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The Tanzania National CSOs Platform for Sustainable Development was founded in April 2015 following a multi stakeholder’s workshop on the transition from MDGs to SDGs held by the United Nations Association of Tanzania in partnership with Africa Philanthropic Foundation.

One of the key outcomes of the workshop was the recommendation to establish a civil society platform to facilitate the coordination of civil society organizations in Tanzania on sustainable development issues, and offer a platform for engagement with the government, United Nations, and other development partners and stakeholders. United Nations Association of Tanzania and Africa Philanthropic Foundation co-convened the established of the platform.

The Platform is part of the National Coordination Mechanism for Sustainable Development which is established by the Ministry of Finance and Planning. Under this role the platform has coordinated CSOs reporting in the National Voluntary Reviews and contributed to the Country report as well as coordinated CSOs contribution to the Five Years Development Plan in 2020.

The platform is voluntary and open platform for civil society organizations in Tanzania to come together, self-organize and self-coordinate to ensure their meaningful participation and contribution towards the implementation, follow-up and monitoring of Sustainable Development in Tanzania. The platform is part of the Africa Civil Society Working Group (AWG) –

Members of Tanzania National CSOs Platform on Sustainable Development comprise of diverse civil society organizations from grassroots organizations to international nongovernmental organizations and representing different constituencies seeking to contribute meaningfully towards the implementation and follow-up and review of sustainable development in Tanzania.

The platform seeks to document civil society organizations’ contributions in the implementation, follow up and monitoring of Sustainable Development in Tanzania, facilitate the sharing of knowledge, experiences, best practices and innovations emerging from civil society organizations, leverage on  available resources in civil society (both financial and non-financial), and facilitate partnerships to minimize unnecessary duplications.

The platform focuses on both Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063, and seeks to contribute towards the joint implementation, follow-up and monitoring of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063, while ensuring that the marginalized groups, the furthest, and the poorest of the poor are fully engaged and play an active role in the implementation, and follow-up and review.


1. Project Coordinator –  Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform:

  • Terms: 18 months with the possibility of renewal

Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields, a Master’s Degree is an added advantage

Required Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Sustainable Development
  • Resource mobilization
  • Stakeholders’ coordination
  • Reporting
  • Effective Communication
  • Networking and partnership management
  • Strategic advocacy
  • Team working

Key Responsibilities:

  • To coordinate all activities of the Tanzania Sustainable Development Platform through
  • Form new partnerships to further the work of the TSDP/
  • Conduct capacity development to the members of the TSDP
  • Coordinate members of the TSDP to produce annual CSOs SDGs progress report
  • Fundraise for activities of the platform
  • Producing information packages and position statements on different Sustainable Development Processes at Global, Regional and National Levels
  • Report to the co-conveners and partners
  • Develop a member engagement strategy and annual workplan for the platform
  • Frequent communication with the members of the platform
  • Overseeing the production of the Platform’s newsletter highlighting members SDGs interventions
  • Collaborate with SDGs focal points with the co-conveners and partners to implement activities
  • Support SDGs related work in partners organizations and co-conveners
  • Any other responsibilities assigned

Experience: At least two years, and passion for sustainable development.


2. Assistant Project Officer – Sustainable Development Platform stakeholders’ engagement

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education: Bachelor Degree in relevant field

Required Skills:

  • Understanding of Sustainable Development
  • Stakeholders’ coordination
  • Reporting
  • Digital Communication
  • Networking
  • Strategic advocacy
  • Team work
  • Word Press website management

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of communication channels including social media and website
  • Member engagement
  • Producing and disseminating newsletters
  • Ensuring that members are informed about current sustainable development processes
  • Documenting members initiatives contributing to implementation of SDGs
  • Assisting the coordinator on matters relating to preparation of workshops/ events
  • Any other responsibilities assigned
Experience: At least two years, and passion for sustainable development.

3. Assistant Accountant:

Terms: 18 Months with a possibility of renewal

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting sustainable budgets management as per cash flow projection and in compliance with finance and procurement guidelines
  • Monitoring daily communications and answering any queries.
  • Preparing statutory accounts.
  • Maintain and manage achieving of financial documents to safe guard financial records and audit trails.
  • Ensuring payments, amounts and records are correct.
  • Working with spreadsheets, sales and purchase ledgers and journals.
  • Recording and filing cash transactions.
  • Controlling credit and chasing debt.
  • Invoice processing and filing.
  • Processing expense requests for the accountant to approve.
  • Bank reconciliation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Relevant academic qualifications in accounting, financial management, commerce, economics or related field, (A degree in Finance, Business   Administration   or   commerce)   and   professional    certification in accounting would be an added advantage
  • Significant knowledge and experience of all core financial management activities including accounts payable, cash management, budget development, Statutory requirements and standard accounts
  • Proficiency in numeracy skills and good computer skills (Excel Especially, Word)
  • Ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow- through
  • Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with proven proactive approach
  • Ability to lead and motivate others, strong self-awareness and flexibility
  • Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative;
  • Keen attention to details and excellent personal communication skills in written and verbal English


Experience: Two years of relevant professional experience in an NGO setting


Job Description:

4. Youth Program Officer Intern (Paid)

Term: 6 months with possibility to extend for 12 months

Age: Under 30 years old.

Education: University degree in a relevant field

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support implementing the youth-focused projects at national and local levels
  • To produce and disseminate monthly reports / info chats
  • To support the day-to-day management of youth programs
  • To assist in organizing events and activities
  • To assist in documenting activities and case studies from beneficiaries
  • Any other responsibility assigned by supervisor
  • Ensure that activity plans are developed/submitted in time
  • Draft activity reports to contribute to the quarterly and annual project reporting deliverables and flag challenges and other key concerns
  • Support drafting of interest stories, lessons learnt and share with senior management


Qualification and Skills Required: –

  • Evidence of understanding of and commitment to youth development as well as other vulnerable populations
  • Effective Communication
  • Some understanding of youth development context
  • Events Coordination
  • Reporting
  • Computer (Excel, word, powerpoint)
  • Facilitation

Personal skills and attributes:

  • Passionate for youth development and participation
  • Innovative and critical thinker
  • Ability to respond to context, gender and disability need in and out of the
*Female candidates are highly encouraged for these vacancies.