Wednesday, August 2, 2017


SELF Micro-finance Fund (SELF MF) is a corporate entity under the Ministry of Finance which was incorporated on 4th September 2014 to take over the operations and obligations of Small Entrepreneurs Loan Facility (SELF) Project. It is registered as a Limited Liability Company by Guarantee under the Companies Act – 2002; with registration no. 112091. The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Treasury Registrar wholly owns it.
The Fund has an independent Governing Board which oversees the strategic direction of the Fund and a Management Team lead by the Managing Director (MD) executing the day to day activities. The Fund emphasis is placed on growth and sustainability, through embracing Micro-finance Best Practice Principles. The mandates of SELF MF are to provide wholesale loans to intermediary Micro-finance Institutions (MFIs), for on-lending to final clients with income generating activities, as well as capacity building.The MFIs collaborating with the Fund includes Savings and Credit Co-operative Societies (SACCOS), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Micro-finance companies (MFC), and Community Banks.
The Fund operates in all regions of Tanzania Mainland and all regions in Zanzibar.
Currently, the Fund has four zones namely, Lake zone, Southern Highlands Zone, Northern Zone and Eastern Zone with HubOffices in Mwanza,Mbeya, Arushaand Dar es Salaam respectively.
The Fund needs to recruit candidates for respective vacancies as follows:

Reporting to the Hub Manager
(a) Minimum Bachelor's degree in, Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, from an accredited college or university.
(b) A minimum of 3 years working experience in banks, non-bank financial institutions, micro-finance institutions, and NGOs with micro-finance as a core function.

(a) Familiarity with credit related activities and administrative issues
(b) Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills;
(c) Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, organized, and output-oriented;
(d) Initiative and ability to work independently or under minimum supervision;
(e) Conversant with computer usage and applications.
(f) A good communicator, both oral and written;
(g) Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization's Core

i. Credit Related Activities
(a) Marketing of the Fund’s products to both MFIs and SMEs which include paying visits to potential MFI's/SMEs to attract new clients;
(b) Receive loan applications and scrutiny to ensure compliance, completeness and correctness to requirements;
(c) Assist the Hub Manager in conducting credit appraisals for loan applicants;
(d) Closely liaise with SELF MF borrowers in the catchment region and ensure timely loan repayments;
(e) Assist the Legal Unit in Loan security perfection process;
(f) Perform any other duties as will be assigned by the Hub Manager.
ii. Administration & Logistics Activities
(a) Liaise with the Procurement Manager for the Zonal Hub's procurement needs;
(b) Maintain a comprehensive inventory of the entire Hub's Fixed Assets;
(c) Coordinate Hub Office working environment;
(d) Maintain and administer the Financial Hub records;
(e) Manage usage of the FH’s motor vehicles as per Company policies.
iii. Accounting & Financial Management Activities
(a) Maintain a petty cash float for use by the Hub in cash payments in accordance with the approved limit;
(b) Prepare and reconcile bank statements monthly as guided by the Fund's accounting policy;
(c) Assist the Hub Manager with the preparation for Annual Business Work Plan;
(d) Maintain and ensure that the accounting records are in place;
(e) Reconcile Motor Vehicle services transactions and report expenditure trend for incorporation in the monthly performance reports;
(f) Prepare and submit the Hub's financial reports to Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) monthly, quarterly or as will be guided
by management.
Terms of Employment and Remuneration
The successful candidate will be employed on a two-year renewable contract with an attractive remuneration package.
Duty Station:
Mbeya Hub but following expansion may be transferred to others where SELF MF operates.

2. DRIVER – (Three Positions)
Responsible for rendering driving services to the Organization as will be assigned by the relevant authority.

(a) Minimum Form four level ("O" level) National Secondary Examination Certificate with minimum division 4 pass from a recognized public or private school;
(b) Must possess a valid commercial driving license, at minimum with classes C, D and E and medically fit to drive and transport passengers;
(c) Must have previous commercial driving experience of minimum 4 years with a reputable organization;
(d) Diploma or Certificate in Transport Management, mechanics, or related fields is an added advantage.

(a) Must have working knowledge of vehicle safety and control systems;
(b) Ability to communicate in English;
(c) Self-starter, highly motivated, organized, initiative, ability and willingness to work independently or under minimum supervision;
(d) Ready to comply and live up to and in accordance with the organization’s Core Values.

(a) Drive the assigned vehicle for official activities;
(b) Keep the assigned vehicle free from damage, in acceptable condition, and always clean;
(c) Ensure that the vehicle is in good and safe working condition with regular maintenance.
(d) Maintain an excellent driving records;
(e) Be responsible for traffic offences;
(f) Be willing and able to perform tasks that may require physical labor;
(g) Perform any other functions as will be assigned by the supervisor.
Terms of Employment and Remuneration
The successful candidate will be employed on a two-year renewable contract with an attractive remuneration package.

Duty Station:
Dar es salaam (2 posts)and Arusha (1 post). Kindly indicate your preferred station in your application. Following expansion may be transferred to other areas where SELF MF operates.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their letters of application with detailed CVs, photocopies of academic credentials and names, addresses and phone numbers of three referees to be addressed to:

The Managing Director,
SELF Microfinance Fund (SELF MF),
Letsya Tower, 3rd Floor, New Bagamoyo Rd/Kijitonyama Street
P.O. Box 77760, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Tel: +255 022 2700113
+255 737212513.

Deadline for the submission of the applications:
Four weeks from the first date of appearance in the advert.
Please note that applications will be shortlisted within two weeks after submission closure, and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. The applicants, who do not hear from us by 18th September 2017, should consider themselves as not shortlisted.

Source: Daily News: 31 July 2017


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