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Director of Lake Zone Programs and Operations

Application deadline 26. Jan
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Job Level
Management level
Work Type
Full Time
Minimum Qualification
Years of Experience
6 years
Other Mwanza District Mwanza

Responsibilities And Duties

  • Based out of the organization's office in Mwanza, serve as overall onsite leader for all program and operations activity in the Lake Zone
  • Manage implementation of multiple projects on the ground, with direct responsibility for budgeting, scheduling, staffing, partner engagement, donor relationships, and reporting
  • Work with the organization's Operations team in the US and Mwanza to promote a productive, efficient, and positive professional work environment, and to address issues of staff safety and morale, facilities, information technology, office culture, and connectivity to the local community
  • Work in close collaboration with program leadership to develop and plan the organization's interventions on the ground
  • Contribute to strengthening the organization's profile with major donors and implementing partners, including USAID, Government of Tanzania central authorities, international organizations and prospective funders
  • Own and manage relationships with program partners, including sub-contractors, vendors and other local and international partners, ensuring that they deliver on agreed upon objectives within timeframe and budget
  • Collaborate with program team to undertake effective monitoring and evaluation of the programs and to ensure compliance with USAID and other donor requirements
  • Conduct data analyses and prepare reports on program implementation progress and impact for management, donors or other stakeholders
  • Liaise with the organization's Director for Global HR and attorneys in Tanzania to ensure the organization's compliance with Tanzanian labor and immigration laws in regards to all staff, volunteers, consultants, and guests, and other Tanzania laws regarding corporate, communications, and other issues
  • Contribute to expanding the organization's knowledge of the Tanzanian health system and international public health issues, including relationships with main stakeholders
  • Assist with preparation of funding proposals, facilitating funder visits, and other development activities as needed
  • Contribute to suite of communication vehicles, including conference presentations, articles, and marketing materials
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with various program partners
  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the Director Lake Zone Programs and Operations may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.


Knowledge, Education, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience in project management and team leadership
  • Masters or Doctorate degree in relevant field (e.g. MPH, MBA, MPA, MD, international development) or equivalent demonstrated professional experience
  • Leadership, organizational and problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Prior management and/or consulting experience in a developing world environment preferred
  • Experience working with donor regulations, in particular with USAID funded programs
  • Experience in program monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in the functional use of Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word
  • Solid relationship-building skills and cross-cultural sensitivity: ability to interface with external constituents from a variety of backgrounds
  • Good judgment and discretion to represent the organization in a highly professional manner, as well as respect for local “culture.”

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