Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Microfinance Advisor Job at Trias Tanzania

Job title: Microfinance Advisor

Employer: Trias Tanzania

Duty Station: Arusha

Application Deadline: 26th August 2014

Tasks & Responsibilities:
Ensure that the members of our partner Member Based Organisations have access to affordable and appropriate micro-finance services that assist them in improving their livelihoods. This implies that you will (in cooperation with our partner organizations, the Trias Tanzania team and the MF advisor in Belgium);
Assess the capacities of MF institutions such as SACCOS, e.g. in terms of effectiveness, financial sustainability, democratic level, etc.
Design MF strategies for new and existing programmes
Assess the effectiveness of MF strategies in on-going programmes and make recommendations for improvement
Support the implementation of the MF strategies by means of monitoring, providing advice and organizing capacity building activities.
Regularly inform the Trias Tanzania team and the MF advisor in Belgium about the activities, progress towards objectives, challenges and opportunities on Micro-Finance
Identify supportive organizations, institutes or companies such as for training;
Support MF partners with strategic planning and steering: Organize participative (business) planning processes, strengthening plans, governance structures, sustainability, product development, SPM, refinancing and fund raising;

Job requirements:
A master degree or postgraduate degree in economics, accountancy or a related field;
A minimum of 5 years work experience in microfinance, experience with rural partner assessment and selection;
A broad view on small scale rural microfinance: financial management, organization structures, the role of big national actors, MIS systems, SPM, governance systems, different credit modalities, strategic planning, M&E systems, auditing, Value Chain Finance, etc.;
Good written and oral reporting skills in English; experience with international donors is a plus;
Ability to work on very different levels, from strategic management and shareholder ownership issues to very operational client level.
Experience with pro-actively shaping a MF training plan, preferably for small scale SACCOS and VICOBAs;

How to apply:
Application letter (maximum 1 page) and CV (maximum 3 pages) should be sent by e-mail to trias.tanzania with the following subject line “Application MF advisor”.
NB: At this stage you do not need to send copies of diplomas or certificates
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted