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28 Aug 2023

Research and Policy Analyst Officer at Wajibu Institute

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Job Description


WAJIBU – Institute of Public Accountability was founded in 2015 with the purpose of fostering an environment that supports transparency, accountability and good governance in the management of public funds in the country. WAJIBU is a Non-Governmental Organization (with Registration Number 00NGO/R2/00056) registered under the Non-Governmental Organizations Act No.24 of 2002 (as amended in 2019).

WAJIBU is looking for a competent Research and Policy Analyst Officer to work in its Program and Research Department to support various donor-funded projects and the overall activities being done in the department. Applicants for the post should be persons of high integrity, creativity; self-motivated, strong analytical skills with good communication and presentation skills, as well as being proficient in Kiswahili and English Languages. Specific requirements of the position are provided hereunder:

TITLE: Research and Policy Analyst Officer (1 position)
PROGRAM / DEPARTMENT: Research and Program
REPORTS TO (Title Only): Research and Program Manager
DUTY STATION Dar es Salaam


Job Summary

Reporting to the Research and Program Manager, the Research and Policy Analyst Officer will conduct research, surveys and public policy analysis; compile and organize data; and use new and existing data sources to prepare, enter, arrange and display data in a meaningful and useful manner to support the program and business development functions at WAJIBU. Under the supervision of the Research and Program Manager, the Research and Policy Analyst Officer will prepare studies on public financial accountability, public policy, advocacy papers and other written communications on a variety of topics of importance to research-intensive advocacy work.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts background public policy research and political economy analysis to support existing projects as well as proposals for fundable accountability interventions; synthesis of research findings to identify and recommend best practices for policy on public financial accountability (PFA).
  • Extracts, collects and aggregates PFA data across databases, information sources, survey responses, and other data sources; ensures data quality; cleans and checks existing data for consistency and accuracy purposes.
  • Develops data visualizations for presentation to diverse audiences and develops, formats, and prepares reports, charts, and/or graphs for varying documents oral presentations for both internal and external audiences on PFA issues;
  • Collaborates with teams to design and help integrate data driven advocacy into WAJIBU’s programs.
  • Conducts data standardization processes; proactively identifies and proposes alternatives to improve the stability, performance, and accuracy of the data.
  • Assists in coordinating, administering, analyzing, and reporting on WAJIBU’s surveys.
  • Assists with concepts and topic briefs to support WAJIBU’s research work and economic analysis.
  • Assists in efforts to improve internal information tracking systems and enhance the Research and Program department’s collaborations and communications on integrated activities with other departments.
  • Contributes professional expertise and experience concerning transparency and accountability in the management of public resources, and other relevant areas for policy research.
  • Track research project timelines, results, and internal/external partners across multiple projects and teams, proactively communicating progress and potential challenges to supervisors and project teams. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in either Commerce in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Research and Public Policy.
  • Must have a Master’s Degree in either Accounting, Economics, Finance, Research and Public Policy.
  • Minimum of five years of working experience in public financial management and research work and /or public policy analysis.
  • Conversant with financial transparency and accountability, public financial management systems reforms and good governance issues in Tanzania.
  • Understanding of the country’s public financial management (PFM) structures and reform programs underway.
  • Working experience in donor funded projects, government and civil society organizations
  • Must have two years of experience in research and social development.


  • Excellent research and analysis skills,
  • Excellent language skills, oral presentations to various audiences and writing in English and Kiswahili,
  • Results-focused and value-driven,
  • Excellent understanding of the government functioning and operating mechanisms,
  • Adequate knowledge of the country’s Public Financial Accountability mechanisms,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and
  • Experience of working in partnership with media bodies and journalists in the advancement of social justice.



A competitive salary package in accordance with WAJIBU’s salary structure will be offered to the successful candidate.

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Method of Application

Candidates who see themselves as accountable, with the necessary integrity, confidence and competency should lodge their applications ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW, enclosing the following:

  1. An application letter showing how they meet the requirements of this post,
  2. Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (not more than 4 pages),
  3. Certified copies of original certificates and awards to support his/her credentials,

  4. Necessary documentation to support the five years’ experience requirement, 5. Contact address including telephone number(s) and email address(s), and
  5. Names and full addresses of two (2) professional related referees.

Applications should be submitted not later than 05:00 p.m on 08th September, 2023 addressed to:

Executive Director

WAJIBU – Institute of Public Accountability

P.O. Box 13486,

Dar–es–Salaam – Tanzania.  [email protected]   +255 736 666 916 WAJIBU – Institute of Public Accountability


Even though WAJIBU – Institute of Public Accountability prohibits discrimination, fraud and harassment of any type and allows for equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability status, eligible women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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