Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Foundation For Tomorrow, Inc ,Country Director Jobs in Tanzania



Job description

The Foundation For Tomorrow (TFFT)– Arusha Office
TFFT is a high-energy and fast-growing international non-profit that focuses on improving access to education for orphaned and vulnerable children and advocating for quality education. Through comprehensive scholarship and teacher training programs, TFFT is transforming the education land
scape in Tanzania.
TFFT's Philosophy
TFFT believes in the power of education and that education should not dictate an individual's potential. TFFT's strategy for change is multi-lateral, longitudinal, and individualized. Through its Scholarship Program, TFFT equips marginalized children in Tanzania with the education and skills required to reach their potential and have a positive impact on society. While TFFT prioritizes the daily needs of its 114 scholars, TFFT simultaneously works to transform Tanzania's education landscape, which focuses on the whole child through developing life skills, improving the health services the child receives and working with various stakeholders that support our mission. TFFT's Teacher Training Program improves the quality of instruction in primary and secondary schools and ensures that schools are child-friendly, non-stigmatizing, gender-sensitive, and supportive of the needs of marginalized children.
TFFT team members constantly examine TFFT's efforts and generate fresh, innovative ideas with the bold vision to improve Tanzania's education system and to increase access to quality primary and secondary education. This is an organization that truly places children at its core, holds them in their hearts, and thoughtfully makes every decision with only the best interest in mind. The TFFT team is proud to see the exponential growth of the TFFT scholars as a result of eight years of TFFT's programs, guidance, and support. Students who entered TFFT's Scholarship Program at age five will soon prepare for mastery of their secondary education, proceed to university, and become leaders of change in their community.
Position Overview
With the vision to continually strengthen TFFT's operations, the tenacity to increase TFFT's impact and the drive to establish and sustain strategic partnerships, TFFT's Country Director is responsible toproactively and strategically lead TFFT's team, programs and initiatives in Tanzania. This person will report directly to the Director of Operations (DOO) in the United States and will work closely with the Executive Director and Director of Communications and Donor Development in the United States. The Country Director will ensure that TFFT Program Managers, Coordinators and interns in Tanzania, work in concert with all TFFT boundary partners [Scholars; Students; Carer-givers; Teachers and Teacher-Resource Centers; Regulators & Overseers] towards contributing to our Mission and Vision.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
Vision and Strategy
  • Ensure strategic and operational execution of TFFT's mission and vision
  • Oversee implementation of the new strategic plan, 2016-2020
  • Review and evaluate the country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant Program Managers and other stakeholders
  • Engage strategic partners and funders in TFFT's Mission and Vision.
  • Continuously review the program priorities and provide guidance on strategic coherence.
Program Operations Management and Reporting
  • Proactively manage and mentor the TFFT team and interns
  • Develop and implement rigorous monitoring and evaluation tools for TFFT's programs and utilize data to make decisions and demonstrate impact
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on the key performance indicators of the organization and share them with the DOO.
  • Oversee all HR-related issues within the organization including performance management, professional development and training, job descriptions, recruitment, health and safety, team structures, disciplinary action, etc. in line with existing organizational policies.
  • Coordinate and maintain relations with TFFT TZ Board and TFFT US Board as and whenever required.
Finance and Budget Oversight and Management
  • Develop and oversee TFFT annual budgeting with support of Finance and Administrative Coordinator
  • Manage and integrate TFFT's budget and ensure transparency and efficiency in the use of organizational funds
  • Review monthly expense reports for Finance and Administrative Coordinator
  • Encourage and integrate value for money in financial and program decisions of the organization.
Partnership Building
  • Seek out and maintain value-adding strategic relationships with local and international partners
  • Develop and maintain contact with the Tanzanian representatives of relevant funding partners at a strategic level (e.g. institutional donors or private donor organizations) in order to secure funding for the country programs.
  • Lead and participate in advocacy efforts relevant to TFFT mission nationally and internationally.
  • Promote the initiatives of TFFT and its impact through media
Impact Demonstration and Learning
  • Strategic Guidance to programs towards learning for improvement
  • Oversight and reviews of systems of monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Commission and oversee strategic and programmatic evaluations whether internal or external.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree (required); Masters Degree (valued)
  • At least four years' experience in a professional environment
  • Willingness to commit to at least two years
  • Knowledge of East African culture
  • Experienced and proficient user of all Microsoft Office products
  • Experience in developing, working with and managing organizational budgets
KEY COMPETENCIES
  • Passion for TFFT's Mission and Vision
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Tanzania, Tanzanian government, CSO sector and Most Vulnerable Children programming
  • Dynamic and Engaging Leadership
    • Excellent Program Management and Leadership
▪ Translates strategy into impact-oriented programs and results
▪ Meticulous attention to detail and follow-through; performing tasks accurately and efficiently
▪ Ability to simultaneously monitor multiple work-streams, partners, and stakeholders
▪ Balances competing priorities while keeping constant sight of overall objectives
▪ Superior problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Thoughtful leadership
▪ Critical, analytical, and creative thinker
▪ Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, performing effectively under pressure and handling difficult situations with poise, judgment, and tact while maintaining a positive, problem-solving attitude
▪ High degree of flexibility in a demanding, fast-paced, and frequently changing environment
▪ Tenacious in times of growth
  • Relationship builder
▪ Naturally develops strong rapport with multiple public & private sector stakeholders, both local and international
▪ A persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary skills
▪ Works as a team player; seeks and acts on feedback as appropriate
  • Unwavering Strength of Character
    • Works from a place of integrity, compassion, and professionalism
    • Empathizes with mission and values of TFFT
    • Sensitivity to working with confidential information
    • Protector and model on core values of TFFT

How to apply

Email resume and cover letter to: jobs@thefoundationfortomorrow.org with the subject line: CD Application

 


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