Deputy Country Director Job at Truthsprout


Deputy Country Director Job at Truthsprout

Truthsprout is a global non-profit organization that aligns its objectives with Sustainable Development Goals 17, 4 & 8 of the United Nations Development Programme. The organization is focused on growing and enabling MSMEs, as well as connecting, developing, and equipping social innovators, changemakers, and entrepreneurs.Deputy Country Director Job at Truthsprout


Truthsprout is committed to building a generation of global social innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers who will transform their communities, and enterprises; as well as sustain and contribute to global and national development. Truthsprout achieves this through its training programmes, conferences, publications, and community projects. We are on a mission to connect, build, and develop career persons, entrepreneurs, social innovators, and changemakers for global economic transformation. Our vision is to be known as the leading organisation for connecting, developing and building young career persons, leaders, entrepreneurs, social innovators, and changemakers who will drive the global realization of a desirable economy that serves the good of all.

Job Summary:

The Deputy Country Director is a key member of the Truthsprout team and will be responsible for assisting the Country Director in all aspects of country level strategic branding, fundraising, and operations to achieve sustainable economic development in a cost-effective manner. The Deputy Country Director will provide overall support to the Country Director in managing Truthsprout Tanzania, including HR, procurement, finance and operations, ensuring efficient and effective implementation of programs, compliance with all donor and local legal requirements as well as Truthsprout policies and regulations.

The Deputy Country Director will support the Country Director in serving as an important link between the country office and our headquarters in Nigeria, providing context-rich communications and advocating for building and maintaining a culture in line with our strategy and values.

The Deputy Country Director is expected to have knowledge or expertise in one or more of Truthsprout’s technical areas of excellence and will provide support to the Country Director in business development, program management, and people management.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

The Deputy Country Director is expected to support the Country Director in effectively managing all aspects of country operations including:

  • Program Oversight: Supporting the coaching and supervision of leaders and managers of programs for successful delivery of results; supporting the timely submission of internal reports and corporate measurement; supporting the timely submission of high-quality donor reports with the support of the divisional back-stopping team; supporting country-level adaptation and use of program management tools; and working with program staff to identify and address technical assistance needs.
  • Program Development: In collaboration with regional leadership and program development teams, executing a business strategy aligned with Truthsprout’s global and regional strategies, maintaining and building strong relationships with a wide range of donors, and proactively supporting the development and delivery of a robust pipeline of new program opportunities to grow the country platform and scale Truthsprout’s impact.
  • Stakeholder Representation: Supporting the establishment and maintenance of strong relationships with relevant in-country stakeholders, including government ministries, private sector companies, business associations, and civil society organizations; securing their support as needed; representing Truthsprout at internal and external functions. Also supporting the establishment and maintenance of strong working relationships with internal divisional, regional, and HQ teams.
  • People Leadership: Supporting the hiring, support, and management of a talented local staff in line with local labor laws as well as Truthsprout policies and approaches related to recruiting, pay, and performance. Supporting the development and communication of a principled commitment to Truthsprout’s mission and building a working culture that aligns with organizational values of integrity and collegiality.
  • Compliance Leadership: Supporting the representation of Truthsprout in all legal matters at the country level, and ensuring Truthsprout retains and consults with qualified local legal counsel as needed; ensuring that Truthsprout is properly registered and complies with all related regulations.

Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

· 5 years’ implementation and management experience relating to large-scale projects with responsibility for all aspects of operations including HR, Finance, and Procurement.

· Proven ability to fundraise / work with donor organizations and professionally and proactively represent an organization.

· Experience working in developing countries

· Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English, including report writing and presentations.

· Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% and internationally as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Africa country and program management experience is strongly preferred

·  Significant operations experience, including experience in budget development and management

· Private sector experience and/or overall business acumen

· Strong people management skills and experience with a record of recruiting and retaining top talent as well as the ability to quickly address performance and/or behavior issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

· Entrepreneurial and inspirational, with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain high-performing teams in stressful contexts.

· Ability to build strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

We encourage all qualified individuals who share Truthsprout’s vision of improving the lives of others to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.


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