Head of Tanzania Local Enterprise Development Project - TLED
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract length: 2 years
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 1 Aug 2018
Interview date: TBC
Start date: 6 of August 2018
VSO and Cuso International have a long and successful track record
of supporting the work of Tanzanian organizations through the provision
of technical assistance, mentoring and training. Our success is based
on a model of long term capacity building of local partners, through
tailored coaching by highly skilled professionals. This model enables us
to go beyond the impact of traditional training, and allows us to focus
on creating a learning culture within the organizations where we work.
The project, Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (T-LED), will
support 1760 SMEs through targeted tier 1 support to 160 growth oriented
local SMEs to increase employment and incomes through the securing of
contracts associated with foreign investments in the mining, gas and
agricultural sectors and tier 2 support to 1600 local SMEs to access
associate supply chains. The project will also enhance the capacity of
existing Tanzanian institutions to provide market-driven and gender
responsive business development services to support local SMEs.
The project will train and mentor SME staff on business practices,
provide selected technical inputs, and facilitate access to financing,
as well as provide information on, and access to, new market
opportunities. The project will facilitate direct linkages with the
private sector (including Canadian investors) and financing
institutions. The project will also address specific challenges facing
female-headed SMEs, and deliver interventions for female entrepreneurs
to ensure they are able to participate and adequately benefit from these
This is a leadership role in VSO Tanzania with the overall
responsibility to provide direction for the T-LED project. The T-LED
project is funded by the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by VSO
International in partnership with CUSO International.The ideal candidate
for this role will be responsible for developing and managing
partnership agreements and good working relationships with key T-LED
stakeholders in Tanzania including the Tanzanian government and Canadian
government representatives.If you want to enhance equitable and
sustainable economic growth prosperity for women and men in the
Southern, Lake and southern highland regions of Tanzania and Work with
Volunteers,Partners and Staff from different culture, this might be your
Skills, qualifications and experience
Excellent understanding of project cycle management tools to
ensure effective planning, resourcing, implementation and review of
projects and experience of organizational assessment, planning and
review tools and processes.
Practical experience of applying development issues at a project or community level. Able to demonstrate knowledge
and understanding of development issues. Experience and knowledge of the relevant project area.
Substantial experience of contract and project risk management
within complex project frameworks. Evidence of an understanding of the
challenges of donor and contract management.
Ability to lead, develop, coach and support a high performing
teams, and in particular experience and expertise in leading
multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.
Experience of the financial management of budgets, including
building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure. Previous
experience of having compiled financial reports
Able to develop multiple ideas to solve an issue or situation and take a swift decision, including in a high risk situation.
Able to adapt to new and demanding situations, with experience of living and working in developing countries.
Competent Data usage: including speedy collation and analysis of
complex and high volume data, using appropriate Information Technology
packages where necessary.
Excellent communication skills, with proven ability to work
fluently in English. Strong written and oral communication skills with
attention to detail. Articulate, influential, concise and able to
Familiarity with monitoring & evaluation methodology in
terms of gathering evidence and presenting results to meet donor
Ability to present and represent the T-LED project in a variety
of media and to a variety of audiences including: government, private
sector, donors and civil society
Strong networking skills and the ability to build relationships,
alliances and networks in a fast paced, ever-changing work
Able to travel and work long hours, including work away from the
home base for up to 30% of time, both within the country and
occasionally internationally and some weekend and evening work.
Masters or Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences with 5-10 years Experience in Programming.
VSO values a diverse workforce and aim to be an equal opportunities employer.
Due to anticipated interest in these posts, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
This is National role, Only Tanzanians are encouraged to apply.
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