Organisation: Amani Centre for Street Children
Position: Chief Operating Officer
Location: Moshi, Tanzania
Salary: A competitive salary (for East African NGOs) plus a secondary benefit package.
Closing date: 12/12/2019 (day/month/year)
Amani Centre for Street Children
Amani Centre for Street Children is a nationally recognized leader in advocating for children’s rights and delivering professional services to street children in Tanzania. Amani reduces the number of children living on the streets by providing a nurturing place for them to heal, grow, and learn; reuniting them with their relatives when possible; and equipping reunited families with the ability to help their children flourish. Amani won the “NGO Leadership Award” for Africa in 2016, which was received on its behalf by one of the UN Directors for Africa.
Amani seeks a Chief Operating Officer who is passionate about children and youth, inspired by our mission, and will excel in providing expert leadership to a top-notch management team, overseeing Amani’s internal operations from a business perspective. The COO will ensure the continued financial and administrative integrity of Amani as it grows in revenue and related complexity, becoming a right hand to the Executive Director in providing operational cohesion across the organization. Together, they will lead a total team of more than 100 staff, spread over four locations, while managing an annual operations budget of $1.2m US.
A newly created position, the COO will play a significant role in: upholding Amani’s professional standards; ensuring that operational, financial, and HR infrastructures are of the highest quality; creating critical performance accountability measures; and ensuring staff empowerment, leadership development, and ongoing commitment to our mission. S/he will have experience successfully designing, implementing, evolving and optimizing both general support systems and complex financial management systems; a combination of leadership skills and emotional intelligence to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders; and the ability to inspire and manage high-performing individuals and teams while fostering a culture of curiosity, innovation, excellence, and purpose where all staff can grow and thrive.
This position is based at Amani’s headquarters in Moshi (a mid-size town in the north of Tanzania, close to Mount Kilimanjaro and Tanzania’s main Wildlife Parks), with regular travel to Amani’s sites in Arusha and Singida. Please visit www.amanikids.org to learn about Amani, and www.amanikids.org/coo to learn more about this role.
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Amani’s Expectations of Experience for Qualified Candidates:
Strong candidates will offer a genuine passion for Amani’s mission and a track record of senior operations management skills and experience in a large (> 20 FTE) organization, preferably in the social-service sector.
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Additional Information: A full job description is available at www.amanikids.org/coo.
Application Process and Details:
Contact person: Diane
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