Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Job Opportunity at NMB Bank, Executive Director

Executive Director 

Who we Are

In the year 2010 the Rabo Foundation based in the Netherlands and NMB bank in Tanzania founded the NMB-Foundation for Agricultural Development (NFAD) in Tanzania with the sole purpose of training Agricultural Marketing Co-operative Societies (AMCOS) and Small Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in agribusiness. The NFAD provides training in management, governance and financial skills to strengthen AMCOS respect of efficiency and creating economies of scale, in order to make them profitable, sustainable and bankable enterprises that are able to provide efficient and effective services to their farmers. Currently, the NFAD also works with other development partners in case additional (agronomical) training is required for the target group.


The Foundation’s aim is to strengthen the management of the cooperatives and its members in terms of leadership, governance, marketing and financial skills as wel as production techniques to improve produce quantity and quality and hence make the cooperatives sustainable and bankable for eventual increase of farmers’income.

Successful and high potential Agricultural Marketing Co-operative Societies (AMCOS) and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in agribusiness with a desire to grow should be given the opportunity to do so. We see promoting self-sufficiency as an effective tool to transform the agricultural sector in Tanzania.

Core Values

Mutual cooperation and partnership
Transparent & Accountable
Non discriminatory
Position Description – Executive Director-NMB Foundation

Position Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all NFAD programs and will manage a group of projects. As the ED of NFAD, he or she will provide leadership to the NFAD strategic planning process. In addition, the ED will: a) provide coordination for the NFAD senior management team; b) serve as liaison to NFAD partners; and c) is responsible for regular reporting to the NFAD Board of Directors to keep them abreast of the progress, programmatic strategies and challenges. The ED will further be asked to make an evaluation of the current situation regarding the client base; trainers base; activities; and strategy. This will have to be in alignment with and understanding of the NMB and Rabo Foundation’s strategy.

The ED will partner with the Advisory Committee and will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the annual budget. Finally, the ED will cultivate existing relationships with public and private funders.


Program Operational Leadership:

  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership by being actively involved in all programs and services, developing a broad and deep knowledge of all programs.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and NFAD team and provide the team with suitable, innovative training programs to expand the capacity of all staff.
  • Prepare and submit an annual operational budget, manage effectively within this budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.
  • Ensure the continued financial viability of NFAD operational units through sound financial management.
  • Identify opportunities for NFAD to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.

External Relationship Development:

  • Manage and cultivate existing relationships with funders to secure and expand recurring revenue streams.
  • Assist in the intensifying of the collaboration between Rabobank Partnerships; Rabobank Foundation; Rabo Rural Fund and NMB in order to increase effectiveness both in terms of leads and exits.
  • Publicly represent NFAD with the media and external constituency groups including community, governmental, and private organizations and build excitement for NFAD mission.

Strategic Plan Implementation:

  • Provide programmatic leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes with the Advisory Committee and NFAD staff. Coach (senior) program managers as they implement the strategic plan and transition program operations.
  • Develop and implement a system for tracking and reporting on the progress of the strategic plan implementation.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with extensive program management experience to grow and further develop training programs that have already made significant impact. The successful candidate will partner with the Advisory committee and work collaboratively with the NFAD team.

Specific requirements include:

  • A strong, self-motivated work ethic and action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management;
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach a senior-level staff to manage and develop high-performance teams and develop and implement program strategies.
  • Past experience managing human resources function including personnel, compensation, and recruiting.
  • A track record of success in grant writing and management and other forms of resource development;
  • Deep experience in program budgeting and financial management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with diverse partners in a wide variety of geographic locations;
  • Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent public speaking skills.
  • Unwavering commitment to, preferably experience with quality programs and data-driven program monitoring & evaluation.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.. A Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years’experience in a related field is required. Experience in the private sector preferred.

Reporting Relationships

The ED works directly with and is accountable to the Board of Directors. Other NFAD staff report to the ED, who is responsible for hiring , reviewing their performance, adjusting staff compensation as appropriate, and taking disciplinary action as needed.

Mode of application

Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae to executives@nmbtz.com by 12th July 2019

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