The Team Leader ensures team organization, team development, and team performance. The Team Leader holds the team and its individual members accountable for effective and healthy functioning to attain high performance (achieve its performance impacts and outcomes). The Team Leader also represents the Ministry Team (MT) to the World Renew Co-Directors and other teams, agencies and organizations.
This position is to be located in the region with the highest preference for any one of these countries: Nicaragua, Honduras or Guatemala.
This position comes with a comprehensive benefit package which includes: housing and utilities, a vehicle for program use, generous insurance benefits, paid vacation time etc.
- 1. Leads the MT in focusing on and achieving the performance impacts and outcomes defined within its long-range and annual plans by:
a. Ensuring that the MT adopts processes for gathering feedback from other stakeholders
b. Ensuring financial accountability of all MT resources
- Leads the MT in managing its work within organizational and MT boundaries by:
a. Ensuring alignment of the MT’s vision and long-range plan with World Renew’s vision, mission, strategies, policies and values
b. Ensuring collaboration with other teams, with stakeholders, and, where applicable, with other CRCNA agencies
c. Ensuring effective grant writing, implementation and policy compliance by team members and, as appropriate, work with Program Excellence team to encourage responsiveness and quality in compliance with grant and agency requirements
d. Ensuring effective program and partner evaluations, implementation and policy compliance by team members
e. Review and approve above budget programs, annual plans, grant concepts and applications
f. Ensuring appropriate information sharing and decision making (including decision-making boundary guidance/clarification)
g. Leading the strategic regional planning and budgeting process
h. Coordinating appropriate and effective MT meetings
i. Tracking delegated administrative responsibilities (i.e. vehicle insurance) to make sure that good systems are in place.
- Facilitates the MT’s growth by:
a. Ensuring that the MT grows in acquiring skills, accepting responsibility for results, empowering its members, and learning to function interdependently
b. Intervening in conflict and holding the MT accountable to prevent and/or resolve conflicts
c. Ensuring cross-team learning and collaborative training with other MTs, follow RACI charts
d. Encouraging team initiative and awareness of new opportunities in the region
e. Providing consistent clear reminders of the necessary spiritual foundations to the work and arranging appropriate spiritual retreats
f. Ensuring appropriate and competent staffing for the MT
g. Lead the team to position itself into the future, considering changes in funding and development practice, and ensuring the appropriate staffing pattern/workforce needed to position each country and the region for success
h. Implementing and supervising staff surveys for the MT (e.g. MTSAS), ensuring follow-up as appropriate
- Facilitates each MT member’s growth by:
a. Holding each team member accountable for high individual performance in the achievement of his/her plans, impacts, and outcomes
b. Implementing and supervising the performance evaluation process of team members, taking corrective action as needed
c. Providing leadership in supporting staff, including monitoring morale scores and taking corrective action as needed
d. Helping team members grow professionally by providing necessary knowledge, tools, skill training, and growth feedback
e. Helping team members to grow in self-awareness and realization of personal vision as full and active members of the team
f. Supervising all coaching/mentoring activities to ensure mentoring and opportunities for spiritual growth of all team members
g. Delegating responsibility and/or tasks to other members of the MT according to their gifts and abilities.
h. Providing opportunities for the leadership gifts of all members to be maximized in a healthy, nurturing, team-based, results-focused environment.
- Represents the voice of the MT to the Co-Directors, the Facilitation and Integration Team (FIT), other CRCNA agencies (where applicable), and other organizations
- Represents the entities listed in #6 to the MT
- Travels to visit MT members, partners and partner programs throughout the MT region to carry out Team Leader duties and responsibilities
The Team Leader is responsible for the supervision of the MT members and regional tier staff as applicable.
1. Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement.
2. Demonstrated experience working with local churches, community organizations and mobilizing them in community development efforts, as well as experience in holistic community transformation
3. Committed to working towards gender equality, equity and justice in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
4. Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and promote a work environment that values diversity, inclusion and equity.
5. A visionary and strategic thinker, with the ability to help staff translate strategies into action
6. Working knowledge of and a commitment to the core agency development and disaster response concepts, models, and values and integration of same
7. Experience in team management and development is essential, and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment
8. Effective facilitation, negotiation, active listening, decision-making/problem-solving skills are required
9. Working understanding of and practicing the principles of servant leadership with demonstrated staff mentoring and coaching skills
10. Experience integrating cross cutting themes is preferred e.g. gender, creation care, disaster-risk reduction
11. Ability to manage in complex, demanding environments using a systematic approach
12. Prior international grant management experience, along with planning, monitoring and evaluation abilities, with particular familiarity with the Results Based Management framework
13. Demonstrated ability to implement, improve, and integrate community development programs through consultation and to work and collaborate with partner organizations
14. Demonstrated competence in administration, human resources, financial management and budget development
15. Effective written and verbal communication skills required (including the ability to encourage communication within the team)
1. Master’s degree in a related field preferred
2. Minimum of eight years of cross-cultural work experience in community development or organizational development, sectoral expertise is a definite asset
3. Minimum three years of work experience in direct staff supervision and program management
Must be fluent in English and Spanish or French/Haitian Creole and able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Fluency, or some ability, in the other language (Spanish or French/Haitian Creole) is an asset.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Travel at least 30% of the time to carry out assigned duties
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Living conditions with unreliable access to water and electricity and increased exposure to illness
Travel in insecure and/or impoverished areas which will have no infrastructure or support structures