CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from disaster response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.
Work Location : Tanzania - Dar es Salaam Type of Post : Accompanied - Family
Other Possible Location : Funding : APPROVED
Expected Travel : up to 30% Type of Contract :
Language Requirement : English Application Deadline :
Employee Duration : Active Full-Time
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.
Build a strong, innovative senior leadership team and effectively manage all direct reports.
Lead the design, implementation and evolution of the CO strategic plan in sync with the country and regional context, and in line with the CI vision and mission.
Program Impact and Relevance.
Oversee CO programming to advance CARE's vision and mission, in line with CARE's standards for program quality. Work in partnerships with others inside and outside of CARE to achieve broad scale impact.
Resource Mobilization and Operations Viability
Direct the mobilization, management and accounting of all resources in the CO in compliance with CARE policies and donor requirements.
Oversee the management and development of CO human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled and productive workforce. Promote an organizational culture where CARE Core Values are practiced, team work is encouraged and all staff have a clear understanding of their role and contribution.
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