Type of role: Business, management and IT
Location: Mtwara, Tanzania
Application Closing Date: 31 Oct 2018
Interview date: to be confirmed
Start date: 21 of January, 2019
VSO is the world’s leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion, a highly effective approach that helps millions of people in uplifting their livelihoods. In our quest to create world without poverty, we seek to recruit highly talented and performance oriented individual in the position of Marketing Adviser.
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.
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.
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).
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
• Education requirements.
– A bachelor degree in business, marketing or related subject.
• Essential Experience:
– 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.
All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
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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).