Programme Director, Tanzania

The Organisation
Plan International is changing. We are responding to shifts in international development and humanitarian response to ensure we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children. As Plan International embarks on this ambitious and exciting process across our 70+ offices worldwide, we are introducing a number of new roles within the organisation.
Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
The Opportunity
The purpose of the project is to lead, manage and implement a maternal, newborn health, and sexual and reproductive health project in Rukwa, Tanzania, to improve access to family planning and health outcomes of vulnerable young mothers and their newborns in all 4 districts of this remote region. The budget for this project is approximately USD 10.3 million.
Reporting into the Country Director of Plan International Tanzania, the Programme Director will directly supervise four senior program and operational staff and oversee project coordinators. Key focus areas will include project management, reporting, project team management and partner relations.
The Person
You must possess significant experience in leading, managing and implementing large international development projects in community based maternal newborn health, health systems, adolescent programming, sexual and reproductive health rights and/ or community development.
A proven leader with people management skills, you should also be experienced in budgeting, financial management and foreign exchange risk management.
You must demonstrate knowledge about gender and development and be able to travel regularly within Tanzania, and internationally as required. You should be fluent in English and the ability to speak Swahili would be an advantage.
Type of Role: 5 year fixed term contract
Location: Program Country Office, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Salary: Circa $55,000 USD per annum + benefits
Reports to: Plan International Tanzania Country Director
Closing Date: Sunday 7th August 2016

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