Team Leader – Dar es Salaam – Adam Smith International

About the Programme
A proposed DFID-funded urban jobs programme aimed at reducing poverty and vulnerability in Dar es Salaam, with a specific focus on women and youth. The programme has the potential to operate in market systems including, but not limited to, construction, water and sanitation, pre-primary education, ICT, tourism and waste management.

Role Description
The Team Leader will provide overall strategic and technical direction across all programme components during business case development and the inception and implementation phases. The team leader is responsible for ensuring that the programme successfully meets – and wherever possible exceeds – targets and expectations in all three phases.
To achieve these objectives, the Team Leader will lead development of an effective programme team and build effective working relationships, based on trust, transparency and the ability to delivery, with the client and key stakeholders from the government, private sector, academia and civil society.
The Team Leader will also play the leading role in representing the programme within Tanzania and internationally, building awareness and contributing to the discussion on best practice in urban market systems development.

Key tasks
Lead on overall strategic planning and technical delivery of all programme components in each of the three programme phases (business case development, inception and implementation);
Work closely with the project team to develop the intervention portfolio;
Oversee effective implementation of programme interventions, ensuring high quality delivery and adjustment of tactics where required;
Work closely with the Monitoring and Results Management (MRM) Manager and team to ensure the MRM System is developed and implemented in compliance with the DCED Standard;
Implement a team performance management system, including staff appraisals and the implementation of career development plans;
Guide, oversee and when necessary prepare project and activity reports, presentations and other deliverables;
Ensure the project is properly structured, adequately resourced, and completed on time and within budget;
Effectively manage client and stakeholder relationships; and
Lead representation of the programme at key conferences, workshops and other events designed to raise awareness of the programme objectives.

Qualifications and experience
Minimum 15 years’ relevant professional experience;
Postgraduate qualification in business, economics, or other relevant field;
Proven track record in developing and managing large, complex private sector development programmes, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa and particularly in East Africa;
Experience successfully applying a market systems development approach in relevant contexts and sectors. Experience on an urban-focussed programme is particularly relevant;
Proven ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of project partners and stakeholders;
Experience working in Tanzania, and particularly Dar es Salaam, is desirable;
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Kiswahili is desirable; and
Teamwork, enthusiasm and flexibility.

Ready to apply?
Qualified candidates are welcome to submit a cover letter, CV and references to, indicating “Team Leader – Dar” in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive package and must be available to start work by March 2016

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