Agricultural value chain & sector enabler experts


Job Summary

A client seeks to hire a qualified candidate for the position of an Agricultural Value Chain & Sector Enabler Experts

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

Role description

We are seeking dynamic individuals with knowledge of agriculture value chains, and agriculture enabling environment to fill roles within the core project delivery and management team. Roles are likely to be based at the main offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with regular travel within the country.

This advert is for full-time, fixed-term appointments tied to an Agricultural programme, which is expected to have a duration of approximately four years. We are looking for international and national candidates that are able to take on a full-time role. However, we are also interested to received CVs of experts that can fill shorter term roles.

We are looking for experts in the following areas, all within the agriculture sector:

  • Horticulture value chains
  • Coffee value chains
  • Tea value chains
  • Agricultural and local government policy, legislative, regulatory work
  • Trade promotion and access to finance
  • Sector coordination and dialogue processes/mechanisms
  • Capacity building of government district offices

Key responsibilities

Responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Conducting value chain analyses of the Tanzania horticulture, coffee and tea subsectors;
  • Conducting assessments of current tea, coffee and horticulture systems in Tanzania;
  • Reviewing existing practices and identifying key problems and challenges, as they may exist;
  • Reviewing work of other GoT and Donor initiatives on value chains in Tanzania and identifying areas of collaboration and achieving synergies.
  • Designing and developing intervention recommendations for the programme;
  • Identifying opportunities for diversifying into foreign markets and promoting trade;
  • Assessing access to finance in relevant sectors and identifying activities that can help to strengthen access.
  • Evaluating the opportunities for value addition and entry into higher end local markets by smallholder producers and identifying mitigation factors and risks;
  • Developing an implementation methodology and plan for interventions based on international/local best practices;

Qualifications and experience

  • Graduate/ master’s degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness, or a related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in horticulture, coffee or tea value chains.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Tanzania and/or the region, a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Oral and written fluency in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering EU-funded projects, preferably those funded by the European Union.
  • Understanding of the rural political and agricultural economy of Tanzania including local government dynamics will be an added advantage
  • Strong professional oral communication, writing and analytical skills, including development of reports, learnings and oral presentations. Proficiency in Swahili is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel regularly within Tanzania and other organization offices in the region.

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