Monday, October 26, 2015
FOUNDATION FOR CIVIL SOCIETY
PART TIME CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITIES 
The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) is an independent Tanzanian not-for-profit organization that provides grants and other capacity building services to civil society organizations in Tanzania. The FCS was registered as a legal entity in September 2002 and started its operations as an independent organization in January 2003. Since its inception the Foundation for Civil Society has strived to enhance the effectiveness of CSOs engagement in development processes and poverty reduction initiatives. 
To cope with the growing demand for capacity building and monitoring of its grantees, FCS is inviting applications from qualified, experienced and competent Tanzanians to join a pool of FCS resource persons. The resource persons are responsible for providing technical backstopping to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across the country. They shall be involved in  part time work to undertake special assignments to selected CSOs, in a bid to build CSOs’ capacity and undertake performance monitoring pertaining to the FCS key thematic areas of policy engagement, governance & accountability, civil society capacity strengthening as well as conflict resolution & peace maintenance. The resource persons shall also be engaged in conducting due diligence exercises to the FCS grantees. 
1.CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE PERSONS  (40 PEOPLE) 
Duties and Responsibilities 
•Assist in facilitation of workshops and interventions planned for the CSOs. 
•Assist in conducting mentorship and coaching to CSOs.
•Participate in FCS learning and reflection sessions. 
•Provide technical backstopping to CSOs through support visits.
•Undertake OD development processes for CSOs.
•Carryout Organization Capacity Assessment (OCA) for CSOs. 
•Assist in documentation of success stories resulting from capacity building interventions. 
•Perform any other related duties as he /she may be assigned by FCS.
Desired skills, knowledge and qualifications 
•Master Degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent with minimum of 3 years’ experience in working with CSOs and/or Bachelor Degree with minimum of five (5) years’ experience.
•Excellent knowledge of the civil society sector and development processes in Tanzania.
•Able to work as part of a large team with varying interests and demands.
•Excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills coupled with the ability to build strong and lasting relationship with stakeholders, clients and colleagues.
•Flexibility and willingness/ability to travel..
•A self-starter who can work independently with minimal support but can also work in a team environment.
•Must be able to maintain confidentiality of the organization and its grantees.
•Excellence verbal and written Swahili and English.
•Demonstrated experience in mentoring and coaching others.  

2.MONITORING AND EVALUATION RESOURCE PERSONS ( 20 PEOPLE) 
Duties and Responsibilities 
•Assist in carrying out post training assessments for CSOs. 
•Assist in supporting grantees on reporting and monitoring and evaluation activities.
•Assist in collection, compilation and analysis of data relating to grantees work and other FCS studies.
•Perform monitoring visits to grantees for verification of reports and data clarifications.
•Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the FCS Head of M&E.  
Desired skills, knowledge and qualifications 
•Master’s degree in Social Science with at least three years’ experience working in the area of M&E. 
•Bachelor Degree with minimum of five (5) years’ experience in working with CSOs.
•Excellent knowledge and ability to record and analyze monitoring and evaluation data. 
•Ability to apply M&E tools and systems.
•Excellent knowledge on the logical framework approach and other M&E frameworks including quantitative, qualitative and participatory approaches.
•Excellent skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis.
•Ability to facilitate M&E related training.
•Strong command of statistical data analysis packages i.e SPSS or STATA is an added advantage 
•Excellent writing and data analytical skills. 
•Computer literacy.

3. DUE DILIGENCE RESOURCE PERSONS ( 20 PEOPLE)
Duties and Responsibilities
•Verify existence of the organizations applying for grants at the FCS.
•Analyze and evaluate the financial management and internal controls in place.
•Assess governance, leadership and other administration systems.
•Assess the involvement of beneficiaries in identification of the project.
•Evaluate strategy and systems for monitoring & evaluation and learning. 
Desired skills, knowledge and qualification
•Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business related field from an accredited university.
•Must be a holder of Professional accounting certification such as a CPA or ACCA.
•Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in auditing. 
•Demonstrated experience in working with civil society organizations. 
•Must be able to maintain confidentiality of the organization and its grantees.
•Ability to work under pressure and long hours when periodically required.
•Excellence verbal and written English and Kiswahili.
•Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
•Good teamwork and interpersonal skills.
•High level of integrity.
MODE OF APPLICATION
All applications should be made in writing to the address below, with the following enclosed documents:
•A typed application letter – stating why you feel you are the best candidate for the post.
•A fully typed curriculum vitae (CV).
•Copies of relevant certificates and credentials.
•Full contact details, including telephone numbers and e-mail address.
•The names and contact details of three (2) professional referees.
Closing date for all applications will be on 30th October 2015. Applications received after this date will not be considered.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  
The Executive Director
The Foundation for Civil Society 
Haidery Plaza, 5th Floor
Upanga/ Kisutu Street,
P. O. Box 7192, DAR ES SALAAM
Website: www.thefoundation-tz.org