Economic strengthening officer, yeelp, based in mtwara

Rest of Tanzania Full Time NGO
TSh Confidential
2 weeks ago

Job Summary

Africare is currently seeking applications from qualified persons to fill the position of an Economic Strengthening Officer.

  • Qualification Level: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Recruitment Notice

Africare Tanzania is implementing a Youth Economic Empowerment and Livelihood Program (YEELP) in Mtwara and Micro Enterprises Development Initiative (MEDI) in Bulyanhulu, Kahama

Economic Strengthening Officer, YEELP, based in Mtwara for 6 Months (Possible Extension)
The Economic Strengthening Officer will be responsible for supporting beneficiaries to start and improve their enterprises to produce quality products and services under YEELP. 

Responsibilities: 
• Engage youth, local community, existing economic groups, local authorities and partners in Mtwara district to participate in various YEELP’s activities 
• Strengthen saving and internal lending community (SILC) groups to for better entrepreneur capital 
• Conduct inspirational events on entrepreneurship and business development 
• Identify and mentor existing entrepreneurs and also youth with the potential of running high impact enterprises 
• Engage selected entrepreneurs to develop value chains for horticulture, poultry, bee-keeping, and other high value crops 
• Assist youth enterprises to have better access to niche markets, better loans and improved market information and business plans 
• Facilitate formalization, registration, licensing of youth enterprises 
• Assess capacity building needs for entrepreneurs, communities, LGAs and CSOs 
• Train SILC group members on group dynamic, leadership, financial literacy, formal banking, business acumen, and entrepreneurship skills. 
• Mentor and support micro-enterprises and potential businesses to facilitate their growth 
• Ensure effective monitoring, data collection analysis of project data 
• Monitor project performance and document pictorial data, achievements and short success stories 
• Prepare project reports and disseminate project achievements and success stories with key stakeholders 

Requirements: 
• Degree (Entrepreneurship, Agro-business, Economics, Rural Development) and equivalent from reputable academic institutions 
• 2 years of experience in working on livelihood, micro-enterprise and income generation activities 
• Proven skills and experience in business planning, value chains development, partnership skills 
• Experience in technical report writing and presentation 
• Excellent computer skills on MS Office (Excel, Word) 
 • Fluent in English and Kiswahili - oral and written 
• A valid Tanzania Driving License with experience driving is an added advantage 

Women are encouraged to apply.

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