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15 Aug 2019

Deputy Chief of Party at ASPIRES Tanzania

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The Agricultural Sector Policy and Institutional Reform Strengthening (ASPIRES) project is part of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy funded through USAID, The project goal is to accelerate Tanzania’s adoption of more effective policies and programs in order to drive broad-based agricultural sector growth, improve household food security and nutrition, and reduce poverty. The project is implemented by Michigan State University (MSU) through ASPIRES Tanzania. ASPIRES is registered as an NGO in Tanzania,

ASPIRES Tanzania would like to recruit candidates for the positions described below, subject to availability of funds.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Coordinate with the Chief of Party in management of the technical components, providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives

Oversee policy research and analytical studies

Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports, focusing on synergistic coordination of all technical areas

Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partner institutions, the Agriculture Sector Lead Ministries (ASLMs) and all other local stakeholders

Represent the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations

Develop and modify as necessary the technical work plans and budget

Coordinate activities with other agencies and closely collaborate with key staff on implementing activities

Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations

Work closely with MSU home office to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation

Focus on achieving results in all areas on schedule and maintain positive relationships with GoT officials, partners, and implementing partners

Perform other duties as assigned by the CoP

Education and Experience

A graduate degree in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Business Administration or related field

At least 10 years of relevant work experience in agriculture, agribusiness development, research and policy

Experience in development projects and administrative functions in institutions

Excellent research and analytical skills and demonstrated experience in policy issues

Effective verbal and written communications skills and he/she/must be fluent in English

Good interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and work effectively with cross-cultural teams

Strong results orientation, demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects with a high level of accuracy and the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

Excellent working knowledge of word processing, database, statistics software and spreadsheet software.

Experience with donor-funded projects is desirable

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How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to: [email protected] and copy to [email protected]. The application should include: a) Your CV with 3 names and addresses of referees; An application letter with 1-page Annex of the Statement of Purpose; and Copies of your academic certificates. The application deadline is COB August 30th, 2019.

ASPIRES will only respond to short-listed candidates. Thus, if you do not hear from us you should be aware that your application was not successful.

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