Senior Programme Officer: Policy Engagement and Movement Building
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Senior Programme Officer: Policy Engagement and Movement Building


Senior Programme Officer: Policy Engagement and Movement Building

TGNP Mtandao



TGNP Mtandao has been in existence since 1993, during which time it has built itself into a leading member of the women feminist movement for social gender transformation and women empowerment within Tanzanian, Africa and beyond. Its overall goal is to contribute to increased gender responsiveness of policy formulation and implementation of various policies. The approach of the organization is enhancing strategic linkages, networking and coalition building among like-minded civil society organizations, grassroots groups, and key networks and coalitions. Over the years, TGNP has made a substantial contribution towards developing a critical mass of organized civil society with the capacity to critically analyze and stimulate public debate and to carry out activism and collective action on pertinent social, cultural, political and economic development issues.

To adequately fulfill its objectives and in line with the expansion of its activities in the country, TGNP Mtandao is inviting applications from suitably qualified and self-motivated Tanzanians of high personal integrity to apply for the vacant positions existing within the organization:

Vacant Positions

Senior Programme Officer: Policy Engagement and Movement Building

Position Overview

The Senior Programme Officer: Policy Engagement and Movement Building will be equality, social justice responsible for catalyzing transformative  Feminist and advancing women ’s rights,  gender equality, social justice, and women’s empowerment. Will coordinate, implement and facilitate coalition and linkage building activities of strategic coalitions and partners,   especially   Women   Rights Organizations, outreach groups, national, regional and international networks. Also will coordinate organizations for movement building platforms and mechanisms for collective reflections, building consensus and strategizing for strengthening the transformative women’s movement. Further, facilitate the development/updating of systems and tools for the enhancement and documentation of coalition building processes and activities.  Also will be responsible for the coordination and monitoring of information-sharing, meetings/reflection sessions, and networking of CSO partners. Specific activities will include:

  • Identifying  policy  advocacy  and  lobby  priorities  on  which  to  focus  efforts  of  the  feminist movement at grassroots and national level and coordinate implementation of advocacy activities
  • Promote the building, expansion, and support of strategic linkages with other relevant actors, outreach and international networks to achieve the ultimate goal of feminist transformation through increased information sharing and advocacy regionally, nationally, and beyond.
  • Design  and  coordinate  implementation  of  advocacy  activities  in  line  with  strategic  policy processes including SDG, FYDP, GBS, PER, Sectoral & Local government and Parliament
  • Development, implementing and monitoring events calendar national, regional, and international for policy engagement and campaign
  • Produce white papers and other materials ajira in response to the policy gaps and needs identified from policy analysis and disseminate to relevant stakeholders
  • Carry out effective representation and publicity of advocacy issues to the relevant forum and/or public
  • Coordinate Gender festivals and other key platforms for movement building

Qualifications and key competencies:

A minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences or equivalent with major in policy analysis and Rural/Development studies plus Gender analysis & mainstreaming with a minimum experience of four (4) years of relevant work experience. Experience in policy analysis, NGO activism, and organizing, advocacy and lobbying is added advantage. A master’s degree in a similar field is an added advantage.

Key Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal, networking and organizing skills
  • Effective public speaking and presentation ability
  • Strong negotiating skills at a high level
  • Mobilization skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Mode of Application

All applications supported with CV and other supporting documents to be submitted within 10 working days from the date of first appearance this advertisement which is 09th February 2019. The application should be sent through the postal address below or delivered by hand at TGNP office.

The organization is an equal opportunity employer however women and youth are highly encouraged to apply. Applications should be addressed to:

The Executive Director
TGNP Mtandao,
P.O. Box 8921,
Mabibo Road, 
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

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  • Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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  • Application Deadline: 2019-02-23
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