Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity Vacancy at CRS


Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity

Financial Inclusion Manager – Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity Vacancy at CRS

Job Title:  Financial Inclusion Manager – Tanzania KilimoTija Activity Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)
Department:  Programs Location: Dar es salaam

*This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Country Background

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CRS in Tanzania works in very close collaboration with the catholic Churches and implements programs through both Churches and secular local partners. CRS has been helping poor, vulnerable families improve their lives through orphans and vulnerable children, agriculture, health, microfinance, and WASH programming in Tanzania since 1962.

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and management of the inclusive finance component of the Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity (KTA) and to support the Business Development Manager (BDM) and the Grants Manager (GM) in the implementation of KTA’s Grants under Contract (GuC) component.

Description of Duties

  • Develop, implement, and document strategies and activities that improve access to financial products particularly for youth and women in horticulture industry.
  • Identify and create linkages between horticulture farmers and relevant financial institutions and products including MFIs and other business development services.
  • Oversee the implementation of CRS’ savings group model (SILC).
  • Work closely with financial institutions to develop products that target horticulture SH Farmers particularly youth and women.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL and using digital applications and platforms to develop and disseminate financial inclusion Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials, access and disseminate Market Information.
  • Increase financial literacy of KTA participants through awareness raising, financial literacy and information communication through dissemination of relevant IEC materials.
  • Increase awareness of financial products available in the local market including promotion of innovations using USAID KTA Grants Under Contracts (GUC) facility to targeted participants particularly grants which facilitate inclusion of young women and men involved in the horticulture sector.
  • In close collaboration with the KTA Business Development Manager, facilitate access to GUC facility by developing financially viable projects and business plans for entrepreneurial young women and men in the horticulture sector.
  • Work closely with the KTA’s Grants Manager to design and set performance targets for beneficiaries of GUC facility, ensuring that they are closely monitored, and that appropriate, timely interventions are made.
  • Disseminate best practices and knowledge to other stakeholders.

Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in agricultural economics/economics, financial management, community economic development, business administration, rural development, or related subjects with a focus on financial inclusion and market systems development.
  • At least 5 years hands on experience in managing projects with saving groups components, financial inclusion.
  • Extensive experience supporting diverse partnerships including government agencies, private sector entities, and non-profits in financial management aspects.
  • Computer proficient especially use of MS Office applications including spreadsheets, word processors and databases.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and solve problems in a consultative manner.

Personal Skills 

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong data collection and research skills and ability to interpret and analyze data
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required Languages – Excellent command of English and Kiswahili required.

Travel – More than 60% travel in the program areas.

Financial Inclusion Manager – Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity Vacancy at CRS

Key Working Relationships: 

Supervisory: DCoP

Internal: CoP and other technical advisors

External:  Partners’ staff

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): 

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships Promotes Learning

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


  • Interested qualified candidates should submit their letter of application together with their CV in PDF or Word format in a single attachment which outlines their experience and sustainability of the position applied to email address TZ_HR@crs.org not later than 1st July 2022.
  • The applicants should clearly state the Job title applied for in the subject line of the email.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Female candidates, people with disability and people from other recognized marginalized backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.  CRS Tanzania recognizes many people do not have access to university education, limited capacity to travel, women take career breaks to care for family, and physical access for people with disability is limited in some workplaces including in the field.  In all recruitments, CRS Tanzania uses a competency-based selection process.  This ensures that if a candidate does not have a university degree or many years of experience, their competencies and existing expertise is assessed and valued.

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