Monday, May 13, 2019

Job Opportunity at TATU Project, Chief Empowerment Officer

Position: CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) – TATU Project | Shanty Town, Tanzania

Application Deadline May 25, 2019

About this organization 
TATU Project
TATU Project is a non-profit organization that facilitates an equal and sustainable development for the rural community of Msitu Wa Tembo (MWT) and Londoto in Northern Tanzania. We address community needs and build effective solutions through active collaboration with members of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto and relevant stakeholders.
The organization is working very closely with a rural community to implement sustainable development initiatives. Programs such as women’s empowerment, health improvements, and water initiatives have already been set up, in partnership with village members and other organizations.

Job Description
We are now looking for a highly motivated, dynamic and experienced individual to take a leadership role in the overall management of the organization. The idea is to continue leading the organization towards a deeper relationship with community participants, constant growing engagement, and continue developing projects respecting a highly sustainable framework. Of course as an organization leader, it will be important to focus as well on internal aspects, to make sure the team is happily growing, performing and that our processes are efficient. It’s a big job for a motivated leader to creatively continue shaping our organization!
Main tasks will be leading and management of the team and the infrastructure, program supervision, village relationships development, partnerships development, collaboration with the management team and reporting to the Board of Directors. As main responsible on the field, it is important that the Manager works in close collaboration with the Board of Directors to understand, implement and discuss orientation, strategy and be representing our values and principles on the field.

Organisation Management
The CEO oversees all operations within the organization. They will ensure that all community development initiatives and programs align with the organization’s values and strategy. This can involve reviewing reports, field visits and attending weekly meetings, if relevant. The organization currently participates in programs involving women’s empowerment, water, health and environment. Additionally the CEO will also oversee all operational teams such as accounting and finance, research and development and communication and fundraising. Supervision involves ensuring there are clear objectives for the department and for the staff, making sure procedures are clear and respected, deadlines are met and that the NGO is moving forward as a whole.
Ensuring that we are on track with our fundraising, monitoring our spending and that our work is justified and recorded accordingly.

Partnership and Stakeholders
The CEO will communicate and liaise with all external stakeholders and represent TATU Project in partnership conversations, events and other networking opportunities. In terms of Partners Management, they will be responsible for ensuring that communication is fluid, expectations are clear, reports are done on time, if applicable, and that any field visit is well organized.Source: AjiraLeo Tanzania
It is also important to be exploring new opportunities and partnership for the growth of the projects and the organization. Additionally they will be responsible for relations with the community members and leaders and any other relevant stakeholders in the community, as well as ensuring that they are informed and involved regularly in the NGO’s progress and future projects.

Staff Management
The CEO should is responsible for the development and management of the internal team. Ensuring that morale and team spirit is high whilst utilizing the teams capacity through trainings, meetings and evaluations. The person will identify gaps and seek methods of resolving HR needs.

Strategic Planning
The CEO will work closely with the Board of Directors in short-term and long-term strategic planning. They must develop a deep understanding of the goals and missions and guide the organization in the right direction, using this holistic view they will be responsible for reviewing, designing and developing necessary programs.Source: AjiraLeo Tanzania
The CEO will also ensure communication with the Board of Directors is fluid and regular. Usually, monthly calls are made to align on priorities and share any important updates.

Profile required
It is essential for you to have:

  • An undergrad degree in either International Development, International Relations, Community Development or a relevant degree
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Management experience in a non-profit setting
  • Proven time management and organizational skills
  • Innovative and analytical thinker, with an ability to find solutions to complex problems whilst incorporating the values of the organization
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Good computer skills MS office applications
  • A proficient level of English skills, writing and oral
  • Passion and values that align with TATU Project

It is desirable for you to have:

  • Experience working/volunteering and living overseas
  • Experience in project management
  • Business skills
  • A good of grasp of accounting and finance concepts
  • Strategic planning and M&E experience
  • Good social skills in order to be in contact with partners and to work with the team
  • Fluent in Swahili is a plus 


  • The minimum time commitment is 1 year, preferably more.
  • Flight, insurance and personal expenses are not included.
  • Accommodation in the NGO house for no cost
  • All work related costs, such as transport to the community & communications will be covered by the NGO
  • VISA will be covered by the NGO
  • A stipend of 800,000 TSH will be provide
  • The role is available immediately 

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required 


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Level of Language Proficiency
Must be fluent in English. Swahili and Spanish advantageous.

How To Apply
Please email with your CV and cover letter with the subject heading “CEO Application from Idealist”.

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