Zanzibar Muslim Women Aids Support Organization is seeking for suitable Tanzanian candidates to fill the vacant post of Director to lead the organization in advancing its mission and vision under the Kizazi Kipya Project.

Zanzibar Muslim Women Aids Support Organization (ZAMWASO) is a Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization registered in 2001. The Organization is dedicated to support the wellbeing of orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) through improved community health and education. With direct support from Pact Tanzania, ZAMWASO is implementing the 5 years USAID-Kizazi Kipya Project in Urban District-Unguja (2017-2021). The goal of the program is to Improve the health and social wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children, young people, and their families through strategic service delivery and support.

In line with USAID-Kizazi Kipya objectives, growth and sustainability, ZAMWASO wishes to attract enthusiastic, creative, energetic Program Director to supervise operations at ZAMWASO and lead program implementation.

Job Summary:

Job title: Director
Reporting to: Board of Directors
Duty station: Urban District-Zanzibar
Employment Duration: August – September, 2021 (2 months)

Role & Responsibilities:
 Be answerable to the ZAMWASO Board of Directors for all functions of the organization including administration, finance, human resource and programme activities in order to enable it to play its overall governance role.
 Provide close leadership in the implementation of the ZAMWASO Strategic Plan to advance the mission and objectives and to promote growth of the organization. Report progress on the overall Strategic Plan and specific strategic initiatives to the Board.
 Work collaboratively with staff to develop departmental goals and objectives and align them with the strategic goals.
 Evaluate the performance of the staff for compliance with established policies and procedures, achievement of annual goals and objectives and overall contribution in support of the vision and mission.
 Approve ZAMWASO operational procedures, policies and standards and ensure sound management practices to support programmatic, budgetary and regulatory compliance.
 Approve the annual program work plans and budgets.
 Oversee the design, marketing, promotion, evaluation, delivery and quality of ZAMWASO programs and services.
 Ensure ZAMWASO and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to the community, government, local partners, donors and other relevant stakeholders. Serve as the interface between ZAMWASO and stakeholders.
 Oversee fundraising strategies and their implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching for funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders; identifying appropriate funding opportunities and submitting proposals for fundraising.
 Perform any other duties that may be directed by the Board

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science and a Masters or other post graduate degree in health sector is a requirement. Possession of a PhD in any health related field will be an added advantage to the applicant.
  • Must have seven or more years of experience in a leadership role, working with outside institutions, including NGOs, other not-for-profits and government organizations; and experience in working in Zanzibar/Tanzania.
  • Candidate should have strong professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Knowledge of contract negotiation and change management
  • Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures
  • Experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data-financial and non-financial and qualitative factors
  • Knowledge of public relations principles, practices, techniques and communication
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations
  • Ability to identify and secure funding sources
  • Demonstrable evidence of understanding government systems;
  • Excellent management and personnel skills to enable the motivation, encouragement and participation of the Organization’s operational departments and local partners;

How to Apply
Interested candidates for this position should submit an application letter, a detailed copy of their CVs, names and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three strong work-related referees. Application letters should be submitted not later than Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 1600hrs, to the ZAMWASO recruitment committee. through e-mail to
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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