The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for:
- Quality project implementation and reporting including the delivery of activities on time and budget.
- Lead on implementation strategy, with support from the Senior Program Manager.
- Coordinate, liaise, and collaborate with key local stakeholders throughout project implementation.
- Prepare and submit quality, project implementation plans, work plans, activity reports, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual narrative reports.
- Provide technical support to local partners and communities in project implementation including work planning, roll out activities and ascertaining the quality of delivery of activities and results.
- Coordinate project quarterly and annual review meetings with implementing partners and key stakeholders.
- Collaborate with the M&E team on project routine monitoring and evaluation, review of evaluation reports, compilation of human-interest stories, and dissemination of key learning.
- Manage and coordinate all project partnerships and contracts, including compliance, coordination, and quality control on delivery
- Integration of gender equality and social inclusion in all aspects of project implementation and management.
- Recruitment, orientation, supervise, mentor, and conduct performance appraisal for other project staff.
- Support the program design, strategy, support, and related tasks as assigned by the Senior Program Manager.
- Minimum of a post-graduate degree at Master Level, preferably in Development Studies, Business Development, Project Management, Social Studies, or related fields.
- At least 5 years’ relevant work experience, preferably in Tanzania.
- Successfully coordinated complex, multi-thematic projects including economic and financial inclusion, civil society, youth development, social entrepreneurship, climate change adaptation and/or gender equality.
- Demonstrated analytical, organisational, convening, interpersonal, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
- Expert capacity in written and verbal skills in English with the ability to write high-quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs. Fluency in Swahili is an advantage.
- Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation methodologies and logical frameworks, and ability to extract and adopt key learning from project implementation.
- Strong familiarity in working with online and digital technologies, including facilitating the use of financial digital services.
- Demonstrated ability to remotely work, lead, and motivate a diverse team of staff, individual experts, local civil society organizations and partners.
- Strong partnership management and coordination skills, including sub-contracts and sub-grants.
- Familiarity with donors such as European Commission, USAID, Global Affairs Canada, UN, and private foundations is an advantage
- Understanding of community mobilization, multi-stakeholder coordination and co-design, project management, strategic planning, data gathering and analysis, and communications.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, other valuable presentation, and team collaboration platforms.
- Ability to work with multiple tasks, demands and deadlines, with a positive and constructive attitude under minimal supervision.
- Good people skills and collaborative spirit.
- Able to learn from and adapt to complex situations, with a problem-solving and open-minded attitude.
- Able to work independently, remotely, and within a team
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV including contacts of three references, Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
“AKF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and Expects all Staff and Partners to Share this Commitment.”
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org).
About the Agency
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for over 50 years. It brings together human, financial and technical resources to address some of the challenges faced by the poorest and most marginalised communities in the world. Special emphasis is placed on investing in human potential, expanding opportunity and improving the overall quality of life, especially for women and girls. It works primarily in six areas: Agriculture and Food Security; Economic Inclusion; Education; Early Childhood Development; Health and Nutrition; and Civil Society.
The deadline for submitting the application is 16 March 2021