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Thursday, March 05, 2015

PROGRAM OFFICER, PRODUCT INNOVATIONS


Published By on Thursday, March 05, 2015

One Acre Fund is a multi-national non-profit organization that works with more than 250,000 farmers across East Africa. We provide smallholder farmers with the tools and financing they need to succeed. One Acre Fund is hiring for leadership within our Tanzania organization and has several full time, career track roles available

POSITION: PROGRAM OFFICER, PRODUCT INNOVATIONS (Iringa)

The Product Innovations Program Officer will work closely with Innovations Leadership to develop, test and analyze a portfolio of agriculture and non-agriculture products with the goal of improving the livelihoods of farmers in Tanzania. You will also be responsible for managing the staff associated with trials, ranging from project managers to field staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work with Innovations leadership to develop and manage a project pipeline with a range of high-impact agriculture and non-agricultural products
• Management of several simultaneous product trials, including trial design, staff management, departmental co-ordination, trial execution, results analysis
• Mentorship and performance management for key Department staff

Additional Qualifications Required:
• University graduate (mandatory), graduate degree in sciences preferred
• 3+ years relevant and practical experience working rurally in product development/market research/data collection.
• Proven ability to teach/mentor others. Excellent ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
• Advanced MS Office user (incl. Excel)

SELECTION CRITERIA:
• Tanzanian professional with 2-5+ years of work experience (high-level professional work/entrepreneurial experience)
• Bachelors or Masters University Graduate with GPA 3.0 or higher (Please include GPA/Scholl marks)
• Fluent in Kiswahili and English
• Fluency in Microsoft Office
• Ability to live and work in Iringa, with regional travel (unless otherwise stated)

TO APPLY
Please email your CV and Cover Letter (Please do not send certificates) to tanzaniajobs@oneacrefund.org with the subject heading “[Full Name,] [Position Applied], [Newspaper]” by Wednesday 18th March 2015.

Source: Mwananchi 4th March 2015