Monday, 11 August 2014

Business Development Services (BDS) Officer Job at TCCIA

Job Title: Finance and Administration / Business Development Services (BDS) Officer

Employer: TCCIA (Tanzanian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture)

Duty Station: Babati

Application Deadline: 15th August 2014

TCCIA Manyara is looking for a Finance and Administration / Business Development Services (BDS) Officer

 Context of the Job:
This position combines two functions: financial and administration officer and BDS Officer. The candidate should be able to perform accountancy and admin duties for TCCIA Manyara and also provide basic business and accounting training to the target group (entrepreneurs & other members). He / she will work in close cooperation with the Sr. BDS officer and the other TCCIA Manyara staff.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
Conduct business visits (member needs assessment & monitoring)
Conduct entrepreneurial training for members e.g. record keeping, basic accounting
Link members with micro finance institutions
Manage the (Youth) Credit fund
Support the Executive officer and BDS advisor with lobby & Advocacy activities
Write project proposals / fundraising
Ensure members pay fees
Petty cash management
Financial management / bookkeeping
Support BDS advisor and executive officer
Recruit new members
Perform any other tasks assigned to you by your supervisor.

Job requirements:
An Accounting degree or related field
A minimum of 2 years work experience in the accounting field

Required profile:
A demonstrable experience as an accountant, finance officer or grant manager
Preferable familiarity & experience in the international NGO sector as well as experience with handling a portfolio of funds from international donors;
Conversant with computerized accounting packages (e.g. Quick-book), double entry and analytical bookkeeping systems, data presentation, Excel and MS Word;
Knowledge in keeping a manual cash book
An accurate eye for details, strong analytical & problem-solving capabilities;
Must be pro-active and able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure;
Has excellent coordination, organizational and inter-personal skills and attitudes;
Can develop and facilitate trainings for the members in e.g. bookkeeping and record keeping
Skills in experience in writing project proposals in an advantage
Fluent in English and Kiswahili both oral and written.

Closing date is Friday 15 August 2014.

How to apply:
Application letter (maximum 1 page) and CV (maximum 4 pages) should be sent by e-mail to Chairman Mr. Karunde at: with the following subject line “Financial and Admin / BDS Officer”.

NB: At this stage you do not need to send copies of diploma’s or certificates
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted