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National Program Officer (NPO) – Health at Embassy of Switzerland February, 2020 Job Description
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Job Summary

The goal of Switzerland’s international cooperation is the reduction of poverty. In Tanzania, the programmatic focus is on Health, Employment & Income and Governance with a budget of approx.25 Mio Swiss francs per year. In order to strengthen our health team, we are currently looking for a highly experienced national project officer whose creativity will allow the forging of partnerships that deliver interventions in support of human development in Tanzania.


Job Description


  • The NPO will manage health projects independently (75% work time). This implies first line responsibility for all tasks related to project cycle management, participation in technical and policy dialogue with sector stakeholders in order to share project learnings in support of overall sector dialogue.
  • The NPO will be first line responsible (25% work time) to create operational partnerships between internal programs (HQ and Embassy) and with external likeminded partners to address crosscutting themes such as urbanization, innovation, climate change, gender and gender based violence and HIV/AIDS.



  • Preferably Tanzanian
  • No criminal record


  • University degree in development studies, international relations, social sciences, economics or public health
  • Relevant postgraduate degree is an added advantage


Minimum requirements:

  • At least 7 years work experience in development relevant sectors, public or private, in Tanzania or COMESA countries
  • Documented progressive responsibilities in project management
  • Documented competency in PCM for at least 7 years
  • Verifiable good reputation and experience in partnership building and active networking in support of human development

The following work experience represents a strong advantage

  • Documented experienced in working in other sectors than health, in public or private entities
  • Documented work on innovation, urbanization, climate change, gender equity, gender based violence, HIV/AIDS


  • Excellent level of reading comprehension and writing skills in English
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (written and spoken)
  • Deep understanding of Tanzania’s national development plan and its political economy
  • Extensive professional network in development and health
  • Good communicator and public speaker
  • Documented ability to write concise reports and articles
  • Able to provide critical thoughts and solutions to enhancing program efficiency
  • Able to work independently and as team member
  • Strong social competences and uncompromising ethical values
  • Able to meet deadlines while remaining organized and accurate
  • Excellent IT skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and understanding of use of social media
  • Able to travel domestically to project sites for periods up to 2 weeks

Application Procedures:

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are required to request the application form through our email [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an assessment.

Application Deadline: 06.03.2020

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