Organizational/Business Development Manager job at Catholic Relief Services

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Vacancy title:
Organizational/Business Development Manager

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

Jobs at:

Catholic Relief Services

Deadline of this Job:
06 July 2022  

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

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Organizational/Business Development Manager

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS' relief and development work are accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Country Background
CRS in Tanzania works in very close collaboration with the catholic Churches and implements programs through both Churches and secular local partners. CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance and WASH programming in Tanzania since 1962.

Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to support individuals and SMEs participating in the Kilimo Tija Activity to develop and diversify horticultural businesses in the targeted KTA regions.

Description of Duties
• Oversee market research to identify new business opportunities (i.e., new markets, growth areas,
profitable value chains, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services) particularly for youth and women in the horticulture value chains.
• Support Kilimo Tija Activity (KTA) partners to carry out organizational assessments and identify
areas of capacity development and growth for horticulture businesses.
• Support KTA partners to identify, map and pursue business opportunities that are aligned with
their capacity and growth areas.
• Lead the establishment and management of a challenge fund - including sourcing for venture
capitalists - for co-investment in horticulture value chains.
• Mentor and coach horticulture SMEs in developing business plans and growth strategies.
• Work closely with the Inclusive Finance Advisor to carry out financial training for KTA partners.
• Support KTA partners to identify and successfully apply for financing from locally available mechanisms including the KTA GUC mechanism and MFIs.
• Under the direction of DCOP and other KTA partners, evaluate applications to the GuC mechanism
and support follow on award processes.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience
• University degree in rural development, marketing, business administration and management,
organizational capacity building, or a related field.
• A minimum of 8 years of proven experience in the management of multidisciplinary teams and
indepth knowledge of the horticulture value chain and its challenges in Tanzania.
• Strong preference is given to candidates with inclusive development credentials and organizational capacity building history.
• Fluency in English.
• Computer proficient especially use of Office applications including spreadsheets, word processors
and databases.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and solve problems in a consultative manner.

. Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not
under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings . Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big
picture and ability to make sound judgment
• Strong technical writing skills
• Strong data collection and research skills and ability to interpret and analyze data
• Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
• Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
• Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Excellent command of English and Kiswahili required.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure

• Interested qualified candidates should submit their letter of application together with their CV in Pdf to [email protected]  
• The applicants should clearly state the Job title applied for in the subject line of the email. :
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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