Dairy Production and veterinary Specialist at Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries March, 2024

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Govern­ment of the Republic of Tanzania (GoT) have entered into a partnership agree­ment in order to improve the livelihoods of rural people through an intervention focused on smallholder dairy producers.The project goal is to contribute to the transformation of the dairy value chain to improve livelihoods, increase food safety, and to mitigate the impact of the dairy sector on climate change. The development objectiveis to improve income, climate resilience and nutrition of smallholder dairy producers and their participation in a competitive and safe value chain.

The project aims to deliver on the following two interlinked development out­comes, backed with effective project management, monitoring and evaluation; (i) increased climate-smart production, productivity, and resilience of dairy smallholder production systems and; (ii) improved market access for smallhold­er farmers and reduced environmental footprint of the dairy value chain; Climate Smart Smallholder Dairy Transformation Project (C-SDTP) targeted geographical area areMbeya (Rungwe, Mbeya, Mbarali), Iringa (Mufundi, Kilolo, Iringa), Njombe (Njombe, Makete, Wanging’ombe), Tanga (Lushoto, Muheza, Korogwe, Pangani, Tanga), and Morogoro (Mvomero, Kilosa, Morogoro rural) and for Zanzibar, in Unguja (West A, West B, Central, NorthA, NorthB and South districts) and Pemba (Wete, Micheweni, Chakechake and Mkoani districts)anda total of 120,000 households representing 600,000 people, will directly benefit from the project, of which 40% of direct beneficiaries will be women and 30% are youth. The C-SDTP will be managed under the Minisrty of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF) aligned with ministries finance and planning, Vice President’s Office (VPO) and President Office-Regional Administration and Local Govern­ment (TAMISEMI) for mainland; and First Vice President Office in Zanzibar (VP1), Ministry of Finance and Planning President’s Office for Zanzibar, as well as representatives from the private sector and farmers’ organizations.

The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Office wishes to recruit suitable candidates for the following positions in the project supported with the financial contribution from IFAD

 

Dairy Production and veterinary Specialist

The Dairy production and veterinary Specialist will support the field implementation of the activities of the C-SDTP in the domain of dairy animal production and health. He/she willsupport the coordinator in all aspects of implementation of the program, with a particularfocus on production, productivity and value chain aspects.

The main responsibilities of this position will be:

  1. Lead implementation of technical activities with the implementation partners; supervise and ensure quality control of all activities implemented under theComponents at district levels;
  2. Contribute to the preparation of the Annual Work Plan & Budget (AWPB);
  3. Coordinate the mapping and analysis of existing dairy production systems and practices;
  4. Identify key problems pertaining to the existing practices with respect to animal health, nutrition, forage production, genetics, animal husbandry;
  5. Based on the analysis propose recommendations for improvement to enhance dairyfarm production and productivity and increase incomes;
  6. Lead and coordinate the design of activities;
  7. Be directly responsible for planning and reporting of activities;
  8. Support Districts for planning and reporting of activities Implemented at District level;
  9. Prepare training materials and conduct (some of the) trainings;
  10. Develop terms of reference and concept note for studies and consultancies;
  11. Prepare and facilitate workshops;
  12. Ensure secretariat of the technical platforms and committees established at zonal level.

With regards to dairy value chain:

  1. Carry out a dairy enterprise training needs assessment for the target groups,
  2. including gender considerations, during the baseline survey;
  3. Identify opportunities for new business models for dairy input services offered by
  4. the milk MCCs, e.g. Dairy Hub and productive alliances model;
  5. Ensure that the concept of enterprise approach and market oriented smallholder
  6. dairy development and encourage demonstration of market oriented activities;
  7. Solicit, screen, advise and direct contract service providers to develop and
  8. administer training modules suited to the needs of smallholder dairy farmers,
  9. transporters, processors and distributors/retailers including women, youth and
  10. other target group;
  11. Identify key problems and offer interventions in the use of existing technologies
  12. and practices with respect to the hygiene standards, quality and safety control,
  13. equipment, packaging, branding and marketing of dairy products;
  14. Based on the analysis, propose recommendations (including new technologies,
  15. o) equipment, TA and training etc.) for improvement to enhance the value chain
  16. p) actors’ capacity to add value and increase income;
  17. q) Assist the project’s procurement officer in sourcing and procuring required new
  18. r) technologies, equipment, TA and training for participating enterprises throughout
  19. s) the dairy value chain.
  20. t) Assist the Director with dairy value chain Development program implementation
  21. u) and reporting at regional level;
  22. Prepare necessary reports as required by the Project Coordinator and IFAD.
  23. w) Support the implementation of gender activities related to women and youth
  24. participation in the dairy agribusiness

Academic qualifications, experience, skills, and attitudes:

Educational Background:

Minimum qualification: MSc in animal science or MSc in agribusiness or Animal Science/production (with a major in dairy science)

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience in coordination of rural development activities in the field
  • At least 5 years of experience in the dairy industry in the business of dairy-processing and marketing, with an understanding of technology management,
  • packaging, and quality and safety control;

Qualifications and experiences:

  • At least 10 years of experience in development of dairy production; Minimum 5 years practical working experience in project implementation;
  • Computer literacy and proficiency (word processing, spreadsheets and data bases);
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to meet deadlines;Willing to create and work in a team atmosphere with colleagues, and well- organised and well oriented to details.

Duration:

The duration of the assignment will be for five (5) years of yearly performance- based contract, and 6 months’ probation period. The identification and hiring Dairy Production and veterinary Specialist will be based on competitive recruitment from seconded government staff and/or external candidates.

 

How to Apply:

The deadline to receive applications is March 19, 2024.Qualified candidates should submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete curriculum Vitae and copies of Certified Academic Qualification to:

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries,
P.O Box 2870
Dodoma

OR Email: barua@mifugo.go.tz

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