Financial Services Specialist Job at DAI Global LLC – Career Opportunity in Tanzania

Job Type: Full-Time
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance
Posted: 17-06-2020
Deadline of this Job:  30 June 2020
Duty Station:  Tanzania
Job Description

Vacancy title:
Financial Services Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

DAI Global LLC

Deadline of this Job:
30 June 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Iringa , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Financial Services Specialist will be responsible for establishing the most appropriate system for receiving and disbursing beneficiary contributions, liaising with financial institutions, including but not limited to commercial banks, mobile money providers and formal savings cooperatives, and oversight and maintaining the integrity of contributions by individual landholders in villages, and technical advice. The Financial Specialist will support beneficiaries and beneficiary groups to access loan finance where applicable. .

Specific duties include but are not limited to:
• Liaise with financial institutions, including commercial banks, government financial services institutions, mobile money service providers, and cooperative banking and savings institutions, to identify “fit-for-purpose”; products for the management and disbursement of beneficiary contributions for village land registration.
• Liaise with village leaders and government land authorities to establish the most effective systems for implementing a beneficiary contribution model for payment of village land registration and issuance of village land certificates.
• Assist village leadership and residents in opening and administering accounts set up for village land registration.
• Foster a cashless beneficiary contribution and disbursement processes, for example, through mobile money platforms, in order to reduce opportunity for fraudulent behavior, and to identify and prevent potential fraudulent activities.
• Streamline the process for tracking beneficiary contributions and coordinating stages of implementation based on pre-agreed contribution targets.
• Identify appropriate accounting systems for payment of fees for post-registration transactions at village and district land office levels.
• Identify products for providing credit to holders of land certificates for land improvements and agricultural and related activities, with emphasis on protecting borrowers from risk.
• Identify the role that village and cooperative savings institutions can play in facilitating access to credit for contributing to the cost of land registration, which is an agricultural input, and develop systems to activate latent capital held by savings institutions.
• Liaise with the broader donor community and its implementing partners to access credit and other assistance in support of the village land registration process and agricultural development.
• Explore options for providing bridging finance to beneficiaries for the payment of their contributions for example through VICOBAs and other financial institutions.
• Ensure that safeguards are in place to provide protection for beneficiaries who access credit from financial institutions.
• Actively engage with banking field officers to facilitate communication between banks and financial institutions and beneficiaries.
• Provide technical support to the selected rural banks and credit unions in support of LTAs aims and objectives.
• Under the Chief of Party and with guidance from USAID, market, design, develop, and implement partnerships with private and public sector actors to create opportunities for financial services throughout LTA’s activities.
• Monitor and provide appropriate levels of aftercare to ensure the success of LTA’s activities.
• Work with the M&E Specialist and project Communications Team to capture results and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and success stories for USAID in written and other media formats.
• Build wide-ranging relationships with Tanzania public and private sector partners on the demand and supply of financial services.
• Reinforce gender and youth as cross-cutting themes in LTA’s transactions and partnerships.

Job Skills: Not Specified

• Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.
• At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in financial sector development with a focus on banking supervision (policy advice, capacity development, operational work, technical cooperation, risk analysis, and fraud detection).
• Seasoned financial services expert, having worked as a banker (lender) or other closely related field.
• Excellent personal network with banks and financial institutions.
• Strong conceptual and personal skills (writing, presentation, moderation, facilitation, communication, and training).
• Experience of working with government and knowledge of government finance laws and regulations. Knowledge of land laws and regulations will be an advantage.
• Demonstrated expertise with institutional capacity building and interfacing with village and district councils, civil society organizations, and local and national government institutions.
• Prior experience on USAID programs and expertise and an understanding of M&E processes, ARCGIS, and Data Base Management preferred.
• Excellent writing skills, practical interpersonal skills, outstanding management skills, resourcefulness, flexibility, creative problem-solving, and ethical management.
• Experience with Office 365.
• No prior legal convictions for fraud or theft and no termination for cause from a previous employer.
• Demonstrated honesty, trustworthiness, initiative, and self-motivation in handling all assigned tasks, and attentive to hard deadlines.
• Must have English language proficiency, verbal and written.
• Thrives under pressure.
• Other duties as requested by the COP.

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
All applications should be submitted to [email protected]   before 30th June 2020.

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