Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Program Officer Inclusive Modern Markets Jobs in Tanzania at Vredeseilanden East Africa

Job Title: Program Officer Inclusive Modern Markets (IMM)

Employer: Vredeseilanden East Africa

Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania

Application Deadline: 11th April 2014

Job Descriptions:

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

Education:

Masters in Agriculture, Horticulture, or equivalent by experience
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.

General skills:

- 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:
Regional Representative
P.O. Box 14665
Arusha,
Tanzania.


VREDESEILANDEN EAST AFRICA
Plot 15A Sekuo Ture Road-Uzunguni Area,
Ben Bella Street P.O. Box 14665, Arusha,