Project Team Leader Job Vacancy

Project Team Leader - Tanzania

 Our client is an African-based and African-led organization established in 2006 with a vision of a food secure and prosperous Africa achieved through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth based on smallholder farmers, majority of who are women. 

Role: The Project Team Lead will have experience spanning operational, strategic managerial and leadership of at least ten years in private and public institutions preferably in Africa, specifically in the areas of structuring Private Public Partnerships ,rural development, agribusiness covering the agricultural value chain and relationship management with multi-sectoral organizations. 

Further, the Team Leader would be deeply familiar with how to structure effective PPPs that lead to “win win” situations for all involved. Excellent interpersonal relationships will be a key requirement. 

The Team Leader will serve as the liaison with the Tanzania Country Office, the Project Advisory Committee.

This also includes the donor, government, private sector and all the stakeholders identified to coordinate the project activities. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Planning and mobilizing all technical resources required for the delivery of the “ Inclusive Green Growth of Smallholder Agriculture Project (IGGSAS)
  • Coordinating pipeline development and investment linkages to deliver on the Program priorities as well as coordinating with the relevant teams involved in the implementation of the IGSSAS which include, the Tanzania Country Office, Project Advisory Committee, Crop Consortias,  Head Quarter, YARA, the donor and other stakeholders.
  • Managing and maintaining the multi stakeholder relationships including, the NFRA and other off takers, the private sector, YARA, the Norwegian Embassy, Tanzania Country Office and others who are involved in the project implementation.
  • Coordinating Monitoring Learning and Evaluation team responsible for the monitoring evaluation and learning agenda, communications team, budget/financial reporting and research activities under the Program.
  • Serving as the principal point of contact for the donor, Tanzania Country Office, Project Advisory Committee and Head, Private Public Partnerships in planning, implementation and evaluation services of the overall IGGSAS Program.
  • Providing leadership in selection and supervision of implementing partners.
  • Ensuring the quality of grants presented under IGGSAS is high and follow ups to ensure timely disbursement of funds.
  • Serves as a point of contact on issues for key stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Develop strategies and implementation plans for the phase II (implementation) and phase III (scale up) of IGGSAS.
  • Lead the work of identifying partners under each crop consortia and building a cohesive team around each consortia.
Education and Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Finance, or Rural Development Studies or a related field and more than 13-15 years’ experience in international development
  • Strong background and a minimum of 10 years experience in agriculture related international development work
  • Sound experience in project management
  • Private sector experience
Key Competencies
  • Planning and Organising: Devises plans of action with explicit paths and measures of accomplishment for self and/or others, and allocates suitable resources so that objectives are achieved. Strong administration skills.
  • Technical Competencies for the position: Demonstrates knowledge of all own work role specific issues. This encompasses the technical skills or knowledge required to perform the essential duties.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail: High level of accuracy, attention to detail and thoroughness. Ability to maintain a timely and efficient work flow.
  • Managing Resources: Demonstrates the ability to plan and use resources (people and/or finance and/or physical assets) in accordance with guidelines and delegated accountability so that objectives are achieved in the most effective manner possible.
  • Communication and Interpersonal relations: Exceptional communication skills and ability to represent the Organization externally at high levels. Demonstrates ability to maintain lasting, healthy, and effective one-to-one working relationships with colleagues, suppliers, customers, professional peers, etc.
  • Intercultural Sensitivity and Effectiveness: Demonstrates ability to cross and bridge different racial, cultural, or business cultures. This requires and is exhibited by personal experience .
How to Apply:  Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 17th July, 2015.
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

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