Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Transport Officer Career Opportunity at USAID in Tanzania

Job Title; Transport Officer

Employer: USAID

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties:

Review all staff travel advance requests for travel requirements
Determine the routing of all vehicles to ensure the travel requirements are met for staff, if a project vehicle is unavailable request a car hire or airfare according to the procedures
Manage the overall maintenance and repair of all vehicles
Review Fleet Management reports for fuel usage, driver behavior, and other possible issues Provide regular reports to the Deputy Chief of Party on the driver behavior and any other issues that arise
Manage the flow of communication regarding the vehicles
Work closely with the Office Managers and Regional Focal People on the management of the vehicles Supervise 18 drivers, based in 3 field offices and Dar es Salaam
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in relevant area, Masters degree preferred At least 3 years relevant experience
Knowledge of'the driving routes in Dodoma, Morogoro, and Manyara Regions Valid Tanzanian Drivers License

Key Competencies:

Strong communication skills Problem identification and solving
Easily works in a team environment as well as individually Ability to work under pressure
Willing to take on difficult tasks and ensure they are done efficiently and accurately Fluent in written and spoken Swahili and English
Must be a Tanzanian citizen


How to Apply:

All applications must be received online at http://www.abtassociates.com/Current-Opportunities.aspx

Senior Food Technologist Jobs in Tanzania at USAID

Job Title: Senior Food Technologist

Employer: USAID

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

The Tuboreshe Chakula project is a USAIO funded project, whose purpose is to transform a critical segment of Tanzania's agro-processing industry - maize, rice, edible oil and horticulture processing _ and dramatically increase the supply of and demand for nutritious and fortified foods, especially among vulnerable populations in the food insecure regions of Morogoro, Oodoma and Manyara.
The Project will achieve this goal by building the capacity of agro-processors to improve the quality, safety, presentation, sale and distribution of new and existing food products; to maximize its impact and reach vulnerable groups, particularly the target audience of pregnant or lactating women, children between 6 months and 59 months of age, and people living with HIV/AIOS (PLHA) in the project's districts of operation.
The USAIO Tuboreshe Chakula Project is a key activity of the Feed the Future (FtF) initiative, a major U.S. Government effort which aims to address the root causes of global hunger by sustainably increasing agricultural productlvity to meet the demand for improved, nutritious foods.

Food Processing Technical Lead:

Tuboreshe Chakula is seeking a Food Processing Technical Lead to review strategy for key project areas sunflower oil processing and refining, maize flour milling and fortification, and rice milling. The technical lead will also provide guidance to a talented food tech team working with over 6j)0 millers and processors in Babati, Oodoma, and Morogoro. Support to clients is focused on providing technical leadership the promotion of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), including hygiene, food safety and worker safety. The Food Processing Technical Lead will help processing enterprises improve technology and equipment, based on assessments already completed. Activities include assisting selected millers upgrade equipment, and providing training to milling technicians and operators on repair, maintenance and calibration of processing equipment. The Food Processing lead works closely with the enterprise lead and liaises with the capacity building lead and nutrition lead, all of whom drive the strategy for a comprehensive business development package that is meant to result in high quality products, some of which are fortified and all of which are aimed at bringing better food into the household to reduce the high levels of malnutrition. The project ends in February 2015 so the candidate could be part of a consulting firm or seconded from an existinq office. The position is based in Oar as Salaam, with an option to be placed in any of the regional offices (Morogoro, Oodoma, and Babati) and requires 50% travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

10+ years of relevant experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional Ouallflcattoas
Must have at least a master's degree in food science, food processing, or a related discipline. Must have at least 4 years of experience within a food processing firm.
Must have management and leadership experience.
Must have a demonstrated familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMF), including basic hygiene, food safety and worker safety. .
Must have demonstrated experience with SME-scale processing equipment, particularly for SME maize and sunflower oil processing.
Experience with food fortification is a plus.
Proven ability to work effectively with large, diverse teams.
Must be fluent in spoken and written English and Swahili and able to draft written communications. Must be able to legally work in Tanzania without being sponsored for a work visa.
Preference given to Tanzanian citizens.


How to Apply:

All applications must be received online at http://www.abtassociates.com/Current-Opportunities.aspx


Careers in Tanzania at USAID - Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Employer: USAID

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties:

• Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
• Record project transactions in the accounting system
• Maintain financial records in compliance with project policies and procedures
• Follow procedures for an accurate and timely close of the financial records during the monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes
• Assist with monitoring the taxation requirements
• Administer payroll
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Accounting degree or equivalent
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles
• Knowledge of auditing practices and principles
• Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, and regulations
• Knowledge and experience of accounting computer applications, experience with

Quicken preferred:

• Minimum of 3 years experience

Key Competencies:

• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong communication skills,
• Problem identification and solving
• Easily works in a team environment as well as individually
• Ability to work under pressure
• Fluent in written and spoken Swahili and English
• Must be a Tanzanian citizen


How to Apply:

All applications must be received online at http://www.abtassociates.com/Current-Opportunities.aspx

Careers in Tanzania at USAID - Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Employer: USAID

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties:

• Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
• Record project transactions in the accounting system
• Maintain financial records in compliance with project policies and procedures
• Follow procedures for an accurate and timely close of the financial records during the monthly, quarterly, and year-end closes
• Assist with monitoring the taxation requirements
• Administer payroll
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Accounting degree or equivalent
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles
• Knowledge of auditing practices and principles
• Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, and regulations
• Knowledge and experience of accounting computer applications, experience with

Quicken preferred:

• Minimum of 3 years experience

Key Competencies:

• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong communication skills,
• Problem identification and solving
• Easily works in a team environment as well as individually
• Ability to work under pressure
• Fluent in written and spoken Swahili and English
• Must be a Tanzanian citizen


How to Apply:

All applications must be received online at http://www.abtassociates.com/Current-Opportunities.aspx

Business Partner Jobs in Tanzania at Business Group Foundation

Job Title: Business Partner

Employer: Business Group Foundation

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 1st June 2014

Job Description:

Looking for 8 graduates, who are on employment, or self employed and are hardworking, self motivated, honest and goal oriented for a strictly two years project to be participating for 5days a week (monday - friday), Starting from 1st June 2014, timing from 5pm to 8 pm.
Orientation of the project will start on 28th May 2014.
Dar es salaam residents are highly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

For serious people please call 0767201810 0r email your CV here; businessgroupfoundation@gmail.com




Teacher Careers at AL Muntazir Schools in Tanzania

Job Title: Teacher

Employer: AL Muntazir Schools

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 28th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

To plan scheme of work and lesson plans including time for revisions
To ensure the student’s progress is monitored and supervised efficiently and timely
To complete the syllabus according to the schemes
To test the understanding of the subject matter and provide timely interventions where necessary
To make periodic report to the Principal regarding students’ progress and discipline.
To recommend in consultation with Head of Department, the text books and other resources
To develop teaching strategies and implement them in the class, be progressive and ensure that the latest teaching methods and equipments are used.
To conduct activities and extra curriculum projects pertaining to the subject
To ensure that the students understand and follow school rules and regularly discuss with the students the rationale behind the rules.
To counsel students on physiological, personal, home or family problems and problems related to adolescence.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV, copies of Educational Certifications, one passport size photograph and an application letter, addressed and delivered to:

The Human Resource Manager
Al Muntazir Schools,
P.O.Box 21735,
Dar es Salaam.


Only short listed applicants will be called for interview

Office Management Secretary Careers at Universal Communications Service Access Fund in Tanzania

Job Title: Office Management Secretary

Employer: Universal Communications Service Access Fund

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 28th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides Secretarial Service in the relevant Executive Office; ii) Provide secretarial service at the meetings, seminars etc.;
Handles all incoming and outgoing mails, files, faxes and ensure they are
properly channeled to respective destinations; iv) Handle all official travel matters for the officers;
Assist in coordinating secretarial function with other departments;
Assist in human resource management and administration related duties;
Attends any other functions as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification and Experience:

Diploma in Secretarial from a recognized institution with Shorthand Speed of 80 w.p.m. and typing speed of 60 w.p.m .
Minimum of 5 years working experience, as a personal secretary, office management secretary with Government or reputable institution (s)


How to Apply:

Candidates are advice to provide their detailed curriculum vitae, attaching copies of academic and three works related referees. The envelope should be marked on top indicating, the position applied for. Hand deliver, email or Post your application to the following address below:

Chief Executive Officer,
Universal Communications Services Access Fund,
I TTCL Building 2nd Floor Kijitonyama,
P.O. Box 33114,
Dar es Salaam

Mine Camp Engineer at Williamson Diamonds Limited in Tanzania

Job Title: Mine Camp Engineer

Employer: Williamson Diamonds Limited

Duty Station: Shinyanga, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Head of Section responsible for Mwadui Mine Camp utility performance, upgrading and maintenance, including sectional administrative matters on daily basis;
Ensuring Portable Water Treatment plant runs smoothly;
Responsible for all designs, management, development, maintenance and rehabilitation of portable water network infrastructures;
Responsible for curbing technical losses of portable water caused by leakages, breakages, system overflows etc; Responsible for management, development, maintenance, and rehabilitation of sewage ponds networks i infrastructure re;
Responsible for all management, development, maintenance, and rehabilitation of roads and drainage networks; Responsible for all management, development, maintenance and refurbishment of buildings within camp; Responsible for maintaining proper records of portable water networks and monitors all factors affecting portable water (Water quality control); and
Performing any other duties as may be assigned by Mine Chief Engineer.

Required Qualification and Experience:

A holder of BSc Degree/ Advanced Diploma in one or more of the following disciplines Civil, Mechanical, Water, Sanitary / Environmental Engineering from a recognised Higher learning Institution.
Minimum of two years working experience as an Engineer
A strong IT knowledge including Computer literacy
Employment Terms: Initial three years contract, subject to a three month probationary period - The Confirmation in the appointment upon satisfactory performance.

In addition to the qualifications mentioned, the prospective candidate is expected to possess the following:

Excellent communication skills;
Fluent in both Swahili and English (Read and Write) High integrity and ability to adapt to-chanqe quickly;
Capacity to develop a good team working spirit, establish and maintain effective working relations with different people and stakeholders;
Ability to work under minimum supervision.



How to Apply:

If you are a motivated and driven person with the necessary qualifications and believe you have the knowledge and are capable of managing a team: please submit your application letter together with detailed curriculum vitae which includes your complete contacts details, copies of qualification certificates and enclose two letters from referees with their contacts (mobile, box numbers, e-mail and physical addresses).

Applications should be addressed to the General Manager and should reach him not later than 30th May 2014.

General Manager
Williamson Diamonds Limited, Mine
Box 23,
Mwadui, Shinyanga.

Health Careers - Male Circumcision Quality Assurance Officer at Intrahealth International in Tanzania

Job Title: Male Circumcision Quality Assurance Officer

Employer: Intrahealth International

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 29th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide technical leadership and advice in programmatic support for the male circumcision (MC) quality assurance activities
• Participate in Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) and the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) led efforts to refine methods and systems for continuous quality improvement MC services.
• Develop norms and standards for quality assurance systems for delivery of high impact MC services.
• Provide technical assistance and organize and deliver training, seminars/workshops on MC quality assurance tools and techniques.
• Work with MOHSWINACP, respective Regional and Council health Management teams in supported regions and existing regional HIV/AIDs partners to plan and conduct supportive supervision and mentoring programs for MC services.
• Participate in preparing annual work plans, budgets, performance reports and quarterly reports.
• Assist in proposal development for the expansion of the project's MC quality assurance initiatives.
• Conduct field visits to monitor the quality ofMC services.
• Provide technical assistance and monitor MC quality assurance activities, and progress related to impact and sustainability of interventions.
• Maintain up-to date statistics and projects data for the Project's performance reporting.
• Document best practices and lessons learnt in implementing MC quality assurance initiatives.
• Maintain regular communications with MOHSW1NACP and undertake special assignments from the MOHSW INACP and other partners.
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Education/Experience Requirements:

• Medical or Nursing degree with relevant public health experience.
Minimum 3 years' experience working in quality assurance.
Technical knowledge in performance improvement, quality improvement, and clinical mentoring tool and techniques/approaches,
Experience in implementing MC services or experience in HIV/AIDS interventions in Tanzania with a minimum of two years' experience working in HIV / AIDS programs
• Experience in implementing quality assurance systems for MC interventions will be an added advantage
• Experience in adult learning and training methodologies.
• Formerly trained as a trainer of health workers.
• Proven capacity to direct, develop, manage and inspire a multidisciplinary and professional team in the Tanzanian health sector.
• Intimate knowledge, understanding and experience of the Ministry of Health structures and systems in Tanzania.
• Demonstrated experience in working and collaborating with USG, other donors, and other funded organizations.
• Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork, partnering and consensus building skills.
• Ability to prioritize amongst competing demands and working with minimal supervision and organizing in a strict deadline environment.
• Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Word, Microsoft power point and Microsoft Excel

How to Apply:

Application letter with detailed CV, indicating daytime telephone numbers, email address, names and contact information of two referees should be sent by email via the apply now button below with the name of the position you-are applying for in the subject line.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29th May, 2014. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Sales Officer Jobs Vacancy in Tanzania at Carlcare international co. ltd

Job Title: Sales Officer

Employer: Carlcare international co. ltd

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 29th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for achieving the monthly sales target assigned by the supervisor
Ensure customer satisfaction.
Resolve customer queries/issues.
Maintain periodic report including daily activities report, weekly and monthly report.
Proactively identify sales prospects and other sales activities in the area assigned.
Identifying the fast moving models for the company products
Collecting competitors information for their new models, sales activities, fast moving models,
Attending trade exhibitions, conferences, and meetings.
Reviewing sales performance.
Identifying new markets and business opportunities.
Gather market and customer information and provide feedback on buying trend.

Qualification and Experience:

An applicant should posses a certificate, diploma or degree in marketing or any other related field.
A minimum of two years working experience
An applicant possess a strong communication skills , negotiation skills,
Information technology skills.
Strong, energetic and healthier so that s/he can perform his or her duties effectively.
Analytical minded, innovative, flexible and hardworking attitude.
An application should be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
An applicant should have patience
An applicant should be confident.

Driver Jobs in Tanzania at Intrahealth International

Job Title: Driver

Employer: Intrahealth International

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 29th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Drive project personnel
• Deliver and collect mails, documents and other items
• Maintains cleanliness of vehicles and perform minor repairs
• Maintain records and ensure compliance with vehicle servicing schedules
• Assist in maintaining vehicle insurance documents and related records
• Perform office support duties as required
• Provide logistical support with the preparation and implementation of workshops, conferences, and seminars
• Provide appropriate logistical support to missions, consultants, and project related visits
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Education/Experience Requirements:

• A form four certificate plus valid class "C" driver's license
• Attended formal driving course (s) from recognized institutions
• At least five years work experience with international NGOs
• Adept in local traffic rules and regulations
• Proven skills in vehicle maintenance and minor repairs
• Experience in long distance driving
• Experience in office support functions like filing, photocopying, binding, faxing, operating a telephone switchboard, etc
• Demonstrated excellent personal integrity and confidentiality
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team based environment


How to Apply:

Application letter with detailed CV, indicating daytime telephone numbers, email address, names and contact information of two referees should be sent by email via the apply now button below with the name of the position you-are applying for in the subject line.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 29th May, 2014. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer




Receptionist Jobs in Tanzania at Universal Communications Service Access Fund

Job Title: Receptionist

Employer: Universal Communications Service Access Fund

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 28th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Receive office visitors with courtesy and handle their enquiries efficiently; ii) Receive official calls, take notes/messages and direct them accordingly; iii) Provide general information to visitors on a variety of enquiries;
Receive all incoming correspondence, assess priority level and route accordingly;
Deal with Incoming mail, organize outgoing mail and postage and maintain related records;
Receive correctly addressed suppliers' invoices and maintain a record.

Qualification and Experience:

Diploma in Secretarial, office management or front office management typing speed of 40 w. p. m from recognized institution, customer care knowledge is required.
Minimum of 3 years working experience, as front office in-charge/receptionist or secretary.


How to Apply:

Candidates are advice to provide their detailed curriculum vitae, attaching copies of academic and three works related referees. The envelope should be marked on top indicating, the position applied for. Hand deliver, email or Post your application to the following address below:

Chief Executive Officer,
Universal Communications Services Access Fund,
I TTCL Building 2nd Floor Kijitonyama,
P.O. Box 33114,
Dar es Salaam

3 Drivers Needed at Universal Communications Service Access Fund in Tanzania

Job Title: Drivers – 3 posts

Employer: Universal Communications Service Access Fund

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 28th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Drive the Fund Vehicle (s);
Reports on motor vehicle faults and supervise motor vehicle service and repair;
Maintain and keeps up-to-date log- books;
Adheres to maintenance schedules;
Keep motor vehicle in good running condition and report faults and defects immediately;
Ensure that valid documents are obtain prior to commencing any journey;
Ensure safety and cleanliness of vehicle at all times; and
viii)Attends any other functions as may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualification and Experience:

Holder of Certificate of Secondary Education and Valid Driver's license, Executive Driving
Skills Training with NIT or any other similar institution is required.
Certificate in Motor Mechanics and minor repair will be an added advantage.
Minimum five (5) years of work experience as a driver; safe driving record;
knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair;
excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues, previous work experience with the Government, Government Agencies or reputable organizations is required;


How to Apply:

Candidates are advice to provide their detailed curriculum vitae, attaching copies of academic and three works related referees. The envelope should be marked on top indicating, the position applied for. Hand deliver, email or Post your application to the following address below:

Chief Executive Officer,
Universal Communications Services Access Fund,
I TTCL Building 2nd Floor Kijitonyama,
P.O. Box 33114,
Dar es Salaam

Office Assistant Careers at Universal Communications Service Access Fund in Tanzania

Job Title: Office Assistant

Employer: Universal Communications Service Access Fund

Duty Station: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 28th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Attends to cleanliness of premises surrounding the office;
Moves files and documents and transmits messages;
Undertakes packing binding and photocopying and related activities;
Moves machines, office furniture, equipment and stationeries as may be required by supervisors;
Prepares and serves tea to senior staff;
Dispatches letters and other documents as may be directed;
Attends to any other functions as may be assigned by supervisors.

Qualification and Experience:

Holder of Secondary School Certificate, Certificate in General Office Cleanliness and maintenance from a recognized institution.
Minimum of three (3) years' work experience as an office attendant.

Remuneration:

The successful candidate will be offered attractive and competitive remuneration packages consistent with UCSAF remunerations scheme


How to Apply:

Candidates are advice to provide their detailed curriculum vitae, attaching copies of academic and three works related referees. The envelope should be marked on top indicating, the position applied for. Hand deliver, email or Post your application to the following address below:.

Chief Executive Officer,
Universal Communications Services Access Fund,
I TTCL Building 2nd Floor Kijitonyama,
P.O. Box 33114,
Dar es Salaam

Training Expert (Learning &Development and Performance Management) at FINCA International in Tanzania

Job Title: Training Expert (Learning &Development and Performance Management)

Employer: FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Duty Station: Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist in Planning , developing  and implementing training programs that address FINCA wide and unit specific training and development needs
Assess and determine that quality of training including course design, instructions, program evaluations, training materials and learning reinforcement strategies to enhance the effectiveness of employee performance in achieving goals and objectives of FINCA
Plan and deliver organizational development interventions, through collaboration with departmental heads/unit heads on organization design and effectiveness, team, business issues, talent development and leadership development
Design and deliver specific training and development solutions to enhance leadership and managerial effectiveness.
Manage the design and implementation of performance management tools, techniques and training across FINCA. Develop and ensure delivery of training that helps managers conduct performance evaluations and discussions. Provide tools, resources, support and training to support employee career development and progression. Provides coaching to managers and supervisors on effective performance management tactics.
Consults with managers on development strategies including mentoring, training, and rotational assignments.
Develops and monitors processes for addressing poor performance. Follow up with line managers and ensure regular feedback processes are being conducted and employees on development plans are following through on key development goals.
Establishes a continuous performance improve efforts, monitoring reporting systems and regularly reports the status of performance improvement efforts and impacts. Coordinates and prepares annual accountability reports  including return on investment analysis and other impact reviews
Monitors HRIS data related to performance management.

Ensures that appraisal, development, and corrective action programs comply with local employment laws.
Contribute to human resources special projects and talent, learning and organization development


Competencies:
                                               
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information.
Design - Uses feedback to modify designs.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills - Maintains confidentiality.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.
Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
Managing People - Makes self available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); continually works to improve supervisory skills.


Qualifications:


Proven ability to complete full training cycle ( assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)
Experience in performance management , employee engagement  and organizational development critical to this role
Strong influence, communication and negotiation skills required to influence employees and managers to address performance issues and development opportunities
Knowledge of human behavior and performance management; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; principles and practices of management
Knowledge of recent developments, current literature and information related to training and development

Education & Experience:
                 
4 – 5 years of experience in coordinating training & development and performance management.
Exposure to 360 assessment tools, coaching and counseling methodologies desirable.
Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Psychology or, Adult Education preferred
Certified as a Trainer of Trainers
Exposure and experience in learning management systems and e - learning tools and processes.


Language Skills:

Fluency in English and Local language. Knowledge of French and Swahili desirable


Computer Skills:
                                           
Proficient in the Microsoft Office products

Key Deliverables:

Performance management plans
Career path management for Credit officers and savings officers
Development plan implementation for identified talents
Ensuring all managers are appraised on KPIs (2014 is Savings, Customer Service & People Management)

Key Relationships:

FINCA Departmental heads and Line Managers
External Training consultants
Training Institutions and Resource centers
Regional HR and Training team
Other training experts in FINCA Subsidiaries


Travel Requirements:

Availability to travel 50 % of the time

Physical Demands:

Ability to travel in economy class when traveling by air or rail.

Additional requirements:

This position will be based in any of the following countries; Malawi, Tanzania or Zambia. Applicants must be citizens or must have work authorization for any of the three (3) countries. Applicants seeking to be based in Tanzania must speak and write Swahili in addition to English.

Apply Now 

FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Training Expert Careers at FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Job Title: Training Expert (Instructional designer)

Employer: FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Duty Station: Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Participates in needs analysis studies to determine training needs within organization.
Confers with management to gain knowledge of specific work situations requiring employees to better understand changes in policies, procedures, regulations, and technologies.
Formulates teaching outline and determines instructional methods such as individual training, group instruction, lectures, demonstrations, conferences, meetings, and workshops.
Selects or develops teaching aids such as training handbooks, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, computer tutorials, and reference works.
Selects or develops testing and evaluation procedures to be used at completion of training.
Tests trainees to measure progress and to evaluate effectiveness of training.
Reports on progress of employees under guidance during training periods.
Revises design of training curriculum and methods to improvement effectiveness.

Produce training materials for in house courses as appropriate, make amendments, edit and revise materials as necessary in order to adapt to changes that occur in FINCA

Organize and develop or obtain training manuals, participant guides and course materials such as handouts, case studies, power point presentations, visual materials and reference work.

Develops webinars, online courses, quick reference guides and other resources using standard applications and templates

Create media to support learning e.g. visual aids for face to face, various multimedia for e-learning and online

Adapt instructional materials created for one format to another format e.g. face to face to e-learning or online



Competencies:          

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Learning strategies – Selects and uses training or instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Develops and conducts training programs for employees of FINCA by performing the following duties. Creates instructional content of  FINCA training materials. Designs and develops learning solutions that include web based learning, instructor lead, blended instruction and virtual sessions. Works with subject matter experts to obtain information to be taught and organize it into logical and instructional patterns. This position demonstrates the application of adult learning instructional design to the e-learning industry.


Qualifications:

Knowledge of principles instructional systems design ( ADDIE model) as it relates to the development of training programs
Proven  superior writing skills, including ability to write concise, creative and effective instructions, especially for web based learning and training
Knowledge of video and audio production
Proven track record in researching content and transforming content into web based and classroom training
Complete full training cycle ( assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups and the measurement of training effects
Knowledge of recent developments, current literature and information related to training

Education & Experience:
                 
2 - 3 years experience in the online learning industry, providing instructional deliverables to individuals and groups.
Bachelors degree in instructional design, Education, Instructional technology, communication, Adult Education or related field
3 Years experience with learning management systems, integration and user acceptance.
Language Skills
Fluency in English and Local language. Knowledge of French and Swahili desirable
Computer Skills                                            
Proficient in the Microsoft Office products as well as Adobe Creative Suite

KEY DELIVERABLES:

Trainers guides
Participants guides
Case studies
Exercises
Power point presentations

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:;

FINCA Departmental heads and Line Managers
External Training consultants
Training Institutions and Resource centers


Travel Requirements:

Availability to travel 35 % of the time

Physical Demands:

Ability to travel in economy class when traveling by air or rail.

Additional Requirements:

This position will be based in any of the following countries; Malawi, Tanzania or Zambia. Applicants must be citizens or must have work authorization for any of the three (3) countries. Applicants seeking to be based in Tanzania must speak and write Swahili in addition to English.

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FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Teller Careers at FINCA International Inc in Tanzania

Job Title: Teller

Employer: FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Duty Station: Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Receive cash in form of savings deposits, loan repayments and any other fees or charges related to loans.
Pay cash through recaps to groups
Thoroughly verify cash in the physical presence of the other party/customer/back office supervisor/other teller (note by note and coin by coin) and where doubts exist inform concerned.
Loan repayments to be received across the counter and update the transactions instantly on the village bank group or individual client loan account.
loan disbursement to be done at a FINCA Tanzania authorized centre
Teller to observe till limits, whenever a teller accumulates cash in excess of the established till limit notify Back Office Supervisor or Branch Accountant to offload cash.
Count cash on hand and balance the day’s accounts. A teller must ensure that figures and total balances reflected by the system match with physical cash at hand at close of business on a daily basis.
Teller to notify the Back Office Supervisor about any cash differences/counterfeit notes.  Excess cash must be declared.
At a close of business or during the day where business is low the Back Office Supervisor or where there is no Back Office Supervisor, the teller is expected to transfer a lump sum of excess cash to a FINCA Account in a nearby commercial bank.
Every teller must generate teller transaction list which shows all the transactions posted on clients’ loan accounts on daily basis.
Generate a teller balance report which shows net cash closed with and a breakdown by totals of amounts received on loan repayments, other deposits like loan refunds, loan recoveries of written off loans, etc
Note and verify significant information as required by policy/procedure.
Maintain favourable customer relations through proper handling of all collection and disbursement functions.
Exercise discretion, judgment and initiative regarding transaction problems and inquiries.
Direct customers to appropriate employees for answers to only the most complex problems or enquiries.
Attention to details is most important because mistake can be costly and where money is concerned, customers naturally have a great interest in ensuring their money is handled correctly.
Any other duties assigned by supervisor.

Personal Specifications:

Diploma from a recognised institution is a must.
Requires a level headed and friendly individual who is good with numbers and has the ability to work well under pressure at all times.
Ability to always remain calm and professional since s/he is visible face of the organization
Must be computer literate.
Accuracy is absolutely essential–when dealing with money and computers
Should be honest, neat and tidy in appearance.
Tellers must feel comfortable handling large amounts of cash
Maturity, tact and the ability to quickly explain procedures and services are important in helping clients complete transactions.


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FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Regional Manager Careers at FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Job Title: Regional Manager

Employer: FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Duty Station: Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. People Management:

Ensure good communication, understanding and acceptance of FINCA Mission among all employees.
Ensure good team spirit and staff motivation in the Branches including proposing and supervising team building activities (sport games, group activities and community improvement efforts)
Succession Planning. In cooperation with the HR Department, identify and support development of the talents in the Region.
Perform on-going mentoring of Branch Managers in leadership skills, staff management techniques, business skills, etc.
Approve inter-branch relocations of first line staff members (loan officers, banking officers, tellers, etc.) in order to close staffing gaps and increase efficiency.
Initiate other staff movements (promotion, demotion, transition, termination of the contract, etc. for the CEO approval)
Ensure that all regional staff have necessary skills to efficiently perform their job. Where there are gaps, define and communicate training needs of staff in the Region to COO & Training Manager.
Participate as a trainer in leadership, management and key technical trainings of the Branch staff
Ensure communication of all key management decisions to all staff members in the Region
Manage directly performance of the Branch Managers.
Supervise performance management of other Branch staff and participate in the performance management process when necessary.
Solicit CVs from the region and Participate in the interview of branch staff
Ensure that all staff members in the Region are well trained on the Customer Service Standards, have full understanding of it, and are able to communicate FINCA Brand to the Customers and apply it consistently in their daily activities
Ensure that all FINCA offices in the Region are maintained in line with the Branch Maintenance Standards.
Perform regular interviews and meetings with the existing and potential customers in order to understand customers’ expectations, gaps and potential areas for improvements in customer service. Together with other stakeholders, perform regular actions in order to improve Customer Service and Customers Experience in the Branch.
Supervise and control implementation of the Regional Growth Strategy and Expansion Plans in line with approved budget and timeline.
In conjunction with the Branch staff and Marketing Department, plan and supervise execution of the sales Activities in the Region in order to achieve Regional Performance Targets.
Perform personal sales activities targeting hi-end potential FINCA Customers (corporates, owners of the big businesses, etc.)
Ensure that all Branches in the Region are sufficiently staffed in order to achieve growth targets.
Ensure that all staff members of the Branches are have a good knowledge of all products offered by FINCA
Ensure that all staff members of the Branches in the Region are properly trained on sales and are applying sales techniques during interaction with potential and existing customers

C. Internal controls and portfolio quality

Review and discuss specific findings with BM and acknowledge IC report to MB. Ensure implementation of agreed IC action plan.
Ensure appropriate disciplinary actions based on the IC and IA findings are escalated to HR.
Escalate all compliance issues and suspicious activities to the IC Department
On a bi-weekly basis, chair Assets Recovery Committees for the Branches where PAR30 exceeds 3%.
Perform regular spot checks as follows in credit committees meetings, customer visits, product policy interviews, cash counts at branch and ensure that branches are complying with policies:
verify that all managerial communication from the Head Office has been properly communicated and understood by the Staff Members
Ensure Branch Managers respond adequately and timely to all raised findings in the Audit report to RM.
Review Audit Reports with the Branch Managers and submit responses to the COO.
Ensure that resolution plans  for each finding are created in the Audit Follow-up Strategy (Branch management team for local issues and/or RM &Management Board for structural issues)
Ensure that all findings are resolved according to the Audit follow-up strategy deadlines

D. Planning, Reporting and other duties.

Provide quarterly reports to the Management Board on the Performance of the Region and key items that require attention of the MB
As a part of the budgeting process, in conjunction with Branch Managers, develop 12-months Regional Growth Strategy and Expansion Plans based on market potential
In cooperation with the Branch Managers develop and present for the Management Board approval regional staffing plans in line with business targets. Supervise execution of the Branch staffing budgets.
Report all timely unresolved IS or Admin issues to the Management Board
Weekly review Rejection Report, generated by the Banking Services and follow up on rejections with the Branch Managers
Report all Banking Services related structural issues to the Management Board.

E. Administration:

In order to be able to perform his/her duties effectively, Regional Managers should not perform the following duties:
Resolution of the admin related issues with Admin Department
Resolution of the Information Services related issues with IS DepartmentResolution of such issues is a responsibility of the Branch Manager and the Head of the respective unit (Admin or IS). In case RM observes that issues are not resolved in the effective and timely manner s/he must either apply disciplinarymeasures to the BM or escalate case of negligence of duties of the respective department to the Management Board (CEO and COO).

F. Authorities:

The Regional manager has the following approval authorities:
To approve Credit Applications within granted Loan Approval Limits
To approve relocation of the first-line (Loan Officers, Tellers, Customer Service, Sales Representatives) and middle management staff (Credit Supervisors, Customer Service Officers) within a region. Processing of such relocations is a responsibility of the HR Department.
To approve Branch Expenses and Procurements up to equivalent of USD 300. The Procurement must be processed by the Admin Department.
In coordination with the HR Department to issue disciplinary charges to the non-performing Branch Managers and Credit Supervisor.
To approve Leave Applications for the Branch Managers. After approval these applications should be processed by the HR DepartmentCommunication:While performing his/her duties, RM has following communication lines:
Management Board: to provide on a quarterly basis formalized report in the Management Board meeting on the performance of the Region and items that require attention of the MB.
Chief Executive Officer: to report immediately all cases of fraud, negligence of duties by other Head of Departments.
HR Manager: to communicate on all HR related issues.
Internal Control: to report all suspicious activities in the Region, to provide feedback on the IC reports, to control implementation of the IC recommendations
Finance: to receive necessary information
Banking Services: to provide feedback and proposals for better functioning of the delivery channels and centralized posting units.
Chief Operating Officer
Ongoing communication on the business related matters.

Competencies

Problem Solving

Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.Interpersonal Skills
Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting;
Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication
Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations;
Listens and gets clarification;
Responds well to questions;
Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Teamwork
Balances team and individual responsibilities;
Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views;
Gives and welcomes feedback;
Contributes to building a positive team spirit;
Puts success of team above own interests;
Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives;
Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Leadership
Exhibits confidence in self and others;
Inspires and motivates others to perform well;
Effectively influences actions and opinions of others;
Accepts feedback from others;
Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Managing People

Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities;
Makes self-available to staff;
Provides regular performance feedback;
Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth;
Improves processes, products and services.

Business Acumen

Understands business implications of decisions;
Displays orientation to profitability;
Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition;
Aligns work with strategic goals.

Judgment

Displays willingness to make decisions;
Exhibits sound and accurate judgment;
Supports and explains reasoning for decisions;
Includes appropriate people in decision-making process;
Makes timely decisions.

Recruitment & Staffing

Makes quality hiring decisions,
Forecasts staffing needs accurately,
Follows Company hiring process,
Demonstrates effective interviewing process Achievement

Focus

Overcomes obstacles creatively,
Consistently achieves business objectives,
Recognizes and pursues opportunities
Takes calculated risks to achieve goals

Collaboration

Convinces others collaboration to achieve a win-win,
Holds people accountable to work together,
Fosters mutual accountability to achieve results,
Develops rapport throughout the Company.

Financial Responsibility

Conserves organizational resources,
Works within budget guidelines,
Assesses ROI on expenditures,
Adjusts allocations to take advantage of unplanned opportunities

Key Relationships

Subsidiary CEO,
Subsidiary
Management Boards,
Savings Managers,
Business, IT, Finance,
Internal Control & other functional departments,
Branch/Head Office Staff

Travel Requirements

Availability to travel (20%-50% of the time)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to travel in economy class when traveling by air or rail

Education and/or Experience/Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Advanced people management and motivation skills
Good understanding of Sales Management and Customer Service
Excellent communication skills.
At least 5 years of experience in Banking Sector (Retail, Corporate, Microfinance Business)
At least 3 years of managerial experience
Good understanding of the Credit Technology and Risk Management
University Degree preferably in Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration or related discipline. MBA is an added advantage
Proven report writing and presentation skills
Good knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Power Point. knowledge of the Core Banking System is an advantage.


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FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Careers at FINCA International - Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager

Employer: FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Duty Station: Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan and organize

Responsible for planning the implementation of budget, activities, deliverables, and resources related to the implementation of the various company projects as assigned.
Responsible for clear definition of the Project Charters and scope of work by FINCA and vendors for each phase of the project.
Responsible for preparation of project plan and budget (both initial implementation, and projections for costs to be factored into future budgets as fixed expenses going forward, as well as maintenance and upgrade costs).
Work with other areas of the organization as required.
Prepare the respective documentation for project initiation (project charter, requirements, project plan, risk matrix, etc.); Ensure the documentation and budget are reviewed and approved by project stakeholders before initiation of the activity.
Address and mitigate real and potential risks to project budgets and timelines. Document relevant processes and review adjustments to baseline timelines and costs with project stakeholders.
Responsible for the administrative management of implementation team members. Ensures the delivery and evaluation of assigned obligations within predetermined budget and timeframes.

Monitor the status of the project:

Periodic review of the project milestones.
Identify delays and risks throughout all phases of the project and escalate as required
Define cut-off periods for pending action items and monitor escalation of these items outside cut-off period.
List of outstanding action items in the project status report along with the expected time and allocated resource for that item.
Follow-up on the outstanding items as the case may be.
Execute work plans in a collaborative manner to secure alignment across the FINCA International strategy.
Acquire and implement
Identify, prioritize, specify and agree on business functions and technical requirements covering the full scope of all initiatives required to achieve the expected outcomes of the projects assigned.
Identify, document and analyze risks associated with the business requirements for project implementations.
Develop a feasibility study/confidence factor for the execution of project requirements against a set baseline. Ensure that the subsidiary’s management team is aware and involved in the selection of alternative courses of action.
Ensure project sponsors approve and sign off on business functional and technical requirements and feasibility study reports at predetermined key stages, as well as make the final decision with respect to deployment of assigned projects.  Create and deliver presentations to stakeholders as required.
Manage the overall implementation of project activities, coordinating all phases of the project and ensuring delivery of the project objectives within the planned boundaries of time, budget, personnel and material resources.
Coordinate with appropriate functional heads to ensure the effective preparation of training materials and user guidelines. Ensure the effective organization and execution of end user training sessions, both in terms of one time implementation, and on an ongoing basis.

Deliver and support

Manage all costs related to assigned projects and maintain the approved cost allocation methodology for all project costs.
Report and classify problems that have been identified throughout the project.
Monitor and evaluate
Monitor the fulfillment of service agreements related to assigned projects. Monitor the execution of deliverables determined in SOW.  Periodically review performance against targets, analyze the cause of any deviations, and initiate remedial action to address the underlying causes.  At appropriate times, perform root cause analysis across deviations.
Responsible for project reporting, producing the regular reports about project progress, providing a written report about the lessons learned after the completion of the project, which will offer a global vision for future internal clients in particular and FINCA in general.
Identify and initiate remedial actions based on performance monitoring, assessment and reporting related to any projects assigned; Follow-up of all monitoring, reporting and assessments through:
Review, negotiation and establishment of management responses
Assignment of responsibility for remediation
Tracking of the results of actions committed

Competencies:

       
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:
           
5+ years of Project Management experience.
Bachelor’s degree.
Strong experience initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and closing projects.
Proficient in using MS Project and Microsoft Office products.
Language Skills
Fluency in English required, Swahili language is a plus.

Key Deliverables:

Provide full lifecycle project management
Provide proper communication to stakeholders
Keep projects on track and on budget

Key Relationships:

Project Stakeholders

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Marketing Communications and Public Relations Officer at FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Job Title: Marketing Communications and Public Relations Officer

Employer: FINCA International Inc - Tanzania

Duty Station: Tanzania

Application Deadline: 30th May 2014

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities:

Marketing Communications – 40%

Act as the focal point for all communication regarding FINCA and its products and services, ensuring the right communication mix to our market segments.
Is the custodian of the FINCA brand standards in the subsidiary, ensuring consistency across the network.
Manages all advertising (above the line and below the line) and multimedia (Audio, Video, print, electronic) developments and manage all creative and graphic design work (brochures, posters, cards, etc).
Must ensure that all communication is clear and aligns with the FINCA international standards.
Understanding the benefits of each product and developing key messages;
In charge of internal communications, including preparation internal staff bulletins, internal newsletters.
Updates and provides information for the website as and when need arises.
Ensures that staff gets timely information with regard to marketing campaigns/ initiatives and understands the role of marketing in supporting their respective units/functions/branches.
Ensures that staff comply to FINCA brand standards and guidelines
Implements channels that will enhance flow of information between Head Office and branches.

Public Relations- 40%

Maintains an excellent understanding of media sections, a good media strategy and is aware of any communications that can cause reputational issues.
Is in charge of developing and implementing the subsidiary’s media plan
Produces, speeches, radio talking points (Q&A’s), company newsletter and writing client profiles.
Writes all press releases, articles and publications and pitches pro-active story ideas to media, and through the marketing manager, advises management on media presence.
Identifies good opportunities in the media and piggyback these opportunities.

CSR initiatives – 20%

Identifies and spearheads Corporate Social Responsibility and sponsorship activities for FINCA while liaising with Branches and other Head Office Departments.

Initiates and coordinates customer loyalty programs (for both internal and external customers).

Competencies

Planning/Organizing: Organizes or schedules his/her work; develops realistic action plans, can manage sales teams. Manages competing demands and contingences.
Interpersonal Skills. Open to new ideas and able to initiate and drive change
Communications skills: Able to communicate more effectively with other people. Clear and persuasive speaker; listens and gets clarification
Writing Skills – Good writing skills and Provides attention to details.
Media relations – Understand how the media works as well as maintain positive image of an organization.
Proactiveness – able to think out of the box and react quickly.
Creativity & Innovation. Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention
Work ethic - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values, policies and procedures
Adaptability. Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Results oriented: Works with end results in mind

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
A university degree in Business Administration, Public Relation or related field
Minimum 2 years of experience in working with media is an added advantage
Language Skills
Good written and oral English & Swahili language abilities are required
Knowledge of other local languages is beneficial.


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FINCA International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.