Job: Assistant Programme Coordinator

Organization: Restless Development
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 12 Sep 2016

Restless Development Tanzania ( is the leading youth-led development agency and we are looking for dynamic, committed and passionate staff to assist in the delivery and coordination of our programmes in Ruvuma Region. Working with rural-based communities throughout the regions, our programmes build the capacity of communities to respond to the challenges facing young people around our three core strategic objective areas of sexual
reproductive health and rights (SRHR), livelihoods and employment, and civic participation.

With significant time spent in the field, and an emphasis on ensuring effective working relationships with our stakeholders, partners, volunteers and young people that we work with, this is a key position within our programmes team, responsible for the quality delivery of programmes in the placements where we work. You will be a practical, solution-focussed individual, committed to delivering high standard programmes, ensuring that sharing and learning best practice from colleagues in the staff team filter to our programme delivery on the ground. 

40% of time Programme Quality and Programme Delivery
Main Duties
 Assist coordination of two projects that focuses on empowering young girls (Girls Leadership Project funded by Mercury Phoenix Trust and Mabinti Tushike Hatamu Project funded by NOVO)
● Submit field visit reports and monthly reports to the Assistant Programme Coordinator and ensure effective communication between the programme, volunteers and Girls groups
● Support on preparing quality and narrative information at the regional office such as case studies from programme activities, Volunteers, Girls Groups and local stakeholders
● Support the implementation of staff led activities 
● Ensure that Information Resource Centres are well stocked, maintained and are being effectively managed and run in the communities where we work
● Work with the Next Generation Leaders team to strengthen the alumni engagement and implement Next Generation Leaders activities in the region.
● With the programme quality team, support research and evaluation activities in your region 20% of time HR and Performance Management Main Duties
● Ensure that national and community volunteers meet their targets and provide them support to do so
● Making regular support field visits to each placement, analyze the work of Girls Groups and provide constructive feedback, coaching and support.
● Participate and support team meetings and organisational events
● Actively supporting the APC & PC – including acting as cover whilst team members are on leave
15% of time Support to Programmes Strategy and Planning 

Main Responsibilities
● Learning focal point for a goal area (SRHR/LH/CP) in the regional office – ensuring that information on the development issues is gathered within the region and shared with the team, as well as feeding into the goal working work bringing back good practice case studies to your Assistant Programme Coordinator
● Support the programme team in the development of training materials and resources for GLP
● Active member of programmes working group relating to the strategic objective area
● Providing strong effectual leadership support to Girls Groups, monitor their activities and linking them with strategic institutions and clinics. 

15% of time Financial Management
● Responsible for accounting and use of funds and assets at a field level in line with Restless Development policies and procedures
● Account accurately for all fund request on a timely basis in line with the Restless Development Tanzania financial procedures - ensuring expenditure is spent appropriately receipted, recorded and submitted in a timely manner
● Ensuring that any petty cash signed over to volunteers is properly accounted and recorded according to policies and procedures
● Work with the Programme Coordinator to ensure that all funds spent on activities in the field are spent as per policies and procedures, as that assets are used and accounted for properly
● Ensuring that the money reaches the field on time for all approved activities
● Participate in and support annual budgeting, and quarterly budget reforecasting with the Programme Coordinator

15% of time Partnerships and Visibility
Main Duties
● Support the Programme Coordinator in strengthening our profile and visibility with local stakeholders in particular local government
● Lead on communication of best practice, programmatic updates, learnings and engagement of stakeholders in our work at district and community level
● Proactively identify and support the development of local partnerships with complementary civil society, public sector, and private sector bodies in the region
● Support the APC and Programme Coordinator in mapping of resources with partners within the region to strengthen our programme and interventions – including working with local health centres to facilitate the provision of youthfriendly services
● Ensure effective sensitisation and relationship management with community stakeholders in the programmes area
● Ensure systematic sharing of programmes information and results with partners and stakeholders in the region
● Support the Programme Coordinator in leading and coordinating the training of partners, stakeholders and capacity building initiatives across 3 objective areas, and coordination of youth focused and led organisations in the region 

Values Based Role Model
Serve as a role model at all times, personally embodying Restless Development’s mission and values, whilst helping to ensure that Restless Development’s code of conduct, policies and standards are understood by all and adhered to in practice 

Person Specification Qualifications
● Holder of a University Degree or Advanced diploma in a relevant field
● A strong personal commitment to the aims, values and methods of Restless Development Tanzania
● A clear understanding of contemporary development issues facing young people in Tanzania particularly of HIV and AIDS, life skills, livelihoods and civic participation
● Flexibility with the ability to stay out of office, working in the field for prolonged periods
● Ability to work in a team
● Fluent in English and Swahili
● Computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet & social media Preferable
● Technical training or expertise in one of our goal areas
● Technical training or expertise in community development Experience & Skills Essential
● Experience of training and capacity building
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
● Experience in the development sector and/or a volunteer-based organization Preferable
● Experience of managing and supporting volunteers or staff
● Experience of budgeting and handling finances
● Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
● Experience working with Access
● Experience (and understanding) of data management cycle and monitoring and evaluation processes and systems

How to apply:

Please send a completed application form to [email protected] by the closing date. Monday, 12th September at 5pm local Tanzanian time Please note we DO NOT accept CVs, resumes or covering letters