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Dairy Specialists, Arusha and Kilimanjaro Contract Job

Jul 26th, 2022 at 13:15   NGO and Social Work   Arusha   27 views Reference: 167
Job Details
Project Description:
DNA-BILD expands upon early successes of a pilot program and is intentionally designed to complement and leverage DNA’s participation in the newly launched Tanzania Inclusive Processor-Producer Partnerships in Dairy (TI3P) project, by extending DNA’s impact to reach small and resource-constrained individuals and businesses across the dairy value chain that would otherwise not be engaged by TI3P, particularly women and youth, to enable inclusive, climate-smart economic development in the dairy sector.
Position Summary:
We are seeking two Dairy Specialists--one will provide support for Arusha and the other to Kilimanjaro.
Each Dairy Specialist (DS) is responsible for planning and implementing Land O’Lakes Venture37 DNA-BILD field operations in Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions and ensuring timely roll out of activities as per defined individual, annual, and life of project workplans. The DS will facilitate field capacity building to Farmer Allied Enterprises (FAE), smallholder dairy farmers, and other dairy stakeholders, and they will play an important role in linking FAEs with the project and other implementing partners, including international and local business development services. The Dairy Specialist will also facilitate and supervise activities to increase climate-smart agricultural practices, nutritional awareness of dairy, and increase demand for dairy with a focus on youth and other vulnerable groups.
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Provide guidance for better provision of farmer extension services, access to other dairy inputs for improved smallholder dairy farm management and productivity.
  • Support small business owners to finalize business plans and grant applications, review grant applicants, support auditing/compliance process for grant applicants, support rollout of grants, monitor application/use of grants.
  • Support design and facilitate rollout of dairy nutrition awareness and demand generation activities to increase consumption of safe quality dairy products.
  • Maintain close coordination and linkages with Government, LGA, such as the District Livestock and Fisheries Development Officers and other dairy development partners.
  • Organize and participate in DNA-BILD quarterly stakeholders meeting at Regional level.
  • Carry out any other official work assigned by the supervisor.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
  • Technical or collegiate education in Animal Science/Production, Agribusiness, Agricultural or Rural Development, or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated, relevant field experience in implementation of dairy development projects.
  • Technical knowledge in implementing dairy development projects and activities across the dairy value chain e.g., production, inputs & services, processing, transport, cold chain, retail, financing etc.
  • Demonstrated experience adapting project implementation and activities to achieve objectives and targets in a timely manner as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across diverse partnerships, be flexible, and creative
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
  • Able to work with limited supervision and deliver on time.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
  • An undergraduate degree (BSc) in Animal Science/Production, Agriculture, Agribusiness, or Community and Rural Development, or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated relevant field experience in implementation of dairy development projects.

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Company Description
Land O'Lakes Venture37 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening agriculture from farm-to-fork, helping businesses grow, and linking farmers to markets. Since our start in 1981, we have been leveraging nearly 100 years of expertise in crop inputs, agricultural insights, dairy and animal nutrition from our close affiliate, Land OLakes, Inc., a farmer-owned agribusiness committed to fulfilling its purpose of feeding human progress.Our team is made up of nearly 350 employees who are committed to market-led approaches, and passionate about collaborating locally to create lasting inclusive economic growth. By unlocking the potential of agriculture for the last 36 years, the lives of more than 3 million people have been transformed through nearly 300 programs in more than 80 countries.