The FEGGE project aims to improve economic prosperity of female and male feminist SMEs and small entrepreneurs (SEs), promoting gender equality and climate-smart business in the dryland regions of Tanzania, using a feminist business approach to an improved and gender-equitable business environment.
The primary objective of this position will be to assist in the prospecting and post grant SME follow up on
agreed interventions and reporting. The Regional Coordinator will provide on-the-ground support the
Is part of the implementation team, and reports to the Senior Manager Implementation
- support in the identification and profiling of SMEs in the selected value chains, their capacity, available services, current market demand, and client base; to understand the type and level of capacity assistance needed by each and current gaps in service based on market feedback.
- Assist in conducting research on selected dryland regions on key areas such as identifying potential private and public actors for the project, private sector development initiatives such as progress in the local investment climate/enabling environment, investment opportunities and cross-cutting issues.
- Assist to ensure grantees on track with their work plans and budget and report any delays/issues to the regional operation Managers and implementation team.
- Assist in preparation and organising of technical reports, invoices, contracts, and other financial files for easy access at regional level.
- Work with Regional Operation Manager to identify, screen, and build relationships with local financial organizations/institution (microfinance institutions, commercial banks, credit unions, guarantee funds and other potential partners) to access appropriate financial services and delivery models to meet the needs of project clients and meet project goal.
- Facilitate business development services for local partners to ensure scale, accountability and reporting systems that serve project goals.
- To identify productive assets for WE and ensure they are accessing the same on subsidized price commodities (smart subsidy)
- University degree, ideally at a Masters’ level in any one or more of these fields development, economic development, Agri processing/Agri finance/Environment and Climate Change/Gender
- Proven track record of at least 3 years’ experience in international development, local economic development, and/or the private sector.
- Demonstrated technical expertise and experience in working with small businesses, business development service provisions, developing/implementing strategies, developing tools and conducting assessments.
- Experience working with women and agri-preneurs and business owners.
- Strong team building, relational, interpersonal and communication abilities and skills.
- Experience working in semi-arid and drylands of Tanzania would be an added advantage
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fluid and dynamic environment and to adopt to new challenges.
- Fluent oral and written English and Swahili.
- Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office.
- Appreciation and support of MEDA’s values and goals.
To apply, please send your current Curriculum Vitae, with at least three references including current e-mail and telephone contacts, with a cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience.
Deadline: 10th May 2022
Send your application to Human Resources at the following email address [email protected]
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.