Jobs at Agriculture and Fisheries Development Programme (AFDP)

The Agriculture and Fisheries Development Programme (AFDP) is a six-year programme designed using an inclusive food systems approach that promotes livelihoods’ diversification strategies and resilience (complementary crops and fisheries) in such a way that Programme investments will not only be profitable, but bring broad-based benefits for nutrition and social inclusion, and have positive or neutral impacts on natural resource management and bio-diversity.

The overall goal of the Agriculture and Fisheries Development Programme (AF DP 2021-2027) is to contribute to inclusive food systems for improved livelihoods, food security, nutrition and Its development objective is to ‘enhance sustainable productivity, climate resilience and commercialization of selected crop seeds, fisheries and aquaculture’, while devoting particular attention to women empowerment and youth participation.


The overall target of the Programme is 260,000 households corresponding to approximately 1,400,000 persons. I hese include: (i) 200,000 smallholder farming households accessing, using and maintaining improved seeds for preferred varieties of maize, sunflower and beans/pulses; (ii) 1,000 small and medium scale seed producers and agro-dealers participating in seed distribution and marketing; (iii) 48,000 artisanal fishers, fish processors and traders along the Indian ocean coast of Mainland and Zanzibar; 6,000 small holder aqua-farmers; lb,000 smallholder seaweed producers and processors (80 percent women), and 1,000 unemployed young women and men who will find employment opportunities in the seed and fish value chains.

 The Prime Minister’s Office Policy, Parliament and Coordination wishes to recruit suitable candidates to fill the following positions in the Agriculture and Fisheries Development Programme (AFDP) Coordination Unit (AF DP) as mentioned below.

 VACANCY NO: 1/2022: Environmental Management Expert

The Environmental Management Expert will be responsible for overseeing all environmental, social and climate-related aspects of the programme including climate resilience monitoring and disclosure of environmental and social safeguards documents as required by GoT/ RGZ and IFAD’s safeguards procedures. I he successful candidate will be stationed in Dodoma but he/she will travel extensively within the project area as may be required. Fle/she will sign a two (2)year Contract of Employment with the initial six months on probation. 1 he contract will remain in force but renewable annually based on satisfactory annual performance. Fle/she will be answerable to the Project Coordinator. I he expert will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Work closely with the implementing agencies (ASA, IARI, 10SCI, ADC, TAFICO, ZAFICO) to ensure the mainstreaming of environment, climate and safeguards considerations across AFDP interventions.
  2. Flave overall responsibility for the development, implementation and monitoring of compliance with safeguards requirements, especially in light of the project’s category A
  3. Review ESIAs and Programme Briefs/ESMPs prepared for individual Programme interventions to ensure GO I /RGZ and IFAD requirements are well addressed, prior to submission to NEMC and ZEMA.
  4. Develop and nurture a close working relationship with NEMC towards ensuring the safeguards related technical support is provided to the project.
  5. Work closely with the project coordinator and component leads as well as other thematic staff to deliver on the environment, climate and social mainstreaming aspects of the project.
  6. Develop loRs for the recruitment of consultants and other service providers that will support the environment, climate and safeguards aspects of the
  7. Oversee the quality of delivery by service providers, partners and consultants.
  8. build partnerships with relevant institutions in the country and provide technical support towards initiatives likely to generate climate financing for the project, e.g. from the Global Environment Facility
  9. Work with multi-disciplinary team of Programme implementors, and other experts to support environmentally sustainable crop seed development and fisheries activities which will bring the intended benefits to small scale producers, aquafarmers, artisanal fishers, seaweed smallholder farmers and deep-sea fishers.
  10. Establish a Programme level environmental and social management system.
  11. Ensure that the processes and procedures stipulated in the ESMF are followed by implementing agencies and that activities in the exclusion list are not funded.
  12. Ensure that AFDP activities are in compliance with GO 1 /RGZ environmental, social and climate-related policies, Acts and regulations as well as IFAD’s safeguards
  13. Develop topic-specific environmental and social management plans which can be easily adapted for each Programme intervention, as required by GoT/RGZ and/or
  14. Disclose environmental and social safeguards documents as required by SECAP and GOT/RGZ.
  15. Oversee environmental, social, and climate resilience performance monitoring and carry out Programme environmental, social and climate results monitoring.
  16. Supervise the annual internal review process to assess the overall performance, outcomes, and impacts of the Programme in respect of environmental, social and climate aspects.
  17. Monitor all grievances reported from the various Programme activities, and receive notification of, and documentation relating to the verification, investigation, resolution and communication with complainant.
  18. Ensure sufficient stakeholder engagement is done during implementation.
  19. Ensure sufficient budgets are allocated to environment, climate and safeguards interventions and that they are reflected in the annual work plans and budgets
  20. Work in close collaboration with other PCU officers and national agencies to facilitate and mainstream environmental management into AFDP activities;
  21. Support the Programme Coordinator in communications and compilation of knowledge in sustainable crop seed development and fisheries activities, facilitating workshops and reaching out to experts and other organisations engaged in crop seed development and fisheries in Programme regions to share experiences and knowledge.
  22. responsible for all environment, climate and safeguards reporting for the project, donors and
  23. Any other duty (related to the Programme’s activities) as may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator.

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Academic qualifications and other requirements for the Position:

Minimum Requirements:

  • BSc in Environmental Science and Management, Environmental Engineering or any related field,
  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences; Natural Resource Management and NRM or any related field, is an added advantage,
  • At least five (b) years of relevant and progressive experience at community, national or international level in providing environmental management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing interrelationships among international organizations and national governments,
  • At least f ive(b)years of full-time and documented experience in similar assignments, with broad knowledge of environmental conservation and management, including in the area of solid waste management and similar;
  • Extensive experience in environment, social and climate safeguards and in mainstreaming environmental, climate and social considerations in the project cycle
  • Be registered with NEMC or ZEMA or an international environmental body and demonstrated knowledge of the regulatory body’s (NEMC) compliance procedures will be an advantage.

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Other Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge of policy and regulatory frameworks for environmental, climate assessments and natural resource management in the agricultural/Fisheries context of
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop environmental and social management plans, execute safeguards, prescribe solutions to natural resource management problems, manage budgets and programs, as well as prepare reports;
  • NEMC certification or accreditation will be an added Excellent skills in written and spoken English and good computer skills, knowledge of local languages such as Swahili will be an added advantage;
  • Creative, innovative system thinker, with the ability to catalyze

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete curriculum Vitae and copies of Certified Academic Qualification to:

Permanent Secretary
Prime minister’s Office,
Policy, Parliament and Coordination
Po. Box 980 – Dodoma