United Republic of Tanzania: Volunteer Legal Advocates-Tanzania

Organization: Asylum Access
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 Dec 2017

Volunteer Legal Advocates Needed for Asylum Access Tanzania (AATZ)

Asylum Access is an innovative non-profit founded to make refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Asylum Access envisions a world in which refugees live safely, move freely, attend school, work and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access believes that when refugees enjoy their human rights they can access effective, lasting solutions.

We build transformative rights-based approaches to refugee response. These rights-based approaches include policy advocacy, strategic litigation, legal services, and community legal empowerment programs. We deploy these approaches in our five countries of operation: Thailand, Malaysia, Tanzania, Ecuador and Mexico.

Position Description

Asylum Access Tanzania seeks applications from well-prepared candidates with impeccable writing skills and a passion for social justice for the position of Volunteer Legal Advocate (VLA). VLAs must commit to at least six months of volunteer service in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Following an intensive training program in international and domestic refugee law and response, VLAs are given the opportunity to engage with asylum law in the Tanzanian administrative system, help refugees assert their full scope of rights, train refugee community leaders and participate in local, regional, and international policy advocacy.

About the Program

In addition to working directly with refugees, VLAs receive over 30 hours of training on refugee law and practice and at least 24 hours of one-on-one mentoring from a refugee rights advocate. To enhance each VLAs experience and promote continuous learning, VLAs participate in regular debriefing sessions that help volunteers to process their experience.

After working with Asylum Access Tanzania, VLAs are connected with an ever-growing global network of refugee legal advocates, policy professionals, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders. The network continuously circulates job openings, research opportunities, refugee news, and more.

Specific VLA duties will depend upon the position. All Volunteer Legal Advocates (VLAs) take an active role in executing one or more of Asylum Access’ four advocacy tools:

  1. Legal Services: Providing legal counsel, advice and/or advocacy on behalf of refugees seeking asylum or the assertion of other legal rights.

  2. Community Outreach: Facilitating community educational activities that promote grassroots refugee empowerment and train refugee community leaders to build the movement from within.

  3. Strategic Litigation: Supporting landmark refugee cases before national and international courts, through research, report writing, and legal strategizing. The Strategic Litigation tool focuses on winning high-impact cases to set new precedent for improved jurisprudence and the respect of refugee rights in future cases.

  4. Policy Advocacy: Advocating for national, regional, and interaction policy change or policy enforcement. May involve engaging with local government and UN leaders on refugee policy issues.

Though each VLA will focus their work on a specific tool, the Asylum Access model requires that all tools be integrated to fully realize refugee rights. Therefore, all VLAs should expect their job responsibilities to overlap with all of the tools. This also ensures VLAs gain comprehensive insight and experience in the refugee rights field.Asylum Access’ Tanzania office fosters a collaborative team environment, to which all VLAs will contribute.

Volunteer Legal Services Position Responsibilities:

Duties may include but not limited to:

  • Advise refugee clients on the Refugee Status Determination (RSD) process and assist them to understand their rights

  • Conduct client intake and screening interviews, assess needs, and determine appropriate next steps

  • Manage RSD caseload diligently and communicate updates with clients

  • Occasional travel to offices other than your station depending on client demand

  • Develop unique and innovative legal tactics to assist clients with non-RSD legal needs, including assistance to assert rights to employment, security, education and social services

  • Develop legal and client resources through research on “country of origin” research and refugee law and protocols

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Laws, JD or equivalent is preferred for Volunteer Legal Advocate Position

  • Public policy, International Relations, or International Development degrees will also be considered and sometimes preferred for policy advocacy and community outreach positions

  • Community organizing experience (Depending on years of experience, can override degree requirement for community outreach positions)

  • Demonstrated academic or professional background in human rights is strongly desired

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in international human rights and/or refugee rights and/or related topics

  • Ability to work with diverse individuals and groups. Candidate should be culturally sensitive

  • Basic working knowledge of Gmail, Google Drive, MS Office and related tools (Docs, Sheets, etc.)

  • Ability to commit to 6 months of full-time work. Candidates with ability to provide 1 – year commitment will be preferred

How to apply:

Instructions to Apply

  1. Interested candidates can send in the resume, cover letter and a concise writing sample to apply@asylumaccess.org with “VLA – Tanzania” on the subject line.

  2. Please specify the duration of your availability and the proposed start date in the application. (Example : Available to volunteer for 6 months starting Nov 2017)

  3. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis all year around.

Please note that all Asylum Access VLA positions are unpaid; we are happy to work with successful applicants to arrange for funding or school credit where available. If selected, VLAs are responsible for obtaining their visa and work permit.

Asylum Access takes protection & safeguarding extremely seriously. Employment is subject to our Child & Vulnerable Adult protection standards including where possible, background checks. Adherence to our Safeguarding Policy is mandatory for all staff, volunteers, and interns.

Asylum Access is an equal opportunity employer **

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United Republic of Tanzania: Senior Manager, Farmer Support Services

Organization: Gatsby Charitable Foundation
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 20 Nov 2017

The Cotton Sector Development Programme (CSDP) works with the Tanzania Cotton Board and other public and private stakeholders to improve the incomes and livelihoods of 360,000 small-scale farmers in Tanzania’s Lake Zone by transforming the country’s entire cotton sector.

The CSDP uses a market systems approach to sector development. It is working with government agencies and ginners to develop a competitive, resilient and inclusive cotton sector, based on smallholder production. A core component is developing and strengthening systems whereby smallholder farmers can access, through the private retail sector, the necessary inputs, services and knowledge they require to farm cotton and other crops successfully, sustainably and profitably.

CSDP is a Gatsby Africa programme with co-funding from the UK’s Department of International Development and support from Tanzania Gatsby Trust.

The Senior Manager, Farmer Support Services will play a key role in leading the implementation of CSDP’s existing farmer-facing support, including farmer access to inputs, output markets, service markets, finance and knowledge.

She/he will provide strategic leadership on the development and implementation of strategies aimed at creating changes in market systems surrounding smallholder farmers’ access to vital goods and services. This will involve working to develop a sustainable network of village-based agro-dealers and service providers (tillage and spray service providers) supported by private sector input supply chains, and with the necessary supporting functions.

Core Competences

The ideal candidate will need to have:

  • A strong commitment to, and demonstrated understanding of, market development solutions (M4P and similar) to address rural poverty.
  • The ability to build trusted business relationships in a multi-cultural environment.
  • The ability to provide the necessary reasoned analysis and development of strategy.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to design and pilot market interventions.
  • An understanding of smallholder agriculture and, ideally, the private sector input supply industry.
  • Excellent work planning and communication skills.

Personal Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for improving the livelihoods of the rural poor and be extremely results-oriented towards that goal.
  • Commitment to a high standard of professional performance and integrity.
  • Initiative and the ability to work independently, taking a high degree of personal responsibility for results.
  • A private sector outlook on development, and be enthusiastic about promoting private sector investment to drive change.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity.

Qualifications, Experience and Expectations

  • 10 years’ relevant post-graduate experience – ideally at least some of which will have been in the private sector.
  • Some experience of working in international development, ideally in Africa.
  • Extensive experience of developing analytical solutions to strategic problems, in either a public or private sector context.
  • Experience of working with senior management and engaging with the private sector.
  • Experience in establishing or developing commercial entities serving smallholder farmer customers would be a significant bonus.
  • Experience in managing the performance of individuals and teams, including coaching and mentoring subordinates.
  • Higher education qualification at Bachelor’s Degree level or above.


  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential, with knowledge of Swahili an advantage.
  • At least intermediate skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.

The role reports to the Cotton Sector Development Programme Director. The role is based in Mwanza, with regular travel to Dar Es Salaam and around the Lake Zone.

Gatsby Africa has a long-term outlook and flexible approach. This gives our staff huge scope for innovation, creativity and the use of a range of different partnerships, financial tools and intervention strategies. For a high-calibre person this should be an exciting and rewarding position, with the opportunity to develop new thinking and make a real impact.

How to apply:

If you are interested and meet the requirements, please complete our online application form: http://oxfordhr.co.uk/job/senior-manager-farmer-support-services/.

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Quality Controller

KEDS Tanzania Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as “KEDS Tanzania” or “Company”) was registered in Tanzania in the year 2016. The principal business is mainly the international trade of building material products and daily chemical instant consumables. It is based and projected to take advantage (in the future) of the development and expansion of emerging markets in Africa. KEDS intends to employ up to 180 employees working for the company in 2017. KEDS is dedicated to put the customer at the foremost, with its core business philosophy as the improvement of living quality of people from emerging countries. Therefore, KEDS has formed a strong team of product research and development providing people from emerging markets with Daily FMCG.

POSITION TITTLE:  Quality Controller/Quality Assurance Supervisor: 
REPORTS TO: Project and Admin Manager

  • Responsible for Controlling and Assuring Quality of raw materials and produced goods to meet standards set by the company and comply with Tanzania standard and international standards.
  • Responsible for analysis of different parameters in the produced products.
  • Conducting various analysis of raw materials, water and finished goods.
  • Ensuring production process is according to the standard set by the company.
  • To monitor production flow and collect samples time after time for analyst tomaintain   product standards throughout.
  • Responsible for quality of finished products by controlling packaging and storage.
  • Conducting various research on produced products and other related productsfrom other manufactures.
  • To carry out calibration and maintains of laboratory equipment’s.
  • Preparation of laboratory testing solution and to standardization.
  • Responsible for Registering, renewal and attain certificates of the produced products.
  • Responsible for quality, standard, health and safety.

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical skills, Managerial ability, leadership skill, sound mind and logical 
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Swahili both written and Oral.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse population.
  • Must be a Male aged between 20 to 40.

Experience & Training.

  • Bachelor degree in Chemical processing Engineering.
  • 2 -4 years of experience in Quality Control/Quality assurance/ Chemical analyses. 
  • Basic computer knowledge and  programming ( math lab) 

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their detailed CV with one recent Passport Size Photo and a day time telephone contact by October 17, 2017 to kedsrecruits@gmail.com (indicate the position title in the email subject line).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted VIA 0620399153

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