Country Director with ActionAid - Tanzania

ActionAid International is looking for a committed and inspirational leader to strengthen our work with poor and excluded people and communities so as to advance their rights, entitlements, and social justice.

ActionAid International works in partnership with governments, Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), across the world, in Country Programmes aimed at fighting poverty, injustice and exclusion as well as supporting poor and excluded people in the struggle to demand and claim their rights. ActionAid’s work is focused around six core thematic areas:
1) Women’s Rights,
2) The Rights to Education’
3) The Right to Food’
4) The Right to Just and Democratic Governance,
5) The Right to Human Security in Conflict and Emergencies’
6)The candidate must have a proven track record in leading and managing development organisations and development programs and have experience of either being part of social movements or being an active member of the civil society. S/He will adopt empowering management practices to expand and deepen our partnerships, programmes and accountability in Tanzania. Actively committed to gender equity, the Country Director will be value driven and a team player possessing high level of people related skills as well as strong financial management and control skills. S/He will have the perspectives and competencies for rights-based programme and policy advocacy work; fundraising and donor relations; regional and international linkages and a sound basis of organizational development. Courage of conviction in taking public stands against issues of injustice and an experience of dealing with governance issues would be an asset. This is a senior position based in Dar-es- Salaam with frequent travel to the field and internationally. The candidate must have excellent communication skills in the English and Kiswahili languages. 
How to apply
To apply submit your curriculum vitae with a motivation letter to [email protected]

Reference Code: RW_7VRJJL-5
Closing date: 25th September 2009.
Location: United Republic of Tanzania (the) - Dar-es-Salaam
Salary – £ 39,230 per annum plus benefits on international terms and conditions

While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates. Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.