Who we are

Tanzania Mentors Association (TMA) started as a consortium of experienced mentors who were employed by USAID funded WAJIBIKA project 2010 – 2013. On 19­th July 2019, TMA was changed to Tanzania Mentors Action to comply with the amendment of NGO Act of 2020 and registered under the Ministry of Health Community Development, Gender Elderly and Children (MOHCDGEC)-registration number 00NGO/R2/000156.

A 3-year WAJIBIKA USAID funded project sparked the history of TMA. The project engaged 18 experienced mentors to support the Government of Tanzania in strengthening programmatic and fiscal accountability in both Central and Local Government Authorities (LGAs).  The project provided training and mentorship that helped 38 LGAs to implement community-driven health services planning and improve budgeting, procurement and internal audit practices.

As a result, there was improved accountability translated into better use of resources, reduced waste, and more efficient systems to deliver services. For example, the project helped health facility develop plans to establish reliable supplies of electricity and clean water. For Fiscal year 2011-2012, 85 percent of WAJIBIKA-assisted councils achieved clean financial audits doubling the previous year records. Improved audit results enabled councils to receive more capital development funding for health care and other programs. The recorded achievements created high demand for mentoring services even after the end of the project. TMA was thus officially established as Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) on 21st May 2013 by the Mentors. TMA’s head office is in Dodoma, with a sub-office in Dar es Salaam and has networks in all LGAs in all regions of Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

Over the years TMA has witnessed quick growth in terms of increasing number of staff members (currently over 60) with various professional backgrounds and expertise ranging from Medical professionals, Research experts, Monitoring and Evaluation, Financial Management, Project Management, Human resources, Information technology, Governance to mention but a few.

Our Vision

To have a society that is healthy and capable of contributing fully to the development of individuals, communities and the nation at large.

Our Mission

To empower leaders, service providers and citizens across all levels of governance to deliver demand driven quality services by promoting both downward and upward accountability through various methods including mentorship.

Our core values

We are committed to providing services that are distinctive and of high quality.

We are innovative in our designs and operations, using technology and modern ways of doing business to further satisfy the needs and expectations of the customer.

We value responsible character with impeccable levels of integrity for all individual members, office bearers and staff of TMA, in and outside TMA programming.

We are fully committed to all our pledges and engagements.

We accord due regard to the feelings, wishes, and rights of others.

We are transparent to our members, staff and stakeholders in all we do.

We are guided by the highest possible standards of internal and external accountability to all our stakeholders and we comply with all statutory requirements.

We believe that all human beings are equal in dignity and before the law.

We are sensitive to gender needs and understand that equality is not the same as equity.

We cherish and respect diversity in terms of culture, religion, political opinion, social origin and style of doing things provided the said diversity does not infringe the law.

Goal and Objectives

The goal is to improve community life through strengthened and appropriate service delivery systems. TMA works directly with stakeholders to strengthen institutional capacity, professionalism, accountability, and leadership; strengthen service delivery systems, and enhance citizen engagement in planning, budgeting, and implementation of interventions.

Our Strategic and focus areas

Firstly, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our clients and outbound institutions and companies supporting us to keep continuing the pace of our consulting services. We have already proven our expertise and experiences by implementing many systems strengthening programs in the community in line with 6 strategic focus areas.

Our Strategic focus Areas are: Health, EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, Cooperatives and crosscutting on issues related to gender and youth