Volunteering Opportunity Mara at VSO International, Financial management Adviser | Deadline: 31st March, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania: Volunteering Opportunity Mara at VSO International, Financial management Adviser | Deadline: 31st March, 2019
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Job Title: Financial management Adviser
Location: Mara, Tanzania
Application Deadline: 2019-03-31
Duration: 1 year, Starting April 2019
Job purpose
The aim of the Financial Management Advisor role is to work with the Project implementing partners – SIDCO, TCCIA, and TWCC - to coach local SMEs in improving their financial management capacity and their ability to access financing, win contracts, budget, and report financially. This will entail direct interaction with various SMEs that are at the inception or early stages of their operations that will benefit from financial insight to reach the next level of growth. By working with national volunteers, you will be supported in language and cultural interpretation when fostering relationships with various local SMEs. 

Organization background
VSO is a leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers. We are unique in the way we bring people together to volunteer their knowledge, experience, and skills to fight poverty. VSO currently works in 24 developing countries mainly in Asia and Africa. We always work in partnerships, supporting and bringing together diverse partners (government departments, community-based organisations, NGOs and the private sector) who are strategically placed to advance pro-poor policies and programmes. We have been working in Tanzania since 1961, strengthening capacity to improve the quality, delivery, and access of services in education, health, and secure livelihoods. 

Job Description
Note; these objectives are subject to improvement/modification after discussion with the project manager as well as implementing partner. 

Responsibilities
The ideal candidate will:
  • Train SME staff in simple financial and basic accounting
  • Working with SME staff to develop sound financial processes for budgeting and managing expenditure
  • Coach and mentor partner staff to improve business support service
  • Develop tools and training materials partner staff that can be used in their business development services
  • Improve the capacity of SMEs to win contracts with companies in the extractives and agriculture value chains
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Key Performance Indicators
  • Trained SME staff in simple financial and basic Accounting n
  • Sound financial processes are developed for budgeting and managing expenditure
  • Coached and mentored SIDO, TCCIA and TWCC staff to improve business support services
  • Developed tools and training materials with partner staff that can be used in their business development services
  • Improved capacity of SMEs to win contracts with companies in the extractives and agriculture value chains

These KPI’s can be subject to change if deemed necessary by project manager or employee. 
Competencies
  • Building and Sustaining working relationships - The social skills to build and actively maintain working relationships that foster teamwork and collaboration with others for the benefit of a common goal.
  • Open Minded and Respectful - A non-judgemental approach that values other people and culture.
  • Seeking and Sharing Knowledge
  • Recognition that learning is a two-way and continuous process.
  • Facilitating Positive Change - The ability to analyse problems and develop lasting solutions in line with VSO approaches. 
  • Adaptability - A flexible approach and the ability to adapt behaviour to different situations.
  • Resilience - The self-confidence to work with a variety of situations, diverse people and ambiguity.


Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications (essential):
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related field
  • 3 – 5 years’ work experience in developing financial management systems
  • Ability to formulate and implement financial regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Good experience in establishing and supporting organization development
  • Experience in developing and delivering workshops

Desirable:
  • Entrepreneurial experience
  • Food production and/or manufacturing experience
  • International work experience
  • Volunteer experience
Responsible to: Head of Project