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Job: Country Director, Tanzania

Organization: CARE USA
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 27 Dec 2016

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security. This is the vision of CARE, and has been since our founding 70 years ago, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to eradicating poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries to reach more than 65 million people with 890 life-saving poverty-fighting programs, including maternal and child health, education, food and clean water and more. CARE is about enabling the human-to-human connections that affirm the dignity of every person on this planet. CARE puts women and girls at the center of its programs both because they are disproportionately impacted by poverty, something we cannot overcome until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

CARE is seeking a Country Director (CD) in Tanzania who will be responsible for fulfilling the CARE International (CI) approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices”. S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. S/he is responsible for adequate emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. S/he establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. S/he leads the CO's fundraising strategy and ensures the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he contributes to CI's global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE's global programming.

The CD is also accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, well-being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE's resources. The CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values - Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence- S/he also promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among CO staff and in programming.

The CD models new ways of working and drives the teams toward the CARE 2020 vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he encourages on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.

Within Tanzania, the CD continues to align the work to the Wezesha strategy, focused on women's empowerment, natural resource management/climate change. The CD focuses on program development, learning and knowledge management, all within a changing operational context. The position requires coaching and support to staff for development and growth. The CD Tanzania builds and maintains strong relationships with donors, a newly-established Advisory Board and (potential) partners including a budding relationship with institutions/banks for financial inclusion.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Staff management
  • Strategic planning
  • Program impact and relevance
  • Resource mobilization and operations viability
  • Human Resources
  • External relations, partnerships and advocacy
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    Primary Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 6-8 years in senior management position in development field
  • Strategic and operational Management
    • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
    • Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
    • Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting
  • People/Relationship Management
    • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
    • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management
    • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting;
    • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results
    • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Financial Management
    • Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to:
    • Manage a complex budget
    • Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
    • Ensure donor compliance and reporting
  • Information/Knowledge Management
    • Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
  • External Relationships/Fundraising
    • Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc.
    • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts
    • Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills
    The expected start date for this role is summer 2017.
    CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.
    The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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