28 Sep 2020

Director Of Support Services at Save the Children

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ROLE PURPOSE: As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Tanzania, the Director of Support Service shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). The Director Support Services in his/her capacity will be accountable to the Country Director for overseeing the support function – finance and also lead on legal issues/advice and litigation, and co-accountable with other senior leaders for risk management –in both development and emergency programming contexts. The Director Support Services is also responsible to provide overall direction and leadership for country office change management processes, especially in Finance and IT systems and processes as Save the Children upgrades it’s global technology platform.


Save the Children has been operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support of GoT priorities and policies, both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, maternal and newborn health, nutrition and emergency response. We currently have an operational presence in Dodoma, Morogoro, Iringa, Rukwa, Shinyanga, Zanzibar/Pemba, Songwe/Mbeya and Kasulu /Kibondo. We employ nearly 165 staff and have an annual operating budget of approximately $13-15 million.

Reports to: Country Director

Staff directly reporting to this post: 3 i.e.

Deputy Finance Director Financial Planning & Reporting
Senior Finance & Grants Manager [Lishe Endelevu]
Roving Finance & Compliance Specialist [Partners & FOs]

Dimensions: This is a challenging senior role in a changing operational context as the country program grows its overall portfolio, expands its geographic footprint, and seeks to strengthen operational reliability and effectiveness of its work, including through stronger partnerships with government and civil society actors. It requires a principled, dedicated, experienced and highly motivated individual who can help to drive forward robust management and controls. The role will build on and embed an organizational culture utilizing a capacity building approach to strengthen established systems, policies and procedures, emphasizing strong and empowering management, and ensuring staff understanding and compliance meets organizational quality standards.

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Date advertised: 24 Sep 2020

Closing date: 9 Oct 2020 – 23:59 EAT

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of

Department: Finance

Type: Fixed-term contract
Schedule: Full-time

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Closing Date : 28th October, 2020.

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