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Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA)

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  1. Modereta

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    The Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA) seeks a Tanzania Programme Officer to develop and manage the Tanzania grant and advocacy portfolio. Reporting to the director, the programme officer position will be based in Dar-es-Salaam or OSIEA’s Nairobi headquarters.


    · Manage the Tanzania grant and advocacy portfolio by identifying and designing grant-making and advocacy strategies to advance OSIEA focus areas in Tanzania;

    Meet with civil society and other actors, attend meetings, solicit and evaluate grant proposals, follow-up with grantees and potential grantees, monitor and evaluate programs. Coordinate meetings, conferences and partnerships. Travel to relevant meetings or site visits as necessary.
    · Conduct relevant legal and policy analysis on Tanzania for internal and external audiences;

    · Write and/or commission reports and advocacy documents as needed on issues related to Tanzania country priorities and strategies;

    · Develop and implement a plan to provide capacity support to grantees;

    · Conduct advocacy in collaboration with grantees and constituents targeting governments, donor agencies, service providers, and the general public;

    · Manage OSIEA staff and/or consultants working on Tanzania and oversee any administrative duties connected with the legal requirements and logistical administration of consultants working in Tanzania;

    · Liaise and provide direction to other OSI programs regarding their interventions on Tanzania.


    Proven commitment to the protection of human rights and knowledge of Tanzania and the East African region. Familiarity with civil society organizations and networks within East Africa.
    Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Kiswahili. Experience with research and writing for publication.
    Extraordinary initiative, creativity and capacity to think strategically
    Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a diverse array of people
    Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
    Ability to manage several simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
    Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
    Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
    Willingness to travel as needed
    Relevant advanced degree and/or extensive experience in human rights work

    The Open Society Initiative for East Africa (OSIEA) promotes public participation in democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights by awarding grants, developing programs, and bringing together diverse civil society leaders and groups.

    For more information: East Africa Initiative (OSIEA) | Open Society Institute

    COMPENSATION: Competitive salary, with good benefits package

    TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to

    No phone calls, please. Only successful candidates will be contacted