CAMFED is a multi-award winning, international non-profit organization working in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe to support girls to access education and thrive in school and to enable young women to build livelihoods and lead change. Since our foundation in 1993 we have supported over 4.8 million children to go to school and the 178,000 members of the CAMFED Association – young women educated with CAMFED’s support – are at the forefront of our work.
Enterprise Development is a priority at CAMFED both because of the benefits it unlocks for young women themselves, their communities through new jobs, and for the role that women entrepreneurs – members of our CAMFED Association alumnae network– are playing as philanthropists to financially support more girls to go to school. As their business incomes rise, so does the ‘multiplier effect’ of CAMFED’s work.
This is a job for an experienced, motivated and proactive individual who can play a leading role in CAMFED’s enterprise development at a time of exceptional growth in reach and ambition. The role is broad in its scope but with a particular focus on business financing, market access and new digital opportunities for rural-based micro-enterprises; three areas in which the right candidate will have extensive prior experience.
The right candidate will be genuinely passionate about supporting young women to succeed and understand how to enable young women to navigate and overcome barriers to business success in rural Africa. They will have an extensive network of enterprise connections and be skilled at building strategic partnerships and convening multi-sectoral collaborations to help grow youth livelihoods. Ideally they will have experience in building business development opportunities across agricultural value chains and an awareness of climate-smart / green economy enterprise opportunities.
The Regional Head of Enterprise Development will work collaboratively with Enterprise Development teams in the five countries where we work (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi and Ghana); with the Director of Enterprise Development and with other functional teams. The role will report to the Executive Director – Africa with a dotted reporting line to the Director of Enterprise Development at CAMFED International.
This new role can be located in Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia or Zimbabwe and the salary will be benchmarked based on the local context. CAMFED uses external data to benchmark salaries against the wider sector, so that we are confident we offer competitive and fair rates of pay.