Monday, 9 December 2013

Agricultural Project Manager Jobs at KPMG

Job Title: Agricultural Project Manager

Employer: KPMG

Duty Station:  Dar Es Salaam

Application Deadline: 13th December 2013

The Agricultural Project Manager position is designed to support the leader of the Matching Grants Fund, who will have some agricultural expertise him or herself and will in turn report to the Team Leader for the overall programme.  The Agricultural Project Manager will engage with current and potential recipients of funding under the programme, and work closely with short term experts to provide technical agricultural expertise to the task of managing and monitoring projects receiving funding through the programme.

  • Provide beginning to end support to potential applicants to the Matching Grants Fund, which will include becoming familiar with the fund’s project selection criteria and helping potential applicants to understand them; assisting projects to develop high quality business plans through meetings with them and carrying out basic due diligence; assessing project concept notes and proposals, and guiding successful applicants through the fund contracting process
  • Helping to identify and attract interest from companies and projects that will have a positive impact on long-term agricultural productivity and food security in Tanzania
  • Provide beginning to end support to successful fund applicants, including developing baselines and monitoring grant recipients’ progress over time; ensuring that grant recipients’ business plans and monitoring plans are being implemented satisfactorily; lead or participate in period reviews of grant recipients, and provide necessary support to grant recipients as required – for example working with companies to develop detailed terms of reference for procurement of additional services as necessary
  • Assist to establish appropriate linkages with the Tanzanian government, donors, private sector bodies, potential project partners, and civil society
  • Draw on, help develop and disseminate a wider learning agenda from the programme in Tanzania, to further the reputation of the programme and help it to achieve its goals of improved agricultural productivity and food security in Tanzania
  • When requested, to represent the programme, and speak on the programme’s behalf at private and public meetings and events
  • Contribute to the writing of programme progress reports for the client
  • Undertake other duties as may be requested

Skills and Experience:
  • 4- 6 years’ experience in agribusiness
  • Excellent planning, facilitation and mentoring skills
  • Experience of supporting private sector organizations to strengthen their operations
  • Experience of supporting organizations to strengthen their approaches to monitoring, learning and evaluation
  • Understanding of the Tanzania business operating environment
  • Understanding of the operations of Development Partners
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, preference for working knowledge of Kiswahili
  • Graduate / Masters qualification in Agriculture / Agricultural Economics / Business
  • High performing team player, able to contribute to the effectiveness of AECF Tanzania’s programme management, but also effective working independently and without supervision
  • Adaptability and flexibility in taking on, and contributing to, new approaches
  • Willingness to learn and support learning of others
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • In possession of, or willing to obtain, a work permit for Tanzania

How to Apply:
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your curriculum vitae giving details of your qualifications and experience quoting IDAS/2013/APM in the subject line on or before 13 December 2013 to