Livelihood and capacity building officer, medi, based in bulyanhulu, kahama

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 a Livelihood and Capacity Building 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

Livelihood and Capacity Building Officer, MEDI, based in Bulyanhulu, Kahama for 6 Months (Possible Extension)

Reporting to Team Leader, the Livelihood and Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for building the capacity of smallholder producers to execute enterprises under MEDIto improve their livelihoods and household incomes for communities surrounding the Bulyanhulu Gold Mine. 

 Responsibilities: 
• Engage community members and existing economic groups to participate in MEDI’s activities 
• Form/ strengthen saving and internal lending community (SILC) groups and income generation activities (IGA) groups, through community resource facilitators (CRF) 
• Orient SILC groups on use of SILC social funds and household savings plans 
• Conduct inspirational events that will transform mindsets of beneficiaries to undertake viable micro enterprises 
• Sensitize beneficiaries to access health services through registration with Community Health Fund (CHF) scheme 
• Support beneficiaries to identify and establish market driven micro-enterprises 
• Engage selected entrepreneurs to develop value chains for selected horticultural crops, poultry, diary, bee-keeping, and other high value crops to meet market demand 
• Assist beneficiaries to prepare competitive business plans that respond to market opportunities 
• Link viable businesses with financial services for accessing loans at affordable rates 
• Facilitate registration of micro-businesses and IGA groups at district/ national level 
• 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, coach and provide technical support to IGA groups 
• Develop comprehensive package of business development modules 
• Coordinate incubation support to potential businesses 

Requirements: 
• Degree (Entrepreneurship, Agro-business, Economics, Rural Development) 
• 2 years of experience in working on livelihood, micro-enterprise, poverty reduction and sustainability issues 
• Proven experience in capacity building on micro-enterprises 
• Experience in technical report writing and presentation of report writing 
• 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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