Food Technologist at Feed the Future Tanzania December, 2023

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C. ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and a vibrant civil society.

Overview:

The Feed the Future Tanzania Kilimo Tija Project is an integral component of the U.S. Government’s (USG) Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), designed to advance global food security, resilience, and nutrition. The objective of this horticulture initiative is to systematically enhance economic prospects within horticulture market systems, with a particular focus on the youth demographic. This goal will be realized by: (a) fortifying horticulture market systems to amplify enterprise and employment opportunities; (b) broadening access to commercially provided climate-smart and productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies; and (c) enhancing the conducive environment for market systems. The Zone of Influence (ZOI) encompasses the regions of Morogoro, Iringa, Mbeya, Njombe, and Zanzibar. Additionally, key market sheds outside the ZOI, such as Dar es Salaam, Songwe, and Arusha, are included, given their significant transport and market facilities.

Target beneficiaries include direct recipients of USG assistance, indirect beneficiaries who emulate the directly assisted, and businesses leveraging opportunities fostered by USG investments. Interventions will emphasize inclusivity and expanded opportunities for youth involvement. Stakeholders may involve private sector entities (producers, input suppliers, service providers, processors, traders/resellers, buyers, and financial institutions), public sector actors (GOT national and local governments, including GOT extension workers), and civil society (including TAHA and other producer and buyer associations).

In pursuit of its mission, ACDI/VOCA is seeking interns for various positions to support its interventions, stationed in different regions of activity operations, namely Mbeya, Iringa, Njombe, Morogoro, and Zanzibar.

 

 

Food Technologist (3 posts in Zanzibar, Njombe, and Iringa):

The food technologist will report directly to the Business Development Specialist under the close supervision of IR 1 Lead, with the following roles:

    • Provide technical support to MSMEs processing or adding value to horticultural crops/produce through technologies and linkages with various service providers.
    • Facilitate connections between processors, technology providers, and regulatory authorities.
    • Identify MSMEs engaged in processing horticultural products, pinpointing areas for improvement.
    • Assist in upgrading MSMEs involved in food processing.
    • Aid MSMEs in complying with Food Processing Standards.
    • Undertake other projects and duties as assigned.

 

How to Apply:

If interested, submit a resume to avtanzania@joinav.org by January 5, 2024. Please include the position title and location in the subject line. Attach the resume and related application documents as a single attachment, listing long-term employment history and any relevant short-term assignments.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond to inquiries via phone. Only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer, and women, minorities, and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

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