Position : Acquisition and Distribution Manager
CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit a dynamic qualified Tanzanian for the position of Acquisition and Distribution Manager for CHOMOKA Program to be based in Dar es Salaam.
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. Operating in Tanzania since 1994, CARE Tanzania is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty is overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE Tanzania and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.
CHOMOKA is a dynamic FinTech social enterprise in Tanzania that is unlocking the transformative potential of savings groups through technology. The social enterprise, incubated by CARE, is driven by a proprietary smartphone application used by savings groups to manage their records, access financial services and gain advisory support from a trusted network of agents. The primary target for the application are savings groups where the average member lives on under $2.50 per day. The social impacts of achieving scale are significant and CARE is ideally positioned as a platform for Chomoka success.
The initiative builds on CARE’S 20+ years of experience in Tanzania as a leader in financial inclusion, which includes introducing and popularizing the Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) model nearly 20 years ago. Today, CARE has enabled 500,000 members nationwide to form and manage successful, sustainable VSLAs while similar models like VICOBA have flourished. In recent years, CARE has expanded on this informal model, working with leading banks and MNOs to develop products and services that enable VSLAs and their members to access formal financial services, most for the first time. This transition – from exclusively informal to both formal and informal – illustrates CARE’s vision for financial inclusion in Tanzania, where all Tanzanians have access to the financial services they need to manage and improve their lives. With Chomoka, CARE aims to provide similar services to all financially excluded Tanzanians through a sustainable, social enterprise delivering value to users nationwide.
The Acquisition and Distribution Manager will be responsible for driving the Acquisition and Onboarding of Chomoka Saving groups. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring that Community based Trainers (CBTs) are well trained and are capable of attaining the Chomoka KPI milestone targets set. S/he will oversee the Chomoka agent network, within the agent distribution structure established. The position will be responsible for developing marketing and distribution strategies. The incumbent will maintain thorough understanding of the technical aspects of the digital technology and provide linkage support to CBT Agent teams with back-end IT maintenance team. S/he will coordinate and maintain effective communications to the CBT agent network developed. S/he will be responsible for strengthening partnerships; overseeing planning, gathering and dissemination of information vital for strategic execution of the project. Achieve acquisition of VSLA groups target as allocated by reporting head. The Acquisition and Distribution Manager reports directly to the Senior Program Manager for CHOMOKA Program. S/he is expected to maintain effective working relationships with other CARE staff members.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE:
- Bachelor in BSc or BA in business administration, Development Studies, Social Science or relevant field; certification in marketing or sales will be an added advantage.
- Minimum 3 years working experience around marketing development, knowledge of formation of saving groups will be an added advantage.
- Proven experience in sales and marketing development in micro finance business.
- Experience in conducting training and sensitization sessions on socioeconomic activities.
- Knowledge on VSLA model and saving groups management in rural settings
- Demonstrated ability to make judgment calls and decisions within delegated authority, that impact significantly
- Ability to communicate effectively with the customer services experience.
- Smart, analytical, excellence communication skills, good attitudes and look ahead capability.
- Ability to thrive in team environments, with a strong understanding of diversity and other cultures.
Job application procedure
Only a letter of application and CV without supporting documents such as certificates should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by CoB, 10th October 2019 at 1700hrs