Programme Officer at UNDP

Jamii Opportunities

JF-Expert Member
Feb 10, 2014
Programme Officer – Innovation

VMAM Code TZAR000135-7198
Host entity UNDP
Country United Republic of Tanzania
Duty station Dar es Salaam (TZA)
Start date Immediate
Duration 6 months
Application deadline 03 August 2020

Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 35 years old.
Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task
  • Support Innovation strategic platform formulation processes in Tanzania
  • Support the Technical specialist in facilitation related to establishment and strengthening of the strategic innovation Platform.
  • Support the Coordination preparations of meetings and other high-level engagements by the secretariat.
  • Pro-actively Participate in activities related to Tanzania ecosystem engagement.
  • Support Local and International consultants navigating the Tanzania innovation ecosystem during programme formulation
  • Support facility activities related to the UNDP accelerator lab programme.
  • Support and participate in the designing of all related communication products/materials and different stages of establishment.
  • Support activities related to the establishment of the Association of hubs as initiated by the Human Development and Innovation Fund.
Perform other duties as instructed

Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments: Master’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in the area of Economics, Law, Finance, Social Sciences, International Trade/Relations, or related international development fields
Required experience: 180 Months
Experience remark:
  • Minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in development programming especially in Innovative Financing
  • Proven managerial experience (min 5 years)
  • Highest strategic thinking and creative thinking skills
  • Strong networks in the Tanzanian innovation ecosystem
  • Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative public speaking.
  • Has highest people skills, and able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong writing skills, with strong preference for knowledge and experience in writing for private sector audiences.
  • Sound experience in proposal writing
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to understand and use web-based applications and platforms
  • Good familiarity with basic computer programmes
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Public information and reporting, Development programme/project administration

Area of expertise details:


  • Analyzes complex technical materials (including data) and makes concise, relevant recommendations;
  • Contributes reliable production of knowledge services and transactions;
  • Adapts deliverables to meet client needs;
  • Interprets policy within context and applies with judgment;
  • Anticipates obstacles and applies practical solutions.
  • Agile, tech savvy and passionate about Science, technology and innovation
  • Learns to relate constructive knowledge to others;
  • Presents coherent analysis;
  • Represents self and work with appropriate professional standards; eager to voice new ideas;
  • Respects difference of opinion;
  • Gains trust of peers, partners, clients;
Presents complex, conceptual ideas in practical terms to others.
Driving license: No
Competencies values: Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application procedure:
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 03-08-2020

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