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

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

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


JOB DETAILS:
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


Qualifications
• 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 https://smrtr.io/3_5C7   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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