Social Safeguard Expert, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

Social Safeguard Expert, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

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Project Background

 

CNFA is seeking a Social Safeguard Expert for the Consulting Services of Fund Manager activity under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project. SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has received funding from the World Bank (WB) for stimulating business linkages between smallholder farmers and value chain buyers operating in Tanzania through Matching Grants. SAGCOT-CTF has been established as a public-private partnership to stimulate responsible and sustainable commercial development in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania and ensure clear benefits for smallholder farmers and their communities while improving food security, environmental sustainability and increased incomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in social sciences including economics, sociology, anthropology or relevant fields;
  • At least 5 years relevant experience working with multilateral/international financial institutions and/or working on projects financed by multilateral/ international financial institutions;
  • Familiar with World Bank social safeguards policies and similar requirements and have demonstrated experience in successfully meeting these requirements
  • Strong analytical, reasoning, communication and perfect writing skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands and assignments, priorities and deadlines;
  • Experience working on operations in the private sector and/or the public sector in Africa;
  • Reliable and self-motivated with high degree of initiative and good performance reputation;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented and multi-cultural environment; and
  • Strong language skills in either Swahili or English and sufficient working knowledge of the other.
  • Knowledge and skill of standards set out by the World Bank/International Finance Corporation and MIGA. Of key importance are issues such as displacement of people and child labor;
  • English fluency required, proficiency in Swahili strongly preferred.

Women and Tanzanian national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

Sector Expert – Crops, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

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Project Background

 

CNFA is seeking a Sector Expert – Crops for the Consulting Services of Fund Manager activity under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project. SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has received funding from the World Bank (WB) for stimulating business linkages between smallholder farmers and value chain buyers operating in Tanzania through Matching Grants. SAGCOT-CTF has been established as a public-private partnership to stimulate responsible and sustainable commercial development in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania and ensure clear benefits for smallholder farmers and their communities while improving food security, environmental sustainability and increased incomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in agriculture with strong bias in agronomy, soil science, or related qualification;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in conservation agriculture
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conservation agriculture
  • Significant and proven experience working on agricultural projects e in East Africa and specifically Tanzania;
  • English fluency required, proficiency in Swahili strongly preferred.

Women and Tanzanian national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

Sector Expert – Livestock, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

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Project Background 

CNFA is seeking a Sector Expert – Livestock for the Consulting Services of Fund Manager activity under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project. SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has received funding from the World Bank (WB) for stimulating business linkages between smallholder farmers and value chain buyers operating in Tanzania through Matching Grants. SAGCOT-CTF has been established as a public-private partnership to stimulate responsible and sustainable commercial development in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania and ensure clear benefits for smallholder farmers and their communities while improving food security, environmental sustainability and increased incomes.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in agriculture with strong bias in agronomy, animal husbandry veterinary medicine, or related qualification;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in conservation agriculture;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of conservation agriculture;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the livestock sub-sector required with significant and proven livestock projects engagement experience in East Africa and specifically Tanzania;
  •  Good command of spoken and written in English, proficiency in Swahili strongly preferred

Women and Tanzanian national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

Legal Expert, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

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Project Background

 

CNFA is seeking a Legal Expert for the Consulting Services of Fund Manager activity under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project. SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has received funding from the World Bank (WB) for stimulating business linkages between stallholder farmers and value chain buyers operating in Tanzania through Matching Grants. SAGCOT-CTF has been established as a public-private partnership to stimulate responsible and sustainable commercial development in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania and ensure clear benefits for smallholder farmers and their communities while improving food security, environmental sustainability and increased incomes.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Postgraduate degree in Law;
  • Proven comparable law firm experience;
  • Proven background on corporate law (contract law, tax law, accounting, securities law, bankruptcy, intellectual property rights, licensing, zoning laws);
  • Knowledge of legal system of Tanzania strongly preferred;
  • Excellent negotiation and communications skills;
  • Analytical ability and strong attention to detail;
  • Current license to practice law in Tanzania;
  • English fluency required, knowledge of Swahili strongly preferred.

Women and Tanzanian national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

Environmental Safeguard Expert, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

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Project Background 

CNFA is seeking an Environmental Safeguard Expert for the Consulting Services of Fund Manager activity under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project. SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has received funding from the World Bank (WB) for stimulating business linkages between smallholder farmers and value chain buyers operating in Tanzania through Matching Grants. SAGCOT-CTF has been established as a public-private partnership to stimulate responsible and sustainable commercial development in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania and ensure clear benefits for smallholder farmers and their communities while improving food security, environmental sustainability and increased incomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in environmental sciences Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Management or relevant fields from recognized University;
  • At least 5 years relevant experience working with multilateral/international financial institutions and/or working on projects financed by multilateral/ international financial institutions;
  • Familiar with World Bank environmental safeguards policies and similar requirements and have demonstrated experience in successfully meeting these requirements
  • Strong analytical, reasoning, communication and perfect writing skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands and assignments, priorities and deadlines;
  • Experience working on operations in the private sector and/or the public sector in Africa;
  • Reliable and self-motivated with high degree of initiative and good performance reputation;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to work in a team-oriented and multi-cultural environment; and
  • Strong language skills in either Swahili or English and sufficient working knowledge of the other.
  • Skills to analyze project’s inclusion of environmental safeguards especially with regard to pesticides, water utilization, deforestation and pollution etc. Furthermore, the expert shall ensure that investments must also comply with the provisions of the Environmental Management Act of 2004;
  • English fluency required, proficiency in Swahili strongly preferred

Women and Tanzanian national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

Financial Analyst, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

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Project Background 

CNFA is seeking a Financial Analyst for the Consulting Services of Fund Manager activity under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project. SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has received funding from the World Bank (WB) for stimulating business linkages between smallholder farmers and value chain buyers operating in Tanzania through Matching Grants. SAGCOT-CTF has been established as a public-private partnership to stimulate responsible and sustainable commercial development in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania and ensure clear benefits for smallholder farmers and their communities while improving food security, environmental sustainability and increased incomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least post-graduate degree in accounting, finance, or equivalent qualification;
  • At least 3 years of directly related experience in commercial lending, financial analysis, business consulting/coaching, or agribusiness lending experience preferred;
  • Understanding of economic and or financial evaluation tools including ratios, cash flows, break-even points, etc.; 
  • Understanding of financing options for business start-ups and business expansions; 
  • Skills in preparing and presenting accurate written and oral summaries of business and financial analyses prepared;
  • English fluency required, proficiency in Swahili strongly preferred.

Women and Tanzanian national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

Team Leader, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

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Project Background

 

CNFA is seeking a Team Leader for the Consulting Services of Fund Manager activity under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project. SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has received funding from the World Bank (WB) for stimulating business linkages between stallholder farmers and value chain buyers operating in Tanzania through Matching Grants. SAGCOT-CTF has been established as a public-private partnership to stimulate responsible and sustainable commercial development in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania and ensure clear benefits for smallholder farmers and their communities while improving food security, environmental sustainability and increased incomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least a postgraduate degree in business administration, agricultural economics, financial management, Law or an equivalent qualification;
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in agribusiness project management with at least 5 years project management of matching grants (or related project) financing;
  • Successful track record of soliciting funds for financing agricultural value chain;
  • Experience utilizing combination of analytical, statistical, and empirical methods to gain deep understanding of design and minimize overall development timelines;
  • Demonstrated ability manage complex and multi stakeholder agribusiness projects;
  • Ability to communicate complex technical and business issue completely, concisely, and effectively to enable high-quality decision making and drive cross-functional alignment.
  • English fluency required, knowledge of Swahili strongly preferred.

Women and Tanzanian national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

Business Development Expert, Consulting Services for Fund Manager, SAGCOT Investment Project – Tanzania

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Project Background

 

CNFA is seeking a Business Development Expert for the Consulting Services of Fund Manager activity under the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) project. SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund (CTF) has received funding from the World Bank (WB) for stimulating business linkages between stallholder farmers and value chain buyers operating in Tanzania through Matching Grants. SAGCOT-CTF has been established as a public-private partnership to stimulate responsible and sustainable commercial development in the Southern Corridor of Tanzania and ensure clear benefits for smallholder farmers and their communities while improving food security, environmental sustainability and increased incomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A post-graduate degree in agriculture, business administration, economics, or equivalent qualification;
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in agribusiness project development with at least 3 years project management of matching grants (or related project) financing;
  • Considerable knowledge of sound business development procedures including business financing, human resources, IT, inbound logistics, operations, and sales and marketing;
  • Understanding of economic and or financial evaluation tools including ratios, cash flows, break-even points, etc.; 
  • Understanding of financing options for business start-ups and business expansions 
  • Skills in preparing and presenting accurate written and oral summaries of business and financial analyses prepared; 
  • English fluency required, knowledge of Swahili strongly preferred

Women and Tanzanian national professionals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline for submission is November 17, 2017.

Program Development Manager

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CNFA Europe seeks a Program Development Manager looking for an exciting opportunity to effect change globally and be a key member of an exciting growth-phase of the organization.  We are looking for a motivated professional with strong experience coordinating and writing European donor and institutionally-funded agricultural development proposals for both grants and contracts. The Program Development Manager is an integral member of a small team that is  responsible for developing proposals for agricultural development projects globally funded by a variety of European donors and clients such as GIZ, EC, EIB, World Bank, AFD, DFID, SDC, SIDA, and others. This is a mid to senior level position.  The primary responsibility for this position is to manage proposal development efforts, serve as contributing or lead technical writer; investigate relevant issues and competitive landscapes for new project opportunities (including through in-country fact-finding travel), oversee budget preparation, recruiting, subcontracting, and logistics for proposals; and help identify and nurture new business opportunities. The responsibilities may apply across multiple concurrent business development efforts, depending on the size or complexity of individual bids.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities: Proposal Development

  • Ensures efficient development and submission of clear, readable, and responsive technical and financial proposals, integrating materials written by other proposal team members.
  • Oversees or conducts budgeting of proposed project costs.
  • Oversees, and helps conduct, recruitment of candidates for proposed project positions.
  • Moves from one assignment to another over time according to the ebb and flow of opportunities and the current portfolio of proposals under development.
  • Conducts research and participates in “reconnaissance” trips to countries in the region to gather information for new proposals, recruit project staff, and market CNFA Europe to prospective clients and partner organizations.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities: Proposal Writing

  • Lead technical writing/design of proposals.
  • Drafts proposal sections, independently and/or with other contributors.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities: Representation and Partnership Development

  • Using existing industry contacts, position CNFA as an effective development partner and service provider with a wide variety of traditional development donors, institutions, as well as the private sector.
  • Build new cross-sectoral partnerships that extend development impact and organizational business growth

Specific Roles and Responsibilities: Best Practice Development

  • Lead best practice processes for new program development, including creation of templates, online tools, and team processes that lead to success portfolio growth.
  • Participate in, and/or lead, the development, implementation, and marketing of CNFA’s innovative approaches.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ of relevant professional experience and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural/economic development, international development, business administration or relevant field; 5 years of relevant professional experience and a master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven writing skills and documented track record of developing successful program and proposals with major European donors, foundations and institutions, and an existing network across these respective organizations.
  • High motivation to incorporate innovations and best practices into new program design.
  • Thorough understanding of M4P/Market Systems and Value Chain Approaches
  • Knowledge of EU Technical Assistance contracts and other European development partner procurement policies and regulations.
  • Experience will all or many of existing clients/donors, such as GIZ, DFID, AFD, World Bank, EU.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently/remotely with demonstrated ability to multi-task while maintaining rigorous attention to detail.
  • Strong teamwork skills and competitive instincts
  • Ability to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time
  • Previous experience living/working in a developing country, preferably with some program management experience.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and multi-cultural skills to deal with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrable ability to prioritize among multiple competing requests
  • Sense of humor and desire to work in a fast-paced, passionate environment
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; strong Internet research capabilities
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in at least one other language (French, German, and/or Arabic highly desirable)

Location and Remuneration: This position can be based remotely in Europe or Africa. TBD with each candidate.  Compensation is competitive within the industry.