Program Manager II - Employment Skills Specialist

Dar es Salaam

Job Title: Program Manager II - Employment Skills Specialist
Department/Country: EARO**/**Tanzania
Position Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dar es Salaam
Band: **
FLSA: Exempt **
Reports To: **Chief of Party **This position is contingent on successful acquisition of the contract.

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.


Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance, and WASH programming in Tanzania since 1962.

Job Summary:

Catholic Relief Services is seeking an employment skills development candidate for anticipated USAID funded Improving Youth Livelihoods in Agriculture program development project in Tanzania. The program will expand employment opportunities in select agriculture value chains for youth in select districts in Tanzania. The program will identify employment opportunities for youth within the Agriculture Value Chain, see to enhance entrepreneurial, life and workforce readiness skills and link qualified youth with economic and employment opportunities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work in the design, management, and implementation of youth workforce development interventions.
  • Identify curriculum for remedial education, soft skills training, and technical skills training
  • Work to integrate positive youth development principles and wraparound services required for effective youth development
  • Ensure that the workforce development interventions use best practices to address the needs of youth.
  • Work with local curriculum design experts to establish or identify competency-based standards or industry certifications as identified
  • Improve training curricula for related occupations to create a more highly qualified and technologically skilled youth workforce that matches labor market demand.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Supervisory Responsibilities: none

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: CRS/Tanzania CoP, other members of CRS/Tanzania SMT (as appropriate), CRS HQ and East Africa Regional Office Technical Advisors

External: Consortium member project staff, relevant Government of Tanzania key stakeholders, donor agencies, other implementing partners

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to education or youth development. (Master's degree strongly preferred)
  • Experience working in institutions with a focus on serving the needs of youth.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in skills development, curriculum development, positive youth development, and related support services youth.
  • Minimum of five years of experience managing field-based workforce and curricula development initiatives.
  • In-depth knowledge of youth workforce development interventions in the Eastern Africa Region, preferably in Tanzania.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and teamwork.
  • Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Experience with USAID or other USG funding highly desired.

Qualified Tanzanian nationals strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Foreign Language: English and Swahili

Required Travel:

Travel limited to 35% of time and will consist primarily of in-country project destinations.

Work Environment:

Office with site visits to project locations

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: CRS - Catholic Relief Services
  • Location: Dar es Salaam
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-05

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