NAFASI ZA KAZI-Raleigh International, Programme Manager

Position: Programme Manager

Job Description
Responsible to: Country Director
Responsible for: 3x Project Coordinators and 1x Project Officer
Location: Morogoro with regular travel to Dar, Dodoma and Iringa

About Raleigh Tanzania
Raleigh Tanzania is a sustainable development organisation which harnesses the passion and energy of young people to effect positive change. Raleigh Tanzania focuses on providing access to safe sanitation & hygiene, protecting vulnerable environments, building resilient communities, social accountability, and youth empowerment. Our way of working to achieve impact is by engaging youth through our three delivery programmes: National Youth Programmes (NYP), Raleigh Expedition and International Citizen Service (ICS), a UK government-funded development programme that brings together young people from all backgrounds to fight poverty around the world.

The Raleigh Brand
Our Vision – the world we want to see A global community working to build a sustainable future
Our Mission – why we exist
To create lasting change through youth
Our Values – how do we behave?
Our values are at the heart of our work. They guide how we do what we do. They are shared by our staff, supporters, volunteers, project partners and the communities with whom we work.
➢ Create Impact together
We seek to maximise long-lasting impact in everything we do
➢ Act with Integrity
We act with honesty and respect, and we take responsibility for doing what we say
➢ Find the courage
We find the courage to step out of our comfort zone and create change
➢ Never give up
We have the grit, determination and resilience to get the job done
➢ Open to discovery
We are open-minded to trying new things and learn from one another

Overall Purpose of the Job
The Programme Manager will be a member of Raleigh Tanzania’s senior management team. The purpose of the role will be to support the implementation of a robust country strategy and ensure its delivery through effective programme and project management. Key elements of this role will be managing the programme portfolio (including donor reporting and compliance), overseeing the management of all monitoring and evaluation systems; technical support and capacity building. The Programme Manager will manage a multidisciplinary team of development professionals and coordinate strategic relationships with the Government, development stakeholders, local communities and program implementing partners.

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Programme and projects implementation

  • Ensure the smooth running and management of the programming portfolio so that the contractual obligations are met, contractual risk is minimised, policies and procedures are adhered to, and good practice is institutionalised
  • Lead quality cycle management, including: baselines, formative research, cycle planning (including selection and preparation), cycle reporting (including TPTs, TDRs and cycle’ returns’), timely and accurate financial and narrative donor reporting, evaluation and auditing, d dissemination of lessons learned
  • Provide support to all Raleigh Tanzania staff to ensure projects are implemented against agreed plans, standards and criteria
  • Management of 3x Project Coordinators and 1x Project Officer
  • Ensure that consultancy, technical assistance and capacity building support is appropriately identified, designed and delivered to a high standard
  • Support the Programme Development Coordinator with the development of new programming (including approaching partners and government)
  • Generate innovative and evidence-based development programming ideas
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Raleigh UK Office and Raleigh International globally for sharing of information, mutual learning and the establishment of a globally consistent and globally leading approach to programming

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

  • Oversight of all Raleigh Tanzania MEAL
  • Build capacity within Raleigh Tanzania programme staff in order to comply with all internal and external MEAL requirements
  • Ensure quality monitoring and evaluation of a defined programme portfolio in coordination with the Director of Operations, Operations Managers, Country Director and UK Office MEAL Manager and Programme Manager
  • Liaise between Raleigh UK Office and the Raleigh Tanzania staff team to ensure that team members are familiar with procedures and are compliant with all obligations

Team and Technical Development and Knowledge Building
As a senior staff member, contribute to the management, motivation, facilitation and support of the personal development and performance of Raleigh Tanzania Programme Team members, including through coaching, individual and team training, exchanging of experiences, and facilitating participation in appropriate meetings and seminars

  • Ensure that the team maintains and builds capacity; identifies and maintains all relevant technical, institutional and contextual information and has the knowledge base for the Raleigh Tanzania programme; and support effective team and organisational learning and innovation
  • Work closely with the Operations Team to ensure joined-up working for implementation

Development and implementation of the Raleigh Tanzania country strategy

  • Support the Country Director in the development and delivery of a robust country strategy
  •  Support the Country Director in strategy operationalisation with due emphasis on feasibility, sustainability, quality and financial viability
  • Ensure the on-going delivery of a robust strategy that is rooted in the needs and priorities of our final beneficiaries and target groups
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of Raleigh’s local operating environment and understand development of good practice and policies in relevant areas
  • Demonstrate leadership and deliver on Raleigh International strategy for the empowerment of youth and putting young people at the heart of global change.


  • The Programme Manager represents Raleigh Tanzania’s Programmes Team; they directly engage with central and local government authorities on issues such as programme and project presentation, introduction, development, conceptualisation, scale-up, replication, adaptation and compliance. They should ensure central and local government programme and project buy-in, achieving government in-kind support wherever possible, aligning the programmes and project with government priorities, goals, targets, indicators as well as ongoing initiatives;
  • Pro-actively engage with development partners and donors to represent Raleigh’s programming and identify opportunities for program and project development;
  • Pro-actively engage with development partners to mobilise project resources / funding through strategic partnerships, consortium applications and sub-contracting (working closely with the Programme Development Coordinator)
  •  Establish and build relationships with partners, including planning, coordination and capacity-building
  • Raise visibility and credibility of Raleigh Tanzania, presenting programmes to partners, government, peers, experts and other key stakeholders at all levels (including donors where appropriate, in coordination with the Programme Development Coordinator
  •  Represent Raleigh Tanzania at a range of networking platforms

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend regular organisational meetings and contribute to the overall smooth operation of Raleigh in country
  • Take part in other Raleigh activities as requested
  • Contribute to regular review and revision of budgets and financial reports
  • Undertake duty management responsibilities for operations in Tanzania

Person Specification (Skills and Experience)

  • High level of experience in all aspects of programme management, including developing or applying quality systems and processes to work and the ability to support others to maintain the standards that have been established
  • Strong understanding and experience of the development sector in Tanzania
  • Experience in managing complex projects and preferably experience in direct reporting to key institutional funders, such as (e.g. EU, DfID)
  • Highly skilled in programme and project management, with experience of development and roll-out of management tools
  •  3 years of working in the international development sector at a senior level delivering robust strategy and programmes
  •  Successful track record in the delivery of projects, including 3 years’ experience in producing high quality reporting to institutional donors and trusts
  •  Experience providing technical development support to national and international organisations
  •  Bachelor’s Degree (Required), Master’s Degree (Valued)
  • A strong background in one or more of Raleigh’s four key programme areas will be favourable considered

Key Personal Competencies


  • High level of technical communication skills, both written and verbal to foster partnerships and motivate others
  • Ability to represent Raleigh in a range of technical and non-technical forums powerfully and persuasively
  • Good understanding of the drivers of donors and partners and the ability to reflect this in communications

Team Working and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to network and form effective and constructive working relationships across the whole organisation and wider network within the sector
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative, manage time effectively, think clearly and produce accurate and detailed reports and data
  • Trusted to act within honesty and integrity and demonstrate commitment to the work of Raleigh International
  • Keep a bigger picture in mind; manage risk and support and motivate colleagues to ensure quality delivery to the best of ability

Safeguarding and Vulnerable Adults
Raleigh International is committed to ensuring the health, safety, welfare and development of all young people with whom it works regardless of gender, age, stage of development, disability, sexual orientation, religion, culture or ethnicity. All participants who take part in activities organised by us should enjoy taking part in these without fear of harm. We guide all staff and volunteers to show respect for and understanding of young people’s rights and their safety and welfare and by so doing, conduct themselves in a way that reflects our principles.

Anti-Corruption Policy
It is Raleigh International’s policy to conduct organisation business honestly, and without the use of corrupt practices or acts of bribery to obtain or receive an unfair advantage. Raleigh is committed to ensuring adherence to the highest legal and ethical standards of
organisation conduct. This must be reflected in every aspect of the way in which we operate. We must conduct all our dealings with integrity. Bribery and corruption harms the societies in which these acts are committed and prevents economic growth and development. Any breach of Raleigh’s policy will be regarded as a serious matter and will be dealt with under our disciplinary procedure. In serious cases, it may be treated as gross misconduct leading to summary dismissal.

How to Apply

Send your CV and cover letter to by 5pm on Friday 13th September. Your cover letter should be no longer than two pages; it should state why you want the job and how you meet the requirements shown in the Person Specification. Please do not send any other documents (evidence, certificates etc.) at this time. Your email should have the following title: Application, ProgMan + your name and surname.
Interviews will be held in Morogoro the week commencing September 23rd 2019.

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