Team: CNFA Europe | Commitment: Career | Location: Tanzania

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

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.