Location: Shinyanga, Tanzania
Level: D1 National
Gross salary: Tshs 2,445,731 and other benefits
Contract Type: 3 years fixed terms
Ref No: INT5669
Who we are
Oxfamis an International NGO working with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering in Tanzania and more than 80 other countries worldwide. In Tanzania Oxfam is working in Shinyanga, Dodoma, Morogoro, Tanga, manyara and Arusha to implement three change goals that have been identified in the country strategy for 2010/2015, namely Economic Justice - Rural Livelihoods (including smallholder, pastoralist and women’s livelihoods), Gender Justice – equality for women and Social Justice centred in active citizenship and effective governance for quality essential services.
We are currently looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable Rice Value Chain Advisor to enhance the impact of our work in Tanzania.
Reporting to Economic Justice Programme Manager, You will be responsible for coordination and supervision of resources and processes in support to rice value chain development programme and deliver rice project in accordance with procedural standards and quality requirements. Build capacity of farmers associations for collective rice marketing, training of farmer trainers, leadership, managing the marketing process and post harvest management. Facilitate business models between rice farmers and banks to provide loans to farmers for storage of rice in warehouses and capacity build partner staff on the development of business models and commercialisation of the rice sector. Design and evaluate business and other strategies that enhance women economic leadership. Support women and men farmer access to land and water resources through development of irrigation infrastructures through private sector using available water resources for utilisation in relevant districts of Shinyanga, Geita and Simiyu and liaise with development partners in empowering women to become active participants in the rice value chain and to increase the share of benefits for women. Implement an effective monitoring and evaluation process so that a constant assessment of programme effectiveness is can be undertaken and adjustments can be as necessary. Identify Private Sector opportunities and provide advice to project partners on best methods for engagement with these opportunities and provide expertise advice and support to programme partners to participate effectively in implementation, analysis, review and assessment of approaches and progress used for strengthening the rice value chain in the region and country at large. Prepare quality, technical, financial and progressive reports for Oxfam and donor organisation.
A candidate envisaged for this role will hold a relevant advanced level degree in Economics, Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness, Business and/or Public administration or other disciplines relevant to the job with not less than five years professional experience in the business models, private sector partnerships and sound knowledge of the agricultural sectors. Demonstrated skills and experience in value chain development and business development services that have befitted smallholder farmers. Experience on putting women at the centre of the profitable agriculture value chains. Excellent understanding of sub-sectors that are important to smallholder farmers and the ability to clearly map out value chains and the ability to develop business models. Understanding of the agriculture private sector within Tanzania and sound knowledge of the Tanzania environmental National policy, economic growth, pro poor policies and participatory approaches. Extensive experience in key aspects of project management (planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).Strong personal initiatives and self motivation with proven ability to work well under pressure and be flexible in demanding situations. Proven communications skills both written and verbal English and Kiswahili that informs and influences others. Knowledge and awareness of Gender and HIV/AIDS issues which are mainstreamed in this programme.
If you believe you qualify for this post, please submit your application and CV, detailing your qualifications and experience for the post by applying online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs. You are advised to use advert REF INT5669 and job title above. The closing date for this application is 7th September 2012.
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