Policy Analyst and Coordinator
Tanzania Private Sector Foundation - TPSF
The Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) was formally incorporated under the Companies Act (Cap 212) in 1998 as a not for profit organization, to promote private sector-led social and economic development in Tanzania. TPSF serves as an apex organization for the private sector, and represents over 250 organizations. It works with its member organizations to identify and advocate for strategies and policies that promote private sector development in the country through engaging with the Government of Tanzania at high-level platforms such as the Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC), to promote a conducive business environment.
TPSF currently serves as the Secretariat of Tanzania’s Partnership and Accountability Committee (PAC), a forum that brings together stakeholders from government, private sector, civil society and development partners, to address key constraints to agricultural investments in Tanzania. The Partnership was established under the New Alliance Framework and aims to drive policy change to promote agricultural investments. PAC is chaired by the Prime Minister’s Office, and consists of senior-level representatives from fourteen member organizations. PAC also serves as a mutual accountability and reporting mechanism where its members report on their progress in enhancing agricultural investments as per the New Alliance Commitments, on a quarterly basis.
TPSF is seeking a candidate to serve as Policy Analyst and Coordinator, supporting TPSF in its role as Secretariat of PAC. The role is supported by Africa Lead.
The Policy Analyst and Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination of PAC including providing administrative support, and providing technical policy support to PAC members.
• Convening quarterly PAC meetings and monthly working group meetings, including drafting the agenda and distributing the minutes for each meeting
• Coordinating with PAC members to follow up on all key action points from PAC and working group meetings
• Providing technical support on policy-related issues to PAC and working group members including research and preparation of policy briefs and documents
• Drafting and validating the annual report on behalf of PAC
• Coordinating feedback for the Grow Africa – New Alliance Annual Reports from PAC members
• Developing monitoring and evaluation tools and performance matrices for the PAC and its working groups in collaboration with members
• Developing mechanisms for the enforcement of mutual accountability among PAC and its working group members
• Researching, developing, documenting, and updating PAC operational and policy accountability/administrative policies, databases, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating developments to PAC members.
Skills and Qualifications:
• Qualification and Experience:
o At least a first degree in agricultural economics, agricultural policy, social science or related fields
o Experience and understanding of Tanzania’s agriculture sector with special focus on policy analysis, development and management.
o Experience working with organizations in the public and/or private sector
o Experience in stakeholder management and coordination, preferably on agricultural policy
o Previous experience in policy coordination and program management with specific reference to agricultural policy process
• Key skills:
o Stakeholder Management, Organizational Astuteness, Managing Processes, Process Improvement, Reporting Skills, Change Management, Coaching, Supports Innovation, Developing Standards, Administrative Writing Skills
o Fluent in English. Working knowledge of Kiswahili will be an added advantage.
o The applicant must also demonstrate additional functional competencies in ability to establish and maintain contacts with stakeholders; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, coordination of processes and meetings; ability to evaluate and interpret data to support policy decisions and to prepare accurate and complete reports and other documents; and ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Duration of Appoint
The position is for a 12-month period subject to extension based on availability of funding and performance of the holder.
The Policy Analyst and Coordinator will report to the TPSF Director of Policy Advocacy. He/she will also be required to work closely and coordinate communication with the Prime Minister’s Office, PAC Working Group leads, and Africa Lead Tanzania.
A salary commensurate with experience, current salary, plus benefit package that includes health insurance, vacation days, and other benefits are offered for this position.
Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae detailing qualifications for this position along with three professional references to The Human Resources Manager through firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th February 2017. Interviews will be conducted with qualified candidates until the position is filled. Candidates selected for interview may be required to submit a writing exam. The ideal candidate will be able to start by 1stMarch of 2017.
About Africa Lead
Africa Lead is USAID’s primary capacity building project for strengthening leadership and key institutions that spearhead the implementation of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP). The goal of the Africa Lead Project is to cultivate a cadre of agriculture leaders across the spectrum of agriculture and agribusiness stakeholders in Africa who will champion the cause of increased innovation in agriculture, greater agricultural productivity, and greater food security. In the 2017 FY, Africa lead is focusing on facilitating inclusive policy dialogue among key institutions that are involved in the agriculture sector. The activities in support of inclusive policy dialogue include coordination and support to the Secretariat of PAC.