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SELF MICROFINANCE FUND JOB VACANCIES – 27 POSTS

SELF Microfinance Fund (SELF MF) is a corporate entity under the Ministry of Finance and Planning. It was incorporated on the 4th September, 2014 to take over the operations and obligations of SELF Project.

SELF MF is registered as a Company limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act, 2002 of the United Republic of Tanzania with registration number 112091. It is wholly owned by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through the Treasury Registrar. It has an independent governing Board which oversees its strategic direction while the Management Team led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) executes the day-to-day activities of the Fund.

1. CREDIT OFFICER II-16 POSTS

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To undertake awareness raising and sensitization of wholesale and retail clients;

ii. To conduct area mapping and active marketing campaigns by paying visits to potential customers in order to attract new clients;

iii. To closely liaise with Fund’s borrowers to ensure timely loan repayments;

iv. To conduct credit appraisals for loan applicants and recommend eligible borrowers;

v. To prepare and present credit appraisal reports to the Branch Manager for review and approval as defined in the Fund’s approval matrix;

vi. To ensure the Branch meets or exceeds the loan targets as agreed upon in the business plan;

vii. To conduct client de-briefing during loan releases;

viii. To report and assist the Fund’s Legal Officer in litigation matters against borrower clients;

ix. To prepare and present credit applications to the Branch Manager for review and recommendation for approval by the relevant authority;

x. To prepare and submit loan portfolio management reports to the Branch Manager for review and guidance;

xi. To file out loan applications, credit analysis, and loan request summaries and submitting the same to loan committees for approval;

xii. To ensure post-disbursement compliance with approved terms and conditions as well as reviewing expiry of credits, progress of repayment, insurance, and post fact mortgage;

xiii. To assist in controlling the recording, deposit, and withdrawal of security documentation;

xiv. To be responsible for collateral valuation, monitoring, and reconciliation with the same with original documents;

xv. To ensure compliance with credit approval terms, conditions, and regulatory requirements;

xvi. To prepare loan agreements and ensuring that they are complete and accurate according to applicable policies;

xvii. To evaluate clients’ credit data and financial statements in order to determine the degree of risks involved in lending money to the clients;

xviii. To consult credit associations and references to exchange credit information on clients;

xix. To evaluate the financial status of clients by producing financial ratios;

xx. To make recommendations about procedural/policy changes; and

xxi. To perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her Supervisor.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields: Finance, Banking, Financial Management, Development Finance and Investment Planning, Microfinance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Commerce or Business Administration majoring in either Finance, Banking, Microfinance, Accounting, Entrepreneurship or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF Products

ii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iii. Ability to analyze and interpret loan applications

iv. Ability to recover defaulted loans

v. Good communication skills

vi. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE– SMF SS 4

2. ICT OFFICER II-1 POST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To perform daily administrative functions which involve monitoring the
performance of the main system and back up servers by ensuring that they run
properly and any trouble shooting is resolved promptly;

ii. To ensure that hard disks have adequate space for data storage and
processing;

iii. To assist in system and network maintenance;

iv. To trouble-shoot systems and network;

v. To perform or direct web site updates;

vi. To identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct
problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction;

vii. To maintain understanding of current web technologies or programming
practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional
conferences, workshops, or groups;

viii. To develop or validate test routines and schedules in order to ensure that test
cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types;

ix. To write, analyze, review, and rewrite programs, using workflow chart and
diagram, and apply knowledge of computer capabilities;

x. To write or contribute to instructions or manuals in order to guide end users;

xi. To provide routine system support for remote office connectivity, system
applications and desktop hardware installation remotely or through contract
support;

xii. To assist the implementation of Network Security within the Local and Wide
Area Networks;

xiii. To establish installation requirements and ensure that the operating systems
do not interfere with one another; and

xiv. To perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her superior.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields: Computer Science, Information
Technology, Information System, Computer Engineering, System Engineering, or
equivalent qualification from recognized institution.

EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF products

ii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iii. Ability to handle customers

iv. Flexibility on job rotation

v. Ability to recover defaulted loans

vi. Good communication skills

vii. Ability to work under pressure

viii. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE– SMF SS 4

3. INTERNAL AUDITOR II – 1 POST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To assist in planning, organizing and conducting audit functions within the Fund;

ii. To assist in developing efficient and effective internal auditing systems and
coordinate planned audit activities;

iii. To assist in preparation and implementation of annual internal audit plans and
strategies;

iv. To assist in preparing and conducting periodic reviews of Internal Audit Manual in
consultation with the Head of Internal Audit, who prescribes the internal audit
approach, methodology, policies, procedures and guidelines;

v. To ascertain compliance to applicable laws and regulations; internal policies and
procedures; plans, budgets and financial regulations;

vi. To ensure execution of special investigations, special inspections and surprise
checks as may be instructed or reported cases may apply;

vii. To ensure compliance to accounting, auditing and other applicable standards and
guidelines set by professional bodies;

viii. To assist in reviewing of annual financial statements before their submission to
external auditors and advise the Fund’s Management accordingly; and

ix. To perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields: Accountancy, Finance, Auditing,
Commerce or Business Administration (majoring in Accountancy or Finance) or
equivalent qualifications from any recognized institution. The candidate must possess
CPA (T), ACCA, ACA, CIA, or equivalent professional qualification recognized by NBAA.

EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF products

ii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iii. Ability to handle customers

iv. Flexibility on job rotation

v. Ability to analyze and interpret loan applications

vi. Ability to recover defaulted loans

vii. Good communication skills

viii. Ability to work under pressure

ix. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE– SMF SS 5

4. LEGAL OFFICER II-1 POST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To assist in recording and custody of contracts’ implementation, follow up and
ensure that contractual obligations are met;

ii. To participate in vetting all legal documents emanating from outside SELF MF in
which the Fund is a party;

iii. To assist in reviewing all legal documents, i.e. contracts, agreements, and the like,
for all departments and financial hubs and ensure compliance to all existing
regulations;

iv. To participate in search and follow ups with the Registrar of the Companies and
Land Registry with regard to registration matters, verification of titles & legal rights,
assignment and or transfer of titles, valuation & disposal of collaterals, etc. as and
when required;

v. To assist in preparing monthly report of legal matters attended;

vi. To assist in receiving, register and file police case files, letters and other
corresponding documents submitted to the Fund for legal advice; and

vii. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her superiors.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) from recognized institutions and must have
attended and passed Internship or Postgraduate Diploma from Law School of Tanzania.

EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF products

ii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iii. Ability to handle customers

iv. Flexibility on job rotation

v. Ability to analyze and interpret loan applications

vi. Ability to recover defaulted loans

vii. Good communication skills

viii. Ability to work under pressure

ix. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE- SMF SS 5

5. ACCOUNTANT II-1 POST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To assist in updating and reconciling the general ledger monthly and make the
necessary adjustments in respect of pending transactions appearing in the
suspense accounts;

ii. To assist in monitoring of cash reserves and investments and prepare and
reconcile bank statements monthly or as guided by the accounting policy;

iii. To participate in issuing of cheques for all accounts due and ensure payment
transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting
system;

iv. To participate in preparing financial statements;

v. To assist with the preparation for annual audit and attend to audit queries/requirements as relates to accounting deficiencies;

vi. To assist in updating the computerized accounting system, financial files, and key
accounting records;

vii. To reconcile the accounts payable and accounts receivable ledgers including the
loan portfolio account and ensure the sum total of the individual accounts is equal
to the control account figures in the respective ledgers;

viii. To participate in preparing journal summaries/journal vouchers for transactions
such as purchases, imprest retirements, adjusting entries, and posting them
accordingly as guided by the chart of accounts;

ix. To perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields: Accountancy, Finance,
Commerce or Business Administration (Majoring in Accountancy or Finance) or its
equivalent from any recognized Institution. The candidate must possess CPA (T), ACCA,
ACA, CIMA or equivalent professional qualification recognized by the NBAA

EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF products

ii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iii. Ability to handle customers

iv. Flexibility on job rotation

v. Ability to analyze and interpret loans

vi. Ability to recover loans from defaulters

vii. Good communication skills

viii. Ability to work under pressure

ix. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE- SMF SS 5

6. ACCOUNTS OFFICER II-1 POST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To assist in preparing various payment reports, schedules, and lists of various
expenditures;

ii. To assist in maintaining cash controls and checks and balances through
appropriate segregation of duties;

iii. To participate in monitoring cash reserves and investments,

iv. To participate in preparing and reconciling bank statements monthly as guided by
the accounting policy;

v. To examine payments;

vi. To serve as a cashier for both receiving and paying funds, issuing receipts for
funds received, and obtaining acknowledgement for funds paid;

vii. To deposit and withdraw funds from bank accounts and prepare bank
reconciliation statements;

viii. To maintain ledger accounts, journal, cashbook, and other accounting records and
reconciles control accounts in the general ledger with subsidiary ledgers;

ix. To prepare bills and other debt documents; and

x. To perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Bachelor Degree or Advance Diploma in one of the following fields:
Accountancy, Finance, Commerce or Business Administration (majoring in Accountancy
or Finance) or Intermediate Certificate (Module D) or equivalent qualifications recognized
by the NBAA.

EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF products

ii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iii. Ability to handle customers

iv. Flexibility on job rotation

v. Ability to analyze and interpret loan applications

vi. Ability to recover defaulted loans

vii. Good communication skills

viii. Ability to work under pressure

ix. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE- SMF SS 4

7. PLANNING OFFICER II-1POST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To participate in organizational reviews, communicating results to top
management, and developing strategies based on organizational reviews;

ii. To participate in review of the Fund’s performance and provide recommendations
on strategies that may be adopted to increase effectiveness and efficiency in
fulfilling its mandate;

iii. To assist in preparation of the Fund’s strategic plan, medium term plan, and annual
action plan;

iv. To participate in monitoring the implementation of the Fund’s Annual Action Plan,
Strategic Plan and Fund’s Performance Contract in liaison with the Human
Resources section;

v. To assist in preparation of periodic performance reports and ensure their filing;

vi. To assist in consolidating and monitoring the implementation of resolutions from
different meetings;

vii. To participate in designing, controlling and impacting evaluation mechanisms for
integrated projects; and

viii. To perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her Superiors.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Bachelor Degree in one of the following fields: Economics, Agricultural
Economics, Statistics, Project Planning and Management, Development Finance and
Investment Finance or any other related fields from a recognized institution

EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF products

ii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iii. Ability to handle customers

iv. Flexibility on job rotation

v. Ability to analyze and interpret loan applications

vi. Ability to recover loans from defaulters

vii. Good communication skills

viii. Ability to work under pressure

ix. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE– SMF SS 4

8. INSURANCE OFFICER II-1POST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To develop a comprehensive marketing plan and work with agents in developing
sales goals and action plans;

ii. To establish a protocol for changing the terms of the service contract and
stipulations for default and termination of the contract;

iii. To ensure that there is safe-keeping of all relevant records, data, documents, or
files for a period approved by the Fund;

iv. To prepare suitable limits on transactions;

v. To maintain confidentiality of all customer transactions all the times;

vi. To identify marketing strategies based on the Fund’s objectives, market
characteristics, product costing, and mark-up factors as related to agency services;

vii. To identify business opportunities, negotiate and close business deals, and
maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions;

viii. To develop and oversee implementation of customer service charter and identify
and implement value added customer service;

ix. To Provide guidance to the Fund’s clients in marketing their products;

x. To call on clients and make presentations on solutions and services that meet or
predict their future needs; and

xi. To perform any other duties as may be assigned by his/her Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Bachelor Degree in Insurance or equivalent qualification from a recognized
institution.

EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF products

ii. Ability to recruits loans

iii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iv. Ability to handle customers

v. Flexibility on job rotation

vi. Ability to analyze and interpret loans

vii. Ability to recover loans from defaulters

viii. Good communication skills

ix. Ability to work under pressure

x. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE– SMF SS 4

9. DRIVER II- 4 POSTS

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

i. To maintain logbooks;

ii. To ensure safety of passenger(s) during driving;

iii. To ensure safe-keeping of the vehicle and its tools;

iv. To maintain disciplined behavior, smartness and proper conduct in rendering
services;

v. To maintain cleanliness of the vehicle and tools;

vi. To report promptly any defects or problems detected in the vehicle;

vii. To undertake minor repairs when necessary;

viii. To perform messenger duties such as dispatching documents/letters and
collecting mail;

ix. To check validity of insurance, fees etc. and report the same to the Administrative
Officer for necessary action; and

x. Perform any other functions as may be assigned by his/her supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Holders of Form IV/VI Certificate and Class “C1 or E” Driving License, Basic Driving
Certificate from recognized institution with driving experience of at least one year without
causing any accident.

 EXTRA QUALIFICATION

i. Ability to sale and market SELF MF products

ii. Ability to recruits loans

iii. Ability to negotiate with clients

iv. Ability to handle customers

v. Flexibility on job rotation

vi. Ability to recover loans from defaulters

vii. Good communication skills

viii. Ability to work under pressure

ix. Readiness to work anywhere in Tanzania

SALARY SCALE- SMF SS 2

GENERAL CONDITIONS

i. All applicants must be Citizens of Tanzania generally with an age not above 45 years of age except for those who are in Public Service;

ii. Applicants must attach an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) having reliable contacts; postal address/post code, e-mail and telephone numbers;

iii. Applicants should apply on the strength of the information given in this advertisement;

iv. Applicants must attach their certified copies of the following certificates: –
• Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma/Certificates;
• Postgraduate/Degree/Advanced Diploma/Diploma transcripts;
• Form IV and Form VI National Examination Certificates;
• Professional Registration and Training Certificates from respective
Registration or Regulatory Bodies, (where applicable);
• Birth certificate;

v. Attaching copies of the following certificates is strictly not accepted: –
• Form IV and form VI results slips;
• Testimonials and all Partial transcripts;

vi. An applicant must upload recent Passport Size Photo in the Recruitment Portal;

vii. An applicant employed in the Public Service should route his application letter through his respective employer;

viii. An applicant who is retired from the Public Service for whatever reason should not apply;

ix. An applicant should indicate three reputable referees with their reliable contacts;

x. Certificates from foreign examination bodies for Ordinary or Advanced level education should be verified by The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA).

xi. Professional certificates from foreign Universities and other training institutions should be verified by The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) and National Council for Technical Education (NACTE);

xii. An applicant with special needs/case (disability) is supposed/advised to indicate;

xiii. A signed application letters should be written either in Swahili or English and addressed to Secretary, Presidents Office, Public Service Recruitment Secretariat, P.O. Box 2320, University of Dodoma (UDOM), Utumishi Building/Asha Rose Migiro Buildings – Dodoma.

xiv. Deadline for application is 6th February, 2022;

xv. Only short-listed candidates will be informed on a date for interview and;

xvi. Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate to legal action;

NOTE:

All applications must be sent through Recruitment Portal by using the following address; http://portal.ajira.go.tz/ and not otherwise (This address also can be found at PSRS Website, Click ‘Recruitment Portal’)

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