Director of Operations – APHFTA

Objectives of this Role
Collaborate with executive-level management in the development of performance goals and long-term operational plans
Maximize efficiency and productivity through extensive process analysis and interdepartmental collaboration
Set strategic goals for operational efficiency and increased productivity
Work with project managers and Departmental Heads in the development of financial and budgetary plans
Analyze current operational processes and performance, recommending solutions for improvement when necessary

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities
Develop, implement, and monitor day-to-day operational systems and processes that provide visibility into goals, progress, and obstacles for key initiatives
Build and maintain relationships with all department heads, external partners, and vendors to make decisions regarding operational activity and strategic goals
Plan, monitor, and analyze key metrics for the day-to-day performance of the operations to ensure efficient and timely completion of tasks
Devise strategies to ensure growth of programs enterprise-wide, identifying and implementing process improvements that will maximize output and minimize costs
Uphold organization policies and standards, ensuring legislative regulations are followed
Work closely with human resources to lead team with integrity and establish and maintain a trusting, inclusive, and productive environment

Required Qualifications and experience
MBA in Operations Management, Strategy Management or organizational development or similar qualifications. An additional degree in health related subjects will be an advantage
10+ years senior leadership role in the appropriate field
Superior knowledge of multiple operational functions and principles, including finance, customer service, Project management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and employee management
Proven ability to plan and manage operational process for maximum efficiency and productivity
Ability to streamline and implement new structures and roles that create speed, efficiency, and support rapidly shifting organization’s demands
Strong working knowledge of the health industry regulations and legislative guidelines in Tanzania and worldwide
Experience with budget and business plan development
Proven ability to develop innovative solutions for increased productivity
Superior negotiation skills in both internal and external settings
Masterful organizational, communication, and leadership skills, demonstrated by previous professional success
Experience in the use of Web-based databases and spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) for QIrelated data management and display

Preferred Skills
Demonstrated leadership ability
Analytical skills in planning and budget review
Decision making
Business mindset
Work in an international, highly ambitious and innovative organization
Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
Customer and partner relationship management
Excellent report writing
Excellence in external and internal communication

Method of Application
♦ Submit your updated detailed CV (Max. five pages in PDF), with a letter of commitment declaring your intent to take up the position.
♦ List of three referees with their current contacts, the referees must be one supervisor, one supervisee and a colleague
Deadline of Submission

The Expression of Interest must be in English and should be submitted electronically or physically to APHFTA offices and addressed to:
Chief Executive Officer,
Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA),
Lumumba Street, Kidongo Chekundu, P.O.Box 13234, Dar es Salaam-Tanzania.
The closing date is 20th January 2021 at 18hr00 EAT. Interested applicants should ensure that Expression of Interest are delivered timely and to the correct address as indicated above. In case of late submission, the application will not be considered for evaluation.