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Programme Manager Job Vacancy

Programme Manager

Closing Date - 14 July 2014

Irish Aid is an integral part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is responsible for delivering the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries.

It works with the Government of Tanzania, UN agencies, international research institutions, civil society organisations and other development partners to deliver on our overall goal of inclusive growth and reduced poverty and vulnerability in Tanzania.

The programme is guided by a Country Strategy Plan (2011-2015), which has a significant emphasis on building government systems and a focus on partnership and interventions that deliver development results.

The Embassy is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Programme Manager to join its Senior Management Team. Reporting to the Head of Development and working with the Development
Team, the successful candidate is expected to have strong development management experience and to contribute to the delivery of a high quality programme.

He/she will have responsibility for the management of key programme components as well as the provision of strategic input and advice across the programme.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Providing strategic direction, overall coordination for the Rural Livelihoods and Governance components of the programme;
  • Leading on analysis, developing policy positions, engaging in policy dialogue and building alliances in line with Irish Aid’s objectives;
  • Managing and supporting the Rural Livelihoods team to deliver on the programme results and ensure that financial resources are effectively utilised;
  • Providing advice and support in project cycle management across the programme;
  • Working with colleagues in other teams to ensure that programme cross cutting priorities and strategies are relevant and contribute to results;
  • Representing the Embassy, preparing briefs and ensuring effective internal and external communication.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A minimum of a Master’s qualification in a discipline of relevance to the Irish Aid programme and the task at hand;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in Rural Livelihoods and/or Governance;
  • A least 5 years relevant work experience in a senior leadership and management role;
  • Demonstrated competency in development management, including leading teams;
  • Experience of engaging with the Government of Tanzania, development partners and civil society organisations;
  • Comprehensive understanding of the economic and political context in Tanzania;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Fluency in written and oral English — proficiency in Kiswahili is an advantage.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and the level of responsibility.

The Application Form and a detailed Job Description can be located at the Embassy’s website:

An electronic MS Word version of the Application Form may be obtained from the Embassy by contacting

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter together with a completed Application Form, their most recent Curriculum Vitae and contact details, to by 14 July 2014.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 18 August 2014.

The Irish Embassy in Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer.

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