Wednesday 24 April 2024

Value Chain Development Officer (4 Posts) at TAHA April 2024

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Wednesday 24 April 2024
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Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) Jobs 2024
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 “Tuhifadhi Chakula”. 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 post-harvest handling issues within key value chains with major contribution to Tanzania food security basket. The project will implement interventions around four (4) main thematic areas, which are improve food handling, storage and value addition at producer and commercial levels, facilitate market access to ensure agricultural goods 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 a motivated and experienced Tanzanian to fill the position as described below.

Value Chain Development Officer (4)
Position: Value Chain Development Officer (4)
Reporting to: Value Chain Development Specialist
Duty station: Mbeya (1), Morogoro (1), Njombe (1) and Tanga (1)

Position summary.
The Value Chain Officers are responsible for ensuring on ground operational efficiency of the project value chain components. This role encompasses defining project operational objectives, principles, and strategies in alignment with the project value chain framework and the Overall Workplan implementation. Responsibilities include setting standards and targets, undertaking on ground project implementation, and providing technical assistance to on ground partners including government extension officers. The role will also be ensuring food security with a specific emphasis on integrating sustainable and environmentally friendly practices,

Scope of work
· Support the implementation of strategies to reduce food loss and waste, focusing on post-harvest handling, storage, and processing practices.
· Collaborate and work closely with Value Chain Development department staff in planning the implementation of various activities on ground.
· Undertake on ground Project activities implementation of all project components including building capacity of all project beneficiaries in post-harvest management, value addition and climate smart Agriculture.
· Identify on ground available post-harvest technologies and link them with farmers, processors, and other stakeholders.
· Support the development of training programs (TOTs) for stakeholders (farmers, processors, distributors, and community-based organizations (CBOs/AMCOSs) involved in the value chains, aiming to enhance their skills and knowledge on post-harvest management for cascading effect.
· Support the timely and effective implementation of project value chain activities across operational areas.
· Participate in the technical implementation of on ground sub-awardees activities, ensuring adherence to implementation and achieving project objectives.
· Collaborate with stakeholders, including farmers, processors, distributors, and community-based organizations (CBOs/AMCOSs) to understand current challenges and opportunities within the value chains.
· Collaborate on work planning for the team, ensuring alignment with project objectives and priorities.
· Work closely with relevant partners to promote and implement best practices for value addition within the identified value chains.
· Support in the development of quarterly reports and other regular reports on the progress of value chain development activities.

Qualifications and skills
  • Degree Level
  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in business management, Marketing, Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, Business Administration, Economics or any other related field.
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· At least 3 years of experience in agricultural development, with a focus on horticulture and crop production.
· Proficiency in modern agricultural techniques, including Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), irrigation, harvesting, and post-harvest management.
· Strong understanding of horticultural practices, including knowledge of innovative and sustainable methods.
· Experience in establishing and managing farmers’ groups, collection, and distribution centers.
· Familiarity with market analysis, linkages, and marketing strategies for agricultural products.

Key Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Good planning & coordination, management, and leadership skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders.

Application Procedure
Interested and 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,
Application Instructions.

Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address:
Subject Line: In the subject line of your email, clearly state the position you are applying for. For example: "APPLICATION FOR VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT OFFICER POSITION."
Deadline: The deadline for submitting your application is Saturday, 04th May 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Adherence: Please carefully adhere to all instructions provided above. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your application not being reviewed.

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.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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