|Published||September 1, 2022|
|Location||Iringa, Tanzania, United Republic of|
|Job Type||Full Time|
About Scale Up FFBS Project
Scale FFBS Project funded by Anonymous donor seeks to supports women to become successful farmers, businesspeople, leaders and agents of change. This holistic approach expects to teach women farmers good agricultural practices to improve yields in an environmentally sustainable way, incorporating climate-smart tools and techniques to help them adapt to climate change. It will also enable farmers to access markets and sell at competitive prices, collaborate with one another a, and engage in beneficial and efficient decision – making.
- Project Manager for Scale Up FFBS Approach Initiative (to be based in Iringa)
The Project Manager will lead on the implementation phase of the Scale Up FFBS approach, providing technical advisory on FFBS approach for farming that are appropriate to the beneficiaries.
The major responsibility of the Project Manager (PM) is to lead and oversee work in Iringa district council of Iringa Region. Provide overall leadership, coordination and management of the project, and will be responsible for ensuring successful delivery and accomplishment of the core objectives under his/her responsibility. The position will be responsible for providing strategic decisions on scaling up FFBS approach or sustaining key project results, assist the Project Agronomist for effective implementation of their respective activities. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with key government partners, buyers, donors and NGOs working in the same geographic areas.
He/she will establish partnership with LGA, buyers, farmer cooperatives and government stakeholders, and will work closely with relevant actors in the agriculture sub-sector to ensure successful introduction of FFBS approach to the farmer and adoption by farmers in the selected parts of the operations. He/ She will work in close collaboration with the Agronomist who will guide the project beneficiaries regarding the implementation of project activities. The position is expected to maintain effective working relationships with other CARE staff members and will direct report to the Program Director to be based in Iringa.
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead on the delivery of the project implementation phase and provide technical inputs in close collaboration with other team members
Participate in mainstreaming gender in activities to ensure women among the target beneficiaries of the project
Networking, Learning, Representation, Strengthening and maintaining relations with relevant government line ministries (LGA and MoA) and private sector/research institutions to coordinate the adoption of new products and/or approaches in agriculture development and marketing
Design a strategy to strengthen linkages with any other NGO’s, private sector and service providers or government agencies in supporting and addressing various farmer’s needs
Develop project work plans and ensure timely implementation of the project activities in line with work plans and activity schedules
Provide technical assistance for the design of the project’s monitoring and evaluation strategy.
Organize and assist with management of project budgets.
Supporting and contribute to the project’s quarterly and annual reports by highlighting successes, challenges, lessons learned and opportunities in the agricultural programming within the component.
Staff and Performance Management by supervising and support staff, ensuring activities are on track
Master’s degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness management or Agronomy,
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
At least 7 years’ experience in agro-business development and management of agriculture focused projects.
Demonstrated capacity to work with private sector players (financial institutions, buyers, traders, transporters, input suppliers, processors in agriculture value chain)
Experience with FFBS Approach; practices, principles and operations associated with modern production agriculture.
Knowledge of agronomic principles and practices, including crops, soils and nutrients.
Proven experience delivering agriculture focussed project to improve livelihood and reduce poverty of smallholder farmers in Tanzania
Knowledge of the agriculture sector in Tanzania and its regulation and stakeholders
Experience with programming that integrates gender equality and women’s empowerment
Management skills and commercial acumen
Demonstrated understanding and application of international standard policy.
Proven ability to forge strong professional relationships and facilitate coordination with donors, implementing partners, local government and communities in public and private sector.
Excellent communication and facilitation skills, including native Kiswahili and strong English language skills.
Excellent planning and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work calmly under pressure to deliver and work with others and collaborate as part of a team member.
A high level of attention to detail and accuracy in working with numbers
Strong analytical ability, able to evaluate and to appraise critically quantitative and qualitative information.
Extensive knowledge and experience in the Tanzanian country context strongly preferred.
Willing to travel regularly within remote rural areas in Iringa district as required.
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