Website Development Advisor - Tanzania (comprehensive benefits and support provided) | Uniterra - a WUSC and CECI program | | 13/01/16
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Website Development Advisor contract

Location: Tanzania (comprehensive benefits and support provided)
Salary: Volunteer (travel, accommodation and living allowance provided)
Company Name: Uniterra - a WUSC and CECI program ()
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Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers.  Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve  the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth  through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.

For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit:


Tropical Centre Institute (TCI) is a training provider that aims to educate students to achieve their full potential and to meet the management needs of an ever changing hospitality and business management industry in Tanzania. New market-related business courses are developed continuously with the help of our affiliates ensuring that courses are affordable and that curricula have definite vocational and professional links. TCI offers students personal and academic support in the form of study; career and skills training; a job placement service, personal career guidance and a program for learning study skills.

The Website Development Advisor will work in close collaboration with TCI’s Business Coordinator to support the improvement of the institute’s visibility as a means to attract more students, especially young women.


  • In collaboration with staff, review and clarify the purpose and objectives of TCI’s website.

  • Undertake agreed improvements to the website and update existing content to better represent the TCI College brand while ensuring compliance with country guidelines.

  • Provide training and orientation to staff on the new website, its features and guidance for updating content.

  • Ensure the participation of women and youth, as well as their representation, in all activities of and all program benefits.

  • Write reports required by TCI and the Uniterra program.

  • Undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the Uniterra program.


  • University degree in computer science or equivalent experience in website design or any other relevant field

  • Good knowledge of HTML coding or the use of content-management software, as well as Photoshop and JavaScript

  • Experience in website designing and programming

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to work in an intercultural environment

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English


  • Support and guidance from the Uniterra team prior to departure and while on assignment in country.

  • Participation in a pre-departure training course where you will have the opportunity to learn about Uniterra’s work, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers.  Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.

  • In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.

  • Language training in-country where required.

  • Return flights, visas and work permits.

  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.

  • Comprehensive health insurance.

  • Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.

  • Accommodation while overseas.

  • Vacation leave entitlement.

  • Support for accompanying partners and up to two dependants on placements of greater than 12 months.

  • Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.

  • An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!


  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.

  • With the support of Uniterra, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution for participating in the Uniterra program:  $2,000 for assignments of 4 months or less; $1,500 for over 4 months.

  • Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).

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