Empowering Smallholder Women and Youth Farmers on Rice Postharvest Management & Marketing (RIPOMA)
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (HELVETAS) is a Swiss INGO actively contributing to the improvement of the living conditions and status of economically poor and socially disadvantaged people in more than 33 developing countries. The organization offers services in five different working areas of development which Water and Infrastructure, Rural Economy, Environment and Climate, Education and Skills Development, and Governance and Peace. In Tanzania, HELVETAS has been working for more than 20 years. Currently, it runs some projects in central corridor regions and the northern part of Tanzania which include Rural Livelihoods, Horticulture, Grain Postharvest Loss Prevention and Primary Education.
HELVETAS in Tanzania has acquired a new a three-year mandate from the European Union to execute a new project called Empowering Smallholder Women and Youth Farmers on Rice Postharvest Management & Marketing, in short, called RIPOMA. The project’s overall objective is to contribute to economic development and reducing poverty in the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) through improved rice value chains and market linkages of smallholder farmers. Its specific objective is to increase competitiveness and improve postharvest management (PHM) of smallholder farmers (particularly women and youth) in rice value chains in Morogoro region, Kilosa and Mvomero districts in particular.
HELVETAS now invites applications from qualified and dynamic Tanzanian citizens for the following positions.
Position: Project Manager (PM)
Duty station: Morogoro (30% of time outside of office or field monitoring)
Qualification: Master Degree in any field but with Agriculture background would be an advantage Experience: At least 10 years working experience in development projects including 5 years in management position in INGOs
Position: Project Officer- Monitoring Evaluation Research & Learning (PO-M&E) Duty station: Morogoro (40% of time outside of office or field monitoring) Qualification: At least Bachelor degree in community development, rural development, agribusiness, business administration, statistics or another related field
Experience: Minimum 5 years of professional experience, of which at least 3 years in M&E role coordination with INGOs
All positions have very attractive package, as per the rules and regulations of HELVETAS Tanzania
Application Procedures: Interested Tanzanian candidates having the competencies mentioned above are requested to submit a motivation letter specifying the position being applied, updated CV and the name of three referees (previous address which email@example.com supervisors) from their previous employers to the e-mail
NB: Document should be in one pdf file not exceeding 1 MB saved with the position title. No, any certificates or images should be attached unless the application will be disqualified. Telephone and any other forms of enquiries will not be allowed and will lead to disqualification.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written tests, presentation and face to face interviews. For relevant documents include full job descriptions, please visit our website www.helvetas.org Deadline for submission of applications is 28th February 2018.
Source: The Guardian February 14, 2018