Agricultural Business and Market Facilitator


Employer Name: Empower Recruitment & Training
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Dar Es Salaam: Kinondoni, Kijitonyama

Application Deadline: 14-01-2017

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Engage and mobilise diverse commercial forestry sector players to enhance sector and business competitiveness, inclusiveness and resilience, for example:
i. Illuminating market outlook and trends, forestry economics and business planning;
ii. Encouraging adoption of innovations to improve the value of forestry investments;
iii. Highlighting the business benefits and means to adopt more inclusive business models;
iv. Assisting to link key players within the commercial forestry market system;
v. Convening players and fostering stakeholder coordination.
2. Analyse business models for successful forestry enterprises in the southern highlands of Tanzania, including impact analysis of different business practices.

3. Prepare high quality written outputs such as business-orientated briefings, training materials and communication products.

4. Manage specific interventions including design and planning, partner engagement, implementation and analysis, measurement and learning.

Educational Qualifications:

A minimum of a BA degree in Economics, BSC Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, or a similar undergraduate subject relating to forestry or agriculture is required.

Experience Requirements

i. At least 3 years' professional experience in business or market development, including direct experience in facilitating change or partnerships among private enterprises, investors, finance institutions and other market actors of different scales. Experience of the same in an agriculture or forestry context is an added advantage.
ii. A proven track record in performing business or sector analysis and due     diligence to a high standard.
iii. Experience in drafting key documents, delivering quantitative analysis and   development of presentations to the very highest professional standards.
iv. Experience in reviewing work, and making sure that work is delivered according to time scales and required milestones.
v. Well-developed stakeholder engagement capabilities: strong communicator and relationship builder, demonstrating the ability to facilitate change among private and public sector.
vi. Strong analytical abilities in a business context: strong understanding of economics and awareness of the driving factors behind business decision making.
vii. Versatility and creativity: ability to identify and stimulate innovative solutions to market systems, and to stand back from individual market players’ perspectives, look at wider market system context and identify where intervention is required.
viii. Management and teamwork: Strong operational, management and interpersonal skills with the ability to work within a high performing and diverse team.
ix. Measurement: ability to monitor within a results-based framework, demonstrate self-criticism and be open to learning.
x. Personal integrity: Values driven, demonstrating integrity and firm ethical standards.
xi. Computer literacy: Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint.

Application instruction

To apply for this job, visit the Empower jobs portal.