CARE Tanzania-DMDP positions:
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE Tanzania is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE Tanzania and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.
CARE Tanzania is implementing a four years’ project in Mkinga District –Tanga (Innovating the Cashew Value Chain Project-DMDP) with the overall development objective of accelerating inclusive and sustainable locally driven economic growth in the Tanzanian cashew value chain through local processing, collective investment and green value addition.
CARE and Out-Growers will work together, alongside cashew smallholders and DUGA AMCOS (the Mkinga cashew cooperative), to addressing all related supply and demand side barriers, and coach the value chain into fruition. Establishment of sustainable, accountable and user-owned value chain, that continues to strengthen and grow long beyond CARE’s exit is one of the major expectation of DMDP project.
The development outcome of this project is to see farmers enjoying an inclusive, green, profitable and sustainable value chain through improved farm productivity, and green and climate safe farming production while the commercial objective is that farmers and Out-Growers Company Limited benefit from equitable and transparent co-ownership of a commercially viable local processing and enabled local and international market system
CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit dynamic qualified Tanzanians for four (4) positions for a new project to be implemented in Mkinga district and all positions to be based in Tanga
1. PROJECT OFFICER-VSLA AND COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION
The Project Officer-VSLA and Community Mobilization will provide technical and operational leadership to support VSLA and similar saving groups who are the main producer of cashew increase financial resilience and that invest into profitable and environmentally sustainable enterprises.
S/he will be responsible to train VSLA or similar groups on Inclusive financial and business models that promote sustainable economic development and incomes particularly women. Facilitate awareness creation and registration of key service providers, including agro-dealers, financial service providers, input suppliers and outlet markets, and registering on Chomoka. S/he will provide support to VSLA groups in developing business plans and creating linkages with key service providers, with a focus on financial service providers.
Introduce Collective Investment to VSLA groups and support its roll out for group input purchase and investment in small scale pre-processing equipment. The position will report directly to the Project Team Leader.**
The ideal candidate will have a BSc or B.A. in Community Development or business administration, agribusiness, agriculture extension or relevant field from an accredited university. Proven experience in VSLA or other Savings Groups methodology is mandatory. s/he has proven experience in collective investment innovation /Model and working with Digital Applications is an added advantage. Has a minimum of 3 years’ field experience in related saving and credit groups and or sustainable investment or related activities.
2. PROJECT OFFICER-MONITORING, EVALUATION, EVIDENCE AND LEARNING
The Project Officer- MEEL will be responsible to provide support to the project team in planning, monitoring, learning and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for developing, testing, training and implementing a variety of data collection and management approaches, including through mobile data collection tools.
S/he will support and ensure that DMDP technical staff, partners, community beneficiaries and other stakeholders provide timely, accurate and reliable qualitative and quantitative data and analysis to the project. S/he will review, verify, compile and analyze DMDP project results for adaptive management, lessons learned, success stories, donor reports and other communications materials.
Works closely with the CARE Monitoring and Evaluation Lead and project staff to design a M&E plan and ensure accurate and reliable data collection through appropriate tools and database management. The position will report directly to the Project Team Leader
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of Bachelor’s from a recognized university in Project Planning and Management, Agri-business Economics, Statistics, Environmental/social, Development Studies, Natural resources management or similar field, good experience in data collection, analysis and reporting are fundamental.
Has at least 3-5 years’ experience in data collection, data entry management, data quality assurance review and verification, data analysis and good report writing skills. The incumbent will have previous working experience in project monitoring and evaluation, ideally for non-gove
3. PROJECT TEAM LEADER
The Project Team Leader will provide technical leadership and represents the interests of the organization by overseeing project to meet its commitments to donors, partners and clients, ensuring best practices and implementation plan. S/he is responsible to ensure that CARE and partners timely complete the project start-up phase as per CARE guidelines and contract.
Overall responsible for the implementation of project activities and achievement of the targets, proper budget management, human and other resources. S/he is responsible for managing all components around Monitoring, Evaluation, Evidence and Learning of the project.
S/he is responsible for timely, quality and cost effective implementation of procurement process by ensuring the adherence of guidelines, procured goods and services are effectively and efficiently delivered.
Incumbent will also be responsible for performance management of staff under her/his supervision. Risk Management & Compliance and provision of quality and timely reporting. The position will report directly to the CARE Tanzania Program Director.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Agri – business, Business Administration or Agricultural and Applied Economics and other relevant field or equivalent combination of education. Minimum of 6 years’ experience in managing programs of an International Non-Governmental Organization, funded by a donor with strict rules and regulations
S/he has minimum of 6 years’ recent experience in designing and implementing high quality programs capable of proving the program impact in at least two of the following areas: Value Chain development initiatives including cashew value chain, increasing resilience to climate change and collective investment experience. Minimum of 4 years´ experience in working with Private Sector and high experience in working with Cooperative Societies in Tanzania.
4. TECHNICAL SPECIALIST
The Technical Specialist will be responsible for establishing Farmer Field and Business Schools (FFBS) and organize refresher trainings to farmers on learning how to improve skills, contributing to improved production and livelihood.
S/he is responsible for providing deliberate leadership to DUGA AMCOS in Mkinga District with the aim of ensuring the AMCOS is established as a well-founded organizational entity competent in handling considerable cash streams from interlinking member farmers and the cashew factory (Kilimo) of which the AMCOS will be a co-owner.
The Technical Specialist must monitor production and market information’s, by closely working with on Cashew Market trends and requirements, ensure data accurateness and completeness, analysis, learning and presentation of information. The position will work closely with the KILIMO factory team to participate in quality assessment and to be able to convey to Duga AMCOS members’ processes and costing for their thorough understanding of the value chain elements.
The position will ensure business partnership with the stakeholder and other actors is enhanced to establish market linkage, network and win-win partnership on shareholding Model between AMCOS and the Commercial partner. The iincumbent will also be responsible for performance management of staff under her/his supervision.
The position will be responsible for managing budget Risk & Compliance and timely provision of quality reporting. The position will report directly to the Project Team Leader, with dotted reporting line to Duga AMCOS Chairperson.
The ideal candidate will have a BSc. Degree in Agricultural economics and agribusiness, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, climate change adaptation /other relevant field from a recognized institution. S/he has Agriculture and Agribusiness background with more than 5 years of working with smallholder farmers in groups, processing and marketing value Chains.
Proven Knowledge on Cashew Quality production and management Certified from TARI. Has proven ability to Develop MoU, Initiate developments of legal contracts and develop and test training Manuals and curriculum. Working with Commercial Institution on linking them to farmers in particular crop value chain. Excellent report-writing and communication,
SUCCESS FACTORS FOR ALL POSITIONS
Must be innovative and resourceful in creating an awareness of new initiatives which respond to the needs and practices of project beneficiaries.
Demonstrated ability to communicate, take direction, assume leadership, and make rational decisions while working remotely from country leadership.
Knowledge of livelihood and/or food security programming
Ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and work styles.
An ability to work successfully in remote and challenging settings with limited resources.
COMPETENCIES FOR THE POSITIONS
Planning and Organizing; Initiating Action; Communicating with Impact; Strengthening Partnership; Stress Management; Adaptability; Contribute to Team Success; Facilitating Change; Adaptability, Stress Tolerance, Strong partnership engagement and capacity building skills.
How to apply
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 [email protected] by CoB 19th August 2021 at 17:00 hours.