Project Coordinator jobs in Dar es salaam

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World Vision Tanzania seeks highly qualified candidates for an anticipated five-year donor funded project with key objectives to increase empowerment, reduce exploitation and abuse, increase uptake of ASRHR services, including Nutrition & HIV and Increased Economic Opportunities through skills development, job creation, policy and capacity building. The project is anticipated to be implemented in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma.

The anticipated project aims:

  • To Improve enabling environment to advance gender equality and rights and protection from SGBV and adverse SRH and Nutrition outcomes
  • Improved capacity of youth/CBOs to meaningfully participate in and engage local decision-making structures to advance gender exploitation, adolescent girls’ and boys’ SRHR, and prevent and respond to SGBV.
  • Increased access to improved ASRHR and nutrition services for adolescent boys and girls in and out of schools.
  • Increased gender equitable participation of female and male youth from 16-19 years in the labour market.


The Project Coordinator assists the Project Manager with the coordination of resources, equipment’s, meetings, and all project information. S/He has the overall responsibility to organize and coordinate project activities with the goal of getting them completed on time and within budget. S/he ensures project deliverables i.e outcomes and outputs through systematic joint planning, implementation and reporting based on the project annual work plan. Maintaining and monitoring the project plans, schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures.

The incumbent staff will assign responsibilities to project officers, monitor, compiles and summarize project reports and provide regular updates to the project manager. S/he will ensure coordination, linkage and strategic engagement with government and partners in consultation with the project manager to ensure all aspects of the project are compatible with donor, government and WVT standards.

This position is contingent on the confirmation of funding from the donor.





















% of time Activity End Results
40% Coordination and Strategic engagement

Facilitate coordination between project partners at regional and district levels including district multisectoral steering committees, District council, regional secretariat and other relevant stakeholders

  • Work with the project MEAL Manager and Project Manager to measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Represent the project in stakeholder meetings as per the manager request
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and indicators.
  • Coordinate effective implementation and monitoring of the project activities
  • Work closely with project finance officer to ensure smooth project activities operations and reporting
  • Coordinate sharing of project’s best practices
  • Manages stakeholder relationship: develops and maintains contacts of key stakeholders, meeting schedules and minutes
  • Established and maintained relationships with the community, government, project staff and World Vision Canada.
  • Attends conferences, meetings, trainings as required at district, and regional level, or as required by Project manager
  • Supports the project manager to manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.


35% Project Reporting Compliance, and Stewardship of Resources.

  • Ensure timely reporting of project activities and escalate to management whenever needed
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and indicators.
  • Ensure project resources (equipment, materials and finance) are used for intended purpose and as per approved policies and guidelines
  • Coordinate evaluation of the project alongside the manager and local stakeholders.
  • Work closely with project finance officer to ensure effective utilization of financial resources.
  • Ensure that the Project develops results, indicators and targets as well as an annual work plan, which reflect the objectives of the project. (gathering, reporting and analyzing performance data for impact and sustainability of project implementation in each region.)
  • Lead in tracking project performance, analyses and maintains open communication with the project management to ensure successful completion of project short and long-term goals.
  • Reports are produced and submitted in a timely manner
  • Quality of implementation assured at all level of the project
15% Capacity Building

  • Develop and organize capacity building need assessment and opportunities for field staff
  • Seek professional learning and development programs for project staff
  • Ensure project performance objectives are in place and Partnering for performance is conducted
  • Ensure program officers, government staff and partners in the project are capacitated to handle project activities effectively.
  • Project staff are empowered to do their project work
  • Government counterparts are capacitated to use the CPM for sustainability of the project
  • Project objective are met by all staff
10% Networking and external engagement

  • Support the Project Manager & city coordinators to strengthen relationships with government, district teams, within the education, health sectors and community while implementing project activities
  • Build positive work relationship with project collaborators; maintaining unity and trust
  • Participate in regional level meetings and engagements in consultation with and feedback to the Project Manager
  • External engagement ae maximized for visibility of the project and organization
  • Project represented in all platform that exhibit the themes of the project such as conferences, symposium etc
Required Professional Experience
  • Solid experience in implementing international donor funded projects and ability to coordinate day to day implementation of project activities.
  • Track record of supervising staff
  • At least five years’ experience in implementing Public health project such as MNCH project
  • Demonstrated experience in a Project Management role and use of project management cycle in the delivery of development projects is required.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multidisciplinary teams is an advantage.
  • Experience implementing international donor funded projects is an advantage;
  • Experience in delivering technical assistance and/or institutional capacity building is an asset
  • Familiar with current Advocacy issues around adolescent sexual reproductive health and working with adolescents & youths is a MUST
  • Experience in urban programs is an advantage.
Required Education,

training, license,

registration, and


Bachelor Degree or higher in the fields of Social Science, Human Nutrition, Nursing, Public health. MPH and MD is preferred
Preferred Knowledge

and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills; Ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders,
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills
  • Report writing skills: Ability to write complex reports
  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent team player with minimum supervision
  • Significant experience of working with government officials, multiple partners, community groups and communities.
  • Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.
  • Experience in working with international donor funded grants
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff
  • Good planning and Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must
  • Work in a multisectoral/ multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in day to day work
  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines for information needs
Travel and/or

Work Environment



  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 60% of the time and occasionally internationally.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player

Willingness to travel to the field as and when needed





The position is based in Dodoma Language


Excellent written and spoken English and Swahili language


Contact (within WV or outside WV) Reason for contact Frequency of contact
Project Manager To coordinate the progress of implementation in each respective project locations Day to day
Project Team Project implementation, monitoring, and reporting Daily
CHMT Collaboration in implementing the project Tay to day
All Decisions will be escalated through the Project Manager


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☐ Learn and Develop

☒ Improve and Innovate

☒ Partner and Collaborate

☐ Embrace Change

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and Grow Others

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and Agile Organisation

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for the Future

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