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Project Manager (Marketing and Sales Expert) at Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania February, 2024

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Project Manager to lead the Organic Value Chain Development (OVCD) project. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in marketing and sales, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in these fields, preferably in the food sector. This role requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, exceptional communication, and management skills, and a passion for organic farming. The position is based in Tanzania, with project activities spanning across the mainland and Zanzibar. Travel to project sites and partner locations within Tanzania is required.

Responsibilities

  • Project Leadership and Management: Oversee the OVCD project, ensuring it meets its objectives of increasing the volume and market value of organic products, enhancing income for farmers and SMEs, and expanding their production capacity.
  • Marketing and Sales Strategy: Engage in the marketing and sales of organic products, developing strategies to increase awareness and demand for organic produce within Tanzania and potentially, regional markets.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with project partners such as to foster a thriving organic sector. Build and maintain relationships with SMEs, farmers, and organic shops to enhance market access and competitiveness.
  • Capacity Building: Lead efforts to oversee training and support for organic certification, and to provide marketing, and sales techniques to SMEs and farmers. Facilitate the establishment of new organic shops and strengthen networks among organic stakeholders.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Track project progress and measure its impact on the organic sector’s growth in Tanzania. Prepare and present detailed reports on project outcomes to stakeholders and funders.
  • Innovation and Improvement: Identify opportunities for innovation within the project’s scope. Implement best practices and lessons learned from previous phases to enhance project outcomes.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Project Management, Business Administration, Agriculture, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in marketing or sales, with a preference for experience in the organic products sector.
  • Proven project management skills, with the ability to lead diverse teams and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a strategic approach to overcoming challenges.
  • Commitment to sustainable agriculture and organic farming practices.

Applications must be submitted online. Go to: https://www.kilimo.org/job/project-manager-for-organic-value-chain-development-project

Deadline of application is 10th March 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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