Monday, 6 January 2014

Director Jobs at Tanganyika Christian Refugees Services (TCRS)


Job Title: Director

Employer: Tanganyika Christian Refugees Services (TCRS)

Duty Station:  Arusha

Application Deadline: 31st January 2014

JOB SUMMARY
The TCRS Director is the Chief Executive Officer of TCRS and responsible to the TCRS Board of Directors for the implementation of the TCRS programme in Tanzania.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
University graduate in management, development science or social sciences, agriculture or other relevant field of study; an advanced degree would be an added advantage.

EXPERIENCE
Strong organizational and management skills with at least 10 years work experience in managing humanitarian relief, emergencies and/or development programs, of which 5 years are in senior management, preferably within the LWF system or related partner agencies, LWF member churches or church-related organizations.
Experience with ecumenical partners, U.N. and NGOs, including strong organizational and management. skills.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
  • Knowledge and awareness of the general political, socio-economic and development dynamics in Tanzania.
  • Commitment to an empowering and facilitating approach to relief and development work.
  • Superior inter-personal communication skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili and English. Knowledge of other international working languages would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of various computer software programs.
  • Maintain good relations with local Church structures and to train national staff and communities to increase their capacity for self-help and development.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Be responsible for the general direction, administration and supervision of staff and operations of TCRS.
  • Ensure that policies, directives and decisions of the Board of Directors are implemented and observed.
  • Ensure and encourage cooperation and dialogue with relevant government authorities, international relief and development agencies, national civil society networks and international LWF networks.
  • Serve as custodian of assets, funds and documents of TCRS.
  • Be the accounting Officer and responsible for financial management according to international standards of the Lutheran World Federation network.
  • To act as Secretary to the Board of Directors

AGE: Not above 50 years.

Remuneration And Benefits
A negotiated and attractive remuneration package will be availed to the right candidate.

 How to Apply:
Interested candidates with the above profile should send their detailed CV/Resume with a cover letter by 31st January 2014 by post to:
TCRS Board Chairperson P. O. Box 3033
ARUSHA
The applications should be clearly marked "APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF DIRECTOR". Applicants are required to obtain an endorsement from the Church/Parish to which they belong.