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Posted: 18 Jul 2017 08:55
Deadline: 31 Jul 2017
Category: IT/Software
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: The agencies of the AKDN are private, international, non-denominational development organisations. They work to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world, particularly in Asia and Africa, without regard to faith, origin or gender. Its programmes are designed to bring a critical mass of economic, social and cultural activities to bear on a given area. Its projects encompass many of the determinants of the quality of life, including the natural and built environments in both urban and rural areas, food security, health, education, access to financial services and economic opportunity, as well as the cultural areas of traditional music, architecture and art. Some programmes, such as specific research, education and cultural programmes, span both the developed and developing worlds.
Email: akdn@gmail.com
Phone: N/A
Contact name: N/A
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Requirements
Minimum of BSc in Agriculture Business or related field. Preferably a Masters in Agricultural Economics but candidates with experience will be
looked at closely.
Minimum of 5 years' experience in project management focused on agriculture and business in a private sector company working in the rice or
similar sector.
Core understanding of market systems approach, working towards systemic change within the rice or similar sectors.
Commitment to teamwork with minimal supervision. Must have a good sense for efficiency and effectiveness, and an eye for innovation.
A strong work ethic, energetic, creative, and willing to learn.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong understanding of post-harvest management and market systems (market development) and how to pursue marketing opportunities for
rice farmers.
Must be willing to live in Morogoro Tanzania and spend long periods in rural areas.
Conditions
N/A
Responsibilities
Steer project implementation, budget control, human resource supervision, and reporting;
Facilitate program team to increase smallholder access to market opportunities, facilitate value chain actors to enhance business services, improve
infrastructure and management of post-harvest storage facilities;
Collaborate with government, associations of rice millers, rice producers and traders to improve competitiveness of rice;
Ensure quality delivery, impact and cost effectiveness of the project.
Develop project annual work plans to meet project objectives in compliance with donor procedures;
Coordinate between the program staff and other departments related to the implementation of the post-harvest management project;
Lead on technical design of project implementation in terms of training methods for post-harvest management, producers and businesses, market
linkages, access to finance;
Ensure that the technical work is thorough and appropriately related to realistic conditions, and that farmers using the proposed post-harvest
methods, mechanization of post-harvest processes and essentials of farming as a business can realize the results projected;
Plan for long-term capacity development and sustainability to ensure that the project contributes to the empowerment and self-reliance of local
people and institutions;
Closely work with other implementing partners ensuring an enabling environment and coordinated approach;
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