19 Aug 2020

Project Coordinator at Oslo Center

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ORGANIZATION: The Oslo Center.

PROGRAM: Tanzania Program

DUTY STATION:** Dar es Salaam/ Tanzania

POSTING DATE: 12th August, 2020.

CLOSING DATE: 12th September, 2020.

JOB TYPE: Full Time

JOB DURATION: 1year contract with a possibility of extension.

The Oslo Center was established in 2006 as an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization. The main areas of work have been peace, democracy and human rights, and through the years the mission of the Center has increasingly focused on democracy assistance. The Oslo Center takes a holistic approach to democracy assistance, working with political institutions and processes including political parties, governance actors, civil society and independent commissions and offices. The Oslo Center is assisting our partners in their institutional and organizational strengthening, rather than offering prescriptive programs and activities.

The Oslo Center is seeking a project coordinator for the Tanzania program. The position reports to the Regional Project Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees implementation of OC programmatic activities, timing and results; aanticipates and plans for programmatic needs, and acts accordingly
  • Safeguards effective implementation of OC Tanzania program by ensuring programs stay within budget limits.
  • Drafts proposals, work plans, quarterly and other reports to Oslo Center Head Office.
  • Leads work plan discussions; manages a process for work plan drafting and submission.
  • Organizes, conducts and contributes to political party training workshops in collaboration with the various stakeholders
  • Analyses Tanzania’s political development and provide background material for documents, briefings and reporting to the Oslo Center.
  • Monitors the implementation of the program by collecting, storing and analysing data to effectively capture program best practices, lessons learned, and success stories.
  • Assists in the evaluation of the OC Tanzania program
  • Make monthly program budget costs and reconcile funds provided
  • Represents the Oslo Center at local conferences and meetings with OC partners, NGO community, funders and donors as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Undertakes other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director to meet the fluid nature of OC’s program in Tanzania.


  • A Tanzanian National
  • University degree, preferably in Law, Political Science or International Relations; graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in democratisation, governance and development.
  • Strong understanding of the political background and recent developments in Tanzania, particularly regarding political parties and alignments, and electoral institutions
  • Knowledge of political parties and legislative activities
  • Strong professional oral and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and other computer-based software
  • Experience with financial management and reporting
  • Well-organized and skilled in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Flexible, diligent and team-oriented.
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      Method of Application

The Oslo Center seeks the staff to represent the general population, when it comes to both gender and cultural diversity, we therefore encourage women and people with minority backgrounds to apply for the position.

To apply for the position please submit your CV and application letter to [email protected] by 12 of September 2020.

CLOSING DATE: 12th September, 2020.

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