Country Director - Tanzania and Burundi
Workplace: Dar es Salaam (frequent travels to field locations in Tanzania and Burundi)
Contract type: Expatriate contract
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Overall purpose of the role
The Tanzania-Burundi CD’s prime objectives will be to provide leadership and strategic management with a view to position DRC as the leading INGO in Tanzania and Burundi on protection of displaced populations and the promotion of durable solutions; oversee the strengthening of DRC’s programme development, quality and accountability framework and be a proactive partner in the wider regional strategic and programme development processes.
Direct managerial oversight and support: Ensure that the SMT and PMs have clear and realistic performance-based management goals. Tasks include:
- Direct line management of SMT, Consortium Managers, and country wide programme support team;
- Support PMs to establish good management support for their teams;
- Provide on-going support and coaching, and ensure that staff has the necessary capacity to fulfil their responsibilities.
- Keeping abreast key conflict and displacement trends in the region impacting the two countries;
- Identifying key developments and trends in refugee response in countries and position the organisation to best deal with these
- Ensure that the key regional and global frameworks are contextualised and applied in the country program context and ensure that staff understand these,
- Leading a consultative process for local strategy development,
- Leading the Tanzania-Burundi annual programme portfolio analyses and annual review
- Playing a key role in fundraising and donor contract management.
- Ensure that the Operations and Programme Handbooks are utilized throughout all offices,
- Lead process of developing and updating the local Humanitarian Accountability Framework and Quality Management System,
- Promote accountability concepts and practices.
- Working with DRC’s Regional Security Advisor and Tanzania and Burundi safety specialists to ensure that all EAGL security management protocols and procedures are updated, made locally relevant and applied consistently,
- To be overall responsible for ensuring security analyses is being done collectively and regularly,
- Ensuring compliance with risk mitigation against corruption, fraud and diversion.
- Representing DRC/DDG at relevant and senior forums/ meetings,
- Ensuring other staff are appropriately representing DRC/DDG at relevant forums/ meetings,
- Maintaining agreed profile of DRC/DDG at country level,
- Conducting regular stakeholder analyses to ensure that DRC/DDG has good understanding of dynamics/ relationships,
- Engaging in, and where effective, leading coordination processes amongst key stakeholders.
- With Regional Office to prepare and implement an advocacy and communication strategy,
- Guiding staff to advocate clearly, appropriately and strategically.
- Playing an active and coordinating role in linking finance teams with the Regional finance teams, and financial management itself,
- Ensuring that financial systems are followed by FOs and that financial reports submitted are accurate,
- Ensuring the finance and programme teams have a productive engagement.
The Country Director will report to the Regional Director, East Africa and Great Lakes
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’s five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: you focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process
- Collaborating: you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: you take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: you act in line with our vision and values
Experience and technical competencies:
- At least six years’ management experience, as head or senior member of humanitarian or development programme/organisation; at least four years in East Africa region
- Demonstrated experienced with forced displacement issues
- Good communicator and proven diplomacy with all types of stakeholders
- Proven commitment to accountable practices and knowledgeable of quality assurance systems
- Hands on experience in managing staff in insecure and remote locations
- Demonstrated strong human resource management skills
- Experience of managing budgets and multiple donor contracts
- Demonstrated experience in donor contact, fundraising and networking
- Fluency in English (speaking, writing, reading) is essential
- French language skills are beneficial
Contract: Two years’ contract. Other employment conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates. This position is under employment category D
Availability: March 2021
Duty station: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with frequent travel to the field. This position is accompanied
For further information about this position please contact Heather on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter in English through the online application on www.drc.ngo under vacancies no later than 4 Jan 2021
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:
- Professionalism, impact & expertise
- Humanitarian approach & the work we do
- Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
- Culture, values & strong leadership
- Fair compensation & continuous development
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.
Application due: 1/4/2021.