Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Assistant Manager at USAWA (Umoja wa SACCOS za wakulima) - Moshi

Job Title: Assistant Manager

Employer: USAWA (Umoja wa SACCOS za wakulima)

Duty Station:  Moshi, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 18th March 2014

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Contributing to the implementation of USAWA’s activities as defined by the Board of Directors and described in USAWA’s annual budget and objectives
• Participation in the drafting and review of USAWA’s annual business plan and annual budget, including objectives and strategic planning
• Contributing to the implementation of financial and risk management principles
• Implementing USAWA support projects: organization, procedure set up and planning of activities
• Preparing USAWA’s quarterly and annual reports in cooperation with the Managing Director
• Contributing to the improvement of the quality of the services provided by the SACCOS to their members
• Assessment of SACCOS needs in cooperation with the Field Staff
• Ensuring that the SACCOS understand and respect SACCOS and USAWA’s procedures
• Review and establishment of training documents for training of SACCOS staff and leaders in cooperation with the Training Officer
• Contributing to the professionalization of the USAWA team:
• Capacity building of current staff: working techniques, working tools,
• Recruitment of Staff:  participation in the selection of candidates
• Review of Staff benefits program
• Organisation and preparation of the bi-annual General Meeting in cooperation with the Manager and the Financial and Administrative Manager.

• Master degree (or equivalent) in the field of Finance, Economy or Management
• Minimum of 3 years working experience as a (Assistant) Manager in relevant field, including proven knowledge of and experience in Financial and Human Resources Management
• Affinity and experience with SACCOS and/or micro-finance sector
• Strong interest to work with SACCOS based in rural areas and managed by farmers
• Excellent and proven leadership and communication skills
• Strong capacity of monitoring and reporting
• Strong capacity of working autonomously and making proposals for improvement
• Ability to prioritize and to meet deadlines
• Fluency in English and Swahili, both oral and written
• Accurate, honest, reliable, hard working
• Positive collaborative attitude towards the USAWA team, the Board and the SACCOS.

How to Apply:
Employment is for 1 year, with a possibility for extension. A full time job consists at USAWA of 40 hours on 5 days per week. The job is based in Moshi, Tanzania. Your application, CV and a letter of motivation, should be sent to Mrs Birgit Mader, email: usawakilimanjaro@yahoo.com.