We are Hiring: Project Manager Tanzania (Maternity Cover)

AHK Services Eastern Africa Limited Tanzania is hiring for a temporary Project Manager position for a 5 month period beginning August and ending December, 2019.

About AHK Services Eastern Africa Ltd (AHK Kenya):

We are the key player of German foreign business development on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany in East Africa.

We represent German business interests in East Africa and inform about and promote Germany as a business location. Our mandate is to promote bilateral business relations through advocacy and engagement with state institutions and government bodies.

For that we offer a broad range of services such as market entry facilitation, analysis and research and also organise delegation visits, conferences and events. The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya, via its service company AHK Services Eastern Africa Ltd, supports German companies in finding a market in East Africa and vice versa and establishes business contacts with potential partners and customers. The Tanzanian branch office was established in 2018, and consists of a small team, which works closely with the main office in Nairobi.

We are looking for an energetic Project Manager to join our team as maternity cover.

About the Role:

The Project Manager will join our branch office in Tanzania. You will deliver value for the clients of AHK Services EA Tanzania through supporting companies’ market entry in Tanzania; facilitating partnerships between Tanzanian and German companies, organizing networking events, conferences, delegation trips and customer events and by conducting market research and drawing relevant insights.

Therefore, we are looking for candidates with strong commitment, high energy and interest to support an international cluster of clients in Tanzania and Germany!

Your responsibilities will include:

Conducting market research and contributing insights to AHK’s growing knowledge base

  • Establish research needs of AHK’s clients.
  • Conduct desk and market research, collect data, identify market trends and opportunities.
  • Map industries and identify key players, e.g. potential business partners or customers for our clients.
  • Present your research in adequate and attractive formats (e.g. Excel, Power Point etc).
  • Stay updated about certain markets, industries sand key global and local trends.

Delivering Market Entry Facilitation Services and Business Advisory

  • Respond to incoming questions related to trade between Germany and Tanzania, e.g. import, export or market entry related queries.
  • Display strong customer service attitude, promote strong understanding and help facilitate trade between Tanzania and Germany.
  • Contribute to our knowledge base and improve templates and fact sheets to deliver relevant and up-to-date information to incoming requests faster.

Managing Events

  • Conceptualize and organize customer events such as conferences, networking cocktails, launches and other events within our projects or for our clients.
  • Liaise with speakers, participants, exhibitors, service providers and other stakeholders to make the event a success.
  • Apply smart techniques and tools (planning, budgeting, event management, evaluation etc) to ensure efficient and quality events.

Sales and Business Development for AHK’s Service Department

  • Identify and network with potential clients, e.g. by attending events and forums.
  • Understand the interests and needs of potential clients in conversation. Draft proposals and service offers in-line with AHK’s mandate using templates and standards.
  • Based on your market and trends analysis, identify opportunities and suggest ideas for new projects and initiatives AHK could venture into.
  • Represent AHK and our mandate and services in the market.

Project Management

  • Conceptualize and manage smaller and bigger projects such as Fact Finding missions for single clients or business delegations for a group of companies.
  • Carry out any work required, including identifying needs of participating companies, conducting relevant market research, brokering B2B meetings with Tanzanian counterparts, arranging travel etc.
  • Join selected travel and meetings, ensure that our clients have a great experience during their travel and contribute to their understanding of the local market and socioeconomic realities.
  • Delegate work to colleagues and use effective planning and tracking tools to ensure project goals are met even when things get hectic.

Who we are looking for:

  • You are excited about business, international business relations and business advisory.
  • You have at least 3-5 years of work experience in project management, research, event management and/or business advisory.
  • You have experience working in an international team or with international clients and possess strong confidence and self-awareness in intercultural settings.
  • You are comfortable with dynamic environments and willing to put in the hard and sometimes tedious work of pulling together a great event at short notice or facilitating cross-border business relations. You are determined, resilient and cope well with stress.
  • You enjoy a customer-driven job and stay energized through constant people interaction.
  • You are very organized, with good time management.
  • Past experience in managing others on projects is highly preferred.
  • Strong writing skills: professional emails, actionable meeting minutes and concise projector research write-ups.
  • You enjoy working in teams to make things happen and have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You anticipate issues and have a proven track record of being resourceful in fast-paced environments.
  • You have excellent Computer and Microsoft Office skills, including Power Point, Word and Excel.
  • You hold a degree in business studies, social sciences, economics or related.
  • Experience in a consulting or professional services company and understanding a busy international work environment is an added advantage.
  • German language skills are not required but are an added advantage.

You will fit into our culture if:

  • You are excited about moving East Africa forward through business and trade, industry linkages, and strengthening the business ecosystem at large.
  • You enjoy a busy work environment with multiple parallel projects and activities.
  • You learn fast and adapt quickly to new demands.
  • You enjoy working in an international team.
  • You are curious to learn about German business practices and economic realities.

Why work with us?

  • Be part of driving socio-economic development through business expansion and growth.
  • Many opportunities to get exposed to interesting projects, networks and events. You will witness interesting business and trade relationships come to life.
  • We are an international, result-driven, fun and collaborative team
  • Competitive remuneration

Other information

The role is based in our Dar es Salaam office. Ideal start date is beginning of August 2019. Due to the nature of work additional hours may be required. Events or activities may happen during early mornings or extend into evenings and may require your participation. As this role is a maternity cover, the role is temporary until the end of December 2019. Extension of the contract can be discussed, based on performance.

How to apply?

Please go through our website in-depth and see how our work relates to your profile.
Kindly send your complete CV, letter of motivation, copies of all relevant certificates to info(at)tanzania-ahk.co.tz

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by AHK Tanzania

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the role is filled.

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