Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Assistant Manager Careers in Tanzania at USAWA (Umoja wa SACCOS za wakulima)

Job Title: Assistant Manager

Employer: USAWA (Umoja wa SACCOS za wakulima)

Duty Station:  Moshi, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 18th March 2014

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Contributing to the implementation of USAWA’s activities as defined by the Board of Directors and described in USAWA’s annual budget and objectives
Participation in the drafting and review of USAWA’s annual business plan and annual budget, including objectives and strategic planning
Contributing to the implementation of financial and risk management principles
Implementing USAWA support projects: organization, procedure set up and planning of activities
Preparing USAWA’s quarterly and annual reports in cooperation with the Managing Director
Contributing to the improvement of the quality of the services provided by the SACCOS to their members
Assessment of SACCOS needs in cooperation with the Field Staff
Ensuring that the SACCOS understand and respect SACCOS and USAWA’s procedures
Review and establishment of training documents for training of SACCOS staff and leaders in cooperation with the Training Officer
Contributing to the professionalization of the USAWA team:
Capacity building of current staff: working techniques, working tools,
Recruitment of Staff:  participation in the selection of candidates
Review of Staff benefits program
Organisation and preparation of the bi-annual General Meeting in cooperation with the Manager and the Financial and Administrative Manager.


Master degree (or equivalent) in the field of Finance, Economy or Management
Minimum of 3 years working experience as a (Assistant) Manager in relevant field, including proven knowledge of and experience in Financial and Human Resources Management
Affinity and experience with SACCOS and/or micro-finance sector
Strong interest to work with SACCOS based in rural areas and managed by farmers
Excellent and proven leadership and communication skills
Strong capacity of monitoring and reporting
Strong capacity of working autonomously and making proposals for improvement
Ability to prioritize and to meet deadlines
Fluency in English and Swahili, both oral and written
Accurate, honest, reliable, hard working
Positive collaborative attitude towards the USAWA team, the Board and the SACCOS.

How to Apply:

Employment is for 1 year, with a possibility for extension. A full time job consists at USAWA of 40 hours on 5 days per week. The job is based in Moshi, Tanzania. Your application, CV and a letter of motivation, should be sent to Mrs Birgit Mader, email: usawakilimanjaro@yahoo.com.