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Apr 052018
 

Organization: Tearfund
Country: Malawi, Zambia
Closing date: 30 Apr 2018

We’re Christians passionate about ending poverty. We’re following Jesus where the need is greatest, working through local churches to unlock people’s potential and helping them to discover that the answer to poverty is within themselves. When disasters strike, we respond quickly. We won’t stop until poverty stops.

We have an exciting new role at Tearfund for someone to head up our Southern and East Africa Cluster.

This role is responsible for leading, supporting, equipping and encouraging the Country Leads within the cluster to enable Tearfund’s vision, outcomes and priorities to ensure ‘one Tearfund’.

You will represent and support all aspects of Tearfund’s work in the cluster, linking into appropriate regional churches/ bodies and to link with fellow clusters leads to ensure learning both within and across clusters. In addition, you will provide strategic leadership to the whole International Group (IG) effort alongside other members of the IG Senior Management Team.

Do you have experience of:

  • Leading and delivering strategic and operational change within teams in country, cluster and across organisations.
  • Partnering with national NGO and church partner organisations
  • Connecting and building relationships with church bodies across the region
  • Organisational leadership, including forming and shaping a team.
  • Strategic and operational leadership of development and disaster management
  • Budget planning and management

Are you able to:

  • Empower country teams to do their work and hold them accountable for results
  • Lead and inspire a team and back them with support to achieve a common vision
  • Plan, prioritise and organise multiple work tasks under tight timelines and in close cooperation with multiple stakeholders
  • Lead dynamically in changing contexts and through change within organisations, bringing fresh energy and vision
  • Make and take responsibility for operational decisions
  • Manage conflict effectively

Are you:

  • An excellent leader with coaching and mentoring skills
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)
  • A relationship-builder with networking skills

Do you share in Tearfund’s vision to see all people freed from poverty, living transformed lives, and reaching their God-given potential?

Then we’d love to hear from you!

All applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs.

Please note: this role will be based in either Malawi or Zambia.

Tearfund offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The salary is market matched and will depend on where the role is located.

Preference will be given to those with the right to live and work in countries within the region​

How to apply:

For further details or to apply please visit: http://jobs.tearfund.org/tearfund/jobs/vacancy/head-of-cluster—southern–east-africa-1490/1516/description/

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