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Operations and HR Manager at OpenMap Development Tanzania




Position: Operations and HR Manager


Application Close Date: August 10, 2021


Estimated Start date: September 1, 2021


Work Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (locally recruited position)


Reports to: OMDTZ Executive Director


Terms: Full time (40 hours a week), one year initial contract




OpenMap Development Tanzania is a Non-Governmental Organization operating across Tanzania with offices located in Dar es Salaam. Since its establishment in 2017, OMDTZ has executed and promoted several community mapping projects, generated map awareness, actively pledged open datasets, and continued to build a network of enthusiastic mappers in Tanzania. OMDTZ heavily contributes to the OpenStreetMap platform, which is both a map and database of geographic data owned by contributors on OSM; anyone can view, create and use this information for free.


We create open datasets and advocate for different innovative solutions for different cases such as disaster response for floods, waste management etc.


OMDTZ is looking for a candidate with experience in digital content creation, video, graphic design, photography, etc. The candidate should ideally have a background in Journalism, Marketing, or Communications, or any other related field.


About You


OMDTZ is looking for someone passionate about development projects. We specialize in community mapping, innovation and open-source technology, data collection, analysis, and visualization, as well as training and building the capacity of others interested in Geographic Information Systems. For this role, we are looking for someone who is able to multitask, work with tight deadlines, and is highly organized. As Operations and HR Manager, you will work with multiple teams and projects, overseeing many of the functions of our Human Resources department and providing support to our staff. You should be familiar with the operations and


internal functions of local and international NGOs and knowledgeable about the development and humanitarian sector. You will work on a broad range of tasks and projects and have exposure to all aspects of the functioning of the organization.





     Lead logistics for physical office space in Dar es Salaam


     Assist with staff recruitment by supporting the Executive Director and Admin team in position advertising, scheduling, and conducting interviews, other support as needed


     Support the onboarding processes for new hires, including training and documentation as well as managing adaptations of OMDTZ’s practices


     Lead asset management system for OMDTZ, including entry, maintenance, audit, and training of other staff


     Support analysis and development of processes for operations at OMDTZ (improving existing HR and Ops systems, such as timesheets)


     Lead new vendor identification, procurement and onboarding


     Research and advising on new systems and processes for operations, HR, and finance


     Support gender, diversity & inclusivity initiatives


     Train office staff on new organizational processes and systems


     Support creation and dissemination of printed and promotional materials for the office


     Support new business development through proposals and other fundraising initiatives


     Support planning and running of events led by OMDTZ


     Support travel management & bookings for conferences, staff meetings, etc.


     Perform other tasks as assigned



Qualifications & Experience


     A Diploma, Bachelor’s or greater degree in Human Resources, Nonprofit Management, Social Sciences, International Relations, International Development, or similar


     Passionate about humanitarian action and international development


     1-3 years experience in non-profit, non-governmental organizations


     Quick learning and adoption of new systems, softwares, and processes


     Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work


     Attention to detail and problem-solving skills


     Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English and Swahili)


     A good sense of humor and willingness to learn



OMDTZ values transparency and equity. The gross salary will range from 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 TZS, depending on the candidate’s experience. We have flexible working arrangements, but preferably the operations and human resource manager will spend time in-person, in the office, depending on the week’s tasks. OMDTZ also offers health care options for all of its staff working half time or more.



Equal Opportunity


We seek to recruit persons that reflect the diversity of the communities we work with and further, to support their retention and advancement within the organization. OMDTZ does not discriminate on the basis of ability, age, gender, race and ethnicity, or religious beliefs. Our staff includes people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives on the world. OMDTZ is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to live our values and promote inclusivity. All of our staff work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of all is valued and respected.



To Apply Click Here


Please complete the application by August 10, 2021 at 11:59 pm East Africa Time. Your CV/resume should not exceed 2 pages.