9 Job Opportunities at Simba Sports Club Company Limited (SIMBA)

SIMBA SPORTS CLUB COMPANY LIMITED (Simba) is a company responsible for the management and running of the 83-year-old club, Simba Sports Club, which was founded in 1936 and is a registered member of the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF).

Simba’s mission is to promote, advance, foster and cultivate the game of football in Tanzania while developing top-level football players to be able to compete at the highest level nationally, regionally and continently. With the ongoing rapid transformation that the Club is undertaking, we intended to create an efficient and vibrant commercial entity that will contribute very positively to the development of the football club industry in Tanzania.

In light of the above, Simba is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals (local or foreign) to fill up the following positions below:


Job Title: Office Coordinator / Manager

Summary:
This position is the first point of contact with anyone having work or business for the club. The role involves communicating and effectively handling all administrative business requirements, including security, hospitality management, schedule organization, and facility resources coordination.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide courteous, helpful and prompt service both on and off the club’s official telephone with public, partners, and employees
  • Responsible for organization and first-class appearance of reception, lobby and mail room
  • Mail management (opening, date stamping, and distribution to inboxes), preparation of inter-office deliveries (other offices, retail stores)
  • Coordinate with relevant office staff to maintain adequate levels of office supplies
  • Miscellaneous administrative support for other departments offices o Maintain up to date listing of meeting room capabilities and schedules

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in administration or relevant field
  • 2+ years of hands on administrative support experience
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook a must
  • Knowledge of operating standard office equipment
  • Excellent research skills and communications skills – written and verbal
  • Detail oriented with strong problem-solving skills and ability to prioritize projects


Digital Platforms Officer

Summary:
Responsible and in charge of the Simba Digital Platforms Department for photography/videography and social media of Simba teams players and staff during training, match day and club events, including promotion through social media.

Responsibilities: 

  • Use artistic vision to take pictures of fast-moving players during live games using manual and/or digital cameras
  • Use specialized equipment such as high-definition lenses and multi­shutter-speed camera during games and then scan through the images to choose the best photo for publication or sale
  • Editing pictures/videos of players and staff during training, match day and club events
  • Actively update the club’s different social media platforms throughout the week
  • Promote the club’s key activities and events throughout the year
  • Collaborate with all club staff to ensure their message and stories are being continually promoted and communicated


Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Strong photography/videography skills required, accompanied with past experience in relevant field
Strong understanding of the club’s social media strategy and willingness to follow it
Understanding on how to create media content for use on social media without getting drawn into negative or personal discussions
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Job Title: Media Officer

Summary:
Responsible for implementing key aspects of the club’s media strategy and raising the profile of the club and its campaigns. The Media Officer prepares responses to media inquiries and builds contacts with journalists across national, local, trade and consumer media with the aim of raising Simba’s profile, promoting Simba’s work and improving media portrayals of mental health issues.

Responsibilities: 

  • Be responsible to run and manage Simba Newspapers and publications.
  • Providing an effective service to journalists by responding to inquiries and providing information, as a core member of the media team.
  • Devising, under the direction of the Chief Commercial Officer, and implementing media strategies for local and national Simba campaigns.
  • Working alongside the club’s policy team to develop media responses to major Government announcements and high-profile policy issues, producing press releases and quotes and briefing/advising the Chief Executive, Directors, and relevant Simba staff.
  • Organizing media interviews as required with the club’s Chief Executive, Directors, and other spokespeople and service users, providing them with full pre-interview briefings.
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to local, regional and national media to secure media coverage for media relations priorities and specific the club’s campaigns.
  • Organizing press events, such as press launches and photo calls. Liaising with outside suppliers and agencies.
  • Creating and maintaining contacts with national, regional, trade and consumer journalists
  • Coordinating targeted media mailings.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Experience of media relations in a press office or in a commercial PR setting actively promoting stories to the media
Experience of writing press releases, and the proven ability to write material successfully targeted at a variety of media outlets
Experience of organizing media events, launches and photocalls
Strong news sense and a good knowledge of the needs of national and regional media.
Experience of word processing packages and organizing targeted press mail-outs using a media database system.
Ability to work proactively on own initiative, and to work flexibly as part of a team
Ability to create and maintain a network of media contacts
A proven high standard of written English, and demonstrable oral communication and interpersonal skills
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Job Title: Membership Manager

Summary:
This position is responsible for the development of both professional and corporate membership, including participation in events and continuing education seminars as opportunities to build relationships.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop goals and action plans with Executive Director for membership development and retention, including corporate sponsorships.
  • Provide analysis of existing programmatic and membership materials as well as membership retention rates and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop a strategic plan for expanding corporate sponsorship program, improving member benefit offerings, and increasing overall membership.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for increasing non-dues revenue.
  • Write membership and sponsorship recruitment materials, appeal letters, brochures, etc.
  • Initiate internal communications, including developing newsletter content, email blasts, event announcements, awareness of member benefits, etc.
  • Assist in creating and updating membership and marketing materials, including letters, flyers for upcoming events, welcome packets, fact sheets, directories, surveys, and others
  • Identify, recruit, provide member services and track benefits provided to corporate sponsors to ensure that all sponsors receive benefits offered


Required Skills: 
Excellent knowledge of marketing and customer service, including setting up and managing tickler files.
Comfortable writing strategic plans, analyzing markets and marketing potential.
Skilled at writing promotional materials, membership materials, and developing newsletter content.
Adept at making a sales pitch, comfortable with fundraising, and recruiting new corporate partners

Experience required: 
At least two years of marketing experience, preferably with a membership organization
Computer literacy is must have, o Bachelor’s degree or relevant field
Financial management and business skills are a prerequisite.
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Job Title: Junior Accountant

Summary:
Responsible for all accounting activities relating to accounts receivables, including month end close, account reconciliation, credit monitoring, and reporting. Providing financial information by maintaining and reconciling accounts and preparing reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain financial records by analyzing balance sheets and general ledger accounts
  • Reconcile general and subsidiary bank accounts by gathering and balancing information
  • Provide financial status information by preparing special reports o Correct errors by posting adjusting journal entries
  • Maintain general ledger accounts by reconciling accounts receivable detail and control accounts
  • Maintain accounting controls by following policies and procedures by complying with government financial legal requirements


Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or finance o 2+ years’ experience in accounting and/or finance o Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook a must
Must be deadline driven, results-oriented, highly responsible and accountable, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be extremely proactive, have strong initiative and be self- motivated
Excellent organizational skills, detail-orientation, and a high degree of accuracy are all essential
Strong problem-solving decision-making skills; must have strong accounting and analytical skills
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Job Title: Senior Accountant

Summary:
The Senior Accountant is responsible for in-depth analysis and recording of sales and cost of sales (COS) related accounting topics to ensure the club’s sales and margin are accurately stated. Ensuring the integrity of accounting information is recorded, verified and consolidate when entering transactions.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements that result in accurate and on-time financial reporting to the accounting department and board
  • Prepare and record asset, liability, revenue and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting and reconciling transactions whilst resolving discrepancies
  • Prepare external audit requests and complete annual internal tax reporting; complying with legal and government requirements
  • Identify, implement, and/or support process improvements in the club’s areas of responsibility
  • Develop process guides for defined areas to ensure standardized execution of tasks and cross-train club associates as requested

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or finance o 4+ years’ experience in accounting and/or finance o Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook a must
Must be deadline driven, results-oriented, highly responsible and accountable, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be extremely proactive, have strong initiative and be self- motivated
Excellent organizational skills, detail-orientation, and a high degree of accuracy are all essential
Strong problem-solving decision-making skills; must have strong accounting and analytical skills
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Job Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Summary
CEO serves the club and together with the Board, is responsible for executing the strategic objectives of the organization. The CEO will assure the club remains relevant to the community, achieves on-field success and is accountable to the diverse constituents and stakeholders. The Board delegates responsibility for the management and day-to-day operations to the CEO and that person has the authority to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the direction, policies and governance models established by the Board. The CEO provides direction, allowing the board to carry out its governance functions.

Responsibilities: 

  • Enforce the club’s values, set objectives for performance success and establish short/long-term goals of the organization.
  • Monitor and evaluate the club’s relevancy to the local community as an agent for social engagement that leads to aligned commercial opportunities
  • Keep board fully informed of key operations that directly influence the execution of the club’s strategic plan. This includes identification of problems/opportunities, formulating solutions/responses whilst providing recommendations for the board
  • Ensure the development and operation of financial management systems and reports that allow for quality decision making
  • Ensure the club has a long-term strategy to ensure long term commercial sustainability
  • Management & Administration
  • Provide general oversight of all club activities, manage day-to-day operations and assure club is running an efficient organization
  • Assure a work environment that recruits retain and support quality staff and volunteers. Implement processes for selecting developing, motivating and evaluating staff and volunteers
  • Recommend staffing to the board of directors, recruit key personnel, negotiate professional contracts and ensure that appropriate salary structures are developed and maintained
  • Specify accountabilities for executive management and evaluate their performance on a regular basis
  • Draft, monitor and achieve budget objectives with the support of the CFO
  • Oversee all fiscal activities of the organization
  • Ensure financing to support short and long-term goals and objectives
  • Participate actively in identifying, cultivating and soliciting funding prospects
  • In liaison with CFO, provide financial quality reports to the board
  • Facilitate integration of the club into the community by ensuring effective marketing and communication activities
  • Act as an advocate within the public and private sectors for issues relevant to the club, its services, and constituencies
  • Listen to stakeholders, volunteers, sponsors, and the community in order to improve and generate community involvement.
  • Serve as chief spokesperson for the club, assuring proper representation of the club to the community by initiating, developing and maintaining cooperative relationships with key constituencies and stakeholders

Requirements: 

  • BSc/BA in Business Administration, Economics, Management or relevant field; MSc/ MBA preferred
  • 15+ years of proven experience as a top Executive position preferably in the sports field
  • Proven ability to manage an organization through a period of considerable structural and cultural change
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, decision-making and leadership abilities
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles
  • Familiarity with diverse business functions i.e. marketing, PR, finance, etc.
  • Experience in working with a Boards of Directors and understanding of football clubs
  • Familiarity with Tanzania Football League Rules and Regulations
  • Familiarity with CAF and FIFA Rules o Experience in CAF Champions League
  • Experience in working with Multi-Cultural groups
  • Track record of sports management background

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Job Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Summary:
CFO will be responsible for leading all aspects of the finance function at the club. This is a senior leadership role reporting to the CEO and working closely with the organization’s senior management team, board, and chairman.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the finance team to ensure the club meets all its financial obligations
  • Work closely with CEO and COO to ensure the timely and accurate provision of financial information to support ongoing business operations and provide decision support
  • Represent the club with external stakeholders including football bodies, auditors, banking partners, suppliers, commercial partners, and the local community agencies
  • Ensuring the club operates within its financial means
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of long-term financial plans agreed by the board and CEO
  • Ensuring the club’s financial plan is broadly in balance, with its income and expenditure matched over the medium term with its financial resources
  • Ensure the clubs financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation
  • Overall responsibility for delivering monthly/quarterly accounts, annual audit and statutory accounts
  • Working with the senior management team to prepare annual budgets and provide quarterly forecasts
  • Manage, update and implement financial policies and procedures
  • Lead on financial risk management and mitigation

Requirements: 
BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field; MSc/MBA is preferred o CPA is a strong advantage
7+ years of proven experience as CFO, finance officer or relevant role
In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management
Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software (e.g. sap)
Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, decision-making and leadership abilities
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Job Title: Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Summary:
The COO will provide leadership and strategic direction to the club whilst managing day-to-day functions of the club. The COO plays an influential role in furthering the clubs development, both strategically and operationally. In particular, they will be responsible for building and developing the management team fit for the purpose of advancing the club.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures
  • Ensuring the club complies with all TFF and other FIFA regulations
  • Developing executive team members to meet agreed performance targets
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication
  • Evaluate performance by analyzing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Write and submit reports to the CEO in all matters of importance
  • Maintaining and developing the culture, values and reputation of the club with all staff, customers, suppliers, partners and regulatory/official bodies
  • With respect to operational matters, ensure communications, resolution of issues and project development;
  • Coordinate the sustainability strategies and projects of the Club
  • Assess and manage the principal risks of the Club’s day to day business operations (proposals, projects and staffing etc)
  • Maintain and build trusted relationships with key stakeholders
  • Keep the CEO fully informed in a timely and candid manner of the conduct of the day-today operations of the Club towards the achievement of its established goals ana of all material deviations from the goals or objectives and policies established by the Board.
  • Financial controls are in place and budget targets are delivered and efficiencies are realised
  • Club Competition obligations are met e.g. Premier League, Tanzania FA, CAF and any other club sanctioned Competitions.
  • Communication and cross functional planning across the business is effectively managed
  • Maintain continuous learning through an effective debrief process


Requirements:

  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is preferred
  • 10+ years of proven experience as COO or relevant role
  • Strong understanding of business functions such as HR, finance, marketing, etc.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operations metrics
  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving,
  • decision-making and leadership abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills

How to Apply: 
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above-mentioned positions are advised to send their applications and the following documents to jobs@simbasc.co.tz

Please send your applications with an email subject heading following this format: POSITION_SURNAME_ FIRST NAME
Letter of motivation
Curriculum vitae
Certified copies of academic qualifications and/or degrees
Copy of your passport, birth certificate or national identification
Two reference letters

Please note:
Deadline for submission is not later than Friday, 5th July 2019.
All applications must be submitted electronically via email to jobs@simbasc.co.tz
Attachments should not exceed 2MB.
Incomplete applications will not be processed and shall be automatically disqualified.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
All invitations for interviews will be done in writing via email.
Simba does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process.
Simba is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, genetics, marital status, disability, or age.

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