5 New Jobs at Heifer International - Tanzania

Source: The Guardian 17 January 2017 

Social Capital & Cluster Manager-East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)-TZ (4 positions)

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The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Social Capital &Cluster Manager will be under the supervision of the EAYIP Country Program Manager and technical leadership and guidance from the Regional Gender and Social Capital Development Manager will be responsible for technical guidance to the Cluster coordinators on matters of gender, youth, group formation, group management, Cornerstones and project self-review and planning (PSRP) implemented using Heifer Project International’s (HPI’s) Values Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD) approach. Working through the country program technical staff and other “partner” staff, he/she will provide support towards strengthening all the technical and social capital development (SCD) aspects. Additionally, he/she will provide leadership to the Cluster Managers in planning and implementing technical, gender mainstreaming and SCD strategies.

Essential Character Traits: 
Confident, Positive, Flexible, Values-Oriented, Enthusiastic, Passionate about community empowerment

(including approximate percentage effort)

Program Effectiveness (50%)
Accountable for the successful social capital strengthening and roll-out of the SCD and gender approach in the EAYIP project
Support the establishment and organizational development of youth focused hubs around new value chains such as poultry, horticulture or staple food crops
Provide support to Cluster Coordinators and the “partner” staff in ensuring young women’s empowerment and social capital is strengthened

By Sept 30th 2017, conduct technical gender analysis and audits across the country program and then advise project team on practical strategies to increase gender and youth involvement across the project.
By Sept 30th 2018, assist in staff recruitment for the hubs & training of hub board members on good governance, group dynamics & leadership to enable effective and efficient running management of the hubs
By Sept 30th 2019, facilitate the hubs to develop a graduating strategy to ensure hub sustainability
Participate in the quarterly and annual planning and implementation of Social Capital Development (SCD) initiative and gender approaches.
On quarterly basis, provide support and build the capacity of the Cluster Coordinators & the “partner” staff on the dynamics of SCD and gender and guide them in developing project implementation plans and strategies using the SCD approach
By June 2018 coordinate the development and implementation of SCD structures. This includes Community Facilitators, Community Agrovet Entrepreneurs, Project Management Committees and Mentoring Teams Develop and present social capital plan materials as requested
On quarterly basis, identify opportunities for youth within the hub system for linking them to other resource bases

Management and Compliance (30%)
Accountable for the implementation of Social Capital strategies and Gender approaches
Mentor and manage the Cluster Coordinators to achieve project goals
Take full responsibility and accountability of gender and youth performance indicators within the country program

By Sept 30th 2017, Coordinate the development of the social capital and gender mainstreaming strategies, manuals.
On annual basis prepare Social capital implementation operating plans and budgets,
Conduct monthly monitoring activities including: systematically assessing the achievement of results, conducting field visits, participating in review meetings and evaluation missions and preparing regular inputs to status and progress reports
On monthly, quarterly and annual basis document of project progress, lessons learned, good experiences and impact of the project interventions
By end of April 2017, develop and implement data collecting and reporting tools for Gender and SCD.
On monthly, quarterly and annual basis review social capital and gender-disaggregated project progress reports from Cluster Coordinators prior to submission to the Country Program Manager
Submit timely weekly, monthly, quarterly, semiannual and annual reports and ensure that all reports clearly show gender disaggregation data to the Country Program Manager
By June 30th 2018, develop and implement capacity building and mentoring plans for the Cluster Coordinators and “partner” staff in SCD and gender approaches
Carry out annual staff appraisal for staff under his / her supervision to help develop and implement staff performance improvement plan

Partnership and Engagement (20%)
Network with Central and local governments, local and international organization and other development stakeholders on social capital development, youth and women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming in EAYIP

By Sept 2017, coordinate the development of gender- and SCD-based information, education and communication (IEC) materials for use by the Cluster Coordinators.
Establish and maintain proactive links with social capital- and gender-focused networks in country with international humanitarian non-profit/non-governmental organizations, government line bureaus and coordination forums, as well as represent EAYIP in any meetings on the sector
On an as-needed basis, provide technical support to the “partner” staff on social capital- and gender-related matters
Establish and maintain a strong linkage with private sector actors to ensure the hub is responsive to the needs of the market
On a daily basis work with the Agricultural Value Chain Manager to support dairy producer organizations to increase the number of women and youth shareholders, women and youth supplying milk and those accessing Producer organization services

May perform other job-related duties as assigned
Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
Knowledge of and experience with developing and conducting youth and gender analysis, including organizing and facilitating youth and gender trainings
Experience in developing and planning social capital gender mainstreaming strategies in relation to the economic empowerment of women and youth
Clear understanding of the dairy value chain and HPI’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD) model
Knowledge of strategic planning, program and project development and implementation processes (including planning, monitoring and evaluation).
Strong mentoring and coaching skills.
Knowledge of and experience in cooperative development.
Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Tanzania is a plus)
Good understanding of the sustainable livelihoods approach and related issues
Well-developed assessment, analytical and planning skills
Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet
Proven ability to synthesize and distill information from a variety of sources, to draw lessons from project documentation and to summarize complex information accurately and concisely

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
Excellent oral and written reporting skills with the ability to prepare and present documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations, particularly women and youth
Working in a multi-cultural setting and commitment to promoting teamwork, gender equality, and sensitivity to hunger and poverty issues
Excellent communication and negotiating skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully
Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, occasionally on short notice
Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and in sometimes difficult circumstances
Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in gender and development, social development, rural development or any other relevant field plus five (5) years of job-related experience

Preferred Requirements:
Master’s Degree in gender and development, social development, rural development, or any other relevant field plus at least five (5) years in a supervisory or leadership capacity
Familiarity with national youth and gender policies in Tanzania
Experience in developing private-public “partnerships” especially at national and district levels
Experience in community group formation and strengthening
Job Location
Southern Highlands, , Tanzania
Position Type
Job Level
To Be Determined
Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date
January 23, 2017


Access to Finance Manager - East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (Tanzania)

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Heifer International (HPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Access to Finance Manager, under the guidance of the EAYIP Country Program Manager will facilitate access to finance for youth entrepreneurs to start or expand businesses, He or she will be the focal point person for the design and regular review of financial access strategies and modules. The incumbent will be responsible for building financial “partnerships”, develop/roll-out relevant financial solutions, and provide financial advisory services. S/he will also perform strategic analysis of the financial landscape, work with Financial Institutions (FIs) to develop financial products and services appropriate to target groups and in managing post-investment risk.

Energetic, Positive, Collaborative

(including approximate percentage effort)

1 Program Effectiveness (50%)

Provide technical guidance on access to finance related issues and work with “partners” to ensure the design and delivery of financial literacy training program to EAYIP’s beneficiaries and Business Development services (BDS) providers. 
Promote and facilitate the access to savings accounts by youth, and advise youth in the creation of savings and credit groups, when relevant
Work closely with financial institutions to develop youth friendly financial products and services while building their capacity to borrow
Build capacity of youth savings groups to develop bankable business plans and facilitate access to credit.
Increase financial literacy for the youth
Coordinate and support the youth to develop bankable business plans and facilitate access to credit. 
Design appropriate financial curriculum and materials


Assist youth groups in designing teasers/investor documents/business plans/business presentations and any additional data requests by the financial Institution.
Perform analysis of current supply and demand of financial solutions for youth, smallholder farmers, SMEs
Develop and update Access to Finance strategy. 
Identify investment opportunities in the value chains and coordinate and support business strategies and plans for the clients
In collaboration with implementing “partner” organizations, design monitoring and evaluation framework and ensure that key indicators for access to finances are monitored 
Supervise the design and delivery of training programs in accounting, loan application processes, product pricing and marketing, business management to the implementing “partners” and the youth
Train youth and Producer Business Groups (PBGs) on uses of agricultural credit, and bank staff on crop profitability, crop cycles and risks and basic financial management and commerce
Train youth and PBGs on requirements to access credit and foster links with financial institution loan scheme
Design appropriate finance training curriculum, review of existing materials, development data base, and compile financial access case studies

2. Management and Compliance (30%)

Monitor the implementation of the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) by HPIs financial “partners” in Tanzania 
Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and procedures of donors


Report on the status of the RFL on monthly basis.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual investment and business performance reports.
Manage and control EAYIP investment advisory activities within set budget 
Ensure periodic project reviews are conducted, with learnings documented and shared.
Compile and analyze monitoring data for loan disbursements to the youth groups and PBGs

3. “Partnership” and Engagement (20%)

Network with local financial Institutions and value chain players
Represent EAYIP in various stakeholder meetings, workshops, conferences and shared learning events.


Develop and implement plans for multi-stakeholders’ engagement and learnings.
Regularly work with financial Institutions on access to finance component, including joint planning meetings, harmonizing work schedules and joint field visits
Work with Financial Institution on identifying and addressing barriers to youth, smallholder/SME lending and develop financial products and/or solutions. 
Develop relationships with financial institutions and the private sector to facilitate access to finance and market linkages.
Produce various technical reports in collaboration with implementing “partners” for sharing with stakeholders in the country

Most Critical Proficiencies:

Clear understanding of financial investment opportunities for youth groups
Knowledge of youth workforce development issues especially in the rural communities of the East Africa region.
Good understanding of gender dynamics in development, particularly among young people.
Proven project management, motivational skills and with ability to train youth
Good understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural sector.
Strong teamwork, training mentoring and coaching skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with “partners” and local governments.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as familiarity with financial accounting required
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in facilitating development of value chain- level business plans
Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Tanzania is a plus).
Exceptional writing skills.
Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally as required.
Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout Tanzania and other EAYIP project sites.
May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.
Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while
Required Experience
Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree plus five (5) years of relevant financial program experience in development work in Tanzania.

Preferred Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Enterprise development or related field from a reputable university
For profit business experience at a leadership level would be very attractive
Specialized training in community mobilization, business development, and rural financial services is required
Seven years of field experience in implementing community development projects including financial access, integration of farmer groups into formal banking, savings and lending and income generation activities in Tanzania or East Africa
Excellent networking and liaison skills
Excellent writing skills, including report writing
Ability to plan and yet accommodate unexpected tasks
Flexible and able to adapt to field logistics constraints.
Good communication and presentation skills; pay attention to details.
Coaching skills including training, delegation and presentation
Job Location
Southern Highlands, , Tanzania
Position Type
Job Level
To Be Determined
Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date

January 23, 2017

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