Job Opportunity at Foundation for Tomorrow, Country Director - Tanzania
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Position: Country Director - Tanzania
Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Specification: Start Date, 4 February 2018
The Foundation For Tomorrow (TFFT)– Arusha Office
TFFT is a high-energy and fast-growing international nonprofit that focuses on addressing vulnerability through education. We offer individual orphan and vulnerable children the opportunity to succeed through access to quality schooling, health and psychosocial support and life skills programs. Additionally, we work to improve the quality of instruction and school management to ensure widespread, sustainable impact through training excellent educators. TFFT believes systemic change happens from the community level, and are excited to play a role in transforming the education landscape in Tanzania.
TFFT believes in the power of education and that geography should not dictate an individual’s potential. TFFT’s strategy for change is multi-lateral, longitudinal, and individualized. Through its Scholarship Program, TFFT equips marginalized children in Tanzania with the education and skills required to reach their potential and have a positive impact on society. We help our scholars become their personal best. While TFFT prioritizes the daily needs of its scholars, TFFT simultaneously works with educators to transform Tanzania’s education landscape. TFFT’s Teacher Training Program improves the quality of instruction in primary and secondary schools, while also improving their resources. We ensure that schools are child-friendly, nonstigmatizing, gender sensitive, and supportive of the needs of marginalized children.
TFFT team members constantly examine TFFT’s efforts and generate fresh, innovative ideas with the bold vision to improve Tanzania’s education system and to increase access to quality primary and secondary education. This is an organization that truly places children at its core, holds them in their hearts, and thoughtfully makes every decision with only the child’s’ best interest in mind. The TFFT team is proud to see the exponential growth of the TFFT scholars as a result of eleven years of TFFT’s programs, guidance, and support.
With the vision to continually strengthen TFFT’s operations, the tenacity to increase TFFT’s impact and the drive to establish and sustain strategic partnerships, TFFT’s Country Director is responsible to proactively and strategically lead TFFT’s team, programs and initiatives in Tanzania. This person will report directly to the Executive Director (ED) in the United States as well as the Board of Directors in Tanzania. The Country Director will ensure that TFFT Program Managers, Coordinators and interns in Tanzania, work in concert with all TFFT boundary partners [Scholars; Students; Carer-givers; Teachers and Teacher-Resource Centers; Regulators & Overseers] towards contributing to our Mission and Vision.
Vision and Strategy
Program Operations Management and Reporting
Finance and Budget Oversight and Management
Impact Demonstration and Learning
● Passion for TFFT’s Mission and Vision
● In-depth knowledge and understanding of Tanzania, Tanzanian government, CSO sector and Most Vulnerable Children programming
● Dynamic and Engaging Leadership o Excellent Program Management and Leadership
Translates strategy into impact-oriented programs and results
Meticulous attention to detail and follow-through; performing tasks accurately and efficiently
Ability to simultaneously monitor multiple work-streams, partners, and stakeholders
Balances competing priorities while keeping constant sight of overall objectives
Superior problem solving and conflict resolution skills o Thoughtful leadership
Critical, analytical, and creative thinker
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, performing effectively under pressure and handling difficult situations with poise, judgment, and tact while maintaining a positive, problem-solving attitude
High degree of flexibility in a demanding, fast-paced, and frequently changing environment
Tenacious in times of growth
● Relationship builder
Naturally develops strong rapport with multiple public & private sector stakeholders, both local and international
A persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary skills
Works as a team player; seeks and acts on feedback as appropriate
● Unwavering Strength of Character o Works from a place of integrity, compassion, and professionalism o Empathizes with mission and values of TFFT o Sensitivity to working with confidential information o Protector and model on core values of TFFT
How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to:[email protected] with the subject line: CD Application
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