Project Officer-Millers Pride
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Provide day to day implementation of the Millers Pride Lishe Bora Project, build and maintain relationship with Medium-scale Millers in Dar Es Salaam area to fortify maize flour with essential micronutrients. The position will provide guidance in identifying Medium-scale Millers, working with them to build business acumen, improve food safety, hygiene and improving quality, improve potential profits and markets for the millers through developing the proposed Tanzania Millers Association.
Roles and Responsibilities:
1) Project Implementation:
Develop detailed execution plan(s) to support implementation of Miller’s pride-lishe bora Project to achieve its goals and objectives.
Mobilize Medium Millers in Manzese and Tandale to establish millers’ associations and ensure they are well organized to improve quality of maize flour, enhance their business competitive advantage and build capacity to access financial capital and technology need scale up operations.
Develop positive relationships with millers and association leaders to improve medium millers’ capacity to fortify and quality of maize-flour produced and strengthen their supply chain for raw materials and market penetration of their products.
Develop engagement plan/calendar with Maize-flour millers and association leaders to ensure millers in Manzese and Tandale are fortifying and marketing fortified and quality maize-flour.
Engagement and follow up on Miller’s Pride-Lishe Bora millers and association leaders.
2) Strengthening Millers Capacity:
Coordinate training for millers and millers’ associations in financial Management and entrepreneurship, saving and loan management.
Prepare and support training logistics, miller’s attendance and follow up on training to make sure that that best practices learned are implemented by millers.
Assist millers to identify gaps and opportunities that will enable them advocate their concerns in production, fortification and marketing.
3) Linkage with Government Agencies:
Maintain and support relationship with key Institutions for development of strong, strategic partnerships, coalitions and networks that promote fortification initiative.
Assist millers to identify gaps and translate solutions related with Tanzania Food and Drug Authority to ensure quality assurance and control and supervision of Medium millers and support is given to Local Government Authority (LGA) conduct regular food inspections.
Assist and support TFDA and the TFNC on training logistics to millers on fortification standards and supervise implementation of maize-flour fortification by millers in Manzese and Tandale to ensure they comply with fortification and quality standards.
Maintain and support relationship with private sector champions in and around the medium and small millers’ food fortification agenda.
Maintain and support relationship with partners and other stakeholders involved in millers’ pride –Lishe Bora.
Support for an enabling environment to assist the implementation of maize fortification by medium scale millers.
Assist medium scale millers to identify opportunities that advocate Favorable Business Policy environment.
Assist in the logistics and preparations of national seminars and consultations, that garners political and policy commitment to support medium millers’ maize-flour fortification agenda.
Develop execution plans that support communication strategy and plan to increasing awareness of fortified Pure “Sembe” in order to create demand in the target population.
Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:
Minimum Qualification required: Bachelor degree in nutrition or food science or other discipline relevant to education.
2 Years of relevant experience in managing nutrition projects with reputable institution, local or International NGO. Experience in fortification is an added advantage.
Technical Skills & Abilities
Knowledge and understanding of public nutrition.
Strong strategic thinking and project implementation abilities.
Blend of development / NGO and private sector experience.
Excellent negotiation, communication and advocacy skills.
Tanzanian knowledgeable of policy issues and Advocacy experience.
Demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse group and cultures. Experience in working with SME’s in building profitable and sustainable businesses that benefit the poor
Strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills.
Demonstrates strong passion for assisting clients in building profitable and sustainable businesses that benefit the poor.
This person must be a good public speaker and presenter.
Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field