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Employment Opportunities at Heifer International, Tanzania

Heifer International is a global non-profit, humanitarian development organization founded by Dan West in 1944 dedicated to ending hunger and poverty and caring for the Earth by empowering smallholder farm families around the globe become self-reliant and attain sustainable livelihood through economically viable animal agricultural enterprise. The global headquarters is located at 1 World Avenue, Little Rock Arkansas, USA

Heifer International's mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For more than 70 years, we have provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. And we continue to make incredible progress toward that mission in the 30 countries which we work. Over the course of the past year, we have set a refined goal within the context of our original mission: to help 4 million families, within the communities where we work, achieve living income by 2020.

One of the recent projects in its program portfolio is East Africa Dairy Development II (EADD II), an ambitious five-year program designed to transform the lives of resource poor farming families through a competitive and inclusive dairy value chain in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. EADD II in Tanzania is targeting to reach 35,000 farm families, and 200,000 dairy stakeholders in the dairy value chain. The program is implemented in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.

The following vacancy has arisen:
Job Title: Sales and Marketing Advisor (SMA)
Reports to: Country Project Manager
Location: Mbeya, Tanzania.

Closing Date: 14th June, 2017

The Sales and Marketing Advisor (SMA) will provide guidance and coordination of sales, marketing activities of the milk from Dairy Interest Groups (DIGs) and Producer Organizations (POs) and the processing units, with focus on value addition processed products. This focus will develop riew product format that will cater to an increasing consumer base, as well as developing new channels in the retail, HORECA (hotels restaurants and catering) and key account channels. He/she will oversee all the market development of the milk products from the EADD dairy farmers. He/she will be responsible for the project implementation in compliance with the donor and Heifer policies, meeting all compliance standards consistent with conventional good project and business management practices.

Minimum Requirements:
a) Master's Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Agribusiness, or other related field
b) Five (5) years hands-on experience; Two (2) years at managerial level in a mix of agricultural sales and marketing, agricultural value chains and rural development related projects; and
c) A good understanding of the dairy value chain with bias on dairy markets/marketing in Tanzania, developing sales & marketing plans, and experience setting up sales & distribution channels, and managing promotional activity to drive market shares

Preferred Requirements:
Understanding and hands-on experience in project cycle management; planning and budgeting; Demonstrated ability to design and implement marketing strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to build a more efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy industry.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
a) Clear understanding of consumer and customers need, and channel management of retail and institutional markets for dairy products
b) Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
c) Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing institutional capacity building to key partner institutions with a view to build efficient, competitive, and sustainable dairy industry.
d) A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
e) Excellent organizational skills.
f) Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
g) Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.
h) Must have a Can Do attitudes, and track record of building brands and markets

How to Apply:

For full details of the positions' job description and how to apply, please visit our website using the following link: www.heifer.org/careersInterested candidates, who meet the requirements, should submit their applications online through the above link. However, if you encounter challenges with the online application, kindly send your documents to jobs@heifer.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: *The position is open to Tanzanian Nationals only.*

Heifer International is an equal opportunity Employer

Source: Daily News 31 May 2017