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Country Director

The Country Director – Tanzania is ultimately responsible for managing all aspects of Water For People work in a country and ensures implementation of the Everyone Forever approach in the country. The Country Director ensures programming is in...
The Country Director – Tanzania is ultimately responsible for managing all aspects of Water For People work in a country and ensures implementation of the Everyone Forever approach in the country. The Country Director ensures programming is in line with Water For People’s overall strategy and policy objectives, oversees the effective management of Water For People funds and equipment, and ensures the country office has established appropriate systems for financial, program, and human resource management. 

The Country Director provides leadership for national advocacy and learning programs and manages a wide range of external relationships at the national and local levels. The Country Director will serve as the primary point of contact in the Tanzania Program for both the global headquarters office located in Denver, and the Africa Regional Office.

Water For People expects its Country Director to adopt a collaborative management style, but to ultimately make necessary decisions which are in the best interests of our mission, our staff, and our partners.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES: 
Strategy 
•	Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the Water For People country strategy.
•	Develop and implement multiannual plans and budgets to carry forward country operations in line with the global direction of Water For People.
•	Drive the implementation of new organizational initiatives in Tanzania, in all spheres of program or management
•	Actively participate in relevant national initiatives, policy deliberations, and programs, providing leadership and support as necessary.
External Relationship Management
•	Represent Water For People in Tanzania and host official visitors to the Water For People program.
•	Strengthen relationships with partner organizations, NGOs, government agencies, donors, bilateral and multilateral agencies in Tanzania.
•	Identify and develop in-country funding opportunities for further program work, including leveraging funds from central, state and decentralized budgets, and “donors” based in Tanzania.
•	Produce reports to the Government of Tanzania as required

Influence and Advocacy
•	Collaborate with Government and other non-state actors in reviewing WASH sector policies, guidelines and strategies
•	Collaborate with Government and other non-state actors in strengthening WASH systems at National and Local level.

Internal Management 
•	Manage the Water For People Tanzania technical and administrative managers and any key specialist positions and provide performance management documentation for the Regional Office and HQ
•	Implement the country's standard working procedures in line with Water For People's overall policies where appropriate. 
•	Implement Water For People’s financial controls and verify that all in-country staff follow the requirements of those controls.
•	Collaborate with the Africa Regional Office and HQ on implementing organizational-wide initiatives inclusive of global policies to help build a global culture.

Learning and Reporting
•	Develop the capacity of Water For People and partners staff to document their experience for learning and advocacy purposes.
•	In co-operation with partners, develop projects that contribute to Water For People's learning and advocacy agendas.
•	Coordinate and manage the preparation and submission to HQ, donors and the Government of Tanzania, quarterly and other (as needed) reports and accounts.  

Accountabilities and Compliance
•	Ensure compliance with applicable in-country rules and regulations related to in-country staff and property (e.g., taxes, insurance, etc.), with documentation being provided to HQ. 
•	Ensure individual programs and projects are kept within budget and that program expenditure remains within the annual budget allocation.
•	Undertake quarterly financial reviews with all budget-holders in the country to monitor expenditure against budget, provide financial information to in-country staff and partners on project implementation, and ensure that overall project expenditure is on track. 
•	Produce reports to the Tanzanian Government as required.


Qualifications
•	Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject (for example, engineering, development studies, community health, business, economics)
•	Master’s degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject preferred
•	At least five (5) years’ experience heading a country program, desirable.
•	Minimum of ten years senior program management experience, including financial management and budgetary control, and direct line management of staff preferably in water and sanitation
•	Significant Experience in business related WASH programming
•	Experience in resource mobilization and managing multilateral projects
•	Proven leadership and strategic management skills

Knowledge and Skills Required 
•	Experience working with national and District local governments in Tanzania
•	Significant experience in managing teams and community-based water and supply projects
•	A clear understanding of the WASH sector in Tanzania
•	Strong Analytical skills
•	Good computer skills

COMPETENCIES

Connect to Mission
Work to integrate own behaviors with the mission of the organization; connect the organization’s mission with established structure and activities; actively work to improve the capabilities of teams; actions and decisions are taken with the organization in mind

Manage through Ambiguity 
Adapt to people, shifting demands, and changing priorities with ease; create clear picture of the importance and relevance of change; find way to apply innovative ideas to enhance business results

Demonstrate Cultural Awareness 
Establish an inclusive environment; is appreciative, affirming and inclusive of all cultural backgrounds; demonstrate active listening, empathy and effective engagement to increase cultural competence

Action-oriented 
Integrate a variety of information or translate corporate strategy; drive innovation to create competitive edge; introduce substantive improvements to enhance performance throughout a functional area; create something that stands out against the norm to help deliver industry-leading performance

Sense of Team
Facilitate collaboration; invest in building relationships; advocate ideas and effectively negotiate to achieve mutually successful outcomes; know and consider the capabilities of coworkers in own actions; bring people together across boundaries, leveraging differences to achieve results as a team 



Build Talent and Team
Build sustainable talent pipeline; look beyond own team, towards building organizational capacity; review employees’ capabilities to assess organization capacity to deliver on strategy; challenge individuals to champion the talent management agenda; benchmark people capability and people processes

Impact and Influence
Empower teams to perform; appropriately use the power of the position as well as personal influence to achieve outcomes; persuade others to willingly pursue a course of action against their initial inclination; create a team spirit of excitement and positive motivation; hold the group/team accountable to higher goals based on greater empowerment

Our commitment to protection of Children
Water For People is committed to protecting children encountered during our work and by our employees, preventing sexual abuse and exploitation of all individuals with a particular focus on women and children and other marginalized communities in the performance of our work, preventing human trafficking in the performance of our work and in our supply chain and to having a drug-free workplace.  During the recruitment processes, additional documentation will be requested to comply with our policies and in accordance with the legal requirements in your country of residency, this includes a background check. If you apply for employment, we want you to be aware of our recruitment, selection and hiring processes including important policies regarding employee conduct. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Water For People is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to creating a culture of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Water for people strives to create and maintain a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of race, ethnicity, ancestry, tribal affiliation, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic class, educational attainment, Parental status, genetic information, political affiliation or other social identities is critical to our ability to have a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. 

Our commitment ensures that we:   
•	Have a different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

•	Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating each other with dignity, respect, and appreciation enabling us to feel welcome, supported, and valued.   

•	Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with stakeholders within our diverse communities.  

•	Have diversity of thought, perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and talents that will support our mission to develop high-quality drinking water and sanitation services are available to Everyone Forever. 

How to apply
Applications will be addressed to: Recruiting Manager, Tabono Consult, 2nd Floor Kohler Building, Plot 21, Regent Street, Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Application documents will contain Cover Letter, CV, and Academic documents all in one pdf document. 


Deadline is  5th August 2022, at 17.00hrs

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Finance and Administration Manager

The Finance and Administration Manager is required to use their skills and experience to oversee the finance and administration functions of the Tanzania Country Program. The Finance and Administration Manager serves on the Country Program...
The Finance and Administration Manager is required to use their skills and experience to oversee the finance and administration functions of the Tanzania Country Program. The Finance and Administration Manager serves on the Country Program leadership team. The Finance and Administration Manager demonstrates a strong understanding of organizational mission, vision, values, policies, procedures, and strategic goals as well as trust and teamwork in all aspects of Water for People business.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Financial Management
•	Maintain the accounting system consistent with financial regulations, rules, policies, and procedures.

•	Maintain timely and accurate financial statements in accordance with accounting principles and reports that are appropriate for users such as Headquarters and funding partners in accordance with contract agreements.

•	Facilitate efficient communication and process navigation between the Tanzania CP, Regional office, and Headquarters.

•	Prepare and submit as per policy monthly financial results and manage the cash flow including preparation of cash flow forecasts and wire transfer requests in accordance with policy.

•	Implement the financial procedures manual and ensure compliance to accounting policies and procedures by all staff.

•	Prepare monthly payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner.

•	Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including the filing of annual returns, submission of PAYE, NSSF, benefits remittances, and other relevant taxes on time

•	Prepare all supporting information for the annual external audit, internal audits, and donor-specific audits and liaise with the Regional Finance and Administration Manager, Headquarters, and the external auditors as necessary.

•	Reconcile all bank and investment accounts.

•	Provide guidance in the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, memorized, and disposed of as appropriate.

•	Prepare the annual budget in consultation with the Country Director, the Program Manager and Regional Finance and Administration Manager.

•	Assist the Country Director and the Program Manager with the preparation of budgets for funding applications while aligning with the Grant Management process and current year initiatives.

•	Ensure all grant accounting and reporting is maintained within the financial system as per the Grant Management process and donor requirements.

•	Maintain financial records for each project including in-country funded projects in a manner that facilitates the preparation of monthly management reports.

Administration
•	Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized.

•	Ensure effective management of Water For People assets including the maintenance of an up-to-date fixed assets register and ensuring that physical verification of the assets is undertaken at the end of every financial year. 

•	Ensure that the office premises and office infrastructure of Water For People are kept in the most appropriate conditions and provide an enabling environment for Water For People staff and associates.

•	Manage the financial relationships with external parties and liaise with them on behalf of Water For People.

•	Effectively handle banking relationships, including negotiation of exchange rates

•	Maintain and oversee financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries, and pet y cash. Including but not limited to all accruals, prepaids, depreciation, and intercompany transactions as per finance policy and standards as set by the organization.

•	Oversee the documentation and maintenance of complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.

•	Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
Procurement
•	Oversee and monitor development, implementation, and compliance with the organization’s procurement manual. 

•	Oversee and monitor controls that ensure transparency and attainment of value for money on all procurements.
Human Resources Management
•	Supervise the Human Resources and Logistics Assistant and Driver to ensure that they effectively carry out their duties.

•	Develop and implement office administrative and personnel systems in accordance with      Water For People’s rules and regulations.

•	In coordination with the Human Resources Officer, ensure that all supervisors set performance objectives and complete planned staff performance reviews.

•	In coordination with HR Officer, maintain personnel files (including annual and sick leave records) and prepare payroll for national staff/employees assuring that all amounts and deductions are made accurately, and monitor employee time keeping
QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance/Accounting required
• Certified/Chartered Accountant fully qualified in ACCA /CPA required
• 5 years in a Managerial role in Accounting, Administration or Finance departments required
• 5 years’ nonprofit accounting/finance experience required
• Knowledge of accounting software, NetSuite preferred
• Understanding of the principles and practices of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.
• Experience in complex multi -currency transactions is a plus.
• Able to meet tight deadlines; must be flexible to work additional hours periodically (equivalent time can be taken in lieu of these hours as agreed with the Country Director).

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED:
•	Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated team leadership skills.
•	High level of self-motivated
•	Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
•	Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards.
•	Knowledge of Companies Act, Income tax act and labor laws of Tanzania.
•	Expert proficiency in the use of computer programs for Accounting and Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Standard workweek of 40 hours
• Normal office environment.
• Ability to travel to project sites in Tanzania and meet with partners, as necessary

COMPETENCIES
Connect to Mission
Work to integrate own behaviors with the mission of the organization; connect the organization’s mission with established structure and activities; actively work to improve the capabilities of teams; actions and decisions are taken with the organization in mind

Manage through Ambiguity 
Adapt to people, shifting demands, and changing priorities with ease; create clear picture of the importance and relevance of change; find way to apply innovative ideas to enhance business results

Demonstrate Cultural Awareness 
Establish an inclusive environment; is appreciative, affirming and inclusive of all cultural backgrounds; demonstrate active listening, empathy and effective engagement to increase cultural competence

Action-oriented 
Integrate a variety of information or translate corporate strategy; drive innovation to create competitive edge; introduce substantive improvements to enhance performance throughout a functional area; create something that stands out against the norm to help deliver industry-leading performance

Sense of Team
Facilitate collaboration; invest in building relationships; advocate ideas and effectively negotiate to achieve mutually successful outcomes; know and consider the capabilities of coworkers in own actions; bring people together across boundaries, leveraging differences to achieve results as a team 

Build Talent and Team
Build sustainable talent pipeline; look beyond own team, towards building organizational capacity; review employees’ capabilities to assess organization capacity to deliver on strategy; challenge individuals to champion the talent management agenda; benchmark people capability and people processes

Impact and Influence
Empower teams to perform; appropriately use the power of the position as well as personal influence to achieve outcomes; persuade others to willingly pursue a course of action against their initial inclination; create a team spirit of excitement and positive motivation; hold the group/team accountable to higher goals based on greater empowerment

Our commitment to protection of Children
Water For People is committed to protecting children encountered during our work and by our employees, preventing sexual abuse and exploitation of all individuals with a particular focus on women and children and other marginalized communities in the performance of our work, preventing human trafficking in the performance of our work and in our supply chain and to having a drug-free workplace.  During the recruitment processes, additional documentation will be requested to comply with our policies and in accordance with the legal requirements in your country of residency, this includes a background check. If you apply for employment, we want you to be aware of our recruitment, selection and hiring processes including important policies regarding employee conduct. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Water For People is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to creating a culture of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Water for people strives to create and maintain a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of race, ethnicity, ancestry, tribal affiliation, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic class, educational attainment, Parental status, genetic information, political affiliation or other social identities is critical to our ability to have a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. 

Our commitment ensures that we:   
•	Have a different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

•	Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating each other with dignity, respect, and appreciation enabling us to feel welcome, supported, and valued.   

•	Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with stakeholders within our diverse communities.  

•	Have diversity of thought, perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and talents that will support our mission to develop high-quality drinking water and sanitation services are available to Everyone Forever. 

How to apply
Applications will be addressed to: Recruiting Manager, Tabono Consult, 2nd Floor Kohler Building, Plot 21, Regent Street, Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Application documents will contain Cover Letter, CV, and Academic documents all in one pdf document. 


Deadline is  5th August 2022, at 17.00hrs

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Program Manager

Job Summary        

The Program Manager is responsible for the overall technical and operational development, planning and management of the Water For People program in Tanzania and for ensuring that the work is underpinned by innovation and...
Job Summary        

The Program Manager is responsible for the overall technical and operational development, planning and management of the Water For People program in Tanzania and for ensuring that the work is underpinned by innovation and advances in technology to contribute effectively and efficiently in delivering our WASH ambition as articulated in our strategy. The Program Manager has the key responsibility to strengthen and develop the Tanzania funding base and profile the organization as a key player in WASH and to explore opportunities for expanding our work and to manage and develop relationships and collaborative links with partners across the country including but not limited to government, donors, civil society, and the private sector.

This position will be based in Dodoma, Tanzania, with regular travel to program sites in the country with occasional international travel.


Key Responsibilities

Strategic Program Planning, Development
•	Work with Country Program staff to develop work plans and budgets in line with Water For People’s overall strategy and policy objectives
•	Design the program and lead the discussions with the partners and agree on the final implementation plans 
•	Work with Water For People Africa Regional Office, HQ, and Country Program staff to develop country strategic sustainability plans in line with Water For People’s overall strategy and policy objectives
•	Lead the Programs team in the implementation of the Everyone Forever (EF) approach in target districts.
•	Identify needs, opportunities, gaps, and constraints in potential sanitation markets, models, and entrepreneurs, and provide mentoring and support to sanitation businesses


Partnerships Development and Management
•	Lead Water For People into effective partnership arrangements with local NGOs, CBOs, and government departments in the implementation of the program at the national, regional and district levels.
•	Ensure that partners and projects are visited regularly and that they are provided with the technical and managerial advice and support that enables them to implement projects.

Advocacy, learning and communication
•	Participate in the review of sector policies, strategies, guidelines and influence the inclusion of sustainability principles in all sector documents where possible
•	Develop the capacity of Water For People and partner staff to document their experience for learning and advocacy purposes.
•	Increase Water For People Tanzania’s visibility through strategic communications and production of issues based stories.
•	Support Water For People’s WASH systems strengthening work in Everyone Forever districts
•	Represent Water For People in discussions and at all meetings related to the implementation of the program activities.  

Reporting 
•	Prepare concise bi-annual and monthly reports for review by the Country Director and produce a synthetic and analytical progress reports to guide management’s decision-making
•	Work with program and finance teams to draft narrative and monthly financial reports which are consistent with project objectives and timelines, as well as for adherence to donor requirements

Supervisory duties
•	Oversee the management of Water For People’s program and technical officers under their supervision including orientation, performance reviews and mentoring
•	Oversee the recruitment and management  consultants and contractors implementing assignments and contracts.

Qualifications
•	Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject such as Civil Engineering, Development Studies, Water Resources Management, Public Health, or any related field required 
•	Master’s degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject is preferred
•	At least five (5) years’ experience in project and people management.

Knowledge and Skills Required
•	Fluent in English
•	Understanding of community level water and sanitation development, with at least five (5) years’ experience
•	Experience in Tracking Budget Expenses and Grants Management
•	Experience in Tracking Budget Expenses and Grants Management
•	Fundraising and proposal writing experience 
•	Experience in budget development and operations management.
•	Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills
•	Strong problem-solving skills.
•	Self-starter and ability to undertake any tasks without intensive supervision. 
•	Maintain sound ethical principles, integrity and transparency of due process. 
•	Common sense to make judgments about a situation requiring deviations from
•	routine tasks. 
•	Ability to work in a fast-paced organization
•	Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with multiple priorities
•	Ability to analyze and organize data and communicate results effectively
•	Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort
•	Good computer skills
         
COMPETENCIES

Connect to Mission
Work to integrate own behaviors with the mission of the organization; connect the organization’s mission with established structure and activities; actively work to improve the capabilities of teams; actions and decisions are taken with the organization in mind

Manage through Ambiguity 
Adapt to people, shifting demands, and changing priorities with ease; create clear picture of the importance and relevance of change; find way to apply innovative ideas to enhance business results

Demonstrate Cultural Awareness 
Establish an inclusive environment; is appreciative, affirming and inclusive of all cultural backgrounds; demonstrate active listening, empathy and effective engagement to increase cultural competence

Action-oriented 
Integrate a variety of information or translate corporate strategy; drive innovation to create competitive edge; introduce substantive improvements to enhance performance throughout a functional area; create something that stands out against the norm to help deliver industry-leading performance

Sense of Team
Facilitate collaboration; invest in building relationships; advocate ideas and effectively negotiate to achieve mutually successful outcomes; know and consider the capabilities of coworkers in own actions; bring people together across boundaries, leveraging differences to achieve results as a team 

Build Talent and Team
Build sustainable talent pipeline; look beyond own team, towards building organizational capacity; review employees’ capabilities to assess organization capacity to deliver on strategy; challenge individuals to champion the talent management agenda; benchmark people capability and people processes

Impact and Influence
Empower teams to perform; appropriately use the power of the position as well as personal influence to achieve outcomes; persuade others to willingly pursue a course of action against their initial inclination; create a team spirit of excitement and positive motivation; hold the group/team accountable to higher goals based on greater empowerment

Our commitment to protection of Children
Water For People is committed to protecting children encountered during our work and by our employees, preventing sexual abuse and exploitation of all individuals with a particular focus on women and children and other marginalized communities in the performance of our work, preventing human trafficking in the performance of our work and in our supply chain and to having a drug-free workplace.  During the recruitment processes, additional documentation will be requested to comply with our policies and in accordance with the legal requirements in your country of residency, this includes a background check. If you apply for employment, we want you to be aware of our recruitment, selection and hiring processes including important policies regarding employee conduct. 

Equal Opportunity Employer
Water For People is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to creating a culture of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Water for people strives to create and maintain a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of race, ethnicity, ancestry, tribal affiliation, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic class, educational attainment, Parental status, genetic information, political affiliation or other social identities is critical to our ability to have a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. 

Our commitment ensures that we:   
•	Have a different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

•	Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating each other with dignity, respect, and appreciation enabling us to feel welcome, supported, and valued.   

•	Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with stakeholders within our diverse communities.  

•	Have diversity of thought, perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and talents that will support our mission to develop high-quality drinking water and sanitation services are available to Everyone Forever. 

How to apply
Applications will be addressed to: Recruiting Manager, Tabono Consult, 2nd Floor Kohler Building, Plot 21, Regent Street, Bagamoyo Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

Application documents will contain Cover Letter, CV, and Academic documents all in one pdf document. 


Deadline is  5th August 2022, at 17.00hrs

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.