Project Facilitator – Rural Micro-financing- Babati Cluster
Purpose of the position:
Under the supervision of the Sustainable Livelihood and Economic Development Specialist, the incumbent will facilitate the roll-out of the HISF strategy with Vision Fund Tanzania whose goal is to provide SGs, CPGs and Commercial Villages with access to appropriate financial and non-financial services. This facilitation will focus on two core areas—(i) supporting Vision Fund Tanzania in the design and implementation of market research in order to better understand the needs of target populations (ii) working with Vision fund Tanzania to interpret, analyze and translate market research findings into financial products that are in-line with the project’s SAFe strategy.
The HISF Strategic approach relies on ground-testing assumptions through qualitative focus groups and key-informant interviews, step-by-step accompaniment and facilitating joint decision making in order to ensure institutional buy-in. The Facilitator will use these or similar methodologies in order to advance his/her work with Vision Fund Tanzania.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Work with the Sustainable Livelihood and Economic Development Specialist (HISF technical lead) and Vision Fund Tanzania to develop overall implementation plan
Determine the market research needs and priorities, existing capacities and resources and then develop a market research sampling and implementation plan in coordination with Vision Fund counterparts
Design market research tools and train Vision Fund staff in the collection, analyze, interpretation and reporting of data
Conduct a product design workshop with a focus on adapting current products that serve SGs, CPGs and CV; use results to adapt current products and adapt new ones with Vision Fund staff
Develop market research reports that includes some financial and non-financial elements of SGs, CPGs and CV in the project area
Work with Vision Fund Tanzania to adapt their current products, suggest new ones and produce a report that summarizes the findings
Extract lesson learning from project implementation, and compile and share case studies with the organization and other project stakeholders as required.
Provide regular and timely communication to your supervisor and field colleagues on progress during project implementation, highlighting successes; delays; risks; challenges; irregularities and opportunities encountered during your work.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in rural microfinance, business, economics, marketing, policy, public administration, international relations/development or equivalent
Working experience in related field
Experience baseline data collection using GIS tools
Experience in farm equipment and mechanization
Background in cereals, pulses or horticultural promotion projects
Excellent interpersonal skills, proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills
Computer literacy is essential
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.