About the Organization
Company Overview: KPMG is a leading
provider of professional services, which include Audit, Tax and
Advisory. KPMG’s International Development Advisory Services (IDAS) team
employs full‐time experienced development experts across Africa and on
globally run programmes worldwide. In Tanzania, KPMG IDAS is a respected
programme and fund manager with extensive experience in building
development partnerships between private and public entities, civil
society organisations and local communities; we work effectively with a
wide range of clients, from global development organisations to
entrepreneurial start‐ups within Tanzania and across Africa.
Job Description: The AcT2 Programme AcT2 is a
£38m five‐year flag-ship governance and accountability programme funded
by DFID, running from February 2018 to December 2022, with the
possibility of a one year extension. The goal of the programme is to
increase access to entitlements, public goods and services, through
increasing the accountability of the Government of Tanzania to its
citizens. The programme operates through making grants to approximately
15 mid-to-large local and international CSOs in Tanzania - supported by a
programme of learning and seeking out opportunities to further scale up
results. It has evolved from the highly successful original AcT
Programme which ran from 2009 to 2016, and which broke new ground in
combining outcome mapping with more conventional log-frame reporting, in
monitoring the programme’s capacity development initiatives, and in
demonstrating value for money of civil society governance work. It
employed a partner centred approach to achieving results, wherever
possible providing core funding to a grantee, to provide them with the
flexibility to operate effectively in Tanzania’s complex environment.
READ THE PREVIOUS LIST OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES (36+ POSTS
Features which will characterise the new programme include:
• supporting partner organisations to negotiate the achievement of results in the changing space for civil society in Tanzania
• efforts to amplify the impact of UK government support in Tanzania
through supporting DFID’s wider portfolio priorities in human investment
and sustainable growth
• consolidation of DFID’s support to CSOs in Tanzania by blending
previously independent programme support to the Foundation for Civil
Society and the Legal Services Facility into the AcT2 Programme
• targeted support to partner work in anti-corruption, climate
resilience, media and gender and social inclusion, including disability
• using entrepreneurial approaches to identify opportunities and build coalitions for achieving change
• a much enhanced bespoke database to capture results, track grant making and partner performance, as well as to manage risk
The post-holder provides high quality technical and strategic
leadership, managerial oversight, and administration of the project.
S/he is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of
programme results, based on the smooth running of grant management
processes and effective systems for monitoring, learning and results
reporting. S/he will provide strategic thinking on how to work in the
complex political economy of Tanzania, respond to DFID’s emerging
priorities, and contribute to wider learning about governance and
accountability work. Heading up a Programme Management Team of 11 full
time equivalent local and international staff, the Team Leader is the
main point of contact for DFID. S/he will be responsible for developing
and maintaining strong working relationships with the heads of partner
CSOs, and other stakeholders, and be able to communicate AcT2’s
distinctive contribution convincingly to a range of different audiences.
The Team Leader reports to the IDAS Country Lead.
Responsibilities Technical and Strategic Leadership
• Understand and continue to promote learning across the AcT2 team, DFID
and partner organisations about the nature of the political and civic
space in Tanzania, and how to support CSOs to operate in it effectively.
• Keep abreast of current development debates, their applicability to
AcT2, and how AcT2 can contribute to this thinking. Priority areas
currently include governance, transparency and accountability,
anti-corruption, using outcome mapping, flexible and adaptive
programming, and demonstrating value for money.
• Provide clarity in linking monitoring, evaluation and learning with
broader programme objectives and strategy; periodic analysis and review
of theory of change, political economy and overall portfolio profile,
and capacity to apply these to the overall direction of the programme
Programme Management: Delivering and Reporting Results
• Accountable for the achievement of results, ensuring high quality of
services are maintained, and that all project objectives and
deliverables are met.
• Ensure timely preparation and quality assurance of the following
before submission for approval by the KPMG Engagement Partner and DFID:
o quarterly, semi‐annual and annual work plans and budgets
o quarterly and annual reports
• Communicate, implement and assure adherence to KPMG and project
policies, guidelines and values as well as DFID’s code of conduct.
• Ensure timely preparation of terms of reference for work commissioned
using the Special Opportunities Facility and any ad hoc technical
consultancy for AcT2.
• Implement and monitor value for money in line with the AcT‐2 VFM design
• Review the quarterly, semi‐annual and annual AcT‐2 payment by results
plan to ensure it is realistic and reflects the demands on the
• In consultation with the KPMG Engagement Partner, and programme
strategic advisers, support the programme in preparing for mid‐term and
• Ensure appropriate management systems with standard operating
procedures are in place, and adhered to, for all activities funded by
the programme, in line with the head contract with DFID
• Monitoring and tracking expenditures, preparing financial reports for submission to DFID
• Agree, and adhere to, monthly, quarterly and annual spending forecasts made to DFID
• Assess and report on programme and fiduciary risks at regular
intervals and manage identified risks, including putting in place
• Demonstrate and support effective cross-team working and
skills-building, particularly between those with a programming
background, as opposed to one in financial management.
• Develop individual staff skills and knowledge, and facilitate team member professional development whenever
• Supervise direct reports with a particular focus on achievement of key tasks and project
• Facilitate programme review and planning, training and learning events
for the Programme Management Team and partners, as required.
Networking, Representation, Relationship Building and Communications
• Communicate AcT2 as a cutting edge governance programme through
written communications and report writing, website content and making
presentations as required.
• Serve as the main point of contact between the project, CSOs, DFID,
KPMG and other stakeholders; collaborate with partners, donors, and
other stakeholder representatives, building and maintaining productive
• Ensure AcT2 strategies and practices keep pace with DFID thinking in
terms of programme content areas (anti-corruption, climate resilience,
media and inclusion), and other DFID programmes in Tanzania i.e. human
development and sustainable growth.
• Ensure lessons learned during the implementation of AcT2 are
documented and shared with DFID and other stakeholders, with a view to
ensuring the long term value of the programme.
This is a senior position which requires outstanding leadership,
strategic thinking, and organisational, team‐building and
• Master’s degree or higher in governance or a relevant field
• At least 10 years of senior leadership and management experience of
large bi-lateral aid programme, working in partnership with civil
society to enhance service delivery.
• Familiarity with application of current debates about civil society,
governance, transparency, accountability and anti-corruption
programming, including DFID’s thinking and emerging priorities
• Experience of grant/fund management, including grants to civil society
organisations and the proactive management of programmatic and
financial risks to secure development outcomes.
• High level of personal commitment to the success of the programme
• Outstanding team building and people management skills,
• Demonstrated capacity to relate effectively with senior staff of local
and international NGOs, as well as donors and with government
• Demonstrated competence to work with theory of change, different kinds
of results frameworks, and outcome mapping; deriving learning out of
monitoring and using learning to review and adjust programme strategies
• Demonstrated experience of building capacity to address at least two
of the following mainstreaming issues, within the programme management
team and with partner organisations: climate change, anti-corruption,
media, gender and social inclusion, including disability
• Excellent verbal and written English communication
• Excellent reporting and presentation, facilitation and training skills.
• If necessary, willingness to relocate and be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
• Willingness to travel within Tanzania
• Demonstrated competence in overseeing compliance, particularly in
terms of legislation, regulations and procedures, particularly in terms
of DFID requirements
• Knowledge of current governance issues affecting public policy and service delivery in Sub-Saharan Africa.
• Knowledge of the current civil society ‘landscape’ in Tanzania
• Familiarity with the Government of Tanzania and major donor priorities in Tanzania
• Experience of living and working in Tanzania/East Africa.
• Some knowledge of Kiswahili, or willingness to learn.
KPMG is pleased to be able to offer a competitive package to the right
candidate. The following benefits will also apply to the team leader,
plus dependent spouse and children:
• Health insurance
• Annual flights
• School fees – pending agreement with DFID
• 21 days annual leave plus public holidays
How to apply
To apply for this position, please submit an up-to-date version of your
CV and a 1-2 page cover letter explaining how your profile meets the
requirements of this role.