New Job Opportunities at VisionFund Tanzania


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Head of People and Culture

To Manage & coordinate human resources strategy for VisionFund, Tanzania (VFT) – Microfinance Business (MFB) including manpower planning, recruitment & selection, orientation, placement, performance management, compensation package, staff development and talent management.

Ensure that Human Resources (HR) Strategy is developed & implemented in all areas of the organization and in compliance with VFT & VisionFund International (VFI) standards:

  • Provides strategic People support and advice on Human Resources issues.
  • Updates the employee handbook on a per need basis, and ensures that all revision and addition to the policies are written in the employee handbook; Informs all concerned staff the changes entered into the employee handbook.
  • Ensures that good insurance covers for staff are in place that will be of benefit to the organization.
  • All Policies are updated.
  • As required quarterly present to board People & Culture (P & C) matters.
Staffing Plan & Budgets:
  • Contributes and advises in senior management strategic planning, with particular responsibility for HR needs, policies and procedures.
  • Prepares and submits annual budget and plan for the approval of the SMT.
  • Plans and implements procurements.
  • Administers the logistics, safekeeping of the office premises and properties.
Recruitment, Selection, Orientation and Placement:
  • Develops letters of appointment, transfer, promotion, and the like; and sends to the concerned staff after approval.
  • Conducts “due diligence” or the “fit and proper” test to assess the job applicant’s background and character.
  • Ensures that VFT maintains a standardized and systematic hiring and recruitment process; develops or updates hiring policies and procedures most appropriate to individual positions.
  • Coordinates all recruitment for VFT: reviews staff requisitions, supervises the hiring and contractual process, and arranges for the new employee’s orientation with the immediate supervisor
Compensation & Rewards:
  • Reviews the benefits scheme (compensation, incentives, and other benefits) on an annual basis; ensures that it is properly administered in accordance with the employee handbook, and if necessary, recommends to the CEO the renewal of the scheme.
  • Conducts consultations with department heads to determine performance indicators and benchmarks per position.
  • Periodically carries out salaries and benefits surveys for the review process in order to develop and maintain a competitive compensation package and incentive schemes for staff.
Performance Management & Engagement:
  • Develop, implement and monitor staff performance appraisals is done on a regular basis.
  • Reviews and upgrades the performance appraisal instrument, at least yearly to determine effectiveness and applicability.
  • Investigates all disciplinary and grievance cases with the respective staff, provides guidance, and corrective action through counseling, training, or instituting disciplinary procedures.
  • In consultation with the senior management, develops performance indicators and standards in promoting staff to higher posts.
  • Branch efficiency & Effectiveness.
Capability & Competency Management:
  • Conducts periodic staff training needs and plans for capacity building- training and staff development.
  • Coordinates and develops the staff development strategy to make sure that the staff continues to achieve professional growth within VFT.
Employee Relations & Change Agent:

Advisor P&C whistleblower Committee on policies & regulations governing staff disciplinary.
Coordinates grievance hearing between the staff and the committees.

Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Visit to the Field operations quarterly.

  • Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources, psychology, law and Social Science.
  • Bachelor Degree in HR, Social Science, Psychology & Law.
  • Excellence interpersonal counseling & problem- solving skill.
  • Very good knowledge of oral & written English.
  • Very good analytical & reporting skills.
  • Good trainer, facilitator, mentor and coach.
  • Good knowledge of WV &VFI Partnership.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications.
  • Be a good leader.
  • Familiar with Core business.
  • Model and demonstrate effective Christian leadership and able to lead daily devotions.
Deadline: 15-Jun-19