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Public Accountability and Youth Engagement Manager - ActionAid

ActionAid Tanzania (AATZ) is a development agency that is committed for social justice, gender equality and ending poverty. It is an Associate member of the ActionAid International (AAI) Federation which is a global justice organization working to achieve social justice, gender equality and eradication of poverty.

ActionAid Tanzania is an anti-poverty agency working to end poverty and injustice. Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

Job Role:

To coordinate all public accountability and youth engagement programs of the associate as per the direction of the Country Strategy Paper

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development of strategies on accountability, youth and education programs of the country program under the guidance of the Head of Program and Policy
  • Engage in national policy advocacy initiatives involving key partners, stakeholders and government decision makers
  • Initiate and generate policy ideas on governance, accountability and education programs in line with the CSP
  • Coordinate the development of the Danida partnership long term program/strategy and develop its annual plan and budget
  • Plan and coordinate action researches as appropriate and ensure dissemination of research findingTake active part in developing strategies for the country program and Local Rights programs and relevant partners
  • Develop annual plan and budget for national programs under accountability, youth and education programs and ensure its effective implementation
  • Support Local Rights Programs and relevant partners in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs under the theme
  • Ensure programs under the theme are in line with HRBA at all level and develop the capacity of LRP and partner staff towards this end
  • Coordinate People for Change (P4C) and closely work with Advisors and Inspirators
  • Work closely with Training Centre for Development Cooperation (TCDC) and Global platforms on developing the capacity of staff, partners and governance structures
  • Facilitate micro-macro linkage of public accountability and youth development program at all levels
  • Take active pait in the process of developing plan and budget for the country program
  • Work closely with thematic managers on program quality and joint advocacy initiatives
  • Initiate and develop concept notes and proposals to raise hinds for programs under the theme and engage actively in other fundraising initiatives
  • Analyse and identify potential risks, design mitigation measures and update the risks regularly for programs under the position
  • Coordinate partner organizations and relevant stakeholders towards effective implementation of accountability, youth and education programs
  • Undertake periodic monitoring and review of accountability, youth and education program at national level and across Local Rights Programs and partners
  • Essential Experience
  • At least 4 years minimum working experience in the social development fields. In-depth understanding of how local and national government operates, governance and accountably as well as youth issues and policy advocacy work at local, national and international levels
  • Education & Training Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Development studies and any relevant Social Sciences disciplines from a recognized institution with Excellent project Management and Leadership skills
  • Training in;
  • Project planning and management
  • Human Rights Based Approach
  • Participatory approaches and methodologies
  • Governance, civic empowerment and accountability
  • Program reviews. Monitoring and evaluation
  • Essential Knowledge on top of the above:
  • Strategic planning and management
  • Governance and accountability planning and implementation
  • Networking and alliance building
  • Social movement Building
  • Budgeting and Finance management skills
  • Program;project management
  • Donor contract management
  • Staff and partner capacity development
  • Communication and public relations
  • Public policy formulation, policy research, analysis and advocacy
NB: Applicant must have vehicle driving skills with a valid driving license

To apply, submit your updated curriculum vitae, a motivation letter and state your gross salary expectation per month and send to the Head of Human Resources, Organizational Development & Support Services, through E-mail: jobs.tanzania@actionaid.org

Closing date: 14th April 2020 at 17.00hrs. Please clearly indicate “The job title” in your email subject.

NB: Whilst all applications received will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, we regret that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates

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