Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Technical​ ​Advisor​ ​-​ ​Livelihoods​ ​Promotion


Published by Jobstanzania on November 08, 2017

Job Position: Technical​ ​Advisor​ ​-​ ​Livelihoods​ ​Promotion

What​ ​are​ ​we​ ​offering?
Fundación Capital has recently established a branch in Tanzania and is therefore seeking an Operations Officer to fulfil administrative and financial responsibilities for our office and support our local projects for Fundación Capital. S/he will work from our office in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and work under the supervision and guidance of Tanzania Office Representative and the Chief Financial Officer. We will provide a competitive consultancy fee under a 12 month service provision contract that is open to a longer-term employment perspective. On offer is an entrepreneurial and challenging position with lots of opportunity to turn ideas into reality, working alongside an inspiring, diverse and international team to create a better tomorrow for millions living in poverty.

Who​ ​are​ ​we?

Fundación Capital (FundaK) is an international organization whose team works in 14 countries across Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, with the mission of reducing poverty and advancing economic citizenship. We work in the design, development and implementation of innovative projects, with the goal of helping individuals living in poverty to build, grow, manage and protect their financial, human, physical and social assets. (www.fundacioncapital.org)

What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​tasks​ ​and​ ​responsibilities?

○ Manage the day-to-day activities linked with providing technical advice to the Tanzania
Social Action Fund (TASAF) on the Livelihoods Enhancement project currently underway,
supporting the Head of Operations in implementing the work plan
○ Support the implementation of training: accompany our government partner to implement
paper-based basic skills training in 9 villages in 3 districts; oversee a process evaluation.
○ Oversee the creation of new training content: work with specialists to outline and co-create
new training modules which are designed to be delivered over an 18 month period for continued light-touch coaching. Training modules will cover themes such as personal
development, financial education and entrepreneurship. Supervise pre-testing of new
content in one village.
○ Manage the digitization of content: partner with Fundacion Capital’s internal product
development team to develop an initial application for the already adapted and tested 6
individual modules of basic skills training for Livelihoods Enhancement to demonstrate a
proof of concept.
○ Monitor the progress of activities: ensure on-time performance of planned activities within
the allocated budget.
○ Write reports: document insights from the field and generate summaries for internal and
external stakeholders
○ Advise partners on the design and implementation of effective livelihood enhancement
strategies; participate in technical committees
○ Identify potential interventions which will promote greater productive inclusion and seek
out public and private sector partners and donors who support similar goals
○ Attend national and international meetings and events on livelihood enhancement and the
Graduation Approach to present the work of Fundación Capital

Who​ ​are​ ​we​ ​looking​ ​for?

Personal​ ​Requirements
The person we are looking for should be:
○ Independent, dynamic and persistent and an entrepreneurial innovator.
○ Highly committed to social and development issues and able to relate well with the people
living in poverty.

Technical​ ​Requirements

○ Languages: fluent in Swahili and English (oral and written)
○ Skills & Knowledge:
➢ Broad knowledge of livelihoods and productive inclusion issues (e.g. the Graduation
Approach, access to finance and markets, technical skills training, coaching/mentoring)
➢ Good writing skills, demonstrated through the production of reports, research papers and / or publications
➢ Management and project implementation skills
○ Work Experience:
➢ At least 4 years of work experience in the development sector
➢ Field work with vulnerable communities preferably in Tanzania
➢ Demonstrated experience in preparing proposals for funding
○ Education: Bachelor degree in economics, finance, development studies, community economic development or any other relevant discipline from a recognized institution; Master's degree preferred.

How​ ​can​ ​you​ ​apply?
Please send us your CV and a concise cover letter in which you explain (1) your motivation to work with us, (2) why you would be a good addition to our team, as well as (3) salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date. Please​ ​note​ ​that​ ​only​ ​complete​ ​applications​ ​will​ ​be​ ​considered.

Send your applications as soon as possible to​ ​africa@fundacioncapital.org​, with the subject line
“Technical​ ​Advisor​ ​-​ ​Livelihoods​ ​Promotion”​.

Interviews will start from​ ​November​ ​20th​.

This job advertisement will remain posted until the position is filled.


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