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Assistant Country Director Job in Tanzania

CARE is seeking an experienced Assistant Country Director - Program (ACD-P) to be responsible for ensuring that CARE's programs in Tanzania contribute to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security." The ACD-P is expected to provide strategic leadership in the areas of program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and ensure that CARE's programs/projects make a significant contribution to reducing poverty and social injustice.
The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development of program strategies appropriate for the specific environments in which CARE works S/he manages a team of professionals focused on the design, funding, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects (including emergency programs) that effectively address the underlying causes of poverty in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems and people are in place to ensure the proper management of those projects and programs.
The ACD-P is responsible for overseeing the development, testing and implementation of new and innovative program approaches appropriate for the context of the CO. S/he works closely with, and is supported by the program units at regional and CARE USA HQ levels, as well as with other interested CARE International members.
The ACD-P is a key member of the Country Office Senior Management Team and as such is responsible for leading and supporting CO initiatives. S/he is responsible for (along with the CD) maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors and other partners. S/he may be required to become Acting CD when the CD is out of the country.
· Staff Management
· Program Quality
· Program Management
· Reflective Practice and Learning
· Program Strategy
· External Relations and Partnerships
· Bachelor's Degree in related field
· 5 years in senior management position in development field
· Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
· Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a very complex international setting
· Extensive conceptual skills including development of program strategy
· Demonstrated experience in program design (including proposal development), implementation and evaluation
· Experience in emergency related activities
· Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
· Ability and interest to coach and develop staff
· Experience with performance management
· Experience with the management of a diverse workforce
· Strong representation and negotiation skills
· Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
· Demonstrated cross cultural communication skills
· Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by:
o Ability to manage a complex budget o Donor compliance and reporting
· Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO
· Experience in successfully managing institutional partnerships with national and international NGOs
· Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts.
· Proven experience with excellent networking
· Master's Degree in related field
· 8 years in a senior management position in development field
· Experience and knowledge of operationalizing a rights-based approach
· Demonstrated experience with proposal development with range of international donors (i.e USAID, EU, DFID,CIDA)
· Experience and skills in organizational change processes
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