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Program Coordinator – INCLU-CITIES Project at TRIAS Tanzania

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Wednesday, October 4, 2023
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Trias Program Coordinator – INCLU-CITIES Project
Job Title: Trias Program Coordinator – INCLU-CITIES Project
Organization: Trias
Location: Mwanza, Tanga, and Pemba Island (Tanzania)
Contract Duration: Three-year project

About Trias:
Trias is an international development NGO dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and smallholder farmers in 14 countries across Asia, Latin America, and Africa. We work hand-in-hand with member-based organisations (MBOs) to create an enabling environment for sustainable rural and urban small enterprise development. We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Program Coordinator to spearhead Trias' component within Outcome 1 of the 'INCLU-CITIES' project which focuses on the availability, usage, and improvement of quality Business development Services and accessible financial services and capital investment in key economic sectors.
Job Summary:
The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in leading capacity-building strengthening initiatives for non-financial service providers in Mwanza, Tanga, and Pemba Island.Their activities will have a strong focus on strengthening the ecosystem of financial and non-financial service providers and improving access of quality business development services for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, and entrepreneurs. By collaborating closely with the Microfinance, Entrepreneurship, Inclusion, and Monitoring and Evaluation Advisors, the Program Coordinator will drive the program's efforts to enhance the financial and non-financial business development service provider ecosystems. This position offers a unique opportunity to promote inclusive, sustainable, and green economic growth while accounting for the distinct contexts of the target regions.

1. Project Leadership: Take charge of the overall project management, planning, implementation, and coordination of the 'INCLU-CITIES' project for Trias in alignment with our strategic objectives and donor requirements.
2. Capacity-Building Initiatives: Develop and oversee capacity-building activities for non-financial and financial service providers in Mwanza, Tanga, and Pemba Island, focusing on empowering local entrepreneurs and farmers with knowledge and skills for sustainable and green business practices.
3. Stakeholder Engagement and Cross-Functional Collaboration: Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant stakeholders, including local authorities, partner organisations, and beneficiaries, to foster cooperation and maximise the program's impact by ensuring a cohesive and integrated approach to program delivery.
4. Information monitoring and Evaluation: Establish robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track the program's progress, identify key performance indicators, and measure outcomes and impact.
5. Reporting: Prepare regular and timely progress reports, success stories, and updates for Trias management and donors to demonstrate the program's achievements and challenges.
6. Budget Management: Work closely with the Finance team to ensure effective budget utilisation, adherence to financial guidelines, and timely reporting on financial matters.
7. Research and Innovation: Stay updated on relevant trends, best practices, and emerging innovations in green economy and smart city development, integrating them into the program as appropriate.
8. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and challenges in program implementation and develop mitigation strategies to overcome them effectively.
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Qualifications and Skills:
1. Education:
  • A master's degree in international development, economics, business administration, environmental studies, program management or a related field. A bachelor's degree with significant relevant experience will also be considered.
2. Experience:
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in coordinating complex international development programs, preferably within the areas of green and sustainable urban development or small enterprise support.
3. Knowledge:
  • Strong understanding of green economic growth, smart city concepts, and sustainable business practices. Familiarity with the Tanzanian context is a plus.
4. Project Management:
  • Proven expertise in project management methodologies, including planning, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation. Experience with donor-funded projects is advantageous.
5. Cross-Functional Collaboration:
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse team, fostering cooperation and teamwork among various project stakeholders.
6. Communication:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Proficiency in Swahili is highly desirable.
7. Leadership:
  • A natural leader with the ability to motivate and guide teams, driving them towards achieving project goals and objectives.
8. Problem-Solving:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a creative and innovative approach to overcoming challenges.
9. Cultural Sensitivity:
  • Respect for and understanding of the local cultural context and the ability to adapt approaches accordingly.
If you are a passionate and experienced development professional eager to make a meaningful impact on green and smart city development in Tanzania, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey. Apply now and be a part of Trias' mission to empower entrepreneurs and transform communities worldwide. CV (2 pages max) and motivation letter to before the deadline of October 14th 2023. At this stage, there is no need to send references or diplomas, etc. The selection process will include an oral interview and a written test.

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