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Job ID: 1902672
Job Posting: 31/Oct/2019
Closure Date: 15/Nov/2019, 1:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FRURT
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar Es Salaam
Duration: 12 MONTHS
Post Number: N/A
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Organizational Setting
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), leads international efforts to alleviate hunger, eliminate poverty and achieve food and nutrition security for all.
At present, FAO is supporting a number of interventions related to Agriculture (Crop, Livestock, Fisheries & Forestry) development. The support is intended to facilitate the development of inclusive and sustainable food systems that effectively link smallholders to processing, value addition and end-markets supplying higher-value, nutritious and differentiated food products. FAO support is also aimed at creation of decent jobs and income opportunities in the Country, especially for youths.
For this reason, FAO would like to recruit a consultant who will oversee value chain development interventions in the country.
Reporting Lines
The National Consultant – Value chain / Youth Employment reports to the FAO Representative under direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)

Tasks and responsibilities
The National Consultant- Value Chain / Youth Employment will undertake the following duties:
  • Coordinate implementation of Sustainable Agriculture Value Chain Development project, including; technical support, financial management, monitoring of project activities and reporting
  • Provide technical assistance to FAO partners in agricultural value chain development, agricultural supply chain management, private sector development, business development services and marketing
  • Coordinate and support FAO’s efforts in promoting youth employment in agriculture and collaborate with the Agriculture Lead Ministries, other Government institutions, UN agencies, private sector and service providers implementing similar projects
  • Maintain and develop strong partnerships with organized private sector organizations, cooperatives, partners, collaborators and development finance institutions
  • Support development of agribusiness training materials.
  • Support studies and surveys related to agribusiness such as value chain analysis, enterprise assessments, business and appraisals
  • Represent FAO in meetings and other dialogues platforms with Governments, private sector, other partners, collaborators and donor organizations in relation to value chain development and youth involvement in agriculture.
  • Organize and facilitates discussions on agribusiness investment-related policy issues involving representatives of the private and public sectors, with a view to reach consensus on improved policies;
  • Provide technical assistance focusing on strengthening value chain actors’ skills, best practices, access to finance and other services for commodity specific value chain development;
  • Work closely with the Programme team to identify opportunities for expanding the FAO-Tanzania field programme and to undertake resource mobilization for future activities, including development of concepts notes;
  • Undertaking other duties as might be assigned by the FAO Representative and/or Assistant FAO Representative (Programmes) 
Minimum Requirements
Advanced University degree preferably in Agriculture Economics, Business management, , agribusiness, or a related field
5 years working experience in Knowledge and practical experience in Agribusiness development including enterprise, value chain and agro-industry development
Candidate should be Tanzanian;

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Selection Criteria

Extent and relevance of work experience;
Document writing skills.


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