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Chief Executive Officer Job in Arusha Tanzania

The East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF) is an autonomous umbrella body of all Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and CSOs in East Africa, whose mission is to ‘provide a Platform and catalyze a Critical Mass of organized civil society to engage in need-driven, people-centered East Africa integration and cooperation process effectively and proactively for equitable and sustainable development’.
EACSOF seeks a qualified, energetic and capable candidate to serve as a Chief Executive Officer.

The Chief Executive Officer is an ex-officio member of the Governing Council in addition to his/her primary role as the team leader/head of the Secretariat based in Arusha, Tanzania.
Job Specification for the CEO
1. Performance Objectives;
·         Organizational Leadership
·         To instigate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors across the corporate and development sector who will fund EACSOF Strategic Plan;
·         To report to EACSOF Governing Council, and support to develop policies, expand membership and provide strong strategic direction to EACSOF;
·         To provide financial oversight and planning, ensuring that EACSOF funds are used responsibly, honestly and in such a way as to enable EACSOF  to have as much reach as possible;
·         To establish and ensure compliance to human Resource, financial management, governance, organisational learning systems and to administer EACSOF  in such a way as to ensure compliance with Tanzanian law, regional and International NGO best practices.
2. Programme Direction and Implementation
·         To facilitate the implementation, financing and monitoring of EACSOF Strategic Plan,
·         To lead the process of conceptualizing, organizing and measuring the impact of EACSOF programmes and activities,
·         To lead the process of conceptualizing, facilitating and documentaing the process of developing a public private partnership profile for EACSOF in the region especially with EAC,
·         To develop programme of information, skills and contacts exchange for members that enable them to provide high quality services for EACSOF regionally,
·         To conduct research that enables EACSOF to build an evidence base that inform its institutional development and programming,
·         To facilitate the process of planning, monitoring and learning from continously improving the work of EACSOF,
·         To act as the public face of EACSOF, by proactively reaching out and creating alliances with other civil society and private sector organizations, EAC, and national governments in the region,
·         To ensure that EACSOF has a strong, visible public brand and is seen to be an active member in the regional integration sector. Nurture  this through a live social media, audio visual media, regular publications and being an engaged contributor to the discourse on the EAC regional integration process.
3. Staff and Membership Development
·         To recruit, manage and supervise staff and act as the focal person for all EACSOF working groups,
·         To develp systems, model ways of working that align staff, members, volunteers and donors to EACSOF vision and organizational culture,
·         To coach, mentor and nurture the skills and potentials of staff and interns so that a cohort of succession leaders is developed, of whom can move into senior positions,
·         To develop and facilitate where appropriate a programme of professional development for members, seminars and toolkits that support them to become more effective agents of change in their own constituencies.
Required Entry Qualifications and Competencies
Formal Education
·         Masters degree in Human Rights, Law, Good Governance, International Politics or social science or specialisation in a field related to the goals of EACSOF .
Professional Experience
·         Minimally 3 years of professional working experience in a network organization
·         Working experience in other reputable organizations (international organizations, consultancies, bilateral agencies etc.) active in her/his field
·         Strong record of professional expertise in regional initiatives and resource mobilization
Further Knowledge
·         Excellent language skills in English both written and spoken. Knowledge of  Kiswahili or French  will be an added advantage
·         Experience with a regional or international working environment, is capable of working within minimal supervision
·         Excellent command of MS-Office and Excel
·         Good working knowledge of modern telecommunication systems
Reporting lines
The CEO will report directly to the Governing Council. Day to day operations will be overseen by the EXCOM of the Council in particular the President, General Secretary General and Treasurer in close consultation with the CEO. The CEO will report quarterly to the Governing Council about the activities of the EACSOF .
How to Apply:
Applications (application letter, copies of academic documents,  detailed CV, current salary and expectation, names and contacts of 3 references). This must be addressed to The President of  EACSOF, at and copy to and no later than   24/6/2011 at 4h pm  local time. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview. EACSOF is an equal opportunity employer.
Done at Arusha, Tanzania on 12/5/2011
EACSOF Management

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