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10 Aug 2023

Project Coordinator at Lay Volunteers International Association

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Job Description


  • Country: Tanzania
  • Area of intervention: Based in Pemba South Island, where LVIA will open an office with its Partners PIRO (Popular Inspiring and Relief Organization) and WW-We World. Missions are foreseen in Dar es Salam, Dodoma and Unguja (Zanzibar)
  • Donors: European Union
  • Sectors: Urban development, access to basic services (water, sanitation, waste management), resilience, community participatory processes, gender equality promotion, participatory development and good governance
  • Role: Project Coordinator, representing LVIA in Zanzibar archipelago, activities planning and reporting, networking with Stakeholders and Local Authorities, supervision of administrative/financial issues (procurements, tender preparation, monthly accountancy, financial reporting), human resources responsible
  • Refers to: Country Representative in Dodoma, Desk Officer in Italy
  • Duration: 12 months (renewable)
  • Expected availability: End of September/beginning of October 2023
  • Salary: In line with LVIA salary policy



Qualification: Degree in international cooperation, engineering, economics, political science, social science or similar.

Previous experience: At least 5 years of experience managing NGOs activities at a Country level (headquarters and/or local offices) and/or implementation of international cooperation projects on urban development, access to basic services, community participation to development, technical assistance to Municipalities/Local Actors. Experience of conducting multi-actor projects particularly with the participation of institutional actors. Knowledge and implementation of social innovation and/or human rights-based projects.

Knowledge: Excellent knowledge of administrative and accounting management, as well as EU procedures. Mastery of IT tools (Office package, internet, e-mail, accounting software, etc.).

Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and Italian. Knowledge of swahili language is an advantage.

– Ability to implement complex projects
– Management and coordination of the local staff
– Procurement and administration skills
– Ability of vision and synthesis
– Communication and mediation skills with local partners and institutions


Previous experiences in Africa, preferably in Tanzania Mainland or Islands.
Previous experiences working in the NGO sector.
Previous work experience in urban development, technical assistance to Local Authorities, community development, gender equality, WASH, participatory development and good governance sectors.
Insights of rural/semi-rural development (masters, specialization courses, etc.).

Previous experience in projects promoting institutional building and working closely with Local Authorities.

Social Innovation and Human Centered Design projects ideation and implementation experience.

Previous collaborations with L.V.I.A.

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Method of Application

Interested candidates can submit their application by sending proof of knowledge of Italian language, motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae with the authorization to process personal data (EU Reg. 2016/679 – GDPR) by 10th September

 to: [email protected] and [email protected] (please indicate in the subject: “Call Project Coordinator TANZANIA/Pemba Island“).

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