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Ims – Programme Coordinator, Tanzania

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing

International Media Support (IMS) is looking for an experienced Programme Coordinator for our programme in Tanzania. The Programme Coordinator will be based in Dar es-Salaam with occasional travel within the country including Zanzibar.

The Tanzania Programme
The Tanzania programme is implemented in close collaboration with local partners across Tanzania and has a strong focus on building the capacity of partners to strengthen their ability to ensure an enabling environment for journalists and media in Tanzania.

Job summary
The role of the Programme Coordinator will be to implement, manage and develop the Tanzania Media Programme

The Programme Coordinator will be based in Dares-Salaam with occasional travel within the country including Zanzibar.

Main responsibilities 

The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for overall programme cycle management and implementation and will be required to follow IMS procedures and guidelines.

  • Devise and implement processes to ensure that the programme keeps track of and meets deadlines for delivering activities, reporting progress, reporting finances, planning extensions, and renewing or ending individual and partner contracts
  • Ensure that the results-based framework is duly monitored according to the M&E system, including assessing impact, monitoring processes, and recording lessons learned so that implementation is continually improved
  • Prepare project-related documents, including general terms for contracts, MoU’s, reports, capacity assessments of partners

Qualifications and skills:

Candidates with the following requirements are eligible to apply:

  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations, media policy/journalism or related; graduate degree preferred;
  • Demonstrable experience in leading successful media development programmes, supporting good journalism, stronger civil society and broader communities;
  • Demonstrable experience in managing large international donor funded development programmes and meeting donor requirements
  • In-depth knowledge of Tanzania media context and the situation as it pertains to freedom of expression;
  • Solid network of relevant civil society actors and media in Tanzania;
  • Able to work effectively as a team member and independently, with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English;
  • Excellent communication, organisational and planning skills;

IMS is an equal opportunity organisation and we encourage everyone of all backgrounds with the required qualifications and skills to apply regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Duration and location   

This is a time-limited position for up to 2 years. The position is full time. Compensation commensurate with experience.

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