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Country Manager (Interim) Tanzania Job Vacancy

Job Title: Country Manager (Interim) Tanzania

Reports to: Chief Operations Officer, Africa

Location: Dar-es-Salaam

Start Date: April 1, 2012

Duration: One year renewable

Background of the Company:

Nuru Energy is a leading social enterprise in the energy space established in 2009. We have offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and India and we are currently expanding to other countries in East Africa.

Nuru Energy is looking for country manager to lead the roll out of Nuru Energy’s expansion into Tanzania.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the COO, the Country Manager will have the responsibility of managing the day to day operations of the Tanzania Country Office. The candidate will be responsible for engaging with in-country partners to ensure rapid scale-up of operations.

Specifically, the Country Manager will:

Launch Pilot project:

  • Open bank accounts, register for applicable taxes
  • Conduct market survey
  • Develop Quarterly Budget
  • Select and train village level entrepreneurs in Tanzania
Drive Revenue:
  • In collaboration with the management team and local key stakeholders, develop the Tanzania yearly operational plan, which will include a marketing strategy and plan for each sales channel, competitor and customer analyses.
  • Establish, secure and manage relationships with in-country partners including microfinance institutions, institutional donors, retailers and distributors
  • Ensure that Nuru entrepreneur sales tracking software is updated regularly.
  • Develop a sales forecast and ensure that revenue targets are being met on schedule.
Oversee Logistics:
  • Manage the movement of products/equipment/materials into, around and out of Tanzania in accordance with organizational policy and procedure and with relevant local, country and international law and processes.
  • Ensure that all necessary documentation is in order so that goods are imported/exported in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Maintain and share with colleagues as appropriate, personal knowledge of all relevant import/export laws and procedures; tariffs and duties; licenses and restrictions.
Manage Finances:
  • Comply with the appropriate financial management system.
  • Assure that budgets are being met and supplies and equipment/supplies are purchased within the approved budget.
  • Create and submit quarterly financial reports, annual audit report.
Communicate with Management Team:
  • Create and submit required status reports regularly. These status reports will include all key performance indicators tracked by Nuru entrepreneur software.
  • Participate in weekly status meetings with the Management Team.
  • Provide company senior management with monthly sales report,
Core Competencies
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiating ability
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • High integrity
  • Ability to read and write effectively
  • Presentation Skills
  • Strong ability to organize and prioritize workloads, meet deadlines and targets
  • Additionally, the following attributes are essential:
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Planning and organizing
  • Performance focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
Educational and Work Requirements
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a managerial role in a business in Tanzania
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
All interested candidates please send a CV and cover letter to with the subject line “Application for Country Manager- Tanzania” before March 9, 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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