Job at PILPG: Tanzania Chief of Party

PILPG is hiring a Chief of Party, to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to implement a project to counter violent extremism by enhancing judicial accountability in Tanzania. The project is expected to begin in the fall of 2016.

Project Overview

The project is designed to increase the effectiveness and accountability of the justice sector as a means to address sociopolitical marginalization and lack of justice that drive violent extremism in Tanzania. The project will work closely with Tanzanian institutions and civil society organizations (CSOs) to build their capacity to monitor the judiciary in handling cases related to violent extremism and to increase their coordination on strategies for effective action in countering violent extremism (CVE), including outreach and communication with affected communities, key stakeholders, and security and judicial actors. Program activities will include: (1) trainings for CSOs and Tanzanian institutions on human rights monitoring, reporting, and advocacy; (2) supporting the establishment of a working group on justice sector approaches to CVE that brings together representatives from civil society and institutions; and (3) assisting working group members in conducting outreach to marginalized communities and populations affected by violent extremism or prone to radicalization.

Role of the Chief of Party

PILPG is seeking a legal professional with at least seven years of experience in international law, with particular expertise in judicial accountability, CVE, and human rights to serve as the Chief of Party for its Tanzania program. The Chief of Party will be based full time in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and will work under the supervision of the DC-based Project Director.

Contract Term

One year, with a possibility for extension. 

Program Responsibilities
  • Conduct consultations on the needs of institutions, local partners, and CSOs to identify areas of assistance needed and to tailor program activities;
  • Design and facilitate workshops and trainings, strategic planning meetings, and working group meetings;
  • Provide substantive direction to PILPG research teams on the drafting of legal memoranda, reference resources, and training materials;
  • Oversee the implementation of sub-awards provided to Tanzanian institutions and CSOs;
  • Ensure continued evaluation of the project to assess its success in meeting the stated goals and objectives;
  • Analyze local political conditions and the effectiveness of the project in meeting the stated goals and objectives;
  • Strategize with other organizations and U.S. government offices to ensure programming is complementary;
  • Ensure adherence to requisite grantor policies and procedures;
  • Oversee the development, review, and timely submission of project-related materials, including regular reports and internal circulations that update, measure, and evaluate project results;
  • Coordinate closely with PILPG’s Washington, DC office on the overall strategy and development of the project;
  • Provide regular briefings to PILPG’s Washington, DC office on political and security developments and implementation of the program;
  • Maintain regular communication with the PILPG Project Director, as well as the research team;
  • Coordinate closely with the Pro Bono Director on pro bono contributions to the project, including law firm partners; and
  • Coordinate closely with other PILPG field offices. 
  • Draft materials on the Tanzania program for PILPG’s website, annual reports, internal circulations, and law firm updates at the request of senior staff;
  • Draft contracts for program partners, including developing work plans and budgets;
  • Maintain PILPG’s in-country financial books related to the Tanzania program in accordance with PILPG’s financial policies and procedures manual;
  • Develop quarterly program reports that detail program activities and measure and evaluate program results;
  • Facilitate the visits of non-field staff, consultants, external evaluators, and funder representatives as appropriate; and
  • Manage all local service providers to PILPG and local office and related logistics and financials. 
Educational and Professional Qualifications
  • A higher education degree in law;
  • A minimum of seven years work experience in international law, with expertise in judicial accountability, countering violent extremism, and human rights;
  • Past experience working with government officials and civil society organizations;
  • Past experience managing US government-funded programs, including a deep knowledge of US government regulations;
  • Knowledge of and previous experience in Tanzania or in East Africa; and
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; fluency in written and spoken Swahili is a plus.**Communication and Organizational Skills**
  • Excellent political judgment and the proven ability to develop and carry out program strategy;
  • Ability to manage staff, including Local Program Assistant, Law Fellow(s), and interns.
  • Capacity to conduct research, edit, and draft reference resources, including comparative studies, option papers, and core elements memorandum, and, as needed, draft policy proposal or constitutional language;
  • Ability to manage and provide substantive guidance on work product to a team of research associates and law firm pro bono partners;
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills;
  • Prior experience editing writings of others to ensure professional quality and suitability;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work closely with multiple team members located across the globe;
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple activities in a fast-paced, challenging overseas environment; and
  • Initiative to be a responsive self-starter to solve problems independently. The Public International Law & Policy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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