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Job Opoortunities at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Published by Ajira Zetu tz on Friday, August 24, 2018

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The Project Coordinator will work with Search's senior leadership and program teams and successfully implement project activities under their area. The position entails overseeing the day-to-day implementation of two ongoing community peacebuilding projects that are being implemented in the regions of Arusha, Tanga, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. The Project Coordinator will be primarily responsible for organizing and conducting activities, budget management and logistics, and reporting, managing a team of three program assistants. S/He will also contribute to the design and strategic development and management of subsequent projects, and to representation, conducting meetings with a variety of stakeholders, including peer organizations, donors, and government officials.
The position requires an experienced conflict transformation, prevention of violent extremism, mediation or peacebuilding expert, conversant with project management cycles and compliance requirements of various donors. The position holder will be a seasoned planner and experienced conflict and context analyst capable of steering various projects in the country to respond to real peace, security and conflict transformation needs. Experience as a trainer in a related field will be considered a strong asset. The Project Coordinator must have advanced diplomacy skills and capable of negotiating with challenging stakeholders, and must be available to travel regularly to project locations outside of Dar es Salaam.

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The position holder advises the Country Director on programme needs, strategies, staffing issues, local context and dynamics. S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Country Director and closely with other senior managers, regional and global office teams. The position holder will be part of Search’s Senior Leadership Team in Tanzania.

 We are offering an initial four months contract, with possibility of extension for a longer period.

Roles and Responsibilities
Program oversight, quality assurance, reporting:
  • Leads Search’s Community Peacebuilding (CPB) projects and facilitates attainment of project objectives in target regions in close collaboration with the Country Director and DME Coordinator;
  • Ensures proper, timely implementation of project activities, taking into consideration partner capacities, the operational environment and potential security issues, and based on the principles of inclusivity and do no harm.
  • Ensures effective application of results-based management methodologies;
  • Monitors and manages the projects’ costed workplans, preventing delays and maximizing cost-effectiveness;
  • Keeps abreast of context developments and drafts regular context updates to steer project activities as needed; and
  • Ensures all donor and internal reports are submitted within the given deadlines and to the expected quality standards.

Representation and coordination:
  • Under the guidance of the Country Director, represents Search in target regions, and attends donor meetings related to the projects under their care;
  • Provides orientation about Search’s approach and objectives at the local level;
  • Provides strong coordination support to NGOs, partners, and national authorities involved in the CPB projects, through wider consultation and collaborative processes to community peacebuiding and violence prevention in target regions;
  • Is Search’s media contact in target regions when delegated by the Country Director.

Program strategy, development, and planning:
  • Supports the Country Director in implementing Search’s strategic directions in Tanzania;
  • Collaborates with relevant staff in other Search offices for quality program development and planning;
  • Supports the Country Director with ideas for new business development; and
  • Advises the Country Director on program needs.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

  • Master’s degree in peace building, conflict, security studies, political or social science, international studies, public administration, development studies and experience in a related area; or
  • Bachelor's degree and at least six years’ experience.

Required Experience
  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible professional experience in peace, conflict transformation, violence prevention, governance, civil society strengthening. Six years of experience required if holding a Bachelor's degree;
  • Experience coordinating and managing projects, programmatically and financially;
  • Experience leading and managing teams.

  • Fluency in oral and written English and Swahili is essential;
  • Good knowledge of other local languages will be an asset.

Other Relevant Requirements
  • Demonstrate integrity, alignment with Search’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promote the vision, mission, and strategic objectives of Search;
  • Capacity to adapt to a multi-cultural context, and tolerance and respect to issues related to gender, religion, race and nationality;
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and produce time-bound deliverables.
  • Expertise in writing reports and success stories; and
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism and solves problems in collaborative ways.
  • Knowledge of and prior exposure to a wide range peace; community peacebulding, prevention of violence; conflict transformation; human rights, governance  and/or development-related issues;
  • Analytical capacity, including ability to analyse and articulate peace, violence prevention, human security and conflict issues;
  • Ability to identify problems, and to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve them;
  • Good knowledge of Tanzania and the Swahili Coast region, including the political, economic and social dimensions;
  • Ability to work under pressure in a highly rewarding, but stressful and demanding environment;
  • Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field;
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style;
  • Ability to work independently and plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and deadlines;
  • Team player, able to empower other team members under their supervision and delegate as appropriate;
  • Ability to manage budgets, review and interpret financial reports, financial projections and procurement documentation;
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and collaborative working relations.
This position will close 5pm Tanzania time, Sunday, August 26, 2018. To apply:
Interested candidates should send the following to
with the subject heading: Project Coordinator-Tanzania or you can simply apply by filling the form through the link at the end of this advert.
-Current resume
-Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation (in Tanzania Shillings), projected start date and where you found the posting)
Please compile your writing sample and resume into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. Please see our website: www.sfcg.org​for full details of our work.
Search for Common Ground (Search) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict—away from destructive approaches towards cooperative solutions. With more than 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects in more than 30 countries across the globe. J2

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