Director of Operations

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 01 October 2020

Tanzanian Childrenโ€™s Fund (TCF) is looking for a compassionate, committed, dynamic, and experienced partner to help lead operations at the Rift Valley Childrenโ€™s Village (Childrenโ€™s Village) in the Karatu region of northern Tanzania.

The Tanzanian Childrenโ€™s Fund provides a loving and permanent home to 102 marginalized children living at the Rift Valley Childrenโ€™s Village. They range in age from 2 to 25 years. Founded in 2003, the organization has been expanding its programming to provide the broader community with high-quality primary and secondary education, access to health care, and new economic opportunities. Our multi-pronged approach to addressing systemic poverty is catalyzing real and lasting change in the area and is widely recognized as an innovative model.

The Childrenโ€™s Village is a vibrant, self-sufficient community located on the slopes of Ngorongoro Crater, a UN World Heritage Site. The Karatu region of norther Tanzania is rural, approximately 3-4 hours by car from the city of Arusha.

Position: Director of Operations

Reporting to: Executive Director

Location: Karatu Region, northern Tanzania


Position Summary

As Director of Operations, you will be a member of TCFโ€™s senior leadership team. Peter Mmassy, Executive Director and co-founder of the Childrenโ€™s Village will be responsible for strategic vision and expansion of existing programs. Under the direction of the Executive Director, you will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day management of the staff and the welfare of the children at the Village. In support of the Executive Director, you will be a critical communication liaison between the Village, TCFโ€™s US Managing Director, and TCFโ€™s US Board Chair. You will also play an important role in ensuring responsible use of donor funds and cultivating donor and volunteer support.

Essential Attributes

  • Compassion, enthusiasm, and optimism; respect for cultural norms and differences

  • Ability to act as a role model, mentor, and guardian for children of all ages

  • Ability to provide strong leadership to ensure a positive climate/culture and to be attentive and welcoming to all members of the RVCV/TCF family including volunteers and donors

  • A team player who is able to listen, be flexible and display humility, and who understands the importance of transparency and follow through with staff both in TZ and the US.

  • Feels comfortable engaging with and cultivating relationships with new people (volunteers and visitors)

  • Understands and is comfortable with the limitations of a lifestyle set in a remote and rural area



  • Track record of working effectively with children and adolescents in education or social services sector

  • Strong communications skillsโ€“written, verbal, and collaborative

  • 2-3 years of management experience

  • Commitment to financial responsibility; expense tracking skills

  • Understanding of development and fundraising

  • Experience relevant to non-profit management and operations

  • Experience working in the developing world

  • English fluency; knowledge of Swahili preferred

  • Ability to commit to a 2-year renewable contract

  • Bachelorโ€™s or advanced degree

  • Ability to thrive living in a beautiful but very rural and isolated setting

What TCF Offers

The Director of Operations will be provided with the following salary and benefits:

  • Annual salary based on experience

  • Housing in a three-bedroom house located on the Childrenโ€™s Village campus

  • Housekeeping support, meals, Internet, local phone

  • Health insurance, including for all accompanying family members

  • A yearly travel allowance

  • Paid vacation/family leave time

  • Use of organizationโ€™s vehicle

To Apply

Start Date: Flexible

This vacancy is archived.

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