Tanzania Capacity Development for Partners of Accountability (CDPA)/Pamoja Twajenga Program: Deputy Chief of Party.

    Chemonics International is recruiting a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for the ongoing USAID-funded Tanzania Capacity Development for Partners of Accountability/Pamoja Twajenga Program. This USAID-funded $7.8 million project is mid-way through its four-year term and aims to build the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs) and Government of Tanzania Institutions of Accountability (IoAs). The program supports these selected organizations to achieve sustainable and significant impact as advocates in their respective sectors, to be accountable to citizens as their constituents, to manage resources, and to perform meaningful watchdog functions regarding use of public resources. This position is based in Dar es Salaam.

    The three components are:

      1. Strengthen the capacity of USAID/Tanzania partner CSOs in various sectors
      2. Support USAID’s management of direct grant awards to CSOs
      3. Strengthen GOT IOAs

    The Deputy Chief of Party’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Assisting the COP in all aspects of project implementation, including leadership, technical direction, and management oversight for all project activities and results;
    • Supervising the CDPA technical team and day-to-day technical activities – ensuring that advocacy, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation, communications, and grants compliance activities are coordinated with the work plan, technical assistance plan, and individual capacity development plans of project beneficiaries;
    • Facilitating and encouraging linkages between CSOs and local and national government partners around issues-based dialogues, specifically taking the lead on those related to advocacy and gender activities;
    • Assisting the COP in overseeing project compliance with all contractual and administrative requirements and in developing technical scopes of work, annual workplan, technical deliverables and other reports as requested by USAID;
    • Ensuring close, collaborative relationships with CDPA grantees, partners, and subcontractors;
    • Participating in regular project evaluations to assess progress and problems and recommend solutions;
    • Representing program at periodic meetings with stakeholders to report on planned activities, and actions, including implementation status;
    • Acting as Interim COP when COP is on leave or away from post;


    • Master’s degree or equivalent years of experience in management, international development, or a related field;
    • Minimum of five years of management experience in international development, preferably focused on advocacy/ public outreach or organizational capacity building in Tanzania;
    • Leadership experience in the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded civil society strengthening, anti-corruption, local governance, or advocacy projects, preferably including supervision of staff and for USAID;
    • Familiarity with local civil society organizations, demonstrated understanding of gender dynamics in Tanzania and proven capabilities in institutional capacity development;
    • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills.
    • Fluency in English required; proficiency in Swahili desired.
    • Strong knowledge and understanding of USAID regulations.
    • Ability to write and verbally communicate clearly and concisely required.
    • Strong organizational and prioritization skills required as well as the ability to work independently and in a team.

    Application Instructions:

    Send electronic submissions toTanzaniaCDPADCOP@chemonics.comby 5:00 pm. on July 10, 2015. Please indicate “Deputy Chief of Party” in the subject line, include a cover letter, updated CV and the names and contact information for three recent professional references. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and only finalists will be contacted.

    Last updated on 2015-07-09

ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)