Deadline: 15 November 2019 We Effect, an International Swedish NGO implementing an Action funded by the European Union entitled Transforming the Zimbabwe Dairy Value Chain for the Future (TranZ DVC) (2019 – 2022), invites applications for the above vacant position. Purpose of the position To contribute to effective and efficient implementation of the Transforming the Zimbabwe Dairy Value Chain for the Future Action especially in the areas of establishment of a performance and evaluation framework of the DVC, development of a dairy sector strategic plan, and development of strategic multilateral partnerships with DVC actors. Main responsibilities Facilitate workshops defining DVC performance information needs; Assist in the development of dairy sector performance database; Facilitate an assessment of the DVC to understand root causes of underperformance; Facilitate the development of dairy sector strategic plan; Develop inclusive business linkages between producers and integrators including support to private sector integrators to provide markets and business support services; Conduct technical review of desirability, feasibility and viability of matching grant applications submitted by dairy value chain integrators and small-scale farmers; Continuous review of the national milk map and registration of dairy farmers; Organize quality assurance workshops; Assist in the support to refurbishment / modernizing of the Aglabs laboratory; Facilitate analysis of dairy value chain cost drivers; Provide support to ZDIT dairy sector coordination efforts; Participate in Value chain actor meetings and provide technical support on dairy matters to value chain actors; Communicate on matters of interest to dairy value chain actors; Participate in and contribute to the review and testing of dairy project technologies; Produce information and articles that may be required from time to time for the Project Web-site and news-letter; Compile progress and assessment reports as may be required in the project; Attend Project Management Team meetings and We Effect Country Office staff meetings; Carry out any other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator.
Qualifications Degree in dairy, agriculture science, economics, agribusiness, or related field; 5 to 10 years of experience in management, research or technical support to dairy sector; Good knowledge about the dairy sector in Zimbabwe and functional integrated dairy value chain and small-scale dairy farmer production models/concepts; Computer literate and excellent written and oral communication skills; Clean Class 4 driving license and ability to travel in-country.
To apply We Effect is an equal opportunity organization and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be engaged on an annual contractual basis to be renewed based on performance for a maximum period of four years and will be stationed in the We Effect offices at 221 Fife Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe. Candidates meeting the requisites for respective vacancy below should email their application letters including CVs, with full contact details of at least three traceable professional referees to We Effect email@example.com Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.