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13 Nov 2023

District Coordinators x3 at Enabel

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Job Description

Enabel is the Belgian development agency. Our mission is to build a sustainable world where all live under the rule of law and are free to thrive. With our partners, we offer solutions addressing pressing global challenges – Climate Change, Social and Economic Inequalities, Urbanisation, Peace and Security, Human Mobility – and promoting Global Citizenship.

We have over 20 years’ experience in areas ranging from education and health care to agriculture, environmental protection, digitalisation, employment and governance. Enabel’s expertise is eagerly sought-after by partners around the globe – ranging from the Belgian government, European Union institutions, governments of other countries and the private sector. We work with civil society, research institutes as well as businesses and we foster fruitful interaction between development policy and other areas.

With over 2,100 staff, Enabel manages more than 200 projects in more than twenty countries, in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


The Country Strategy for Enabel Bilateral Cooperation Program in Tanzania 2023-2027 was approved on 15th July 2022 by the Belgian Minister of Development Cooperation, with a planned duration of 5 years (2023-2027) and an overall budget of 25 million euros.

The general objective of the strategy has been defined as follows: “Young people especially young women, are empowered to thrive in a protective and gender-equal environment, to acquire education and skills, and to pursue decent work opportunities in Kigoma Region”.

The specific objective further specifies: “Girls and young women (14 to 29 years), in targeted districts of Kigoma, are empowered, access multiple conducive learning pathways and enjoy decent and green employment and entrepreneurship”.

For the period 2023-2027, Enabel developed an integrated approach fully focused on girls and young women through three results areas of the same holistic intervention as defined below:

Result area 1 is focusing on secondary education for vulnerable youth with a special focus on girls.
Result area 2 is dedicated to skills development and entrepreneurship, with the ambition to increase opportunities for decent employment of young people, specifically women, through skills development, entrepreneurship promotion and business development support.
Result area 3 is focusing on supporting a protective and gender-equal environment. It will contribute to tackle the discriminatory social norms and structural barriers that girls and young women face in their family, in their community, in the educative and professional spheres, so that girls and young women benefit from the same chances to continue their education and seize increasing remunerative economic opportunities.


To get and keep more girls and boys in Kigoma in secondary education or VET-training, and to facilitate access to decent work, multiple demand-and supply-side barriers must be addressed; investments have to be made to address barriers that are unevenly affecting girls.

Gender-sensitive school environments consider the needs and preoccupations of girls at the age of adolescence and puberty. Hostels, a preferred solution that has been suggested by many stakeholders, do not only address the distance barrier, but they also reduce the risk of GBV on the way to/from schools and increase learning performance (because girls, in the absence of domestic duties, can invest more time in homework and study).

Women’s organisations, schools, training centres, private sector partners and Local Government have the information, knowledge and skills needed to advocate for women’s empowerment in Kigoma and provide gender responsive services.

Job description

The district coordinators report to the Intervention Manager (IM) and their main responsibilities will be as follows:

Specific results areas:

The district coordinators (1 per district – Kigoma, Kasulu, Kibondo) will work as transversal support staff based in the districts, to support the IM, Experts and Officers in assuring the following aspects of the intervention:

Clear and efficient communication between the intervention and the different stakeholders at district level, in particular with the local government and the district authorities
Participatory planning of the different activities (stakeholders, intervention staff)
Practical support during the implementation of the different result areas of the intervention (e.g. preparation of workshops, trainings, meetings, visits, etc.)
Problem-solving of practical issues that may arise.
Regular reporting on the progress of the intervention in the district
Timely feedback to the IM and experts on (potential) issues that arise at the district level with negative impact on the implementation.
Quality assurance of the implementation of the intervention

Expected results of the function:

Contribute to the smooth implementation of the intervention in the districts through good planning, close monitoring, timely reporting and practical problem solving.
Ensure synergy and complementarity between the interventions (ex. Ensuring community mobilization activities are linked to the intervention areas of the schools, training centres and entrepreneurship)
Ensure coordination with other civil society, government and private sector interventions, ensuring complementarity and avoid overlap.
Support the officers staff members in:
Collection of data for the planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning framework, research, etc. At district level
Roll out of communication and awareness raising campaigns.
Your profile

Tanzanian National

Qualifications and experience:

Bachelor degree social studies in context of sub-Sahara Africa

Specific competences or knowledge required:

Good communication and negotiation skills and consensus oriented
Good planning and monitoring skills
Practical mindset and solution oriented

Specific competences or knowledge considered an asset:

Experience working on gender equality, including Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) prevention, economic empowerment, education.
Understanding and experience working with local governments (district, ward and village level)
Knowledge of survey and data collecting methods and tools
ICT and tech-savvy


Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili

Applicants are also required to commit to the vision, mission, and values of Enabel, see for more information: Enabel

We offer you

A fascinating and interesting job in an international environment.
You are based in Kigoma with frequent travels within the targeted districts of the region and, on occasions, to Dar es Salaam for meetings with implementing partners.
Type of contract and duration: Contract for Specific Period, 48 months (final contract offer is conditioned on the pending signature of this intervention)
Estimated Start: 01/01/2024
You are employed by Enabel in the function of “District Coordinator”. A salary package that comprises the monthly gross salary, in accordance with our salary scales (Class 4), and more benefits such as health care insurance, 13th month, holiday allowance and if applicable reallocation allowance
Relevant recognized experience for the function will be verified.

Following this recruitment procedure, a shortlist of successful applicants may be constituted which may be sourced in the next three years for similar job openings.
Every person who fulfils the conditions listed in our job advertisements may apply. Enabel is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability status or any other factor other than competence.

Are you interested?

Apply here on-line with an application letter and your updated CV, at the latest by 27 November 2023.

Only applications that are registered here via our on-line portal will be considered.

If you do not hear from us in 4 weeks’ time after the closing date, please consider you have been unsuccessful

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Closing Date : 25th November, 2023.

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