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Senior Programme Manager (Tanzania)

FHI 360

FHI 360

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023

FHI 360 is a global organization that mobilizes research, resources and relationships so people everywhere can access the opportunities they need to lead full, healthy lives. With collaborations in over 60 countries, we work directly with local leaders to advance social and economic equity, improve health and well-being, respond to humanitarian crises and strengthen community resilience.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Programme Manager for an upcoming civil society activity.

This position will be based in Tanzania and is contingent upon award.

Role overview

The Senior Programme Manager (SPM) role will lead on all programme management, compliance, and finance requirements. They will be FCDO’s primary contact point for all issues relating to programme management, financial management, risk management, asset management, delivery chain mapping, routine contract management, financial and progress reporting, governance, and compliance. The SPM will hold management responsibility for safeguarding compliance and implementation of safeguarding procedures and oversee the financial, grants and operational team.

Person specification

  • Relevant expertise in:

  • (1) programme management of large and complex programmes in consortia, ideally for FCDO and/or SDC;

  • (2) delivering development programmes accurately and at pace;

  • (3) quickly, accurately and fully responding to client queries;

  • (4) maintaining a broad yet working level knowledge of all aspects of a programme;

  • (5) developing a deep understanding of FCDO requirements;

  • (6) proactively foreseeing FCDO questions and providing key information to enable decisions including on programme adaptation;

  • (7) concise and clear written and oral communication;

  • (8) accurate and timely financial reporting and forecasting;

  • (9) effective management of a diverse programme management team.

  • Outstanding attention to detail, professional communication and donor management skills, critical thinking and a results mindset and capability at an internationally competitive level.

  • Fluent in Kiswahili

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or comparable level of professional experience in public administration, international development, or related field; Master’s preferred.

  • Minimum 8 years of projects management principles and practices and experience in increasingly senior roles; at least 2 years line management in sophisticated programmes at a senior level working in a non-governmental organisation (NGO).

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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