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New Job Vacancy at Internews International Tanzania – Chief of Party

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Chief of Party

Internews is seeking a Chief of Party
for a media strengthening program in Tanzania funded by USAID and the
Swiss Cooperation. The program aims to support an open, inclusive
environment in which media and civil society provide accurate and
impartial information that promotes participation, inclusion and
accountability in Tanzania. A core focus of this activity is the
engagement and empowerment of women and youth in order to elevate their
voices, influence, and issues in the public sphere as both producers and
consumers of information. The program also supports community radio
stations to improve their capacity and financial viability so they can
serve as credible sources of information and as platforms to empower
local voices.

Chief of Party provides strategic guidance and leadership for
Internews’ program in Tanzania; coordinates technical, legal and
professional capacity building assistance to partners and beneficiaries;
ensures proper oversight of Internews personnel, financial management
and administration; and coordinates with other media stakeholders in the
region to ensure that Internews leverages other resources, avoids
duplication and complements other media development initiatives. The
Chief of Party is also responsible for establishing strong partnerships
and dialogue with the appropriate donor representatives and the
Government of Tanzania. They will be based in Tanzania full time for the
duration of the program.

Internews has a country office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ultimately, this role will be based in Tanzania.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.

This is a limited duration position, with an expected end date of July 31, 2023.


are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are
passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in
the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and
flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people.
Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents,
and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations
and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage
candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and
national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative
backgrounds and experiences.
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DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

  • Provide leadership, management, representational and operational oversight for Internews’ programs in-country;
  • Provide
    general oversight of the programs, including program management,
    personnel management, strategic vision, budget management, fiscal
    integrity, quality and timing of deliverables, coordination with
    partners, and recommending program adjustments when necessary to keep
    the project on track;
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws;
  • Supervise
    the implementation of sub-grants and act as the primary contact person
    for Internews to international and local sub-grantees;
  • Oversee
    program monitoring and evaluation in the country to ensure effective
    implementation and to measure the impact of activities;
  • Track and report project progress and activities against work plans on a monthly and quarterly basis;
  • Carry
    out human resource management responsibilities including interviewing,
    hiring, and training staff and consultants; planning, assigning,
    directing and supervising work; and addressing complaints and resolving
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with local
    partner organizations including media houses and civil society
    organizations and ensure that implementation is responsive to the needs
    of partners and beneficiaries;
  • Ensure programs are in
    compliance with all grant and cooperative agreement rules, requirements
    and regulations as well as with Internews internal policies and
  • Serve as the programs’ primary budget authority,
    with responsibility for ensuring all costs charged to the project are
    allowable, reasonable and correctly allocated;
  • Accept fiduciary responsibility for all funds advanced for the purpose of the project;
  • Maintain
    regular contact with Internews headquarters staff to communicate
    progress on programming and address upcoming issues in advance;
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of media and freedom of information issues in the country;
  • Lead fundraising and development activities to advance and enrich programming in the country; and
  • In all duties, demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

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  • Advanced
    degree (master’s or higher) in media and communications, international
    development, rule of law, social sciences, management, or a related
  • 10 years of progressively responsible media development
    experience, including working with media organizations and senior
    program management experience OR 10 years senior level management
    experience in the design, implementation and management of programs of
    similar size, complexity and setting
  • Demonstrated leadership
    skills and experience in building and maintaining productive working
    relationships with a wide network of institutional partners and
    stakeholders, including host governments
  • Experience with USAID- and/or US government-funded programs
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Fluency in Swahili, and able to represent the program in meetings with partners and government representatives in Swahili
  • Relevant experience in Tanzania or East Africa preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated mentoring abilities and experience supervising and supporting senior managerial staff
  • Experience in fundraising and development of innovative program concepts
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment both virtually and in person, including with colleagues in different time zones


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