Country Representative Job at Global Development Incubator – Career Opportunity in Tanzania

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Management
Posted: 28-04-2020
Deadline of this Job:  01 May 2020
Duty Station:  Tanzania
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Country Representative

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]


Jobs at:

Global Development Incubator

Deadline of this Job:
01 May 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The role holder will be a core member of Aceli Africa’s dynamic and growing team and will be responsible for representing Aceli in Tanzania. The incumbent must possess a deep understanding of the agricultural finance market in Tanzania and be adept at engaging a range of stakeholders from commercial banks and other lenders serving agricultural SMEs, to technical assistance providers, data and learning partners, government officials, and donors. The role will be a contractor position with GDI, Inc., based in the U.S .

Key Responsibilities
• Serve as Aceli Africa’s representative in Tanzania to position the initiative as a catalyst for increased private sector lending to advance development impact in the agri-food sector
• Cultivate prospective new lending partners and engage Aceli Africa’s existing partner lending institutions in Tanzania to facilitate their adoption of Aceli’s financial incentives and increased lending to inclusive agricultural SMEs
• Ensure that lenders understand the financial incentive qualifying criteria and reporting requirements and that key stakeholders within the partner lending institutions are bought into the program
• Identify capacity building needs related to tailoring lenders’ product offering to agricultural SMEs and/or conducting appropriate due diligence on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices
• Cultivate and manage relationships with technical assistance providers specializing in services for agricultural SMEs as part of Aceli’s approach to expanding addressable demand for credit
• Manage relationships with key ecosystem actors (e.g., Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, Financial Sector Deepening TZ, PASS) relevant government agencies, and donors supporting Aceli or otherwise involved in the agriculture sector
• Liaise with Aceli’s data and learning partners (Dalberg Advisors, International Growth Centre, and MIX) to support data collection and evaluation studies
• Contribute to the design of the Aceli Innovation Facility and, once it is active, build pipeline and manage relationships with enterprises and programs that receive Innovation Facility investments
• Practice the highest degree of professionalism and integrity to build Aceli Africa’s excellent reputation in Tanzania
• Collaborate with Aceli team members at the regional and global levels to ensure that all of the above responsibilities are well-coordinated with Aceli’s strategic priorities and operating processes

Job Skills: Not Specified

• Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in business administration, economics, agriculture, or related field
• Minimum of 10 years professional experience in East Africa with at least 5 years in Tanzania;
• Keen understanding of the agricultural finance market in Tanzania, including leading lenders, value chains, and industry dynamics;
• Strategic thinker who is adept at connecting big picture objectives with an action orientation
• Excellent communication and relationship management skills;
• Ability to work independently and collaborate with a multi-country team in a rapidly evolving environment;
• Professional with a demonstrated record of the highest integrity and ethical conduct; and
• Passion for applying financial and business acumen to have a positive impact on farmer livelihoods, food security, and economic development in East Africa

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application through this link   quoting in the subject line the Job Title “Country Representative, Tanzania”, and attach your detailed CV, cover letter stating your interest in and qualifications for the position, e-mail address and telephone contacts. To be considered, your application must be received by Friday, May 1st, 2020.

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