Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Job Opportunity at Palladium, Democratic Governance Manager


Job Opportunity at Palladium, Democratic Governance Manager
Democratic Governance Manager, Institutions for Inclusive Development

 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.

Project Overview and Role

 Palladium is seeking a dynamic individual to play a key management and leadership role in an exciting new programme in Tanzania. Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID), just starting its implementation phase and running until 2021, is applying new and innovative approaches to contribute to a version of Tanzanian development that benefits the largest number of people possible ? including the poor and most vulnerable in society ? through more inclusive growth and better public services. The programme is designed to address some of the fundamental governance challenges for inclusive development including underlying governance relationships, and systematic failures in policy formulation and administration.

The strategy for doing this will be to bring stakeholders together to help coordinate and act more effectively in their collective interest, supporting the emergence of coalitions around specific issues relevant to improving inclusive growth and service delivery in Tanzania. Political stakeholders are particularly important in these equations, and I4ID will work with them to strengthen democratic institutions to become more inclusive and accountable. This will include supporting elected representatives who are interested to deliver developmental improvements for their constituents.

I4ID is looking for a Democratic Governance Manager to lead the programme?s work with political institutions and stakeholders. He/she will providing technical leadership and management inputs for I4ID?s work relating to democratic institutions (political parties, parliament, elections, local and central government). The work will be integrated with the other aspects of the programme, in particular with coalition building around select issues relating to economic growth or service delivery.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious individual to work at the cutting edge of smart and effective development programming, and to be directly engaged in real and meaningful change processes in Tanzania. The position requires a multitude of competencies, and it will offer a great variety of experience and opportunities working with some leading international and national experts and practitioners, including close collaboration with the consortium partner for I4ID that leads on democratic governance technical advice - Global Governance Partners (GPG).


Lead on building and managing relationships with leaders and political stakeholders across democratic governance institutions in Tanzania, acting as an ambassador for the programme, bringing strong networks and partnerships, and a strong understanding of political institutions and processes to the programme.

Lead on managing relationships and engaging with elected representatives at sub-national and national level, and identifying opportunities to provide meaningful technical support to parliament, political parties, and on elections, fitting within the broader I4ID strategy and workplans.

Manage the democratic institutions work of the programme, leading on strategy, work plans and budgets, in close collaboration with GPG advisers, as well as monitoring and reporting against plans and results frameworks, ensuring that appropriate data and analysis is provided for wider programme progress and performance monitoring.

Provide ongoing technical and practical guidance to integrate democratic institutions into issue-based strategies and interventions, including identifying opportunities and constraints for engaging and drawing on political stakeholders and using democratic processes as part of collective action.

Managing the work of Tanzanian and international short-term advisors, and liaising with partners in this area, ensuring high quality inputs and partnerships that contribute to the achievement of overall programme goals.

Provide analysis, information and lesson-learning on democratic institutions work, supporting the integration of democratic institution-related issues into I4ID research, learning plans and outputs.


Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting political issues and understanding the political context in Tanzania, and the ability to translate analysis into practical programming activities that will work in the local context.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively, in a politically neutral and objective manner with political leaders, parliamentarians, local councillors and government, and strong existing networks with these stakeholders.

Ability to demonstrate awareness of social, political and economic developments and use this knowledge effectively.

Exceptional interpersonal and managerial skills, with a demonstrated ability to inspire and support team members and partners to develop and deliver against plans and performance frameworks and achieve results.

Strong team player able to work towards joint goals and have a clear understanding of how democratic governance elements of programme fits into the overall programme strategy and plans, and collaborate where needed with other team members and advisers, in particular to ensure that gender and social inclusion considerations are integrated into all plans and activities.

Dynamic, flexible, politically sensitive and pragmatic approach to working, including the ability to identify and take advantage of opportunities and entry points or to clearly assess and manage risks, where necessary adapting strategies and plans to changing or new circumstances.

Experience of working on democratic governance and/or political reform processes in Tanzania is desirable. Previous experience of working in a donor funded programme is advantageous but not essential.

Tanzanian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply


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