JOB TITLE: Tanzania Country Director
REPORTS TO: Director of Operations and Business Development
REPORTING TO POSTHOLDER: Finance and Administration Manager and programme staff. Farm Africa Tanzania has a total of 20 technical, programme and support staff.
LOCATION: Dar es Salaam with significant national travel and some international travel
DURATION & HOURS: Full-time, fixed term (3 years)
Farm Africa is a leading international NGO specializing in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement. The Country Director will be responsible for developing the strategic direction of the Tanzania country programme in line with Farm Africa’s global strategy and national development plans. To help us achieve this objective, the Country Director will lead the organisation to be the first choice for donors, private sector partners, and communities in Tanzania on the three pillars of Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement.
On a day-to-day basis, the Country Director will also manage programme teams, supporting Programme Managers in delivering against project goals, ensuring project spend is on target, programme quality and timely delivery of reports. He/she would also be responsible for building the technical capacity of the programme teams, ensuring that teams are aware of and are using key Farm Africa documents, such as the Approach papers, to inform the technical design of projects. The Country Director will also oversee a team that is responsible for the financial management, human resources, and logistics functions in country.
Externally, the Country Director is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with senior counterparts in partner governments, donors and the private sector - raising the profile of Farm Africa’s work carried out in country.The following describes the key responsibilities, relationships and competencies against which the Country Director is recruited and assessed;
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure a healthy programme pipeline:
Management and delivery:
Ensure that Farm Africa’s programmes attain the highest standards of delivery, effectiveness, and value for money.
Ensure we are delivering on, and effectively communicating, excellence in project delivery and solid evidence of impact.
Working closely with the global programmes leadership, be responsible for the programme cycle in Tanzania from beginning to end working to improve still further the efficiency and effectiveness of our contract management, project delivery and compliance.
Manage, develop, and support the Tanzania programme team with particular focus onstaff development and proactive performance management.
Monitoring, evaluation and impact:
Relationship management, funding and dissemination. Understand and engage with principal stakeholders that are critical to the success of our work, including:
You will also:
Skills & abilities:
Desirable: Swahili an advantage
Investing in smallholder farming is the number one way to combat poverty in rural Africa. Farm Africa is a leading NGO specializing in growing agriculture, protecting the environment and developing businesses in rural Africa.
EXPERT: Deep expertise and insightful evidence-based solutions are at the heart of everything Farm Africa does.
GROUNDED: Positive change starts with Africa’s people, so our experts work closely with local communities, engaging them in every level of decision-making.
IMPACTFUL: We take a long-term view so we can deliver lasting changes for farmers and their families.
BOLD: We model innovative new approaches and are not afraid to challenge strategies that are failing.
Farm Africa, 9th floor, Bastion House, 140 London Wall, London EC2Y 5DN
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The Country Director position is a key role in the Farm Africa global senior management team to share progress and review the strategic direction of the organisation. In country, the Country Director is responsible for identifying and securing new funding opportunities to grow and diversify the portfolio by working closely with the Business Development unit. The pipeline would build on existing initiatives but should also include projects that expand our geographical and technical footprint in country. The Country Director will provide leadership and,management to team, set and deliver project goals, maintain excellent relations with the Government of Tanzania at all levels, provide technical and administration oversight, and ensures staff, volunteers and beneficiaries are safeguarded. He/she is responsible for the financial sustainability of Tanzania’s operation, represents Farm Africa with donors, potential implementing partners, private sector, and crucially provides the link between Dar es Salaam and the rest of the organisation.
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