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18 Sep 2019

Project Officer at Traidcraft Exchange

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Job Summary
Traidcraft Exchange seeks to hire a qualified Project Officer.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years
Job Description
Traidcraft Exchange, a development charity organization focused bringing people together to use the  power of trade to create sustainable solutions to poverty, in partnership with SHIVYAWATA (Tanzania Federation of Disabled Peoples Organizations) is implementing an agri-business development programme  titled ’Promoting the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Cocoa, Coffee and Palm Oil Value Chains ’in Five districts in Mbeya, Songwe, Morogoro and Dar es salaam regions of Tanzania. Traidcraft Exchange has a vacancy for a Project Officer who will be based in Mbeya region and assist in field operationsin three districts namely; Kyela, Rungwe and Mbozi.
The position holders will have the responsibility of mobilising and supporting farmer organisations (farmers with and without disability) and facilitation of access to extension and other business development services including marketing, organising training and building linkages with grassroots stakeholders.
Prospective candidates will have;
• A university degree in agriculture, social studies or an equivalent qualification from a recognized  institution
• At least five years’ experience in implementing development projects especially in working with  farmer groups
• Minimum 3 years hands on experience in agriculture production, marketing of agriculture  produce and farmer organisation
• Experience in adult training approaches
• Experience of working in the coffee or cocoa sector is an added advantage
• Be willing to reside in the project area and travel to other project sites
Knowledge and understanding of disability issues and approaches, local language and culture and  possession of motor bike riding license will be an added advantage. People with disability are encouraged  to apply.
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      Method of Application

Application closing date is 02nd October 2019. Interviews are expected to be held on the 10th or 11th October 2019. To apply please visit Traidcraft website via the link at the end of this advert.

Please note that only application forms and references written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Traidcraft Exchange Safeguarding policy. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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