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New Job Opportunity At Tecnoserve Tanzania- Regional Director (East Africa), July 2020- Ajira360tz.com

TechnoServe is a leader in harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. A nonprofit organization operating in 29 countries, we work with enterprising men and women in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. By linking people to information, capital and markets, we have helped millions to create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. 

Founded over 50 years ago, TechnoServe has been named the #1 nonprofit for fighting poverty by the ImpactMatters charity ratings agency. 


JOB TITLE: Regional Director East Africa

Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Job Summary
The East Africa Regional Director (RD) oversees the design, development and implementation of our programs in East Africa, including but not limited to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Ethiopia.  The RD is responsible for ensuring a steady pipeline of new business opportunities through proactive relationship building with key donors as well as ensuring the quality and compliance of all operations.  

The RD reports to the Chief Program Officer and serves as a member of TechnoServe’s global senior management team.   The RD will have significant management and international experience, a passion for economic development, relevant language skills, and be capable of thoroughly understanding and successfully leading program teams and operations across multiple countries.  S/he is expected to be an outstanding communicator and team leader. Previous experience working with organizations of TechnoServe’s size and scope is important and private sector experience is highly desirable. The RD will embody TechnoServe’s values of collegiality, integrity, resourcefulness and results.

Key responsibilities include: 
1. Strategy and Leadership 
▪︎ Oversee the design, development and implementation of programs across West Africa and drive strategy for the region as a whole
▪︎ Hold responsibility for East Africa’s $15 million annual regional operating budget Support country and regional program directors to develop strategies, platforms and budgets
▪︎ Ensure country programs meet quality standards and integrate project monitoring, learning and evaluation into decision making and work planning
▪︎ Provide sound financial management and ensure contractual and donor compliance reporting 
2. New Business Development
▪︎ Generate regional revenue, leveraging existing relationships and expanding the range of TechnoServe new business opportunities
▪︎ Support corporate fundraising efforts for current and new programs in the region and maintain donor relations
▪︎ Develop winning proposal strategies: organizing resources, contributing to or authoring proposals and negotiating agreements 
3. Talent Management
▪︎ Recruit, retain, supervise and coach country directors and regional team members
▪︎ Enable cross-cutting learning, partnership and collaboration between teams Support and encourage knowledge sharing and professional development among staff
▪︎ Manage regional human resource matters in partnership with HQ Human Resources
4. Representation
▪︎ Represent TechnoServe to public and private donors and others of significance globally
▪︎ Support country directors in West Africa to effectively manage relationships with stakeholders such as local and district governments, donors, nonprofit organizations and others
▪︎ Represent the region internally, updating the Senior Management Team, Executive Office and Board of Directors as appropriate of significant developments in the region 

Basic Qualifications:
▪︎ A minimum of ten years of leadership experience, preferably in strategy consulting, business, finance or international development
▪︎ A minimum of three years of work experience in one or more developing countries
▪︎ A bachelor’s degree and preferably a post-graduate degree such as an MBA, MPP or MIA 

Preferred Qualifications:
▪︎ Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multicultural and geographically dispersed teams in complex working environments
▪︎Proven track record in successful business and program development design and authoring/overseeing winning proposals
▪︎ Strong foundation of knowledge in one or more of the following: economic growth, value chains, private sector, agriculture, entrepreneurship and/or SMEs

Travel:  Up to 50% regionally and internationally  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
▪︎ An effective and inspiring communicator and negotiator with strong oral and written skills
▪︎ Demonstrated passion for TechnoServe’s mission and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
▪︎ Demonstrated ability to motivate, retain and develop staff Written and oral fluency in English required

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
Six direct reports including Country Directors, Chiefs of Party, Regional Program Manager and Proposal Development Manager

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