Miracle Corners – Tanzania (MC-T):
Deadline of this Job:
08 January 2023
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa
Miracle Corners – Tanzania (MC-T):
Country Manager Job Description
MC-Tanzania is a community-focused non-governmental organization offering oral health programs in Dar es Salaam. Mbeya and Tanga, Tanzania. We are seeking a dynamic and creative Country Manager with a wide range of skills in order to oversee a small team with many diverse projects.
Reports to: Board of Directors
Duration: Fixed 12-month position with a 3-month probation period
Strategy & Growth
• Develop organizational strategy and ensure execution of a diverse portfolio of programs and projects;
• Bring strategic, visionary, entrepreneurial and collaborative thinking to the operations and country management function; Develop and implement innovative strategic initiatives in direct support of MCT’s mission, goals and objectives; Demonstrate and embrace the mission and vision of MCT in all Internal and external activities, and achieve the organization’s strategic initiatives with transparency, accountability, consistency, and adherence to the highest ethical standards:
• Advance MCT’s mission through rigorous, ethical financial and contractual practices, and lead staff to ensure behavioral competencies;
• Identify, report and address risk to the organization in a timely manner;
• Respond to new funding opportunities;
• Actively cultivate creative partnerships and donor relationships;
• Sensitize potential donors on the relevance and importance of oral health and advocate for its inclusion in funding priorities; Lead MCT Team in program design and proposal writing:
• Mobilize the necessary funds to grow the organization as per the strategic plan;
• Develop, manage (l.e., coordinate) relationships with project funder(s) and other key stakeholders, including producing periodic progress reports and other materials requested by funders:
• Maximize relationships with MCT Affiliate organizations in the United States, Rwanda and Zambia and creatively contribute as a member of the global team;
• Identify, pursue and manage strategic partnerships and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders including project partners, key experts, and in-country contacts.
• Work with partners to address challenges and problems in a proactive, solution-based manner;
• Serve as a resource for stakeholders by counseling them on the political and contextual situation in Tanzania, and by understanding the various actors involved in the healthcare and NGO sectors:
• Ensure staff development and succession plans are in place;
• Provide day-to-day oversight of and leadership to a small team working in a hybrid work setup (some office-based, some remote):
• Demonstrate stewardship in ensuring the organization meets and exceeds compliance standards of country regulations, organizational policies, and donor requirements;
• Develop, update and clarify organizational policy as needed to reflect the change and growth of the organization: o Ensure budget and expense management is clear and linked with organizational and programmatic goals;
• Work closely with the Finance and Administration Officer to carry out all functions related to human resources, including but not limited to recruitment, performance evaluations, corrective action plans, terminations and maintaining human resource files that include conflict of Interest forms, confidentiality agreements, and other documentation as required.
• Ensure annual work plans and budgets are developed according to the organization’s strategic direction with clear Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) outlined for each team member;
• Contribute to all reports, annual external audits, as well as any federal and/or donor-specific audits.
• Develop strong core competencies in oral health across the MCT team and develop a team culture of learning and participation around issues related to the programmatic work and mission of the organization:
• Participate in oral health and non-communicable disease policy/development strategies at the country level;
• Oversee monitoring and evaluation through the creation of survey and data collection tools; ensure accurate, timely reporting and conduct community needs assessments at regular intervals;
• Develop knowledge management (KM) and communications strategles to support the dissemination of program achievements with internal and external stakeholders.
• Review progress reports and respond to programmatic and technical challenges in a proactive manner;
• Lead key meetings and technical events, including developing agendas and background materials, presentations, summary reports, and follow-up actions related to health systems upgrades and oral health outreaches:
• Assess and evaluate new and emerging trends in the oral health delivery system.
• Support the MCT Board of Directors, primarily through the coordination of quarterly meetings, including: setting and managing a Board calendar, preparing Board Packets with relevant information, liaising with the Board Chair to set an agenda which reflects the needs of the organization, taking accurate Minutes of meetings, ensuring follow-up on Board Directives and communicating as per preferred communication and engagement channels of the Board Members:
• Produce timely, accurate, and useful reports on grants and programs for funders, foundations, and the MCT Board of Directors:
• Oversee the preparation and communication of quarterly monitoring and evaluation reports;
• Contribute to all reports, annual external audits, as well as any federal and/or donor-specific audits;
• Lead efforts to modernize and clarify reporting through the use of data visualization and creative communication of information, leveraging available technology and tools.
The requirements listed below are representative of the professional qualifications, knowledge, skills, experience and/or abilities required to successfully perform this job:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree in Public Health or related field preferred:
• Minimum of 10 years in the NGO sector, with progressively increasing experience managing complex programs in Tanzania. or experience in another sector which can be directly applied to the job description;
• Experience working with the Ministry of Health and relevant agencies in Tanzania: Experience working with local government and regulatory authorities in Tanzania;
• Experience working with and between multi-country non-profits and with multiple funding sources, Including foundations, corporations and USG funding:
• Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems, assess situations quickly and implement appropriate policies and procedures in response:
• Strong diplomatic and political skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to plan and develop programs for, and manage, large, complex, multi-disciplinary. geographically-dispersed programs/initiatives;
• Proven ability to manage, motivate, coach, and develop staff;
• Ability to gather, evaluate and present information effectively to employees, management and a Board of Directors and make actionable recommendations; strong written and oral presentation skills;
• •Ability to think conceptually and deal decisively with practical matters in a proactive manner that reduces financial risk to the organization:
• Proven ability and willingness to work independently, prioritize and hold oneself accountable;
• Strong mastery of Google Drive and Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel;
• Fluency in English and Swahili required.
• This position is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with significant domestic travel.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 120
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 8th, 2023 17:00h EAT:
1. Letter of interest;
2. CV/Resume: and
3. 2 References.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience.