Country Director


Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in 100 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from Disaster Response to food and nutrition to education and work for women and girls to healthy mothers and children. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because when they have equal access to resources, they lift their families and communities out of poverty. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for 75 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us, and Fight with CARE.

CARE is seeking a Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director (CD) in Tanzania who will be responsible for fulfilling the CARE International (CI) approved “Performance Standards of Country Offices” to be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


S/he oversees the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio. S/he is responsible for adequate Emergency preparedness and manages emergency programming and operations. S/he establishes and sustains productive relationships and political influence with government officials, donors and strategic partners. S/he leads the CO's fundraising strategy and ensures the CO’s financial viability. An organizational citizen, s/he contributes to CI's global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE's global programming.

The CD is also accountable for competent operational and risk management, including the proper management, wellbeing and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE's resources. The CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values - Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence- S/he also promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among CO staff and in programming.

The CD models new ways of working and drives the teams toward the CARE 2020 vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he encourages on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.

Within Tanzania, the CD continues to align the work to the Wezesha strategy, focused on women's empowerment, natural Resource Management/Climate Change. The CD focuses on program development, learning and knowledge management, all within a changing operational context. The position requires coaching and support to staff for development and growth. The CD Tanzania builds and maintains strong relationships with donors, a newly-established Advisory Board and (potential) partners including a budding relationship with institutions/banks for Financial Inclusion.


· Staff management · Strategic planning · Program impact and relevance.

· Resource mobilization and operations viability · Human resources · External Relations, partnerships and advocacy PRIMARY SKILLS

· Bachelor's degree in related field · 6-8 years in senior management position in development field · Strategic and operational Management · People/Relationship Management · Financial Management · Information/Knowledge Management · External Relationships/Fundraising
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