Country Director Tanzania Job Opportunity – Farm Africa

Job Title:          Country Director
Organization: Farm Africa
Duty Station: Dar er Salaam,
Salary: £52,000 – £56,000
(inclusive of £10,000 flexible benefits allowance)
About US:
Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working
to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the
incomes and improve food security of smallholder farmers, pastoralists,
agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. A core part of our
strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable
and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing
programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions
Job Summary: The Country
Director is a key role in the Farm Africa global senior management team which
comes together every quarter to share progress and review the strategic
direction of the organisation.  In
country he/she is pivotal in driving funding opportunities and ensuring a
healthy pipeline for the country programme. The pipeline would build on
existing initiatives but should also include projects that expand our
geographical and technical foot print in country. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Set the strategic direction of the programmes in Tanzania
Develop a strategic direction for the Farm
Africa Tanzania programme based on the Farm Africa vision, mission and
technical specialist approaches developed within the organisation
Develop innovative programmes that build on our
core competencies of productivity increase, farmer organisation and natural
resource management to help smallholders gain improved access to markets and
maximise post-harvest values
Ensure a healthy programme pipeline
Work with Business Development to develop a
proactive funding strategy based on the donor opportunities
Grow the pipeline by 25% in 2 years
Key contact with Business Development team in
UK. Responsible for updating pipeline and keeping team in UK up to date with
progress as well as soliciting their help and advice on identifying
Explore new opportunities to deliver Farm
Africa’s strategic objectives including active partnerships with the private
sector, service contracts as well as grants, consultancy etc
Develop new opportunities for Farm Africa to
assist our core communities – farmers, and forest communities – through
supporting the planning and development of new Farm Africa initiatives. This
will include preparing proposals for submission to donors, in close
collaboration with other country programmes and relevant departments in London
(especially the Head of Programme Funding).
Management and delivery
Ensure that Farm Africa’s programmes attain the
highest standards of delivery, effectiveness and value for money
Working closely with the global programmes
leadership, be responsible for the programme cycle in Tanzania from beginning
to end working to improve still further the efficiency and effectiveness of our
contract management, project delivery and compliance
·Manage, develop
and support the Tanzania programme team with particular focus on staff
development and proactive performance management
Monitoring, evaluation and impact
Working closely with Farm Africa’s Head of
Programme Quality impact, ensuring a focus strongly on the design and
implementation of M & E plans to enable Farm Africa to measure the impact
of our work so that we can maximise our effectiveness (including programme
design) and provide evidence to influence external stakeholders
Working closely with Farm Africa’s Head of
Programme Quality and Impact to develop knowledge products from our projects
that can showcase our results
Ensuring that Programme Participatory review
meetings take place on bi-annual basis to track project indicators
Ensuring that Programme Quarterly reviews take
place to track progress against activities and budget
Relationship management, funding and dissemination
Strengthen relationships with partner
organisations including donors, governments, private sector organisations and
other NGOs to achieve the strategic goals of Farm Africa in Tanzania
Lead key relationships with donors and other strategic
partners in Tanzania and in the region, with particular focus on our
relationship with AMDT, DFID and the EU
Oversee key partner relationships (RUDI, VECO,
With the Programmes SMT and technical managers
(Agriculture and Market Engagement), lead our external influencing of policy
and the dissemination of learning and knowledge to ensure Farm Africa is seen
externally as an expert in our chosen sectors of crops and forestry
Corporate leadership
As a key member of the Farm Africa senior management
team, provide broader leadership across the organisation, contributing to the
overall strategy and future growth of Farm Africa
Chair the senior management team in Tanzania
providing support, development and performance management to the team
Ensure outstanding communication of programme
information across the organisation, working closely with the other directors
and senior managers on internal learning and knowledge management
Represent Farm Africa externally in Tanzania and
internationally, providing thought leadership and influence to help achieve our
mission and goals
Other Duties: Carry out any other duties as assigned by the
Director of Programmes.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should preferably hold a Degree in
a relevant discipline
Country Director in an International NGO with 3
years of experience with clear evidence of having made a strategic contribution
to the organisation’s aims and objectives. Previous experience as Country
Director in Tanzania is desire
Strong track record in the developing of and the
fundraising for new programmes with a range of stakeholders including
governments, institutional funders and private sector, governments and NGO’s
Broad knowledge and understanding of the
socio-political and economic climate and institutions in Tanzania and the
Extensive knowledge of key donors in
agriculture, climate change, resilience, market engagement.
Experience in ToC, log frame design and
designing M & E frameworks
High level of expertise in agriculture,
agricultural economics, natural resource management or closely related field in
a developing country context
Broad knowledge and experience of M4P approaches
to value chain
Significant experience of managing operational
teams in complex environments, including a profound understanding of
operational and delivery risk
Significant demonstrable experience of
delivering projects to time and budget in Sub Saharan Africa
Significant demonstrable experience of
delivering projects to time and budget in Tanzania
Experience in working with multiple partners
including grass roots communities, private sector, governments and NGOs
Commercial experience in agriculture in Sub
Saharan Africa
Proven track record as thought leader and
Experience of working in Sub-Saharan Africa in a
rural context
Experience in gender analysis and ability to
design projects with a gendered lens
Languages: Swahili and English
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send an updated CV
and a cover letter that explains how your experience fits this role to
Deadline:  Tuesday 2nd January 2018 by 9:00am

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