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Program Manager at TechnoServe East Africa - Tanzania

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Program Manager, IGNITE
Program Manager at TechnoServe June, 2023
Job Description
Job Title: Program Manager, IGNITE
Location: Dar Es Salam, Tanzania
Grade: 9
TechnoServe Background:
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of TechnoServe’s work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of businesses and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.
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The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing…when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.

Program Description:
The Inspiring Good Nutrition Initiatives Through Enterprise (IGNITE) will build on the foundations of the Technical Assistance Accelerator Prelude (TAAP) program to achieve increased motivation and fortification capability of millers leading to increased proportion of fortified staple foods and conversion of a critical mass of millers to improved FF practices across at least eight countries.

IGNITE will facilitate the activation and expansion of a catalytic collective impact initiative – the Millers 4 Nutrition (M4N) coalition – to globally coordinate and locally implement an ultimately sustainable model for delivery of technical assistance (TA) and other services to millers. These TA services, and associated engagement platforms, will establish business cases and motivate and develop capabilities of food processors to improve their performance in the fortification of selected staple foods and condiments, and thereby to achieve large-scale and relevant (contributing to the diets of large proportions of populations in countries where staple FF has been identified as part of national nutrition strategies) coverage on a sustained basis. The IGNITE program will be implemented in eight priority countries namely Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Tanzania.

Job Summary:
The Program Manager will be responsible for leading a team in the rollout of all M4N activities in the country platform, including engagement with local processors and partners, organisation of partner and Stakeholder Convenings and workshops in the node’s countries, and support for the rollout of collaborative and bilateral initiatives. The Program Manager will report to the Program Director with a dotted line to the Country Director.
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Primary Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Lead business development efforts aimed at expanding LSFF portfolio in Tanzania
  • Represent TechnoServe at the country level meeting with potential partners and stakeholders: processing company directors and production managers, government institutions and regulators, technical industry experts, service providers and universities, complimentary programs, NGOs and related agencies.
  • Support the validation of processor level data mapping, incorporating industry insights by conducting key informant interviews.
  • Review and update National LSFF resources for target food vehicles to be stored on the knowledge hub platform.
  • Update key information currently stored in activity tracking databases.
  • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Identify, review and select prospective companies for program support, familiarise them with the program offering and expectations for all participating partners.
  • Support the coordination of program convenings by engaging with industry representatives, SFPs, and other stakeholders to participate.
  • Lead update meetings with both internal and external stakeholders (including the donor, M4N global management team, TechnoServe country management teams, and SFPs).
  • Represent the country’s activities through reports, presentations, hosting of leadership, donor or stakeholder site visits and other communications as required.
  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Identify, and as applicable provide, appropriate guidance and training to officers and volunteers to achieve program goals.
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Skills & Attributes

  • Strong cross-sectoral relationship management skills
  • Strong project management and strategic thinking abilities
  • Analytical mind and commitment to quality; rigorous approach with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Food processing experience, preferably in staple foods with an understanding of fortification technology will be an advantage

Project management skills
  • Proven ability to work in an environment requiring collaboration with the private sector, government, and national and international organisations
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Flexible, proactive, goal-oriented and with a willingness to travel in challenging environments
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritise, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgement, problem-solving, and creativity
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Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology, Nutrition, Business Administration or related fields + 7 years relevant experience OR Master’s Degree + 5 years relevant experience in developing and managing projects, preferably in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of PPP programs in developing countries
  • Detail orientation, including strong organisational, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Experience in working with financial and project management systems
  • Experience working in the food industry in Tanzania
  • Proven team player with strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Outstanding written communication skills including prior experience editing and proofreading documents
  • Strong project management skills including the ability to anticipate demand and manage multiple tasks and projects while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Computer literacy with excellent Excel, MS Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint skills
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We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe’s vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.
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