Team Leader - Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania (BSAAT)

Job
from Palladium International
Closing date: 07 May 2018

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

The role

Palladium is seeking a Team Leader for an expected upcoming DFID Tanzania programme, Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania.

BSAAT will be an 11-13 million, 5 - 6 year programme and will aim to reduce elite incentives for corruption through a combination of improved deterrence in the criminal justice system, increased company transparency, governance of professional services, and collective actions that reshape social norms and expectations around corruption.

The component that is being tendered now is "Integrity & Ethics in the Private Sector". The overall outcome of this component is to make corruption less of a barrier to growth and poverty reduction in Tanzania by promoting integrity and ethics in the private sector. The component should reduce incentives for corruption in the private sector and facilitate collective action on anti-corruption.

Responsibilities

The Team Leader acts as the central point of leadership for the programme. The Team Leader will be responsible for representing the programme with a range of Tanzanian partners, government stakeholders and external organisations and individuals, including regularly reporting to DFID, and maintaining strong working relationships with other DFID Tanzania anti-corruption programmes.

Relationship Management

  • Developing strong working relationships with the programme's contact points in the Tanzanian Government, DFID and other donor programmes in the anti-corruption space, and leading on reporting to them, through both formal and informal channels.
  • Manages relationships with the host country government, counterpart agencies, project partners and stakeholders and business partners.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the leadership of other development programmes, in particular DFID and exploit complementarities and synergies between BSAAT and them where possible.
  • Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with relevant Palladium staff.

    Strategy and Operational Planning

  • Lead with the Technical Director in the preparation of work plans and budgets; staffing plans and performance improvement plans.

    Technical Management

  • Oversee political economy analysis of corruption in Tanzania

  • Ensure the programme translates political economy analysis into practical programming decisions

  • Ensure BSAAT adopts an adaptive management approach which regularly re-orientates programming based on what works and work does not work

    Project Management

  • Provide guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all project activities, outputs and deliverables.

  • Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans to ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets Client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant.

  • Monitor implementation progress; maintain up to date project logs and registers; work to resolve issues, manages and mitigates risks; and escalate material issues and risks as appropriate.

  • Develop and implement plans for results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, value for money analysis and communication management.

Requirements

  • Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a Masters degree
  • At least 10 years experience in managing teams and programmes delivering public sector reform or anti-corruption
  • Experience working with key government departments and institutions involved in anti-corruption
  • Experience working with donor (preferably DFID) funded programmes
  • Experience in Tanzania or East Africa
  • Strong expertise building and managing programmatic relationships with high level stakeholders from government, civil society and donors
  • Strong expertise in leading complex programmes, including managing and mentoring senior members of staff
  • Good understanding of governance and public administration in Tanzania
  • Strong experience in managing complex teams

    Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply