Country Manager, Tanzania
Economic Development - All
Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private, international, non-denominational agencies founded by His Highness the Aga Khan. The Network's organisations have individual mandates that range from the fields of health and education to culture, rural development and the promotion of private-sector enterprise. AKDN is dedicated to improving living conditions and opportunities for the poor, without regard to faith, origin or gender. More information....
AKF East Africa has innovative and expanding programmes in education, health, rural development and civil society enhancement. A Multi-Input Area Development (MIAD) programme is being developed as a new and exciting approach that integrates interventions across social, economic and cultural investments. The MIAD is being piloted in Southern Tanzania to improve the quality of life of rural populations through sustainable interventions to promote income generation, food security and increased access to quality health, education and financial services.
The Country Manager will be based in Dar es Salaam and report to the AKF EA Regional Chief Executive Officer. S/he will be responsible for providing overall leadership and management of the exciting programme portfolio, resource mobilisation, strategic partnerships and effective implementation in Tanzania. S/he will also oversee country based operations staff including finance, administration, IT and properties.
Ensure that the programme portfolio is effectively implemented, monitored and evaluated through strong leadership and coordination across all programmes and sectors:
Ensure efficient grants management, contracts compliance and high quality impact of all programmes:
Work with AKF EA Regional Leadership to develop goals, strategies and plans for strategic development of programmes across all sectors
Coordinate with AKDN agencies on the development and implementation of the MIAD in Southern Tanzania and other programmes in Tanzania:
Form strong relationships with existing and potential donors to secure adequate resources
Engage proactively with government and stakeholders to credibly represent the Aga Khan Foundation and its sister agencies as required
To achieve success in this challenging role the ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience
Over 10 years' experience in International Development, Tanzanian experience is an added advantage
Direct technical experience in establishing an effective multi-sectoral area based programme with social, cultural and economic interventions
Knowledge of the context in Tanzania including government systems, legal and fiscal policies
Ability to work with a network of stakeholders, building strong relationships to leverage partnerships and resources
Strong analytical skills to plan and drive programme results that achieve strategic objectives
Excellent communication, inter-personal skills and leadership skills to inspire a diverse team to deliver their best
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