New Job at HakiElimu Tanzania – Program Officer, Resources Transparency and Accountability | Deadline: 24th September, 2020

HakiElimu Tanzania

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Program Officer, Resources Transparency and Accountability 
Department: Research Innovation and Policy Analysis – RIPA
Reports to: RIPA- Manager
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Supervises: Usually none, may at times supervise interns and any assigned staff
Key relationships: RIPA Program Officers

Core Purpose of the Unit
undertake research, independent analysis of basic education policies,
budgets and related issues; to monitor government actions, and to
promote broader debate and advocacy among key policy actors. Further to
conduct strategic engagements for advancing advocacy agenda of

Overall Job Title’s Responsibilities
and track key developments in education sector’s financing, resources
allocation and expenditures and advise HakiElimu accordingly. Undertake
and effectively communicate analysis of these issues. Write, communicate
and represent key HakiElimu positions effectively, and foster debate on
the same. Monitoring of government’s transparency and accountability in
the education sector by undertaking scientific researches and
professional budget and policy analysis on basic education. He/she will
also be responsible for strategic engagement and communication with
Oversight bodies and policy makers on matters that relates to
transparency and accountability on improving education financing.

Monitoring Education Financing (60%)

  • Lead
    on the overall monitoring of education budgets including resources
    allocations, transparency and accountability of public resources in
    Education Sector.
  • Carryout budget analysis of the education
    sector budget proposals, Budget Guidelines and Medium-Term Expenditure
    Framework and produce budget analysis reports and briefs that will be
    used to influence education budget planning for the forthcoming
    financial year.
  • Design and implement National Public
    Expenditure Tracking Surveys of education resource allocation,
    disbursement and of capitation and development grants utilization.
  • Analyse
    Financial and Performance Audit Reports of the education sector
    published by the Controller and Auditors General to generate financial
    management gaps in education sector and advice on actions to be taken to
    further HakiElimu interests.
  • Lead on the overall survey of
    Open Budget Index for Tanzania and develop country brief basing on the
    Open Budget Survey final results and share the brief with stakeholders
    for advocacy purposes to promote budget transparency in Tanzania.
  • Develop and manage rapid response mechanism on issues of budget, transparency and accountability.

Strategic Engagement to advance HakiElimu’s policy and budget advocacy (30%)

  • Promote broader public participation, debate and transparency in budget and policy engagement at different levels.
  • Prepare
    and lead all pre-budget planning engagements and meetings to share and
    influence planning with Regional Administration and Local Government
    Parliamentary Committee, Social Services and Community Development
    Parliamentary Committee, Shadow Ministers for Education and Regional
    Administration and Local government and the office of Controller and
    Auditor General (CAG).
  • Lead strategic engagements with the
    Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the President
    Office-Regional Administration and Local Government and other government
    related government institutions/ministries.
  • Actively
    participate in key coalitions (particularly Budget Working Group of the
    Policy Forum), upcountry coalition/partners meetings, foster learning
    and joint action, and promote HakiElimu interests in education

General Responsibilities (10%)

  • Successfully
    implement above responsibilities and assigned activities (and
    associated budgets) in work plans, consistent with HakiElimu Policies
  • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring and reporting of HakiElimu’s work
  • Implement and foster adherence to the established HakiElimu policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.
  • Participate actively in organization wide learning and other joint activities.
  • Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Participate
    in works of the HakiElimu editorial board, including advising on the
    adherence to the style guide and conducting editing as assigned by
    quality assurance.
  • Other duties as required, including occasional work on weekends for which in time off in lieu can be taken.
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Minimum Skills and Experience-Essentials

  • University
    Degree in Economics, Public Financial Management, Business
    Administration, Development Economics or related area, master’s degree
  • At least Five (5) years’ experience in working on budget analysis, Expenditure Tracking and Public Finance Management issues.
  • Deep understanding of Tanzania Budget systems, Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks at central and local government authorities.
  • Specific experience in Open Government Initiatives, Budget transparency and Social Accountability Monitoring
  • Experience in facilitating strategic engagements with executives and oversight bodies in budget and policy influencing
  • Excellent
    conceptual and analytical skills, creativity, ability to see the ‘big
    picture’, to synthesize and understand complex issues quickly.
  • Excellent
    writing and communication skills, ability to quickly summarize complex
    issues and communicate in an effective, clear and accessible manner.
  • Keen
    appreciation of quality and standards and high personal integrity; able
    to take responsibility for delivering quality results despite
    challenges and serve as role model for others.

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Personal Attributes and behaviors

  • Proactive and able to self-manage
  • Highly organized and detail conscious
  • Energetic and inspiring to young people
  • A team player
  • Able
    to communicate clearly to diverse audiences, including donors, private
    sector partners, staff, management and government officials

Code of Conduct

  • To
    uphold HakiElimu’s financial policies and procedures, staff code of
    conduct and values always during your post with the organization, acting
    as a role model in the course of your duties.
  • You will Sign these documents upon joining the organization and be accountable to meet the standards. 


Method of Application
All applications should be sent to [email protected] by 24th September 2020
read the job description carefully before completing this application
form. When complete, please return this application form [email protected] to not later than 24th September 2020.