23 May 2022

Finance and Resource Mobilization Specialist at State University of Zanzibar

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Job Description


The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar invites applications from suitably qualified and competent aspirants to be considered to fill the vacant posts of the newly established Presidential

Delivery Bureau of the President’s Office Zanzibar, Tanzania. Duration of Contracts is two (2) years. The reporting Authority of all posts is to the Chief Executive Officer save the CEO who shall report to the Chief Secretary.


Required Qualification and Expertise


A reputable transformative leader with a proven track record and experience of conducting similar assignment in other developing countries, with the following qualifications, experience, and competencies:


  • Master’s Degree or above in Banking, Accounting, Finance, Economics, International Business, International Relations, or related Social Science.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in financial and project management.
  • Must be a member of a professional qualification in accountancy i.e., ACCA, ICASL, ICA GH, and CPA.
  • Detailed experience managing investment funds, including structuring new funds, strong internal governance, and a track record of fiduciary responsibility and accountability, and ability to attract additional funds
  • At least 5 years’ managerial leadership role in public or private sectors. vi. Must have good negotiation skills.
  • An understanding of Zanzibar’s political and economic environment, preferably with established relationships and networks.
  • Strong facilitation, communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations in multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in computers and Microsoft Office Suite is required. Demonstrate high level strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong written and spoken language skills is required. (English and Swahili)
  • Willingness to travel frequently in Zanzibar and Tanzania


Duties and Responsibilities of the Finance and Resource Mobilization Specialist

The Finance and Resource Mobilisation Specialist is the responsible person for organisation resource mobilization efforts thereby enabling the PDB’s capacity to implement its mandate. He/She is responsible to:


  • To mobilize resources needed for PDB to enhance the PDB’s capacity to implement its mandate. ii. It is responsible for maintaining, nurturing, and developing traditional and emerging donor relations, and partnership with other Multinational organization (UN, Embassies etc), but increasingly also relations with international financial institutions, private and institutional investors, to secure sufficient funding for the implementation of PDB’s Strategic Plan.
  • Follows and analyzes national and international trends and discussions on various means to mobilize resources and the development of new funding sources, instruments, and mechanisms.
  • To liaise with government ministries and institutions, as well as with external experts in innovative/blended financing to guide local and regional resource mobilization efforts.
  • To obtain and share intelligence about donors and private investors’ interests and priorities to broaden the donor base and stimulate creative fund-raising activities.
  • Provide strategic advice to Chief Executive Officer and other senior government officials on key delivery agenda and priority areas.
  • To reports to the Chief Executive Officer and update him regularly on delivery priorities, progress against targets, emerging issues, and recommendations on the way forward.
  • Facilitate strengthening of the government’s delivery capacity in achieving the Presidential promise for transformation and sustainable development in the isles.
  • Engage with development partners and other key stakeholders, on financing of priority projects in Zanzibar.



Temporary employment


  • Applicants must attach copies of relevant academic certificates, current curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation from two (2) outstanding academic/work referees and indicate reliable contacts.
  • Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement.
  • Applicants under Public service employment MUST forward their application letters through their respective employers. Failure to do that will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Certificates from Foreign Examination Bodies for Ordinary or Advanced Level Education should be verified by the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) and for Technical Education should be verified by National Council for Technical Education (NACTE). This is only for Tanzanians.
  • Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). This is only for Tanzanians. vi. Applicants with disability are advised to indicate their special needs. vii. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview.

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Method of Application

Applications should be addressed to-

The Vice Chancellor

State University of Zanzibar

P.O. Box 146, Zanzibar-Tanzania

[email protected]

All applications should be submitted before 25 May, 2022.

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