United Republic of Tanzania: Project Officer

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Organization: Traidcraft Exchange
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 02 Oct 2019

Traidcraft Exchange, a development charity organisation focused on bringing people together to use the power of trade to create sustainable solutions to poverty. In partnership with SHIVYAWATA (Tanzania Federation of Disabled Peoples Organizations) it is implementing an agri-business development programme titled *Promoting the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Cocoa, Coffee and Palm Oil Value Chains ’*in five districts in Mbeya, Songwe, Morogoro and Dar es Salaam regions of Tanzania. Traidcraft Exchange has a vacancy for a Project Officer who will be based in the Mbeya region and assist in field operations in three districts namely; Kyela, Rungwe and Mbozi. The position holders will have the responsibility of mobilising and supporting farmer organisations (farmers with and without disability) and facilitation of access to extension and other business development services including marketing, organising training and building linkages with grassroots stakeholders.

Prospective candidates will have;

  • A university degree in agriculture, social studies or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

  • At least five years’ experience in implementing development projects especially in working with farmer groups

  • Minimum 3 years hands on experience in agriculture production, marketing of agriculture produce and farmer organisation

  • Experience in adult training approaches

  • Experience of working in the coffee or cocoa sector is an added advantage

  • Be willing to reside in the project area and travel to other project sites

Knowledge and understanding of disability issues and approaches, local language and culture and possession of motor bike riding license will be an added advantage. People with disability are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

To apply please visit the Traidcraft Exchange website via the link below:

https://traidcraftexchange.org/jobs/2019/9/16/project-officer

Please note that only applications form and references written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Traidcraft Exchange Safeguarding policy.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Traidcraft Exchange is an Equal Opportunities employer.

These positions are supported by the Community Fund Big Lottery Fund.

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