Job Summary

We are currently looking for a qualified and experienced candidate to fill the position of Programme Officer in Shinyanga and s/he will report to the Executive Director.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

OPE is a membership non-profit making development oriented local organization, initially established in 2008 as CBO and finally registered as NGO to respond to some of the development needs of the communities. OPE is established by a group of concerned voluntary Tanzanians as per the government of Tanzania NGO Act N0. 24 of 2002. It is registered with the Ministry of Community Development Gender and Children, and has a legal certificate bearing number00NGO/00004669. OPE’s head office is located at Majengo Mapya street, Plot N0. 1264MD, Shinyanga Municipal.

OPE’s Vision: To be one of the leading local organization in advancing living standards of vulnerable youth, women and children

OPE’s Mission Statement: Is to support empowerment of vulnerable youth, women and children to improve quality of life through community initiatives that support learning mechanisms, promote human rights and citizenship, engage with duty bearers and other stakeholders for improved livelihoods.

OPE is currently working in four core Program areas namely;

• Economic Empowerment among women and youths

• Improving quality of Education

• Child Protection-Ending child Marriages/early pregnancies in Shinyanga

• HIV/AIDS prevention and services

Candidate must have:

• Degree in Project Management, Community Development or related field of study.

• A history of effective project management.

• A solid understanding of project management processes, procedures, methods and tools.

• An ability to set goals and accomplish them on time.

• Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.

• Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Swahili and English.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, able to interact and work well with a variety of stakeholders from all socio-economic backgrounds.


Candidate must be:

• A person with highest integrity.

• A team player.

• Self-motivated.

• A good communicator.

• An effective manager of his/her time.

• A residence of Shinyanga and familiar with Sukuma culture is an added advantage

Duties include (but are not limited to):

• Report in your duty station on working days from Monday to Friday at 8:00 am up to 4:30 pm with a break of one-hour lunch time 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

• To Coordinate Program activities and ensure that project activities are carried out in line with project goals, objectives and are in line with our current strategic plan

• Attend and Coordinate all OPE staff meetings held on Mondays and Fridays and ensure all accomplished activities are shared accordingly.

• Develop Concept Notes and proposal write ups for various OPE programs

• Support Volunteer/ Field Officers in planning, arranging and organizing various program meetings, workshops and seminars.

• Review field data of various OPE programs and interpret them in order to inform future programming

• Conduct regular Project Monitoring &Evaluation at field level in order to ensure the activities carried out are bringing the intended results

• Correct margin of data eras and ensure data precise and authenticity

• Supervise Volunteers/ Field Officers and Community facilitators/Peer educators to ensure their assigned work are carried accordingly and bring the program intended impact.

• Ensure that all Program Volunteer Field Officer submits their field reports on daily basis and their financial retirements of the advances is med immediately after the completion of activities (not more than seven days after the event activity) as stated in OPEs financial manual

• Compile field data and reports ready for sharing with Programs Manager/the Executive Director on daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly bases.

• Represents OPE at various meetings/forums at the community level, district, regional and at national level.

• Reports to Programs Manager/Executive Director

• Perform any other duty assigned by the Programs Manager or the Executive Director.

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