Business Development Officer at TCCIA Manyara

Job opportunity
TCCIA Manyara is looking for a
Business Development Officer

Working station :TCCIA Office in Orkasmet - Simanjiro, Tanzania
Starting date : 1st of March 2016
Duration : 2 years & renewable

TCCIA (Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture) is a membership organization of entrepreneurs. In Tanzania that has been existing since 1988. TCCIA Manyara branch was found in 2004, and its  core activities are  to lobby and advocate on behalf of its members, to strengthen the capacity of its members through training as well as to link members to financial institutions and investors. TCCIA Manyara operates in all 5 districts of Manyara region. 
Context of the Job:
TCCIA Simanjiro is currently implementing a 5-year programme financed by the Belgian NGO Trias. The programme focuses on women and youth and aims to improve their entrepreneurial and leadership skills. The BDS Officer plays a key role in implementing the programme and planning TCCIA’s activities and reporting on the same.

Duties and responsibilities
Formation and/registration / of SME businesses groups, in Simanjiro.
Establish training needs for the identified SME groups.
Promote and assist registration and formalization of group business members.
Training and coaching to the target SMEs as per the identified needs.
Support development of District business strategies
Evaluate and report on the progress of the SMEs supported by the Trias project.
Promote networking among SMEs including inter business visits, for experience sharing.
Promote markets for groups & Members (Also all ordinary members).
Promote internal governance within the Chamber especially at the district level.
Coaching of selected youth business.
Project proposals writing, execution, monitoring and evaluation
Identification of business consultants and development research methodologies.
Carry out advocacy programs on topical issues affecting chamber members
Prepare and submit to management and Trias and other donors financial and performance reports relating to Trias.
Perform any other duties as will be directed by your supervisor

 Qualifications and experience
A university degree in business administration, marketing, community development or equivalent with three years working experience in a member based organization. Fundamental responsibilities like Business intelligence and passion for knowledge, Negotiation skills, Project proposals writing, execution, monitoring and evaluation, writing business plans, financial management and data management.

Required profile:
1. Good people skills, networker
2. Ability to work independently and also in a team. 
Can motivate and coach other staff. 
3. Flexibility in terms of working hours and location and willingness to travel. 
4. Good computer skills (MS office, internet, …)
5. Must be pro-active and able to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
Fluent in English and Kiswahili both oral and written

An attractive remuneration will be paid to the right candidate.

Mode of application
Interested candidates should send their applications letter (maximum 1 page)  accompanied with their recent CVs (maximum 4 pages), copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of two referees with their contacts to:-
TCCIA Manyara
P.O BOX 339
Closing date is Friday 06 February 2016. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


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