Project Coordinator (PC) 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

 

Project Coordinator (PC) – DODOMA

Operating within the C-SDTP and reporting to the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, he or she will be responsible for all matters pertaining to the effective implementation, management and coordination of activities for effective delivery on the project objectives. He/ she will also be responsible for technical support to the District teams. He/she will be based in the PCO headquarters, MLF in Dodoma with frequent visits to the regions of intervention (Iringa, Mbeya, Morogoro, Njombe, Tanga) as well as Zanzibar (PCT).

This is a high-level professional position with a highly demanding mission to attain the desired outputs of C-SDTP. Seasoned professionals with strong organizational and managerial experience are required. A solid understanding of the project area and of the dairy sector is highly commendable.

Under the authority of the MLF, who simultaneously chairs the national steering committee of C-STDP, the Project coordinator will:

The main responsibilities of this position will be:

  1. Provide orientations for the project strategy and methodology;
  2. Coordinating and managing the project team and creating team spirit with PCO project staff, including the PCT located in Zanzibar,imple­menting partners, MLF and district staff;
  3. Ensure project performance in accordance with the financing agree- mentsand the various related procedures through results-based man­agement;
  4. Ensure timely implementation of the project, including coherence with the Annual Workplan and Budget.
  5. During the first three months of the assignment, develop an expert understanding of IFAD’s project performance indicators and ensure at least satisfactory rating of all indicators.
  6. Develop approaches to accelerate the achievement of results, antici­pate implementation risks and develop mitigation measures;
  7. Ensure synergies between project components to maximize the proj­ect impact
  8. Manage the funds allocated to the project by the various donors as the final accountable officer of these funds vis-a-vis the Tanzanian gov­ernment and the donors and report to the authorities mentioned in the financing agreements on the physical and financial progress of the project.

Academic qualifications, experience, skills, and attitudes:

  1. Holder of a Master’s degree at least in one of the following fields: Animal Science and Production, Agriculture Extension,Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture Economics and Agri- Business agro­economics, or related programs.A PhD in such fields will be an added advantage;
  2. At least ten (10) years of professional experience in the planning, coordination and management of agricultural or rural development projects, funded by multilateral or bilateral (international) donors;
  3. Professional experience in monitoring and evaluation and/or financial management will be an asset;
  4. Proven track record of staff management including setting of targets and performance monitoring;
  5. Demonstrated skills and abilities in business negotiation, communication and public relations, human resources management;
  6. Commitment to the principles of good governance and ethics;
  7. Perfect command of English and Kiswahili;
  8. Very good knowledge of the main office software (Office);

Duration:

5 years of yearly performance-based contract, and 6 months’ probation period. The identification and hiring of the Project Coordinator 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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