This position is contingent upon receipt of funding and donor approval.
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.
Mercy Corps has a robust portfolio in East Africa, with country offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and Ethiopia working to address structural causes of poverty and injustice and to strengthen systems that enable men, women and children to access opportunities, participate in and contribute to peaceful democratic processes, and thrive in the face of ecological and social change. To do this, we deliver integrated programming to strengthen market and governance systems, address the root causes of conflict, and equip vulnerable populations- in particular youth, women, adolescents and marginalized social groups- with the skills, opportunities and resources they need to be healthy, productive and to drive the development of their communities. We work closely with the private sector, civil society and governance structures at local and national levels to facilitate change and ensure that opportunities are inclusive of all citizens.
Program / Department Summary
Mercy Corps seeks to implement a multi-year, 12 million GBP program funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). Building Resilience in Civil Society (BRICS II) will engage local and national government, local civil society organizations and communities to mitigate the drivers, enablers and narratives of violent extremism in East Africa through support to policy initiatives, community engagement, and community level interventions in order to prevent the recruitment of vulnerable individuals by violent extremist organizations. The program will work primarily in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Uganda, through strategies adapted to the context and opportunities in each country to advance research, legislation and field implementation of activities.
General Position Summary
The Tanzania Country Coordinator will work closely with the Program Lead and with other technical sector leads to develop a comprehensive strategy to effect change in Tanzania and ensure that community-level interventions, government policies, and research are delivered in a complementary and mutually-reinforcing way to achieve maximum impact. The Country Coordinator will be responsible for leading activities within Tanzania to advance research, legislation and field implementation of interventions to mitigate and address the risk of violent extremism, and will be the primary representative with the British High Commission in Tanzania for the project. S/he will work with the research team to identify priority research questions, and will identify key stakeholders for the dissemination of the research. Working with the Director of Policy and Advocacy, s/he will identify opportunities to influence and shape CVE policy at the local and national level, and will build relationships with policymakers to support the development of effective policy interventions to prevent or counter violent extremism. Finally, s/he will work with local civil society organizations to design and support interventions to address CVE risk factors, including the identification and design of community initiatives, coaching and capacity-building support to local CSO, and monitoring of interventions undertaken by CSOs.
Essential Job Responsibilities
STRATEGY AND VISION
MONITORING & EVALUATION (M&E) AND REPORTING
TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING
ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES
Reports Directly To: Team Lead
Works Directly With: Research Coordinator, Policy and Advocacy Director, MEL Manager, Finance and Sub-Grants Manager, local and national government officials, local civil society organizations, implementing partners and communities.
Knowledge and Experience
The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills as demonstrated by the ability to lead a diverse team to work together to achieve program objectives related to complex and sensitive issues related to security, violence preventions and vulnerable groups. S/he will demonstrate strong interpersonal and crosscultural communication skills and be committed to the values and mission of Mercy Corps. S/he will take initiative and contribute to team efforts, as well as demonstrate an ability to communicate, assume leadership, and make solid decisions while working remotely from country leadership.
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The Tanzania Country Coordinator will work closely with the Program Lead and with other technical sector leads to develop a comprehensive strategy to effect change in Tanzania and ensure that community-level interventions, government policies, and research are delivered in a complementary and mutually-reinforcing way to achieve maximum impact.
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