Job Title: Project Director - Soya ni Pesa, Tanzania
Requisition Number: I3008
Area of Interest: Agriculture
Position Type: Full Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Regular, Short Term OR Temporary: Regular
Department Name: Tanzania
Location: Tanzania/Dar es Salaam
Telework - Part Time Considered: No
Telework - Full Time Considered: No
Job Title: Project Director, Soya Ni Pesa
Location: EARO/ Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reports To: Head of Programs, Tanzania
Length of Assignment: 18-24 months with possibility of extension
CRS seeks a qualified candidate for Project Director (PD) to provide overall direction and leadership to the USDA/Food for Progress funded Soya Ni Pesa program in Tanzania. This 5-year year program is working to increase incomes for smallholder farmers and build strong foundations for economic growth by promoting the cultivation and marketing of soybeans in the Southern Highlands and SAGCOT region to potential buyers in the poultry sector. The PD will be responsible for the achievement of strategic objectives, intermediate results, and performance expectations through adherence to high standards of programmatic and management quality.
The program, with a value of over $11 million, increases livelihood opportunities by strengthening soybean cultivation and market access for smallholder farmers; builds resilience and market readiness among the farmers through the promotion of the Five Basic Skills Set; and strengthens rural enterprises through collective bargaining and better access to market information and business skill enhancement.
Specific Job Responsibilities (not exhaustive of the skills, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position) include
With key CRS program staff and other stakeholders, ensure program's strategic objectives and results are fully accomplished and meet expected technical quality standards.
Ensure that vision and plans for the program are innovative and are in line with CRS agency and country program strategies.
Oversee periodic technical reviews, ensuring best practices are followed and managing changes in program direction and focus.
In collaboration with program staff, provide guidance and technical oversight to ensure that lessons are documented and disseminated.
Ensure effective engagement with all stakeholders including private sector entities (buyers, processors, storage and transportation enterprises, credit providers, business services, etc.) and facilitate high-level relationships
Oversee program's monitoring and evaluation system, using data analysis as the basis for measuring performance. Ensure that M&E learning is incorporated into evolving program plans.
Ensure integration of program interventions with other CRS programs (notably Farmer-to-Farmer); coordinate with other ongoing (non-CRS) projects to ensure consistency and avoid duplication.
With program staff, ensure the delivery of quality training, technical assistance, and administrative and financial support to all partner agencies and government, including the selection and coordination of sub-grantees and consultants.