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Advisor for Local Governance/Social Accountability at GIZ Tanzania

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Advisor for Local Governance/Social Accountability at GIZ Tanzania


Advisor for Local Governance/Social. Accountability

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaftfur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives.

GIZ is looking to fill the position of an Advisor for Local Governance/Social Accountability in the Good Financial Governance Programme (GFG) in Tanzania.

Duty station: Dar es Salaam, with frequent travels to partner local government authorities all over the Tanzania.

Fixed term contract

Responsibilities The Advisor is responsible for
  • Contributing to the objectives of GIZ's Good Financial Governance (GFG) programme in the field of action on 'social accountability', with a particular focus on work at local government level
  • Establishing and managing various dialogue mechanisms between local population and administration on issues of concerns in districts
  • Managing support to various partner organisations (civil society organisations), primarily at local level, combining skillsets in good local governance, social accountability and ideally Public Financial Management (PFM)
  • Assisting the manager of the field of action in the technical and administrative implementation of GIZ's contribution, including the monitoring of achievements and reporting
Tasks The advisor
  • Analyses existing communication processes between partner local government authorities and respective local interest groups (mainly civil society and private sector) with a focus on the local tax system, use of own revenue, budget and auditing process
  • Assists in negotiating appropriate local dialogue mechanisms between local government authorities, civil society and the private sector
  • Provides technical advice on the concept of citizens' participation and collaboration in developing instruments and mechanisms to promote citizens' participation in discourses on public finances
  • Collaborates on the design, planning and implementation of activities in the relevant field of action, mainly at local level
Required qualifications, competences and experience
  • Postgraduate Degree in Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, or Social Sciences
  • At least 5 years of recent and relevant work experience on social accountability and good local governance.
  • Knowledge and experience on social accountability tools and processes, as well as citizens' participation are essential
  • Practical experience in working with civil society organisations at local level are essential
  • Knowledge of good local governance and experience in working with local government authorities are essential
  • Knowledge and experience of the Tanzanian reform agenda in the field of Public Financial Management (PFM) are desirable
  • Experience in producing effective verbal and written communications are expected. If possible, the applicant is to provide a short sample of his/her writing (in English; no longer than two pages; any topic)
  • IT-skills in using MS Word, Excel, Power Point are expected
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Swahili are expected
Interested candidates should send their letter of application together with the CV and copies of academic certificates by email to

Please use the subject line "Advisor for local governance/social accountability". Applications in hard copy will not be accepted.

Closing date for submission: 17.10.2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their gender, origin, religion/belief, disability or any other minority group.

Source: Daily News October 06, 2017

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