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SV Tanzania Executive Director  Job Description & Person Specification 

Job Title 

Executive Director


Standing Voice’s (SV) Mwanza office, with frequent travel within  Tanzania, and occasional international travel

Contract Type 

1 year renewable


40 hours per week (8 hours per day) / 8am to 5pm each day

Reporting to 

SV Tanzania Board of Directors & SV UK Directors




To apply: 

Please email your CV and cover letter (1 page) to the following  email addresses by Wednesday 17th November: 

Your cover letter should justify how you meet the person  specification and can undertake the role competitively. 

About Standing Voice
Standing Voice is an NGO registered in Tanzania, Malawi and the UK promoting the dignity and welfare of people with albinism. As such, we focus on the social elevation of people with albinism in Tanzania. 

These individuals are often stigmatised because of their pale appearance. Many struggle to access healthcare, education, housing, and employment and face the enduring threat of violence and attack. Our work in Tanzania currently targets the health, education, livelihood, security and trauma recovery of this vulnerable group. We are currently implementing a 6 year strategic plan to expand our services across all regions of Tanzania by 2027.

Role summary
The Executive Director will report directly to the SV Tanzania Board and SV UK Directors, and will take executive management responsibility for all SV Tanzania operations.

The Executive Director will oversee all day-to-day administration and programs operations of the organization in Tanzania. The successful candidate will also be responsible for building and nurturing key stakeholder relationships, including with top level government. The Executive Director will be tasked with representing the organisation at all key events and discussions. In addition the successful candidate shall be responsible for ensuring financial management within the organization is maintained to a high standard, alongside the high standard of service delivery our beneficiaries expect from SV.

Duties and Responsibilities

Personnel management
- Provide management support to all project managers
- Oversee staff performance and take appropriate remedial action where necessary 
 - Implement new HR processes and procedures as may be required
- Hire new personnel in consultation with the Board of Directors
- Oversee staff contract renewals and the negotiating of employment terms 
- Oversee staff monthly supervision and annual appraisal meetings

Organization Mission and Strategy
- Works closely with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure that the organization mission and vision are fulfilled through impactful programmes and strategic planning
- Manage staff strategic planning workshops
- Attend and contribute to regular strategy meetings with SV UK management 
- Take responsibility for the meeting of key strategic targets
- Take remedial measures where strategic targets are not being met

Partner liaison and agreements
- Build and nurture strong partnerships with key stakeholders
- Take responsibility for agreement introduction and maintenance of contracts and MoUs to ensure that these are up to date
- Establish key government relationships and establish government MoUs where this is required
- Attend partner events
- Host partner events

Financial management
- Take responsibility for financial management within the organisation 
- Ensure that financial audits are conducted in a timely manner
- Ensure that accurate budget and finance reports are submitted to SV UK on time

Public relations
- Generate a high level of visibility for SV Tanzania within Tanzania and on a pan Africa level
- Issue press releases regularly on SV’s work and achievements
- Attend press conferences and events

- Establish funder relationships with grant giving institutions and individuals within Tanzania
- Manage the staff team to ensure fundraising targets are met consistently 
- Host donors at project sites and for office meetings
- Oversee donor reporting undertaken by SV Tanzania

- Present on work targets to the SV Tanzania Board
- Ensure that all statutory obligations of SV Tanzania are met
- Ensure compliance with organization policies, mission and vision across all operations
- Ensure effective communication with the Chair of the SV Tanzania Board and UK Directors in a timely and accurate manner, sharing updates and information necessary for the Board to make informed decisions

- Oversee all procurement activities
- Take responsibility for the negotiation of all procurement contracts

Person Specification

Personal Specification



Education and  


Undergraduate degree in public health, social science,  business or a related field


Master’s degree in one of the above 


Skills and Knowledge

Knowledge of staff management tools 


Able to quickly interpret results from programmes and  strategize accordingly


Proven ability to lead a team, as well as being confident in  working independently with initiative 


Highly organised, attention to detail and proactive with  the ability to work under pressure, handle a busy cross functional workload and sensitively manage boundaries  and conflicting priorities, with a results focus


Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build  relationships at all levels inside and outside the  organisation


Outstanding verbal communication and presentation skills 


Ability to manage conflicts in the workplace and find long  term resolutions


Outstanding project and staff management skills 


Demonstrable critical thinking ability 


Fluency in English and Swahili 


Excellent written communication 


Knowledge of statutory obligations and regulations likely  to apply to SV


Excellent IT skills including proficient use of Microsoft  Office 


Proven ability in financial management 


Accurate numeracy skills 


Developing partner relationships 


Managing staff 


Reporting to Board personnel 


Managing complex projects 


Experience of designing and implementing M&E and 



learning frameworks

Experience of managing a team to successfully monitor  and evaluate project work 


Representing an organisation at the local and national  levels


Working in a related position 


Meeting work deadlines 


Using data software 


Demonstrable Personal  Values

Empower and inspire; be passionate and dedicated; be  compassionate and caring; treat others with respect,  dignity and sensitivity


Act at all times with a high degree of integrity 


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