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Agricultural Productivity Team Leader for Kilimo Tija

Tetra Tech International Development is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Agricultural Productivity Team Leader position on an anticipated USAID-funded agriculture program in Tanzania.



*Provide technical and operations leadership to project activities that aim to increase access to commercially provided and productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies.

*Manage a team of up to 10 staff focused on enabling firms and other value chain and market systems actors to: increase access of youth to productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies; expand the consumption of nutritious food to address the underlying causes of malnutrition; and increase youth access to and use of time and energy saving productivity-enhancing agricultural technologies. To accomplish this, the team will: facilitate greater collaboration and cooperation between private-sector seed companies, agro-dealers, local government extension officers, and horticulture producers, with a particular focus on youth; and increase smallholder incentives for improved productivity and quality upgrading.

*Provide key contributions to annual work planning and periodic technical review meetings to identify successes and to learn from and adapt to contextual challenges.

*Provide overall quality assurance of team members’ work, promoting operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and impact.

*Develop and expand project’s network of value chain actors and other stakeholders engaged in the design, production, and distribution or sales of productivity enhancing technologies.

*Contribute to performance reports, technical deliverables, and presentations through review and analysis of activity monitoring data, aggregation and synthesis of team inputs, and stakeholder feedback.

*Facilitate conferences, workshops, and other events to share learning among the agriculture sector and international development community.



*Minimum 7 years’ experience in the horticulture sector working for private sector, government, and/or donor initiatives that address constraints, challenges, and opportunities to increase local demand for nutritious food and improve productivity in the horticulture sector, especially through increased access to productivity enhancing technology.

*Knowledge of lead firms, associations, and other institutions that provide inputs and technology to Tanzania’s horticulture sector.

*Experience managing teams of at least 5 people.

*Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field.

*Strong communication, presentation, and writing skills and personnel and team management skills.