Dar es Salaam Full Time NGO
TSh Confidential
1 week ago

Job Summary

Project Coordinators take responsibility for the completion of tasks and deliverables required to support locally led development initiatives

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Project Coordinator

Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) is a programmme implemented by Palladium, SNV, BBC Media Action and ODI, funded by UKAid and IrishAid.

 

We are looking for dynamic Project Coordinators who are keen to make a difference on inclusive growth and development for Tanzania, by bringing creativity, innovation and fresh ways of thinking to the country’s development challenges.  We have a broad remit to work across a range of sectors, and we are looking for individuals who are passionate and driven about making change happen. We are looking for people who have –

  • The ability to analyse complex systems, involving communities, institutions, policy makers and the private sector, to understand opportunities and constraints for inclusive development.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, and intellectual curiosity, to research, explore and co-create solutions with stakeholders and experts in Tanzania and internationally.
  • Personal and professional skills to build strong relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, to help institutions build consensus around how to address development challenges.
  • Strong team working skills and an openness to learn, reflect and collaborate with others.

 

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious individual to work at the cutting edge of smart and adaptive development programming, and to be directly engaged in real and meaningful change processes in Tanzania.

 

Programme overview and role

Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) programme is a five-year project (2016-2021) funded by UKAid and IrishAid, to work with institutions in Tanzania so that they are more inclusive and accountable, and economic growth provides more benefits for poor people.

 

I4ID is applying new and innovative approaches to facilitate solutions for Tanzanian development that benefit the largest number of people possible – including the poor and most vulnerable in society – through inclusive growth and better public services. The programme is designed to address some of the fundamental systemic challenges for inclusive development including coordination failures and weaknesses in policy formulation and administration. We bring stakeholders together to develop an informed and shared understanding of their collective interest, providing technical support, research, analysis, and facilitation around issues of critical interest to the Government of Tanzania and other stakeholders. I4ID will offer support to government, private sector, parliamentary institutions, and civil society to engage in working towards a more inclusive Tanzania.

 

Project Coordinators take responsibility for the completion of tasks and deliverables required to support locally led development initiatives in collaboration with strategic and implementing partners. They are responsible to manage one or more work streams through effective partnership management. This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious individual to work at the cutting edge of smart and adaptive development programming, and to be directly engaged in real and meaningful change processes in Tanzania.

 

Location

Most likely Dar es Salaam though other locations will be considered depending on the work stream area of operation, and with frequent travel outside the location.

 

Responsibilities

  • Build relationships and engagement strategies with stakeholders and partners to develop and coordinate responses to identified problems in line with the work stream theory of change and work plan, and I4ID programme strategy.
  • Support implementing partners to design and manage activities on collective action assignments for a work stream, including developing TORs, identifying and mobilising assistance, monitoring and quality assuring work.
  • Work with the programme’s specialist technical advisers, to ensure that work stream strategy takes account of evidence, experience and good practice, particularly relating to gender and social inclusion.
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement and the development of stakeholder coalitions working in close collaboration with key partner(s).
  • Day-to-day management of the engagement and capacity building efforts with implementing and strategic partners. This may include e.g. linking key partners to and working with the I4ID Media Manager to strengthen use of various media and with I4ID MEL Manager to strengthen and research capacity
  • Monitor and report against work stream plans and the results framework, and ensure the completeness of collective action-related knowledge, information and documentation for the workstream

 

Requirements

  • Five years or more of overall professional work experience in a relevant field. A degree in relevant subject matter
  • Proven entrepreneurial, collaborative and participatory way of working, good facilitation, negotiation and brokering skills. Ability to facilitate and build consensus is essential.
  • Good analytical skills for analyzing and understanding development problems, applying economics, social or natural sciences, engineering, or other systems related disciplines for interpreting complex issues.
  • Proven partnership management skills, networking skills and ability to develop effective networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people in a persuasive, constructive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with civil society organizations, local and central

            government executive, elected representatives, and private sector

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Kiswahili and English
  • Able to interact sensitively, effectively and professionally with people from diverse political, socioeconomic and professional backgrounds
  • Knowledge of agricultural value chains and/or private sector development and/or social service delivery; knowledge of governance and urban issues an advantage
  • Knowledge of project management and at least basic knowledge of tools such as theory of change and M&E.

 

Languages:Fluent in English and Kiswahili

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