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UNDP started its operations in Tanzania after signing of Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) with the Government in 30th May 1978.

Practice Area – Job Family Poverty Reduction – INCLUSIVE GROWTH, Management – PROJECT MANAGER
Duty Station –  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
Education & Work Experience I-Master’s Level Degree – 4 year(s) experience
Required: English
Desired: Swahili
Grade NOC
Vacancy Type FTA Local
Posting Type External
Bureau Africa
Contract Duration 1 Year with possibility for extension


UNDP Tanzania’s inclusive growth programme 2016 – 2021. The overarching goal is to support Tanzania to accelerate inclusive economic growth with a focus on poverty reduction, job creation and environmental sustainability, in line with the principal objectives set out in the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 and Zanzibar Vision 2020, which aim to eradicate extreme poverty, and promote high quality livelihoods and a competitive and diversified economy.

The specific objectives for UNDP Inclusive Growth support are aligned with the priorities set out in the National Five-Year Development Plan II, to increase use of modern technologies in key growth sectors, enhance conservation of the environment and natural resources for poverty reduction and economic growth, develop a harmonized delivering system of social protection, promote women’s economic empowerment and develop pro-poor value chains.

They are further aligned with the priorities set out in the draft Zanzibar Strategy for Economic and Social Transformation, to modernize agriculture and agro-industry sectors to increase trade, promote a conducive business environment, improve social protection schemes, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Inclusive Growth and Livelihood pillar is seeking to recruit the Project Manager for the Funguo Programme, who will be under the direct supervision of the Head of Inclusive Growth Pillar. The project manager will provide lead the Funguo Project Management and administrative matters ensuring high quality, accuracy, and consistency of work for the Funguo programme.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision of IG Pillar Lead, Project Manager will perform the following duties:
  • Manage the Program day to day including but not limited to. (Jobs at UNDP Tanzania, UN jobs Tanzania, UNDP Jobs Tanzania, Jobs in Tanzania, WFP Jobs in Tanzania)
  • Manage the Innovation Team’s internal processes, including all-team meetings, knowledge management and learning, and management to objectives.
  • Reporting to management regularly
  • Oversee procurement of items for UNDP and Funguo Facility as needed, according to the budget.
  • Coordinate with other team members and those in UNDP i.e. communications, M&E, Procurement, payments etc.
  • Provide strategic direction and recommendations for the funguo programme.
  • Participate and carry out discussions with other key stakeholders and partners to align on project scope and objectives of funguo programme.
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  • Create and manage a detailed workplan & oversee the budget is being implemented according to plan/budget.
  • Manage the inputs of the UNDP Governance specialist
  • Supervising Communication & Partnership specialist and Innovation and Enterprises officer.
  • Provide project management support, including supporting the development of key communication materials including articles, blogs and other visibility materials while supporting also fundraising efforts of the funguo program .
  • Oversee the Responsible Party and the set-up of the Funguo Facility.
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  • Collaborate with the Management team and Procurement team on procurement of the Responsible Party
  • Oversee the activities of the RP, ensuring adherence to quality and timely delivery, providing support and guidance, assisting with items that need political/ UNDP support such as set up the Board of Trustees.
  • Support on hiring the right team for Funguo Facility and getting sign off by the Board through the Responsible party.

M&E + Reporting

  • Ensure the quarterly reports are submitted timely to donors and the Program Board by writing and coordinating inputs from the Funguo Facility and colleagues at UNDP.
  • Work with the M&E specialist to ensure proper reporting format and produce the mid-line and end-line reports.
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  • Ensure the Annual Review is undertaken timely and presented to the Board. Include donors in the Review process as requested.
  • Ensure the annual Program Board meeting happens timely at a high quality.
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Government Relations & Partnership

  • Manage Government relationships
  • Cultivate relationships and understanding of Government Innovation agendas and seek further partnership for Funguo program.
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  • Actively participate in Govt Innovation occasion’s and position funguo program.

Strategic Innovation Platform

  • Work with the key innovation ecosystem players (government, private sector, academia, hub managers, hub association , donors etc) to create the Strategic Innovation Platform meetings quarterly.
  • Coordinate and act as a secretariate to the Strategic Innovation Platform (SIP)
  • Help the SIP define key issues, and discuss the best way to tackle them
  • Coordinate inputs from key issues to define studies that need to be undertaken. Procure and manage studies, gather feedback from stakeholders and finalized.
  • Share the studies widely and use these as a springboard for policy work, convening government and stakeholders for discussions.
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  • Organize and oversee the procurement of conference venues, all programme travel etc

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification/experience demonstrating the ability to learn quickly and work in a disciplined way to produce high quality knowledge products.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible national or international experience in managing innovation programme . 2 years of experience working with Innovation ecosystem enables i.e. startups/innovations in East Africa.
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  • Experience working at the innovative frontier of a field, preferably related to social impact, innovation, finance, or data & technology.

Required soft skills/ Competencies:

  • Project Management: Ability to work-backwards from set goals and understand critical path dependencies, establish, and manage different workstreams, draw from a diverse set of tools and approaches to manage progress and mitigate risks, and adapt when circumstances change.
  • Execution: A strong sense of urgency and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders to drive towards milestones. Stays focused on priorities in the midst of many competing demands. Able to quickly develop “plan B” when original plans hit roadblocks.
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  • Communication: Able to translate complex topics into simple language. Can participate appropriately in executive settings and tailor briefs to a range of internal clients. Can represent the Organisation in a wide range of settings.
  • Leadership: An entrepreneurial sense of ownership over individual work and a sense of accountability to ensure the entire team succeeds. Comfortable with ambiguity and can move forward amid of changing circumstances.
  • Teamwork: Flexible in playing whatever role is necessary for team success. Demonstrate inclusiveness in encouraging participation from everyone to generate the best ideas and results. Can leverage the entire team – reports, peers, and managers – to achieve results.
  • Entrepreneurship: Proactive in crafting new ideas and creatively solving problems. Able to creatively secure and mobilize the resources required for a project’s success.
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Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) 15/04/2021


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