Heifer International Business Development Advisor - Tanzania Milk Processing Project Jobs in Tanzania

Heifer International Business Development Advisor - Tanzania Milk Processing Project Jobs in Tanzania

  • Tanzania Milk Processing Project (TMPP) is an ambitious project that aims to increase the incomes of smallholder dairy farmers in Tanzania through better access to reliable, high-value markets while ensuring processors have access to increased supply of high-quality milk.


  • The Business Development Officer (BDO) will work closely with the Dairy Quality Assurance Officers and Social Capital Development Coordinator to provide leadership to business development activities to build the capacity of Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) to be sustainable business entities with functional structures able to improve the incomes of their members by providing services and a reliable market by entering into agreements with off-taker Processors to supply them with high-quality milk.

  • S/he will collaborate with dairy farmer Producer Organizations (POs), processors, Dairy Interest Groups (DIGs) and dairy boards to enhance value-chain actors’ benefits and leverage service delivery at each level of contact with both farmers and customers.

  • S/he will provide technical assistance to FPOs to enter into bulk purchase agreements with large scale processors and support all the entities to fulfill the mutually agreed agreements.

  • S/he will also work closely with or through partner processors’ (Milk Com and Shambani Milk) and private sector players input suppliers, financial service providers), government agencies and development partners to design and implement appropriate business development interventions that improve the business performance of the FPOs, DIGs and individual farmers within the cluster.

    Essential Character Traits

  • Proactive, creative thinker, a team player and able to structure and manage complex tasks.

    Responsibilities & Deliverables

  • Ensure FPOs and MCCs increase the collection and supply of high-quality milk to partner processors (50%).

  • Capacity Building of POs and DIGs on Leadership and governance. (30% )

  • Employ Social Capital Development (SCD) as a foundation for strong and sustainable hubs (10%)

  • Planning, reporting, and documentation (10%)

  • May perform other job-related responsibilities as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business
    Administration, Rural Development, Enterprise Development, Animal/ Veterinary Science or other related field,

  • Two (2) years field and technical experience with commercial sector, agribusiness development in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Experience working with farmer group programs.

    Preferred Requirements

  • Significant experience in building public/private partnerships, preferably in the dairy sector.

  • Strong consumer marketing, financial analysis, and management skills.

  • Experience in supporting and monitoring field-based programs in the country.

  • Excellent command of Report writing, analysis and presentation skills using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Track record of building strong client and stakeholder relationships.

  • Ability to generate innovative solutions in work situations.

    Most Critical Proficiencies

  • A clear understanding of partnership development and knowledge working with the private sector especially in the dairy value chain.

  • Innovative, analytical, and solutions-oriented.

  • Knowledge of enterprise development and linkages to poverty alleviation.

  • Strong interpersonal management skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must;

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and the Internet.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in English and other local languages, both oral and written.

  • Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:

  • Preparing and presenting documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.

  • Ability to understand, appreciate and implement Heifer’s Value-Based Holistic Community Development.

  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.

  • Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.

  • May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road and/or in remote conditions.

  • Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International Business Development Advisor - Tanzania Milk Processing Project Jobs in Tanzania

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