Local Rights Program (LRP) Coordinator : Mafia

ActionAid Tanzania is a non-partisan, non-religious development organization that has been working in Tanzania since 1998 to end poverty and injustices. ActionAid is among the leading anti-poverty agencies working directly with poor and excluded people and their agencies as well as development partners in Tanzania. We have over 17 years of demonstrated experience in the development sector in the country. Currently, the organization is looking for a suitably qualified, experienced and self-motivated person to fill the following post:

Job Title:  Local Rights Program (LRP) Coordinator
Work Station: Mafia - LRP.
Reports to: Head of Programs & Policy
Department:  Programs

Job Role:
The key objective of this position is to coordinate the development of the LRP strategy, annual plans and projects and their implementation to ensure interventions bring positive impact in the lives of people living in poverty, mobilize and organize communities and work closely with Community Based Organizations, local partners and stakeholders, identify local development issues for policy advocacy and manage human and financial resources of the LRP. The coordinator will also represent the organization in local engagements with other entities.

Key Responsibilities
Coordinate the development and implementation of the LRP strategy, annual plan and budget and ensure their alignment with the CSP
Coordinate the implementation of Stop Violence Against Girls in School (SVAGS) project
Mobilize, concientize/empower and organize people living in poverty to engage in local level advocacy and demanding their rights
Identify and initiate local partners and community based organizations  and develop their capacity
Initiate and nurture local partnership forums and networks for enhanced local sharing of experiences and local level solidarity and advocacy
Engage with local governments in the implementation of the LRP strategy and annual plans
Take active part in other program development processes of the organization as required by the line manager
Track program progress by ensuring monitoring is done continuously and reports  shared to line manager and other concerned staff
Organize Participatory Review and Reflection (PRRP) sessions with communities and partners  to gauge progress/change and draw lessons for future planning  
Organize mid-terms and end term evaluations to programs and projects
Prepare and share performance reports (program and financial performance) of the LRP for learning and submit it to line manager and concerned staff and also share to local partners
Prepare the LRP’s annual and three years budgets as per the organization’s guidelines
Ensure approved budgets are utilized properly and timely
Ensure value for money is maintained in all expenditures

Prepare financial reports and ensure their timely submission to finance department and other relevant sections  
Manage the human resources of the LRP 
Enhance team spirit and culture among the LRP staff
Ensure formal performance reviews / appraisals are done  twice a year
Ensure training needs are identified to all staff and shared to HROD and make a follow up on how identified needs are responded 
Induct all new staff
Coach staff on various program activities and financial management 
Perform any other related duties as assigned by the line manager

Qualification and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Development studies in any relevant social Sciences Discipline from a recognized institution

Training in;
Project planning and management 
Human Rights Based Approach 
Participatory approaches and methodologies 
Governance, Civic empowerment and accountability
Monitoring and evaluation

At least 3 years minimum working experience in social development fields.

Essential Knowledge and Skills
Understanding of programming issues and knowledge on local and national policy environment 
Understanding of gender issues in development and demonstrable commitment to promoting gender equality within the organisation and beyond
Poverty and Women Rights Analysis
Staff and partner capacity needs identification and capacity development
Resource Mobilization and Monitoring
Program management skills 
People management skills
Budgeting and Finance Management skills
Funding concept note and proposal development
Networking and stakeholder management skills

To apply, submit your motivation letter and updated curriculum vitae. Please, state your gross salary expectation per month in the motivation letter. You can send these documents through E-mail: jobs.tanzania@actionaid.org; 

Closing date: 14th November 2016 at 14.00hrs. Please clearly indicate “Application for ActionAid Tanzania LRP Coordinator” in your email subject. NB: Whilst all applications received will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.  Due to the anticipated volume of applications, we regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates.

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