14 Feb 2024

Business Skills Officer at CAMFED

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Job Description

CAMFED Overview

CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education) is internationally recognised as a leader in education for girls, for its child protection policy and practise, and as a voice for girls’ education and women’s empowerment at the highest levels. Founded in 1993, CAMFED supports young women throughout their primary and secondary school’s years, into economic training and further education, and onto leadership, as role models, activists, and philanthropists. CAMFED Tanzania is looking to recruit District Program Coordinators based in various districts.


Job Title               : Business Skills Officer.

Reporting to : Program Manager Enterprise Development.

Job Purpose:

As Program Officer guided by CAMFED ‘s organizational policies and procedures, you are responsible for building capacity of the CAMFED stakeholders in the operationalization of the CAMFED strategic plan, Specifically the third imperative on enterprise development. This will include Program design, adaptations, coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of all enterprise programs in the partner districts which are anchored towards our core mission: to multiply educational opportunities for marginalised children (especially girls) and to develop the CAMA Association network as a vehicle for young women’s empowerment.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversee the implementation and management of the CAMFED Loan Program, this includes the design of loan products, management of repayments and delinquencies, Maintain an to update records of clients loans and ensure there is adequate support system and structure for the delivery of the program at national and district level.
  • Take lead in the establishment and development of CAMA business enterprises, Ensure the business acquire legal status, Support the business acquire market and cease business opportunities national and international.
  • Support young women to develop robust business and marketing plan this includes the establishment of CAMA value chains to cease in house market in the network, expand their market base and boost their production for sustainable and durable businesses.
  • Build and develop effective relationships with stakeholders – CDC, District CAMA Chairperson, other CAMA Guides and CAMFED District Coordinators to create a better business environment for Business Guides and CAMA entrepreneurs.
  • Creatively introduce and/or apply technology to bring innovative solutions to the challenges faced by marginalized young women in the enterprise sector, Collaboratively work with partners and leaders of CAMA network to bring these solutions to young women in a practical and friendly approach that address the needs of the young woman
  • Liaise with District Business Committees to develop and deliver needs- based training to CAMA entrepreneurs. And support young women to cease financial capital resources within the district and outside from public and private partners.
  • Proactively research and understand the options available for market/ supply chain linkages in the districts and identify the best fit for CAMA entrepreneurs. Work with CAMA members in other districts and CAMFED countries to identify and share such opportunities.
  • Build capacity and provide the technical support to the District Business Committees to understand the business finance options available, identify the best fit for CAMA entrepreneurs, and assist young women to access these affordable business loans.
  • Manage donor work plan, budget, and provide prompt quality donor reports supported with robust evidence of the achieved work.
  • Explore partnership with other existing private sector supporting organizations and identify opportunities that fit the needs of CAMA entrepreneurs.
  • Custodian of enterprise related Case studies and building team capacity to document best practice
  • Coordinate the implementation of the of Business Guides Program, Document best practices and lessons for wider sharing, Ensure the salesforce has up to date guides and entrepreneurs’ data to supporting organization programming adaptations.
  • Build the capacity of the business guides to form and grow a mentorship program within CAMA to facilitate business peer learning with in the network and outside the network via internship and apprenticeship from established partners
  • Build and manage relationships with partners and stakeholders from private and public sectors and institutions to support the implementation of the organization strategic plan.
  • Create awareness and sensitize young women on the country business relations, Policies and procedure, ensure there is enough information to inform young women to make informed business decisions, keep the department up to date with government policy or relation changes which impact country business context specifically the targeted young women group.
  • Build capacity of CAMA leaders and district staff in the establishment and supervision of district CAMA centers and ensure resources are available for the use of CAMA members, proper documentation is kept on the usage of the centers.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Person Specifications Essential:

A relevant degree or professional qualification in Community development Business administration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, agriculture economics and agribusiness and any other relevant.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Project management, including planning, working to deadlines, budgeting, collaborating, and risk management.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, including qualitative data collection skills through interviews, site visits, etc.
  • Training facilitation skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Very strong writing skills and the ability to match writing style to audience.
  • Experience of inter-agency/ inter-disciplinary work.
  • Knowledge of Tanzania’s women- led rural enterprise (including key stakeholders and familiarity with related initiatives)
  • Knowledge of climate change and climate education.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Full working proficiency in both Swahili and English.
  • Ability to periodically travel domestically and internationally.
  • Excellent negotiating, networking, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural team with diverse experience including government.
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Method of Application

Do you feel you meet the criteria for this exciting job opportunities? If so, please send your CV, academic certificates and covering letter to [email protected] on or before 21st February 2024

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