United Republic of Tanzania: Chief of Party/Resident Program Director – Tanzania

Organization: International Republican Institute
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Every employee of IRI is responsible for carrying out the Mission of IRI, and demonstrating the core values in their day to day operations.

The International Republican Institute (IRI) is seeking a chief of party (COP)/Resident Program Director (RPD) for the USAID Promoting Accountable and Inclusive Politics (PAIP) program in Tanzania. The program aims to strengthen and support civil society, in particular Tanzanian women and youth, to effectively engage in the promotion of accountable and inclusive political processes. The three interlinked objectives of the five-year program are (1) promote increased citizen engagement and oversight of political and electoral processes; (2) create a more competitive and representative multiparty political system; and (3) increase transparency in electoral administration. IRI’s work will focus primarily on political party strengthening and civic education.

The COP will be responsible for all programmatic, personnel, outreach and accounting matters in Tanzania. In consultation with IRI/Washington, the COP designs and implements a long-range strategy for IRI programs in the country, manages budgets and is responsible for compliance with local laws and /regulations governing current funding. The COP will also collaborate closely with other core partners implementing other components of the program.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in political science, public administration, international development, law, public policy, or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years’ professional experience in development and program management leadership positions in the areas of political party development and elections in a developing country. Experience working with Tanzanian political parties preferred.
  • Demonstrated strategic visioning, leadership and experience working effectively with government institutions, local civil society organizations and development partners;
  • Experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including written and oral English, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Kiswahili with the ability to represent IRI programming in meetings with the Government of Tanzania and/or local partners conducted in Kiswahili.
  • Tanzanian National or National from an East African or Southern African Development Community (SADC) country
  • Working knowledge of the politics, economics, history and culture of the East Africa region.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated management experience including ability to motivate and manage staff.
  • Demonstrated experience working with USG funded projects and familiarity with USG regulations and processes.
  • Demonstrated financial management experience in developing and administering program budgets.
  • Ability to prepare, present and negotiate complex and sensitive agreements and/or project proposals with bilateral/multi-lateral agencies and other donor communities.
  • Ability to communicate skills and experience to others as a trainer, advisor or technical consultant; sensitivity to working in advisory role with local organizations.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and lead the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet program goals.
  • Willingness to travel within the country of assignment a significant amount throughout the year.
  • Willingness to live and work in a challenging environment.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities

  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on political and related developments in specific countries to provide regional and country analysis
  • Serves as the official senior IRI representative in country, developing credibility with and maintaining good relationships with all relevant stakeholders, including U.S. and foreign diplomats and donor agencies, host-country government representatives, and program partners
  • Participates in the substantive design of new programs and contributes to the development of new program ideas
  • Oversees the implementation of all program activities oversees ensuring consistency with grant work plans and objectives.
  • Establishes, maintains, and develops productive working relationship with relevant stakeholders, consultants, field and DC staff.
  • Oversees all operations related to the IRI field presence, and ensures IRI is in compliance with local laws regarding IRI’s legal status in the country and employment of local staff
  • Supervises local field staff, including participating in the hiring, professional development and evaluation process for these staff. Sets specific goals and provides ongoing performance feedback.
  • Mentors local staff in program development, finance, work plan development and presentation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, business development and knowledge management in their country of assignment**.**
  • Maintains an understanding of donor and IRI policies and procedures related to grant compliance and oversight
  • Understands a grant’s substantive, financial and compliance requirements
  • Oversees the implementation of all program activities in the country ensuring consistency with grant work plans and objectives, reporting weekly to DC
  • Monitors and approve field office budgets and expenses, in collaboration with DC program staff and the Regional Project Accountant, to ensure that expenditures remain within budget allocations
  • Monitors, analyzes and reports to DC staff on political and economic developments, and media responses regularly
  • Ensures adherence to monitoring and evaluation plans, including the monitoring of programs and evaluation/analysis of program results
  • Provides information and contributes to sections of quarterly, semi-annual, final and other relevant reports for funders
  • Anticipates potential problems and trouble shoots project problems and offers solutions and actively takes part to lead resolution of them with creative and immediate solutions
  • Leads business development efforts, including identifying and seeking out potential new or additional sources of funding with real-time costs estimates for proposal budgets, and/or the development of new program ideas, coordinating with DC staff
  • Actively supports IRI’s communication strategy including IRI’s branding and outreach plans on projects assigned, including drafts and updates program summaries and other outreach materials, drafts web stories, tweets, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

How to apply:

Please apply online at IRI’s website:


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Bolivia (Plurinational State of): Small & Micro Enterprise (SME) Advisor

Organization: Youth Challenge International
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Nov 2017


Program participants who have graduated from the EQWIP HUBs entrepreneurship training can receive both financial and non-financial support, including business coaching, additional training and mentoring. The EQWIP HUBs Youth Innovation Fund provides eligible youth support to launch their business ideas. The SME Advisor will collaborate with EQWIP HUBs staff to provide assistance to these youths and will help them integrate key start up business skills and fundamentals, through direct training and coaching. As an SME Advisor, you are familiar with the role of accelerators and the business model canvas approach and have strong skills in finance, accounting and marketing to convert a business plan into an operational and sustainable business. With a passion for social enterprise, international development, participatory learning, coaching and entrepreneurship, you are motivated to support young leaders in their community and help them take their business ideas to the next level.


· Identify areas of additional support and develop new business training modules for entrepreneurs;

· Participate in the Youth Innovation Accelerator workshop and training sessions;

· Support peer to peer collaboration and the development of support networks for entrepreneurs;

· Collaborate with HUB Network members to enhance the enabling environment for youth;

· Collaborate with staff, and volunteers, to assist youth in the administrative and financial procedures as they launch their businesses,

· Support youth in developing creative marketing and strategic plans for small businesses;

· Conduct relevant business training on financial planning, basic accounting and budgeting;

· Provide direct coaching to youth entrepreneurs in business operations;

· Provide recommendations for the overall entrepreneurship program strategy to increase the quality of interventions and the impact on youth.


· University degree in Business Administration, Enterprise development or related field

· 3-5 years of experience in start ups, accelerators, entrepreneurship or business

· Knowledge of creative approaches to marketing

· Awareness of business model canvas approach

· Competence in financial management and financial planning for small businesses

· Strong communication skills

· Understanding of gender sensitive approaches

· Experience working with a multi-stakeholder team

· Overseas work experience and cross-cultural experience are considered an asset.

· Experience in coaching or mentoring and working with youth

How to apply:


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Bolivia (Plurinational State of): Gender Equality Officer

Organization: Canada World Youth
Country: Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Senegal, United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Nov 2017


The EQWIP HUBs Gender Equality Officer will support the implementation of the EQWIP HUB Gender Equality Strategy and ensure that the planning, delivery and monitoring of training and support activities are gender responsive. In this role, you will collaborate with the EQWIP HUBs Country Office and HUBs staff to identify and address barriers and challenges faced by young women in accessing sustainable livelihood training and support mechanisms. This role reports to the Country Manager, and is supported by the EQWIP HUBs Gender Equality Lead.


· Support the EQWIP HUB Country staff in reviewing and revising the Country Gender Equality Strategy

· Support the staff, Canadian volunteers and local volunteers in implementing the actions and activities detailed in the Gender Equality Strategy, including but not limited to providing training and coaching to EQWIP staff, Network members and youth participants; undertaking outreach to potential Network members and external resources, and supporting monitoring, evaluation, and report writing;

· Support the development of a Gender Equality section in the management information system;

· Additional responsibilities and tasks will be assigned as required.


· Educational background or certification in Women’s Studies, International development, or related field.

· Familiarity with excel or other software packages for data entry and analysis.

· Report writing skills.

· Experience with participatory training and/or facilitation

· Concrete experience working with young women and youth

· High degree of intercultural communication skills.

How to apply:


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