Opportunities

Opportunities

24.11.2021 Intern: Operations

UONGOZI Institute was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to inspire and equip Tanzanian and African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions. This is done through the provision of high-quality executive education, facilitation of policy dialogues, action-oriented research and technical assistance for public and private institutions.

The Institute currently invites applications from recent graduates for an internship in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Unit, as part of its internship scheme. The M&E Unit helps the Institute track, analyse and report its performance; as well as achieve a performance culture.

 Why join UONGOZI Institute?

This role exposes fresh graduates to Government planning & budgeting systems and also, tools for measuring performance and impact.

The successful candidate will support the coordination of the Unit activities, reporting directly to the M&E Officer. Particularly, they will:

  • Assist to develop and implement the Institute’s result-based management framework and systems.
  • Assist to carry out impact evaluation.
  • Support the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports.
  • Assist to coordinate annual planning process.
  • Assist to collect data from the Institute’s events for M&E purposes.
  • Support to prepare responses to various queries concerning organisational performance.

Duration and Work Schedule

The selected Intern will be provided with a three-month contract with the possibility of extension under certain conditions. Some assignments will involve travelling.

Who are we looking for?

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Political Science or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili.
  • Proficiency in MS word, Excel and internet search tools.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Volunteer experience is preferred, although not required.

How to Apply

Join our team by submitting an application via recruitment@uongozi.or.tz, with a subject line “Operations Intern” by December 10, 2021 at 05:00 PM (EAT). The application should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact details of three referees.


UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promote a diverse workforce. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

01.06.2021 Expired: RPS/6/21

Research and Policy Specialist

UONGOZI Institute was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to inspire and equip Tanzanian and African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions. This is done through the provision of high-quality executive education programmes, facilitation of policy dialogues, action-oriented research and technical assistance for public institutions.

The Institute is currently seeking to fill the position of Research and Policy Specialist (RPS). Reporting to the CEO, the RPS will be responsible for the management of the department of Research and Policy. The RPS will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of programmes with the department in line with the objectives established in the Institute’s strategic plan. They will also be actively engaged in building and strengthening partnerships, as well as resource mobilisation. The RPS will lead a team of professionals and is a member of the Institute’s senior management team.

Duties and responsibilities

Manage Research and Policy department

  • Oversee the development of the operational plans for the department as a part of the Institute’s planning.
  • Take strategic role in the design, management and delivery of research projects by conducting qualitative and quantitative research to the highest standards and develop appropriate policy ideas for the Institute’s clientele.
  • Develop new projects and policy ideas as part of the Institute’s s future research programmes.
  • Lead the process of conceptualisation and implementation of the various activities of the department (policy forums/dialogues, action research, technical assistance, information sharing).
  • Ensure timely quality reporting of the department’s activities in line with the Institute’s reporting processes.
  • Develop and monitor budget for the department.

Provide advisory and technical support on the strategic direction of the Institute

  • Contribute to the management and strategic direction of the Institute as a key member of the management team.
  • Ensure that the department’s activities are in line with and support the implementation of all other areas of work of the institute.
  • Provide guidance and support the CEO in his interactions with key stakeholders of the Institute.

Coordinate the department’s activities whilst ensuring quality and relevance 

  • Prepare concept notes for research studies and policy dialogues.
  • Conduct studies and oversee the implementation of research activities, including conceptualisation, outsourcing and quality assurance.
  • Identify existing and emerging global issues that impact on national and regional development to select topics/themes for policy dialogues, as well as advisory services for the Government.
  • Identify potential candidates (eminent leaders, renowned experts) for the Institute’s televised programmes, Meet the Leader and In Focus, and advise on efficient and innovative approaches to conduct the programmes.
  • Prepare presentations and speeches for various stakeholders, including specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Networking with the Institute’s stakeholders and resource mobilisation activities

  • Nurture and build relationships with public sector institutions to identify current government priorities to strategic entry points for the Institute.
  • Nurture and establish relationships with development partners and other relevant actors to achieve collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development, implementation, and resource mobilisation.
  • Support the development and implementation of the Institute’s resource mobilisation strategy.
  • Provide input to advocacy and public communication strategies.

Manage personnel under supervision

  • Actively pursue opportunities for the department members to continue to learn best practices in research, policies, and other learning and development opportunities for professional development.
  • Create an enabling work environment and promote team work.
  • Supervise, coach and guide personnel.
  • Ensure a common vision aligned with the Institute’s strategic plan is shared among the team.

Required competencies

Core competencies

  • Leadership – ability to persuade others to follow.
  • People management – ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
  • Team management – ability to create common vision and well-functioning teams.
  • Communication – ability to listen, persuade and transform.
  • Delivery – ability to get things done whilst exercising good judgement.

Functional competencies

  • Knowledge of local Government structures and good understanding of political economy.
  • Research management – capacity to identify, manage studies and research. Capacity to substantially contribute to undertaking research.
  • Contract management – ability to manage and oversee outsourced research and other assignments.
  • Advisory skills – ability to facilitate advisory services to the high-level bodies of public sectors.
  • Operational management – ability to develop plans, budgets and concept notes and deliver on them.
  • Networking and stakeholders management – ability to manage multiple stakeholders in the highest levels (including leaders from public sector, development partners and private sector) and balance often contradictory expectations, building and maintaining relationships.
  • Collaboration and partnerships – ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships.
  • Analytical Skills – ability to understand complex situations, and come up with ideas for programme development and improvement.
  • Writing skills – capacity to tailor and deliver messages in writing in a concise manner.
  • Results-based management – ability to link implementation of plans to achieving results.
  • Communication – ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Team building – ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or relevant field. PhD in social sciences or relevant field is an asset.
  • Ten years of relevant experience with eight years in senior management role(s) related to research and policy.
  • Solid research skills with proven experience in writing, coordinating studies, reports articles and research management
  • Experience in linking research/studies, policy and programming.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.
  • Proven track record of partnership building and resource mobilisation.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their application, comprising of:

  • Brief statement on the related or similar work as above.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae with contact details for three referees.
  • Copy of your latest write-up.
  • Copies of certificates.

Above to be submitted to the following address:

Chief Executive Officer

UONGOZI Institute

Plot no. 100, Magogoni street, Kivukoni

P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Phone: +255 (0) 22 211 0374

OR through Email recruitment@uongozi.or.tz, with a subject line “RESEARCH & POLICY SPECIALIST”.


Deadline for Receiving Applications: July 8, 2021.

UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promote a diverse workforce. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

01.06.2021 Expired: CDS/6/21

Capacity Development Specialist

UONGOZI Institute was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to inspire and equip Tanzanian and African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions. This is done through the provision of high-quality executive education programmes, facilitation of policy dialogues, action-oriented research and technical assistance for public institutions.

The Institute is currently seeking to fill the position of Capacity Development Specialist (CDS). Reporting to the CEO, the CDS will be responsible for the management of the department of Executive Education. The CDS will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of our executive education programmes in line with the objectives established in the Institute’s strategic plan. They will also be actively engaged in building and strengthening partnerships, as well as resource mobilisation. The CDS will lead a team of professionals and is a member of the Institute’s senior management team.

Duties and responsibilities

Manage Executive Education department

  • Review and develop leadership development approach and methodologies to ensure high-quality programmes.
  • Represent the Institute in the inter-ministerial, clients’ meetings.
  • Ensure timely, quality reporting of the department’s activities in line with the Institute’s reporting processes.
  • Develop and monitor budget for the department

Provide advisory and technical support on the strategic direction of the Institute

  • Contribute to the management and strategic direction of the Institute as a key member of the senior management team.
  • Ensure that the department’s activities are in line with and support the implementation of all other areas of work of the Institute.
  • Provide guidance and support the CEO in his interactions with key stakeholders of the Institute.

Coordinate the department’s activities whilst ensuring quality and relevance

  • Facilitate executive education programmes offered by the Institute.
  • Lead the coordination of training programmes, including Training-Needs Assessments, identification of instructors/facilitators and quality control of the programmes.
  • Prepare training reports and concept notes for further studies and programmes improvement.
  • Prepare presentations and speeches for various stakeholders, including specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Benchmark the training programmes offered by the Institute against those offered by similar institutions globally to examine quality and relevance.
  • Apply recommendations and data from clients/stakeholders in refining training materials on an annual basis.

Networking with the Institute’s stakeholders and resource mobilisation activities

  • Nurture and build relationships with public sector institutions to identify current government priorities to strategic entry points for the Institute.
  • Nurture and establish relationships with development partners and other relevant actors to achieve collaboration, cooperation and alliances on training programme development, implementation, and resource mobilisation.
  • Support the development and implementation of the Institute’s resource mobilisation strategy.
  • Provide input to advocacy and public communication strategies.

Manage personnel under supervision 

  • Actively pursue opportunities for the department members to continue to learn best practices in providing leadership programmes through research, professional development and other learning and development opportunities.
  • Supervise, coach and guide personnel.
  • Ensure a common vision aligned with the Institute’s strategic plan is shared among the team.
  • Create an enabling work environment and promote team work.

 Required competencies

Core competencies 

  • Leadership – ability to persuade others to follow.
  • People management – ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
  • Team management – ability to create common vision and well-functioning teams.

Functional competencies

  • Programme management – ability to formulate, implement and monitor leadership training programmes.
  • Operational management – ability to develop plans, budgets and concept notes and deliver on them.
  • Contract management – ability to manage and oversee outsourced trainers and facilitators.
  • Stakeholders management – ability to manage multiple stakeholders and balance often contradictory expectations, building and maintaining relationships.
  • Collaboration and partnerships – ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships.
  • Analytical skills – ability to understand complex situations, good understanding of executive leadership programmes
  • Results-based management – ability to link implementation of plans to achieving results.
  • Networking skills – ability to network with public sector leaders in the highest levels, development partners and private sector representatives.
  • Writing skills – capacity to tailor and deliver messages in writing in a concise manner.
  • Communication – ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Advisory skills – ability to facilitate advisory services.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in social sciences or relevant field. PhD in social sciences or relevant field is an asset.
  • Ten years of relevant experience with eight years in senior management role(s) related to executive education.
  • Proven record of coordinating, facilitating and supervising executive education programmes.
  • Solid communication skills and excellent networking skills.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.
  • Proven track record of partnership building and resource mobilisation.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their application, comprising of:

  • Brief statement on the related or similar work as above.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae with contact details for three referees.
  • Copies of certificates.

Above to be submitted to the following address:

Chief Executive Officer

UONGOZI Institute

Plot no. 100, Magogoni street, Kivukoni

P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Phone: +255 (0) 22 211 0374

OR through Email recruitment@uongozi.or.tz, with a subject line “CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST”.


Deadline for Receiving Applications: July 8, 2020.

UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed promote a diverse workforce. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

08.09.2021 Expired: CUI/9/21

Intern: Communications

UONGOZI Institute was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to inspire and equip Tanzanian and African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions. This is done through the provision of high-quality executive education, facilitation of policy dialogues, action-oriented research and technical assistance for public and private institutions.

The Institute’s Communications Unit (CU) supports the development and implementation of the Institute’s Communication Strategy in aid of realising the Institute’s strategic plan. The CU, therefore, plays a supporting function to the key departments of the Institution, namely the CEO’s Office, Research and Policy Department, and Executive Education Department, in achieving this goal.

Why join UONGOZI Institute?

The successful candidate will support the coordination of media and communication activities, reporting directly to the Communications Officer.

This role exposes fresh graduates to online and offline communication tools, content development and presentation, high-level events coordination and public relations. The Communications Intern will:

  • Assist to manage the Institute’s website, blog and social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube). This involves supporting content development and the updating/sharing of information to enhance the Institute’s visibility and promote knowledge sharing.
  • Update the mailing list and maintain the internal communication tool
  • Assist to draft press releases, media briefs and other related materials for external stakeholders.
  • Assist to proofread, fact-check and edit communication materials.
  • Support the coordination of high-level national and regional events (meetings, forums and workshops).
  • Capture newsworthy photos at events and functions.
  • Support the compilation of stories for the Institute’s newsletters.

Duration and Work Schedule

The selected Intern will be provided with a three-month contract with the possibility of extension under certain conditions. Some assignments will involve travelling.

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili.
  • Ability to operate a semi-professional camera.
  • Digitally savvy – online/social/mobile.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in MS-Word, Excel and internet search tools.
  • Volunteer experience is preferred, although not required.

How to Apply

Join our Communications Unit by submitting an application via recruitment@uongozi.or.tz, with a subject line “Communications Intern” by September 18, 2021, at 05:00 PM (EAT). The application should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact details of three referees.


UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promote a diverse workforce. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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08.09.2021 Expired: ICTUI/9/21

Intern: Information and Communications Technology

UONGOZI Institute was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to inspire and equip Tanzanian and African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions. This is done through the provision of high-quality executive education, facilitation of policy dialogues, action-oriented research and technical assistance for public and private institutions.

Under the overall guidance of the Management Information Systems Officer, the ICT Intern will provide daily technical support to end-users on information management tools and technology infrastructure.

Why join UONGOZI Institute?

The successful candidate will support in providing effective ICT solutions as well as maintenance of hardware, software and other ICT systems. The ICT Intern will:

  • Respond to users’ requests for service, troubleshooting and assist to develop solutions.
  • Assist to update antivirus software and repair computers infected with spyware, adware and/or viruses.
  • Support PC hardware components, desktop operating system software, and application software.
  • Assist to monitor backup systems and procedures for data security.
  • Assist to maintain inventory records and documentation for ICT equipment.
  • Assist users to determine appropriate software solutions to meet needs.
  • Provide backup technical support for network, including router, firewall, and wireless access point.

Duration and Work Schedule

The selected Intern will be provided with a three-month contract with the possibility of extension under certain conditions. Some assignments will involve travelling.

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or any other ICT-related field.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of software development. Knowledge of Web-based 2.0 and above is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili.
  • Volunteering experience is preferred, although not required.

How to Apply

Join our ICT Unit by submitting an application via recruitment@uongozi.or.tz, with a subject line ” ICT Intern ” by September 18, 2021, at 05:00 PM (EAT). The application should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact details of three referees.


UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promote a diverse workforce. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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09.09.2021 Expired: FADI/9/21

Intern: Finance and Administration

UONGOZI Institute was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to inspire and equip Tanzanian and African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions. This is done through the provision of high-quality executive education, facilitation of policy dialogues, action-oriented research and technical assistance for public and private institutions.

The Finance and Administration Department plays a vital role in ensuring the Institute’s planned activities are run and implemented smoothly within the allocated budget. It administers the Institute’s cash flows and budgets, prepares and submits periodic financial reports, oversees fixed assets and ensures statutory compliances are in order whilst providing guidance and insights to create value.

Why join UONGOZI Institute?

The successful candidate will support the Finance and Administration Team with the day-to-day operations of the department, reporting directly to the Finance Officer.

This role exposes fresh graduates to efficient and accurate accounting functions. The Finance and Administration Intern will:

  • Prepare payment vouchers and cheques.
  • Update the cashbooks.
  • Prepare bank and petty cash reconciliations.
  • File finance documents to ensure accurate record keeping, including receipts, vouchers etc.
  • Revise and verify staff imprest retirements.
  • Assist to prepare financial reports.

Duration and Work Schedule

The selected candidate will be provided with a three-month contract with the possibility of extension under certain conditions. Some assignments will involve travelling.

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili.
  • Volunteer experience is preferred, although not required.

How to Apply

Join our Finance and Administration Department by submitting an application via recruitment@uongozi.or.tz, with a subject line “Finance Intern” by September 19, 2021, at 05:00 PM (EAT). The application should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact details of three referees.


UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promote a diverse workforce. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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09.09.2021 Expired: PMUI/9/21

Intern: Procurement

UONGOZI Institute was established in 2010 by the Government of Tanzania to inspire and equip Tanzanian and African leaders to deliver inclusive and sustainable solutions. This is done through the provision of high-quality executive education, facilitation of policy dialogues, action-oriented research and technical assistance for public and private institutions.

The Procurement Management Unit (PMU) is an integral part of the Institute’s operations. It is responsible for procuring items/resources to support the running of activities whilst ensuring integrity, fairness, openness and adherence to procurement policies and procedures.

Why join UONGOZI Institute? 

The successful candidate will support the day-to-day operations of the Unit, reporting directly to the Procurement and Supplies Officer.

This role exposes fresh graduates to public procurement procedures and practices. The Procurement Intern will:

  • Assist to prepare bidding documents.
  • Assist to coordinate tender opening meetings and tender board meetings.
  • Compile physical procurement records.
  • Update stores ledger in the procurement system.
  • Assist to prepare Local Purchase Orders (LPOs).
  • Record supplier contracts in the internal contracts register.
  • Update records for store transactions.
  • Manage records of receiving and issuing goods.
  • Support stocktaking, reconciliation and auditing assignments.
  • Post payment vouchers to invoice ledger.

Duration and work schedule

The selected Intern will be provided with a three-month contract with the possibility of extension if necessary. Some assignments will require travelling.

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supplies or any other similar field.
  • Registered with Procurement and Supplies Professionals and Technicians Board (PSPTB).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both in English and Swahili.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in MS-Word, Excel and internet search tools.
  • Volunteer experience is preferred, although not required.

How to apply

Join our Procurement Management Unit by submitting an application via recruitment@uongozi.or.tz, with a subject line “Procurement Intern” by September 19, 2021, at 05:00 PM (EAT). The application should include a motivation letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with contact details of three referees.


UONGOZI Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to promote a diverse workforce. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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