Team Leader SNV Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Full-Time
5th December 2023
166

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we work in more than 20 countries in Asia, West Africa, and East and Southern Africa. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. Our new Strategic plan (2022-2030) commits us to work in three intersecting sectors (Agrifood, Water and Energy), with a focus on the three cross-cutting issues of climate change, institutional strengthening and governance and gender and social inclusion, to support the achievement of nine of the US Sustainable Development Goals.

SNV has been operating in Tanzania since 1972. Currently, SNV is implementing seven projects in the Agrifood, Water and Energy sectors, with staff based in offices in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Dodoma, Bariadi and Sumbawanga, and partners throughout the country. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Tanzanians through a market-based approach inclusive of women and youth.

For more information on SNV's program in Tanzania, visit our website: www.snv.org/Tanzania

NOURISH Tanzania

Empowering Smallholder Farmers for Food Security and Climate Resilience (NOURISH Tanzania) aims to achieve resilient food security for SHF households in key regions of Tanzania.

Tanzanian SHF households heavily dependent on agriculture face significant food insecurity and nutrition challenges. SHFs have low productivity due to poor quality seed, limited and variable rainfall, poor extension services and limited access to markets. Lack of knowledge of nutritional requirements and how to meet them, exacerbated by gender inequalities, affects household nutrition.

The project focuses on two geographic areas, both of which experience food insecurity and malnutrition, but which are distinctly different: the central-northern zone (Singida, Dodoma, Manyara) which suffers from acute food insecurity, and Southern Highlands (Songwe, Rukwa) which faces chronic malnutrition.

The project targets 168,000 SHFs and 100 MSMEs and farm organisations, with special emphasis on vulnerable SHFs. With a focus on four high-potential value chains (sorghum, sunflower, common bean, and vegetables), the project will tackle barriers to SHF food security through three interconnected outcome pathways:

1) Increased productivity: strengthening SHF climate-smart agricultural knowledge, skills, and access to inputs and finance.

2) Increased and diversified food supply to local markets: fostering collaborations among market actors, promoting digital solutions, and empowering SHFs and MSMEs.

3) Improved utilization of household resources to provide nutritious and diverse food: promoting nutritious diets, household food budgeting, and enabling women to have greater influence in HH decisions.

 

Job Description

The Team Leader will take responsibility for the implementation of project activities and achievement of the project objectives. He/ she will form, lead and inspire the project team, develop collaborative relationships with partners and colleague organisations, work closely with Government counterparts and be the primary point of contact with the donor, NORAD.

The Team Leader will have overall responsibility for ensuring an effective and efficient monitoring and evaluation system, for encouraging program learning and adaptative management, and for disseminating lessons learned to key stakeholders. The Team Leader will also ensure strict adherence to budget and compliance with SNV and donor policies.

In particular, the Team Leader has responsibility for ensuring a harmonious working environment among project staff, effective working relationships between SNV and Farm Africa and technical partners (Bizy Tech, T-MARC and Ifakara Health Institute) and implementing partners (RECODA and MIICO) which maximises synergy and efficiency in project implementation, and for close liaison with Government at village, LGA and regional level.

The Team Leader will assume the role of Sector Leader for Agrifood in SNV Tanzania, in which capacity he/ she will participate as a key member of SNV’s global agrifood technical team, and also represent the agrifood sector on the SNV Tanzania Country Management Team.

1.Team Management

  • Build management team and set team tone and culture.
  • Managerial oversight and leadership development of Deputy TL, cross-cutting and functional leads

2. Programme delivery

  • Leadership on articulating strategic direction, design and resourcing.
  • Oversight and overall accountability for achievement of project objectives.
  • Ensure adaptive management in response to lessons and evidence.

3. Profile and partnerships

  • Building profile and external high-level relationships with key partners.
  • Negotiation of project partnerships.
  • Review and ensure consortium working effectively and efficiently.
  • Form Project Advisory Group.

4. Monitoring, learning and sharing

  • Bring clarity to learning agenda and develop strategic approach to sharing and stakeholder engagement. 
  • Monitor and manage outcomes, impacts and risks.
  • Ensure that project planning and implementation is done in such a way as to facilitate relfection and generation and takeup of ideas and innovations.

5. Compliance and risk

  • Compliance oversight including project-level risk management and adherence to SNV and donor policies. 
  • Navigating political economy.
  • Lead interface with SNV (Tanzania CO and global), donor and TZ government.
  • Primary point of contact for external reviews and evaluations.

6. SNV Tanzania country office and Agri-Food

  • Provide strategic and policy inputs for positioning and profiling of SNV Tanzania country office and Agrifood Sector. 
  • Actively participate in Tanzania country office strategic planning meetings. 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, rural development, agribusiness, nutrition or related field.
  • At least 12 years' experience in international development
  • At least 8 years' experience in successfully leading international development projects/ programmes
  • Extensive experience working in the field of agriculture, agribusiness and/ or rural development
  • Experience implementing development programs in Tanzania or East Africa (highly desirable)
  • Experience working with agribusiness, including input suppliers and off takers (highly desirable)
  • Technical skills in agricultural land management, agribusiness and/ or nutrition (desirable)
  • Experience in cross-cutting issues of behaviour change communications, digital technology and/ or gender and social inclusion (desirable

Required competencies

  • Leadership
  • Team management
  • Planning
  • Project management
  • Decisiveness
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Respect for staff, colleagues and partners
  • Pragmatic approach

 

Additional Information

Working at SNV

SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of Agri- food experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snv.org.

How to Apply

The vacancy is for internal and external candidate and it will active up to 5th December 2023 and all applications should be through Smart Recruiters on the following link https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/SNV.

All information will be in the strictest confidence and in accordance to GDPR. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We will require that you provide us with full details of three people who are willing to act as a referee.  We will not contact these referees without your explicit permission.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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