Business Development Officers
Up Country, Tanzania
Employer:Private Agricultural Sector Support Trust (PASS)
3 Positions available.
The objective of PASS is to promote and facilitate investments in Primary Agriculture and Agro-business and thus enhance commercialization of Agriculture.
Marketing and information about role of PASS at meeting with potential clients, and various relevant forums
Identification of demand for assistance and support form target groups in accessing finance from banks. This will cover individuals, groups or SMEs in primary and secondary agriculture including agro processing
Design and establishment of feasible models for activities at smallholder farmer levels, including diversification of crops, out-grower schemes, improvement of production practices, vertical integration interventions etc
Making pre-evaluations of proposals presented for support, and assisting entrepreneurs in improving their proposals into Business Plans of acceptable standards
On the basis of the plans, assist clients in obtaining credit facilities form collaborating Banks e.g. CRDB, Exam, FBME, ABC, NMB, TIB etc
Identification and preparation of solutions for bottlenecks in agriculture performance e.g. low productivity, inadequate market access, processing, appropriate mechanization etc
Liaise with relevant key local authorities so as to identify and promote investments in agriculture and agro business in a respective zone.
This will include Chamber of commerce, or other similar stake holder groupings, agricultural authorities, traders, processor associations etc
Monitoring performance of clients to ensure adherence to agreed business plans to enable the meet projected financial obligations and avoid defaulting risks
Regular reporting to the management on your performance as per agreed procedures
Coordinate and oversee performance of PASS activities in specified zonal offices. Ensure that cost are controlled and revenues are optimized so that the branch is financially sustainable
A degree in Agricultural sciences in Crops and/or Animal production
Additional post graduate qualification in business administration or similar field would be advantageous
Ability to identify and formulate programs for development of farmers in value chain system
At least 2 years experience in preparation of feasibility studies or business plans for investment decisions
Closing Date: 19 December
All applications should be addressed to: Managing Director, PASS Trust, P.O Box 146, Morogoro