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New Job Opportunity at SNV Tanzania, Senior Workstream Coordinator | Deadline: 20th November, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania: New Job Vacancies at SNV Tanzania 2019
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Job Title: Senior Workstream Coordinator
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract Type: National employment contract
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Company Description
SNV is looking for a Senior Workstream Coordinator, that is, a person who will manage the progressive, participatory identification and completion of tasks and deliverables required to support locally led development initiatives in collaboration with strategic and implementing partners. He/she will be responsible to manage one or more of the more complex workstreams and for effective partnership management.
This is an extremely exciting opportunity for a dynamic and ambitious individual to work at the cutting edge of smart and effective development programming, and to be directly engaged in real and meaningful change processes in Tanzania.
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Job Description
Key Responsibilities
  • Build sustainable and effective relationships and engagement strategies with stakeholders and partners to develop and coordinate responses to identified problems in line with the workstream theory of change and workplan, and I4ID programme strategy
  • Invest in strong relationships with political and non-political stakeholders critical for the delivery of the workstream results.
  • Lead on policy entrepreneurialism and influencing within the assigned workstream/s and support other coordinators in learning and adapting.
  • Support implementing partners to design and manage activities on collective action assignments for a workstream, including developing TORs, identifying and mobilising assistance, monitoring and quality assuring work.
  • Work with the programme’s specialist technical advisers, to ensure that workstream strategy takes account of evidence, experience and good practice, particularly relating to gender and social inclusion
  • Support the Senior Management Team to ensure the development and delivery of workstream through annual strategic plans, operational work plans and budgets and other plans as required with oversight from the Deputy Team Leader.
  • Day-to-day management of the engagement and capacity building efforts with implementing and strategic partners. This may include e.g. linking key partners to and working with the I4ID Media Manager to strengthen use of various media and with I4ID MEL Manager to strengthen and research capacity
  • Monitor and report against workstream plans and the results framework, and ensure the completeness of collective action-related knowledge, information and documentation for the workstream
  • Provide research, analysis, information and lesson-learning on collective action work, in close collaboration with the Senior Coordinator and the research and learning manager.
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Qualifications
Requirements

  • Five years or more of overall work experience in participatory development and collective action programming. A degree in relevant subject matter
  • Proven entrepreneurial, collaborative and participatory way of working, good facilitation, negotiation and brokering skills. Ability to consensus-build is essential.
  • Good analytical skills for interpreting complex workstreams and ability to adapt workstream activities based on the changing socio-economic and political context.
  • Proven partnership management skills, networking skills and ability to develop effective networks. Demonstrated ability to work with people in a persuasive, constructive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with civil society organizations, local and central government executive, elected representatives, and private sector
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in Swahili and English
  • Good interpersonal and coaching skills.
  • Able to interact sensitively, effectively and professionally with people from diverse political, socio-economic and professional backgrounds
  • Knowledge of agricultural value chains and/or private sector development and/or social service delivery; knowledge of governance and urban issues an advantage
  • Knowledge of project management and at least basic knowledge of tools such as theory of change and M&E.

Additional Information
Interested candidates who meet the key qualifications are encouraged to send in their applications. Women are encouraged to apply. Please send your application letter and CV to before 20th November 2019.

3 New Job Vacancies at SNV Tanzania | Deadline: 08th November, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania: New Job Vacancies at SNV Tanzania 2019
AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019

Job Title: Terms of reference title EOI – Outcome Mapping 02 –TAM Project (Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi, Songwe)
Job Summary
Name of assignment: Outcome Mapping training Terms of reference title; EOI – Outcome Mapping 02 – TAM Project Sector and Program; Agriculture Sector Project; Transforming Agricultural Markets Geographical focus Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi and Songwe regions Proposed start date; 21st November 2019 Proposed end date; 21st December 2019 Open to: Individual Consultants
  • Minimum Qualification: Unspecified
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description
1.0. Introduction
SNV, Netherlands Development Organization is an international, not-for-profit, development organization, working in 36 of the poorest countries worldwide, including 17 countries in Sub Saharan Africa. We focus on achieving impact in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. By sharing our specialist expertise in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, our global team of local and international advisers works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services– empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. Transforming Agricultural Markets (TAM) is a new project started in August 2018 and funded by UKAID. TAM aims to improve livelihoods and economic opportunity for smallholder farmers by empowering these marginalised players to affect changes in market systems through engaging with government and private sector providers. TAM’s Theory of Change aims to make existing policies work at the local level by increasing stakeholder understanding so that they take collective action which results to increased responsiveness from the government leading to improved livelihoods of SHFs & SMEs in the dairy and sunflower market systems.
As a result of working in this manner to address agricultural market development, we aim to achieve the following impact and outcomes:
Impact: Improved livelihoods of SHFs & SMEs in the dairy and sunflower market systems.
Outcomes: Increased Responsiveness of government to the issues of SHFs and SMEs. Increased collective actions of the stakeholders for the improvement of access to basic service, entitlements and business environment.
To achieve its intended impact and outcomes the project will be implemented in two market systems, -dairy and sunflower markets systems. Various boundary and strategic partners had been identified in these market systems and will be engaged to carrying out interventions which will address actor-led issues in a responsive and accountable manner and enhance delivery of basic services and strength the business environment. The boundary and strategic partners includes SHF organisations, LGAs and national government institutions, and SMEs (processors and inputs providers). These partners will be involved in addressing issues in the 4 key results areas. The targeted areas for increased responsiveness and accountability relations are, functional cooperatives and harmonization of regulations in the dairy market system, contract farming and women access to finance in the sunflower market system. The boundary and strategic partners will be strengthened with a range of capacity building interventions in order to address governance bottlenecks and constraints which limits the delivery of services and conducive business environment in the 4 key results areas.
Alongside strengthening partners, the project will also strengthen the capacity of project staff by introducing and exposing them to various concepts through the application of governance and accountability tools needed to deliver technical support to the boundary partners. The project has been running for over a year now since its inception in August 2018. Given the broad spectrum of boundary partners to be supported by the new staff we are seeking an experienced individual consultant in Monitoring, Evaluation and learning practices together with Outcome mapping approach to train its TAM project officers and boundary partners; who will use outcome mapping to ensure desired effect on changes in behavior, relationships, actions and activities of actors in dairy and sunflower market systems.
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2.0. Aim and overall purpose of the Assignment

The aim of the training is to equip the project capacity strengthening volunteers together with boundary partners the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary for effective and systematic monitoring and evaluation of development projects using the outcome mapping method. The overall purpose of this training is:
a) Measure project progress using OM: It is intended that by the end of this training, the project staff and boundary partners are able to use OM approach to measure progress of the TAM project.
b) Sharpen project results: The results and indicators are key elements to the project success. It will be useful to jointly discuss briefly the results and indicators with the core project team to add,sharpen the end results of the project.
c) Reporting methods associated in using OM: This is crucial in documenting the changes. The project staff are intended to be well equipped with the reporting approach associated with outcome mapping by the end of this training. It is expected that on the last day of in house training, each boundary partner has prepared their vision statement, action plan and journals template relevant to the TAM project. 

3.0. Methodology
It is important that the training focuses on an in depth view of the project, the actors involved on which OM progress markers will be measured and the operating environment of the project itself. The consultant should propose a methodology to be used to carry out the training described. The methodology adopted should be able to cater the needs of the project and objectives outlined in this TOR (here within). 

4.0. Scope of Work:
The consultant will conduct Outcome mapping training to new project boundary partners. The new boundary partners in the dairy market systems and their locations in brackets are Kilimanjaro Dairy Innovation Platform – KDIP (Boma Ng’ombe in Hai district) and Tanzania Milk Processors Association TAMPA (Dar es Salaam). On the other hand, the boundary partners in sunflower markets systems and their locations in brackets are Mbeya Business Councils (Mbeya city), Mbeya Sunflower Innovation Platform-MBESIP and Sunflowers Farmers Association SUFA (Dodoma). Transport to and from the consultant’s base will be provided by SNV throughout the assignment period. 

5.0. Consultant tasks and deliverables
Key Activity 1: Conducting Organisation capacity assessment in governance /accountability of new Boundary partners The assignment is expected to start with conducting the organisation capacity assessment of the new project boundary partners. This will focus on assessing only on the governance related capacity of the boundary partner.
• Review project document Proposal
• Develop comprehensive organization capacity assessment (and tools) relevant to governance capacity of the project new boundary partners; The tools involved will have
to be submitted for review and approval to SNV prior to implementing the assignment.
• Obtain and integrate comments from SNV TAM project team  

Deliverable 1: Governance Organisation Capacity Assessment report reviewed and approved by SNV.
Key Activity 2: Development of Training materials
The assignment is expected to start with the development of an overall training materials outlining key OM skills and knowledge areas. Specifically the consultant will undertake the following activities;
• Review project document Proposal
• Develop comprehensive training materials (and tools) relevant for monitoring and evaluation of project activities results using Outcome mapping approach
• Obtain and integrate comments from SNV TAM project team

Deliverable 2: Training materials and data collection tools reviewed and approved by SNV.
Key Activity 3: Conduct trainings session with project staff and prepare training report
After approval of the materials and tools, the consultant will proceed to train project staff together with boundary partners on OM skills & knowledge and data collection tools. This will also include each boundary partner prepares their vision statement, action plan, and journals template relevant to the TAM project.
Deliverable 3:
a) Training report reviewed and approved by SNV
b) Each boundary partner has developed their vision statement, action plan, and template journals & tools for documenting results relevant to the TAM project.

6.0 Competence required
The proposed consultant will have met the following requirements:
• Good theoretical background (education/training) on qualitative and quantitative M&E
• Proven track record in conducting Monitoring & Evaluation trainings
• Experience with Outcome mapping and outcome harvesting methodologies
• Strong interpersonal skills; result oriented, creative, flexible and gender sensitive
• Excellent communication skills (English and Kiswahili)
• Excellent research and report writing skills
• Previous experience working on governance related assignments could be an added advantage
7.0 Selection criteria for engagement ( To download the link below for more details on this criteria, please copy and paste to a new TAB)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwM3iPtm5zxpU1RrYzRVVmpUSHRaVGhDVzJ1bm1PckI2WUlJ/view?usp=sharing

8.0 Applicants are requested to submit:
A: Technical proposal with the following details:
• Understanding of the assignment and its tasks,
• Methodology and approach to be used,
• Operational plan with clear timeline,
• CV of consultant that will implement the work
B: Past Performance
Applicants must prove that they have enough experience in assignments comparable with the work they are bidding for in terms of scope and complexity. Applicants must prove this experience using only and exactly three references for work they have done in the last five years.Applicants must provide written proof for each of the references giving at least the following data:
– Name of the contracting company/donor, name of the person who managed the contract for the company/donor and email and telephone numbers for the contact who managed the contract;
– Title of the project or contract or grant and / or the contract/grant number;
– Time and place of execution for the work done;
– Clear description of the services provided by the applicant (no more than one page) organisations/contractors worked with and assignment performed in the last 3 years.
C: Financial proposal (in TZS) broken out to provide at least the following details
• Consultancy fees (please note that under Tanzanian law, WHT of 5% for national and 15% international is deducted at source and paid direct to TRA.
• Transportation, per diem costs,
• Communication and stationaries.
D: A sample of previous work experience in the mentioned areas above completed within the last 12 months along with contact details of the responsible person from the organisation in which similar work was done
E: Mandatory Requirements – Copies of:
• Completed and filled Conflict of Interest Statement
• TIN certificate 

All these are mandatory items; failure to provide them will result to disqualification of the whole bid. Please submit the EOI named “EOI – Outcome Mapping 02– TAM Project” in the subject line and email to: tanzaniaprocurement@snv.org no later than 1700 hrs on 8th November, 2019.

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Job Title: Terms of Reference: EOI – BP Outcome Mapping Coaching – TAM Project

Job Summary

Name of assignment:Outcome Mapping Coaching Terms of reference title:EOI – BP Outcome Mapping Coaching – TAM Project Sector and Program: Agriculture Sector Project Transforming: Agricultural Markets Geographical focus: Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Rukwa, Songwe & Katavi regions Proposed start date 21st November 2019 Proposed end date 21st December 2019 Open to: Individual Consultants

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 3 years
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Job Description

Introduction
SNV, Netherlands Development Organization is an international, not-for-profit, development organization, working in 36 of the poorest countries worldwide, including 17 countries in Sub Saharan Africa. We focus on achieving impact in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. By sharing our specialist expertise in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services– empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. Transforming Agricultural Markets (TAM) is a new project started in August 2018 and funded by UKAID. TAM aims to improve livelihoods and economic opportunity for smallholder farmers by empowering these marginalized players to affect changes in market systems through engaging with government and private sector providers.
TAM’s Theory of Change aims to make existing policies work at the local level by increasing stakeholder understanding so that they take collective action which results to increased responsiveness from the government leading to improved livelihoods of SHFs & SMEs in the dairy and sunflower market systems.As a result of working in this manner to address agricultural market development, we aim to achieve the following impact and outcomes: 

Impact: Improved livelihoods of SHFs & SMEs in the dairy and sunflower market systems.
Outcomes: Increased Responsiveness of government to the issues of SHFs and SMEs.
                    Increased collective actions of the stakeholders for the improvement of access to basic service, entitlements and business environment.
To achieve its intended impact and outcomes the project will be implemented in two market systems; dairy and sunflower markets systems. Various boundary and strategic partners had been identified in these market systems and will be engaged to carrying out interventions which will address actor-led issues in a responsive and accountable manner and enhance delivery of basic services and strength the business environment. The boundary and strategic partners includes SHF organisations, LGAs and national government institutions, and SMEs (processors and inputs providers). These partners will be involved in addressing issues in the 4 key results areas. The targeted areas for increased responsiveness and accountability relations are, functional cooperatives and harmonization of regulations in the dairy market system, contract farming and women access to finance in the sunflower market system. The boundary and strategic partners will be strengthened with a range of capacity building interventions in order to address governance bottlenecks and constraints which limits the delivery of services and conducive business environment in the 4 key results areas.

Alongside strengthening partners, the project will also strengthen the capacity of project staff by introducing and exposing them to various concepts through the application of governance and accountability tools needed to deliver technical support to the boundary partners. The project has been running for over a year now since its inception in August 2018. Given the broad spectrum and increasing number of boundary partners to be supported by the project staff we are seeking an experienced individual consultant in Monitoring, Evaluation and learning practices specifically experienced in Outcome mapping training and coaching to organisations to achieve desired effect on behavioral changes, relationships, actions and activities of actors in dairy and sunflower market systems. 

Aim and overall purpose of the Assignment
The aim of the coaching interventions is to provide follow-up on the successes and gaps achieved from earlier training in OM training provided to boundary partners in February 2019. The coaching is expected to achieve effective practice of OM approach and tools by boundary partners in order to systematically monitor, and report behavioral changes in governance and accountability taking place as a result of the boundary partner collective action and advocacy efforts with government and private sector 

The overall purpose of this coaching is to provide coaching in the following areas:
a) Quick assessment of boundary partner progress in using OM after the training provided in February 2019: The intention is to enable the boundary partner and the project to understand what went well since the training, challenges encountered and what needs to be improved (challenges/gaps) or further developed.
b) Provide coaching to boundary partners on the practical application of outcome mapping, in particular the use of outcome journals. Based on the agreed challenges and gaps noted since the last training and use of OM approaches, the coaching of boundary partners will focus on addressing the gaps/challenges.
c) Sharpen OM results and Progress markers: The clear articulation of immediate outcome results and indicators (as documented in the outcome journals, are key elements to the meaningful documentation of project success. It will be useful to jointly discuss briefly the results and indicators with the core project team to in order to provide advice and suggestions on how to sharpen the results of the project.
d) Reporting methods associated in using OM: This is crucial in documenting the changes. The boundary partner staff are intended to be well equipped with the reporting approach associated with outcome mapping by the end of this coaching. It is expected that on the last day of in house coaching, each boundary partner has revised and validated their vision statement, action plan and journals template relevant to the TAM project. 

Methodology
The consultant should propose a methodology to be used to carry out the coaching assignment. It is important that participatory and effective coaching Technics and approaches are used to enhance further capacity development of boundary partners in the continuous and effective use of OM and reporting. Furthermore the methodology adopted should be able to cater the governance and accountability needs of the project and objectives outlined in this TOR (here within). 

Scope of work
The assignment is expected to be carried out in the following regions in the dairy and sunflower markets systems. The boundary partners in the dairy market systems and their locations in brackets are Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperatives Joint Enterprises KDCJE Ltd (Boma Ngombe in Hai district) and Tanzania Milk Processors Association TAMPA (Dar es Salaam). On the other hand, the boundary partners in sunflower markets systems and their locations in brackets are Mbeya Sunflower Oil Processors – MBESOPA (Mbeya city), Sumbawanga Women SMEs (Sumbawanga town DC), Mwambani AMCOs (Songwe DC) and Mishamo AMCOs (Mpanda DC). 

Consultant tasks and deliverable s
Key Activity 1: Quick assessment of the outcome mapping use and experiences of boundary partners. In close collaboration with the boundary partners the consultant will support a quick review of the use so far and experience in outcome mapping since the last training. This will help the BP to understand and learn about its current capacity level in OM, successes achieved, and challenges faced. Also, it will help in designing and implementing interventions to address the challenges encountered. The consultant will:
• Review the outcome journals for each boundary partners,
• Support BP to reflect on the vision statement, progress markers and journals developed earlier,
• Developed and implement a coaching plan for each boundary partner.
Deliverables: A brief report of each boundary partner assessment outlining the findings and coaching plan. 

Key Activity 1: Development of relevant materials (coaching aids)
The assessment is expected to be followed by the development of coaching materials outlining OM skills and knowledge where coaching is required. Specifically, the consultant will undertake the following activities:
• Review the previous OM training report,
• Review the project document Proposal
• Develop a detailed approach and comprehensive coaching materials (and tools) relevant for monitoring of governance and accountability behavioral changes using Outcome
mapping approach
• Obtain and integrate comments from SNV TAM project team
Output: coaching approach, coaching materials and data collection tools reviewed and approved by SNV.

Key Activity 2: Conduct coaching sessions with Boundary partners and prepare a coaching report
After approval of the coaching approach, materials and tools, the consultant will proceed to coach the boundary partners’ staff on the use of OM skills & knowledge, information and data collection tools. This will also include each boundary partner revising and validating their vision statement, action plan, and journals template relevant to the TAM project.
Output:
• Coaching report reviewed and approved by SNV
• Each boundary partner has validated their vision statement, action plan, and template journals & tools for documenting results relevant to the TAM project.

Competence required
The proposed consultant will have met the following requirements:
• Good theoretical background (education/training) on qualitative and quantitative M&E, including Outcome Mapping
• Proven track record in conducting Monitoring & Evaluation trainings
• Experience with Outcome mapping and outcome harvesting methodologies
• Strong coaching and interpersonal skills; result oriented, creative, flexible and gender sensitive
• Excellent communication skills (English and Kiswahili)
• Excellent research and report writing skills
• Previous experience working on governance related assignments could be an added advantage

Selection criteria for engagement ( To download the link below for more details on this criteria, please copy and paste to a new TAB)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwM3iPtm5zxpaV9QVUpCUmpEWlIwUlNSUUp4MG8xUTZHVTRV/view?usp=sharing

Applicants are requested to submit:
A: Technical proposal with the following details:
• Understanding of the assignment and its tasks,
• Methodology and approach to be used,
• Operational plan with clear timeline,
• CV of consultant that will implement the work 

B: Past Performance
Applicants must prove that they have enough experience in assignments of comparable nature in terms of scope and complexity. Applicants must prove this experience by providing three references of the work they have done in the last two years.Applicants must provide written proof for each of the references giving at least the following data:
– Name of the contracting company/donor, name of the person who managed the contract for the company/donor and email and telephone numbers for the contact who managed the contract
– Title of the project or contract or grant and / or the contract/grant number
– Time and place of execution for the work done;
– Clear description of the services provided by the applicant (no more than one page) organisations/contractors worked with and assignment performed in the last 3 years.
C: Financial proposal (in TZS) broken out to provide at least the following details
• Consultancy fees (please note that under Tanzanian law, WHT of 5% for national and 15% international is deducted at source and paid direct to TRA).
• Transportation, per dime costs,
• Communication and stationery
D: A sample of previous work experience in the mentioned areas above completed within the last 12 months along with contact details of the responsible person from the organisation in which similar work was done
E: Mandatory Requirements – Copies of:
• Completed and filled Conflict of Interest Statement
TIN certificate 

All these are mandatory items; failure to provide them will result to disqualification of the whole bid. Please submit the EOI named “EOI – BP Outcome Mapping Coaching – TAM Project” in the subject line and email to: tanzaniaprocurement@snv.org no later than 1700 hrs on Friday 8th November, 2019.

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Job Title: Business Plans and Entrepreneurship Skills Development for Women SMEs in Sunflower

Job Summary

The assignment is expected to be carried out in the districts in Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa, and Katavi regions. The assignment will be carried out in 4 districts located in these regions and will involve 19 women groups as indicated in bracket as follows; Mbeya DC (6), Tanganyika (5), Songwe DC (4) and Sumbawanga DC (4). Amongst the groups, one group in Mbeya DC is led by disabled women SMEs in sunflower business and production. The total membership of the women groups per district is as follows; Mbeya DC (38); Tanganyika (62); Songwe (45); Sumbawanga DC (60). The capacity building interventions will be conducted in each district and will be divided amongst two engaged consultants. The list of the groups, names and their contacts per each district will be provided by the project before the start of the assignment.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years
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Job Description

Name of assignment – Strengthening Business & Entrepreneurialship for Women Groups Access to LGAs Women
Business Plans and Entrepreneurship Skills – Development for Women SMEs in Sunflower
Sector and Program – Agriculture Sector
Project – Transforming Agricultural Markets (TAM)
Geographical focus – Districts in Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa & Katavi regions
Proposed start date – 21st November 2019
Proposed end date – 20th December 2019
Open to: Individual Consultants

1.0. Introduction SNV, Netherlands Development Organization is an international, not-for-profit, development organization, working in 36 of the poorest countries worldwide, including 17 countries in Sub Saharan Africa. We focus on achieving impact in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. By sharing our specialist expertise in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services
– empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.
Transforming Agricultural Markets (TAM) is a project which started in August 2018 and funded by UKAID. TAM aims to improve livelihoods and economic opportunity for smallholder farmers (SHFs) and SMEs by empowering these key players to affect changes in market systems through engaging with government and other private sector actors.
TAM’s Theory of Change aims to make existing policies work at the local level by increasing stakeholders understanding of policy issues so that they take collective actions which result into increased responsiveness from the government leading to improved livelihoods of SHFs & SMEs in the dairy and sunflower market systems.
As a result of working in this manner to address agricultural market development systemic issues, the project aims to achieve the following impact and outcomes:
Impact: Improved livelihoods of SHFs & SMEs in the dairy and sunflower market systems.
Outcomes:
1) Increased Responsiveness of government to the issues of SHFs and SMEs.
2) Increased collective actions of the stakeholders for the improvement of access to basic services, entitlements and business environment.

To achieve its intended impact and outcomes the project is implemented in two market systems namely: dairy market system and sunflower markets system. Various boundary and strategic partners had been identified in these market systems and are engaged in carrying out interventions which intend to address actor-led issues in a responsive and accountable manner and enhance delivery of basic services and strengthen the business environment. The boundary and strategic partners include SHF organisations, women SMEs groups, LGAs and national government institutions. These partners are involved in addressing issues in 4 key results areas which are: i) Rationalization of dairy regulations and ii) governance of dairy cooperatives, for dairy market system; and iii) governance of contract farming arrangements and iv) enhancing women SME groups access to finance from LGAs, in the sunflower market system. The boundary and strategic partners have been and will be strengthened with a range of capacity building interventions in order to address governance constraints which limit the delivery of services and conducive business environment in the 4 key results areas as highlighted above.

The project has been running for over a year now since its inception in August 2018 and for the Sunflower Market System, it is implemented in selected districts from Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi regions. Given the nature women SME groups involved in sunflower market system, it is imperative that they are supported in terms of preparation of business plans for the group business and train them on the better manners of implementing the business plans. It is against this backdrop that SNV through TAM Project is seeking service from an experienced individual consultant in business acumen to develop business plans and train the groups of women SMEs from Mbeya district (Mbeya City Council & Mbeya District Council) in Mbeya region, Songwe District Council in Songwe region, Sumbawanga Municipal Council in Rukwa region, and Mpanda District Council from Tanganyika district in Katavi region, on the ways to use them so that the women groups can highly be considered in securing loans from LGAs.

2.0. Aim and Objectives of the Assignment
The aim of this assignment is to help women and disabled women SMEs operating in women groups in sunflower market systems in selected districts from Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi regions to develop fundable business plans from LGAS women fund. In addition the assignment seeks to train the women groups so that they understand how to prepare simple but effective business plans, take ownership of the plans and implement them accordingly so that they can use the developed plans to access loans from the 10% own revenues of Local Government Authorities as stipulated in the Local Government Finances Act.
The overall purpose of the assignment:
i) To stimulate women SMEs and SHFs to think entrepreneurially and view farming as a business
ii) To help the women SMEs and SHFs understand business ideas and identify the entrepreneurial capabilities that is needed to implement them successfully
iii) To create awareness of the general business environment in sunflower market system in simple terms
iv) To enhance knowledge of the Women SMEs and farmers on marketing and to change their mindset towards market-oriented sunflower production and increase volume of their produce.
v) To enable the Women SMEs in sunflower and farmers acquire relevant skills that will help them plan and co-ordinate their production and or aggregation activities efficiently.
vi) To equip Women SMEs and farmers with the necessary knowledge and skills for analysing profitability especially by estimating income and expenditure.
vii) To help Women SMEs and farmers understand their current business model analysing their strength, weakness, opportunities & threats; and to guide Women SMEs in sunflower and
farmers in the process of gathering and sharing business data/ information for internal analysis in a structured manner so that their business plans can be prepared.

The Overall objectives of this assignment are:
a) Entrepreneurial Women SMEs and farmers in sunflower with a good understanding of sunflower market system
b) Women SMEs and farmers in sunflower to understand and work toward development of effective business models; and will learn to think and act like an entrepreneurs & view farming as a business
c) Women SMEs and farmers to strengthen their organisation by understanding group dynamics, effective leadership styles & conflict management
d) Increase knowledge of members of women SME groups as entrepreneurs on business plans development including importance of the plans for women groups supported by TAM project in
the Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi regions.
e) The Women SMEs and farmers will gain the skills of collecting & using market information
f) Women SMEs and farmers will increase knowledge on profitability, sales, costs, simple cash flow budget.
g) Women SME groups develops business plans that are fundable by LGAs women fund and possibly by other financial institutions.

3.0. Scope of the assignment:
The assignment is expected to be carried out in the districts in Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa, and Katavi regions. The assignment will be carried out in 4 districts located in these regions and will involve 19 women groups as indicated in bracket as follows; Mbeya DC (6), Tanganyika (5), Songwe DC (4) and Sumbawanga DC (4). Amongst the groups, one group in Mbeya DC is led by disabled women SMEs in sunflower business and production. The total membership of the women groups per district is as follows; Mbeya DC (38); Tanganyika (62); Songwe (45); Sumbawanga DC (60). The capacity building interventions will be conducted in each district and will be divided among-st two engaged consultants. The list of the groups, names and their contacts per each district will be provided by the project before the start of the assignment. 

4.0. Methodology
The consultant is expected to propose a methodology to be used to carry out the assignment as described herein. However, the methodology should include reviews of secondary documents from the project such as reports, back to office reports related to women SME in sunflower access to finance from LGAs. The methodology should also include field visits to the project areas for interviews with women SMEs in sunflower and other relevant stakeholders such as LGAs (CDCOs), AMCOs, traders etc. It is important to note that the methodology adopted should be able to cater for the needs of the project and objectives outlined in this TOR. 

5.0. Consultant tasks and deliverables
Key Activity 1: Development of Training materials
The assignment is expected to start with the development of an overall training materials outlining key business and entrepreneurship skills development required for the rural-based SMEs. In this respect, the consultant is expected to undertake the following activities;
• Review project document Proposal,
• Review LGAs formats for business plans development for women access to finance
• Develop comprehensive training materials on business skills and entrepreneurship development including preparation of business plans
• Obtain and integrate comments from SNV TAM project team
Output: The SNV reviewed and approved training materials are in place.
Key Activity 2: Conduct training sessions with Women SME and SHF groups, and preparation of group business plans After approval of the training kits, the consultant will proceed to train the women SMEs and SHFs on business skills and entrepreneurship development. The training will culminate with each women SME/ SHF group preparing their business plans with the support from the consultant. The training and related materials will be in Swahili
Output:
• Business Plan for each women SME/ SHF group in place and approved by SNV
• Loan application for LGA women funds in place for each women SME group.
• Training report in place and approved by SNV

Key Activity 3: Provide support to women groups to present the business plans to the LGAs Following the development of the business plans the consultants shall provide support to the women SMEs to present and submit the business plans to the LGAs for funding.

• Organise one session per districts between the women groups and districts CDOs and other relevant officials from the LGAs for the presentation of business plans,
• Support women to present their business plans to the LGAs CDOs and other relevant officials,
• Support women to develop final versions of business plans which integrates comments and inputs from LGAs.
• Review and ensure all the relevant procedures for LGAs women funds been met before submission of business plans to the LGAs,

Outputs:
• Reports of the presentation sessions between women SMEs and district official,
• Copies of final versions of business plans for all women groups.
• Acknowledgement from 4 LGAs on receiving completed loans applications from the women SMEs in sunflower.

Key Activity 4: Reporting:
The consultant should produce the final report of the assignment in business and entrepreneurial skills development and the business plans development. The final report should include the objective, methodology, key findings, governances issues raised, and recommendations.

Outputs:
• Final report of the assignment approved by SNV

6.0. Timeframe:
The assignment is expected to be carried for 25 days and shall commence from 21th November and end on the 20th December 2019.

7.0. Competence required
The proposed consultant will have met the following requirements:
• Proven practical knowledge and experience in business management and entrepreneurship
• Proven track record in conducting entrepreneurship and business management skills training to SMEs and other value chain actors
• Hand on experience with business plans development especially with SMEs,
• Good working knowledge on governance and accountability in agriculture
• Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
• Should be result oriented, creative, flexible and gender sensitive
• Excellent communication skills with good command of Kiswahili and English
• Excellent report writing skills
6.0 Selection criteria for engagement ( To download the link below for more details on this criteria, please copy and paste to a new TAB)
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7.0 Applicants are requested to submit:
A: Technical proposal with the following details:
• Understanding of the assignment and its tasks,
• Methodology and approach to be used,
• Operational plan with clear timeline,
• CV of consultant that will implement the work
B: Past Performance
Applicants must prove that they have enough experience in assignments comparable with the work they are bidding for in terms of scope and complexity. Applicants must prove this experience using only and exactly three references for work they have done in the last five years.
Applicants must provide written proof for each of the references giving at least the following data:
– Name of the contracting company/donor, name of the person who managed the contract for the company/donor and e-mail and telephone numbers of the contact person who managed the
contract;
– Title of the project or contract or grant and / or the contract/grant number;
– Time and place of execution for the work done;
– Clear description of the services provided by the applicant (no more than one page); organisations/contractors worked with and assignment performed in the last 3 years.

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C: Financial proposal (in TZS) broken out to provide at least the following details
• Consultancy fees (please note that under Tanzanian Law, withholding tax of 5% for national and 15% for international is deducted at source and paid direct to TRA.
• Transport and per diem costs,
• Communication and stationeries.
D: A sample of previous work experience in the mentioned areas above completed within the last 12 months along with contact details of the responsible person from the organisation in which similar work was done
E: Mandatory Requirements – Copies of:
• Completed and filled Conflict of Interest Statement
• TIN certificate

All these are mandatory items whereby failure to provide any of them will result to disqualification of the whole bid.
Please submit the EOI named “EOI – Business Management and Entrepreneurship Skills Training
– TAM Project” in the subject line and email to: tanzaniaprocurement@snv.org no later than 1700 hrs on 08th November, 2019.

8 New VOLUNTEERING Opportunities at SNV Tanzania | Deadline: 03rd November, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: New Volunteering Opportunities at SNV Tanzania, 2019

AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019

Job Title: Volunteers (8 Posts) 
Job Summary
The volunteers will be placed at project boundary partners’ stations in the dairy and sunflower markets systems. The boundary partners in the dairy market systems and their locations in brackets are Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperatives Joint Enterprises KDCJE Ltd (Boma Ngombe in Hai district) and Tanzania Milk Processors Association TAMPA (Dar es Salaam). On the other hand, the boundary partners in sunflower markets systems and their locations in brackets are Mbeya Sunflower Oil Processors – MBESOPA (Mbeya city), Mbeya Business Councils (Mbeya city), Sumbawanga Women SMEs (Sumbawanga town DC), Mwambani AMCOs (Songwe DC), Mishamo AMCOs (Mpanda DC) and Sunflowers Farmers Association SUFA (Dodoma).
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Volunteer, internship
  • Experience Length: 2 years
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Job Description
Name of assignment – BP Capacity Building Support
Terms of reference title  – Volunteer Capacity Building Support
Sector and Program – Agriculture Sector
Project – Transforming Agricultural Markets TAM
Geographical focus – Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Dodoma, Mbeya, Songwe, Rukwa and Katavi regions
Proposed start date – 15th November, 2019
Proposed end date -15th June, 2020
Open to: Volunteers (8 positions) 1 Dar es Salaam, 1 Bomang’ombe, 1 Dodoma, 2 Mbeya, 1 Songwe, 1 Rukwa, 1 Katavi
1.0. Introduction
SNV is implementing a two-year project called Transforming Agricultural Markets (TAM), which started in August 2018, and is funded by UKAID. The TAM project aims to improve livelihoods and economic opportunity for smallholder farmers by empowering them to effect changes in the dairy and sunflower market systems through engaging with government and private sector stakeholders. The Capacity Building volunteer is expected to focus on providing support in increasing technical capacity of the project boundary and strategic partners which will enhance knowledge sharing, learning, debating and collective action from dairy and sunflower stakeholders and also increase responsiveness from the government. This in a long term will improve the sub-sectors’ competitiveness and increase employment opportunities and income for dairy and sunflower smallholder farmers. 
2.0. Background
SNV, Netherlands Development Organization is an international, not-for-profit, development organization, working in 36 of the poorest countries worldwide, including 17 countries in Sub Saharan Africa. We focus on achieving impact in Agriculture; Energy; and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. By sharing our specialist expertise in Agriculture; Energy; and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services– empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.
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The TAM project Theory of Change is that by working with citizens, private sector and government at sub-national level on specific, actor-led systems issues to produce data and facilitate stakeholder analysis the project can broaden understanding, build consensus, and strengthen accountability relationships for collective action to:

i) make existing policies work at the local level
ii) Provide empirical and written evidence for national level policy dialogue and reforms.
The project aims at achieving the following impact and outcomes:
Impact: Improved and inclusive access to basic services, and strengthened business environment for sunflower and dairy small holders and agribusinesses.
Outcomes: Increased Responsiveness of government to the issues of SHFs and SMEs.
Increased collective actions of the stakeholders for the improvement of access to basic services, entitlements and business environment.

The project is being implemented in two market systems; dairy and sunflower markets systems to achieve its intended impact and outcomes. Various boundary and strategic partners have been identified and engaged in these two market systems to carry out interventions which addresses actor-led issues in a responsive and accountable manner to enhance delivery of basic services and strengthen the business environment. The boundary and strategic partners include SHF organisations, LGAs and national government institutions, and SMEs (processors and inputs providers). These partners are involved in addressing issues in the 4 key results areas. The areas for increased responsiveness and accountability relations are, functional cooperatives and harmonisation of regulations in the dairy market system, whereas contract farming and women access to finance in the sunflower market system. The boundary and strategic partners were strengthened by the project with a range of capacity building interventions in order to address governance bottlenecks and constraints which limit the delivery of services and conducive business environment in the 4 key results areas.

In addition to capacity strengthening, the project supports the boundary and strategic partners in enhancing their voices to communicate key messages to a wider public in order to raise awareness about what is transpiring in the market systems, to advocate and lobby for good governance especially accountability in the delivery of services and enhancing conducive business enabling environment.
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3.0. Objective and purpose of the assignment
The objective of the assignment is strengthened capacity of boundary and strategic partners to address governance issues which constrain the dairy and sunflower market systems, through collective action. The purpose of the assignment is to support to boundary and strategic partners to promote and document collective action processes which address market constraints, using an outcome mapping approach. 

4.0. Scope of work
The volunteers will be placed at project boundary partners’ stations in the dairy and sunflower markets systems. The boundary partners in the dairy market systems and their locations in brackets are Kilimanjaro Dairy Cooperatives Joint Enterprises KDCJE Ltd (Boma Ngombe in Hai district) and Tanzania Milk Processors Association TAMPA (Dar es Salaam). On the other hand, the boundary partners in sunflower markets systems and their locations in brackets are Mbeya Sunflower Oil Processors – MBESOPA (Mbeya city), Mbeya Business Councils (Mbeya city), Sumbawanga Women SMEs (Sumbawanga town DC), Mwambani AMCOs (Songwe DC), Mishamo AMCOs (Mpanda DC) and Sunflowers Farmers Association SUFA (Dodoma).

To realize the objective the volunteer is required to undertake the following scope of work:
• Facilitating the planning and validating of BP work plans
• Coordinating the Media for development activities which promote collective action
• Facilitating the use and validation of the OJ tool of each BP
• Providing support for facilitating dialogues between the stakeholders and the government
• Facilitating documentation of significant governance changes
• Planning and organizing internal (BP) learning and knowledge sharing sessions
• Regular updating of the project media file
• Facilitating the development of monthly action plans and then follow-up their implementation
• Preparing weekly reports on progress of BP behavioral change
• Requesting and processing Mpesa payments approvals,
• Preparing and submitting the end of the assignment report (Format: Introduction, methodology, key findings, conclusions and recommendation. Also include annexes. 

5.0. Methodology
The volunteer will propose a methodology for the assignment and provide justification of the proposed methodology. It is suggested that the methodology should include, but is not limited to the following:
i. Face-to-face discussions with key TAM project staff to create a common understanding on the assignment and its deliverables and to develop weekly plans.
ii. A desktop review of relevant project and sector documents.
iii. Preparation and facilitation of meetings and discussions with the boundary partners and strategic partner and National Task Force members using interactive and participatory approaches. 

6.0. Time Frame, deliverables and reporting
6.1 Timeframe
The assignment period is for a total period not exceeding 7 months, delivered within the period 15th November, 2019 and 15th June, 2020.
6.2 Deliverables
i. Semi-annual and monthly reports on progress of behavioural change
ii. Semi-annual and monthly updated OJs of each BP
iii. Monthly work plan
iv. Updated Project media file
6.3 Reporting
The volunteer will work under the supervision and direction of and report to the TAM M&E Advisor. 

7.0 Competence required
The volunteer must clearly demonstrate skills and experience for this assignment in:
• Bachelor degree in a development related field
• Solid experience working under minimum supervision
• Proficient in Microsoft office package
• At least 2 years of experience; working in the development field in East Africa, including Tanzania
• Experience in M&E may be an added advantage
• Proven ability to produce high quality analysis and documentation

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8.0 Selection criteria for engagement (Please click the link below to get more details on this criteria)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz0n2K1Q9FOnRmFOY2c0ckpLbDB5a0NPeV8zUHU4Qm1wbXZV/view?usp=sharing

9.0 Applicants are requested to submit:
A. CV, clearly outlining relevant tasks and assignments of a similar nature
B. Details of at least 3 assignments conducted by the volunteer in similar work in the past 24 months.
C. Volunteer must provide relevant contact details for each contracting firm or employer.

D. Certified copies of Qualifications referenced in the CV 
How to Apply?
Please manually apply for this job using the details below:
Please submit your Expression of Interest entitled “Volunteer CB Support – TAM Project” in the subject
line and email to: tanzaniaprocurement@snv.org no later than 17:00 hrs on Monday 03rd November, 2019.