12 Job Opportunities : Partnership Support Coordinator at Colleges and Institutes Canada, Tanzania

Supervisor: Senior Technical Advisor, Gender in collaboration with Senior Technical Advisor, Program Manager


ESP 01: Monduli or Kilwa
ESP 02: Tarime or Singida
ESP 03: Nzega or Biharamulo
ESP 04: Muheza or Kasulu
ESP 05: Kondoa or Morogoro
ESP 06: Mpanda or Njombe
Start Date: September 1, 2022

Partnership Number Partner FDCs District
ESP-01 Mto wa Mbu Monduli
Kilwa Masoko Kilwa
ESP-02 Tarime Tarime
Singida Singida
ESP-03 Mwanhala Nzega
Rubondo Biharamulo
ESP-04 Kiwanda Muheza
Kasulu Kasulu
ESP-05 Munguri Kondoa
Bigwa Morogoro
ESP-06 Msaginya Mpanda
Njombe Njombe


Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is implementing the Empowerment through Skills Program (ESP) in Tanzania in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) through the Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET).

ESP is a 7-year (2021-2028) program funded by the Government of Canada which will support the development and delivery of skills training programs that benefit women and adolescent girls working in the informal and formal economies throughout the country. By providing community-based and institution-based training programs at Folk Development Colleges (FDCs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) across 12 communities, and by strengthening the financial, counselling, and family support systems women and adolescent girls need to be successful in key growth sectors, it will lead to social and economic empowerment.

Job Summary

Many of ESP’s activities will be delivered through six key institutional partnerships between Canadian colleges/institutions and 12 FDCs and partner CBOs in various regions across Tanzania.

In addition to the ESP team in Ottawa and Dar es Salaam, each of the twelve institutional partnerships will be facilitated by a full-time local Partnership Support Coordinator (PSC) located in the same region and district as the partner FDC and CBO.

The Partnership Support Coordinator must live within reasonable commuting distance of the assigned FDC and to work daily at the designated FDC. The activity levels of the partnerships can vary considerably, and flexibility and adaptability are essential requirements. In addition, the position is expected to involve some travel to Dar es Salaam and to other ESP events held throughout Tanzania.


Act as a liaison person between ESP staff in Dar es Salaam, the FDC Principals and FDC staff and students in the designated partner FDC, partner CBO, Canadian colleges in the designated partnership, ESP consultants, and members of the community;
Assist ESP staff and partnership members with arranging and scheduling meetings with members of the community, families of students, students, community associations, elders, local government, and other identified stakeholders;
Assist ESP staff and partnership members with the translation and interpretation of conversations and workshop / training documents between English and Kiswahili;
Organize logistics for partnership activities and events;
Support the ESP Office with locally based activities; manage some project activities in the designated partnership;
Assist the ESP communications team with gathering stories for reports and media purposes;
Assist the ESP team and partnerships with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities (pending successful completion of gender sensitive MEL training), such as:
Conducting surveys, interviews, and collecting data with relevant partnership stakeholders in a given region;
Contribute to the ongoing implementation and tracking of ESP’s monitoring, evaluation and learning activities;
Work closely with ESP implementing partners to complete monitoring, evaluation and learning data collection for use by these partners to sustain monitoring, evaluation and learning beyond the project timeline;
Assist with the management, disbursement, and tracking of project funds (e.g., trainee /young women, teen mothers and adolescent girls supports, support for graduates, etc.),
Maintain records of partnership activities and confidentiality of personal data (e.g., student registration and attendance);
Provide regular written and verbal updates to the Senior Technical Advisors on key issues raised by partners;
Provide regular written and verbal updates as requested by the Senior Technical Advisors or delegated program staff;
Participate in ESP consultations, meetings, and events as requested;
Prepare reports and documents as requested by the Senior Technical Advisors; and
Perform any other related tasks as assigned.
Reporting: The Partnership Support Coordinator will report to and be supervised by the Senior Technical Advisor, Gender.


Qualifications and Competencies

Fluency in English and Kiswahili; excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
Tanzanian citizen or legally permitted to work in Tanzania. Note: CICan will not provide a work permit or sponsor individuals.

A related diploma or degree (e.g., gender studies, community development, social sciences, communications and media, project management, measurement & evaluation).

Experience working in a donor-funded program environment or with a NGO in data collection and analysis, communications media, advocacy, community awareness initiatives, and/or report-writing.
Proven experience working with local communities with excellent mobilization skills leading to specific interventions or actions.

Proven ability to work collaboratively, participatively and inclusively with a wide range of stakeholders in the community, government, and education.

Demonstrated punctuality, attention to detail, professionalism, patience, good humor, and an overall outgoing and positive attitude.

Excellent interpersonal skills, exhibiting grace under pressure.
Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities concurrently.
Proven ability to build lasting partnerships, mobilize resources and establish strong networks within communities.
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.

Professional maturity, sensitivity with diverse cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the CICan’s values.
Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently under pressure and tight deadlines.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team.

A high level of proficiency with using the Internet, MS Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook) and communication platforms such as WhatsApp, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Facebook (or similar applications).
Posting Notice

All interested applicants are asked to submit their application with a cover letter by July 4th to the following email address: [email protected] with Partnership Support Coordinator, [PARTNERSHIP NUMBER, e.g., ESP 01, ESP 02, etc.] as the email subject.

Applicants must also indicate where they currently reside in their application. Applicants that do not indicate what partnership they are applying to will not be considered.

The application should include: a Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of relevant educational certificates and professional license/s; and name, physical addresses, and contact details of three reference who can comment on personal conduct and previous work done.

Due to the integral gender sensitive nature of the project, applicants must be female.
Preference will also be given to applicants with previous experience in the specific community, district, or region.

The starting gross monthly salary for the position is TZS 1,000,000.00 and a generous benefits package (i.e., comprehensive medical insurance, travel allowance; annual leave, sick leave, etc.).

Dr.Galus Tarimo
Dr. Galus is a Medical Doctor who is licensed, registered, and allowed to practice medicine as a General Practitioner by the Medical Council of Tanganyika(in Tanzania). A master’s degree student enrolled at Westcliff University-California pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Administration, a technology enthusiast offering an evidence-based approach to medical treatment with more than 1 year of experience in practicing medicine and participating in public health projects fighting against global major diseases such as HIV/AIDS, MALARIA, TB, COVID-19, maternal and child health through research, social education, and community health programs. Dr. Galus has more than 4 years of experience in Blogging, Copywriting, and Search Engine Optimization (Google SEO) based on healthcare-related articles, financial market analysis, and educational content