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Country Representative: Tanzania

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Church World Service
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Closing Date:
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Interviewing

About the Organisation

The Resettlement Support Center (CWS RSC Africa) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. CWS RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

About the Job

Reporting directly to the Regional Representative for Africa, the Country Representative oversees and provides technical and strategic direction to the CWS Tanzania country program. This includes formulation of the country strategy, program development and administration, and development of the annual plan in collaboration with CWS Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya. Other key areas of responsibility include stakeholder management, resource mobilization, finance, human resources, and development of new, and nurturing of existing, CWS partnerships, and identification of opportunities for CWS program growth and expansion. The Country Representative directly supervises the RDP Program Manager, the Safety and Security Officer, Finance and Administration Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees long-range strategic planning, programmatic direction and growth.

  • Develops a country program plan with the Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya and in coordination with relevant CWS HQ units, defines the programmatic and fundraising efforts and develops proposals and concept notes for the Tanzania country program.

  • Provides strategic leadership and direct oversight to CWS Africa activities in Tanzania.

  • Develops annual/monthly projections that inform CWS priorities and plays a key role in annual strategy review of the Tanzanian country program.

  • Leads, guides and supervises the program managers and project officers on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables.

  • Manages human resources activities.

  • Oversees the use of the budget and monitors effective and appropriate use of resources across departments.

  • Develops, coordinates, and manages stakeholder engagement to ensure quality implementation and expansion of CWS programs. In coordination with the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, develops, proposes and monitors the annual budget for all CWS activities in Tanzania

  • Ensure CWS complies with laws and regulations of Tanzania and that all program and administrative functions strictly adhere to the programmatic and administrative policies, guidelines and procedures and national and regional government and donor requirements

  • Oversees the supervision, mentoring and leadership of the staff including yearly performance evaluations, monitoring professional development, training needs and coordinating leave.

  • Represents CWS with government, intergovernmental, civil society and faith-based partners, stakeholders and forums and cultivates new relationships relevant to CWS programs and strategies.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years of paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Ten (10) years of paid work experience required.

  • Five (5) years of direct supervisory experience with responsibility for hiring, evaluating performance, administering corrective action and directing day to day work is required

  • Demonstrated management experience with an International Non-Governmental Organization required, community development and or refugee affairs preferred

  • Experience developing and implementing country level strategies and ability to develop successful proposals for donors

  • Previous experience working with Church World Service and WRAPS knowledge is preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the US funding and US funded programs.

  • Ability to lead projects to completion on time, in compliance with donor requirements, within budget, and with the anticipated results.

  • Advanced computer knowledge, specifically with MS Access, MS Outlook, MS Excel and other statistical analysis programs.

  • Strong English communication skills, both oral and written fluency in the local national language will be an advantage.

To apply

A clear MIE background check is required before the start of employment. Must be legally eligible to work full time in South Africa.


Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 10th September to callum@actionappointments.co.za 

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About the Organisation

The Resettlement Support Center (CWS RSC Africa) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. CWS RSC Africa is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. CWS RSC Africa is administered by the Church World Service Immigration Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya with a sub-office in Pretoria, South Africa.

About the Job

Reporting directly to the Regional Representative for Africa, the Country Representative oversees and provides technical and strategic direction to the CWS Tanzania country program. This includes formulation of the country strategy, program development and administration, and development of the annual plan in collaboration with CWS Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya. Other key areas of responsibility include stakeholder management, resource mobilization, finance, human resources, and development of new, and nurturing of existing, CWS partnerships, and identification of opportunities for CWS program growth and expansion. The Country Representative directly supervises the RDP Program Manager, the Safety and Security Officer, Finance and Administration Officer

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversees long-range strategic planning, programmatic direction and growth.

  • Develops a country program plan with the Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya and in coordination with relevant CWS HQ units, defines the programmatic and fundraising efforts and develops proposals and concept notes for the Tanzania country program.

  • Provides strategic leadership and direct oversight to CWS Africa activities in Tanzania.

  • Develops annual/monthly projections that inform CWS priorities and plays a key role in annual strategy review of the Tanzanian country program.

  • Leads, guides and supervises the program managers and project officers on planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and efficient execution of project deliverables.

  • Manages human resources activities.

  • Oversees the use of the budget and monitors effective and appropriate use of resources across departments.

  • Develops, coordinates, and manages stakeholder engagement to ensure quality implementation and expansion of CWS programs. In coordination with the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, develops, proposes and monitors the annual budget for all CWS activities in Tanzania

  • Ensure CWS complies with laws and regulations of Tanzania and that all program and administrative functions strictly adhere to the programmatic and administrative policies, guidelines and procedures and national and regional government and donor requirements

  • Oversees the supervision, mentoring and leadership of the staff including yearly performance evaluations, monitoring professional development, training needs and coordinating leave.

  • Represents CWS with government, intergovernmental, civil society and faith-based partners, stakeholders and forums and cultivates new relationships relevant to CWS programs and strategies.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 4 years of paid work experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Ten (10) years of paid work experience required.

  • Five (5) years of direct supervisory experience with responsibility for hiring, evaluating performance, administering corrective action and directing day to day work is required

  • Demonstrated management experience with an International Non-Governmental Organization required, community development and or refugee affairs preferred

  • Experience developing and implementing country level strategies and ability to develop successful proposals for donors

  • Previous experience working with Church World Service and WRAPS knowledge is preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the US funding and US funded programs.

  • Ability to lead projects to completion on time, in compliance with donor requirements, within budget, and with the anticipated results.

  • Advanced computer knowledge, specifically with MS Access, MS Outlook, MS Excel and other statistical analysis programs.

  • Strong English communication skills, both oral and written fluency in the local national language will be an advantage.

To apply

A clear MIE background check is required before the start of employment. Must be legally eligible to work full time in South Africa.


Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 10th September to callum@actionappointments.co.za