Job Opportunity: AIP Programme Coordinator – Tanzania

by | Oct 25, 2021 | Opportunities

JOB TITLE:                        Programme Coordinator-Tanzania

REPORTS TO:                   Executive Director – GWP Tanzania

LOCATION:                       Tanzania, with travel to GWPSA in Pretoria, South Africa, if required

DURATION:                      2 years, with the possibility of extension to August 2024


Global Water Partnership Tanzania (GWP TZ) is the national accredited arm of Global Water Partnership Organization (GWPO) which is a multi-stakeholder action network dedicated to working with countries towards the equitable, sustainable, and efficient management of their water resources. GWPO comprise 3,000+ partner organisations in over 180 countries. The network covers 65+ Country Water Partnerships (CWPs) and 13 Regional Water Partnerships (RWPs) that convenes and brokers coordinated action by government and non-government actors as worldwide intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder knowledge management action network and a partnership for sustainable management and development of water resources. The network spans 13 regions with over 3000 partner organizations in 179 countries. The global secretariat is in Stockholm, Sweden and the offices for the Southern Africa region are in Pretoria – South Africa. GWPO, of which GWP Tanzania is part of, has MoU with various regional and pan-African institutions such as COMESA, SADC, AMCOW and AUDA-NEPAD. GWP Tanzania has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with strategic partners including Ministry of Water, academic and research institutions, International NGO’s etc which stipulates various areas of collaboration including research, capacity building and resource mobilization.

The main objective of GWP Tanzania is to support the water sector by promoting partnerships in water resources management as a means to foster equitable and efficient management and sustainable utilization of water resources for economic growth, environmental integrity and human security. GWP Tanzania is a knowledge management and exchange entity and a platform for building and strengthening capacity in water resources management and allied sectors while focusing on strategic thematic areas in the context of addressing water security in a changing climate. The key thematic areas are:

  • Climate Change and Water Security
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Environmental Sustainability and Ecosystem Services
  • Urbanization, Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Transboundary Water Resources
  • Gender and Youth Empowerment in Water Security

Continental Africa Water Investment Programme

The Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government adopted the Continental Africa Water Investment Programme (AIP) as part of Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa – Priority Action Plan 2 (PIDA-PAP 2) during the 34th ordinary session of the African Union summit on 7 February 2021.

In February 2019, the Governing Council of African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) adopted a Decision (GA/11/2018/LBV/5) for the implementation of the AIP. The Ministers commended efforts to establish, through the AIP, a partnership to release Africa’s development potential to achieve the African Union Agenda 2063 in collaboration with the African Union (AU), African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), African Development Bank (AfDB) and Global Water Partnership (GWP).

The goal of the AIP is to transform the investment outlook for water security and sustainable sanitation for a prosperous, peaceful and equitable Africa. The objective is to enhance job creation through gender-sensitive investments in water security and climate-resilient development. The AIP is Coordinated by GWP Southern Africa office in Pretoria.

Global Water Partnership Tanzania is part of GWP Southern Africa region and the regional office in Pretoria is the secretariat for the continental AIP Programme. In this regard, for coherence, the aforementioned seven thematic areas and accruing interventions will be aligned with the three AIP support programmes i.e   

  •  AIP Transboundary PIDA Water Investments
  • AIP Water Climate Development and Gender Investment (AIP WACDEP-G) 
  • AIP SDG Water Investments

Scope of the Position

Global Water Partnership Tanzania has continued to develop its resource mobilization portfolio through collaborative efforts with other partners at national, regional and international levels. The resource mobilization portfolio has continued to grown and the focus has now shifted to enhancing and sustaining effective implementation of projects. In this regard, the Programme Coordinator position is meant to enhance the capacity of GWP Tanzania in delivering projects as per desired schedule while ensuring adherence to set quality norms.  The Programme Coordinator will work under the direct supervison of GWP Tanzania Executive Director. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring that the implementation of ongoing and new projects is aligned with the continental AIP programme portfolio under the technical leadership of GWP Southern Africa regional office in Pretoria. In this regard, the Coordinator will be required to work very closely with the Technical Advisor at GWPSA responsible for AIP implementation. In addition, implementation of AIP will leverage new and ongoing projects and programmes in Tanzania of which are aligned with the overall goals and objectives of AIP Tanzania. In this regard, the Coordinator will be required to actively engage in resource mobilization endevours with the view to secue more projects under the overall AIP framework in Tanzania. Thus, potential candidates will have to prove their prowess in resource mobilization in water or allied sectors.    

  1. Coordinate implementation of the Global Water Leadership Project

FDCO is supporting the “Global Water Leadership in a Changing Climate” (GWL) programme of which is being implemented by GWP and UNICEF in different countries. GWP has  designed a set of work packages to contribute to the programme’s Output 2 (Evidence, norms and standards) and Output 3 (National systems and finance) for Integrated Water Resources Management, and where possible, for climate-resilient WASH services, in collaboration with UNICEF. These outputs will contribute to generating political leadership for water at the national and international levels.

GWP’s strategy for delivery of the GWL programme is based on horizontal and vertical integration, which indicates cooperation at multiple levels: between national and local stakeholders within a country; between national and global stakeholders towards international platforms; and among project partners both at the global level and within each country. It leverages GWP’s role and function at the global, regional, and national levels to bring forth a joint vision and a spectrum of impacts together with the GWL programme partners. GWP will be contributing to the Global Water Leadership programme’s outputs through the following key activities:

  • Providing grassroots perceptions of water insecurity in selected countries through a survey, complete with ground-truthing of relevant data
  • Providing baseline and updated information to demonstrate the status and evolution of water and climate resilience in policies and plans in the selected countries through the establishment of a scorecard approach,
  • Supporting inclusive and participatory government-led multi-stakeholder change processes to identify bottlenecks in water resource management
  • Catalysing political uptake and implementation of the strategies and mobilising strong global voices for water and sanitation in international platforms.

Tanzania is one of the few countries in Africa where the GWL programme will be implemented – through the Global Water Partnership Tanzania office.  

The Programme Coordinator will hence:

  • Coordinate implementation of GWL activities at the country level under the supervision of GWP Tanzania Executive Director GWP Tanzania and guidance of the AIP Technical Advisor
  • Liaise and coordinate country and regional level activities in close cooperation with teams at the regional and global level (including other regions of implementation)
  • Ensure timely progress tracking and reporting for the country and regional activities.
  • Coordinate with other programme partners, including UNICEF
  • Coordinate development of work plans and budgets at country level
  • Ensure delivery of all programme outputs on time and within stipulated budget
  • Coordinate and support consultants engaged during the implementation of the programme
  • Promote an inclusive and gender transformative approach in relevant activities

2. Coordinate the implementation of AIP related projects in Tanzania

In addition to coordinating GWL implementation, the programme coordinator will work very closely with the Programmes team at GWP Tanzania in implementation of the following on-going  and new projects and ensure their alignment with the boarder AIP goals and objectives:

  1. CAWESDEA – Building Capacity in Water Engineering for Addressing Sustainable Development Goals in East Africa – the project objective is strengthen the capacity of engineers in the water sectorin East Africa region by enhancing their competency and employability
  2. LASER PULSE East Africa Project – the project isfocused on supporting Lake Victoria Basin in establishing trends on current and future states of water resources in the Simuyu catchment
  3. Water Knowledge Hub – the project supports efforts of establishing a Water Knowledge and Exchange Hub
  4. UNICEF-GWP WASH Climate Resilient Project- aimed at enhancing capacity through training courses and country support on WASH and Climate Resilience.
  5. SADC-EU Nexus Dialogue Project Phase 2– aimed at enhancing the implementation of national Nexus Dialogues on governance and Investments in water-Energy and Food Security.
  6. SDG 6.5.1 Support Programme – the projectsupports implementation of IWRM actions and capacity development
  7. Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness – the project supports initiatives towards implementing Climate Readiness Programmes in Tanzania to enhance capacity to access climate finance, knowledge management and pipeline development for GCF investment projects.
  8. Intra -ACP Global Climate Change Alliance+ in Southern Africa- The project’s objective is to increase the capabilities of SADC Member States to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
  9. GCCA climate-resilient Integrated Water Resources Management – the project aims to design and implement pilot projects on adaptation Member States and strengthen SADC Member States’ capacity to undertake regional and national adaptation and mitigation actions.
  10. SADC WEF Youth Innovation Network (SAYWIN) was launched at the 2019 SADC Energy and Water Minister’s meeting. A Youth Coordinator has been appointed to drive the funding activities.

3. Tanzania AIP Country Programme Development

  • Coordinate the development of a detailed overall AIP program with elaborate work plan and budget.
  • Coordinate the development of concept notes and proposals for resource mobilisation to ensure full operationalisation of the AIP Tanzania Country Programme

4. Programme Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation

  • Submit brief weekly login progress reports through the GWP Tanzania online management system (ERPNext) 
  • Prepare and submit to GWP Tanzania Executive Director monthly reports, through the online management system, on AIP Programme implementation progress and updates.
  • Prepare quarterly reports covering GWL activities in Tanzania and submit them to GWP Tanzania Director of Finance and Administration as well GWPSA Technical Advisor and the Global Programme Specialist in charge of overall reporting and submission to the donor.
  • Participate in all GWP Tanzania prescribed update meetings (whether virtual or physical)

5. Knowledge management and communication

  • Coordinate the development and support implementation of communication and outreach strategy for the AIP Tanzania and GWL Programme
  • Capture key programme outputs/outcomes and lessons generated from the processes and activities at the country level.
  • Facilitate sharing of lessons among the national and regional stakeholders.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing across GWL countries.

Reporting and Coordination

The Programme Coordinator will:

  • Report on agreeable schedule and be accountable to the GWP Executive Director
  • Maintain good working relationships with other staff at GWP Tanzania
  • Perform other prioritised duties as will be directed by GWP Tanzania Executive Director

Experience and Qualifications

Interested applicants for the Programme Coordinator position are required to have the following qualifications and experiences:

  • Minimum qualification Master’s Degree in project management, international development, water resources management, climate change, environmental protection, social development, sociology, gender, or related area.
  • Experience and proven track record in resource mobilization in the water sector
  • Understand water resources management and governance, climate change, development (SDGs), gender and related issues in Tanzania and SADC region.
  • Understand the institutional and policy environments around water security, climate resilience building and gender equality in the Tanzania.
  • Experience working within multi-stakeholder platforms and supporting change processes.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in the above areas focused on policy analysis, stakeholder engagement and project management.
  • Experience working in Tanzania and different countries in the SADC region.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills and very good organisational and task management skills demonstrated teamwork skills and the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability in project management, including workplan development, tracking, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English.
  • Experience collaborating and or working with government institutions and agencies preferred.


The position entiles attractive  renumeration in line with GWPSAF standard staff conditions of service


Applications are strictly through the BambooHR platform. The deadline for applications is 5 November 2021

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