Winrock International Inputs & Production Technical Director, Tanzania Horticulture Development Activity

Winrock International Inputs & Production Technical Director, Tanzania Horticulture Development Activity


  • Winrock is seeking a qualified Inputs & Production Technical Director for an anticipated USAID-funded project that aims to increase the commercialization, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of horticulture market systems in Tanzania.

  • The project will follow a systems approach to transform the organization of horticulture markets – transforming the relationships between end-market buyers and smallholder suppliers, on the one hand, and agro-dealers and smallholders, on the other.

  • As a result of strengthened systems relationships, it is expected that end-market buyers and agro-dealers will provide technical services and in-kind credit to smallholders as well as more efficient transactions in output and input markets. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

    Essential Responsibilities:

    The Inputs & Production Technical Director will oversee facilitative interventions that:

  • Support input suppliers and last-mile service providers to expand their networks of horticulture producer organizations and smallholder farmers;

  • Encourage investment in distribution, marketing, and retail infrastructure for improved technologies, equipment, and infrastructure

  • Promote agronomic best practices horticultural production, irrigation, and postharvest management

    Qualifications and Background:

    Education:

  • Master’s degree required in agriculture, agribusiness, agronomy, horticulture,
    irrigation, or related fields of study.

    Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in facilitating market systems partnerships.

  • Practical experience as a senior agronomist, farm manager, outgrower manager, or extension officer.

  • Demonstrated experience in building partnerships with the private sector – including suppliers of agricultural inputs, equipment, and services.

  • Experience with both formal and informal mechanisms for engaging smallholder producer organizations and facilitating market linkages with last-mile service providers.

  • A nuanced understanding of agricultural policy, economics, and market dynamics

  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public and private partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.

    Skills:

  • Technical understanding of key principles of business development, financing, and entrepreneurship.

  • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.

  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the initiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.

  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili required

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Winrock International Inputs & Production Technical Director, Tanzania Horticulture Development Activity

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