Must have an experience of working in and interacting with rural communities
  • Should have an experience and general understanding of inclusive and holistic programming such as though not limited to GESI responsive and transformative designs, Advocacy, clean energy, Financial Management, and related mainstreaming strategies and activities especially in livelihood sector
  • Experience in working with youth
  • Must be a Christian with good conduct.

Required Education, Training, License, Registration, And Certification

Should have a university degree in Forest, Environmental science, Rural Development, Natural Resource Management or related field.
Advanced degree in above fields is an added advantage

Preferred Knowledge And Qualifications

Report writing skills: Ability to write reports
Strong facilitation skills in the community
Basic understanding of advocacy approaches and advocacy issues at local and/or national level.
Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili
Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.
Ability to work on tight deadlines
Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

Willing to work in rural areas

On call; 5%

Physical Requirements

Must be able to work in rural areas.

Language Requirements

Fluent in both Swahili and English languages.


Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Project Manager

Reason for contact

  • Direct reporting.

Frequency of contact

  • Daily
  • Contact (within WV or outside WV)
  • Cluster Management & Specialists

Reason for contact

  • For Technical support and any administrative support

Frequency of contact

  • Daily/Weekly

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

  • Local Government Authorities.

Reason for contact

  • Work together in project implementation including co-planning, review and reporting.

Frequency of contact

  • Weekly

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Project Partners

Reason for contact

  • Collaboration

Frequency of contact

  • As required


All decisions will be done with endorsement of the Project Manager


  • Be Safe and Resilient
  • Deliver Results
  • Build Relationships
  • Be Accountable
  • Learn and Develo
  • Improve and Innovate
  • Partner and Collaborat
  • Embrace Change

Applicant Types Accepted

Local Applicants Only


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