Tanzania Manager

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 27 June 2018

Job Description

NRGI has a staff of over 100, supporting our global advocacy and regional programs in more than 20 countries. NRGI has registered offices in New York, Accra, Beirut, Dar es Salaam, Jakarta, Lima and London, and additional colleagues working in Azerbaijan, Bolivia, Cameroon, DRC, Guinea, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Uganda, Tunisia, and Ukraine. As a complex and dispersed organization, a strong operational backbone is key to our impact on the ground and to advancing our mission.

Reporting to the Africa Co-Director, the Tanzania Manager will be responsible for providing oversight and strategy of the design and implementation of various country programs and initiatives. Working alongside the Africa Co-Director, the incumbent in this role would be responsible for monitoring the overall progress of country specific objectives and goals, developing key relationships with policymakers in governments and parliament, leading a small team and working closely with colleagues from other country and regional programs.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design and implementation of the multi-year country strategy and annual country program
  • Lead in the tracking of the country work plan, ensuring progress toward country strategy objectives and achievement of program goals, and making course corrections as needed
  • Strategically monitor developments on the ground and identify opportunities to increase our impact through tailoring our program
  • Foster relationships with key agents of change, ranging from the media and civil society to policymakers in government and parliament, to ensure a demand driven, responsive program and to create entry points for our assistance and advice
  • Manage the country program team, including ensuring synergies across different activities and coordinating with managers and directors of other country and regional programs, to enhance our impact
  • Identify and engage internal and external expertise necessary to fill any capacity constraints within the country program team to deliver on specific activities
  • Support the development and delivery of targeted trainings to a variety of stakeholders
  • Facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues on governance issues
  • Lead monitoring and evaluation of the country program to distil lessons learnt and share learning within the organization and with implementing partners and donors
  • Oversee the management of the program’s administrative tasks, including drafting narrative reports, monitoring the program budget, assisting in drafting financial and donor reports and undertaking staff performance reviews • Input into regional processes and participate in the regional leadership team

The responsibilities of this role are subject to modifications as required by the needs of the organization.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Africa Co-Director
Position directly supervises: The Economist, Media Development Associate and Program Assistant

Indirect Reporting/Coordination:
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

External: Host institutions, external counsel, consultants and vendors

Job Requirements:

Desired, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the extractives sector is preferable
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience of which at least five years is in a managerial position
  • Experience in conducting political economy analysis to inform the strategic positioning of programs/projects
  • Experience in: designing capacity building/training activities; planning, conducting and disseminating research; and providing technical assistance to varied categories of audiences
  • Experience of working with state and non-state actors on governance and development issues
  • Ability to build relationships with state and non-state actors (i.e. a broad spectrum of civil society, media and private sector)
  • Ability to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and an ability to learn fast
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Knowledge of information management systems is preferable
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili languages


  • Advanced University degree in relevant fields, preferably political science, economics, law, international relations or sociology

The responsibilities of this role are subject to modifications as required by the needs of the organization.

Working Environment: Full-time fixed term position, official hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; flexibility required when extended hours are needed to meet deliverables.

About the Organization

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a nonprofit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the benefit of all. Improving natural resource governance is one of the most significant development challenges of the decade and will determine the future of 1 billion people globally who live in scarcity in the midst of resource abundance. Countries with non-renewable resource wealth face both a challenge and an opportunity—when used poorly or squandered, non-renewable resource wealth can cause economic instability, social conflict and lasting environmental impacts; used well, they can create prosperity for current and future generations. NRGI is a recognized leader in the field of natural resource governance, helping people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals in order to build a more stable and sustainable future. For more information, please visit www.resourcegovernance.org

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