Technical Advisor

Organization: 
UCRT
Deadline: 
14 February 2013
The Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT)is looking to employ a full time Technical Advisor for their main office in Arusha, to support the organization’s growth and development in fulfilling its mission to improve the livelihoods of rural communities in northern Tanzania through sustainable natural resource management.
 
UCRT work with eight different ethnic groups in eight districts acrossNorthern Tanzania.
 
A number of basic values and principles underlie all of the work that UCRT carry out. These are reflected in six core Programmes:
 
Land Rights Activities: UCRT work with communities on demarcation and boundary reconciliation, mapping, village registration, certifying land occupancy, and facilitating the development of land use plans and bylaws.
 
Community Natural Resource Management: UCRT train communities to identify locally available 
natural resources that can be utilized for economic development. 
 
Community Capacity Building: UCRT train village councils on good governance, bookDkeeping, financial management and conflict resolution. We train village assemblies on land laws, local government reform programmes, and current government laws and policies.
 
Working for better policies and governance: UCRT work to inform policyD and lawDmakers about how best to help communities realise their needs and secure their rights. 
 
Education Support: UCRT firmly believe in the power of education transforming our communities’ futures and so we provide secondary school and university scholarships for students from poor families frompastoralist and hunterDgatherer communities. 
 
Some critical health issues in our society: UCRT support other organisations’ work on HIV and AIDs issues by reinforcing their importance with the communities we work with, and taking action within our own organization and families to ensure we all are aware, responsible and provide the support needed.
 
Roles and responsibilities 
The Technical Advisor will be a part of the UCRT Management Team and will report directly to the Executive Director and through them to the Board of Directors.
 
More specifically they will be expected to carry out the following:
  • Play a central role in overseeing all operational dimensions of UCRT’s work, including organizational planning, monitoring and evaluation, and human resource administration. 
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and Financial Manager in development and oversight of all work plans and budgets. 
  • Play a leading role in project reporting to donors, fundraising, and development of partnership relationships of strategic importance to the organization’s growth and success.
  • Build organizational capacity on a daily basis, with focus on the development of UCRT employees’ professional abilities and skills
  • As part of the Management Team, contribute to the development and improvement of UCRT organizational strategy and field work
 
Qualifications and experience required
  • Strong work ethic, personal initiative, ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills – fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent management and organizational skills and proven experience in management
  • Understanding of NGO operations and knowledge of land rights, community natural resource management, rural development, and relevant Tanzanian policies and governance issues
  • Strong personal commitment to sustainable development and social justice
  • Highly computer proficient
  • Work experience not less than 3 years. 
  • Not less than 25 years of age
 
Please send your applications (cv, covering letter, certificates) by email to director@ujamaa-crt.org by 5pm 15th February 2013.
 
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
 
Only candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.
 
The successful candidate must be available to start work on the 2nd April 2013.
 
More information about UCRT can be found at: http://www.ujamaa-crt.org/
How to Apply: 

Please send your applications (cv, covering letter, certificates) by email to director@ujamaa-crt.org by 5pm 15th February 2013.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Only candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

The successful candidate must be available to start work on the 2nd April 2013.

More information about UCRT can be found at: http://www.ujamaa-crt.org/