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Career Vacancies at Pyxus International Morogoro

Smallholder Farmers Manager


Company:
Pyxus International, of which Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited is a subsidiary, is a global agricultural company united behind a common purpose – to transform people’s lives so that together we can grow a better world. With 145 years’ experience delivering value-added products and services to businesses and customers, we are a trusted provider of responsibly-sourced, independently-verified, sustainable and traceable products and ingredients.

Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited has acquired an Edible Oil mill and Refinery in Dodoma as part of its diversification strategy and is now recruiting for key positions for this venture. The successful applicant in this role will be sitting in the engine of growth as we shape our future together.
Job Summary:
Organization and coordination of sustainable Sunflower Smallholder farming in line with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited short and long term Plans.
What the job will do:
To organize, coordinate, manage and develop sustainable Sunflower Smallholder farming in compliance with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited short and long term Plans.
CROP PRODUCTION PLANNING

  1. Contributes to the development of Smallholder Farmers annual operational plan, reviews the overall requirements for inputs and distribution, time frames and technology, and monitors the agreed operational strategic approach throughout the year in line with the Annual Operating Plan for Agronomy Department

CROP PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

  1. Organizes Contracts with Smallholder farmers, negotiates with commercial bank officials to obtain credit for Primary societies/association/growers groups, Monitors the quality and yield of the Sunflower crop production, and Prepare standard Sunflower growing progress reports
  2. Provide Agronomy support and advice to the Smallholder Farmer Management Team and contracted Smallholder farmers

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

  1. Oversees, monitors, evaluates and reviews the overall Logistics requirements concerning transporters, rates, warehousing, inputs and cost saving initiatives

RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Oversees the human resources for Smallholder farmers to ensure the achievement of goals and objectives in line with Pyxus HR SOP’s
Qualifications:
Degree in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness or Agronomy from a recognized Tertiary Institute or equivalent Essential
Experience
Sunflower growing and production 4 to 6 years Essential Substantial experience with crop protection products, fertilizers and seeds with experience in Sunflower seed production
Strong domain experience and background in farming and agricultural production
Settling farmer complaints for seed, fertilizer or chemical inputs
Farmer focused and a commitment to farmer satisfaction.
Knowledge Areas
Strong agronomic understanding of Sunflower seed production Essential
Knowledge of the trends, practices, and characteristics of farmers, specifically in Sunflower Essential Computer literacy
Substantial knowledge with crop protection products, fertilizers and seeds Essential Usage and Management of Agronomic data Essential Agronomy and agronomic processes Essential Grower and farm operations Essential
Skills
Ability to analyse, solve related problems and make accurate decisions Essential
Very strong communication and interpersonal skills with a heightened sensitivity to the issues that farmers face.
Essential
Strong planning, prioritization and organizational skills in addition to being highly motivated with a strong work ethic and positive attitude
Excellent communicator, trainer and teacher with exceptional public speaking and technical writing skills.

The Human Resources Director
Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited
P.O. Box 1595 Kingolwira, Morogoro, Tanzania

NB: All applications should be sent to the HRD’s office.

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Office Administrator


Job Summary:This job profile provide information about administrative and secretarial services and support to the Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Executive Management and related personnel daily in line with PAT Administrative and Secretarial SOP’s
What will the job do:
To provide administrative and secretarial services and support to the Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Executive Management and related personnel daily in line with PAT Administrative and Secretarial SOP’s
OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

  1. Coordinates the office and provides administrative and secretarial service and support to Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Directors, Managers, Customers and visitors daily as per relevant instructions and in compliance with PAT Administrative SOP’s OFFICE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL
  2. Monitors Human Resources Services, Creates non Sunflower invoices and requisitions for office use and responds to Audit queries as per Line Manager instructions and PAT Financial SOP’s
  3. Receives, compiles, requests, issues and oversees First Aid Medicines for Factory requirements and keeps sick sheet records daily;

CUSTOMER LIAISON AND SERVICE

  1. Coordinates and organises travel requests, quotations, purchase and payment requisitions for air bookings and charters in line with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Travel and Financial SOP’s
  2. Organises and arranges invitation letters, air travel, accommodation and social activities for PAT Directors, Managers, Customers and visitors as per relevant instructions Supervises, controls and ensures the integrity of the Quality Assurance analysis and reports for the Company and Customers in line with International edible oil and animal feed standards, Pyxus International Inc. and Pyxus Tanzania SOPs

BUSINESS VISAS, WORK AND RESIDENCE PERMITS

  1. Schedules, organises, administers and monitors business visas/ work and residence permits for relevant personnel in Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd in line with Tanzania Ministries of Home Affairs and Labour Regulations and Act
  2. Arranges business visas for Customers and visitors through the Immigration Authorities in Dodoma;
  1. Processes work permit applications through the Ministry of Labour for expatriates one month before expiry date records on a spread sheet and updates the Human Resources Director;

PETTY CASH & PURCHASE REQUISITION

  1. Accounts for the TShs. petty cash from users daily for approval by Pyxus Accountant and in compliance with Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Ltd Financial Procedures and Regulations
  2. Ensures that all payment and petty cash documents are well supported, properly filed and achieved daily
  3. Receives, compiles, captures and follow ups SAP Purchase requisition and reservations daily;

STAFF SUPERVISION

  1. Checks staff attendance, sets daily work and objectives, measures employee performance and takes appropriate action through the Human Resources Team
  2. Ensures that the SHE, Security and ISO Policies and Procedures are being implemented and adhered to throughout the Edible Oil Factory Operations in compliance with PAT, SHE, Security, TFDA, TBS and International Standards

Qualifications:
‘A’ Level secondary education (Commercial Subjects) Essential Diploma in Secretarial Duties (NTA level 6) Essential
Experience
Secretarial and administrative experience at a similar level 2 to 4 years Essential
Treasury and Administration 1 to 2 years Essential Financial Systems applications (SAP System) 1 to 2 years Essential
Knowledge Areas
Secretarial and administration duties Essential Customer and visitor relationships Essential Computer literacy Essential Tanzanian Immigration knowledge Desirable
Skills
Interactive and interpersonal skills Essential Verbal and written communication in English Essential Public and Customer relations skills Essential
Computer literacy Essential
Analytical, problem solving and ability to coordinate and organise Essential

The Human Resources Director
Pyxus Agriculture Tanzania Limited
P.O. Box 1595
Kingolwira,
Morogoro, Tanzania

NB; All applications should be sent to the HRD’s office.

Careers Opportunities at SNV Tanzania


Position: JUNIOR AGRONOMISTS/AGRIBUSINESS ADVISORS (2 Posts)
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Contract type: National employment contract
Company Description
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations 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.

For more information on our operations in Tanzania and SNV, visit our website: www.snv.org
The Climate Resilient Agribusiness for Tomorrow Project in East Africa is a 5-year, € 39 million project being implemented in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project uses an inclusive Business Development approach to support the international and Dutch efforts on climate change and sustainable production in arable farming. The programme will work with and through the private sector and supports public sector partners in creating an institutional environment for wide-scale adoption of climate smart agriculture (CSA) practices.

It is driven by 3 pillars: i) adoption of CSA practices & technologies in arable crop production farming systems and value chains; ii) acceleration of investments and business growth in selected value chains; iii) improved enabling environment for scaling out of CSA. Interventions are centered around business cases which are derived from a thorough climate risk assessment and financial analysis of value chains in oilseeds, pulses, potatoes and grains. A climate innovation and investment facility aims to further improve access to finance and facilitate scaling for SMEs and service providers who are ready to co-invest in making selected value chains climate proof. The project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) is implemented by a consortium consisting of SNV (as lead implementing organization), Wageningen University & Environmental Research (WUR & WEnR), the CGIAR Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Agriterra and Rabo Partnerships.

Job Description
The junior Agronomist/Agribusiness Advisor will be responsible for supporting the adoption of climate smart technologies by farmers, SMEs and service providers in project targeted value chains. S/he will support specific climate smart field based activities and extension systems linked to inclusive business cases, which are potentially supported through the project’s climate innovation and investment facility funds for interventions and scaling. S/he will work in coordination with the senior agronomist and the senior agribusiness advisors, the M&E advisor and the project manager to contribute to cost/benefit analyses which will underpin the investments for effective climate resilient production systems.

The incumbent will provide support to SMEs and farmer groups/cooperatives on the most appropriate climate integration strategies, which enhances the income for producers, agribusiness, service providers and other stakeholders in selected value chains. The incumbent will contribute to the joint learning of smallholder producers and SME adoption of climate smart agriculture. S/he will support the management and supervision of local extension providers in the business cases and pilot result based performance contracts. S/he will support technical expert missions from other consortium partners to strengthen stakeholder capacities in arable crop value chains, and in conducting climate risk assessments and other related studies.

Key Responsibilities
Participate in the value chain and climate risk assessments of prioritised commodities (pulses, oilseed, potatoes and grains);
Support the co-design of climate smart interventions based on farming systems approach and farmer typology and profiling;
Support the training and coaching of extension service providers on climate smart practices and technology adoption;
Support extension providers in delivering needs-based and practical trainings to male, female and young farmers;
Support the testing of profitable climate smart innovations with smallholder farmers in collaboration with the research partners;
Support technical field based missions from project consortium partners;
Contribute to improved service delivery to farmers by cooperatives, agri-SMEs and service providers in collaboration with consortium partners;
Support SMEs in the promotion, market uptake and scaling of evidence-based climate smart technologies;
Support the integration of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in agribusinesses;
Support the provision of tailor made information to producers and SME’s on crop suitability, climate risks and cost effectiveness/viability of interventions;
Support the implementation of business cases and the co-investment fund;
Support the identification and analysis of the barriers for the uptake of climate smart technologies and formulate recommendation to SME’s, financial institutions and government;
Support the brokering and creation of improved linkages between farmers, cooperatives, public and private service providers, SME’s and other relevant stakeholders through the development of inclusive business cases;
Contribute to learning on scaling CSA.
QualificationsA relevant academic qualification in agronomy and/or farming systems
Minimum of 3-5 years of experience of working in agronomy advisory and/or agribusiness development;
Knowledge of technical aspects of priortitised commodities (pulses, oilseed and grains) and farming systems in east Africa;
Experience in famer extension, SME advising, and agribusiness case development;
Experience in climate smart agriculture design and financial analysis of climate smart technologies will be a plus;
Experience working with female entrepreneurs and gender integration approaches, as well as young-agri-enterpreneurs;
Knowledge climate smart innovation and farmer adoption;
Experience with result-based service provision and farmer organisation strengthening;
Excellent communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;
Willingness to travel to all project locations

Additional Information
This is a full-time national role with the successful candidate being contracted on a 3-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a competitive secondary benefit package.

Desired start date: 1st September 2019
How to apply: Please send your application letter and CV by 20th July 2019.
Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis to identify appropriate candidates as soon as possible.

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Position: Project Manager – OYE Project
Location: Dodoma, Tanzania
Contract type: National employment contract
Job Description
Overview of the Position
The Project Manager Tanzania will provide guidance and manage the implementation of the Tanzania project and ensure that the objectives and targets are achieved. S/he will manage programmatic, financial, and operational and HR resources dedicated to the project; oversee performance and expenditures in close collaboration with the Project Finance Officer and ensure timely and compliant procurement together with the SNV Operations Department.

S/he will report to the SNV Country Director and maintain effective relations and coordination with all project stakeholders.

The position requires regular travel across the Central and Northern regions of Tanzania.
The successful candidate will be focusing on finalizing the achievement of the project targets before the end of the current project duration as well as supporting the preparation, design and implementation of the Second Phase of the project.
Key Responsibilities
• Guide the project planning and implementation in Tanzania including engagement with local stakeholders and subcontractors; development of annual operational work plans and budgets on the basis of the existing project activity plans and budget;
• Project management: effectively manage the human, physical and financial resources allocated to the project ensuring that work is implemented no time and to budget and achieves the promised deliverables;
• Monitor and guide local implementing partner organisations;
• Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports to donors and contribute to development of overall SNV global annual report.
• Liaise with the OYE Tanzania Agriculture project leader on cross-cutting matters, both programmatic as well as financial;
• Contribute to synergy between the OYE project, the SDC OYE project and SNV’s energy programmes in Tanzania by providing strategic guidance to guarantee a balance between contextual opportunities and effective implementation of the project approach;
• Monitor performance of the project team to ensure that all milestones set in the annual work plans are met, and develop mitigation plans to reduce setbacks; take corrective actions to fix any deviation from work plans; • Report to the SNV Country Director
• Guide knowledge development, documentation and communication & branding – in close collaboration with the Country Director and the donor
• Donor relations: Effectively manage in country donor relations and establish professional partnership with key private and public sector stakeholders

Qualifications Requirements
• Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline e.g. related to development, energy, or social studies;
• Proven track record with at least 5 years’ experience in the management of projects in development organizations;
• Proven experience in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Renewable energy;
  2. inclusive business/market models;
  3. public – private partnerships;

• Experience with development of youth skills towards employability is desired;
• Demonstrated experience in managing capacity building programmes.
• Demonstrated experience as a trainer is desired.

Desired Skills
• A proactive and entrepreneurial individual who will explore and develop innovative approaches that appeal to rural youth in Tanzania;
• Visionary who is able to strategically inspire and energize the project team;

• Excellent social / networking skills, ability to engage with government, private sector and civil society;
• Excellent communication (writing and oral) skills, reporting and presentation skills.
• Monitoring and evaluation skills

Languages: Proficient in English and Kiswahili.

Additional Information

Contract Information.
Starting date: 1st October, 2019?
Contract type: National
Length of contract: 1 year (with potential to extend by three years if the Second Phase is awarded)

How To Apply
Interested candidates that meet the key qualifications are encouraged to send in their applications. These applications must contain:
• CV (that lists at least three referees from previous employers),
• Motivation letter,
• Certified Copies of your stated Academic Qualifications, and
• Declaration of your Salary History for the last three years.

The applications should be marked ‘OYE Project Manager’ in the subject line and the deadline for sending in applications is Thursday July 22, 2019. SNV reserves the right to reject outright any applications that do not meet the application requirements listed above. We will require that you provide us with full details of three people who are willing to act as a referee. We will not contact these referees without your explicit permission.
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Job Opportunity at Seed Change Tanzania, Program & Communications Intern

Position: Program & Communications InternStart Date June 3, 2019
End Date July 31, 2019
Application Deadline February 15, 2019
Wage USD$200/month
Hours Per Week 40 hours per week
About the position:
The majority of people in Western Tanzania have their livelihoods in agriculture but they suffer from poverty due to an underdeveloped agriculture system. You will use your skills in storytelling, media, and communications to help support sustainable agriculture in Western Tanzania. Your work will assist an agriculture social enterprises, Seed Change, in telling their story by effectively communicating their work, image, and goals to current and perspective donors and other Western stakeholders and assisting our Program Manager in running on-going programs. As an intern, you will do more than getting the morning coffee. Instead you will operate as a full member of our team with real responsibilities. We will work with you to accomplish your goals for your internship.

About living in Kigoma, Tanzania:

  • Seed Change is located in Kigoma, a safe, lakefront town in Western Tanzania. It is a day’s ride away from the nearest large city but a few minutes ride from beautiful beaches. You will share a comfortable, western style house with other expatriates. The house has a private bedroom for you and a shared bathroom with one other person. It has consistent 24/7 security, hot water, electricity, a gas stove and a lake front view. Housing will cost USD $75/month. This price does not include utilities, which come to roughly USD $20/month.

Sample of Responsibilities:

  • Assist Seed Change staff in writing and designing the organization’s annual report (see previous reports here: https://www.seedchangetanzania.org/publications/)
  • Create materials to promote our messages to our donors, such as farmer profiles, videos, photos, data visualization, and short articles for the monthly newsletter.
  • Write 1-2 blog post each month sharing stories of Seed Change and our farmers.
  • Post regularly on social media (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Complete farmer profiles to help our international stakeholders better understand the people we are serving and the impact of the work we do.
  • Assist the Program Manager in our regular programming, including: running village meetings, general operations, and assist in the development and implementation of our graduation model intercropping program.

Who we are looking for:

  • Willingness to live in Tanzania for a minimum of two months.
  • Able to work independently and remain organized with a few projects at the same time and able to take initiative to develop new projects.
  • Comfortable working in a cross-cultural setting with people whose first language is not English and who may have never met a foreigner before.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable with computers, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, basic uses of Excel and basic photo editing.
  • A flair for creative storytelling and communications. The organisations have great stories to tell so lots of scope for interesting angles!

We want to help you reach your professional goals! This position is flexible and can be tailored around your goals for your internship. We will work with you to fit your strengths with the skills you want to learn to build a relevant experience you can use in your career.

Compensation:

  • We will provide a stipend of USD $200 which should cover living expenses while in Kigoma. All work-related transport in the Kigoma region will be covered by the organisation. We will also provide an experienced translator, if needed.

How To Apply

3 Job Opportunities at World Vegetable Center

Job Title: Research Associate – Agribusiness Specialist
WorldVeg seeks a Research Associate – Agribusiness Specialist for an initiative aimed at improving the nutritional status and income of smallholder farmer households, especially those led by women and youth in Zanzibar by increasing the supply and demand of a variety of improved and nutrient-dense traditional African vegetables (TAVs) as part of the program ‘Feed the Future Tanzania Mboga na Matunda (FTFT-MnM)’. The program is implemented by Fintrac with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The position is only open to Tanzanian nationals or candidates with legal permission to work in Tanzania.
The incumbent will be based at the Center’s regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa, located in Arusha, Tanzania, with frequent travel to Zanzibar, and report to the Project Coordinator.

Key responsibilities:

1. Lead in implementing trainings to increase market access and participation of women and youth (coordinate the collection, grading, packing, and delivery of vegetable crops produced, ensure timely delivery and take care of logistics).
2. Manage all other day-to-day activities of the program: (1) nutritional awareness trainings; (2) TAV production and utilization capacity trainings; (3) sales of subsidized TAV seed kits; (4) trainings to demonstrate and promote the adaptation of TAVs; (5) baseline and endline studies to monitor and evaluate the efficacy of trainings.
3. Help supervise and develop work plans for Assistant-Field Officers in Zanzibar.
4. Contribute to project reporting and publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals.
5. Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center.

Skills, knowledge and qualifications
• A Master’s Degree in agribusiness, agricultural economics or related discipline.
• A minimum of three years of experience, preferably an international non-governmental organization or an international private sector company, is highly preferred.
• Proven experience in market and value chain analysis.
• Proven experience working in linking farmer groups to markets (including group dynamics and formation, price negotiation).
• Knowledge of the vegetable sector is considered a strong asset.
• Knowledge of market standard implementation is considered a strong asset.
• Proven experience in conducting farm household surveys.
• Strong report and technical writing skills.
• A research publication record is a strong advantage.
• Ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiatives and work under pressure.
• Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
• Must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural and multinational environment and be willing to travel extensively to project areas.

How to apply:
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, clearly illustrating their suitability for the above position against each of the listed items under ‘skills, knowledge and qualifications’, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. Applications should be sent by e-mail only to info-esa@worldveg.org with the title ‘Research Associate – Agribusiness Specialist’.
Only applications sent by e-mail and following these requirements will be considered. Only applications from the short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

WorldVeg offers an attractive working environment in a multi-cultural setting with employees from different countries and diverse backgrounds. WorldVeg is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Closing date: Closing date for applications is 25 December 2018

Job Title: Research Assistant – Field Officers (Two Posts)
WorldVeg seeks two Research Assistant – Field Officers for an initiative aimed at improving the nutritional status and income of smallholder farmer households, especially those led by women and youth in Zanzibar by increasing the supply and demand of a variety of improved and nutrient-dense traditional African vegetables (TAVs) as part of the program ‘Feed the Future Tanzania Mboga na Matunda (FTFT-MnM)’. The program is implemented by Fintrac with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The position is only open to Tanzanian nationals or candidates with legal permission to work in Tanzania.

The incumbents will be based in Zanzibar, with frequent travel to the Center’s regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa, and report to the Project Coordinator.

Key responsibilities:
1. Day-to-day implementation of field activities and trainings: (1) nutritional awareness trainings; (2) TAV production and utilization capacity trainings; (3) sales of subsidized TAV seed kits; (4) trainings to demonstrate and promote the adaptation of TAVs; (5) market trainings.
2. Assist in baseline and endline studies to monitor and evaluate the efficacy of trainings.
3. Contribute to project reporting, flyers, manuals and other written outputs of the program.
4. Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center.

Skills, knowledge and qualifications

• A Bachelor Degree in horticulture or related discipline.
• A minimum of three years of experience, preferably an international non-governmental organization or an international private sector company, is highly preferred.
• Proven experience in working with farmers and farmer groups through trainings.
• Knowledge of the vegetable sector and/or Zanzibar is considered a strong asset.
• Knowledge of market standard implementation is considered a strong asset.
• Ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiatives and work under pressure.
• Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
• Must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural and multinational environment
and be willing to travel extensively to project areas.
How to apply:

  • Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, clearly illustrating their suitability for the above position against each of the listed items under ‘skills, knowledge and qualifications’, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. Applications should be sent by e-mail only to info-esa@worldveg.org with the title ‘Research Assistant – Field Officer’.
  • Only applications sent by e-mail and following these requirements will be considered. Only applications from the short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

WorldVeg offers an attractive working environment in a multi-cultural setting with employees from different countries and diverse backgrounds. WorldVeg is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Closing date: Closing date for applications is 25 December 2018

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New Jobs Arusha and Zanzibar at World Vegetable Center

 
 

Job Title: Research Associate – Agribusiness Specialist

WorldVeg seeks a Research Associate – Agribusiness Specialist for an initiative aimed at improving the nutritional status and income of smallholder farmer households, especially those led by women and youth in Zanzibar by increasing the supply and demand of a variety of improved and nutrient-dense traditional African vegetables (TAVs) as part of the program ‘Feed the Future Tanzania Mboga na Matunda (FTFT-MnM)’. The program is implemented by Fintrac with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The position is only open to Tanzanian nationals or candidates with legal permission to work in Tanzania.

The incumbent will be based at the Center’s regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa, located in Arusha, Tanzania, with frequent travel to Zanzibar, and report to the Project Coordinator.

1. Lead in implementing trainings to increase market access and participation of women and youth (coordinate the collection, grading, packing, and delivery of vegetable crops produced, ensure timely delivery and take care of logistics).

2. Manage all other day-to-day activities of the program: (1) nutritional awareness trainings; (2) TAV production and utilization capacity trainings; (3) sales of subsidized TAV seed kits; (4) trainings to demonstrate and promote the adaptation of TAVs; (5) baseline and endline studies to monitor and evaluate the efficacy of trainings.

3. Help supervise and develop work plans for Assistant-Field Officers in Zanzibar.

4. Contribute to project reporting and publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals.

5. Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center.

Skills, knowledge and qualifications

• A Master’s Degree in agribusiness, agricultural economics or related discipline.

• A minimum of three years of experience, preferably an international non-governmental organization or an international private sector company, is highly preferred.

• Proven experience in market and value chain analysis.

• Proven experience working in linking farmer groups to markets (including group dynamics and formation, price negotiation).

• Knowledge of the vegetable sector is considered a strong asset.

• Knowledge of market standard implementation is considered a strong asset.

• Proven experience in conducting farm household surveys.

• Strong report and technical writing skills.

• A research publication record is a strong advantage.

• Ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiatives and work under pressure.

• Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.

• Must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural and multinational environment and be willing to travel extensively to project areas.

How to apply:
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, clearly illustrating their suitability for the above position against each of the listed items under ‘skills, knowledge and qualifications’, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. Applications should be sent by e-mail only to
info-esa@worldveg.org with the title ‘Research Associate – Agribusiness Specialist’.
Only applications sent by e-mail and following these requirements will be considered. Only applications from the short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

WorldVeg offers an attractive working environment in a multi-cultural setting with employees from different countries and diverse backgrounds. WorldVeg is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Closing date: Closing date for applications is 25 December 2018

Job Title: Research Assistant – Field Officers (Two Posts)
WorldVeg seeks two Research Assistant – Field Officers for an initiative aimed at improving the nutritional status and income of smallholder farmer households, especially those led by women and youth in Zanzibar by increasing the supply and demand of a variety of improved and nutrient-dense traditional African vegetables (TAVs) as part of the program ‘Feed the Future Tanzania Mboga na Matunda (FTFT-MnM)’. The program is implemented by Fintrac with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The position is only open to Tanzanian nationals or candidates with legal permission to work in Tanzania.

The incumbents will be based in Zanzibar, with frequent travel to the Center’s regional office for Eastern and Southern Africa, and report to the Project Coordinator.

Key responsibilities:
1. Day-to-day implementation of field activities and trainings: (1) nutritional awareness trainings; (2) TAV production and utilization capacity trainings; (3) sales of subsidized TAV seed kits; (4) trainings to demonstrate and promote the adaptation of TAVs; (5) market trainings.
2. Assist in baseline and endline studies to monitor and evaluate the efficacy of trainings.
3. Contribute to project reporting, flyers, manuals and other written outputs of the program.
4. Perform any other duties as required by the needs of the Center.

Skills, knowledge and qualifications
• A Bachelor Degree in horticulture or related discipline.
• A minimum of three years of experience, preferably an international non-governmental organization or an international private sector company, is highly preferred.
• Proven experience in working with farmers and farmer groups through trainings.
• Knowledge of the vegetable sector and/or Zanzibar is considered a strong asset.
• Knowledge of market standard implementation is considered a strong asset.
• Ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiatives and work under pressure.
• Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English and Kiswahili.
• Must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams in a multicultural and multinational environment
and be willing to travel extensively to project areas.

How to apply:
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, clearly illustrating their suitability for the above position against each of the listed items under ‘skills, knowledge and qualifications’, together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees. Applications should be sent by e-mail only to info-esa@worldveg.org with the title ‘Research Assistant – Field Officer’.
Only applications sent by e-mail and following these requirements will be considered. Only applications from the short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

WorldVeg offers an attractive working environment in a multi-cultural setting with employees from different countries and diverse backgrounds. WorldVeg is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Closing date: Closing date for applications is 25 December 2018
 
 

New jobs 2019  Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Project Coordinator

Job Title: ;Project Coordinator at Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)
Reports to: Project Manager
Work Location: Mtwara

Who we are
For nearly 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) has been partnering with communities, governments and local leaders to harness the best from people from all backgrounds to improve the quality of life. The Foundation’s work is rooted in core values of self-reliance, pluralism, and respect for human dignity. AKF is a member of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), one of the world’s leading poverty solutions networks. The AKDN’s integrated approach makes long­term investments, builds permanent institutions and cultivates an active civil society, impacting teas of millions of people annually in 30 countries. Alongside its sister AKDN agencies, the Foundation implements innovative, community-driven solutions that are based in decades of experience, learning and evaluation.

Also, The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. AKF-Tanzania is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in inclusive economic development, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education and civil society strengthening.

Moreover, Sunflower Market development project “Alizeti Maendeleo” funded by The Agriculture Markets Development Trust (AMDT) main objective is to strengthen sunflower market system and to promote inclusive sustainable economic development in southern Tanzania including women, youth and small holder farmers. Key thematic areas addressed by the project includes access to improved seeds, extension services, capacity of oil processors and market linkages.
The Alizeti Maendeleo Project Coordinator will be working in liaison with the Project Manager and will be responsible for managing a team of 5 Project Officers based in districts. He/she will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of field activities across geographies, service providers and implementing partners.

Specific Responsibilities

Firstly, Promotion of value chain actors’ collaboration and coordination initiatives. Like farmer organization, agro-dealers association, processor association formation and strengthening. To ensure a well-structured value chain and enhance collective actions and advocacy for improved business environment.Secondly, Leading in technical resources management regarding the pro-poor extension and advisory systems including identification of extension gaps. Designing solutions, identification of service providers and engagement.Thirdly, Promotion of adoption of improved seeds through managing demand stimulation initiatives. Like establishment of demo plots and strengthening the distribution system through by linking seed suppliers with agro-dealers.Moreover, Ensure the mobilization of target communities, understanding of objectives, active participation and adoption of promoted practices among the target communities andanaging the Field Based Extension Officers (government), Lead farmers (CBF) and other extension service providers to ensure training and advice amongst sunflower farmer groups on G(xxl Agriculture Practices according to recommended guides.Furthermore, Ensure delivery of trainings through engaging dynamic approaches that communicate the key messages effectively and provide follow up support to the farmer groups.Moreover, In collaboration with Enterprise Development Qxmlinator, design and promote gender mainstreaming initiatives to promote women and youth inclusiveness within the project.In collaboration with the enterprise development coordinator support market linkage initiatives as well promotion of value addition amongst pnxlucers.Compilation and consolidation of periodic field implementation reports by project officers, partners and service providers.Management of project officer performance through guiding them in work planning, setting of targets and performance evaluation.Also, Capacity building of project officers through coaching on approaches to work with service providers. Partners and service providers in the communitiesLastly, Ensure a harmonious relationship between the project. The implementing partners, service providers, communities, the government extension officer and the DAICO.

Minimum Quantification/skills

Firstly, At least Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Community Development, business or social sciences from reputable training instituteSecondly, Knowledge and/or experience on market systems approach (M4P) facilitationThirdly, Possesses Multi-stakeholder project working experiencesAlso, Mobilization and social organization skills and experience in any of the agriculture value chainsMoreover, Experience in leading and managing team or coordination role in previous roles.Furthermore, At least 5 years of successful working experience with development organization preferably in agriculture market systems developmentLastly, Willingness to work and live in the districts of Lindi and Mtwara regions

How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV (not exceeding four pages) and the names and contact information of three referees before close of business by 17th December 2018, to Country Human Resources Manager, Aga Khan Foundation, Tanzania, by e-mail to ;recruitment.akftz@akfea.org. Please mention the title of the position in your email. And also, do not attach any document other than the CV and cover letter.

We encourage female candidates to apply
The Aga Khan Foundation is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (www.akdn.org).
APPLY TO ;recruitment.akftz@akfea.org ;

Job Opportunities at One Acre Fund in Iringa, Tanzania

 
 


JOB DESCRIPTION 

One Acre Fund is growing quickly, and we plan to at least quadruple our farmer impact in the next five years. Program Associates play a major role in driving that growth and ensuring that this growth is stable and systematic – while also adding major innovations and improvements to our program quality. This offers Program Associates a strong career opportunity: the ability to learn from a successful field operation, contribute to aggressive growth, and also make improvements to our program.
We are currently seeking Program Associates for a variety of teams within One Acre Fund, including: 


 

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Operations:

Our country operation teams face a classic leadership and management challenge: how to keep a large country operation growing at 40-75% per year while also making significant improvements to our operating model. Program Associates first learn from our organization’s deep knowledge on scaling rural field programs; then, they are challenged to find new ways to stretch, grow faster, and increase our quality of service.

  • Field operations staff focus on farmer-facing services. They start as generalists, with overall responsibility for executing our program in a region. Over time, they can continue to rise as a general leader, possibly growing to manage an entire country’s field operation. Or they may specialize, for example, in the creation and roll-out of staff development training for hundreds or even 1,000+ team members.
  • Support operations staff build the infrastructure required for growth. These teams proactively eliminate barriers to scale in a diverse range of areas – processing millions of farmer payments, communicating to farmers via tens of millions of SMS, hiring hundreds of new staff per year, and physically moving 20,000+ tons of farm inputs to thousands of drop sites. Program Associates also make steady improvements to accelerate growth – for example, setting up mobile money integration for a country.

Innovations:

Our Innovations teams discover new ideas for our programs and conduct dozens of trials to test these ideas. As an organization, we constantly seek to learn and improve, and our Innovations teams lead the way.

  • Product Innovations staff improve our core agricultural products or run new experiments in energy and health products. The ideas they discover may eventually scale to hundreds of thousands of households. Product Innovations staff design trials, execute trials together with thousands of farmers, synthesize trial data, and make constant revisions to the product offering. For example, our Product Innovations team is currently testing delivery of live chickens and preparing the product for full-scale rollout. One Acre Fund is also increasingly delving into energy and health, and we are currently one of the largest sellers of solar lights in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Scale Innovations staff seek to improve our core operating model. By running trials with tens of thousands of farmers, they analyze targeted questions such as: does moving from a group liability loan to an individual liability loan improve repayment and customer satisfaction? Or they might investigate more radical ideas, such as setting up physical One Acre Fund shops to see if there are more efficient ways to deliver high-quality service to farmers. They try variations on our program with the goal of improving our scalability, impact, and financial sustainability.

On a day-to-day basis, nearly all roles involve a mix of activities:

  • Understanding and solving problems: observing field operations, meeting with leaders of our field staff , running surveys, conducting desk research, analyzing KPIs, etc. Then creating simple and lasting solutions to complex problems.
  • Planning and executing large projects: identifying clear goals, creating project calendars, designing workflows, creating field tools and talking points, designing incentive systems and understanding stakeholders, following up and monitoring project execution in the field, etc.
  • Building teams: hiring staff using One Acre Fund’s unique “experiential hiring” system, mentoring key deputies, and steadily handing off responsibility to your team as you build it.
  • Communicating with other teams: working in coordination with One Acre Fund’s other teams on the ground to execute a smooth customer experience in the simplest way possible.

One Acre Fund has deep operational experience running rural field programs at a scale of 1,000+ full-time staff per country. Program Associates benefit from this past experience, quickly building their skill-set through immersion in our operating environment. At the same time, the main role of Program Associates is to accelerate growth and to constantly stretch and improve our operations. This presents an excellent career opportunity to both learn from One Acre Fund’s accumulated experience and constantly improve and enable 40%+ program growth per year.

CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience, e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Volunteer Service Organization accomplishments (VSO, Peace Corps, JICA, etc).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Language: English required in all locations. French required for Burundi placement. Other notable and useful languages are Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Chichewa, Amharic. 

PREFERRED START DATE

Flexible

JOB LOCATION

Kakamega, Kenya; Rubengera, Rwanda; Muramvya, Burundi; Zomba, Malawi; Kabwe, Zambia; Iringa, Tanzania

DURATION

Full-time job

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience

BENEFITS

Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits

SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES 

Yes
East Africans strongly encouraged to apply.

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Job Opportunity at One Acre Fund Tanzania, Human Resources Specialist

Job Opportunity at One Acre Fund Tanzania, Human Resources Specialist

Location
Other District Other Location
Description
The HR Specialist oversees all Business as Usual and implements strategy, as directed by the HR Department Head. The HR Specialist ensures timely services, works to build trust with all staff, and partners with managers both in our offices and in the field. They ensure compliance with One Acre Fund policies and Tanzania Labor Law.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Manage a quickly growing Human Resources team – including: creation of long-term team growth plans, management of HR projects, professional development of the HR departmentManage a Human Resource team and full employee base across multiple regions/geographies and types of contracts within TanzaniaPropose long-term strategy for the Human Resource department and propose & execute key projects to take One Acre Fund Tanzania towards this visionReinforce the culture of an organization that genuinely cares for its staff, and effectively looks after their needs, receiving all grievances and issues, responding, and always providing pay and other benefits at the appropriately promised timeCreate and improve integral Human Resources policies, processes and systems with a heavy focus on ensuring quality and fairness of systemsImprove adherence to Human Resource policies through trainings and communicationConstantly gather input from fellow staff members across departments to ensure the effectiveness of our policiesCreation and management of the One Acre Fund Tanzania Policy and Procedure guidePlay an integral + active role in One Acre Fund’s Women’s Leadership Council in order to ensure strong female policies and address key barriersSupport monthly Payroll to a quickly growing TZ team with 300+ employees with minimal error (under 1%), and which follows complete financial control policies to avoid incorrect paymentsManage and ensure the quality of our Sexual Harassment policy and procedures, including: process creation, claim tracking, investigation, etc.Manage all One Acre Fund Tanzania employee informationManage processes for anonymous employee claims, inquiries, and issuesManage all loan processes and improvements to the processCreation and management of One Acre Fund Tanzania’s general onboarding for new hiresManage and improve One Acre Fund’s disciplinary process and ensure compliance with Tanzanian labor lawManage troubleshooting with key farmer issues (solar light issue resolution, farmer funeral insurance)Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

We are seeking an exceptional professional with 3 or more year(s) of work experience and ideally a demonstrated passion for our mission. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:Strong work experience, preferably leading an HR team at a non-profit organizationStrong educational background; preferably a Degree in Human Resources or a related field. Masters in HR is an added advantage.Demonstrated leadership experience at work, or outside of work, enthusiasm for learning, and openness to feedback.Ability to build teams and collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Language: English required.

Preferred Start Date

January 2019

To Apply Please CLICK HERE

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

 

Submit Entries for USAID Food for Peace Photo Contest 2018!

Food for Peace Photo Contest

Deadline: 31 October 2018

Applications are open for “USAID Food for Peace Photo Contest 2018”. Help USAID tell the story of Food for Peace and its accomplishments in reducing hunger, poverty and malnutrition—with photos.

Examples
Examples of Photos they are Looking For:

  • Action shots, i.e. a farmer working in a field or person preparing a meal or people using vouchers/cash at markets
  • Before & after shots, i.e. child before and after nutrition treatment
  • Beneficiary portraits with a quote in caption
  • Cash and voucher programs in action
  • People participating in training
  • Agricultural innovations to benefit smallholder farmers
  • Getting emergency food to hard-to-reach places
  • On and off-farm income generation activities
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Food in the home

Benefits

  • Winning photos will be featured in a USAID story, spotlighted on USAID Flickr and shared across USAID social media accounts.

Submission Requirements

  • High-resolution, high-quality photos at least 1,024 pixels or larger (tall or wide) or around 300 pixels per inch. File size should be at least 1 MB. For Photoshop, please send only level seven or high compressed photos.
  • Accepted formats: high-quality JPG, JPEG or PNG.
  • Photos must be an original submission (submitted by a photographer or with permission by partner (save electronic or printed consent).
  • Photos must include a credit: name of photographer and organizational affiliation (if applicable)
  • Photos must include a unique, robust caption, which includes a description of what is going on in the photo, names of people in photo (if permission granted), the country in which it was taken, when it was taken (month and year if possible), and how it is related to Food for Peace.
  • Photos should “tell the story” of Food for Peace and its accomplishments, and should reflect more recent Food for Peace activities (within past two years).
  • Submissions are limited to four per individual.
  • No submissions with a logo or time stamp visible on the photo will be accepted.

How to Apply

New Jobs Tabora at Trees For The Future Inc Tanzania

 
Vacant positions
Trees For The Future Inc, is an international NGO registered in Tanzania December 2015.
Its main office is in Singida Central Tanzania. Trees For The Future Inc, works with local communities toIncrease household food security through diversifying food production, Increase household resilience to economic instability through diversifying production of market – driven agricultural products, Increase productivity of rural landscapes by establishing environmentally responsible agricultural systems and Plant trees to improve soil fertility and restore environmental health.
Trees For The Future is seeking qualified Tanzanian to fill vacant positions below in Tabora. It is full time job. 

Lead Technician (1 post)
Location: Tabora
Reports to: Tanzania Country Coordinator A Trees for the Future (TREES) Lead Technician (LT) is responsible for the successful management and implementation of a Forest Garden Project. The LT will work closely with Farmer Groups and individual project farmers, spread out within Urambo and Uyui districts. S/he is responsible for: coordinating and managing all project activities and the Assistant Technician(s); liaising with Lead Farmers of each Farmer Group to schedule and facilitate implementation of project activities;
 

purchasing, arranging and distribution of all project tools, planting materials, etc.; organizing and conducting all training activities; creating project budgets and timelines and visiting farmers’ Forest Garden sites regularly to provide technical support and to conduct data collection and evaluation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Core duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
 Identifies and mobilizes Farmer Groups and Lead Farmers for participation in the Project;
 Hires, supervises, and diseminsates all necessary information in a timely manner to the  Assistant Technician(s) where needed;
 Collaborates with the Country Coordinator to develop and execute Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs);
 Develops project plans for all participating Farmer Groups that account for all Project activities, material acquisition and distribution, training events, monitoring & evaluation, reporting etc., and effectively manages all activities in accordance with the schedule and Project budget;
 Organizes and executes training events pursuant to TREES training program design;
 Communicates with Lead Farmers and participating farmers regularly to organize and accomplish training and extension activities, provide technical support including organic field recipies for all plant and animal management, and collect M&E data;
 Mentors participants and Lead Farmers, through training and regular follow-up support, on TREES technical/best practices;
 Ensures timely data collection and report submission, including the weekly Technician Reporting Spreadsheet, to Country Coordinator on all program activities, per TREES reporting requirements and deadlines;
 Helps to develop and manage the Project budget and expenditures;
 Maintains financial documentation and submits financial reports per TREES reporting requirements and deadlines to Country Coordinator;
 Helps to develop all Project goals per the project scope, timeline, and budget and conduct activities accordingly;
 Assists with the development and/or translation of locally appropriate training materials;
 Provides information and accomplishes additional tasks in a timely manner as requested by Country Coordinator, Program Directors, and HQ.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The applicant must meet the following minimum professional qualifications to be considered for the position:
• University degree in relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, environment management etc), OR a minimum of five years of demonstrated degree of achievement in agriculture, preferably in agroforestry and sustainable agriculture (e.g. through demonstrated success and innovation in gardening, forestry, or agroforestry)
• Three years’ experience with field project management and supervision
• Demonstrated experience with participatory training facilitation
• Skilled in behavior change methods that may require implementing new and perhaps unfamiliar technologies in the field
• Able to be stationed in the appropriate base of the Project site for the duration of the Project
• A valid motorcycle license with a history of safe motorcycle operation (preferable) OR an ability and willingness to take courses and obtain a motorcycle license
• Fluency in spoken and written English and preferably the local language(s)
• Excellent computer skills including Excel and smart phone utilization

BENEFITS
Stipend: 500 USD (gross monthly stipend)

Assistant Technician (1 post)
Location: Tabora
Reports to: Lead Technician
A Trees for the Future (TREES) Assistant Technician (AT) is responsible for aiding in the successful management and implementation of a Forest Garden Project. The AT will work closely with Farmer Groups and individual project farmers, spread out within Urambo and Uyui districts. S/he is responsible for: helping to coordinate and manage all project activities; liaising with Lead Farmers of each Farmer Group to schedule and facilitate implementation of project activities; Arranging and distribution of project tools, planting materials, etc.; organizing and helping to conduct all training activities; and visiting farmers’ Forest Garden sites regularly to provide technical support and to conduct data collection and evaluation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Core duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following.
 The AT will help the Lead Technician to:
 Identify and mobilize Farmer Groups and Lead Farmers for participation in the Project;
 Develop project plans for all participating Farmer Groups that account for all Project activities, material acquisition and distribution, training events, monitoring & evaluation, reporting etc., and effectively manages all activities in accordance with the schedule and Project budget;
 Organize and execute training events pursuant to TREES training program design;
 Communicate with Lead Farmers and participating farmers regularly to organize and accomplish training and extension activities, provide technical support, and collect M&E data;
 Mentor participants and Lead Farmers, through training and regular follow-up support, on TREES technical/best practices;
 Ensure timely data collection and report submissions on all program activities, per TREES reporting requirements and deadlines;
 Manage Project finances according to Project budget;
 Ensure that the Project effectively and efficiently meets milestones and goals per the project scope, timeline, and budget;
 Assist with the development and/or translation of locally appropriate training materials;
 Provides information and accomplish additional tasks in a timely manner as requested by the Lead Technician.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The applicant must meet the following minimum professional qualifications to be considered for the position:
• Associate’s degree or equivalent, or certificate in relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, environment management etc), OR a minimum of two years of demonstrated degree of achievement in agriculture, preferably in agroforestry and sustainable agriculture (e.g. through demonstrated success and innovation in gardening, forestry, or agroforestry)
• Two years’ experience with field project management
• Demonstrated experience with participatory training facilitation
• Able to be stationed in the appropriate base of the Project site for the duration of the Project
• A valid motorcycle license with a history of safe motorcycle operation (preferable) OR an ability and willingness to potentially take courses and obtain a motorcycle license
• Fluency in spoken and written English and preferably the local language(s)
• Basic computer and smart phone utilization skills

BENEFITS
Stipend: USD 350 (gross monthly stipend)

Assistant Technician II (1 post)
Location: Tabora 
Reports to: Lead Technician

A Trees for the Future (TREES) Assistant Technician II (ATII) is responsible for aiding in the successful management and implementation of a Forest Garden Project. The AT will work closely with Farmer Groups and individual project farmers, spread out within Urambo and Uyui districts Tabora region. S/he is responsible for: helping to coordinate and manage all project activities; liaising with Lead Farmers of each Farmer Group to schedule and facilitate implementation of project activities;

arranging and distribution of project tools, planting materials, etc.; organizing and helping to conduct all training activities; and visiting farmers’ Forest Garden sites regularly to provide technical support and to conduct data collection and evaluation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Core duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following.
The ATII will help the Lead Technician to:
 Identify and mobilize Farmer Groups and Lead Farmers for participation in the Project;
 Develop project plans for all participating Farmer Groups that account for all Project activities, material acquisition and distribution, training events, monitoring & evaluation, reporting etc., and effectively manages all activities in accordance with the schedule and Project budget;
 Organize and execute training events pursuant to TREES training program design;
 Communicate with Lead Farmers and participating farmers regularly to organize and accomplish training and extension activities, provide technical support, and collect M&E data;
 Mentor participants and Lead Farmers, through training and regular follow-up support, on TREES technical/best practices;
 Ensure timely data collection and report submissions on all program activities, per TREES reporting requirements and deadlines;
 Manage Project finances according to Project budget;
 Ensure that the Project effectively and efficiently meets milestones and goals per the project scope, timeline, and budget;
 Assist with the development and/or translation of locally appropriate training materials;
 Provides information and accomplish additional tasks in a timely manner as requested by the Lead Technician.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The applicant must meet the following minimum professional qualifications to be considered for the position:
• A diploma or certificate in relevant field (e.g. agroforestry, forestry, agriculture, environment management etc), OR a minimum of one year of demonstrated degree of achievement in agriculture, preferably in agroforestry and sustainable agriculture (e.g. through demonstrated success and innovation in gardening, forestry, or agroforestry)
• A minimum of 6 months’ experience with field project management
• Demonstrated experience with participatory training facilitation
• Able to be stationed in the appropriate base of the Project site for the duration of the Project
• A valid motorcycle license with a history of safe motorcycle operation (preferable) OR an ability and willingness to potentially take courses and obtain a motorcycle license
• Fluency in spoken and written English and preferably the local language(s)
• Basic computer and smart phone utilization skills

BENEFITS
Stipend: 300.00 USD (gross monthly stipend)

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES (for all posts)
The ideal candidate will also possess the following personal attributes:
• Committed leader and team player
• Focused, disciplined, and determined
• Friendly and enthusiastic
• Innovative and collaborative
• Open to new ideas
• Patient and flexible
• Able to effectively manage multiple project leaders and participants

Interested candidate please send applications and CVs to heri.rashid@treesforthefuture.org not later than 31st October, 2018.
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.