Country Director

CNFA Inc., a global, US based; agribusiness development agency is implementing an Agrodealer Strengthening Program in Tanzania through its affiliate the Tanzania Agricultural Market Development Trust (TAGMARK) and seeks a Country Director to be based in Arusha.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in managing and coordinating all Program activities in accordance with CNFA/TAGMARK a nd donor requirements.
  • Review reports and field updates to determine progress toward stated goals and objectives and advise on any needed operational adjustments.
  • Ensure timely implementation of program activities and coordinate the submission of Country Programs reports.
  • Supervise the staff, set time frames and guidelines, initiate and lead the process of preparing and writing annual work plans as required by the donor and CNFA HQ for periodic and annual review.
  • Manage the overall program budget, recruit and supervise staff and conduct regular staff appraisals.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with the field staff, Public sector, donor, local and international development partners and CNFA HQ, particularly the Operations and Compliance department.

    Ideal Candidate

  • A Masters’ degree (or higher) in business administration, Economics, rural development, agribusiness or agriculture or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years implementation experience in program management and rural development for a large international development agency. Prior experience working for donor funded projects will be an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to interact and negotiate effectively with Government, donor agencies, local and international development partners.
  • Ability to manage complex development programs, monitor and manage program budgets with excellent organizational, analytical, oral and reporting skills.
  • Strong communication, leadership and supervisory skills with proven ability in team building and management staff from diverse cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask among several partners and sub-grantees with proven ability to solve problems creatively and ensure donor compliance from partners, sub-grantees and prime recipients.
  • Demonstrated ability of working independently and result oriented

    Deadline: September 11.

    Qualifying candidates should submit their applications comprised of a detailed CV, a cover letter explaining suitability and availability for the position, 3 references and contact telephone number to;

    cnfa [at]

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