Thursday 29 June 2017

Job Opportunity at DUMA Works, Executive Director

Job Opportunity at DUMA Works, Executive Director

Job Opportunity at DUMA Works, Executive Director
Duma Works is recruiting an Executive Director for our client; The American Chamber of Commerce in Tanzania.

The American Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization made up of over 100 local and multinational businesses in Dar es Salaam and across Tanzania. AmCham provides a forum for networking, information sharing, and business advocacy. Its primary goals are to support long-term, sustainable investment in Tanzania and to promote stronger trade relations between the United States and Tanzania.
AmCham works to:

Increase Tanzania’s national competitiveness;
Promote a spirit of business, professionalism, and ethics in Tanzania;
Provide a forum for members to address relevant business issues;
Serve as a convening force for business networking;
Share information on new legislation and market developments that can impact members;
Advocate on behalf of its members with the U.S. and Tanzanian governments;
Facilitate cross-cultural interaction between U.S. and Tanzanian business;
Promote a two-way flow of trade and investment between the U.S. and Tanzania

AMCHAM is currently seeking a new Executive Director to manage operations and drive the organization’s strategic vision. Responsibilities include but are not limited to relationship management, membership recruitment, marketing, communication, event management, financial management, and public policy advocacy. The position will be based in Dar es Salaam.


Serve as the main point of contact—in person and via phone and email—for members and prospective members on all AmCham related issues and queries
Ensure that members’ queries and requests are addressed in a timely manner
Manage the growth of Chamber, including management of membership growth and retention
Maintain Chamber website, manage outreach to members and prospective members, send monthly email newsletters, and manage social media (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, etc.)

Manage and maintain positive and credible relationship with key stakeholders such as : o Board of Directors
New, potential, and existing Members
US Investors, visiting US companies
Government of Tanzania
US embassy in Tanzania and other US agencies
Tanzanian embassies/consulates abroad
Other local and international chambers and business organizations

Facilitate and organize all AmCham events, from large conferences and informal networking events to high-level roundtables
Secure sponsorships for events, as necessary

Identify, recruit, and capture new memberships to grow the breadth and revenues of the Chamber
Identify important developments with respect to changes in the business environment and investment climate for inclusion in the Chamber’s advocacy efforts and member services
Oversee the expansion of member services as the needs and administrative capacity of the Chamber grow
Develop a Strategic Plan for 2018-2019 with Board input

Update member database; update current contact list, add relevant businesses in Tanzania not currently on outreach lists
Manage all Chamber IT needs, from website maintenance to the expansion of its social media presence
Keep the Chamber on a solid financial footing through fundraising from membership dues, sponsorships, and fees
Compile and present monthly and yearly financial reports with agreed KPIs at Board meetings
Work with board members to backstop them in their duties: e.g., relationship management, events, public policy, member recruitment, finances, and advocacy
Formulate an annual budget and report against the budget at board meetings
Assist with and facilitate annual audits with the Chamber auditor
Handle relevant business correspondence and communication

Engage with U.S. and Tanzanian public and private sector on behalf of the Chamber
Maintain strategic relationships with other local and international business and professional organizations
Lead public policy and advocacy efforts on behalf of the AmCham-TZ membership
Draft and circulate policy briefs and white papers, as required by the Chamber Board and membership

Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3 years’ working experience in the private sector. Experience in frontier markets and previous working experience in Tanzania is ideal.

-Candidates should possess the following:
-Proven ability to work independently, set priorities, and manage their time to deliver on time and on target
-Demonstrated staffing abilities, including the ability to staff multiple Board-level leaders at a time
-Sales and relationship management experience in a business or business organization
-Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-moving business environment
-Superior written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to interface with high level staff in partner organizations, including businesses leaders and -government officials; written and oral proficiency in Kiswahili is always an advantage but is not mandatory
-Demonstrated financial management skills
-Strong time-management skills, including ability to meet deadlines
-High level of computer literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point; ability to manage website content and email database programs
-High level of professionalism
-An energetic and self-motivated personality, ability to work as a self-starter

Reporting: The Executive Director reports to the AmCham Chair and Board of Directors.
Working arrangements: The position will be based in Dar es Salaam

Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to marking the subject as “2812”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2812 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
Deadline for receiving applications: Wednesday, 12th July 2017

* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.
If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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