Tanzania Coordinator

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.
Freedom House is seeking a Tanzania Coordinator for a 20-month U.S. Department of State-funded project to support judicial engagement and accountability. The Tanzania Coordinator will be responsible for leading all areas of program management including strategic design and implementation, financial management, office management, communications, donor relations, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. The Coordinator will be the sole in-country staff member for this program. This position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and reports to the Regional Director for Africa Programs in Washington, DC.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement activities to support engagement between judiciary, civil society and citizens in Tanzania;
  • Responsible for the quality, cost, and timeliness of performance of all work performed under the programs;
  • Assume responsibility for the daily operations of the program, which includes but is not limited to: financial management, general office administration, and public relations;
  • Monitor and evaluate processes, and write program reports to ensure completion of program objectives;
  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations;
  • Network and liaise with members of governments, civil society organizations, international and regional bodies, consultants, and private funders;
  • Proactively seek out new funding opportunities and represent Freedom House before funding organizations;
  • Develop advocacy initiatives to support human rights in Tanzania;
  • Required to travel to project sites within the country and potentially in the region as requested;
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, law, or related field; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
  • At least 4-6 years of experience with democracy and human rights programs;
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Proficiency in Kiswahili preferred;
  • Strong track record in project management;
  • Experience designing, implementing and/or supporting community-based justice mechanisms;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with judicial actors and members of civil society;
  • Experience in challenging environments and flexibility to apply lessons learned from other contexts;
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize communities and encourage the inclusion of marginalized groups;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with local partners, media, government officials, bilateral donors, as well as in-country and foreign experts;
  • Knowledge of US Government rules and regulations, and other donor approaches to civil society development;
  • Experience implementing project proposals for USAID or U.S. Department of State;
  • Demonstrated financial management experience including preparing and managing budgets, contracts, and negotiations, and subgrant management;
  • Ability to legally work in Tanzania
  • Ability to use productivity software such as MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; and Microsoft Excel.
Working Environment and Conditions
  • Office located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Frequent travel within Tanzania and occasional travel to the U.S. and regionally
  • General office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computer, telephones, facsimile machines, calculator and photocopier

Qualified and Interested Applicants
Qualified candidates must complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary.
This vacancy is open to those candidates with relevant permits to work in Tanzania.
No relocation costs will be covered by Freedom House.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
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