Institutional Partnership Coordinator
IESC – the International Executive Service Corps – is a US-based NGO with a focus on supporting private enterprise internationally. We have worked in partnership with local counterparts in over 130 countries—mainly with the generous support of USAID—designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a wide range of market driven solutions along the entire value chain of a company or industry. In Tanzania, IESC is implementing the Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) program, a four-year USAID-funded Feed the Future activity awarded through the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) that aims to address many of the regulatory, systemic and financial constraints that inhibit domestic and foreign investment in the southern agricultural regions of Mbeya, Morogoro, and Iringa, as well as in Zanzibar.
IESC is seeking anInstitutional Partnership Coordinator to work under the Financial Inclusion component of ENGINE. This position will be full-time and be based in Dar es Salaam with periodic travel to Morogoro, Iringa, Mbeya, and Zanzibar.
The Institutional Partnership Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring close collaboration between ENGINE and other SME support initiatives to identify a large number of potentially bankable small and medium enterprises (SMEs)—particularly those led by women and youth—and linking them with business development support to qualify for commercial loans.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Developing and maintaining relationships with financial institutions and other partners;
- Developing memoranda of understanding with key collaborators to clarify roles and expectations in areas of cooperation;
- Liaising with financial institutions and business development service (BDS) provider partners to collect, verify and report performance data.
- Ensuring a robust pipeline of qualified SMEs for BDS support and credit consideration
- Tracking program performance data related to partnerships and SME loan pipelines.
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, business administration, or related field required; master’s preferred.
- Experience representing an organization, developing institutional partnerships and MOUs;
- Proficiency in financial analysis, business planning and loan application development;
- Previous experience designing and delivering training;
- Sound understanding of the current financial inclusion landscape within Tanzania;
- Experience in promoting access to finance for youth and women is desirable;
- Familiarity and experience with international development principles and practices;
- USAID or other donor experience is helpful;
- Ability to work legally in Tanzania required;
- Proficiency in English and Swahili required.
IESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are highly encouraged to apply.