Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Project Officer

Traidcraft Exchange, a development charity organization focused bringing people together to use the power of trade to create sustainable solutions to poverty, in partnership with SHIVYAWATA (Tanzania Federation of Disabled Peoples Organizations)is implementing an agri-business development programme titled ’Promoting the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Cocoa, Coffee and Palm Oil Value Chains’in Five districts in Mbeya, Songwe, Morogoro and Dar es salaam regions of Tanzania.TraidcraftExchange hasavacancyfor aProject Officer who will be based in Mbeya region and assist in field operations in three districts namely; Kyela, Rungwe and Mbozi. The position holders will have the responsibility of mobilising and supporting farmer organisations (farmers with and without disability) and facilitation of access to extension and other business development services including marketing, organising training and building linkages with grassroots stakeholders.

Prospective candidates will have;
A university degree in agriculture, social studies or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
At least five years’ experience in implementing development projects especially in working with farmer groups
3 years hands on experience in agriculture production, marketing of agriculture produce and farmer organisation
Experience in adult training approaches
Experience of working in the coffee or cocoa sector is an added advantage
Be willing to reside in the project area and travel to other project sites

Knowledge and understanding of disability issues and approaches, local language and culture and possession of motor bike riding license will be an added advantage.
Application closing date is 17thJuly 2018. Interviews are expected to be held on the 2nd or 3rd August 2018. To apply please visit Traidcraft website via the link below:


Please note that only the completed application form and references written in English will be accepted. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Traidcraft ExchangeSafeguarding policy.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Traidcraft Exchange is an Equal opportunity employer

These positions are supported by the Big Lottery Fund: