Job Title: Program Officer Inclusive Modern Markets (IMM)
Employer: Vredeseilanden East Africa
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Application Deadline: 11th April 2014
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Plan, implement, monitor and adjust innovation/change pathways in inclusive business models in selected pilot
• Chains within the IMM program in the country
• Plan, coordinate, implement and monitor actions leading inclusion of smallholder farmers in the market
• Develop, strengthen and support business linkages between FOs and private companies.
• Strengthen the entrepreneurial attitude, skills and capacities of FOs
• Provide strategic and technical guidance to FOs.
• Design, test, and validate change/innovations in the linked business models Monitor and document the innovative processes in the business models.
• Contribute to the organizational development and strengthening of farmer organizations and export companies. build up a close relationship with other private companies interested in sustainable sourcing from smallholder farmers
• Masters in Agriculture, Horticulture, or equivalent by experience
• At least 3 years in value chain development in East- Africa, working with Farmer Organisations and private companies.
• Experience as entrepreneur or farmer is an asset.
Knowledge and skills:
- Has an in depth understanding of the functioning of value chains
- Has a good understanding of sourcing policies of companies
- Has a good understanding of and experience working with FOs
- Has a good understanding of national and global market dynamics
_ Communicates clearly in a variety of settings and styles and has good networking skills - Is creative and has a sense for innovation and experiments
_ Experience in the horticultural sector and various types of certifications particularly Global GAP.
- Good computer operation Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Good proficiency in English (speaking and writing)
How to Apply:
Please apply through the apply now button below by sending your cover letter and your CV to:
P.O. Box 14665
VREDESEILANDEN EAST AFRICA
Plot 15A Sekuo Ture Road-Uzunguni Area,
Ben Bella Street P.O. Box 14665, Arusha,