Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
MEDA (Mennonite Economic Development Associates) invites applications for the senior post of Field Project Manager (FPM) for our SSBVC project in Tanzania. MEDA is an association of compassionate women and men who invest in people living in poverty around the world so they can unleash their potential to earn a livelihood to provide for their families and enrich their communities. To learn more about MEDA and our work, please visit www.meda.org.
Field Project Manager - Tanzania (2-year contract, renewable for 1 year)
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Location: Dar es Salam, Tanzania
Strengthening Small Business Value Chains (SSBVC) project is a six year, $30.82 million initiative funded and implemented by MEDA (supporters and partners) with funding ($15.75 million) from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) which will run from 2015 to 2021.
The project aims to contribute to Tanzanian economic growth and increase job creation by improving the business performance of small, growing businesses (SGBs) and small entrepreneurs (SEs) within the following five sectors: Agri-food; Logistics; Construction; Manufacturing; and Extractives.
The project activities will be serving 14 regions and Dar es Salam through the following three targeted corridors: Mtwara Corridor (Mtwara and Lindi); Morogoro Corridor (Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe, Singida, Dodoma, Iringa, Morogoro, and Pwani); and Arusha Corridor (Arusha, Manyara, Kilimanjaro, and Tanga).
MEDA will work primarily through providing matching grants to SGBs and Business Alliances. Over the life of the project MEDA will provide:
Sustainability Innovation Grants to 25 SGBs selected as Lead Firms, who can each improve the businesses of hundreds of SEs, for a total reach of 10,000 SEs;
Business Development Services (BDS) to SGBs with BDS provision to 225 SGBs;
Mobilize 70 business alliances fostering sector-wide collaboration; and
Partnering with stakeholders to improve business environment for SEs and SGBs by co-piloting innovative business environment solutions grants.
In addition to the above, MEDA will utilize its extensive experience in Financial Services to enhance SSBVC activities. Working with Financial Institutions SSBVC will leverage a CAD $1 million loan guarantee fund to encourage Financial Institutions to lend CAD $4 million to the SEs and SGBs.
SSBVC is an exciting project in Tanzania as it mobilizes macro-economic development through partnerships with small and medium growing businesses whom can empower their supply chain in both directions. Through these business partnerships, we can facilitate economic growth that can spur social improvements in the communities surrounding our partners.
The project involves periodic regional and international travel and close coordination with MEDA’s North America-based Senior Project Managers tasked to supervise these Projects.
Project financial management
Management of field staff
New business development
Project specific requirements for SSBVC include:
*Only the most suitable applicants, according to project requirements and timelines will be contacted.