Tanzania In-country Representative (Maternity Cover)

Dar es Salaam or Dodoma | Consultancy (6 months)

I. Position Summary

The successful candidate will take up the work to continue the development of Malala Fund’s girls’ education work in Tanzania, working closely with other Malala Fund staff. They will help recruit and advise NGO partners on current work and support the development of new partnerships and influencing strategies aimed at policies, networks and officials to advance Malala Fund’s goal of a full course of free, safe quality education for all girls. The Representative will monitor key Malala Fund projects and facilitate and grow a network of education advocates that expands opportunities for girls. They will bring the influence of this network to bear on the cause of girls’ education and strengthen Malala Fund communications at region and national levels.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks

Strategy Planning and Execution

  • Support the development of Malala Fund’s girls’ education country strategy for Tanzania.
  • Oversee national influencing plans and campaigns, aligning with wider Malala Fund influencing, campaigns and communications activities.
  • Identify strategic opportunities to partner with allies and influence national and regional decision makers, key networks and coalitions and other stakeholders.
Partner Management
  • Serve as Malala Fund liaison to grantees and partners and at relevant events.
  • Cultivate an informal national network to help identify competitive grantee candidates.
  • Onboard individual Education Champions to understand roles, responsibilities, opportunities, and ways to contribute to the national Malala Fund chapter of partners.
  • Convene and lead regular meetings and calls with grantees in-country.
  • Support grantee participation at global events.
  • Coordinate organizations to provide grantees training or expertise on communications, media outreach and other areas.
Grants Management
  • Assist potential grantee organisations to develop funding proposals that support Malala Fund strategic objectives.
  • Reporting to Malala Fund staff, support administration of grants, including reviewing and commenting on progress reports and ensuring accurate and timely reporting.
  • Liaise regularly with grantees to monitor and report on activities and associated risks, including conducting periodic site visits.
Communications and Media
  • Help develop campaign narratives and strategies for media relations and supporter mobilisation, informed by influencing objectives.
  • Support communications about Malala Fund work.
  • Work with the Communications team to collect stories of girls in grantee programmes.
  • Provide regular updates about scheduled and actual grantee media presence.

III. Required Qualifications

Work Experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience in education, advocacy, community development, and/or gender
  • Experience developing and implementing influencing strategies using a wide range of tactics and approaches
  • Experience monitoring projects and a proven track record of partnership development

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to relate with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds across different time zones; high degree of diplomacy
  • Solid judgement and problem-solving skills; proven attention to detail, accuracy, and quality
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili (highlight languages known in application) and excellent communications skills
  • Strong work ethic, organisational skills and the ability to be self-directed
  • Experience with child protection best practices or safeguarding desired
  • Ability to travel periodically within Tanzania and globally
  • Strong commitment to Malala Fund’s mission to empower girls through education

IV. About Malala Fund

Registered as a public charity in the United Kingdom and the United States, Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.

Partners supported by Malala Fund drive solutions to barriers to girls’ education nationally and in their communities. With these partners Malala Fund works to secure adequate funding for education and supports young women to speak out for their rights. In Tanzania Malala Fund will work both nationally and with focus in selected regions.

V. How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and your resume to programmes@malalafund.org, indicating “Tanzania In-country Representative” in the subject line of your email.