Uber to withdraw from some African, Asian markets?

Shared travel company Uber may soon withdraw from some of its international markets, including 15 African cities, as its new majority shareholder insists on it.

Rajeev Misra, a board member of SoftBank, believes that the shared travel company has a better chance of success and profit if it focuses on its core markets such as the US, Europe, Latin America and Australia. Misra is expected to join Uber’s board of directors as part of the deal.

Since entering its first African market in 2013, Uber has quickly grown and operated in eight countries, including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Egypt and Morocco. Its expansion is taking place despite Little Ride’s competition in Nairobi and the Estonian Taxify on most African markets. Taxify is partly funded by the global competitor of Uber – the Chinese Didi Chuxing.

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Job: Country Resource Mobilization Manager-Tanzania

The Institutional Business Development Country Resource Mobilization Manager (CRMM) will be based in Heifer International’s country offices in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, or Zimbabwe . S/he plays a central role in her/his country of assignment in defining resource mobilization strategies, identifying market opportunities, building relationships, strategically positioning Heifer with potential funders and partners, strengthening country office capacity for resource mobilization, and responding to funding opportunities, specifically institutional funders such as USAID and the EU. The CRMM will report to the Partnership and Business Development Manager located at the Institutional Business Development (IBD) office in Washington, DC. S/he will work closely with the Country Director (CD) and country team to effectively conduct market analysis on funding trends, gather business intelligence, identify and participate in responding to business opportunities in the country and in the region, as needed. S/he will be a member of country program management team of his/her assigned country. S/he will join existing and/or create new and relevant netwoks in-country to position Heifer for business partnerships. The CRMM, in coordination with the IBD team and the CD, will coordinate pre-bid, bid, and post-bid processes for the country of assignment. This, among others, will include relationship building, intelligence gathering, processing and sharing of key information in a timely manner; capture planning, initiating Go/NoGo decisions; identification and vetting of partners, drafting of pre/teaming agreements and writing sections of funding proposals as needed. S/he collaborates with other Heifer resource mobilization/fundraising teams, as needed, to identify and respond to specific institutional funders, foundations and corporate funding opportunities.

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Job: IT Technical and Development Specialist Consultant

Cardno International Development is seeking an IT Technical and Development Specialist Consultant for an existing P4 project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This position will support programmatic and under the mHealth Tanzania Public-Private Partnership. This is a Public-Private Partnership in PEPFAR Countries project (P4) position based in Dar es Salaam; United Republic of Tanzania.

The IT Technical and Development Specialist Consultant will support the program’s IT Technical and Development and Program Adviser for all technical project implementations under the mHealth Tanzania Public-Private Partnership. S/he will provide program assistance on all Information Communication Technology (ICT) components. S/he will assistant where necessary, the project activities related to the technical implementation and expansion of Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) and implementing partner mHealth service through existing SMS, USSD and Voice-based channels.

In this role, the IT Technical and Development Specialist Consultant will provide day-to-day technical project assistance and support, business analysis support for all related program and partner activities. S/he will assist other members of the team in the development, implementation and/or oversight of other program activities. The incumbent requires both an understanding of technical concepts and possess an ability to clearly understand the business needs of partners by eliciting system requirements. S/he requires the skills to translate them into working solutions in line with an existing solution framework.

The IT Technical and Development Advisor is also expected to provide ICT assistance to the project team; including LAN, WAN, PC, printer, scanner support and other basic technical support where needed to ensure the team can operate effectively.

Find out more/apply at cardno.com

Job: Officer - Digital Marketing - Tanzania

Employer: The School of St Jude
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Communications & Marketing
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: International

Job posted on: 17 January, 2018.
Applications close: 28 February, 2018.

About Us

The School of St Jude is a 100% charity-funded education institution that provides free, high-quality primary and secondary scholarships to 1,800 of the poorest and brightest students in the Tanzanian region of Arusha.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for community development and a strong interest in NGOs.
Key Responsibilities
  • In consultation with the Head of Marketing, contribute to the development and implementation of the digital marketing strategy.
  • In consultation with the Head of Marketing, devise strategies to drive online traffic to the St Jude's online platforms including St Jude’s website, blog and social media channels.
  • Advise on and implement search engine optimization strategies.
  • Write and upload content for the online platforms including website, blog and social media channels.
  • Write content for and distribute the monthly e-newsletter and clean-up database after each distribution.
  • Revise existing and/or create new email templates and web assets.
  • Work with the graphic designer to revise existing and/or create new email templates and web assets as required.
  • Review, proof read and disseminate accurate and relevant information on St Jude’s digital and online platforms.
  • Proof check and update digital and online communication tools distributed by the Marketing team.
  • Support development of and proof check digital and online communication tools distributed by other teams.
  • Coordinate production of a variety of digital and traditional media corporate and marketing communications.
  • Monitor and report on website visitation, social media engagement and conversion results.
  • Strive to continually improve the usability, design, content and conversion of the digital and online communication tools.
  • Review new technologies and keep up to date with latest trends in digital marketing and fundraising, making recommendations for relevant revenue generating initiatives.
Other Duties
  • Participate and support fellow staff in school mission related activities such as all School Celebration Days throughout the year.
  • Participate in student selection process, in particular working after hours on rest days and public holidays up to 20 Saturdays per annum.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Manager.
Skills and required experience
  • Ability to monitor day-to-day outputs and quality of work.
  • Strong creative writing skills and the ability to write in a professional yet personable house style.
  • Ability to develop engaging supporter communications.
  • Diploma/Degree in Communications or Marketing viewed favourably.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Great team player.
  • Energetic, consistent and dedicated personality.
  • Design editing skills (Indesign and Publisher) viewed favourably.
  • Willingness to learn and continuing commitment to improvement.
  • Be flexible, open-minded, tolerant and appreciate the complexities of working in a rapidly growing charity in a developing country.
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to make a positive difference performing a variety of tasks; from the mundane to the fun and interesting!
Other Attributes
  • Be flexible, open-minded, and tolerant and appreciate the complexities of working in a rapidly growing charity in a developing country.
  • Have a passion for our mission and a strong desire to make a positive difference performing a variety of tasks; from the mundane to the fun and interesting!
  • Work well independently and as part of a team of Tanzanian staff and international volunteers.
  • Have good emotional and physical health and the energy and drive to take on new challenges.
  • A Local Wage that will allow you to live comfortably in Arusha – a vibrant gateway to Tanzania’s world-famous national parks.
  • International Employees Benefits Package including: house benefit allowance and access to furnished on-campus accommodation (WiFi included); plus contract completion bonuses.
  • Mid-Morning Tea & Lunch (during working days)
  • Opportunities for Career Development.
  • Welcoming community of international and local employees.
  • Two weeks paid Christmas holiday in addition to the annual 28 days leave.How to apply for this job
Complete the following:
  • A Cover letter (subject line must include the reference number: TSOSJ/HR/MRKTN/01/18
  • Up to date Curriculum Vitae.
  • A completed Application form DOC.
  • Email the document to [email protected], using the subject line: Officer - Digital Marketing - Tanzania TSOSJ/HR/MRKTN/01/18 application via EthicalJobs.

Use your skills to help one of Africa’s most successful international education charities!

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