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Programme Officer – Innovation

  • Organization: UNV – United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
  • Grade: National Specialist – Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development

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Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 35 years old. Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task
  • Support Innovation strategic platform formulation processes in Tanzania
  • Support the Technical specialist in facilitation related to establishment and strengthening of the strategic innovation Platform.
  • Support the Coordination preparations of meetings and other high-level engagements by the secretariat.
  • Pro-actively Participate in activities related to Tanzania ecosystem engagement.
  • Support Local and International consultants navigating the Tanzania innovation ecosystem during programme formulation
  • Support facility activities related to the UNDP accelerator lab programme.
  • Support and participate in the designing of all related communication products/materials and different stages of establishment.
  • Support activities related to the establishment of the Association of hubs as initiated by the Human Development and Innovation Fund.
Perform other duties as instructed
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education – Additional Comments:
Master’s degree in a relevant field, preferably in the area of Economics, Law, Finance, Social Sciences, International Trade/Relations, or related international development fields
Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in development programming especially in Innovative Financing
  • Proven managerial experience (min 5 years)
  • Highest strategic thinking and creative thinking skills
  • Strong networks in the Tanzanian innovation ecosystem
  • Has highest-level communication skills, including engaging and informative public speaking.
  • Has highest people skills, and able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong writing skills, with strong preference for knowledge and experience in writing for private sector audiences.
  • Sound experience in proposal writing
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to understand and use web-based applications and platforms
  • Good familiarity with basic computer programmes
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Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of expertise: Public information and reporting, Development programme/project administration Area of expertise details:
  • Analyzes complex technical materials (including data) and makes concise, relevant recommendations;
  • Contributes reliable production of knowledge services and transactions;
  • Adapts deliverables to meet client needs;
  • Interprets policy within context and applies with judgment;
  • Anticipates obstacles and applies practical solutions.
  • Agile, tech savvy and passionate about Science, technology and innovation
  • Learns to relate constructive knowledge to others;
  • Presents coherent analysis;
  • Represents self and work with appropriate professional standards; eager to voice new ideas;
  • Respects difference of opinion;
  • Gains trust of peers, partners, clients;
Presents complex, conceptual ideas in practical terms to others.
Driving license: No Competencies values:
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure:
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* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.
Application deadline: 19-06-2020