|Medical Teams International|
Position: Country Director
Medical Teams International Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.
Country Director contributes to the mission of the organization by
leading and managing all aspects of Medical Teams’ work in-country;
representing Medical Teams to key stakeholders; and overseeing the
development and implementation of the Tanzania’s program strategy and
quality. The Country Director will have wide responsibility for the
overall development, management, and coordination of field operations,
representing Medical Teams to partners and key stakeholders in country,
providing financial oversight and accountability of Medical Teams
resources and compliance with policies and procedures, and reporting
regularly on program activities and finances. The Country Director will
report to the Program Manager based at HQ, with the support of the
Program Officer based at HQ.
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- Creates and implements the country strategy and program vision in accordance with the organization’s five-year plan;
- Champion’s capacity building and team empowerment toward the ultimate goal of a responsible exit strategy;
- Ensures all program objectives are completed on time and on budget;
- Develops annual operating budgets and work plans and ensures effective budget monitoring, reporting, and financial management;
- Ensures monitoring, evaluation, and learning occurs with regard to planned and implemented programs;
- Ensures project proposals and reports are submitted on time and meet standards required by Headquarters and external donors;
all program goals, activities, and personnel demonstrate commitment to
national and international humanitarian frameworks and standards;
collaborative, transparent, and accountable relationships with partners
in the implementation of activities that address the needs of the most
- Utilizes the Medical Teams’ Field Operations
Manual to ensure policies and procedures are developed appropriately for
the country program.
regularly, and consistently represents Medical Teams to and
collaborates with host and foreign governments, humanitarian actors
including UN agencies and NGOs, faith-based and partner organizations
(especially Integral Alliance members), media, and other relevant
- Identifies and participates in forums and meetings for
the humanitarian community where there may be a strategic benefit to
Local Resource Acquisition:
an ongoing awareness of the operating environment in-country and
identifies particular needs in the health sector that fit with our core
- Proactively facilitates the growth of Medical
Teams programs in-country; maintaining strong links with donors;
identifying funding opportunities; and leading the development of
- Leads, designs, and analyzes needs assessments and identifies relevant programmatic interventions on behalf of Medical Teams.
- Creates an environment for Medical Teams team members to be Courageous, Tenacious, Accountable, Not Alone, and Selfless.
- Develops a strong team that values accountability, 360-degree feedback, and transparency;
- Ensures that team members are effective, efficient, and diligent in meeting program goals;
- Creates a team culture that is committed to cultural and racial diversity;
- Provides regular feedback to staff to ensure optimal performance;
- Creates a culture of shared learning and professional development within the country team;
effective human resource management including the recruitment,
onboarding, supervision, and performance review, and professional
development of local and expatriate personnel; complies with local laws
and the personnel policies of Medical Teams; and ensures personnel plan
reflects operational needs.
Safety and Security:
and oversees implementation of effective safety and security management
policies and practices in accordance with Global Safety and Security
Policy; including robust information collection practices and systematic
testing of safety and security plans;
- Champions the importance of safety and security and incorporates safety and security considerations throughout all activities.
Medical Teams is compliant with host-government laws and policies, and
with Medical Teams’ internal policies and procedures;
accountability is integrated into country strategies, program design,
monitoring and evaluations, recruitment, staff onboarding, trainings and
performance management, partnership agreements, and highlighted in
- Ensures the Safeguarding of program participants and
employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding
the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual
Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection
- Ensures Medical Teams maintains a constructive,
transparent, and independent relationship with host-government, and
ensures Medical Teams has up-to-date registration/accreditation in
- Ensures all procurement, warehousing and program
expenditures occur in accordance with best practices, and all
contractors comply with contractual agreements.
- Additional duties as assigned
- Utilize volunteers whenever possible
EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS
- Master’s degree or higher in a field relevant to international humanitarian work, or equivalent proven work experience
- Minimum seven years progressively responsible experience in humanitarian health programming and personnel management
- Minimum five years office management experience in a developing country
- Work experience in Spanish-speaking South America preferred
- Demonstrated growth of a humanitarian response in a complex environment
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Dedication to the calling and values of Medical Teams;
- Commitment to organizational strengthening and programmatic growth in accordance with humanitarian needs;
- Proven ability to produce successful program proposals and develop strategic donor relationships;
- Strong organizational and program skills and experience, including strategic planning;
financial management skills, including ability to prepare, monitor, and
control budgets, reports, project proposals and partnership agreement
- Strong working knowledge of health-sector issues in developing countries;
- Commitment to working in a manner that respects local religious and cultural sensitivities;
- Demonstrated experience at building and managing a high-performing work team;
- High level of initiative with a strong results-orientation;
- Very resourceful;
- Excellent English-language skills;
- Proficient in Swahili preferred
- Ability to work collaboratively with others;
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical requirements described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While
performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to:
Frequent use of a personal computer, database and digital platforms, and
other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and
· Frequently uses hands, fingers, and arms to
reach, handle, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials,
· Frequent communication and exchange of information
among colleagues and persons of concern which requires the ability to
speak, hear, convey and express oneself.
· Frequent close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
· Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, steps, or ladder.
· Occasionally move about inside an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, meet with colleagues, etc.
· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
· Seldom to occasionally positions self to Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
· If in travel status, occasional to frequent traversing over rough or steep terrain in either a motor vehicle or on foot.
work environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. Add more options and include field requirements.
employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where
there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene
facilities, extreme hot or cold weather, and very basic living
NOTE: The above job description is intended
to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by
staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list
of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this
position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to
change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or
organization. This description reflects management’s assignment of
essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that
may be assigned; The job description does not constitute an employment
agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by
Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.
Method of Application
interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their
application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three
work related referee to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.
Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line” Country Director.”
Application Deadline: 22nd of June 2021 at 1700HRS.