Country Director, Tanzania - Project Concern International

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 01 Jan 2017

The Country Director serves as the chief representative and fiduciary officer for PCI Tanzania. S/he leads the organization’s program portfolio consisting of education, agriculture, health, school feeding, pastoralist interventions and others.

The leadership responsibilities of the position include ensuring quality program design and implementation, overall financial management, resource mobilization, coordinating implementation partners, development of new cutting-edge programs, human capital management, timely and quality program monitoring, evaluation and documentation, and liaison with relevant ministries, donors, partners, and other national and international agencies and stakeholders.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Organizational Leadership:
  1. Fully participates as an organizational leader locally and globally, serving as a member of PCI’s Global Leadership Team.
  2. Actively engages in the execution of PCI’s strategic plan.
  3. Represents PCI in leading or participating in consortium-managed programs, ensuring deliverables and representing PCI’s core values.
  4. Represents PCI with national and international donors, being accountable for program implementation.
  5. Represents PCI in engaging with the Government of Tanzania (GoT), especially government partners to achieve mutually agreed results.
  6. Promotes innovation across PCI Tanzania operations to improve program quality and effectiveness.
Program Management and Implementation:
  1. Provide supervisory-level technical leadership to PCI program areas such as education, climate change, and women empowerment.
  2. Ensures optimal standards of program quality are met through appropriate management systems and adherence to PCI’s Gold Standards of Performance.
  3. Ensures quality and timely delivery of results from technical and implementation partners by adhering to partner management systems and liaising with directors of partner agencies.
  4. Plans, implements and periodically reviews/modifies country-level management systems, following PCI’s operating procedures guidelines.
  5. Conducts field visits to project communities to review quality and coverage of projects, as well as level of community participation and awareness.
  6. Leads PCI Tanzania senior management to achieve timely implementation and established performance targets.
  7. Facilitates dialogue between CoPs, project managers, technical experts at PCI’s International Office (IO) and technical experts of donor agencies.
  8. Mentors senior managers and project teams in the best practices of program and quality management, and bridges gaps in leadership skills of managers.
Financial Management and Administration:
  1. Ensures effective financial and commodity management of PCI Tanzania.
  2. Achieves financial stability through adhering to budget, avoiding/managing risks, and appropriate financial and commodity planning.
  3. Ensures compliance with PCI’s financial protocols and PCI’s Gold Standards for internal financial and commodity controls.
  4. Coordinates annual budget preparation and supervises effective budget execution.
  5. Ensures commodity, program, and finance coordination, resulting in cost effective project implementation.
  6. Coordinates internal and external audits, and strives to excel in financial management.
  7. Assures compliance with GoT procedures and PCI’s cooperative agreements/grants in Tanzania.
  8. Leads strategic problem solving and conflict resolution to ensure appropriate partner financial planning and execution.
  9. Leads the PCI Tanzania team in meeting quality and timely reporting requirements.
  10. Ensures adherence to and implementation of administration procedures such as procurement, gender equity and whistle blower policies.
  11. Facilitates appropriate communication between PCI Tanzania and other stakeholders, especially PCI’s International Office (IO) staff, donors and GoT agencies.
Human Resource Management:
  1. Ensures proper recruitment and effective onboarding of employees and consultants for PCI Tanzania.
  2. Ensures consistent and effective development and implementation of PCI’s HR policies, procedures, structures and tools, and compliance with PCI’s HR and Leadership Gold Standards.
  3. Leads PCI Tanzania’s senior management team in providing leadership in program quality, implementation and resource development, including accountability for deliverables.
  4. Ensures strong levels of staff morale and engagement, and demonstrates effective, supportive supervision, mentoring and leadership through creating a culture of ONE PCI.
  5. Ensures compliance with all GoT regulations governing INGOs, local labor regulations, and taxation.
Resource and Program Development:
  1. Identifies opportunities and new program initiatives to broaden PCI Tanzania’s portfolio in livelihoods, food security, agriculture, nutrition and health; coordinates proposal development (with support from PCI IO).
  2. Identifies partnerships and networks with national and international NGOs, donors, and the private sector to diversify PCI Tanzania’s interventions.
  3. Responsible for enhancing PCI’s profile in-country, building on success stories, innovative approaches and management capacity.
  4. Identifies early winners in each of the projects and promotes evidence-based marketing of success.
Other Responsibilities:
  1. Represents PCI in negotiations and coordination with GoT.
  2. Represents PCI in negotiations and coordination with the various departments and agencies of the U.S. Government and other international donor agencies.
  3. Negotiates and signs agreements as appropriate for PCI Tanzania projects.
  4. Participate in PCI’s innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives
Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:
  1. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania but will require frequent travel to the field offices. Required Experience
  2. Minimum of a Master's degree, preferably in international development or a technical area related to education, livelihoods or health
  3. 10+ years of professional experience preferred, with a minimum of three years in a similar role at similar organization level. Experience could consist of program design, implementation, leadership, monitoring and evaluation of complex programs in the technical areas of food security, climate change, disaster risk reduction, community health, and women empowerment.
  4. Experience working in Africa preferred.
  5. Proven experience in results-based management, innovation, and people management, demonstrating flexibility and expertise in analytics, research processes, and pilot implementation, utilizing tools such as barrier analysis and facilitating cross-functional teamwork.
  6. Knowledge of financial management and internal controls in a development environment.
  7. Experience in managing funds from USAID and other international donor agencies, including food distribution programs.
  8. Proven experience in developing new sources of funding from a variety of public and private sources.
  9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, influencing and marketing skills, presentation skills, and report writing skills.
  10. An added advantage will be certifications in project and program quality management systems such as PMD-PRO, Lean Six Sigma, etc.
Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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