Director of Strategic Planning


Tanzania Postal Bank (TPB) seeks to appoint dedicated, self-motivated and highly organized Director of Strategic Planning (1 Position) to join Directorate of Strategic Planning. 

The Director of Strategic Planning will be responsible for monitoring of Strategic Risk, setting short and long term stretch goals, measures, targets, activities and timeline for all directorates in line with the Strategic and Business plans of the bank.

Reporting Line: Directly to Chief Executive Officer. 
Locations: Head quarters 
Work Schedule: As per TPB Staff regulations 
Salary: Commensurate to the Job Advertised 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:- 

 Strategic management functions: 
 Assist Chief Executive Officer in driving the vision and strategic direction for the bank 
 Responsible for Formulating Overall Strategy 
 Responsible for Formulating Actionable Goals 
 Work with all the departments to drive operational efficiency and excellence 
 He/she will be responsible for coordination and development of the short and medium terms strategic plan 
 Responsible for coordination and development of annual business plan, strategies, implantation and monitoring 
 Prepare timely period reports and /or Board papers on the performance and implementation of the strategic plan and ensure that such papers are submitted to the relevant authority within the required time 
 Conduct business case analysis of the new markets, solutions and products 
 Develop and recommend research proposals to the Board for approval 
 Coordinate and spearhead the process of soliciting donors and other sources for funds to implement projects of the bank 

Overseeing the Implementations of a mission & vision of the Bank: 
 Setting the vision of future position of the Bank, 
 Provide high-level coordination and technical expertise to ensure effective management of the strategic planning process to ensure effective implementation of the new strategy 
 Designing and implementing a business planning framework to support the implementation of our Strategic Plan, 
 Managing the development of a new business and financial model aligned to the new strategy 
 Managing the design, monitoring and reporting of key organizational performance measures including financial performance 
 Provide information and analysis ensuring fullest use is made of internal and external data sets 
 Preparation of a portfolio of projects for implementation of the mission, 
 Implementation of the mission and objectives of the Bank. 

Formulation of rules defining the competitive position in the Bank's political, legal, economic, social, technological and natural environment: 
 Determination of reasons for the existence in business environment, 
 Identification and analysis of environmental variability (i.e. using PEST analysis), 
 Understands the complexities of political dynamics and uses this to manage relationships and resolve conflict effectively 
 Ensures the organization balances effective risk management with the need for timely actions 
 Forecasts of future state of the Bank environment, 
 Identification of opportunities and threats, 
 Determination of the Bank resources and its changes, 
 Simplification of Bank policy, 
 Implementation of Bank policies. 

Developing a strategy for the Bank as a whole 
 Identification of policy options, 
 Deciding on the criteria for evaluation of policy options, 
 Analysis and selection of optimal policy option, 
 Translating policy to functional strategy of Bank. 

Oversee Business Development of the Bank 
 Innovate and offer new ideas and approaches for developing the Bank, building relationships with other prospective business partners and with other networks and members where appropriate. 

 Develop and deliver the strategy for the Bank’s new business development, marketing and communication, appropriate to need and responsive to opportunity, in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. 

 Align the strategy with that of the Bank and other programs, seeking to maximize effectiveness through collaboration 

 Research into relationships that should be developed and manage effective partnerships with both existing and new key corporate partners, NGOs, government, media and funders. 

 Stay appropriately networked and keeps abreast of trends, news, events and deadlines, so that all possible, new or enhanced opportunities are exploited. 

Partner Liaison, Fundraising and Communication 
 Initiate and manage existing and potential strategic corporate and media relationships, together with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors 

 Work effectively across the Bank to identify current funding requirements for core activities and specific projects from foundations, trusts and government. Take responsibility for contributing to an annual fundraising target 

 Monitoring and evaluation of the annual business plan. 
 Donor funding obtained. 
 Regulatory approvals for outlets. 
 Analytical insights that improve business performance. 
 Provide strategic management support to Chief Executive Officer. 
 Managing stakeholder relations. 

 Internal: All TPB Staff 
 External: Regulators/ Customers/Clients 

As per delegated authority. 


holder of a Master degree in Economics, Finance, Banking or Business Administration or related disciplines. He/She should be computer literate with excellent command of excel and word processing. Knowledge of banking or possession of Associate ship TIOB professional Diploma will be added advantages. 

work experience and exposure to business management for not less than five (5) years in senior positions. 
 Strong leadership & people management skills 
 Prioritize Tasks 
 Team player 
 Works with a positive outlook and a good sense of humor 

 Able to deal with a wide-range of individuals and culture 

The position will attract a competitive salary package, which include benefits. Applicants are invited to submit their resume (indicating the position title in the subject heading) via e-mail to:

Applications via other methods will not be considered. Applicants need to submit only the Curriculum Vitae (CV) and the letter of applications starting the job advertised. Other credentials will have to be submitted during the interview for authentic check and other administrative measures and should not in any way be attached during application. 

Tanzania Postal Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is very committed to environmental, health and safety Management. 

Tanzania Postal Bank has a strong commitment to environmental, health and safety management. If you are not contacted by Tanzania Postal Bank within seven (7) days after the closing date, you should consider your application as unsuccessful. Late applications will not be considered. Short listed candidates may be subjected to any of the following: a security clearance; a competency assessment; physical capability assessment and reference checking. 

AVOID SCAMS: NEVER pay to have your CV / Application pushed forward. Any job vacancy requesting payment for any reason is a SCAM. If you are requested to make a payment for any reason, please use the Report Abuse, or call +255 22 2110621-2 to report the scam. You also don’t need to know one in TPB to be employed. TPB is merit based institution and to achieve this vision, it always go for the best. 

Please forward your applications before 06th January 2017 

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