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Country Director – Tanzania

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Maxence Melo, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2010
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    Salary: £30,191 per annum pro-rata

    Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Closing Date: 4 October 2010 at 12pm

    VSO has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a country director to lead staff and volunteers into a period of change and growth, at a time when VSO globally is reviewing its strategic priorities. The role of the country director is to provide overall leadership, strategic direction and operational management in line with VSO's vision and values. The country director will also assume responsibility for the efficient functioning of the programme office providing appropriate professional and practical support to staff and volunteers. The post is also responsible to maintain and further develop relevant relationships and networks and to represent VSO to partners, the Government, donor agencies and other key contacts.

    Dar es Salaam may not be the official capital city of Tanzania but it is the largest city with a population of approximately 4 million. The city has grown in economic importance to become a prosperous centre of the entire East African region. Restaurants, shops, office buildings, and government buildings are all a common features of Tanzania's urban centre, which is just a couple of hours away from some of the best beaches in the world on Zanzibar.

    VSO's work in Tanzania has focused in the areas of education, health and HIV/AIDS, secure livelihoods with emphasis on mainstreaming HIV and AIDS, and gender.

    As an experienced country director, you'll almost certainly have experience of managing a similar volunteer programme and applying development issues at a project or community level, and be able to use your excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship-building skills to implement and contribute to VSO's new global strategy.

    Your project management ability will mean that all programmes will be planned, resourced and implemented and your financial strengths and experience of securing external funding and grants will be key to your success. Your excellent communication and relationship building skills will be complemented by your former experience and you will have experience of innovative programming and managing change.

    Former experience in the African context is essential with previous experience of working with volunteers would be desirable.

    For further details please visit Country Director - Tanzania - Current vacancies - Work for VSO - About VSO - VSO UK