TRADE OFFICER – AGRIBUSINESS – TANZANIA
Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Global communities is seeking for a qualified Trade Officer – Agribusiness to be based in Dar-es-Salam for a five-year USDA funded Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) program currently on the last 11 months, designed to bolster trade by increasing access to finance and expand markets for small and medium agribusiness enterprises operating in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.
S/he will assist the Trade Specialist in strengthening strategic value chains and in identifying gaps where project strengths can be applied to streamline the chain,enhance commercialization and expand the value and volume of Tanzania’s agribusiness trade. S/he will participate in linking operators under a business case framework that augment likelihood of attracting bank financing appropriate for operators in their value chain—using tools of finance, ICT, and market-driven collaboration.
The Trade Officer will tie in necessary capacity building in finance and marketing, as well as galvanize and introduce business service support, to increase loans from institutional lenders to agribusiness operators. He/she will support AIMS program to expand trading platform efficiency through integration and broader price diffusion and will take the lead along with the Tanzania-based credit officers in formalizing the network of business service providers and in increasing agribusiness loans resulting from their more active role assisting agribusiness.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, or a business related field.
• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a field related to value chain analysis, agricultural commodity trade, deal structuring, SME capacity building, market information systems, business development services and trade expansion.
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Apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please quote the position title on the email subject while sending your application, attach your CV and cover letter, to be received not later than 4th November 2018.
Global Communities is an equal opportunity employer.