Shahidi wa Maji leads civil society engagement across the water sector in Tanzania and has a strong track record of driving system change and improving water security for vulnerable people. Their ground-breaking Uhakika wa Maji programme uses social accountability monitoring with citizens, water stewardship with private sector, capacity building with government and evidence-based advocacy with decision makers to drive universal access to WASH, sustainable water resource management and climate resilience.
They are now looking for a high-calibre Director with the skills and experience to lead their next phase of organisational development, and to nurture external relationships so that they can build on their achievements to date. As well as managing the team to ensure high impact delivery of existing programmes, the Director will spearhead the design and implementation of an ambitious new strategy, including through attracting new long-term funding. This is a new, senior and influential position within a people focused NGO, which will place the successful applicant at the heart of efforts to improve service delivery and resource governance for sustainable and inclusive development in Africa. The Director must have technical credibility and experience, and be an exceptional leader, strategic thinker, communicator, and fundraiser.