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30 Jul 2020

Chief of Party, Tanzania Horticulture

Job Description

ID 2020-1806
# of Openings 1
Post End Date 8/31/2020
Category Field – Chief of Party/ Program Director Country Tanzania

Overview
The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities seeks a Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Horticulture Activity in Tanzania. This $25M-$49.9M five-year program will increase the commercialization, inclusiveness and competitiveness of horticultural market systems.

Responsibilities
Responsible for all aspects of the project including attainment of goals, reporting, supervision of staff, relationship with government of Tanzania.
Lead the implementation of a commercialization strategy for Tanzania’s smallholder horticulture.
Strengthen the capacity and support the leadership of local organizations to drive the growth of the horticulture sector.
Generate innovative approaches, apply international best practice, and leverage investment through partnerships with the private sector, including banks, producers, processors, input suppliers and traders.
Serve as the principal liaison with USAID, Government of Tanzania representatives and other key stakeholders in the sector.

Qualifications
Education: A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as business, agriculture, agricultural economics or similar. Masters preferred
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in managing donor-funded programs
Senior leadership experience managing a USAID project of similar size and scope. USAID contract experience preferred.
Experience in the private sector or working with the private sector in one of the following: commercial horticulture, agricultural commodity trade, marketing or finance. Horticulture preferred.
Knowledgeable in the following areas as they relate to commercial horticulture: international best practices, market systems development, private sector capacity building/development
Strong knowledge of local, East African and international markets.
Regional experience required. Tanzania experience strongly preferred.
Fluent English
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Citizens of Tanzania are encouraged to apply

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