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20 Oct 2023

Deputy Programme Director at FHI 360

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Job Description

FHI 360 is a global organization that mobilizes research, resources and relationships so people everywhere can access the opportunities they need to lead full, healthy lives. With collaborations in over 60 countries, we work directly with local leaders to advance social and economic equity, improve health and well-being, respond to humanitarian crises and strengthen community resilience.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Programme Director (Deputy Team Leader) for an upcoming civil society activity.

This position will be based in Tanzania and is contingent upon award.

Role overview: The Deputy Programme Director will be responsible for the strong, results-driven management of the core team and components 1 and 2 and will be responsible for ensuring all staff meet performance expectations. They will be responsible to ensure that Wajibika activities incorporate cross-cutting themes of inclusion, politically smart, and evidence based. Working alongside the Team Leader, they will be required to take quick and resolute steps to resolve any underperformance issues.

Person specification

The DPD must demonstrate relevant expertise in:
(1) leading the design and implementation of successful civil society and accountability programmes resulting in tangible changes, in Tanzania or similar contexts;
(2) NGO/CSO grant management experience;
(3) inclusive and effective management of large teams from a diverse group of backgrounds;
(4) influencing and communicating with senior political and public leaders;
(5) ensuring a nurturing and empowering work environment that enables all staff to perform at their full potential;
(6) understanding and interpreting the FCDO and the wider UK Government’s latest political and policy requirements and working proactively with FCDO staff to ensure ODA programmes make a substantial and visible contribution
Have or proven experience necessary to build strong, senior level relationships with civil society and government in Tanzania and be seen as a respected and fair broker amongst activists and leaders.
The DPD must demonstrate internationally competitive senior expertise in the leadership, management, strategy development and delivery of civil society and governance programmes, complemented by outstanding demonstration of expert communication skills, critical thinking, thinking and working politically, and results delivery including of adaptive programming.
Knowledge and experience working either in Tanzania or East Africa is sought and some basic Kiswahili is also desirable.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or comparable level of professional experience in public administration, international development, or related field; Master’s preferred.
Minimum10 years of related experience in increasingly senior roles; at least 3 years leading large and complex programmes at a senior level working in a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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Closing Date : 25th October, 2023.

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