Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Aga Khan Foundation ,Market Development Manager Job Vacancy in Tanzania

How do you create economic opportunity in isolated areas? In the Mtwara and Lindi regions of Southern Tanzania, the Aga Khan Foundation is developing links between private companies and smallholder farmers to unlock markets. AKF is looking for a social innovator with private sector experience to work as a Market Development Manager, based i
n Mtwara. The job comes complete with an isolated location, lack of basic amenities at times, sleepless nights, too much travel, an always-full inbox, and a nagging sense that you could always do more. The job also comes with some of the greatest colleagues on the planet, tangible results from your hard work, and the knowledge that you are contributing to a global conversation on economic development.
The Aga Khan Foundation has been working in East Africa for thirty years and pursues innovative solutions to the seemingly intractable problems that lead to poverty. AKF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employee well-being.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develop and strengthen strategies, approaches and interventions to expand private sector engagement in Lindi and Mtwara for selected agriculture value chains
· Engage with private businesses and facilitate increased business activities between the private sector and smallholder farmers
· Steer and guide sustainable production intensification approaches, including mainstreaming a Conservation Agriculture approach
· Manage the development and delivery of annual work plans, budgets and reports to meet agreed objectives and targets.
· Lead, manage and mentor the team of over 40 staff
Qualifications and Experience
· A social innovator with strong experience in the business world
· Minimum of a BSc in Business Administration, Commerce or Agriculture (Masters degree preferred)
· Minimum 8 years working in agri-business, 5 years in a senior management role
· Experience of working in agriculture value chains, preferably in rice, sesame, horticulture, or legumes
· Strong leadership, project management and people management skills
· Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swahili
· Willingness to live in Mtwara, Tanzania and travel to remote areas as needed
How to apply:
Interested applicants are requested to submit their CVs (not exceeding 3 pages) including contact details for three professional references and a covering letter to sabiha@shugulika.com by Tuesday 13th January 2015. Please clearly indicate “Application for Manager, Market Development” in your email subject. Please note that due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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