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Job Opportunity at World Vision, Project Director


Project Director  


The Project Director has overall responsibility for the leadership and management of all grant related activities, consortium members and staff. The successful candidate has principal responsibility for representation to the donor and Government entities and provides strategic leadership and supervision of sub-grantees and sub-contractors while ensuring the security, feasibility, and sustainability of the program and contribution to Child wellbeing outcomes.

The project director must embrace the shared vision for the project and effectively manage available financial and human resources to make that vision a reality.


List statements describing the final results of this position and method of accomplishments, and how results/performance are reviewed and measured. Begin with the most important accountabilities.

% Time Major Activities End Results Expected

40 Strategic Leadership and management

Responsible for the overall planning, implementation and management of the project as well as the achievement of the goals and objectives of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Ensure strong communication and coordination with all team and consortium members as a means to effectively achieve program objectives. Encourage transparency among and between consortium members to promote coordination and effectiveness.

Lead the planning of project activities and set high quality performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, best practices and donor guidelines.

Design strategies, partnerships and interventions to guarantee the project is gender and ability-sensitive and that WV and implementing partners are accountable to beneficiaries.

Ensure grant management compliance for the project in alignment with donor and WV regulations.

Primary point of contact and collaboration for the team and in-country stakeholders, including USAID, implementation partners, government partners and other key stakeholders.

20 Strategic Engagement and Donor Relations

Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance

Represent the OVC project and World Vision to the donor, Government of Tanzania, implementing, technical partners and other appropriate bodies.

Ensure effective liaison with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

Constantly look for more effective and efficient implementation and opportunities to increase impact

15 Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management

Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.

Submit timely accurate and quality reports that meet donor requirements

Document and disseminate project best practices, lessons learnt and success stories

20 Budget Management

Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and World Vision.

Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits.

5 Others

Any other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee from time to time


  • Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:
  • A Master’s degree in related field or equivalent experience in grant management in developing countries
  • 10+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grants, working with local governments, civil societies and communities.
  • Specific experience of managing donor funded health and child protection multiannual large grants
  • Proven ability to manage technical teams and ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals
  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to support the various political entities in Tanzania
  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country
  • Excellent managerial and operational experience, preferably in managing large donor projects involving coordination
  • List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.
  • Past experience of working with donor funded projects and knowledge of various donor’s financial rules and regulations at a senior level.
  • Experience in developing program work-plans, budgets, managing implementation, staff and short-term technical assistance.
  • Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in Swahili is an advantage
  • Excellent past performance references (Three contacts should be provided with e- mail address, phone, title, name)
  • Experience in integrating teams of professionals around common goals and motivating through visionary leadership.
  • Proven experience in managing M&E and reporting systems
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and meet all donor deliverables.
  • The deadline for submitting the application is 05 March 2021


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