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New Job Opportunity At Sightsavers Tanzania- Country Director, July 2020- Ajira360tz.com

Sightsavers works in more than 30 countries worldwide, focusing on Africa and Asia. We work with local, regional, national and international partners and governments. 

With their help, we distribute treatments to prevent disease, carry out eye operations, advocate for disability rights and improve health services to create sustainable development projects.  Our vision is of a world where avoidable blindness is eliminated, and people with disabilities have the same rights as everyone else. We can only get there thanks to the generosity of our supporters, so we aim to be as transparent as possible so you can be sure your money is being used wisely.


JOB TITLE: Country Director

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Contract: Fixed Term Contract 24 months 
BG: 12 
Hours: Full time
Reports to: Regional Director
Deadline: 26th July 2020
Accountable for: Country office programme and finance team 

Purpose of the role:
The Country Director is responsible for the overall leadership of Sightsavers operations in country. This will include working with implementing partners, to lead and direct the country team to manage and deliver high quality and cost effective programmes, advocacy with agencies and government, assess programmatic fundraising opportunities and research appropriate baseline data in support of programmatic development. 

Key accountabilities:
▪︎ Ensure the delivery of the programme activities identified in the country plan in order to achieve the expected outcomes with regard to the Sightsavers strategic plan and in line with national development goals.
▪︎ Demonstrate good governance within programme delivery and financial management, ensuring that all systems and controls are in place and followed to allow accurate reporting, cost effectiveness.
▪︎ Enforce compliance to meet funding/donor requirements in order to retain and develop grant and partner relationships
▪︎ Develop strong relationships with government agencies, donors, international agencies, media and communities to raise the profile of Sightsavers, with the ability to advocate and influence at senior levels.
▪︎ Build an effective country team focussed on delivery; recruiting high calibre individuals and supporting them with focussed development plans to ensure successful delivery of programme objectives.
▪︎ Work collaboratively with internal departments globally to contribute to organisation success; review outputs and share learning, identify new opportunities and make recommendations based on changes in the local environment.
▪︎ Support to networks both inside and outside the organisation

Qualifications and experience:
▪︎ Post graduate qualification in relevant subject
▪︎ Extensive experience of working experience in an INGO/NGO environment in a management position
▪︎ Proven experience of managing a team
▪︎ Knowledge of project management, budget development and monitoring, and resource management
▪︎ Knowledge of advocacy, research, impact assessment, partnership development and resource mobilisation

Core behaviours:
▪︎ Networking and influencing both within and outside the organisation
▪︎ Change and improvement – Encourages learning and drives for continuous improvement.
▪︎ Holds people accountable for their performance.
▪︎ Communicating and influencing – Demonstrates commitment to the organisations strategic plan and objectives.
▪︎ Able to present complex information in a manner appropriate to a varied audience.
▪︎ Decision making – Consults, listens and leads to take clear and timely decisions.
▪︎ Planning and organisation – Demonstrates the ability to deal with detail as well as the ‘big picture’.
▪︎ Develops and uses effective plans and monitoring systems to ensure appropriate use of resources
▪︎ Delivery and implementation – Acts as a role model for overcoming challenges and delivering against commitments and plans.
▪︎ Maintains consistency and effective performance despite pressures and changes.
▪︎ Team working – Builds a strong and committed team in support of the organisation’s strategy.
▪︎ Is supportive of global working whilst having responsibility for team management and to develop a learning culture. 

Expected to take place the week commencing 10 August. Interviews will be conducted remotely using online software due to current travel restrictions, health and safety concerns and for the ease and safety of candidates and staff. 

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply
To apply, click the ‘Apply here’ button at the top right of this page to take you to our online application form. Please be aware that you will be prompted to include your CV or Cover Letter, please ignore this. Only information included in the online application form will be considered. We cannot accept CV applications for this role. 

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