Sunday, June 24, 2018

Job Opportunity: Agriculture Advisor at ACDI/VOCA Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, June 2018

  Kijiwe Cha Wasomi       Sunday, June 24, 2018
Job Opportunity: Agriculture Advisor at ACDI/VOCA Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, June 2018
Job Description
For over 50 years and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. 


Agriculture Advisor, Tanzania
  • We are currently seeking an Agriculture Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Support Activity (MSNA) project based in Tanzania. MSNA will provide household level support to agriculture, nutrition, and water and sanitation activities.
  • Facilitate the assessment of key constraints of the targeted value chains and identify solutions to improve access to inputs, productivity, post-harvest handling and processing, and end-market linkages for smallholder farmers.
  • Develop the capacity of producers, processers, and other value chain actors in targeted value chains, and facilitate capacity building plans and access to training services.
  • Facilitate the development of inclusive supply chains linking producers to value added markets.
  • Engage with government stakeholders and relevant private sector actors in developing strong public/private partnerships to ensure development of an integrated public/private environment.
  • Address priorities for the integration of nutrition into agriculture and value-chain activities.
  • Provide technical assistance and monitoring for nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities and services where and as appropriate.
  • Apply gender-sensitive best practices to develop innovative approaches to address barriers to female participation and/or marginalized groups in market activities.
  • Represent ACDI/VOCA interests during meetings related to agriculture and other subjects with USAID Mission personnel, host-country government officials, international organizations, local and international NGOs, international donors, and others interested in ACDI/VOCA activities.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff in regional offices as needed.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agribusiness, environmental science or other relevant field. Additional study in nutrition and/or food security, preferred.
  • Advanced degree in agronomy, agribusiness or other relevant field, preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible experience working on large projects focusing on agriculture, food security, agribusiness or other related technical areas.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in implementing programs aimed at improving productivity of smallholder farmers and expanding market opportunities through multi-sectoral strategies.
  • Demonstrated history of providing highly effective technical and managerial leadership on projects of similar size and scope.
  • Experience with food fortification preferred
  • Experience with social behavior change preferred
  • Understanding of Tanzanian agricultural context.
  • Experience with USAID is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel required. Applicants may be expected to relocate to regional offices depending on solicitation requirements.
  • Fluency in English required.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org/international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
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