Job Vacancy Opened at TechnoServe Zambia Limited | How to Apply

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Job Vacancy Opened at TechnoServe Zambia Limited for Application | How to Apply.

The TechnoServe Zambia Limited Job Recruitment/Vacancies application form, requirements, eligibility, available positions, qualifications needed, application guidelines, application deadline-closing date, and other job updates are published here for free.

TechnoServe Zambia Limited Job Vacancy Application Instruction.

The TechnoServe Zambia Limited recruitment is opened for the below positions available. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for the available vacancies before the recruitment application deadline as published on Zambiainfo.com.

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Details of TechnoServe Zambia Limited Vacancy Positions & How to Apply.

Title: Snr Market Development Advisor

Supervisor: Program Director

Location: Lusaka, Zambia

Travel: With local travel up to 50 % of the time in the project implementation areas

I. TechnoServe Background:

TechnoServe (TNS) works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. We are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to poverty by linking people to information, capital and markets. Our work is rooted in the idea that given the opportunity, hardworking men and women in even the poorest places can generate income, jobs and wealth for their families and communities. With five decades of proven results, we believe in the power of private enterprise to transform live. We are committed to innovation, learning, and results, with a global team from world-class industry and management consulting firms. We are currently working in more than 20 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

II. Program Description:

Scaling Up Nutrition Technical Assistance (SUN TA) is funded by the United States for International Development (USAID) and its purpose is to reduce stunting in Zambia. SUN TA is implemented by a consortium led by DAI through the Government of the Republic of Zambia 1,000 days Most Critical Program. TechnoServe is sub-contractor providing technical assistance in the agriculture and livelihood thematic area whose aim is to increase reliable access to safe and nutritious food through nutrition-sensitive agriculture.

III. Position Description:

The purpose of this position is to secure reliable markets and link the smallholder farmers to markets both forward and backwards in poultry, crops, farm equipment or any agriculture products accessed by smallholder farmers through the SUN TA project using market based solutions.

Responsibilities may include:

1) Forge public-private partnerships involving commercial agribusiness, food processors and local producers or producer associations in SUN TA operational area
2) Support the development, selection and/or adoption of guidelines, tools, models and protocols to aid Business and Market Development in SUNTA operational areas Assess and support SUNTA districts in quality activity implementation to ensure that the programme is within scope, time and budget
3) Provide technical support and leadership to SUNTA districts to ensure that targeted communities have increased access to market and financial services
4) Encourage linkages and support market communication between key actors (including farmers) to inform improved quality and reliability of supply
5) Facilitate sourcing relationships between smallholder farmers, aggregators, SMEs and upstream anchor buyers
6) Teach SHF and SMEs how to understand pricing mechanisms used by processor buyers
7) Develop a database of commercial agribusiness and food processors seeking to work with smallholder farmers
8) Support smallholder farmers and others in CSLGs to profitably invest and use funds generated from savings and loans groups.
9) Promoting agro-entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups, such as women, and promoting women’s participation at all levels of the value chains.
10) Work with the Agriculture and Livelihood Expert and the SUN TA mapping value chains, including gender dimensions, for food and agriculture products, and identifying possible points of intervention to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
11) Help smallholder farmers increase competitiveness and gain access to new markets by meeting market technical requirements such as food safety, regulatory and private sector standards.
12) Disseminate information policies, laws, and relevant technologies for the indigenous poultry sector and regulations that favor agribusiness with smallholder farmers
13) Ensure compliance with government regulations and health and safety standards with the target farmers
14) Assist SHFs build and develop sustainable relationships with various actors within the targeted SUNTA value chains.
15) Facilitate business and market development related Training of Trainers (TOT) of partners, SUN TA technical program staff, other stakeholders to ensure effective implementation
16) Support staff orientation and participate in building capacity of SUNTA technical staff through coaching and mentoring for increased/enhanced competency

IV. Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

Education and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in management and commerce with specialization in agriculture sciences, farm management, or agricultural marketing/economics or agribusiness.

Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge in the basics of food processing, marketing, and input/output distribution and the barriers that may inhibit women and youths’s full participation in agribusiness enterprises.
  • Communication skills, along with application of those skills with various marketing and private sector led strategies are required
  • Must have hands on experience working with smallholder farmers and private sector engagements
  • Must be organized, a team player and possess leadership skills
  • Critical thinking, with the ability to identify the target customer and understanding their needs are important
  •  Analytical skills with the ability to make quick calculations
  • Capacity to provide training of trainers in market development areas e.g. gross margin analysis, costing and pricing, price differentiation and setting, record keeping particularly records of sales, profits and losses etc.
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Ability to travel internationally and to remote rural locations of Zambia.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 24th March, 2021.

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