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Country Director at BRAC International

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Country Director at BRAC International February 2024
Career with BRAC International
International is a leading non-profit organisation with a mission to
empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy,
disease, and social injustice. Founded in 1972, by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed,
BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the
world, and is present in 15 countries across Asia and Africa today. BRAC
designs proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support
and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s
institutional expertise on various programmes, including health,
agriculture, microfinance, education, and youth empowerment, is touching
the lives of over 100 million people in the Global South.

International (BI) is seeking application from competent, dynamic and
self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Country Director, BRAC Tanzania
incumbent will serve as BRAC International’s chief representative in
Tanzania. S/he will provide leadership to and manage all BI programmes
and staff in Tanzania. This will include ownership of the country’s
Annual Strategic Plan (ASP) development and implementation.

Country Director will represent BRAC International in the country at
different platforms and ensure its profile and reputation with
stakeholders are strong and reflect organisational value, vision and
mission. S/he is expected to work closely with programme anchors and
other unit heads in BRAC International based in the regional and head
offices and affiliate offices in the UK, and USA and fundraiser
representatives in the Netherlands.

Key Responsibilities:
Leadership and Management of BRAC Tanzania

  • Provide strong and inclusive leadership across all the functions of the BRAC Tanzania
  • Strong focus on leadership and people management, ensuring the most capable and qualified staff members are in place.
  • Lead
    the development and implementation of high-quality country strategic
    plan relevant to the local context and the organisational priorities.
  • Lead and manage the team in a way that facilitates a high-performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity.
  • Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital.
  • Serve as the Chairperson of the Country Management Team (CMT).
  • Uphold, promote, follow and apply the Core Values and Mission of BRAC in Tanzania
  • Overall oversight of all Tanzania Country Operations.
  • Ensure
    that local administrative, financial, HR, logistics, procurement and IT
    areas function in line with both global BI principles and with relevant
    local laws.
  • Ensure transparent and accurate financial
    management of the country office and work in collaboration with the
    Finance team to ensure monthly reporting and financial management.
  • Ensure all programmes and operations adhere to Tanzania laws and statutory requirements.
  • Ensure
    security of staff and assets of the country programme by having
    Security Management Plans and SoPs and regular security updates in place
    and orient teams and visitors to Tanzania.
  • Work with the country Head of Finance in the annual statutory audit and other donor compliance project audits.
  • Ensure periodic verification of inventory and management of assets in line with relevant policies.

Programme Development and Management

  • Working
    with the BI regional and global teams, ensure that the BRAC Tanzania
    team has the right resources, tools, and support to deliver projects and
    programmes to a high standard.
  • Oversee the programme portfolio and ensure new programmes meet contractual obligations.
  • Lead,
    guide and supervise the programme managers on planning, implementation,
    monitoring and evaluation of the projects to ensure the effective and
    efficient execution of project deliverables.
  • Ensure adequate systems are in place and followed, regarding programme procurements, management.
  • Ensure
    that health and safety are embedded into all projects and programmes
    and that risk management strategies are in place to protect staff,
    participants, and partners.
  • Provide guidance and support to the team to implement project activities.
  • Ensure
    compliance and quality for all projects to ensure they are delivered on
    target, on time, on budget and that project tracking mechanisms are
    utilised to identify and mitigate risk.
  • Visit projects to encourage, advise, build relationships, evaluate and inspect the funded projects. Accordingly.
  • Drive,
    develop, and ensure the adaption, integration, and learning around key
    areas including safeguarding, gender equity and diversity, monitoring
    and evaluation framework, risk management registrar in place and updated

Financial Management, Budgeting and Operational Compliance

  • Strengthen the financial sustainability of programmes and operations
    through effective and efficient resource development effort, outstanding
    healthy financial ratios, and effective budget administration.
  • Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports.
  • Ensure strong operational compliance through timeliness and completeness of programme reports.
  • Oversee
    all BRAC Tanzania projects’ income and finances and deliver regular,
    transparent, and accurate reports to ensure that finances are spent in
    alignment with donor and organisational budgets.
  • Lead and
    oversee the grants acquisition and management effort in the country
    ensuring long-term health of the portfolio and achievement of annual

Resource Development and Management

  • Develop, implement and monitor a country specific resource mobilization and fundraising strategy.
  • Lead in fundraising efforts for the country and ensure targeted fundraising from institutional, private and corporate donors.
  • In
    liaison with Global and Regional resource mobilisation teams, identify
    fundraising opportunities and guide in the development of quality
    proposals to build and diversify the country’s resource base.
  • Ensure
    strong external engagement and visibility of BI to help promote its
    work to key donors and acquire greater levels of resources from a
    diverse set of donors.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Establish
    a safeguarding culture across all levels of the programme by
    implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support,
    guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working
  • Responsible to ensure team members are
    appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding
    issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the
    safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, Development Management, Economics, Public Policy or other social science fields.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • Knowledge and engagement in social protection programming and policy advocacy an added advantage
  • Demonstrable experience in strategic planning, programme development and management of complex, multi-stakeholder interventions.
  • Direct experience of project appraisal, assessment, monitoring and evaluation methodologies.
  • Demonstrable
    experience in establishing networks with governments, private and
    public sector entities as well as development agencies.
  • Demonstrate experience in preparing funding proposals for a range of donors.
  • Professional
    knowledge in diverse development approaches demonstrable leadership,
    organisational, managerial and communication skills.
  • Ability to
    think strategically, conceptualise new ideas, digest and analyse complex
    information and present coherent work plan or implementation plan.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Possess high ethical and moral standards.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time efficiently.
  • Excellent writing and facilitation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and representational skills.
  • Willingness to often travel to the project site when required.

Experience Requirements:

  • 15+
    years of proven strategic programme management and development
    experience in a developing country setting, preferably in Tanzania or
    West Africa.
  • At least 7-10 years’ experience in managing a
    country office in a national or international INGO in diverse culture
    and socio-economic context.
  • Preferred to have experience as Country Director/equivalent role or Deputy Country Director/ equivalent role in INGOs.

Employment type: Contractual
Salary: Negotiable
Job Location: Country Office, Tanzania

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning
educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at
Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to
Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 15/24 in the subject bar.
Application deadline: 25 February 2024

is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and
expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We
believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work
with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse,
neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race,
religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or
ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include
extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order
to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.


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