Programme Coordinator at SMZ

Job Title: Programme Coordinator

Serikali ya Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar (SMZ), is seeking to employ an experienced Program Coordinator. Check below to see the full job details.



The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar has signed an agreement with the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to work together in fighting corruption and serious organised crime through the implementation of the Building Sustainable Anti-Corruption Action in Tanzania Programme (BSAAT). BSAAT is co-financed by the European Union (EU), through the UK. To deliver this programme, a Programme Delivery Team will be created by the President’s Office- Constitution, Legal Affairs, Public Service and Good Governance (PO-CLAPSGG) to coordinate the implementation process involving multiple beneficiary institutions. The Team will be led by a Coordinator and staffed by two officers: a planning and Finance Officer and a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

The aims of the programme are aligned with the strategic objectives that are being implemented by the Zanzibar Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Authority (ZAECA) to combat corruption as well as the objectives of the Serious Organised Crime Project which the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar is implementing in collaboration with the UNDP to fight against serious organised crime. Hence, among those objectives are:

  • Fight against serious organised crimes in Zanzibar including, human and drug trafficking and money laundering.
  • Promote effective enforcement of anti­corruption measures.
  • Build the capacity of watchdogs and oversight institutions.
  • Promote effective political leadership in the fight against corruption.


The Principal Secretary (PO-CLAPSGG) invites qualified Tanzanians to fill the under-mentioned  vacant posts.


He/She shall supervise and manage a team of two staff; Planning and Finance Officer and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Report To: The Principal Secretary (PO- CLAPSGG)

Duty Station: Zanzibar

Terms and Engagement: 15 Months Contract with the possibility of extension


  1. The Coordinator is expected to lead the delivery of the BSAAT programme in cooperation with the Chair of the Steering Committee, beneficiary institutions and the donor parties (FCDO and the EU). The main focus of this role will be to drive forward delivery within the beneficiary institutions and ensure information flows smoothly to allow proper decision-making by all stakeholders.
  2. The Coordinator will be accountable for ensuring that beneficiary institutions develop coordinated and appropriate activity plans to deliver the strategic objectives of the programme. To do this he/she will consult widely with the institutions, donors and other technical experts to make sure activities are grounded in a strong theory of change.
  3. He/she will make financial recommendations regarding the allocation of funds and will approve activity-level budgets, subject to final approval by the Steering Committee and FCDO in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding. He/ she will maintain an Operational Management Manual (OMM) to guide all project operational and financial processes, signed off by the Steering Committee.
  4. The Coordinator also will provide high-quality reports to the Steering Committee and to FCDO covering the status of implementation, project finances and monitoring and evaluation. He/she will be the focal point for dialogue between the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, FCDO and any other programme donors. He/she will be responsible for the probity of all financial processes and reporting.


  • The successful applicant is expected to be a serving (or recently retired) public servant at the Director grade or above, or the equivalent.
  • This position demands a wide range of management and leadership skills and the successful applicant will be expected to have an MA/MSc or equivalent degree plus at least 8 years of experience. The candidate will demonstrate experience in the following competencies:
  • Programme and project management.
  • Financial management.
  • Leadership and motivation of staff.
  • Change management and cross-government coordination.
  • Experience working with international organisations and/or international donors is desirable and the successful applicant will have excellent command of written and spoken English as well as Kiswahili.


  1. The Programme Delivery Team will be run according to procedures described in the Operational Management Manual, guided by existing government standard operating procedures.
  2. The salary and additional allowance are negotiable. The incumbent is responsible for settling his or her personal tax affairs.


  1. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) with one recent passport-size photo, certified copies of academic certificates, transcripts, birth certificate and NIDA ID Card.
  2. Only short-listed candidates will be informed of a date for interview.

All interested Candidates are required to send their applications to this email address

For further information, please contact the Director of Planning. Policy and Research on 0777536255

Deadline for application: 11th December, 2023