Friday, February 6, 2015

VisionFund International ,Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Job description

VisionFund Tanzania M.F.C. is seeking a dynamic, hands-on Chief Executive Officer who is passionate about changing the lives of children in poverty through microfinance and has experience of growing regulated, deposit-taking microfinance in
stitutions in complex environments.
We are a leading regulated, deposit-taking microfinance institution and part of the VisionFund International (VFI) global network providing financial empowerment as part of World Vision, the largest Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation in the world. The VFI global network serves over 1 million clients, create over 1.4 million jobs and improve the lives of over 3 million children in 35 countries. We provide access to small business loans, savings and insurance that enable rural families to grow their livelihoods, increase their incomes and improve their resilience.
VisionFund Tanzania operates via a network of 12 branches and 240 staff with current assets of USD16.6 million and 40,000 clients. It is VFI's most pioneering and innovative microfinance institution and is laying a technology foundation that will enable it to become a large-scale microfinance institution providing sustainable financial services to Tanzania's rural poor. The combination of technology, training and holistic community development work undertaken in partnership with World Vision, uniquely positions VisionFund Tanzania to overcome the most significant barriers to prosperity for the 60% of population that live in rural areas not only in Tanzania, but across the other 9 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where VFI operates.
Purpose of role: to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization; give direction and leadership towards the achievement of the organization's vision, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives; represent the organization and build a positive image in all relevant media.
Key responsibilities
  • Strategic and Operational Management
  • Financial and Risk Management
  • Community and Public Relations
About you
  • At least fifteen years working experience, with five in senior leadership
  • Experience in managing a regulated, deposit-taking microfinance institution with an extended branch network
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate in the full range of financial products required by the poor to transform their lives
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology platforms to offer competitive and cutting edge financial products, financial literacy training, etc.
  • Clear understanding and experience in development work in Africa
  • Determined personality with the ability to motivate and manage a team

How to apply

Email your CV and cover letter to with VisionFund Tanzania CEO in the subject line. Visit for more information about our work.

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