Job Opportunity at Canadian Embassy, Contract Opportunity
CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY – CANADA FUND FOR LOCAL INITIATIVES (CFU) – HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA TO TANZANIA
Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Coordinator, High Commission of Canada to Tanzania
Duration: One year beginning immediately with the option to renew for two additional years with the mutual agreement of both parties.
Deadline to apply: Tuesday 07 July, 2020 at 11:59 am
Maximum contract rate: CAD$25/hour – payable in Tanzanian Shillings at the exchange rate established by the Canadian High Commission.
Maximum contract value: CAD $19,000 Area of Selection:
Residents of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with the legal right to work in Tanzania and dependents of diplomatic personnel of the Canadian High Commission over the age of 18 years.
Candidates must legally be allowed to work in Tanzania. The High Commission of Canada will not provide candidates with any assistance to acquire the necessary work permits to work in Tanzania.
The ability to telework is essential. Candidates are required to have a personal computer with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Internet Explorer and a broadband internet connection to be considered for the contract.
The successful candidate will be required to travel within Tanzania, to Comoros, and Zambia to conduct project monitoring visits once COVID-19 imposed travel restrictions have been lifted in these countries (and points of transit).
STATEMENT OF WORK
The High Commission of Canada in Dar es Salaam is looking to contract a Coordinator for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) Program.
The individual will be responsible for:
Carrying out project identification, project monitoring, and maintenance of files for Canada Fund projects in Tanzania, Comoros, and Zambia;
Preparing lists of project proposals for the CFLI Committee with recommendations for consideration by the Flead of Mission and rationales for those recommendations;
Preparation of appropriate Canada Fund approval documents and reports;
Plan, implement and administer effective systems and procedures, in accordance with CFLI and Global Affairs Canada regulations, enabling the CFLI to deliver its goals and objectives successfully; and
Monitoring project activities in accordance with the approved monitoring plan (which may require field visits), to ensure that funded projects are meeting their targets and fulfilling their reporting requirements.
Interested parties should submit a resume and a cover letter (no more than two A4 pages double-spaced and in Arial 12-point font), outlining how they meet the requirements listed below along with a sample of their writing in English (no more than two A4 pages double-spaced and in Arial 12-point font).
Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. The following criteria will be assessed using a point system:
Significant experience in project management with additional points awarded for experience managing international development projects (6-10 years);
Strong planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to coordinate conflicting priorities within tight deadlines and meet work targets;
Experience in the delivery of daily operational requirements, in particular managing a budget;
Experience managing a small grants fund;
Strong ability to communicate effectively with clients in English orally and in writing;
Strong ability to provide analysis of political and economic factors influencing decision-making and assess the capacity of potential partners;
Ability to communicate effectively with clients in French;
Experience using MS-office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet, WhatsApp, and social media tools (Twitter, Facebook);
Graduation from a relevant post-secondary education program.
IMPORTANT: Interested candidates must clearly outline in their cover letter how they meet the above-noted criteria. Those candidates who do not clearly demonstrate meeting the criteria by the deadline will not be considered.
Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with clients in Swahili
Individuals meeting the criteria above are invited to submit:
Their resume (in English);
Their cover letter (in English, double spaced, and no more than two A4 pages in length using Arial 12 point font) outlining how they meet the requirements listed above; and,
A sample of their writing in English (no more than two A4 pages double-spaced and in Arial 12-point font),
To firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday 07 July, 2020 at 11:59 am
Please put “CFLI Coordinator” as the subject line of your submission message.