Job Opportunity at The Aga Khan Foundation, National Project Coordinator – AGECS
Advancing Gender Equality through Civil Society (AGECS) is a Sub-Project of AKF and Global Affairs Canada’s Foundations for Empowerment and Education (F4EE) initiative. F4EE is active in five countries (Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Uganda) and will improve education systems at the pre-primary and primary level, in addition to strengthening women’s empowerment, and gender equality.
As part of the AGECS component 3 Sub-Grants have been issued to Tanzanian Women’s Organizations and Gender-Equality focused civil society organizations (CSOs) implementing gender equality targeted and gender equality transformative programming in three regions: Morogoro, Mtwara, and Dodoma.
The AGECS National Project Coordinator will be responsible in providing leadership in planning and coordinate the effective implementation of the Country AGECS Sub-Project (s) and their implementing partners to ensure the project is implemented on time, on budget, and achieves its objectives, while remaining compliant to all donor requirements. S/he will also provide technical support on civil society strengthening and collaborate with technical teams on M&E and Gender Equality.
The position will be based in Dar es Salaam with frequent travel (at least 30%) to the field. The National Project Coordinator reports to the Program Manager for Civil Society, with a functional reporting line to the AGECS Regional Project Manager and will coordinate with the Country Gender Focal Point/Coordinator, the MERL Coordinator, and the Finance Manager to ensure that the project is compliant and achieves its intended results.
Provide comprehensive capacity development process of AKF civil society organizations (CSOs) through institutional strengthening tools and platforms, and provide specific technical training, mentoring, and coaching.
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.
Coordinate project quarterly and annual review meetings with implementing partners and key stakeholders.
Manage and coordinate all project partnerships and contracts, including compliance, coordination, and quality control on delivery.
Ensure integration of gender equality considerations and social inclusion in all aspects of project design, implementation, and management.
Distill gender equality related lessons learned from program implementation and ensure these are documented, shared, and used in subsequent adjustments to program implementation.
Promote the culture of identifying, documenting, sharing lessons learnt, and networking on gender equality across the F4EE/AGECS teams and community of practice.
Perform other program related tasks assigned by the Program Manager.
Provide technical and operational oversight of Country M&E-based consultancies, learning components, and policy engagement to elevate visibility and learnings from the program approach.
Manage and track project expenditure and control over/under spending. Ensuring compliance to donor and AKF requirements.
Qualifications and skills required
Minimum of a post-graduate degree at Master Level, preferably in Development Studies, Gender Studies, Social Studies/Development, or related fields.
At least 5 years’ relevant project management experience, preferably in Tanzania.
Proven experience in working through and strengthening civil society organizations at various scales. Experience with organizational strengthening of CSOs is an advantage.
Strong knowledge of local gender equality issues, trends, and movements.
Successfully coordinated or participated in a range of gender-equality related thematic projects including but not limited to economic empowerment, legal rights, culture, and traditions, GBV, maternal/child/adolescent health, youth development, women in leadership.
Demonstrated analytical, organisational, convening, interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and critical thinking skills.
Fluency in Swahili is required.
Advanced capacity in written and verbal skills in English with the ability to write high-quality reports for donor projects and analytical briefs.
Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation methodologies and logical frameworks, and ability to extract and adopt key learning from project implementation.
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 multi-stakeholder coordination skills, including sub-contracts, sub-grants, co-design processes, and community mobilization.
Familiarity with donors such as European Commission, USAID, Global Affairs Canada, UN, and private foundations is an advantage.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, other valuable presentation, and team collaboration platforms.
Ability to work with multiple tasks, demands and deadlines, independently, with a positive and constructive attitude under minimal supervision.
Able to learn from and adapt to complex situations, with a problem-solving, open-minded, and culturally sensitive attitude.
Interested candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, CV including contacts of three references.
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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.
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