Women's Economic Empowerment Manager

TATU Project
  • Location
    Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 25

Position description

TATU Project is a non-profit organization that facilitates equal and sustainable development for the rural community of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto in Northern Tanzania. We address community needs and build effective solutions through active collaboration with members of the community and relevant stakeholders.

W.E. Thrive Program Description

An economic empowerment program to reinforce saving habits and entrepreneurship. TATU Project supports the women of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto in their own initiatives towards financial independence. The women are empowered through setting up their own financial systems and businesses, contributing their own capital and making practical decisions through skill-building workshops and training.

Project Descriptions

The Bike Shop Project

The Bike Shop project is a bicycle rental business run by the women of from the community of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto; it offers a stable income to managers, promotes responsible income management, incentivizes saving, and gives the villages access to bicycle rentals that save community members time and money.

Micro-lending Project

The women of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto are motivated to be involved by the opportunity of having more capital accessible and the use of a saving/lending space. It also encourages members to reinforce saving habits and entrepreneurship. The project provides access to skill-building opportunities and capital required to grow their businesses and gain greater financial independence.

The W.E. Thrive program manager will work closely with the women of Msitu wa Tembo and Londoto, liaise with our partners and collaborate with our team members from all around the world. The manager will support the everyday operations of the projects run by the women of the community, develop the businesses with the goal of sustainability and facilitate training on business skills. The W.E. Thrive program manager is also responsible for managing the W.E. thrive team of volunteers, regular administrative tasks such as reporting and accounting and ensuring the program is aligned with the relevant and overall organization strategy.

Key Responsibilities

-      Develop and manage the W.E. Thrive economic empowerment program

-      Identify and implement needed support/training throughout the phases of the projects

-      Mentor and facilitate the Micro-Lending Panel (MLP) and bike shop leaders

-      Coordinate and supervise everyday operations of MLI and Bike Shop activities

-      Ensure smooth communications between TATU and the women of the community

-      Involvement in maintaining donor relationships

-      Conduct Monitoring and Evaluation data collection

-      Regular weekly and monthly reporting

-      Program budgeting and accounting

-      Take part in fundraising efforts

-      Manage W.E. Thrive team and communicate with direct manager

-      Align program to organization strategic plan


It is essential for you to have:

  • University Diploma and/or professional experience in at least one of the following fields:
  • Project management
  • Business
  • Finance (micro finance is a plus)
  • International Relations / Development Studies
  • Proven time management and organizational skills
  • Innovative and analytical thinker, with an ability to find solutions to complex problems
  • A proficient level of English skills, writing and oral
  • Management experience

It is desirable for you to have:

  • Experience with international non-profits
  • Experience with rural women’s groups
  • A good of grasp of accounting and finance concepts
  • Computer skills across MS office and other relevant applications


  • 1 year contract with expectation of renewal based on performance
  • First three onths of probationary period
  • Salary from 600,000 – 625 000 TZS per month
  • 60% Health insurance compensation
  • Communication stipend
  • Transportation covered to and from the field
  • Mandatory taxes and pension compensation

Application instructions

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