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Team Leader, Tanzania, Dairy Value Chain Project
Job Title: Team Leader, Tanzania, Dairy Value Chain Project
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Company: ACDI/VOCA
Job Summary: To strengthen the ability of smallholder farmers (SHFs) to increase dairy productivity.
Job Description: Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is promptly seeking a Team Leader for the anticipated AgResults Tanzania Dairy Production Challenge Project. The purpose of this project is to strengthen the ability of smallholder farmers (SHFs) to increase dairy productivity to meet the growing demand for milk and dairy products in Tanzania. The project’s objectives are the following: Increase the delivery and use of inputs and services to SHFs that drive dairy productivity. Increase income from dairy production and dairy consumption among participating SHFs. Formalize value chain relationships and production in the smallholder dairy sector. To achieve these objectives, AgResults will implement a prize mechanism to award per-unit monetary prizes to Tanzanian private sector competitors that successfully sell or deliver “bundles” of productivity-increasing inputs to SHF dairy producers. Competitors will be required to propose specific solutions within each approved category of inputs, including parasite control, nutrition, vaccines, and artificial insemination. The project will focus on the coastal region of Tanzania that includes Dar es Salaam, Pwani, Tanga, and Morogoro (excluding Kilombero and Ulanga districts). Tanager will manage the Project’s implementation, in close coordination with the AgResults Secretariat. Project Management will be responsible for managing day-to-day project activities and engaging with dairy industry stakeholders, including government, private sector, competitors and technical advisors. This is anticipated to be a five-year project. Responsibilities Assume overall responsibility for facilitating the implementation of project, including the management of project budget and finances. Manage and oversee the competitor sourcing and sign-up process with the competitors. Oversee selection of legal support services for the development or finalization of the competition rules Collaborate with the client to develop a sales verification process, identify Verifier candidates, and oversee work of selected sales verification service provider Liaise effectively with private sector stakeholders, government officials, and the donor. Develop, implement, and monitor annual work plans to ensure project meets stated goals. Draft, write, and submit all program reports and deliverables in a timely manner. Oversee proper administrative, financial, and programmatic compliance with Tanager and donor regulations, policies, and procedures.
Requirements: A minimum of seven to ten years of experience managing international donor funded projects; Tanzania experience required. A Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, economics, business, international development, or a related field; advanced degree preferred. Demonstrated experience facilitating programs or projects that include public and private sector involvement. Proven ability to work independently; effectively manage time, competing priorities, and complex tasks; and identify opportunities and challenges and propose appropriate responses or solutions. Experience with positive stakeholder engagement, including the agribusiness private sector, international donors, and government officials. Experience overseeing monitoring and verification systems. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English.
How to apply: Please apply directly online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs.The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt, only finalists will be contacted.
Closing Date:
Additional information: ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
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