Monday, May 2, 2016

TATU Project,Economic Empowerment Program Manager Jobs in Tanzania



This position is only for Tanzanian nationals.
TATU Project is a not for profit organization focusing on the equal and sustainable development of the rural communities of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto, located outside the town of Moshi at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Project Description

For more than two years now, TATU Project ha
s been working with a women's group in different ways. Since their capital is limited but their will and vision had been demonstrated, we developed our Economic Empowerment Program, W.E. Thrive, in order to provide them with more capital and knowledge, and to accelerate the group's financial and business growth.
A whole micro-credit system has been designed together with the women of the group, and its implementation is planned to start in the second quarter of 2016. Two businesses of the group are underway – a bicycle rental business, with a spares shop to come, and a wholesale shop. Several entrepreneurial trainings are scheduled, facilitating these group businesses' planning and their individual business', plus guaranteeing the proper investment of the micro-loans.

Job Description

We are in need of a Program Manager to work closely with the women, in partnership with our international volunteers, to help support setting up successful businesses returns as much as social values and help secure a high rate of micro-loan paybacks.
The position may involve:
- Develop and manage the W.E. Thrive economic empowerment program
- Identify and implement needed support/training throughout the phases of the projects
- Mentor and facilitate the Micro-Lending Panel (MLP)
- Coordinate MLP and business committees in loan negotiation
- Coordinate and supervise trainings for individual and group businesses
- Follow-up and consultation of individual and group businesses (currently bike and wholesale shops)
- Ensure smooth communications between TATU and the women
- Involvement in maintaining donor relationships
- Conduct Monitoring and Evaluation data collection
- Write reports
- Facilitate and translate seminars and activities, as needed
- Program budget adjustments
- Take part in fundraising efforts

Qualifications

The person recruited for this role is expected to have at least two the following:
  • University Diploma and/or professional experience in at least one of the following fields:
- Project management
- Business
- Finance (micro finance is a plus)
- International Relations / Development Studies
  • Collaboration with international organizations is a plus
  • Internships or volunteer experience with non profits is a plus
  • Any experience working with women's groups is a plus
The candidate should be computer literate as well as proficient in Swahili and English in reading and writing.
We are looking for someone open-minded who is comfortable with and enjoys cultural differences within his/her working environment.

Conditions

- 1 year contract with expectation of renewal based on performance
- First three months are on a probationary period
- Salary from 400,000-450,000 TZS per month
- 2 performance based bonuses per year
- 60% Health insurance compensation
- Internet stipend
- Transportation to and from the field
- Mandatory taxes and pension compensation

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter by May 6th to info@tatuproject.org.
Start date is May 16th .
Thank you for your attention.

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