Program Director – Mwanza – PCI

• 5-7 years of field experience in international development programs; previous working experience in SSA region desirable
• 2-3 years of senior-level leadership, capacity building and field management experience.
• Proven skills in finance and grant management; prior experience with USG donors (USAID, USDA, etc.) desired
• Effective communication and organization skills
• Excellent oral and written English skills; Swahili language skills are relevant, but not required.

Strategic Leadership
• Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve program goals and objectives and contribute to the PCI Tanzania Country Strategy.
• Create opportunities for PCI Tanzania to provide leadership at regional and national levels in Tanzania, and speak into national-level policies and policy discussions.
• Bring innovation into program design and implementation, ensuring diversity of modalities and promotion of active learning and iteration to improve program quality and effectiveness.
• Integrate PCI Strategic Direction priorities into program design and implementation.

Program Management
• Oversee ongoing program management by Program Managers and overall administration of program teams.
• Coordinate and direct program planning processes to ensure integration of programs, proper understanding of program goals and objectives, and engagement and buy-in of key stakeholders.
• Develop and oversee program implementation strategies, including partnership frameworks, protocols and agreements, and capacity building of partners as potentially identified through PCI’s I-STAR methodology.
• Ensure that program implementation is responsive to communities, authorities and partners and consistent with PCI program guidelines, principles, values, quality standards and strategic plan.
• Integrate sustainability, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate
• In coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation department, ensure that Program Managers have access to and are appropriately using routine monitoring and periodic assessment / survey data.
• Ensure program implementation is on time, target and budget, using effective M&E systems to achieve the desired impact
• Draft and/or review scopes of work to hire and manage technical consultants, including review for technical capacities and contract budgets

Team Management
• Lead the program team in implementation of all Tanzania programs.
• Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect in which team members strive to achieve excellence, and look for ways to complement and contribute to each other’s efforts.
• Ensure program integration both within and between different programs to arrive at a holistic, coordinated approach at the community level.
• Work closely with the HR department to hire, orient and supervise new team members as necessary
• Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews and follow-up on annual performance objectives and plans.
• Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance, look for ways to innovate, and reach objectives
• Contribute to country team-building and staff development efforts, and support the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.
• Ensure program staff compliance with the PCI Tanzania security plan and related procedures.

Financial Management and Compliance
• Support and maintain systems to ensure effective and transparent use of financial resources and timely, accurate and informative reporting in compliance with donor regulations and PCI policies and procedures
• Support Program Managers in effective budget management, including accurate spending forecasts, expense monitoring, etc.
• Review and approve activity plans or monthly spending projections, according to project budgets and annual spending projections.
• Support and where possible, improve operational systems and structures to ensure effective administrative and logistics support for programs
• Manage program budgets

• Represent PCI Tanzania programs in various forums (meetings, conferences, etc.) and during partner and donor representative in-country visits.
• Develop and maintain relationships with key contacts including National-level Tanzanian government officials, donor representatives, INGO and national NGO representatives, and relevant UN agency representatives.
• Identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with sub-grantees, local government authorities and other stakeholders

Personal Leadership
• Lead by example and consistently demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure, even under difficult circumstances
• Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity
• Demonstrate an awareness of his/her own strengths and development needs

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