Disability Project Officer


Dar es Salaam

Application Deadline

Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 TIME: 12pm

Job Category: Consulting

Job Type: Part Time (4months)

Reports to: Country Director

The consultancy would be for an estimated total of 60 working days from July 2019 to October 2019.

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) is an International Non Profit Organisation, headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with local operations around the globe including Tanzania. Harnessing the power of youth, DOT transforms young people into leaders of change through social innovation, community leadership and digital championship, as they facilitate technology, business, and entrepreneurial learning experiences to people in their own communities. The impact of DOT Tanzania’s programs has reached over 20,000 youth and women in the communities and TVET’s, helping them to develop both entrepreneurial spirit, technology and business skills that will last a lifetime. More information about the organisation can be found at www.tanzania.dotrust.org 

Job Purpose:

DOT Tanzania is recruiting for a part-time Project Officer on inclusive entrepreneurship for youth with disabilities. Please note that the duties and responsibilities would contribute to two different Activities:

EDP4YD is DOT Tanzania’s innovative pilot project that intends to be inclusive of youth with disabilities in entrepreneurship development programs. While entrepreneurship is flourishing well in Tanzania, it is not inclusive and therefore, there are groups that have been left behind. Of particular importance are persons with disabilities (PwDs) and women. DOT Tanzania’s beginning of a transformational journey to become a more inclusive organization that breaks barriers that have acted as an opposing force to delivering life changing entrepreneurship programs to youth with disabilities. The pilot is supported by an eleven-month pilot project-specific grant from the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF).

Overall Responsibilities

Person Specification

We are looking for a professional with at least 2 years  experience delivering programmes for vulnerable groups; working in education and empowerment programs with people with disabilities. You will need experience of project design, coordinating projects, community engagement, reporting, and strong monitoring and evaluation skills.

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

This position is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF). The NCLF are based in the UK and fund disability programmes throughout East Africa, distributed through the East Africa Disability Fund (EADF), enabling people with disabilities to improve their livelihoods in Tanzania and Uganda. For more information about NLCF please visit:www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk 

Please note that interviews will be held on an ongoing basis during the application period, and the position may be filled before the posted application deadline.

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