Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen) is a Swedish development cooperation organisation, fighting poverty and working with sustainable agriculture and land management through agroforestry – growing trees alongside crops and livestock. We do this together with small-holder farming families and farmers’ organisations in four countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda) in. Agroforestry provides increased access to food, access to sustainable energy sources and more income. Agroforestry also contributes to the mitigation of climate change and protects against the negative effects of climate change. Since its inception in 1983, Vi Agroforestry has reached over 2.3 million people through education, advisory and services.
Vi Agroforestry is now recruiting a Country Manager to the Country Office in Dar es Salaam. The Country Manager reports to the Regional Director based at the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, and is part of Vi Agroforestry’s extended manager´s team.
As Country Manager you have the overall responsibility for Vi Agroforestry’s development cooperation in the country. As such, you ensure that all activities are conducted and developed in accordance with Vi Agroforestry´s objectives, policies, strategies, guidelines and working methods, with high quality through systematic planning, monitoring and evaluation. You are responsible to move the organisation forward and always look for ways to develop programmes, new partnerships and financing opportunities; all aiming at further reducing poverty in the country.
The Country Manager is the representative of the organisation in the country and keeps up with current issues of strategic value to the organisation in the region and in the country. You are expected to involve yourself in strategic networking, relationship building with strategic actors to identify and develop partnership and funding opportunities in the region.
The country programme in Tanzania is in a period of transition, shifting the Country office from Mwanza to Dar es Salam. You will partly be responsible for the transition in collaboration with the outgoing Country Manager. You know how to work in complex environments, are an experienced development practitioner and stand firmly in a rights-based approach. You have a solid experience of implementing the Swedish strategy for support to civil society.
To succeed in this position, you are an experienced development practitioner and an experienced and professional manager. As a leader you are mature and value based, with the commitment, experience and tools to support your staff to succeed in their roles.
As Country Manager it is crucial that you have excellent ability to organise, plan, prioritise and communicate your work. In this you have great analytical skills and a strategic outlook. You work innovatively, know how to identify opportunities and act upon them responsibly. You know what it takes to deliver results and make well-analysed decisions in a timely manner. You share Vi Agroforestry’s vision and values.
- Management experience and staff responsibility with strong leadership skills
- Experience of leading organisational change
- Experience of managing international development cooperation within civil society
- Excellent skills and experience in financial management and budget analysis
- Relevant experience of implementing international development programmes
- University degree or equivalent within a relevant field
- Documented understanding and practical experience of project management including, planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning methods commonly used in development cooperation
- Documented conceptual and theoretical understanding of the rights-based approach and civil society development
- Solid knowledge of Swedish support to international civil society
- Knowledge of international development cooperation
- Strong oral and written communication skills in English, understanding of the Swahili language both spoken and written.
- Knowledge and experience of working within the fields of SALM, agroforestry, biodiversity, and poverty reduction
- Knowledge and experience from Triple Nexus projects
Apply at the latest 2021-11-22. Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter to impact pool.
(Only applications through the impactpool platform will be considered)
Your application documents should be in English and only candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.
The employment is a two-year fixed-term contract at the national level, with the possibility of prolongation. You are expected to be available from 1st April 2021
Vi Agroforestry works actively with diversity and inclusion in the organization. We welcome applicants regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnicity, religious belief, political opinion, national extraction, social origin, HIV/AIDS status, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, and/or trade union membership or activities.
For more Information
Please contact the Regional Director: Gudrun Boström Gudrun.bostrom@Viagroforestry.org
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