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Job Vacancy Dar es salaam at Empower Group Limited, Policy Analyst | Deadline: 02nd February, 2019

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Jobs in Tanzania: Job Vacancy Dar es salaam at Empower Group Limited, Policy Analyst | Deadline: 02nd February, 2019
Position: Policy Analyst – Dar es Salaam
Type: Full Time
Category: Analysis
Location: Dar-es-Salaam
Job Level: Intermediate

Roles and Responsibilities
Policy analysis and engagement
• Design and conduct analysis on a range of cotton sector policy issues, including: seed cotton pricing, agricultural input supply mechanisms, levy and cess systems, regulatory and licensing frameworks, price support, and marketing policies.
• Design and implement research and assessment mechanisms to evaluate different industry structures, policy alternatives, regulatory frameworks and institutional arrangements.
• Design and conduct modelling e.g. production function, income models, regression analysis.
• Support sector stakeholders such as the Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB), the Ministry of Agriculture and the Tanzania Cotton Association to collect and analyse data on sector performance and to assess the potential impact of different policy alternatives and institutional arrangements on the cotton sector.
• Support sector stakeholders such as TCB and the Ministry of Agriculture to develop and implement multi-year cotton sector strategies grounded in evidence of the constraints facing the industry and viable means to improve industry performance.
• In collaboration with the Performance Measurement team and sector stakeholders, collect quantitative and qualitative data to monitor and analyse key indicators of sector performance and the perceptions of sector stakeholders.
• In collaboration with the Performance Measurement team and sector stakeholders, support design and implementation of sector-wide longitudinal primary and secondary data collection and analysis initiatives e.g. Annual Cotton Farmer Survey, Health of the Cotton Sector Index.
• In cooperation with the TDU, design and conduct market analysis of the cotton-to-clothing value chain including analysis of cotton lint domestic consumption and export trends.
• Conduct research into a wide range of policy issues with relevance to the Tanzanian cotton sector to support programme policy engagement and advocacy activities.
• Monitor global cotton industry trends and conduct cross-cotton analysis of key features of other cotton industries to apply learning to the Tanzanian cotton sector.
• Support programme monitoring of the political economy of the Tanzanian cotton sector and political developments with relevance to the cotton sector.
• Write analysis summary briefs, research outputs and other substantive communications materials for policy engagement purposes.

Intervention management
• Manage specific intervention activities (workstreams) under the guidance of Senior Manager.
• In management of intervention activities, represent the programme in engagement with external stakeholders (government officials, private sector actors, politicians, etc.)
• In management of intervention activities, maintain strong working relationships with sector stakeholders and up-to-date knowledge of sector dynamics.
• Maintain all relevant intervention management tools e.g. Intervention Management Guides, work planning and budgeting templates, and intervention measurement and learning tools.
• Synthesise learnings from interventions to inform programme strategy.
• Contribute to strategy development and work planning under the Policy and Institutions component.
• Support management of consultants contracted under the Policy and Institutions component, including the Agricultural Development and Research Foundation (ADRF).
• Support workstreams of the Communications Manager, including by synthesising relevant data and analysis effectively for communications purposes.
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Educational Qualifications
• An education qualification relevant to the role e.g. Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Methods, Data Analysis or another relevant field
• A higher education qualification (e.g. Masters)

Experience Requirements
Technical Competence

The ideal candidate will need to have:

• Strong quantitative analytical skills.
• Full professional proficiency in Excel.
• Strong survey design and data collection skills.
• Strong written and spoken communication skills.
• Understanding of programme management, measurement and learning frameworks and tools.
• Understanding of public policy and means of influencing policy effectively.
• Understanding of economics, and particularly agricultural economics, is desirable.
• Understanding of sector development / market development is desirable.

Personal Skills

The ideal candidate will have:
• Strong attention to detail
• Commitment to high professional standards and performance
• Intellectual curiosity
• Ability to collaborate well with others

Experience and Expectations

The ideal candidate will have:
• At least three years’ professional work experience
• Experience in data collection and analysis
• Experience in designing analytical models
• Written and spoken fluency in both English and Swahili

• Knowledge of agricultural sector
• Knowledge of public policy
• A higher education qualification (e.g. Masters)