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New Vacancy At TechnoServe Tanzania, August 2020- Ajira360tz.com

TechnoServe is implementing the USAID funded Alliance for Inclusive and Nutritious Food Processing (AINFP) regional program in collaboration with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS). The program leverages the power of the private sector to create better nutritional outcomes for base-of-the-pyramid consumers and more profitable market opportunities for local farmers. 

This is achieved by supporting local food processing companies in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia through remote technical assistance and training from world leading food processing companies under PFS to increase the availability of safe, affordable and nutritious food. 


JOB TITLE: Business and Market Linkages Adviser

Location: Dar es salaam, Tanzania 

Position Description 

Reporting to the Program Manager, Business and Market Linkages Adviser will support client relationship management, business advisory, and technical assistance particularly in the area of farmer and market linkages.

Key Roles and Responsibility: 

▪︎ Leads on the business and market linkages elements of a donor-funded program; a critical member of a small implementation team, coordinating with other team members to ensure smooth implementation and achievement of objectives

▪︎ Supporting local SMEs in the agro-processing sector to develop inclusive business models

▪︎ Facilitate relationships between aggregators or farmer-allied intermediaries and selected agro-processors to develop linkages for increased sourcing from smallholder farmers; increasing quality, consistency and efficiency in the supply chaib

▪︎ Identify business opportunities to increase sales to low income and vulnerable consumers

▪︎ Develop compelling business cases for agro-processors to integrate smallholder farmers in their supply chain and/or increase sales to low income markets

▪︎ Coordination with technical and A2F advisers to support agro-processors adapt production systems and processes to take advantage of the new supply and market opportunities

▪︎ Managing strategically to identify and solve problems, seek alliances and identify new opportunities to multiply impact.

Required Skills and Experiences:

▪︎ Bachelor Degree in Business or a technical area relevant to agri-business/food processing.

▪︎ A Master’s degree in related field is an added advantage

▪︎ A Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience in project management in agribusiness sector in Tanzania

▪︎ Vast knowledge and Experience working with both private and public sector or business advisory preferred.

▪︎ Proven track record of developing complex client business plans

▪︎ Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

▪︎ Strong negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal

▪︎ Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, and creativity

▪︎ Team work/relationship – works cooperatively and flexibly with other members of the team with the full understanding of the role to be played as a team member or leader 

▪︎ Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet demanding deadlines

▪︎ Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

▪︎ Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Swahili and attention to detail

▪︎ Strong computer and formatting skills in MS Word, MS Publisher and MS PowerPoint

▪︎ Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural and team-building skills

▪︎ Ability to develop well written, cohesive reports that are responsive to the donors’ needs

▪︎ Analytical mind and commitment to quality; rigorous approach with a high level of attention to detail.

▪︎ Highly level of integrity – present truthful information in an appropriate and helpful matter and keeps confidences

▪︎ Willingness to spend 50% of time travelling for monitoring field activities delivery Job 

Specific/Technical Competencies include:

▪︎ Computer Literacy- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use specific computer programs or applications for own functional area. Having the ability to improve performance by integrating new and existing technology into the workplace.

▪︎ Donor/Partnership Management: Identifies opportunities and builds strategic relationships with other organizations to help achieve business goals.  Analysis, Research, Report Writing: Experience in business planning and analysis, modeling for feasibility and execution. Able to analyze and express oneself clearly in business writing.

▪︎ Innovative Mindset: Curious inquiries, asks questions and seeks out information from multiple sources, learns from mistakes, sees change as an opportunity.

▪︎ Internal Client Focus: Client Focus is based on the ability to understand the organization’s needs and concerns in the short to long-term and to provide sound recommendations and/or solutions.




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