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24 Jun 2022

Organizational/business Development Manager at Chemonics

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Job Description

Chemonics seeks an organizational/business development manager for the anticipated five-year, $37-39.5 million USAID-funded Tanzania Kilimo Tija activity. The project, anticipated to begin in late-2022, is expected to sustainably increase the competitiveness and inclusiveness of horticulture market systems. Incorporating a holistic approach to poverty reduction, Kilimo Tija is also expected to engage women and youth in new market roles, increase access to commercially provided, climate smart, and productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies, and strengthen the enabling environment for market systems.

The organizational/business development manager will provide leadership and overall technical direction of project activities designed to strengthen target horticulture market systems actor capacity to move into higher-value activities. This position will be based in Mbeya, Tanzania. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.


Oversee the design and coordination of organizational/business capacity assessments for target market system actors and recommend tailored capacity building and/or business enhancing interventions to strengthen actor capacity
Oversee implementation of tailored technical assistance plans for target market systems actors, and collaborate with the project’s monitoring, evaluation, and learning staff to monitor progress, adjusting the interventions as required
Work with multidisciplinary team of technical specialists to design and deliver tailored technical assistance for target market system actors in areas including but not limited to business strategies and plans, marketing plans, grades and standards, post-harvest handling, aggregation, value addition, advocacy, and gender and youth inclusion
In coordination with project leadership, provide mentoring to target market systems actor individual leaders, associations, or networks as required
Work closely with grants manager to assess the capacity of project grantees and integrate organizational/business capacity strengthening interventions into the project’s grants mechanism and individual grants
Identify barriers to reduce inadequate access to Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) financing, especially for youth- and women-led MSMEs

University degree in rural development, marketing, business administration and management, organizational capacity building, or a related field
Minimum of 8 years of proven experience in the management of multidisciplinary teams; in-depth knowledge of horticulture value chain opportunities and challenges in Tanzania
Demonstrated experience supporting inclusive development and organizational capacity building strongly preferred
Familiarity with market systems development including finance, input supply, output markets, extension, and access to knowledge, with a focus on strengthening business development services
Private sector experience agribusiness development and management preferred
Strong communications and interpersonal skills, with evidence of ability to productively interact with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, private sector, NGOs, academia, civil society, and research institutions
Familiarity with USAID-funded projects preferred
Prior work experience in Tanzania and/or East Africa required
Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity with the ability to work in challenging environments and amongst multi-cultural teams
Fluency in English required, fluency proficiency in Kiswahili preferred

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Closing Date : 30th June, 2022.

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