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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Director - CARE, Mwisho wa Kutuma Maombi ni Tarehe 16 July 2018


Work Location : Tanzania - Dar es Salaam Type of Post : Accompanied - Family
Other Possible Location : Sub Saharan Africa but specific location depends on candidate Funding : APPROVED
Expected Travel : Greater than 50% Type of Contract :
Language Requirement : English Application Deadline : 7/16/18
Employee Duration :

The Director will initially have four direct reports as well as direct access to a host of internal programming teams; a stable programming base on which to build; and access to fundraising and technical teams across the federation. The Director will report to a global director responsible for coordinating the expansion of VSLA worldwide. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated track record of successful fundraising; deep technical knowledge of savings groups and self-help groups; substantial experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa on women’s economic empowerment programming; motivation to test out innovative approaches towards finding solutions, an ability to represent CARE's vision and approach to a wide range of internal and external constituencies with clarity and impact; and proven management experience.

• Lead implementation of CARE’s VSLA scaling strategy across Sub-Saharan Africa
• Initiate and drive program design and fundraising efforts to ensure strategy is well-resourced
• Recruit, manage and ensure the performance of the Access Africa team
• Engage with a wide array of internal and external collaborators to support strategy progression on the continent and guide CARE’s global vision and results
• Ensure the Access Africa team has effective channels for engaging with key internal collaborators
• Serve as an authoritative voice on CARE's work, our learning and our priorities

• Advanced degree in business, public administration, economics, non-profit management, marketing, gender studies or international development required
• Fifteen (15) years of experience in international economic development or financial inclusion with substantial focus on sub-Saharan Africa
• Five (5) years of financial management experience including costing, budgeting, expense tracking and overall budget responsibility
• Demonstrated expertise in women's economic empowerment and/or gender-transformative approaches to development
• Significant knowledge of informal savings groups and the state of both practice and evidence as it relates to women's empowerment
• Seasoned manager with track record of leading high-talent, virtual teams in resource constrained environments to achieve results
• Established experience working with a wide array of donors including professional foundations, bi- and multi-lateral agencies, corporations, family foundations and high-net worth individuals.
• Robust industry knowledge and network across the continent with potential to advance CARE's programming
• Partnership development experience with public, non-profit and private sector actors
• Fluent English speaker with excellent oral and written communication skills
• Creative, entrepreneurial thinker and manager capable going beyond the status quo to achieve results

Location: Flexible but preference will be given to candidates currently based/residing in and able to work in Sub-Saharan Africa. A list of CARE presence countries can be found here:

Travel: Up to 50%, primarily within Sub-Saharan Africa

Application deadline: July 16, 2018