New Job at International Potato Center (CIP) Tanzania – Consultant – Agri-Business Expert | Deadline: 21st February, 2020

 International Potato Center (CIP)

Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Jobs Vacancies at International Potato Center 2020


Position: Consultant – Agri-business Expert TANZANIA
Job Information
Resource Type Consultant
Closing date 02/21/2020
City Dar-es-Salam
Job Description
The position requires a Consultant to work in collaboration with public and private sector research, seed producers, development agents, CIP’s agronomist, agricultural economist and other on- going CIP sweetpotato initiatives to design and implement a rapid assessment of the sweetpotato seed systems in Bukombe, Butiama and Urambo District, Tanzania
Objectives: To design, conduct and validate rapid assessment of sweetpotato seed systems (including measuring the marketing efficiency of existing seed distribution models) in bukombe, Butiama and Urambo districts, Tanzania.

Key responsibilities:
In collaboration with TaRI and CIP develop study protocol and methodology to conduct gender sensitive rapid assessment of seed system in target areas to:
• Characterize (formal and informal). sweetpotato seed system actors (including trades, transporters)
o Roles of different stakeholders.
o Current business models for key nodes in seed value chain.
o Current and future market preferred varieties (and relative market share) for different market segments
• Map existing seed distribution models 9or channels)/ and business models in target geographies and document with data available for Impact Network Analysis (INA).
• Identify push and pull strategies for strengthening the relationship among seed system actors.
• Identify opportunities for upgrading enhancing integration between formal and informal commercial seed producers.
• Measure marketing efficiency of existing seed distribution models: Measurable indicators:
o Net profit for typical seed enterprise at different nodes in seed value chain 9basic, certified, QDS, informal);
o Input/output ratio;
o Wastage;
o Seed security indicators;
• Present report and findings to stakeholder meeting for validation and follow up action plan.
• Prepare a final report after the review and submit to the supervisor.
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• PHd. in Agricultural Economics or related field.
• Knowledge and/or experience in agribusiness (MBA an advantage), gender-based value chain analysis and market linkages.
• At least 10 years’ experience working with TARI and district councils.
• Fluent in Kiswahili.
• Knowledge of sweetpotato seed in Tanzania.
• Knowledge and/or experience working with smallholder farmers and private companies (agribusinesses), as well as smallholder farmers’ networks and agribusiness in Africa.
• Quantitative and statistics skills.

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