Project Coordinator Job At Mzumbe University (MU)|Ajira Mpya November 2020

Government Job Opportunity at Mzumbe University (MU) - Project Coordinator


Government Job Opportunity at Mzumbe University (MU) – Project Coordinator

The Mzumbe University invites applications from suitably qualified and competent Tanzanians to fill the following vacant posts below…

Job Title: Project Coordinator, CDC grant GH20-2063

The Mzumbe University’s Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Centre in a project on Technical Assistance to Government of Tanzania (GOT) and Public Health Institutions (PHIs) Toward Sustained Health Systems Strengthening in Tanzania under The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Project.

Job Summary

The holder of the position will be the overall project coordinator responsible for administration and management of project logistics including human resources, asset and inventories. This position is a one-year contract, renewable.

Mzumbe University was established by the Mzumbe University Charter, 2007 under Section 25 of the Universities Act. No. 7 of 2005 which repealed Mzumbe University Act. No 9 of 2001. As a Training Institute, the University boasts of over 50 years experience of training in the administration of justice, business management, public administration, accountancy, finance, political science and good governance.

Mzumbe University origin can be traced back to 1953 when the British Colonial Administration established a Local Government School in the country. The school was aimed at training local Chiefs, Native Authority Staff and Councilors. The level of training was elevated after Tanzania (Tanganyika) independence to include training of Central Government Officials, Rural Development Officers and local Court Magistrates. In 1972, the then Local Government School was merged with the Institute of Public Administration of the University of Dar es Salaam to form the Institute of Development Management (IDM-Mzumbe). IDM was a higher learning institution for training professional managers in the public and private sectors.

Given the natural growth of the Institute over the years of successful operation and the changing national and international human resource needs, the Government transformed it into fully fledge public University. This was made under the Act of Parliament No.21 of 2001. In December 2006, the Mzumbe University Act No 21 of 2001 was repealed by the Universities Act of Tanzania No. 7 of 2005 and replaced by the Mzumbe University charter, 2007 which now guide the operations and management of the University. The mandate of the University as stipulated in the Mzumbe University Charter, 2007 focuses on training, research, publications and public service cum consultancy.

Roles and Responsibilities


1. Administrative/Logistics Roles


  • Organize meetings, workshops and conferences by securing venues, arranging for refreshments, sending out notifications and agendas, and following up on all administrative action points
  • Arrange for travel and accommodation for project staff as needed
  • Provide logistical support for field and other grant activities
  • Supervise office and facilities management including routine maintenance of office equipment
  • Maintain and order office and project supplies
  • Support procurement related to project activities


2. Human Resource Roles


  • Coordinate advertisement of project-related positions and scheduling interviews for candidates
  • Filing and maintenance of HR documents and ensuring that they are securely kept
  • Review monthly efforts allocation reports for accuracy
  • Coordinate timesheets and effort reports collection and approvals


3. Asset and Inventory Management


  • Maintain a project asset register
  • Prepare inventory forms as needed
  • Ensure all assets on site are labelled for asset inventory


Qualifications and Work Experience


  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Supplies Management, Economics, Health Systems Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or related fields
  • A Master’s degree will be added advantage
  • 3-5 years’ experience in project coordination/management
  • Experience in working in projects funded by the US Government will be an added advantage
  • Experience in working independently and successfully troubleshooting problems is required
  • Proficiency with various software packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and other desktop tools.
  • Experience in working with virtual learning platforms is preferred
  •  Effective verbal and written English communication skills are require
  •  Experience using zoom, skype or other virtual communication platforms is required
  • Must be able to set up and maintain moderately complex filing systems and records
  • The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with people of other cultures or backgrounds is required
  • Able to handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly


Mode of Application

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their Application letter and detailed CV in English to the Centre of Excellence in Health Monitoring and Evaluation (COEHME) through email address: [email protected] and copy to Prof. Henry Mollel at [email protected] and Dr. Mackfallen Anasel at [email protected] before November 8th, 2020.

For More info Visit Mzumbe official website


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