Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Volunteer role: Communications & Marketing Adviser at VSO Tanzania January, 2019

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Volunteer role: Communications & Marketing Adviser at VSO Tanzania January, 2019
About VSO Tanzania.
VSO Tanzania have a long and successful track record of supporting the work of Tanzanian organizations through the provision of technical assistance, mentoring and training. Our success is based on a model of long term capacity building of local partners, through tailored coaching by highly skilled professionals. This model enables us to go beyond the impact of traditional training, and allows us to focus on creating a learning culture within the organizations where we work. 

About Project
Tanzania Local Enterprise Development Project (T-LED), support 1760 Small Medium Entrepreneurs (SME’s) through targeted tier 1 support to 160 growth oriented local SMEs to increase employment and incomes through the securing of contracts associated with foreign investments in the mining, gas and agricultural sectors and tier 2 support to 1600 local SMEs to access associate supply chains. Nafasi za kazi January 2019

The 5-year T-LED Project aims to create 2,500 jobs by supporting small businesses to access new markets. 
Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the project helps local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to overcome existing barriers. Training and coaching in business, marketing, and finance is offered to SMEs across the four target regions.

The project will be managed and implemented by Cuso International in partnership with VSO in Tanzania in four regions of Tanzania: Mtwara and Lindi in the South (gas sector), the Lake Victoria zone surrounding Mwanza in the North (mining sector) and Iringa in the center (agriculture).

Role overview
You will ensure a results driven standardized Marketing Service Model is offered and maintained across all Regions. Conduct quarterly visits to each Region to understand and ensure that Tanzania Local Enterprise Development ( T-LED) Marketing Services are meeting Small Medium Entrepreneurs (SME) needs and growing their businesses.

Skills, qualifications and experience
You have a bachelor degree in business, marketing or related subject.
A minimum of 10 years Marketing Management in corporate Marketing. 
Experience in business planning and enterprise development.

Demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategic marketing plans.

Analytical thinker with a proven ability to review outcomes and translate insights into actionable strategies and tactics that drive results within a tight timeframe.
Managed and directed teams to develop innovative cost effective marketing approaches that drive results. 
Ability to drive results on a shoestring budget.
Project management, facilitation and training skills.

Allowance
As a VSO volunteer, you will be sharing your skills with local communities on a full time basis.
VSO will cover your travel, vaccinations, accommodation, and medical insurance costs, along with a local living allowance which will be paid in local currency. This allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home. You will also receive some financial support to contribute to your on-going expenses at home.

Accommodation
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic. Nafasi za ajira January 2019

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).


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