Tanzania Workshop Cooordinator 
United States Institute of Peace  8 reviews - Washington, DC 20036

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Statement of Work – Tanzania Workshop Coordinator


In the context of USIP’s Africa Program, the contractor is responsible for coordinating the preparations for a series of workshops and key informant discussions and drafting a detailed report on the outcomes. The aim of these activities is to understand the existing relationships among communities and justice and security actors, and identify entry points to strengthen community policing as a means of preventing violent extremism. USIP will draw on both its justice and security dialogue (JSD) approach and research on tools to assess entry points for P/CVE programming to inform the workshop design and any complementary key informant discussions. 

The contractor will work closely with the DC-based team to coordinate all preparations in June 2017, travel to Tanzania to participate in the preparatory meeting with national partners, support six workshops in three locations across the country and any key informant discussions in July 2017. The coordinator will draft the report in August 2017. 

This contractor reports to the Africa Program Director, who is responsible for overall strategic direction of the Africa Program. The position will also work in collaboration with USIP colleagues at HQ and USIP’s partners in Tanzania. 


  • Working closely with the Africa Program Director and USIP experts on rule of law and countering violent extremism, coordinate the development of an agenda, all materials and presentations, roles and responsibilities and preparations for the baseline workshops
  • Develop the agenda, materials and all preparations for the preparatory meeting for USIP’s partners, regional and national facilitators (to be held in Tanzania);
  • Working closely with USIP’s Planning, Learning and Evaluation team, develop tools to capture data during the workshops and through key informant interviews;
  • Develop the framework for a report on the workshops and any key informant discussions prior to travel to Tanzania;
  • Coordinate all logistics and administrative preparations including travel, contracts for partners and security briefings;
  • Travel to Tanzania from June 30, 2017 through August 1, 2017 and provide overall leadership and coordination for the workshops, working in close coordination with USIP staff and partners;
  • Coordinate meetings with the project team and the U.S. Embassy, USAID mission, relevant government partners and USG implementing partners in close coordination with the Africa Program Director;
  • Draft comprehensive report on the outcomes of the baseline workshops and key informant interviews that identifies current relationships between communities, justice and security actors, sources of resilience and risk factors for violent extremism and entry points and possible approaches to enhance police-community relations as a way to prevent violent extremism;
  • Participate in a roundtable discussion on the report in Washington, DC.


  • BA in relevant field (international relations, conflict resolution, human rights or development) required. MA preferred.
  • Professional experience in conflict resolution, peacebuilding or similar field in East Africa; preferably 7-10 years of paid working experience on justice and security/rule of law and/or countering violent extremism.
  • A varied track record of working with government, academia and civil society in East Africa preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating with officials in government and collaborating with national partner organizations;
  • Strong interest in and experience with innovative programming;
  • Demonstrated project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Excellent analysis and writing skills.


  • Agenda for baseline workshops
  • Presentation for the workshops to frame justice, security, rule of law and P/CVE concepts
  • Agenda for preparatory meeting with partners and facilitators
  • Outline for final report
  • Tools to document the workshop discussions and any other key informant interviews
  • Short after action reports on each workshop, the preparatory workshop and any meetings with USG partners, the Tanzanian government or relevant USG implementers
  • Overall report on outcomes from the workshops and key informant discussions that maps existing relationships among communities and justice and security actors; sources of resilience to P/CVE; risk factors for P/CVE; and, recommendations for entry points and approaches to enhance police-community relations as a means to prevent violent extremism
  • Presentation on outcomes from the workshops for DC roundtable

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Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

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1. Completed employment application including titles, dates of hire and salary history. 
2. Cover letter
3. Resume

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