Country Director at Tearfund March, 2020

Location: Dodoma or Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania

Start Date: As soon as possible

Tearfund is looking for a Country Director to lead the implementation of our country programme in Tanzania.  The role is responsible for:

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Representation and networking
  • Management of a partner portfolio
  • Resource management
  • Leadership and staff development
  • All aspects of in-country security, safeguarding and health and safety

You will have substantial experience of outworking integral mission approaches, in particular local church-based community development in Tanzania, significant proven leadership ability in an organisation working on church-based community development, and significant proven ability in capacity development of local partner organisations, strategic planning, project management, evaluation and budget management.

Ideally you will also have strong proven ability in one or more of the following areas: environmental sustainability including resilience building, disaster risk reduction and disaster response, and developing and implementing advocacy programmes.

You will be fluent and competent in written and spoken English and be theologically literate.  You will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and coaching/mentoring skills, with the proven ability to build relationship with, and influence, senior leaders of partner organisations, church denominations, donors and other key actors.

You will also need to be self-disciplined, with the ability to lead proactively within a remote line management relationship.

Does your skill set match the above? Do you have a passion for, and a strong understanding of, integral mission? Then this is the role for you!

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs.

This post may involve potential contact with children and vulnerable adults and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues.

Applicants must be Tanzanian nationals or have the right to live and work in Tanzania

Competitive salary and benefits package

Contract Type:Fixed Term
Closing Date:7 April 2020
Potential Interview Date:16 April 2020


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