Workstream Coordinator

Netherlands Development Organization

This is a Full-time position in Tanzania posted 07/12/2017.

Workstream Coordinator

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years
ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin
America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip
communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to
increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of
poverty and guide their own development

SNV has worked in Tanzania since the 1971 and currently has offices in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha,
Dodoma, Sumbawanga, and Mbeya. In alignment with our Corporate Strategy, SNV Tanzania focuses on three sectors namely Agriculture, Clean Energy and Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH).

Our current portfolio across these sectors totals 13 projects across the country.

Programme overview and role
SNV, Netherlands Development Organisation is seeking a dynamic individual to play a key role in an
exciting new programme in Tanzania, Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID), which recently
started its implementation phase and is running until 2021. I4ID is applying new and innovative
approaches to facilitate solutions for Tanzanian development that benefit the largest number of people
possible – including the poor and most vulnerable in society – through inclusive growth and better public services
The programme is designed to address some of the fundamental governance challenges for inclusive
development including coordination failures and systemic weaknesses in policy formulation and
administration. We bring stakeholders together to develop an informed and shared understanding of
their collective interest, providing technical support, research, analysis, and facilitation around issues of critical interest to the Government of Tanzania and other stakeholders. I4ID will offer support to
government, private sector, parliamentary institutions, and civil society to engage in working towards a more inclusive Tanzania.

SNV is looking for a Work stream Coordinator to manage the process of progressive, participatory
problem identification and facilitation of collective solutions. The person will take responsibility for the completion of tasks and deliverables required to support locally led development initiatives in
collaboration with strategic and implementing partners. He/she will be responsible to manage one or
more work streams through effective partnership management.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious individual to work at the cutting edge of smart and adaptive development programming, and to be directly engaged in real and
meaningful change processes in Tanzania.

Most likely Dar es Salaam though other locations will be considered depending on the work stream area of operation, and with frequent travel outside the location. Responsibilities
Build relationships and engagement strategies with stakeholders and partners to develop and
coordinate responses to identified problems in line with the work stream theory of change and work
plan, and I4ID programme strategy.

 Support implementing partners to design and manage activities on collective action assignments for a work stream, including developing TORs, identifying and mobilising assistance, monitoring and
quality assuring work.
 Work with the programme’s specialist technical advisers, to ensure that work stream strategy takes
account of evidence, experience and good practice, particularly relating to gender and social
 Facilitate stakeholder engagement and the development of stakeholder coalitions working in close
collaboration with key partner(s).
 Support the Senior Coordinator to ensure the development and delivery of work streams through
annual strategic plans, operational work plans and budgets and other plans as required with
oversight from the Deputy Team Leader.
 Day-to-day management of the engagement and capacity building efforts with implementing and
strategic partners. This may include e.g. linking key partners to and working with the I4ID Media
Manager to strengthen use of various media and with I4ID MEL Manager to strengthen and research
 Monitor and report against work stream plans and the results framework, and ensure the
completeness of collective action-related knowledge, information and documentation for the work
 Provide research, analysis, information and lesson-learning on collective action work, in close
collaboration with the Senior Coordinator and the research and learning manager. Requirements
 Five years or more of overall work experience in participatory development and collective action
programming. A degree in relevant subject matter
 Proven entrepreneurial, collaborative and participatory way of working, good facilitation, negotiation
and brokering skills. Ability to facilitate and build consensus is essential.
 Good analytical skills for interpreting complex work streams and ability to adapt work stream
activities based on the changing socio-economic and political context.
 Proven partnership management skills, networking skills and ability to develop effective networks.
Demonstrated ability to work with people in a persuasive, constructive manner.
 Demonstrated ability to work effectively with civil society organizations, local and central
government executive, elected representatives, and private sector
 Strong written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English
 Good interpersonal and coaching skills.
 Able to interact sensitively, effectively and professionally with people from diverse political, socioeconomic
and professional backgrounds
 Knowledge of agricultural value chains and/or private sector development and/or social service
delivery; knowledge of governance and urban issues an advantage
 Knowledge of project management and at least basic knowledge of tools such as theory of change
and M&E.
Languages: Fluent in English and Kiswahili

How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation and you’re most recent salary slip onto our in-house recruitment system via the following link: TanzaniaHR@snv.orgbefore 15th December 2017
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