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Solidaridad

Solidaridad is a global civil society organization (CSO) that provides market driven solutions for sustainable production practices across different supply chains. We envision a world in which all we produce, and all we consume, can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. Our mission is to bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all stakeholders.

Title : Senior Project Officer (SPO) Duration: 1- year contract**

Reporting line: Project Manager

Position level: Mid-level

Location: 1 SPO Based in Mbeya/Songwe & 1 SPO based in Mbinga

Position Overview

Main objective of the function

Solidaridad’s Passport to Coffee Export (PACE) project aims to promote a sustainable and inclusive coffee sector development through a robust export oriented coffee value chain. This goal will be achieved through implementation of activities that seek to improve exports of premium quality Tanzanian coffees, increase incomes of coffee farmers including youth and women through job creation, enhance food and nutrition security of smallholder coffee farmers and enhancement of sectoral value addition and marketing. The project targets 22,500 smallholder coffee farmers with 52% being youth aged (18-35 years) and women in Mbeya, Songwe and Ruvuma regions.

The Senior Project Officer is responsible for the day to day design and implementation of the action and project deliverables. S/he is responsible for the coordination of interventions with Partners, beneficiaries, stakeholders and related processes to ensure that Solidaridad’s Passport to Coffee Export project is delivered on time and produce the desired results within scope and allocated resource envelope.

Position in the Organization

The Senior Project Officer reports to the Project Manager. S/he will also be expected to work closely with the national and regional programming team, as well as the regional innovation team.

Result areas

Project Planning;

  1. Support the preparation of project work plans, budget and time schedules that support implementation of the project activities.
  2. Support the identification and planning of technical activities and requirements to implement the project as per the organizational standards.

Project Implementation Follow-up;

  1. Coordinate and implement day to day project activities with beneficiaries and partners in the field ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project implementation.
  2. Ensure project activities are on time, target and budget, using effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to reach desired impacts.
  3. Assist the Project Manager to trouble-shoot any project challenges during project implementation and provide feasible solutions.
  4. Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to the Project Manager and other team members.

Beneficiary Engagement and Accountability;

  1. Adhere to Solidaridad’s Code of Conduct and treat all beneficiaries with respect and without any distinction or discrimination based on nationality, race, ethnicity, tribe, gender, religious beliefs, political opinion or disability.
  2. Support the selection of beneficiaries benefiting from the project activities using the tools provided.
  3. Communicate Solidaridad’s complaints and response mechanism target communities and participate in solving complaints related to the project in coordination with the Project Manager.
  4. Keep records of all the project activity documents, in particular beneficiary list, completion certificates, attendance sheets etc.
  5. Help maintain a beneficiary master database containing all beneficiary registration and baseline information, as well as the project activities from which the beneficiaries benefitted and ensure that the data is protected from misuse in line with Solidaridad’s data protection policy.

Internal and External Coordination;

  1. Participate in project coordination meetings with the project team.
  2. Participate in the development of project communication materials for internal coordination.
  3. Ensure that project field staff understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities.
  4. Follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities of the project field staff.
  5. Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics among project team members.
  6. Undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation.
  7. Cultivate good relations with key actors – local, regional and international, including government authorities and non-government organization actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings.
  8. Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon – rather than replicate – the work of others.

Partner Management;

  1. Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with Solidaridad and donor requirements.
  2. Participate in review meetings with partners, with particular attention given to the relationship aspects of partnership collaboration, and ensure that any issues or disputes are resolved in a timely and professional manner.

Logistics and Security;

  1. Contribute to the development of project plans (e.g. procurement, logistics etc.), when assigned.
  2. Send accurate and precise order forms in a timely manner to the quality function team.
  3. Ensure proper management and use of the project assets and stocks.
  4. Plan field team movements based on available fleet and applicable policies.
  5. Ensure that each member of the project field team is aware of security issues, policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and they follow them accordingly.

Finance and Quality Control;

  1. Forecast monthly cash requirements for the month’s project activities and submit to the Project Manager.
  2. Assess the project activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources.
  3. Undertake regular field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision, as well as regularly monitor the progress of the project activities.
  4. Assist with monitoring project activities implemented by field staff and partners (if any).
  5. Document lessons learned and best practices and share them with the Project Manager and the Regional Communications Officer, so they can be reflected in project planning, communication materials and decision making.

Grant Management;

  1. Ensure adherence to donor procedures.
  2. Support the Project Manager in the preparation of progress and final reports, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information for activities.
  3. Participate in communication activities through the regular collection of pictures and stories related to project activities.
  4. Participate in business development processes through the provision of expert programmatic advice related to contextual knowledge.

Knowledge and Experience

  1. Relevant academic level education- Undergraduate degree or higher – in relevant field (e.g. Agriculture, Public Policy, Development Studies, Social Science, Project Management, Strategic Management etc.).
  2. At least three (3) years’ experience working with projects funded by international agencies or development partners.
  3. Demonstrable experience in project design, planning and implementation.
  4. Experience with proposal writing and technical report writing.
  5. Experience in designing and facilitating workshops and seminars would be desirable.

Specific Job Requirements

  1. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to implement projects in collaboration with local partners to effectively meet project needs.
  2. Ability to work effectively with governmental and non-governmental organizations and local communities in carrying out project objectives.
  3. Excellent reporting skills and ability to relate sensitively to diverse groups.
  4. Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English and Swahili).
  6. Excellent critical, creative thinking and analytical skills.
  7. Experience in program administration, operating procedures, oversight and monitoring.
  8. Ability to work with database applications.
  9. Knowledge of project funding procedures and guidelines.
  10. Ability to work in diverse situations.
  11. At least three (4) years’ experience in agricultural value chains preferably coffee
  12. Experience in implementing certification projects is an added advantage

    Demonstrate experience in a similar position.

How to apply

Interested candidates that meet the above qualifications should send their cover letter, CVs and salary expectation to:

Emails: [email protected]

Subject: “Senior Project Officer – Passport to Coffee Export (PACE)”

The CVs will be evaluated as they are received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: This position is open to Tanzanian nationals and/or candidates that can prove they have the right to work in Tanzania at the time of their application.

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As a frontrunner in the area of sustainable economic development, Solidaridad seeks to create prosperity for everyone that respects both the people and the planet. With almost 50 years of experience, experts in the field and pragmatic collaboration with influential partners in and around the supply chain, Solidaridad develops smart solutions that bring lasting positive impact.

We envision a world in which all we produce, and all we consume, can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations.We bring together supply chain actors and engage them in innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all.

Solidaridad initiates corporate social responsibility and fair trade to combat poverty worldwide.

Solidaridad is an international network organization with more than 20 years of experience in creating fair and sustainable supply chains from producer to consumer.

Solidaridad was launched in 1969 by the Catholic bishops as an advent campaign in aid of Latin America. In the 1970s, protestant churches joined Solidaridad and a formal ecumenical organization emerged in 1976. During those days, this model was a unique form of collaboration between the Dutch churches in their programmes for development aid in Latin America.Unfortunately in the 90s, inter-church cooperation came under pressure and the breakdown of ecumenical collaboration started. In the end, the church-based foundation of Solidaridad’s work gradually eroded. The Catholic Church became increasingly inward-looking and less inclined to see responsibility for the world as a task. The growing conservatism within the churches led to breaking of the ties. The era of 40 years of eucumenical cooperation ended in 2010. But still to date, many local Christian communities are committed to Solidaridad’s work.International network organization The developments in the relationships with the churches created new opportunities for Solidaridad. An international network organization is being built up, both in terms of governance as well as in terms of operations. This change of structure will give our partners in the South a prominent say in the policymaking processes. The implementation of that policy will be better underpinned by the knowledge and experience of local partners. Moreover, the implementation of the policies will be decentralized and delegated to the regional expertise centres, thus making a better use of local expertise.Solidaridad The Netherlands is to be one player in a network of nine Regional Expertise Centres (RECs) in various parts of the world. In the process, the organization’s centre of gravity is shifted from North to South. The offices in the South take over the entire project cycle. Solidaridad The Netherlands will apply itself to market development in the North, fundraising to cover the network budget and publicity campaigns to involve consumers, citizens and businessess in the taks of making the international economy more sustainable.Fair Trade In 1988, Solidaridad was the founding father of the Max Havelaar label for coffee for the Dutch market. This was the starting point of Fair Trade certification, directly leading to the international standard of Fair Trade (FLO). After having introduced fair trade coffee Solidaridad initiated in 1996 a fair trade scheme for bananas. For this purpose, Solidaridad set up the fruit company Agrofair. This company is co-owned by farmers and supplies its fair trade labelled fruit to supermarkets across Europe. At the turn of this century Solidaridad established Kuyichi jeans, a trendy sustainable fashion brand that is sold in over than 500 leading stores across Europe.CSR-models Corporate social responsibility is developing at a fast rate. Solidaridad is building on this together with UTZ CERTIFIED, the sustainable label for coffee, cocoa and tea. MADE-BY, the label for clean clothes introduced in 2004, is another of Solidaridad’s initiatives. Solidaridad is also intensively involved in CSR models such as Social Accountability International (SAI) and the Business Social Compliance Inititiative (BSCI), and is active in Round Tables for responsible soy, palm oil, sugarcane and cotton. An increasing number of large and small companies, brands and retailers, all over the world are now working with Solidaridad on sustainable chain development.
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0 USD United Republic of Tanzania CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Solidaridad

Solidaridad

Solidaridad is a global civil society organization (CSO) that provides market driven solutions for sustainable production practices across different supply chains. We envision a world in which all we produce, and all we consume, can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. Our mission is to bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all stakeholders.

Title : Senior Project Officer (SPO) Duration: 1- year contract**

Reporting line: Project Manager

Position level: Mid-level

Location: 1 SPO Based in Mbeya/Songwe & 1 SPO based in Mbinga

Position Overview

Main objective of the function

Solidaridad’s Passport to Coffee Export (PACE) project aims to promote a sustainable and inclusive coffee sector development through a robust export oriented coffee value chain. This goal will be achieved through implementation of activities that seek to improve exports of premium quality Tanzanian coffees, increase incomes of coffee farmers including youth and women through job creation, enhance food and nutrition security of smallholder coffee farmers and enhancement of sectoral value addition and marketing. The project targets 22,500 smallholder coffee farmers with 52% being youth aged (18-35 years) and women in Mbeya, Songwe and Ruvuma regions.

The Senior Project Officer is responsible for the day to day design and implementation of the action and project deliverables. S/he is responsible for the coordination of interventions with Partners, beneficiaries, stakeholders and related processes to ensure that Solidaridad’s Passport to Coffee Export project is delivered on time and produce the desired results within scope and allocated resource envelope.

Position in the Organization

The Senior Project Officer reports to the Project Manager. S/he will also be expected to work closely with the national and regional programming team, as well as the regional innovation team.

Result areas

Project Planning;

  1. Support the preparation of project work plans, budget and time schedules that support implementation of the project activities.
  2. Support the identification and planning of technical activities and requirements to implement the project as per the organizational standards.

Project Implementation Follow-up;

  1. Coordinate and implement day to day project activities with beneficiaries and partners in the field ensuring that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during project implementation.
  2. Ensure project activities are on time, target and budget, using effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to reach desired impacts.
  3. Assist the Project Manager to trouble-shoot any project challenges during project implementation and provide feasible solutions.
  4. Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to the Project Manager and other team members.

Beneficiary Engagement and Accountability;

  1. Adhere to Solidaridad’s Code of Conduct and treat all beneficiaries with respect and without any distinction or discrimination based on nationality, race, ethnicity, tribe, gender, religious beliefs, political opinion or disability.
  2. Support the selection of beneficiaries benefiting from the project activities using the tools provided.
  3. Communicate Solidaridad’s complaints and response mechanism target communities and participate in solving complaints related to the project in coordination with the Project Manager.
  4. Keep records of all the project activity documents, in particular beneficiary list, completion certificates, attendance sheets etc.
  5. Help maintain a beneficiary master database containing all beneficiary registration and baseline information, as well as the project activities from which the beneficiaries benefitted and ensure that the data is protected from misuse in line with Solidaridad’s data protection policy.

Internal and External Coordination;

  1. Participate in project coordination meetings with the project team.
  2. Participate in the development of project communication materials for internal coordination.
  3. Ensure that project field staff understand and are able to perform their roles and responsibilities.
  4. Follow-up the work plans and day-to-day activities of the project field staff.
  5. Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics among project team members.
  6. Undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve beneficiaries, key informants, actors, partners and stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation.
  7. Cultivate good relations with key actors – local, regional and international, including government authorities and non-government organization actors, through regular attendance at technical meetings and bilateral meetings.
  8. Identify opportunities to collaborate and coordinate efforts with other organizations to ensure our activities build upon - rather than replicate - the work of others.

Partner Management;

  1. Provide support to partners in project implementation and ensure timely and qualitative implementation of projects by partners in line with Solidaridad and donor requirements.
  2. Participate in review meetings with partners, with particular attention given to the relationship aspects of partnership collaboration, and ensure that any issues or disputes are resolved in a timely and professional manner.

Logistics and Security;

  1. Contribute to the development of project plans (e.g. procurement, logistics etc.), when assigned.
  2. Send accurate and precise order forms in a timely manner to the quality function team.
  3. Ensure proper management and use of the project assets and stocks.
  4. Plan field team movements based on available fleet and applicable policies.
  5. Ensure that each member of the project field team is aware of security issues, policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and they follow them accordingly.

Finance and Quality Control;

  1. Forecast monthly cash requirements for the month’s project activities and submit to the Project Manager.
  2. Assess the project activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources.
  3. Undertake regular field visits to provide technical guidance and supervision, as well as regularly monitor the progress of the project activities.
  4. Assist with monitoring project activities implemented by field staff and partners (if any).
  5. Document lessons learned and best practices and share them with the Project Manager and the Regional Communications Officer, so they can be reflected in project planning, communication materials and decision making.

Grant Management;

  1. Ensure adherence to donor procedures.
  2. Support the Project Manager in the preparation of progress and final reports, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information for activities.
  3. Participate in communication activities through the regular collection of pictures and stories related to project activities.
  4. Participate in business development processes through the provision of expert programmatic advice related to contextual knowledge.

Knowledge and Experience

  1. Relevant academic level education- Undergraduate degree or higher – in relevant field (e.g. Agriculture, Public Policy, Development Studies, Social Science, Project Management, Strategic Management etc.).
  2. At least three (3) years’ experience working with projects funded by international agencies or development partners.
  3. Demonstrable experience in project design, planning and implementation.
  4. Experience with proposal writing and technical report writing.
  5. Experience in designing and facilitating workshops and seminars would be desirable.

Specific Job Requirements

  1. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team to implement projects in collaboration with local partners to effectively meet project needs.
  2. Ability to work effectively with governmental and non-governmental organizations and local communities in carrying out project objectives.
  3. Excellent reporting skills and ability to relate sensitively to diverse groups.
  4. Self-driven and able to deliver results with minimum supervision.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English and Swahili).
  6. Excellent critical, creative thinking and analytical skills.
  7. Experience in program administration, operating procedures, oversight and monitoring.
  8. Ability to work with database applications.
  9. Knowledge of project funding procedures and guidelines.
  10. Ability to work in diverse situations.
  11. At least three (4) years’ experience in agricultural value chains preferably coffee
  12. Experience in implementing certification projects is an added advantageDemonstrate experience in a similar position.

How to apply

Interested candidates that meet the above qualifications should send their cover letter, CVs and salary expectation to:

Emails: [email protected]

Subject: “Senior Project Officer – Passport to Coffee Export (PACE)”

The CVs will be evaluated as they are received only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: This position is open to Tanzanian nationals and/or candidates that can prove they have the right to work in Tanzania at the time of their application.

2020-10-03

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