The Country Director is responsible for leading, managing, and implementing the country strategy to achieve World Renew’s vision of community transformation in alignment with World Renew’s values, standards, and global strategic priorities. This position acts as the in-country representative for World Renew and represents World Renew to government entities, partners, alliances, and donors. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the country office including administration, human resources, and financial management. This position must be filled by someone who possesses the indefinite right to live and to work in Tanzania mainland.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and update the country strategy as required, ensuring alignment with regional strategy and with World Renew’s vision and global strategic priorities.
- Develop and implement a multi-year operational plan that enables the achievement of the country strategy.
- Develop and build relationships with partner staff, networks and alliances, with national religious leaders, with government representatives, with NGOs and any other appropriate national forums or strategic partnerships.
- Develop and manage partner relationships to ensure the operational capacity to deliver the appropriate support to partners within the assigned geographic area, ensuring effective program consulting.
- Develop a country funding and donor management strategy, in consultation with CORE and the Regional Director, to identify and secure a stable funding base to support the country’s program needs.
- Ensure financial oversight of the country budget
- Provide human resource leadership to all staff by ensuring appropriate strategies are in place for recruitment, compensation, employee development and staff care.
- Ensure all staff are oriented to organizational policies, guidelines and best practices for their position, their conduct and their responsibilities in alignment with our commitment and adherence to the Core Humanitarian Standard.
- Provide administrative oversight for all country office matters and assets, including supervision of staff, ensuring compliance to national laws, and ensuring security protocols are in place, monitored, maintained and reviewed.
- Develop and maintain relationships with donors and constituents, eg., institutional partners, churches, partner agencies, international aid organizations and other donors. This includes actively supporting education and fundraising efforts which may include travel within Canada/USA, video conferencing and producing other multimedia content.
- Other duties as assigned
Carry out tasks related to country-specific responsibilities:(list those items that are not captured in the general responsibilities and specific only to the region or country)
Direct Reports: National and international staff and volunteers.
Skills Knowledge and Expertise
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and promote a work environment that values diversity, inclusion and equity.
- Demonstrated commitment to working towards gender equality, equity and justice in all aspects of programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
- Working knowledge of and a commitment to core development and relief concepts, models, and values
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective facilitation, negotiation, active listening, decision-making and problem-solving
- Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and work in a collaborative complex international team environment
- Demonstrated ability to implement, improve, and integrate community development programs
- Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate with partner organizations
- An ability to relate to donors and diverse, international donors (granting institutions), including knowledge and oversight of project and grant management
- Demonstrated competence in administration, human resources, financial/budgeting and fundraising
- Demonstrated competence in all basic technical computer skills (project management, communications and reporting software applications)
- A Master’s degree in a related field required
- Minimum of ten years work experience in cross-cultural international management or organizational development role working in community development, disaster response, and/or organizational consultation environment of which three years management experience is required.
- Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC are signified by signing a covenant statement. Commitment to and ability to articulate a Christian worldview, particularly as it relates to World Renew’s vision, mission, values and programs
- Fluent in English with effective written and verbal communications skills is required
- Fluency in a language widely used in the country is an asset
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Physical/Mental Demands
- Work is difficult and diversified and requires the frequent application of a high degree of independent thinking to originate and develop procedures, techniques, or ideas within the parameters of a broad conceptual outline.
- Living and travel conditions with unreliable access to water and electricity and increased exposure to illness
- Travel in insecure and/or impoverished areas which may have limited or no infrastructure or support structures
- In Country travel of up to 30% of time
- Periodic international and/or regional travel
- Application Instructions: Please upload your resume and cover letter as one .pdf or .doc/.docx file.
- About The Christian Reformed Church in North America
Who We Are
The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) includes just over one thousand congregations across the United States and Canada. About 75 percent of the churches are in the United States and 25 percent are in Canada. While we’re a denomination with churches and ministries in two countries, we share in the blessings of ecclesial unity and joint ministry. Almost 230,000 people belong to the CRCNA—not a large number when you consider the population of our two countries. But by God’s grace we can accomplish a lot when we work together.
The CRCNA denominational offices serve the local church, providing resources to pastors and congregations so that people are introduced to Jesus Christ and their faith is nurtured. Other agencies of the CRCNA include ReFrame Ministries, Resonate Global Missions and World Renew.
Be Who You Are
The CRCNA is committed to building a culture of belonging that encourages, supports, and celebrates the voices and experiences of all our employees. We strive to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our broader culture and the Christian church, and invite all qualified candidates to apply.
The deadline for submitting the application is 31 January 2022.