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Managing Regional Deputy Director at CARE International September, 2018- Jobs in Tanzania

CARE is seeking a strong, innovative and proactive leader to assume the responsibility of Managing Regional Deputy Director (MDRD) within the Southern Africa sub-region. CARE’s Southern Africa sub-region consists of Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania are directly line-managed by CARE USA under the regional structure. Zambia and Zimbabwe are managed by CARE Canada while Madagascar is managed by CARE France.

The MDRD leads and manages operations in the sub-region, including the line management of the heads of country programs in Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, with indirect support also provided to Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe primarily through the Southern Africa Impact Growth Strategy. S/he ensures that we are operating in line with established expectations (strategic plans, organizational standards), operating principles and CARE’s humanitarian mandate.

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The Managing Deputy Regional Director (MDRD) reports to the East and Central Africa Regional Director and is responsible for overseeing, monitoring and support the development and operation of CARE’s sub-regional and country programs in Southern Africa (Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania). The position will be based within the sub-region (to be agreed upon), with approximately 30 – 40% travel required.

In addition, the MDRD will ensure the relevance, coherence and legitimacy of CARE’s programs, remaining ahead of the game in a rapidly changing context. A key aspect of this will be to remain engaged with the changing external context and to establish and maintain appropriate external networks. All the countries of the sub-region have been engaged in a process of reflection and redesign to deliver transformational change in our programming and operating model to better align with our refreshed understanding of how to be most effective, and consistent with the CARE 2020 vision. A big part of this rethink is the multi-country engagement through Her Harvest Our Future, the Southern Africa Impact Growth Strategy.

The MDRD will be responsible for leading the continued development of this analysis and action plans arising, and for supporting the country programs to move forward with changes that have been agreed upon. A key part of this will be responsible stewardship of the ‘Her Harvest Our Future’ impact growth strategy. The MDRD will also be a point of leadership and coordination on the quality management of the change process in the sub-region including: team building, learning and innovation, GED, partnership, human resources, monitoring & evaluation/accountability, change management and leadership development, and systems development as appropriate. S/he will also ensure the incorporation of humanitarian response capacity is embedded in strategic planning, systems and program implementation.

The MDRD works closely with counterparts in the wider organization including various parts of CI and keeps abreast of developments in the region and sector externally and represents CARE in appropriate external forums. S/he will visit CARE’s work in the field and will also travel outside the sub-region for other responsibilities. The person who assumes this role will be an exceptional individual who possesses significant experience in international relief and development with specific skills and experience in strategy development and management, as well as program quality, accountability and impact, working in partnership, change management, staff development, coordination and teamwork.

This position requires high English proficiency.

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  • Provide on-going supervision, leadership support and guidance to Country Directors and other direct reports.
  • Conduct country program visits as needed and set annual performance objectives for direct reports
  • Ensure that CARE’s programs in the sub-region are relevant, coherent, legitimate and impactful by providing guidance and input into country level strategic plans, transformation plans and annual plans and provide oversight on strategy implementation.
  • Provide overall leadership to the sub-region to ensure that the change management process is effectively implemented and meets its objectives
  • Provide oversight and support to country programs to meet CARE standards for program quality and impact
  • Provide support to countries to acquire and responsibly manage resources for programmatic needs
  • Provide financial oversight to support proper stewardship. Identify and mitigate risks
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant combination of qualifications and experience in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of extensive experience in international humanitarian & development work at management level
  • Must possess a good grasp of issues related to the cause of poverty and injustice; knowledge of Southern Africa an advantage
  • A strong commitment to, and a demonstrated experience in, the areas of organizational development and learning, knowledge-sharing and people development
  • Demonstrable skills in organizational development, change management, coordinating, facilitating and creating a consensus in a complex environment
  • Proven operational management skills in large scale operations
  • Strategic and critical thinking skills; experience of strategic planning
  • Evidence of capacity to innovate; entrepreneurship
  • Strong staff management, coaching and mentoring skills and experience (particularly managing remote/virtual teams)
  • Commitment to and capacity to model the behaviors that we value. Evidence of capacity to support the development of these behaviors in others.
  • Ability to work independently, with little direct supervision
  • Willingness to spend approximately 40% time travelling
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and communications skills

Language skills: English fluency

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