REPOA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), registered
under the laws of Tanzania with the key functions of undertaking and
facilitating research, conducting and coordinating training, as well as
the promotion of dialogue and policy development for pro-poor growth and
In response to the growing need for a better understanding of the nexus
between growth, jobs and poverty reduction from several stakeholders in
Tanzania, the Ministry of Labour and Employment and ILO are jointly
supporting the establishment of the National Centre for Employment
Studies (NCES) at REPOA.
REPOA invites applications from qualified candidates for the following
position for the National Centre for Employment Studies (NCES):
Senior Programme Coordinator
NCES is expected to facilitate the creation of scientific knowledge on
employment and labour issues and bring them to the attention of policy
makers and relevant stakeholders. It is also expected to facilitate
knowledge sharing and support the national development agenda by
enhancing decent work strategies in poverty reduction and achievement of
the MDGs. The Programme Coordinator will ensure NCES achieves this by
carrying out the following tasks:
Duties and Responsibilities
i. Facilitation of establishment of the Steering Committee
and the Advisory Group.
ii. Developing a research programme and strategy of
implementation for discussion and approval by the Advisory Group and
Steering Committee, respectively.
iii. Coordinating implementation of the research programme to
ensure production of high quality analytical work including at least one
flagship publication on labour and employment, drawing on the latest
academic literature and empirical work both nationally as well as from
iv. Organising seminars and other dialogue mechanisms to
stimulate national policy dialogue on employment.
v. Coordinating development of position papers and
recommendations to inform decision- making processes on issues related
to employment at all levels of government.
vi. Establishing a databank on labour and employment in the
country and to set up a roster of employment experts who could be
engaged to conduct relevant research.
vii. Facilitate training and other initiatives to strengthen
national capacities in the analysis of labour and employment issues,
monitoring and analysis of available data on labour employment.
viii. Organising the Annual National Employment Forum.
ix. Develop networking with international centers on
employment studies to facilitate learning and collaboration.
x. Prepare operational reports of the Centre as may be
required from time to time.
Qualifications and Mode of Engagement
- Applicants must be holders of at least a Master's Degree in
Social Sciences from a recognised and reputable higher learning
institution, and must demonstrate a working knowledge and research
experience on labour and employment issues. A PhD will be an added
- The Programme Coordinator will initially be engaged on a
one-year contract with the possibility of renewal upon satisfactory
Mode of Application:
Qualified applicants are welcome to apply, and should send their typed
application letter and detailed CV including three referees to the
address below by Monday, July 16th 2012.
Only applicants who meet requirements will be considered for an
interview. Those who do not hear from us should consider themselves
REPOA is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Director, Research on Poverty Alleviation using the
Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)
P.O. Box 33223, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania * 157 Mgombani Street, Regent
Tel: +255 (0) (22) 2700083 / 0784 555 655 * Fax: 255 (0) (22) 2775738