Care International Jobs | Technical Specialist

CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. The Technical Specialist will be responsible for establishing Farmer Field and Business Schools (FFBS) and organize refresher trainings to farmers on learning how to improve skills, contributing to improved production and livelihood. S/he is responsible for providing deliberate leadership to DUGA AMCOS in Mkinga District with the aim of ensuring the AMCOS is established as a well-founded organizational entity competent in handling considerable cash streams from interlinking member farmers and the cashew factory (Kilimo) of which the AMCOS will be a co-owner.

Care International Jobs | Technical Specialist

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls.  CARE Tanzania is part of CARE International, whose vision is to seek a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE Tanzania and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

CARE Tanzania is implementing a four years’ project in Mkinga District –Tanga (Innovating the Cashew Value Chain Project-DMDP) with the overall development objective of accelerating inclusive and sustainable locally driven economic growth in the Tanzanian cashew value chain through local processing, collective investment and green value addition. CARE and Out-Growers will work together, alongside cashew smallholders and DUGA AMCOS (the Mkinga cashew cooperative), to addressing all related supply and demand side barriers, and coach the value chain into fruition. Establishment of sustainable, accountable and user-owned value chain, that continues to strengthen and grow long beyond CARE’s exit is one of the major expectation of DMDP project. The development outcome of this project is to see farmers enjoying an inclusive, green, profitable and sustainable value chain through improved farm productivity, and green and climate safe farming production while the commercial objective is that farmers and Out-Growers Company Limited benefit from equitable and transparent co-ownership of a commercially viable local processing and enabled local and international market system

CARE Tanzania seeks to recruit dynamic qualified Tanzanians for a new project to be implemented in Mkinga district and all positions to be based in Tanga. 

The Technical Specialist will be responsible for establishing Farmer Field and Business Schools (FFBS) and organize refresher trainings to farmers on learning how to improve skills, contributing to improved production and livelihood. S/he is responsible for providing deliberate leadership to DUGA AMCOS in Mkinga District with the aim of ensuring the AMCOS is established as a well-founded organizational entity competent in handling considerable cash streams from interlinking member farmers and the cashew factory (Kilimo) of which the AMCOS will be a co-owner. The Technical Specialist must monitor production and market information’s, by closely working with on Cashew Market trends and requirements, ensure data accurateness and completeness, analysis, learning and presentation of information. The position will work closely with the KILIMO factory team to participate in quality assessment and to be able to convey to Duga AMCOS members’ processes and costing for their thorough understanding of the value chain elements. The position will ensure business partnership with the stakeholder and other actors is enhanced to establish market linkage, network and win-win partnership on shareholding Model between AMCOS and the Commercial partner. The iincumbent will also be responsible for performance management of staff under her/his supervision. The position will be responsible for managing budget Risk & Compliance and timely provision of quality reporting. The position will report directly to the Project Team Leader, with dotted reporting line to Duga AMCOS Chairperson.

The ideal candidate will have a BSc. Degree in Agricultural economics and agribusiness, sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, climate change adaptation /other relevant field from a recognized institution. S/he has Agriculture and Agribusiness background with more than 5 years of working with smallholder farmers in groups, processing and marketing value Chains. Proven Knowledge on Cashew Quality production and management Certified from TARI. Has proven ability to Develop MoU, Initiate developments of legal contracts and develop and test training Manuals and curriculum. Working with Commercial Institution on linking them to farmers in particular crop value chain. Excellent report-writing and communication.

SUCCESS FACTORS FOR THE POSITION

  • Must be innovative and resourceful in creating an awareness of new initiatives which respond to the needs and practices of project beneficiaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, take direction, assume leadership, and make rational decisions while working remotely from country leadership.
  • Knowledge of livelihood and/or food security programming
  • Ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and work styles.
  • An ability to work successfully in remote and challenging settings with limited resources.

COMPETENCIES FOR BOTH POSITIONS

Planning and Organizing; Initiating Action; Communicating with Impact; Strengthening Partnership; Stress Management; Adaptability; Contribute to Team Success; Facilitating Change; Adaptability and Stress Tolerance.

Only a letter of application and updated CV including names of at least 3 reputable referees from previous jobs (preferable line Managers) with reliable contacts should be sent by email to Human Resources Department TZAHumanResourcesDepartment@care.org by CoB 19th August 2021 at 17:00 hours.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children and vulnerable people from abuse.