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Programme Officers (4)

Dar es Salaam

  • Organization: Vi Agroforestry
  • Location: Dar es Salaam
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Climate Change
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen) is a Swedish development cooperation organisation, fighting poverty and working with sustainable agriculture and land management through agroforestry – growing trees alongside crops and livestock. We do this together with small-holder farming families and farmers’ organisations in four countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda). Agroforestry provides increased access to food, access to sustainable energy sources and more income. Agroforestry also contributes to the mitigation of climate change and protects against the negative effects of climate change.

Vi Agroforestry is currently in a major restructuring and relocation process and is now recruiting four Programme Officers to our new Country Office in Dar es Salaam.

Main responsibilities of the Roles

·       The Programme Officers will support the day-to-day management of our programmes and implementation of the programs’ policies and processes.

·         They will provide technical support and oversight of implementing partners to execute, manage and monitor their projects effectively, particularly for coordination of programme activities, capacity development to local partners and M&E activities.

·    One of the Programme Officers will coordinate our Plan Vivo Carbon Offset Project in combination with technical support to our Smallholder Coffee Development Project (CODE-P).

·    Teamwork is important for Vi Agroforestry and the Programme Team will work close to the Administration Team. The four Programme Officers will complement each other and provide technical expertise, support and be focal spoke persons in one or more of the following respective areas:

·     Agroforestry

·     Environment, Climate Change and Resilience (ECC)

·     Participatory Monitoring, Reporting and Learning (PMRL)

·     Biodiversity

·     Gender, Children and Youth

·     Do no Harm and Conflict Sensitivity

·     Carbon sequestration technology

·     Business Development (agricultural value chain expertise)

·     Resource Mobilisation and Aid Effectiveness

·     Communication and Innovation


About the preferred Candidate

  • You are an environmentalist and have a strong interest in environmental management, agroforestry/ecologicalagriculture, or related fields
  • You are a person of high integrity
  • Able to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner
  • Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity, teamwork, and cooperation
  • Result-oriented and self-motivated
  • Able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
  • Able to cope with stressful situations
  • Willing and able to travel
  • Ability to multi-task with tight deadlines/schedules and attention to details
  • Ability to work independently and as a team as well as high degree of flexibility

     Required qualifications and Skills

We are searching for Program Officers with one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Preferably an advanced degree in ecological agriculture/agroforestry, environmental management or other relevant disciplines and a minimum of five years of relevant and professional work experience
  • Preferably an advanced degree in PMERL and/or Business Development or other relevant disciplines and a minimum of five years of relevant and professional work experience
  • Strong understanding and practical experience of planning, monitoring and evaluation methods commonly used in development cooperation
  • Experience in Civil Society Development Cooperation
  • Strong conceptual and theoretical understanding of the rights-based approach
  • Experience in execution of double and triple Nexus projects
  • Proven experience in Resource Mobilisation
  • Proven experience in Communication and Innovation
  • Working experience in agricultural Business/Value Chain Development
  • Working experience from Carbon Offset Projects
  • Working experience from EU supported development programs/projects
  • Familiar with various web-based platforms
  • Excellent writing, research, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Swahili
  • High level skills in report writing and presentations


·         Conversant with the concepts of Do No Harm and Conflict Sensitivity

·         Project Management certification

·         Experience in working in international teams

 How to apply

Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter to IMPACTPOOL no later than Sunday the 13th of March 2022. Your application documents should be in English.

The employment is a fixed term contract position with a six months’ probation period. Start date 1st of May 2022.

We look forward to receiving your thoughtful application. Your time in preparing your application is much appreciated, however only appropriately qualified candidates of interest will be contacted.

Vi Agroforestry works actively with diversity and inclusion in the organisation. We welcome applicants regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnicity, religious belief, political opinion, national extraction, social origin, HIV/AIDS status, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, and/or trade union membership or activities.

For more information

Name of Recruiting Manager: Kent larsson

If you have any technical difficulties uploading the application, please contact IMPACTPOOL. 


If you want to alert Vi Agroforestry (through our sister organisation We Effect) on suspected discrimination, corruption or other serious misconduct during the recruitment process, do not hesitate to use our Whistleblowing System.

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