Country Director – Project Concern International – Dar es Salaam

Job Description

The Country Director leads the PCI/Tanzania team and ensures all of our work contributes to quality outcomes and a strong reputation for excellence in both programs and operations. The Country Director serves as the strategic leader and senior representative for PCI Tanzania. S/he will lead the design and implementation of new resource mobilization and partnership strategies to produce innovative and diversified funding streams for PCI Tanzania. S/he leads the organization’s diverse program portfolio, including interventions in education, agriculture, health, school feeding, and pastoralist communities.

The primary leadership responsibilities of the Country Director include strategic partnership development, resource mobilization, and liaising with relevant ministries, donors, partners, and other national and international agencies and stakeholders. S/he ensures quality program design and implementation, overall financial management, coordination of implementation partners, development of new cutting-edge programs, and human capital management.

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Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Strategic Partnership Development:

Identify specific opportunities for strategic partnerships with U.S. government, bilateral, multilateral, private sector, and NGO partners that increase visibility, strengthen PCI’s role in communities, and enhance program quality.
Develop a local engagement strategy designed for Tanzania that increases PCI’s visibility and partnership potential.
Engage stakeholders and community members in key technical areas to deepen awareness of and support for PCI initiatives.
Represent PCI to current and prospective partners at public and private events.
Capitalize existing technical partnerships to position PCI as a thought leader in Tanzania.
Resource Generation Planning and Implementation:

Identify funding opportunities and new program initiatives to broaden PCI Tanzania’s portfolio in livelihoods, food security, agriculture, nutrition and health; coordinate proposal development (with support from PCI International Office, IO).
Identify partnerships and network with national and international NGOs, donors, and the private sector to diversify PCI Tanzania’s interventions.
Enhance PCI’s profile in-country, building on success stories, innovative approaches, and management capacity.
Identify early wins in each PCI Tanzania project and promote evidence-based marketing of success.
Represent PCI in negotiations and coordination with GoT, various departments and agencies of the U.S. government and other international donor agencies.
Inspire and support an entrepreneurial culture of new business development that engages PCI staff at all levels, ensuring access to a compelling case for support and resources for effective solicitation.

Organizational Leadership:

Fully participate as an organizational leader locally and globally, serving as a member of PCI’s Global Leadership Team.
Actively engage in the execution of PCI’s strategic plan.
Represent PCI in leading or participating in consortium-managed programs, ensuring deliverables and representing PCI’s core values.
Promote innovation across PCI Tanzania and participate in innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives.
Program Management and Implementation:

In close coordination with technical and programmatic leadership colleagues at IO, provide senior-most oversight to ensure the quality and impact of all programmatic efforts undertaken by PCI/Tanzania, including technical excellence, quality program design and implementation, M&E, documentation and knowledge management.
Conduct periodic field visits to project communities to assess and improve quality and coverage of projects, as well as level of community participation and awareness.
Lead and mentor senior managers and project teams in the best practices of technical and program quality management.
Lead consortium management and country-level donor stewardship efforts on behalf of the organization.
Plan, implement, and periodically review/modify country-level program management systems, following PCI’s operating procedures and guidelines.
Financial Management and Administration:

Achieve financial stability for PCI Tanzania through adhering to budget, avoiding/managing risks, and appropriate financial and commodity planning and management.
Lead strategic problem solving and conflict resolution to ensure appropriate partner financial planning and execution.
Facilitate appropriate communication between PCI Tanzania and other stakeholders, especially PCI’s International Office (IO) staff, donors and GoT agencies.

Human Resource Management:

Ensure consistent and effective development and implementation of PCI Tanzania’s HR policies, procedures, structures and tools, and compliance with PCI’s HR and Leadership Gold Standards.
Ensure strong levels of staff morale and engagement; demonstrate effective, supportive supervision, mentoring and leadership.
Ensure compliance with all GoT regulations governing INGOs, local labor regulations, and taxation.
Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:

The position will be based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania but will require regular travel to the field offices (25% time).
Required Qualifications:**

Minimum of a Master’s degree, preferably in international development or a technical area related to education, livelihoods or health.
10+ years of professional experience preferred, with a minimum of three years in a similar role at similar organization level. Experience could consist of strategic partnership and resource development, leadership, program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of complex programs.
Experience working in Africa preferred.
Proven experience in developing new private partnerships, which could include social ventures or social impact investing opportunities.
Experience in managing funds from USAID and other international donor agencies, including food distribution programs.
Proven experience in results-based management, innovation, and people management, demonstrating flexibility and expertise in analytics, research processes, and pilot implementation, utilizing tools such as barrier analysis and facilitating cross-functional teamwork.
Knowledge of financial management and internal controls in a development environment.
Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, influencing and marketing skills, presentation skills, and report writing skills.
An added advantage will be certifications in project and program quality management systems such as PMD-PRO, Lean Six Sigma, etc. Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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