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Private Sector and Financial Institution Liaison, Tanzania Ag Youth Lab Program
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Posted: 11 May 2017 09:18
Deadline: 25 May 2017
Category: Accounting/Finance
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
Employer: Michigan State University
About Company: Michigan State University, USA seeks an experienced, innovative and energetic business or financial institution development officer to serve as Private Sector and Financial Institution Liaison for a new 4-year program to expand youth entrepreneurship and employment in Tanzania. Ag Youth Lab will focus on major food shed areas in Morogoro and Pwani Regions. The primary objective is to assist more than 5,000 unemployed, out-of-school, disadvantaged youth ages 18 to 24 to access higher-wage jobs or start their own businesses in high-potential horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava or oilseeds sectors. The program will aim for equal representation of young men and women across its programs
Email: aspirestanzania@yahoo.com
Contact name: MD
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Requirements
A Bachelor's degree in a business or agriculture-related field is required.
Three to five years of private sector or financial institution experience with responsibilities including
business development, communications or public relations.
Previous experience in the agribusiness sector desirable.
Previous experience with communications and public affairs desirable.
Must be a self-starter, with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills.
Strong verbal and written communications sk ill s.
Three professional references should be provided with the application
Conditions
N/A
Responsibilities
Working with the Ag Youth Lab Country Coordinator, lead the development of, maintain and grow a
vibrant network of private company, financial institution and other public and non-profit program
leaders who will contribute to Ag Youth Lab in various ways --including as mentors, expert resources
for training, sources of employment, start-up capital for youth enterprises and buyers of their
products.
Work with Ag Youth Lab partner organizations to manage and monitor ongoing private sector and
financial institution contributions to curriculum development, internship, and incubation
placements. These include working with Ag Youth Lab partners and the gender expert to develop
and oversee training for private sector and incubation hosts.
Lead the identification of sources of startup capital for trainees from public, private and NGO
sources, and work with Ag Youth Lab country partners to match them with viable trainee businesses
and set up mentoring and oversight.
Work with Tanzania-based IT partner to implement online system for Ag Youth Lab trainees to access
information about and respond to relevant employment opportunities in the agrifood sector.
Work with the Country Coordinator to develop a communications strategy and campaign to attract
youth to agrifood sector opportunities. Bear major responsibility for implementing the strategy and
campaign, working with youth and private sector partners to develop interviews, case studies,
biogs, etc. which can be used on the Ag Youth Lab e-platform and in outreach to print, broadcast
and electronic media outlets
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