The UK Department for International Development(DFID) is offering a one year internship opportunity

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Feb 10, 2014
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is offering a one (1) year internship opportunity for a school leaver, university student or graduate to join DFID Tanzania from 01 May 2019.

What is DFID?
DFID is a UK government department which leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

What can you expect from the internship
Your placement will include supporting your colleagues to deliver their day-to-day work, as well as leading a project or initiative of your own choosing, in agreement with your line manager.

The purpose of the internship is to develop skills and experience that you can use in the wide variety of fields in their future career, including gaining a better understanding of working in an international environment. The position also offers the opportunity to develop skills in communication, participating in projects and working with others.

The successful candidates will support DFID Tanzania in delivering development activities across an exciting and diverse portfolio, delivered by four teams:
  • Human Investment Team: including education, health, water, family planning, nutrition and social protection
  • Sustainable Growth Team: including agriculture, infrastructure, job creation, access to finance and trade
  • Governance team: including civil society, anti-corruption, elections and human rights
  • Strategy, Delivery and Results: including public financial management, tax and statistics
Who we are looking for
The successful intern will have experience in:
  • Delivering results – accepting responsibility for the quality and accuracy of your work; ability to prioritise your workload; good time management; show initiative and handle a variety of tasks at the same time
  • Working with others – work effectively and supportively in a team; build productive working relationships with team members and work with a diverse range of people
  • Learning & development – open and flexible approach to new ideas, drawing on them and on experience to improve results; enthusiastic about personal development
This can be demonstrated through work, volunteering, academic or other relevant experience. There is no requirement for formal employment experience.

Skills required
  • Fluency in English and Swahili (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Passion for development
  • Good IT skills, in particular the MS Office package
  • Motivated, pro-active, willing to learn and develop
Working hours
Monday – Thursday 07.30 – 15.30, Friday 07.30 – 13.00

Compensation package
The successful intern will receive a monthly allowance of TZS 1,200,000.

How to apply
Applicants should submit a one page CV, and a one page statement outlining why you are interested in the position and how you are a suitable candidate for the internship by email to with the subject line “Internship Opportunity - Tanzania”.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 12 noon on 15 March 2019

Please ensure that any e-mail attachments do not exceed 5MB. Only candidates shortlisted for the interview will be contacted, and will be required to bring original certificates together with a photo ID for verification. If you do not hear from us you should assume that your application has not been successful.

If you are successfully selected for an internship position, you will need to complete a
security check.

Interview and start date
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 25 March 2019. Only those candidates who are successful in the initial sift of applications will be contacted and invited to an interview. The planned start date for this position is 01 May 2019.

Equal Opportunities
DFID is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on grounds of ethnic origin, race, religious beliefs, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation. All applications are treated on merit alone.

No payments should be requested or offered at any part of the recruitment process – any irregularities should be reported by email to No travel expenses will be paid from outside of Tanzania.

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