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3 New Job Opportunities at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Tanzania - Various Posts

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Jobs in Tanzania 2022: New Job Vacancies at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) 2022

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About CRS:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official overseas relief and development organization of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and has served people living in poverty and situations of vulnerability in over 100 countries since 1943. In Tan­zania, CRS has served vulnerable communities for over 50 years and accomplished this through development programs of emer­gency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.
CRS is inviting experienced and qualified citizens of Tanzania to apply for the following post below...
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Job Title: Financial Inclusion Manager – Tanzania Kilimo
Tija Activity Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)
Department: Programs
Location: Dar es salaam
*This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding
Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and management of the inclusive finance component of the Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity (KTA) and to support the Business Development Manager (BDM) and the Grants Manager (GM) in the implementation of KTA’s Grants under Contract (GuC) component.

Description of Duties
  • Develop, implement, and document strategies and activities that improve access to financial products particularly for youth and women in horticulture industry.
  • Identify and create linkages between horticulture farmers and relevant financial institutions and products including MFIs and other business development services.
  • Oversee the implementation of CRS’ savings group model (SILC).
  • Work closely with financial institutions to develop products that target horticulture SH Farmers particularly youth and women.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL and using digital applications and platforms to develop and disseminate financial inclusion Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials, access and disseminate Market Information.
  • Increase financial literacy of KTA participants through awareness raising, financial literacy and information communication through dissemination of relevant IEC materials.
  • Increase awareness of financial products available in the local market including promotion of innovations using USAID KTA Grants Under Contracts (GUC) facility to targeted participants particularly grants which facilitate inclusion of young women and men involved in the horticulture sector.
  • In close collaboration with the KTA Business Development Manager, facilitate access to GUC facility by developing financially viable projects and business plans for entrepreneurial young women and men in the horticulture sector.
  • Work closely with the KTA’s Grants Manager to design and set performance targets for beneficiaries of GUC facility, ensuring that they are closely monitored, and that appropriate, timely interventions are made.
  • Disseminate best practices and knowledge to other stakeholders.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in agricultural economics/economics, financial management, community economic development, business administration, rural development, or related subjects with a focus on financial inclusion and market systems development.
  • At least 5 years hands on experience in managing projects with saving groups components, financial inclusion.
  • Extensive experience supporting diverse partnerships including government agencies, private sector entities, and non-profits in financial management aspects.
  • Computer proficient especially use of MS Office applications including spreadsheets, word processors and databases. 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and solve problems in a consultative manner.
Recommended: Personal Skills
  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong data collection and research skills and ability to interpret and analyze data
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required Languages – Excellent command of English and Kiswahili required.
Travel – More than 60% travel in the program areas.

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: DCoP
Internal: CoP and other technical advisors
External: Partners’ staff

Job Title: Horticulture Policy, Strategy & Advocacy Advisor – Tanzania Kilimo Tija Activity
Reports to:
Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)
Department: Programs
Location: Dar es salaam
*This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding
Job Summary
The position will work in conjunction with the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) to formulate and implement strategies that will increase participation of women and youth in the horticulture industry but addressing challenges and hurdles that impede the participation of these two demographics.

Description of Duties
  • Lead the analysis of existing National agricultural, youth and gender policies and make recommendations on changes envisaged to address challenges faced by women and youth in the agriculture space with emphasis on the horticulture industry.
  • Research and document best practices, successful policy changes and innovative solutions in the horticulture space that are proven to be viable in the Tanzanian context, scalable and effective.
  • In collaboration with the KTA Business Development Manager and the Grants Manager, identify and support Tanzanian CSOs to engage in actions that improve policies that encourage women and youth’s participation in horticulture.
  • Oversee the implementation of policy and advocacy program component (work plans, budget, activity implementation, monitoring, and evaluation).
  • Produce briefing notes and technical documents that contribute to the development of appropriate policies that impact the horticulture industry by the relevant national, regional, and local government ministries, departments, and agencies.
  • Work closely with TAHA to monitor policy compliance within the horticulture industry and recommend corrective measures.
  • Build and manage relationships with diverse stakeholders within the horticulture industry including government agencies, the private sector, actors along the horticulture value chain including producer associations, processors, and marketers for the purpose of consolidating policy advocacy issues and encouraging compliance.
  • Create policy and advocacy monitoring tools and educate relevant partners on how to use these tools.
  • Represent the KTA project in relevant policy forums and attend policy-relevant seminars and workshops and consolidate relevant information for consumption by KTA team.
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Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience

  • An undergraduate degree in political science, agriculture, agriculture economics, international development, international affairs, and / or another development-related field
  • At least 7 years hands on experience in policy and advocacy role particularly in agricultural activities funded by US government donor agencies.
  • Proven experience working on policy development, preferably in Tanzania in a non-profit, government agency or think tank.
  • Excellent research skills including writing, and analytical skills on a variety of topics in the agricultural industry.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the links between advocacy, policymaking, legislation, and donorfunded projects.
  • Ability to synthesize policy documents and identify key points on a short notice.
  • Extensive experience supporting diverse partnerships including government agencies, private sector entities, educational / research institutions, and non-profits in financial management aspects.
  • Computer proficient especially use of Office applications including spreadsheets, word processors and databases.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and solve problems in a consultative manner.

Personal Skills

  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong data collection and research skills and ability to interpret and analyze data
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required/Desired Foreign Language:
Excellent command of English and Kiswahili required.
Travel Required: More than 60% travel in the program areas.

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: CoP
Internal: DCoP and other technical advisors
External: Partners’ staff

Job Title: Horticulture Production Manager – Tanzania
Kilimo Tija Activity Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)
Department: Programs
Location: Dar es salaam
*This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding
Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to oversee the production component of the chosen horticultural value chains in the in Kilimo Tija Activity (KTA)’s Zone of Influence (ZoI) regions of Morogoro, Iringa, Mbeya, Njombe, and Zanzibar.

Description of Duties

  • In collaboration with the DCoP and other KTA team members, support CRS in developing a sustainable strategy for increasing production of selected horticulture value chains.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the agricultural component of KTA (work plans, budget, activity implementation, monitoring and evaluation) aimed at increasing employment and income from horticulture particularly for women and youth.
  • Develop and implement strategies that improve market access and SME development for horticulture farmers in the target regions.
  • Identify individual farmers / farmer groups to be targeted based on prioritized horticultural value chains and / or other participation criteria.
  • Oversee production capacity development of selected farmers using CRS’ and / or Ministry of Agriculture training curriculum.
  • Support formation of farmer groups / cooperatives for the purposes of aggregating horticultural produce to attract major off takers, increasing access to financing, and improving collective bargaining power.
  • Formulate and implement strategies that improve horticultural farmers’ access to farm inputs such as seeds/seedlings, other services, and technologies.
  • Work closely with the Financial Inclusion Manager to facilitate access to financial products for target farmers and value chains
  • Support introduction / adoption of practical production and processing technologies that reduce workloads particularly for women while increasing yields and quality of horticultural produce.
  • Assist the Policy Manager is advancing policies that enhance horticultural productivity along the value chain that eliminate hurdles faced by women and youth in the horticulture industry.
  • Oversee coordination and collaboration with other livelihood interventions by USAID, other donors, and stakeholders in the zone of influence.
  • Work with the selected research partner to conduct market analysis research of horticultural value chains to iteratively inform project design and implementation
  • Create and enhance linkages with private sector partners, financial institutions, and other service providers to improve production, processing, and marketing services to horticulture farmers

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
  • An undergraduate degree in horticulture, general agriculture, agronomy, agricultural economics and or other related subjects. A master’s degree is a plus.
  • At least 5 years hands on experience in managing donor funded agricultural projects/programs
  • Extensive experience supporting diverse partnerships and collaboration with the government agencies, private sector entities, educational /research institutions and non-profits.
  • Computer proficient especially use of MS Office applications including spreadsheets, word processors and databases.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and solve problems in a consultative manner.
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Personal Skills
  • Strong relationship management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not under direct supervision and ability to work with individuals in diverse geographical and cultural settings
  • Good strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong data collection and research skills and ability to interpret and analyze data
  • Presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, and results-oriented
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required/Desired Foreign Language:
Excellent command of English and Kiswahili required.
Travel Required: More than 60% travel in the program areas.

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: DCoP
Internal: CoP, other technical advisors, and project team
External: Sub-contractor Staff and other project stakeholders, similar activities in the target regions
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Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested qualified candidates should submit their letter of application together with their CV in PDF or Word format in a single attachment which outlines their experience and sustainability of the position applied to email address TZ_HR@crs.org not later than 01st July, 2022..
The applicants should clearly state the Job title applied for in the subject line of the email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Female candidates, people with disability and people from other recognized marginalized backgrounds, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. CRS Tanzania recognizes many people do not have access to university education, limited capacity to travel, women take career breaks to care for family, and physical access for people with disability is limited in some workplaces including in the field. In all recruitments, CRS Tanzania uses a competency-based selection process. This ensures that if a candidate does not have a university degree or many years of experience, their competencies and existing expertise is assessed and valued.
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