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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Agriculture Advisor - ACDI/VOCA, Tuma Maombi Yako Mapema

Agriculture Advisor, Tanzania
Job Location TZ-Dar es Salaam

Agriculture Advisor, Tanzania
We are currently seeking an Agriculture Advisor for an anticipated USAID-funded Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Support Activity (MSNA) project based in Tanzania. MSNA will provide household level support to agriculture, nutrition, and water and sanitation activities.

• Facilitate the assessment of key constraints of the targeted value chains and identify solutions to improve access to inputs, productivity, post-harvest handling and processing, and end-market linkages for smallholder farmers.
• Develop the capacity of producers, processers, and other value chain actors in targeted value chains, and facilitate capacity building plans and access to training services.
• Facilitate the development of inclusive supply chains linking producers to value added markets.
• Engage with government stakeholders and relevant private sector actors in developing strong public/private partnerships to ensure development of an integrated public/private environment.
• Address priorities for the integration of nutrition into agriculture and value-chain activities.
• Provide technical assistance and monitoring for nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities and services where and as appropriate.
• Apply gender-sensitive best practices to develop innovative approaches to address barriers to female participation and/or marginalized groups in market activities.
• Represent ACDI/VOCA interests during meetings related to agriculture and other subjects with USAID Mission personnel, host-country government officials, international organizations, local and international NGOs, international donors, and others interested in ACDI/VOCA activities.
• Coordinate with relevant staff in regional offices as needed.

• Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, agribusiness, environmental science or other relevant field. Additional study in nutrition and/or food security, preferred.
• Advanced degree in agronomy, agribusiness or other relevant field, preferred.
• Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible experience working on large projects focusing on agriculture, food security, agribusiness or other related technical areas.
• Demonstrated successful experience in implementing programs aimed at improving productivity of smallholder farmers and expanding market opportunities through multi-sectoral strategies.
• Demonstrated history of providing highly effective technical and managerial leadership on projects of similar size and scope.
• Experience with food fortification preferred
• Experience with social behavior change preferred
• Understanding of Tanzanian agricultural context.
• Experience with USAID is preferred.
• Willingness to travel required. Applicants may be expected to relocate to regional offices depending on solicitation requirements.
• Fluency in English required.

Please apply online at No phone calls please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply