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Job Vacancies at VSO | Business Development Services Officer | Click here to apply

- December 05, 2017

Business Development Services Officer

About VSO

VSO is the world's leading development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. We are unique in the way we bring people together to share their skills and experience, generate insights and ideas and, most of all, take action against poverty and exclusion. It's a highly effective approach that works, and today is helping millions of people in some of the world's poorest communities lift themselves out of poverty.

Role overview

The incumbent will support the Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (TLED) Project to reach its objective of facilitating delivery of Business Development Services (BDS) to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Lindi Region. S/he will also take part in building capacity of the T-LED SMEs which includes selecting and making regular contacts with the SMEs, facilitating training and coaching on areas related to business development, marketing and financial management and organizing exhibition events for the SMEs amongst others. The project focuses on selected Value Chains related to Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs) in the areas of Oil and Gas, and gives priority to SMEs that show great potential to grow. Additional roles may include supporting day to day activities in the T-LED regional office activities as needed.

Skills, qualifications and experience required

  • A bachelor degree in business, marketing, international relations, communications or related subject. 
  • 2 years of work experience in a professional environment; preferably in a reputable company/organization. 
  • Report writing, monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Experience in conducting one-on-one business mentoring, facilitation and training.
  • Commitment to team and building its capacity. 
  • Must possess strong written and spoken English and Swahili language skills. 
  • Ability to be proactive and use creativity to drive solutions and results. 
  • Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure. 
  • Time management skills.

Allowance and accommodation 

All volunteers have an allowance paid in local currency. The allowance meets reasonable living expenses in country, but will not be enough to send money home.
VSO works with some of the poorest communities in the world which means accommodation varies and will be basic.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date
14 Dec 2017