Wednesday 23 August 2023

Trade and Investment Officer at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) August, 2023

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Jobs in Tanzania 2023: New Job Vacancies at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), 2023
Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) Opportunities 2023
TAHA is an apex private sector member-based organization mandated to develop and promote horticulture (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA’s goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains. TAHA is a unified voicing platform for Tanzania horticulture, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters and service providers in the horticultural industry in Tanzania.

Activity Background
TAHA is currently implementing a 5-year USAID funded project called USAID “Tuhifadhi Chakula” activity. The purpose of the Project is to reduce food loss and waste and resultant climate effects for improved food security and livelihoods. The project is focusing on reducing food loss and food waste by addressing postharvest handling issues within key value chains with a major contribution to Tanzania food security basket. The project will implement interventions around four (4) main thematic areas, which improve food handling, storage and value addition at producer and commercial levels, facilitate market access to ensure agricultural good reach consumers, inform and promote policy and regulatory frameworks that reduce food loss and waste and strengthen local organizations capacity to lead on post-harvest management.

TAHA is seeking for motivated and highly experienced applicants to implement this project in job positions described below....
All applicants are strongly advised to adhere to application instructions and guidance provided.

Trade and Investment Officer
Trade and Investment Officer at Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) August, 2023
Reporting to: Partnership Manager
Duty station: Mbeya, Tanzania

Position Summary
The Trade and Investment Officer is responsible for identifying and pursuing trade and investment opportunities, promoting economic growth, and facilitating partnerships that contribute to the project’s objectives..

Scope of work
• Conduct a thorough analysis to identify the investment opportunities along the identified value chains
• Conduct thorough market research to identify potential trade opportunities in targeted markets.
• Package the identified trade and investment opportunities and disseminate them to value chain actors and potential investors through different platforms
• Analyse market trends, competitive landscapes, and regulatory frameworks to inform strategic decisions.
• Provide regular updates on existing and emerging market trends to stakeholders
• Develop and implement strategies to attract both domestic and foreign direct investments (FDI) a to prioritized value chains.
• Collaborate with investment promotion agencies, industry associations, and other stakeholders to showcase investment opportunities.
• Organize investment forums, conferences, and networking events to connect investors with viable projects.
• Provide guidance to local businesses on trade regulations, export procedures, and market entry strategies.
• Facilitate trade missions, exhibitions, and business matchmaking events to enhance trade relationships.
• Identify and cultivate strategic partnerships with international and local organizations, governments, chambers of commerce, and industry associations.
• Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to establish joint ventures, strategic alliances, and investment partnerships that align with organizational goals.
• Monitor changes on trade policies, tariff and non-tariff structures that impact trade and analyse their implications.
• Engage in policy dialogues and advocacy initiatives to promote favorable trade and investment environments.
• Provide recommendations to policymakers on measures to enhance trade competitiveness and attract investment.
• Provide guidance and support to potential investors throughout the investment process, including regulatory compliance, permits, and approvals.
• Liaise with government agencies to streamline administrative procedures for investors.
• Facilitate investor inquiries and address challenges to ensure smooth investment experiences.
• Maintain accurate records of trade and investment activities, partnerships, and outcomes.
• Prepare timely reports, presentations, and data analysis to communicate progress and impact to internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications and skills
Degree Level

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Trade, Economics, Agri-Business, Business Administration, or a related field.
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• Proven work experience of at least 6 years in roles related to trade promotion, investment attraction, business development, economic analysis, or policy advocacy is often required.
• Experience in working with government entities, industry associations, and international organizations to promote trade and attract investment is beneficial.
• Demonstrated success in identifying, pursuing, and facilitating trade and investment opportunities.
• Experience in organizing trade missions, investment conferences, and networking events.
• In-depth knowledge of specific industries, sectors, or geographic regions relevant to the organization’s goals can be an advantage.
• Familiarity with regulatory and compliance procedures related to trade and investment.
• Understanding of international trade dynamics, investment trends, and economic development.

Key Skills
  • Strong interpersonal, technical and analytical skills including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively, Computer skills and problem-solving skills.
Application Procedure
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;
• Application letter
• Curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages)
• Copies of qualification certificates

The cover letter to be addressed to;
Human Resources and Administration Manager
P.O. Box 16520, ARUSHA.
Application Instructions.

1. Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address:
2. Format: Please compile your application into a single PDF attachment. Ensure that all required documents are included in the PDF.
3. Subject Line: In the subject line of your email, clearly state the position you are applying for. For example: “APPLICATION FOR SENIOR PROJECT ACCOUNTANT POSITION.”
4. Focus on One Application: Applicants are requested to apply for one specific vacancy only. Multiple applications for different positions will not be accepted.
5. Deadline: The deadline for submitting your application is Tuesday, 12th September, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
6. Adherence: Please carefully adhere to all instructions provided above. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your application not being reviewed.
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The successful candidate will be remunerated according the TAHA salary scale, and in alignment with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other employment benefits will be as per the organization’s policy

Please note: TAHA is an equal opportunity employer that welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the open positions. TAHA is committed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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