Friday, 11 October 2013

Community Engagement Officer Jobs at Aga Khan University in Tanzania

Job Title: Community Engagement Officer,

Employer: Aga Khan University

Duty Station: Arusha

Application Deadline: 18th Oct 2013

Job Description:


Local Community Engagement
Meet with village leadership (and where appropriate residents) in surrounding communities to understand their needs and manage community expectations and perceptions of the Aga Khan Development Network Provide timely dissemination of information regarding the AKDN project and the Institutions needs in Arusha so as to establish a two-way dialogue with the community Recommend and manage on-site initiatives for involving local communities, such as the planned community sports programme
Help communicate the depth and breadth of AKDN involvement in Arusha to all project stakeholders
Assist in identifying and securing sources of project funding

Government/External Relations
Support the Community, Engagement Director in identifying and building relationships with local, national, and regional government entities
Identify and build relationships with civil society entities and stakeholders to AKDN initiatives in Arusha
Support Public Relations staff in promoting the role of AKU in the Region

Intra-AKDN Relations
To ensure that key internal stakeholders are aware of   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted community relations initiatives and community concerns, particularly those which impact on their area of responsibility, and conversely those managers' concerns about any detrimental impact of neighbouring communities' actions (or inactions) are appropriately conveyed, addressed and resolved.

Master degree in government, public policy, education or management (for not-for-profit organisation) preferred Bachelor's degree in social or political sciences or liberal arts.
A minimum of 5 years professional experience in the successful implementation of community engagement efforts within the developing world (strong preference for East African experience)
Prior experience working with the Aga Khan Development Network an asset
Excellent interpersonal skills - ability to build, develop, and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally
Fluency in both English and Kiswahili is required. Duties require professional verbal and written communication skills'
Team player - can work cooperatively and effectively with others
Ease and comfort in navigating a range of relationships: from village elders and unskilled laborers to government officials at the local, regional, national and East African Community levels
Analytical and problem solving skills Experience in Negotiation
Good oral and written communications skills Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
Ability to work in multicultural environment open-mindedness and respect for the views of others
A superior listener, capacity to be empathetic

How to Apply:

Please send your application comprising a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, a current CV, and contact details for two professional referees to:
Human Resources Office,
PO Box 125
Dar es Salaam,