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Refugee Program Coordinator - Kasulu & Kibondo

Application deadline 28. Jul
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Full Time
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5 years
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Reporting to Director of Disaster Management

Job Summary

The job holder is responsible for the coordination, management, development and representation of Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) programming in the area of operation. S/he oversees program implementation according to TRCS strategies and ensures that operations are implemented within TRCS regulations, procedures and guidelines to enable a productive and accountable relationship with beneficiaries, communities’ leaders/representatives, relevant governmental authorities, National and International NGOs, UN Agencies, and the donor community in general. The Refugee Program Coordinator is the TRCS field management representative with relevant actors in the area of operation. S/he is the line manager for all staff with area responsibilities and s/he is responsible for ensuring a result oriented team.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • To represent all aspects of program and operations and has overall accountability for the area of operation
  • To act as the primary TRCS representative in the area of operation and attend all relevant forums/meetings in order to strengthen TRCS position in the area, including government authorities and relevant stakeholders
  • To foster relationships with Government authorities, national and international organizations and other relevant stakeholders in the area of operation
  • To maintain close working relationships with donors, notably the sub-offices of UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, and other UN Agencies to nurture current partnerships and lead negotiations for further partnerships.
  • To organize and host donors during visits to projects sites
  • To closely coordinate with the senior management team at TRCS HQ ensuring regular information flow
  • To ensure oversight on quality and timeliness of proposals and reports before submission to TRCS HQ and Donors/representatives
  • To provide regular analysis on the context and humanitarian situation in the area for the development of project proposals and safety assessments.
  • To ensure a safe and secure environment for TRCS staff, beneficiaries and assets by ensuring the local security procedures are up to date and SOPs are being followed in line with the government and TRCS policy.
  • To ensure overall provision of and adherence to TRCS policies, procedures, guidelines, systems and standard practices.
  • To ensure oversight and support to quality programming, monitoring and evaluation and operational integrity and excellence.
  • To provide leadership in overseeing of all logistical/procurement, HR/administration and office services and ensure their timely/efficient delivering.
  • To comply with internal reporting requirements; contribute to, and provide quality assurance of external reports from the area of operation.
  • To perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by his/her supervisor.

Key Competencies:

  • Team player with demonstrated good communication and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated networking knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with partners/donors and relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Computer applications.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge in report/proposal writing.

Desired Qualifications and experience:

  • University degree with advanced training/courses either in management, public health, international relations, or any other related field from a reputable academic institution.
  • A minimum of 5 years management experience, overseeing humanitarian and development multi-sector, multi-donor programmes in complex and volatile environments
  • Proven experience in strategic development and program design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Practical and extensive financial, HR and administration management experience with extensive knowledge of budget development/management and finance documentation, tracking and archiving; understanding of HR and administration principles and ethics.
  • Proven excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English essential.
  • Excellent report writing skills is a must.
  • Experience with UN, ECHO, BPRM, DFiD guidelines will be an added advantage

Only short listed candidates meeting the minimum set criteria will be invited for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks after the application deadline you should consider your application as unsuccessful.

Tanzania Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and therefore qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.

The job holder is responsible for the coordination, management, development and representation of Tanzania Red Cross Society (TRCS) programming

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