Director of Empowerment and Accountability (DEA) Legal and Human Rights Centre(LHRC) Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
15th April 2024

Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) is a Tanzanian human rights advocacy organization founded in 1995 as a non-governmental, voluntary, nonpartisan, and not-for-profit sharing organization to empower and enlighten Tanzanians about their legal and human rights. LHRC has four offices, namely: the head office located in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam; a model legal aid office situated in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam; and two sub-offices, one located in Arusha and the other in Dodoma Regions. 

Title: Director of Empowerment and Accountability (DEA) 

Contract Type: Short-term. 

Contract Duration: Seven (7) months. 

Duty station: Dar es Salaam 

Expected start date: June 1, 2024 

Position overview. 

The Director of Empowerment and Accountability will provide strategic managerial, technical leadership, and management oversight for the programs. He or she will oversee all aspects of project implementation, including program quality, personnel, and financial management. 

S/he will be responsible for empowerment and accountability efforts to increase public awareness through knowledge and awareness and for people to have greater control over their human rights and seek LHRC’s to strengthen accountability relationships among stakeholders. 

He or she will also oversee empowerment programs that support people in exercising their free and informed choice over human rights and influence how their protections are governed. S/he will support the emergence of strong accountability relationships between duty bearers (with responsibility for ensuring human rights) and individuals and groups who have a right to access justice through legal knowledge, advice, support, or litigation. 

He or she will be responsible for the timely and adequate implementation of project activities, deliverables, execution, monitoring, and reporting of the program. 


The key responsibilities of this position are: 

  • Initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization. 
  • Plan the programs from start to completion, involving deadlines, milestones, and processes. 
  • Develop and/or approve the directorate budget and operations. 
  • Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvement. 
  • Supervise all program and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems. 
  • Discover ways to enhance the efficiency and productivity of procedures and people. 
  • Apply change, risk, and resource management principles when needed. 
  • Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies. 
  • Developing strategic plans for the LHRC’s grassroots programs in alignment with its mission and objectives. 
  • Overseeing the implementation and execution of programs, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget. 
  • Providing leadership and direction to program officers fosters a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence. 
  • Monitoring program performance and outcomes and implementing corrective actions as necessary to achieve desired results. 
  • Establishing and maintaining effective communication channels with internal and external stakeholders, including partners, donors, and beneficiaries.
  • Managing program budgets, allocating resources efficiently, and ensuring compliance with funding requirements and regulations. 
  • Identifying opportunities for program expansion, diversification, or improvement and developing proposals or recommendations accordingly. 
  • Keeping abreast of human rights trends, best practices, and emerging issues relevant to the organization's programs 
  • Identifying opportunities for program expansion, diversification, or improvement and developing proposals or recommendations accordingly. 
  • Keeping abreast of human rights trends, best practices, and emerging issues relevant to the organization's programs. 

Technical expertise, skills, and knowledge Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 
  • A master’s degree in business administration, project management, leadership, governance, or any other related field. 
  • Project management certification or any other related competencies. 
  • 10 years of working experience in human rights or any related grass-roots projects. 
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to plan, prioritize, and solve problems independently. 
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resilience are key to working in a constantly evolving environment. 
  • Ability to build and foster effective and positive working relationships with colleagues and internal clients. 
  • Outstanding capabilities in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience in Workday and applicant tracking systems is a plus. 
  • Ability and commitment to the highest ethical standards, including maintaining confidentiality.

How to apply 

Please apply online through the LHRC Careers page, submitting a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document and saving your full name before uploading. 

No telephone inquiries. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Closing date: Monday, April 15, 2024, midnight 

 LHRC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection or employment practices. 

People with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply. 


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