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Position: Marketing and IT advisor
The Marketing & IT Advisor will work as part of the Tanzania Local Economic Development- Extractive Industries project which aims to increase the benefit to local communities in Tanzania of investment in the mining industry.
The Marketing & IT Advisor will work with the Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) to coach and mentor local companies in the mining supply chain to improve their marketability; learn techniques in developing tenders that meet industry requirements to win contracts; discover potential company advertising methods; and the use of IT as a tool for marketing and managing the business.
The Marketing & IT will also coach SIDO staff providing business support services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve the quality of marketing and IT management support. Ultimately the role will contribute to local companies winning more contracts and employing more people and therefore ensuring a greater proportion of mining investment benefits local people.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, IT, or related subjects
Experience in developing marketing / IT management systems
Able to develop and implement strategic marketing / IT methods applicable to business at a SME level in developing countries.
Good experience in establishing and supporting organization development
Facilitation and training skills
Fluency in English
How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Application closing date
13 Nov 2015
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