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Business Advisor – Cultivate  

Duration: Full time fixed term contract

Location: Based in Dar es Salaam, with travel across Tanzania

Farm Africa has attracted seed capital to establish a business development services (BDS) Unit called Cultivate. Cultivate is piloting an online BDS service delivery across 3 Farm Africa’s countries of operation Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. The Cultivate BDS service delivery consists of a fully online capacity support where all the content is provided online with minimal physical support and a hybrid delivery mechanism where part of the content is accessed online while the other is facilitated on site or face to face. The online content delivery creates a pathway for Cultivate to scale its services and crucial to mitigate the limited travel constraint brought about by Covid-19. Cultivate will seek to de-risk SGBs’ investment in appropriate BDS to actuate their growth plans, and stimulate and monitor improved business performance. The target businesses are small and growing agribusinesses (SGBs) in strategic value chains over the three countries.

Cultivate whilst financially donor driven in the pilot phase incorporates private sector commercial principles of excellent client relationship management, prudent cost controls, consistent product improvement and a clear path of return on investment. The Service delivery costs initially will be co-shared with the select SGBs to test the willingness to pay based on the perceived value of the services so that there is a clear path towards commercialisation of Cultivate services.

Cultivate is therefore seeking an experienced Business Advisor who will apply private sector principles while supporting SGBs in Tanzania to improve their operations,  improve their revenue, profitability and access financing and investment through provision of targeted online Business Development Services.

If you are interested in this role, more information and details on how to apply can be found in the job description.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm EAT on Monday 22nd February 2021. Only candidates with the right to live and work in Tanzania will be considered for this position. Farm Africa will not sponsor relocation or work permit application. While we would like to respond to all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. We also do not charge a fee at any stage of our recruitment process.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you meet the above requirements for this position, submit your cover letter indicating the title of the position and the expected salary (maximum 1 page) along with an updated CV (maximum 4 pages) with email and telephone contacts of three professional referees to kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org with the subject line Cultivate Business Advisor before or by 5.00pm EAT on Monday 22nd February 2021.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Farm Africa does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (e.g. Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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