Microfinance Development Manager - Tanzanian Children's Fund

 This position will be based at the Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV), which operates in partnership with the Tanzanian Children's Fund and is home to 100 orphaned children. RVCV is located in a remote and impoverished village in Karatu District, adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This position will manage and support the program’s current portfolio of women empowerment initiatives to ensure their constant growth, improve production capacity, and maintain a strong demand for products. 

The duties of the Microfinance Development Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Identify the best locally sourced materials, while ensuring the high quality and uniqueness of products
  • Forecast ordering of materials and look for new suppliers and best prices periodically
  • Re-structure margin analysis and update cost sheets as needed
  • Oversee and update gift shop inventory and re-order as needed
  • Inform volunteers and visitors about the Microfinance department and its initiatives 
  • Maintain accurate record of sales, expenses, cash-on-hand and bank accounts for monthly bookkeeping to Microfinance Director
  • Process sales through EFD machine and maintain accurate revenue records for the Tanzania Revenue Authority 
  • Meet weekly with the different women empowerment groups to assess quality, product orders, and handle payments
  • Identify potential new skills and trainings that could be introduced to new members of the community
  • Identify trainers and costs for possible re-trainings of certain groups
  • Maintain active communication with current partnerships to secure a strong demand for products
  • Visit shops and lodges periodically to establish new partnerships 
  • Secure participation at the Arusha Community Christmas Fair, the Kili-Karibu Tourism and Industry Fair, and other trade fairs in Tanzania
  • Identify potential outlet opportunities to enter U.S. markets (fairs, trunk shows, online stores)
  • Update communications and marketing materials and platforms while collaborating with the Digital Media and Sponsorship Coordinator 
  • Introduce a series of personal and professional development workshops and trainings for Microfinance clients and staff members
  • Collaborate with loan officers during monthly client trainings to help develop financial literacy 
  • Provide support to Microfinance staff in the collection of repayment
  • Collaborate with Microfinance staff in the design and implementation of the Impact Survey report 
  • Maintain a clear vision and detailed progress reports for all Microfinance initiatives and activities
  • Identify potential funding opportunities for future Microfinance initiatives
  • Participate in activities at the Rift Valley Children’s Village and engage with the community as requested
  • Prepare program through capacity development for transition to local leadership

For more information, please visit https://tanzanian-children-s-fund.breezy.hr/p/e1cd5fed5a8e-microfinance-development-manager

Organization
Tanzanian Children's Fund
Type
Full-Time
Job Posting Expires On
07/31/2020