Position: Business Management Advisor
Employer: Cuso International
Deadline: May 10, 2018
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: May 10, 2018
Start Date Flexible
Length of Placement 12 Months
Language Requirements English
The Volunteer’s Role
The Business Management Advisor will work as part of the Tanzania Local Economic Development Project (T-Led) which aims to increase the benefit to local communities in Tanzania through the investment in agriculture and the extractives industries.
The Business Management Advisor will work with the Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) and Tanzania Women Chamber of Commerce (TWCC), to coach and mentor local companies in the extractives and agriculture supply chains, developing their capacity to be considered as a supplier.
Ultimately the role will contribute to local companies winning more contracts and employing more people and therefore ensuring a greater proportion of foreign investment benefits local people.
* We are trying to match the perfect volunteer to the perfect experience so our start dates can be flexible. It would just depend on the partner organization’s needs.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Train SME staff in business management, including market analysis and developing business plans
- Support target SMEs to achieve standards required by the foreign investors
- Coach and mentor SIDO, TCCIA and TWCC staff to improve business support services
- Develop tools and training materials with SIDO, TCCIA and TWCC staff that can be used in their business development services
- Improve capacity of SMEs to win contracts with companies in the extractives and agriculture value chains
Essential Academic Qualifications:
A bachelor degree in economics, business, marketing or related subject
Essential Professional Background:
- Three years’ experience in business management, especially in small to medium business
- Strong understanding of business ethics; able to formulate and implement financial regulations, policies and procedures
- Good experience in establishing and supporting organization development
- Facilitation and training skills
- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
- Accommodation while in placement
- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs
- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation
- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend
- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer
- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation