BUSINESS ADVISER at Tanzania Investment and Consultant Group Ltd (TICGL) February, 2023


Reporting to: Senior Business Adviser

Location: Dar Es Salaam office based with some local travel

Job Purpose:

To make a significant contribution to the development of the competitiveness and growth of Tanzania businesses through advising them on a range of business issues. TICGL is working on behalf of the TERFORUM-Non Profit Organization to deliver business support across Tanzania. It is expected that the post holder will be used to working with various stakeholders on a collaborative basis in order to maximise project outcomes and value for funders. There will be a particular emphasis on supporting independently-owned businesses serving local communities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1.       Identify and confirm eligibility of businesses that might benefit from the support being provided by the programme.

i.            Respond to enquiries and proactively target Tanzania businesses in order to ensure the engagement of sufficient clients to meet individual and team targets.

ii.            Actively seek enquiries from local businesses that have never accessed business support. Advisers shall work with local stakeholders to identify these businesses

iii.            Making appropriate records on relevant systems, reports and documentation in order to comply with TICGL and TERFORUM standards.

2.       To provide impartial business advice in order to support clients to meet their business objectives.

3.       Develop local awareness of the role of the Tanzania Business.

4.       Develop working relationships with stakeholders

5.       To facilitate a holistic analysis of clients’ businesses to gain an in-depth understanding and insight into the current performance and potential.

6.       To assist clients in prioritising issues and identifying potential courses of action.

i.            To use available and/or specified diagnostic tools to develop a tailored business support plan.

ii.            Able to understand and communicate the key business issues affecting the profitability and growth of an enterprise, along with the factors leading to potential success or failure.

iii.            Must have sufficient knowledge of strategic choices, practical process and current issues (such as marketing and sales, accessing finance, intellectual property, internationalisation etc) to be credible with clients.

7.       Provide specific business advice and where appropriate, to select business support services that meet the agreed needs of clients from the full range of private and public sector providers ensuring wherever possible that the customer may choose from a number of providers.

i.            Advise businesses on the basis of the needs identified and, when appropriate, signpost to organisations better placed to provide specialist support.

ii.            Maintain own knowledge of the business environment, trends and changes in legislation affecting businesses, especially SMEs.

iii.            Maintain knowledge of the business support ecosystem across Tanzania and develop relationships with business support providers. To that end, attend events and other networking opportunities.

iv.            Work with client companies in order to create tangible outcomes form the support provided.

v.            Work as part of a wider team of advisers, sharing knowledge and clients with colleagues as appropriate in the best interests of the clients and the company.

8.       To act as a credible, strategic adviser to a portfolio of businesses from small start-up SMEs to larger mid-sized businesses. To support those clients through advice, provision of information, diagnostics and brokerage, referrals and introductions to other Tanzania support organisations as appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor Degree in Economics, Development Economics, Marketing, Business Administration, Finance and Accounting. A Post Graduate will be an added advantage. Minimum 3 years in relevant field.

How to Apply: Send Resume and Cover letter to:-

TICGL Senior Economist

Tanzania Investment and Consultant Group Ltd

P.O.BOX 8269

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

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Or Send a CV Documents to what’sApp number: +255 734 862 343, Indicate the position you apply on SUBJECT LINE.

Before: Monday, February 20, 2023.


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