Project Assistant

Organization: 
TNRF
Deadline: 
29 March 2012
TNRF is a membership-based organization that focuses on the improvement of natural resource governance in Tanzania. TNRF brings members and partners together and helps them to bridge the gap between their local natural resource management needs and practices and national natural resource management priorities, policies, laws and programs. At the moment TNRF is engaged in a pilot called ”Mainstreaming climate change adaptation in dry lands development planning in Tanzania”. For this pilot, TNRF is looking for a:
 
Project Assistant
Assignment of 8 months
Arusha
 
In the preparatory (pilot) phase, the climate change project has two objectives:  1) To strengthen the technical capacities of district-level authorities and civil society actors in the districts of Monduli, Ngorongoro and Longido to design and implement the proposed project  and  ensure their ‘ownership’ of the process and 2) to secure national level interest in the proposed work including the identification of mechanisms to ensure that project experience informs national policy processes and programs in support of climate change adaptation and mitigation.
 
The Project Assistant will provide the Program Coordinator of the mentioned project with support in the implementation of the project. The main objective of this assignment is to strengthen program coordination in the documentation and preliminary analysis of project learning and the provision of logistical support for the implementation of project activities. As the Project Assistant you will be taking minutes of meetings and workshops and record these in Kiswahili and English and you will be preparing preliminary analysis on content of discussions in meetings. Furthermore it will be your job to collect information on actors and organizations working in the three districts as well as all other relevant information on the districts. Lastly you will provide organizational support to the Program Coordinator.
 
The Dry Lands programs office will be based in Arusha, and there will be frequent travel to the mentioned districts where the preparatory phase is conducted. To be successful in this assignment, you need to be very accurate and you must be a strong communicator. You like to analyze discussions and you are able to distinguish between essentials and side issues. Furthermore you are a flexible person who is able to foresee the needs of the Program Coordinator and who likes to work closely together with him. 
 
You have obtained a Bachelor’s degree , and you have obtained experience in supporting tasks in projects.  You are passionate about the needs for better governance of natural resources in Tanzania. Being fluent in English and Kiswahili is an important requirement.
 
Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a cover letter to Ms. C. Huls at dar@mdf.nl. For enquiries about the job, TNRF or the climate change project, please contact Ms. C. Huls (+255 716 604 621) or Mr. G. Mwanjela (+255 684 009 575). Applications should be sent latest by March 30th 2012.
How to Apply: 
Candidates for this job are kindly requested to send their CV accompanied by a cover letter to Ms. C. Huls at dar@mdf.nl. For enquiries about the job, TNRF or the climate change project, please contact Ms. C. Huls (+255 716 604 621) or Mr. G. Mwanjela (+255 684 009 575). Applications should be sent latest by March 30th 2012.
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