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Country Director - Project Concern International

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Maxence Melo, May 19, 2010.

  1. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    The Country Director is the Chief Representative and Fiduciary Officer for Project Concern International (PCI) in Tanzania. The responsibilities of the position include HR management and leadership of the PCI field staff; new program and resource development; program planning and quality implementation; budgeting, budget execution and financial reporting; program monitoring, evaluation and documentation; and liaison with relevant ministries, donors, partners, and other national and international agencies and stakeholders. The Country Director may also serve as the Director for any significant local programs. The initial major focus of the Country Director Tanzania will be the implementation of the USDA funded Global Food for Education program.

    Duties & Key Responsibilities:

    Program Management and Implementation:

    • Ensure optimal quality of PCI/Tanzania's programs; initially the USDA 3 year Global Food for Education
    • Increase impact of programs.
    • Provide technical oversight for PCI/T programs.
    • Coordinate and provide technical guidance in the design and implementation of project activities at schools.
    • Ensure quality and timely program implementation and reporting.
    • Plan, implement and periodically review and modify management systems, within guidelines of PCI's operating procedures. Initially for PCI/T many of PCI's global policies and procedures will need to be put in place.
    • Plan and supervise the implementation of technical, social and economic feasibility studies for projects.
    • Supervise preparation of all necessary Project Reports and Project Action Plans.
    • Conduct field visits to project communities to review quality and coverage of projects as well as level of community participation and awareness.
    Financial Management and Administration:

    • Ensure the financial stability and effective financial management of PCI/T
    • Provide supervision and oversight of PCI/T's finance team
    • Ensure compliancy with PCI standards for internal financial controls and management.
    • Prepare annual budget for PCI/T program and supervise management of the budget using PCI's budget management process (MDRT).
    • Assure compliance with PCI's Cooperative Agreements/Grants in Tanzania.

    Human Resource Management:

    • Recruit and effectively onboard employees and consultants of PCI/T.
    • Ensure consistent and effective development and implementation of PCI/T and PCI's policies, procedures, structures and tools.
    • Build an optimally effective human resource management capacity within your team.
    • Ensure staff morale and engagement, and demonstrate effective supportive supervision and leadership.
    • Plan and supervise the development and delivery of relevant training courses for community residents, local NGO's, MOH personnel, municipal officials, or staff of the other government agencies as defined by the program and project plans.
    • Ensure compliancy with all local Tanzania regulations governing INGOs, Human Resource Management and taxation.
    Resource and Program Development:

    • Lead efforts for the successful development of funding for new and stronger programs in Tanzania.
    • Develop key relationships and partnerships among local partners, and potential funders.
    • Position PCI in Tanzania as a high performing international health, development and relief organization.
    • In coordination with PCI's new business development unit (NBDU) develop in-country fundraising strategies, new program initiatives and preparation of new program proposals.
    Organizational Leadership:

    • Fully participate as an organizational leader, locally and globally, serving as a member of the Global Leadership Team.
    • Support the goals and objectives of PCI's strategic plan.
    • Represent PCI in negotiations and coordination with Government of Tanzania and program partners.
    • Represent PCI in negotiations and coordination with the various departments and agencies of the U.S. Government and other international donor agencies operating in Tanzania.
    Required Qualifications:

    • Graduate degree (preferably public health) or MBA.
    • Nine to eleven years of professional experience with a minimum of 7 years in a similar role at similar organizational level.
    • Five to ten years experience in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of complex community health programs in developing countries, preferably in Tanzania.
    • Experience with commodity distribution and warehouse management.
    • Experience in leading teams of highly trained professionals in achieving program results.
    • Experience in financial management and administration of a large complex budget.
    • Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds.
    • Experience with performance management, including monitoring an evaluation.
    • Demonstrated track record in dealing with senior government officials in a developing country setting.
    • Experience in developing new sources of funding from a variety of public and private sources.
    • Experience in understanding and familiarity with US Government donor regulations and other international donor agencies.
    • Excellent writing, communication, facilitation and analytical skills in English.
    • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft programs, i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
    How to apply:

    Send an application to before June 11, 2010