Project Coordinator

at CARE
Published September 1, 2022
Location Iringa, Tanzania, United Republic of
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

This role will examine, research, and solve problems related to crop management, output, and quality. The position in collaboration with LGA officials, input companies, research institutions will also develop tailored agronomic approaches and oversee interventions. The agronomist will focus on developing and promoting better farming practices. Through VSLA, saving groups and producer groups within the implementation area, the Project Coordinator ensures all interventions implemented by partners and market actors are based on evidence of success and best practices. S/he will provide leadership for engaging the private sector company (BDS) which will facilitate robust and equitable market linkage; Increased productivity and adaptive capacity among target small-scale women farmers, results in increased production, reduce food loss and waste, improve market access, resilience, adapt to climate change, and boost nutrition.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Facilitate and provide guidance to VSLAs and producer groups to advance collective investment ideas into actual market-driven investments around viable agriculture technology, infrastructure, inputs, and working capital

Developing better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques, improving crop yield, and solving problems for clients.

Build and strengthen technical capacities of VSLAs and producer groups for developing alternative agriculture business development options including technology, infrastructure and input capital to be earmarked for collective investments

Researching and promoting agricultural strategies to counter the effects of changes in soil, climate, weather, and pest damage.

Generating reports and presenting findings to management, farmers, or other interested parties.

Conducting training on products and techniques through educational presentations.

Developing planting schedules, budgets, and timelines for farming activities.

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

 

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in agronomy, agriculture or a related field.

Further education and experience may be preferred.

Additional certifications as added advantage.

Valid class D driving license.

EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

 

At least 4 years of strong experience on agriculture market systems development for growth using Making Markets work for the poor (M4P) approach

4 years’ experience in strategic engagement with private sector partners including input dealers, financial institutions, processors and off-taker

Knowledge of agri-food chain processes

Ability to drive a motorcycle in rural areas

COMPETENCIES

 

Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.

Exceptional active listening, verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent planning and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines

Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.

Presentation skills

Organization and planning capabilities

Knowledge of legislation applicable to the agricultural technology sector

Proficiency with computers, especially with hands on usage of Microsoft Office suite and ability to prepare report

 

How to apply

MODE OF APPLICATIONS

 

Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department. To apply, please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your e-mail. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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