Head of Programs & Policy at ActionAid Tanzania

ActionAid Tanzania started its operation in Tanzania in 1998. It envisions seeing Tanzania without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys his/her right to a life of dignity. Currently, the organization is looking for a qualified, experienced and self-motivated person to fill in the following post:

Job title: Head of Programs & Policy
Work Station: Dar es Salaam, Head Office with travels to the field and internationally as required.
Reports to: Country Director
Department: Programs
Job Role:
To provide overall leadership and guidance in the development, implementation and monitoring/quality assurance of the Country Program's program & policy work in line with the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and the ActionAid's global strategy

Key Responsibilities
Provide technical coordination & guidance in the development of strategic plans for the program and policy department and the country program

Ensure alignment of program priorities, strategies and annual plans to the CSP and the AAI global strategies and plans

Guide policy and program works so they are in alignment with HRBA principles and processes and program quality is maintained

Initiate and coordinate staff capacity development processes to promote program quality

Guide and coordinate reviews, monitoring and evaluation processes of strategies, three years plans and annual plans in light of the organization's M&E Framework

Lead the development of an advocacy agenda & strategy and plans and influencing/lobbying processes

Coordinate forums to partners and civil society organizations for policy debate and dialogues for collective influencing Initiate and facilitate capacity development for partner organizations

Review performance plans and targets for programs to monitor performance and appraise Program staff

Create and sustain an enabling environment for staff performance, recognition and reward

Participate and contribute to the identification of prog;fun funding gaps, priorities and opportunities

Participate and contribute to the development of concept notes and proposals for fund raising and ensure follow up is made to potential donors in the process
Provide periodic updates at Board meetings on matters relating to Programs/ Policy

Take active part in Senior Management Team tasks 

Review and update risks related to implementation of the CSP and propose mitigation actions to management

Qualification and Experience
Bachelor Or Masters' Degree in Development Studies or 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 5 years minimum working experience in the social development fields

At least 3 years' experience in a senior leadership position in the development sector, particularly in designing, setting up and coordinating strategies, monitoring, evaluation and Impact assessment systems and processes

In-depth understanding of programming issues and policy work at state, national and international levels.

Understanding of gender issues in development and demonstrable commitment to promoting gender equality within the organization and in program work.

Skills and Abilities:
People management skills

Monitoring and Evaluation

Budgeting and Finance Management skills

Program management skills

Funding proposal development

Activism skills

Good communication skills

Networking and stakeholder management skills

Public- Policy formulation, Policy Research, Analysis and Policy Advocacy

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: 07th August 2016 at 14.00 hrs. please clearly indicate -."Application for ActionAid Tanzania Head of Programs· & Policy" in your email subject. NB: Whilst all applications· received wlll 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.
SOURCE: The Guardian 25 July, 2016
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