Head of department for justice, peace and integrity of creation - Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC)


The Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) as a permanent institution is the assembly of the Bishops of Tanzania whereby according to the norm of law, certain pastoral functions are jointly exercised on behalf of Christ’s faithful in view of promoting the greater good which the Church offers to all people especially through forms and programs of her apostolate which are fittingly adapted to circumstances of our time and country.
The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Commission has its roots in the Pastoral Constitution. It is an instrument of the Catholic Church which was set up in order that both the justice and love of Christ toward the poor might be developed everywhere. 
The JPIC serves as a channel for the voices of the poor and oppressed around the country (communities) and organizations. It creates greater awareness, clearer analysis and more effective action in matters of justice, peace and integrity of creation. It values collaboration and sharing, participation and communication, and it is committed to continual learning through observing, reflecting, acting etc. and encouraging networking among religious institutes, non-governmental organizations and other entities.

Context and Purpose of the Role
Head of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is overall in charge of the department and accountable for the development of projects/programmes and plans and budget and reporting development of the same accordingly. Ensures the objectives of the programs are met in a timely manner and within budget and are being monitored and evaluated effectively.
His/her main role is to address the issues of peace, justice and the integrity of creation, raise awareness of the advocacy efforts and supply resources for ongoing education on social justice topics and Catholic Social Teaching.

A minimum Masters Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Law, Economics, Community Development, or Public Administration from a recognized University.

Experience and related attributes
  • At least 8 years of working experience 5 of which should be at managerial level.
  • Knowledge and good experience of lobbying, advocacy, strategic risk management, mitigation and escalation.
  • People management and leadership skills.
  •  Ability to constantly build capacity and potential of the team and collaborate with other dioceses’ peace and justice teams.
  • Being innovative and strategic.
  • Excellent communication skills (English & Kiswahili).

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads  and provides  management and development of Justice and Peace National Programmes in line with the TEC Secretariat strategy;
  • Develops effective working relationships with the Dioceses’ Justice and Peace departments;
  • Sets the leadership and team framework amongst all liable teams;
  • Holds strategic oversight for all programmes and interventions in the country through the Department in the Secretariat;
  • Represents the Secretariat internally and externally in relevant fora as delegated by the Secretary General with the aim of linking the Secretariat and the dioceses;
  • Undertakes strategic risk management at the national level, facilitating national and organizational mitigating actions while overseeing country Justice and Peace Teams in the country level risk management;
  • Analyzes  issues and challenges, and disseminates  information to its members and the larger public; 
  • Provides  resources and opportunities for initial and ongoing formation;
  • Provides technical and management oversight to the Justice and Peace Commission with the aim of realizing TEC Secretariat mission, goals and objectives;
  • Oversees implementation of specific country actions as per the department projects;
  • In consultation with the Director of Human Dignity and Secretary General, ensures consistency of the overall budget and the funded project budget tracking, monitoring, and revisions;
  • Promotes  dialogue and solidarity among religious congregations and others throughout the country in support of valid JPIC ;
  • Accountable for establishing, maintaining and strengthening relationships with donors and ensuring well managed and quality donor funded projects/programmes.
Eligible candidates who are strong and committed Catholics and are well versed in the social doctrine of the Church may apply for the above mentioned vacancy so as to reach us on or before closure of business day of 4th November 2016. Candidates are required to submit cover letter, copies of certificates and recent Curriculum Vitae. They should provide short answers to the following questions in their cover letters;
(i)                 Why are you interested in this job?
(ii)               Why would you consider yourself suitable for this job?
(iii)             What do you know about TEC?
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Eligible candidates may apply to:
Secretary General
Tanzania Episcopal Conference
P.O.Box 2133