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Employment Opportunities at Camfed Tanzania

Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Tuesday, August 14, 2018


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Programme Manager Jobs 

Reporting to: Camfed Tanzania National Director
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Camfed Tanzania is an award-winning organization dedicated to tackling poverty and inequality through the education of girls and leadership of young women. A ‘best-in-class’ organization, Camfed has a reputation for being innovative, resourceful and smart, and has achieved unprecedented results in improving education outcomes among disadvantaged young people.
Camfed Tanzania is creating the new position of Programme Manager – Development in order to capitalize on the opportunity to document and disseminate the lessons and findings of its programmes, and to position these for a wide audience, nationally and globally. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of excellent documentation and writing skills, and success in delivering against demanding targets as part of a high performing team. Your experience may have been gained in journalism, NGO, government or the private sector.

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Job Purpose

Working closely with the National Director and the senior management team and in liaison with members of the wider international Camfed team, the Program Manager – Development will assist the organisation in providing the link between programme achievements and our donors and other external partners, enabling us to showcase our achievements, ‘show and tell’ our impact, and articulate learning from our programme to inform adaptation and development of best practice across the sector and beyond. The successful candidate will project manage our donor reporting commitments, and document the ‘how’ of Camfed’s work, capturing such components as key decisions, opportunities, and challenges navigated. He/she will coordinate the sharing of lessons learned within and outside Tanzania to assist decision-makers in identifying, adapting, and scaling other evidence-based education initiatives.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Coordinate organizational efforts to identify, distill and document emerging best practices including key learning from the Learner Guide Programme, through case studies, special reports etc.
  • In collaboration with Camfed’s global development team, and coordinating cross-function teams, project manages our donor reporting commitments, ensuring accurate, relevant and timely reporting.
  • On an ongoing basis and in collaboration with Camfed’s global development team, review our grant management and donor reporting processes to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Author key organisational documents including donor reports, and reports/documents for government partners.
  • Work with the National Director to build organisational capacity to identify, document and disseminate lessons emerging from their work and to cascade similar to stakeholders.
  • Manage the sharing/dissemination of lessons across functions and key frontline stakeholders for programme improvements, adaptations, and scaling.
  • Support the National Director in the sharing/dissemination of lessons and engagement with government to assist policy formulation, decision making, and system adaptations. This will involve preparation of key reports, executive presentations/briefs and attending meetings
  • Work closely with the National Director and International team on communications, advocacy & fundraising strategies: this will include the formulation of proposals, concepts and reporting.
  • Represent CAMFED at national, regional and global forums as appropriate.
  • Other duties as from time to time may be required.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills Required


  • A relevant degree or professional qualification in mass communication, journalism, public relations
  • Project management, including planning, working to deadlines, budgeting, collaborating, and risk management
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including qualitative data collection skills through interviews, site visits, etc.
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Very strong writing skills and the ability to match writing style to the audience
  • Experience of inter-agency/ inter-disciplinary work.
  • Knowledge of Tanzania’s education and gender landscape (including key stakeholders and familiarity with related initiatives)
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines 
  • Full working proficiency in both Swahili and English Ability to periodically travel domestically and internationally Excellent negotiating, networking and presentation skills
  • Ability to work within a multicultural team with diverse experience including government

Application Details

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to tanzania@camfed.org on or before Tuesday 28th August at 4.00 p.m.J2

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