Overview

Position: GENERAL MANAGER
The General Manager (GM) shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company who shall report to the Board Chairperson.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Management
Implements and communicates the company’s vision, mission, and overall strategy and direction.
Responsible for all aspects of start-up and day-to-day operations of the company, including staffing, budgeting, outreach and business development o Develops an annual work plan to measure success against short and long term goals, with targeted Key Performance Indicators to be approved by the board of directors.
Oversees a high-performing credit portfolio in line with the company’s growth-phase business plan and long-term sustainability, o Develops a deep understanding of local market policy developments and competitors.
Maintains awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards.
strategic relationships, o Oversees risk management and full compliance with all legal requirements affecting the company’s business and operations.

Staff /Team Development
Recruits and mentors a strong team of self-starters that reflect the culture and values of the company
Motivates staff and maintains a positive, transparent, mission-oriented and results-driven environment.
Cultivates a positive environment of learning and professional development for all staff members.

Recognizes problems, seeks appropriate input, and develops solutions to resolve personnel problems in a positive, gender aware and culturally sensitive manner.
Innovation
Identifies important areas for market innovations and develops solutions that address meaningful issues for customers, Creates a work environment that encourages feedback, creative thinking and innovation.

Board Relationship and Representation
In compliance with company Board Charter, serves as a member of the board and reports to the board, delivering on the company’s mission and strategy in line with shareholder expectations, o Pro-actively recommends changes or improvements to the overall * direction, policies and strategy of the organization; solicits advice and seeks guidance, when appropriate, from the board, o Implements board policy and directives efficiently; reports company activities and financial position to the board in a timely manner, o Oversees the relationships that the company maintains with regulators, investors, banks, lawyers, auditors, Government and any other external party.
Develops networks and builds alliances externally that further the commit­ments and strategic vision.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proven leadership and good people skills; entrepreneurial spirit o Ability to work effectively in environment of economic, ethnic, gender and religious diversity.
Proven ability to work under pressure and ability to embrace and manage change at all times.
Strong familiarity with local economy and political environment o Natural communicator and relationship-builder, with excellent written and verbal skills in both English and Kiswahili.

Qualifications and Experience:
University Degree in Business Administration, Management Finance, Economics or similar.
Management experience in financial services delivery, banking, microfinance, or relevant business sector in the Tanzanian context required,
Experience in a start-up environment strongly preferred,
At least 8 years of experience in financial services industry and 4 years in senior management or similar position from financial services industry.

MODE OF APPLICATION

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OR

Interested candidates should send their applications to the undersigned by 5th December, 2019:
The Microfinance Consultant,
Makazi Bora Finance Limited,
P.O. Box 31451,
Dar Es Salaam.

About Makazi Bora Finance Limited (MBFL)

Makazi Bora Finance Limited (MBFL) is a microfinance company registered under Companies Act, 2002 (Reg. No. 139725735) with objective of provision of housing and microenterprise financing to low and middle income communi­ties in order to improve communities’ living standards.The company has taken over the housing microfinance services that were operated by Habitat for Humanity Tanzania (HFHT), the organization that was very active in housing microfinance in the country.

In order to strengthen operations in the provision of housing and microenter­prise financing, the company is intending to acquire a very competent manage­ment team to oversee day-to-day operations.