Farm Africa Tanzania Jobs

2. Farm Africa Director of programmes Jobs in Tanzania

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, this is a permanent, full-time role with a flexible location with the possibility for the role to be based in one of the countries we operate in (Ethiopia, Kenya or Tanzania) or in our London headquarters. The role will require significant international travel.

Purpose of the Role

The Director of Programmes role has primary responsibility for the delivery of Farm Africa’s work.

You will:
  • Lead, inspire and manage Farm Africa’s country teams, ensuring there is a portfolio of high-quality programmes that deliver the maximum impact for the communities we work with
  • Drive technical expertise and excellence throughout the organisation, as part of a team of directors and by supporting a culture of learning and growth
  • Influence investment and funding in Farm Africa by being an envoy for our work and by promoting our position as a specialist organisation in a market of generalist NGOs

    Person specification


  • Masters degree or higher in relevant subject
  • Leading technical expertise in either social and/or economic development areas: agriculture or natural resource management
  • Technical expertise in gender-focused social and economic development is desirable
  • A profound understanding of the socio-political and economic climate of eastern Africa as well as key institutions


  • Experience of making a clear and compelling contribution to
    the strategic direction of a complex
  • Experience of working for an international NGO, delivering large-scale programmes
  • Experience of living and working at a high performing level in a challenging African context
  • Experience of working in innovative programming with the private sector, for example: markets for the poor approach, SME development or access to finance

    Skills and Abilities

  • Strong networks with peer technical organisations
  • Strong leadership and management skills, gained as a senior manager in a complex organisation
  • Compelling communicator in writing and in person
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • Ability to lead and manage across a range of nationalities and cultures
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, strong personal resilience
  • A talent for getting the best out of people, helping them grow and challenging poor performance
  • Inspirational and inclusive leadership
  • Commitment to continued professional development and ongoing learning
  • Ability to directly or indirectly influence external stakeholders
  • Strong emotional intelligence and self-awareness

    How to apply

    Applicants should submit a full CV and a covering letter that describes how your career achievements and wider leadership or managerial responsibilities are relevant to the role.

    Applications should be submitted to, no later than 9:00 am on Monday 27, March 2017.

    The final appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references.

    For more information and job application details, see; Farm Africa Jobs in Tanzania

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