Programme Officer, Voice Region, Dar es Salaam

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet's resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.
Job context
Nothing About Us, Without Us, is a new fund created by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs. It is managed jointly by Hivos and Oxfam Novib.The fund is part of the Dialogue and Dissent agenda of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Its main goal is to strengthen the capacity for lobby and advocacy of civil society organizations and representatives of the most marginalized and discriminated people, in order to empower these groups and have their voices heard and respected. Voice has two main components; a grant making facility that gives support to groups and organizations and a linking and learning programme that will nurture learning and innovation across countries and groups. It will support the use of innovative ideas to reach these groups for lobby and advocacy.
In East Africa, Hivos will support the implementation of Voice in Kenya and Tanzania.
Your responsibilities
Communication and Representation
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Voice programme in the country in liaison with the Programme Manager, Hivos based in Dar es Salaam. In close coordination with Regional Director and Country Management Team represent theVoice programme in the country vis à vis country stakeholders
  • Coordinate the communities of stakeholders in the country and also serve as the linking and learning focal point in the country / regional team
  • Coordinate and lead on pro-active and innovative outreach to the target groups for the Voice programme and coordinates the dissemination of information about the calls for proposals to them
  • Launch and assess open country proposal calls and assess proposals with support from Voice global coordination team and others, guaranteeing application of Voice grant making criteria, principles and processes
  • Regular communication with the Voice Coordination Team in particular the Programme Manager and the Global Voice Grants Coordinator

Like to apply?

To apply kindly send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the suitable candidate for this position to eastafricajobs@hivos.org. Your letter should state your current and expected salary. The selection process of this vacancy will be on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is identified.
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