Regional Business Mentor

Published by Jobstanzania on 12:25:00 pm

Job Title: Regional Business Mentor 
Reports to: BDS Coordinator 
Duty station: Chato, Tanzania 
Contract duration: Open Ended 

GVEP supports the growth of energy-focused micro, small and medium sized enterprises, as a means to drive economic prosperity and contribute to energy access in the region in a way that is inclusive of people living in poverty. A key element of this work is to link energy businesses, which we support, to loan products and other finance. 
The GVEP Programmes component [PDP2] in Tanzania supports and promotes energy enterprises engaging with phone charging and diversification to other related energy businesses such as barber shop, video show, cooling drinks(refrigeration) in off-grid communities of the Lake Zone. 
The key element of the project among others is the comprehensive business training, technology training, financial training and gender training with tailor-made mentorship prepared to mitigate enterprises challenges/barriers for growth. The project also supports market development activities in specifically defined niches and financial linkages to mitigate the capital access problem. GVEP wish to recruit a Regional Business Mentor who will be based in Chato, Tanzania. 

Main responsibilities include: 
· Identifying and nurturing recruited energy enterprises. 
· Mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs on a regular basis: identifying needs, supporting business planning and providing practical solutions to arising issues 
· Empowering entrepreneurs in order to help them access loans from Financial Institutions and administer them soundly 
· Conducting initial due diligence of prospective loan applicants and following up with entrepreneurs who have successfully obtained a loan 
· Providing Business Development Support (BDS) Coordinators in market development activities 
· Collecting M&E data – using feedback from this data to advise entrepreneurs on further improving their businesses 
· Periodic and timely reporting to the BDS Coordinator on progress/performance against the M&E framework 
· Prepare and submit a weekly report to the Business Development Services Coordinator and Country Manager. 

Qualifications, skills and experience 
· Holder of a minimum of Degree in Business Administration, Entrepreneurships, Project Management or in relevant field 
· Trained in solar PV Systems or renewable energy from a recognized institution 
· Minimum of 1 year hands on experience in renewable energy business, particularly in rural settings and micro enterprises development 
· Hands on experience as a trainer, facilitator and advisor in energy technology business. 
· Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision. 
· Good communication and writing skills 
· Analytical and skills related to renewable energy business performance and growth. 
· Ability to create, impart technical skills and guide an enterprise to achieve the desired business performance. 

Submission of applications: 
Qualified candidates should submit their application by sending a complete and comprehensive CV and a cover letter via e-mail to recruitment@gvepinternational.org under the reference Application for the Position of Regional Business Mentor so as to reach us by latest 6th November, 2015. 

GVEP International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin or disability. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 



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