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14 Sep 2021

Programme Manager – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Nutrition at Embassy of Ireland

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Job Description



The goal of the Embassy of Ireland is to promote Ireland’s values and interests in Tanzania and across the Great Lakes sub-region, in line with Ireland’s commitment to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. Through the promotion of Ireland’s values, the Embassy seeks to contribute to a fairer, more just, secure and sustainable society in Tanzania with a specific focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Embassy of Ireland is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic individual to join a growing team in the position of Programme Manager – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Nutrition.

Position details:

  • Programme Manager – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Nutrition (Full-time based at the Embassy of Ireland, Dar es Salaam).
    • Starting in November 2021. Contract will be offered on a three-year renewable basis.
    • Competitive salary plus benefits.
    • The role offers opportunities for training and for travel within Tanzania and occasional international travel.

Programme Manager – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Nutrition

Under the direction of the Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, the Programme Manager – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Nutrition will manage the Embassy’s portfolio relating to on sexual and reproductive health & rights and nutrition.

Minimum qualifications and skills requirements


  • A post-graduate qualification in development management or related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post.
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant experience working in a field related to reproductive health and/or nutrition.
  • A proven capacity for delivering timely results and taking responsibility for quality outcomes.
  • A sound understanding of key concepts relating to sexual and reproductive health and nutrition.
  • Interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships with people at all levels and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A demonstrated ability to engage in complex policy discussions.
  • Excellent communication skills including fluent written and verbal English and Kiswahili languages.


  • At least two years working in a senior level with a Tanzania based national or international organisation.
  • A sound understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural environments impacting on Tanzania, including a clear understanding of the relevant Tanzanian policies and institutional frameworks.
  • A proven ability to analyse and interpret quantitative data
  • Experience working in or closely with sexual and reproductive health and/or nutrition in Tanzania at clinical and/or policy levels.

The successful candidate must have a legal entitlement to live and work in Tanzania prior to recruitment.

No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Please note that canvassing will disqualify applicants.

The Irish Embassy in Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer.

Applicants should note the following points in respect of the application process:

Data Protection Note:

When your application form is received, we create a record in your name, which contains much of the personal information you have supplied. This personal record is used solely in processing your candidature. Such information held is subject to the rights and obligations set out in the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 and The General Data Protection Regulation. As per the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1988 and 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014 applications will be treated in strict confidence.

By submitting information electronically, parties accept that data may not be fully secure. Parties may alternatively send their submissions by post to the address outlined above. Any personal information submitted to us will only be used for its intended purposes and will be destroyed when no longer needed. Any other processing or disclosure of personal data is not allowed other than in the exceptional circumstances provided for under the Data Protection Acts.

Security Clearance for Local Staff:

Police vetting will be sought in respect of individuals who come under consideration for appointment. Enquiries may also be made with the police force of any country in which the applicant under consideration for appointment resided. If unsuccessful this information will be destroyed. If the applicant subsequently comes under consideration for another position they will be required to supply this information again.

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Method of Application

Completed application forms should be sent via e-mail to [email protected] , clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject. Applications that do not bear the position in the subject line will be automatically disregarded.

Applications must be received before 18:00hrs on Monday 04 October 2021.

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