Capacity Development Manager – The Foundation for Civil Society

The Foundation for Civil Society is an independent Tanzanian organization whose vision is to have a
Tanzania where citizens are empowered to realize their social justice and engage responsibly in change processes that enhance their quality of life.
The Foundation is inviting applications from qualified, dynamic and motivated Tanzanians to fill the following vacant positions in its offices in Dar es Salaam. These positions offer an excellent opportunity to work with and learn from civil society organizations from all over the country.

Capacity Development Manager (1 POSITION)

This post is part of the Senior Management team within the Foundation. You will be expected to function as part of this team, in a cooperative and effective manner, focusing on the following:

Key Responsibilities

Capacity Development
To manage on day to day basis all contractors (both individuals and organizations) providing capacity development services to civil society through the Foundation
To ensure quality of contractor’s outputs; provide substantial guidance to training courses
To prepare proposals and budgets for capacity development
To remain up-to-date and identify new skilled persons and organizations providing capacity development for civil society in the key impact areas of the Foundation (governance, policy engagement, advocacy, safety networks for the poorest). Ensure co-ordination and minimize overlap
To work with your team and the Grants team to identify capacity development needs of civil society organizations
To oversee all programs aimed to facilitate networking within the Civil Society sector and linkages between Civil Society sector and other development actors
To work closely with the Communications department to ensure that the capacity development support program information needs are given adequate media coverage

To ensure effective and timely implementation of all outsourced capacity development services offered by the Foundation to its clients and that consultants’ contracts comply with the Foundation regulations and procedures
To develop cost effective methods for addressing capacity development needs for organizations, especially in rural areas, in collaboration with CSO network


To ensure that the capacity development team effectively liaises with the Advisory panel, grants team, national evaluators, contractors, agents, partners, clients, the media and other interested parties
To address Research and Documentation issues and analyze the capacities of both service providers and clients with an emphasis on enhancing quality, continuing professional learning and development.
To develop mechanisms which support and encourage public forums and debates which involve civil society and which are relevant to development issues in Tanzania
To share information and data with the Communications and Grants department
To ensure that research information and findings are accounted for in the Foundation’s monitoring and evaluation systems
To ensure high quality research findings and reports are produced and disseminated to civil society and other interested parties
To perform any other assignment as may be assigned by the Executive Director

Desired skills, knowledge and qualifications

Master’s degree in social sciences and Rural Development with at least three years’ experience in Capacity Building/ Development assignments.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent, well developed interpersonal and organizational skills.
A team player, very self-motivated and able to make balanced judgment and prioritize work load with minimum supervision
An in depth knowledge of the civil society sector and development processes in Tanzania
Highest level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility.
A proven ability to work under pressure to achieve visible results.
An in depth knowledge of MKUKUTA/MKUZA
Excellent report writing skills and analytical skills
Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
Computer literate with proficiency in MS Office Applications


The Foundation offers an attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, career development opportunities and excellent working conditions.


If you feel you meet the criteria outlined above, please apply in writing to the address below, and enclose the following documents:
A typed application letter stating why you feel you are the best candidate for the post.
A fully typed curriculum vitae (CV).
Copies of relevant certificates.
Full contact details, including telephone numbers and e-mail address.
The names and contact details of three (3) professional references.

Applications received after this date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Executive Director

The Foundation for Civil Society

Haidery Plaza, 5th Floor

Upanga/ Kisutu Street,

P. O. Box 7192, DAR ES SALAAM

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