The Association Intervita Onlus is a non-confessional, non-political, independent Non-Governmental Organisation cooperating for development. Founded in Milan in 1999, we work in the countries of the worlds south, collaborating with local partners to improve the living conditions of the populations of the poorest areas. Intervita Onlus specialises in integrated development projects: we therefore choose to intervene in areas with high poverty indexes where, by working in various sectors at the same time health, education, food safety, production, rights for women and children, environmental sustainability and community participation we can lay solid bases for a real, lasting community development. Activities Intervita works in Tanzania since 2009, namely in the districts of Ludewa (South-West) and Arumeru (North) in cooperation with Italian and Tanzanian partners and with the main objective of promoting the access to primary education, the development of income generation activities, the strengthening of food security, the protection of natural resources and the spreading of sustainable technologies. Scope of the job The selected person will be in charge of representing Intervita in the country, coordinating the activities, and ensuring the compliance with Intervita managing process. Being based in the capital city, he/she will run and develop the activities through frequent missions in Ludewa and Arumeru Districts. Requirements - Experience in management and implementation of international cooperation projects (5 yrs) - Mastery of the relevant technical tools (ex. Project Cycle Management) - Excellent communication skill and sensitivity in dealing with local institutions on critical issues - Very flexible, patient and with a positive attitude - Dynamic and willing to take initiative to complete tasks - Problem solving skills - Excellent knowledge in English, both written and spoken, and Italian - Computer literate Desired skills - Previous experience in management of child sponsorship programs - Previous experience in childhood projects, especially focused on primary education - Previous experience as NGO Country Representative - Previous overseas work in Tanzania - Proved experience in writing projects for main donor agencies (UE, UN agencies, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, etc.) Duties - Start up of a representative office: to start the Intervita office in the country by finalizing the registration procedure and by ensuring the installation (rent of an office, selection of the local staff, etc.) - Child Sponsorship Management: to make sure that the Intervita procedures (child sponsorship Manual) are properly applied by the partners and/or directly by the Intervita staff - Identification of partners and projects: to identify reliable partners, supervise them in drafting the project proposals to be submitted to Intervita and ensuring that the funding contract documents are drawn up properly - Project monitoring and evaluation: to undertake regular visits to the project sites to gain a clear understanding of project conditions, requirements and constraints; to support Intervita in evaluating of the projects; to supervise the partners in the drawing up of periodical and final reports - Office Management and Logistic: to ensure adequate procedures in managing the Intervita Office (human, financial and material resources) and provide logistic support to the missions undertaken by the headquarters for different purposes - Networking: to manage the relationship with the local authorities and to evaluate the possibility of creating partnerships with UN and other International agencies operating in the country - Application of the procedures: to ensure the compliance with the Management Model and the Ethical Code adopted by Intervita according to the Dlgs 231/01 How to apply Please insert in the subject line 0710-TAN and send your application (CV and cover letter) to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications Closing date: 31 Jul 2010 Incomplete applications will not be considered; only selected candidates will be contacted. Only applications containing the consent to the processing of personal data under D.Lgs.196/2003 will be considered Intervita Onlus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.