Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Senior Manager of Progam Support at Compassion International Tanzania

Application deadline 2017-08-15
Other Arusha District Arusha


The Guardian 4/8/2017
Compassion International Tanzania is an Evangelical Christian Holistic Child Development Ministry dedicated to the needy children of Tanzania.
‘Compassion is seeking to recruit and hire the Tanzanian qualified
Senior Manager of Progam Support
Job Code: 10509
Job Family: Child Program
Job Sub-Family: Program Support
Job Level: M3
Job Grade: 11
Reporting line: Reports to National Director
Supervisory span: Middle level managers and professionals
Start date: January 2018
Duty station: Arusha
Job Brief
This senior manager leads subordinate managers and professionals who independently consult on, develop and implement child development programs and interventions. Manages assigned professional staff and aligns all initiatives with Compassion’s theory of change and theory of action. The leader ensures that holistic child development is considered in all initiatives, The manager supports the development and implementation of local theories of action in support of the global theory of change framework. In National Offices, he or she also leads the sponsor Donor Services, Tours and Visits, and program Training and Support functions. The primary purpose of this position is to provide full management through subordinate managers and/or senior professional staff, This responsibility includes hiring, discipline, and termination, . as well as, coaching, performance management, assigning, checking, and approving work to satisfy broad objectives and department strategies. The incumbent will ensure completion of department responsibilities, calling on available resources to achieve department objectives, working within approved budget.
Cote Duties and Responsibilities
• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside compassion and faithfully upholds Compassions ministry in prayer.
• Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
• Provides leadership and development to direct reports. Works with staff to foster an environment of professional growth, in alignment with Compassion’s strategies and objectives. Consult with peer management and senior leaders to successfully align departmental resources and priorities across Compassion.
• Contributes to or prepares and administers the annual budget and departmental expenses, ensuring accountability for on-time completion of,deliverables based on department objectives, SLAs, and other Compassion standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory and board policies. 
• Selects, manages and develops assigned staff, establishing goals and objectives, coaching and managing performance, including discipline, motivation, and annual reviews; supports continuous learning and development that enhances individual performance and organizational capability.

• Leads professionals, generally through subordinate managers, as they provide comprehensive consulting on, develop, and implement holistic child development programs and interventions. Assigned staff consult on theory of change, theory of action, and other related initiatives; and analyzes reports to support partnership facilitators in improving program initiatives and interventions.

• Manages teams of professionals that facilitate development and implementation of resource components to achieve specific ministry strategies arid plans. Champions major proposals and prioritization plans to garner and effectively deploy resources to partners. Provides information to regional and country management and other decision-makers to ensure appropriate resources are allocated as required to effectively administer roll out, implementation and maintenance major interventions. Leads professionals who ensure proposals, reports, and other documentation are accurate, complete and delivered to appropriate stakeholders.

• Key deliverable is ensuring that partnership facilitators are provided with various child development expertise and that leaming staff get the subject matter expert information necessary’ to develop curriculum. Consults on and monitors spiritual, emotional, and physical development interventions, and drives improvement program implementation. Advances ideas and programs such .as spiritual formation and leads efforts toward broad community engagement.

• Champions assigned staff plans for capacity-building and strategy and creating child/youth engagement activities. Ensures developing and implementing major innovations and sharing the best practice of child/youth activities, coordinating with partner ministries, and equipping Christian community leaders for child/youth development transformation in their communities. Guides strategy development with key stakeholders such as partnership facilitators and implementing’ church partners

• Provides direction and leadership to the Sponsor Donor Services and Tours and visits teams to ensure that Global Program commitments to serve sponsors and donors are fulfilled, Also leads the Program Training function, working closely with the Partnership Team to meet the training needs of the Implementing Church Partners.

A minimum of Bachelor Degree in Community development, Social work, Sociology, and other relates areas. A master’s degree is an added advantage. Women with relevant qualifications are highly encouraged to’ apply.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
• The inherent nature of the job requires a mature evengelical Christian with ability to accommodate interdenominational practices and willingness to submit to local Church authority.
• Considerable amount of multi-team leadership experience, general management, and problem-solving skills, Ability to reflect Compassion’s Leadership Principles
• Proven experience in working with NGOs with focus on children
• Experience in change management, leading teams, and foster culture of accountability among team members
• Proven experience in managing multi-function budget up to more than Tsh 1.5Billion in one year
• Proficient in Microsoft office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and outlook email)
• Ability to make analytical and independent decisions
• Ability and desire to learn new things.
• Excellent written communication skills, especially reporting, and strong verbal communication skills.
• Committed to working with the broad spectrum of Evangelical denominations and churches.

• Ability to travel domestically and be away from home for up to two weeks at time and no more than 100 nights in a year. Travel will vary downward depending on the location of church partners and whether or not the person is field-based.
Working Conditions
Work Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment
Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day
Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

Interested candidates should submit their applications on or before 15thAugust 2017, including application letter, detailed CV, a recommendation from pastor, a letter/certificate of good conduct from local government authority, and copies of all academic and professional credentials to:
National Director,
Compassion International Tanzania (CIT),
P. O. Box 3064, Arusha
Or by email to: please that don’t attach
scanned certificates.
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