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New Employment Opportunities At Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA), Zanzibar- June 2020




ABOUT TAHA
Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) is an apex member based private sector organization that advocates for the growth and competitiveness of the horticulture industry in Tanzania. Since its inception in 2004, TAHA has been an effective voicing platform for producers, traders, exporters and processors of horticultural products mainly; flowers, fruits, vegetables, horticultural seeds, and spices. The Association safeguards the interests of industry stakeholders and ensures industry issues are well represented within national and international agendas.

TAHA has a total of 705 members, categorized into three groups. Comprehensive members (46) include large producers, exporters and processors of horticultural related products. Allied members (67) include suppliers of agro-inputs and other service providers in the industry including but not limited to development projects, financial and credit providers, consultancy companies, and business development service providers. Associate members (592) include smallholder farmer groups and associations and individuals taking part in horticultural activities. TAHA’s strength is anchored in its wide membership base which has continually expanded across Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.


JOB VACANCIES 

1. Job Title: Communication Assistant

Location: Zanzibar,  Tanzania

Key Responsibilities:
▪︎ Manage the creation, production and the distribution of digital and print contents, overseeing office activities, brainstorming ideas and developing newsletters and other publications. Draft and edit communications copy (e.g. press releases, publications, social media posts).
▪︎ Creating marketing materials, managing by supporting Communications Team in creating, editing and posting creative content on social media networks i.e TAHA’s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn platforms using translated technical content and program updates, creating databases for managing clients, events, communications, and marketing data; Update databases and media lists.
▪︎ Regularly monitor website and social media metrics and analyze monthly, and attend both external and internal events
▪︎ Provide administrative support to various teams and programs. Track projects and media exposure; helping to execute communications projects and strategies and dissemination of high-quality tools and materials, ensuring style and branding compliance and represent communication Team policies and guidelines across all materials.
▪︎ Assist in maintaining web content and executing social media strategies ensuring clear communication of TAHA messages across all channels.
▪︎ Responsible for supporting strategies that increase the project visibility to diverse global audiences, expanding digital information sharing capacity, and strengthening internal communication systems.
▪︎ Offer support to all teams in designing and editing materials for a range of audiences and contexts, including research and meeting reports, case studies, briefs, toolkits, peer-reviewed articles, training curricula, presentation design and critical eye for data visualization communication; also contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and experience of the project through participation in the related events.
▪︎ Liaise with graphic designers and other vendors to develop and produce materials for visibility activities. Offer administrative support to the Communications Team in tracking products and materials according to deadlines.
▪︎ Coordinate or lead communication related trainings or events for staff or partners and other horticulture stakeholders; Support in executing events such as farmer field days, AGM, Producers-Buyers high level market access forums, Participation in the local trade fairs, media campaigns on nutrition and gender perspectives in horticulture.
▪︎ Support Communications Team in repurposing and creating fresh content for monthly E-newsletters and other direct communication.
▪︎ Support Communications Team in maintaining a collection of photos, graphics, icons, infographics, data bites videoclips to use in various digital content; Expand digital dissemination outlets for information sharing such as websites, webinars, social media, videos, data visualizations, infographics, emails list servs, etc.
▪︎ Promote and disseminate TAHA Market Information System through TAHA groups, TAHA Knowledge hub i.e. maintaining digital database and support the physical library of horticultural tools and resources and government extension workers, and other stakeholders 
▪︎ Reporting and documenting project implementation status on monthly and quarterly basis and participate in the establishment of mechanisms to collect appropriate information of the monitoring and evaluation system of activities under the outcome of the project. Ensure key lessons and best practices from the project are shared with all key stakeholders.

Essential Qualifications:
▪︎ Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with at least 3 years’ experience or a post graduate diploma in Communications or Journalism, Media, Public Relations or a related field from a recognized university.
▪︎ Background in communications, media relations, and/or knowledge management preferred.
▪︎ Communication and facilitator- editing, writing, policy communication, community engagement, Internet tools and skills, information management, process facilitation, reporting and administration.
▪︎ Excellent knowledge of modern communication tools and approaches, and solid experience in knowledge management including ICT and web 2.0 tools applications like Wiki, Flickr, slideshare, Youtube, Dropbox and blogging; Use of social media dashboards/management tools
▪︎ Excellent organization and time management skills, including ability to juggle multiple tasks and respond rapidly to new events and competing priorities.
▪︎ Demonstrated ability to understand and present technical information to nontechnical audiences, and a passion to bridge the gap between research and lay audiences.
▪︎ Creative problem-solver with an eye for good design; on the cutting edge of emerging media trends and technologies.
▪︎ Demonstrated experience on preparing documentation and reporting.

Competencies:
▪︎ Excellent communication, interpersonal and reporting skills
▪︎ Sound leadership and mentoring skills and experience.
▪︎ Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
▪︎ Knowledge in computer (MS word, excel and PowerPoint)
▪︎ Fluent written and oral communication in English and Swahili is required
▪︎ Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially with primary stakeholders;
▪︎ A team player and self-starter able to inspire and influence action;
▪︎ Ability to work independently and most importantly as part of a multi-cultural team
▪︎ Broad geographic experience of Tanzania Isles (Unguja and Pemba).

How To Apply

Please send your detailed CV and application letter to
hr@taha.or.tz

or by post to

TAHA, Kanisa Road,
Plot No. 49,
P. O. Box 16520, Arusha.

Envelopes should be clearly marked with the Job Title.



2. Job Title: Business Development Services Officer

Location: Zanzibar,  Tanzania

Key Responsibilities:
▪︎ Identify and recruit potential producers, processors, traders and other actors in the horticultural value chain for the agri-business training B|U|S. Ensure that project implementation is in compliance with the stipulations of the selection of Women and Youth Empowerment to at least 60%.
▪︎ Support and coordinate all B|U|S activities with AHA and the farmer-trainers (ToTs) to reach its objective of facilitating delivery of the Business Development services (BDS) Cycle interventions for traders and processors in Tanzania Isles (Unguja and Pemba).  S/he will also take part in building capacity of the ToTs which includes selecting and making regular contacts, facilitating training and coaching on areas related to the project.
▪︎ Mobilize and organize the ToTs for B|U|S trainings methodology (Module 1,2 and 3) consisting of an in-house training, practical, roll-out periods; Mentor and monitor the ToTs through the project period till they graduate.
▪︎ Identify Horticultural processors and traders who need and want assistance in strengthening or expanding their business, and conduct a situational analysis while establishing strategies for pursuing these new opportunities in the value chain.
▪︎ Develop and sustain supportive, solid relationships with TAHA members and stakeholders, analyzing portfolios to identify new opportunities, and stimulating environment for entrepreneurs by providing mentorship and advisory services about TAHA services.
▪︎ Promote and disseminate TAHA Market Information System through TAHA groups, TAHA Knowledge hub and government extension workers.
▪︎ Promote and increase entrepreneurial development through awareness programs, surveys, B|U|S workshops and market research.
▪︎ Organize along with the Zonal Marketing Development Officer farmers and buyers forum.
▪︎ Analyze members feedback data to determine whether trainees and ToTs are satisfied with TAHA/AHA/TRIAS products and services according to the project’s context and identify the gaps to be filled for successful deliverables.
▪︎ Provide insights into horticultural development and undertake any other related duties arising within the context of the project.
▪︎ Reporting and documenting project implementation status on monthly and quarterly basis and participate in the establishment of mechanisms to collect appropriate information of the monitoring and evaluation system of activities under the outcome of the project.

Essential Qualifications:
▪︎ Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Agribusiness and Agriculture economics, Business administration, Business management or any other related field.
▪︎ At least 3 years of work experience in working in a business role. Experience in the agriculture sector will be an added advantage.
▪︎ Proven experience working as a Business Development Officer or similar role, demonstrated knowledge of the Agriculture sector.
▪︎ Experience working with diverse stakeholders including Government institutions and Regional and Local levels; private sector, Agri-inputs suppliers, research institutions and Producers groups /Market Associations.
▪︎ Demonstrated experience on preparing documentation and reporting.

Competencies:
▪︎ Excellent communication, interpersonal and reporting skills
▪︎ Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
▪︎ Knowledge in computer (MS word, excel and PowerPoint)
▪︎ Fluent written and oral communication in English and Swahili is required
▪︎ Willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially with primary stakeholders;
▪︎ A team player and self-starter able to inspire and influence action;
▪︎ Broad geographic experience of Tanzania Isles (Unguja and Pemba).

How To Apply

Please send your detailed CV and application letter to
hr@taha.or.tz

or by post to

TAHA, Kanisa Road,
Plot No. 49,
P. O. Box 16520, Arusha.

Envelopes should be clearly marked with the Job Title.



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