Wednesday 27 September 2023

Livelihood and Economic Strengthening Officer at African Social Protection and Development Initiatives (ASPDI)

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African Social Protection and Development Initiatives

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African Social Protection and Development Initiatives (ASPDI) Jobs 2023
Livelihood and Economic Strengthening Officer
Livelihood and Economic Strengthening Officer at African Social Protection and Development Initiatives (ASPDI) October, 2023
Internship Vacancy announcement (Various Post)
Duty Station: Kigoma town, Kibondo and Kasulu
Starting Date: 1st November, 2023
Duration: One Year
Background of the organization.
African Social Protection and Development Initiatives is not for profit, non-partisan, NonGovernmental Organization registered in the United Republic of Tanzania under Act Na.24 of 2002 on 22rd December, 2021 with Registration number 00NGO/R/2731 with scope of operating in Tanzania mainland. The Organization team and management has undergone various organization on the job training, technical capacity building of personnel and internal administrative functions, including monitoring and evaluation and institutional funding and donor compliance to enhance their capacity on program management and financial management including improvement of management systems. The organization is also registered under various government Authorities including Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) as pay as you earn Tax payer Identification Number (TIN) 154-788-921 to ensure organizational compliances with government authorities as directed by Non-Governmental Organization Act, 2002 and its amendment.

Mission statement of the Organization
“To save life and human sufferings through strengthening community-based social protection systems” and

Vision statement of the organization
“ASPDI envisages seeing Tanzania’s communities with improved social welfare and sustainable development”.

Position: Livelihood and Economic Strengthening Officer
The Livelihood and economic Strengthening Will plan and support Direct Implementation of Gender and Economic Justice Program which target to ensure Youth and Women access to economic opportunities and rights to livelihood assets ownership.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Project Field Level implementation
  • To prepare project field level implementation plan, developing annual work plans and budget, ensure production of quality and timely reports for the donor and stakeholders and work with the communication team to ensure that appropriate project documentations are created;
  • Ensure mainstreaming of gender to ensure women (and youth) are among the main target beneficiaries of the project;
  • Engage and liaise with partners and stakeholders for successful implementation of the project Income Generating Activities and Enterprises Development;
2. Financial Inclusion
  • Develop and implement financial inclusion modal to program beneficiaries through Voluntary Savings and Lending associations in communities and members of the church. 
  • To coordinate assigned project activities, Monitoring and evaluation of the project
  • Provide technical training and Savings group dynamics such as Management, Record keeping, Savings operations and share-out and promotion of savings groups amongst beneficiary groups;
  • Mobilize communities to attend and actively participate in project meetings and trainings;
  • Establish relationships with existing community-level structures including government;
  • Compile monthly field reports on Financial inclusion achievements and risks;  Assist with data collection/verification and monitoring.
  • Raise awareness about and sensitize communities and Local church on engagement in Project implementation;
  • Carry out regular visits to the communities to monitor progress and resolve issues in a timely manner;
  • Contribute to the documenting and dissemination of lessons learned and success stories
3. Strengthening farmer’s organization.
  • Contribute to improved service delivery to farmers by cooperatives in collaboration with Districts and Regional Cooperative Officers.
  • Organizing and coaching smallholder farmer groups to develop their capacity to engage in aggregation and collective marketing
  • Contribute to identifying feasible value addition opportunities for beans and cassava
  • Coordinate the training of farmers on to the “Farming as a Business” concept and provide coaching to trainers.
  • Support Ward Agricultural Extension Workers in coaching farmer groups on issues related to collective marketing, including market intelligence gathering, negotiation with buyers, buyer relationship management and produce aggregation
  • Broker public-private arrangements for the effective utilization of public market infrastructure
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4. Market linkage facilitation and nurturing
  • Facilitate market-driven linkages between smallholder farmers, producers, consolidators, processors, exporters and other market actors to ensure effective partnerships and collaborations on value chain development
  • Initiate, facilitate and nurture market linkage and business matchmaking activities for value chain actors (farmer producer groups and SMEs)
  • Maintain an up to date record of all verified buyers, aggregation centres and key marketing stakeholders
  • In collaboration with other project team members, timely collect data on volumes of produce available for collective marketing
5. Monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting
  • Prepare field activity reports on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis
  • Regular document outcome mapping journal, and annual learning program reports for sharing with Interact Africa and Tanzania Regional Office.
  • Constantly identify best practices and lessons emerging from the implementation of the project
6. General
  • Participate in the regular technical meetings and quarterly review and planning meetings.
  • Provide technical backstopping to other clusters on request.
  • Make annual budgets and plans for activities related to improving market access and sustainable trade.
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Key qualifications include:
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in the field of Agriculture General, Environmental Science and Management, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics and agribusiness, Rural Development, Economics ii. Background in agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness, business, economics, public policy, finance, law or other relevant background; 
  • Fresh graduate in the Field of agriculture, Environmental Management 
  • Proven track record in successful implementation and delivery of technical assignments; proof of Managerial /Supervisory/ and Team Leadership experience will be a plus.
  • Prior experiences in Food security and Income Generating Activities projects/programs is highly preferred.
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Applications must include:
  • Maximum 1 page signed cover letter explaining why you consider yourself to be the best fit for the position;
  • A CV indicating your relevant skills and experiences;
  • Copies of relevant certificates.
Please send applications by registered mail to:
Country Director African Social Protection and Development Initiatives (ASPDI) P.O.Box 137 Kibondo
Or by email address:

Letters and emails should clearly indicate the position you are applying for on the envelope or for emails in the Subject line. Late applications will not be considered. Only short listed applicants will be notified.
Deadlines for application: 4pm on Monday 15th October, 2023.

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