4 Mar 2021

Advisor for Local Revenue Mobilization at GIZ

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Job Description

Advisor for Local Revenue Mobilization

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives.

GIZ is looking to fill the position of Advisor in the Local Revenue Mobilization component of the Good Financial Governance Programme (GFG).


Duty station: Dar es Salaam Fixed term contract


The Advisor is responsible for:

  • managing support to pilot Local Governance Authorities (LGAs) in the context of the GFG programme’s Local Revenue Mobilization component
  • conceptualizing and implementing strategic planning sessions with the Office of the President of the Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG) and LGAs
  • ensuring implementation of local level activities related to revenue mobilization
  • functioning as GFG’s contact point for partner LGAs and Regional Administrative Secretariats (RAS), liaise with PO-RALG through GFG’s revenue mobilization advisor at national level
  • as needed, supporting implementation of activities related to GFG’s Social Accountability component at the local level
  • coordinating proactively, e.g. via Jour Fixe meetings, with partners at central and local level, specifically PO-RALG, pilot LGAs and civil society partners


Advising the partner institutions

The advisor

  • guides and monitors the development and implementation of plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts
  • ensures quality of revenue mobilization-related activities at local level and that critical outcomes are properly represented and prioritized
  • provides professional expertise to further institutional development of pilot LGAs and RAS’
  • represents GFG in the cooperation with other development programmes
  • drafts Terms of Reference for consultants and steers them to implement activities
  • deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the programme’s area of activity
  • assists with any other tasks given to him or her by head of Revenue Mobilization component or programme management

Networking and cooperation

The advisor

  • supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with Public Relations work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations and individuals
  • communicates local interests and efforts, facilitates sharing of ideas and information for the benefit of the programme

Knowledge management

The advisor

  • supports project monitoring and updates information on project progress, documents and reports regularly on the status of results
  • ensures knowledge transfer to programme, safeguards the flow of information between GFG, pilot LGAs, PO-RALG and other stakeholders
  • develops strategies and technical concepts when needed, draws up presentation documents
  • prepares appropriate input for various programme reports including annual reports, and contributes to other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Head Office
  • ensures that all relevant documents are recorded appropriately in internal files and knowledge management systems

Coordination tasks

The advisor

  • assists with general programme planning and develops project concepts
  • coordinates relevant project activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners
  • compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments

Other duties/additional tasks

The Advisor

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
  • is working on cross cutting topics for the overall programme (e.g. Gender, impact monitoring)

Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • a university degree in a relevant discipline such as public administration, law, economics, finance, or business administration

Professional experience

  • five (5) years of relevant experience in local/regional administration/ fiscal administration, of which at least 3 years at local or regional level

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • in-depth knowledge of the (political) environment, administrative structures and procedures, especially on local and regional level
  • profound knowledge of reform processes in public financial management and their challenges/dynamics
  • Experience with digitalization of revenue collection and administration, familiarity with respective electronic systems and methods
  • good drafting skills
  • willingness to travel frequently to the field as well as to Dodoma, as required
  • excellent skills in verbal and written communications / fluent English and Swahili
  • proficient in using Microsoft Office
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Method of Application

Interested candidates are requested to send their letter of application together with the CV and academic certificates by email to [email protected]

Please use the subject line ‘Advisor LRM’

Closing date for submission: 14.03.2021 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their gender, origin, religion/belief, disability or any other minority group.

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