Jobortunity Arusha, Tanzania
Managing Director, Arusha – Tanzania
Jobortunity seeks a Managing Director to help build, manage, and most of all add value to a portfolio of innovative programs empowering youth and companies in Tanzania. The managing director oversees Jobortunity’s operations, liaises with stakeholders, drives strategic organisational growth, and is responsible for the overall performance and sustainability of the organisation.
Jobortunity exists to transform the lives of youth in Tanzania by making them employable. We offer youth from vulnerable backgrounds, that otherwise wouldn’t have access to education due to systemic barriers, an opportunity to change their trajectory. The impact Jobortunity has on youth has far reaching implications for the community and the nation — it helps to develop the economy, break the cycle of generational poverty, and create a talent pipeline for employers.
Our mission is that disadvantaged youth aged 18 to 25 secure decent employment in companies, feel professionally full-filled in their working environment and live balanced and meaningful lives. In addition, we contribute to overcome the skills gap between youth (with and without formal education) and companies’ employability needs. We provide companies with professional staff to strengthen the service industry in Tanzania. Our wider vision is that these young people can provide a dignified livelihood for themselves, they support their families and impact their communities in a positive and sustainable manner.
In the past 11 years, Jobortunity demonstrated that training soft skills (which we call 21st Century Skills) have a significant impact on youths’ lives and boosts careers as 75% of all graduates is holding a decent job. Companies in the hospitality sector in Tanzania recognise and appreciate Jobortunity as a training institute and even call it the best training facility in the country. Hence, we are ambitious to strengthen our work continuing bridging the skills gap between companies and youth.
On 1 September 2019, we embarked on our 5-year strategic plan whereby we aim to train significantly more youth, strengthen the quality of our practices and work towards self-reliance of Jobortunity. As a team, together with our stakeholders (students, graduates, companies, social organisations and local government), we identified 7 major strategic goals. In order to achieve our goals we are looking for a Managing Director to work with the team and generate success.
About the Role
The managing director’s role is key to the success of our programs in Tanzania. It will require understanding the principles of non-formal education, personal development and youth development… and then the great work begins: adding value to the programs in place and setting up activities allowing the team to thrive and reach the goals set. Command of leadership in developing countries and building team and networks is essential. The edge is understanding how to partner and network with beneficiaries and stakeholders to help them develop in order to serve youth and boost education in Tanzania. The managing is responsible for the financial sustainability of the foundation engaging in fundraising and income generating activities. The Managing director is the face of Jobortunity and thus needs to be Hi5! He/ she will report to the Jobortunity Boards (in Tanzania & the Netherlands).
The managing director will be accountable to:
1. Design strategy and set goals for growth
Develop the annual business plan and budget and curricula for the various operations;
Manage and evaluate the development of training courses;
Oversee implementation and/ or continuation of the approved activities;
Conduct fundraising, income generation and networking activities;
Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Maintain relations with partners such donors, boards, companies, social organisations and government;
2. Control budgets and optimize expenses
Oversee the preparation of reports both on progress of the implementation and the financial status;
Assure compliance with applicable laws, guidelines and International Accounting Standards in the implementation of the program;
Fundraising & Income generation
3. Ensure employees are motivated and productive
Develop and maintain a highly competent staff base
Delegate tasks, responsibilities and authorities and facilitate progress of set tasks;
Interviewing and recruiting new staff
The managing director will have the overall decision-making and signatory authority to;
Human resource management: including recruitment and appointment, general assignment, grading, suspension, appraisal, dismissal and determination of pay and conditions of service of staff members
Supervise staff members and develop contracts;
Undertake partnerships with donors; NGOs and companies;
Open a bank account and make transactions;
Financial management within the budget plan;
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Commitment to the mission
Proven experience as a Manager or similar executive role
Experience in planning and budgeting and reporting
Knowledge of NGO/ business processes and functions (finance, HR, operations etc.)
Understanding the necessities of education and equipping them accordingly
Ability to communicate clearly, excellent writing and presentation skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with people around the world (with diplomacy and respect)
Strong analytical and organisational skills
Strong motivation for youth education & development
Desirable; Knowledge about curriculum development
Innovative and motivational skills
Full spoken and written English is required. Swahili is also helpful.
Bachelor’s Degree; MBA preferable
Please send your application/motivation letter and CV to [email protected] In case of any queries or if you like more information about the position you are welcome to visit or call Jobortunity’s Founder Kim Groeneweg , (+225) 0789 975 772 or 0682 819 891. www.jobortunity.org