Monday, February 26, 2018

Job Opportunity at Institution For Inclusive Development, Local Coordinator

Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam
Industry: NGO
Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
Minimum Experience: 5 years

Background Summary

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

The programme has two linked outcomes:

1) Key democratic institutions have more capacity, and are more accountable and inclusive; and

2) Government, civil society and the private sector collectively put into practice institutional arrangements that promote public interests.

Together these contribute to the impact: more accountable and inclusive Tanzanian political and government institutions.

The Head Contract is held by Palladium International Ltd, while local implementation is managed by Palladium Group (Tanzania) Limited. Palladium Group (Tanzania) Limited is a legal entity registered in Tanzania that falls within the Palladium group of companies.

Programme overview and role

Palladium Group (Tanzania) Limited is seeking a dynamic individual to play a key role in an

exciting new programme in Tanzania, Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID), which recently started its implementation phase and is running until 2021. 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 governance challenges for inclusive development including coordination failures and systemic 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.

I4ID is looking for a Local Coordinator to manage the process of progressive, participatory problem identification and facilitation of collective solutions. The person will take responsibility for the completion of tasks and deliverables required to support locally led development initiatives in collaboration with strategic and implementing partners. He/she will be 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.


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.


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).

Support the Senior Coordinator to ensure the development and delivery of work streams through annual strategic plans, operational work plans and budgets and other plans as required with oversight from the Deputy Team Leader.

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

Provide research, analysis, information and lesson-learning on collective action work, in close collaboration with the Senior Coordinator and the research and learning manager.

  • Five years or more of overall work experience in participatory development and collective action programming. 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 interpreting complex work streams and ability to adapt work stream activities based on the changing socio-economic and political context.
  • 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 Swahili and English
  • Good interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • 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

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply through Brightermonday website with your most recent CV with Letter of motivation and you’re most recent salary information.

Women and people with disability are highly encouraged to apply. Palladium is an equal opportunity employer.

Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) programme is looking to hire a qualified candidate for position of a Local Coordinator.