Senior Workstream Coordinator

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Contract
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

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 breakdowns in underlying governance relationships, and systemic weaknesses in policy formulation and administration The strategy for doing this will be to 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 contributing to a vision of Tanzania that is more inclusive and accountable.

SNV is looking for a Senior Workstream Coordinator, that is, a person who will manage the progressive, participatory identification and 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 of the more complex workstreams and for effective partnership management.  

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

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  1. Build sustainable and effective relationships and engagement strategies with stakeholders and partners to develop and coordinate responses to identified problems in line with the workstream theory of change and workplan, and I4ID programme strategy

  2. Invest in strong relationships with political and non-political stakeholders critical for the delivery of the workstream results.

  3. Lead on policy entrepreneurialism and influencing within the assigned workstream/s and support other coordinators in learning and adapting.

  4. Support implementing partners to design and manage activities on collective action assignments for a workstream, including developing TORs, identifying and mobilising assistance, monitoring and quality assuring work.

  5.  Work with the programme’s specialist technical advisers, to ensure that workstream strategy takes account of evidence, experience and good practice, particularly relating to gender and social inclusion

  6. Support the Senior Management Team to ensure the development and delivery of workstream through annual strategic plans, operational work plans and budgets and other plans as required with oversight from the Deputy Team Leader.

  7. 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 capacity

  8. Monitor and report against workstream plans and the results framework, and ensure the completeness of collective action-related knowledge, information and documentation for the workstream

  9. Provide research, analysis, information and lesson-learning on collective action work, in close collaboration with the Senior Coordinator and the research and learning manager.





  1. Five years or more of overall work experience in participatory development and collective action programming. A degree in relevant subject matter

  2. Proven entrepreneurial, collaborative and participatory way of working, good facilitation, negotiation and brokering skills. Ability to consensus-build is essential.  

  3. Good analytical skills for interpreting complex workstreams and ability to adapt workstream activities based on the changing socio-economic and political context.

  4. Proven partnership management skills, networking skills and ability to develop effective networks. Demonstrated ability to work with people in a persuasive, constructive manner.

  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with civil society organizations, local and central government executive, elected representatives, and private sector

  6. Strong written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English

  7. Good interpersonal and coaching skills.

  8. Able to interact sensitively, effectively and professionally with people from diverse political, socio-economic and professional backgrounds

  9. Knowledge of agricultural value chains and/or private sector development and/or social service delivery; knowledge of governance and urban issues an advantage

  10. Knowledge of project management and at least basic knowledge of tools such as theory of change and M&E.

Additional Information

Interested candidates who meet the key qualifications are encouraged to send in their applications. Women are encouraged to apply. Please send your application letter and CV to  before 20th November 2019.




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