Country Manager – Kibondo

Country manager – kibondo

Rest of Tanzania Full Time NGO
TSh Confidential
1 week ago

Job Summary

The Country Manager contributes to the mission of the organization by leading and managing all aspects of Medical Team International’s work in-country

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description

Position Title:  Country Manager – Kibondo, Tanzania

Department:  Field Operation 

Reports To: Global Director based at MTI Headquarter

Time Commitment:12 months (renewable subject to performance and funding)

Offer subject to confirmed funding

Location: Based in Kibondo with travel to Dar es Salaam and field sites


JOB SUMMARY                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The Country Manager contributes to the mission of the organization by leading and managing all aspects of Medical Team International’s work in-country; representing MTI to key stakeholders; and overseeing the development and implementation of the Tanzania’s program strategy and quality. The Country Manager will have wide responsibility for the overall development, management, and coordination of field operations, representing Medical Teams to partners and key stakeholders in country, providing financial oversight and accountability of Medical Teams International resources and compliance with policies and procedures, and reporting regularly on program activities and finances. The Country Manager will report to the Global Director based at HQ.


 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                                                                                                               


Country Leadership:

  • Manages the country program, employees, volunteers, and partners with integrity
  • Creates and implements the country strategy and program vision in accordance with the organization’s five-year plan
  • Champions capacity building and team empowerment toward the goal of a responsible exit strategy

Program Leadership:

  • Ensures all programs objectives are completed on time and on budget
  • Develops annual operating budgets and work plans and ensures effective budget monitoring, reporting, and financial management
  • Ensures monitoring, evaluation, and learning occurs about planned and implemented programs
  • Ensures project proposals and reports are submitted on time and meet standards required by Headquarters and external donors
  • Ensures all program goals, activities, and personnel demonstrate commitment to national and international humanitarian frameworks and standards
  • Fosters collaborative, transparent, and accountable relationships with partners in the implementation of activities that address the needs of the most vulnerable people



  • Proactively, regularly, and consistently represents Medical Teams International to host and foreign governments, humanitarian actors including UN agencies and NGOs, faith-based and partner organizations, media, and other relevant parties
  • Identifies and participates in forums and meetings for the humanitarian community where there may be a strategic benefit to MTI

Local Resource Acquisition:

  • Maintains an ongoing awareness of the operating environment in-country and identify needs in the health sector that fit with our core competencies
  • Proactively facilitates the growth of Medical Teams International programs in-country; maintaining strong links with donors; identifying funding opportunities; and leading the development of program-funding proposals
  • Leads, designs, and analyzes needs assessments and identifies relevant programmatic interventions on behalf of Medical Teams International

Human Resources:

  • Creates an environment for MTI team members to be Courageous, Tenacious, Accountable, and Selfless.
  • Develops a strong team that values accountability, 360-degree feedback, and transparency. 
  • Ensures that team members are effective, efficient, and diligent in meeting program goals. 
  • Creates a team culture that is committed to cultural and racial diversity.
  • Provides feedback to staff to ensure optimal performance
  • Creates a culture of shared learning and professional development within the country team
  • Oversees effective human resource management including the recruitment, onboarding, supervision, and performance review, and professional development of local and expatriate personnel; complies with local laws and the personnel policies of Medical Teams International; and ensures personnel plan reflects operational needs

Safety and Security:

  • Reviews and oversees implementation of effective safety and security management policies and practices in accordance with Global Safety and Security Policy; including robust information collection practices and systematic testing of safety and security plans
  • Champions the importance of safety and security and incorporates safety and security considerations throughout all activities
  • Compliance:
  • Ensures Medical Teams International is compliant with host-government laws and policies, and with Medical Teams International’s internal policies and procedures
  • Ensures Medical Teams International maintains a constructive, transparent, and independent relationship with host-government, and ensures Medical Teams International has up-to-date registration/accreditation in country
  • Ensures all procurement, warehousing and program expenditures occur in accordance with best practices, and all contractors comply with contractual agreements.



EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                                                                         

  • Master’s degree or higher in a field relevant to international humanitarian work



  • Minimum seven years progressively responsible experience in humanitarian programming and personnel management
  • Minimum five years office management experience in a developing country
  • Work experience in Tanzania or West Africa preferred


  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES                                                                                                                                    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Dedication to the mission of Medical Teams International
  • Commitment to organizational strengthening and programmatic growth in accordance with humanitarian needs
  • Proven ability to produce successful program proposals and develop strategic donor relationships
  • Ability to lead and grow all country operations
  • Strong organizational and program skills and experience, including strategic planning
  • Excellent financial management skills, including ability to prepare, monitor, and control budgets, reports, project proposals and partnership agreement documents
  • Strong working knowledge of health-sector issues in developing countries
  • Commitment to working in a manner that respects local religious and cultural sensitivities
  • Demonstrated experience managing a high-performing work team
  • High level of initiative with a strong results-orientation
  • Very resourceful
  • Excellent English-language skills


Please note: Only short-listed applicant(s) will be contacted.

Deadline for application is 25 June 2018.

Medical Teams International is an equal opportunities employer.

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