Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania safeguards Switzerland’s various interests. The Embassy is involved in development cooperation and is working in partnership with governmental institutions, NGOs, as well as with other national and international agencies. The goal of Switzerland is sustainable poverty reduction. In Tanzania the focus of the program support is on Health, Employment & Income as well as on Governance with a budget of approx.25 Mio Swiss francs per year.

In order to strengthen our Governance team we are currently looking for a pro-active, competent and independent professional in order to fill the position of a

Program Officer – Governance

Job Description / Responsibility

Management of SDC-financed Governance projects
-Contribution to strategic planning of the governance portfolio for the Swiss Cooperation Strategy
-Elaboration and preparation of entry or/and credit proposal for new projects
-Contract / carry out risk assessment of projects and of partners and review / write risk management reports
-Manage the procurement process in case of a project mandate

Contract Management
-Preparation of project documents and ToR for contracts with partner organization
-Negotiation and verification of the prices and fees (budget)

Project Control/ Monitoring
-Oversee and coach the establishment of results framework (logframe or outcome mapping), baselines and other tools for the monitoring of the mandates/contributions
-Review and analyze operational and financial reports of partners/project(form)
-Prepare, update and document input on socio-economic and political context analysis relevant to the steering and strategy of the SDC country program and the domain.
-Establish and maintain relationship with project stakeholders and other related public and private partners


-Age 30+
-Tanzanian National
-Master degree
-Excellent command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili

Experience / Skills
-Min. 5 years professional experience, thereof 2 years in development cooperation
-Good knowwledge in project cycle management, especially with respect to planning, monitoring and reporting
-Work experience in an agency implementing projects, preferably in the governance sector
-Strong analytical and conceptual ability, good knowledge on Tanzanian governance issues
-Strong ability to write concise and clearly structured reports and articles
-Excellent IT skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are requested to submit the required application form (see our website: with a motivation letter and a recent photograph by

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an assessmentApplication Deadline: Sunday, 25 October 2015